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Community Calendar (week of 7-10-14)

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Summer arts program
The Keyhole Gallery is hosting summer art programs for kids this summer. Teen camps will be in the mornings, and children's programs will be in the afternoons. There is a scholarship program for families that might have trouble financially.
Registration forms are available in the summer newsletter, at the Keyhole and the Cedar Key School.
For more information, contact Amy Gernhardt at 352-215-2096, amyjojones4@gmail.com.

Vacation Bible school
The Cedar Key United Methodist Church will be setting up an educational link for anyone wishing to get involved in this year's vacation Bible school or for more information about a child who wishes to attend.
The link: www.vacationbibleschool.com/CedarKeyUMC.

Monday

CKAC art programs
The Cedar Key Arts Center will host a 37 students for its annual Summer Art Program. The program has 25 children, 5th grade and under, and the teen art program has 12 enrollees.
The teen art program will run from 10 a.m. until noon, then the summer art program for children will run from 1-3 p.m.
The first day of classes is July 14, concluding with an exhibit of the students' art at a reception at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 25, at the Arts Center.
The younger students will create Chihuly style assemblages using recycled plastic bottles and jugs. They will be working in partnership with Pirates for a special show. Participants will also do weaving, painting, print making, guitar drawing/painting, make clay birds, do art journals, paper sculptures, glazing with tiles and many other activities.
For a schedule of events, contact the Cedar Key Arts Center at cedarkeyartcenter@gmail.com.

  July 17

Chamber meets
The next open meeting of the Greater Area Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce is at Nature's Landing, July 17, at 8:45 a.m.

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.

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).