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Things to do, places to go, people to see


AARP Meeting

AARP Chapter #912 will celebrate Mardi Gras at its meeting Monday, Feb. 12 in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church fellowship hall, 661 NE 1st Ave., Williston. Wearing Mardi Gras colors (gold, green and purple) beads and mask is optional.

Coffee and socializing is 9:30 a.m. and the meeting is at 10 a.m. Visitors are always welcomed.

WWII Vets Luncheon

WWII veterans, friends, caregivers and spouses will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 8 in Cross City at the Taste of Dixie Diner, 16840 SE US Highway 19.

If you have any questions, call Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

Baseball Camp

Williston High School Baseball Camp will be Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. until noon for ages 5-13 at the high school baseball field.

The cost is $25 and includes lunch and t-shirt.

Email rnancymk@aol.com or call 352-318-2805 to pre-register.

Another Way Auction

Another Way, Inc. will host The Grand Auction! from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park Ave., Chiefland.

This live auction will combine the resources of the corporate community with the resources of the small-town community to bid on items and have a good time for a great cause. As a community partner, please support Another Way, Inc. and the families it serves by donating an auction item and/or service for this event.

To donate or register for the bidding, contact Diana Child at 352-210-8792 or robinsonchild@gmail.com.

Garden Club Special Speaker

Williston Garden Club invites the public to its next meeting Wednesday, Feb. 14. Master Gardener Sue Stockman will speak on bats, the only mammal that can truly fly. Learn about the life and times of the 13 species of bats that call Florida home. What are their habits? Where do they live? What do they eat? Are they really beneficial creatures to host on my property? Allay your fears of these often victimized creatures by attending at the First Presbyterian Church, 271 NE 1st St. (corner of NE 1st Street and NE 3rd Avenue) in Williston.

Social hour is at 9:30 a.m. with the program at 10 a.m.

For more information, contact Dotti Hydue at (352) 486-8462.

Lighthouses in Florida

Brendan Bourke will present a lecture titled Lighthouses in Florida Thursday, Feb. 15.

The event is hosted by the Cedar Key Historical Society and will take place at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Key Community Center, 6th Street in Cedar Key.

The Florida Humanities Council and the State of Florida make the Humanities Lecture Series possible with grants to participating organizations.

Cedar Key Historical Society is a 501 c 3 non profit registered with the state of Florida.

It offers a third Thursday of the month coffee every January, February, March and April.

Chamber Banquet

If you’re looking for a reprieve to the doldrums of winter, join the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce for an escape to Paris.

Envision a walk along the Seine, pose for a picture at the Eiffel Tower, feast on Brie or French pastries and sip Cabernet Sauvignon as you mingle with your friends and neighbors.

Your passport to an evening of fun, romance and wickedly delightful pastries is now available if you attend the Chamber’s Annual Banquet, held Saturday, Feb. 24 in the parish hall at Holy Family Catholic Church, 7353 US-27A, Williston.

The doors open at 6 p.m. and the program starts with a French-style dinner at 6:30.

Banquet tickets are $25 each if purchased in advance; $30 at the door. Businesses or families may choose to sponsor a table for six for $200 and be recognized in the evening’s program.

The Chamber encourages those who attend to dress the part – the French part. Whether you’re a mime, a maid, Napoleon, Marie Antoinette or a beatnik from the 1960s, let your imagination be your guide.

For more information or to purchase tickets, email wcoc@willistonfl.com or call 352-528-5552 between 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Peanut Producers Meeting

The Florida Peanut Producers Association will hold the 43rd Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna.

This year's program will include a variety of updates on association activities funded by your check-off dollars.

All members and spouses are invited to attend. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. CST followed by the traditional smoked steak dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Florida Peanut Producers Association continues to work for and represent Florida's peanut growers in research, promotion and education.


CCF Open House

The College of Central Florida will host Preview Night open house Thursday, March 1, from 5-7 p.m. at the CF Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus, 15390 N.W. Highway 19, Chiefland.

Students who attend the “Getting Started at CF” workshop will have their $30 college application fee waived and may enter a drawing to win a $300 scholarship.

The college will showcase the many career and educational opportunities it offers. Prospective students can attend workshops on Dual Enrollment, Getting Started at CF, Financial Aid and Money Matters, and Student Life. They may also interact with faculty and staff to learn about workforce and certificate programs, and advanced degrees, including CF’s baccalaureate programs.

Preview Night at the Citrus Campus will be held on Thursday, March 8, from 5-7 p.m. at the Citrus Learning and Conference Center, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto.

For more information about the free event, call 352-658-4077 or visit CF.edu/PreviewNight.

TEC Azalea Sale

Tomorrow's Equestrian Center is taking pre-orders for 4-gallon azaleas that will be delivered March 2-3.

The azaleas are red, pink and white and are $4 each.

To order, call 352-528-3445. All the proceeds are going towards building a barn.

Tomorrow’s Equestrian Center is a therapeutic riding program. Their mission is to provide recreational and therapeutic riding to mentally and emotionally disabled individuals.

WAG Dining for the Dogs

WAG (Williston Animal Group) will host Dining for the Dogs 5-8 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at the Holy Family Catholic Church (17353 NE Highway 27 Alt. Williston.

Tickets are $15 per person in advance or $20 at the door. Dinner includes chicken dinner with salad, veggie, rolls, dessert and two drink tickets.

There will be raffles, door prizes, a silent auction and lots of fun.

You can pick up your tickets by finding your local WAG volunteer, or at Cookie King’s Real Estate Office 308 NW Main St. Williston (352)528-5010 or emailing info@willistonanimalgroup.com.

All proceeds will benefit Williston Animal Group, a 501 c 3 non-profit, animal rescue group, located in Williston, Florida. Any donation to WAG is tax deductible.

Williston Animal Group P.O. Box 752, Williston, FL 32696 352-528-9888


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 11:30 a.m. All are welcome.

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

American Legion Bingo

American Legion Post 236 of Bronson is open now for Bingo every Monday at 6 p.m. in the doublewide at 9550 Hwy 27 Alt toward Williston on the right hand side. Handicapped parking is in the rear of the building.

Also, the Auxiliary has reinstated Quarter Bingo every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.

For inquiries, please call Margie at 352-317-5922 or Tom at 352-486-6721.

Square Dance Class/Dance

The time for the Clover Squares dance and class has changed.

The dance will be at 2 p.m. and the class at 4 p.m. Everyone over 10 years of age is invited to learn the US national folk dance.

The location is the same at Williston Crossings RV Park Community Center, 410 NE 5th Street, Williston.

For more information call 352-528-3323 or check our Facebook page.

Music With Ms. Sarah

Ms. Sarah's Music Program for Pre-Schoolers continues at the Williston Public Library every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The library is located at 10 SE 1st St., Williston.

Tri-County Pregnancy Center

Tri-County Pregnancy Center has phased out walk-ins at the Williston center.  Please call for an appointment.  The center is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

A non-profit organization, Tri-County Pregnancy Center exists to help women who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy with emotional and practical assistance.  All of the services are free.

Call 352-528-0200 for more information.

Lions Club Meeting

The Williston Lions Club meets on the first Monday 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.

• Fridays: 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 Friday and 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.

American Legion Bingo

American Legion Post 236 of Bronson held a grand re-opening of Bingo at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 and every Monday thereafter at the same time.

Bring a friend and come join in the fun at the doublewide at 9550 Hwy 27 Alt toward Williston on the right hand side. Handicap parking is in the rear of the building.

Quarter Bingo will also start Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. starting Jan. 10 and every Wednesday thereafter.

For more information, call Margie at 352-317-5922 or Tom at 352-486-6721.

Williston Junior Horseman’s Club

The Junior Horseman’s Club invites all children ages 5-17 years to participate in a fun, mounted horse club.

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

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

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.

If you would like more information or are interested in volunteering please contact Vondla Sullivan, Volunteer Coordinator, 352-493-2333 or vdsullivan@havenhospice.org.