FreshStart. The American Cancer Society’s free four-session smoking cessation program will be held at Spalding Regional Medical Center. To register call 770- 467-6136. Space is limited.
Car Seat Safety/Installation Awareness Class at Spalding County Family and Children Services from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 for $10. Medicaid eligible participants with car seat age child(ren) will receive a new car seat age appropriate for child. Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required no later than 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at 770-233-5420 or come to Spalding County Family and children Services and speak to Donna Robinson.
Faith Christian Academy Annual Golf Tournament. May 15 at Heron Bay Golf Club, Locust Grove. Tournament will benefit the school building fund. Cost is $400 for team of four; $125 per person. For more information contact Misty Mays at Faith Christian Academy at 770-227-7383 or email@example.com.
The Griffin Moose Family Center 1503 will hold a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28. All donors will be eligible to win a gift certificate to Manhattan’s restaurant. Call 770-228-1173 or 770-228-6705 for more information.
Spalding County Health Department Vital Records Department will be closed Feb. 29, 2008. Administrative staff will be attending a mandatory meeting in Newnan, Ga.
The First Steps Program at Spalding Regional Hospital us looking for dedicated volunteers. First Steps is a program that serves families of newborns by providing them with parenting education, telephone contact and referrals to community resources. A mandatory training is required for all volunteers. For more information, contact Bernell Merritt or Michelle Dalton at (770) 885-6038.
Spalding County Senior Center will host AARP Free Tax Help for Seniors (50 years or older). The AARP tax Aid Program Volunteers will be at the Spalding County Senior Center every Tuesday from 12 to 4 from Feb. 5 through April 15 to provide assistance with all tax returns including the Low Income Tax Credit. The first 50 people will be served each Tuesday. Individuals will be issued numbers for service starting at 8 a.m. Please note the Senior Center has limited waiting areas. For more information call the Spalding County Senior Center at 770-467-4384.
Promise Place, the council on domestic violence that serves Fayette, Pike, Spalding and Upson Counties invites you to join them for a live and silent art auction to be held at the Tyrone Depot located at 847 Senoia Road, Tyrone, on Saturday, March 15, 2008. Admission is a donation of $15 per person or $25 per couple which includes hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and hourly door prizes. Art work provided by ARTcetra will include lithographs, oil and watercolor paintings, celebrity and sports collectibles and works by local artist Tracy Hartley. The auction will also include a new golf cart and a seven-day stay at a Fabulous Tuscan villa. RSVP appreciated by March 7 at 404-702-4490.
The Utility Club of Griffin is offering the Memorial Scholarship to graduating seniors seeking a college degree. Applications will be available from the guidance offices at Griffin High School and Spalding High School and at Flint River Regional Library. Applications must be returned by March 31, 2008.
Senior Scene. 9 a.m. Hand and Foot and Walkaerobics; 10 a.m. Brunch Bingo; 11:30 a.m. Total Wellness Workout; 1 p.m. Bridge; 1:30 p.m. Makin’ Tracks Board Meeting; 3 p.m. Sing-a-long Chorus visits Brightmoor.
Griffin-Spalding Retired Educators Association meets at noon at Western Sizzlin. Speaker, Bonnie Pfrogner, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.
Georgia residents with insurance problems or questions can receive assistance directly from the commissioner’s office by contacting his insurance investigator. An investigator from the office of Commissioner John Oxendine will be in Griffin from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Georgia Department of Labor. Please call 770-228-7226 to confirm the investigator’s schedule.
Clogging classes. Classes for beginners to advanced levels from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at City Park Community Center. 770-229-9382.
ADHD Support Group. 7 p.m. at Willis Oil Co., 1403-A. North Expressway. 770-227-6155.
The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. every third Monday at the VFW building at 1205 W. Popular St. Call 770-233-0742.
First Assembly of God. Understanding Depression at 7 p.m. at the Touch of Healing Counseling Center. Recovery Room meets each Monday at 7 p.m. in Room 709. Call 678-688-3133 for more information.
Gamblers Anonymous. 7 p.m. at Griffin Primitive Baptist Church. 770-228-2832.
Rock Springs Church, 219 Rock Springs Road, Milner. H.O.P.E. Depression Recovery Support Group at 7 p.m. at Rock Springs Hope House. Call 770-229-8663 for more information.
Mount Gap Pentecostal Holiness Church, 542 Pine Valley Road, Pike County. Right Step. Christian, 12-step addiction recovery meets at 7:30 p.m. 770-567-3734.
Alcoholics Anonymous. 8 p.m. at New Life Baptist Church, 167 U.S. Highway 41 North, Barnesville. Al-Anon also meets at this time. 770-358-7934.
Al-Anon. 8:30 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church.
Walking Club of the Older American Council for Griffin and Spalding County. Meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the gym in City Park. Open to seniors 55 and older. 770-599-3305.
Senior Scene. 10 a.m. Fun Fitness; Noon to 4 p.m. AARP Tax Aide; 1 p.m. Hand and Foot and Intermediate Bridge Lessons; 1:30 p.m. Arts and Crafts; 2 p.m. Art.
Flint River Regional Library. Story Time for children of all ages with adult caregiver from 10:30 to 11:10 a.m. 800 Memorial Drive. 770-412-4770.
Weight Watchers. First Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
AMBUCS. Meeting at noon at Elks Club.
The Griffin Lions Club. Meeting at noon at Manhattan’s Restaurant. All members of the community are invited to attend.
Ceramics Classes. 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Spalding County Parks and Recreation main office. Class fee is $21 for three months. For information call 770-467-4750.
American Business Women’s Association. Iris Chapter meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Christian Enrichment Center of the First Methodist Church, Maple Drive. 770-467-8752.
Detachment 1196 of the Marine Corps League. 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 more information, call Jim Pritchett at 770-227-4170.
Fibromyalgia Support Group. 6:30 p.m. at Oak Hill Baptist Church, 100 Lakeside Road. For directions or questions, call Myrna Evans at 770-228-8090.
Spalding County Parks and Recreation. Beginner’s line dance class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Costs $5 per person/per class; cash accepted. For information call Eddie Huffman at 770-412-8838. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in at 6:30 p.m. with meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. at Highland United Methodist Church, 2009 Old Atlanta Road. New members welcome. 770-884-0984.
Beginner line dance class. From 7 to 8 p.m. at GTO’s in Griffin. Free. For information or registration call 770-633-1794.
First Assembly of God. Parenting Classes at 7 p.m. in Touch of Healing Counseling Center.
Griffin/Spalding Toastmasters. 7 p.m. at the UGA Griffin campus, Room 202 Stuckey Building. The mission is to provide a supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills.
Parents Without Partners. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Exercise classes at the Chapter House in Jonesboro.
Rock Springs Church, 219 Rock Springs Road, Milner. Grief Recovery Support Group meets at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room in the Sanctuary. Compassionate Hearts Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. at Rock Springs Hope House. Call 770-229-8663 for more information.
Lupus Awareness group. 7:30 p.m. at Oak Hill Baptist Church, 100 Lakeside Road. For directions or questions, call Myrna Evans at 770-228-8090.
Baton and Pom Classes. For ages 3 to adult at the City Park Community Center. $45 per month plus $15 registration fee. Reduced rates for multiple family members. For information call 770-412-8533.
Domestic violence support group. 770-460-1604.
First Assembly of God. Anger Management. Call 678-688-3133 for more information.
Daybreak Rotary Club of Griffin. 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Griffin Country Club. 770-228-0710.
Senior Scene. 9 a.m. Day Trip to Macon; 10 a.m. Intermediate Line Dance; 11:30 a.m. Total Wellness Workout; 1 p.m. Bridge; 2 p.m. Bingomania. I Love My Pet Day!! Bring Pictures.
Ceramics Classes. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Spalding County Parks and Recreation main office. Class fee is $21 for three months. For information call 770-467-4750.
Kiwanis Club of Griffin. Meeting at noon at Elks Club. For information call 770-227-9187.
Weight Watchers meets at Mount Gilead at 5:30 p.m.
Connect group classes. 7 to 8 p.m. at Eagle’s Way Church. Free.
First Assembly of God. Divorce Care classes in Room 304 at 7 p.m. Anger Management meets in Room 502 at 7 p.m. Call 678-688-3133 for more information.
The Board of Directors of the McIntosh Trail R.D.C. will meet at noon at the Center’s offices at 120 North Hill St., Griffin. Lunch will be provided.
Senior Scene: 10 a.m. Fun Fitness; 11 a.m. Square Dance; 1 p.m. Hand and Foot and Bridge; 1:30 p.m. Arts and Crafts; 2 p.m. Black History Day.
Senior Scene: 9 a.m. Crochet and Walkaerobics; 10 a.m. T’ai Chi; 1 p.m. Bridge.
The James S. Boynton Chapter, United Daughter of the Confederacy will meet at 10 a.m. in the Flint River Regional Library. The Historian General’s program will be presented.
The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will offer “Starting Your Own Business” from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gordon College in Barnesville. $48 pre-paid registration. Register at www.georgiabdc.org/ce/macon or call 770-358-5123.