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Up­com­ing events

For in­for­ma­tion on hold­ing or sup­port­ing a ben­e­fit at the Oostanaula Com­mu­nity Club in Cal­houn, call Bar­bara Tal­ley at 770-608-2050.

On­go­ing

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 prek 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.

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 706-879-5850, or email denise.rus­tad@ahss.org.

Week of May 22

Car Show at Tom B. David Air­port on Satur­day, May 28, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pre-regis­tra­tion is $15; at the gate, $20. All pro­ceeds will spon­sor Re­deemed Youth Group for Col­lide 2016. 50/50 draw­ing, tro­phies, door prizes, food, mu­sic and more! 50/50 tick­ets $1 each or 6 for $5. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706-2637033.

Week of May 29

The 7th an­nual Fair­mount United Me­mo­rial Day Fes­ti­val and 5-k Run on Mon­day, May 30 at Tate Park in Fair­mount. Regis­tra­tion for the 5-k be­gins at 8 a.m. and the run starts at Tate Park at 9 a.m. Awards will be given for each age group male and fe­male along with Over­all Win­ners, Mas­ter and Grand Mas­ter win­ners. This is part of the Run and See Ge­or­gia Grand Prix se­ries. The Clas­sic Amer­i­can Ride Club will be host­ing the An­tique Car Show. Car regis­tra­tion is from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $20 per car. Car Show win­ners will be an­nounced at 1:30 p.m. The Me­mo­rial Day Fes­ti­val be­gins at 10 a.m. and runs un­til 3 p.m. with mu­sic, food and craft ven­dors. For chil­dren, there will be trac­tor rides, log roll, rock climb­ing, in­flat­a­bles, a pet­ting zoo and much more. Cost per child is $10 for a day pass. No fam­ily will pay more than $40 for larger fam­i­lies. Live pro­fes­sional wrestling will also be on site, on­go­ing all day. At 2 p.m., WWII vet­eran Al­ton Caden­head will de­liver a mov­ing salute to vet­er­ans.

Me­mo­rial Day Blue­grass Fes­ti­val on Mon­day, May 30 at the Oostanaula Com­mu­nity Cen­ter lo­cated at 1595 Oostanaula Bend Road in Cal­houn. Gate ad­mis­sion is $5. A light break­fast will be served start­ing at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. with an en­trée, veg­eta­bles, dessert and drink for $6. A raf­fle for a Moss­berg Model 500 12 gauge pump shot­gun will be held at 6 p.m. Tick­ets are $1 each or six for $5. Door prizes and cake­walk will also be held through­out the event. Bands start play­ing at 11 a.m.

Shoney’s of­fers a free All-Amer­i­can Burger to all vet­er­ans and troops on Me­mo­rial Day as a way to say “Thank You” to those who fought for Amer­ica’s free­dom on Mon­day, May 30.

First Thurs­day Book Club Join the dis­cus- sion 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. De­scribed by The New York Times as “a highly en­ter­tain­ing book... Even bet­ter, he has in­tro­duced an ap­peal­ing pro­tag­o­nist in Strike, who’s sure to be the star of many se­quels to come.... its nar­ra­tive moves for­ward with propul­sive sus­pense.” 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. Regis­tra­tion is from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and fees are $20. 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 800272-3900 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

Terry Knight Stu­dio/ Gallery is now reg­is­ter­ing chil­dren for the 15th An­nual Art Ex­plo­sion, which will of­fer paint­ing pot­tery classes from June 6 – 10. From 9 – 11:30 a.m. each day, Acrylic Paint­ing classes will be held, and from 1 – 3:30 p.m., Stoneware Pot­tery classes will be held. Paint­ing class is $95; Pot­tery class is $130. Cam is for chil­dren ages 6 to 16 years old. Stu­dio is lo­cated at 208 S. Wall Street in the Down­town His­toric District. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 678-986-4046 or email ter­rylknight@bell­south.net

Story Time at the Chatsworth-Mur­ray County Li­brary on Wed­nes­day, June 8 at 10:30 a.m. Theme is Hide and Go Seek. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706-6954200 and ask for Tif­fany.

Save Ge­or­gia’s Hem­locks An­nual Camp Meet­ing on Sun­day, June 5 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at ETC Pav­il­ion, Le­gion Road, El­li­jay; a gath­er­ing of kin­dred spir­its to cel­e­brate and to pre­serve the mag­nif­i­cent hem­lock. Pic­nic lunch by Poole’s Bar­be­cue plus your cov­ered dish. Great mu­sic by Down­town Roy. Ed­u­ca­tional dis­plays, in­ter­est­ing demon­stra­tions, and fam­ily friendly ac­tiv­i­ties by a va­ri­ety of con­ser­va­tion and recre­ational non­prof­its plus our pub­lic land man­agers. Keynote speaker Dr. Bud May­field, U. S. For­est Ser­vice and pre­mier re­searcher of all things hem­lock. Reser­va­tions re­quired, con­tact Peggy Re­ich at 404- 219-3876, www.SaveGe­or­giasHem­locks.org.

Fair­mount City Li­brary Sum­mer Pro­gram con­tin­ues on Wed­nes­day, June 8 at 2 p.m. with DNR Ranger 1st Class Ben Cun­ning­ham speak­ing and dis­cussing lo­cal sites, avail­able recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties and safety guide­lines. The pro­gram is open for chil­dren ages 4-12.

Week of June 12

Tues­day, June 14, the Gor­don County Se­nior Cen­ter will be cel­e­brat­ing Flag Day from 9 - 10 a.m. Light re­fresh­ments; re­tired Gen­eral Terry Nes­bitt will be speaker.

Terry Knight Stu­dio/Gallery is now reg­is­ter­ing chil­dren for the 15th An­nual Art Ex­plo­sion, which will of­fer paint­ing pot­tery classes from June 13-17. From 9 – 11:30 a.m. each day, Stoneware Pot­tery classes will be held, and from 1 – 3:30 p.m., Acrylic Paint­ing classes will be held. Paint­ing class is $95; Pot­tery class is $130. Cam is for chil­dren ages 6 to 16 years old. Stu­dio is lo­cated at 208 S. Wall Street in the Down­town His­toric District. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 678-986-4046 or email ter­rylknight@bell­south.net

Story Time at the Chatsworth-Mur­ray County Li­brary on Wed­nes­day, June 15 at 4:30 p.m. Sto­ry­teller Josie Bai­ley will be on hand.. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706-695-4200 and ask for Tif­fany.

Fair­mount City Li­brary’s Sum­mer Pro­gram picks up on Mon­day, June 13 at 2 p.m. as Bill Ha­ley from the Ten­nessee Aquar­ium will present to chil­dren ages 4 – 12 years old on Creepy Crawlies. He will host a se­cond pro­gram at 3 p.m. on TAG An­i­mals (an­i­mals found in Ten­nessee, Alabama and Ge­or­gia.)

Week of June 20

Story Time at the Chatsworth-Mur­ray County Li­brary on Wed­nes­day, June 22 at 10:30 a.m. Theme is Dance Time. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706-6954200 and ask for Tif­fany.

Ge­or­gia Pick & Bow Tra­di­tional Mu­sic School will hold a week­long day camp of in­ten­sive mu­sic in­struc­tion for young begin­ner through ad­vanced mu­si­cians Mon­day through Fri­day, June 20-24. This camp of­fers train­ing in blue­grass and old-time mu­sic, song, sto­ry­telling and crafts for stu­dents en­ter­ing 4th through 12th grades and is held at the Dahlonega Bap­tist Church. In­struc­tion and ac­tiv­i­ties are geared to­ward hav­ing fun, de­vel­op­ing skills, play­ing mu­sic in a group, and, in gen­eral, im­mers­ing young peo­ple in an in­ter­est that might well last a life­time. Ap­pli­ca­tion forms, which should be sub­mit­ted a.s.a.p., and other in­for­ma­tion are avail­able at www.geor­giapickand­bow.org.

Week of June 27

Story Time at the Chatsworth-Mur­ray County Li­brary on Wed­nes­day, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. Theme is Game Day. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706-695-4200 and ask for Tif­fany.

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