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Things to do, places to go, people to see


Concealed Weapon Class

Covenant Connection Marriage Ministry of Unity Temple International Fellowship in their fundraising efforts will have a Basic Pistol Class through the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Saturday, Feb. 25. The cost of the class is $65.

Each participant must bring picture ID. You can also bring your gun, ear and eye protection and 25 rounds of ammunition if you have it.

The class will begin promptly at 8 a.m. at the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Classroom, located at 9150 NE 80th Ave. Bronson, FL 32621.

To register, send your check or money order to Attention: Covenant Connections Marriage Ministry 2351 NE 200th Ave, Williston, FL 32696 or you can pay at the door. Register ASAP as seating is limited.

For more information contact Tori Jackson at 352-528-3556.

Chamber Celebrates Mardi Gras

Get ready when Mardi Gras comes to Williston Saturday, Feb. 25 when the Williston Chamber of Commerce hosts its Installation Banquet at 6 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church.

A New Orleans-style meal with decor, music and fun are on the agenda.

Chamber members will receive invitations soon. The general public is also encouraged to attend to learn more about the chamber. Tickets are $25 each or a table of six for $200.

For more information, call 528-5552 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.



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 Florida Department of Elder Affairs, provides 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 visit a SHINE volunteer at:

• Wednesday, March 1 10 a.m. until noon at the Williston Library

Wednesday, March 1 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Bronson Library

Tourism Council

The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet Thursday, March 2 at 6 p.m. at 620 N Hathaway Avenue, Bronson, FL (U.S. Alt. 27) –Levy County Road Dept. Office Building.

Denim and Bling Gala

WE SOAR, Inc. will host a Denim and Bling Gala Saturday, March 4 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall.

Wear your best denim and jewels, participate in a silent cake Auction, win door prizes, enjoy live music and other presentations.

Tickets will be on sale until March 1. Tickets are $20 for ages 12 and up and $10 for ages 4-11.

WE SOAR, Inc. is a 501 (C) 3 tax exempt organization that promotes the arts and provide educational, recreational and mentoring activities for the youth of the community and nearby communities.

For more information, call 352-361-6528.

FOWL Book Sale

Friends of the Williston Library will hold a spring book sale from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4 in the building behind the library at 10 SE 1st St.

Football Booster Cake Auction

The Williston Football Boosters will host its first Cake Auction Thursday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the WMHS cafeteria.

Proceeds will be used for new gear and equipment.

For more information, call Jennifer at 317-5042, Debra at 317-9140 or Karen at 770-655-1215.

Wizard of Oz Debuts

The Chief Theatre will debut The Wizard of Oz March 3. The show will run each weekend through March 19 with matinees on March 11 and March 18.

Tickets are $10 for students, seniors, the military and first responders; $12 for adults.

Call 352-493-ARTS now to reserve your tickets because it is expected most dates will sell out.

Art At The Depot

The Archer Historical Society is accepting applications for vendors, artists and craftspeople of all kinds who would like to display and sell their art, homemade handicrafts, home businesses and food of all kinds March 11 from 10-4.

See facebook.com/archerhistoricalsociety or call 535-3681 for an application or more information.

Civil War Reenactment

The 20th anniversary Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment will be held March 10-12 at Kirby Family Farm in Williston.

Friday, March 10 is Living History Day and it is open to the public from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The entry fee is $5 per person and includes a ride on a Civil War era train. Those attending will also have the option to purchase a ticket to the Saturday or Sunday battle for the half price cost of an additional $5.

A reenactment battle is held Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m.. The gate opens at 10 a.m. The entry fee is $10 per person and includes a ride on a Civil War era train.


AARP Tax Aide

A free AARP tax preparation team will be at the Williston Public Library, 10 SE 1st St., Williston Feb. 2–April 7 Thursdays only from 12:30-4 p.m.

Bring with you: last year’s tax return, Social Security cards for all persons included on the 2016 tax return. This is a must.

AARP Tax-Aide will use new IRS software this year and will not have prior years’ information.

Call 528-2313 to make an appointment.

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 half 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.

Junior Mounted Horse Club

The Junior Horseman’s Club invites all children ages 5-17 years to participate in a fun, mounted horse club.  If your child loves horses and wants to learn more, this is the club for them.  The Juniors Club offers bi-monthly mounted meetings, introductions to a wide variety of disciplines, trail rides, games, mini clinics, hippology, field trips and much more.  All disciplines, breeds and experience levels are welcome.

 Children with or without a horse are encouraged to participate.

Meetings are every other Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Williston Horse Park.

Costs are $10/year plus WHA yearly family membership ($40/year).

For more information, contact Candice and Scott Miller 845-518-1239/352-512-8284 Rmsranch@icloud.com.

Square Dancing

Clover Squares of Levy County dance class will begin Wednesday at 6:30 and the regular dance at 7:30 at the Williston Crossings RV Resort, 410 NE 5th Street, Williston. 

For information or to check our holiday schedule, call 352-528-3323 or go to our website or Facebook.

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.