Community Calendar

January 25
Blast off into space with a fun program at the Jefferson County Public Library on Saturday starting at 10 a.m., the library will host the Flordingers Go To Space puppet show. While the show will be sure to enchant a young audience and their vivid imaginations, young patrons will also be given a tutorial after the show on how to create their own characters and begin telling adventures of their own! The library is located at 375 S. Water St.
January 27
Keystone Federated Republican Women will hold its monthly meeting on the fourth Monday at 7 p.m. at the Monticello Chamber of Commerce, 420 W. Washington St. Come at 6:30 p.m., prior to the meeting, to learn about KFRW and how you can join. A members meeting will follow the speaker. For more information, contact President Lynn Stafford at lynn@kfrwfl.org or call (850) 491-8755.
January 27
Monticello Support Group meets from 12 to 1 p.m. quarterly on the fourth Monday at the RJ Bailar Public Library. Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization extending a warm supportive welcome to caregivers. Questions and comments may be relayed to Rural Outreach Manager Stephanie Pollack at (850) 386-2778 or alzheimersproject.org. This is a free program offering a time of sharing and learning with each other. Bring another caregiver with you.
January 28
The Gathering Tables, a Soup and Bread Ministry, will be serving hot vegetable soup. A soup and bread meal will be served from 5:30 through 6:30 p.m., at the Jefferson Senior Citizens Center, located at 1155 N. Jefferson St. For more information about this ministry, contact Michelle Dollar at mmdollar@bellsouth.net for find the ministry at their Facebook page under “The Gathering Tables, A Soup and Bread Ministry.”
January 28
Jefferson Whole Child Coalition meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. quarterly on the fourth Tuesday at the public library and are open to community residents and agencies. This is an informational meeting 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.
January 2020
National Arbor Day and to offer thanks to residents for helping Monticello to celebrate 32 years as a nationally-recognized 'Tree City', the City of Monticello is planting trees this Friday. Florida celebrates Arbor Day on the third Friday in January because many trees are dormant and lose less water through transpiration this time of year making them easier to transplant without putting them through too much stress. Live trees reduce air pollution, conserve energy, and look beautiful. The public is invited to witness the planting of these after a small ceremony performed by City officials. The 10 a.m. program will begin with the reading of the Arbor Day Proclamation before the trees are planted.