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Free Tax Assistance Available at the Library
Library volunteers, Roy and Marie Murphy, will be providing free tax assistance again this year for seniors and low income citizens every Thursday from 10 a.m. until noon through April 13. Please visit or call the library at 229-377-3632 for an appointment.
Local Churches to Hold Joint Services this Sunday
Two popular local churches, Faith Temple Church and New Vision Church, will be holding Joint Services this Sunday, February 26th at 11am. The service will be held at the New Vision Church located at 710 8th Ave, NW in Cairo. Bishop Frank Goins and Pastor Ambers Glenn Jr. will be delivering the message and everyone in the community is invited to attend this special event.
Wolf Creek Trout Lilly Preserve Open for Tours The Wolf Creek Trout Lilly Preserve is full of beautiful blooms and open for tours through the end of February. Volunteers will be on hand each day for guided tours between the hours of 1-3:30p.m. and self-guided tours can be taken along the marked trails. In addition to the trout lilies, visitors can also enjoy the colorful blooms of wild trilliums, twayblade orchids and many other native plants. In addition to leading tours, volunteers also will be making flyers available to visitors that have discounts for the unique businesses in Whigham included the Whigham Diner, L-Three Gifts, Hairtage, Gabby's Rustic Designs and Truly Unique Creramics and Gifts. For more information or directions, visit www.wolfcreektroutlillypreserve.com
Library Board of Trustees’ Meeting Changed to Thursday
The Roddenbery Memorial Library's Board of Trustee's Meeting has been changed to this Thursday, February 23rd at 3:00pm. in the Trustees Room. The public is welcome to attend the meetings of the Library Board. The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Jeans and Jewels Fundraiser Set for This Saturday Night at Zebulon Theater
Mark your calendar for the "Jeans and Jewels" Fundraiser Event this Saturday, February 25th at the Zebulon Theater in Downtown Cairo. Doors will open at 6p.m. with cocktails served until 7:00p.m. There will be a silent auction starting at 6:30 with bids accepted until 7:30. plus a live auction at 7:30. In addition, there will be raffles for a pair of 3/4 carat diamond earrings and a 9mm handgun with a box of ammo. All proceeds from the event will go towards renovations to the historic building and the purchase of a new popcorn machine.
Youth Revival to Be Held at Beulah M.B, Church
The Beulah M.B. Church will holds it annual Youth Revival Prayer Meeting on February 26 and 27th and preaching services on February 28 through March 2nd. The Rev. Matthew Faulk will be preaching at the services that will be held at 7p.m. nightly. Pastor Delise Cox and the congregation invite everyone to attend.
Boy Scout Golf Tournament to Be Held on February 25th
The Whigham Boy Scout Troop 383 will be having their 5th Annual Golf Tournament at the Tired Creek Golf Course in Cairo on Saturday, February 25th. The tournament is the troop's major fundraiser of the year and all area golfers are encouraged to enjoy the spring weather and come out and participate. The format is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 10a.m. Range balls are included in the entry fee along with a meal and snacks during and after the tournament. For information or to be a sponsor, call Travis Shepherd at 224-7859.
SQUARE DANCING on Friday Nights
The Roddenbery Library reminds every that they now offer free Square Dancing classes every Friday at 7 p.m. Make your way to the library’s auditorium for free Square Dancing for beginners or avid dancers who are interested in making a circle of friends while “forming a square.”
Alzheimer/Dementia Support Group Meeting Held Each Month at Magnolia Place
Magnolia Place of Cairo invites anyone who has a family member or friend who suffer from Alzheimers or Dementia to their monthly support group meeting which is held the 2nd Monday of each month from 5:30-6:30p.m. The meeting is open to open to everyone, regardless of whether you have a loved on at Magnolia Place, and provides support and resources for those who have loved ones who are struggling with these two diseases. For more information, call Brande at 377-6811.
Free Health Screenings Are Available in Our Community
The Angels of Grace Community Wellness Center of Cairo is offering free health screenings to residents of Grady County and the surrounding areas. If you would don't know your cholesterol level or want to have your blood pressure checked, you can have these and several other screening performed for free. For more information, call Dr. Mary Weaver at 397-9355.
Health Department Offering Free Car Seats
The Grady County Health Department is offering free child passenger safety seats to financially eligible families courtesy of a minigrant from the Georgia Department of Public Health's Injury Prevention Program. The Health Department is collaborating with the Cairo Fire Department to offer a program to show parents how to correctly install, use and remove child safety seats, with funding provided by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety and will be offering the child seats to those who meet the financial requirements and sign up for the program. For more information, contact the Grady County Health Department at 377-2992.
Grief Recovery Support Group Meets at Local Church
Grief Share, a grief recovery support group, meets at Faith Christian Center located on Hwy 188, on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30p.m. Anyone who is struggling with grief from the loss of a family member or friend is invited to be a part of the group. For more information, call Don Carter at 397-0281.
Learn to Sew at Library
The Roddenbery Memorial Library will be offering FREE beginner sewing classes on Tuesdays at 4p.m. and 7p.m. and on Saturdays at 10a.m. and 2p.m. by appointment only. The Sewing with Sarah classes are for all ages including children who are at least 9 years old with parental permission. Call the library at 377-3632 or send an email to [email protected] to make reservations or for more information.
Storytime at the Library
The Roddenbery Memorial Library reminds parents that they now have two Preschool Storytimes in the children's room of the library on Thursday mornings at 10:30am and on Saturday mornings at 10:30am. Everyone is invited to bring their preschoolers and enjoy a wonderful story with Miss Ann at the library.
Cairo Landfill Now Open the First and Third Saturdays of Each Month
The City of Cairo has announced that the landfill will be opening on Saturdays once again for the convenience of local residents. Beginning in May, the landfill will be open on the first and third Saturdays of each month. The Saturday hours are from 8am to noon. The landfill not be open if it rains on the Fridays preceding each Saturday openings. For more information, call the Cairo Public Works Department at 377-1722, extension 166.
Al-Anon Meets on Thursday Mornings
Cairo Al-Anon is moving it meeting time to Thursday mornings at 9a.m. to 10a.m. Prospective group members are encouraged to attend this free meeting for the family and friends of those with alcohol and drug dependencies. The meetings are held at 3351 Hwy 84 East in Cai
Seniors May Now Audit Classes at Thomas University
Thomas University has announced that anyone who is 65 or older can further their learning by auditing any class at TU for free. Auditing a class allows a person to take the class without receiving credit for that course. There is no charge to audit the class but there will be a $75 technology fee which provide access to the TU library computer labs and online learning resources. Some of the classes available for audit include Studio Art, Digital Photography, Spanish 101, Overview of American Politics, Shakespeare and more. For more information, contact the Thomas University Admission Office.
Curriculum Available for Homeschoolers
The Grady County Virtual Education Program has the perfect curriculum for homeschooled students in all grades, K-12. The program offers the assistance of Georgia Certified Curriculum and Teachers and has Blended Programs as well. For more information, call the GCVEP Director, Michael Best, at 377-2243.
Friends of the Library Collecting Aluminum Cans
The Friends of the Roddenbery Library are encouraging everyone to save their aluminum cans and place them in the Friends of the Library recycle wagon located in the parking lot behind the library. All proceeds from the fundraising event will benefit the Roddenbery Memorial Library. Please save your cans and donate them to an excellent cause.
Red Cross Seeks Volunteers
The South Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross is i need of local volunteers. If you would be interested in working in the local office or helping with local disasters like single family house fires, please call Wanda Purdy at 924-2026 or go to www.valdostaredcross.org and click the volunteer tab
Veterans Express Bus Going to Clinic on Wednesdays
The Veterans Express Bus will be going to the Tallahassee Outpatient Clinic every Wednesday, leaving the Cairo Wal-Mart Parking Lot at 6:55a.m. There is no charge for veterans, but you are urged to please make your appointment at the clinic for the morning hours. For more information, call Evelyn Bishop at 377-4652.
DEFACS Seeking Foster Parents
The stability, guidance and warmth of a committed family provides a reliable bridge between adolescence and adulthood. Foster parenting is a commitment to helping children through the pain of not being able to live in their birth families due to neglect or abuse. There is a tremendous need for foster and adoptive parents on a local and state level. If you would like more information about helping a child, please call 877-210-5497 or the Grady County Department of Family and Children Services at 377-3154.
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