Community Happenings

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Things to do, places to go, people to see

Tuesday, Nov. 30
Jazz Concert

The Gainesville Friends of Jazz will present “An Evening of Latin Jazz” featuring pianist Chuchito Valdes Tuesday, Nov. 30 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship located at 4225 NW 34th Street in Gainesville.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The fee is $20 general admission, $15 GFOJ members and $10 Students.
For more information, call 352-379-0300 or visit gnvfriendsofjazz.org.

Friday, Dec. 3
FOL Open House/Auction

Friends of the Williston Public Library, Annual Christmas Open House and Baskets Auction will take place Friday, Dec. 3 from 5-8 p.m. in the library.

Saturday, Dec. 4
FOL Book Sale

Friends of the Williston Public Library December First Saturday Book Fair will be Dec. 4 at City Hall Coummunity Center, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 7
Coping with Holidays

After a loss, coping with the holidays can be hard. Knowing you are not alone in your difficult journey can make all the difference in having a good day or a bad day.
 Haven Hospice invites you to attend our Coping with the Holidays after a Loss support program to help you on your journey toward healing.
 Please note that date, time and location is subject to change and will be confirmed when you call to register. While the sessions are free, you must register to attend.
 The  sessions are Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Haven Hospice Tri-Counties, 311 N.E. 9 St., Chiefland.
Contact Alesha Smith, MSW, for more information or to register at 352-493-2333.

Friday, Dec. 10
Light Up Williston

The Williston Chamber of COmmerce will hold its annual Light Up Williston festiities Friday Dec. 10 beginning with the parade at 6 p.m.
This year’s theme is “Wild West Christmas.”
After the parade, the celebration continues at the pavilion in Heritage Park with a chili cook-off, music and entertainment.


SHARE registrations and distribution at Cornerstone Assembly of God is as follows:
Register: Dec. 3 1-3 p.m.
Distribution: Dec. 18  9-10 a.m.
For more information, call Elsie Neal at 528-5709.

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers
AARP Tax Aide is looking for volunteers who help folks in their community with tax preparation. Tax-Aide also needs instructors and computer technicians.
The Williston Public Library is the Williston tax site.
For more information, call Bob at 463-8936 or e-mail rcburkhardt@earthlink.net.

Garage Sale Space
Planet Outlet Mall, located on Hwy. 27A, three miles west of Bronson will offer free seller space for weekly garage sales.
For more information, call 528-2950.

Spay/Neuter Clinic
Operation PETSNIP- A non-profit  spay/neuter clinic is now available to Levy County cats ($40) & dogs ($60) www.nmhp.net  or call: 352-376-6647

AmVets Post 444, located on Alt-27 just past the BP station on the left side headed toward Bronson, has Bingo every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The games are open to the public.

Senior Singles
Senior singles, 55 and older, who need friendship are encouraged to join a group in Williston that hosts activities and conversation.
For meeting information, call Alan Lovine at 222-0844 or Virginia Corbin at 528-5407.

Methodist Thrift Store
First United Methodist Church Mission Thrift store is open every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The store is located at 25 SW 3rd St., Williston.

Volunteers Needed
Feisty Acres, a no-kill all-volunter cat rescue shelter, located between Bronson and Williston is in need of volunteers.
To learn more about Feisty Acres, or to volunteer, call Nute at (352) 528-2302, e-mail feistyedna@embarqmail.com or write:
Feisty Acres, Inc
PO Box 693
Williston, FL  32696

Dunnellon VFW Post 7991
The Veterans of Foreign Wars at 3107 W. Dunnellon Rd, CR 488, Dunnellon presents: Breakfast, including a massive plate of victuals (10 items), is served the second and fourth Sunday of every month from 8:30 - 11 a.m. at a cost of $6.  BINGO with a progressive jackpot is held every Friday from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Hot dogs, burgers and french fries are available.  Open to the public.
 Regular monthly meeting of the post and auxiliary(s) is at 5 p.m. to eat, 6 p.m. to meet the third Thursday of every month.

Ombudsman Program Needs Volunteers
Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes.   Special training and certification is provided.
All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents -- who often have no one else to advocate for them -- are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the program’s Web site at http://ombudsman.myflorida.com.