First Steps Program serves families of newborns at Spalding Regional Medical Center with a personal visit, parenting education, telephone follow-up and referral to community resources. For more information and to volunteer, call 770-885-0638.
Griffin First United Methodist Church Craft Bazaar and Shopping Spree is now renting tables to businesses and crafters for its Nov. 15 event. Contact Meredith at email@example.com.
Pike County High Class of 1963 will celebrate its 45th reunion on Nov. 8. Call Wendell Turner at 770-567-1085.
The Spalding Basketball Association will hold open registration for the 2008-2009 youth basketball program for ages 4- 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 25; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 1; and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 3 at Fairmont Community Center located at 241 Blanton Ave., Griffin. The registration fee is $55 for ages 4-6 and $75 for ages 7-13. A birth certificate is required and parents should bring the child for uniform sizing. Anyone interested in coaching can call 770-233-3321.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Spalding County Senior Center will present the musical group, Party Time Band, during a Nov. 8 senior dinner and dance. The theme of the evening is “Proud to be an American.” Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the dance will be from 7 to 10 p.m. The cost is $10. tickets are on sale now at the senior center. Call 770-467-4384.
Griffin Youth Night will be held from 6 to 10p.m., on Nov.22 at tthe football fields on Flynt Street in Griffin. The event is targeted toward middle school students and above, and will feature an array of speakers and performers, including Damien Wright of Harvest Temple Church of God, Cameron Shifflet of Rock Springs Congregational Methodist Church and Shep Shepherd of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Tickets are $5 if purchased before Nov. 6 and $8 if purchased after that date. Call Misty Mays at 770-227-7383.
tuesday, oct. 28
Senior Scene. 10 a.m, Fun Fitness; 11:30 a.m., Board Games Day; 1 p.m., Hand and Foot; 1 p.m., Bridge; 1 p.m., Canasta; and 2 p.m., Art Class.
Walking Club of 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. Call 770-599-3305.
Flint River Regional Library. Storytime for children of all ages with adult caregiver from 10:30 to 11:10 a.m., 800 Memorial Drive. Call 770-412-4770.
AMBUCS. Meeting at noon at Elks Club.
Ceramics classes. 5 to 9:30 p.m. at the Spalding County Parks and Recreation m ain office. Class fee is $21 for three months. Call 770-467-4750.
Weight Watchers. 5:30 p.m. at Mount Gilead Baptist Church.
Spalding County Parks and Recreation beginners line dance class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Griffin City Park Community Center. $5 per class.
Call Eddie Huffman at 404-464-5554.
Intermediate line dance lessons. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Griffin City Park Community Center. $20 for four weeks. Call Eddie Huffman at 770-412-8838 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS). 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. Call 770-468-6243.
Beginner line dance class. 7 to 8 p.m. at GTO’s in Griffin. Free. Call 770-633-1794.
Griffin/Spalding Toastmasters. 7 p.m. at UGA-Griffin campus, Room 202, Stuckey Building.
Parents Without Partners. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Exercise class at the Chapter House in Jonesboro.
Baton and pom classes for ages 3 to adult at City Park Community Center. $45 per month plus $15 registration fee. Reduced Raes for multiple family members. Call 770-412-8533.
Domestic violence support group. Call 770-460-1604.
First Assembly of God. Anger management. Call 678-688-3133.
National Active and Retired Emplyees. Meeting at 1 p.m. at Western Sizzlin.
Domestic Violence Support Group. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For women who have been victims of domestic violence in Spalding and Pike counties. Free. Child care is provided. For directions to safety, call 770-954-1008.
Spalding County Survivor’s Network. 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. A friendship group for women with breast cancer and other cancers. Call 770-468-8380.
Man to Man. Prostate cancer support group. 7:15 p.m. in Room A at the Health Education Center at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Call 770-632-2898 or 770-460-8920.
The McIntosh Trail Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Addictive Diseases Community Service Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at 1501-A Kalamazoo Drive, Griffin. Call 770-358-8250.
wednesday, oct. 29
Daybreak Rotary Club of Griffin. 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Griffin Country Club. Call 770-228-0710.
Senior Scene. 9 a.m., Makin’ Tracks Travel Club Day to Ellijay; 10 a.m., Intermediate Line Dance Class; 11:30 a.m., Total Wellness Workout; 1 p.m., Bridge; and 2 p.m., Bingomania.
Ceramics Classes. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Spalding County Parks and Recreation main office. Class feeis $21 for three months. Call 770-467-4750.
Kiwanis Club of Griffin. Meeting at noon at Elks Club. Call 770-227-9187.
Connect group classes. 7 to 8 p.m. at Eagle’s Way Church. Free.
SATURDAY, NOV. 1
Midwaay United Methodist Church will hold a church-wide yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a large selection of household items, including electrical appliances, linens, napkinns, placemats, dishes and homemade baked items. The church is located at 2517 High Falls Road.
THURSDAY, NOV. 6
Widows Ministry will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. and include inspirationals, devotions, fun time, door prizes and refreshments. It will be held in the Conner-Westbury Family Ministries Building. RSVP to 770-227-2300.