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Posted on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 2:25 pm

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  1. Feb
    24
    Sat

    1. Seeds of Hope Pancake Breakfast
      8:00 am – 11:00 am

      Delicious Breakfast at Wildwood Soup Kitchen. Come see where 94,000 meals were prepared and served/distributed and 7,000 snack packs were prepared for distribution for children’s backpacks to address hunger needs of the children over the weekends.
      Join us February 24, from 8:00-11:00 a.m. at Wildwood Soup Kitchen, First Presbyterian Church of Wildwood, 203 Barwick Street, Wildwood, FL 34785. Entrance fee – nonperishable food items and/or monetary donation.

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      8:00 am
      Seeds of Hope Pancake Breakfast
    2. Voter Registration Assistance at Bushnell Library
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The Sumter County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) is hosting a voter registration drive Saturday, February 24th at the Bushnell Library from 10 AM to 2 PM.
      The DEC will assist eligible Florida residents, irrespective of party preference, with new registrations, help make changes (address, signature, etc.) to current registration, as well as offering sign-ups for vote by mail. Paper applications for both voter registration and vote by mail will be available, as well as assistance for online registration using RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov.
      Florida voters previously signed up for vote by mail should note that vote by mail choices are only valid for two full election cycles. Therefore, thousands of Sumter County voters will need to re-register their vote by mail choice prior to the 2018 election.
      For questions about the event call the Sumter County DEC at 352.794.1351. For other voter registration questions call the Supervisor of Elections at 352.569.1540.

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      10:00 am
      Voter Registration Assistance at Bushnell Library
    3. Soul Food Fest
      5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Join us Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Wildwood Country Resort, from 5-9 p.m. for a live concert, soul food menu, dancing, etc. Entertainment by: Ictus (Jazz & Funk Band) & LP Sound Machine DJ Service. Menu: BBQ, baked or fried chicken, macaroni & cheese, perlo rice, collard greens, green beans, corn bread, dinner rolls, sweet potato bread, red velvet cake, peach cobbler, sweet & unsweetened tea. Guest may BYOB; cups, water and ice provided. Buffet style service 6-8pm. $30 per person – reservations required.
      Tickets: Eventbrite
      Supporting Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc.- 501 c)3).
      Collaborators: African American Club of The Villages and African American Club of The Plantation.
      For tickets-
      Plantation: Debbie Richardson, 352-787-1775 or Sandra Burwell, 352-326-9444
      Villages: Anne Timoner, 203-927-3102
      On-Line at:
      https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soul-food-fest-tickets-39326506640
      Or call the Young Center, 352-748-0260
      Wildwood Country Resort, 5604 Heritage Boulevard (SR 44/ Buena Vista Blvd), Wildwood, FL 34785.

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      5:00 pm
      Soul Food Fest
    4. Dance Party Fundraiser
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The South Sumter NNDCC will be hosting a 40’s dance party at the South Sumter High School cafeteria on Saturday, February 24th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. The dance will feature the Same Is Lame Jazz Ambassadors, a 20-piece jazz band from the Clermont area, playing all your favorite swing pieces. Admission will be $5.00 per person or $7.50 per couple. Drinks and snacks are provided as part of the paid admission. Contests will be held for BEST 40’S ERA COSTUME & BEST DANCE COUPLE. Come join us for a night of music, dancing, and fun.
      This event will raise money for the NNDCC program – for competitions, educational trips, and uniforms.

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      6:00 pm
      Dance Party Fundraiser
  2. Feb
    25
    Sun

    1. Seeds of Hope Concert
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Billie Thatcher and the Villages Swing Band will perform in concert February 25, 2018 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at United Church Of Christ At The Villages, 12514 County Road 101, Oxford, FL 34484. Entrance fee is non-perishable food items and/or monetary donation.
      Great entertainment and fun afternoon. Very talented entertainers for your pleasure. ALL proceeds benefit the Wildwood Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry.

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      3:00 pm
      Seeds of Hope Concert
  3. Feb
    27
    Tue

    1. Wildwood Kiwanis Club @ Lake Miona Country Club
      7:00 am – 8:00 am

      Wildwood Kiwanis Club
      Meetings are every Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. at  609 N. Old Wire Road, Wildwood, Fl 34785. For club information contact Bob Bernstein, President at 407-256-7019 or Diana Couillard, Secretary at 352-748-5228.

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      7:00 am
      Wildwood Kiwanis Club @ Lake Miona Country Club
    2. Book Sale
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Book Sale
      On February 27 & 28, 2018, the Friends of The Villages Library will hold a Book Sale at the Pinellas Branch of The Villages Library (7375 Powell Rd, Wildwood). Tuesday, February 27th, from 10AM to 4PM – $5.00 for you to fill our bag. Wednesday, February 28th, from 10AM to 2PM – $2.00 to fill a BAG or $3.00 to fill a box.
      We have a LOT of books, a 5′ x 20′ x 5 box-high stack of books! A 6 month backlog of fiction and, yes, more non-fiction. 50/50 mix of Sumter Library & public donations. The sale is open to the public. Cash only. Book dealers are welcome. Please help us recycle these books. We must make space for more donations.
      The Friends of The Villages Library is an all-volunteer IRS approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose goals are to promote literacy & recycle books. Since 2003, the Friends have returned nearly $350,000 to the community.

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      10:00 am
      Book Sale
  4. Feb
    28
    Wed

    1. Book Sale
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      On February 27 & 28, 2018, the Friends of The Villages Library will hold a Book Sale at the Pinellas Branch of The Villages Library (7375 Powell Rd, Wildwood). Tuesday, February 27th, from 10AM to 4PM – $5.00 for you to fill our bag. Wednesday, February 28th, from 10AM to 2PM – $2.00 to fill a BAG or $3.00 to fill a box.
      We have a LOT of books, a 5′ x 20′ x 5 box-high stack of books! A 6 month backlog of fiction and, yes, more non-fiction. 50/50 mix of Sumter Library & public donations. The sale is open to the public. Cash only. Book dealers are welcome. Please help us recycle these books. We must make space for more donations.
      The Friends of The Villages Library is an all-volunteer IRS approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose goals are to promote literacy & recycle books. Since 2003, the Friends have returned nearly $350,000 to the community.

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      10:00 am
      Book Sale
  5. Mar
    2
    Fri

    1. Sumter County Fair (all-day)
      Mar 2 – Mar 11

      The fair opens Friday, March 2nd and continues through March 10th at the Sumter County Fairgrounds located two miles north of Webster off SR 471 in Bevilles Corner, just 4 miles east of Bushnell.
      The Sumter fair theme is, “A FAIRy Tale Fair Where Dreams Come True.” The fair has something for all ages including youth livestock shows, free outdoor entertainment, thrill rides, demolition derby and helicopter rides for those wanting a bird’s eye view of the fairgrounds. You certainly don’t want to miss all the tasty fair food treats cotton candy, corndogs, funnel cakes, popcorn, pizza and so much more.
      Nine days of fair fun kicks off March 2nd when the gates open at 5 pm with opening ceremonies in the Cow Palace at 6pm, Bryce Mauldin and Kaleb Sanders will perform on the outside stage at 6pm, the Breeding Sheep Show at 6:30pm and the annual Sumter Fair Talent Show starts at 7 pm in the main expo building.
      The fair fun continues through March 10th with a variety of entertainment all week including country music performances by John Johnson on March 3rd at 6pm and Jo Dee Marie, a Loretta Lynn Tribute Artist on Sunday, March 4th at 4:30 pm.
      For a complete schedule of all the Sumter County Fair events, please visit the Sumter Fair website at sumterfair.net or follow them on Facebook at Sumter County Fair Association.
      Entertainers throughout the week include MACEY MAC on March 3rd at 4pm, The Fruit Pickers Band on March 4th at 1pm, The Mudds on March 5th at 6pm, Nolan Hamm on March 6 at 6pm and Dan Story on March 10th at 6pm to name a few. There will also be karaoke on both Saturday afternoons on the outside stage.
      You will not want to miss the Demolition Derby in the arena at the fair on Friday, March 9th at 8pm if you enjoying watching cars smash into each other.
      For those who enjoy midway rides at the fair you can purchase armbands for unlimited riding each day. There are also plant displays, 4-H exhibits, commercial exhibits and much more to see at the fair.
      For more information, visit the fair’s website sumterfair.net or call Nina MacMullen, Sumter Fair Secretary at 352-569-6851.

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      Sumter County Fair (all-day)
  6. Mar
    3
    Sat

    1. Food, Bargains and Fun At the Methodist Church Bazaar
      7:30 am – 1:00 pm

      A day of food, bargains and fun is planned for the Bushnell First United Methodist Church Spring Bazaar on Saturday, March 3rd. The Bazaar will be held on the church grounds located at 221 W. Noble Ave., Bushnell, from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm.
      Who knows what special “just for you” treasures will be found as you browse the huge selection of household and personal items on sale? Each year this rummage sale draws an enthusiastic crowd from throughout the area. Whether you are replacing a broken casserole lid or looking for a good book to read, you just might find it at the bazaar.
      The display of a variety of landscape plants is a popular feature of the day. The nursery grown plants will be for sale while supplies last.
      A complete list of activities for the day include:
      Rummage Sale – 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (no advance sales will be made)
      Landscape Plants Sale – 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (on the church grounds)
      Pancake Breakfast – 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
      Chicken and Rice Lunch – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
      If you’re looking for something special or an unexpected treasure you just might find it at the Bushnell First United Methodist Church Spring Bazaar. Be sure to attend with family and friends!

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      7:30 am
      Food, Bargains and Fun At the Methodist Church Bazaar
    2. Shopping Extravaganza at Bushnell Church on Saturday
      7:30 am – 1:00 pm

      The Bushnell First United Methodist Church Annual Spring Bazaar will be held on the church grounds this Saturday, March 3th from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. The church is located at 221 W. Noble Avenue in Bushnell.
      The garage/closet treasures/rummage sale with bargains galore is just one of the favorite featured activities. This sale offers a wide variety of items of every description for individual and household use. There are no advance sales.
      The landscape plant sale will feature plants for every location in your yard. If you’re thinking of replacing an overgrown shrub or replanting your entire landscape be sure to stop at this sale first.
      In addition to the huge garage/closet treasures/rummage and plant sales, there will be a donations only pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and a chicken and rice lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for $6.00 per plate.
      For more information, contact the church office at 793-3221. The office is open from 10:00 am to 2 pm, Monday through Thursday.
      If you’re looking for bargains and good food, you’ll find both at the Methodist Church’s Spring Bazaar in Bushnell. Don’t miss this shopping extravaganza!

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      7:30 am
      Shopping Extravaganza at Bushnell Church on Saturday
    3. Quilt Show
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The Red Oaks Quilters is a seasonal not for profit quilt group that is located in the Red Oaks RV Park in Bushnell. Our annual quilt show raises money for local charities. The show includes many quilts of varying sizes, vendors, cancer challenge silent auction, treasures auction, raffle quilt, demonstrations, and a boutique. Food is available for purchase for breakfast and lunch. This event is March 3, 2018 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Red Oaks RV Park, 5551 SW 18th Terrace, Bushnell, in Boots Hall. Entrance fee is non-perishable food item or monetary donation to the local food bank.

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      9:00 am
      Quilt Show
    4. World War II Weekend
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Join us March 3 & 4, 2018 for World War II Weekend at Dade Battlefield State Park. Grounds Open 10 am ~~ Battle Engagement at 2 pm. Commemorating the most widespread armed conflict in history and celebrating both military and popular civilian culture during the war years.
      • Allied and Axis Uniformed Reenactors
      • Authentic Camps and Equipment
      • Mechanized Military Vehicles
      • Weapons Demonstrations
      • Battle Between Allied and German Forces
      Admission is $3 per person; Age 6 and under, WWII Vets free.
      7200 CR 603 (“Battlefield Drive”) Bushnell, FL 33513 (352)793-4781 www.dadebattlefield.com

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      10:00 am
      World War II Weekend