Community Calendar

December 12
Every second Wednesday at 10 a.m., the Jefferson County R.J. Bailar Public Library hosts a Senior Coffee Social. This serves as an opportunity to seniors to get to know one another while surrounded by books, coffee and a welcoming environment. For more information about the Senior Coffee Social, contact the library at (850) 342-0205. The library is located at 375 S. Water Street, in Monticello.
December 12
Every second Wednesday at 10 a.m., the Jefferson County R.J. Bailar Public Library hosts a Senior Coffee Social. This serves as an opportunity to seniors to get to know one another while surrounded by books, coffee and a welcoming environment. For more information about the Senior Coffee Social, contact the library at (850) 342-0205. The library is located at 375 S. Water Street, in Monticello.
December 13
Ageless Grace is returning to the Jefferson Senior Citizens Center with Instructor Marghi McClearn again leading the class in the easy-to-perform classes. Each exercise can be performed while sitting and is based on everyday motions. The program helps activate the analytic, strategic and kinesthetic, memory and creative functions of the brain. The Jefferson Senior Citizens Center is located at 1155 N. Jefferson St. The class will take place from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
December 13
Pillow Pals meet at 9 a.m. on the second Thursday at the Jefferson Senior Citizens Center to create handmade pillows for cancer patients. For more information contact Linda Henry at (850) 997-6914 or Marilyn Youtzy at (850) 997-4632.
December 13
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 arudd@att.net.
December 15
The Jefferson County Public Library will be hosting another embroidery class with Librarian Natalie Binder. Learn the craft of hand embroidery and practice basic stitches. This is a great event to spend some time socializing and learning from each other. Embroidery patterns, floss, needles, and other supplies will be available, but crafters can also bring their own project and supplies and spend time with other stitchers. All skill levels are welcome, including kids and teens. This class will be held from 1-2 p.m. The library is located at 375 S. Water Street, in Monticello.
December 15
Eastside Neighborhood Association meets at 11 a.m. on the third Saturday at the Public Library to address observations and to offer recommendations for neighborhood revitalization and overall enhancement of the 'Roostertown' neighborhood. Your reliable involvement and support is requested. For more information contact vivian.royster@yahoo.com.
December 15
Howard Academy High School Alumni Association will meet at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday at the Public Library. Your support is needed and appreciated. For more information contact vivian.royster@yahoo.com.
December 16
Enjoy a Sunday afternoon, Victorian Christmas Tea on December 16 at the historic Pasco House, located at 710 W. Washington Street, in Monticello. For just $25 per person, enjoy a lovely treat spread and delicious tea with your friends or family. In addition, raffle tickets for unique, hand crafted Victorian Christmas ornaments (created by a local artist) will be sold for $10 per ticket/three tickets for $25. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Jefferson County Historical Association. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, or by contacting Terry Merritt at (850) 766-5117.
December 16
Cub Scout Pack 803, for boys and girls ages 6-10, meets on the first and third Sunday 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.
December 17
American Legion Post 234 meets at 5 p.m. on the third Monday at the Teen Center on Tiger Lane. For more information contact Commander Mack Benjamin at (850) 997-5977.
December 18
Quit Smoking classes from 5-7 p.m. on the third Tuesday at the Jefferson County RJ Bailar Public Library, 375 South Water Street. To register call (850) 224-9340.
December 18
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 18
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. Reserve by calling (850) 728-3858.
December 18
Knitters & Crocheters Group meets at 10 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday at the RJ Bailar Public Library. Bring your projects to work. Someone is available to help. Contact Nancy Banks at (850) 948-2829 for more information.
December 19
First Presbyterian Church, 290 East Dogwood Street, hosts EaglesWings, an outreach ministry serving the community, on the first and third Wednesday 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. Rev. R.C. Griffin III, church pastor.
December 20
Ageless Grace is returning to the Jefferson Senior Citizens Center with Instructor Marghi McClearn again leading the class in the easy-to-perform classes. Each exercise can be performed while sitting and is based on everyday motions. The program helps activate the analytic, strategic and kinesthetic, memory and creative functions of the brain. The Jefferson Senior Citizens Center is located at 1155 N. Jefferson St. The class will take place from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
December 20
Tonya's Healthy Happy Hour will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the RJ Bailar Public Library offering women's health information, education and instruction by professionals from the Healthy Start Coalition Jefferson County. There will be giveaways and free gift cards throughout the event. For more information contact Community Health Educator Tonya Bell at (850) 253-5355.
December 21, 22
USDA Commodities Food Program and Second Harvest Food Bank together with the churches of New Bethel AME, Elizabeth MB, Hickory Hill MB, Mt. Pleasant AME, and Philadelphia MB will provide food to those needing assistance monthly at 8 a.m. usually on the fourth Saturday with distribution at the New Bethel AME Church, 6496 Ashville Highway. Volunteers are also needed on the 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, NBAMEC pastor.
December 26
Jefferson Arts Gallery members meet at 11 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday. For more information contact Judy Miller at membership@jeffersonartsgallery.com.
December 27
Ageless Grace is returning to the Jefferson Senior Citizens Center with Instructor Marghi McClearn again leading the class in the easy-to-perform classes. Each exercise can be performed while sitting and is based on everyday motions. The program helps activate the analytic, strategic and kinesthetic, memory and creative functions of the brain. The Jefferson Senior Citizens Center is located at 1155 N. Jefferson St. The class will take place from 10:30-11:15 a.m. This will be the last class of the month.
December 28
Christ Episcopal Church Food Share distribution is held monthly from 8 to 10:30 a.m. usually on the last Friday at 425 North Cherry Street. Contact is Susan Craig. Father Jim May, church pastor.