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Things to do, places to go, people to see

May

Peanut Festival Meeting

Julie Brannan, this year's committee chairman for the Central Florida Peanut Festival, will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30 in the community center at city hall.

Anyone wanting to help plan, organize or volunteer with the festival is encouraged to attend.

June

City Hall/Pioneer Open House

On June 2, the city of Williston will celebrate the 90th anniversary of its incorporation as a city (it was incorporated as a town in 1897) and this year marks the 140th anniversary of the Williston Pioneer, founded in 1879 as the Levy County Times.

To commemorate these milestone anniversaries, the city and the Pioneer will host a birthday party Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Additionally City Hall will be open for touring.

In addition to staff-led tours throughout the new building, the City Council Chambers will house snippets of Williston's history, along with archival newspapers, for guests to review.

Questions? Call or email Carolyn at the newspaper 528-3343 editor@willistonpioneer.com or Latricia at city hall 528-3060 latricia.wright@willistonfl.org.

City Hall is located at 50 NW Main St., Williston.

Starving Artists Showcase

Exhibitors are needed for the Starving Artists Showcase, sponsored by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce, to be held Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Williston’s Heritage Park.

Artists in all media are invited to participate to showcase and sell their work.

Booth space is available for $15 per booth.

For more information, or an application and rules, visit www.willistonfl.com and look for the information under the community tab, contact the Chamber at 352-528-5552, email willistonflcoc@gmail.com or visit 50 NW Main St., Williston.

Fitness Boot Camp

Men and women are invited to attend Dr. J’s Boot Camp, a fitness event to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, June 8, at the Ornan Masonic Lodge in Williston. No experience is needed. The workout takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. and will include fitness tips, footwork drills, optional pad work, combination drills and mental strength building exercises. No contact – it’s just for fun. The event is $10 per person, with 100 percent of the fee going to veterans. Bring water, a yoga mat, boxing glove (optional) and a big smile. Registration is at 1 p.m. The drill instructor is Dr. Jerry Heines. The Lodge is located at 250 NE 6th Blvd (SR 121). For questions, contact via Facebook @Drjbootcamp.

AL Yard Sale

American Legion Post 236, 9550 NE A27, Bronson, will host a community yard sale Saturday, June 8 from 8 a.m. - noon. Vendor space is available for $10.

For more information, contact Tammy Jo Owens at 352-497-4070. Proceeds will continue to help veterans and veterans' projects.

Peanut Festival Applications

The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting vendor applications for the 31st Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5 in Williston's Heritage Park.

Vendors this year will choose their own spaces, so early application is suggested.

For more information, or an application and rules, visit www.willistonfl.com and look for the information under the community tab, contact the Chamber at 352-528-5552, email willistonflcoc@gmail.com or visit 50 NW Main St., Williston.

Ongoing

Senior Activities

Oasis Community Solutions offers two weekly programs for everyone age 55 and over and caregivers of any age. Crafts class takes place every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Every Thursday is Senior Social, from 10 a.m. to noon. Programs are offered at Fountain of Life Church, 623 E. Noble Ave. in Williston. Weekly attendance is not required; neither is church affiliation. Individuals are encouraged to drop in as their schedules allow. There is no charge to participate though donations are welcome.

For more information, call 352-538-4474.

Pick Up a Williston Map

The Williston Chamber of Commerce has updated city maps as part of its ongoing effort to assist tourists and newcomers to the eastern part of Levy County.

The maps are free and available from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at 50 NW Main St. For more information, call 528-5552.

DAV Meetings

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is looking for disabled veterans to join the organization.

It meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p. m. at 6470 SW 8th Ave. , Trenton (Otter Springs) the future home of Camp Valor.

For more information, call Commander Larry Foland at 352-493-1351 or 727-773-7124 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Post 236 Bingo

American Legion Post 236 of Bronson has "regular" bingo every Monday at 6 p.m. with light meals.

You do not have to be a member of the Legion to play.

The Legion is located outside of Bronson on US 27 Alt. The doublewide is a no smoking environment. Handicap parking is in the rear of the building.

For more information, call Margie at 352-317-5922.