FOL schedule events
The Cedar Key Friends of the Library have the following events scheduled:
- Silent Film Festival: Three Ages, starring Buster Keaton and Wallace Beery with Jesse Beller on the keyboard will be shown on Thursday, Feb 9, at 7 p.m., upstairs in the Library.
- Valentine's Day Flower Sale: Monday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 1-2 p.m. near the post office.
- Used Book Sale: Saturday, Feb. 18, from 1-2 p.m. behind the Library.
Chamber Mixer set at Ken’s
The Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce will be holding its next mixer at Ken’s Diner on Dock Street at 5 p.m. on Feb. 9.
The $5 admission will get you one beverage of your choice and you will be supporting the Chamber’s Welcome Center operations.
The dinner fare at Ken’s is optional, cash or credit cards are accepted.
Come spend an evening networking with Chamber friends. Bring a guest - for an additional $5 - and be eligible for one of several drawings. If you join the Chamber that night, membership dues will be reduced by $5.
Airstream RV Owners Club Rally
The Airstream Owners Club of Big Bend Florida will be hosting a family camping weekend in historic Cedar Key at the Cedar Key RV Resort. The family camping event will start on Feb. 9 and will end on Sunday, Feb. 12. Airstream and Argosy RV owners from as far away as Texas are expected to attend this camping rally. The theme of the rally will be “Springtime in Cedar Key”. Please contact the club president, Elna Thompson, for registration information at (850) 766-0036. Visit the club’s website at www.bigbendfl.wbccinet for more information about the club.
Butterflies in refuge topic of talk
Barbara Woodmansee will give a presentation about the butterflies in the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge at 10:30 a.m. at the Cedar Key Library. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge.
Using her extensive collection of photos from the Refuge, she will focus on the families of butterflies in the refuge. Barbara will provide tips on how to distinguish different species and how to locate them. She will also distinguish the difference between day-flying moths and butterflies. Barbara will bring a check list for folks interested in recording their sightings of butterflies.
‘Armchair’ tour of Levy cemeteries
The Genealogy and History Society of Levy County will meet on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Levy County Quilt Museum, 11050 NW 10th Avenue, Chiefland.
Guest speaker will be Levy County Historian and author, Toni Collins, who will present a PowerPoint program on the history of some of the 82 known Levy County family, church and community cemeteries. Collins also will give a brief history of the persons interred in the cemeteries which will be visited on the “armchair tour.”
Historian Lindon Lindsey, author of “Cemeteries of Levy and Other Counties”, also will attend to answer questions and help interested persons with the location of cemeteries.
The program starts at 2 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend to learn more about the history and heritage of Levy County.
For more information please call President, Bonnie Hill at (352) 507-2428.
Book Club to meet
The Book Bunch will meet on Monday, Feb. 13, at 1:30 p.m. at the Cedar Key Library’s top floor meeting room when Tatiana de Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key will be discussed. Subsequent books include: Geraldine Brooks’ March for the Month of March; Jane Smiley’s The All True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton for April.
Lion’s Valentine’s Dinner and Dance
The annual Lion's Club Valentine's Dinner and Dance will be held Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Community Center.
Cost is $25 per person. Dinner will be catered by The Island Room Restaurant and feature live music by The Dock Street Band. A silent auction will also be held.
Dinner menu consists of: garden salad with buttermilk herb dressing, fresh baked rolls, Fruit de Mer (fresh seafood in a hearty tomato sauce), beef brisket, baked Mahi-Mahi, roasted new potatoes, steamed vegetables and desserts.
Tickets are available from any Lion's Club member.
Democratic Committee to meet
The Levy County Democratic Executive Committee will be holding its’ regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. at the Bronson Restaurant, 157 Hathaway Avenue, in Bronson. All party members and supporters are invited to attend this very important, open meeting.
Summer Arts benefit dinner
The 2012 Children’s Summer Art Program Benefit Dinner, sponsored by The Cedar Key Arts Center, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m., upstairs at the Art Center.
The dinner will be a three course gourmet dinner created by The Island Room. The cost is $25 per person and includes beverage, tax and tip.
There will also be a raffle of original art and other fun items.
Call 543-6520 to make reservations.
Non-Fiction Book Bunch
The Non-Fiction Book Bunch will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 1:30 p.m. when The Immortal Live of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot will be discussed. Subsequent book include:
• Thomas L. Friedman’s and Michael Mandelbaum’s That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back for March;
• Jon Krakauer’s Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer for April;
• Erik Larson’s Issac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History for May.
Woman’s Club raffle benefits veterans
The Cedar Key Woman’s Club is fund-raising for Fisher House, the home away from home for veterans’ families while they are being treated at the VA Hospital in Gainesville. While many other states have a Fisher House, Gainesville’s facility has yet to be built.
The club is selling 250 raffle tickets for $10 each, with a prize of $500 going to the winner. The drawing will be at the club’s fashion show on March 15 at the Cedar Key Community Center. Tickets are for sale at Déjà Vu, Curmudgeonalia Book Store, Kona Joe’s, and from any club member.
A multitude of people in Cedar Key utilize the VA medical facility in Gainesville. By supporting the CKWC and buying a raffle ticket, you will be helping to insure that our local veterans and their families have a place to stay when receiving care at the VA.
For more information call, Eileen Senecal at 543-9850.