The Victim Service Unit of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office will hold a benefit concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7 and feature The Return, an authentic Beatles tribute band. The event will be held at the Event Center, 551 North Expressway, and the cost is $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Special sponsored tables are $500 and reserved tables are $250. Call 770-467-1012 or e-mail AprilVSU@att.net.
A free Retirement 101 Workshop will be held at noon on Oct. 30 at the senior center. This session is ideal for persons 35 years and older. Light refreshments will be served. To register, call 770-467-4384.
A Chili Cook-off to benefit the Humane Society of Griffin/Spalding County will be held from 11 a.m. to 20 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the Pavillion - Aerodrome Way off Carver Road.
Highland United Methodist Church, 2009 Old Atlanta Road, will have a Bazaar and Bake Sale on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast with all types of biscuits and lunch with hot dogs and chili will be served. Baked goods and quality used items will be sold. A health fair will be conducted. A homemade quilt and other gifts will be given away.
The Griffin Academy of Music is accepting applications for vocal students ages 7 to 18 for the upcoming season. To register, call 770-468-5400.
Griffin High School Class of 1999. Michelle Brooks and Kate Hutson O’Quinn are looking for classmates of GHS Class of 1999. If you are interested in celebrating our 10th reunion next summer please send your mailing address and phone number to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also reach Kate Hutson O’Quinn for submissions at 678-603-2251.
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 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 10 p.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.
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.
THURSDAY, OCT. 30
Friends of Pike County Animals information meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library. Contact 770-468-8726 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, NOV. 1
Midway 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.