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January 2015          See Grid Type Calendar  
1st Celebrate the New Year with a First Day Hike!
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve will sponsor a free guided hike on New Years day as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative in all 50 states. America’s State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an
opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenated and connected with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on January 1, 2015 at a state park close to home. First Day Hikes offer a great way to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome the New Year with family and friends. A Park Ranger will lead this hike, which will be 1.3 miles through some soft sand and mild terrain. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring drinking water. Dogs are welcome to participate as long as they follow park rules, which include being on a leash (max. 6’), being well-behaved and having an owner clean up after them. For more information, please contact the Waccasassa Bay Preserve office at 352/543-5567 or www.floridastateparks.org. If you require assistance in order to participate in this event, please inform park staff prior to the event.
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Intermediate Yoga Classes are 8 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at the City Library
Gentle Yoga Classes are 330 pm on Mondays & Wednesdays at the City Library
8th Wine Dinner
6:30 Reception - Come meet Jed Steele at the reception, and at 7:00, Come enjoy the Wine Dinner. Cost is $70.00 per person + tax and tip. Please call Cedar Cove for discounted rooms available for this event at 352-543-5332. Reservations are required. Please call 352-949-8126 to make yours today!
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10th to 31st Collector`s Show
Exhibition of private collections of Cedar Key Arts Center members. Members Art Gallery artists will be Cynthia Pagel and Ed Rowe
14th Monroe Crossing Bluegrass
7PM: Among their many honors, Monroe Crossing was selected to showcase at the 2007 International Bluegrass Music Association Convention and they were inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2007. The only bluegrass band ever nominated as “Artist of the Year” by the Minnesota Music Academy (MMA), Monroe Crossing won the 2003 MMA “Bluegrass Album of the Year” award. The group also took home four awards — for Female Vocalist, Guitar, Mandolin and Banjo — at the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association`s 25th Anniversary Awards Banquet. Returning to Cedar Key again to perform a benefit for Cedar Key School at Cedar Key School, Whiddon Ave., Cedar Key, FL 32625; Call 8132150050 for ticket information ($15 at door; $12 in advance; children free). Download more information HERE.
15th Seahorse Key Wildlife
January Cedar Key Historical Society Morning Coffee
Cedar Key Public Library, 10:00 AM Thursday, January 15, 2015.

"Seahorse Key Wildlife" - presented by Cedar Key Native Kenny McCain, Facilities Manager and Boat Captain, recipient of 2014 National Wildlife Refuge System Employee Of The Year Award. The public as well as Society members are cordially invited to attend and learn more
about this precious Wildlife around Cedar Key. Download more information HERE.
15th Cedar Key Woman`s Club Pot Luck Auction
7 PM - The Cedar Key Woman;s Club is having its annual Pot Luck Auction! Come to the Community Center for good food, and an opportunity to bid on good things and raise money for the Cedar Key Community!
16th Children`s Art Benefit Dinner Raffle and Silent Auction
5:30 pm: **THIS HAS BEEN SOLD OUT!** Tickets $25.00, available at Keyhole and CKAC members November 29. Sponsored by Cedar Key Arts Center, Gourmet Dinner provided by Island Room. All proceed will go to support the CKAC Children`s Art Summer Program, including scholarships for youngsters, and other Children`s Art activities.
22nd Homecoming Golf Cart Parade
Join us for the Cedar Key Homecoming Golf Cart Parade!! January 22nd, 2015 at 4 pm - Meet at G Street and the school. Please come show your support and decorate your cart in Shark fashion. Just come out and get in line.
22nd Mindfulness - What is it, and what good is it?
5 pm - Join us at the Cedar Key Public Library for a talk from Maria Sgambati on Mindfulness. What`s Mindfulness all about? It seems like everywhere you turn these days, someone is talking about Mindfulness. In fact, mindfulness was recently featured on the cover of Parade magazine as "The number 1 health booster of 2015." So....what is mindfulness really all about, where did it come from, and why is it suddenly so popular? The presentation will include a short talk, a short practice session, and plenty of time for any and all questions.
24th Teri Mathis Book Signing
12-3 PM - Come meet the author of the book "Notes from Faraway Inn". This 3 hour event will be at the Chamber of Commerce, with light snacks and an opportunity to get your copy of "Notes from Faraway Inn" personally autographed!
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28th 4th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner
28th Empty Bowls Fundraiser
Wednesday, January 28th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. All proceeds to benefit Cedar Key Community Food Pantry. Come enjoy soup, salad, and dessert and help the food pantry raise much needed funds. You will also take home a bowl hand crafted and donated by a local artist to symbolize the empty bowls of some of our neighbors. Take out is available. You decide the amount you wish to donate for your meal and bowl.
29th Fire Awareness Week
5:30 PM - Part of the 2015 Lecture Series, please join us as we hear from Vic Doig, CK & LSNWR and Chris Camargo, Cedar Key Scrub State Park on Fire Awareness
31st Florida Railroads
10:30 am - 2015 Lecture Series - Join us as we hear about Florida Railroads in the Words of Dolores Cribbs (Storyteller Kathy Dobronyi)
February 2015          See Grid Type Calendar  
Intermediate Yoga Classes are 8 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at the City Library
Gentle Yoga Classes are 330 pm on Mondays & Wednesdays at the City Library
4th Longleaf Pine
10:30 am - 2015 Lecture Series - Join us for a presentation by the Cedar Key Garden Club on the Longleaf Pine.
5th Atlantic Basin, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Hurricanes
5:00 pm - 2015 Lecture Series - Join us as we hear from Allan Pither, of Florida`s Nature Coast Conservancy, and his talk entitled "Atlantic Basin, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Hurricanes - Whence they come and whither they go"
7th Cottonmouths/Birds on Seahorse Key
10:30 am - 2015 Lecture Series - Join us for an exciting and surprising talk from Herpetologist, Dr. Coleman Sheehy, III on the Amazing Mutuality between the Cottonmouth Snakes and the Nesting Birds on Seahorse Key.
12th Travel in Cuba
5 pm - 2015 Lecture Series - Come join us for a talk by Libby Cagle and Roger McDaniel, of the Cedar Key Garden Club, on Travel In Cuba.
13th to 14th Annual Flower Sale
10 am - 2 pm each day: Come take advantage of the wonderful selection of flowers to buy at this annual event to help support Friends of the Library.
14th Lighthouse on Cedar Key open to the public
9:00 am -3:00 pm: This is one of several limited openings to the public of Seahorse Key, home of the Cedar Key Lighthouse. Your own boat or plenty of transportation available at the Cedar Key City Docks
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19th CK Historical Society Coffee: Florida`s Fleet
10:00 am - 2015 Lecture Series - Join the CK Historical Society for coffee and an informative talk by Brendan Burke entitled "Florida`s Fleet: A Boatbuilding and Fishing Legacy from the First Coast"
21st Annual Update on Archaeology
Time TBA - 2015 Lecture Series - Join us as we welcome back Ken Sassaman for his Annual Update on Archaeology in the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges
22nd Annual Membership Meeting for FNCC
4:00-6:00 pm - Earl Starnes, retiring president, will provide an overview of the goals of the Conservancy and its accomplishments in 2014. The meeting is open to all members and anyone considering membership. Food and beverages will be provided.

The FNCC is a charitable land trust that strives to preserve the natural beauty of the unique Gulf coast around the Cedar Keys. The FNCC is actively seeking new members and membership forms for new and renewing members will be available at the meeting. Annual individual memberships are $15 and family memberships are $25. Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a member of FNCC should come to our annual meeting and/or go to our website www.floridasnaturecoastconservancy.org .
23rd to 28th Annual Paint Out in Cedar Key
Times and Details to follow soon
26th Florida Rivers, Springs, and Other Water Sources
5 pm - 2015 Lecture Series - Join us as we enjoy a talk from Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson, President of OurSantaFeRiver.org on emergent issues facing Florida`s Rivers, Springs, and Other Water Sources
28th Paint Out Auction
Times and Details to follow soon!
March 2015          See Grid Type Calendar  
Intermediate Yoga Classes are 8 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at the City Library
Gentle Yoga Classes are 330 pm on Mondays & Wednesdays at the City Library
5th Wading Birds on Seahorse Key
5 pm - 2015 Lecture Series - Please join us for a talk from Vic Doig, of the LSNWR and CKNWR on Wading Birds on Seahorse Key, including Roseate Spoonbills!
7th Book Sale, Plant Sale and Yard Sale
9 am - 3 pm: Come out to this collaborative effort of 3 Non Profit Organizations to raise funds! Friends of the Library will have their Annual Book Sale, the Cedar Key Garden Club will be having their Annual Plant Sale, and the Cedar Key Arts Center will be having their Annual Yard Sale! Come out and shop to support these 3 fantastic organizations!
12th Annual Poets Reading
5 pm - 2015 Lecture Series - Come join and watch as our Cedar Key Poets come together for their Annual Poets Reading of their work!
14th Ancient Fishing Techniques
10:30 am - 2015 Lecture Series - Come join us as we listen to Ginessa Mahar, MA, from the Department of Anthropology at UF, about Ancient Fishing Techniques.
19th Plantation History of NE Florida 1763-1837
5 pm - 2015 Lecture Series - Please join as as we hear a talk from Dr. Jay Bushnell on Plantation History of NE Florida, 1763-1837.
20th CK Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
6:30 pm - Join the Cedar Key Friends of the Library for their Annual Meeting
7:00 pm - Following the CK Friends of the Library Annual Meeting, Patchouli and Nuovo Flamenco Musical Duo (back for the third time by popular demand) will be giving a FREE CONCERT!!! Don`t Miss It!
21st Shell Mound Solstice Alignments
1 pm - 2015 Lecture Series - Join us as we listen Ken Sassaman for his 2nd talk in this series, this time on Shell Mound Solstice Alignments. There will be a display with this lecture.
26th The Scrubland Critters and the Cedar Key Catastrophe
5 pm - 2015 Lecture Series - Please join us as Author Mike Rucker introduces his new children`s book about Cedar Key entitled "The Scrubland Critters and the Cedar Key Catastrophe"
April 2015          See Grid Type Calendar  
Intermediate Yoga Classes are 8 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at the City Library
Gentle Yoga Classes are 330 pm on Mondays & Wednesdays at the City Library
9th to 12th LEVY COUNTY FAIR
The Fair will have a great midway with lots of food and craft vendors are preparing to join us. The fair includes livestock and equestrian shows plus creative arts competitions. Entertainment includes karaoke, gospel music and the Miss Levy County Fair pageant.
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10th to 30th Open Community Exhibit
Curated by Henry Grenhardt.
MAG Artist in Residence
Commonly referred to as the roughest, wildest, most challenging canoe race in America! The race takes place on Florida`s famous Waccasassa River and brings you through the heart of Florida`s back country. Sightings of deer, wild boar, alligators, and all types of snakes are a frequent occurrence for race contestants. Come and be a part of the ultimate test of endurance while enjoying good, old-fashioned country fun and fellowship.
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July 2015          See Grid Type Calendar  
4th Independence Day Celebration
Come to a small town festival in the park.
September 2015          See Grid Type Calendar  
6th Labor Day Auction
This year, the Auction will be at the Community Center. Auction-goers will find great deals on lodgings, dining, fishing, fine art, gifts, fresh clams and more. As the organization`s largest fundraiser of the year, the auction plays a vital role in keeping the Chamber and The Cedar Key Welcome Center operational. All items are donated by local businesses, residents and artists. Many items are auctioned for a fraction of their value-providing a great opportunity to save money and help the Cedar Key business community serve our guests at The Welcome Center. It`s a fun time with for all who attend.
11th to 13th PIRATE INVASION
Fourth Annual Cedar Key Pirate Invasion Weekend. Be forewarned, the Cedar Key Pirates in Paradise have invited a tango of pirates to the Best Little Pirate Town in Florida! This is a fun, safe, and welcoming community experience attracting the attention of pirates and pirate groups from all over. It`s great to be a pirate in Cedar Key, even if it`s only for a weekend in September!
Come celebrate the past with historical re-enactors! Visit the historic pirate encampment and watch the epic battle that is certain to be played out on the shores of Cedar Key.
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October 2015          See Grid Type Calendar  
3rd Taste of Cedar Key
This event of showing off Cedar Key specialties is returning for the second year. Proceeds benefit Cedar School.
This major event features well over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, and great local seafood in City Park. There will be live musical entertainment at several places around town during the days and nights, and a parade on Saturday morning.
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November 2015          See Grid Type Calendar  
14th River Rummage Sale
A massive rummage sale that will take place in City Park, Cedar Key for the second year. There will be other locations in Levy and Gilchrist Counties.
December 2015          See Grid Type Calendar  
12th Christmas in the Park and Santa Clam
Christmas in the Park 2015. The boat parade is put on by the Cedar Key Aquiculture Association and our own Santa Clam will be there to greet the children.

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