• 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 (850) 545-4037 or (229) 224-5404.


• 12 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.


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


• The South Georgia Genealogy Society will meet in the Flipper Room on of the Thomas County Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 14. The business meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by a program at 11. The subject is DNA — what is it, which company do I test with and what do I do with the results presented by Doris Davies.

• The Thomas County Republican Party holds its monthly meeting at noon on the fourth Tuesday at the Plaza.

• The narcotics/vice division of the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office is accepting old or unused prescription medications from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at 921 Smith Ave. The contents of the pill bottle should be emptied into a resealable plastic bag. Leave liquids, gels or creams in the original container and place into a resealable plastic bag. Scratch out all personal identification. Injectables, syringes, any item used for diabetic tests, inhalers and thermometers will not be accepted. Call 225-3300.

• Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Christ-based recovery program meeting every Tuesday at Victory Fellowship Church. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., with meal at 6, large group meeting at 6:45, 7:45 are small group meetings. The church is at 19150 U.S. Hwy. 19 N, Thomasville.

• Bingo will be held every Monday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Weston YMCA.

• Members of the executive board of Douglass High School Alumni Association Inc. meet every fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m., at Douglass High School in the Social Room No. 12. Call (229) 224-7113.

• The regular monthly board meeting of Thomas County Department of Family and Children Services is at 8:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at 460 Smith Ave.

• Oak Street Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Parish Hall at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 515 Oak St.

• The Thomasville/Thomas County Homeless Coalition meets the third Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Thomasville Housing and Resource Center, 125 Lester St. For more information, call Sharon Edwards, (229) 289-0032.

• The Thomas County Democratic Party meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month in the Thomas County Library’s Flipper Room. The meeting is open to the public.

• The Parents Advocacy meeting will be held on Mondays, 6 p.m., at the Frederick Douglass Complex Library. All who have a vested interest in the Thomasville City Schools system and taxpayers are encouraged to attend.

• The Thomasville Aviation Museum’s “Power of the Past” exhibit, featuring antique aircraft engines, is open each Sunday from 1-6 p.m. at the Thomasville Regional Airport. Appointments can be made by calling 226-3010. No admission charge.

• The Thomasville Multiple Sclerosis self-help group meets at 6 p.m., the third Tuesday of every month at the Plaza. 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. Call Judi at (229) 224-2544.

• Pelham Country Jamboree is every Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. in downtown Pelham across the from the depot. There is no charge to attend. Cotton Boll Express plays each week, along with special guests. For booking and information please call (229) 376-3310 or (229) 449-8685.

• 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 Road.

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

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

• The VFW Post No. 11088 members and auxiliary meet 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.

• 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. The Grace Group AA meetings are Monday is big book study, Wednesday is step meeting, Thursday is women’s meeting and Friday is open discussion all at St. Thomas Episcopal Church and the meetings begin at noon. Call (800) 878-1829 or visit the website www.aasouthgeorgia.org.

• Sept. 6 — First Friday offers free admission and fun for the whole family from 6 to 10 p.m. What is First Friday Sip & Stroll? It’s a great night to come downtown and sip, stroll, shop, dine and listen to some great music. Participating shops and restaurants will be open late, and our concert will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. at The Ritz Amphitheater, 131 S. Stevens St. This gives you time to shop and dine before the concert. At 8, The Honey Hounds take the stage for a soulful September show. The Honey Hounds reenergize western music, embodying the rock n roll lifestyle while embracing the roots of soul and funk. For more information, call (229) 228-7977.

• Sept. 7 — The Thomasville History Center wants to help you learn how to care for your keepsakes. Conservator Howard Sutcliffe has been invited to share tips for preserving, maintaining, and storing your family’s treasures. On Saturday, September 7, Sutcliffe will present a brief lecture on the best methods for at-home conservation and his recommendations for how to put those lessons into practice with your own heirlooms. The lecture will begin at 10 a.m. Following the lecture, we will host a conservation consultation workshop. This part of the program will require advance registration. Each registrant will have a five-minute consultation with Sutcliffe to discuss an item of their choosing which they will bring in. Consultation registration will be $15 for current members and $20 for non-members. Lecture attendees are encouraged to stay for Sutcliffe’s consultations, as they will occur in a group setting unless the registrant requests privacy. Neither the Thomasville History Center nor Mr. Sutcliffe will provide monetary evaluations on people’s personal property. The History Center asks that you bring only smaller, easily transportable items for your consultation. Items like family bibles, papers, fabrics, or small decorative pieces are most appropriate. Large furnishings or paintings are not suitable for this program. To register, go to https://www.thomasvillehistory.org/event/caring-for-your-keepsakes-workshop/ or call (229) 226-7664 for more information.

• Sept. 10 — Get a taste of history this fall at the Thomasville History Center. Candy historian Susan Benjamin will share how candy became America’s favorite treat. Registration for this lecture includes a taste test of traditional treats. Fee: $5, per person. Don’t forget to bring proof of registration with you: print a copy of your receipt, or show the email copy upon arrival. About the Speaker: Susan Benjamin is a candy historian and author of numerous books, including “Sweet as Sin: The Unwrapped Story of How Candy Became America’s Favorite Pleasure” (Perseus, 2016). She is also founder of True Treats Historic Candy, the nation’s only research-based historic candy company. A former college professor, Ms. Benjamin gives presentations throughout the nation, including the Smithsonian Museum of American History and the Mount Vernon Gardens and Hotel, where the New York Times cited her talk as one of the top five events of the weekend. Ms. Benjamin has appeared on numerous programs via NPR, Public Radio, Fox News, NBC News, Voice of America, ABC News Hour Radio and many more. Articles featuring Ms. Benjamin have appeared in such places as Salon.com, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Arizona Republic, the Sacramento Bee, and Women’s Day. True Treats Candy was listed by Food Network Magazine as one of the nation’s top 50 “Sweet Spots.” call (229) 226-7664 for more information or log onto thomasvillehistory.org.

• Sept. 10 — Welcome to the Book to Art Club, your place for reading, discussion and art-making! This is not your typical Book Club, this takes reading to a new level and breathes life into stories. Not only will we be reading and discussing a new book each month, but we will be creating a new piece of art that coincides with the theme of each book. You do not have to be an established artist to be a part of this club, the goal is to get you creatively engaged in a piece of literature to help you see it in a new way! Join us at The Thomas County Public Library at the Circulation Desk and get more information! Classes begin at 4 pm. (Supplies are based off of registered members. We please ask that you sign-up beforehand to ensure that we will have enough materials for each attendee.) Check out The Book to Art Club online to browse the blog and find out other state chapters! For more information contact Samantha Hanchett at (229) 225-5252.

• Sept. 14 — Downtown Thomasville merchants will be holding their Semi-Annual Sidewalk Sale. Shops will be clearing out merchandise at huge discounts to make room for new arrivals. After shopping, grab a bite to eat at one of the fabulous restaurants. For more information, call (229) 228-7977.

• Sept. 17 — Join Landmarks for light refreshments and a tour of the Ball House, the 2018 Award of Outstanding Achievement recipient. Built ca. 1888, the Ball House is said to have one of the first cases of indoor plumbing in the city. The Goodmans purchased the property and began an ambitious rehabilitation spanning three years, including adding a sensitive addition to the rear. Their rehabilitation is a vision of a successful project. This event is free and open to Landmarks members. If you are interested in becoming a member or renewing your membership, visit www.thomasvillelandmarks.org or call the office at (229) 226-6016.

• Sept. 21 — Gather a table of friends, family, or co-workers to dine at the beautiful amphitheater in the downtown Creative District for Vashti Center’s annual Dinner on the Bricks. Each table purchased supports the work of healing and building resilience in children and teenagers across the state of Georgia. Tables of eight start at just $300 each for patrons, with all proceeds benefitting the children. The table, white linen tablecloth and chairs are provided, everything else is up to the patron. Get creative with the table decor and let your appetites decide whether you bring your own dinner or hire a caterer. Tables are on sale, with 68 tables available for purchase. Creativity is key! Costumes are welcome! Awards in various categories will be presented to winners by celebrity judges. Call (229) 226-4634 or email lizw@vashti.org for more information.

• Sept. 23 — Cinema for a Cause will be held at Gateway Cinemas. This day only, 100 percent of the proceeds from all movies and all concessions benefits United Way of Thomas County. Come out to see a great movie for a great cause. For more information contact (229) 228-0560.

• Sept. 24 — Get a taste of history this fall at the Thomasville History Center. Wine expert Wayne Crawford will present a lecture exploring the history of wine making in Georgia while you sip some samples and cleanse your palate. The Thomasville History Center is excited to welcome Mr. Crawford for his lecture and wine tasting on Tuesday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. Audience members must register in advance for this program and all attendees must be aged 21-plus. Registration is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Interested participants must sign up online at thomasvillehistory.org/programs. Do not forget to bring proof of registration with you: print a copy of your receipt, or show the email copy upon arrival. Wayne Crawford had a long career as an officer in the U.S. Army Infantry and developed his passion for wine and wine writing during many military tours overseas.

Crawford has lived in Georgia for over 20 years and spent the last 12 years writing a wine column for Big Canoe’s Smoke Signals newspaper in North Georgia. He is a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) with the Society of Wine Educators, a French-wine scholar (FWS) and holds a Master Certificate in Champagne from the Wine Scholar guild. He is an active associate member in the Georgia Wine Producers organization and frequently judges wine competitions in the South. He authored “Georgia Vineyards and Wineries, a Historical Guide to Modern Georgia Wines” released in 2018. For more information contact (229) 226-7664 or email at history@rose.net.

• Sept. 26 — Thomasville Entertainment Foundation opens its 2019-20 season with an evening with Sutton Foster. The two-time Tony-winning actress/singer/dancer fills the hall with her rich and joyous vocals in this cabaret performance featuring Broadway and pop music favorites. Thomasville Center for the Arts plays host to the show at 7:30. For more information, go to http://tefconcerts.com/2019-2020/b-series/sutton-foster.

• Sept. 28 — The Treehouse’s third Annual Farm to Fork Dinner will be an evening of farm fresh food — locally grown produce and meats, locally crafted beverages, live music and more. Come see The Leftovers band live and enjoy food prepared by Southern Bleu. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Treehouse Children’s Advocacy Center which provides vital forensic and advocacy services to victims of child abuse and sexual assault in Thomas County — free of charge. For more information contact jackla.treehouse@gmail.com.


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