December 2017 Community Calendar

December 9
Scarlet O’Hatters of the Red Hat Society at 11:30 a.m. on 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.
December 11
Hiram Lodge No. 5 Freemasons at 6:30 p.m. on second Monday at 235 North Olive Street. Call 850-933-2938 for more information.
December 11
Palmer Place Book Club at 6 p.m. on second Monday at Palmer Place 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.
December 11
Kate Dilworth Scott Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy at 12 p.m. on second Monday, September through May. Membership 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.
December 12
American Legion Post 49 and Sons of the American Legion at 6:30 p.m. on second Tuesday at the Otto Walker Post, 1065 South Water Street, for dinner and meeting. Contact Adjutant Ron Slik at 850-997-8103 for more information.
December 12
American Legion Unit 49 Auxiliary at 6:30 p.m. on second Tuesday at the Otto Walker Post, 1065 South Water Street. Contact President Debbie Mitchem at 850-997-5456 for more information.
December 14
EOC Amateur Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday at the Emergency Operations Center, US 19 S, under the blue water tank. All are welcome. For text alerts of Club news and events to your smart phone text JEFFARES to 84483. For more information contact Andy Rudd at 850-694-6006 or
December 14, 28
Altrusa International of Monticello provides community service, develops leaders, fosters community partnerships, and encourages fellowship through its dedicated member activities and programs. Altrusa 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.
December 18
American Legion Post 234 at 5 p.m. on third Monday at Teen Center on Tiger Lane. For more information contact Commander Mack Benjamin at 850-997-5977.
December 18
Jefferson County Lions Club 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.
December 19
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.
December 19
Jefferson County Republican Party on 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, P.O. Box 19, Monticello, FL. 32345. Reserve by calling 850-728-3858.
December 20
Jefferson Arts Gallery members meet at 11 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday. For more information contact Judy Miller at
December 21
Big Bend Hospice Caregivers Luncheon at 12 p.m. on third Thursday at 1669 Mahan Center Boulevard. A short program, during the luncheon, will remind 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.
December 25
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.