Community Events

Back to School Bash - Barrow Co.

10:00 am
Families in need are invited to the Barrow County Family Connection's Back to School Bash! Backpacks stuffed full of school supplies will be available at Victor Lord Park on July 20th from 10am-12pm. Local nonprofits, businesses, churches and even a few barbers will be there to help equip our Barrow families to ensure that our children go back to school fully prepared!

Jackson County Summer Meals Program

11:00 am

Children 18 years old and younger can enjoy free meals this summer through Friday, July 26, at eight locations across Jackson County. Meals from a federally-funded initiative, administered by the Jackson County School System’s school nutrition program, will be served onboard school buses at stops in the Maysville, Commerce, and Nicholson areas. Two other locations will offer breakfast and lunch. 

Barrow Bold 5K

10:00 am
The Barrow County School System presents the Barrow BOLD Back to School 5K. All proceeds will support the Barrow County School System and Georgia 4-H. Contact: David Beeland -

WHEN: Saturday, August 3, 2019. The 5K begins at 10 a.m. Registration opens at 9 a.m.

WHERE: The course will be at Russell Middle School at 364 W Candler Street in Winder, Georgia. The 5k will be run on the campuses of Russell Middle School and Winder Elementary School.

AWARDS: Overall Male/Female, Masters Male/Female, and top three Male/Female winners in age groups beginning 10 and under through 75 and over. Results available online at Points will be awarded in three series: Clover Glove, Black Bag, and Run and See Georgia.

Registration: $20 until 7/22/19. After 7/22 and on race day $25. Pre-registered participants will receive one short sleeve t-shirt.

Jackson County Community Night Out

06:00 pm
Come celebrate Jackson County's Community National Night Out, hosted 
by Jackson County Sheriff's Office and Jefferson Fire Dept. The event is Tuesday, August 6th from 6 to 9pm featuring music from, "Love Truck."

Auburn Citizens Police Academy

06:30 pm

Class begins Tuesday, August 13th and meets weekly for 10 weeks at the Auburn Police Department's Council Chambers from 6:30-9:00pm. To register, email and put "APPLICATION REQUEST" in the subject line, Phone 770-513-8657 and ask for Sgt. Mark Pharr for more details..

Piedmont CASA Upcoming Training

06:00 pm
Are you interested in helping the children of your community? Be an advocate! Walk alongside a child in foster care, help them make sense of court hearings, make sure their needs are being met, and help them find a permanent home faster. Piedmont CASA invites you to attend training classes starting in August and learn more about what it means to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Visit to learn more.

Adventure Bags Motorcycle & Jeep Ride

10:00 am
Adventure Bags, Inc will be hosting their 8th Annual Motorcycle AND Jeep Ride Sunday, September 29th. Registration will be held at Cycle World of Athens and will open at 10am. KSU at 11am. Registration will include an event tshirt (first come first serve basis) along with (1) ticket for a chance to win door prizes. Lunch will be provided for all participants following the ride. Destination is TBD. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. Vendors are welcome.. Visit for information.