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Things to do, places to go, people to see

By Carolyn Ten Broeck, Editor



Chief Yard Sale 

The Chief Theatre in Chiefland will hold a yard sale Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m.-noon. There will be books, kitchen items, clothing and oddities all at rock bottom prices. 




CEE Luncheon

Citizens for an Engaged Electorate hosts their monthly Open Discussion Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Melanie’s Restaurant, 112 E. Noble in Williston.

 Join any discussion going on within the group or start one of your own. No topic is off-limits, so long as the discussion is kept respectful.

For more information phone 352-465-8461 or e-mail citizensengaged2012@gmail.com.



Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs?

Can't afford to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your check every month? Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options?

Whether you are a Medicare beneficiary, family member or caregiver, SHINE, a volunteer program under the state Department of Elder Affairs, provides you with free, unbiased and confidential information.

For assistance, please call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to have a volunteer return your call or come see us on Wednesday at the following dates, times and locations:

• Sept. 7,  10 a.m.-noon, Williston Public Library

• Sept. 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Bronson Public Library


WWII Vets Luncheon

World War II Vets and Proud of It will meet Sept. 8 at 11 a .m. at Hobo's Restaurant in Trenton.

For more information, call Virginia Lewis at 528-2310.


Elephant Appreciation Days

Two Tails Ranch / All About Elephants, will host its 5th annual Elephant Appreciation Day annual fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days. 

There will be music, food, animal interactions, guest animals, vendor village, demonstrations, pony rides, camel rides and much more. 

 Gate admission for this event is $10 per person; 2 and under no charge. All proceeds will go directly to the care of the animals.

For more information, visit www.allaboutelephants.com.



Fall on the Farm

The 10th Annual Fall on the Farm, a fundraiser to benefit Haven Hospice, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Rocky Hammock Preserve – the Historical Drummond Farm, located at 311 NE 9th St., Chiefland.

There will be dinner, drinks, live music and a silent auction.

For more information, contact Courtney Quirie at  CaQuirie@havenhopice.org or by calling 352-692-5170.





Zumba Fitness classes begin at First Baptist Church gymnasium at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15.  The charge is $2. 


Love Levy Help Center

Love Levy Community Help Center is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to assist residents with food, clothing and biblical guidance. 

Love Levy also provides information about other local organizations which can help with utilities, medical, housing and employment opportunities.

 For more information, call Love Levy at 529-7663.

Mobile Food Pantry

The second Thursday of each month there will be a mobile pantry sponsored by From the Heart Ministry at the Masonic Hall in Williston.  The doors will open at 12:30 p.m.  All are welcome. 

 For more information, call Loretta at 352-214- 5119. 


Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous meets every Saturday at the Midway Plaza from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 


Alanon Meetings

Alanon meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at Midway Plaza.


Tri-County Pregnancy

Tri-County Pregnancy Center is open to clients between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  in the Williston Center.

Tri-County Pregnancy Center is a not for profit organization, helping area families in crisis and is located across the street from Williston High School.  Call 352-528-0200 for information.









Buy a Paver; Honor Veterans

The plan to unveil a veterans'/war memorial in Heritage Park is thousands of dollars away from fruition.

More than $20,000 is needed to erect the lighted memorial that will pay tribute to all branches of the armed forces. To date, less than a quarter of that money has been raised.

The memorial, a project by the Williston Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), will also honor veterans – living and dead – with stone pavers at its base. 

For $50 an individual can honor a veteran with a paver/brick that has space available for three lines to recognize the veteran’s service. 

For more information, call the Williston Chamber of Commerce at 528-5552 or Carolyn at the Williston Pioneer at 528-3343.