Community Calendar

FRIDAY

Noon Day Prayer, 12 p.m. April 13-14, Valley Road Church, 2300 Pine Ave.

Book Yard Bar-B-Q, 5-7 p.m. April 13, Southside Library, 527 Griffin Ave. Menu: 1/2 chicken, baked beans, potato salad, roll, cake and drink. Cost $10. Lunch delivery for 6 or more orders. There will be music, games, fellowship, fun and dinner! Sponsored by Southside Library Boosters.

National Association of Social Workers – Georgia Chapter West Region Spring Conference, 8 a.m.- 4:10 p.m. (6 Core hours) April 13; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (5 ethics or core hours) April 14, Valdosta State University Health Sciences and Business Administration Building, 2525 N. Patterson St. (corner of Pendleton dr. and N. Patterson). For more information, call (678) 691-2112 or to register, visit http//www.naswga.org

Goodtime, Jr., hosts Music Shed, 7 p.m. April 13, 133 Patterson St. (formally known as Red Door Records), There will be musical arts showcase, live band. Special guest, Eddy Fabrizio Castellanos, violinist. Limited seating. Admission: $10.

Relay For Life will begin 7 p.m. April 13- 2 a.m. April 14 at Valdosta State University’s front lawn. Relay for Life will include food, games and activities with the goal of raising money for the American Cancer Society.

The Valdosta Wildcats girls and boys soccer teams will play for a region championship on April 13, 2018. The girls will host Lee County at 5:30 p.m.; the boys will host Coffee County at 7 p.m. Both games will be played at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. Admission Prices: $5 for VHS students, $8 for general public, and free for children 4 and under.

SATURDAY

Calling all Wildcat Alumni & Friends! Wildcat Alumni Roundup, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. April 14. Tour of the new Valdosta High school. There will be a convoy from The Lighthouse at 9 a.m., then join the Wildcat Festival starting at 1:30 p.m. at The Lighthouse, 1412 E. Park Ave. (next to Dollar USA). Tickets: $25 each (no refunds). Available at Wayne Washington Salon and Dollar USa. Tickets include food, T-shirt, entertainment and more! For more information; call (229) 506-2444 or (229) 834-8510. Photographer on site. (8×10 photos for $10 each).

Jordan School Reunion, 3 p.m. April 14, Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, located on Ebenezer Church Rd., Berrien Co. Supper will be served at 5 p.m. Bring a covered dish and tea or soft drinks. Coffee, utensils, and ice will be provided. All friends of Jordan School are invited to attend. For more information, call Wayne Ray at (229) 560-2207 or Murrell Ray at (229) 402-6600.

South Georgia Classic Car Club holds second Saturday cruise-in, 6-9:30 p.m. April 14, Bruster’s Ice Cream, located at 3100 N. Patterson St., There will be music, raffles and a 50/50 giveaway. There will also be a People’s Choice Award and lots of classic cars. All vehicles are welcome. Everyone is invited to a great time of family fun. Visit SGCCC.org or facebook.com/sgccc. This event is held the second Saturday of every month.

Adult Weekend Pottery Workshops with Julie Barnes Smith, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. second Saturdays April 14, May 12 and June 9, Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St. Objective: Seasonal, single-fire projects to be completed in one workshop period. Ages 15 and older. Fee: $25. All supplies included; advanced payment is required to register. To register, call or visit: 229-247-2787.

Nashville VFW, Saturdays, DJ 6:30 – 8 p.m. and band breaks with requests. Gene Turner Band live country and favorites 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. Non smoking venue.

SUNDAY

Grief Support Group meetings weekly on Sundays 4-6 p.m. at Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 100 E. Park Ave. New people are welcome to come join this group at anytime during the 13 weeks series. Each session will include a video presentation, a discussion and sharing time. Cost is $15 for the course workbook. To register or for more information, contact Pastor David Tart at (229) 300-8805 or davidtart@paumc.com or contact www.griefshare.org.

MONDAY

Fundraiser for Hahira Middle School Archery Team, 5-9 p.m. April 16 at the Huddle House Restaurant, 803 Ga. 122, Hahira, Ga., 31632. 20 percent of the restaurant’s proceeds during this period will go to help the archery team.

East Brooks Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors quarterly meeting, 7 p.m. April 16, July 16 and Oct. 15, Fire Station, Cates Road, Brooks County.

Life with Diabetes Support Group, 6 p.m. April 16, cafeteria of the Outpatient Pavilion, 4280 North Valdosta Rd. Topic: Diabetes and Sleep Apnea. Speaker: Jonathan Tomberlin from First America. For more information, call (229) 433-7200.

Lake Park Library Lake Views Book Club, 3 p.m. April 16, Johnston Lakes Library, Lake Park. Book discussion: Wicked by Gregory Maguire. Book Club meets every third Monday of the month. For more information, please call 559-8016.

Valdosta Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meeting, 12 p.m. April 16, at the Central Office at Ora Lee West Homes, 610 E. Ann St.

TUESDAY

Exploring Me with Cheryl Jowers, 5-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 17, 24 and May 8, Center for the arts, 527 N. Patterson St. Exploring Me is an introduction to children’s weekly art classes at the Turner Center for the Arts. In this 6-week course, each child explores self-portraits by executing 3 distinctly different processes using a variety of media. Ages: 6-10. Fee: $10/class. All supplies included; space is limited. Advanced payment required. To register, please call 247-2787 or visit the Center.

UPCOMING

Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority’s Personnel Committeemeeting, 11:30 a.m. April 18, VLPRA’s main office, 1901 North Forrest St.

General James Jackson Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution (NASDAR) meeting, 11:30 a.m. April 18, Holiday Inn, E. Hill Ave. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month.

Valdosta Board of Education’s Finance Committee meeting, 12:30 p.m. April 18, Superintendent’s Office, 1204 Williams St.

Baytree Fellowship AA Meetings, 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Friday; 7 p.m.: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.: 7 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.,m. Sundays; 200 S. Lee St. Monday – Fridays and Sundays are open discussion AA meetings: Saturdays will be an AA speaker meeting; All of the meetings are non-smoking and wheelchair accessible.

Valdosta State University presents Camp Discovery: After School Edition 4-5:45 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesdays beginning April 10. This Continuing Education-sponsored enrichment initiative is open to community boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade, according to organizers.

Preschool Story Time, 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Salter Hahira Library, 220 E. Main St., Hahira. Stories, finger plays, puppets, and activities that will help little ones learn to love reading. Suitable for children birth – 3 1/2 years. Call 229-794-3063.

Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday, Johnston Lakes Library, 720 Lakes Blvd., Lake Park.

Preschool Story Time at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday during the school year, Miller Lakeland Library, 18 S. Valdosta Road. Join in for stories, rhymes and activities which can help your little ones learn to love reading.

Karaoke on Demand, Wednesday-Saturday, Rum Runner Sports Bar, 3988 N. Valdosta Road.

Community Recitals, 7 p.m. April 19; 3 p.m. April 22; 6:30 p.m. April 22, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3501 Bemiss Rd. Hosted by Trinity Presbyterian Church and First Christian Church. The recitals are organized by Mrs. Maila Springfield, Instructor of Piano and Accompanist at Valdosta State University. The programs include a variety of vocal and instrumental music performed by local musicians. The recitals are free of charge and open to the public.

AARP Local Chapter #1129 meeting, 2 p.m. April 19, Valdosta Senior Citizen Center, 1360 E. Park Ave., Medina Harris will discuss Health Issues and CPR for the elderly.

Free Community Health Fair, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. April 21, All Nations Deliverance Center, 707 Broad St. Free Cholesterol, Blood sugar, BMI (body mass index), and Blood pressure checks. A healthy snack will be available during the event and each applicant will have an opportunity to win a gift card. For more information call 244-8160, leave a message and the event coordinator will return your call.

The Presenter Series, Celebrating our 50th Anniversary of great shows, April 23, Turner Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St. Show: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. Single tickets: $50/show. For tickets, visit turnercenter.org or call 229-247-2787!

Exploring Me with Cheryl Jowers, 4-5:30 p.m. April 24, Tuesdays , Turner Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St. Exploring Me is an introduction to children’s weekly art classes. In this 6-week course held every Tuesday, each child will explore self-portraits by executing three distinctly different processes using a variety of media. Ages 6-10, $60 fee for the entire six weeks. For more information, call 247-2787 or visit the Arts Center.

The South Georgia Community Service Board regular meeting, 2 p.m. April 24, BHSGA Cook County Service Center, 203 Industrial Park Drive, Adel.

3rd Annual Creative Paths to Employment Job Fair, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. April 26, James H. Rainwater Conference Center, 1 Meeting Place, Valdosta. Sponsored by the South Georgia Coalition for Employment.

9th Annual Tom Town Community Party, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. April 28, Tom’s Corner, located at N. Troup St. and E. Mary St. There will be free blood pressure checks, bouncy house, face painting, VFD smoke truck, VPD Miss Piggy, free food and more. For more information contact Bob Werts, Jr. at (229) 834-9707.

Session 1: Intro to the Fundamentals, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. April 28 and April 30, Center for the arts, 527 N. Patterson St. Must be taken before any advanced class. Fee: $29. Session 2: Explore New Techniques Pendulum, Structured Swiping, Funnel from 1:30-4 p.m. Fee: $69. Open studio offered with advanced classes. Limited space; supplies included. For more details call 247-2787,

Exploring Me with Cheryl Jowers, 4-5:30 p.m. May 1 Tuesdays , Turner Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St. Exploring Me is an introduction to children’s weekly art classes. In this 6-week course held every Tuesday, each child will explore self-portraits by executing three distinctly different processes using a variety of media. Ages 6-10, $60 fee for the entire six weeks. For more information, call 247-2787 or visit the Arts Center.

First Friday Contemplative Service, 5:30, May 4, First Presbyterian Church, 313 N. Patterson. A worship opportunity open to the whole community as part of the downtown Valdosta First Friday events.

Union Cathedral Church holds “A Day of Service” to serve those who serve, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. May 5, Union Cathedral Church, 1050 E. Hill Ave. There will be free food served at 12 Noon.

Making Chocolates for Mom, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., May 5, Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St. A Kids’ Culinary Class with Lynn Abramcsyk and Helen Tucker. Fee: $35 fee. Ages 8-12. Advanced payment required; space limited. RSVP at 229-247-2787.

Kids’ Weekend Pottery Workshops with Julie Barnes Smith, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. May 5 and June 2, Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St. Ages 5-12. Fee: $20. To register, call or visit: 229-247-2787.

Clay Shoot Classic 2018, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. May 8, Southwind: 16761 Hwy. 84 in Quitman. Hosted by Hospice of South Georgia. For more information, go to www.hospiceofsouthgeorgia.org or call Marie at 229-794-2494.

Exploring Me with Cheryl Jowers, 4-5:30 p.m. May 8, Tuesdays , Turner Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St. Exploring Me is an introduction to children’s weekly art classes. In this 6-week course held every Tuesday, each child will explore self-portraits by executing three distinctly different processes using a variety of media. Ages 6-10, $60 fee for the entire six weeks. For more information, call 247-2787 or visit the Arts Center.

Life with Diabetes Support Group, 6 p.m. May 21, cafeteria of the Outpatient Pavilion at 4280 North Valdosta Rd. Topic: Disaster Management and Diabetes. Speaker: Stacey Joiner, RN, CDE. For more information, call (229) 433-7200.

Lake Park Library Lake Views Book Club, 3 p.m. May 21, Johnston Lakes Library, Lake Park. Book discussion: The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede . Book Club meets every third Monday of the month. For more information, call 559-8016.

Baytree Fellowship AA Meetings, 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Friday; 7 p.m.: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.: 7 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.,m. Sundays; 200 S. Lee St. Monday – Fridays and Sundays are open discussion AA meetings: Saturdays will be an AA speaker meeting; All of the meetings are non-smoking and wheelchair accessible.

Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest & Gallery Opening Reception, Turner Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St. Deadline to enter the contest is Thursday, May 31, 2018. All submitted photos should reflect the life and beauty within the Valdosta City limits. No Entry fee! Also will kick off the 10th Anniversary of the Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest. Voting will run through July 11. For four weeks the public can viewed the framed, displayed photos in the Center’s Tillman Gallery and cast votes for favorites. Free & open to the public. Visit turnercenter.org/events/ for full details!

Gallery Opening Reception, 7 p.m. June 11, Turner Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St. Exhibit runs June 11, 2018 through July 25, 2018. Featured Exhibits: Lamar Dodd, Larry Tobe and Don Penny. Art Explorations & City Photo Contest. For more information call 247-2787.

Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest Awards Reception, 5-7 p.m. July 16, Turner Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St. Winners will be announced at the 10th Anniversary Awards Reception. Awards include: $300 cash prize – 1st place, $200 cash prize – 2nd place, $100 cash prize – third place from among the adult-submitted entries; $100 for Youth (14 & under) Best in Show; five honorable mentions. For more information call 247-2787.

Gallery Opening Reception, 5-7 p.m. July 30, Turner Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St. Exhibit runs July 30 through September 12, 2018. Featured Exhibits: Katie Cunduff, Music Makers, Empty Bowls, and East African Art. For more information call 247-2787.

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