Community Calendar for the week of May 17

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Pancake, sausage breakfast benefit
The Levy County Tax Collector’s Office is having a benefit pancake breakfast for the Heddins Family from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Levy County Courthouse.
Proceeds will be used to help defray the medical bills for James & Michelle Heddins’ daughter Ashley. She is undergoing her fourth round of chemotherapy. The latest treatment is working, according to the family, and in coming months she will begin the stem cell transplant.

 Original Florida Tourism Task Force meeting
The  Original Florida Tourism Task Force meets at 10 a.m. at the Dakota Winery in Chiefland.
Quilt museum open house
The Log Cabin Quilters are planning an Open House and to celebrate  Winnelle Horne’s life on Saturday, May 19, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. We will also celebrate the new Levy County Sheriff’s substation that will be housed in the Museum.  We invite you to come out and see what we are doing.  We have set aside a corner to honor Mrs. Horne.  We are 11050 N.W. 10th Ave, Chiefland.  We are about one mile north of U.S. Highway 27A on Northwest 10th Avenue between Chiefland and Bronson.

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, 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 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.

Levy County Republicans meet in Bronson
The Levy County Republican Executive Committee will meet starting with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. followed by a meeting at 7 p.m.  
Come hear the current Republican leaders and candidates tell their stories, issues, solutions and more.  Get to know them, pick up materials and shake their hands.
For more information, visit www.levyrepublicans.com.

Bronson homemakers annual bingo
The Bronson Home and Community Educators club will host its annual bingo from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Levy County Extension Center. The cost is $5 for two cards and $1 for two additional cards.
The club will provide drinks and dessert and there wil be prizes. For more information, call Dee Olsen at 486-2319.

May 31
Public hearing on Tarmac permit
A hearing to take public comment on the draft environmental impace statement for the Tarmac King Road mine will be held at 7 p.m. at the Inglis Community Center in Inglis.
The hearing is being held by the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection and the Army Corps of Engineers, the agency which drafted the report. For more information visit www.kingroadeis.com.

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 visit: www.chieflandwomansclub.org and www.tourdemelon.com
June 9
BACK Fighting Cancer golf tourney
The Swinging for a Cure golf tournament is being replaced by a new tournament,  the BACK Fighting Cancer golf tournament to be held at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club.
Proceeds will benefit BACK Fighting Cancer which in turn supports families in the Tri-County area who have a child who has been diagnosed with cancer.