Community Calendar for the week of March 29

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Tourist board meets
The Levy County Tourist Development Council will have its bi-monthly meeting Thursday, March 29, at 6 p.m.
at the  Levy County Visitors Bureau, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. The meeting is open to the public.


Annual yard sale at CK Museum
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Cedar Key Museum State Park will host the Friends of Cedar Key State Park’s annual fundraising yard sale on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1.
All items for the yard sale come from the generous donations of the community and all proceeds from the sale help support the St. Clair Whitman house at Cedar Key Museum State Park. Clothing, household items, furniture and a wide variety of other items will be available for purchase as well as food, drinks and baked goods.
For more information, call (352) 543-5350. If you require assistance in order to participate in this event, please inform park staff prior to the event.
For more information on Florida’s state parks, visit  www.floridastateparks.org.
This event will take place from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1, at 12231 S.W. 166 Court, Cedar Key.


Butterfly Walks in April
Two butterfly walks will occur on the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge in April. On Monday, April 2 meet at 10 a.m. at the entrance to Barnett Creek Road, toward the south end of Nature Loop Road off Rte 347. Walk leaders are Donna and John Thalacker, of the Friends of the Refuges. On Saturday, April 7 meet right at the south entrance to the Nature Loop Road at 9:15 a.m. Walk leader is Barbara Woodmansee, of the North American Butterfly Association.

April 7
Community Easter Egg hunt
On Saturday, April 7, beginning at 10:30 a.m., Faraway Inn  in Cedar Key will be hosting its first ever  Community Easter Egg Hunt. All children are invited to attend up to age 13. It  is going to be a lot of fun, so ask mom and dad to mark it on their calendars.  
There will be over 150 goody-filled eggs to be found. Faraway Inn is located at Third and G Street, Cedar Key
For more information, contact Doreen Bauer at (352) 543-8083.

Annual Garden Club garden tour
The Cedar Key Garden Club will be hosting its free, annual garden tour on April 7, from 10 a.m.  to noon.  Please meet to park and carpool at Christ Episcopal Church Parking Lot at corner of SR 24 and 5th St., Cedar Key.
We will tour several local gardens.  Please bring your friends, your sunglasses and visors. We will provide water.  For more information, please call Marci Wilcox at (813) 215-0050 or Katherine Dunlop at (904) 887-6902.

 April 9
Book Bunch to meet
The Book Bunch will meet on Monday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m. at the Cedar Key Library’s top floor meeting room when Jane Smiley’s “The All True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton” will be discussed. 

April 22

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 prize 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 NW Hwy 19. Fanning.
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 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.