Community Calendar for the week of June 14

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Summer art teachers needed
The Cedar Key Arts Guild’s Summer Art Program Coordinators are wondering if there is anyone among you who might be interested in teaching a 2-1/2 hour (9-11:30 a.m.) workshop to children (either elementary or secondary level or both groups at different times) during the weeks of July 16-27. We still have six time slots to fill (three teachers if they will do both groups) and there is a small stipend involved.
Please call Donna Bushnell for more information on how to be a part of this fun opportunity.  Donna can be reached at 352-493-1807.


Remembering our fathers
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services will host the “Hope Rising Father’s Day Balloon Release” at 4 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, located at 1301 N. Young Blvd., in Chiefland (across from the Dollar General). This is a FREE community event open to anyone affected by loss of a father as well as any father who has lost a child.  Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services is dedicated to protecting our environment and wildlife.  Please know that the balloons and ribbons used in this remembrance are environmentally friendly.  For more information, call Pam or Buddy Leaptrot at 352-493-0050.


Skills Gap Forum offered
The region’s leading economic stumbling block may not be a lack of jobs, but a lack of skills to match jobs that are available now or will soon be. The question is, what skills for which jobs?
Businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate in a “Skills Gap Forums,” These are designed to identify critical skills employers need for their industry.
The Levy County forum is hosted by Workforce Connection at the College of Central Florida's Levy Campus at 114 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland. The session on manufacturing is 9-11 a.m. and the session on agribusiness — which is a regional forum — is  1-3 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, or for more information, call 800-746-9950, ext. 2230 or register online at www.clmworkforce.com.


Finding work in a "new world"
“Navigating the New World of Work” is a two-day workshop that covers how to identify abilities and transferable skills, job search strategies/targeted resume development, and interviewing skills/follow up.
The program is at the Workforce Connection Levy County Resource Center, 109 N.W. Third Ave., Chiefland, Complete information about the program is available at www.clmworkforce.com.


Learn computer skills for employment
Workforce Connection's Computer Basics workshop is for those new to technology or with entry-level skills. A session is set for  3:30 p.m. at the Workforce Connection Levy County Resource Center, 109 N.W. Third Ave., Chiefland, Complete information about the program is available at www.clmworkforce.com.


Workforce Connection unit in Cedar Key
The Workforce Connection mobile unit will be at the Cedar Key Library, 460 Second St., Cedar Key from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For more information, call 352-423-6813 or 800-434-JOBS (5627) or visit www.clmworkforce.com and click on the image of the Mobile Resource Unit.

Through June 30

Leather show at Cedar Key gallery
Corrine Ryan has been carving, shaping, chiseling and punching leather for over 20 years. Her works range from three-dimensional portraits to earrings and pet leashes. She has her latest creations on display at the Cedar Keyhole throughout the month of June. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Cedar Keyhole, located on 2nd Street [across from the Library] in Cedar Key, also maintains a display of many other works by over 20 contributors to its artists’ cooperative.  
For more information,  call “The Keyhole” at 352-543-5801.  

Volunteer Advocates Needed
Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The program’s local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents’ concerns.  Special training and certification is provided.
All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents — who often have no one else to advocate for them — are encouraged to call toll-free 1-888-831-0404 or visit the program’s website at http://ombudsman.myflorida.com.