Glascock County Consolidated School will hold commencement exercises on Friday, May 17, at 8 p.m. on the football field at the old school.
The Louisville Fire Department will hold a cornhole tournament on Saturday, May 18, at the old National Guard Armory, Louisville. For more information, contact Jimmy Polan at (706) 699-3395.
A plaque dedication will be on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. at Bartow Museum, in recognition of Patsy Jordan’s contributions to the museum and to the city of Bartow. Reception and refreshments follow the dedication. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the community center.
Trinity support groups
The Discovery Grief Support Group provides conversation with other mourners about personal losses. Meetings are held at Trinity Home Health and Hospice, Augusta, on May 20 from 6-7 p.m., and May 22 from 1-2 p.m.
Volunteers are welcome at Trinity Hospice. Opportunities include patient and family support, administrative duties, yard work, reading, pet therapy, assistance with errands and with household chores. For more information, call (706) 729-6000.
Arts Guild meeting
The Arts Guild of Jefferson County will meet on May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Magdalene House, with Margaret Trevathan presenting a program on soapmaking. The Photography Club will also meet.
The Louisville Food Pantry, partnering with Golden Harvest Food Bank, will bring a USDA truck to the pantry on Tuesday, May 21, at 11:30 a.m. Must bring own boxes and bags. No ID required. There will be food for 216 families. For more information, contact Blanche Greene at (973) 951-7827.
Thomas Jefferson Academy will hold commencement exercises on Friday, May 24, at 8 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium.
Jefferson County High School will hold commencement exercises on Saturday, May 25, at 10 a.m. on the school’s football field.
The Alcohol and Drug Awareness Class will be given at Jefferson County High School on Wednesday, May 29, from 8:00 a.m.-noon in the health room. For those wishing to obtain a license and have a birthday between June of this coming year and January of next year, they do not need to miss this class. This class will not be offered again until January 2014. To register, sign-up with Debbie James in the Counselor’s Office or call (478) 625-9991 by Friday, May 24.
Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold blood drives at Thiele Kaolin Company, Wrens, on Tuesday, May 21, from 9-11 a.m.; and Fulghum Industries, Wadley, on Thursday, May 23, from 9 a.m.-noon.
4-H summer activities and camp
The Jefferson County 4-H is offering several different summer activities for 4-H’ers. Fun Day with painting and cake decorating on May 28; a hunter safety education course will be on June 5; Health Rocks! Learn how to manage stress and peer pressure on June 13; the Artist’s Hour with classes on bee keeping, turning wood and a painting demonstration on June 10. Space is also available for 4-H Summer Camp for fifth and sixth grade 4-H’ers. For more information, call (478) 625-3046.
Schoolhouse Players’ 2013 season
The Schoolhouse Players’ 2013 schedule includes Treasure Island June 7-8 and 14-16, Wedding Belles Sept. 6-7 and 13-15, and Scrooge Nov. 15-16 and 22-24. Send checks for Season Tickets, $30 each, to The Schoolhouse Players, P.O. Box 251, Bartow, GA 30413. For more information, call Mary Mancin at (478) 364-7905.
JC 4-H camp
Jefferson County 4-H Summer Camp sign-up is underway. Fifth and sixth grade 4-H’ers are camping at Camp Burton on Tybee Island July 1-5, cost for camp is $285. Sign-up is available with a $75 non-refundable deposit. The Vidalia Onion Fundraiser is currently being held to help campers with camp cost. For more information, call the 4-H/Extension Office at (478) 625-3046.
Bartow Museum changes hours
Bartow Museum will now be open Thursday through Saturday each week from 1-4 p.m. The public is welcome to visit and view videos, panoramas, exhibits of rare artifacts and amusing reminders of the town’s past.