Community Calendar for the week of May 16

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Heart of Dixie Purrs & Spurs

The National Wild Turkey Federation’s Heart of Dixie Purrs & Spurs Chapter will host its 1st annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on Saturday May 11 at the 1st District Community Center, on Hwy. 349 in Old Town. There’s going to be fun for the whole family with games, raffles, auctions, a chance to win several guns and a great meal. Doors open at 5 p.m. For information and tickets call Edyie Hollender at 352-210-9647 or Greg Pyle at 352-494-8929.


May 17

Captain’s Meeting and Calcutta

There will be a Captain's Meeting and Calcutta on Friday, May 17, with a 6:30 p.m. Social and a 7 p.m. dinner at the Cedar Key Community Center. BYOB.

May 18

Seafood Feast

The 9th Annual Seafood Feast of Christ Episcopal Church, Cedar Key, will be held at the Community Center on Saturday, May 18, from noon to 2 p.m.

Cost is $10 and includes a menu of fried fish, steamed clams, boiled shrimp and all the trimmings with homemade desserts.

For advance tickets, call 352-543-6128.

Proceeds will go to fund the Outreach Ministry of the church.



Rotary Fishing Tournament

Chiefland Rotary Club Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, May 18 beginning at 7 a.m. in Cedar Key. Free Goody Bag and T-shirt for each entrant, cash and prizes up to $7,500. Come join us for a great day of fishing and support Chiefland Rotary Club projects. Boat entry fees includes two anglers, two T-shirts and two dinner tickets. Entry fee is $125 per boat, which includes captain and mate; $150 per boat after May 2, extra anglers at $50 each and $10 each for extra dinner tickets.  More information and entry forms can be obtained by calling Robert or Jeff Beauchamp, at 352-493-4808, or by going to the Club's website at http://www.chieflandrotary.org.

June 1

Watermelon Festival

The 59th Annual Watermelon Festival will be held Saturday, June 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with arts, crafts and food vendors. The annual Watermelon Festival Parade will begin at 11 a.m. with the Watermelon Queen being shown off in the parade along with winners from each category. For information on being a vendor in the festival please contact John or Rebecca at 352-493-9653 or email to: bzimmermanbz@yahoo.com. 

For information on the parade, please contact Melanie at 352-493-2221 or email to: melliek71@hotmail.com. For more information on the Watermelon festival pageants please email: CWC2013pageant@gmail.com. You can go to chieflandwomansclub.org for all information and to download any of the applications for each event.




Yoga and Pilates at the Library

Intermediate Yoga (CDs, some yoga experience helpful, free), Mon., Weds. and Friday, 8-9:30 a.m. at the CK Library.

Pilates (intermediate, free) - Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-8:30 a.m. at the CK Library.


Operation PETSNIP

A non-profit, spay/neuter clinic is now available to Levy County cats ($40) and dogs ($60). For more information, call 352-376-6647.


Guardian ad Litem seeks volunteers

Be a powerful voice in a child’s life. Advocate in the court system for children who have been taken away for neglect and abuse. No special background is needed, staff and legal support provided. For more information, call 352-463-3135.


Ombudsman program seeking volunteers

Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents’ concerns. Special training and certification is provided. For information, call 888-831-0404 or go to ombudsman.myflorida.com.