Around Town for Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, will host a "Furry Friends" 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 9. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the race will start at 10 a.m. There is a $20 registration fee.
Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers, along with the top three male and female finishers in each group. Entry forms are available at www.griffinpondanimalshelter.com or at the shelter.
Free Movie Showing
The East Benton United Methodist Church, 170 Jordan Hollow Road, will host a free showing of the film "The Five People You Meet in Heaven," which is based on the book of the same title by Mitch Albom, on Sunday, March 10, at 2:30 p.m. Popcorn and bottled water will be provided.
The Dalton Fire Co. ladies auxiliary's bingo season for the year will begin on Monday, March 11 at the Dalton Fire Hall, 109 S. Turnpike Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the games will start at 6:45 p.m. Call 563-1268 for more information.
The Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Newton Twp., will host its annual turkey supper on Saturday, April 13. Adult dinners are $12 and dinners for children younger than 12 are $6.
A family-style sit down dinner will be held in the church social hall beginning at 4 p.m., while take-out dinners will be available at the Newton-Ransom Fire Hall, located on Newton-Ransom Boulevard, beginning at 4 p.m. Bake sale items will be available at both locations.
A $1 discount per ticket for all advance ticket sales purchased by Friday, April 5.
Advance tickets may be purchased at the church office Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.