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Regular Monthly Community Events
Thanks and Prayers for Military

Pike County Post 197, The American Legion, Department of Georgia and Prayer Power of Georgia will hold a short service to offer thanks and prayers for our military on the first Monday of every month at 12:00 pm (noon). This is a monthly service that is held at the Veteran’s Memorial on the Pike County Courthouse grounds. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information contact www.prayerpower4u.net (770-689-7549) or pikepost197@gmail.com (770-468-4177).

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Support Group to Meet

A support group for caregivers of family and friends who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, held its first meeting on March 8, 2012 at Concord United Methodist Church. The group will meet the second Thursday of each month.

Caregivers of loved ones with memory loss are invited to attend. There will be a special informational program as well as the opportunity for conversation and fellowship. Refreshments will be provided. Separate supervised activities will be provided for loved ones with memory loss.

Contact Tammy Jarrett at 706-646-3949 or Gary Kemp at 770-584-2388 if you plan to attend or for more information.

Invitation to Pike County from Thomaston Toastmasters Club

Thomaston Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 12 - 1 p.m. at The Pie, 710 N. Church Street, Thomaston. Visitors are welcome. Anyone living or working within driving distance is welcome to attend. Visit us on Facebook for more information: www.facebook.com/ThomastonToastmasters

Pike County Republicans Meet

The Pike County Republican Party meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Pike County Senior Center located at 2488 Highway 19 N, Zebulon.

Pike County Democrats Meet

The Pike County Democratic Party meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM at A Novel Experience in Zebulon. Click here for more.

Pike County American Legion Family Meetings Are Held Monthly

The American Legion Auxiliary meets the first Tuesday of the Month at 6 p.m. The American Legion Post 197 meets the second Thursday of the Month at 7 p.m. The Sons of American Legion, Squadron 197 meets the second Sunday of the Month at 3:30 p.m.

All meetings are held at the Post 197 Building located at 645 Meansville Road in Zebulon, Georgia.

GED Classes Offered at Concord Baptist Church

GED classes and are offered at Concord Baptist Church (8670 Hwy. 18). Amy Tate is there every Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Students may also register for the program at the same location and times. All classes, books, and materials are free. Scholarships for GED testing fees are available. Contact Amy at atate@sctech.edu or 770-467-6036 for more information. (Amy spoke to Kiwanis of Pike last week. Thanks to Mike Cox and Kiwanis Club of Pike for this information.)

Pike Community Resource Network Changes Meeting Place

The Pike Community Resource Network meets on the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the Church of Joy located at 3080 Highway 362 W, Williamson.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Powell of the Pike Community Resource Network at 770-567-2930 or pikecommunityresourcenetwork@gmail.com.

Prayer Power Sponsoring Community Prayer Time

Prayer Power of Georgia is offering a new community event. Each month we will hold a prayer gathering for everyone who wishes to learn about prayer, that needs prayer, or is a prayer warrior who wishes to engage in prayer for those in the community and the world.

Prayer time will be held in the meeting room of the Oink Joint restaurant, on the square in Zebulon. On the first Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am till 12:30 pm and again 6:15 pm till 7:15 pm. This will be a drop in event. Come for prayer or to pray. Prayer requests are encouraged and may be done anonymously. There will be individual prayer as requested.

Community Events
Pine Mountain Trail Association -"Roadside Trash Pickup"
Workday at FDR State Park

PINE MOUNTAIN - Do you want to help out in a project that will benefit many at a public venue? Does your group want to participate in a group project picking up trash and making a community asset shine? FDR Park is looking for volunteers to help with a roadside trash pickup. Workdays are FREE and volunteers of all ages are welcome. You do not have be a PMTA member to participate and you do not sign up in advance or call ahead. Just show up a few minutes before the stated start time.

Call Carl Carlson at 706-628-5336 for more information or click here to find out more about this and a list of hikes at FDR Park. Please tell them that you read about this on Pike County Times and snap a selfie or two and send them to editor@pikecountytimes.com as you work or hike!

Burning Restrictions Go Into Effect May 1st

The EPD burning restrictions go into effect May 1, 2017 and will last through the summer months until October 1.

For more information visit the Georgia Forestry Commission’s web site at www.gatrees.org or call your local office of the Georgia Forestry Commission at (770)227-5522 or (706)646-6011. You can also contact the Georgia Environmental Protection Division at (404)362-2671.

Georgia Author Ann Hite to Visit Zebulon Library

The J. Joel Edwards Public Library in Zebulon proudly hosts Georgia author Ann Hite for a presentation and book signing Thursday, June 22, at 6:00 p.m. Ann Hite has published four novels and a novella that are set in Black Mountain, North Carolina. At age 51, she became a published novelist. Her debut novel, Ghost on Black Mountain, won Georgia Author of the Year and was a Townsend Prize Finalist in 2012. For her presentation at the library, however, Hite will focus on her two newest companion novels in the Black Mountain saga, Where the Souls Go and Sleeping above Chaos.

Where the Souls Go is Ann Hite’s third novel set in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Readers who loved Ghost on Black Mountain will find many of the characters familiar. This book follows three generations of the Pritchard family, not only telling the story of how Hobbs Pritchard became the villain of Black Mountain, but highlighting women’s struggles in Appalachia, beginning in the Depression Era and ending in the mid-sixties.

Imagine the relationship triangle from East of Eden and set it deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Add a couple of ghosts, a good measure of dysfunction, and a whole lot of twists and turns, and you have Ann Hite's newest Black Mountain novel, Sleeping above Chaos. Hite's fourth novel returns to Swannanoa Gap, a small town at the foot of Black Mountain, and introduces new characters while revisiting some favorites from her previous novels.

Copies of Hite’s two newest titles will be available for purchase at the library. The presentation is free and open to the public. To learn more about Ann Hite, visit her website at annhiteauthor.wix.com/blackmountain. For more information on this and other library programs, call 770-567-2014 during regular business hours: MWF 10-5, TTh 10-7, and Sat. 10-3.

Pride of Pike Independence Day Celebration to be Held

The Pride of Pike Independence Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 1st at the Pike County Soccer Complex beginning at 4:00 p.m. This will be a day full of Music, Entertainment, Food, Kid’s Activities & Vendors. Entertainment Lineup includes Isaac Streetman & the Southern Boys and the Appalachian Travelers.

Admission is free though there is a $5 parking fee per vehicle.

Movies in the Park Continue

Movies in the Park continue at Pike County Parks and Recreation Listed below is our movie schedule dates for the summer. Movie titles are listed on on the Parks and Rec website below.

Upcoming dates are July 21 and August 11. Click here for more.

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