Tree Lighting ceremony
‘A Cedar Key Christmas’ will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 with a tree lighting ceremony. Come watch the great Cedar Tree of Cedar Key light up for the holiday season, and sing some carols with your fellow neighbors. Hot cocoa, coffee and treats will be available for a small donation to the Chamber.
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.
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.
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.
Methodist Women Holiday Bazaar
The Cedar Key Methodist Women will host its Holiday Bazaar Saturday, Dec. 10, at the church located on 4th and SR 24. Baked goods, crafts and cookie walk will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch is also available: choice of beef stew or chili for $10. Kids 12 and under, $6.
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.
Community Night in Cedar Key
Spend the evening out by watching the boats of Cedar Key decorated and lit as they follow a water course around the back of Dock Street. When the parade ends at City Park, visit with Santa Clam and enjoy a community-wide potluck. Bring a covered dish if you can! Please call Rose if you are interested in having your boat in the parade at 543-6346.
Other events that evening include:
• 5 p.m. Doggy Parade with $25 gift certificate to best doggy costume. Well behaved dogs and owners meet at 5 p.m. at 2nd and A St. Contact: Tom or Michelle at 352-543-6157.
• 6 p.m. Chili Community Dinner/Potluck at the park. For further information, contact Rose at the Aquaculture Center.
• At dark: Boat Parade and events from near Coconuts to City Beach. For further information, contact the Chamber.
• After Boat Parade and events: Caroling for all wanting to participate around town led by a trailered boat with carolers. Contact: Tom or Michelle at 352-543-6157.
Cedar Key Museum State Park
(the month of December)
The third annual Festival of Trees event will feature a beautiful display of holiday greenery displayed by local non-profit organizations. The trees will be on display during museum hours of Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. This event is free and visitors can vote for the favorite decorated tree. Please note there is a separate fee of $2 per person (free for children under six) to view the museum exhibits and the Whitman House. For more information, call (352) 543-5350.