Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

Your Community FYI

December 22, 2012

Town Crier: December 23, 2012



Christmas Wonderland: Willet Way Wonderland opens around 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and will be open every evening through Monday, weather permitting. Santa will be on hand during that time, from 6-8:30 p.m., weather and schedule permitting. Kids of all ages are welcomed to sit on Santa's lap and tell him what they want. Be sure and bring your cameras, too.

This Week


Community Dinner: A Community Christmas Dinner is held at noon Tuesday in the Social Hall, First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lee St.

Looking Ahead


Servsafe® Training: Servsafe® Training for Food Service Employees

is Jan. 28 at the Sumter County Agricultural Center, 127 William Bowen Pointe . Pre-registration is required. Cost is $15. Call 924-4476.

Chamber Concert Series: Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) has announced its 2012-2013 Chamber Concert Series —  Jan. 29 – Manhattan Piano Trio; 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.

Basic Class: iPad and iPhone Basic Class is offered by the Georgia Southwestern State University Continued Education Department from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 29 and 30 in GSW Education Center Room 103. Fee is $39 and course number is 313I{B201A.

Servsafe® Training: Servsafe® Training for Food Service Managers is offered Feb. 4 and 5 at the Sumter County Agricultural Center, 127 William Bowen Pointe. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $140. Call 924-4476.

Manhattan Reunion: An reunion of former Manhattan Shirt Co. employees is being planned. For information call Jim Goodman 924-5797, Leroy Harris 478-472-6467, Johnnie Vaughn 924-5384 or Jurlene Morgan 924-6400.



NEW GED Testing Hours: New hours, starting in January for GED testing at the Stein Center are 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and the first Saturday of each month.


Recycling Project: 4-E Learning & Prevention Center Inc. is sponsoring a recycling project. Call 928-5605 to make arrangements for delivery or pick-up of large items. Bring other items to the 4-E Center, 1405 First Montgomery St. All types of metals are needed such as old vehicles, bikes, electronics, microwave ovens, file cabinets, appliances, etc; aluminum items; paper items such as old books, magazines, etc.; plastics such as water and drink bottles and other items; and ink cartridges of all sizes, brands and kinds.


4-E Learning & Prevention Center: After School program for k-8th grade students is 2:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Registration fee is $25 or $60 for pickup from school. You might be eligible for free or reduced child care. Contact DFCS. To register, call 928-5605 or email or apply online at

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