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Community Calendar for the week of Dec. 8

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 Thursday

 

  World War II veterans meet

All World War II Veterans are invited  to meet Thursday, Dec. 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Cedar Key at the Island Room at the Cedar Cove Beach & Yacht Club.

Once again, there will be a Toys For Tots box to fill, or if you wish, you may make a donation to our Soldiers Angels collection which goes to our men and women now serving our nation.  

Hope to see you on Dec. 8. Bring your spouse, a fellow veteran or care giver and join the camaraderie. We may even sing a few Christmas Caroles.

If you have any questions, call Virginia Lewis 352-528-2310 or Dot Halvorsen 352-542-7697. 

 

Dec. 10

 

Holiday Light at the light station

On Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Cedar Keys Light Station will be open for a bright holiday event, “Holiday Light”. There will be period-dress interpreters, refreshments and holiday season photo opportunities. Special-value holiday prices will be offered by tour boats. Join us for this special one-time event.

 

Methodist Women Holiday Bazaar 

The Cedar Key Methodist Women will host its Holiday Bazaar Saturday, Dec. 10, at the church located on 4th and SR 24. Baked goods, crafts and cookie walk will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch is also available: choice of beef stew or chili for $10. Kids 12 and under, $6.

 

Bandaid Botany

Calling all plant enthusiasts: Come to a presentation about the ornamental and wild spiny and thorny plants in Levy County.

A few spiny insects and caterpillars to watch out for are included. Most thorny plants have beautiful flowers, to invite the bee pollinators, but not large grazing animals.

This entertaining and informative talk by botanist and author Linda Curtis is sponsored by The Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges. See Linda’s website at www.curtistothethird.com.

The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cedar Key Public Library.

 

Dec. 12

 

Book club to meet

The Book Bunch will meet on Monday, Dec. 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Cedar Key Library's top floor meeting room. Nancy Horan’s “Loving Frank” will be discussed.  Subsequent books will be selected at this December meeting.

 

Dec. 17

 

Community Night in Cedar Key

Spend the evening out by watching the boats of Cedar Key decorated and lit as they follow a water course around the back of Dock Street. When the parade ends at City Park, visit with Santa Clam and enjoy a community-wide potluck. Bring a covered dish if you can. Please call Rose if you are interested in having your boat in the parade at 543-6346.

Other events that evening include:

• 5 p.m. Doggy Parade with $25 gift certificate to best doggy costume. Well behaved dogs and owners meet at 5 p.m. at 2nd and A St. Contact: Tom or Michelle at 352-543-6157.

• 6 p.m. Chili Community Dinner/Potluck at the park. For further information, contact Rose at the Aquaculture Center.

• At dark: Boat Parade and events from near Coconuts to City Beach. For further information, contact the Chamber.

• After Boat Parade and events: Caroling for all wanting to participate around town led by a trailered boat with carolers. Contact: Tom or Michelle at 352-543-6157.

 

Eagles to celebrate Christmas

The Cedar Key Eagles will be hosting its annual Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 4 p.m. until.

The Eagles will be celebrating its 22nd year of "People Helping People". Side dishes and desserts are welcome.

Please RSVP by calling (352) 543-9789.

 

Cedar Key Museum State Park

(the month of December)

 

The third annual Festival of Trees event will feature a beautiful display of holiday greenery displayed by local non-profit organizations. The trees will be on display during museum hours of Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. This event is free and visitors can vote for the favorite decorated tree. Please note there is a separate fee of $2 per person (free for children under six) to view the museum exhibits and the Whitman House. For more information, call (352) 543-5350.

 

Dec. 28

 

Non-Fiction book club to meet

The Non-Fiction Book Bunch will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 1:30 p.m. at the Cedar Key Library's top floor meeting room.

 

Jan. 13

 

       Honey Dewdrops coming to Cedar Key

The Honey Dewdrops, a Blue Grass duo and winners of 2008’s "A Praire Home Companion" Talent Show, will be in Concert on Friday, Jan. 13 at the Cedar Key Community Center.

The event will be presented by the Cedar Key Friends of the Library and more details will be coming.