Community Calendar for the week of September 26

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 Artist of the Month


Frinfrock CK Artist of the Month

Potter Gary Frinfrock is September’s Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole.

Frinfrock creates  ingenious and functional pottery, including, but not limited to, plates, platters, mugs, chip-n-dip sets, microwave grills, bacon cookers, honey jars,  sugar and creamer sets, berry bowls, garlic keepers and myriad other works.  His reasonably priced works come in multiple color schemes and make wonderful gifts. 

The Cedar Keyhole, a 23 artist co-op, is located on 2nd St.  A wide range of art and gifts are available, all handmade and created by the artists of the co-op. The gallery is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Christmas and Thanksgiving.


Month of September


‘Art and Fine Craft Clearance Sale’

The Cedar Key Art Center is hosting an “Art and Fine Craft Clearance Sale” now through Oct. 15.  Incredible deals on original art and beautiful crafts.  Come on in and take a look. Located at 457 2nd Street, upstairs from the Cedar Keyhole Artist Co-op. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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. We will be glad to return your pictures after making copies.


Sept. 26


Levy tourism board meeting

The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet at 6 p.m. at the Visitor Bureau at 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. The meeting is open to the public.


Play golf to help children with a cure

The 19th Annual Tommy Usher Log-A-Load for kids Golf Classic, benefiting Children's Miracle Network at UF Health Shand’s children’s hospital, begins at Chiefland Golf & Country Club at 8 a.m. Registration and practice is at 8:30 a.m. Teams have shotgun start-morning round, lunch and program at noon, afternoon round shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.  and reception, winner announcements and grand prize drawing at 6.

Space is limited to 50 teams. For an application and fee information, contact Zak Seymour 386-462-4201 or Zseymour@farmcreditFL.com.


Annual Tourism Summit

The Pure Water Wilderness 2013 Tourism Summit will be Thursday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Trail Riders Club, 249 N.W. 241st St., Cross City. 

This year's theme is “Stimulate Economics Through Tourism.” Seminar topics include: “How Your Tourism Tax Dollars are spent” and “Successfully Marketing Your Business on a Limited Budget” will be presented by Anna Mikell.

Lunch will be provided, but there is limited seating. Register online at  www.PWW Chambercoalition.com or by calling 352-463-3467 or by FAX at 352-463-3469.


Sept. 28


Kicking Cancer's Butt poker run

The 4th Annual Kicking Cancer's Butt  Poker Run registers riders from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at The Gathering Table restaurant in Chiefland, then it's kickstands up for a ride through three counties that ends in Cedar Key.

There will be cash prizes for the best and worst hands, a free lunch, live music and raffles. Registration is $20 per bike which includes two hands and one shirt. Extra hands at $5 each. Extra Shirts are $10 each. 

For more information, go to BACKfightingcancer.org.




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.


Oct. 26


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 prior to and the day of the event.  To order a T-Shirt, call Levy ARC at 352-486-4293.  For more information or to help sponsor this event,  call Sean or Beth Mullins at 352-316-3260 or 352-528-2222.


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.


Festival Turns 50

On April 12-13, 2014 Cedar Key will be hosting its 50th Annual Spring Arts Festival.  What started as the Sidewalk Art Show in 1964 is now one of the most unique juried, fine arts and crafts festivals in Florida. The picturesque natural setting of Cedar Key, along with unmatchable hospitality, makes the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts a favorite for 120 top artists and over 20,000 visitors each year. For more information, visit www.Cedarkeyartsfestival.com.





Yoga and Pilates at the Library

Intermediate Yoga (CDs, some yoga experience helpful, free), Mon., Weds. 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.