First Steps Program. Serving families of newborns at Spalding Regional Medical Center with a personal visit, parenting education, telephone follow-up and referral to community resources. For information or to volunteer call 770-885-0638.
The band schedule for the Hollonville Opry House for Jan. 3 includes the Kris Youmans Band, Larios Brothers, Blue Jam,and Klassic Kuntry with Don Henry. Music begins at 6:30 p.m.
There will be no trash pickup in the city of Griffin on Jan. 1. That route will be picked up on Jan. 2.
Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration Parade. 3 p.m. Jan. 19. Registration from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 5, with final registration from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 10. The cost of entries is $12 for cars and walking units, $15 for trucks and vans and $5 for additional entries for organizations. The theme is “Keeping the Dream Alive: Remembering the Past; Forging Toward the Future.” For information call Sheryl Brown at 770-294-4800 or Joyce Hollis at 770-412-1112.
The Fourth Annual Faith Leadership Summit on The Prevention of Child Abuse will be held at 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 in the Stuckey Auditorium of the University of Georgia. Griffin Campus. The summit is meant to raise awareness about the issue of child maltreatment and ways faith leaders can help build protective factors that lead to healthy children, families and communities. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $15 and includes lunch and conference materials. To register, call Cheryl McClure at 404-870-6569.
SATURDAY, JAN. 3
Griffin Bicycle Club. 8:30 a.m. 40-mile group ride leaves from First United Methodist Church, 1401 Maple St.
Weight Watchers. 8:30 a.m. at Mount Gilead Church.
Money Matters. Finance classes at 6 p.m. at Gospel Tabernacle South, 615 N. Ninth St.
Williamson Music Barn. Bands appreaing to be announced. No admission charge. Call 770-884-0931 or 770-228-7414.
SATURDAY, JAN. 10
The AARP Driver Safety Prorgram will hold class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Zebulon Senior Center. Call 770-567-3857 or 706-647-9464.
TUESDAY, JAN. 13
An investigator from Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine’s office is scheduled to be in Griffin from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Georgia Department of Labor. Call 770-228-7226 to confirm the investigator’s schedule.
MONDAY, JAN. 19
Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration Parade. 3 p.m.