Historical Society, Aug. 22
The Butts County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Daughtry Foundation Building, 221 E. College St., Jackson. Taylor McWilliams, program coordinator for Southern Crescent Technical College, will be the speaker. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 770-775-3313.
Three Rivers meetings, Aug. 22
The Three Rivers Regional Commission will meet at 2 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Turin Town Hall, 47 Turin Road. The commission’s Planning and Projects Committee will meet at 11 a.m. The Finance, Audit and Administration Committee will meet at 12:30 p.m.
Rose Society, Aug. 26
The South Metro Rose Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Heritage Bank at 440 N. Jeff Davis Drive in Fayetteville. All rose growers from novice to expert are invited to attend free of charge. This month’s meeting features a presentation by Dr. Jay Lessl about soil testing and soil management. Lessl is the program coordinator at the University of Georgia Soil, Plant and Water Laboratory. He will share his knowledge about key testing methods and ways to improve soil quality. Master and consulting rosarians will be available at the meeting to answer questions on any rose topic. For meeting information, call 503-953-3266 or 770-631-3885.
Native American Festival, Sept. 7 and 8
The Butts County Historical Society will host the 30th annual Native American Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8 at the Indian Spring Hotel/Museum, at 1807 Ga. Highway 42 S., Flovilla. The grand entry will be at noon Sept. 7 and at 1 p.m. Sept. 8. Gary McIntosh, the great-grandson of Chief William McIntosh, will be a special guest. Donations are requested of $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, contact Trina Mansfield at 770-655-5905 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Historical Society at 770-775-3313.
Murder-mystery fundraiser, Sept. 28
The Initiative to Prevent Sexual Abuse will host a murder-mystery dinner fundraiser, “Murder at the Deadwood Saloon,” from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28 at Strickly Business, 112 W. Second St., Jackson. Reservations are $50 and open until Aug. 21 or the event is sold out. Participants are encouraged to wear their 1870s outfits. Sponsorships are available. For more information, contact IPSA Executive Director Lorraine Maddox at Lorraine@ipsahome.org or 678-544-3410.
Farm Bureau meeting, Oct. 8
The Butts County Farm Bureau will hold its annual county meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Exchange Club building in Jackson, 168 Fairgrounds St. Butts County Farm Bureau members are invited to attend. Reservations are requested by Sept. 19 by calling 770-775-7559.
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 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.