Community Happenings

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Things to do, places to go, people to see

Friday, March 11

Fish Fry
Holy Family Catholic Church will have its monthly Fish Fry Friday, March 11 at the Parish Hall, located three miles north of  Williston on Hwy 27A from 5-7 p.m.
Fish, french fries, hushpuppies, drinks, dessert and your choice of two sides of baked beans, coleslaw, or grits will be served.
Cost is adults $7, senior citizen meal (slightly smaller portion) $6 and children $4 (under 12). Take out orders welcome.

Sunday, March 13

Genealogy Society
The Genealogy Society of Levy County will meet  Sunday, March 13, at 2 p.m. at the Levy County Quilt Museum (11050 NW 10th Ave., Chiefland).  The afternoon includes an informal Genealogy Workshop: Members to Members.  The public is invited to attend, especially beginning genealogists.

Wednesday, March 16

Lite Lunch
Holy Family Catholic Church will host a lite lunch Wednesday, March 16 from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall located three miles N. on Hwy 27A. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge or obligation of any kind.

Saturday, March 19

Midtown Cruisers will have a cruise-in Saturday, March 19 from 5-7 p.m. at Ladd’s Napa.

Lincoln Luncheon Fund-raiser
Florida Chairman of the Republican Party, Dave Bitner, will be the guest speaker at the Yankeetown-Inglis Republican Club Lincoln Luncheon Fund-raiser Saturday, March 19 at noon.
Tickets are $10 for club members and $15 for non-members.
For tickets or more information, call 447-2622 or 212-8875.

Sunday, March 20

Corned Beef and Cabbage
Holy Family CatholicChurch will have a corned beef and cabbage meal Thursday, March 20 at 5 p.m.


Wonders of the Salt Marsh
Citrus, Levy and Marion county residents are invited to attend “Wonders of the Salt Marsh”  April 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This two-day event, coordinated by the Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, will take place at the preserve at 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown.
For more information, please call (352) 447-5439; email friendswgp@bellsouth.net; website http://withlacoocheegulfpreserve.com
This event is sponsored by the Withlacoochee River Basin Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management.

Clay Pigeon Benefit Tournament
The Tri-County Pregnancy Center will hold its annual Rhino Outdoors Clay Pigeon Benefit Tournament  Saturday, April 16.  Registration for the tournament will begin at 7 a.m. and shooting will start at 9 a.m.  A barbecue lunch will be served and lunch tickets can be purchased for those not shooting.
 Shooter entry fee is $100 with ammunition, targets, and lunch provided.  Four person teams and individual shooters are invited to register by calling the Tri- County Pregnancy Center at (352) 528-0200.  Shooting Station Sponsors’ advertising signs are available for a $100 donation. The Tri-County Pregnancy Center is a Christian, non profit organization dedicated to serving those in need by providing clothing, food, and Christian counsel.  It does not accept government funding, and relies solely upon the community to help meet its financial needs.

Wild Hog Race
AMVETS Post 88 is gearing up for the 34th Annual Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race on April 30.  This marks the sixth year the post has hosted the race. Registration starts at 7:30.  You can visit the website at http://www.wildhog.wetpaint.com for information and print the racer’s registration form.  There is sure to be a category you can race in so get busy planning to have a great time at this year’s race. 
All proceeds go to help the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens.   
 For questions or information, please contact Margie McGarva at 352-486-2535. 


AARP Tax-Aide Under Way
Free tax preparation and E-file with AARP Tax Aide is ongoing every Thursday  from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. through April 15 at the Williston Public Library. Call 528-2313 for an appointment.

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.

Painted Pizza Box Contest
Angelina Mia’s Restaurant in Williston is offering a “Painted Pizza Box Contest” in conjunction with the Levy County Fair.
  Every month there will be a total of 30 boxes available to be picked up at the restaurant on West Noble Avenue.
 Paint the box any way you like and bring it back by the end of the month.  Boxes will be judged monthly and the top three winners from each month will receive a free large pizza.  They will also be displayed and judged at the Levy County Fair in the Creative Arts Tent during the April 2011 Fair.  For more information about the Fair go to LevyCountyFair.com

Levy Fair Karaoke
It is that time of year again for the Levy County Fair coming up April 7-10.
The preliminary contests will be held this year at the following locations and dates:
March 13            1 p.m.          AmVets Post 88, Bronson
March 20            1 p.m          Coconuts, Cedar Key
March 27           1 p.m.          Mason’s Lodge, Williston
Sponsors are needed for Inglis and the Chiefland/Fanning Springs areas.  If you are interested in sponsoring a preliminary event ($175 for prize money), please call Carol Perkins (352) 682-1335.
There will be a $10 entry fee for each preliminary contest entered, and contestants can enter each one until they win first, second or third place.  The first, second and third place winners will go to the final competition at the Levy County Fair on Saturday, April 9.
 These competitions will be open to all singers unless you have a recording contract.  This opens the contests to many more of you that may sing locally and were previously considered professionals.  Duets are also allowed this year, but if you sing a duet, you will not be allowed to sing solo.  
Contestants will be judged on singing ability, technical difficulty of the song, dress and appearance, presentation, eye contact and interaction with the audience and judges.  On this last crierion, please be advised that does not mean you can leave the stage area and go out into the audience.  Please be sure to arrive early for registration on the date of each preliminary contest.
Prize money for the preliminary contests will be:
First Place        $100
Second Place    $  50
Third Place       $  25
You can also get all of the upcoming events at the Levy County Fair website.

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

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

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.
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.