Community Calendar for the week of March 7

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Artist of the Month

The Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole is Connie  Starks. Starks is a potter who creates folk art-style face mugs, jugs, household items, as well as whimsical pottery  “critters”. Additionally, she makes “yarn bowls” – those wonderfully functional  bowls which keep knitters’ and crocheters’ yarn from becoming a knotted mess while they are working. Starks began making ceramics in 2004 and found her way to her specialty within five years.  

The Cedar Keyhole, a 22 artist co-op, is located on 2nd St. The gallery is open seven days a week  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Christmas and Thanksgiving .





Poets to hold annual reading

The Cedar Key Poets will be holding its annual reading at the Cedar Key Library on Thursday, March 7, beginning at 5 p.m.

Those reciting their poetry include: Evelyn Duncan from New York state; Jackie Johnson from Colorado; Nancy MacMillan from Ontario; Hedy Havel from Cedar Key; Teri Brennan from Cedar Key; Ginnah Howard from New York state; Graham Duncan from New York state; Libby Cagle from Rosewood; and Jim Hoy from Cedar Key.

Refreshments will be served.





Pasta Clam Dinner fund raiser

A Pasta Clam Dinner will be served at the Community Center, 809 6th Street, Cedar Key on Friday, March 8 from 5-7 p.m.

The dinner includes salad, bread and dessert, all for $10. All proceeds will go to the Cedar Key Community Relief Fund. The dinner is co-sponsored by the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association and the City of Cedar Key. Call 352-325-1066 for tickets. Tickets are also available at Nature Coast Reality or at the door. You can eat in or take out. 




Old Families reunion

The Cedar Key Old Families Reunion will be held March 9, at the Cedar Key Community Center. Bring a covered dish and enjoy reunion with friends and family. The Community Center will be open by 10 a.m. and the reunion goes on until around 2 p.m.  Welcome and dinner begin at noon. For more information, contact Brenda at 352-543-5508.


March 14


CK Woman’s Club fashion show

The Cedar Key Woman’s Club annual luncheon and fashion show begins with the opening of the boutiques at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 14 at the Cedar Key Community Center. Lunch is served at noon, followed by the fashion show. Fashions are courtesy of Deja Vu.

Tickets are $12 per person and are available from club members, at Deja Vu and Cedar Key Emporium. Proceeds benefit the Cedar Key School. 


March 16


Annual Spring Bazaar

The Annual Spring Bazaar at United Methodist Church in Cedar Key will be held Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Lunch offerings include corned beef and cabbage or beef stew. Donations accepted. There will also be a Cookie Walk and rummage sale. For more information,  call Marie Lewis 352-467-4703.


March 23


‘Paint Out’, auction set

Cedar Key Arts Center will be hosting “Paint Out” on Monday, March 23, from 1-5 p.m. with an auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Arts Center. Bidders are encouraged to preview works in progress. 

Watch a local artist create a work of art in an afternoon, various mediums will be on display. 

At 5:30 p.m. an auction of the newly created work will be held upstairs at the Arts Center.


Donate those excess treasures

Friends of Cedar Key State Parks are accepting donations for the Annual St. Clair Whitman House Yard Sale scheduled for March 23-24.

Drop off your donations at the Cedar Key Museum State Park, 12231 SW 166 Ct.

If you need items picked up, please call 543-5350 to make arrangements.

The event is ponsored by Friends of Cedar Key State Parks, Inc. Donations are tax deductable.



April 6

Bicycle ride for education

A bicycle ride on the Chiefland and Tri-County greenway trails will benefit the Levy County Schools Foundation on Saturday, April 6. Registration will be at Chiefland Shopping Center, 102 N. Main St./U.S. Highway 19/98,  Chiefland. The designated ride is up to 48 miles long, with the option to ride as little or as much as you want. There will be stops at Fanning Springs, Old Town and Cross City with large food and beverage provisions until noon.



April 11-14

Levy Fair dates

The Levy County Fair will be April 11-14 at the Williston Airport Industrial Park,  across from the Williston Horseman’s Park. Visit www.LevyCountyFair.com to learn about the events and enter the contests.


April 19


Farm Bureau scholarship applications

The  Levy County Farm Bureau is accepting applications for its 2013 Academic & Career/Technical Scholarships Award. 

Deadline for getting applications in is April 19 at 5 p.m.

For more information, call 352-493-4780.


April 20


Apalachicola antique & classic boat show

The 15th annual Antique & Classic Boat Show in Apalachicola will be Saturday, April 20. There will be classic boats, home-built traditional craft, work boats, classic designs, antique outboard motor collections, antique and classic automobiles, artwork and more.  

For details and applications go to www.antiqueboatshow.org or call 850-653-9419.