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The ‘Ride Out Pink’ char­ity mo­tor­cy­cle ride is com­ing up on Satur­day, Sept. 23 with reg­is­tra­tion be­gin­ning at 9 a.m., and kick­stands up at 9:55 a.m. from the Nathan Dean Sports Com­plex for a trip around the tri-county area. Free food for reg­is­tered cy­clists, 50/50 raf­fle, mu­sic and fun. Pro­ceeds go to “Beau­ti­ful, Brave & Bold” breast cancer sur­vivors ban­quet. Tro­phies for most rep­re­sented, best bike and first to reg­is­ter. Mo­tor­cy­clists can reg­is­ter in ad­vance at www. open­hand­com­mu­ni­ty­

Golfers get ready to tee off this fall for the first ever CASA of Polk and Har­al­son County golf tour­na­ment. The up­com­ing fundraiser will be Sept. 22 at the new Cedar Val­ley Coun­try Club next to Petro’s in Cedar­town at 1811 Buchanan High­way. Reg­is­tra­tion be­gins at 8 a.m. with a con­ti­nen­tal break­fast avail­able to play­ers, and a tee time at 9 a.m. Prizes and a com­pli­men­tary lunch are in­cluded. There’s also a Hole in One for a new car prize be­ing spon­sored by Hardy Chevro­let Buick and GMC. Call Brett Hunter at 256-239-7882 for more in­for­ma­tion. Cost is $100 per player, $400 for a four-per­son team.

Get ready for the Polk County Fair or­ga­nized by the Cedar­town Ex­change Club an­nu­ally to help raise funds for the club to do­nate to lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions. The fair con­tin­ues through Satur­day, Sept. 16, at the Polk County Fair­grounds; 5-10 p.m. nightly Tues­day through Thurs­day, and Fri­day and Satur­day from 5 to 11 p.m. See the front of this week’s paper for a story on the fair.

The fifth Sun­day gospel singing at the Out­reach Taber­na­cle in Mus­ca­dine, Ala., is com­ing up on Sun­day, Sept. 30, fea­tur­ing Mercy’s Grace from Car­roll­ton, Chris­tian Her­itage from Dou­glasville and the Yar­broughs from Bre­men. The event starts at 5 p.m. cen­tral at 1351 County Road 31, Mus­ca­dine, Ala. Free re­fresh­ments fol­low­ing, a love of­fer­ing will be re­ceived for the singers. Call Pas­tor Rouzelle at 770-5742585 or Howard at 678-925-0903 for more in­for­ma­tion or di­rec­tions.

The Cedar­town Sole Mates will be pro­vid­ing In­tro­duc­tory Line Dance Classes on five con­sec­u­tive Thurs­days be­gin­ning Sept. 21, 2017. The classes are from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Se­nior Cen­ter at 605 Lyn­ton Drive (North­west Park) in Cedar­town. There is no charge for the classes and you do not have to be a se­nior to par­tic­i­pate. Af­ter the last class, par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to join in our reg­u­lar classes. If you miss the first class, we can help you catch up. For de­tails call He­len Keefer at 770-749- 1962.

Please join in the fes­tiv­i­ties com­ing up for the Cedar­town High School Class of 1977’s 40-year re­union com­ing up on Satur­day, Oct. 21. Please visit the re­union’s web­site www.chs1977re­ for reg­is­tra­tion and de­tails, or con­tact Patty D. Tillery at 770-748- 9038. Plan­ning meet­ings are com­ing up on Sept. 12 and Oct. 3 for those in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing at 6:30 p.m. each night at The Av­enue restau­rant on East Av­enue in Cedar­town.

The Sit ’n Stitch crafters group will re­sume Wed­nes­day, Sept. 6, in the Fel­low­ship hall of Rock­mart First United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The group will meet each Wed­nes­day ex­cept the last Wed­nes­day of the month. Bring a sack lunch, a project of your own, or help out with a mis­sion project and en­joy fel­low­ship with other crafters. No spe­cial skills are re­quired. For de­tails con­tact Made­line Brown at 678-435-5032.

Check out the Rock­mart Farm­ers Mar­ket at the Sil­ver Comet Trail­head be­hind Southcrest Bank on Thurs­days from 2 to 6 p.m. from now through Thanks­giv­ing. Visit Rock­mart­farm­ers­mar­ for de­tails about ven­dors and up­com­ing classes.

The Har­rell-Weaver re­union is com­ing up on Satur­day, Sept. 23, at Bel­lview Bap­tist Church in Rock­mart from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring enough food for you and your fam­ily plus some to share. Email She­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

The an­nual Bi­cy­cle Ride Across Ge­or­gia will be mak­ing a stop once again in Polk County at Sky­dive Space­land off Grady Road dur­ing their an­nual U.S. Bi­cy­cle Route 21 event. The ride is be­gins in Chat­tanooga on Sept. 29 and con­tin­ues un­til Oct. 1 where it will end in At­lanta. Rid­ers will be at Sky­dive Space­land on Sept. 30 af­ter com­ing from Sum­merville, and evening en­ter­tain­ment is sched­uled as well. Check out for more in­for­ma­tion.

The next spaghetti din­ner at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 12 will be on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 20. Meal of spaghetti, meat­balls, gar­lic toast and salad, $5 for all-you-can-eat. Served from 5 to 7 p.m. Trivia with Tom and Betty starts at 6. Come join us for some fun and a great, in­ex­pen­sive meal.

Check out the Throt­tle Jock­eys Fourth Fri­day Cruise-in monthly — weather per­mit­ting — in front of Polk County Court­house No. 2 park­ing on Prior Street in Cedar­town from 5 to 9 p.m. This month’s Fourth Fri­day will be the final makeup date for the Sum­mer Con­cert se­ries on Sept. 22, fea­tur­ing McPher­son St.

The Ferst Foun­da­tion Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Team meets the first Mon­day of the month at 5 p.m., al­ter­nately in Cedar­town and Rock­mart. Call 404862-1273 for the meet­ing lo­ca­tion. Find out more about how to help im­prove child­hood lit­er­acy in Polk County at fer­st­foun­da­

Rock­mart’s an­nual River­walk Fes­ti­val on the Euharlee is com­ing up in Oct. 21. Visit rock­ for more in­for­ma­tion about how to sign up to be­come a ven­dor and to par­tic­i­pate in fes­tiv­i­ties.

The Ge­or­gia Le­gal Ser­vices Pro­gram’s Claire Sher­burne will be on hand at One Door Polk in Cedar­town ev­ery fourth Mon­day to help those in need of pro­vide free civil le­gal ser­vices to per­sons with low in­comes. This in­cludes cases re­lated to housing, em­ploy­ment, ed­u­ca­tion, do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, con­sumer fraud, wills, and more. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The next date will be later this month.

The next West Ge­or­gia Spay/Neuter Clinic is com­ing to the Cedar­town-Polk County Hu­mane So­ci­ety on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 27. Head over to the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s of­fice at 608 Adam­son Road, Cedar­town, on Fri­days from 4 to 7 p.m. or Satur­days from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to fill out an ad­mis­sion and pre­pay for the surgery. Those want­ing more in­for­ma­tion can call 678-361-7304 for more in­for­ma­tion. Vac­cines and tests are avail­able for ex­tra cost as well. The up­com­ing pickup dates fol­low­ing are Oct. 11 and Oct. 25.

Ven­dor applications are out now for the an­nual Cedar­town Fall Fes­ti­val be­ing held on Satur­day, Oct. 7, on Main Street. Fes­tiv­i­ties be­gin with the 10 a.m. Shriner’s pa­rade, a dog con­test at 11 a.m. and live en­ter­tain­ment through­out he day. Those in­ter­ested in a ven­dor space can con­tact Ramona Ruark at the Cedar­town Wel­come Cen­ter at 770-748-2090 or email rru­ark@down­towncedar­

The Polk County Alzheimer’s Sup­port group will meet monthly on the first Mon­day from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Polk Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Those in­ter­ested can join for fel­low­ship and lunch fol­low­ing in the hos­pi­tal cafe­te­ria. For more in­for­ma­tion call John Giglio at 678-246-8188.

Join the Church of God of the Union As­sem­bly, 32 Prospect Road, Rock­mart, for praise and wor­ship weekly. The church welcomes any­one to come and wor­ship reg­u­larly on Sun­days and Wed­nes­days as well. Praise and youth ser­vices are held at 7 p.m. on Wed­nes­day nights, and ser­vices start at 10:30 a.m. on Sun­day fol­low­ing Sun­day School at 9:45 a.m. Call Pas­tor Jesse Starnes at 678757-4572 for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Polk County Bee­keep­ers meets the first Satur­day of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cedar­town Li­brary, 245 East Ave. Whether you are an ex­pe­ri­enced bee­keeper, new bee­keeper or want to learn all are wel­come. For de­tails email polk­coun­ty­bee­keep­ or visit­bees.

The Polk County Ex­ten­sion Ser­vice’s an­nual twice-weekly veg­etable mar­ket has be­gun. Find fresh veg­gies and fruits on hand from ven­dors on Tues­days and Fri­days from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Peek’s Park in Cedar­town. Call the ex­ten­sion of­fice at 770-749-2142 for more in­for­ma­tion or to learn how to par­tic­i­pate.

Cedar­town Sup­per Club ev­ery sec­ond and fourth Tues­day of the month at 6:30 p.m. Held at 71 Woodall Road. Sev­enth-day Ad­ven­tist Church. En­joy a veg­e­tar­ian sup­per and par­tic­i­pate in a lec­ture on healthy, happy liv­ing. Free and for all ages. Each evening pro­vides a dif­fer­ent menu and lec­ture topic. For more in­for­ma­tion call 678-901-9184.

Vic­tory Bap­tist Church’s Bread of Life Food Pantry is now open to help those in need. One bag of non-per­ish­able food, five items to pick from pro­duce, eggs and milk and two items from frozen meats, breads and oth­ers will be avail­able. ID is re­quired. Limit of two IDs per ad­dress. Reg­u­lar hours of oper­a­tion for the pantry are Mon­days, 1 to 3 p.m.; Tues­days, 5 to 7 p.m.; and Thurs­days, 8 to 10 a.m.

In­ter­ested in be­com­ing a Fos­ter or Adop­tive Par­ent? Open your heart to a child in need and find out how you can help. Join oth­ers who seek the love of a child ev­ery sec­ond Tues­day night of each month at 6 p.m. at Polk County Di­vi­sion of Fam­ily and Chil­dren Ser­vices of­fice, lo­cated at 100 County Loop Road in Cedar­town. In­for­ma­tion ses­sions are held to ex­plain what is re­quired to be­come a fos­ter or adop­tive par­ent in the state of Ge­or­gia. For more in­for­ma­tion please call Robin Forston at 404-895-6517 or email robin. or call 1-877-210KIDS. Visit www.fos­ter­ge­or­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

Join Paul Craig­head at the Rock­mart Cul­tural Arts Cen­ter gallery for weekly pot­tery classes. They are held Tues­day and Wed­nes­days from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for $15 each, and $12 for a Thurs­day class from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Ma­te­ri­als are in­cluded in the cost of the classes. Call Paul Craig­head at 770-843-5302 with ques­tions. Reg­is­tra­tion open at the be­gin­ning of classes.

Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery con­tin­ues to meet in the First Bap­tist Church of Rock­mart, 311 E. Elm St., on Mon­day nights with din­ner at 6 p.m. A large group gath­ers at 7 p.m., and small share group gath­ers at 8 p.m.

The Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion Care­giver Sup­port Group in Polk meets the first Mon­day of each month at First Bap­tist Church of Rock­mart, 311 E. Elm St. The fa­cil­i­ta­tor is April Wil­liams. For de­tails call 770-546-5188.

Lutheran Ser­vices of Ge­or­gia’s Her­itage Adop­tion Pro­gram part­ners with DFCS to find For­ever Fam­i­lies for chil­dren wait­ing in Ge­or­gia’s fos­ter care sys­tem. In­for­ma­tion Ses­sions are held on the third Thurs­day of ev­ery month at 6 p.m. at the Rome Of­fice, lo­cated at 336 Broad St., Suite 200. In­di­vid­ual ses­sions may be sched­uled to ac­com­mo­date fam­i­lies, as needed. For de­tails con­tact or call 706-506-0649.

Soup and “Sav­ior,” a lo­cal non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Tues­days to pro­vide needed items to de­serv­ing peo­ple. This in­cludes a free meal (soup), cloth­ing and gives other as­sis­tance. Meet­ings are held at Glad Tid­ings, lo­cated at 703 Robert L Parks Blvd. in Cedar­town. Do­na­tions are ac­cepted.

Nar­conon would like to re­mind fam­i­lies that the use of ad­dict­ing drugs is on the rise, take steps to pro­tect your fam­ily from drug use. Call 800-431-1754 for more in­for­ma­tion or visit the Nar­conon web­site at DrugAbuseSo­lu­

The open­ing class for fall 2017 is com­ing up for the lo­cal chap­ter of the Na­tional League of Ju­nior Cotil­lions. Ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease from the Polk County chap­ter, the first class of the sea­son is com­ing up this Satur­day, Sept. 16 at the Chero­kee Golf and Coun­try Club.

“We are ex­cited about the up­com­ing cotil­lion sea­son and the won­der­ful re­sponse we have re­ceived from par­ents,” said chap­ter di­rec­tor, Thomas J. Ruff II. Con­tact Ruff at 706936-8075 for more in­for­ma­tion on how to par­tic­i­pate in the up­com­ing classes.

The Na­tional League of Ju­nior Cotil­lions pro­gram fea­tures eti­quette, char­ac­ter ed­u­ca­tion, and so­cial dance train­ing for f i f t h t hrough eighth grade stu­dents. The pro- gram in­cludes five classes and two balls over a seven-month pe­riod.

The pur­pose of the pro­gram is to give stu­dent in­struc­tion in ball­room dance and prac­tice in the so­cial cour­te­sies needed for bet­ter re­la­tion­ships with fam­ily and friends.

Stu­dents ac­tively learn life skills through a cre­ative method in­clud­ing role-play­ing, skits, and games. The so­cial be­hav­ior com­po­nent ranges from rules of con­ver­sa­tion to for­mal and in­for­mal ta­ble man­ners. Among other top­ics will be pos­ture, re­ceiv­ing lines, elec­tronic eti­quette, and the proper way to get into coats and through doors. Stu­dents will also be in­tro­duced to such ar­eas as re­spond­ing to in­vi­ta­tions, writ­ing thank you let­ters, pay­ing and re­ceiv­ing com­pli­ments, and sports­man­ship.

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