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Things to do, places to go, people to see

September

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.

CEE Meeting

Discussion on the legal status of the various proposed amendments appearing on the November ballot will open the monthly business meeting of Citizens for an Engaged Electorate on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Also on the agenda: participation at Peanut Festival for the MFA quilt raffle; get out the vote efforts for the general election; the possibility of working on a float for Martin Luther King Day; and other items.

The meeting begins promptly at 7 p.m. at Williston Public Library, 10 SE 1st St, in Williston. Feel free to arrive several minutes early to chat. You're also welcome to continue personal discussions after leaving the library at 8:30 p.m. For more information phone 352-441-4326 or e-mail citizensengaged2012@gmail.com.

 

Railroads and Riverboats

The public is invited to take an excursion back in time to the Golden Age of Transportation at an exhibit of “Railroads and Riverboats” at the Cedar Key Community Center, “F” and Sixth Streets, Cedar Key.

Sponsored by the Levy County Historical Society, the exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28; Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30.

Admission to the exhibit is free.

For more information contact Historical Society member Toni Collins at (352) 490-5636 or log onto the Historical Society’s website www.levycountyhistoricalsociety.org.

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

Collage Classes

Oasis Community Solutions is offering an arts and crafts program for seniors and caretakers every Monday except legal holidays.

The program launches with a collage class from 10:30 a.m. to noon. It is open to everyone ages 55 and up as well as caretakers of any age. No artistic background is needed to participate, and all materials will be supplied.

Classes are held at Fountain of Life Church, 623 E. Noble Ave. in Williston.

Collage will be offered every week, and other crafts will be added as the program progresses, with knitting and crochet beginning in September.

This is an excellent opportunity for seniors to socialize while exploring a creative outlet. For more information, phone Phyllis or Barbara, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 352-538-4474 or email: folcnews@gmail.com.