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Panhandle Public Library Cooperative System

MARIANNA - The Panhandle Public Library Cooperative System (PPLCS) announces there will be no meetings in December. The board will resume regularly scheduled meetings in January 2018.


Crafting before Adulting

CHIPLEY - The Washington County Library Chipley Branch will host Crafting Before Adulting from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. December 14. The library is located at 1444 Jackson Avenue. For more information call 850-638--1314.


Jackson Hospital Foundation’s Lights Of Love

MARIANNA -  All are invited to join The Jackson Hospital Foundation’s 27th Annual Lights of Love ceremony at 5 p.m. Thursday, December 14, on the front lawn of Jackson Hospital in Marianna. This year sees the return of the Golson Elementary School 2nd Grade Chorus featuring a very special musical presentation. Cookies and punch will be served by the Hospital’s Ladies Auxiliary immediately following the ceremony. Jackson Hospital CEO Jim Platt and Foundation Executive Director Jill Miller co-host the ceremony reading the names of each person honored or remembered. The reading brings back thoughts of others giving a deeper meaning to Christmas. When the last name is read, the tree will be lit and remain lighted for the season. Roaring in as the ceremony ends will be Santa on a Marianna Fire Rescue truck. It’s not too late to remember and honor your loved ones. Contact the Foundation at 718-2601 to order Stars for $25, Lights for $10. Lights of Love is one of several fundraisers of the Jackson Hospital Foundation with all proceeds going towards the purchase of medical equipment for Jackson Hospital not funded in the operating budget. This necessary equipment advances the scope of care available here in Jackson County for the community. Other annual Foundation events are the Spring Gala and the James T. Cook, Jr., Golf Tournament. The Foundation also sponsors a Wine Tasting in conjunction with the Marianna Rotary Club. Contact Jill Miller or Georganne Sherrel at 718-2601 for more information on volunteering, participating or contributing to Foundation events.


Wreaths Across America to Honor Armed Forces

MARIANNA - The Marianna Civil Air Patrol Squadron, Sikes Funeral Home, and Wreaths Across America will hold the annual wreath laying ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 16, in Pine Crest Memorial Gardens, located at 3720 Caverns Road in Marianna. The ceremony is to honor and remember military veterans for their service to our country. There will be seven ceremonial wreaths laid at the memorial in a ceremony to honor each branch of the military service, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, and POW-MI's.


Chipola to hold audition workshop for 'Little Mermaid'

MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold a free audition workshop for Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Saturday, Dec. 16, from noon to 2 p.m., in the Center for the Arts. The free workshop will include music and choreography to help actors prepare for the Open Auditions for Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Sunday, Jan. 7, at 2 p.m., and Monday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. The show will run March 1-4, 2018. In the Disney tale, teenage mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter. For audition information, call 718-2227 or email sirmonc@chipola.edu


NSDAR to Meet

MARIANNIA - The Chipola Chapter of National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will hold their regular meeting at The Oaks Restaurant in Marianna Monday, Dec, 18, beginning at 10:45 with a social time and the DAR Ritual at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Annelle Blanchette, Chairman of the Florida State Society DAR American History Committee. Reservations are not required, and all who are interested are invited to attend. For information contact Regent Elizabeth Simpson at simpsonlawoffice@centurylink.net or 850-482-6600.


Wonder Woman

CHIPLEY - The Washington County Library Chipley Branch will hold a viewing of Wonder Woman at 3 p.m. Thursday, December 21. The library is located at 1444 Jackson Avenue. For more information call 850-638--1314.


Washington County Council on Aging

CHIPLEY - Washington County Council on Aging provides facility-based help to caregivers who provide care for elder recipients 60 and older who are functionally impaired. Facility hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Recipients in Holmes, Jackson & Washington counties may qualify. For eligibility determination and enrollment, please call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-5337.


First Friday Fish Fry

BONIFAY - Knights of Columbus Council 10513 is hosting a Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. on the first Friday of each month at the Blessed Trinity Parish Center. "All You Can Eat" cost is $10 with carry-out costing $7. Meal includes both catfish fish and white - either baked or fried - and sides. Blessed Trinity Parish Center is located at 2331 Highway 177-A in Bonifay.


Teacher Workshop at Chipola College

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host its 11th Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 17, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. The Keynote Speaker will be Tammy Jerkins, the 2018 Florida Teacher of the Year. Chipola Teacher Education students with the assistance of the education faculty, staff, and education graduates will present the free workshop. The day will include sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers in Math, Science, Reading, English, ESOL and ESE. Students will present hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom along with samples for teachers to use in their own classrooms. There will also be drawings for door prizes.

Guest sessions will include: Meaningful, Standards-Driven Bell Ringers (5-12) —Anna Beth and Troy Rackley; Implementing Small Groups With Success-Reading and Math (2-5) — Kaylor Collins; Why I Am a Teacher! – All Areas (K-12) — JaJuan Clark; Garden to Table/Get Ready, Get Set, GROW! (K-5); A Strategic Approach to Addition and Subtraction/ Multiplication and Division/Supporting Success in Solving Problems-Math-(K-5) — Origo Math Company; Pi Day!-Math (6-12) Stephanie Ward; Choose Your Path! Parallel and Series Circuits & More!—Science (3-5) Dr. Amanda Clark; Tomorrow's Teachers: A Classroom is Waiting (for high school or college students) Mackenzie Johnson. Other session topics include: Minute to Stem It! (K-6); Math Fun with Games (5-9); Manipulating Math (ESE Math, K-6); Teaching Fractions with Food (Math, Grade 3); Sprout House (Grades 2-4) and Art is Everywhere (Grades K-6).

The workshop will be held in the Literature/Language (Building Z) on the Chipola campus. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the first session at 8:30 a.m.

To ensure that sufficient materials are available, please RSVP to FEC Sponsor Casey Dowgul at dowgulc@chipola.edu or phone 850-718-2449.