Deadline: Monday 12 p.m.
For information on holding or supporting a benefit at the Oostanaula Community Club in Calhoun, call Barbara Talley at 770-608-2050.
The Calhoun Recreation Department is holding Adventure Summer Camp and registration is now open. There are four sessions for kids 8-12 years old: June 6-10, June 13-17, June 20-24 and July 18-22. There are two sessions for kids 1214: June 27-29 and July 25-27. Participants will go on a trip daily in these camps. For the 8-12 year olds, the camp is designed to do activities outside, fun educational trips, and trying new things. The camp for 12-14 year olds is for the adventurous; there will be white water rafting, zip lining and indoor rock climbing. Registration deadline is the Tuesday before each session. For more information, contact the Calhoun Rec at 706-629-0177.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart Rome Chapter 525, meets the first Monday of the month except holidays at the Rome Nation Guard Armory located at 340 Wilshire Road at 6:00 P M. All veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart are eligible for membership and are invited to join. For more information: Contact Howard Cothran at 706-676-44692 or Alfred Carnes at 706802-8262.
Summer 2016 Driver’s Education courses will be offered by the Gordon County Schools at Gordon Central High School and Sonoraville High School. Classes will take place at Gordon Central High School on June 13, 14, 15 and 16 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. Classes at Sonoraville High School will take place on June 27, 28, 29 and 30 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. A break will be taken at noon each day. Instructors ask for students to bring paper and a pencil or pen to each class; along with their learner’s permit. Classes are open to any student, regardless of where they attend school, as long as they have their learner’s permit. The cost for the Driver’s Education course is $250. A nonrefundable deposit of $50 must be submitted with application, and applications can be found online at www. gcbe.org or at either Gordon Central or Sonoraville High Schools. For more information about the courses, contact Pam Stewart or Gina Daniel at the system transportation office at 706-629-1804.
The Calhoun Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month for the regular called Board Meetings at 12:00 p.m. Special Board meetings will be advertised in advance. All meetings are held at 607 Oothcalooga St. Calhoun, Georgia. The public is invited to attend. Call to verify a meeting is schedule prior to attending.
The Downtown Depot Farmers Market begins Monday, May 16 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. It’s free for vendors and it will be held every Monday throughout the summer.
Calhoun City Schools Community Education Program is offering Summer Fun this year with many different camps for kids aged pre-k through 8th grade.
To register, do so and pay online at www.calhounschools.org under departments/Community Education or submit registration form with payment to the Community Education Office at 380 Barrett Rd. Regular registration for ALL camps ends the Thursday preceding each camp week. A $10 late fee will be applied to all campers who do not meet the regular registration deadline.
Jacket Jamboree is now a theme-based activities camp. Please visit our website or call 706629-6788 for more information.
Week of May 15
The Calhoun-Gordon County Library, located at 100 N. Park Avenue in downtown Calhoun, will be providing a Excel 101 computer course on Monday, May 16 from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Registration is required. Please call the library at 706-624-1456 for more information or to register.
The CalhounGordon County Library, located at 100 N. Park Avenue in downtown Calhoun, will be providing a Excel 102 computer course on Wednesday, May 18 from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Registration is required. Please call the library at 706-624-1456 for more information or to register.
On Thursday, May 19, 2016, the New Horizons Book Club will meet at the Fairmount City Library. The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. The Club will discuss: “Girl On The Train” by Paula Hawkins. New members are welcome. 706-337-3110.
Noni's Nook at the Calhoun-Gordon County Library will be held on Thursday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m. Theme is Let’s Get Moving! For more information, call 706-624-1456.
Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Workshop will be held on Thursday May 19, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association located at 922 East Morris Street in Dalton. Topics covered will be The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease; Effective Communication. Registration is free, but required. Dinner is provided. Please call 800-2723900 to register!
Story Time at the Chatsworth-Murray County Library on Wednesday, May 18 at 10:30 a.m. Theme is Police Week. For more information, call 706-695-4200 and ask for Tiffany.
The Calhoun-Gordon County Library is offering two classes on Basic Job Applications and What Hiring Managers Want, which will be taught by Mohawk Industries Recruiter Karli Land. The classes will be held on Tuesday, May 17 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 21, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. For more information on the class, call 706-428-8122. All classes require pre-registration. For more information, stop by the library at 100 N. Park Avenue in downtown Calhoun or call 706624-1456.
Gordon Housing Stability Coalition Meeting. Join your voice at the Housing Stability Coalition meeting on Tuesday, May 17, at 6 pm at The Depot. For more information contact Family Connection at 706-602-5139 or email Roberta@gordonconnection.org.
Announcing a recovery symposium in Rome on Friday, May 20, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Journey Church located at 15 Redmond Court for everyone impacted by addiction and mental health issues. Resources available. Lunch provided. The whole day is free. Come join the conversation and celebrate our journey. Visit us at celebratingourjourney.net for more information.
The Calhoun Elementary Chorus proudly presents The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever on May 16, 17 and 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Calhoun High School Black Box Theatre. For ticket information, email mcleoda@ calhounschools.org.
BBQ and Hotdog Dinner Benefit for the funeral expenses of Jimmy (Lank) Masburn will be held on Saturday, May 21 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the American Legion Campbell Hall, located at 401 W. Line Street in Calhoun. Plates are $7 and include baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and all the fixins’. $1 raffle tickets for great prizes, $1 tickets for 50/50 raffle, cakewalk and auction items. Donations can be made directly to Max Brannon and Sons funeral home or by visiting https:// www.gofundme.com/jimmylankmashburn. For more information, contact Amber Maddox at 706-2647098.
Coosa Valley Regional Services is holding their monthly board meeting on May 19, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the main office located at 3 Riverside Industrial Parkway NE in Rome. All public cordially invited to attend.
Wings & Wheels Day Fly-In and Car Show on Saturday, May 21 at Tom B. David Airport in Calhoun. Flying and Cruising fun. Car show is sponsored by Cup of Life Worship Center. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8 – 17 available from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Burgers and hotdogs from 12 – 2:30 p.m. Static displays and lots more. For more information, call 706-602-8000.