January 2017 Community Calendar

January 7
Jefferson County Legislative Committee will meet at the Monticello/ Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce at 9 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month unless otherwise advertised. The public is invited to attend.
January 8
Monticello Garden Club Camellia Circle will meet at 2 p.m. on the second Sunday. Members are asked to bring a snack and drink to share. For more information contact Chairman Georgie Joseph at 850-997-0644.
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Jefferson County Lions Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Brick House Eatery and at 5:30 p.m. on 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.
January 9
Kate Dilworth Scott Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy usually meet at noon on the second Monday of each month, September through May. Membership is open to women who are lineal descendants of men and women who served honorably in the service of the Confederate States of America, or gave Material Aid to the Cause. For more information, contact Pat Cichon at 850-228-4633.
January 9
Hiram Lodge No. 5 Freemasons meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday at 235 North Olive Street. Call 850-933-2938 for more information.
January 9
Palmer Place Book Club will meet on the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at Palmer Place for discussion of its most recently read book. Contact Abi Hudson at 517-290-8506 or douwahnadance@yahoo.com or b53clayton@yahoo.com for more information. All are welcome to join for the discussion, to help select the next book, and to suggest authors.
January 10
Jefferson County Historical Association annual meeting on Tuesday at the Christ Episcopal Church Parrish Hall. Meet/Greet at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7:00 p.m. Guest speaker six-generation Floridian Daphne Flowers Wood, chairperson for the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy Easement Committee.
January 10
American Legion Post 49 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday at the Otto Walker Post, 1065 South Water Street. Executive Board meetings are held at 10 a.m. on Saturday mornings. Contact Adjutant Ron Slik at 850-997-8103 for more information.
January 10
Sons of the American Legion (SAL) meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday at the Otto Walker Post 49, 1065 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.
January 10
American Legion Unit 49 Auxiliary will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday at the Otto Walker Post, 1065 South Water Street. Contact President Debbie Mitchem at 850-997-5456 for more information.
January 11
Jefferson County Utility Coordinating Committee meets the second Wednesday of every month at 9 a.m. The meeting will take place at the Jefferson County Road Department conference room located at 1484 South Jefferson Street. If you have any questions go to dbullock@jeffersoncountyfl.gov.
January 12
Monticello Garden Club Founders Circle meets at 10 a.m. on the second Thursday. For more information contact Claudette McRae at 850-997-2116.
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Altrusa International of Monticello provides community service, develops leaders, fosters community partnerships, and encourages fellowship through its dedicated member activities and programs. Altrusa meets at 12 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of September through May at First United Methodist Church Youth Center. For more information contact Linda Benedict at 850-766-4997.
January 14
Scarlet O’Hatters of the Red Hat Society meet at 11:30 a.m. on the second Saturday at a location of their choosing. Contact Queen Mum Jaunita Faircloth at 850-509-6152 to reserve and for more information about this group of fun-loving ladies.
January 16
MLK, Jr. Parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday with a program, speakers, festivities, and vendors to immediately follow. This event is sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. For more information, contact Coordinator Charles Parrish at 850-997-3760.
January 16
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.
January 16
Monticello Garden Club Magnolia Circle will meet at 12 p.m. on the third Monday. For more information contact Anne Horton at 850-997-6035.
January 17
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.
January 17
Jefferson County Humane Society holds its general meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday each month at the Wolf Creek Pet Adoption Center, 2123 East Washington Street. Call 850-342-0244 for more information or to volunteer.
January 17
Jefferson County Republican Party meets on the third Tuesday at 6 p.m. for dinner and 7 p.m. for a meeting at the 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. The cost of the meal is $10 with net proceeds going to the local Party, reserve by calling 850-728-3858.
January 19
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.
January 19
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 care giving 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.
January 19
Jefferson County R.J. Bailar Public Library Children's Story Time at 10 a.m. on the first and third Thursday. Contact Library Assistant Heather McClelland at 850-342-0205 for more information.
January 19
Jefferson County Commission meetings are held twice monthly on the first and third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Courthouse annex. For more information contact Parrish Barwick at pbarwick@jeffersoncountyfl.gov.
January 21
Howard Academy Alumni Association meets at 12 p.m. on the third Saturday at the Jefferson County R.J. Bailar Public Library. For more information contact vivian.royster@yahoo.com.
January 24
Jefferson County Shared Services usually meet on the last Tuesday of each month from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the R.J. Bailar Public Library, and is open to community residents and agencies. These informational meetings are about the goings-on in the area. This is an opportunity for agencies to share service information. Agenda items include agency sharing and a guest speaker. For more information about these meetings, or to be a speaker at any of these meetings contact Cindy Hutto, business manager, at cjhutto@healthystartjmt.org or 850-948-2741.
January 25
Jefferson Arts Gallery members meet at 11 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. For more information contact Judy Miller at membership@jeffersonartsgallery.com.
January 30
Martin Luther King Community Center Committee meets at 6 p.m. on the last Monday at 1420 First Street. Contact Charles Parrish at 850-997-3760 for more information.  how much we appreciate what they have done and what they are doing. All Veterans are requested to share their pictures, name, rank, branch, and period served. This will be included in the celebration for recognition. Send your pictures to Pastor John Hicks at jandkhicks@aol.com or drop them off at the church office.