Deadline: Thursday 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.