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Things to do, places to go, people to see

June

WAG Adoption Events

The Williston Animal Group (WAG) will host adoption events the second and fourth Saturday of each month beginning at Winn Dixie Saturday, June 24.

Pups and information will be there from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

WAG will sponsor these events through September. Please ask your friends and family to come and support finding these animals forever homes.

Haven Hospice Training

Haven Hospice will hold volunteer orientation today, June 15 from 2-5 p.m. and patient and caregiving training Friday, June 16 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the center, 311 NE 9th St., Chiefland.

For more information or to register, call Vondla Sullivan at (352) 493-2333.

Archer Health Fair

The city of Archer and the Archer Community Center Advisory Board will hold a health fair and blood drive from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17 at the community center, 16671 SW 137th Ave., Archer.

WHS Class of '87 Reunion

The Williston High School Class of 1987 will hold its 30 Year Reunion at 6 p.m. July 22 at the GFWC Williston Woman's Club, 1049 NE 6th Blvd., Williston

The cost is $25 per person and includes dinner.

Make checks payable to Crystal W. Curl and mail to:

c/o TCO

P.O. Box 759

Williston, FL 32696

The deadline is June 23.

TEC Crape Myrtle Sale

Tomorrow’s Equestrian Center is selling Crape Myrtle trees. The plants in one-gallon pots will be available June 23 for $3.

Place your order now by calling 528-3445 or you can buy them June 23 at the top of the hill.

TEC provides recreational and therapeutic riding to mentally and emotionally disabled individuals.

Movie in the Park

The city of Williston will host its monthly movie in the park at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 23 in the pavilion.

Admission is free and popcorn and drink will be provided free of charge. Bring a chair or blanket and your family

Ongoing

Lions Club Meeting

The Williston Lions Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the clubhouse, 401 SE 6th Ave., Williston.

The club hosts regular weekly and monthly events for all to participate and is always accepting new members and volunteers who want to help out in our community. Guests are welcome anytime.

Future events are being planned and the club would appreciate your assistance. Call 352-214-3315 or 352-362-6553.

• Wednesdays: The Children’s Table is at the Club from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

• Thursdays: Bingo at the Club at 2 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Bring a new friend or canned goods for free cards.

• Every Saturday: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Indoor Flea Market/ Thrift Store. Vendors can set up outside for free.

Offering FREE Eyesight Screenings for adults and children over 7.

No One Dies Alone Program

Haven Hospice believes that we can assist with reducing the number of patients who die alone with our new Volunteer Based Program “No One Dies Alone”. This program will be volunteer driven and will be available to help patients and families during their journey.

Haven is actively recruiting volunteers who may be interested in volunteering for the No One Dies Alone Volunteer Program. This program will be offered to our families in all areas served by Haven Hospice. The volunteers will be specially trained and have a deep desire to help in end of life visitations. If you would like more information on this program or are interested in volunteering please contact Vondla Sullivan, Volunteer Coordinator, 352-493-2333 or vdsullivan@havenhospice.org

Free Pre-K for 4-Year-Olds

The School Board of Levy County announced that Pre-K for 4-year-olds will be a free full day program.

Your child must have a VPK certificate for the first three hours and the school board will cover the cost for the remainder of the day.

Breakfast, lunch and transportation will also be free this school year.

JBE Kindergarten Registration

Registration for kindergarten continues at Joyce Bullock Elementary. Class/teacher placement will begin in mid-June.

To register, you will need your child’s birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization records and a physical that cannot be more than one year old from the start of the school year.

• Incoming kindergarten students must be 5 on or before Sept. 1

• Screening dates will be scheduled when packets are submitted

• Students enrolled in Williston daycares will be screened at daycare

• School begins Aug. 10 but not for all kindergartners, due to the staggered start

• Packets are available at the school Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

• If your child attends JBE Pre-K, he is automatically registered for kindergarten. Updated physicals and immunizations are needed.

• Find updated school information and the school calendar on the school website jbe.levyschools.org and like it on Facebook. Questions? Call 352-528-3341

•Sign up for school text messages by sending @jbefam to 81010

Dementia Support Group

A local support group for caregivers who are coping with loved ones suffering from dementia will have its first meeting Saturday, June 24 from 1-3 p.m. in the community center at Williston City Hall, 50 NW Main St.

The group plans to meet monthly with no associated fees in order to offer a community service for those who are trying to navigate the waters of dementia caregiving.

For more information, contact Marcia Burr on Facebook (look for Rosie the Riveter). Facebook.com/Marcia.burr.9

WE SOAR Summer Programs

WE SOAR, Inc. will host its 2017 Summer Enrichment Program through Aug. 12 offering piano/keyboard lessons, drums/percussion lessons, dance, pantomime and drama.

Sessions will start in the evening from 6:30-8/9 p.m. at various locations.

For more information, call 352-361-6528 or email wesoar06@hotmail.com.

Alanon Meetings

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

Square Dancing

Every Wednesday in June there will be free classes for youth from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by a free supper.

Regular dance begins at 7 p.m. at the Williston Crossings RV Resort community center.

For information, call 352-528-3323 or visit the Facebook page.

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.

Bingo Postponed At AL Post 236

Due to ongoing construction and improvement in the buildings, Bingo at the American Legion Post 236 in Bronson is postponed at the present time for Monday nights and Wednesday afternoons.

Play should resume in mid July.

Buy a Paver; Honor Veterans

The plan to unveil a veterans’/war memorial in Heritage Park will be held Veterans Day 2017.

To date, more than $30,000 has been raised for the memorial.

A project by the Williston Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), the memorial 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.

Williston Junior Horseman’s Club

NEW MEMBERS WANTED: 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 Williston Junior Horseman’s 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 ($45/year).

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