VALDOSTA DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB: The Valdosta/Lowndes Recreation, Parks and Community Affairs Department will offer Valdosta Duplicate Bridge Club for citizens 50 and older at the Senior Citizens Center from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. every Monday and from 6:30-11 p.m. every Tuesday. Contact Shuckie Acton at 259-5469.

CHRISTIAN KARATE CLASSES: Christian Karate classes are now being taught at Evangel Assembly of God, 2711 Bemiss Road. Children's classes 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and advance classes 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact John Jeffery 244-7443 or 548-0374 or email jefferykenpo@hotmail.com.

BEGINNER'S LINE DANCING CLASS: The Valdosta/Lowndes Recreation, Parks and Community Affairs Department will be offering a beginner's line dancing class for citizens 50 and older at the Senior Citizens Center from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays. Instructor is Gayle Crosby. Call Gayle Crosby at 259-5469.

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

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

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: Friends of the Library Back Door Book Store at the Valdosta-Lowndes County Library, located at 300 Woodrow Wilson Drive, is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Tuesday. All proceeds benefit South Georgia Regional Libraries. Call 333-0086.

VALDOSTA AL-ANON SUPPORT GROUP: Valdosta Al-Anon, a support group for family and friends of alcoholics meets at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the First Christian Church, 1901 N. Patterson St. Family and friends of alcoholics are welcome. Call Cindy at 244-5014.



UPCOMING

UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY MEET: Valdosta Chapter 471 United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet at 3:30 p.m. Sept. l, at the Woman's Building. The speaker will be Gloria Sorenson on "Tricks of the Trade, Confederate Style." Hostesses will include Edwina Burgsteiner, Delores Carpenter, and Jean Johnson. For information please call Cathy Wells at 241-8463.

MERRY MAKERS: Merry Makers will meet at 11 a.m. Sept. 2. at the First United Methodist Church. The program will be presented by the Classics. Lunch reservations should be called into the church office, 242-4050 by noon Sept. 1.

GYMNASTICS CLASSES: The Lake Park YMCA is offering Preschool through Advanced Co-ed Gymnastics classes for children ages 3-11 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Call 559-8886.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB HOLDS SPORTS REGISTRATION: The Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta is now registering for fall football, baseball, soccer, and cheerleading. Boys and Girls ages range from 4-14. Call 242-0676.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETS: Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held from 8-9 p.m. every Wednesday and from 6-7 p.m. every Saturday at 105 N. Oak St. Call 247-0971.

OPENINGS AVAILABLE FOR VSU ALZHEIMER'S DAY CARE PROGRAM: VSU Alzheimer's Day Care program has openings available for anyone with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or dementia. The free program has the goal of preventing isolation by providing daily activities in a home-like environment for Alzheimer's and dementia patients. There is a support group for the caregivers on the third Wednesday of every month at First Christian Church. Volunteers are always needed. Located at 1901 N. Patterson St., it is open from 8:30 a.m -4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 229-244-3044.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETS AT THE LIBRARY: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meets at 7:30 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays at Miller Lakeland Library, 124 S. Valdosta Road. The meeting is open to the public. Call 229-482-2904.

LIBRAY INTRODUCE TEEN TALK: South Georgia Regional Library will introduce Teen Talk - an opportunity for teens to discuss and share their favorite books and meet other teens - the first Thursday of every month beginning Sept. 2 and continuing through May 2005. The program will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Folsom Room at Valdosta-Lowndes County Library, 300 Woodrow Wilson Dr. For more information, call Tara Moffett at 333-0086.

HOSPICE OF SOUTH GEORGIA BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: Hospice of South Georgia bereavement Support Group Hospice of South Georgia is sponsoring community wide bereavement support group for those dealing with the loss of a loved one. Meetings will be held at 6 p.m. every Tuesday through Sept. 7 at Hospice of South Georgia, 295 Woodrow Wilson Drive. Call Connie Register at 249-4100.

VHS CLASS OF 1988 REUNION: The Valdosta High Class of 1988 is having a class reunion from Sept. 3-5 at the Valdosta/Lowndes County Conference Center. Visit www.classmates.com for information, or call (404) 226-5366.

BIPOLAR SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN: Beginning the first Tuesday in September, The Bipolar Support Group for Women will meet monthly at Crossroads Baptist Church every first Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. Call 242-9765.

LEWIS FAMILY REUNION: The Lewis family annual reunion will be held starting at 5 p.m. Sept. 4 and from 10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Berrien County Ag. Center facilities in Nashville, Ga. Saturday we will have grilled hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings. Sunday will be a covered dish dinner so please bring some of that good food the Lewis's are famous for. All friends and family are invited to come. Call Dollie Lewis at (904) 744-6405 (After Aug. 31, call (912) 534-5166); Wayne and Barbara May at 686-5999 or Freddiet and Brenda Hughes at 686-5972.

ZIPPERER FAMILY REUNION: The 58th annual N.A. and Annie Eliza Zipperer Family Reunion will be held beginning at 1 p.m. Sept. 5 with the brief meeting and singing occurring shortly after the meal at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, which is located off Rocky Ford Road in Southwest Lowndes County. A covered dish luncheon will be served at 1 p.m.(the social hall will be open at 11 a.m.). Bring food and memories to share. There will be a short meeting and singing in the church following the meal. For more information contact Bonnie Z. Cayce (706) 398-1603.

SOUTH GEORGIA CLASSIC CAR CLUB MEETS: South Georgia Classic Car Club monthly meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at Old Times Country Buffett, 1193 N. St. Augustine Road (Front of Colonial Mall); 6 p.m. eat and meeting starts at 6:45 p.m. Individuals with a Classic Car or an interest in Classic Cars are invited to attend this monthly meeting. A "Special Invitation" is extended to all Military Personnel in the area. Dinner is Dutch-Treat.

HOSPICE OF SOUTH GEORGIA BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: Hospice of South Georgia bereavement Support Group Hospice of South Georgia is sponsoring community wide bereavement support group for those dealing with the loss of a loved one. Meetings will be held at 6 p.m. every Tuesday through Sept. 7 at Hospice of South Georgia, 295 Woodrow Wilson Drive. Call Connie Register at 249-4100.

SCRABBLE CLUB: South Georgia Regional Library is organizing a Scrabble Club the first and third Tuesday of every month beginning Sept. 7 and Sept. 21. The club will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Folsom Room at Valdosta-Lowndes County Library, 300 Woodrow Wilson Dr. Participants are asked to bring their Scrabble or Upwords games to the meeting. For more information, call 333-0086.

BROOKS CO. FALL MAKE-UP GHSGT: The fall make-up for the Georgia High School Graduation Test will be given Sept. 13-16 at Brooks County High School. The Georgia High School Writing Test will be given Sept. 29. All tests begin at 8:15 a.m. sharp: Appropriate dress that meets the dress code of Brooks County High School is required. Persons not currently attending BCHS MUST BRING A PHOTO ID (ex. Driver's license Individuals not currently enrolled at BCHS must PREREGISTER for the test by calling Sharon Cunningham, Brooks County High School, 263-8923, ext. 6029 no later than Sept. 8.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASS: Ballroom Dance Class starts from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 9. at Valdosta Senior Citizens, 1360 E. Park Ave. Cost $40. This is a 10-week course which will include two regular dances at the center. Learn the Foxtrot, Waltz and Swing. Call David Wiza at 259-5469 or 247-9495 to make reservations.

PARENT EDUCATION CAMP: A Parent Education Camp will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at Southeast Elementary School. Breakfast will be provided and door prizes will be awarded to parents. Activities will be provided for children K - 5th grade. We cordially invite parents and students to this free event. This program is sponsored by Lomax Pinevale, WG Nunn and Southeast Elementary schools and J.L. Newbern Middle School.

CRUISE AND DISPLAY OF CLASSIC CARS: South Georgia Classic Car Club will sponsor a cruise and display of classic cars that will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at Beef O'Brady's, 3200 N. Ashley Street (Winn-Dixie Shopping Center). Great music and "Cool Cars". No charge.

WITHACOOCHEE QUILTERS GUILD MEET: The Withlacoochee Quilters Guildwill meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Grace Bible Church 401 E Park Ave Valdosta, GA. Anyone interested in quilting is welcomed. Members also meet each Wednesday at Grace Bible Church at 9 a.m. for "Sit and Sew". The "Till We" evening group meets on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Call 229-244-3099 or 834-2305 cell.

CHORAL GUILD REHEARSALS: The Choral Guild will start rehearsals

Sept. 13 and occur Mondays from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Concerts will be Dec. 12 and 13 at First Baptist Church. Major work for the December concert: Magnificat by John Rutter with chamber orchestra; other traditional seasonal repertoire. Call Lynn Corbin, Music Director, 333-5741 or Susan Butenschon, President, 559-0437.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: The Valdosta/Lowndes Recreation, Parks and Community Affairs Department is offering ballroom dance classes from 7:30-9 p.m. on Wednesdays at Mathis City Auditorium beginning Sept. 15 through Nov. 17. Fee is $50 for 10 weeks of instruction by Eileen Trantham. Call Caterina Orr at 333-1817 or 333-1861.

SCRABBLE CLUB: South Georgia Regional Library is organizing a Scrabble Club the first and third Tuesday of every month beginning Sept. 21. The club will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Folsom Room at Valdosta-Lowndes County Library, 300 Woodrow Wilson Dr. Participants are asked to bring their Scrabble or Upwords games to the meeting. For more information, call 333-0086.

BERRIEN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1984 PLANNING MEETING AND REUNION: The Berrien High School Class of 1984 will hold their 20 year Reunion Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in attending needs to RSVP so that we can have an accurate count for the meal. You may respond to Kathy Lindsey Kent at kkent@surfsouth.com or call after 6 p.m. (229) 686- 2037 or Greg May at gcmay@cybersouth.com or call after 6 p.m. (229) 686-9029.

HOMEBUYER'S EDUCATION WORKSHOP: Valdosta Project Change Homebuyer's Education Workshop will be held from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at Valdosta Technical College, 1410 E. Park Ave. Call 245-3872.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: A grief support group is beginning at the Heritage House, 2501 N. Ashley Ave. The first meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Call Nelson Acosta, Chaplain, 242-1187 or Pamela Benton, Adm. at 244-7368.

LHS CLASS OF 1974 REUNION: LHS Class of '74' will have its 30 year reunion from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the LaQuinta Inn in Valdosta and from 6 p.m. -12 a.m. Oct. 23 at the Conference Center on Norman Drive. To help find classmates or more information, call 247-1884.





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