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Things to do, places to go, people to see

November

 

Tourism Council Meeting

The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at 620 N Hathaway Ave., Bronson – Levy County Road Department Office Building.

The meeting is open to the public.

 

CEE Meeting

Citizens for an Engaged Electorate hosts its monthly Open Discussion Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Melanie's Restaurant, 112 E. Noble in Williston. Join any discussion going on within the group or start one of your own. No topic is off-limits, so long as the discussion is kept respectful.

For more information,  phone 352-465-8461 or e-mail citizensengaged2012@gmail.com.

 

Hospice Will Honor Veterans

Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties is inviting community veterans to a Veterans Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 4, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Haven Hospice Community Building at 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland. 

Veterans interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Vondla Sullivan by calling 352-493-2333 or emailing vdsulivan@havenhospice.org by Tuesday, Nov. 1 to confirm your attendance. 

 

FFA Barbecue

FFA will serve barbecue dinners for $8 per plate from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at Joyce Bullock Elementary. 

See Mr. Wilder, Mrs. Rodgers or an FFA member to purchase tickets. Walk-ins are welcome the day of the event.

 

Walk for Life

Walk for Life, sponsored by Tri-County Pregnancy Center, will be held Saturday, Nov. 5.  Rather than meeting at the center, participants will gather at the pavilion at Heritage Park at 8:30 a.m.

A continental breakfast will be served and bottled water will be provided for the walkers.

The actual walk begins at 9 a.m.  

 Call Tri-County Pregnancy Center at 352-528-0200 for further information.

 

Beauty's Haven Fundraiser

Beauty's Haven will hold a tack/yard sale Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Dixie's Antiques, Noble Avenue, Williston.

The organization is asking for donations of new or gently used items for the sale. Tax receipts are available upon request.

For more information or to donate, call Ruth 262-0570 or Diane at 535-7041. Do not drop items off at Dixie's.

 

Fish Fry

The annual Cedars of Lebanon Cemetery Fish Fry is set for Nov. 5 at the Inglis Community Center. 

For a donation of $7, you'll receive your choice of fresh fried mullet or grilled chicken with all the fixin's (drink and dessert included). Dinners will be served from 10:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  

For questions or information, call Cecille Rohrer (352) 339-3384 or LeeAnne Rohrer (352) 222-2271.

 

Youth Group Yard Sale

Safe Harbor Youth Group, under the direction of Lighthouse Ministies will hold a yard sale Saturday, Nov. 5 beginning at 9 a.m. in front of Kut-N-Up Salon at 336 NW Main St.

Barbecue lunches will be sold beginning at 11 a.m.

If you have items to donate contact June Dunn at 528-2030 or Terrie Meyers at 529-0744.

Proceeds will be used on events planned for this new ministry opened to youth 11-19.

 

WWII Vets

WWII Vets and Proud of It  will meet at 11 a.m., Nov. 10 at the Moose Lodge in Fanning Springs. Vets, spouses and caregivers are invited to attend.

For more information, call Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

 

Veterans Day Parade

The town of Bronson will host the annual Levy County Veterans Day Parade Friday, Nov. 11 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Bronson Post Office.

A ceremony will take place after the parade at the James H. Cobb Park.

If you would like to participate in the parade or for more information, contact Bronson Town Hall at 352-486-2354.

 

WCCA Fall Festival

Williston Central Christian Academy, in conjunction with Space Walk of the Nature Coast, will host its Inflate-A-Fall Festival from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.

In addition to inflatables of all sizes, there will be food, pony rides, face painting and more.

Activity tickets are $1 each, or purchase a $15 event armband for unlimited activities.

The school is located at 225 SE 4th St., Williston.

 

TEC Fundraiser

Tomorrow's Equestrian Center will hold a barbecue and auction Nov. 12 at United Hay Sales, 13101 W. Highway 326, Ocala.

Barbecue tickets are $8 or you can reserve a table of 10 for $100.

The barbecue begins at noon along with an auction preview. Bidding begins at 1 p.m.

There will be both live and silent auctions, a Chinese auction, chicken chip bingo and a wheel of fortune.

 

Buy a Paver; Honor Veterans

The plan to unveil a veterans’/war memorial in Heritage Park is thousands of dollars away from fruition.

More than $20,000 is needed to erect the lighted memorial that will pay tribute to all branches of the armed forces. To date, less than a quarter of that money has been raised.

The memorial, a project by the Williston Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), will also honor veterans – living and dead – with stone pavers at its base. 

For $50 an individual can honor a veteran with a paver/brick that has space available for three lines to recognize the veteran’s service. 

For more information, call the Williston Chamber of Commerce at 528-5552 or Carolyn at the Williston Pioneer at 528-3343. 

 

Williston Veterans Day Ceremony

The city of Williston will honor veterans Friday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m at the pavilion in Heritage Park. In addition to the JROTC color guard and patriotic music, a special speaker will be on hand to salute all branches of the military.

 

Lighthouse Homecoming

Lighthouse Ministries of Hope, Healing and Deliverance will celebrate its 13th homecoming event at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. Dinner on the grounds will follow.

Revival services are planned at 7 p.m. Nov. 14-15 with Evangelist Harold Adkins from Chesapeake, Ohio.

The church is located at 7931 SE 196 Terrace, Morriston.

 

Lions Club Arts/Crafts Show

Williston Lions Club will host its Arts-'N- Crafts Charity Show Nov. 18-19 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will help support local community agencies.

Barbecue will be available Nov. 19 with your choice of pulled pork or chicken leg quarter, two sides, garlic toast, drink and dessert for $9.

Flea market vendors are also welcomed.

The clubhouse is located at the corner of SE 4th St. and SE 6th Ave, Williston.

 

Dove/Clay Shoot

The Chiefland Rotary Club is holding its Seventh Annual “Buck” Mitchell Memorial Dove & Clay Shoot to benefit Haven Hospice and Chiefland Rotary Club Charities, and is looking for sponsors. 

The event is being held at the Swilley Barn at 3555 NW 140th Street in Chiefland on Sat., Nov. 19, and the deadline to register is Nov. 1. 

All hunters must have a valid hunting license.

There are three levels of sponsorships available: the platinum level ($500), gold level ($250) and silver ($100). Platinum benefits earn you entry for four hunters as well as four meals, four rounds clays, a t-shirt listing and four t-shirts. Gold sponsorships are good for two hunter entries, two meals, two rounds clays, a t-shirt listing and two t-shirts. The silver level comes with a meal, a t-shirt listing and one t-shirt.

Extra meal tickets and extra t-shirts are $20 each. Shirts are available in six different sizes.

Those interested in sponsoring can contact Jed Mitchell at (352) 316-3541 or Bill Langston at (352) 535-7722.

 

Turkey Shoot

The Lake Tropicana Civic Association will host a Turkey Shoot Saturday, Nov. 19 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lake Tropicana Civic Association Clubhouse, 3380 SW 181st Court, Dunnellon, located north of town off Hwy. 40.

Walmart Turkey Gift Certificates will be awarded for those who score best on the targets.

Bring a 12 gauge shotgun; shells are provided.  Cost per shot is $4.  Shotguns will be available, or bring your own.  If bringing other than a 12 gauge gun, you need to bring your own 7.5 shot. Food, soda and coffee will be available for sale during the event. 

 Questions can be answered by Bill at 465-4500.

 

December

 

Light Up Williston

Williston will officially welcome the Christmas season Saturday, Dec. 3 with a parade down Noble Avenue beginning at 6 p.m.

Sponsored by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce, the theme this year is "Christmas Past".  Trophies will be awarded for the best floats that carry out the theme.

After the parade, walk to the Heritage Park Pavilion where the festivities continue.

Relay for Life teams will be on hand, the mayor and Williston royalty will light up Williston and merriment will abound in the pavilion.

For more information about the parade, call Mary Kline at the chamber of commerce at 528-5552. 

 

Widows Club Christmas Banquet

The Sweet Peas Women's Club will host a Christmas banquet, "What is the Recipe of Love?", Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. in the banquet hall  at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 17026 SW 83 Ave., Archer.

Tickets are $20 and formal attire is suggested in the colors of red, white and gold.

The Sweet Peas is a club for widows that was organized last February. The club currently has members in Raleigh, Gainesville, Archer, Williston and Bronson and is hoping to expand its membership.

For more information, call Pat Days at 317-1386 or Pat Brown at 213-3049.

 

Running of the Bells 5K

The Rotary Club of Williston will host the Running of the Bells 5K Fun Run Saturday, Dec. 3 leading the Williston Christmas Parade downtown.   The event is open to ages 12 and up and will feature a Christmas Pajama Party Contest.  Proceeds from the run go toward Rotary Scholarships as well as local youth projects.  Last year the Williston Rotary awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating student of Williston High School and Bronson High School.  

Registration is $30 for early registrants through Nov. 27.  

For more information about the run and to register check out the Rotary Club of Williston Florida or Running of the Bells 5K Fun Run on Facebook, stop by A’Nu U Salon or register online at www.active.com. 

 

Ongoing

 

Junior Mounted Horse Club

The Junior Horseman’s Club invites all children ages 5-17 years to participate in a fun, mounted horse club.  If your child loves horses and wants to learn more, this is the club for them.  The Juniors Club offers bi-monthly mounted meetings, introductions to a wide variety of disciplines, trail rides, games, mini clinics, hippology, field trips and much more.  All disciplines, breeds and experience levels are welcome.  Children with or without a horse are encouraged to participate.

Meetings are every other Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Williston Horse Park.

Costs are $10/year plus WHA yearly family membership ($40/year)

For more information, contact Candice and Scott Miller 845-518-1239/352-512-8284 Rmsranch@icloud.com. 

 

Square Dancing

Clover Squares of Levy County dance class will begin Wednesday at 6:30 and the regular dance at 7:30 at the Williston Crossings RV Resort, 410 NE 5th Street, Williston.  

For information or to check our holiday schedule, call 352-528-3323 or go to our website or Facebook.

 

Safety Seat Inspections

Free 20-minute child safety seat inspections are available by appointment at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, 117 NE First St. Chiefland, to be sure a car seat is not recalled, damaged or expired; is appropriate for the child’s age, height and weight; is used correctly and installed securely.  Safe, new seats are available if needed at low cost for income eligible families.  

Contact Sue Littnan at 352-563-9939 ext. 235.

 

Mobile Food Pantry

The second Thursday of each month there will be a mobile pantry sponsored by From the Heart Ministry at the Masonic Hall in Williston.  The doors will open at 12:30 p.m.  All are welcome. 

 For more information, call Loretta at 352-214- 5119. 

 

Healing the Heart

Healing the Heart~Renewing the Mind is a Christian 12-step group that facilitates and supports its members in recovering from a vast array of issues including but not limited to addictions, abuse and depression. This group is free of charge and is open to anyone, male or female, who is in need of help. 

The group will meet each Monday night at 7 p.m. in the circulation room of the Williston Public Library.

Call 352-538-4742 for more information.

 

Zumba

Zumba Fitness classes are held at First Baptist Church gymnasium at 6:30 p.m. Mondays.  A donation of $2 is recommended.

 

Love Levy Help Center

Love Levy Community Help Center is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to assist residents with food, clothing and biblical guidance. 

Love Levy also provides information about other local organizations which can help with utilities, medical, housing and employment opportunities.

 For more information, call Love Levy at 529-7663.

 

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous meets every Wednesday at the Mending Fences Treatment Center, 15530 West Hwy. 326, Morriston from 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

 

Alanon Meetings

Alanon meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at Midway Plaza.

 

Tri-County Pregnancy

Tri-County Pregnancy Center is open to clients between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  in the Williston Center.

Tri-County Pregnancy Center is a not for profit organization, helping area families in crisis and is located across the street from the old Williston High School.  Call 352-528-0200 for information.

 

Methodist Thrift Store

First United Methodist Church Mission Thrift store is open every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. he store is located at 25 SW 3rd St., Williston.

 

American Legion Bingo

Landrum Memorial American Legion Post 236,  located at 9550 N.E. U.S. Hwy 27 Alt. Bronson has Jackpot Bingo is the second and fourth Monday at 6 p.m. starting Nov. 14. 

  Quarter bingo is held from 1-3 p.m. every Wednesday. Snacks and drinks are available. For more information call 352-486-5003.

 

AMVETS Bingo

AMVETS Post 444 hosts bingo every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

The post is located on 27A toward Bronson, just past the BP station.

 

 

 

Williston Woman’s Club

Women who want to make a positive difference in the Williston community are needed.

This is a personal invitation to join the GFWC Williston Woman’s Club.

Contact Georgia Browning at 352-284-5850, email gbrowning78@gmail.com or visit 

gfwcwilliston.org.

 

VFW Post Meeting

VFW Post 5511 meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

The post is located on Hwy. 27, west of Williston.

 

 

Pre-school Storytime 

Pre-school storytime uses books and music to present young children with the concept that books, reading and libraries are fun and enjoyed at all ages. he programs last 30 minutes.

Storytime is held at the Williston Public Library every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.   Music With Ms. Sara begins at 10 a.m.