Thomasville Times Enterprise

Calendar of events

August 27, 2013

Calendar of events

THOMASVILLE — 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.

Sunday

12:30 p.m. — 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. Attendees are asked to bring their favorite covered dishes for lunch. For information, call Joyce at 226-2943 or Virginia at 294-6409.

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.

Miscellaneous

Enlightening Bites begins at noon, Sept. 6 in the Flipper Room of the Thomas County Library. Enlightening Bites is a series of thought provoking lectures. Bring your bites in your brown bag, and hear an enlightening and delighting lecturer at no charge. The enlightening Bites series is a joint effort between Pebble Hill Plantation and the Thomas County Public Library. For more information, call 227-5382 or 225-5252.

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.

 Family and friends may attend the Charlie and Sussie Collins family reunion from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Cairo Women's Club.  Come and bring a covered dish and visit with everyone.

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.

The South Georgia Genealogy Society meets in the Flipper Room of the Thomas County Public Library in Thomasville on Saturday, Sept. 14. The business meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. and the program, Finding your U.S. military veterans — A Webinar program, follows at 11. The coordinator is Mary Anne Dolen.

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. 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.

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