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Things to do, places to go, people to see

April

CEE Meeting

Discussion will open with a report on the group’s meeting with Williston City Police when Citizens for an Engaged Electorate meets Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at Williston Community Center.

Also on the agenda are: logistics for the May 6 town hall series with Rep. Dunn; the status of state legislation; community activities in Williston; updates on Congressional attempts to dismantle the U.S. Postal Service and information on the proposed federal budget. The meeting will wrap up with information on activities sponsored by other groups in our area.

The Community Center is located at 50 N.W. Main St., on the north side of the Walgreen's parking lot.

As always, the public is invited.

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

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.

Dementia Support Group

A local support group for caregivers who are coping with loved ones suffering from dementia will have its first meeting Saturday, April 22 from 1-3 p.m. in the community center at Williston City Hall, 50 NW Main St.

The group plans to meet monthly with no associated fees in order to offer a community service for those who are trying to navigate the waters of dementia caregiving.

For more information, contact Marcia Burr on Facebook (look for Rosie the Riveter). Facebook.com/Marcia.burr.9

You Be The Judge Auditions

You Be the Judge Talent Show final auditions for 2017 will be held from 9 a.m. until noon April 22 at Cornerstone Assembly of God Church, 1045 NE 6th Blvd.,  Williston (between the Woman’s Club and Williston Crossings).

Categories are: Age 3 years - Elementary

Middle/High School

Adults

You Be the Judge Talent Show will be held Saturday, May 6 at Williston Elementary School at 3 p.m.

 Call 352-528-0200 for information.

Timber Harvesting Class

The College of Central Florida will launch its new Timber Harvesting Equipment Program May 8. The deadline to apply for the program is Friday, April 28.

The eight-week noncredit program is designed to increase the number of workforce ready employees for the timber industry in North Central Florida.

Beginning May 8, students will participate in five weeks of classroom instruction followed by three weeks of field instruction with hands-on experience. Upon successful completion, students will earn Master Logger Certification, OSHA 10-hour Certification and CPR Certification and have the opportunity to interview with area logging contractors for immediate employment in the timber harvesting industry.

The timber program is being offered thanks to support from two grants: an $11,000 Big Bend Region Seed Grant from the Arlington, Virginia-based Conservation Fund and a $200,000 grant from Lyme Timber.

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

FOWL Book Sale

Friends of the Williston Library Book Sale will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at 10 SE 1st St., Williston -- the small building behind the library.

This will be last book sale until the fall. There is a large inventory with low prices.

WWC Buffet Lunch

The Williston Woman’s Club will host its annual Country Style Buffet Lunch Sunday, May 7 from 11:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the clubhouse, located at 1049 NE 6th Blvd., Williston. Adults eat for $9; children under 12 $4 and children under 3 are free.

Entrees will include chicken and dumplings, turkey, pot roast, fried chicken, ham and more. There will be several side dishes to choose from and a variety of homemade desserts. Choose from sweet or unsweetened tea, coffee or water to drink.

All proceeds will benefit the club’s scholarship fund, which will go to graduating Williston High School seniors.

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.