Community Calendar

thru May Jefferson Arts will display ‘Student Art’ in the gallery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, or by appointments by calling 850-997-3311 or The exhibit will run through the month. The Arts is located at 575 West Washington Street with free parking in the back.

May 30 BINGO every Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Capri Lounge. 10+ games will be played. The first three games are free. Games four to eight cost just $1 per card. Games nine and ten cost $3 per card. The cash collected for the cards is given to, or divided by, the winners. Snacks are free and brought in by the players and BINGO organizers Cindy Frye and Kim Taylor. Donations are accepted with all money collected going back into the purchase of food and game items.

June 1 Kiwanis meets at 12 p.m. every Wednesday at the Jefferson Country Club for lunch, a program and a meeting. For more information, contact President Tully Sparkman.

June 1 Crazy Quilters meet from 1 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at Jefferson Arts. Anyone is welcome to drop by to sew, or to chat.

June 1, 15 Knitters & Crocheters Group meet at 10 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday at the R.J. Bailar Public Library. Bring your projects to work. Someone is available to help. Contact Nancy Banks at 850-948-2829 for more information.

June 1, 3, 6 AA meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Lloyd Woman’s Club, Old Lloyd Road. For more information call 850-251-0278.

June 2 Jefferson County Bailar Public Library Children’s Story Time at 10 a.m. every Thursday designed for children ages 2 to 5 years of age; older siblings are welcome. Contact Library Assistant Heather McClelland at 850-342-0205 for more information.

June 2 BINGO every Thursday evening at St. Augustine Church, 211 North Pinetree Boulevard in Thomasville, GA. Sponsored by the Kouncil Club of Thomasville. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Snack Bar opens at 5:30 p.m. Early Bird BINGO starts at 5:45 p.m. Regular BINGO starts at 6:45 p.m. Jackpot prizes of up to $400. To carpool or for directions contact June at 850-408-9736.

June 3 Rotary will meet at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and 12 p.m. for a meeting every Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, in the parish hall. For more information, questions, or concerns about this service organization contact Patricia Garner at

June 3 Monticello Jamboree Band performs music for dancing every Friday night at 7 p.m. at 625 South Water Street. Everyone is welcome to come dance, listen to good music, win doorprizes, enjoy soft drinks and snacks, and just enjoy some fun and camaraderie with neighbors and friends. This is a nonprofit charitable event. Donations are accepted. For questions or concerns contact Bobby Connell at 850-445-0049.

June 3, 5 BINGO is held at the Tallahassee Moose Lodge 1075, 1478 Capital Circle, SW. On Fridays doors open at 4:00 p.m. with early birds starting at 5:30 p.m. and regular session at 7:00 p.m. Doors open on Sundays at 3:00 p.m. with early birds starting at 3:30 p.m. and regular session at 5:45 p.m. All regular session games pay $50 in addition to three $250 jackpots. For more information and directions contact Nancy Gebhart at 850-510-3152.

June 5 VFW Post 251 will meet at 5 p.m. on the first Sunday at the Learning Center on Marvin Street. Contact Ned Hill at 850-339-5524 for more information.

June 6 VFW Post 251 Auxiliary will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday at the Learning Center on Marvin Street. Contact President Mary Madison at 850-210-7090 for more information.

June 6, 20 Jefferson County Lions Club will meet at 1 p.m. on the first Monday at the Brick House Eatery and at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday at the county health department annex. For more information about this service organization and its fundraising efforts, contact Lion Debbie at 850-997-0901.

June 6 Line dancing classes will be available at the Jefferson Senior Citizens Center beginning on Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. Call 850-342-0242x237 to register.

June 7 Flab-To-Fab weight loss support group meets on Tuesday at the Monticello Health & Fitness Center, 760 East Washington Street, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for weigh-in and discussion. Share recipes, stories, and ideas. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Coordinator Chelsey McCoy. Free; donations accepted.

June 7 Monticello/Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce members will meet at 12 p.m. on the first Tuesday at 420 West Washington Street for a business meeting, program, and lunch. For more information contact Chamber Executive Director Katrina Richardson at 850-997-5552 or

June 7 Sons of the American Legion (SAL) meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday at the Otto Walker Post 49 on South Water Street in Monticello. For more information, contact Commander Leighton Langford at 850-997-8947 or Past District III Commander Buddy Westbrook at 850-997-2973.

June 11 Scarlet O’Hatters of the Red Hat Society meet for lunch and camaraderie at 11:30 a.m. on the second Saturday at a location of their choosing. Contact Queen Mum Jaunita Faircloth at 850-509-6152 for more information about this group of fun-loving ladies.

June 11 Monticello Bike Night on the second Saturday of the month on East Dogwood Street in front of The Lazy Lizard Pizza Company. All bikes, motorcycle and bicycles, are welcome. There will be live music on the streets, motorcycle games, a 50/50 raffle, doorprizes, pizza, burgers, wings, beer, and much more. For more information call 850-997-0818.

June 13 Hiram Lodge No. 5 Freemasons meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday at 235 North Olive Street. Call 850-997-3947 for more information.

June 14 American Legion Post 49 and Auxiliary will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday for dinner and at 7 p.m. for a separate program at the Otto Walker Post at 1065 South Water Street; Executive Board Meetings are held at 10 a.m. on Saturday mornings. Contact Adjutant Ron Slik at 850-997-8103 or Member Debbie Snapp at 850- 997-0901for more information.

June 16 Jefferson County Bailar Public Library Children’s Book Club at 10 a.m. every third Thursday for the more fluent readers. For more information contact Library Assistant Heather McClelland at 850-342-0205.

June 16 Big Bend Hospice Caregivers Luncheon at 12 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, at 1669 Mahan Center Boulevard. These monthly gatherings are offered to give caregivers a break from their daily routine. Caregivers are invited to come enjoy a light meal and the opportunity to share caregiving experiences with others who are caring for their loved ones. There will be a short program during the luncheon to help remind the caregivers that they can’t care for anyone else unless they first take care of themselves. For more information, directions, and to register, contact Sharon Davidson at 850-878-5310.

June 17, 18 Jefferson County Watermelon Festival Friday and Saturday. Contact the Chamber at 850-997-5552 for more information. June 18 Howard Academy Alumni Association meets at 12 p.m. on the third Saturday at the Jefferson County Bailar Public Library. For more information contact

June 20 American Legion Post 234 meets monthly at 6 p.m. on the third Monday for business at the Teen Center on Tiger Lane. For more information contact Commander Mack Benjamin at 850-997-5977.

June 20 Palmer Place Book Club will meet on the third Monday at 6 p.m. for discussion of its most recently read book. Contact Abi Hudson at 517-290-8506 or or for more information. All are welcome to join for the discussion, to help select the next book, and to suggest authors.

June 21 Jefferson County Humane Society General Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday each month, at the new Wolf Creek shelter, 2123 east Washington Street. Open to the public, 850-997-2416.

June 27 Martin Luther King Community Center Committee meets at 6 p.m. on the last Monday, 1420 First Street, Monticello. Contact Charles Parrish at 850-997-3760 for more information.