Community Calendar for the week of April 26

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Rally round Cedar Key
Cedar Key is one of the nominees for the Ultimate Fishing Town through World Fishing Network.com (WFN). Now is the time for all you fishermen, guides, restaurants and accommodation owners to share your pictures and videos, so the rest of the world can see why Cedar Key should be the Ultimate Fishing Town. Follow this link: www.worldfishingnetwork.com/uft/town/cedarkey-fl.  
Please share this information with your database and encourage them to supply their fishing experiences in Cedar Key by downloading them to the website.
Rally your friends, get the word out on Facebook, tweet ‘til your heart sings and let the world know Cedar Key is the Ultimate Fishing Town.  Cedar Key could win a $25,000 donation and be featured on WFN.


A sweet tradition continues...
For many years, the Cedar Key Woman's Club has offered to bake for restaurants over Festival weekends. This offers a service to our Island hosts over three extremely busy days when thousands of visitors come to Cedar Key and the donations for "Festival Cakes" help our community. The CKWC supports the community with donations to the school, to our punlic library, the food pantry, the seniors' lunches and other Cedar Key charitable projects.
For the past two years the Woman's Club extended this service for private household orders, too – and the community responded.
 A large homemade cake or other dessert may be ordered and delivered. You can request a delicious dessert and support our community by calling 352-543-9409 anytime up to Festival weekend.

Used book sale
Friends of the Cedar Key Library Book Sale will be Friday, April 27,  from noon to 4 p.m. behind the library.
All proceeds benefit the Cedar Key Library.

Bull Bash at Carters Arena
The Chiefland FFA Alumni Chapter holds the Annual Bull Bash Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. each night at Carters Arena.
Come watch rodeo clown Cliff “Hollywood” Harris of Micanopy and announcer Roger Mooney of Ellijay, Ga. There promises to be lots of bull-riding action for a fun-filled family event.
Advance tickets are on sale at Chiefland Farm Supply, Crossroads Country Store and The Deer Camp, in Chiefland, and Klover Leaf Tack and Western Wear in Williston. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the gate, with children 5 years and under free.
Proceeds benefit the local Chiefland FFA Chapters.


AMVETS gets ready for Wild Hog race
AMVETS Post 88 is ready for another great running of the 35th Annual Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race on April 28. This is our 7th year hosting this wild and exciting canoe and kayak race. Two kayak classes have been added this year: women and seniors.
Please check out the website www.wildhog.wetpaint.com.
The annual race benefits the Levy ARC in Otter Creek.
The community's help is needed to make this happen. If you would like to sponsor the race, regardless if you are a business or individual, we welcome you. We need racers. AMVETS members are out and about in the Levy county area selling sponsorships and raffle tickets and asking businesses to be sponsors.  If you would like a sponsor form or a brochure to register for the race or if you have any questions, call Margie or Clyde McGarva at 352-486-2535.

Used book sale
Friends of the Cedar Key Library Book Sale will be held Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. behind the Library.
All proceeds benefit the Cedar Key Library.


Worldwide Pinhole Day
Sunday, April 29, is Worldwide Pinhole Day. On this day anyone, anywhere in the world, who makes a pinhole photograph on that last Sunday in April, can scan it and upload it to: www.pinholdeday.org where it will become part of the annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day celebration’s online gallery.
 Those Arts Center members interested in participating in the Pinhole Day have met on Wednesday at the Arts Center darkroom to learn about and explore pinhole photography. No prior knowledge in photography is required. Participants, with help from Chris Harkness, have learned how to make their own pinhole cameras, and make and process pinhole photos in the Arts Center’s Darkroom.


Workshop for Certified Shellfish Wholesalers
The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture, announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited. The event will be held on Monday, April 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the Senator George Kirkpatrick Marine Laboratory, 11350 S.W. 153rd County, Cedar Key. Staff will discuss certified shellfish processor HACCP plans and new/time temperature requirements recently adopted by the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference’s executive board. Attendance of this meeting by certified shellfish processors is highly encouraged. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Chris Brooks at 1203 Governor’s Square Blvd., Suite 501, Tallahassee, FL, 32301-2961, 850-410-0858 or email at: christopher.brooks@freshfromflorida.com.

May 9

Recycling awards coming May 9
On May 9, at 9 a.m. at the Community Center, the city will be hosting a program titled, “ The City of Cedar Key Energy Conservation Grant Educational Outreach Program”. A long title, but the meeting will be brief, less than an hour.
There will be awards given to businesses and there will be assets and information for businesses that will help to reduce energy usage. Plan to attend, it will be well worth your time.