MC COURTHOUSE

Health Dept. has extended hours

Monroe County Health Dept., 106 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Forsyth is open until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays to serve those who can’t come to the clinic during its daytime hours. All services are available during the extended time. For more information, call 478-992-5083.

July 11

Art Day at the Library

The Children’s Program for Tuesday, July 11 presented by Monroe County Library is Art Day, a chance to bring ideas to the canvas and create a personal masterpiece. The program is at 11 a.m. at Monroe County Clubhouse.

Small Fruit Seminar for the Backyard Gardener

Monroe County Extension will present Small Fruit Seminar for the Backyard Gardener with UGA Extension Blueberry Specialist Erick Smith from 6-8 p.m. at the Monroe County Clubhouse, 64 W. Chamber Street, Forsyth. Registration is $10 and includes materials and light refreshments. Pre-register by July 9 by calling 478-994-7014.

July 12

Mt. Zion UMC will host health screenings

Residents around Forsyth can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening at Mt Zion United Methodist Church-Smarr, 40 Rumble Rd, Forsyth on Friday, July 12. Screenings can check for: level of plaque buildup in arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health; HDL and LDL cholesterol levels; diabetes risk; bone density; Kidney and thyroid function and more. Screenings are affordable, convenient and accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking. Free parking. Packages start at $149, but consultants will work to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Also, ask about our Wellness Gold Membership Program which allows customers to get all the screenings they need now, but pay $19.95 a month. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

July 12-14

SRIM Center holds Guru Purnima celebration

The Srikarunamayi Research Institute of Meditation (SRIM) Center on Julie Lane, off Johnstonville Road, in Monroe County will celebrate Guru Purnima, a sacred time when people can honor anyone who has had an impact on their lives as a teacher. July 12-14 the SRIM will particularly honor Amma Sri Karunamayi, meditation teacher, global humanitarian and spiritual leader. Amma will teach chart cleansing meditation techniques that help free from negative tendencies and provide discourses and worship opportunities that awaken attendees to the presence of God within.

July 15-18

Science Clinic 

The city of Forsyth presents a Science Clinic at the Monroe County Recreation Department Youth Center from 10-11 a.m. each day from July 15-18 for grades K-2nd. The instructor is Yvonne Stroud.

Karate Clinic

The city of Forsyth presents a Karate Clinic at the Monroe County Recreation Department Youth Center from 3-3:45 p.m. for ages 3-6 and from 3:45-4:30 p.m. for ages 7-12 each day from July 15-18. The instructor is Michael Brewster.

July 16

Dr. Magical Ballooons

 at the Library

The Children’s Program for Tuesday, July 16 presented by Monroe County Library is Dr. Magical Balloons: A Universe of Stories. This is an interactive program full of music and instruments. The program is at 10 a.m. at Monroe County Clubhouse.

July 17

Edible STEAM at the Library

The Children’s Program for Wednesday, July 17 presented by Monroe County Library is Edible STEAM: Solar Oven S’mores. It’s always fun to play with your food while you’re learning. The program is at 11 a.m. at Monroe County Clubhouse.

Food Bank Distribution 

Christ United Methodist Church, along with other local churches and in conjunction with Circle of Care, will distribute food packages provided by the Macon Food Bank on Wednesday, July 17. To volunteer to help unload the truck and/or assemble and distribute food, show up at 10 a.m. at Christ UMC, 417 North Frontage Road, Forsyth (next to the Farm Bureau). For information on being a recipient of this once-a-month food distribution, contact Circle of Care at 478-994-4939.

July 18

Monroe County Library Board to meet

Monroe County Library Board of Trustees will hold its third quarter meeting on Thursday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Monroe County Library, 62 W. Main St., Forsyth. All board meetings are open to the public. The board meets on the third Thursday of January, April, July and October. For more information, contact Kimberly Clayton at 478-994-7025 or kclayton@frrls.net

July 21

Save A Pet Annual Meeting

Save A Pet’s Annual Meeting will be Sunday, July 21 at 2 p.m. at Save A Pet Shelter, 430 Maynard Road, Forsyth. Members and public are welcome to attend to recap the year and elect officers.

July 22-25

Basketball  Clinics

The city of Forsyth presents Basketball Clinics at the Monroe County Recreation Department Youth Center from July 22-25. The girls basketball clinic will be from 3-5 p.m. for ages 8-14. The instructor is Lamon McElhaney. The boys basketball clinic will be from 6-8 p.m. for ages 8-14. the instructor is Greg Nix.

July 23

Lego Learning at the Library

The Children’s Program for Wednesday, July 23 presented by Monroe County Library is Lego Learning. Use Legos to build and engineer ane work on a real robot. The program is at 11 a.m. at Monroe County Clubhouse.

July 24

Galactic Gamer’s 

Day at the Library

The Children’s Program for Thursday, July 24 presented by Monroe County Library is Galactic Gamer’s Day. There will be video games galore.The program is at 11 a.m. at Monroe County Clubhouse.

July 25

Annual WIC Farmers’ Market

North Central Health District (NCHD) will host its annual farmers’ market for participants of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program at Monroe County Health Department, 106 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Forsyth on Thursday, July 25 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. This is one of the 14 annual WIC farmers’ markets presented by NCHD in its 13-county district. Each farmer’s market will offer free fruits and vegetables for WIC participants. Supplies are limited, so the market will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. WIC participants, or their designated alternates, must bring their WIC ID card to take advantage of these free markets. Attendees of the markets not enrolled in WIC may purchase fresh produce from vendors. 

July 29

Scouting Open House

Cub Scout Pack 51 and Boy Scout Troop 51 will host an Open House drop in on Monday, July 29 from 5-8 p.m. at the Forsyth United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 68 West Johnston Street. Families of boys from kindergarten to 17 years old will be able to learn more about Scouting activities and requirements and will be able to register a Scout for $16. Call 478-258-1453 for more information.