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Things to do, places to go, people to see

April

Movie in the Park

The city of Williston will present a Movie in the Park Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Park Pavilion.

Admission is free and popcorn and drink will be provided free of charge. Bring a chair or blanket and your family and enjoy.

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.

May

SHINE/Medicare

Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs?

Can't afford to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your check every month?

Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options?

Whether you are a Medicare beneficiary, family member or caregiver, SHINE, a volunteer program under the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, provides you with free, unbiased and confidential information.

For assistance, please call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to have a volunteer return your call or come see us Wednesday, May 3 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Williston Public Library or 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Bronson Public Library.

TDC Meeting

The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 4 at 620 N Hathaway Ave., Bronson (Levy County Road Dept. Office Building).

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.

Empty Chair Town Hall Meetings

Everyone living in Florida's Congressional District #2 (Neal Dunn) is invited to attend one of two Empty Chair Town Hall meeting on Saturday, May 6. The first is at Dunnellon Public Library, 20351 Robinson Rd, from 10:30 a.m. to noon; the second is at Williston Community Center, 50 NW Main St, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Though Congressman Dunn has declined the invitation to participate, his voting record, stances on issues, and numerous public statements will be presented.

Participants will be able to ask questions or make comments about the Congressman's work since election to office last November. They will also be able to submit a written question on cards provided for personal response. The cards will be bundled and sent to the Congressman's office, and details of the meeting will be recorded and forwarded to Dunn's staff.

Note that these are not protests but meetings; protestors will be asked to leave the premises. The purpose of the meetings is to inform attendees while gathering information to forward so that Dunn can prepare for participation in future town hall meetings in our area, hopefully during the July district work week.

For more information, e-mail: citizensengaged2012@gmail.com.

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.

You Be The Judge

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.

Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi classes for arthritis and fall prevention will be held Monday and Wednesday beginning May 8 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at 623 East Noble Ave., Williston.

Comfortable attire is requested. The instructor will be Elizabeth Dalusio.

To pre-register, call Phyllis Williams at Fountain of Life Church, 538-4474.

For more information call, 692-5219.

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

Williston Garden Club

Williston Garden Club welcomes those interested in gardening in north central Florida to join in on the second Wednesday of the month September through May.

Meetings are at 9:30 a.m. in the hall at the rear of the First Presbyterian Church, 247 NE 1st St., Williston.

Alanon Meetings

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

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.

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.