Month of June
Artist of the Month
The Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole is Cynthia Pagel, a multi-faceted artist who is a printmaker, graphic designer, painter, sign painter and custom picture framer. Pagel’s prints and encaustics are exhibited in the Cedar Keyhole. Her images run the gamut from abstract to graphic to realistic and many of her prints are hand painted.
The Cedar Keyhole, a 23 artist co-op, is located on 2nd St. The gallery is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Breast cancer fund raiser
Bulls for Boobs is a bull ride benefiting the “Michelle-O-Gram, a local breast cancer prevention organization. Gates open at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with rides starting at 7:30 p.m. at Carters Arena off County Road 345 South.
This bull ride will help save lives. “Come see the first ever” Pink Rodeo Bull wearing a hot pink ballerina tutu.
Tickets in advance are adult, $10; children ages 6-17, $5; family packets of two adults and 2 children for $25, kids 5 and under. Advance ticket sales locations: BubbaQue’s, Aaron’s Sales & Lease, ABC Pizza, Ace Hardware, the Deer Camp, Deke’s Steak House and the BBQ Shack.
Tickets day of show are adult, $12, ages 6-17, $6, family packets, $30.
For more info email to: Renegaderodeo.net or call 352-535-5193 / 407-697-1428.
Public Safety Expo
The second annual Levy County Public Safety Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at the Bronson Youth League Field, 220 Picnic St., Bronson. The event is free.
There will be helicopters, fire trucks, ambulances, law enforcement vehicles and other public safety, emergency and disaster vehicles will be available for inspection. Personnel will also be on hand to explain the equipment’s function. There will also be demonstrations by emergency personnel and free CPR training.
Concessions will be available with all profits going to the Bronson Youth League.
WWII veterans meeting
“World War II Vets and Proud of It” will meet at Hobo’s in Trenton at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 13. The group meets in the three or four counties from September thru June. We lost one of our members, Mary Ann McQueen. She passed away this month. Please come and bring a friend, spouse or caregiver. Any questions please call Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.
Operation Christmas shoebox
On Monday, June 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. Chiefland’s Beef O’Brady’s will donate 10% of the proceeds from your orders to transport Operation Christmas Child’s “shoeboxes” from our area to Atlanta, Ga.
Churches, schools and many more will be making “shoeboxes”—filled with toys, school supplies and basic necessities. Our packed shoe box gifts, joined by millions of others, are now on their way to needy children in 100 countries. During the 2012 collection season, Operation Christmas Child reached a milestone—more than 100 million children have been impacted by the power of a simple gift since 1993.
For more info please call Juanita at 339-0747.
Light station to open twice this summer
Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge announced the dates for its upcoming Seahorse Key Open House events. There will be eight in all - more than ever before.
Manager Andrew Gude explained, “We hope to introduce more visitors to the Cedar Keys Light Station by offering more open house dates. Each event will be thematic featuring either the research being carried out by the University of Florida’s Marine Research Lab or the history of the island and its historic light station.”
The next open house event will take place on July 6, to celebrate the fledging of the young birds of the rookery. Later, on Aug. 3, the anniversary of the light station will be celebrated by the Refuge and Levy County and Cedar Key Historical Societies.
Mark your calendars and join the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge at Seahorse Key for spectacular summer events for the whole family.
Yoga and Pilates at the Library
Intermediate Yoga (CDs, some yoga experience helpful, free), Mon., Weds. and Friday, 8-9:30 a.m. at the CK Library.
Pilates (intermediate, free) - Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-8:30 a.m. at the CK Library.
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.