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Community calendar (Week of 4-17-2014)

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April
Amateur radio club forming
A new amateur radio club is forming in Levy County – The Gator Amateur Society. Interested parties should go to www.w1gas.com  for  further information. The club will have monthly meetings and offer classes to prepare you for your first amateur radio license, as well as upgrade testing for those already licensed.
If you do not have internet access, please call 352-528-0992 for information.

Saturday

Cedar Key Garden Tour
On Saturday, April 19, the Cedar Key Garden Club will be hosting a “Cedar Key Garden Tour” from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Those interested in taking the tour are to meet at the Cedar Key Community Center.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Faraway Inn, located at the corner of Third and G Streets, will once again be hosting an annual Community Easter Egg Hunt. The event will be held on Saturday, April 19, beginning at noon.
Organizers are asking the community to get involved to help make this year’s event the biggest and best yet. For more information, contact Doreen Bauer at 543-5330.

April 24

Cattlemen to meet
The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association will host its spring meeting on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at Don Quincey’s river home located at 11751 NW 132nd PL, Chiefland.
Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. If you would like additional information call the Levy County Extension Office (352-486-5131) or Devin Whitehurst (352-528-4724).

April 28

Paint your town purple
Show support for the annual Relay for Life in the Tri-Counties by helping to paint your town purple, the signature color of the American Cancer Society. The event is designed to promote cancer awareness. Public officials in in Cross City, Horseshoe Beach, Fanning Springs, Bell, Trenton and Chiefland have proclaimed Monday, April 28, as “Paint The Town Purple Day.”  
Organizers of the Relay For Life of The Tri-Counties are challenging the communities to paint the town purple and they are also holding a contest to see which businesses, churches, and community members put up the most decorations.

April 30

Mitigate damage before the storm
Homeowners are invited to attend a "Make Mitigation Happen" workshop April 30, from 1 - 3 p.m., in Bronson at the Levy Emergency Operations Center, 9010 N.E. 79th Ave.
Participants will meet with experts who will provide valuable information on how homeowners can undertake one or more mitigation projects on their homes to strengthen them against the hazards that threaten Florida.
To register to participate in this upcoming workshop and for additional information, please visit: www.BeReadyFlorida.org.

May 2-5

30th Annual Cedar Key Small Boat Meet
The 30th Cedar Key Small Boat Meet is usually the first full weekend in May. Organizers are looking at May 2-5. It is completely informal. Tides and weather are still the only organization. There are no planned events, signups or fees.
All shallow draft boats are welcome: canoes and kayaks, catboats and catamarans; trimarans, rowboats and sailing dinghies; scows, sharpies and sampans; punts, pirogues, prams and pirates’ yawlboats. Wildlife observers note: the food chain at Cedar Key is complete in the water and ashore. The nutrients flowing out with the clean Suwannee mix with oxygenated water riffling through the cape’s islands and channels. Birds, bugs, fish, shellfish, turtles, alligators and marine mammals all thrive. For information call Dave Lucas at  941-704-6736, or email at: skipjack@tampabay.rr.com, or 586-215-7060, huhorton@gmail.com.

Ongoing

Zumba offered twice a week
Zumba Fitness with Sarah Beth will be offered at the Cedar Key Community Center, 809 6th Street. This program is designed for everyone - all ages, sizes and fitness levels. Class is each Sunday and Tuesday evening 6-7 p.m. and is $5 per class. For more information, contact Sarah Beth at 352-443-2354 or via email: zumbasarahbeth@gmail.com.

Operation PETSNIP
A non-profit, spay/neuter clinic is now available to Levy County cats ($40) and dogs ($60). For more information, call 352-376-6647.

Guardian ad Litem seeks volunteers
Be a powerful voice in a child’s life. Advocate in the court system for children who have been taken away for neglect and abuse. No special background is needed, staff and legal support provided. For more information, call 352-463-3135.�