Gordon County Hunger Walk will be held on Nov. 5, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the Calhoun Recreation Department. The registration for the community walk together to raise awareness of hunger in our area will be at the Pavilion near the Yellow and Black Playground of the Calhoun Rec. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. Enter from McDaniel Station Rd. Any sized donation is accepted and appreciated. Together we will assist these area food banks: VAC, Blewer Food Bank, God’s Pantry at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and St Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry of St. Clements Catholic Church. Money is to be turned in the day of the event. The Gordon County Hunger Walk will be held rain or shine. Join the Gordon County Ministerial Association is this walk through the park. Questions, call Father Louis Tonsmeire (706-629-1056) or Rosellen Burns (706-629-2445).
Gordon Hospital, Gordon EMS, and Chick-fil-A of Calhoun will honor the community’s veterans by hosting a free Veterans Lunch. All veterans are invited to enjoy a free, dine-in only lunch at Chick-fil-A in Calhoun, located at 495 Highway 53 East on Friday, Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tim’s Toy Run 2017-A Christmas of Many Colors will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11 in memory of Tim “Goose” Jacobsen to benefit children in need. Registration at 11 a.m. at Race Trac located at Hwy. 53 in Calhoun. KSU at 12 p.m. Cost is $20 or toy of equal value (passenger included in price). Ends at Duke’s of Calhoun on Dews Pond Road, where a meal will be served to all riders and those who donate. Cagers welcome. There will be regular door prizes and passenger only door prize. Hosted by the O.B.K, III% Brotherhood, Twisted Iron Society, White Knights, SBC, Full Assault MC. Sponsored by Dukes and Ken’s Motorcycle Tire.
Week of Nov. 19
All members of the community are invited, as well as families served by PruittHealth Hospice of Calhoun, along with partners of our organization to the Fall Memorial Service on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 1411 Rome Road in Calhoun. From I-75 take Highway 53 heading west to Rome. Proceed
FIRST THURSDAY BOOK CLUB will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Shoney’s on Red Bud Road. We will discuss William Kent Krueger’s book Ordinary Grace. “I realized within pages this would be one of the best books I’ve read in recent years. The gathering threat and its consummation are satisfying and meaningful. This is an intelligent and compelling story told with great heart.... A perfect book club read, truly a book to love and read more than once. Absolutely recommended.” (Historical Novel Society). ALL ARE WELCOME! Arrive a little earlier to enjoy dinner! For more information contact Roberta Charbonneau at 678773-5655.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars post 5376 in Calhoun would like to announce that there will be a Post Service Officer on site to assist any veterans with benefits on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. The VFW is located at 406 West Line Street in Calhoun. For more information, call Johnny Kelley 706-988-8517.
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 706-67644692 or Alfred Carnes at 706-8028262.
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 Calhoun Area Writers meet every third Friday of the month at The Harris Arts Center from 6-7:30 p.m. The club exists to support writers, from published authors to those who simply enjoy writing down their thoughts.