July 20, 21

Job Fair/Hiring Event

Monroe County Workforce Development Center, 89 Washington Drive, Forsyth (next to William Hubbard Middle School campus) will have a Job Fair/Hiring Event on Thursday, July 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Applicants should dress business casual and bring two forms of identification and a resume. Positions include clerical, warehouse, fork lift and shipping coordinator. A Georgia Department of Labor representative will be at the Workforce Development Center on Wednesday, July 20 from 10 a.m.-12 noon to assist with job readiness skills, including resumes, interviews and dressing for success. For more information, call 478-994-8211.

July 22-30

‘Footloose’ come to The Rose

‘Footloose,’ the Musical mega-hit of the 1980’s, comes to The Rose Theatre, 23 West Johnston Street, Forsyth for six explosive performances on July 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, July 24 and 31 at 2:30 p.m. Audiences of all ages still thrill to the rockin’ rhythm of the music of this Oscar and Tony nominated top 40 score that has sold over 15 million albums. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, students and active military with I.D. Groups of 10 or more are $10 per ticket. Note the new 2016-17 season show times for The Rose. Evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. and matinees start at 2:30 p.m. Visit www.thebacklotplayers.org for more information and box office hours.

July 22

Health Dept. hosts Back to School event

Monroe County Health Department, 106 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Forsyth will hold a Back to School Event on Friday, July 22 from 1-5 p.m. There will be face-painting, refreshments, books, and free vision, hearing and dental screenings. For more information, call 478-992-5082.

Leadership Monroe has fundraiser

Leadership Monroe Class of 2016 will have a Luau Fundraiser on Friday, July 22 from 7-11 p.m. at the Monroe County Conference Center. There will be food, fun, dancing, cash bar and silent auction. Tickets are $500 per table, $65 per couple, $40 per person. Proceeds benefit the all-abilities playground addition to Monroe County Recreation Department. For more information, call 478-994-9239 or email lindsey@forsyth-monroechamber.com.

‘Walk-a-Weigh’ on Fridays

Monroe County Extension Service is presenting a Summer Walk-a-Weigh program on Fridays during June 17 through July 22 from 10-11 a.m. at the Monroe County Recreation Department gym. Walk-a-Weigh is for anyone who would like to lose weight permanently. It focuses on changing lifestyle through healthy menus and exercise. It can also help deal with (and prevent) diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and other chronic diseases. The Rec Dept. gym offers a cool, safe place to walk on Fridays at the same time as getting good tips for healthy meals and encouragement from others. For more information, call 478-994-7014 or email dlynch@uga.edu.

July 23

Six-Eleven Foundation holds concert & school supply giveaway

The Six-Eleven Foundation will host its annual Back2School Gospel Benefit Concert and Free School Supply Giveaway for children on Saturday, July 23. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at Courts of Praise AOH Church of God, 99 Powerhouse Road, Forsyth. Visit Facebook to hear the story behind The Six-Eleven Foundation at www.facebook.com/sixelevenfoundation

Back to School & Health Fair

Stone Edge Church will host a free Monroe/Bibb County Back to School Bash & Health Fair on Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 5659 Zebulon Road, Macon. Kids Yule Love and Georgia Power are sponsors of the event to provide back-to-school supplies to the students of Monroe and Bibb counties.

High Falls

Twilight Paddle

High Falls State Park will have Twilight Night Paddle on Saturday, July 23 from 7:45-9:15. Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun on a peaceful, ranger-led 3-mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. The program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $15 includes boat and gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.

July 25, 26

Audition call

The Backlot Players will hold auditions for ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ on Monday and Tuesday, July 25 & 26, at 7 p.m. at the Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth.  The show runs October 7-16. Cast includes 11 men and three women. Joy Smith is the director. ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ is a comedy revolving around the Brewster family, composed of insane homicidal maniacs. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy family and local police in Brooklyn, N.Y. We meet his two charming spinster aunts, a brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt, and another murderous brother. This is a comedy for everyone. For information, call H. Dennis Smith at 630-204-3238.

July 28

Back to School supply drive

The annual Back to School supply drive and collection for Monroe County Schools will be Thursday, July 28 from 12 noon-7 p.m. at Forsyth Walmart. This endeavor is a great way for organizations to have a community presence. For more information, e-mail Gwen Byrd at gwen.byrd@mcschools.org .

Dairy Queen

Miracle Treat Day

Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen will be Thursday, July 28. $1 or more from every Blizzard sold will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Title 1 planning meeting

Monroe County Schools will hold a Title I planning meeting onThursday, July 28 at the BOE Auditorium at 5:30 pm. The purpose is to receive input from parents of Title I students for the district’s 2016-17 Title I Plans and budget. These plans will affect all students in the elementary and middle schools in the Monroe County School System. Attendance is important and will be appreciated.  For more information, call Sandy Colwell at 478-994-2031 or visit the school system’s website.

July 28-29

Hospital Auxiliary hosts jewelry & accessaries sale

Monroe County Hospital Auxiliary will host its popular Masquerade $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale on Thursday and Friday, July 28th & 29th in the Monroe County Hospital Cafeteria.  Sale hours are Thursday from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds from Auxiliary fundraisers benefit the hospital and community.

July 30

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners

High Falls State Park will have Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners on Saturday, July 30 from 10-11 a.m. The class will help develop fundamental skills in this growing sport, such as balance, effective paddling/stroke, steering, and falling/recovery techniques. Open to adults and children 12 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Advance registration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.

‘Tie-Dye with the Quilters’

Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette will have ‘Tie-Dye with the Quilters’ on Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m.-12 noon. Join the Plantation Quilters Guild as they teach about dyeing fabrics and make your own tie dye shirt. Bring a 100% cotton t-shirt and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. All ages are welcome. $2. 478-986-5172.

Aug. 11

Chamber Members Appreciation Event

Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce will host Business & Barbecue, a Member Appreciation Event on Thursday, Aug. 11 from 4:30-7 p.m. at 10 West Chambers Street, Forsyth. Members are invited for refreshments, food, fun, door prizes and gifts. Please RSVP.

Aug. 13

2nd Annual Monroe Fest 2016

Forsyth’s Jon Clawd will sponsor the 2nd Annual Monroe Fest at Kynette Park on Saturday, Aug. 13, beginning at 3 p.m. This community celebration is for all ages and will include music, vendors, a car show, face painting and inflatables. A highlight will be an adult kickball game.To participate as a vendor, or for more information on the events, call 404-956-9291.

Antique Steam Engine Demo at Jarrell

Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, Juliette will have its Antique Steam Engine Demonstration on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 2-4 p.m. Come “let off some steam” by blowing the whistle atop the Jarrell Plantation Mill Complex, a signal used to communicate between Jarrells manning different work positions throughout the mill. See our stationary steam engine in action and experience live steam that puts into motion this important provider of mechanical energy in America’s past. $4-6.50 478-986-5172.