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Close to the Community: Sharing the peace | Way of living

Ruth Levins 

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Nicely, hi there yet again. I have been meditating and pondering a great deal about peace these times, so it will be our favourable word this week.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, a single of my preferred scribes, aptly wrote of peace: “Nothing can convey you peace but your self.”

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At each individual convening of our GFWC Florida Woman’s Club conventions, we be part of arms and sing, “Let there be peace on Earth, and permit it begin with me.”

Every time we sing it with each other, my coronary heart skips a beat and I really feel at peace, recognizing the quest forward as I journey again to my beloved Crystal River and start off to satisfy the pledge I created in 1962 when I became a portion of the Woman’s Club as a Junior Woman’s Club member.

As a result of the many years, our journey has taken us alongside a winding volunteer path of services to those people in have to have of scholarships, tender-

loving kindness in treatment facilities, Band-Aids used to blistered marching band students’ toes that we chaperoned, or offered a listening ear and a calming reassurance that everything’s “gonna” be Ok to people whose problems have confused them, and so several other peacemaking approaches.

We uncovered from Mom Theresa all about the oneness we embraced when she wrote: “I am a single. I am only one particular. I are unable to do anything. But I can do anything.” And we did. And we will carry on to do so.

With the energy of love inside us, we can make a variance in our neighborhood and further than via peaceful, intentional functions of loving kindness, in provider to mankind.


■ The Veterans Administration is hunting for volunteers to push veterans to their appointments at the Gainesville Veterans Administration Health care Heart and The Villages Out-Patient Clinic. Contact 352-746-8005.

■ The Essential Training Centre has started Open up Volunteer Days the second Wednesday regular. They are opening up one of their thrift stores to stroll-in volunteers the place they can volunteer for a few hrs to see if they would like to turn out to be a volunteer. Some of the tasks needing aid at the stores are sorting and positioning products on the shelves and testing electronics. There are numerous other volunteer options out there at the Crucial. Please contact Ben K., coordinator, at 352-795-5541, ext. 238.

Unique Notes

■ The Path Rescue Mission is in need of donations for the Mother and Dad’s Diaper Drive by means of June, including diapers and pull-ups in all sizes (primarily 3 and 4), method and baby wipes. Fall off things at 21 S. Melbourne St., Beverly Hills.

■ Free listening to screenings are accessible from CHIPS (Citrus Listening to Impaired Companies) at the Crystal River Depot, 109 NE Crystal St., Crystal River. Contact Maureen at 352-795-5000.

■ CASA (Citrus Abuse Shelter Association) is in need to have of distinct storage bins, disinfectant spray, freezer Ziplocs of all dimensions and journals. Make sure you fall off items at 1100 E. Turner Camp Street in Inverness. E-mail Kimberly Martina at [email protected]


■ Never Quit Believin’ — a tribute to the band, Journey — will conduct at 7 p.m. Friday, June 18, at the Citrus Springs Local community Centre, 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd. The occasion is sponsored by Citrus County Parks and Recreation. Call 352-352-7540.

■ TOO FAR’s travel-through barbecue is from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Also Considerably headquarters at 9338 E. Gospel Island Road in Inverness.

■ There will be a Doo Wop Show on Saturday, June 26, at the Kellner Auditorium at 92 Civic Circle in Beverly Hills. Connect with Barbara at 352-746-5303.

■ I.M.P.A.C.T. Counseling is offering Therapeutic Day Camp for young children ages 5 and older from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 16, at Good Rock Christian Church Academy in Inverness. For enrollment, simply call 352-560-7027.

■ The Tails and Tales Summer time Examining Systems will keep on by means of July 30 at the department community libraries: Mondays at Crystal River Coastal Area Library, Tuesdays at Floral Town Library, Wednesdays at Lakes Location Library, Thursdays at Central Ridge Library, and Friday at Homosassa Library. Sign-up on-line or phone your nearest department library. The program is for kids in kindergarten by means of 12th quality.

■ The Outdated Courthouse Museum Touring Exhibit carries on via Aug. 21 at 1 Courthouse Square in Inverness featuring the Smithsonian Museum’s on Primary Avenue System, a Water/Means Exhibit. Simply call 352-341-6428.

Until finally up coming 7 days, continue to be optimistic and be tranquil.

Ruth Levins participates in a wide variety of projects all around the community. Permit her know about your group’s forthcoming functions by creating to P.O. Box 803, Crystal River, FL 34423.