January 2018 Community Calendar

February 19
Monticello Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce 9th annual Chili Challenge and Dance will be held Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Old Apron Factory, 2077 South Jefferson. For entry and prize information go to https://monticellojeffersonfl.com/chili-challenge/. All-you-can-eat chili tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12, ages 4 and under are free of charge. Dance with the music of ''The Chaotics' performing from 7 to 10 p.m. Ticket cost is $15. For more information contact the Chamber at 850-997-5552 or go to info@monticellojeffersonfl.com.
February 19
American Legion Post 234 meets at 5 p.m. on third Monday at the Teen Center on Tiger Lane. For more information contact Commander Mack Benjamin at 850-997-5977.
February 19
Jefferson County Lions Club meets at 1 p.m. on the first Monday at the Brick House Eatery and 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.
February 20
Knitters & Crocheters Group meets at 10 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday at the RJ Bailar Public Library. Bring your projects to work. Someone is available to help. Contact Nancy Banks at 850-948-2829 for more information.
February 20
Quit Smoking classes from 5-7 p.m. on the third Tuesday at the Jefferson County RJ Bailar Public Library, 375 South Water Street. To register call 850-224-9340.
February 20
Jefferson County Humane Society general meeting at 6:30 p.m. on third Tuesday at Wolf Creek Pet Adoption Center, 2123 East Washington Street. Call 850-342-0244 for more information or to volunteer.
February 20
Jefferson County Republican Party meets on the third Tuesday at 6 p.m. for dinner and 7 p.m. for meeting at Monticello/Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, 420 West Washington. For more information contact Colin Barton at colinabarton@gmail.com, P.O. Box 19, Monticello, FL. 32345. Reserve by calling 850-728-3858.
February 24
Day of Dialogue of Minority Health, 'The Power of Prevention', will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Jefferson Somerset K-12 school, in the Tiger's Den. A healthy lunch will be provided. The event will include information about long-term care, strokes, mental health, cholesterol, heart attack, cancer, diabetes, and Lupus. There will be exercise tips, healthy diet information, doctors visits and preventative care talks, and lifestyle talks. The venue will include presenters for children and for adults. The community is encouraged to get engaged and to ask questions to help you live a long and productive life. Registration forms may be had by contacting Dr. Barbara Reddick at 850-363-0706, Gloria Cox at 850-879-4425, or J.W. Tisdale at 850-291-6938.
February 26
Martin Luther King Community Center Committee at 6 p.m. on last Monday at 1420 First Street. Contact Charles Parrish at 850-997-3760 for information.
February 27
Jefferson County Shared Services meet from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. usually on the fourth Tuesday at the RJ Bailar Public Library. Open to community residents and agencies. Informational meetings about area happenings and an opportunity to share service information. Agenda items include agency sharing and a guest speaker. For information or to be a speaker contact Cindy Hutto at cjhutto@healthystartjmt.org or 850-948-2741. Upcoming meetings March 27, April 24, May 22, no meeting in June or July, August 28, September 25, October 30, November 27, and no meeting in December.
February 28
Jefferson Arts Gallery members meet at 11 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday. For more information contact Judy Miller at membership@jeffersonartsgallery.com.