Community Calendar for the week of Nov. 3

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Jumping Sturgeons: What's It All About?

The Suwannee River supports the largest population of the Gulf Sturgeon, a species unique to Gulf Coast Rivers.  The Gulf Sturgeon, a member of an ancient group of fishes, and the largest fish (up to 8 feet long and 200 pounds) inhabiting the Suwannee River, signals the health of the ecosystem.  When conditions are good for the sturgeon, they are good for most other fish in the river.  

Fished commercially until 1984, the Gulf Sturgeon population has rebounded, now numbering about 15,000.  But the increased numbers of sturgeon, coupled with a habit of jumping during summer, have led to a number of boat-sturgeon collisions.  

Why do sturgeons jump?  What is this behavior all about?  What can be done to minimize collisions? Get the latest scientific information on our Suwannee Gulf Sturgeon and learn why these curious fish jump.



Saturday, Nov. 5


Cuban frog invasion

Eric Suarez will speak about the dangerously invasive Cuban frog that has made its way to Cedar Key. First found in Fowlers Bluff, it has taken over local yards. It is eating native frogs and must be controlled. He will explain how to identify the invader and how to euthanize it safely and painlessly.   

Come to the library meeting room at 10:30 a.m. to learn more or call 493-0238. Presented by the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys NWR.


Cedar Key reunion

If you were a teen in Cedar Key during the 1960s, come by the Island Room Restaurant, just past the city park and basketball court, from 1-5 p.m. The cost is $25 per person and includes food and beer.


Cedar Key Arts Center 

Member Gallery opening

The opening will feature the artistic works of Libby Cagle and Bill Roberts. 

Libby Cagle is a lifelong Florida resident, who moved to the Cedar Key area in 2008. She creates art in several media including watercolor, oil, monotype and mosaics. This exhibit will include art works of scenes from her travels, near and far. More of her work can be viewed at www.ibbysart.com  and at Island Arts in Cedar Key. 

The Main Gallery will be opening at the same time with a show of the works of Bill Roberts. He has been painting for over 60 years. His wonderful paintings will bring back memories of local scenery and the old houses, boats and cars that used to dot the landscapes. Join us for these two great exhibits from 5-7 p.m.


Saturday, Nov. 12


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.


Monday, Nov. 14


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.


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.