Thomasville Times Enterprise

Calendar of events

August 24, 2013

Calendar of events

THOMASVILLE — Monday

11 a.m. — The August meeting of the Plantation Manor Family Support Group is at Plantation Manor. Dr. John Mansberger  is the speaker. For information, call Betty Sawyer at 227-0880.

6:30 p.m. — The Thomasville Shrine Club is holding its regular monthly meeting at the Shrine Club building on U.S. 19 South. A covered dish dinner follows fellowship at 7. A trooper from the Georgia State Patrol is to discuss texting while driving. All members should attend and bring prospective members and guests. Thomasville Shrine Club is a member of Hasan Shrine Center in Albany.

Tuesday

6 p.m. — Overeaters Anonymous meets at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in the Guild Room. There are no dues or fees and is open to men and women. For information, call 226-0556 or 377-4995.

Thursday

10 a.m. — Golden K Kiwanis Club meets at Dawson Street Baptist Church.

12:30 p.m. — The Thomasville Rotary Club meets at the Plaza.

5:45 p.m. — Early bird Bingo games, sponsored by the Kouncil Club of Thomasville, are at St. Augustine Catholic Church social hall. Regular Bingo sessions begin at 6:45. Prizes awarded and proceeds go to local charities of southwest Georgia.

6 p.m. — Cairo New Beginnings Group of Overeaters Anonymous meets at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 11th Ave. N.W., Cairo. For information, call Aileen at 378-0341 or Brenda at 377-4995.

Friday

12:30 p.m. — Thomasville Kiwanis Club meets at the Plaza Restaurant.

Miscellaneous

The family of David Pembleton and Amanda Frances Wynn Bass is holding their annual reunion on Sept. 1 at the home of Joyce Wilder Riggs, 9249 Ga. Hwy. 202. Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. and attendees are asked to bring their favorite covered dishes. For information, call Joyce at 226-2943 or Virginia at 294-6409.

John B. Gordon 383 UDC will meet at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the Thomas County Public Library. This is the first meeting for the year. Bring a canned good for food bank and/or veteran item. The speaker is Sheila Tucker discussing the reenactment of Gettysburg.

A new divorced and separated support group will meet at Cairo Presbyerian Church, 100 4th Ave. SE, at 7 p.m., Tuesdays beginning Sept. 3. For information, call Richard Hartsfield at 229-328-0906. The only requirement for participation is that you be divorced and/or separated.

Central High School of 1979 is holding a class reunion meeting at 6 p.m., Sept. 19, at the Thomas County Board of Educaton Professional Learning Center. The committee needs volunteers to assist with planning and managing reunion plans. The 35-year reunion is planned for next June. For information, call Olie A. Burkes at 379-1643, Rosa Harris Williams 377-7554 or Olivia Blount at 403-1943. If you have kept in contact with other classmates, send us their contact information or pass along the information to them. This meeting is finalize the details including the date, location and ticket price.

Members of the Thomasville High School class of 1958 are planning an informal get-together for their 55th anniversary celebration. The event is 4 p.m. — until on Friday, Sept. 27 and 10 a.m. — until on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Thomasville Shrine Club lake house, on U.S. 19 South. There are no scheduled events, and no sit-down meals are planned, so you don’t need reservations or money in advance. Refreshments will be on hand and meals can be by either heading to a restaurant, or send out and pick up food (like subs, chicken strips, etc.), on a pay-as-you-go basis. For information, call Len Powell at 229-224-8332, or e-mail at FTR@rose.net.

The Big Bend Bird Club Inc. of Tallahassee, Fla., is holding its 24th annual Exotic Bird Fair and Festival on Aug. 24-25 at the North Florida Fairgrounds.  Come experience the tropical setting with exotic birds — it’s a step above the ordinary.  See some of the most beautiful birds from around the world — macaws, cockatoos, cockatiels, lovebirds, parrolets, finches, African Greys and more.  In addition, you can choose from a huge variety of bird toys, bird food, birdcages in all price ranges, and much more, Headlining the 24rd anniversary celebration will be The Paradise Parrots from Tampa Bay.  They talk, roller skate, do gymnastics, play basketball and more.  Taught by circus animal trainer Vickie Howle, the birds that were once abandoned by former owners have appeared on Animal Planet's Pet Star cable TV show. Thisg family experience includes special raffles, balloons, and face painting for the kids.  On both Saturday and Sunday, educational programs will give new pet owners tips on appropriate bird behavior, health, training tricks, and proper techniques of care from an avian vet and a professional parrot trainer from ZooWorld.  You will see baby birds being fed, and meet local artists with bird related jewelry, pottery and cards. Food and snacks will be available. Admission is $5; children 10 and under are free.  A two-day admission is $8.  Parking is free. For information, visit www.bigbendbirdclub.org or contact Jill de Bedout at paco@bigbendbirdclub.org.

John Moran Wildflower Exhibit opens from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, at 575 W. Washington St., Monticello, Fla. Sponsored by Viva Florida 500, Florida Wildflower Foundation and Main Street Monticello, the Exhibit runs through Oct. 25, and is open each Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday until 7 p.m. There is no admission charge. For information, email ahholt@ahholt.com or call 850-576-0721.

A free Live Smart Seminar series, presented by Redemption Housing Counselors Inc., will be held at Rose City Federal Credit Union at 4 p.m., Sept. 19. Learn how to manage your money. To RSVP, call 229.584.1082.

Miss Kitty Feline Sanctuary and Adoption Center needs volunteers. For information, call 229-236-0167 or email: misskittysanctuary@gmail.com.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Monday for big book study, beginners meetings are held at 8 p.m., Tuesday and 8 p.m., Saturday is open discussion all at Trinity Anglican Church on West Jackson Street. At noon, on Wednesday is big book study and Friday is open discussion both at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. At 7 p.m., Wednesday is men's only and Friday is big book study both at New Generation Church. Call (800) 878-1829 or visit the website at www.aasouthgeorgia.org. Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays at Trinity Anglican Church. The Thomasville group meets at 8 p.m., Monday which is a closed big book meeting. At 8 p.m., Tuesday is an open beginners meeting and at 8 p.m., Saturday is open discussion all held at Trinity Anglican Church. It’s in the Book group, a closed men’s  meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 7 p.m., Friday, is a closed big book step study at New Generation Church. A closed meeting is at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.

Alcoholics Anonymous (Grace Group) holds a closed meeting at noon, Wednesday which is big book study and Friday is open discussion at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 216 Remington Ave.

The Cairo Al-anon Family Group offers help and hope. No fees, dues, or registration required. The meetings are at 3351 U.S. Hwy. 84 East, Cairo. For more information, contact Mike at 229-221-2110.

Cairo AA group meets at 8 p.m. Fridays with an open speaker, 8 p.m. Sundays with open discussion, 8 p.m. Mondays with closed discussion and 8 p.m. Wednesdays are newcomers meetings with closed discussion. All meetings are held at 3351 U.S. Hwy. 84 East, Cairo.

The Rose City Coin Club meets the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m., at the Thomas County Public Library.

The Rose City Band rehearses Saturday mornings at the Thomasville Scholars Academy band room from 10 a.m. to noon. The group is open to area musicians 16 years and older who have previous band experience and can sight read. For information, call Thomas Wagner at 977-1402 or gibbtvl@rose.net.

The Christian Writers group meets at 6 p.m., the first and third Tuesday of each month at Dawson Street United Methodist Church, 1132 N. Dawson St. For information, call 226-3013.

Weight Watchers meets at 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Thursdays and at 8 a.m., Saturdays at 94 Commercial Drive. Weigh-in starts 30 minutes before each meeting.

Newcomers Club meets at 9:30 a.m., every third Thursday of the month. New residents and neighbors should come to the Cultural Center for coffee and doughnuts. RSVP by calling (229) 226-0588.

HOPE, a traumatic brain injury support group, meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Northwoods Church of God social hall. For information, call 224-1680 or visit http://hopefortbi.web.officelive.com.

A support group called MOMS for Mothers of Military Servicemen/Women meets at 9:30 a.m., the second Saturday of every month at Relish. For information, call 228-4553.

The South Georgia Genealogical Society meets at 10:30 a.m., the second Saturday of each month at the Thomas County Public Library. For information, call Cheryl Wilson at 226-2714 or Vera Hagan-Mitchell at 551-9627.

PFLAG-Albany meets from 7 to 9 p.m., the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Episcopal Church of Saints John and Mark in Albany. For information, call (229) 446-3983 or (229) 854-3838 or visit pflag-Albany at pflag.org.

The Thomas County branch of NAACP holds its monthly meetings at 6 p.m., are the second Thursday of each month at the Frederick Douglass Complex.

Members of the Thomas County Democratic Party meet at 6:30 p.m., the first Tuesday of every month at Fallin's Barbecue.

Families Anonymous meetings are at 7 p.m., each Monday at the Milton-Everett YMCA board of directors room. For information, call 224-0230.

The Thomasville Multiple Sclerosis self-help group meets at 6 p.m., the third Tuesday of every month in the Flipper Room at the Thomas County Public Library. The meeting is to bring area people together to discuss their issues in coping with the disease and the organization. Family members and caregivers can attend. For information call Dianna Ernst at 377-6554 or Leigh Ross at 228-5223.

The Country Hoedown, formerly known as The Meigs Country Hoedown, is at the corner of Sapp and Burnum (Mt. Olive Road), in Pelham every Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. There is live country music for line and couple dancing with no door charge but donations are welcome. For information, call 683-3496 or 294-4451.

Thomasville Masonic Lodge No. 369 meets on second and fourth Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

Plantation Manor Assisted Living Community seeks volunteers of all ages for its Gracious Living (Alzheimer's/dementia) wing. The volunteers will assist with the activities program. For information call Gail Davis or Betty Sawyer at 227-0880.

The Thomasville Noon Lions Club meets at noon the second and fourth Tuesdays at the Plaza.

VFW Post 4995 and its auxiliary meet every third Saturday at 9 a.m. at the post home at 1296 Old Cassidy Rd.

VFW Post 8433 meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Roddenbery Memorial Library Annex in Cairo.

Hands and Hearts for Horses, a therapeutic riding program for children and adults with disabilities, is in need of volunteers. Volunteer training classes are held the first Monday of every month. For information, call Kirsten at 551-0086.

The Pilot Club holds a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m., the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Plaza.

Thomasville Lodge 369 F&AM, 310 N. Pine Tree Blvd., meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month. For information call 228-7427 or 403-9147.

The James Hicks American Legion Post No. 519 members and auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday at the American Legion home on Hopkins Street. The executive committee meets at 7 p.m. the Tuesday preceding the monthly meeting.

The VFW Post No. 11088 members and auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the senior center on Stevens Street.

Halcyon Home provides outreach support groups for victims of domestic violence. For information, call 226-6666 for location and time.

S.P. Jones Lodge No. 118 F&AM PHA meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. at 518 Lester St.

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