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Things to do, places to go, people to see

April

CEE Luncheon

Citizens for an Engaged Electorate hosts their monthly Open Discussion Luncheon on Thursday, April 6 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.

AARP Yard Sale/Meeting

MWilliston Area AARP Chapter #912 will have a yard sale at the pavilion in Heritage Park, Williston, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8. The purpose of the yard sale is to raise funds for our contributions to local charities. There will be a wide variety of items.

AARP’s regular meeting is Monday, April 10 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Hall, 661 NE 1st Ave., Williston. Coffee and socializing begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting is at 10 a.m. This month’s speaker is Joanne Halter, who will give valuable information about fall prevention. Another good reason to come, Ms. Halter brings healthy snacks.

WWII Vets

WW II Vets and Proud of it will meet Thursday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at Beef O Brady’s, located north of Chiefland at 7050 NE 140th St. off Hwy 19.

For more information, call Virginia at 528-2310.

Library Rock Painting

The Levy County Public Libraries will host rock painting at all its libraries in April. Open to all ages, the event will begin at 6 p.m. and all materials are provided.

Bring your family and join in the fun at the Bronson Library on April 17 or the Williston Library April 19.

Cattlemen Meeting

The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association will hold its spring meeting Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Don Quincey’s river home located at 11751 NW 132nd Pl., Chiefland.

Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend.

If you would like additional information call the Levy County Extension Office 352-486-5131 or Devin Whitehurst 352-528-4724.

Car Show

The Third Annual Tom Muff Memorial Car Show will be at Holy Family Catholic Church, 17353 N.E. Hwy 27 Alt. Saturday, April 29. The show is open to all makes and models. The first 50 cars registered will receive dash plaques. There will be Top 25 and Best of Show awards, door prizes, 50/50, Angel House Thrift Shop, music by Big D  and other activities. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Registration is 8-10 a.m. and awards are at 2:30 p.m. Pre-registration is $15 by April 20 and is $20 the day of show. Download a registration flyer at http://holy-family-church.org/carshow.htm . For more info call Roberta at 352-528-5100, or email devlin@embarqmail.com.

Upcoming

And Then There Were None

Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U.N. Owen. Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret. That evening, reckless driver Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide. The tension escalates as the survivors realize the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again… and again...

Come to the Chief Theater in Chiefland as the Suwannee Valley Players present Agatha Christie’s popular murder mystery “And Then There Were None” May 5-7, and 12-14.

Make your reservations now as seats are already filling up. Call 493-ARTS for more information.

Open box office hours are: April 11 6-8 p.m., April 13 7-9 p.m., April 18 6-8 p.m., April 29 9 -11 a.m. and May 2 6-8 p.m.

Ongoing

AARP Tax Aide

A free AARP tax preparation team will be at the Williston Public Library, 10 SE 1st St., Williston through April 7 Thursdays only from 12:30-4 p.m.

Bring with you: last year’s tax return, Social Security cards for all persons included on the 2016 tax return. This is a must.

AARP Tax-Aide will use new IRS software this year and will not have prior years’ information.

Call 528-2313 to make an appointment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

AL Post 236 Bingo

American Legion Post 236 hosts Bingo every Monday at 6 p.m. There are all-inclusive bingo packs for purchase. If enough players are there early, there will be an "early bird" game. The last game of the night is a "winner take all" game. These two games are purchased separately if you wish to play.

The post is located at 9550 Hwy 27 Alt in Bronson. For more information, call 486-5003. Bingo daubers are sold there as well.

Ongoing

AARP Tax Aide

A free AARP tax preparation team will be at the Williston Public Library, 10 SE 1st St., Williston Feb. 2–April 7 Thursdays only from 12:30-4 p.m.

Bring with you: last year’s tax return, Social Security cards for all persons included on the 2016 tax return. This is a must.

AARP Tax-Aide will use new IRS software this year and will not have prior years’ information.

Call 528-2313 to make an appointment.

Art At The Depot

The Archer Historical Society is accepting applications for vendors, artists and craftspeople of all kinds who would like to display and sell their art, homemade handicrafts, home businesses and food of all kinds March 11 from 10-4.

See facebook.com/archerhistoricalsociety or call 535-3681 for an application or more information.

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 half 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.

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.

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.

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.

AL Post 236 Bingo

American Legion Post 236 hosts Bingo every Monday at 6 p.m. There are all-inclusive bingo packs for purchase. If enough players are there early, there will bean "early bird" game. The last game of the night is a "winner take all" game. These two games are purchased separately if you wish to play.

The post is located at 9550 Hwy 27 Alt in Bronson. For more information, call 486-5003. Bingo daubers are sold there as well.