Community Calendar for the week of September 5

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 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 the end of September.  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.





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. 10


An offer to sell your art

Are you an artist, a collector of art or collectibles and now find that your work/collections has outgrown your available space?  Are you willing to pass on some of your treasurers at a very reasonable price so that others may enjoy them? 

If so, the Cedar Key Art Center is offering space for you to sell your wares at a reduced commission rate starting now through the end of September.

If you are interested in participating in this first-time program, please contact Donna at 352-528-6453 for more details.  Items can be brought in any time starting now but no later then  Sept. 10, 2013.

This will be an ongoing show, as items sell, new items may be brought in.



Sept. 13-15


Pirate Invasion Weekend

Come spend a fun-filled, adult-, child- and pet-friendly weekend in the village of Cedar Key. The Cedar Key Pirates in Paradise invite you to be their guests of honor as they welcome pirates and pirate groups from all over on Sept. 13-15. There will be pirate-themed activities all weekend long. The weekend will be kicking off with a Meet & Greet on Friday evening from 6-9 p.m. at the community center, followed by a children’s pirate movie at the Cedar Key Library, Dining, Drinking and Dancing on Dock Street and concluding with free spinners on Dock Street at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday kicks off with a Pirate Breakfast at area “pirate-friendly” restaurants. From 10-11 a.m. the Pirate Invasion will begin at the City Park, followed by children’s events and an adult scavenger/treasure hunt. Numerous events are scheduled throughout the day, culminating with sunset cruises beginning at 6 p.m. and events going well into the evening.



Sept. 15-18


Quilting Retreat

Cedar Key Quilting Retreat will be held Sept. 15-18, 

sponsored by the Salty Needle Quilt Shop. Come stay in beautiful Cedar Key for four nights with most meals  included. Call for more info 352-543-9779 or email bethjdavis@bellsouth.net.



Sept. 26

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.PWWChambercoalition.com or by calling 352-463-3467 or by FAX at 352-463-3469.




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. 5


Purple Pinkie Peanut Run/5K

The Williston Rotary Club will sponsor a 5K run and a one mile fun run/walk Saturday, Oct. 5 beginning at 8 a.m.

The entry fee is $25 prior to Sept. 20 and will include a commemorative T-shirt. Participants may register after that date for $30 but T-shirts are not guaranteed.

Proceeds from the run will benefit Rotary International’s Purple Pinkie Program and local educational programs.

To register, visit active.com.



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), 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.