The Vine begins new outreach with gasoline buy down

The Vine will be reaching outside its wall and into the community with its Second Saturday Outreach starting Sept. 13.

The Vine will be reaching outside its wall and into the community with its Second Saturday Outreach starting Sept. 13.

Members of The Vine, a church located on Highway 211 in Braselton,  will begin a new outreach effort this Saturday by “buying down” the price of gasoline at two local stations to $2.99 a gallon.
According to Holly Avera, the new outreach program will feature a unique means to be out in the community each month.
“The purpose is to be out and present in the community and  love on everybody whether they come to church at The Vine or haven’t found a church,” said Avera. “We want to intentionally demonstrate that God loves you  and this is one way we want to show it.”
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Library Friends hosts Sept. 10 lunch and learn


Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library will host a lunch and learn program at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

The program will feature Christine Martinello and Linda Hughes, co-authors of “Atlanta’s Real Women,” which was published last year.

Christine Martinello is a recognized leading authority in leadership and life balancing. She has had more than 18 years experience as an internationally acclaimed speaker, author and consultant. Christine and her husband Bob have just created “The Christmas Love Box,” a family tradition of sharing love one note at a time.

Linda Hughes spent 20 years traveling the world doing seminars on topics like leadership, and civility and community building. She’s an award-winning writer who has recently co-authored “What We Talk About When We’re Over 60.”Linda’s latest novel is “Becoming Jesse Belle.” She is also a professor at Georgia Gwinnett College.

These authors will talk about their life experiences, their books, and their latest projects.

Their books and the Christmas Love Box will be available for purchase and signing.

The price for the homemade soup and salad lunch is $6 so please bring cash or check.

Lunch and Learn meets in the Community Room on the rear level of the Braselton Police Building on Highway 53 in Braselton. Please call Debbie at 678-963-5423 to reserve your place.

Jefferson Library offers happenings for September

Storytime at the Jefferson Library is at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays for ages 5 and under.

Storytime at the Jefferson Library is at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays for ages 5 and under.



The Jefferson Public Library has a hefty list of fun programs to participate in during the month of September.

Library manager Amy Carlan and the employees ensure that the library stays active and that there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Storytime will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. for ages 5 and under. It is the perfect opportunity for parents to meet other parents with children close in age. Storytime also provides a fun, educational time for little ones.

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Winder-Barrow Community Theatre presents ‘Wedding Belles’


WBCT-poster-Wedding-Belles-8-X-11-grayWinder-Barrow Community Theatre is proud to announce the next show at the Winder Cultural Arts Center Theater.

“Wedding Belles” by Alan Bailey and Ronnie Claire Edwards will open on Friday, Sept. 26,, and run for two weekends. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m.

Tickets are only $10 per person and are now available at both ticket locations. You can purchase tickets by phone from the Winder Customer Care Center (770-867-3106) by going to “Event Ticket Sales” found on the first prompt on the voicemail system.

Tickets can also be purchased in person at Pam Veader’s State Farm Insurance Office at 41 S. Center St., in Winder (770-867-1679).

Tickets will also be available at the door 30 minutes prior to each show.

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Museum hosting Sept. 10 fall foliage lunch & learn


Just in time for the fall season, the Crawford W. Long Museum is offering a “Fall Foliage” Lunch and Learn program for the community on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Posy Henson of the Jefferson Garden Club will share tips and techniques for decorating for the fall season. The event will be held upstairs at the Museum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the program beginning at noon.

The quarterly lunch and learn program is a free program for the community. Those who attend may bring lunch or pre-order a bag lunch of chicken salad croissant and chips for $5. Call the museum at 706-367-5307 to order lunch or confirm attendance no later than Saturday, Sept. 6. Lunch can be pre-paid with a credit card over the phone or stop by the museum at 28 College St., to pay with cash or check.

Posy Henson, owner of “Flowers By Posy” and past president of the Jefferson Garden Club, makes flower arrangements for weddings, parties and other special occasions, incorporating mostly garden style flowers and wild flowers in her designs. Henson can be reached at flowers.posy@gmail.com.