Community Calendar for the week of May 23

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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 .




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.


June 17


Operation Christmas shoebox

On Monday, June 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. Chiefland’s Beef  O’Brady’s will donate 10% of the proceeds from your orders to transport  Operation Christmas Child’s “shoeboxes” from our area to Atlanta, Ga.  

Churches, schools and many more will be making “shoeboxes”—filled with toys, school supplies and basic necessities. Our packed shoe box gifts, joined by millions of others, are now on their way to needy children in 100 countries. During the 2012 collection season, Operation Christmas Child reached a milestone—more than 100 million children have been impacted by the power of a simple gift since 1993.

For more info please call Juanita at 339-0747.


July 6


Light station to open twice this summer

Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge announced the dates for its upcoming Seahorse Key Open House events. There will be eight in all - more than ever before.

Manager Andrew Gude explained, “We hope to introduce more visitors to the Cedar Keys Light Station by offering more open house dates.  Each event will be thematic featuring either the research being carried out by the University of Florida’s Marine Research Lab or the history of the island and its historic light station.”

The next open house event will take place on July 6, to celebrate the fledging of the young birds of the rookery. Later, on Aug. 3, the anniversary of the light station will be celebrated by the Refuge and Levy County and Cedar Key Historical Societies.

Mark your calendars and join the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge at Seahorse Key for spectacular summer events for the whole family.





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.