Community Calendar for the week of December 20

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Artists of the month

The Artists of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole are Donna and Dave Tanck, a husband and wife team of glass artists.

Minnesota-born, but Floridians at heart, the Tancks create all types of handcrafted art glass, including jewelry, window panels, stepping stones, tables, sun catchers, vases , kaleidoscopes, incense burners, night lights and more. They work together, using a variety of processes to create their art which include fusing, slumping, elad caning, foiling and soldering. 

The Cedar Keyhole, a 21 artist co-op, is located on 2nd St. and is open seven days a week except on Christmas and Thanksgiving, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Celebrate the holidays on Seahorse Key

There will be a free Open House for Cedar Keys’ historic Seahorse Key Light Station. The open house will offer spectacular holiday photo opportunities, historians dressed in period clothing and an opportunity to receive passport stamps.

The  open house will be held Saturday,  Dec. 22,  from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m and again on Dec. 29, from 11 a.m. -4 p.m.

You will be required to obtain your own transportation, by tour boat or private vessel. There are several options available to those wishing to visit the light station.

Boat shuttle information can be obtained at:

• Tidewater Tours, 543-9523;

• Cedar Key Island Tours, 352-231-4435 for boat shuttle information.  

Or for the do-it-yourselfers, contact:

• Kayak Cedar Keys, 543-9447, for a kayak;

• Cedar Key Paddling, 352-665-1276, for a canoe rental.


December 29

Book sale at Cedar Key library

The Cedar Key Friends of the Library will hold a Used Book Sale on Saturday, Dec. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the upstairs Community Room in the Cedar Key Public Library. 

All proceeds will be used for the library and its programs.


January 7

Beginning Throwing with Clay class 

There will be a Beginning Throwing with Clay class at the Cedar Key Arts Center in January from Monday, Jan. 7-Monday, Jan. 14. 

If you are interested, sign up at the Cedar KeyHole downstairs, or call Amy at 352-215-2096. 



January 26

Moonlight Paddle at Manatee park

Manatee Springs State Park will host a moonlight paddle event on the Suwannee River starting at 5:45 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. The paddle will start at Manatee Springs State Park,11650 N.W. 115th St., Chiefland.

Participants will learn about the history of the river while enjoying the beautiful scenery by moonlight. The park’s Citizen Support Organization will provide a short program following the moonlight paddle. Light refreshments will be served.

To reserve a rental kayak for $20.00 or canoe for $30.00 through Anderson’s Outdoor Adventures, call 571-230-0906. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring bottled water, a flash light and whistle. Children under the age of six and pets are not allowed due to safety. Park entrance fees of $6 per carload of up to eight people will apply. For more information, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.

Other moonlight paddles will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23.

For more information, call Melissa LeMatty at 352-493-6072 or Joleen Dudley at 352-493-6736.