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Butts Co. Calendar of Events: May 12, 2010

CERF HOUSE CLOTHES BOUTIQUE OPEN MAY 12, 22, 26

CERF House Clothes Boutique will be open two Wednesdays in May: May 12 and May 26 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The clothes boutique will be open one Saturday: May 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The CERF Board meeting will be held on the third Thursday of this month, May 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL HONORS NIGHT MAY 13

Jackson High School Honors Night will be held at the Jackson First Baptist Church Family Living Center (across the street from the high school) on Thursday, May 13 at 6 p.m.

DOCENT TRAINING AT INDIAN SPRINGS HOTEL/MUSEUM MAY 13

Volunteers are needed to greet visitors on Saturdays and Sundays at the Indian Spring Hotel/Museum from 1 - 4 p.m. throughout the summer, beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Volunteer (docent) training will be offered at the Indian Springs Hotel/Museum on Highway 42, across from Indian Springs State Park, on Thursday May 13 at 7 p.m. Consider joining the excitement at Indian Springs by volunteering at our community's famous historic building. For more information, call 770.775.5350 or email rainy717@gmail.com

HISTORICAL PRESERVATION MEETING MAY 13

Are you interested in preserving Jackson's past? Join with other concerned citizens on Thursday, May 13 at 10 a.m. at the Jackson Municipal Court on Mulberry Street to discuss plans and strategies to create a historic district for the Jackson downtown square, as well as select buildings in our lovely town. On hand to discuss the different methods of preservation, and the benefits of each will be guests: Corinne Thornton, DCA Specialist for Region 4; Leigh Burns, Historic Preservation Division of the DNR; Cindy Eidson & Lynne Miller, Three Rivers Regional Commission. This will be an informative session that will uncover what the State Agencies have already completed and proposed for Jackson/Butts County, and also answer questions about the pros and cons of creating a historic district. If you have any questions please contact Bill Mauldin at Bill.Mauldin@GeorgiaDistilling.com 404-281-5484

BOOK CLUBS AT PUBLIC LIBRARY MAY 13, MAY 24

The Christian Fiction Book Club will meet at the Jackson-Butts County Public Library at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 to discuss The Moment Between by Nicole Baart. The Brown Bag Book Club will meet on Monday, May 24 at noon; it will focus on See You in a Hundred Years by Logan Ward.

PASTEL WORKSHOP MAY 15

The next in the series of Art Workshops sponsored by the Butts County Council for the Fine Arts through a Grass Roots Arts Program grant will occur on Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Generations Gallery in The Village at Indian Springs. Preston King will show beginners and advanced artists the techniques of applying the soft pastels. It is a good refresher course course for all artists. The $20 fee includes materials. Register before May 13. 1-800-352-7212

FLINT RIVER DAYLILY SOCIETY TO MEET MAY 16

The Flint River Daylily Society will meet on Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m. in Thomaston at the Masonic Lodge on Highway 19 North next to Family Dollar. Everyone interested in daylilies (hemerocallis) is invited. The society's annual show will be held on Sunday, June 13 at Flint river Technical College. For information, contact Clarence Whatley 706-647-5122.

MUSICAL AT DAUGHTRY ELEMENTARY MAY 18

Come to the musical, Go Fish at Daughtry Elementary on Tuesday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m.

JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL CONCERT MAY 20

The Jackson High School Choral Concert will be held at the Jackson United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 20.

PTO/CONCERT AT STARK ELEMENTARY MAY 20

Come to the PTO meeting and Concert at Stark Elementary on Thursday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m.

REPUBLICAN PARTY MEETING MAY 20

Join the Butts County Republican Party on Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m. for its monthly meeting. This is going to be an interesting primary election July 20. It's so important to meet the candidates.

Tom Nicholson, candidate for the House of Representatives, District 110 seat will be speaking. The meeting will be held at the Butts County Administration Building, 625 W. 3rd St., Jackson.

For more information contact Debbie Moon at 770-504-0469 or email at GopButtsCounty@gmail.com.

PHOTO WORKSHOP MAY 22

Want to take better pictures? Bring your camera and several of your best prints on Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to the Art Workshop at Generations Gallery in The Village at Indian Springs. Kathy Socha, design professional and advisor to the juried fine art photography exhibitions, slowexposures, will answer your questions about your camera's functions and discuss the fine art of composition, depth of field and lighting. Weather permiting, we will shoot in the many gardens in The Village in the afternoon. $20 fee; register before May 20.

GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN-UP CONTINUES THROUGH MAY 31

Clean Up Butts Association (CUBA) announces the Great American Clean Up runs through May 31. Everyone is encouraged to participate. For specific opportunities to volunteer, call 770-775-0204.

MCINTOSH TRAIL COMMUNITY SERVICE BOARD TO SPONSOR MCINTOSH MARKET SALE; DONATIONS REQUESTED

The McIntosh Trail Community Service Board (MTCSB) serves Butts, Fayette, Henry, Lamar, Spalding, and Upson Counties. Its mission is to offer individuals experiencing symptoms associated with mental illness, addictive disease, and/or developmental disability the hope for optimal functioning by providing quality behavioral health services and supports. MTCSB will be holding a two-day Flea Market event on June 4 & 5 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Cooks Supermarket Center, 917 Memorial Drive in Griffin.

Please consider donating; call to schedule item donation drop-off 770-358-8333 or email www.mctrail.org. Budgets have been drastically cut, and MTCSB is fundraising to be able to purchase needed items for individuals served, such as housing start-up kits, medication, and support services not covered by funding.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM

The Butts County Senior Center is in need of help for the Meals on Wheels program. We need volunteers to help with the meal delivery on a daily basis. We need you if you are a mature adult who is willing to be a team player and help when needed. You must be willing to drive your own vehicle and provide gas or ride along and walk meals to the client's door. You must undergo a background check (at no charge), and you must be courteous and polite to the senior citizens who are our clinets. If you can help, call Jane Whelchel at 770-775-8238.