Community calendar (week of 5-15-2014)

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 Month of May


Artist of the Month

The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for May is Carol Seidman.

Seidman creates both functional and decorative pottery. Her glazes include gorgeous shades of aquas, turquoises and oxblood reds, but she doesn’t hesitate to use other colors in interesting ways. Seidman has been a potter for 30 years and has taught pottery as well, but she concentrates solely on creating works at this time. She believes that functional pottery can be beautiful and interesting and her pottery repertoire is ever-evolving – the mark of a truly creative artist.

The Cedar Keyhole is an artist co-op with 23 local and regional members. The gallery has been a working enterprise supporting the arts in Cedar Key and displaying the works of artists for 48 years. The Keyhole is located on historic 2nd Street in Cedar Key, an island in the Gulf of Mexico. The gallery is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.





SHINE to offer help

Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs?

Can't afford to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your check every month?

Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options?

Whether you are a Medicare beneficiary, family member or caregiver, SHINE, a volunteer program under the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, provides you with free, unbiased and cofidential information.

For assistance, please call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to have a volunteer return your call or come see us at:

• Wed., May 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Chiefland Senior Center.


Iron Butts for Bucks charity ride

After raising over $1,500 for needy residents in the Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie Tri-County Area last year, the Iron Butts For Bucks team is at it again.

To continue the fund-raising effort, the team is coming together in May for another 1,000 miles in less than 24 hours event. This ride will begin on May 23, at 1 a.m. and will cover a minimum of 1,000 miles being completed in less than 24 hours that same day.

New for this year, you can follow a group of riders by utilizing the following GPS Real Time Tracking link: www.tricountytechnology.com/ironbuttsforbucks or www.ironbuttsforbucks.com.

As part of the IBA sanctions, the riders must keep strict documentation from beginning to end, as well as a documented itinerary of all fuel and rest stops. This is an endurance ride and not a race. The IBA rules are very strict and exclude any type of race as a certifiable ride. The team will be taking all necessary safety precautions to keep this ride as safe as possible. The team will consist of five riders. The pre-planned route will stay inside the Georgia state lines to follow the rules of the "IBA Inside GA 1000 Miles Certification."

You can pledge monetary donations in one of two ways:

- Amount per mile;

- Or, a flat rate whether completed or not.

Checks can be written to AMVETS Riders 422. With your donation you will receive a certificate from the Iron Butts For Bucks riders listing your name as a proud sponsor in your area. Your name or the name of your business will also be listed on the certificate of recognition given to each facility that possesses a donation recipient. If you choose to remain anonymous that, too, will be honored.

If you have questions please feel free to contact Brad Groom at groomba@gmail.com.


June 16


Youth fashion and culinary opportunities

UF IFAS Extension Levy County 4-H Youth is offering day camping opportunities this summer.

Campers in the Kitchen” is scheduled for the week of June 16.  Campers will learn basic food preparation skills, cooking, food safety, nutrition and more.  Crafts and physical activity will also be a part of the program.  A Culinary Presentation will be held on Friday.  DEADLINE for this camp is Friday, May 30.

Tops and Bottoms” is the beginning sewing camp scheduled for the week of July 21.  Campers will make a pair of elastic waist shorts and decorate a T-shirt.  A trip to the Quilt Museum is planned.  Crafts and other activities will enhance this program.  A Fashion Show will be held on Friday.  Deadline for this camp is Thursday, July 3. 

Both of these camps are designed for youth ages 8 (as of September 1, 2013) to 13 years of age.  Camps will start promptly at 9:00 am – lunch and snacks are provided.  Breakfast is available, if needed.  Camps end at approximately 4:15 pm.  Space is limited in these camps and money holds the spot.

For more information, please contact Muriel Turner at 352-486-5131.





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.