As part of the Summer Reading Program, the Roddenbery Memorial Library will feature a program entitled, "Healthy Habits=Happy Living for Moms and Babies Alike," which will be presented on July 9 at 7 p.m. in the libary's Grady Room. The program will be taught by Tara Jennette Posey. Learn more at www.rmlibary.org.
The descendants of the late John and Grace Tilley will hold their annual Family Reunion on Sunday beginning at noon at the Grady County Senior Center on 17th Ave, NE. All family members and friends are encouraged to attend and bring a covered dish lunch.
Local residents considering homeschooling or who are veterans of homeschooling are invited to join a new support group being formed in Grady County. Those interested in joining and beginning classes for grades pre-K through 12th grade are encouraged to call 229-378-2209 or to send an email to: email@example.com.
There will be a gospel sing featuring Rick Griswold at the Riders for Christ Cowboy Church on Saturday at 6 p.m. The sing is a benefit for cancer patient Tommy White and will also feature a bake sale. The church is located at 1294 Union Hill Road. For more information, call Pastor Teddy Williamson at 378-1447.
All Cairo High School football players are reminded to report to the weight room for summer workouts. Juniors and seniors need to report Tuesday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Freshmen and sophomores report beginning at 9:30 a.m.
The Seamless Summer meals program has begun at the South Elementary School's cafeteria and will be held through Friday and July 8-26. The program provides a free breakfast and/or lunch to anyone 18 years or younger. Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Grady County School Nutrition Program and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For more information about the Seamless Summer Program, call 377-2513.
The Roddenbery Memorial Library will offering a special program on Wednesday throughout the summer called the "Lunch Break Stretch" from noon-1 p.m. veryone is invited to bring their lunch and learn the park bench stretch, take a walk and return to work energized. The group will meet on Wednesdays in the auditorium.
The South Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross is in need of local volunteers. If you would be interested in working in the local office or helping with local disasters like single family house fires, call Wanda Purdy at 924-2026 or go to www.valdostaredcross.org and click the volunteer tab.
The Rose City Band, a Southwest Georgia Community Symphonic Band, is accepting new members who are over the age of 16 and have had at least two years of prior band experience. The band accepts members from all over south Georgia with rehearsals on Saturday mornings in the band room at MacIntrye Middle School in Thomasville from 10 a.m.-noon. For more information about the Rose City Band, call Thomas Wagner at 226-4663.
Caps for sale
The First Steps Program at Grady General Hospital is having a fundraiser to help purchase safety seats for the families of newborns that have financial hardships. Funds for this project have been cut this year, so in order to raise money, Lynn Gwaltney, First Steps volunteer, is making knitted hats for children and adults and selling them. If you would like to purchase a hat or would like to make a contribution to the First Steps Program, call Lynn at 377-3000.
New Beginnings True Hope Ministries invites everyone to a new Bible Study which is held on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. The study is led by Overseer Apostle Lorenza Rutledge and Pastor Daniel Berry Sr. The church is located at 507 Fourth Street, SE in Cairo. For more information, call 850-339-7796.
City Seeking Help in Identifying Malfunctioning Street Lights
The City of Cairo is seeking to identify locations where street lights are not working properly. If you know of a light that is out in your neighborhood, call the city at 377-1722, ext. 104 during regular business hours.
Schools Seeking Special Education Students
The Grady County School System seeks to ensure that all disabled students, ages 3-21, who are in need of specials education services are located, identified, evaluated and served. If you know a child with a disability that is currently not being served, call Natalie Zajac at 377-7396.