Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 20, 2005
n Cultural Diversity Workshop
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Greenville and Alabama Public Television are registering adults for a childcare workshop that deals with cultural diversity. You must preregister for the class by Oct. 20. The class will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Greenville campus of LBW. The class is free. Call Linda Adams at 383-6705 or Elizabeth Page at 881-2309.
n Flu vaccinations
The Butler County Health Department has set dates for flu vaccinations to be given to high-risk people only. The department, which is located in Greenville, will have vaccinations available 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20. High-risk people are adults 65 or older, children age 6-23 months, residents of long-term care facilities, people with chronic health conditions, pregnant women, health care personnel who provide direct patient care and household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children less than 6 months old. The vaccine will be available to the general population beginning Nov. 1.
n Board of Education Meeting
The Butler County Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at the central office board room at 215 Administrative Drive in Greenville. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
n FFA Blood Drive
The Future Farmers of America will hold a blood drive at McKenzie School from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 20. Eligible donors are encouraged to give blood. For more information, contact the school at 374-2711.
n Gospel Singing
Friendship Pentecostal Holiness Church will host a gospel singing at 7 p.m. Oct. 22. The singing will feature The Workmen Quartet with J.G. Whitfield. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
n Fall Banquet
The Butler County Civic League will hold its annual Fall Banquet at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Dunbar Recreation Center in Greenville. Tickets can be purchased for $20 per person and a table of six can be reserved for $120. Alabama Secretary of the State Nancy Worley will be the guest speaker. Call Dorothy Berry at 382-9434 or Thelma Mixon at 376-9135 to purchase tickets.
n Appreciation Day
The House of Prayer Holiness Church will have an appreciation day for their musicians at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Pastor Kenneth Faison of the Pentecostal #2 COGIC will be a guest speaker. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
n Stinson Family Reunion
The annual Stinson family reunion will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Booker's Mill in Evergreen Oct. 23. “Dinner on the ground” lunch will be served at noon. A 10:30 a.m. church worship service will be conducted at Barnwood Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Libba Stinson conducting the service. Country western stars Glenn and Kitty will provide entertainment in the afternoon.
n Butler County College/Career Day
Butler County College/Career Day, which is held at Greenville High School for Georgiana High School, Greenville High School and McKenzie School seniors and juniors, will be Oct. 25.
n W. O. Parmer Fall Festival
W. O. Parmer Elementary School is having its annual Fall Festival on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on the Greenville High School Football Field. There will be lots of fun and games for the family. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for school-aged children. Call the school at 382-8720 for more info - don't forget to wear your Halloween costume.
n Ladies Bible Study
Beth Moore will lead a ladies bible study from 10-11-30 a.m. Oct. 27 in the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian Church. A nursery will be provided for young children. Visitors are invited and encouraged to attend.
n Butler County Old Time Farm Day
Old Time Farm Day returns to the county from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the James McClure farm. Mule plowing, blacksmithing, grist mill, quilting, crafts, cake walk, children's activities, live entertainment and much, much more. Contact Bill or Barbara Campbell at 382-0045 for more info.
n Gospel Singing
McKenzie Baptist Church will be host to a gospel singing led by The Johnson Trio of Brantley. The singing will begin at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served immediately following the singing.
The First Baptist Church of Georgiana invites everyone to attend the church's homecoming celebration 11 a.m. Oct. 30. A dedication ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. for the new church building. There will be a covered-dish supper between services.
n County Commission
The meeting time for the Butler County Commission's regularly scheduled second-Monday meetings has been changed from 10 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Workshops for each regularly scheduled meeting will still be held on the prior Thursday at 6 p.m.
n Athletic Club Meeting
The public is invited to participate in the weekly scheduled Greenville High Athletic Club meetings at 6 p.m. each Monday in the high school cafeteria. The public is encouraged to attend and share ideas toward building a championship-level athletic department.
n 21st Century Afterschool Program
The Butler County Board of Education will be offering a 21st Century Afterschool Program for K-8th grade students Monday-Friday until 5 p.m. at W.O. Parmer, Greenville Elementary, and at the Education and Community Center for Greenville Middle School students.
Certified teachers assist with homework and offer learning activities which are fun and educational. Tuition is $25 per month. Registration forms are available at each of the sites.
Classes begin Aug. 10. Contact Gerry Adair or Amy Bryan at 382-2665 for more information.
n GHS Child Care
Greenville High School Child Care is accepting applications for the 3- to 4-year-old daycare program for 2005-2006 school year.
For more information, call Pat Gibson or Glinda Parmer at 382-2608 ext. 5 or 382-2665.
n Greenville Lions Club
The Greenville Lions Club meets every Monday at the Boys & Girls Club at noon.
Those interested should call 382-8000.
n Adult Education Classes
Adult education classes are now underway for those who need to obtain a GED or strengthen their educational skills. The classes are free and taught on an individualized basis. Classes meet every Monday and Tuesday at the following locations:
LBW Community College,
Greenville campus – 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Old Greenville High School - 6-8 p.m.
Georgiana High School: 6-8:30 p.m. Contact Ronald Shanks at (334) 382-6009 or LBW's Greenville campus at (334) 382-2133, ext. 3101.
n Prayer Breakfast
The Lowndes-Butler County men's interdenominational prayer breakfast is held at 8 a.m. each Wednesday at Priester's Pecans in Fort Deposit.
All who are interested in praying for our community and are seeking Christian fellowship are encouraged to attend. Ladies are welcome on the first Wednesday of each month. Call Doyle Sasser at 391-0351.
n GHS Class of 1961
The GHS class of 1961 is planning a 45th reunion. If you have not received any information about this, contact Joe Haygood at (334) 382-2727 or Phyllis Armstrong at (334) 382-8239.
n Haunted Firehouse
The Greenville Firefighters Association presents its Second Annual Haunted Firehouse from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. each Friday and Saturday night Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 at its expanded location at 1198 Norman Road. Admission is $5; not recommended for children 7 and under. For more info, contact 382-9529 after 6 p.m.
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