2:30 p.m. — A piano recital featuring Thomasville students is in the Wesley Chapel, First United Methodist Church. Performers are Jacob Bradshaw, fourth-grader at Jerger Elementary School and son of Jason and Brenda Bradshaw; Paige Bramblett, ninth-grader at Brookwood School and daughter of William and Karen Bramblett; Olivia Howell, 11th grader at Brookwood School and daughter of Terry and Jan Howell; Kacy Jones, eighth-grader at MacIntyre Park Middle School and daughter of Christopher and Karen Jones; Calvin Scott, fifth-grader at Jerger Elementary School and son of Rocquel Thompson; and Allison Stauffer, 10th grader at Brookwood and daughter of Jay and Lori Stauffer. The event is open to the public.
11:45 a.m. — Southwestern State Hospital retirees meet for lunch at O’Neal’s Country Buffet. For information, call 226-6745.
5:30 p.m. — Ochlocknee City Council meets at Ochlocknee City Hall.
10:30 a.m. — The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees meets at the Thomas County Judicial Center on north Madison Street. Asun Ellis is the guest speaker.
6 p.m. — Overeaters Anonymous meets at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in the Guild Room. There are no dues or fees and is open to men and women. For information, call 229-226-0556 or 377-4995.
3:30 p.m. — The John B. Gordon Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy meets at the Thomas County Museum of History on North Dawson Street. New officers will be installed.
10 a.m. — Golden K Kiwanis Club meets at Dawson Street Baptist Church.
12:30 p.m. — The Thomasville Rotary Club meets at the Plaza.
5:45 p.m. — Early bird Bingo games, sponsored by the Kouncil Club of Thomasville, are at St. Augustine Catholic Church social hall. Regular Bingo sessions begin at 6:45. Prizes awarded and proceeds go to local charities of southwest Georgia.
12:30 p.m. — Thomasville Kiwanis Club meets at the Plaza.
The South Georgia Genealogical Society meets at the Thomas Country Historical Society at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 12. The program begins at 11. A tour of the Confederate Cemetery at Madison and Webster will be led by Vera Hagan-Mitchell.
Members of Thomas County Central High School class of 1997 are holding a 15th class reunion June 29 and 30. Class members should send their dues to P.O. Box 395, Meigs, Ga. 31765. For information, call 404.406.2625.
Miss Kitty Feline Sanctuary and Adoption Center needs volunteers. For information, call 229-236-0167 or email: email@example.com.
Thomas County Republican Party meets at 6 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month at 164-C Commercial Drive.
The Rose City Band rehearses Saturday mornings at the Thomasville Scholars Academy band room from 10 a.m. to noon. The group is open to area musicians 16 years and older who have previous band experience and can sight read. For information, call Thomas Wagner at 226-4663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Christian Writers group meets at 6:30 p.m., the first and third Tuesday of each month at Dawson Street United Methodist Church, 1132 N. Dawson St. For information, call 226-3013.
Weight Watchers meets at 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Thursdays at 94 Commercial Drive. Weigh-in starts 30 minutes before each meeting.
Newcomers Club meets at 9:30 a.m., every third Thursday of the month. New residents and neighbors should come to the Cultural Center for coffee and doughnuts. RSVP by calling (229) 226-0588.
HOPE, a traumatic brain injury support group, meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Northwoods Church of God social hall. For information, call 224-1680 or visit http://hopefortbi.web.officelive.com.
A support group called MOMS for Mothers of Military Servicemen/Women meets at 9:30 a.m., the second Saturday of every month at Relish. For information, call 228-4553.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Mondays at Parker Place, 125 E. Monroe St., which are closed meetings; open meetings are held at 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. Meetings are also at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Call (229) 377-4995 for information or call (800) 766-4653 or visit the website at www.aasouthgeorgia.org. Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m., Mondays.
The South Georgia Genealogical Society meets at 10:30 a.m., the second Saturday of each month at the Thomas County Museum of History until further notice. For information, call Cheryl Wilson at 226-2714 or email email@example.com.
PFLAG-Albany meets from 7 to 9 p.m., the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Episcopal Church of Saints John and Mark in Albany. For information, call (229) 446-3983 or (229) 854-3838 or visit pflag-Albany at pflag.org.
The Thomas County branch of NAACP holds its monthly meetings at 6 p.m., are the second Thursday of each month at the Frederick Douglass Complex.
Members of the Thomas County Democratic Party meet at 6:30 p.m., the first Tuesday of every month at the Meeting Place on Gordon Avenue.
Families Anonymous meetings are at 7 p.m., each Monday at the Milton-Everett YMCA board of directors room. For information, call 224-0230.
The Thomasville Multiple Sclerosis self-help group meets at 6 p.m., the third Tuesday of every month in the Flipper Room at the Thomas County Public Library. The meeting is to bring area people together to discuss their issues in coping with the disease and the organization. Family members and caregivers can attend. For information call Dianna Ernst at 377-6554 or Leigh Ross at 228-5223.
The Country Hoedown, formerly known as The Meigs Country Hoedown, is at the corner of Sapp and Burnum (Mt. Olive Road), in Pelham every Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. There is live country music for line and couple dancing with no door charge but donations are welcome. For information, call 683-3496 or 294-4451.
Thomasville Masonic Lodge No. 369 meets on second and fourth Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Plantation Manor Assisted Living Community seeks volunteers of all ages for its Gracious Living (Alzheimer's/dementia) wing. The volunteers will assist with the activities program. For information call Gail Davis, Betty Sawyer or Gail Lancaster at 227-0880.
Parents of children from infant to five-years-old can attend a weekly meeting to discuss the joys and frustrations of parenting. A parent educator is available to help parents learn effective methods of communication and discipline as well as how to take care of themselves while caring for children. The group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays at the Thomasville Community Resource Center. For information or to register, call 226-5846. There is no charge for the class.
The Thomasville Noon Lions Club meets at noon the second and fourth Tuesdays at the Plaza.
VFW Post 4995 and its auxiliary meet every third Thursday at 7 p.m. at the post home at 1296 Old Cassidy Rd.
VFW Post 8433 meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Roddenbery Memorial Library Annex in Cairo.
Alcoholics Anonymous (Grace Group) holds a closed meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 216 Remington Ave.
Hands and Hearts for Horses, a therapeutic riding program for children and adults with disabilities, is in need of volunteers. Volunteer training classes are held the first Monday of every month. For information, call Kirsten at 551-0086.
The Pilot Club holds a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m., the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Plaza.
Thomasville Lodge 369 F&AM, 310 N. Pine Tree Blvd., meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month. For information call 228-7427 or 403-9147.
The James Hicks American Legion Post No. 519 members and auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday at the American Legion home on Hopkins Street. The executive committee meets at 7 p.m. the Tuesday preceding the monthly meeting.
The Cairo Alanon Family Group offers help and hope. No fees, dues, or registration required. A six week series of meetings for newcomers begins at 7 p.m., April 12 at 3351 U.S. Hwy. 84 East, Cairo.
Cairo AA group meets at 8 p.m. Fridays with an open speaker, Sundays with open discussion, and Mondays with closed discussion. All meetings are held at 5531 U.S. Hwy. 84 east.
The VFW Post No. 11088 members and auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the senior center on Stevens Street.
Halcyon Home provides outreach support groups for victims of domestic violence. For information, call 226-6666 for location and time.
S.P. Jones Lodge No. 118 F&AM PHA meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. at 518 Lester St.