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Community Calendar (week of 6-12-14)

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Coming in June

Raku party planning under way
This summer, the Cedar Key Art Center is going to try something a little different. If you would like to participate, send an e-mail to amyjojones4@gmail.com.
Participants will make a piece of pottery from raku clay which can be picked up from Cedar Key Pottery. A class will be planned in June, once a group is put together who will make their pieces and have them bisque fired in time for the party.
The center is then planning a raku party for the Arts Center backyard.

Thursday

Vets to meet
"WWII Vets and Proud of It" will meet June 12, at AdaBlue Café in Cedar Key at Sunset Isle RV Park at 11 a.m.
If you need a ride or need information, contact Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

Saturday

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.

Monday

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.

June 26

Volunteer training opportunities
Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, licensed 1985, will conduct its next General Orientation Class for new volunteers on Thursday, June 26, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 304 N. Main Street, Chiefland. This prepares volunteers to assist in our offices and at the Thrift & Gift Shoppe. To assist patients and their families, you will also need to complete the Patient Support Training Class, offered from 12 to 1:30 p.m. that day. For information or to reserve your space, call Volunteer Services Manager Barbara Leanza at 352-493-1181 (866-642-0962 toll free).

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.

Monthly Grief Support group
“Ten Touchstones for Grief,” an ongoing support group to help anyone who is grieving find hope and healing, is held from 10-11:30 a.m. the last Tuesday of every month at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast (licensed 1985), 304 N. Main Street in Chiefland. You may start attending this group at any time. For more information, call Grief Specialist Brian J. Coleman at 386-454-1338 or 866-642-0962 (toll free).