Seasoned Citizen Academy Inside Summer Picnic: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Tuckston UMC, 4175 Lexington Road, Athens. All seasoned seniors (ages 50 and older) are invited to this picnic with picnic baskets, watermelon and a seed-spitting contest in the church fellowship hall. No reservations required.
“I’ve Got Talent” Vacation Bible School: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, First AME Church, 521 Hull St., Athens. Vacation Bible School for all ages. Light meal served at 5:30 p.m. each night. Everyone is welcome. Come and bring a family member or friend. Music, crafts and spiritual lessons.
First Friday Singing: 7 p.m. Friday, Calvary Baptist Church of Statham, 1975 Highway 82, Statham. In concert will be Southern gospel singing group The Chuck Wagon Gang along with the Calvary Church Choir. We invite everyone to join us for a delightful evening of song. A love offering will be taken. For more information, call Matt Dibler at (770) 725-5164.
Community Yard Sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Shiloh Baptist Church, Highway 72 East, Carlton. Given by The Women’s Ministry of The Shiloh Baptist Church For more information, call (706) 797-3551.
Tuckston Trekkers: 8 a.m. Saturday, Tuckston UMC, 4175 Lexington Road, Athens. Grab your backpack and water bottle and come join the Tuckston Trekkers as they hike to Panther Creek, located off U.S. Highway 441 in Turnerville. You must provide your own transportation and parking is $3. Contact Elizabeth Pilson at email@example.com for any questions.
Christian Science Church services: 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 578 Whitehead Road, Athens. For more information, call (706) 424-1323.
Poplar Spring Baptist Church 150th Anniversary: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Poplar Spring Baptist Church, 4214 Athens Highway, Jefferson. Poplar Spring Baptist Church will be celebrating its 150th anniversary Sunday. Bishop Calvin Turner, Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Stephens will be our special guest. Dinner will be served from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Unity Athens Sunday service: 11 a.m. Sunday, Unity Center for Spiritual Growth, 995 Hawthorne Ave., Suite 105, Athens. 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. every Sunday with music, meditation and an uplifting message. Also a Morning Quietude meditation from 9:40 to 10:20 a.m. each Sunday.
Women Day 2016: 11 a.m. Sunday, Shiloh Baptist Church, 100 Buddy Christian Way, Athens. Shiloh Baptist Church will celebrate Women Day 2016. The speaker will be Minister Regina Bell of Athens. Free. (706) 549-5684, (706) 549-9166
Ninth Pastoral Anniversary: 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Little Valley Baptist Church, 4999 New Kings Bridge Road, Nicholson. Little Valley Baptist Church will celebrate the pastoral anniversary of Rev. L.T. Crawford. The guest messenger at 11:30 a.m. will be the Rev. Jeremy Sullivan of Atlanta. Dinner will be served from 1:30-2:45 p.m. The guest messenger at 3 p.m. will be Bishop James Washington of the New Grove Baptist Church in Winterville.
Bishop Baptist Church Vacation Bible School: All week, Bishop Baptist Church, 1110 Old Bishop Road, Bishop. VBS Registration Kick-off & Family Cook-out Sunday, June 5 at 6:00 p.m. VBS is for 3-year-olds (born before September 2012) thru 12th-grade (register by grade just completed). Nursery will only be provided for VBS workers. (706) 769-6509. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org
Submerged: Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. all week at Edwards Chapel Baptist Church, 105 Timothy Place in Athens. Classes are available for children 5 years of age through 12th grade. Thursday evening will be family night; parents are invited to come hear what their children learned throughout the week. (706) 353-8961
Vacation Bible School: 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. All week, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1459 Jot-Em Down Road, Danielsville. Children from 4 to 6 will be checking in June 5-9 at Mount Zion starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 8:45 p.m. Activities will include hilarious skits, great songs, exciting Bible dramas, prizes, awards, snacks, games and more. For more information, call (706) 789-2113.
Vacation Bible School at Crooked Creek Baptist Church: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Crooked Creek Baptist Church, 6202 Jefferson River Road, Athens. Children and teens 3 years old through 12th grade are invited to “Cow-a-bunga,” a fun, farm-themed Vacation Bible School. It will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, with Friday night commencement starting at 7 p.m. Free. (706) 548-4233, crookedcreekbaptistchurch.org.
Young Harris United Methodist Church GROW Day Camps: 9 a.m. All week, Young Harris UMC, 973 Prince Ave., Athens. A week of camp activities for children. For more information and to register, visit ngumc.org/grow.
Ahoy There Matey! Vacation Bible School: Victory Baptist Church, 4030 Danielsville Road, Athens. Victory Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School June 6-9 from 5:45-8:10 p.m. nightly. For more information, email email@example.com
Vacation Bible School, Cave Quest: Following Jesus The Light of The World: 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. All week, Oconee Heights Baptist Church, 4180 Jefferson Road, Athens. All children grades K-5 will be able to brave the depths of the cave to seek out Jesus, the light of the world. Dinner will also be provided for all children in attendance. Free. (706) 548-4600, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.oconeeheights.org.
Vacation Bible School: Friendship Baptist Church, 275 Friendship Church Road, Danielsville, will have VBS starting June 6 at 6 p.m. with registration. Regular VBS sessions start 6:30-9 p.m. each night June 7-10 for children age 4 through 12th grade. Family night will be on June 10, 6:30-9 p.m. (706) 795-3043, email@example.com
North Georgia United Methodist Annual Conference: Tuesday through Thursday, The Classic Center, 300 N. Thomas St., Athens. Lay and clergy members, plus guests, are invited to register for the 150th North Georgia Annual Conference session, RSVP for meals, and order the 2016 Journal. Registration for childcare and a children’s day camp is available. Free. (678) 533-1399, www.ngumc.org/ac2016.
Women’s Bible Study: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Young Harris United Methodist Church, 973 Prince Ave., Athens. Women’s Bible Study continues to meet weekly in the Women’s Bible Study room in the Family Life Center building. This study is open to all women in the community. For more information about this study, contact the office at 706-543-2612.