LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF ASSESSORS CLOSED: The Lowndes County Board of Assessors office will be closed so the staff can attend training.

SILENT AUCTION: Moody Officers' Spouses' Club, located in Valdosta, will hold a Silent Auction March 19 at the Moody Field Club at Moody Air Force Base to raise money for its Scholarship Fund. Requested are donations of items, gift certificates, or anything that may be auctioned. Call 259-0288.

LIBRARY OFFERS FREE TUTORING FOR CHILDREN: Allen Statenville Library, South Georgia Regional Library's Echols County neighborhood library, located at 123 Highway 129 S. in Statenville, will offer a tutoring service for children who need help improving their reading skills from 3-5 p.m. each Wednesday. Volunteers are also needed. Call 559-8182.

HOW TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS: Sponsored by the Valdosta State University Small Business Development Center, this course is from 1-3:30 p.m. Thursday at the VSU North Campus, Thaxton Hall, Room 102. Learn abut basics such as location, suppliers, employees, marketing, license and tax info, and calculating start-up costs. Price is $30 per person. Preregister today. Call 245-3738.

VALENTINE'S PARTY: Fitness Class invites all area seniors to come to their Valentine's party at 11:30 a.m. at Health, Life and Fitness Club located in Lake Park's Farm House Plaza, 1186 Lakes Blvd. Call 559-3373.

VSU SPONSORS SPANISH CLASSES AT THE LIBRARY: Valdosta-Lowndes County Library will offer beginning Spanish classes through the Learning in Retirement program sponsored by the Valdosta State University's Continuing Education Department. Classes will meet from 2:30-4 p.m. each Wednesday in the Folsom Room at Valdosta-Lowndes County Library, 300 Woodrow Wilson Drive. Call 245-6484.


NARFE: NARFE Chapter 1044 will meet at Gold Plate restaurant at 12:30 p.m. Call 242-5239 or 247-0164.

REAL CLUB LUNCHEON: Really Enjoying Adult Living will meet at noon in the Lakeland United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Club members are encouraged to bring their favorite covered dishes.

SOULMATE RELATIONSHIPS STUDY: Sponsored by Positive Christian Singles, this event is at 7:30 p.m. at the Valdosta Library, 300 Woodrow Wilson Drive. Free. Call 242-3797.

VALDOSTA NEWCOMERS CLUB MOM AND TOTS MEET: Mom and Tots (preschool age children) will meet at 3 p.m. at Chick-Fil-A, 1100 St. Augustine Road across from the mall. Mom and Tots (wee tots) will meet there Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. Call 242-5035.

LARC BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of LARC, Inc. will be held at 7 p.m. in the large conference room of the LARC facility, 1646 E. Park Ave.

VFW POST 1777 MEETS: VFW Post 1777 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Post located on Hwy. 41 South. The sale of the bricks for the veterans pathway of heroes will be discussed, as well as an update on the veterans memorial will be given as it has arrived. A meal will be served after the meeting.

BROOKS COUNTY DEMOCRATS MEETING: The Brooks County Democrats will meet at 7 p.m. at Judy's the Palmer Place. Call 263-9855.

BEYOND THE BASICS: VSU Continuing Education will sponsor this class where you will learn how to set up your computer for maximum ease of use, change settings to meet your needs, locate your ports and check your connections, and how to protect your investment. You will also learn about the different drives and media available: floppy drive, hard drive, zip drive, removable and USB drives, and CD-R/RW. Classes will be held three Thursdays, Feb. 12-26, from 6-8:30 p.m. Call 245-6484 or visit www.valdosta.edu/conted.

NARCOTIC ANONYMOUS MEETING: Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at First Christian Church, 1905 N. Patterson St.

AA MEETING: Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. every Thursday at the Allen Statenville Library, 123 Highway 129 S. in Statenville. Call 559-8182.

ADULT LITERACY CLASSES: The Valdosta/ Lowndes Recreation, Parks and Community Affairs Department and Valdosta Technical College are offering adult literacy classes from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the South Lowndes Recreation Complex. Call 333-2100.

VALDOSTA AL-ANON MEETING: Valdosta Al-Anon, a support group for family and friends of alcoholics, meets at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the First Christian Church, 1901 N. Patterson St. Call 244-5014.

CARDIO-LITE: The Valdosta/Lowndes Recreation, Parks and Community Affairs Department will offer a low-impact cardio class for citizens 50 and older at the Senior Citizens Center. Classes will be held from 8:30-9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call 259-5469.


SINGLES "VALENTINE'S" DANCE PARTY: Sponsored by Positive Christian Singles, this event is at 8:30 p.m. at 1650 River St. DJ plays country, oldies and soft rock. Dance mixers and refreshments. Admission is $8. Childcare is $2. Dance lessons at 8 p.m., $1. For more details, call 242-3797.

FVSU SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET: The FVSU Lowndes/Valdosta Alumni Chapter will hold its annual scholarship banquet at 7 p.m. at Gold Plate Restaurant, S. Patterson St. Call 242-6358; 242-5836; 242-0305; or 242-4958.

PARENT/CHILD CAMP: Camp Golija will have a parent/child camp from 6 p.m. Friday through lunch Saturday. Mom or dad may bring one child for fun and fishing. No phones, no TV, no interruptions from spending quality time with your child. For additional information, please call 559-1464.

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