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Things to do, places to go, people to see

September

CEE Luncheon

Citizens for an Engaged Electorate will host its monthly Open Discussion Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Melanie’s Restaurant, 112 E. Noble Ave. in Williston.

Join any discussion going on in the group or start one of your own. No topic is off limits, so long as discussion remains respectful.

For more information phone 352-441-4326 or e-mail citizensengaged2012@gmail.com.

AARP Meeting

Williston Area AARP Chapter 912 meets at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Hall, 661 NW 1st Ave., Williston the second Monday each month, except June, July and August.

Coffee and socializing begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting starts promptly at 10 a.m. There will be a "potluck" lunch following the meeting Monday, Sept. 10.

"We get together for brunch at local restaurants in the summer months as well as several times during the year," said member Dorothy Whiteman. "In July our chapter co-sponsored a Candidate Forum with CEE. Although AARP is non-partison, we do give input on legislation of interest to senior citizens and families such as Social Security, Medicare and health care. Our ongoing Chapter projects are non-perishable food donations to the Tri-County Pregnancy Centers, small gifts and treats to a local group home for mentally challenged adults, and Christmas gifts for residents of Williston Care and Rehabilitation."

WWII Vets Luncheon

World War II Vets and Proud of It will meet at the Gathering Table in Chiefland at 11 a.m. Sept. 13.

The luncheon is open to all vets, their families and caregivers.

For more information, contact Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

FOWL Book Sale

Friends of the Williston Library will hold their End of Summer Book Sale Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. behind the library at the corner of SE 1st Street and Noble Avenue.

 

Upcoming

Chiefland High Reunion

The Chiefland High School Class of 1968 has settled on Homecoming weekend, Oct 5-7 for its 50th Reunion.

"The class graduated 49 and has lost 14 that we know of, but we are missing contact information for quite a few of our classmates," said Class President Franklin Watson. "If anyone is in contact with any of our classmates ask them to contact me at fwatson@tallynet.com."

Complete details of the weekend will be communicated as they are finalized.

Taste of the Nature Coast

Come "taste" what you've been missing, as local chefs present their best dishes and compete for your vote.

The second Taste of the Nature Coast will occur on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Haven Community Center in Chiefland (311 NE 9th St.).

This gourmet tasting event will feature local chef's food samplings and raffles, offering an exhilarating evening for guests, while raising funds for a valuable cause. We're especially excited about the addition of live music, featuring local artists Sarah Gore and Korey Griner.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $20 each, online or in person at Tri-County Community Resource Center at 15 N Main St. in Chiefland. The day of the event, a limited number of tickets may be purchased for $25 each (cash/check only) at the door.

30th Annual Peanut Festival

The Williston Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for vendor spaces at its 30th Annual North Central Florida Peanut Festival, set for Saturday, Oct. 6 in Williston's Heritage Park.

Applications are available at www.willistonfl.com or at the office, 607 SW 1st Ave., Williston.

Applications for the Baby Peanut Pageant and Little Peanut King and Queen may also be obtained online or at the office. The pageants are open to children infant through 6 years old.

For more information, email willistonflcoc@gmail.com or call 352-528-5552.

Ongoing

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. For more information, call 528-5552.

Rotary Club

The Williston Rotary Club meets each Tuesday from 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 247 NE 1st St., Williston.

DAV Needs Members

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is looking for disabled veterans to join the organization.

It meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p. m. at Beef O’Brady’s, 7050 NW 140th St., Chiefland.

For more information, call Commander Larry Foland at 352-493-1351 or 727-773-7124 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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.

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.

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

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

Some New Things: The club will host a Meet-and-Greet Cruise-In the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. with free coffee.

On the fourth Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. until 3, the club will host an animal swap. You can buy, sell, barter or give away dogs and cats, which have been immunized with certificate of health.

Those with parakeets or other exotic birds must have a state license. Vendors who have plants and vegetables are also encouraged to participate in the weekly flea market on Saturday.

Square Dance Class/Dance

The Clover Squares dance club has started its summer procedure.

Please "Reply All" to the email by 9 a.m. on Wednesday and if at least eight dancers respond, there will be a dance.

To be added to the email list, want to learn to dance or have any questions, call 352-528-3323. The dance is Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 213 W Noble Ave., Williston.