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Things to do, places to go, people to see

January

Spay/Neuter For Feral Cats

Levy County will begin a once-a-month spay/neuter program for feral cats Thursday, Jan. 25.

The program is open to Levy County residents only and is by appointment.

Cats that are scheduled for surgery must be brought in a cat trap the day before the appointment is scheduled.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Levy Animal Services at 486-5138

FOWL Book Sale

Friends of the Williston Library will host a book sale Saturday, Jan. 27 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at 10 S.E. 1st St., Williston.

February

AARP Driving Class

AARP will sponsor a driving class Monday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Bronson Road Baptist Church, 13830 NE 80th Ave., Bronson.

 The objectives of the course include: understanding the effects of aging on driving, learning defensive driving strategies aimed at reducing crash risks, updating knowledge of the rules of the road in Florida, and increasing confidence and maintaining independence. There are no tests.

 A discount on automobile insurance policies for three years is available to seniors aged 55 and over on completion of the course.

Attendees are requested to bring a sack lunch.

Registration is required. Call Lynda at (352) 333-3036.

WWII Vets Luncheon

WWII veterans, friends, caregivers and spouses will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 8 in Cross City at the Taste of Dixie Restaurant, 16840 SE US Highway,

If you have any questions, call Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

Another Way Auction

Another Way, Inc. will host The Grand Auction! from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park Ave., Chiefland.

This live auction will combine the resources of the corporate community with the resources of the small-town community to bid on items and have a good time for a great cause. As a community partner, please support Another Way, Inc. and the families it serves by donating an auction item and/or service for this event.

To donate or register for the bidding, contact Diana Child at 352-210-8792 or robinsonchild@gmail.com.

Your support will ensure continued access to the vital services of a safe place to stay, food and other essentials as well as the counseling and supportive services provided by Another Way, Inc. for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Chamber Banquet

If you’re looking for a reprieve to the doldrums of winter, join the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce this February for an escape to Paris.

Envision a walk along the Seine, pose for a picture at the Eiffel Tower, feast on Brie or macaroons and sip Cabernet Sauvignon as you mingle with your friends and neighbors.

Your passport to an evening of fun, romance and wickedly delightful pastries is now available if you attend the Chamber’s Annual Banquet, held Saturday, Feb. 24 in the parish hall at Holy Family Catholic Church, 7353 US-27A, Williston.

The doors open at 6 p.m. and the program starts with a French-style dinner at 6:30.

There will be music, entertainment, conversation and a chance to win up to $1,500, when the Chamber sponsors its 50/50 Reverse Ticket Drawing. Tickets will be sold prior to the event for $10 and only 300 tickets are sold. If all tickets are sold, the LAST ticket picked from the drum could earn that buyer $1,500 cash.

Banquet tickets will be available Jan. 17 for $25 each if purchased in advance; $30 at the door. Businesses or families may choose to sponsor a table for six for $200 and be recognized in the evening’s program.

The Chamber encourages those who attend to dress the part – the French part. Whether you’re a mime, a maid, Napoleon, Marie Antoinette or a beatnik from the 1960s, let your imagination be your guide.

For more information or to purchase tickets, email wcoc@willistonfl.com or call 352-528-5552 between 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Peanut Producers Meeting

The Florida Peanut Producers Association will hold the 43rd Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna.

This year's program will include a variety of updates on association activities funded by your check-off dollars.

All members and spouses are invited to attend. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. CST followed by the traditional smoked steak dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Florida Peanut Producers Association continues to work for and represent Florida's peanut growers in research, promotion and education

Ongoing

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 11:30 a.m. All are welcome.

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

American Legion Bingo

American Legion Post 236 of Bronson is open now for Bingo every Monday at 6 p.m. in the doublewide at 9550 Hwy 27 Alt toward Williston on the right hand side. Handicapped parking is in the rear of the building.

Also, the Auxiliary has reinstated Quarter Bingo every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.

For inquiries, please call Margie at 352-317-5922 or Tom at 352-486-6721.

Square Dance Class/Dance

The time for the Clover Squares dance and class has changed.

The dance will be at 2 p.m. and the class at 4 p.m. Everyone over 10 years of age is invited to learn the US national folk dance.

The location is the same at Williston Crossings RV Park Community Center, 410 NE 5th Street, Williston.