Authority Meeting: The Schley-Sumter-Macon Joint Development Authority meets at 4 p.m. today 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. Saturday at Rees Park Economic Development Center, 409 Elm Ave. For ticket information, call 928-3673. All proceeds benefit the seniors in our community.
Free Classes: Lake Blackshear Regional Library offers Mobile Devices for Beginners at 11 a.m. Saturday and Microsoft Excel for Beginners at 11a.m. Feb. 23. Class lasts an hour. All classes are free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. Stop by the library at 307 East Lamar St., call 229-924-8091 or visit lbrls.org for more information.
Forestry Pageant: The Macon County Forestry Pageant is taking applications. The pageant will be held at 4 p.m. March 2 at the Old Junior High Gym in Oglethorpe. The divisions are Baby (0-23 months), Teeny (2-4 years), Tiny (4-6 years), Little (7-9 years), Junior (10-12 years), Teen (13-16 years), and Miss (17-24 years). The winner will represent Macon County at the State Pageant in June. Winners will receive a full round crown and sash. Scholarships will be awarded to each queen at the end of their reign. For applications, call Amy R. Johnson at 478-244-1562 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is Saturday.
Attention Farmers: Sumter County Farmers Weed Control meeting is at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Sumter County Agricultural Center, 127 William Bowen Pointe. Farmers can earn one hour credit on private pesticide license and/or one hour credit on commercial pesticide license for category 21, 24 and 27. Because there is a sponsored meal, please call 924.4476 today and register if you plan to attend this meeting.