Oktoberfest Dance. Will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the VFW building, 1205 Poplar St., Griffin. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Proceeds will help support the local Knights’ charities. Music by the Party Time Band. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information call Mike Dayton at 770-233-0742 or email email@example.com.
Kiwanianne Club of Griffin. Will be accepting needlework for the needlework booth at the Spalding County Fair (Oct. 4-13). Bring items to the needlework building at the fairgrounds on South Hill Street on Sept. 17 from 9 to 11 a.m., Sept. 18 from 3 to 5 p.m., and Sept. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Annual Green-Shivers Reunion. Will be held Sept. 30 at the home place of Charlie and Ada Shivers. A covered dish meal will be served at 1 p.m. All friends and relatives are encouraged to attend. Call Patsy Vaughn at 770-228-2605 for more information.
Life Chain Griffin. Will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Meet at the Chick-fil-A parking lot for poster distribution. This is a silent, peaceful, prayerful vigil to demonstrate that there is opposition to abortion. For more information call John Devlin at 770-467-0910.
Griffin First United Methodist. Shopping spree, bazaar, and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. We are reserving vendor space now. Details on facebook at Griffin FUMC Shopping Spree & Bazaar or contact Meredith for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 770-468-6126.
Griffin Historical Consortium. This is a new group of Spalding County residents interested in compiling information about black history in Spalding County. Interested persons are invited to join. The group will meet on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. at 119 Central Ave. For more information call the Rev. Freddie Phillips at 770-227-1889 or Jackie Williams at 770-227-9109.
Health fair. A health fair focusing on diabetes will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Towaliga County Line Baptist Church, 153 Short Road, Jackson. Scheduled to appear are Dr. D. Barnes, D.P.M., Dr. E.P. Osehobo and fitness trainer Tracy Mitchell. For more information visit www.towaligacountylinebc.org.
Friday, Sept. 14
Quilters Guild of the Southern Crescent. 7 p.m. at Fayette Presbyterian Church, 791 Georgia Highway 92 North, Fayetteville. For additional information call 770-412-4812.
Al-Anon. 8 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church.
The Jackson-Butts County group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. at the Daughtry Foundation building, 221 E. College St., Jackson.
Spalding County Senior Center. Rec. Department Breakfast Day Trip at 8:30 a.m., Walkaerobics at 9 a.m., Crochet/Knitting Class at 9:30 a.m., Advanced Tai Chi Class at 10 a.m., Intermediate Tai Chi Class at 10:30 a.m., Bridge at 1 p.m., Open Card Play at 1 p.m., Table Tennis at 2 p.m. Billiards all day.
Saturday, Sept. 15
Voter registration drive. Will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Divine Impact, 122 E. Tinsley St.
Big Band Benefit Dance. Will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at Griffin High School to support the Five Loaves Two Fish Food Pantry and the Griffin High School Culinary Arts Department. Free dance lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. The Night Trains Swing Band will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Lesson, dancng and food included in the ticket price. Raffle tickets will be sold to support the Spalding County Alzheimer’s Association.
Griffin Bicycle Club. 8:30 a.m. 40-mile group ride leaves from First United Methodist Church, 1401 Maple St.
Weight Watchers. Meeting at 8:30 a.m. at Mount Gilead Baptist Church.
Where Do Broken Hearts Go? Club Aerobics at 11 a.m. at Griffin First United Methodist Church. For additional information call 770-468-1432.
Moose Family Center Bingo. 1:45 p.m. For additional information call 770-228-1173.
Primary Purpose Alcoholics Anonymous. Meets at 5:30 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 1689 Martin Luther King Parkway, Griffin. 770-229-4869
Oak Hill Cemetery Preservers. From 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at cemetery office for work day. Volunteers invited to participate. Bring work gloves. For additional information call 770-227-0313.
YANA (You Are Not Alone). Support group for parents of special-needs children meets at 10 a.m. in classroom one on the first floor of the Women’s Center at Spalding Regional Medical Center. Refreshments served. For additional information call 770-633-1657.
Benefit dance. A Big Band benefit dance to support Five Loaves and Two Fishes Food Pantry and Griffin High School Culinary Arts Department will be at Griffin High School from 7-11 p.m. Free dance lessons from 7-8 p.m.. and dance featuring Night Trains Swing Band from 8-11 p.m. Lesson,dancng, and food included in the ticket price. Raffle tickets will be sold to support Spalding County Alzheimer’s Association.
Hollonville Opry House. Band schedule includes Potter’s Clay, Back Porch Trio, Welfare Liners, and Mackie Creek. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. 770-228-4832
Spalding County Senior Center. AARP Driver Safety Class from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 16
The Jackson-Butts County group of Alcoholics Anonymous. Meets at 7 p.m. at the Daughtry Foundation building, 221 E. College St., Jackson.
Monday, Sept. 17
Griffin-Spalding Retired Educators Association. Meets at First Baptist Church’s Family Life Center. Lunch begins at 12:15 p.m. and the program begins at 12:45 p.m. To make the required lunch reservation call 404-983-1192.
City of Griffin Tree Board. Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall conference room.
Weight Watchers. 5:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.
ADHD Support Group. 7 p.m. at Willis Oil Co., 1403-A North Expressway. For additional information call 770-227-6155.
Gamblers Anonymous. 7 p.m. at Griffin Primitive Baptist Church. For additional information call 770-228-2832.
Tabernacle Support Group. Grief support group at 7 p.m. at 46 Timmons Drive. For additional information call 770-229-9268.
Moose Family Center Bingo. 7:15 p.m. For additional information call 770-228-1173.
Right Step. Christian, 12-step addiction recovery at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Gap Pentecostal Holiness Church, 542 Pine Valley Road in Pike County. For additional information call 770-567-3734.
Alcoholics Anonymous. 8 p.m. at New Life Baptist Church, 167 U.S. Highway North, Barnesville. Al-Anon also meets at this time. For additional information call 770-358-7934.
12-Step Recovery group. 7 p.m. at First Assembly of God Touch of Healing Counseling Center. Christ-centered support group for those struggling with alcohol and drug use. For additional information call 678-688-3133.
Easy Does It Al-Anon Family Group. Meets at 7 p.m. at Connection Church, 1705 Williamson Road, Suite 109, Griffin. Child care is provided. For more information call 770-656-3996.
Recovery Room. A 12-step Christ-centered support group for those struggling with alcohol/drug abuse, meets Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Touch of Healing Counseling Center, Griffin First Assembly of God. 678-688-3133.
Primary Purpose Alcoholics Anonymous. Meets at 7 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 1689 Martin Luther King Parkway, Griffin. 770-229-4869
American Legion Post 15. Meets at 1205 W. Poplar St. at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 18
The board of Spalding County Department of Family and Children Services will meet at 4 p.m. at 411 E. Solomon St.
Walking Club of Older American Council for Griffin and Spalding County. 8:30 a.m. at the City Park gym. Open to seniors 55 and older. For additional information call 770-227-5241.
Weight Watchers. 9:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church.
Ecumenical Centering Prayer Support Group. 10 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 1689 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Griffin, Ga. 30224. For information, call 770-358-1789. Website: www.prayingdailyblog.net
AMBUCS. Meeting at noon at Ryan’s Club Room. Visitors welcome.
The Exchange Club of Griffin meets at noon at the Griffin Country Club.
Ceramics classes. From 5 to 9:30 p.m. at the Spalding County Parks and Recreation main office. For additional information call 770-467-4750.
Promise Group. 6:30 p.m. at Eagles Way Church, 100 Hudson Road, Griffin.
Where Do Broken Hearts Go? Club aerobics at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. For additional information call 770-468-1432.
Domestic violence support group. For additional information call 770-460-1604.
Primary Purpose Alcoholics Anonymous. Meets at 7 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 1689 Martin Luther King Parkway, Griffin. 770-229-4869.
Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS). Weigh-in at 6:30 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. at Highland United Methodist Church, 2009 Old Atlanta Road, Griffin. 678-603-1880.
Downtown Development Authority. Board meets at 8 a.m. in the Griffin Regional Welcome Center, 143 N. Hill St., Griffin. Open to the public. (Run previous Tuesday if 3rd Tuesday falls on holiday)
Griffin Lions Club. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Detachment 1196 of the Marine Corps League. Meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Assembly of God, 2000 W. McIntosh Road. For all active duty, reserve, former Marines and Navy corpsmen who served with F.M.F. are welcome. Family and friends of Marines may attend and become associate members. For additional information call Jim Pritchett at 770-227-4170.
Griffin-Spalding Toastmasters. 7 p.m. at University of Georgia-Griffin campus, Flynt Building, Room 202.
Griffin Alzheimer’s Support Group. 7 p.m. at Reflections Geriatric Services, 739 S. Hill St. Call 770-233-6179.