Henderson School meeting, April 6
The Henderson School Alumni Association Trust will meet at noon April 6 at Rising Star Baptist Church, at 1644 Ga. Highway 16 W., Jackson. The meeting will include representatives from the Boys and Girls Club of Macon, who will discuss how to start a Boys and Girls Club in Jackson.
Crime Victims Rights Week events, April 11 and 12
The inaugural Crime Victims Rights Week Community Awareness Event and Memorial Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 11 at The Branch at Rock Springs Church, 219 Rock Springs Rd., Milner. The memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. RSVP by email to email@example.com or call 770-504-2407 ext. 214.
A law enforcement recognition ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. April 12 at the Monroe County Courthouse Square, 8 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. The event will be in the courtroom in the event of inclement weather.
Worthville spring barbecue, April 13
The Ancient York Lodge No. 127 will hold its spring barbecue beginning at 11 a.m. April 13 at the lodge, located at 320 Keys Ferry Road in the Worthville community. Adult plates are $10 and children’s plates are $4. Take-out will be available.
Community health fair, April 18
WellStar Sylvan Grove Hospital will host a community health fair from 8 a.m. to noon April 18 at the Butts County Department of Leisure Services, at 576 Ernest Biles Drive, Jackson. Free screenings will be offered to those over 18. For more information, call 678-408-3158.
Food, wine event, April 25
The Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation will present Pairings: A Food and Wine Event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 25 at the Griffin Campus Event Center. The event will benefit the Southern Crescent Technical College Culinary Arts Advisory Committee scholarship fund. Tickets are $50 per person or $750 for a table for eight. Call 770-229-3417 for email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drone course, April 29-May 4
Southern Crescent Technical College will host a 22-hour drone technology course, offered in partnership with CrossFlight Education, April 29 through May 4. Classes Monday through Friday will be at 5:30 p.m., and Saturday sessions will start at 9 a.m. The cost is $1,000 per person. For more information, contact Steve Hendrix, director of economic development, at email@example.com or call 770-467-6072.
Kindergarten registration, May 8 and 9
The Butts County School System will be hosting kindergarten registration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 8 and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 9 at the central registration office, in the Ernest Battle Professional Development Center, 218 Woodland Way, Jackson. When registering a student that does not attend a Butts County pre-K program, parents or guardians will need to bring the child on the day of registration, along with several required documents. Children will need to be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to enter kindergarten. For more information, call Susan Sarsany at 770-504-2300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fine Arts Festival, May 11
The Jackson-Butts County Council for the Arts will hold its 23rd annual Fine Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11. The festival will be held at the corner of East Third Street and Dempsey Avenue.
Samuel Johnson birthday
celebration, May 18
The community is invited to a birthday celebration for Samuel L. Johnson from noon to 3 p.m. May 18 at the Samuel L. Johnson Soccer Complex at Daughtry Park, 576 Ernest Biles Drive, Jackson. For more information, call Velma Johnson at 770-653-3898.
Towaliga CASA golf tournament, May 22
Towaliga Court Appointed Special Advocates will host the Give a Child a Voice golf tournament May 22 at Hickory Hill Golf Club, 209 Biles Road, Jackson. Check in will be at 11 a.m., with lunch at noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Call 770-358-5629 or email DCrawford@tacourts.com.
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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