Sparkle and Shine Gala, June 1

WellStar Sylvan Grove Hospital Volunteer Services will host the Sparkle and Shine Gala from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 in the fellowship hall of Jackson United Methodist Church, at 409 E. Third St. The event will include vendors, a silent auction, two speakers and a luncheon with door prizes. Tickets are $12 each and must be purchased in advance beginning April 16. For tickets, call 470-278-4571 or 678-618-4892 or see any Volunteer Services member.

Amateur Radio Club, June 3

The Amateur Radio Club of Butts County, an ARRL-affiliated radio club, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. June 3 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.

The club holds regular amateur radio license testing sessions at Butts County Fire Department Station No. 7, at 144 Colwell Road, Jackson. The next session is 4 p.m. July 20. For test session information or to register, call 404-644-6585 or visit For information about the radio club, call 770-957-0779.

Retired Educators, June 6

The Butts County Retired Educators will meet at 11 a.m. June 6 at The Blind Pig Restaurant, 873 Barnett Bridge Road, Jackson. All members are invited to attend. Call 770-775-3465 for more information.

Butts County Fall Festival, Oct. 26

The Butts County Fall Festival, presented by the Butts County Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 around the square in Jackson. The first committee meeting on the festival will be held at 3 p.m. May 23 in the glass conference room at the Butts County Administration Building, 625 W. Third St., Jackson.

Cookbooks available

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.

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