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Community Calendar: Partners holding monthly meeting Thursday

Partners for Smart Growth will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, June 7, at the Jackson United Methodist Church, 409 East Third St. Reservations are not necessary. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m., with the program to follow. The theme of the meeting is the upcoming Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST). Partners has invited David Millen, an engineer with the Georgia Department of Transportation, to come and explain how the T-SPLOST might affect Butts County. The meeting is open to the public but non-members will be charged $15 for the meal and meeting.

DANCE RECITAL JUNE 8, 9

T&K Studios will present its annual dance recital June 8 and 9 at the Rufus Adams Auditorium. The show begins at 8 p.m., and admission is free. The auditorium is located at 218 Woodland Way in Jackson.

BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISER JUNE 8

The Jackson Ale House, at 136 West Third St., will be hosting a breast cancer fundraiser Friday, June 8 at 7 p.m., with dinner specials, door prizes, auctions, and musical entertainment. For more information, call Lisa Stone at (678) 618-3316.

50th REUNION JUNE 9

The Jackson High School Class of 1962 will celebrate its 50-year reunion on Saturday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m., at the golf clubhouse of Sun City Peachtree, 1390 Jordan Hill Road, Griffin. For details regarding the event, call Stanley and Andrea Maddox at (770) 775-3438.

JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM JUNE 11

The Junior Ranger Program at Indian Springs State Park, sponsored by Friends of Indian Springs, will be held on Monday, June 11. The group will meet at the Stone Pavilion, 678 Lake Clark Road, at 8:45 a.m., and will be finished by 2 p.m. Participants will need to bring sunscreen, bug spray, walking shoes, a water bottle and a sack lunch with a drink.

To sign up, call the park office at (770) 504-2277. Parents are welcome to stay. Park passes are required.

GOLF TOURNAMENT JUNE 13

The Jackson High School football booster club will be hosting a fundraising golf tournament at Hickory Hill Golf Course on Wednesday, June 13 at 1 p.m. The golf course is located at 209 Biles Road, Jackson. For more information, contact Mike Parris at (770) 527-5693.

POLITICAL FORUM JUNE 21

Partners for Smart Growth will be sponsoring a political forum for candidates that have qualified to represent Butts County in the upcoming elections. The forum will be held on Thursday, June 21 at the Rufus Adams Auditorium, 218 Woodland Way, in Jackson. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the candidates will be available for a meet-and-greet with Butts County residents. From 7 to 9 p.m., the candidates will have the opportunity to state their platform and answer prepared questions furnished by voters and the Political Forum Committee. Those in attendance will be given the opportunity to submit written questions for the candidates. The forum is free and open to the public. For more information about the forum, call (678) 588-6818.

FRIENDS OF INDIAN SPRINGS MEETING JUNE 21

The Friends of Indian Springs State Park will hold its June planning meeting on Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m., in the group shelter by the lake, 678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla. No park pass is required to attend. For more information, call Gabriel Ivie at (770) 775-4676.

WILDLIFE GRANT DEADLINE JULY 15

Project WINGS (Wildlife Incentives for Non-game and Game Species) is a campaign designed to create new wildlife lands along gas and electrical transmission lines. It offers up to $1,500 in cash grants and wildlife planning assistance from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to groups and individuals in managing these rights-of-way for a three-year period.

For WINGS information and guidelines, contact the McDonough NRCS field office at (770) 957-5705 ext. 3. Applications will be accepted from May 15 to July 15.

READING PROGRAM THROUGH JULY 31

The Jackson-Butts County Public Library is hosting its Summer Reading Program each Tuesday at 10 a.m. (except July 3), at the Butts County Administration Building, 625 West Third St., with the final session being held Tuesday, July 31. Teen sessions, for those 10 and up, will be held Tuesdays at 6 p.m., at the library, at 436 E. College St. The program is subject to change without notice. For more information, call the Jackson-Butts County Public Library at (770) 775-7524.

COUNTY COMMITTEE ELECTION AUG. 1

The Henry-Butts-Clayton-Fayette-Spalding County Farm Service Agency, 333 Phillips Drive, McDonough, will be accepting nominations for Local Administrative Area 4 beginning June 15 and running through Aug. 1. The Area 4 position, which includes the areas of Digby, Zetella, Rover, Pomona, Experiment, the eastern side of Griffin and the western edge of Butts County, is presently held by Danny Meadows.

To hold office as a county committee member, a person must meet the basic eligibility requirements which include participating or cooperating in a program administered by the FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election, and reside in the Local Administrative Area (LAA) in which the person is a candidate. Persons nominated should actively participate in the operation of a farm and be well qualified for committee work.

If you have questions, call the Farm Service Agency at (770) 957-7473.

HOSPITAL AUXILIARY FASHION SHOW AUG. 25

The Sylvan Grove Hospital Auxiliary will hold its second annual fashion show on Aug. 25. The theme of the show will be “Dazzling Dames” and it will be sponsored by Dillard’s. The show will be at Jackson United Methodist Church, 409 East Third St. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m., and the show will start at 10 a.m. The fashion show, entertainment and brunch will all be included in the price of $12. For more information, contact Ben Wright at (770) 775-3596.

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING SEPT. 6

The next regular meeting of the Butts County Genealogical Society will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., at the Jackson-Butts County Public Library, 436 East College St. The guest speaker will be Edward A. Johnson, project director for Georgia HomePLACE, a library archiving project of the University System of Georgia. Johnson will be presenting a 45-minute program on the Digital Library of Georgia with emphasis on genealogy. For more information, contact Erion Gay Starker at egstarker@bellsouth.net.

EXCHANGE CLUB MEETINGS

The Exchange Club of Jackson meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, at 6 p.m., at the fairgrounds, located at 174 Fairground Street. For more information, call Andrea Baldwin at (678) 774-8056.

ROTARY CLUB MEETINGS

The Jackson-Butts County Rotary Club meets on Tuesdays at 12 p.m., for lunch and a presentation, at the Plantation Lodge, 385 Macon Ave., in Jackson.

KINDLE CHECKOUTS

The Jackson-Butts County Public Library, at 436 East College St., Jackson, will be checking out Kindles to library patrons. A patron with a valid library card and a Georgia driver’s license will be able to choose an e-book from a list and check out a Kindle with the e-book for a period of two weeks. For more details, call the library at (770) 775-7524.

BUTTS COUNTY DEMOCRAT MEETINGS

Butts County Democrats meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., at the Butts County Administration Building, 625 West Third St., in Jackson. Call (770) 775-1225 for more information.

The Community Calendar is a regular feature of the Jackson Progress-Argus. To submit an item, e-mail jpatrick@myjpa.com, write to P.O. Box 249 or 129 S. Mulberry Street, Jackson, Ga., 30233, or fax to (770) 775-3855, by 12 p.m., the Monday prior to publication.