GC blood drive
Shepeard Blood Center will hold a blood drive at Glascock County Consolidated School on Oct. 2, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Students who wish to donate must have a completed parental consent form from the school office. Parents, school staff, and other community members are welcome to donate. Donors will get a free t-shirt and a breakfast biscuit.
GC Farm Bureau
The Glascock County Farm Bureau will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Glascock County Consolidated School cafeteria. The meal will be served at 7 p.m., followed by the meeting. Tickets for the meal must be purchased by Friday, Sept. 26, at the Gibson Farm Bureau office. Tickets are $1. There will be no carry outs.
Jefferson County Community SHIPS for YOUTH will hold 1234 Parents! ďParenting Children Ages 1 to 4,Ē on Tuesdays, through Oct. 7, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Topics will include why your child acts like they do, how to keep your child safe, how to bond with your child, why taking care of yourself is important and how you can discipline your young child. The class is free. To register, call the SHIPS office at (478) 625-3789 or email email@example.com.
The Thomas Jefferson Academy Junior Class will sell wrapping paper as a fundraiser through Oct. 13. To make purchase, contact the school office at (478) 625-8861.
JC Athletic Boosters
The Jefferson County Athletic Booster Club will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Jefferson County High School health room. All head coaches are asked to attend.
Thatís Snow Biz
Open auditions for The Schoolhouse Players production of Thatís Snow Biz, a holiday musical, with parts for five men and four women will be held Thursday, Sept. 25, from 7-8 p.m. at Mancin Auditorium, Bartow. This musical involves a story about Santaís elves and has many Christmas songs. There is also an opening for a pianist for this production. For more information, contact Charles Lewis at (706) 830-3393.
Children Christmas photos
Interpress Studios, LLC, will hold photography sessions in Jefferson and Glascock counties, with photos to be featured in the Christmas section of The News and Farmer/The Jefferson Reporter. Sessions will be held at Gibson Baptist Church Monday, Sept. 29, from 3:30-7:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 2:30-7:30 p.m.; at the Community House, Wrens, on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 3:30-7 p.m.; and at the Leisure Center, Louisville, on Thursday, Oct. 9 from 3:30-7 p.m. For Gibson photos, make an appointment with Debbie Williford at (706) 831-2574 or (706) 598-2340. For Louisville or Wrens photos, make an appointment with Gail Smith at (706) 547-7177.
Lions Club Fair Exhibits
The Lions Club Fair will be in town Oct. 7-11 and will have the Exhibit Building displays. Large exhibitors such as churches, schools, clubs, business and community groups are asked to put a display in the exhibit building. Individuals are asked to display canned food items, artwork, woodwork, needlework, photography, crafts and hobbies made within the past 12 months. Area 4-Híers are asked to take part in the Mini Booth Exhibits, Scarecrow Contest and Painted Pumpkin Contest. To reserve a display area or for more information, call Linda D. Farris at (478) 494-6063.
Lionís Club Fair Booth
The Peach State Archaeological Society will sponsor an Indian Artifact Identification booth at the Louisville Lionís Club Fair on Oct. 7-11. Author and a vocational archaeologist Lloyd Schroder will be on hand to identify artifacts and answer questions. He will have copies of his books and several artifacts on display.
The third Biennial Louisville Academy Gathering is Oct. 17-18. For more information, contact Larry Veatch at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 359-0071.
Fall Brawl 4
Fall Brawl 4 will be held at Sweetwater Gymnasium on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. General admission tickets are $7 and children under 5 get in free with purchase of general admission. Proceeds will benefit the local Fire Safety Education Program and MANA, Thomson.
Speirís Turnout Festival
The 23rd Annual Speirís Turnout Festival will be held on Oct. 25, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in downtown Bartow. There will be home cooking, arts and crafts, raffles, parade, free entertainment and kidís activities. For more information or to become a vendor, contact Mary Sue Rachels at (478) 252-5596
MIA Turkey Run/Walk
The MIA Food Bank Second Annual 5k Turkey Run/Walk ďA Fun Run for Hunger,Ē will be held on Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. at The Greenway Under The Milledgeville River Bridge. Proceeds will benefit feeding families during the holiday season. Early registration is $10 and day of the race registration is $12. For more information or to make a donation, call (478) 453-2221.
GC flu shots
The Glascock County Health Department currently has influenza vaccines available Monday through Friday. The cost per shot is $25. Insurance through Medicare/Medicaid and Blue Cross/Blue Shield will also be accepted. Walk-ins are welcome or appointments may be made by calling (706) 598-2061.
The Louisville group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. at 402 W. 7th Street. Anyone who has a problem or knows someone with a problem is invited to attend these meetings.
GC Senior Center openings
The Glascock County Senior Center has slots available for homebound meals, and opening for clients that would like to participate and eat at the center. For more information, call (706) 598-3050.
CareSouth Hospice is seeking hospice volunteers in Jefferson County. For more information on CareSouthís volunteer program, contact Gemma at (706) 550-9966. Training is free and open to the public.