Community Calendar for the week of April 19

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Rally round Cedar Key
Cedar Key is one of the nominees for the Ultimate Fishing Town through World Fishing Network.com (WFN). Now is the time for all you fishermen, guides, restaurants and accommodation owners to share your pictures and videos, so the rest of the world can see why Cedar Key should be the Ultimate Fishing Town. Follow this link: www.worldfishingnetwork.com/uft/town/cedarkey-fl.  
Please share this information with your database and encourage them to supply their fishing experiences in Cedar Key by downloading them to the website.
Rally your friends, get the word out on Facebook, tweet til your heart sings and let the world know Cedar Key is the Ultimate Fishing Town.  Cedar Key could win a $25,000 donation and be featured on WFN.


Earth Day scavenger hunt
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Fanning and Manatee Springs State parks and Nature Coast State Trail will host a scavenger hunt throughout the park for Earth Day.
Park Ranger Howard Meyer will read a book by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings called “The Secret River” before the hunt begins. The reading will take place on the stage located in the park from 1-1:30 p.m. and from there the hunt will begin. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place participants and everyone will receive a certificate of participation.  
Activities are free with a paid park admission of $6 per carload of up to eight people. For more information, please call the park at 352-493-6072 or visit  www.floridastateparks.org.
The event will take place: on Sunday, April 22, from 1 – 4 p.m.  at Fanning Springs State Park. 18020 N.W. U.S. Highway 19, Fanning.

April 27

A sweet tradition continues...
For many years, the Cedar Key Woman's Club has offered to bake for restaurants over Festival weekends. This offers a service to our Island hosts over three extremely busy days when thousands of visitors come to Cedar Key and the donations for "Festival Cakes" help our community. The CKWC supports the community with donations to the school, to our punlic library, the food pantry, the seniors' lunches and other Cedar Key charitable projects.
For the past two years the Woman's Club extended this service for private household orders, too – and the community responded.
 A large homemade cake or other dessert may be ordered and delivered. You can request a delicious dessert and support our community by calling 352-543-9409 anytime up to Festival weekend.
April 28

AMVETS gets ready for Wild Hog race
AMVETS Post 88 is getting ready for another great running of the 35th Annual Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race on April 28. This is our 7th year hosting this wild and exciting canoe and kayak race. Two kayak classes have been added this year: women and seniors.
Please check out the website www.wildhog.wetpaint.com.
The annual race benefits the Levy ARC in Otter Creek.
The community's help is needed to make this happen. If you would like to sponsor the race, regardless if you are a business or individual, we welcome you. We need racers. AMVETS members are out and about in the Levy county area selling sponsorships and raffle tickets and asking businesses to be sponsors.  If you would like a sponsor form or a brochure to register for the race or if you have any questions, call Margie or Clyde McGarva at 352-486-2535.

April 30

Workshop for Certified Shellfish Wholesalers
The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture, announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited. The event will be held on Monday, April 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the Senator George Kirkpatrick Marine Laboratory, 11350 S.W. 153rd County, Cedar Key. Staff will discuss certified shellfish processor HACCP plans and new/time temperature requirements recently adopted by the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference’s executive board. Attendance of this meeting by certified shellfish processors is highly encouraged. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Chris Brooks at 1203 Governor’s Square Boulevard, Suite 501, Tallahassee, FL, 32301-2961, 850-410-0858 or email at: christopher.brooks@freshfromflorida.com.

May 9

Recycling awards coming May 9
The City of Cedar Key, in conjunction with the Energy Advisory Panel, is holding an educational/awards meeting on May 9 at 9 a.m. at the Community Center. This meeting, which is intended for business owners and managers, will be brief and to the point. Awards will be given to businesses that have fully implemented recycling along with information and assets to help all businesses to increase recycling.

April 29

Worldwide Pinhole Day
Sunday, April 29, is Worldwide Pinhole Day. On that day anyone, anywhere in the world, who makes a pinhole photograph on that last Sunday in April, can scan it and upload it to: www.pinholdeday.org where it will become part of the annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day celebration’s online gallery.
 Those Arts Center members interested in participating in the Pinhole Day will meet every Wednesday between now and April 29 at the Arts Center darkroom to learn about and explore pinhole photography. No prior knowledge in photography is required. Participants, with help from Chris Harkness, will learn how to make their own pinhole cameras, and make and process pinhole photos in the Arts Center’s Darkroom.