Community calendar 12/06/17

NCHGS to host final meeting of 2017

The Newton County Historical and Genealogical Society will hold its December meeting on Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Human Resources Building in Decatur on Hwy. 15 across from Dollar General. The business meeting will begin at 10 a.m.  At the close of the business session the group will hold the election of the new officers for the year 2018. Also, there will be a drawing the tickets for the winners of the raffle. Because the November meeting had to be cancelled and the group was not able to have their annual Thanksgiving meal together, they will be enjoying a pot-luck meal to celebrate the Christmas season. The meat will be provided but members are asked to bring a side dish to finish out the meal.

Pine Grove Baptist Church to host Edward’s Christmas dinner

The Edwards Christmas dinner will be Saturday, Dec. 9 in the fellowship hall at Pine Grove Baptist Church, House. Lunch will be served at noon.

Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish and enjoy fellowship.

American Legion Post 89  and Auxiliary to  host Christmas meeting

The American Legion Post 89 and Auxiliary will have their Christmas meeting at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9 at the hut. The speaker will be Justice Court Judge Scott Round.

Pot luck is the order of the day.

Relay for Life announces meeting dates

The Relay for Life planning committee has announced five meeting dates for this 2018.  The dates are:

• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday,  Dec. 12 at Chow Hall

• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9

• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13

• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13

• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 (Bank night).

For more information, call 601-562-4830.

Extension service holding third annual Project Purse

For a third straight year the MSU Extension Service of Newton County is sponsoring a community service project by collecting new or gently used purses filled with toiletry items to distribute to individuals living in community-based housing. Call 601-635-7011 or 601-482-9764.

For a list of suggested toiletry items. Donations can be dropped off at the MSU Extension office at 65 Seventh St., Decatur.

The donation deadline is Dec. 15.

Elf training returns to county libraries

The Kemper Newton County Regional Library System will again be hosting elf training for kids ages 5-12 in December. Children will be able to learn skills to be ready to assist Santa as honorary elves this holiday season.

Activities will include designing their own wrapping paper, creating a unique holiday ornament, decorating and eating cookies and enjoying a special interactive story.

The Newton library session will be from 4-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, the Union library session will be from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 and the Decatur library session will be from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21.

For more information, call 601-774-9297.

Ministry hosts support groups

Free Indeed Ministries, 110 Main St., Union, is hosting weekly addiction support groups sponsored by Mending Broken Lives ministries at 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday night.

For more information, call Teresa Talbert at 601-697-9015, or Jennifer Wilkerson at 601-253-6758.

Email announcements to dthompson@­newton­countyappeal.com.