Jackson Cleanup Day, Aug. 17
The Jackson Clean City Task Force will host its next cleanup day Aug. 17, with the rain-out day of Aug. 24. Stop by City Hall at 8 a.m. the morning of to sign in and receive supplies. For more information, call Nikki Sowell, chairperson, at 770-550-3065, City Clerk Brittany Brown at 770-775-7535, or City Councilman Don Cook at 770-775-2234.
4-H Dance-A-Thon, Aug. 17
Butts County 4-H’ers will host a fundraising Dance-A-Thon from 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 17 at 576 Ernest Biles Drive, Jackson, to raise money for the Smart Lunch, Smart Kid summer lunch program. Admission is $15 for individuals and $25 for couples. Awards will be presented for best Hawaiian costumes. For more information, call Butts County 4-H at 770-775-8209.
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.
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.