Communuty Calendar (week of 5-1-2014)

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Month of May

Artist of the Month
The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for May is Carol Seidman.
Seidman creates both functional and decorative pottery. Her glazes include gorgeous shades of aquas, turquoises and oxblood reds, but she doesn’t hesitate to use other colors in interesting ways. Seidman has been a potter for 30 years and has taught pottery as well, but she concentrates solely on creating works at this time. She believes that functional pottery can be beautiful and interesting and her pottery repertoire is ever-evolving – the mark of a truly creative artist.
The Cedar Keyhole is an artist co-op with 23 local and regional members. The gallery has been a working enterprise supporting the arts in Cedar Key and displaying the works of artists for 48 years. The Keyhole is located on historic 2nd Street in Cedar Key, an island in the Gulf of Mexico. The gallery is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


30th Annual Cedar Key Small Boat Meet
The 30th Cedar Key Small Boat Meet is usually the first full weekend in May. Organizers are looking at May 2-5. It is completely informal. Tides and weather are still the only organization. There are no planned events, signups or fees.
All shallow draft boats are welcome: canoes and kayaks, catboats and catamarans; trimarans, rowboats and sailing dinghies; scows, sharpies and sampans; punts, pirogues, prams and pirates’ yawlboats. Wildlife observers note: the food chain at Cedar Key is complete in the water and ashore. The nutrients flowing out with the clean Suwannee mix with oxygenated water riffling through the cape’s islands and channels. Birds, bugs, fish, shellfish, turtles, alligators and marine mammals all thrive. For information call Dave Lucas at  941-704-6736, or email at: skipjack@tampabay.rr.com, or 586-215-7060, huhorton@gmail.com.

SHINE to offer help
Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs?
Can't afford to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your check every month?
Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options?
Whether you are a Medicare beneficiary, family member or caregiver, SHINE, a volunteer program under the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, provides you with free, unbiased and cofidential information.
For assistance, please call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to have a volunteer return your call or come see us at:
• Wed., May 7, 10 a.m. - noon; Williston Public Library;
• Wed., May 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m.,Bronson Public Library;
• Wed., May 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Chiefland Senior Center.

May 9
Blood drive set for CKS
What difference can a single donation make? One figure frequently cited is that one pint of blood can save up to three lives, since it can provide three lifesaving products: red blood cells, plasma and platelets. But that only scratches the surface of the impact. Those three people may have children, brothers, sisters or parents. There may be friends, classmates or coworkers, who will all be affected because a life was saved because one person made the decision to donate blood. A one-hour investment of time can have a far-reaching influence. Be a life saver and a life changer, donate blood today.
 LifeSouth and the Cedar Key Community invite you to be a part of saving lives when they team up to host a blood drive on Friday, May 9. The bloodmobile will be at Cedar Key High School between the hours of 9 a.m. and Noon. The bloodmobile then moves to City Hall, 490 2nd Street, and will continue the blood drive between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
 All who donate will receive a recognition item and a complimentary cholesterol screening. High school donors will also receive community service credit for their donation. Donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and have photo I.D. Sixteen-year-old donors must have signed parental consent. For more information about becoming a donor or about blood drives in your area, call LifeSouth at (888) 795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org.

June 14

Class of 1974
Meet and greet your classmates from 40 years ago  Saturday, June 14 at The Gathering Table Restaurant, 116 North Main St., Chiefland when the Bronson High School Class of 1974 gathers for its reunion.  
Classmates will meet at 5 p.m. and have dinner at 6:30 p.m.– seafood buffet or order off the menu. Everyone pays for his own meal. Dress is casual.  
Pre-order your “Reunion T-Shirt” by May 23.  T-Shirts (blue with orange lettering) are $8 (S – XL), $10 (XX) and $11 (XXX).  Make checks payable to Donna Efferen Cohoon and mail to P.O. Box 765, Bronson, FL  32621.  
Class of '74 Reunion is open to all BHS '74 graduates and anyone who went to school with the class but did not graduate at BHS. Please spread the word of the reunion.  For more information, check out the Facebook page at “Bronson High School – Class of 1974” or contact:  Donna Efferen Cohoon 352-210-7604, Buddy Luke 352-318-3952, Diane Mikell Price 352-316-4474, Doris Mongo Strong 352-415-5108 or Jeff Williams 352-493-2157.


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.