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Things to do, places to go, people to see




Town Hall Meeting

Williston Councilwoman Nancy Wininger will host a town hall meeting, Thursday, Sept. 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the city council room.


Child Safety Day 

Ornan Masonic Lodge will host its 9th Annual Child Safety Day and Child ID Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the lodge, 250 NE 6th Blvd., Williston.

There will be safety exhibits, a live DJ, free food and a bounce house.

For more information, call Bill Catsulis at (352) 804-3981.


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@havenhospice.org or by calling 352-692-5170.


Baseball Fundraiser

A pancake breakfast fundraiser for the WHMS baseball program will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Williston.

The cost is $5. The church is located at 339 E Noble Ave.


Gulf Hammock Homecoming 

The annual Gulf Hammock Homecoming and Smallwood Reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 beginning at 10 a.m. in Gulf Hammock at Beck Park.

Bring a covered dish and chairs.

For more information, call Amelia at 352-629-4438 or ethdampi352@aol.com, Abby  at 850-997-5153 or Rachel at 904-781-4610.


Woman's Club Luncheon

The Williston Woman's Club will host its annual Country Style Buffet Lunch from 11:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at the clubhouse, located at 1049 NE 6th Blvd..

Adults eat for $9, children 4-10 $4 and children under 3 eat free.

Entrees include chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, pork loin, beef stew and chicken and rice. Add vegetables, side dishes, dessert and tea, water or coffee as you visit with your friends and neighbors.


FOWL Program

Friends of the Williston Library will feature Heidi Schwiebert Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the library, located at the corner of East Noble Avenue and SE 1st Street.

Schwiebert will speak on Williston's local attractions, Two Hawk Hammock, Devil's Den and Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens.

For more information please call/text Lisa Posteraro at 352-339-1201.


Foxx Fall Festival 

Williston Horseman's Association will host the Foxx Fall Festival Oct. 30 at Horseman's Park.

There will be costume contests for people, dogs and horses, in addition to a silent auction.

Proceeds will go to Justin Foxx, who suffers from traumatic brain injury following an automobile accident.

For more information, contact Josie at 792-4296 or Sandy at 278-4847.




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. 


Healing the Heart

Healing the Heart~Renewing the Mind is a Christian 12-step group that facilitates and supports its members in recovering from a vast array of issues including but not limited to addictions, abuse and depression. This group is free of charge and is open to anyone, male or female, who is in need of help. 

The group will meet each Monday night at 7 p.m. in the circulation room of the Williston Public Library.

Call 352-538-4742 for more information.