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 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 themebased activities camp. Please visit our website or call 706-629-6788 for more information.
The Sugar Valley Community Club is now renting for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Family Reunions and Benefits. Call 706-602-2989 for information.
Gordon Hospital’s CREATION Health Farmers’ Market is a local market providing local farmers and producers the opportunity to sell fresh produce and homemade items to local consumers. This includes but is not limited to fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, plants, herbs, nuts, honey, jams, jellies, salsas, oil, vinegars, baked goods, beverages, and 100 percent handmade arts and crafts. There is no fee to participate as a vendor. The market runs every Thursday evening from 5 - 7 p.m. June 16 – Aug. 18. The market is located on the campus of Gordon Hospital at 1035 Red Bud Road NE. For vendor information, call 706-8795850, or email email@example.com.
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.
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 706-6954200 and ask for Tiffany.
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. Roberta Charbonneau for more information 678-7735655.
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.
Fairmount City Library Summer Program begins Wednesday, June 1 at 2 p.m. for children ages 4 – 12. The guest speaking will be Mickie Boswell, a volunteer from the Tellus Museum in Cartersville. She will discuss exhibits, programs and activities available at the museum.
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.
ShugArt Studio will be hosting its fifth annual summer art camp “Hawaiian Summer”. It will consist of two sessions: the first session will start June 7 and the second session will begin July 5. Both learning and fun will come together in this Hawaiian theme art camp. Campers will create a variety of mixed media projects such as: sand art, seashell art, floral designs and much more. The camp is available for ages five and up. ShugART Studio is located at 122 Nicklesville Rd NE, Resaca. Please contact Tammy Shugart for more information at 706-602-9333 or tammyshugart122@comcast. net