Parent-Child Dance: The Sumter County Middle School PTO presents Father Daughter and Mother Son Dance from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the Sumter County Middle School Cafeteria. Semi-formal attire. Children grades three-12 are invited. Admission is $15 per couple and $5 per additional child. Refreshments will be served and photos available. Tickets are available in advance at the school or you may pay at the door.
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.
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.
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.
Caregiver Support: Innovative Senior Solutions holds a Caregiver Support Group meeting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Americus Day Health Center, 721-A Felder St. Guest speaker will be Luneda Brown from the Sumter County Health Department, presenting on services provided by the health department.