• 12:15 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.


• 10:30 a.m. — The South Georgia Genealogy Society will meet in the Flipper Room of the Thomas County Public Library. The business meeting will be followed by the program, “Tips, tools and resources for dealing with your brick walls!” The group’s members can help you locate lost relatives.


• 7 p.m. — The Crescendo Book Launch Party has been moved to Glen Arven Country Club. The book is based on Fred and Winnie Allen, the Thomasville Music and Drama Troupe and the music that changed Thomasville forever. RSVP by July 12 to


• 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. Call 226-0556 or (850) 545-4037.


• A Health Care Fun Day, sponsored by Primary Care of Southwest Georgia and Thomasville-Thomas County Homeless Coalition, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 10 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. There will be free services, food, games, door prizes and more. For information, contact Virgil Thomas at (229) 220-3566.

• Disabled American Veterans, L.A.W. Chapter 59 and Auxiliary holds its monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of the month in the conference room at the Thomas County Public Library. For information, contact Dennis McGill Jr., commander, at (229) 403-7515.

• 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 second 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

• July 1-26 — Kevin Curry: Tripping Over the Same Stone at the Thomasville Center for the Arts Downtown. This event is an exploration centered on the mobility and authorship of memories, language and objects — a dialogue reflective of the intersection and location of place in our lives. Curry employs sculpture, photography, traditional media and digital fabrication technologies in investigating how we navigate through and within the geography of experiences.

• July 4 — The annual July 4th Fireworks and Festivities sponsored by CNS will be held at Remington Park. Celebrate Independence Day with good old-fashioned fun and activities for the whole family. Enjoy great games, food, and music beginning at 6:30 p.m.. and, of course, a fireworks display beginning at 9:30. Live music featuring Michael Miller. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy listening. Children’s activities, lawn games and free ice-cold watermelon slices, plus all your favorite summer foods served up by local veterans’ groups and food vendors.

• July 13 — Full Moon Clay Road Night Ride. Come howl at the moon out on the beautiful clay roads. This night ride is benefiting the Marguerite Neel Williams Boys & Girls Clubs of Thomasville. After the ride, $2 of every beer sold will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Thomasville. The ride consists of 10, 20, and 28-mile options out Millpond Road from Hubs and Hops. Meet at H&H at 8:30 p.m. for a 9 departure. Helmets and lights (front and back) required. For more information, call (229) 236-1890

• July 19 — Rhythm & Roots is bigger, better and bolder than ever. Born during Due South Art Food and Music Festival, this musical series has taken on a life of its own. It will be held at the Thomasville Center for the Arts landmark theater for an evening of music, storytelling and song. The highlight of the evening will be the showstopping musicians and songwriters. Guests will also have access to a cash bar for refreshments and libations. Snag a “Roadie Reserve” ticket that includes two drinks and a center seat in the front two rows of the theatre. Tickets:

• August 2 — 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 the concert will be held from 8 to 10 at The Ritz Amphitheater, 131 S. Stevens St., featuring Bleu Burden. This gives you time to shop and dine before the concert. Bleu Burden is a local band that originated on a front porch in Thomasville. They enjoy playing feel good music from a variety of genres — with a little country and southern soul mixed with a little rock. For more information, call (229) 228-7977.

• September 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. Balancing between righteousness and the mysticism that surrounds the blues culture, they’ve come to represent the resurgence of a genre and the voice of a generation. For more information, call (229) 228-7977

• 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. 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. 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

• 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


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