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Upcoming events briefs

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By The Staff

‘Acts’ study scheduled

A study of the Acts of the Apostles will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Williston every Thursday from Jan. 8 to May 19 from 7-9 p..m. Acts follows the footsteps of Peter, Paul and the early Apostles who built the foundation of the church.

For more information contact Yvette Garland at (352) 466-9186.

Blood drive Friday, Saturday

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will host a blood drive on Friday, Jan. 9 and Saturday, Jan. 10. Stop by the bloodmobile at Williston City Hall between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Donors are asked to eat a healthy meal, particularly breakfast, and drink plenty of fluids before donating. All donors will receive a recognition item and complimentary cholesterol screening. Donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more, and show a valid photo I.D. at the time of donation. 16-year-olds must have written parental consent to donate. For more information, call toll-free (888) 795-2707.

Fish fry Friday at Holy Family

A fish fry will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Alt. U.S. 27, Williston, on Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. The adult price is $7 and the child’s price is $4. Takeouts are available. This fund-raiser helps people in the community with their financial problems.

There are door prizes of a free ticket to the following fish fry and a drawing for an individual winner with a small gift in appreciation of attending this dinner.

Genealogy group to meet

On Sunday, Jan. 11, the Levy County Genealogy and History Society will host speaker Mitch Brown of High Springs. Brown is a full-time professional genealogist who does research in the southeastern United States. He specializes in the states of Florida, Georgia and Alabama. At this meeting he will explain the different records available from the probate court and emphasize the genealogical value of these records.

The meeting will be held at the Levy County Quilt Museum at 2 p.m. All members are urged to attend because this will be such an informative program and guests are always welcome.

AARP has new meeting place

AARP Chapter 912 meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Monday each month except July and August, in the Holy Family Catholic Church Hall. The speaker on Jan. 12 will be Nancy Tresse. She will present information about the Journey Program at Nature Coast Hospital. Guests are always welcome.

 

Kids Fun Day planned

The Williston AARP chapter will be offering a “Kids Fun” time on Monday Jan. 19, at the Johnny Henry Park, in the 400 block of Northwest 1st Avenue, Williston. Registration will begin at 12:15 p.m. with fun activities from 1 to 3. Each child must be accompanied by a responsible person and be age 4 years through 11 years.

Games, relays, spin the wheel and various other fun activities will be available. The Youth Group of the First United Methodist Church will be conducting the games. Bring your child (children) and enjoy an active time with us.

Church to host seniors

on Wednesday, Jan. 21

Adult ministries of Bronson United Methodist Church is sponsoring an afternoon of food, fun and fellowship for area seniors the third Wednesday of every month beginning Jan. 21 at noon at the fellowship hall. There is no charge and transportation will be arranged for Bronson area residents, if needed. For more information or to arrange for transportation, please call the church at 486-2281. Leave your name and number and someone will return your call.

Driver safety course available

for those over age 55

An AARP driver safety class for those 50 and older which, with certain exceptions, qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance, will be given over two days, four hours each day.

Cost is $14 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. However, if you are an AARP member, the cost is $12 and bring your AARP card with you.

The course, which has no pass/fail test, will be given on Monday, Jan. 26 and Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 9 a.m. at Williston City Hall, 50 N. Main St. Call Linda Cochran at (352) 493-1742 to register.

 

Library Friends meet Jan. 13

Friends of the Williston Public Library will hold a regular meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the library at 7 p.m. All members are asked to attend as well as any interested in the business and plans of “Friends”.

Among the items discussed will be the results of Christmas Baskets Auction.

WYAA sets meetings, signups

The Williston Youth Athletic Association has listed the following meeting and registration times.

There will be a baseball coaches meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in coaching t-ball or baseball should attend.

We will be having a workday on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. and another on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 9 a.m.

Sign-ups for t-ball, baseball, softball and soccer will be on Jan. 17, 22 and 24 at the park. Registration is $75 for baseball and softball and $65 for t-ball and soccer. A copy of your child’s birth certificate is needed. Any questions call Mari at 528-4329 or Cathy at 528-4487.

ESE parent group to meet

The Levy County Exceptional Student Parent Advisory Committee’s quarterly meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 15, in the parent classroom at the old Bronson High School from 6-8 p.m.

At this meeting, the speaker will be Marcia Baughn, who will discuss the frustration, anxiety and tension of students with learning disabilities. The title of her presentation is “Walking in their footsteps: How difficult can that be?”

Be prepared to laugh and cry but also be challenged with the knowledge that you will never take the ability to learn for granted again. All ESE parents are encourage to attend.

TEC to hold golf event

The first Tomorrow’s Equestrian Center charity golf tournament will be held on Saturday, Jan. 17, at Williston Highlands Golf and Country Club. Registration is 8:30 a.m. and tee time is 9 a.m.

Entry fee is $40 per person, including lunch, or $160 for a foursome. Register online at 222.golfeventguide.com.

Prizes include $15,000 for a hole in one, and longest drive, closest to the pin and door prizes. The hole-in-one sponsor is Jenkins Auto Group.

For information call 528-3445.

MLKee^Scholarship Banquet

scheduled for Jan. 17

The Williston/Raleigh Ministerial Alliance will hold its ninth annual MLK Scholarship Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Williston Middle School Cafetorium beginning at 7 p.m.

The proceeds of the banquet are dedicated to scholarships for Williston High School students to continue their education.

Tickets for the event are $20 for adults (those 13 and over) and $10 for children 6 - 12. There is no charge for children under 6.

Ad space is still available in the souvenir program for the banquet. The rates are $100 for a full page or $50 for half a page.

For more information about the event or to place an ad in the commemorative booklet, please call 528-5227, or, alternatively, call Virginia McDonald at 528-3994.