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Events

  • Everything you wanted to know about Medicare, but were afraid to ask

    How does Medicare work? What Part D Plan saves me the most money? Where do I find supplemental insurance rates? How does my employer’s insurance work with Medicare? Are there any programs to help pay for my Part B premium? Any programs to help pay my drug costs?
    Come see SHINE,  a volunteer program with the FL Dept. of Elder Affairs, for your answers.Call, 1-800-262-2243 for assistance.Or, come in to either of the following scheduled visits

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 31

    Thursday

    Public hearing on Tarmac permit
    A hearing to take public comment on the draft environmental impact statement for the Tarmac King Road mine will be held at 7 p.m. at the Inglis Community Center in Inglis.
    The hearing is being held by the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection and the Army Corps of Engineers, the agency which drafted the report. For more information visit www.kingroadeis.com.

    TDC to meet in Bronson

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 24

    Wednesday

    BP Settlement meeting set
    Information on the BP settlement agreement pertaining to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will be presented by Rhon Jones, one of the 15 Attorneys on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the multi-district (federal) litigation. Jones, of the Beasley Allen Law Firm, will also discuss how to participate in this settlement.  Businesses associated with the clam farming and fishing industries may meet with Jones on Wednesday, May 30 from 4-6 p.m. at the Community Center in Cedar Key.

  • Correction: Bronson homemakers bingo on Thursday

    An incorrect date was publiched in the May 17 issue of the Cedar Key Beacon for the Bronson Home and Community Educators club's annual bingo

    The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Levy County Extension Center. The cost is $5 for two cards and $1 for two additional cards.
    The club will provide drinks and dessert and there wil be prizes. For more information, call Dee Olsen at 486-2319.

  • Saturday expo helps residents get ready for disaster

    The Levy County Public Safety & Hurricane Preparedness Expo, sponsored by the Levy Department of Public Safety, will be Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Williston Airport. Admission is free.
    There will be demonstrations of vehicle extrications using the Jaws of Life, and working dogs for Search & Rescue and the Sheriffs’ Office.
    Displays will include ambulances, fire trucks, helicopters, hazardous materials equipment, police cars, a medical simulator lab, and forestry equipment from several counties.

  • 4-H offers sewing camps

    What are you doing July 2 through 6?

  • Summer art program July 17-27

    A Children’s Summer Art Program at the Cedar Key Arts Center for 1st through 12th grade students is planned.
    Youth can learn from the experts about ceramics, drawing, sculpture, photography etc.
    Classes are from 9-11:30 am daily and there will be an exhibit of students’ work on Friday, July 27.
    Registration forms are available at the Cedar Keyhole, Chamber of Commerce or from Kathy Hudson at Cedar Key School.
    Enrollment is limited and deadline is June 112. There is a $20 materials cost, but scholarships are available, just ask.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 17


    Today
    Pancake, sausage breakfast benefit
    The Levy County Tax Collector’s Office is having a benefit pancake breakfast for the Heddins Family from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Levy County Courthouse.
    Proceeds will be used to help defray the medical bills for James & Michelle Heddins’ daughter Ashley. She is undergoing her fourth round of chemotherapy. The latest treatment is working, according to the family, and in coming months she will begin the stem cell transplant.

  • Cedar Key Arts Center

    Summer Visual Arts Education
    July 16-27
    9-11:30 a.m.
    • Learn from the professionals: ceramics, drawing, sculpture, jewelry, alternative photography…
    • First grade  to high school students eligible
    • Small materials fee may apply (scholarships available)
    • Register prior to June 11th at the KeyHole in Cedar Key
    • Limited enrollment

    Art Therapy/Art Education Study
    July 2-31
    1-4 p.m.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 10

    Thursday

    Go Wild, go birding
    The Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge will be holding a free “Birds in Culture” at the Cedar Key Library on Thursday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. in recognition of International Migratory Bird Day. May 12 is the day we celebrate our winged relatives on this earth. Enjoy the gifts they bring us through their beauty, their lilting songs, and the magnificence of their flight.

    Saturday

    Eagles to host
    lasagna dinner