TODAY

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Valdosta-Lowndes Parks and Community Affairs Department will offer Ballroom Dance Classes from 7:30 -9 p.m. Wednesdays for 10 weeks of instruction at the Craig Center through March 17. Fee is $50. Instructor is Eileen Trantham. Call 333-1817 or 333-1861.

WEED AND SEED MEETS: The next areawide Weed and Seed meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Annex, 300 North Lee St., in the Engineering Conference Room 222.

LIBRARY OFFERS ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASS: Valdosta-Lowndes County Library will offer English as a second language classes from 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in the Folsom Room. Classes are free and no registration is required. Call 333-0086.

LUNCH AND LEARN SESSION: Lanier County Family Literacy Center will hold a Lunch and Learn session from noon to 1 p.m. at the Lanier County Public Library. Free lunch will be provided. Call 482-2211.

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION MEETS: General James Jackson, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Valdosta Country Club.

VSU'S SCOPE PROGRAM: Valdosta State University's School-College Outreach Program of Enrichment is accepting registration for SCOPE 2004. The Saturday morning enrichment program for children in grades 1-8 runs for six Saturdays, Jan. 31 to March 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Class descriptions are available on the Web site, www.valdosta. edu/conted or by calling 245-6484.

EXERCISE, FUN AND GAMES: Valdosta/Lowndes Recreation, Parks and Community Affairs Therapeutics Division will offer exercise, fun and games for special population adults from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 333-1861.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES: Valdosta Technical College will sponsor English as a second language from 6-8 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Valdosta Technical College Echols County Adult Education Center, located behind the Statenville post office. Call 559-8182.

BROOKS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETS: The Brooks County Democratic Party will meet at 7 p.m. at Judy's, the Palmer Place Restaurant on South Washington Street, Quitman. Call 263-9855.

FREE GED CLASSES: Valdosta Technical College GED Test Preparation classes are offered free from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays at Coastal Plain EOA Community Service Center, 900 S. Troup St. Call 242-8814.

PRESCHOOL PLAYHOUSE: Miller Lakeland Library offers Preschool Playhouse from 9:30-10:15 a.m. every Wednesday. This program features storytime and playtime activities for children ages 1-4. Lakeland Library, part of the South Georgia Regional Library System, is located at 124 S. Valdosta Road in Lakeland. Call 482-2904.

AA MEETS AT LAKELAND LIBRARY: Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. in the conference room at Miller Lakeland Library, 124 S. Valdosta Road in Lakeland. Call 482-2904.

APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING: A two-day workshop today and Thursday providing practical help for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide is at Moody Air Force Base, Base Chapel, 5120 Austin Ellipse. The emphasis of the ASIST workshop on suicide is on suicide first-aid, on helping a person at risk to stay safe and seek further help.



THURSDAY

BASIC BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Valdosta/Lowndes Senior Citizens will hold Basic Ballroom dance classes from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at the Valdosta/Lowndes Senior Citizens Building, East Park Avenue. 10-week course. Instructor is David Wiza. Fee is $40. Call 259-5469.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY ANNUAL MEETING: Friends of the South Georgia Regional Library's annual meeting will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Converse Dalton Ferrell House. Volunteers of the year will be honored and a new Friends of the Library Board of Directors will be elected. Call 333-0086.

DR. MARTIN L. KING COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONY: Dr. Martin L. King Commemorative Ceremony at Valdosta State University will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Whitehead Auditorium. Guest speaker will be Chief Annetta W. Nunn, Birmingham, Ala. A reception follows.

DIVORCE AND DATING SUPPORT GROUP: This group is sponsored by Positive Christian Singles at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Valdosta Library 300 Woodrow Wilson Drive. Call 242-3797.

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

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

TOPS NO. 38 OPEN HOUSE: An open house will be hosted by this local club on Thursday, but anyone may join any Thursday evening. Call 263-8128 or 244- 8527 for more information. Take off Pounds Sensibly, Tops Georgia No. 38 meets every Thursday starting with weigh-in from 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.; meeting at 7 p.m. in the Prime Timers' Building, Azalea City Church of God, St. Augustine Road. Call 263-8128 or 244-8527.

ADULT LITERACY CLASSES: 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 MEETS: 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.



FRIDAY

SINGLES "SOCK HOP" DANCE PARTY: Sponsored by Positive Christian Singles, this event is at 8:30 p.m. at 1650 River St. Fun mixers and refreshments. Admission is $8. Childcare, $2. Swing lessons at 8 p.m., $1. Call 242-3797.

HOW TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS: Sponsored by VSU Small Business Development Center from 6-8:30 p.m., this event is set for Jan. 20 at the VSU North Campus, Thaxton Hall, Room 102. Learn about basics such as location, suppliers, employees, marketing, license and tax info, and calculating start-up costs. Fee, $30 per person. Please preregister by Friday. Call 245-3738 for more details.



SATURDAY

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PARADE AND MARCH: Lanier County will remember and celebrate the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a parade and march at 3:30 p.m. starting at the Lanier County Park. Call 482-9577 or 482-3334.

SINGLES FOR JESUS MEET: Singles for Jesus will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Ashley House recreation room. Bring snack food and drink. Every single, widow, separated and divorced person is invited. All ages welcome. For information, call 244-3788.

MORVEN MUSIC HALL: Open every Saturday from 5-11 p.m., the music hall is located off Hwy. 133 one-fourth of a mile west of Morven caution light in the old primary school building. A live band will perform, playing classical country, pop and gospel music. No smoking, no alcohol, and admission is free. Call 775-2181.



SUNDAY

SINGLES BOWLING: Sponsored by Positive Christian Singles, this event is at 2:30 p.m. at Jac's Lanes, 406 Connell Road. Children welcome. Call 242-3797.

MONDAY

BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at PCA, 5495 Lake Park/Clyattville Road, Clyattville. Call 253-0508 for more information.

BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be held from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at New Life Baptist Church, Route 3, Box 359, Hwy. 76, Adel. Call 253-0508.

BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be held from 2-7 p.m. at Lakeland United Methodist Church, 340 W. Main St., Lakeland. Call 253-0508.

UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY MEETING: The Capt. James Monroe Briggs Chapter No. 2582, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Azalea Lodge. Betty Sue Zant will present the program. Call 244-6581.

CLOGGING CLASSES CANCELED: Valdosta/Lowndes Recreation, Parks and Community Affairs Department clogging classes will be canceled Jan. 19. Call 333-1861 or 242-7321.



TUESDAY

ACTO MONTHLY MEETING CANCELED: ACTO of Valdosta, Inc. Alzheimer's Caregiver's monthly support meeting for Jan. 20 will not meet, but resume Feb. 17, (third Tuesday of each month).

VALDOSTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEET: Valdosta Technical College Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. at South Georgia Regional Library, 300 Woodrow Wilson Drive.

SQUARE DANCE LESSONS CANCELED: The Valdosta/Lowndes Recreation, Parks and Community Affairs Department has canceled square dance lessons until Feb. 28. Call Caterina Orr at 333-1817 or Bob Bennett at 242-7321.

CAMELLIA GARDEN CLUB MEETS: The Camellia Garden Club will meet at the Garden Center Auditorium. The speaker will be Faye Cook on "Types of Design." For information, please call 244-2154.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVOR GROUPS MEET: January 20 Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivor Support Groups meet every Tuesday from 4-5:30 p.m.,sponsored by the Haven. Next meeting is Jan. 20. Call (229) 242-1544 for information about child care if needed.

JUNETEENTH BOOSTERS MEET: Juneteenth Boosters will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Southside Library, 527 Griffin Ave. to discuss new ideas and sponsors for the Juneteenth Celebration to be held June 16-19. Call Beverly M. Sanders at 253-8313.

NARCOTIC ANONYMOUS MEETS: Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meets at 8 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 1905 N. Patterson St.

ADULT LITERACY CLASSES: 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. To sign up, 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. For information, call 333-0086.

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