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Things to do, places to go, people to see


Movie in the Park

The city of Williston will hold its monthly Movie in the Park Friday, Feb. 16 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Park Pavilion.

There is no charge and hot dogs, popcorn and drinks are provided free. Bring a chair or blanket and join in the community fun.

This month's movie is a classic Disney film featuring a romance between dogs who share spaghetti.

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


Pick Up a Williston Map

The Williston Chamber of Commerce has updated city maps as part of its ongoing effort to assist tourists and newcomers to the eastern part of Levy County.

The maps, include updated streets, roads and information for Williston and the surrounding area, including the Highlands and Bronson.

The maps are free and available at the Chamber from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at 607 SW 1st Ave. The Chamber encourages businesses and individuals to help distribute the maps, which will not be re-done until 2023.

For more information, call 528-5552.

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

Clover Squares began square dancing at a new location Feb. 14.

The dance now begins at 2 p.m. and the class at 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 213 W. Noble Ave., Williston.

Admission is free for students from age 10 to 18. A low cost supper will be available after the dance.

For more information call 352-528-3323.

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 holds Bingo every Monday at 6 p.m.

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 be held Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.

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.