Scarecrows in the Garden. The Fifth Annual Scarecrows in the Garden will be held at the University of Georgia Research & Education Garden on West Ellis Road through Oct. 21. See seasonal-themed scarecrows created by individuals, organizations and businesses on display. Event is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
Griffin Moose Lodge. Will present a membership promotion spaghetti dinner every Wednesday in October to help support Toys for Tots. Dinner will take place in the Griffin Moose Lodge dining room at 1435 Zebulon Road between the hours of 6 and 9 p.m.
Annual Alvaton-Carmel School Reunion. Will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 in the Fellowship Hall at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church on Mount Carmel Road in Gay. Barbecue plates will be available for purchase at 2 p.m. Anyone who attended school in Alvaton, as well as spouses of those who attended school in Alvaton, is invited. RSVP by Oct. 11 to Patricia Rowe Cook at 706-538-1361 or Mary Alice Caldwell at 706-538-6863.
Spalding County Democratic Party. Meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 410 E. Taylor St., Suite B.
After-school art lessons. Classes for students in first grade through fifth grade will meet on Monday from Oct. 22 to Nov. 12 from 4 to 5:15 p.m. at the Christian Enrichment Center. Registration deadline is Oct. 15. To register call 678-688-3858.
SAT preparatory class. Meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays from Oct. 23 to Nov. 13 at the Christian Enrichment Center of Griffin First United Methodist Church. Registration deadline is Oct. 16. To register call 678-688-3858.
VFW Post 8480. On Nov. 10 the All Around Organization and Vaughn-Blake VFW Post 8480 and its Ladies Auxiliary will feed all veterans and homeless people from noon to 3 p.m. at the post at 610 N. Third St., Griffin.
Spanish lessons. Will resume on Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the Christian Enrichment Center starting on Oct. 18. To register call 678-688-3858.
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.
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.
“Sew Happy” Sewing Class. Will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday from Oct. 22 to Nov. 5. Register by calling the Christian Enrichment Center at 678-688-3858.
The Griffin Moose Lodge No. 1503. Hosting a blood drive Oct. 18 from 2 to 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 14
The Jackson-Butts County group of Alcoholics Anonymous. Meets at 7 p.m. at the Daughtry Foundation building, 221 E. College St., Jackson.
Monday, Oct. 15
Griffin Business and Professional Women. Will meet at 6 p.m. at J. Henry’s. Networking starts at 5:30 p.m. with a program meeting about Promise Place with Janice Aiken following.
The Griffin-Spalding Retired Educators Association. Meets in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church at 12:15 p.m. for lunch and 12:45 p.m. for business and program.
City of Griffin Tree Board. Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall conference room.
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.
The Flint River Regional Library Board of Trustees. Quarterly meeting at 4:30 p.m. at the Griffin-Spalding County Library.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
Weight Watchers. Meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Christian Enrichment Center of Griffin First United Methodist Church. For more information call 678-688-3858.
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. 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.
The American Business Woman Association Griffin Iris Chapter. Meets J. Henry’s at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending, call Rita Johnson at 770-228-6164 to RSVP.