July 2016 Community Calendar


July 21 Jefferson County Bailar Public Library. Children’s Story Time at 10 a.m. on the first and third Thursday. Contact Library Assistant Heather McClelland at 850-342-0205 for more information. July 8 Rotary will meet at 12 p.m. for lunch and a meeting every Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, in the parish hall. For more information, questions, or concerns about this service organization contact President Patricia Garner at garnshark50@gmail.com.

July 21 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.

July 21 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.

July 25 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.

July 30 There’s going to be a ‘Lawman BBQ Showdown’ at The Downtown Club in Monticello on July 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with live music, games, raffles, prizes, samples, and lots of amazing barbecue! The Saturday event is “the first of its kind competition,” announces G-FAST, “and its gaining incredible traction by building teams, attracting sponsors, accumulating raffle items, and gathering attendees.” This competition will pit 40 to 50 backyard, professional, and restaurant teams against each other for trophies, bragging rights, and a $500 cash prize. All ‘Lawman BBQ’ proceeds from entry fees, team costs, and raffle items will be donated to the Sheriffs Youth Ranches and Fire Rescue charities; with all barbecue judged by sheriff personnel from multiple counties, including the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The cost is $100 per team and $1 or a non-perishable food item for general admission. To register a team, for sponsorship information, or to get involved in another way, contact Special Services Director Adam Wroblewski, with the Georgia-Florida Aviation Search Team, at 321-282-8326, or wroboadam@gmail.com, or go to the event website at www.gfastair.com/events. Sponsors include: Sonny’s BBQ, Budweiser, Tallahassee Democrat, Gulf Coast Lumber & Supply True Value, All Realty Services, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Tri-Eagle Sales, and ECB Publishing.