Community Calendar for the week of October 24

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Month of October


Levine Keyhole’s Artist of the Month

The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month is Richard Levine, a wood turner who uses local woods, such as cherry, maple, cypress and oak to create his art.

He integrates the grain and imperfections in the wood into the creative process, which makes each piece unique. A popular item that Levine creates is a pen, using a 45mm shell as the working parts and turning the barrel from various woods. Additionally, Levine creates bowls, trays, urns, vases and platters, to name but a few. A sampling of his work is featured in the display window of the gallery for the month of October.

The Cedar Keyhole is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located on 2nd Street in Cedar Key.



Ongoing this month


Share your Spring Art Festival memories

Next April 12-13, Cedar Key will be hosting its 50th Annual Spring Arts Festival. What was started in 1964 as the Cedar Key Sidewalk Arts Festival is now the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts. We are hoping to bring back memories of times gone by and feature some of the special pictures and stories that go along with 50 years of celebrating art in Cedar Key. If you have stories or pictures to share please contact: Bev Ringenberg, cedarkeyartsfestival@gmail.com, 352-543-0362 or mail items to PO Box 298, Cedar Key, Florida 32625.




CKAC October workshops

• Every Wednesday, 9 a.m., Wooden Boat Builders, contact Earl Starnes.

• October 18: Pine Needle Basketry II with Diane Moore, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn the ancient art of creating and decorating beautiful baskets using all natural materials and Florida pine needles. Diane will provide individualized instruction to eight students. Beginning and advanced students are welcome to attend.  Contact Diane at FloridaBaskets@gmail.com or 386-405-0367 for more information.

• October 23: Beaded Bracelet with Joni Seilaff, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Create a lovely bracelet using beads and Swarovski crystals to form this unique pattern. Some beading experience helpful. Contact Joni at jomi74@aol.com for more information.


Arts center to host boat tour, art exhibit

Call to Artists: last week in October; Scope of work: all artists who live in Levy county, including the towns of Yankeetown, Inglis and Cedar Key and are interested in the effects of coastal change in Levy county are invited. The artists will travel on a scheduled tour, and receive information about the coastal changes present in Levy County.

The artists will submit work which will be curated and displayed in the MAG in Feb. of 2014. The artists are encouraged to be present at the opening which will be sponsored by the Cedar Key Arts Center. 

For more information, call Amy Gernhardt, Cedar Key Arts Center, 352-215-2096.





8th Annual Ride to Provide aids Levy ARC 

The 8th Annual Ride to Provide, a fundraiser for the ARC of Levy County starts at Bronson High School with registration, breakfast treats and coffee at 7:30 a.m. provided by Southern Sisters Hospitality. Kickstands go up at 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at www.ridetoprovide.net. 

This law enforcement-escorted ride is approximately 64 miles and will travel through scenic Levy County.  This ride is free of cost but donations are greatly appreciated.  

Riders and the public can purchase a buffet style meal with hamburgers and hotdogs at the end of the ride.  Ride to Provide T-shirts will be available for purchase.  To order a T-shirt, call Levy ARC at 352-486-4293.  For more information or to sponsor this event,  call Sean or Beth Mullins at 352-316-3260 or 352-528-2222.


Beast Feast supports schools

The Levy County Schools Foundation will be hosting its 4th Annual Beast Feast at the Etheridge Cracker House, located at Northeast 140th Avenue, Williston. The Cracker House offers a beautiful country setting, with a covered area in case of less-than-perfect weather. The gate opens at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will begin being served at 6 p.m.  Specialties such as gator tail, possum ribs and venison, along with some good old fashioned southern classics like mullet, grits and swamp cabbage will be served up by some of Levy County’s very own businesses, politicians and community groups. Door prizes will be given throughout the evening, and the event will wrap up with a live auction. Adult tickets are $20 each in advance or $25 at the gate. Student tickets are $10 for children 8 to 17 years old,  available at the gate only. Children 7 years and under are free. Adult Tickets may be purchased at any Capital City Bank, Drummond Community Bank, Suncoast Schools Credit Union branches across Levy County and at Beef O’Brady’s in Chiefland.  If your business, community organization, club or group would like to participate, you may prepare and serve a food, donate door prizes or auction items. Please contact Angela Johnson at 352-486-3404.


Church to hold yard sale

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Chiefland, will hold a yard sale Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Items available will include tools, furniture, appliances and household items. Proceeds benefit  the local parish. For more information, all Ron Colman at 352-281-0514.



Dec. 1


Call to artists:

The next Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in Cedar Key is scheduled for April 12-13, 2014.  Applications for this juried fine arts and crafts festival are now being accepted through zapplications.com. 120 artists, $14,000 in awards, complementary artist’s breakfast and Saturday evening reception.  This annual event, now in its 50th year, draws over 20,000 visitors to the small island community on Florida’s Nature Coast. There is $32 entry fee, $165 booth fee. The deadline is Dec. 1, 2013. For more information, visit www.cedarkeyartsfestival.com or call 352-543-5400.




Yoga and Pilates at the Library

Intermediate Yoga (CDs, some yoga experience helpful, free), Monday, Wednesday 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.


Zumba offered twice a week

Zumba Fitness with Sarah Beth will be offered at the Cedar Key Community Center, 809 6th Street. This program is designed for everyone - all ages, sizes and fitness levels. Class is each Sunday and Tuesday evening 6-7 p.m. and is $5 per class. For more information, contact Sarah Beth at 352-443-2354 or via email: zumbasarahbeth@gmail.com.


Operation PETSNIP

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.