Cotton Production Meeting: Sumter County Cooperative Extension Service hosts a cotton production meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Sumter County Agricultural Center, 127 William Bowen Pointe. Farmers may earn one hour credit toward private and/or commercial pesticide credit. There will be a sponsored meal; call 924-4476 if you plan to attend.
Chamber Concert Series: Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) has announced its 2012-2013 Chamber Concert Series — Feb. 12 – Graffe String Quartet with Michiko Otaki, piano and April 8 – Sima Trio. All performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. in GSW’s Jackson Performance Hall, unless otherwise noted. Tickets available and can be purchased at the door. For information or tickets, call 931-2204.
Neighborhood Watch Meeting: District 4 Neighborhood Watch meeting is at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at Magnolia Manor in the Magnolia Room. Nigel Poole of the Flint River Chapter American Red Cross, and Clayton Freeman, director of the Middle Flint Regional E-911 Center, are on the program.
Bell Convocation: Lauren Groff, author of “Arcadia,” is set to give the annual Griffin Bell Distinguished Lecture. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. Feb. 13 in the Jackson Performance Hall at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW). The lecture is free and open to the public. A book signing with Groff will be held at 1:30 p.m. in Java City within the Marshall Student Center. Copies of “Arcadia” are available now at the GSW Bookstore.
Authority Meeting: The Schley-Sumter-Macon Joint Development Authority meets at 4 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Rees Park Economic Development Center, 409 Elm Ave. in the second-floor conference room. The meeting is open to the public.
Valentine Gala: Innovative Senior Solutions and the Caring 4 Seniors Foundation hosts the First Annual Valentine Gala from 7-11 p.m. Feb. 16 at Rees Park Economic Development Center, 409 Elm Ave. For ticket information, call 928-3673. All proceeds benefit the seniors in our community.