Learn How to use your ‘Culinary (cooking) Herbs and Spices as Medicine’ at Kona Joe’s on Saturday, Nov. 19.
Join Nysie Watson, the Cedar Key Herbalist, for a few hours of informative discussion on how common household herbs can double as cure-alls for that midnight stomach upset, sore throat, cough and more.
Are the herbs in your kitchen still viable? Check the colors, smell, taste. Do you use olive oil and vinegars for cooking?
Come to Kona Joe’s from 4-6 p.m. for a fun and informative afternoon. Herbal teas will be served. Bring a pen and paper to take notes, copy recipes and names of herbal books and authors. Contact info will be given out where you too can get the freshest herbs available at half the prices of grocery stores. Experience an eye opening adventure. Pre-pay fee is $15 per person or $20 at the door.
Woman’s Club prepares for annual sale
The Cedar Key Woman’s Club will be holding its Annual Fall Fair and Yard Sale on Saturday, Nov. 26, at its Club House (the Yellow House), at 7391 State Road 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The sale grows each year, with vendors and crafters offering gift items including jewelry, hand painted visors, miniature lighthouses, shell ornaments, pottery and much more.
There will also be a large yard sale with “slightly used” items for the home; a snack bar offering a pulled pork plate for eating inside or for take out, a great menu for that football tailgate party; and, “Granny’s Cupboard” offering canned pickles and jams, and baked goods for that “someone special” on your list.
Vendors are welcome - this is a good time to clean out the closets and drawers and turn those unwanted items into cash for holiday shopping. Or, you can donate those items to the Cedar Key Woman’s Club. No clothes, though. Call 543-6837 for details and to reserve your space outside for $15 or inside for $20.
This annual event helps to provide funds for the many projects the Cedar Key Woman’s Club undertakes to help in the community.
A call to all artists
This December, the Cedar Key Art Center is sponsoring a holiday exhibition that is open to the community, titled, “Celebrate and Decorate”.
This is a call to all artists in the area to submit up to three pieces of artwork for this competition. Artwork can be in any artistic medium, including but not limited to photo, painting, printing, sculpture, pottery, carving, etc. Prizes will be awarded: first place $100; second place $75; third place $50; and $25 honorable mention. Art pieces are due at the Cedar Key Art Center by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29. There is no entry fee and entry forms can be obtained at the Cedar Key Art Center or online at www.cedarkeyartscenter.org.
The exhibit will open on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 5-7 p.m. So start creating or sorting through your creative works to find your submissions for this exciting holiday show.
TDC to meet
The Levy County Tourist Development Council will be holding its bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Visitors Bureau, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson.
Non-Fiction Book Club to meet
The Non-Fiction Book Bunch will meet in the Cedar Key Library’s upstairs meeting room.
“Bryson’s At Home” has not yet been discussed; you may wish to discuss your favorite portion of the book at this meeting.
“The Warmth of Other Suns” continues to be on the group’s list of upcoming books.
All are welcome to the book groups, bring a friend.
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.
Book Club to meet
The Book Brunch will meet on Monday, Dec. 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Cedar Key Library’s top floor meeting room. Come and help decide the season’s readings. All are welcome to the book groups, bring a friend.
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.