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CHIPLEY - The Washington County Public Library will host Baby Bees at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 7, Wednesday, April 11 and Wednesday, May 2. Baby Bees will be an hour of stories, music, sing-a-longs and activities designed just for baby. Each month will have a new theme. For more information call 850-638-1314.
IFAS to present Pressure Canning Basics
CHIPLEY – UF IFAS will host a Pressure Canning Basics class from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at the Washington County Agriculture Center in Chipley. The class will provide a hands-on opportunity to learn the basics of pressure canning. Participants will learn how to properly fill jars, bring canners up to pressure, monitor during processing, caner cool-down and jar removal. There will also be a question and answer session and a discussion on canning meats. The cost of the class is $5 and includes course materials. Seating in limited and pre-registration is required. The Washington County Agriculture Center is located at 1424 Jackson Avenue (Highway 90) in Chipley. For more information or to register call the Washington County Extension Office at 850-638-6265 or the Holmes County Extension Office at 850-547-1108.
STP to present On Golden Pond March 9-11
CHIPLEY - The Spanish Trail Playhouse will present the play "On Golden Pond" on Friday, March 9; Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11. The play will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Spanish Trail Playhouse, located at 680 Second Street in Chipley (Historic Chipley High School). Tickets for this show are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (65 or older) and for military (with active or retired ID). Tickets are on sale and can now be purchased online at www.spanishtrailplayhouse.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Spanish Trail Playhouse Box Office, located at 680 Second Street. The office will be open from 8 a.m. until noon. Monday through Thursday. You can also still call 638-9113 to purchase tickets. The Playhouse now accepts credit card payments.
Rose care basics
CHIPLEY – The UF IFAS Extension Washington County will host a Spring Rose Care Basics workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10 at the Washington County Agriculture Center in Chipley. The cost of the workshop is $5 and refreshments will be served. Participants will learn how to use dormant sprays, prune and fertilize roses. There will be a hands-on pruning demonstration. The agriculture center is located at 1424 Jackson Avenue (Highway 90) in Chipley. Pre-registration is required for count. For more information or to register call Nikki or Cynthia at 850-638-6180 or email Matthew Orwat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP Smart Driver Course
CHIPLEY - AARP representative Erich Beck will conduct the AARP Smart Driver Course from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Washington County Council on Aging, 1348 South Blvd., Chipley. Participants will be updated regarding new traffic laws and rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and proven safety strategies. All participants receive a certificate to provide to their automobile insurer, possibly enabling them to receive a discount on their premiums, depending on their carrier's guidelines. Preregister by calling Washington County Council on Aging, 850-638-6216. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members. Registration fees will be collected the day of the course. For more information, visit www.aarp.org/drive
Young Irelanders to Perform at Chipola
MARIANNA — The Chipola Artist Series presents The Young Irelanders, Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in the Prough Center for the Arts. The Young Irelanders is comprised of eight sensational performers who have Irish traditional music, song and dance running through their veins. Between them, they have performed for many heads of state, Presidents of Ireland, US Presidents, the Queen of England, the President of China, Prince Albert of Monaco, Empress Michiko of Japan and more. They also have performed at Radio City Music Hall. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy Ireland’s traditions of music, song and dance in the hands of some of the world’s most talented young performers. More atwww.theyoungirelanders.com. Tickets—$25 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees. For more information, call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.
Chipola to host College Transfer Day
MARIANNA - Chipola Student Support Services (SSS) will host the annual College Transfer Day from 8:45 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 14, on the lawn of the Social Sciences building. The event will be moved to the Cafeteria for inclement weather. Chipola students will be able to meet with university recruiters from 15 regional universities across the Southeast to explore transfer admission requirements and scholarship opportunities.
Table Games with the Graceville Garden Club
GRACEVILLE - The Graceville Garden Club will host a table games fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at the Graceville Civic Center. There is a $10 donation per person required. Reservations only; no walk-ins. Refreshment will be served, and there will be door prizes. Games will include Mexican Dominions, Hand & Foot Canasta, Bridge, Bunco, and more upon request. Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, March 13. For more information or to register call Carolyn Wicksell at 850-263-3951 or Teresa Girton at 850-703-1230.
Bonifay K-8 to present 'Annie Jr.'
Bonifay - Rehearsals are now underway for the Bonifay K-8 spring musical, “Annie Jr.” The “sunny” cast will feature the talents of Kinsley Cook as Annie, Jevin Johnson as Oliver Warbucks, Emma Prince as Miss Hannigan, and Faith Bush as Grace Farrell. The hard-knock orphans include Alyonna Brewer (Molly), Katelyn Jones (Pepper), Casey Johnson (July), Hailee Brown (Kate), Macy Bowen (Duffy), and Gabi Steverson (Tessie). Rooster Hannigan will be played by Cade Foxworth and Lily St. Regis will be portrayed by Railee Oost. With a multitude of talent from all grade levels, this is one show you won’t want to miss-bet your bottom dollar. “Annie Jr.” will be presented to the public on March 15-17 at 6 PM nightly. Admission is $5 each and will be available at the door. For questions or information, contact Jill Cook at BK8 by phone (850-547-3631) or email (email@example.com).
Master Gardeners to host seed swap
CHIPLEY – The Washington County Master Gardner’s will host their annual seed swap from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at the Chipley Farmers Market. This is a free event open to the public. There will be free seeds for sharing. Bring extra seeds to share. Master Gardners will be on site to answer questions.
Landmark Park to host Spring Farm Day
DOTHAN, ALABAMA – Landmark Park will host their annual Spring Farm Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17. There will be living history demonstrations of sheep shearing, blacksmithing, plowing with mules, basket weaving, quilting and other traditional springtime farm activities. Entertainment will include two stages of traditional music. Musicians are invited to being their instruments and “jam” in the one-room schoolhouse. Landmark park is located at 430 Landmark Park Drive in Dothan, Alabama. For more information visit www.landmarkpardothan.com or call 334-794-3452.
Daughters of the American Revolution to meet
MARIANNA - Chipola Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will meet at The Oaks Restaurant in Marianna Monday, March 19. A social time begins at 10:45 a.m. with the DAR Opening Ritual at 11 a.m. Reservations are not needed for the Dutch treat lunch and all interested persons are invited. Please contact Mary Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-209-4066 for information.
Pesticide training series
MARIANNA – UF IFAS will host the Central Panhandle Pesticide Training Series Monday March 19 through Thursday, March 22 at the Jackson County Extension Office in Marianna. Sessions are $10 each and refreshments will be provided. Registration for sessions starts at 7:45 a.m. with meeting beginning at 8 a.m. each day. Monday’s session will be CORE with exam. Tuesday’s session will be Right-of-Way with exam. Wednesday’s session will be Aquatic Class with exam and Natural Areas. Thursday’s session will be Private Ag with exam and Row Crop. The extension office is located at 2741 Penn Avenue in Marianna. Participants may register online at Eventbrite or by contacting Sabrina Far at the Jackson County Extension Office at 850-482-9620.
CHIPLEY - The AARP Tax-Aide Program and Washington County Council on Aging will provide free income tax assistance, tax counseling and electronic filing for 2017 tax returns. Special attention is provided to filers 60 and older, but AARP membership is not required. These services are available each Tuesday now through April 10 by appointment at the Council on Aging, located at 1348 South Blvd. in Chipley. Individuals seeking assistance need to fill out an interview sheet, available at the Council on Aging, and bring all their 2017 tax documents including; Social security card; driver’s license or photo ID; copy of last year’s tax return; a check for bank information; 1095-A Form if you bought insurance from Marketplace/exchange; SSA-1099 Social security benefits; 1099-R pensions, retirement, and annuities; 1099-INT interest; 1099-DIV dividends; and 1099-B stock sale; W-2s; 1099-MISC other income; 1099-G unemployment; Any document showing you paid Federal Income Tax; 1099-S sale of home, land, or timber; W-2G gambling winnings; 1098-E student loan interest; 1098-T tuition payments; Information needed to itemize: medical expenses, medical miles driven, contributions, home mortgage interest, and real estate taxes. The service will not prepare Schedule F – Farms, Schedule E – Rental Property, Schedule C – Business income with expenses that exceed $25,000, multiple Schedule Cs for one individual, Clergy, or Form 3903 – Moving expenses. These are considered “Out of Scope." For more information call 850-638-6216.
Services Available For Caregivers
CHIPLEY - Caregiving is at once an act of love and a physical, emotional and financial challenge. The National Family Caregiver Support Program recognizes these challenges and seeks to provide support for the caregiver. Funds are currently available to provide group respite services (periods of relief from care giving responsibilities), including socialization, activities, and supervision for individuals over 60 who need assistance and/or supervision to age in place in the community. Eligible persons must have a caregiver who provides assistance on a regular basis to qualify. For more information or to access the services provided under the National Family Caregiver Support Program, through the Washington County Council on Aging, please contact the Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-5337.
Knitting With Looms Class
CHIPLEY - Washington County Library in Chipley is now offering a monthly class entitled "Knitting with Looms." Join the library at 10:30 a.m. the third Friday of each month, as instructors teach how to create a variety of items using looms. Class size is limited to 20. Call 850-638-1314 for more information and to register.