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Get your latch on

MARIANNA - Chipola Healthy Start will host an educational forum to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 2 at Rivertown Community Church in Marianna. Chipola Healthy Start invites new mothers and their babies to learn more about breastfeeding, latch technique, basics of hand expression, meet other breastfeeding moms and local Certified Lactation Counselors. Free breast pumps will be given away during this event. For more information, contact Melisa Reddick (850) 482 –1236 ext. 304 or 1-866-591-2852 ext. 304 or find them on Facebook @ChipolaHealthyStart


Bethlehem School reunion

BONIFAY - The Bethlehem School Reunion will be held Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Bethlehem School in the cafeteria. A meet and greet will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. The menu will consist of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, roll and dessert. Tickets may be purchased for $15 at Miller’s Grocery on Highway 2 near Miller’s Crossroads or you can reserve tickets by emailing lpmoore56@yahoo.com.


Books, rocks and a movie

ESTO - The Esto Volunteer Fire Department and the Holmes County Library will host books, rock and a movie at 6 p.m. Monday, August 7, at John Clark Park in Esto. There will be story time with the library staff, a rock painting party, an opportunity for local children to see Esto's Fire fighting equipment and meet its firefighters up close. The evening will also include a movie in the park, sponsored by the Library. The Library will also holding a book-swap, where children are encouraged to bring a book that they no longer want and receive a new book. Popcorn and Lemonade will be available. The craze of Rock Hiding is sweeping the area, and Esto has its own group known as 'Esto Rocks'. Participants are encouraged to bring rocks and paint and make new friends.


Well Care representative

CARYVILLE - A representative from Well Care will be at the Caryville location of Washington County Council on Aging to address insurance needs at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 9. Caryville residents meet every Wednesday at the Community Center beginning at 10:00 am. For more information call Andrea at 850-638-6216.


5-30 Meals class

VERNON - There will be an 5-30 meals class from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, August 10 at Eastside Baptist Church. Participants will learn how to turn five ingredients into nutritious meals in approximately 30 minutes.. Registration is $5 and includes samples ad materials. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register call the Homes County Extension Office at 850-547-1108 or the Washington County Extension Office at 850-638-6265.


Dogwood Lakes Invitational

BONIFAY - The first annual Dogwood Lakes Invitational will be held Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13 at Dogwood Lakes Golf Club. Registration is at 8 a.m. Saturday, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The cost is $125 per player. Men 60 and younger will play from the gold teed and all women and men 61 and older will play from the red tees. There will be prizes for closest to the pin on holes two and 14 and a longest drive on hole 15. Gift bags will be given at registration. All proceeds go to Jeep Sullivan Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures. For more information call Chase Arnold at 850-303-1900 or Eli Dixon at 850-768-2145.


Yvonne Wildes to preform

CHIPLEY - Washington County Council on Aging will be hosting a Southern Gospel performance with Yvonne Wildes at 13:30 p.m. Monday, August 14. For more information on this or other events call Andrea at 850-638-6216.


Washington County Republican Executive Committee

CHIPLEY- The Washington County Republican Executive Committee will hold their monthly scheduled meeting at 5:45 p.m. Monday, August 14, at the Republican headquarters, located at 814 Main Street in Chipley.


Homeschool PE classes

CHIPLEY - Trinity Martial Arts in Chipley will offer home schooled children the opportunity to participate in PE classes at our facility. This is open to any and all homeschool families in the surrounding counties. Trinity Martial Arts can sign off for PE credits if needed. Classes will begin Monday, August 14 and run on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $1 per child per day. For more information call 850-600-7077.


Artisanal cheese making

BONIFAY - There will be an artisanal cheese making class from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 15 at the Holmes County Agriculture Center. Participants will learn how to make and store various varieties of cheese. Registration is $5 and includes samples ad materials. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register call the Homes County Extension Office at 850-547-1108 or the Washington County Extension Office at 850-638-6265.


Washington County Health Improvement Partnership meeting

CHIPLEY - The Washington County Health Improvement Partnership (WCHIP) will meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 16 at Northwest Florida Community Hospital Specialty Building. The goal of WCHIP is to improve the health of Washington County. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Traci Corbin at (850) 638-6240 ext.5062.


FTRI representative

CHIPLEY - A representative from FTRI will be at the Washington County Council on Aging at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, August 17. This service provides free amplified phones to the hearing and visually impaired. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Andrea at 850-638-69216.


Healthy Holmes Task Force meeting

BONIFAY - The Healthy Holmes Task Force (HHTF) will meet from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, August 17 at Doctors Memorial Hospital Conference Room. The goal of HHTF is to improve the health of Holmes County. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Traci Corbin at (850) 547-8500 ext. 0962.


Hearing Life representative

CHIPLEY - A representative from Hearing Life will be at Washington County Council on Aging at 9 a.m. Thursday, August 24, 2017 to conduct free hearing screenings. For more information, contact Andrea at 850-638-6216.


Kiwanis dinner theater

CHIPLEY - The Chipley Kiwanis Club will host a dinner theater from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 29 at the Washington County Agriculture Center in Chipley. This years theme will be Talent Show Kids Style. Tickets are $20 each or $35 per couple. Door prizes will be given. For more information contact any Kiwanis member.


Rodeo pageant

BONIFAY - The Holmes County High School Blue Pride Band Boosters will host the 2017 Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo Pageant Saturday, September 16. Tiny Miss through Little King pageants will be at 4 p.m. and Little Miss through Miss Rodeo will be at 6 p.m. There is a $50 entry fee per contestant. Registration will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 31, Tuesday, September 5 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 9. Online registration and credit card payment will be available Tuesday, August 20 through Saturday, September 9 at www. HCHSBLUEPRIDE.com/Pageant. Late registration will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 12 there will be a $10 fee added for all late registrations. Rehearsals will take place during registrations. Admission to the pageant will be $5 for ages 10 and up and $@ from ages 9 and under. For more information call 850-766-7569 or email pageant@hchsbluepride.com


Scarecrow Festival

CHIPLEY - The Chipley Garden Club and the Washington County Historical Society will host the 6th annual Scarecrow Building Contest and Craft Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 23 on the lawn of the Washington County Historical Society in Chipley. The festival’s main event is the scarecrow building contest showcasing life-size scarecrows. The public, individuals, groups, businesses and clubs are invited to get “crafty” and build a scarecrow for the contest. Visitors will also enjoy live entertainment, refreshments, photo ops, and free crafts for kids. The Farmers Market will be open and the museum’s victrola will be on display. If you are a vendor or crafter and would like to participate in the festival, contact Museum Director Dorothy Odom at 850-638-0358 to reserve a space. Scarecrow entry forms and rules are available at the Washington County Historical Society or by contacting Chipley Garden Club Secretary Gweneth Collins at 850-260- 4049.


A Walk to Remember

DOTHAN, ALABAMA - The 25th annual Alzheimer’s Resource Center’s “A Walk to Remember” will be held Saturday, October 7, at Westgate Park in Dothan, Alabama. This event is the primary fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Resource Center which covers southeast Alabama and part of the panhandle of Florida. It is not part of a national walk. The walk raises awareness of the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease and provides financial support for educational and support services for families, caregivers and victims of Alzheimer’s disease. All funds raised stay local. The registration fee is $15 without a shirt and $25 with a shirt. There is no registration fee for children four years and younger. A walk t-shirt is guaranteed for everyone who has paid $25 and who has pre-registered prior to Friday, September 15. Refreshments will be provided before, during and after the walk. On the day of the walk, registration and team photos will begin at 7:30 a.m., opening ceremonies will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the walk will begin at approximately 8:45 a.m. There will be one-mile, three-mile and five-mile walks to enable people of all ages to participate. You can also pre-register by calling 334-702-2273 or going by the ARC office located at 1314 Westgate Parkway-Suite 2.


Alzheimer’s Walk

PANAMA CITY - There will be an Alzheimer’s Walk Saturday, September 16 in the SweetBay Community (the old airport) in Panama City. Registration will be at 8 a.m. with a ceremony at 8:45 a.m. and the walk beginning at 9 a.m. The walk is about two miles long. It is a “nature walk” as it winds off road through some trees, out to the bay, and back again. The Sweet Bay Community is located at 3204 Heartleaf Ave. East, Panama City. For more information call A.J. Plummer at 850-225-0680 or by email at asplummer@alz.org.


Rock the Falls

CHIPLEY - Falling Waters State Park and the Washington County Tourist Development Council will host Rock the Falls Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 21. The cost to get into the park for the festival is $5 per car load. Visitors will see new music from regional and local groups as well as some returning acts. This year’s band line-up includes The Dwellers, Ruff Water Band, Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet and Cypress Spring. There will be food, crafts and a Kid's Zone. Check the event out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RocktheFallsMusic/ or call the park office at 850-638-6130 for more information.