Community Calendar

June 15
Jefferson Arts, located at 575 W. Washington St., will have “A Taste of the South” on exhibit in the gallery through August, during regular hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. For more information, or to make an appointment, call (850) 997-3311 or visit jeffersonartsgallery.com.
June 15
Howard Academy High School Alumni Association will meet at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month at the public library. Your support is needed and appreciated. For more information contact vivian.royster@yahoo.com.
June 15
Eastside Neighborhood Association meets at 11 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month at the R.J. Bailar Public Library to address observations and to offer recommendations for neighborhood revitalization and overall enhancement of the 'Roostertown' neighborhood. Your reliable involvement and support are requested. For more information contact vivian.royster@yahoo.com.
June 15, 16, 17
AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays at Christ Episcopal Church annex, 425 N. Cherry St. For information call (850) 251-0278.
June 16
Welaunee Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its Homecoming with a Sunday Morning Service at 11 a.m. and a dedication of its church kitchen, honoring the late Deaconess Mary Harris; a faithful and dedicated church member. Speaker for the hour will be Prophetess Angie Keaton-Wiggins of Tallahassee and guest choir will be Mt. Pleasant Ministries Choir of Capps. Chairperson is Dea. Saundra Campbell and Church Pastor is Elder Pedro McKelvin.
June 16
Cub Scout Pack 803, for boys and girls ages 6-10, meets on the first and third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at The Eagle's Nest on South Water Street. Contact Troop Leader Phil Smith at (850) 342-0196 or (850) 509-1873.
June 17
American Legion Post 234 meets at 5 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at the Teen Center on Tiger Lane. For more information contact Commander Mack Benjamin at (850) 997-5977.
June 17
Jefferson County Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at the health department annex on West Washington Street for a program and meeting. For more information contact Lion June at (850) 997-1754.
June 18
Public Library Book and Movie Club meets at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and is geared towards elementary-aged children and their parents, to discuss that month's book or film, watch the movie and put together fun crafts. Contact the library at (850) 342-0205 for this month's movie/book.
June 18
LGBTQ+ teens and allies are invited to meet for a private support session and friendship gathering at the R.J. Bailar Public Library held on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Guest speakers will occasionally be invited to speak to the group and there will be plenty of opportunity for supportive conversation. Those interested in speaking with the group should contact Youth Librarian Courtney Nicolou at cnicolou@jeffersoncountyfl.gov.
June 18
Jefferson County Humane Society general meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at Wolf Creek Pet Adoption Center, 2123 E. Washington St. Call (850) 342-0244 for more information or to volunteer.
June 18
Jefferson County Republican Party meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. for dinner and 7 p.m. for a meeting at the Monticello-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, 420 W. Washington St. For more information contact Colin Barton at colinabarton@gmail.com or (850) 728-3858.
June 18
Quit Smoking classes are held from 5 to 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday on the month at the health department.
June 18
Knitters & Crocheters Group meets at 10 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the R.J. Bailar Public Library. Bring your projects to work. Someone is available to help. Contact Nancy Banks at (850) 491-0887 for more information.
June 19
Does your child love science, technology, engineering or math? Get them involved with the weekly Summer STEM Club, hosted by Assistant Librarian Terez Washington at the R.J. Bailar Public Library. Each club session will begin at 3 p.m. on Wednesday and there will be new activities each week. The club is geared towards youth aged 12-18.
June 19
First Presbyterian Church, 290 E. Dogwood St., will host EaglesWings, an outreach food ministry serving the community, on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m. Volunteers are always needed to distribute food items and to donate non-perishable food items. Contact Coordinator JoAnne Arnold at (850) 997-2252 or eagleswingsmonticello@yahoo.com for more information. Rev. R.C. Griffin, church pastor.
June 21
Rotary meets at 12 p.m. on Fridays at the Chamber for a meeting, program and lunch. For more information contact Matt Coniglio at (850) 566-0271.
June 21, 22
USDA Commodities Food Program and Second Harvest Food Bank and New Bethel AME, Mt. Pleasant AME, Elizabeth MB, Hickory Hill MB and Philadelphia MB will provide food to those needing assistance monthly at 8 a.m. on the fourth Saturday with distribution at the New Bethel AME Church, 6496 Ashville Hwy. Volunteers are also needed on Friday evening before at 6 p.m. to help bag the food packages. Contact Nellie Randell at (850) 997-5605 or Jackie Harvey at (850) 997-8410 to volunteer or for more information about this program. Rev. Jimmie F. Dickey, New Bethel church pastor.
June 22
Teens: join the public library staff for a Eclipse Canvas Tote Maker Space session. Teens will be shown how to put together a eclipse-styled canvas tote at this free session. This project is geared towards youth between the ages of 13-18. The Maker Space session will start at 1 p.m.
June 24
Monticello Support Group meets from 12 to 1 p.m. on the fourth Monday in the small meeting room at the Jefferson County R.J. Bailar Public Library. Join with others for a time of sharing and learning and bring another caregiver with you. If you cannot attend, contact the Alzheimer's Project agent at (850) 386-2778.
June 24
Family Heirs' Property in North Florida workshop series will be held on Monday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the VFW Post 251, 910 Mamie Scott Dr. (the old Jefferson Elementary building). For more information contact Sandra H. Thompson at (850) 997-3546 or sandra.thompson@famu.edu.
June 24
Keystone Federated Republican Women will meet monthly on the fourth Monday at 7 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, 420 W. Washington St. Speaker will be Jean Wingo, First Vice President of the Florida Federation of Republican Women and Florida legislative lobbyist for 25 years. Come at 6:30 p.m. prior to the meeting, to learn about the group and how you can join. For more information contact Lynn Stafford at lynn@kfrwfl.org or (850) 491-8755 or Karen Knox at join@kfrwfl.org or text her at (850) 251-0158. Visit KFRWFL.org to find what the women in red are doing.
June 25
Jefferson County Shared Services meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. 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.
June 25
Get your young film-buff involved in the Jefferson County Public Library's Book a Movie Club, which takes place each week, on Tuesday. This club, geared towards Elementary aged children and their parents, meets weekly at 10 a.m. to discuss that month's book or film, watch the movie and put together fun crafts. Contact the library at (850) 342-0205 for this month's movie/book.
June 26
Does your child love science, technology, engineering or math? Get them involved with the weekly Summer STEM Club, hosted by Assistant Librarian Terez Washington at the Jefferson County Public Library. Each club session will begin at 3 p.m. and there will be new activities each week. The club is geared towards youth aged 12-18.
June 28
Christ Episcopal Church Food Share distribution is held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on the last Friday at 425 N. Cherry St. Contact Susan Craig at (850) 841-0842 for more information.
June 29
Dr Magical Balloons will be returning for another visit to the Jefferson County Public Library, where he will host another fun-packed, entertaining session of balloon-filled educational opportunities. This is an event parents and children wont want to miss! Dr. Magical Balloons will begin his performance at 10 a.m. - don't be late!
June 29
Tobacco Free Partnership Leadership Summit from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Florida Department of Health Jefferson County annex, 1255 W. Washington St. Get up to speed on social media and its effectiveness to make our community a healthier place to live. Community residents, government officials, interested persons, civic groups and the like are invited. For more information or to reserve a space contact Chastity McCarthy at (850) 342-0170x1241. There will be a free drawing.