Community Calendar

February 17-23
When Women Worship This Means War 2019 Women's Conference will continue at the Monticello Church of the Nazarene through Saturday, Feb. 23, with vendors on site every day. Speakers include Prophetess Angie Keaton-Wiggins, Evangelist Trina Wiggins-Jackson, Prophet Katabia Henry, Sister Tamika Williams and Missionary Natalie Jackson. For more information about this free event and upcoming meetings, go to or contact Linda Wade at (850) 815-0474.
February 22
Christ Episcopal Church Food Share distribution 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. Father Jim May, church pastor.
February 22, 23
USDA Commodities Food Program and Second Harvest Food Bank together with the churches of 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 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, New Bethel church pastor.
February 23, 24, 25, 28
AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at Christ Episcopal Church annex, 425 N. Cherry St. For information call (850) 251-0278. Father Jim May, church pastor.
February 24
New Bethel AME Church will hold its annual Black History Program at 11 a.m. on Sunday with Pastor Jimmie F. Dickey.
February 24
St. Phillip AME Church, 08 Phillip Rd., will host a Pre-Dual Day at 11 a.m. on Sunday with guest preacher Rev. Dr. Melvin Roberts, pastor of Greater Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. J.W. Tisdale, church pastor, (850) 997-4226, (850) 291- 6938.
February 25
Hiram Lodge No. 5 Freemasons meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday at 235 N. Olive St. Call (850) 933-2938 for more information.
February 28
Ageless Grace fitness sessions will be held by Instructor Marghi McClearn at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Jefferson Senior Citizens Center, 1155 N. Jefferson St., free of charge. The sessions promote brain function and enhance physical skills. All the exercises can be performed while seated.
February 28
Altrusa International Monticello meets at 12 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of September through May at the First United Methodist Church Youth Center, providing community service, developing leaders, fostering community partnerships and encouraging fellowship through its dedicated member activities and programs. For more information contact Linda Benedict at (850) 766-4997.
March 1
Estate Planning Workshop on Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Jefferson Senior Citizens Center. Topics include estate planning basics, passing on personal items, ways to keep peace in the family, how to avoid probate and a question/answer session with the experts. The workshop is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Refreshments will be provided. Register by calling (850) 342-0187.
March 2
Dirty Pecan annual biking event for dirt and gravel cycling enthusiasts will be held on Saturday morning. This is a free event that draws cycling enthusiasts from all around the country. Five different routes will be available: 60, 80, 100, 150 and 200 miles. Each route taking bicyclers through the scenic and rural dirt or unpaved roads of Jefferson County. For more information visit
March 3
VFW Post 251 meets at 5 p.m. on the first Sunday at the former full-service building on the old Jefferson Elementary School campus at Mamie Scott Drive and Rocky Branch Rd. Contact Commander Ned Hill at (850) 339-5524 for more information.
March 3
VFW Post 251 Auxiliary meets at 5 p.m. on the first Sunday at the former full-service building on the old Jefferson Elementary School campus at Mamie Scott Drive and Rocky Branch Rd. Contact member President Shirley Washington at (850) 997-8333 for more information.
March 3, 17
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 S. Water St. Contact Troop Leader Phil Smith at (850) 342-0196 or (850) 509-1873.