Community Calendar for the week of January 20

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Month of June


Artist of the Month

The Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole  is Cynthia Pagel, a multi-faceted artist who is a printmaker, graphic designer, painter, sign painter and custom picture framer.  Pagel’s  prints and encaustics are exhibited in the Cedar Keyhole. Her images run the gamut from abstract to graphic to realistic and many of her prints are hand painted.  

The Cedar Keyhole, a 23 artist co-op, is located on 2nd St. The gallery is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.





Summertime is the time to give blood

The next time you climb into your car in the afternoon and the seats and the steering wheel are just slightly cooler than a fully-fired charcoal grill, think of it as a reminder that it’s a good time to donate blood.

Summer, when school is out and families hit the road for vacations, is a time when donors are in short supply, but the need for blood is as strong as ever. If it’s been a while since you donated, there’s no better time than now.

In about the time it would take to shop for groceries for a week or knock out a crossword puzzle a blood donor can save a life.

Donors must be 17 or older, or 16 with parental consent, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also required. Donors get cookies, a cool T-shirt and are entered to win a big screen TV. Roll up your sleeve this summer, LifeSouth really needs your help.

Please join us at the following community

blood drives:

Look for the bloodmobile at City Hall in Cedar Key on Friday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.




July 4


Auditions for SVP production 

“Blithe Spirit,” written by Noel Coward and winner of the 2009 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival, will be coming to the Chief Theatre, home of the Suwannee Valley Players.

Actors and actresses needed to audition on Saturday, June 22, at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, June 25, at 7 p.m.  Show dates are September 6-8 and 13-15.

“Blithe Spirit” was first produced on Broadway at the Morosco Theatre in New York City on Nov. 5, 1941. 

For more information, contact director Laura Blanton at 352-221-3976 or 352-493-ARTS or visit  SVPlayers.org or on Facebook.


July 4


Fireworks in Cedar Key

 Thanks to the generosity of Cedar Key business and home owners, the Annual Firework Display will take place on July 4 between 9–9:15 p.m. from Cemetery Point. 

The Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce has not yet met its goal of $10,000, but have secured enough funds to have a show.  There is still time to donate.  Please bring your check to City Hall by June 17.



July 6


Light station to open twice this summer

Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge announced the dates for its upcoming Seahorse Key Open House events. There will be eight in all - more than ever before.

Manager Andrew Gude explained, “We hope to introduce more visitors to the Cedar Keys Light Station by offering more open house dates.  Each event will be thematic featuring either the research being carried out by the University of Florida’s Marine Research Lab or the history of the island and its historic light station.”

The next open house event will take place on July 6, to celebrate the fledging of the young birds of the rookery. Later, on Aug. 3, the anniversary of the light station will be celebrated by the Refuge and Levy County and Cedar Key Historical Societies.

Mark your calendars and join the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge at Seahorse Key for spectacular summer events for the whole family.





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.