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Things to do, places to go, people to see



Parenting Classes

Healthy Start is holding Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Parenting classes on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 1-4 p.m. 

Class will be held at the Tri-County Pregnancy Center - 426 West Noble Ave., Williston.  

Ladies who are at least 27 weeks pregnant are eligible to participate.  There is no charge. Call Gloria at Tri-County Pregnancy Center, 352-528-0200, for further information.


Wizard of Oz Auditions

The Suwannee Valley Players announce auditions for the classic story, “Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum. This is the story of Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto and the adventures they have when she is hit on the head during a tornado. 

You’ll meet the Scarecrow looking for a brain, the Cowardly Lion looking for courage and the Tin Man looking for a heart. Together they will attempt to outwit the wicked witch to make it to Oz to see the Wizard so Dorothy can return home. 

We will be looking for 14-25 people, six to 10 males, ages 15 and up, for the roles of leads and chorus and four to 10 females, ages 15 and up, for the roles of leads and chorus and 4 children male or female to play munchkins. 

Audition information, applications, and monologues can be found on the SVP web page, www.svplayers.com .  

Auditions will be at the Chief Theater at 25 E. Park Ave. on the following dates:

Open auditions  will be Oct 15 at 1 p.m.

Auditions by appointment can be from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 15. Call and make appointment prior to Oct. 13. Contact information for appointments can be found in information on web page. 

Questions can be answered by calling the director, Janice Grant, at stagecrazi@yahoo.com or by leaving a message at 352-493-2787.



World War II Vets and Proud of it will meet Oct. 13  at ll a.m. at ABC Pizza in Chiefland. For more information, call Virginia L. Lewis at 352-528-2310.


AARP Driving Class

An AARP Driver Safety Class for Seniors will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 213 West Noble Ave., Williston, Thursday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 The objectives of the course include: understanding the effects of aging on driving, learning defensive driving strategies aimed at reducing crash risks, updating knowledge of the rules of the road in Florida, and increasing confidence and maintaining independence. There are no tests.

 A discount on automobile insurance policies for three years is available to seniors aged 55 and over on completion of the course. 

 Attendees are requested to please bring a sack lunch.

 Registration is required. Call Lynda at (352) 333-3036 to register or for more information.


CEE Meeting

Discussion on upcoming actions for restoring the U.S. Postal Service will be the first topic of discussion when Citizens for an Engaged Electorate meets Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at Williston Community Center. 

Also on the agenda is information on how to campaign for candidates or ballot initiatives prior to the Nov. 8 election; updates on national issues supported by CEE; and discussion on how CEE can help Ministerial Faith Alliance move forward. Finally, there will be a roundup on activities by other groups in our area.

The Community Center is located at 50 N.W. Main St., on the north side of the Walgreen’s parking lot.

As always, the public is invited. For more information, phone 352-465-8461 or e-mail citizensengaged2012@gmail.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.


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.


Cattlemen Meeting

The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association will have its Fall Membership Meeting Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Whitehurst Lodge, located at 9820 SW CR 346, Archer.

Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. You do not need to own cattle to become a member. If you would like additional information call the Levy County Extension Office (352-486-5131) or Devin Whitehurst (352-528-4724).


Bronson Trunk or Treat

The town of Bronson will host Trunk or Treat Saturday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at James H. Cobb Park.

Children 12 and under are invited to dress up and travel the route of vendors to collect candy. Older children may enjoy the Haunted House. 

Food and drinks will be sold.