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Thursday, December 7

Chipola Civic Club 12:00 pm

Marianna Kiwanis Club 12:00 pm

Marianna Women’s Club 12:00 pm

VFW 6:00 pm

WILLIAM DUNAWAY CHAPTER, NATIONAL SOCIETY, SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, meets first Thursday each month, 7:00 p.m., at Jim’s Buffet and Grill, Marianna, Dutch treat meal at 6:30 p.m.  The objects of this Society are declared to be patriotic, historical, and educational, and to perpetuate the memory of those Patriots who served and sacrificed during the War of the American Revolution.  Visitors and prospective members are welcome.  For more information call 850-594-6664.

SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS GROUP - Hosted by gulf coast sexual assault program for adult survivors of sexual assault.  Location: 2901 Madison St., Marianna - 5:30-6:30 PM. Refreshments provided. Please join us on the following date: Thursday, December 7* 2017 - 5:30-6:30 p.m. The purpose of this group is to provide support for adult survivors of sexual assault with an empowering environment where participants can learn new coping skills, identify personal goals and build relationships. This group will choose their activities and topics for discussion. For additional information or directions please contact Cindy Bard @ c850) 630-0560.

Veteran meeting - every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Chipola College (Admin building, last door on the left). For more information call 850-209-5045 or 406-360-1718.

The FL Fish & Wildlife workers will have Yancey boat landing closed through 12/11/17 for repairs.

Friday, December 8

Town of Grand Ridge Christmas Parade. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017 at 4:00 PM. Line up starts at 3:00 PM. You are invited to participate in the Grand Ridge Christmas Parade sponsored by the Town of Grand Ridge.  There are no entry fees for units that want to participate.  We would like for all businesses, churches, schools, individuals, and any other organizations to be involved in our parade this year.  The parade will start at Hall Street (next to the Town Hall) and turn East on Florida Street.  It will end at John Thomas Porter Park (see map).  We are hoping that everyone will gather for the Festival afterwards.  The festival starts immediately after the parade. Santa Clause will be taking the children’s Christmas lists and handing out candy canes to all the girls and boys.  So make sure you bring your camera.  The Town will be serving hot dogs and chili.  We will have some special activities and games for the kids. NOTE:  You are allowed to throw candy during the parade.  You may mail or fax your entry form as needed, but a form must be completed in order to participate in the parade.  You must also call Town Hall at (850) 592-4621 to obtain your entry number prior to the parade.  All entries are due by November 30, 2017.  All late entries will be placed at the end of the parade in front of Santa Clause.

The FL Fish & Wildlife workers will have Yancey boat landing closed through 12/11/17 for repairs.

Saturday December 9

Marianna City Farmer’s Market - September thru April hours: SATURDAYS ONLY 8:00 AM - 12:00 noon. Products: All types of fresh vegetables, fruits, honey, Jellies, flowers, and plants. For more information call 850-592-5114

Renaissance Park, 5989 Hartsfield Road, Greenwood, FL 32443 hosts its annual Living Heritage Festival, Saturday, December 9, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include: food, entertainment, lye soap making, quilting, jelly making, black pot cooking and horseback riding. Cane juice and processed pork for sale. For more information call (850) 482-7497 or (850) 209-4310. Free fun for the entire family!

The FL Fish & Wildlife workers will have Yancey boat landing closed through 12/11/17 for repairs.

Lowe’s of Marianna & West Florida Electric are currently holding food drives for the backpack program.

Monday, December 11

Altrusa 12:00 pm

Marianna Lions Club 12:00 pm

The FL Fish & Wildlife workers will have Yancey boat landing closed through 12/11/17 for repairs.

Tuesday, December 12

American Legion 6:00 pm

Marianna Moose Lodge 7:00 pm

Republican Club of W FL 12:00 pm

Greenwood Town Council meeting - every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the town hall located at 4207 Bryan St., Greenwood, FL.

The Jackson County Genealogy Group will meet on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:30 p.m.  The meeting will take place at the First Methodist Church Youth Center on Clinton  Street in Marianna.  Matt Mathews will present the program on using DNA to locate missing or unknown family members.  For more information call 394-4910.

Wednesday, December 13

Marianna Rotary Club 12:00 pm

Marianna Optimist Club 12 noon, Jim’s Buffet and Grill, 4329 Lafayette Street, Marianna, small conference room.

The regular monthly meeting of Jackson County Public Library Advisory Board will be December 13, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. In the Panhandle Public Library Cooperative System conference room.

Thursday, December 14

Chipola Civic Club 12:00 pm

Pilot Club of Marianna Christmas Party TBA

Veteran meeting - every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Chipola College (Admin building, last door on the left). For more information call 850-209-5045 or 406-360-1718.

NAACP General Meeting is Thursday, December 14th at 6pm at St. James AME. For any questions, call 850-696-0599. NAACP meets every 2nd Thursday of the month. Ronstance Pittman, President - Jackson County NAACP

Apalachicola Arsenal Museum - 14th (NOTE THE SECOND THURSDAY) – LUNCH AND LEARN -TBA

Friday, December 15

Attention Senior Singles!! Meeting every 3rd Friday of every monthly at various restaurants in the area. Get-together at 2 p.m. for fun, friendship and discussions! Come join us! For more information call Lilia at 272-6611 or Linda at 394-8228.

Saturday, December 16

Marianna City Farmer’s Market - September thru April hours: SATURDAYS ONLY 8:00 AM - 12:00 noon. Products: All types of fresh vegetables, fruits, honey, Jellies, flowers, and plants. For more information call 850-592-5114

Apalachicola Arsenal Museum - 16TH – ANNUAL MINGLE JINGLE RECEPTION – Annual event with holiday music, Ugly Sweater Contest, Food, final Deck the Hall Wreath Auction and more. Look for times and more info to follow.  Tickets will go on sale Dec. 1st.

Monday, December 18

DAR 10:45 am

NE Jackson Co Optimist 6:30 pm

Chipola Chapter NSDAR will hold their regular meeting at The Oaks Restaurant in Marianna beginning at 10:45 with a social time & the DAR Ritual at 11:00 a.m. CST.  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 or 850-482-6600.

St. Anne Thrift Store, 4285 2nd Ave, Marianna FL. Will be closed From December 18th thru January 3rd, 2018. We will reopen on Thursday, January 4th at 9:00 AM Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 19

DAV 7:00 pm

Graceville Lions Club 6:30 pm

Harmony Lodge #3 7:30 pm

Marianna Moose Lodge 7:00 pm

Optimist Club of Jax Co 12:00 pm

To all seniors in the Jackson County area and surrounding counties, the Foot doctor will be at the Jackson County Senior Citizens on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 10:30 for more information please call 850-263-4650 or 850-263-2774. Jackson County Senior Citizens 5400 Cliff Street Graceville, Fl 32440 850-263-4650 Fax 850-263-4136

Jackson County NAACP meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 19th at 6pm at St. James AME

Wednesday, December 20

Marianna Rotary Club 12:00 pm

Marianna Optimist Club 12 noon, Jim’s Buffet and Grill, 4329 Lafayette Street, Marianna, small conference room.

The Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 5 pm in the classroom.

Thursday, December 21

Chipola Civic Club 12:00 pm

VFW 6:00 pm

Sexual Assault Survivors Group - hosted by Gulf Coast Sexual Assault Program for ages 18 and above first & third Thursdays of each month in 2017. Location: Gulf Coast sap Program office 2901 Madison St., Marianna from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Refreshments provided.  The purpose of this group is to provide support for adult survivors of sexual assault and those who were sexually abused as children. Survivors will be provided an atmosphere that helps them gain an understanding about sexual assault and how it has affected their lives. This group will create an empowering environment where participants can learn new coping skills, identify personal goals and build relationships. For additional information or directions please contact Cindy Bard @ 850-630-0560.

Veteran meeting - every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Chipola College (Admin building, last door on the left). For more information call 850-209-5045 or 406-360-1718.

Saturday, December 23

Marianna City Farmer’s Market - September thru April hours: SATURDAYS ONLY 8:00 AM - 12:00 noon. Products: All types of fresh vegetables, fruits, honey, Jellies, flowers, and plants. For more information call 850-592-5114

Monday, December 25

Altrusa 12:00 pm

Marianna Lions Club 12:00 pm

Tuesday, December 26

Marianna Moose Lodge mtg/orientation 7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 27

Marianna Garden Club 10:00 am

Marianna Rotary Club 12:00 pm

Marianna Optimist Club 12 noon, Jim’s Buffet and Grill, 4329 Lafayette Street, Marianna, small conference room.

Thursday, December 28

Chipola Civic Club 12:00 pm

Veteran meeting - every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Chipola College (Admin building, last door on the left). For more information call 850-209-5045 or 406-360-1718.

Saturday, December 30

Marianna City Farmer’s Market - September thru April hours: SATURDAYS ONLY 8:00 AM - 12:00 noon. Products: All types of fresh vegetables, fruits, honey, Jellies, flowers, and plants. For more information call 850-592-5114

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