Friday, January 25, 2008

The Marshall County Adult Learning Center will conduct a free class on basic computer skills. Class size is limited to 10. Call 359-7609 for additional information and to register. Morning and evening classes are available.

The Care Kitchen of Marshall County will serve a free hot meal from 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church, 325 West Church St. The church is planning to provide this meal weekly and is seeking other churches to join the Care Kitchen. Volunteers, donations of food and supplies, and love offerings would be appreciated. Call 359-3919 or 270-0963 for more information.

The Belfast Volunteer Fire Department is starting a district-wide door-to-door campaign to raise funds to update their equipment. Every supporter will receive either a free family portrait or a kids' session by Olan Mills. Photos will be taken at the fire station. All donations are greatly appreciated. For more information call Chief Ricky Cozart at 276-2207.

The Forrest Alumni Association will hold adult communitywide basketball games Saturday, Jan. 26. The gym opens at 5 p.m. The women's game begins at 6 p.m. and the men's game is at 7:30. Admission is $5 and includes food and drink for everyone. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund and donations will be greatly appreciated. Call 364-7688 or 364-7330 for information.

Lewisburg Electric System's Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, at the LES office, 599 West Ellington Pkwy. The meeting is open to the public.

The Planning and Zoning Commission of Lewisburg will meet at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the City Hall, 131 East Church Street.

The Marshall County Veterans Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, in Room 100, Hardison Office Annex, 230 College St.

An open house for the February exhibit at the Pryor Art Gallery will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, in the Waymon L. Hickman Building on the Columbia State campus at 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia. The exhibit features photographs by Lou Outlaw, a Vanderbilt professor and associate provost, and runs through Feb. 29. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and admission is free.

The Relay for Life Fitness Gurus Chili Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, at Annie's Restaurant, 1191 Fayetteville Hwy. For more information call Carol Foreman at 270-8672.

The Liggett Street Church of God of Lewisburg will hold a Report Card Party from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2. The party is a fund-raiser for a new tutoring and homework help program that starts Feb. 13. There will be free food, a sale of baked goods and giveaways for parents.

GED class orientation, enrollment and testing will be held at the Marshall County Adult Learning Center at 8:30 a.m. on either Monday, Feb. 4, or Wednesday, Feb. 6. Alternatively, you may go at 6 p.m. on both Tuesday, Feb. 5, and Thursday, Feb. 7. There are no fees and classes are available weekday mornings and evenings. The entrance to the ALC is located at the rear of the Spot Lowe Vocational School, 1771 Jason Maxwell Blvd., Lewisburg. Call 359-7609 for more information.

The Marshall County Education Committee will meet on Monday, Feb. 4, in Room 2209 of the Courthouse Annex, Lewisburg, immediately following the County Commission workshop meeting that starts at 6 p.m.

The South Central (East) Rural Planning Organization's executive and technical committees will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the dining room at Henry Horton State Park. The transportation planning report will be presented and the public is encouraged to attend. For more information call Sara Brown at 931-490-5912 or e-mail TTY/TDD users can dial 800-640 4636.

Divorce Care and DivorceCare4Kids, a program to help adults and children deal with the trauma of divorce, will start at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, at East Commerce Baptist Church, 560 East Commerce St., and run for 13 weekly sessions. There is a nominal charge for the workbook and childcare is available. For more information call 359-1027 or e-mail

The Town of Cornersville will have their regular meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 7, at City Hall. The first reading of the Annexation Ordinance of property on the Lynnville Hwy. is on the agenda. The meeting is open to the public and all citizens are welcome to attend.

The American Red Cross will conduct two blood drives this month. The first is from noon to 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 316 North Horton Parkway. The second is from noon to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, at Church Street Church of Christ, 305 West Church St. To give blood you must be at least 17 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be in good general health, and present positive identification. There is no upper age limit for blood donation. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 800-448 3543.

The Red Cross is celebrating Black History Month and honoring the memory of African-American physician Dr. Charles Richard Drew, who became a leading authority on blood collection and plasma processing during World War II.

The Chapel Hill Youth Football League will meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Chapel Hill Fire Hall. The meeting is open to the public.

Lewisburg Rotary Club and the Kansas City Barbecue Society will host a Certified Barbecue Judges Class from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1, at Southside Market. The class will prepare participants to be a certified judge for the Barbecue Cook Off at the 2008 Goats Music and More Festival. Registration deadline is Feb. 20 and the cost is $45 for KCBS members or $75 for non-members. For more information call Richard Finley at White-Lowe Cleaners, 359-3410.