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Community Calendar (week of 8-28-14)

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August

Artist of the Month
The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for August is Joni Hoffman. Hoffman is principally a wood carver. Her carvings of duck decoys, herons, pelicans, egrets, as well as whimsical dogs and cats, are intricately rendered and then painted in appropriate colors. While Hoffman considers herself largely a carver, she also creates drawings, etchings, paintings and walking sticks. The walking sticks are carved local woods, highly embellished and fitted with bells, which serve to alert bears that humans are in the area.
The Cedar Keyhole is an artist co-op with 22 local and regional members. The gallery has been a working enterprise supporting the arts in Cedar Key and displaying the works of artists for 43 years. The Keyhole is located on historic 2nd Street in Cedar Key. The gallery is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday

Collector's show planned
For January 2015,  the Cedar Key Art Center would like to have a show of the fine works of art and crafts found in the homes of area collectors. If you own art work, paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs or fine crafts and would be willing to visually share those pieces with the rest of the community and our visitors to Cedar Key, we would like to display the work from Jan. 10 to Feb. 1. We have space for at least 30 pieces and maybe a few more depending on the size of the pieces submitted. The artwork, may be for sale, if for sale, it must have a price indicated, if not, NFS. All art work must be ready to hang with your name, title of the piece and price or NFS clearly indicated on the back. Your name will not be used on the exhibit card identifying the piece unless requested. If you are interested in lending to this show, please contact Henry Gernhardt, Gallery Director at 352-543-9165.
Schedule of deadlines and events:
Sept. 1 (2014) – last day to show intent to participate;
Dec. 15 –  Indicate number and sizes of work you will submit;
Jan. 5 (2015) – deadline for the delivery of your art to CKAC;
Jan. 10 – The show will open with a reception 5-7 p.m.;
Feb. 2, 3 – pick up your art and return it to that empty space on your wall.

September 6

Suwannee history and culture event
“Lore, Lies and Legends of the Suwannee,” an event aimed at capturing and showcasing the fast disappearing oral traditions of the Suwannee region, will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Dixie County Cultural Center (former Old Town School), beginning at 4 p.m.
The event will include a community cookout and bluegrass music, living history re-enactors and eight storytellers, mostly old-timers in their 80s with good stories to tell about how their families survived in earlier times.

September 27

MoMS to open in Cedar Key
Cedar Key Arts Center will host the opening of MoMS (Museum on Main Street) on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 5-7 p.m. at the Arts Center on Second Street.

October 4

Luke Corbitt Memorial Fishing Tournament
The 3rd annual Luke Corbitt memorial fishing tournament benefiting the  Children’s Table will be held Oct. 4, at the Waccasassa Boat Ramp in Gulf Hammock Florida. Registration is $25 and starts at 6 a.m. the day of the event at the boat ramp. For advanced registration, call 352-278-3379. There will be cash prizes for biggest red, biggest trout, biggest combo, and most unique fish caught. There will also be free food and door prizes.

October 10

Fly Fishing Expo in Crystal River
The Florida Fly Fishing Expo – the state’s only fly fishing show – returns to Plantation on Crystal River with fly casting and fly tying workshops for men, women and children of all skill levels. Featuring fishing stars Bob Clouser and Wanda Taylor, and the Southeast’s top fly casting instructors and expert fly tiers, the fifth annual expo is a chance to learn about the unique and varied fly fishing opportunities in Florida and the region.
The Florida Fly Fishing Expo takes place Oct. 10-11.
For more details on the EXPO please call 850-212-5396 or visit the web site fedflyfishers.org/Councils/Florida/EXPO.aspx

October 18

Second Swap Meet set
The Cedar Key Arts Center will be hosting its second Swap Meet will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, during the Seafood Festival. Bring your items to trade or sell. Items should represent art or art materials. Free-will donation if you have nothing to swap. Free participation by Cedar Key Arts Center members.

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).