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AARP have its Tax-Aide program each Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting Feb. 7. It will run through April 10. This is for taxpayers who are low and moderate income with special attention to those age 60 and older. An appointment must be made this year. Please call 229-985-6540.
Line Dancing Classes
Line dancing classes will be taught each Thursday, at 6 p.m., at Moultrie Youth Center, in the 1100 block of Fifth Street S.W. The cost is $7 per session.
Outreach Family Worship Center, 401 Second Ave. N.W., will operate a food bank each Wednesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Anyone in need is invited to come get a container of food.
Attention Former Swift Employees
Former Swift & Co. employees are planning a luncheon for the near future. Any former employee interested may call Max at 229-324-3377 for more information.
Pelham Country Jamboree line dancing lessons are held every Tuesday evening, from 6 to 8 p.m., for a donation of $5. This helps raise money for the Jamboree, located in downtown Pelham across from the train depot. For more information, call 229-377-8952.
Bells of Joy Outreach
The Bells of Joy Outreach has a food bank which is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please call Sheree Marshall at 229-454-4676 for more information or to make an appointment.
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, Ralph T. Hudgens, offers assistance to Georgia residents with insurance problems or questions throughout the State of Georgia. To make an appointment to meet with an investigator or receive information regarding regional assistance, call 1-800-656-2298 and speak with Jo Anne Oni, assistant director. Investigators are also available to assist by phone from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Friday, at toll free number 1-800-656-2298. Access the website at www.oci.ga.gov.
Adult Book Club
Novel Destinations Adult Book Club is held at the Moultrie Library on the second Tuesday of each month (except December and May), from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact the library at 229-985-6540 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Colquitt County Saddle Club
Anyone interested in joining the Colquitt County Saddle Club can contact Mack Walters at 229-217-0026. Shows are held the first Saturday of each month at Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition Arena. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., and the show starts at 8 a.m. Enter at Gate 4, and shows include a time event and a trail class.
Temple Baptist Church hosts Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered recovery group, which meets every Saturday night with supper at 6:15 p.m.; large group at 7 p.m.; small group at 8 p.m., and Solid Rock Cafe at 9:10 p.m. This is open to the community. Celebrate Recovery is for anyone with hurts, habits or hang-ups. Call the church office at 229-890-1156 for more information.
NAMI Support Group
National Alliance on Mental Illness holds monthly support group meetings for two separate groups — one for family and friends of someone with an illness, and one for adults to maintain recovery. The support groups meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month, at 6:30 p.m., at Phoebe Putney Northwest, 2336 Dawson Road, Albany, Ga. For more information, contact 229- 883-3191 or 641-220-5610.
Youth Leader Meeting
Each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., local youth leaders gather at Beans and Strings to share ideas, pray for one another and organize county-wide youth events including See You At The Pole in the fall and The MIX Weekend in the spring. This year's MIX Weekend will be held May 13 and 14 at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Norman Park and will include worship, small groups and recreation activities. This opportunity is open to all churches in Colquitt County. For more information contact Matt Peek at 229-985-2103 or Connie Fritz at 229-985-3158.
MHS Class of 1966 Reunion
Those who attended or graduated with the MHS Class of 1966, please mail or email contact information to Lou Beth Parker, 1765 Millpond Road, Moultrie, 31768, firstname.lastname@example.org or to Travis King, 359 Lee Lewis Road, Moultrie, 31768, email@example.com. This will be for the 45th reunion.
MHS Class of 1961 Reunion Planning
The Moultrie High School class of 1961 will be meeting the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at Bentley's to plan the 50th class reunion.
The Bay Community Neighborhood Watch program meets on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., at the Bay Volunteer Fire Department on Highway 37 West.
Alanon Family Group
Trail to Serenity Alanon Group meets every Monday at 6 p.m., at St. John’s Epsicopal Church, across from Dominoes Pizza and every Thursday, at 6 p.m., at the Alamo Bldg., 116 7th St. S.E. For more information, call Cissie at 229-798-0150.
50+ Christian Singles meeting
The 50+ Christian Singles will meet the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 5 p.m., at Western Sizzlin'.
New Birth Christian Center
Each week New Birth Christian Center, 860 Doc Darbyshire Road, holds Tuesday prayer at 7 p.m., Thursday Bible study at 7:30 p.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m. and Sunday worship at 11 a.m. The pastor is Apostle Danny K. Smith.
Creative Quilters meet every second Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Colquitt County Arts Center. For more information, call 985-1103 or 985-1715.
The Sunbelt Writers group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library.
Moultrie C.H.A.T. (Christian Homeschoolers Associating Together) is a Christian Co-op that provides support and encouragement to home-schooling families by sharing information, inspiration and resources. They offer classes and activities to enrich the home-schooling experience of their members. They meet most Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The group activities are generally divided into these age groups, preschool, K-2nd, 3rd-6th, and teen. They also offer field trips, occasional family events and testing. For more information visit the website at www.moultriechat.com.
R.D. Smith Youth Center
The R.D. Smith Youth Center holds an after-school program, "Just Bring It," from 5 to 6 p.m. every Monday through Friday. Recreational activities, including pool, table hockey, television, computer and Internet, are available from 4:30 to 7 p.m. every Monday through Friday. For more information, call Carol Simpson at 985-3714.
The veterans bus to Lake City Veterans Hospital leaves at 7 a.m. every Thursday from the Wal-Mart parking lot.
Serenity House meetings
Serenity House is sponsoring Family Violence Domestic Awareness meetings at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Child Advocacy Center on First Street Southeast. These meetings will help individuals recognize domestic violence and know where to obtain assistance.
Forrest Hill on Eighth Avenue Southeast will be holding a street service each Saturday at 7 p.m. The service is hosted by Sister Hadley, Sister Smith and Sister Anderson.
The Colquitt County unit of the American Cancer Society meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Colquitt County Public Library.
The Humane Society of Moultrie and Colquitt County meets at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the animal shelter, 1412 First St. N.E.
Sons of Confederate Veterans
The local chapter of Sons of Confederate Veterans meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Museum of Colquitt County History. Members and visitors are welcome. Topics concerning the War Between the States are discussed. Refreshments are served.
Housing Authority Board of Commissioners
The regular meeting of the board of commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Moultrie is held at noon on the third Tuesday of each month.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
The Alamo Club, located at the corner of 2nd Ave. S.E. and 7th St. S.E. (Across from Save-A-Lot), hosts two Alcoholics Anonymous groups. The Alamo Group of A.A. meets every night of the week at 8 p.m. and at noon on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. There is also a women only meeting every Saturday at 4 p.m. The Conscience Contact Group of A.A. meets on Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.; Monday and Friday at 1 p.m.; and Saturday at 7 a.m. The Moultrie Alanon group meets on Thursday at 6 p.m. All meetings are non-smoking.
The VFW will be having bingo every Friday, Saturday and Monday night.
Berlin City Council Meeting
The Berlin City Council meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Berlin City Hall.
East Gate Subdivision Neighborhood Watch
The East Gate Subdivision Neighborhood Watch meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at 155 East Gate Drive in Norman Park. For more information, call the Wooten's at 217-4883.
C.A. Gray/Oak Circle Neighborhood Watch
C.A. Gray/Oak Circle Neighborhood Watch will meet 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at The Ryce Center.
Camilla Heights Neighborhood Watch
Camilla Heights Neighborhood Watch will meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Lakeside Assembly of God on Camilla Highway.
Schley Community Neighborhood Watch
The Schley Community Neighborhood Watch group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at B&S Concrete on Old Albany Road.
Lupus Support Group
The Lupus Support Group will meet 6 p.m., the first Tuesday of every month in the Ferguson room at CRMC. For more information, contact Stephanie Lowe at 985-9384.
The Pelham Country Jamboree
The Jamboree starts at 5 p.m. every Saturday, in downtown Pelham across from the depot and closes at 11 p.m. Admission is free and a snack-bar is available. No smoking and no alcoholic beverages allowed.
American Cherokee Confederacy
The American Cherokee Confederacy was incorporated in the state of Georgia in 1976. They are accepting members with 1/16 or more of Indian heritage. Prospective members don't have to be Cherokee but they cannot be a member of another tribe or organization. For more information, contact American Cherokee Confederacy Tribal Office, 619 Pine Cone Road, Albany, Ga., 31705-6909.
New East Moultrie Heights Neighborhood Watch
The new East Moultrie Heights Neighborhood Watch meets at 6:30 p.m., on the fourth Tuesday of each month, at Colquitt EMC, 15 Rowland Dr.
Outreach Ministries, located at 401 2nd Ave. NW., is having a Singles Class every Monday, at 6:30 p.m. Bishop Johnny L. Ward is pastor.
Daily Prayer Service
Outreach Family Worship service has a daily prayer service at noon. Bishop Johnny L. Ward is pastor.
Democratic Party Meetings
The Colquitt County Democratic Party meets on the fourth Thursday of each month, at 6 p.m., at the Colquitt County Arts Center.
The Southwest Chapter of the Georgia Conservancy meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, September through November and January through May, at 7 p.m. in the social hall of First Presbyterian Church. The December meeting is at a different time and will be announced prior to the meeting; the Conservancy doesn't meet in June-August.
First United Methodist Church Men meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. on the fourth Sunday of every month. For information, call John Norman at 769-3315.
Kouncil Club Bingo
The Kouncil Club, a non-profit organization, will sponsor bingo every Thursday starting at 6:10 p.m. in the St. Augustine Church social hall, 211 N. Pinetree Blvd. in Thomasville. The doors open at 5:45 p.m. Fifty percent of the proceeds go to local charities and the sessions are licensed by the State of Georgia Gaming Commission. For more information, call Terry Boyle at (229) 228-4853.
American Legion Post #324 and Auxiliary Meetings
American Legion Post #324 and the Auxiliary meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Colquitt County History.
Friendship Baptist Church Feeding
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will have its "Feed the Hungry" the second Saturday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fellowship is in open invitation to anyone and the meal is free. The church is located at 421 Sixth Ave. N.W. in Moultrie. For transportation, please call 891-2955 or 985-3722.
Adoptive and Foster Parents Association Meeting
The Adoptive and Foster Parents Association of Colquitt County Inc. will meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at Heritage Church. Training and refreshments are provided. Children should be brought to the meeting, too.
The Shaw Senior Gladiators
The Shaw Senior Gladiators meet Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at A.F. Shaw Gym, 616 Fifth Ave. N.W., for exercise, games, and fellowship. For further information call 890-5461.
The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends, a self-help group for bereaved parents, meets the second Tuesday of each month in the civic room of the Tifton Chamber of Commerce Building, 100 S. Central Ave., at 6 p.m. All bereaved parents are welcome. For more information, call Mary Jones at (229) 382-1586.
The Moultrie Oncology Support Team (M.O.S.T.) meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of every month at CRMC Oncology Floor. Everyone is welcome.
The Breastfeeding Support Group is held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Colquitt Regional Medical Center.
The Colquitt County Hospital Authority meets at noon on the fourth Monday of each month in the Ferguson Room at Colquitt Regional Medical Center.
Hope Grief Support Services
Hope Grief Support Services will conduct its weekly grief support group at the W.F. Ryce Community Center Mondays at 7 p.m. Contact Luke Strong and Son Mortuary for reservations at 890-1717.
The Certified Literate Community Program Board meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at noon at the Industrial Dr. Campus of Moultrie Technical College. Members are welcome to bring their lunches.
Magnolia Baptist Church Sing
The Magnolia Baptist Church hosts a sing the second Saturday of each month.
Willie J. Williams/S.W. Moultrie Neighborhood Watch
The Willie J. Williams/S.W. Moultrie Neighborhood Watch will meet the second Tuesday of each month at the Southwest Youth Center at 6:30 p.m.
Red Cross Blood Drive
The Red Cross sponsors a blood drive the second Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Colquitt EMC.
Forest Hill Neighborhood Watch
The Forest Hill Neighborhood Watch will meet the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Faith Church in the Moultrie Plaza (near Roses Department Store). For more information, call Dolores Ryans at 985-4680.
The Pilot Club of Moultrie meets the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Norma McKellar at 985-6540.
Berlin Masonic Lodge
The Berlin Masonic Lodge meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. All Master Masons are invited to attend.
The John Whitaker Laymen Ministry
The John Whitaker Laymen Ministry of Mother Easter Baptist Church meets the third Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. in the E.H. Hopkins Fellowship Hall.
An outreach ministry of the Missionaries in Action of Greater Newton Grove Baptist Church will be held at 2 p.m. every Saturday before the second Sunday of each month at the Ryce Community Center. For information, call 798-6140.
Doerun's American Legion Post 243 holds its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Five Corners Restaurant.
Friendship Alliance Church, located at 835 26th Ave. S.E., sponsors a Narcotics Anonymous open meeting from 8-9 p.m. on Friday nights. For further information, call 985-2081.
Staggerwing Country Jamboree
The Staggerwing Country Jamboree is every Friday night at 8 p.m. at Spence Field in Maule Pilot lounge at the lake hangar. It offers round and line dancing and the music is provided by the Country Rockers and other specials. Admission is free and there is no drinking. For more information, call 985-2045.
The Lighthouse Group of Overeaters Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. every Thursday at the Presbyterian Church, 200 N. Court St., Quitman. For information, call Jan at (850) 997-1955, Joan at (229) 226-0056 or Brenda at (229) 377-4995.
VFW Post 4830 meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month. For more information call 985-7519.
CRMC volunteer auxiliary
The Volunteer Auxiliary of CRMC meets the first Thursday of each month in the Ferguson Room at 10 a.m. The executive committee will meet prior to this at 9:30 a.m. in the cafeteria.
Masonic Lodge 381 F&AM meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of every month for refreshments, followed by the regular meeting at 8 p.m. The group meets at 617 Fifth Ave. S.E.
Doerun Masonic meeting
The Doerun Masonic Lodge meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of every month for refreshments, followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. All Master Masons are invited to attend.
The Moultrie Lions Club meets at 7 p.m., on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Western Sizzlin'.
The Magnolia Civitan meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. at Western Sizzlin.
Sisters Helping Sisters
Sisters Helping Sisters meets at noon the first Saturday of each month at St. James Church of God in Christ. Group sessions focus on problems such as abuse, broken relationships, uncontrollable children, drugs, insecurity and illness. The church is located at 701 10th Ave. S.E. For more information, call 985-0015 or (912) 487-5096.
R.B. Wright/Wiregrass Neighborhood Watch
The R.B. Wright and Wiregrass communities hold a Neighborhood Watch meeting at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at Friendship Alliance Church, located at 835 26th Ave. S.E. It will not meet on Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Kingwood Mills Neighborhood Watch
The Kingwood Mills Neighborhood Watch group will meet at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in the 600 building at the Moultrie Technical College Industrial Drive campus.
Caring Neighborhood Watch
The Caring Neighborhood Watch group will meet at 2 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Forest Apartments.
Georgia Gold Wing Road Riders Association
The Georgia Gold Wing Road Riders Association meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Western Sizzlin Steak House. All bike enthusiasts are welcome.
Amputee Support Group
The Amputee Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Amputee Prosthetic Clinic, located at 802 E. 20th St. in Tifton. For more information, call (229) 387-6600.
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2012 Civic Groups (A-F)
Below is information on Colquitt County's community organizations with names beginning with the letters A through F, as published in the 2012 Community Guide.
As The Observer prepares the 2013 Community Guide, set for publication March 31, we are asking local groups to confirm their information below and email Adelia Ladson at firstname.lastname@example.org to either confirm or change it. If your group is not represented below, please email her to add it to the list. She can also be reached by phone at (229) 985-4545.
We cannot publish information on groups that don't contact us, so please get in touch with us. Deadline is Tuesday, March 12.
2012 Civic Groups (G-M)
Below is information on Colquitt County's community organizations with names beginning with the letters G through M, as published in the 2012 Community Guide.
2012 Civic Groups (N-Z)
Below is information on Colquitt County's community organizations with names beginning with the letters N through Z, as published in the 2012 Community Guide.
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- Moultrie Technical College
- Colquitt County School System
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