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 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 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 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 celebratingourjourney.net 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.gofundme.com/jimmylankmashburn. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.com.
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.