Community Calendar the week of May 16

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Month of May

Artist of the Month

The Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole is Gainesville artist, Judi Cain. Cain began her career in art painting watercolor portraits, for which she received many awards.

Her current works are bright abstracts, which she calls ”Creative Energy Paintings”. She still paints portraits, still life and landscapes.

The Cedar Keyhole, a 23 artist co-op, is located on 2nd St., Cedar Key. The gallery is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, except on Christmas and Thanksgiving .



Chamber Board to meet

The Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce’s next Board Meeting is May 16, at 8:30 a.m. in the conference room at Natures Landing Condominium, 7041 Depot Street, Cedar Key.




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.



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.


May 27

Memorial Day Ice Cream Social

Cedar Key United Methodist Church will be hosting an Ice Cream Social on Monday, May 27  1-4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  It is a fund raiser to provide bathrooms in the Food Pantry area. 


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.