Tickets are on Sale NOW for the Children’s Art Benefit Dinner, Raffle and Silent Auction to be held on Friday, January 16, 5:30 pm. Gourmet dinner provided by Island Room with many lovely artistic works for auction. Tickets available at Cedar Keyhole and from Eileen Bowers, Donna Bushnell and Amy Gernhardt. Only 100 tickets will be available!
Below is an invitation and a note to all from President Roger McDaniels.
We've got the Christmas Luncheon in conjunction with the Annual Meeting coming up on Wednesday December 3rd at 12:00 noon at the Episcopal Church Hall.
We will provide ham and turkey plus tea, plates, forks, cup, etc. We ask you to bring a covered dish of your choice and a plant plus friends and family.
We will be looking for a new Secretary and President for the coming Year. After four years, I think we need some new ideas and leadership for the Club.
If you are at all interested in helping out with either of these positions, please contact me or one of the other members of the Board: Katherine Dunlop, Harry Hopwood, Julie Stephens, Doreen Holland.
Here are some things for you to consider for the future of the Garden Club.
Cedar Key Arts Center is pleased to announce the winner of the Artist in Residence program is a local artist, Anne Lindgren. The program is administered in conjunction with the Seahorse Key Marine Lab and the University of Florida. Each year a new artist is chosen to spend creative time at Seahorse Key. The work which is created during the stint at the Island is then prepared for a show in April at the Cedar Key Arts Center member's art gallery.
The Student Government Association at Cedar Key is doing a toy and movie drive for the Another Way program. This program provides outreach, assistance and shelter to families who are victims of domestic violence. The SGA at Cedar Key is collecting new toys for children of all ages. In addition, movies that are G rated would be greatly appreciated. Oftentimes these families have to leave their homes in a hurry, and the children have to leave everything behind. The SGA students are trying to provide some holiday joy for these children.
Tickets are available from Summer Art Program committee members, the Keyhole, and at the Post Office beginning November 29th , and various times until all are sold.
Remember, buy yours early. Since this is a catered event we need to have hard numbers two weeks before the event. This special event raises funds for the Summer Art Program. Last summer we granted 12 scholarships to local students. Thank you for your continued support.
Veterans and their families and survivors in are invited to participate in a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) town hall discussion to hear the latest on VA programs and provide their own feedback on benefits and services provided by VA.
The VA’s Ocala Community Based Outpatient Clinic is inviting public participation at the December 1, 2014, 2:00 p.m. town hall to be held at 1515 East Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala 34470. The meeting is open to all members of the public, including Congressional stakeholders, Veterans Service Organizations, state and local governmental and non-governmental organizations, and other community partners.
VA Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald has asked VA facilities to continue town hall meetings to continue to improve communications with, and hear directly from, Veterans nationwide as an important step toward improving the delivery of benefits and services and rebuilding trust among all those VA serves.
Even if you already have plans for Thanksgiving Day, you might want to make time to participate in the celebration at Christ Episcopal Church. There will be an 11:00 Thanksgiving Service followed at noon with a Community Dinner to which all are invited.
“It’s a really nice way to get together with the whole community,” is how church member Judy Treharne described this tradition that has been offered for thirty years. This year the circle blessing the food will be even bigger, as the Methodist Church will help to host the dinner.
CKS - SGA TOY & MOVIE DRIVE
The Student Government Association at Cedar Key is doing a toy and movie drive for the Another Way program.
This program provides outreach, assistance and shelter to families who are victims of domestic violence.
The SGA at Cedar Key is collecting new toys for children of all ages. In addition, movies that are G rated would be greatly appreciated. Oftentimes these families have to leave their homes in a hurry, and the children have to leave everything behind. The SGA students are trying to provide some holiday joy for these children.
Donations can be dropped off at the office of Cedar Key School.
Donations will be accepted until December 18th.
Thank you for your support.
Join the fun at the Christmas Bazaar and Cookie Walk on December 6th from 9:00 - 2:00 at the Cedar Key United Methodist Church.
Local artisans will be selling their creations. If you are interested in selling your original crafts please contact Allison Nelson, 352-543-9292.
A delicious lunch will be served. You can choose from a pulled pork BBQ sandwich with coleslaw and chips or homemade soup or chili. Both meals come with a drink and dessert.
The cookie walk and sale will be going on throughout the day. Join us for some sweet treats!
Webster’s Dictionary defines fear as “an unpleasant emotion caused by being aware of danger: a feeling of being afraid.” Fear is an emotion that haunts all of us from time to time. Whether it is a fear of spiders, a fear of speaking in front of large crowds, or even the fear of failure, we all experience this dreadful emotion. This emotion often hinders us from taking chances, trying new things, and living the life that we were given. Fear being an invisible hurdle on the track of life, how do we overcome it?
It would be a dark world without light and so it has been over eons of time. The rhythm of light and dark effects all life on earth, both plant and animal, disco lights, effected my night life years ago and is a powerful force. We have internal “time clocks” as daylight tells us to wake up (don’t count alarm clocks which I hate) and darkness tells us to sleep. When I retired I destroyed all my alarm clocks even though I didn’t have any C-4 plastic explosive handy.
The Cedar Key Woman’s Club is once again offering a Fall Market on Saturday, November 29, 2014, from 9.00 to 2.00 at the Cedar Key Woman’s Club on SR24.
Please join us for this annual sale with many treasures and treats, fabulous artisan shopping, flea market vendors, home baking, and snack bar. The snack bar will feature Cedar Key pulled pork, hot dogs, chips, desserts and various drinks.
The best-selling Cedar Key Calendar 2015 will be available – and they make great Christmas gifts.
Vendor and artisan spaces are available at $15 for an outside space and $20 inside. To book a space, call 352-543-0363.
The Cedar Key Woman’s Club supports many community projects in our Island City, such as the Food Pantry, the Fire Department, the Cedar Key School, and our Library. In the past few years, we have sent 100’s of care boxes to young Troops deployed overseas, and have donated $5200 to Fisher House in Gainesville. We also are members of the Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs, sponsoring projects such as SMILE, HOBY, Canine Companions, and Heifer International.
Your support is always appreciated.
The 2015 Cedar Key Woman’s Club Calendar has arrived in town! Last year this wonderful souvenir sold out by January, and its popularity and the quality of this year’s production will guarantee even higher sales.
Members and friends contribute the Cedar Key high quality photographs again this summer, and the result has been the production of another very professional calendar. At just $10, the calendar makes an excellent souvenir for visitors and off-island friends, but it is just as popular with locals. Last year one of the calendars also hung in Washington!
”We are just so pleased with the reception the calendars have had in Cedar Key, “ says Vicki Crumpley, who has coordinated the project. “People love the pictures, and know that the proceeds from the sale stay here to benefit Cedar Key.”
With over 40 members, the Cedar Key Woman’s Club is a continuing tradition in the City, supporting community projects from 1960 on. Each year the Club donates a $1000 scholarship to a graduating CKS student, as well as donating to other school projects. The CK Library, our Fire Department, the Food Pantry, and Another Way Women’s shelter are also supported. In addition, in the last three years the Woman’s Club has raised over $5200 towards the building of Fisher House, a continuation of the Support Our Troops initiative which sent 100’s of boxes to Cedar Key men and women stationed in the Middle East or elsewhere serving our country.
The Community support for calendar project has been overwhelming, and helps to support these important Cedar Key programs.
Richloam, at the Florida Bass Conservation Center is the larger hatchery and produces largemouth bass, black crappie, channel and white catfish, bluegill and redear sunfish. The facility, in Sumter County, has an observation area with informative displays that are open to the public during normal business hours. For directions and to learn more about when and where game fish are stocked, go to MyFWC.com/Fishing and select “Stocking Locations/Info.”
The other FWC production facility is the Blackwater Hatchery in Santa Rosa County. Blackwater produces largemouth bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, channel catfish and several other species. Other than hybrid striped bass, most of these fish stay in northwest Florida.