2011-06-08 / Burke Happenings

Genealogical and Historical Society

The Burke County Genealogical and Historical Society will have its annual covered dish homecoming meeting at 6 p.m., Monday June 13, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church social hall. The guest speaker is Robert Scott Davis, director of the Family Research Center at Hanceville College in Alabama. Davis is a noted authority on genealogy and local history having published many books and articles including Families of Burke County and the Bi-Centennial (Revolution) edition of the True Citizen. The meeting is free and open to the public. CRCT Camp

The newly developed Sardis Community Enrichment Center located at 1209 Ellison Bridge Road (rear entrance) will offer two separate computerized CRCT practice camps starting June 20. Each session is for three weeks on Mondays and Tuesdays only, from 5 - 7 p.m. The first session is for fourth graders and the second session is for fifth graders. Open house and registration will be held on 6 p.m., Monday, June 13. Seating is limited to 15 students per session. For pre-registration and additional information, call Diane Coleman at 706-504-3884. Blood Drives

Shepeard Community Blood Center will be holding several blood drives in Waynesboro throughout the month. They will be as follows:

Monday, June 13 – 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Burke County Hospital, located at 351 Liberty Street;

Monday, June 20 – 3-7 p.m., at the Waynesboro Mennonite School, located on Highway 25; and

Tuesday, June 28 – 1-5 p.m., at the Wardlow Building Early Head Start Health Fair

The public is invited to attend an Early Head Start Health Fair 1 p.m., Friday, June 17, in the old Blakeney auditorium. Families will receive free screenings and valuable health information. Textbook adoption

This summer, Burke County Middle School will serve as the Congressional District 12 site for Career, Technical, Agricultural Education (CTAE) textbook adoption for both the middle and high school.

All teachers, parents, students, and other community members who are interested in reviewing the textbooks and live in congressional district 12, are invited to attend. There will be 26 publishers scheduled to submit materials for Grades 6-12 CTAE. LaToscha Evans, BCMS instructional coach, will serve as the facilitator for the textbook adoption. The books and resources will be on display in the Burke County Middle School cafeteria 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m, Mondays-Thursdays, June 27-July 14. The site will be closed on Fridays and July 4. End of the School Year Celebration

The Divas of Destiny are sponsoring a end of the school year celebration for 10th, 11th and 12th graders in the Keysville area 7 p.m., Saturday, June 11, at the Charles Walker Building.

The event will feature dancing and food and a talent contest. To register your talent, call 706- 547-6463, 706-796-9520 or 706-547-0227. Display a talent and win a prize. Admission is free. Father’s Day photo shoot

Walgreens will have a Father’s Day photo shoot Saturday, June 11, Sunday, June 12 and Saturday, June 18 noon-3 p.m., at the Waynesboro City Park on Liberty Street.

For more information, contact Walgreens at 706-437-7977 and ask for the photo department.

Photos will be ready to pick up within the next two-three business days.

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