Community Calendar (week of 6-26-14)

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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).

July 5

Light house open
   The Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge will host its open house on Seahorse Key with partners University of Florida Marine Research Lab staff and students July 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
   Refuge staff will celebrate another successful year of the Seahorse Key rookery and will open the doors of the lighthouse for self-guided tours.  Paddle out, catch a tour boat at the docks or use your own boat and join the fun.
   For more information, call 352-493-0238.

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 a 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.


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).