Suwannee Valley Times is distributed into the following cities and towns: Lake City, Live Oak, Madison, Branford, Dowling Park, Falmouth, Lee, Wellborn, Jasper, White Springs, Fort White, High Springs and Alachua


Published 5-11-22


Online Community Roundtable discussion on health

Submitted by Jamie Holton, Outreach Coordinator

The Suwannee River Area Health Education Center invites community leaders to participate in a roundtable discussion on the health-in-all-policies approach to decision making and strategies for achieving policy change in key areas of health, including tobacco, chronic disease, and mental health. The Town Hall is free and open to community leaders and the public in Columbia, Hamilton, Suwannee and Lafayette counties. This virtual town hall will be held on Zoom on Friday, May 27th from 9 am – 11 am. Register Now!

Girls Night Out

Thursday, May 19,  7:30 pm

A continuing monthly workshop for women artists and want-to-be artists  - working on art journals/scrapbooks. Using bits and pieces, mementos, and an artistic layout, create the story of your life. Make one as a gift for a dear friend. Work with artist Jeanne Van Arsdall. 386.752.5229 to register. Includes all materials and instruction. Gateway Art Gallery, 168 N. Marion, downtown Lake City.

Paint with Alcohol Inks

Saturday, May 21, 10:00 – Noon

Sounds crazy, paint with alcohol? This unusual art medium is imminently blendable and quick-drying. Led by artist Mary McGuerty, each student will create two small tile projects using the vivid, ethereal colors of alcohol ink on glazed tiles. Projects will be completed Saturday, and picked up on the following Tuesday after curing. A great activity for those who think they “can’t paint.” Gateway Art Gallery in historic downtown Lake City. Call 386.752.5229 to register. $30 per student fee covers all materials; just bring yourself!

Gateway Art Gallery Artists/Members Lunch

Monday, May 23, 12:00 – 1:30

If you’re a member (or want to be a member) of the Art League of North Florida/Gateway Art Gallery, please come to our monthly members’ meeting. We have a luncheon ($5), or bring your own lunch and attend the member/artist demonstration (free). Per year, membership is $30 per individual; $45 for families; and $15 for youths 10 – 18 years old. Support your local artists! Or, join us if you’re a supporter of the arts in our community. 168 N. Marion Street in downtown Lake City, 386.752.5229.

Color Workshop for Artists

Tuesday, May 24, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Favorite local artist Mike Grecian presents his much-in-demand class on color exploration. It’s important to pay close attention to how colors appear in context with other colors. A yellow square looks very different when painted on a blue background, or a pink background. They can also appear different to the eye when used in a small amount or a large amount. It’s not always as simple as reusing the same winning combinations over and over. Register at 386.752.5229.. Gateway Art Gallery, 168 N. Marion Street, historic downtown Lake City.

Volunteers Needed

Submitted by Louann Gentry

Community Hospice & Palliative Care of North Central Florida is looking for qualified volunteers! Why volunteer? As a hospice volunteer, you become part of a person’s life when you are needed most. That sense of fulfillment is priceless. Also, without caring volunteers like you, there would be no Medicare-certified hospice programs. Medicare law requires that 5% of hospice care hours are provided by volunteers. If you would like more information, please contact Louann Gentry via cellphone: 386-336-1487, or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or, if you are ready to apply to become a volunteer, complete the online application:, scroll down to the Volunteer Application button. Thank you for your consideration, and I am looking forward to meeting you!