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Community Calendar (week of 5-22-14)

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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.

Friday

DAV to hold fund raiser
The local Tri-County Chapter 63 of the Disabled American Veterans will be holding a fund raiser this weekend in Chiefland.
On Friday, May 23, the DAV will be set up at Winn Dixie and on Saturday and Sunday, May 24-25, the DAV will be set up at the entrance to the Chiefland Flea Market.
DAV Chapter 63 Commander Fred J. Heinrich said that all proceeds raised will be used to benefit local disabled veterans via the four area nursing homes as well as the VA hospital.
“Since we do not have a bar or restaurant, we must rely on our local community to help,” Heinrich said. “All donations stay in the Tri-County area and are not sent out of state. Thank you for helping us help them.”

June 14

Bronson Class of '74 to meet
Meet and greet your classmates from 40 years ago  Saturday, June 14 at The Gathering Table Restaurant, 116 North Main St., Chiefland when the Bronson High School Class of 1974 gathers for its reunion.  
Classmates will meet at 5 p.m. and have dinner at 6:30 p.m.– seafood buffet or order off the menu. Everyone pays for his own meal. Dress is casual.  
Pre-order your “Reunion T-Shirt” by May 23.  T-Shirts (blue with orange lettering) are $8 (S – XL), $10 (XX) and $11 (XXX).  Make checks payable to Donna Efferen Cohoon and mail to P.O. Box 765, Bronson, FL  32621.  
Class of ‘74 Reunion is open to all BHS ‘74 graduates and anyone who went to school with the class but did not graduate at BHS. Please spread the word of the reunion.  For more information, check out the Facebook page at “Bronson High School – Class of 1974” or contact:  Donna Efferen Cohoon 352-210-7604, Buddy Luke 352-318-3952, Diane Mikell Price 352-316-4474, Doris Mongo Strong 352-415-5108 or Jeff Williams 352-493-2157.

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.

August 1

2015 OFCA design contest
The theme for the 2015 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Design Contest is “Seeing the Art in Nature”.
Surrounded by nature’s beauty, Cedar Key is the perfect place to see, experience and celebrate the art in nature all around us. In addition to being used on all promotional materials (posters, ads, postcards, T-shirts, etc.) the design will be the symbol of our goal to implement Cedar Key’s first sustainable festival and further enhance our reputation as model for energy awareness, conservation and sustainability.
Entries are due by Aug. 1, 2014. Digital images should be forwarded to cedarkeyartsfestival@gmail.com.
Maximum of two entries per artist. Winner will be announced by Sept. 1, 2014.

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.