Upcoming events

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By The Staff

Relay barbecue

The city of Williston is selling tickets for a barbecued pork sandwich with chips for $5 or barbecued pork sandwich dinner with beans and slaw or potato salad for $8. You can purchase your tickets at the City Hall.

All proceeds will go to the city's Relay for life Team to benefit the American Cancer Society. Please come out and help support a worthy cause.

The barbecue will be Saturday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the City Hall.

If you have any questions please contact the city at 528-3060.

WYAA carnival

The Williston Youth Athletic Association will hold a spring carnival and its home openers this week.

The carnival was scheduled to start today, Thursday, from 5-10 p.m. On Friday the hours are 5-11 p.m., Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 1-9 p.m. There will be rides, games, food and entertainment.

In addition, opening games will start at 9 a.m. Saturday and continue during the day.

The event will be at the WYAA complex on North U.S. 27-41 in Williston.

Tin Can Tourists

In 1927 the Tin Can Tourists came to Archer and camped around the Old City Hall. During their visit a series of panoramic photos were taken to record their visit.

Recently the newly reformed TCT learned of these photos and wish to come back to Archer and again camp around Old City Hall and recreate the photos that were taken 80 years ago. The TCT will be in Archer from March 13 - 17.

The Archer Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor a day of events March 15 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Events and activities include: arts and crafts vendors, community-wide yard sales, bake sales, vintage campers on display as well as a vintage car show followed up by a free concert - Another Fine Mess from 6-8 p.m.

South Levy gardener

The Friends of A.F. Knotts Public Library in Yankeetown invites the public to a library program featuring Florida professional gardener Jane Weber on Monday, March 17 at 1 p.m. She is a nursery owner, consultant, designer and an environmentalist in Citrus County. She will speak on planting drought tolerant, butterfly attracting, native plant species better adapted for our Central Florida yards.

Also on the agenda at the library is its semi- annual book sale April 5 through April 10. Any donations are greatly appreciated for this event. Thank you for supporting your public library system.

A. F. Knotts Public Library is located at 11 56th St. in Yankeetown. Call 447-3658 for hours of operation or for additional information.

Food workshop

A food preservation workshop class will be held on Tuesday, March 18 at the Levy County Extension Office, 325 N. Hathaway Ave. in Bronson.

There will be another class on Monday, March 24 at the Dixie County Public in Cross City.

Classes will be from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Both classes will cover both pressure canning for vegetables and boiling water canning for fruits. Sweet spreads (jams and jellies) and pickles will also be discussed. This is for the novice as well as an update for the experienced. Canning recommendations have changed during the past few years. Seating is limited. Please call 486-5131 to reserve your seat. There is a $3 fee for the workshop. You may just pay at the door, so please bring the correct change.

Library Friends

The march meeting of Friends of the Williston Friends of the Library will be held, Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at the library.

Members are asked to attend as there is important business to do.

Diabetes class

Have you been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes? Then this class is for you. You will get information and motivation to help you adopt positive lifestyle changes. Learn to control your blood glucose levels which help reduce long-term health risks, find out what your test results really mean and learn to create healthy meals all at one place.

Daytime classes will begin Wednesday, March 19 and be held weekly for nine weeks. Classes start at 1 p.m. and run until 3 p.m.

Evening classes will begin Tuesday, March 25 and be held weekly for nine weeks. Classes start at 5:30 p.m. and run until 7:30 p.m.

Class fee will be $15 and is payable at the door. They will be held at the Levy County Agriculture Building, at 625 North Hathaway Avenue in Bronson.

To register or for more information, please contact the UF IFAS Levy County Extension at (352) 486-5131. This program is sponsored by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. UF IFAS County Extension and the Levy County Health Department.

ESE parents

The quarterly meeting of the Levy County Exceptional Student Parent Advisory Committee will be on Thursday, March 20, at the old Bronson High School from 6-8 p.m.

The guest speaker will be Teresa Pinder, regional assistive technology specialist. She will present "Accommodations Using Low Tech Tools." Parents will have the opportunity to play with the low-tech accommodations to become totally familiar with them. Additionally, parents will receive a "mini low tech bag" to go.

TDC meeting

The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet next on Thursday, March 27, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Visitors Bureau Office, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. Call 486-3396 for more information. The meeting is open to the public.

VPK, Head Start applications

All 3- and 4-year-old children who live in Levy County are eligible to apply for Headstart or Voluntary Pre-K and a free development screening by making an appointment at the following sites:

Bronson Elementary School, March 3-14; Chiefland Elementary, March 17-28; Joyce Bullock Elementary, March 17-28.

Contact Emily King at 528-3341 for VPK; or Heather Shepherd at 486-1229 for Headstart.

Application does not guarantee placement.