December 2016 Community Calendar

December 10 Scarlet O’Hatters of the Red Hat Society meet at 11:30 a.m. on the second Saturday. Contact Queen Mum Jaunita Faircloth at 850-509-6152 to reserve and for more information about this group of fun-loving ladies.

December 11 Monticello Garden Club Camellia Circle will meet at 2 p.m. on the second Sunday. Members are asked to bring a snack and drink to share. For more information contact Chairman Georgie Joseph at 850-997-0644.

December 12 Kate Dilworth Scott Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy usually meet at noon on the second Monday of each month, September through May. Membership is 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 Hiram Lodge No. 5 Freemasons meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday at 235 North Olive Street. Call 850-933-2938 for more information.

December 12 Palmer Place Book Club will meet on the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at Palmer Place for discussion of its most recently read book Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay, also a movie. 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 15 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.

December 15 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 care giving 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.

December 17 Howard Academy Alumni Association meets at 12 p.m. on the third Saturday at the Jefferson County R.J. Bailar Public Library. For more information contact

December 19 American Legion Post 234 meets monthly at 6 p.m. on the third Monday for business at the Teen Center on Tiger Lane. For more information contact Commander Mack Benjamin at 850-997-5977.

December 19 Monticello Garden Club Magnolia Circle will meet at 12 p.m. on the third Monday. For more information contact Anne Horton at 850-997-6035.

December 20 Jefferson County Humane Society holds its General Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday each month, at the Wolf Creek Pet Adoption Center, 2123 East Washington Street. Call 850-342-0244 for more information or to volunteer.

December 20 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, P.O. Box 19, Monticello, FL. 32345. The cost of the meal is $10 with net proceeds going to the local Party, reserve by calling 850-728-3858.

December 20 Knitters & Crocheters Group meet at 10 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday at the R.J. Bailar Public Library. Bring your projects to work. Someone is available to help. Contact Nancy Banks at 850-948-2829 for more information.

December 20 Jefferson County Commission meetings are held twice monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. and on the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Courthouse annex. For more information contact Parrish Barwick at