Community Calendar

July 29, 31 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.

July 30 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.

July 30 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. And, Jackpot prizes of up to $500 can be won.

July 31 Rotary meets at 12 p.m. every Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, in the parish hall, for lunch and a meeting. For more information, questions, or concerns about this service organization contact Pat Garner at 850-445-4583 or

July 31 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.

thru August Jefferson Arts will continue to host the exhibit ‘Summer Escapes’ in the Gallery through August. Gallery days and hours of operation for viewing are: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Or, you may call 850-997-3311 or email to for an appointment. The Jefferson Arts Gallery is located at 575 West Washington Street in downtown Monticello.

August 1 Encore Band will perform music and singing at the American Legion Otto Walker Post 49 on South Water Street from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Come enjoy Country, Swing, Waltz, Boogie, and other family friendly listening music. For more information contact Dr. Gino at 229-221-5639 or geneberbenick@ Upcoming dates and bands include: August 8 ~ GA/FL Time Jumpers Band; August 15 ~ Encore Band; August 22 ~ Rick Knowles Highway 59 Band; and August 29 ~ GA/FL Time Jumpers Band.

August 2 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.

August 3 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.

August 3, 17 Jefferson County Lions Club will meet at 1 p.m. on the first and third Monday at the Brick House Eatery, in the community room for a program and business meeting. For more Information about this organization and its fundraising efforts contact Lion Debbie at 850-997-0901.

August 3 Monticello Volunteer Fire Department will host a physical fitness meeting every Monday at 5:30 p.m. All firefighters, structural and wildlands from any department, are welcome. This program is now open to the public. For more information contact Amber at 850-879-3692.

August 3 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 $2 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 popcorn of course!

August 4 Monticello/Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce members meet at 12 p.m. on the first Tuesday at 420 West Washington Street for lunch and a program. For more information contact Chamber Executive Director Katrina Richardson at 850-997-5552 or Members are encouraged to bring a guest and feel free to bring an item for the drawing representing your business.

August 4 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.

August 4, 18 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.

August 4, 18 Jefferson County Commission meetings are held twice monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. and on the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Courthouse annex. For more information contact Parrish Barwick at

August 4 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.

August 5 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 Floyd Faglie at or 850-997-6300.

August 5 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.

August 5 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. Dick Bailar, secretary.

August 6 Aucilla/Wacissa River Group general meeting will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the R.J. Bailar Public Library, 375 South Water Street, in the “Community Room”. Note the library closes at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact coordinator Roy I. King at 850-997-3813.

August 8 Monticello Bike Night on the second Saturday of the month, on East Dogwood Street, in front of The Lazy Lizard. All bikes, motorcycle and bicycles, are welcome. There will be live music on the streets. For more information visit BJ at: or call 850-997-0818.

August 10 American Legion Post 234 meets monthly at 6 p.m. on the second Monday for business at the Teen Center on Tiger Lane. For more information contact Commander Mack Benjamin at 850-997-5977.

August 10 Hiram Lodge No. 5 Freemasons meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday at 235 North Olive Street, Monticello. Call 850-997-3947 for more information.

August 10 Palmer Place Book Club meets on the second Monday at 6 p.m. for discussion of its most recently read book. Contact Abi Vandervest 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.

August 10 Tri-County Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees will meet at 3 p.m. on the second Monday in the central office of the Cooperative, 2862 West Highway 90 in Madison. For more information contact the Jefferson D5 Trustee Gary Fulford at 850-997-3533.

August 11 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 Commander Travis Hussey at 850-997-5106, or President Debbie Mitchem at 850-997-5456, 850-441-9408 for more information.

August 12 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

August 13, 27 Monticello Volunteer Fire Department meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. They are actively recruiting support, auxiliary, medical, and firefighting volunteers. Training is provided. Upcoming dates are: 8/13, 8/17.

August 15 Scarlet O’Hatters of the Red Hat Society meet for lunch and camaraderie on the second Saturday of each month. This month the ladies will meet on the third Saturday. Contact Queen Mum Pat Muchowski at 850-997-0688 if you plan to attend and for more information about this group of fun-loving ladies.

August 15 Howard Academy Alumni Association meets from 12 to 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the Jefferson County Bailar Public Library. For more information contact

August 15, 22 Monticello Jamboree Band members play and sing with the Georgia/Florida Time Jumpers at the American Legion T.L. Spence Post 31 in Thomasville, GA. on the third and fourth Saturday of every month at 722 North Madison Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; music and dancing start at 7 p.m. Come enjoy a selection of desserts and soft drinks. Offering a big dance floor with a spotlight. A safe environment with plenty of parking and security. Once a month a photo booth is available for celebrating specials events. Contact Joy at 229-221-3813 for more information. There is a cover charge of $5.

August 18 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

August 20 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.

August 20 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.

August 20 U.S. Representative Gwen Graham’s staff will be at the courthouse annex, 435 West Walnut Street, from 2 to 4 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month to listen to constituents concerns and assist them if they are having problems with federal agencies.

August 25 Jefferson County Shared Services meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 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. Mark your calendar and plan to attend. This is an opportunity for agencies to share service information. Agenda items include agency sharing, Whole Child Technical Forum, and a guest speaker. Upcoming meeting dates are: 9/29, 10/27, 11/17. For more information about these meetings, or to be a speaker at any of these meetings contact Cindy Hutto, business manager, at or 850-948-2741. Community Agencies Working for Jefferson County.

August 29 Small Animal Swap 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday at Tractor Supply, 1575 South Jefferson. Bring your chickens, rabbits, goats, sheep, and the like to swap or sell. Got some small animal equipment you want to get rid of… bring it, swap it, sell it on the fourth Saturday of the month. For more information call 850-997-0900.

August 31 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.