Ham field day,
The Amateur Radio Club of Butts County will participate in the annual ARRL Field Day event at the Tim Kersey Pavilion, 576 Ernst Biles Drive, Jackson, June 22 and 23. This ham radio communications demonstration is open to the public and will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday. Operations will continue through the weekend. For more information call 770-298-0451 or visit www.bcgaares.org. Additional information about Field Day is available at www.arrl.org/field-day.
Amazing Library Race,
The Friends of the Jackson-Butts County Public Library will host The Amazing Library Race beginning at 12:30 p.m. June 22. Seven teams of four will travel around the world by competing in challenges such as games, puzzles and trivia. The winning team will receive a cash prize. Registration is $100. For more information and to register, call Glenda Grant at 770-775-2209.
Fundraising 5K race,
Registration will begin at 7 a.m. June 29 for the Kacie Caudle World Race 5K fundraiser at Daughtry Park, 576 Ernest Biles Drive, Jackson. The race begins at 8 a.m. The cost is $25. The event is a fundraiser for Caudle’s upcoming 11-month, 11-country Christian mission trip. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-546-1402.
Ham club meeting, July 8
The Amateur Radio Club of Butts County, an ARRL-affiliated radio club, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. July 8 in the Butts County Exchange Club Building, 174 Fairgrounds St., Jackson. Anyone with an interest in personal communications using amateur radio is invited to attend.
WellStar Sylvan Grove Hospital Volunteer Services is selling cookbooks for $13. For more information, call 678-618-4892.
Head Start enrollment
The McIntosh Trail Early Childhood Development Council is accepting applications for Early Head Start, Head Start and pre-K programs for the upcoming 2019-20 school year.
The Early Head Start program is for expectant mothers and children ages 8 weeks to 3 years old. The Head Start program is for children who have or will turn 3 or 4 years of age by Sept. 1, 2019. Pre-K is for children who will have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2019. Children with disabilities are given priority.
Head Start and Early Head Start are free programs and require families to meet federal guidelines. Pre-kindergarten is a free program with no income guidelines.
Applications may be picked up at the Department of Family and Children Services, Health Department, WIC program office, or at the office in any of McIntosh Trail’s seven counties: Butts, Henry, Lamar, Newton, Pike, Spalding and Upson. Pre-K is available only in Henry, Spalding, Newton and Upson counties.
For more information, call 770-775-4293.