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March 14, 2018 / orter Page 3C MONROE COUNTY CALENDARS Continued from Front organic pollutants and how to reduce them, including how to make home cleaners that don't pollute indoor air and can save money. To pre-register, call 478-994-7014. The class will be taught at Jarrell Plantation (478-994-7025) on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m.-12 noon and at Monroe County Library (478-994-7025) on Tuesday, April 10 from 5:30-7 p.m. March 21 Food Bank Distribution Christ United Methodist Church, along with other local churches and in con- junction with Circle of Care, will distribute food packages provided by the Macon Food Bank on Wednesday, March 21. To volunteer to help unload the truck and/or assemble and distribute food, show up at 10 a.m. at Christ UMC, 417 North Frontage Road, Forsyth (next to the Farm Bureau). To be o recipient of this once a month food distribution, approval in advance is required. Contact Circle of Care at (478)-994- 4939 to apply For additional information, call (478)-994- 1232 or Circle of Care. March "24 Fit to Achieve $K . Monroe County Achievement Center will host the 4th Annual Fit to Achieve 5K Run on Satur- day, March 24 at 7:30 a.m. It will begin at 25 Brooklyn Ave Forsyth. Cost is $25 through race day. Proceeds benefit students at MCAC Register at www.racerpat.com. For more information, contact Margie Bryant at campbeltmargie@hot- mail.corn or Grady Caldwell at 478-994-7072 Book signing by Karen Allen There will be a book signing for "Little Miss Less-Than- Perfect: Why Women Dabble in the Art of Comparison" by Karen Mutchler Allen on Satur- day, March 24 from 10 a.m.-12 noon at Bluetick Mercantile, 12 West Main St Forsyth. Signed books will be available to purchase for $15. March 26 Life Line Screening Forsyth United Methodist Church, 68 West Johnston St Forsyth will host a Life Line Screening event on Monday, March 26. Screenings check for the level of plaque buildup in arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and over- all vascular health; HDL and LDL cholesterol levels; diabetes risks bone density as a risk for osteoporosis; kidney and thy- roid function. Packages starts at $149. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pro-registration is required. Monroe County AM Book Club discusses "The Little Life" Monroe County AM Book Club: Join us for this month's book discussion on "The Little Life" on Monday, March 26 at 10 a.m. This novel is a big, emotional, trauma-packed read with a voluptuous prose style that wavers between the exquisite and the over- done. A potboiler about very intense male friendship, it's a sum generis,phenomenon that became a runaway hit. Don't miss this month's discussion. Also join us in coming months for the following titles: April-The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion and May-The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom. Come pick up your copy today March 27 Mary Persons Spring Plant Sale The Mary Persons FFA will have its Spring Plant Sale at the high school greenhouse on Tuesday, March 27 from 7 am-5 p.m. Come early for best selection Bingo at the Library BINGO at the Library Tuesday, March 27 at 5:30 p.m. Try your tuck at our monthly bingo! Join us at the library for an evening of friends and fun. There will be prizes to win with every round Prizes are gra- ciously provided by the Friends of the Library and Community Sponsors. Call to sign up. To become a BINGO sponsor, contact Kimberly Clayton at 478-994-7025. This free event is open to the public and we encourage new people to stop by! March 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Rock Springs Church, 1278 Juhette Rd For- syth. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. All are invited. Regular mem- bership is open to Vietnam Era Veterans, an associate member- ship is open to everyone else. Chapter 946 welcomes all who would like to join. "Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another," April 14 Hubbard Alumni Assoc. King & Queen Competition The Hubbard Alumni Asso- ciation has opened its Annual King and Queen Competition for its 2018 Hubbard Day Celebration on April 21. The competition ends on April 14 with the King & Queen Cotil- lion at the William Hubbard Middle School Auditorium. The winners and each competi- tor get to ride on the float in the Hubbard Day Celebra- tion Parade; the winners are introduced in the Hubbard Day Celebration Banquet; they appear in the, Fort Valley Homecoming Parade; ride on the Hubbard Alumni float in the Monroe Chamber Christmas Parade and pass the baton to the incoming king and queen at the 2019 King and Queen Cotillion. For more information, contact Annie Evans at 478- 994-9791. Ta Ta Bang Bangl The Meadows Gun Club, 1064 Rumble Road, Forsyth will host TaTa Bang Bang! On Saturday, April 14. The event is presented by Shooting Sports for Cancer, Inc. and benefits Navicent Health. This is a rain or shine event. The Lewis Class Competition will be open to everyone with two flight times, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. There will be a loaded Dinner Auction & Raffle at 6 p.m. featuring the High Falls Civic Club Low Country Boil. For more information, visit tatabangbang. to meet org. High Falls Civic Club will meet for its regular meeting on April 17, May 8 Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at the High Falls Fire Station." This is an open meeting and all Diabetic Support are welcome. Group Monroe County Hospital will March 30 host a Diabetic Support Group at the hospital cafeteria on Local Special Tuesdays, April 17 and May 8 from 6-7 p.m. Dana Lynch, Olympics Monroe County Extension Monroe County Schools Agent will conduct the pro, will host the Annual Special gram, which will benefit both Olympics on Friday, March those dealing with diabetes 30 at the Mary Persons Track. and pre-diabetic conditions Opening ceremonies will and those supporting individu- begin about 9:30 a.m and als with diabetes. The group the games will begin following will provide input as to the the ceremonies. Everyone is kinds of support needed in encouraged to come out and Monroe County. For more cheer the athletes to do their information or to register, call best! 478-994-7014. April 10 April 17, 18, 24, 25 . Vietnam Veterans Spring Title I Parent Chapter to meet Input meetings Vietnam Veterans Middle Spring Title I Parent Input meet- Georgia Chapter 946 will ings will be held in April. There meet on Tuesday, April 10 will be meetings in the Hub- ' bard Elementary School Data Room on Tuesday, April 17 from Wednesday ~ d~ M~ 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Tuesday, [ April 24 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and 21 at the T.G. Scott Elementary Special guestg fo~:th~ ~f School Data Room on Wednes- day, April 18 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Wednesday, April 25 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. For more informa- tion, contact Parent & Family Engagement Specialist Ginger Maddox at Family Engagement Specialist Ginger Maddox at :Ma!ch ginger.maddox@mcschools.org The services a~e sponsored Nathan by churches in ~he Monroe Airy baptist L.hurch~ t-oF ut ~ a more nformaf on c~tl Ruth April 21 Co nyM ster -As-,;, , sociatJ~ ~here w II be a M ddlebrog~ at 4/~- , 20!8 Hubbard Alumni lig~ii~B ~d a ~iayer 986-526@ Roy: heodore Celebration ty' The 2018 Hubbard Alumni Celebration will be on Sat- urday, April 21. The day will begin will a parade at 10 a.m. The Celebration Banquet will begin at 6 p.m. at the Monroe County Conference Center, CatBo 3~@ ~ld 475 Holiday Grcle, Forsyth The weiCB~e ~tl members of our Griffin Rd JacksOn ~iii keynote speaker will be Robert commun!!y. Please feel free again p~ovide Fish Fries each Benham, Georgia Supreme to arr.iv~ as you are able Friday, during Lent (except Court Justice since 1995.or " eed to; Good Friday) from 4:30* Benham was named one of the 6:30 pm The meals, cooked 100 most influential Georgians byK~ for six years by Georgia Trend Magazine and one of the ~ ~ ~ h~ p~e~ 100 most influential blacks in America for three years'by Ebony magazine. Tickets for the ] aB~ $~ ] banquet are $40 per person. ] For more information, call Win- will res Bde sin unifo iford Berry at 478-747-362Z ( AI! are invited to stay for April 28 : StBti@B~ of the Cross after ~ies at 7 p.m. Ride for a Cause for Reconciliation House Washmgto" n, D.C. camp Ride for a Cause will be Sat- B~ Dr, BOa Rock 478 g ptist urday, April 28 to raise funds @74L~02; for Fun in the Son Camp at Reconciliation House, Inc. The i~ J~i~ite wiii sponso! a 67 mile police escorted route 19-21,i s~ dab/fiVe night trip to will begin in Thomaston at 12 Washlngtonl [D.C July 12 1Z noon. The ride will run through i~ ~ill include motor coach Woodbury, Manchester, back : iiansportat an; Iodglng eigBJ into Thomaston and end in Yatesville. ~gistration packet for one bike/one person, which includes one raffle ticket and meal is $30: one bike/two rid- ers, including two raffle tickets and two meals is $50. One ' rider/one bike is $20, second rider $10. Raffle tickets are Re~i G~rdon) and ~Useum the $10. To register, contact Dani- A rY Baptist Church w It cast is ', elle Goetz at 404-661-8213. specia guests. On Tuesday occupancy, $700 single Waker and the P ne~ or $485 triple. Call Linda Ongoing ~ O'Neat at 478-993-8134 by March 23 fo~ informatio~ Story Time at the Dr. Library Each Wednesday The Monroe County Library invites you to Story time. Get up and get moving at our Story Times. hOl~$ |a$|e~ These 20-30 minute programs C l r,i are full of books, songs and fun March 20~22 ] activities designed to help de- velop children's language skills. Children ages 0-36 months are gg H~ ~ encouraged to engage with the stories and activities, and their grownups to particii~ate in the program along with the children. Baby Time starts at Rdvi~ Tuesd~ dffer {h~ Egg H~i lOa.m, and Toddler Time at ThurSday, in~ited t~ he~i iB~ i~j st~ ~ 11 a.m. Don't miss the fun. For Z30 pm nightly. The theme of Easter, hunt more information, contact Tracy is "Standing on the Promises enjoy lunch Brinkman at 478-994-7025. of God." Revivalists for the week: Tuesday, Minister March 24-25 Carla Saffold of Pine View First Baptisti hosts i Campl ll Hubbard Alumni Association Banquet set for April 21 The Annual Hubbard Alumni Association week- end will begin with a parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 21. The route starts across from Robins Financial Credit Union and concludes at the Monroe County Middle School William Hubbard campus. Tthe Cedar Grove Middle School Band of Decatur will be featured in the parade. It is directed by Davion Battle, a native of Forsyth. There will be a D.I. and inflatables for the children to enjoy at the end of the parade. The HAA Celebration Banquet will begin at 6 p.m. at the Monroe County Con- ference Center, 475 Holiday Circle, Forsyth. A delicious catered dinner is planned. The keynote speaker will be Robert Benham, Geor- gia Supreme Court Justice since 1995. Benham was named one of the 100 most influential Georgians for six years by Georgia Trend Magazine and one of the 100 most influential blacks in America for three years by Ebony magazine. He has served on numerous boards and received many honors during his career. Tickets for the'banquet are " $40 per person. For more information, call Winifred Berry at 478-747-3627. I HOPKINS AND ili~ !ASSOCIATES Certified Public Accountants 68 North Jackson Street Forsyth (p) 478-994-1820 (f) 478-994-3102 www.hopkinscpaga.com Serving Forsyth for more lhan 40years~ Judge Robert Benham 109D PatrOl Road 478-994-9911 apply and manage your accotml online Www.lffc.eom Pet ! ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND UNDER GRADUATE STUDENTS: The Estates of Bera Denham Banks and Gilbert A. Banks, Jr have gifted assets anticipated at approximately $2.0 million dollars to fund The Banks Scholarship Trust. Wells Fargo Bank serves as Trustee with selections administered by the Scholarship committee of the Forsyth United Methodi4 Church, Robert t. Harris, Chairman. Scholarships funded by the Banks Scholarship Trust are currently being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year and will be awarded to eligible students based on academic merit and/or finandal need who have lived in Monroe County for a period of two years at the time of application. This financial award will provide for expenses of an undergraduate degree to attend a fully accredited, tax exempt, four-year College or University in the United States. Application form and detailed requirements may be obtained from www.csascholars.org. Deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. on March 22, 2018. 1