Calhoun Times - - OPIN­ION/COM­MENT -

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 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 is open each Mon­day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. through­out the sum­mer. It’s free for ven­dors.

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 at­houn­ 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 706-6296788 for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Su­gar Val­ley Com­mu­nity Club is now rent­ing for Birth­days, An­niver­saries, Fam­ily Re­unions and Ben­e­fits. Call 706-602-2989 for in­for­ma­tion.

Week of May 15

The Cal­hounGor­don County Li­brary is of­fer­ing a class on Ba­sic Job Ap­pli­ca­tions and What Hir­ing Man­agers Want, which will be taught by Mo­hawk In­dus­tries Re­cruiter Karli Land. The class will be held on 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.

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 provid- ed. The whole day is free. Come join the con­ver­sa­tion and cel­e­brate our jour­ney. Visit us at cel­e­bratin­gour­jour­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

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.go­­my­lankmash­burn. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Am­ber Mad­dox at 706-264-7098.

A luau-themed ben­e­fit con­cert fea­tur­ing Cu­rios­ity Shoppe will be held from 8 – 11 p.m. on Satur­day, May 21 at the Cal­houn Elks Club pool. The con­cert will ben­e­fit the Coul­ter Hamp­ton Foun­da­tion and the Cal­houn Elks Club. Fin­ger foods and cash bar. Ad­vanced tick­ets are $20, $25 at the door. Tick­ets avail­able at the Cal­houn Elks Club Pro Shop or by email at ab­by­ This is an adult event.

Week of May 22

Noni's Nook at the Cal­houn-Gor­don County Li­brary will be held on Thurs­day, May 26 at 10:30 a.m. Theme is All About Me­mo­rial Day. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706-6241456.

The Northwest Ge­or­gia Re­gional Com­mis­sion’s Area Agency on Ag­ing will hold its quar­terly meet­ing on Tues­day, May 24, 2016 at the Thorn­ton Recre­ation Cen­ter, 102 North Floyd Park Road, Rome, GA 30165, across from Ar­muchee High School on High­way 24 North. The meet­ing will be­gin at 10 a.m. The meet­ing is open to the pub­lic.

Story Time at the Chatsworth-Mur­ray County Li­brary on Wed­nes­day, May 25 at 10:30 a.m. Theme is Me­mo­rial Day Sto­ries. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706-695-4200 and ask for Tif­fany.

Mud at the Bud 2016 will be held on Tues­day, May 24, 2016. 4 p.m. for Mid­dle and High School stu­dents; 6 p.m. for stu­dents grades 3 – 5; adults may par­tic­i­pate in ei­ther race. Come out and sup­port the Red Bud Mid­dle School Ath­letic Booster Club in a muddy race at RBMS. Stu­dents and adults will com­pete through muddy ob­sta­cle chal­lenges to see who can cross the fin­ish line first. All pro­ceeds will go to­ward im­prov­ing ex­ist­ing sports fa­cil­i­ties for stu­dents at RBMS. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact 706-263-3849 or rbms.

Week of May 29

First Thurs­day Book Club Join the dis­cus­sion on Thurs­day, June 2, at the Curry House Restau­rant. Ar­rive early to or­der din­ner and the book dis­cus­sion be­gins at 7 p.m. We will dis­cuss the CUCKOO’S CALLING by Robert Gal­braith. All are wel­come! Call Roberta Char­bon­neau for more in­for­ma­tion 678-773-5655.

Regis­tra­tion for the 2016 Cal­houn-Gor­don County Li­brary Sum­mer Read­ing Pro­gram be­gins on­line on Sun­day, May 29.

June 3 and 4 Gor­don County Se­nior Cen­ter High­way 41 Yard Sale at Painted Post Trad­ing Com­pany, lo­cated at 1336 High­way 41 North be­gin­ning at 7:30 a.m. Come out and help sup­port this fun raiser for our pro­grams at the cen­ter.

Mus­tang/Ford Show & Swap Meet, spon­sored by Prater Ford and hosted by Chero­kee Re­gional Mus­tang Club, will be held at Gor­don Cen­tral High School on Satur­day, June 4, 2016. Exit 315- I-75, Cal­houn, Ge­or­gia fol­low the Signs. Regis­tra­tion is from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and fees are $20. Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and dash plaques for the first 100 en­tries; plus a Club Par­tic­i­pa­tion Award at the end of the show. There will also be an On-Site 50/50 Raf­fle and food. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Santa for For­got­ten Se­niors Project. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Al­fred Knight at 770-548-1531, Sandi Dil­lard at 706-6252677 or Russ Gil­bert at 770-548-1389.

Story Time at the Chatsworth-Mur­ray County Li­brary on Wed­nes­day, June 1 at 10:30 a.m. Ma­gi­cian David Ginn will be on hand.. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706-695-4200 and ask for Tif­fany.

Week of June 5

Alzheimer's As­so­ci­a­tion Fam­ily Care­giver Work­shop on Thurs­day June 9, 2016 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion - 922 East Mor­ris Street in Dal­ton. Top­ics cov­ered will be The Ba­sics: Mem­ory Loss, De­men­tia, and Alzheimer’s Dis­ease; Ef­fec­tive Com­mu­ni­ca­tion; Un­der­stand­ing & Re­spond­ing to De­men­tia Re­lated Be­hav­ior; Com­mu­nity Re­sources. Speak­ers are Su­san Greene, Ge­ri­atric Nurse Prac­ti­tioner, and Re­bekah Davis, Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion Di­rec­tor of Pro­grams. Regis­tra­tion is free, but re­quired. Lunch is pro­vided. Please call 800-272-3900 to reg­is­ter!

AARP Safety Driv­ing Course will be held at the Fair­mount Com­mu­nity Cen­ter on Satur­day, June 11, 2016. To reg­is­ter, please call 678.313.8298.

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