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Community Calendar

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By The Staff

Gadsden Senior Services will host a health fair Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Simon Scott Center in Quincy. The fair will focus on diabetes, with guest speaker Otis Kirksey of FAMU. Call 627-9758 for more information.

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The city of Havana will host a Veterans Day event Nov. 11 at the Price of Freedom Veterans Memorial at Havana Community Park, located on 5th Avenue. The event wil begin at 11 a.m. and will feature Tom Brown of Bainbridge, Ga., who will perform “America the Beautiful” and “God Bless America” on the bagpipes.

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The Quincy Police Department will host a Kids ID Day Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. at 1831 W. Jefferson St. The event is free, and hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for purchase. Children will be fingerprinted and an ID kit will be provided to parents to aid if a child goes missing.

The event is sponsored by the Quincy Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, which will host an open house, barbecue and bake sale at 4 p.m.

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“Artfully Aging: Lifelong Learning through the Arts” is an exhibition currently open at the Gallery for Innovation & the Arts in Tallahassee. The exhibition features works from Quincy artist William H. McKeown.

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Due to the upcoming winter season, the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce is accepting donations of new and/or gently-used and clean blankets to distribute to Gadsden County service organizations for families and elderly citizens in need. Participants in the Fall After Hours are strongly encouraged to bring at least one blanket of any size to the event. Cleaning out a closet? Gently-used and clean comforters, bedspreads, baby blankets, and throw covers are also welcome. Blankets can also be brought to the chamber office located at 208 North Adams St. in Quincy (call 627-9231 first).

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James A. Shanks Class of 1999 will host a fundraiser event for Shayna Alexander Nov. 7 at Mount Zion PB Church at 7 p.m. Call 264-5256 for more information.

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Watercolor painting classes, led by artist and educator Linda Pelc, are open to beginners through advanced painters, with emphasis on individualized instruction. Portraits and People is offered through Nov. 18, 1-3 p.m. A Saturday All-Media Drawing class is open to teens and adults alike, and covers the fundamentals for using a range of drawing materials, such as charcoal, Prismacolor pencil and pastels.

Instructor Edward Babcock, an accomplished fine art photographer, will teach Introduction to Digital Photo Editing through Nov. 17, from 5-7 p.m.

Call or visit www.gadsdenarts.org to register for these classes – pre-registration is required. Tuition is $50 per 5-week class ($60 for nonmembers).

The Gadsden Arts Center is located on Quincy’s historic Courthouse Square at 13 N. Madison St.

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Yoga Dog Studio, located at 103 E. Jefferson St., will accept blankets, towels, beds, dry/canned pet food, dishes and other pet supplies for the Gadsden County Humane Society. Anyone making a donation will receive a card for a free class. The studio will host an open house Nov. 13 from 6:30-8 p.m.

The studio will also host its inaugural Dog Day Nov. 14 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. There will be a police K-9 demonstration and donation-only doga class on the green between the Quincy Police Station and Yoga Dog Studio on U.S. 90 (Doga is a gentle stretching and massage class for dogs and their people).

The humane society will have adoptable pets there. There will also be local veterinarians, a pet portrait artist, regional kennel clubs and many others who love and care for pets and other animals. Refreshments and homemade dog biscuits will be available at the studio afterward. Call 284-3718 or yogadog@me.com for more information.

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Gadsden County Extension Service will host a sugar cane field day, which will include a variety of activities including chewing and syrup cane, Nov. 2 from 8:15 a.m. to noon. Registration is $8. Bring your own cutting instruments. Call 875-7255 to register or for more information.

There will also be a free program about trees Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn how to prune trees, choose a dominant leader and determine if trees should be removed. Call 875-7255 to register.

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Tallavana Christian School will host its Fall Festival Nov. 6 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the school. Activities will include rides, games, food and music, and all are welcome to attend. Vendors should call 539-5300 or go by the TCS office to pick up a vendor registration form. Vendor participation is free.

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A ladies prayer breakfast will be held Nov. 7 at Thomas Memorial Baptist Church gymnasium from 9-11 a.m. Speaker is Maggie Brown and the ladies of St. James AME.

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Florida State Hospital will host a Fall Festival Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All funds raised will benefit hospital residents and the Florida State Employees Charitable Campaign. The event will be held at the John G. Johnson Pavilion in downtown Chattahoochee. The event is free and open to the public. Call 663-7756 for more information.

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host a trip to Orlando to see the Broadway production of “The Color Purple” Nov. 8. Call 445-0549 or 321-0306 to sign up to attend. Seating is limited.

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Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association will host its annual association member meeting Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Old Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. Call Robert Alcorn at 662-2855 or Phyllis Holloway at 663-8481 for more information.

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There will be free airplane rides for kids 8-17 years of age, with parental permission, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Quincy airport, sponsored by EEA Chapter No. 445 in Tallahassee. Call 342-1700 for more information.

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The West Gadsden Historical Society will host a pilau fundraiser at Gardner Hall in Greensboro Nov. 15 from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $6 and may be purchased in advance by calling 442-4041 or at the door. A quilt will be given away at 7 p.m. that evening. Tickets to win the quilt can be purchased at Ivy Shop, A Touch of Tiffany, Flossie’s Cut  & Curl, Studio JM, Mane Attraction, Padgett’s Jewelers, Twin City News and Dr. Melzer.

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James A. Shanks Class of 1985 will meet Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. at Quincy City Hall. E-mail Shelia Thomas for more information at denisethomas 01@aol.com.

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The Shiloh Community will host a Thanksgiving Harvest Festival Nov. 21 at Shiloh Community Park, from 1-5 p.m. Awards will be given to the oldest deacon and mother in each church, and entrees must be received by Nov. 9 by Linda Nealy. Call 321-1037.

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Zumba fitness classes are taught at the Eugene Lamb Jr. Recreation Center in Midway Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Childcare is provided. Call 575-1353 for cost information.

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The annual golf cart and boat parade will be held at Lake Talquin Dec. 5.

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Gadsden Technical Institute will host open enrollment for spring classes beginning Nov. 16 and continuing through Dec. 11.  GTI will host campus tours the week of Nov. 16. Continuing education classes are also being offered. TABE now requires advance registration. Cost of TABE test is $10. For more information, call the school.

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Quincy City Commission meets at Quincy City Hall at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

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Gadsden County Commission meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the commission chambers in downtown Quincy.

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Gadsden County Planning and Zoning meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the commission chambers in downtown Quincy.

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Gretna City Commission meets at Gretna City Hall at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

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Chattahoochee City Commission meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Chattahoochee City Hall.

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Havana Town Council meets the last Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. at Havana Town Hall.

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Greensboro Town Council meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Greensboro Town Hall.

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Midway City Council meets the first Thursday of each month at Midway City Hall at 7 p.m.

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Gadsden County School Board meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.

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Quincy Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at the Quincy Women’s Club at 1 p.m.

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Lion’s Club meets the first and third Tuesday nights each month at 6:30 p.m. at 37 N. Cleveland St. in Quincy.

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Pilot Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, in the fellowship hall.

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Quincy Kiwanis Club meets at Kittrell’s every Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

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Greensboro Kiwanis meets each Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in the Greensboro Town Hall. Call Ann Blount for more information at 544-0905.