Community Calendar for the week of Nov. 10

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Bull Chip Fall Classic

The Levy County Fair Association invites you to Devil’s Den Springs in Williston, for an evening of foot stomping music, great food and good old fashion Fun.  

Join us from 7-11 p.m. BubbaQues will come to Williston and one admission price gets you dinner, dancing to Southbound Band and one Bull Chip Square.  If the bull “chooses” your square … you win prize money.

Tickets are available at Kloverleaf Tack & Western Wear in Williston, Bronson’s Ace Hardware and from any Fair board member.  For more information call the Fair office: (352) 528-2516 or (352) 528-2658. Adults $25, children $10.  Go to www.LevyCountyFair.com for additional information.

W.A.R. holds annual turkey dinner, meeting

W.A. R., the Withlacoochee Area Residents, holds its 3rd Annual Turkey Dinner and Quarterly Meeting, open to the public.  Dinner is at 6 p.m. at the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club. The meal includes fried turkey with all the fixin’s.  Cost: Adults, $10; children. under 12. $5. For more information, call 352-447-5434 or email directors@warinconline.com

Yankeetown library fall book sale
The friends of A. F. Knotts Public Library, 11 56th St., Yankeetown, is having a gigantic, what-a-bargain, fall book sale during library hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, and on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 3-8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 16-17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will continue at the Seafood Festival on Nov. 19-20.



Geneaology Society meeting
The Genealogy Society of Levy County will meet at 2 p.m. at the Levy County Quilt Museum, 11050 N.W. 10th Ave., Chiefland. There will be an informal Genealogy Workshop: Members to Members. The public is invited to attend, especially beginning genealogists


The Book Bunch

Meets at the Cedar Key Library meeting room at 1:30 p.m.   Kate Grenville's The Secret River will be discussed.  Subsequent books will be selected at this November meeting.

CFCAA board meeting
The Board of Directors of the Central Florida Community Action Agency will meet at 3 p.m. in the Gainesville office, 2606 N.W. 6th Street. Board committees (Executive, Finance & Audit, Development & Program Planning and Nominating & Personnel committees) will meet the same day beginning at 1:45 p.m. For more information, contact Monique Harrison at 352-373-7667, ext. 204.

Tobacco group meeting

The Levy Coalition against Tobacco will be meeting from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the community room at Capital City Bank of Chiefland. The public is invited to attend.


Nov. 12-Nov. 22

Thanksgiving Half-Price Book Sale 

The Friends Book Store at the Dunnellon Public Library, 20351Robinson Road, will have a Thanksgiving Half-Price Book Sale from Nov. 12 through Nov. 22. It's a storewide sale that includes thousands of books of all categories. The book store is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. All proceeds benefit the library.

Nov. 16

Veteran's benefit for nursing home residents

There will be a veteran's benefit for nursing home residents from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center, 606 N.E. 7th Street, Trenton. Jim Mash, Veteran's service Office of Gilchrist County, will be the guest speaker. This event is open to the residents, families and community. A box lunch will be provided to all those who RSVP by Nov. 14. To RSVP, contact Lilly Rooks of Social Services at 352-463-7101.

Nov. 17


Tourism task force meeting

The monthly meeting of the Original Florida Tourism Task Force will begin at 10 a.m. at Christopher's Christmas Shop & Village, 141 S. Byron Butler Parkway, Perry. Please RSVP by Nov. 15 by sending an email to thomas@ncfrpc.org. For more information, contact director Bryan Thomas at 352-9500-2200, ext. 106.

Nov. 19


Nature Coast Toys for Tots Run

The 7th Annual Nature Coast Toys for Tots Run will begin with a free sign-up for riders from 10:15 a.m. to noon at BubbaQue's in Chiefland. Riders, motorcycles only, will leave at 12:15 p.m. with a law enforcement escort to Charlie's Bar to deliver your cash donation or new, unwrapped toy and "have some fun." The toy run is authorized and sanctioned by the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

Anyone is welcome to attend the festivities at Charlie's Bar on U.S. Highway 19 south of Cross City. Riders will arrive at about 1 p.m. and there will be food, the Marine Corps, an auction, vendors, a full-service bar and live music with Steel Bridge, Dotti South & The Slackers and the Section 8 Band. For more information, contact run organizer Scott Turner at naturecoasttoysfortotsride@yahoo.com or Tri-County Toys for Tots coordinator Vince Arcadi at 352-542-2043.

Nov. 19-20

Annual Art, Craft and Seafood Festival

The 30th Annual Inglis-Yankeetown Lions Club Art, Craft & Seafood Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The festival is in Yankeetown on Riverside Drive.

There will be items of interest to everyone and plenty of seafood. Entertainment this year will include an Elvis show provided by Chris Diamond, Swamp Pop music from Cajun Dave Becnel and Bluegrass performed by the Skeeter Creek Band. Admission to the festival and parking are free. For more information, visit www.yankeetownseafoodfestival.com.

CK Keyhole Customer Appreciation Days

To help kick off the holiday season, the Cedar Keyhole Artist Co-op will be hosting Customer Appreciation Days. Everything in the store will be discounted by 10 percent with many select items marked down as much as 50 percent, look for the “green tags.” These are unique artist pieces, which can make great gifts at very reasonable prices.

Refreshments will be served both days. A portion of our profits will be donated to a Cedar Key charity.

Nov. 20

Withlacoochee Rubber Duck Race

The 3rd Annual Withlacoochee Rubber Duck Race begins at noon as part of the Inglis-Yankeetown Seafood Festival. Ducks can be purchased for $5 each, $25 for a "six quack," $50 for a "quackers dozen," or a flock of ducks (26) for $100. There's a grand prize of $300 and a "Lazy Duck" prize of $100. All donations go to the Ellie Schiller Education Center at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve. The race is approximately 100 yards and begins by the Withlacoochee River at Winding River Park.

For more information or to "make sure all of your ducks are in a row," call 352-447-6152 or email friendswgp@bellsouth.net. Checks may be mailed to WGP, P.O. Box 482, Yankeetown, Fl, 34498.

Dec. 3

Suwannee River Clean-up – the last 20 miles

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges, refuge staff and volunteers will gather for the assault on garbage at staging areas at Camp Azalea’s landing, Fowler’s Bluff and Suwannee Town. If you’d like to join in this community effort, call the Refuge at 352-493-0238.  Boats, kayaks and canoes are needed – bring your own, plus friends and family and pick a spot to clean up.