Community Calendar for the week of May 10

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Go Wild, go birding
The Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge will be holding a free “Birds in Culture” at the Cedar Key Library on Thursday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. in recognition of International Migratory Bird Day. May 12 is the day we celebrate our winged relatives on this earth. Enjoy the gifts they bring us through their beauty, their lilting songs, and the magnificence of their flight.


Eagles to host
lasagna dinner
The Eagles Club in Cedar key is hosting a Lasagna  Dinner on May 12, to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.  Tickets will  be $7.  Dinners will be served from 1-6 p.m.
For more information, you can email Nancy Preis at nppreis@bellsouth.net or call 352-543-9107

Help 4-H shooters go to competition
Levy County 4-H Shooting Sports is having a "Tuesday Spaghetti Dinner" at 5 p.m. at the Levy County Extension Office Pavilion in Bronson. Dinners include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and tea. Cost is adults, $5; and children, $3.
All proceeds go to the four muzzle loading shooters who will be traveling to Grand Island, Neb., in June to represent Florida at the 4-H National shooting competition. Each child must raise about $800 to attend.
Dinners can be made to go, eaten at the pavilion or delivered in the town of Bronson to those who can't travel.
Tickets are being sold for pre-pay orders or can be paid for the night of the dinner.
For more information call Brenda Roberts at 486-4991 or 949-2839.

May 19

8th Annual Seafood Feast
On Saturday, May 19, Christ Episcopal Church will be holding its 8th Annual Seafood Feast which includes:  fried mullet, shrimp, clams, fish chowder, grits, hush puppies, cole slaw and an array of fabulous homemade desserts.
    Thelma McCain and her crew (AKA The Thelmetts) are once again in charge of preparing this feast. Cost is $10 per person.
For the first time, it will be held at the Community Center rather than at the church from noon through 2 p.m.
    Advance tickets are strongly suggested.  You can purchase tickets by calling 543-6128 or 490-1056.

May 30

Non-Fiction Book Bunch to meet
The Non-Fiction Book Bunch will meet on Wednesday, May 30, at 1:30 p.m. at the Cedar Key Library when Erik Larson’s “Issac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History” will be discussed.  Please bring suggestions for the October meeting with you.  Proposed thus far are:
•S.C. Gwynne’s  “Empire of the Summer Moon”;
•Manning Marable’s “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention”;
•Cornell University’s Legacy Project “Thirty Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans”;
•and Candice Millard’s “River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey”.
The Book Bunch had its last meeting for the season several weeks ago. As the last turnout was small, we ask that you e-mail your suggestions for books to read in the fall to Maggi Funchion at funchiond@bellsouth.net. One suggestion is that, as the group has read much historical fiction this year, perhaps memoirs or classic novels may be in order.

June 2

Chiefland Watermelon Festival, bike ride
The Chiefland Woman’s Club is hosting the 58th Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival in historic downtown Chiefland and partnering with the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club's 1st Tour De Melon.  The Tour De Melon is a cycling event for cyclists of all ages on the Greenway Trail and local roadways.
The Watermelon Festival will include a parade, watermelon pageants for all ages, watermelon contest, family fun, fanfare, arts, crafts, food and much more.
For more information on the festival and ride visit: www.chiefland womansclub.org and www.tourdemelon.com.