Calendar of events

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FRIDAY, DEC. 30 through MONDAY, JAN. 2
Native American Pow-Wow
Boomer’s Native American Gathering and Pow-Wow, 516 N.W. 3rd St., Webster, FL 33597/C.R. 478 and 3rd St., across from the Webster Westside Flea Market. The public is welcome. Great entertainment for the family! Traditional craftsmen, food, music, and prize drawings! Contact Boomer for more information at 603-2643.
Singles and couples dance
From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Park, 1582 County Road 459. with the Lee Ann Noel Band. Open to the public. No alcohol allowed. Finger foods or soda welcome. Dances are every first and third Friday. Call 424-1688 for more information.
Dade’s Battle relived
The 176th anniversary of Dade’s Battle, the event that began the Second Seminole War in 1835, will be reenacted at the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, entering at U.S. 301 and County Road 650, in Bushnell. Gates open at 9 a.m. with the full-scale battle between soldiers and Seminoles at 2 p.m. Prior to the battle, visitors may explore military and Indian camps, visit period demonstrators and vendors, and tour a museum. Food and drink will be available. Admission is a $5 per person donation with children 6 and under admitted free. Parking is $2 per vehicle.
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 14, 21
Dixie Baseball
Bushnell Dixie Youth Baseball will be having sign ups from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kenny Dixon sports Complex at the concession stand. Registration is $65; please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate. Parents interested in coaching need to pick up a form at registration and get it back to us by January 21. If chosen each coach/ assistant coach will have to submit for a background check. If you have any questions please call Shannon at 303-0775.
We have added Dixie Boys to our league so the ages are as follows: Age 4 to 6 T-ball (age 4 will be construction league if enough to make teams); 7 to 8 mini minor; 9 to 10 minor; 11 to 12 major; 13 to 14 Dixie boys.
 Shrine Club
The Villages Shrine Club will hold its monthly meeting on in the Orchid room of the Hibiscus Recreation Center, located on Bailey Trail next to Cane Gardens Country Club, The Villages. The meeting will start promptly at 7 p.m. and last about one hour.  Prior to the meeting there will be a potluck dinner starting at 6 p.m.  The club will provide fried chicken.  Those attending are asked to bring a side dish or dessert of their liking to share.  All Shriners and their Ladies are cordially invited to attend.  The club meets the second Tuesday of every month at the same location.  For information, contact 2012 club president Jim Smith at (352) 817-9248.

Calling all chili cooks!
The 2nd Annual Spice It Up For Hospice Chili Cookoff will be at the Kenny Dixon Sports Complex at the picnic pavilions. Tasting will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. Cash Prizes and awards will be presented to the winners. All proceeds will benefit the Lane Purcell Hospice House and support patient care. Armbands are $5 and includes a drink and a taste of all the chili, plus a vote for your favorite! There will also be a contest and prizes for the best decorated booth.
Come join in on a great cause and bring your best homemade chili!  Enter your cookoff team today! Contact Susan Bennett, 352-742-6807; email sbennett@cornerstonehospice.org. You can also visit the website at cshospice.org and click on “Events” to download rules and regulations.  Entrance fee is only $20. Bring your chair and enjoy live music and a great afternoon while supporting a very worthwhile cause in support of the Lane Purcell Hospice House.

Class reunion
Wildwood High School Class of 2002 will be having a class reunion, 7 p.m., at Harbor Hills Country Club. For more information, check us out on Facebook or contact us at wildwoodhighschool.classof2002@gmail.com. Tickets for sale now!