Community Calendar for the week of January 2

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 January 4


Wearable Art Project

Art and fashion have always gone hand in glove and many museums are featuring wearable art these days. In January, the Cedar Key Arts Center will be featuring the Wearable Art Project in the Main Gallery which will include a number of local artists who have thought outside the dress form to create some museum-worthy pieces. 

Put Jan. 4 on your calendar and join us for the opening reception, which is from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Arts Center

The show will run until Jan. 28. Gallery hours are from 10 - 5 p.m., daily. 

For more information, contact Sarah Westenberg 352-543-5603.



Beginning January 7


Arts Center January workshops

Tuesday, Jan. 7 – Continuing Techniques of Tonalist Painting with Bob Goodlett, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Bring your canvas, brushes, easel and linseed oil. For intermediate level students.  Contact Bob at Goodlettville@bellsouth.net or 352-465-4226.

Thursday & Friday, Jan. 16-17 – Freedom of Acrylics with Jane Slivka, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Slivka will demonstrate how to paint vibrant and exciting paintings that will come to life with ease. She is an award-winning artist and a highly recommended teacher. Contact Jane at  janeslivaka@gmail.com.

Monday, Jan. 20 – Texturized Tinting Watercolor Painting for Everyone with Sandra Allen. Time is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (bring a sack lunch).  No previous experience required. Class size limited to six.  You may wish to bring your own watercolor paints and brushes if you have them. Contact Sandra at sallen41@frontier.com or 352-543-6208.



January 16


Dinner, auction to benefit

children’s art program

The Cedar Key Community Center will be the setting for a gourmet dinner catered by the Island Room with a  raffle and silent auction that will benefit the children’s arts programs. 

Sponsored by the Cedar Key Arts Center the event is on Thursday, Jan. 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. The Community Center is at 6th and F Street in Cedar Key.

Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the Keyhole and from arts center members.

All proceeds will go to the CKAC Children’s Art Summer Program, including scholarships for youngsters and other Children’s Art activities.


January 29


Empty Bowls fund raiser

The Cedar Key United Methodist Church will be hosting Empty Bowls, a fund raiser for the Cedar Key Community Food Pantry. The event will be held on Jan. 29, 2014 beginning at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Marie Lewis at 352-467-4703.


March 31


Kids’ Wildlife Habitat contest

On Earth Day in April of next year, the Florida Wildlife Federation will award a commemorative plaque and an age-suitable gardening book to the Florida kid or kids 12 years old or under who have helped to establish and maintain a habitat for wildlife at home or on school property. The habitat will also be featured on our website and in our newsletter. Entries close March 31, 2014.

It’s easy to enter. Just tell us how the habitat provides the following elements, food, water, cover, and a place to raise young. Send some photos of your habitat, preferably with children working there. 

Teachers, please note that it is not necessary for schoolyard habitats to be certified by National Wildlife Federation or any other organization, just that they provide the four necessary elements for a good wildlife habitat. We are especially interested in the science that students learn in the habitat.

A description and photos of the habitat can be mailed to the Blairstone Pines address above, or e-mailed to patricia@fwfonline.org.

Email patricia@fwfonline.org  or call the FWF office at 850-656-7113 for more information, if needed.  See our website at www.fwfonline.org for photos and information about previous winners and the PowerPoint and videos there for general habitat information.





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.