Community Calendar for the week of March 8

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Annual Spring Plant Sale
The Cedar Key Garden Club’s Annual Spring Plant Sale will be held by City Hall on C Street on March 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will have a large variety of native plants to choose from.

Auditions held for SVP
Auditions for Suwannee Valley Player’s production of “Love, Laughter & Lucci” will be Saturday, March 10 at 10 a.m. Auditions will be held at the Chief Theatre, 25 East Park Avenue, Chiefland. The show calls for a 60 or older grandfather, an early 40s mother and a teenage daughter. Show goes up mid May. For additional information please leave a message at the theatre. (352) 493-ARTS.

Book Bunch to meet
The Book Bunch will meet Monday, March 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Cedar Key Library’s top floor meeting room when Geraldine Brooks’ “March” will be discussed.  Jane Smiley’s “The All True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton” will be discussed in April.  
 The Non-Fiction Book Bunch met on Wednesday, Feb. 29,  to discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Subsequent book include: Thomas L. Friedman’s and Michael Mandelbaum’s “That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back” for March; Jon Krakauer’s “Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith” for April; and Erik Larson’s “Issac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History” for May.

Eagles to hold fund raising event
On Monday March 12, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to a Jambalaya dinner and cake walk at the Cedar Key Eagles Aerie home on the corner of 3rd and B Streets.
Shrimp Jambalaya over rice with corn bread and dessert will be available for eat-in or take-out for $7. Soft drinks and tea are available for purchase.
At the same time, outside the Aerie home, we will be conducting a cakewalk, with some of Cedar Key’s finest bakers contributing to the fun. All proceeds will go to Fred and Tina Berger.
Come join the fun of being “People Helping People”.
Membership applications are available for those wishing to be comemembers of F.O.E. National membership exceeds 850,000, with more than 1,400 local Aeries in the U.S. and Canada.
For more information, call the local FOE at 543-9789.

March 15

Chamber members to hear about sign changes
On March 15, at 8:30 am at Natures Landing Condos conference room, City Attorney Norm Fugate will give a presentation about possible changes to Cedar Key’s Sign Ordinance. Please plan on attending so that you may determine if and how these proposed changes might affect your business. This is a quarterly Chamber Board Meeting which is open to the general membership. Please respond to the chamber if you are planning on attending to ensure adequate seating and/or the need for a new venue.

Mixer set for Historical Museum
The Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce, The Historical Society and Drummond Bank will be sponsoring a mixer on Thursday, March 15, from 5-7 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum.
Those attending can tour the museum, network with other chamber members, play the Cedar Key Historical Trivia Contest and enjoy refreshments provided by chamber member Island Girl Cakes.
Your $5 admission will support the Historical Museum and The Welcome Center. Guests are asked to RSVP to info@cedarkey.org by March 8.

March 17
Cedar Key UMC women hold bazaar
On Saturday, March 17, the Women of the Cedar Key United Methodist Church invite everyone to come to their annual St. Patrick’s Day Bazaar.  The event opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 2 p.m.  The Church is at the corner of State Road 24 and 4th Street in Cedar Key.  The Bazaar is in the Fellowship Hall and includes a luncheon, cookie walk and sale of crafts and baked goods.
 Do you know the UMW Cookie Walk?  Here’s how it works.  Women, and maybe some men, of the church bake a wide variety of cookies. The cookies are displayed in labeled containers around a long table. Customers buy a carry out box— small, $4 and large, $6, put on a plastic glove and walk around the table selecting favorite cookies to fill their box. Cookie varieties include  chocolate chip, peanut butter, sugar, old world tea cakes, brownies and bars. Many of these cookies freeze well and may be stored. Come early for the best selection.
The lunch includes a choice of home-cooked corned beef and cabbage or beef stew plus cornbread, beverage and dessert. The cost is $10.  Eat in or carry out.
Proceeds from the Bazaar are used for charitable work in the Cedar Key community.

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.