•  Sponsored by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)  and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Florida Nature Coast Master Gardener Program announces its 2013 class series.

  •  On Thursday, Feb. 21, the Cedar Key Historical Society Third Thursday Speaker Series will present “The Naval Stores Industry in Florida” with guest speaker, Everett Birchard.

  •  Students at Cedar Key School are mesmerized by a balancing act at the Hoggetowne Medieval Fair recently. While there, students learned about the dress, food and customs of the time.

  •  On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys NWRs will sponsor two nature walks. 

  • February

  • The Fiction Book Bunch meets monthly on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. at the Cedar Key Library.  Selections are as follows:

  • Blue Ribbon winners at the Cedar Key Woman’s Club Annual Arts Competition held at the Community Center on Jan. 23 will go on to Gainesville in February to compete in the GFWC Florida District 5 Competition. Judges for the event were well-known Cedar Key artist Sandi Allen and photographer Kellie Parkin. Back row, from left: Teri Brennan, Joan Selby, Vicki Crumpley, Judy Duvall, Christine Black and Jane Moore. Front row, from left: Kate Wyrosdyck, Eileen Senecal, Debbie Franks, Priscilla Alvord, Janet Ramsay, Joyce Patti and Susan Hollandsworth.

  •  To enroll in any of the classes offered at the Cedar Key Arts Center, follow the contact information listed with the class. 

  • Mac’s experience in landscaping is very evident in his beautifully landscaped garden. According to Mac, it definitely is a work in progress, and when you talk with Mac, you realize it is a labor of love.

  • By Donna Beach

  • A charity organization dedicated to keeping foster children from the same family together is looking for donations.

  • The Cedar Key Art Center will once again sponsor a Benefit Dinner, with a raffle and silent auction for the 2013 Cedar Key Children’s Art Program. This gala event will be held at the Cedar Key Community Center on Thursday, Feb. 28. There will be a social and silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. with dinner and raffle beginning at 7 p.m.  This gourmet feast will be provided by Cedar Key’s Island Room Restaurant.

  • The early sun that beamed into Chick Schwartz’ studio seemed to wake things up.

  • Pre-school Story-time will be held at area libraries during the month of January.

  • Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory: who we are, what we do, and what is in it for you!

  • The public is invited for a fun, family movie at the library. All events are free and everyone young and old is invited to attend.

  • There are some who are compelled by a landscape, a sacred site, a river… so compelled that they want to be there, even need to be there.  Shell Mound is such a site. Have you seen the group of our neighbors and friends who have been so compelled by the site that they have chosen to be its caretakers?

  • The Cedar Key Art Center announced it would be offering two dynamic shows this month. “Florida's Eden: Vision for the Region” in the Main Gallery and “Bev Ringenberg: Contemporary Fused Glass” in the main art gallery.  The shows run through Dec. 30.

  • The Annual Cedar Key Christmas Boat Parade – and the subsequent arrival of Santa Clam – will be held Dec. 15  with a rain date of Dec. 16.