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Community Calendar

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By The Staff

The Capital City Rotary Club is sponsoring a Summer Reading Kickoff at the Bill McGill Library June 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members of the Florida State Seminole football team will be in attendance. For more information, call 627-7106.

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The ninth annual Chattahoochee Challenge Boat Race will be held at River Landing Park on the banks of the Apalachicola River June 6-7. Daily admission is $5 for adults and children over 6 years; children under 6 get in free. Gates open at 10 a.m. Food and beverage vendors will be on site. Free parking and attendees are asked to bring lounge chairs. The event is promoted by the Florida Outdoor Raicing Association and the city of Chattahoochee.

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There will be a Faceville School reunion June 13 at Faceville Methodist Church. Registration is at 10 a.m., and attendees are asked to bring a lunch to share.

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Gardening Friends of the Big Bend will meet at the North Florida Research and Education Center near Quincy at 6:30 p.m.June 9. The purpose of this group is to promote gardening and gardening research by supporting and assisting the faculty and staff of NFREC, an arm of the University of Florida's Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences. In addition to a short business meeting GFBB member Pete Diamond will speak on his work with the Florida Natural Area Inventory.  As with all GFBB meetings the public is welcome. For more information, contact Jill Williams at 850-663-2280 or Gary Knox at 850-875-7162.

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The 44th annual reunion of the descendants of Otis and Rebecca Smith will be held June 14 at noon at Sylvania Methodist Church in Faceville, Ga. Please bring covered dishes for your immediate family.

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The Gadsden Senior Center will host a health fair June 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring Quinction Hall as the guest speaker. Vendors will be on hand providing information on healthy living. For more information, call 627-9758.

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STAR ACTS has opened its doors for its inaugural summer session for students ages 4 to 14. The program will provide academic remediation or advancement, FCAT and ACT preparation, including intensive focus on reading, math, writing and science. Classes will be held in Gretna, Bristol and Blountstown. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged. Visit www.staracts4u.com/summer_program.html or e-mail inf@staracts4u.com. Call Shermeeka Hogans-Mathews for more information at 643-1745.

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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 first and third 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.

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Teen Court will be held June 9 and 23. The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office Teen Court program offers youthful offenders an alternative to prosecution through the juvenile justice system. The program meets on the above dates from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex. For more information, contact Tiffany Parsons-Braswell at 875-7596.

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Gadsden Leadership and Law Academy will offer three programs to all high school seniors. The traditional correctional basic training program trains students to become certified correctional officers and requires 592 hours of study. In 2007-8, the academy added two additional programs including public safety telecommunications ddispatch (911 operator training) and armed and unarmed private security officer ttraining, requiring 232 hours and 80 hours of study, respectively. Each graduate of the corrections programs earns 28 college credits, a three-year scholarship to Tallahassee Community Colege and, after successfully completing the state of Florida correctional officer examination, will be eligible to earn a starting salary between $32,000 to $34,000 per year. For further information, call Tinika McNeil, East Gadsden High School Academy coordinator, at 539-5882, ext. 1127 or Kimblin E. NeSmith at 545-5597.

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The Gadsden County Democrats executive committee meets the third Thursday each month at 6:30 p.m. at Quincy City Hall.

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A caregivers meeting is held on the first and third Tuesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at the Quincy library. For more information, call Mike Miller at 562-1325.

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Parents, grandparents and caregivers of preschool-age children are invited to a weekly story time at the Bill McGill Library in Quincy. Young children will enjoy singing, crafts and free play every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 627-7106. The programs are free and everyone is invited.

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The Gadsden County Community Health Council meets the second Wednesday of each month in the TCC Quincy House Conference Room at 10 a.m.

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Tallavanna Christian School will hold an all girls volleyball clinic in July. Coach Keli Johnston will introduce participants to the fundamentals of volleyball, including strategies, technique and skills of the game, including teamwork. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Practices will be held Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday afternoons. Times and dates are to be determined. Call Johnston for more information, including cost, at 703-226-9235.

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The Guy Race lunch group meets from noon to 1 p.m. on Fridays at Kittrell’s Restaurant. No fees or membership dues; pay only for what you eat. Meeting features discussion and speakers on local, state and national issues.

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The Gadsden County Humane Society meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at First Presbyterian Church in Havana and everyone is welcome to attend.  If you would like to make a donation, foster a homeless pet, or adopt a new friend, please contact GCHS at 539-0505 or go online at www.gadsdenhumane.org.

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Tallavana Christian School is seeking cheerleading and baseball coaches. If interested, forward your resume to Coach B. Wilford at tallavanacs@gmail.com or fax to 850-539-8785.