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The first Aragon Chili Cook- off is com­ing up on Satur­day at Tom Pittman Field, lo­cated at 105 Prospect Road. En­ter your best chili or to sign up as a ven­dor call Jess at 770- 896- 1165 or visit Aragon City Hall to fill out a form and pay a $10 setup fee. A cash prize of $100 goes to the Judge’s Choice chili, with a tro­phy for Peo­ple’s Choice and Show­man­ship. Gates open at 11 a.m. on Nov. 4.

Tick­ets are on sale now for a Vet­eran’s Day con­cert in Cedar­town. Visit Cedar­town­ for more in­for­ma­tion to find out how to pur­chase tick­ets now for event be­ing held at the Cedar­town Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter on Nov. 11. Prices are $12 in ad­vance and $16 at the door. Free ad­mis­sion for all vet­er­ans and ac­tive duty per­son­nel.

The an­nual Thanks­giv­ing din­ner at the Nathan Dean Com­mu­nity Cen­ter in Rock­mart is com­ing up on Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p. m., pro­vided for free by the Stocks fam­ily. Along with the hol­i­day meal, there will be live mu­sic, toys and face paint­ing for chil­dren along with much more. Do­na­tions are be­ing sought. Con­tact Stocks to help at 678-719-1981.

The an­nual Mr. Big Jacket con­test is back for 2017 with 17 con­tes­tants tak­ing part in the fundraiser for the Rock­mart High School march­ing band. Save the date for Satur­day, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. when the boys of Rock­mart High School will show off their tal­ents at the Rock­mart The­ater. Tick­ets are on sale at the door only for $7 for adults and $5 for students.

Join Yorkville Bap­tist Church on High­way 101 North in Rock­mart for their “Un­der the Tent” yard, bar­be­cue, bake sales and car wash fundraiser. Sales start at 8 a.m., bar­be­cue to be­gin be­ing served at 11 a.m. Call 727-871-1739 or 770-8568815 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Fairview Bap­tist Church in Rock­mart, will be hav­ing their Fall Re­vival from Nov. 5 through Nov. 8. Rev­erend Barry Snapp from Vic­tory Bap­tist Church will be preach­ing. Ser­vice will be­gin at 6 p.m. on Sun­day evening and at 7 p.m. Mon­day through Wed­nes­day evening. Ev­ery­one is in­vited to come and wor­ship with the church.

Cedar Spring Mis­sion­ary Bap­tist Church is hold­ing their 150th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion in Cedar­town on Nov. 12. Pas­tor James Wright will be pro­vid­ing the mes­sage. Come join the church for ser­vices on Sun­day morn­ings any­time at their church at 126 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Cedar­town.

To­day, Tal­la­toona CAP will be­gin ac­cept­ing ap­point­ments for the Low In­come Home En­ergy As­sis­tance Pro­gram for Se­nior House­holds 65 and older and Home­bound House­holds. Ap­point­ments for the Gen­eral Pub­lic will be ac­cepted be­gin­ning Dec. 1, 2017. Ap­point­ments are pro­vided on a first come first served ba­sis un­til funds are ex­hausted. Polk County res­i­dents who qual­ify will re­ceive ei­ther $310 or $350 to­ward their heat­ing bill (heat­ing source). To sched­ule an ap­point­ment or to re­quest a home­bound ap­point­ment, visit our web­site at www.tal­la­ and click BookNow, or call 770817-4666.

Join Live Oak Bap­tist Church at 150 Live Oak Road, Aragon, for their an­nual Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child Shoe­box Pack­ing Party com­ing up on Nov. 3 at 6 p.m., be­ing held in the church fel­low­ship hall. Pas­tor An­thony Os­born in­vites ev­ery­one to come help. Only vol­un­teers are needed, all sup­plies are pro­vided, and a pizza sup­per will be in­cluded. The goal is to pack 950 boxes.

The hol­i­days can of­ten be a chal­leng­ing time for fam­i­lies griev­ing the loss of a loved one or for those car­ing for some­one with a ter­mi­nal ill­ness. That’s why Hey­man HospiceCare at Floyd and Mercy Care Rome have or­ga­nized Hope for the Hol­i­days on Fri­day, Nov. 3, at Mercy Care Rome, 300 Chatil­lon Road. The free event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. will in­clude pre­sen­ta­tions from grief professionals. Lunch will be pro­vided along with mas­sages and door prizes. RSVP is re­quested but not re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter call Hey­man HospiceCare at Floyd at 706.509.3200.

The next West Geor­gia Spay/Neuter Clinic is com­ing to the Cedar­town-Polk County Hu­mane So­ci­ety on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 8. Head over to the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s of­fice at 608 Adam son 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 next pickup date avail­able is Nov. 29.

Or­der T-shirts now through the Polk County Po­lice Depart­ment to help raise funds for the trust of Isaac Hearne. Con­tact 770-748-7331 to find out more de­tails.

Also sell­ing T-shirts is Sherry An­der­son, with the next or­der be­ing fi­nal­ized to­day. Call the City of Aragon 770-684-6563, or through An­der­son di­rectly at 678-901-2065 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Give a child a safe place to go af­ter school and learn valu­able les­sons about com­mu­nity, life and aca­demics by get­ting in­volved in the Boys and Girls Club of North­west Geor­gia in Cedar­town. Visit their cen­ter at 321 E. Queen St., Cedar­town from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on week­days and bring your chil­dren ages 5-18 for af­ter­noon ac­tiv­i­ties. For more in­for­ma­tion on how to par­tic­i­pate or vol­un­teer call 770-7490869 or email asams@bgc­n­

In charge of com­mu­nity re­la­tions at your lo­cal church? The Polk County Cham­ber of Com­merce wants to talk to you. They are or­ga­niz­ing an up­dated directory of houses of wor­ship in the com­mu­nity and are hop­ing for the help of those or­ga­niz­ers who want to get their in­for­ma­tion to as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble. Email Mandy Mal­li­coat at mmalli­coat@polk­ge­or­gia. com or call 770-684-8760 for more in­for­ma­tion about be­ing in­cluded in their up­dated church directory.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints in Cedar­town, Geor­gia, hosts a ge­neal­ogy group that meets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thurs­day nights, ex­cept hol­i­days. There are no fees for these ses­sions and they are open to any­one. Please bring all of your ba­sic fam­ily his­tory (if you have it) such as names, birth-dates/death dates of par­ents, grand­par­ents, chil­dren, etc. Bring your lap­top or tablet, if you have one. If not, we can still help. Ques­tions? Con­tact us at 678477-2861 and leave a mes­sage or visit our Facebook page at www.­i­lyQuest42/

The Sit ’n Stitch crafters group 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 Church of Jesus Christ of Lat­ter Day Saints are pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to lo­cal res­i­dents in­ter­ested in hear­ing the mes­sage of Jesus Christ. For more in­for­ma­tion about how you can speak to lo­cal Elders, con­tact 687-852-7497, or visit their meet­ing house at 10005 N. Main St., Cedar­town for wor­ship ser­vices at 10 a.m. on Sun­days.

The Cedar­town Op­ti­mist Club sell­ing the Turkey Raf­fle tick­ets for $1 each and in a give­away of 15 tur­keys this year. Those in­ter­ested pur­chase tick­ets from any Op­ti­mist Club mem­ber, with all pro­ceeds go to the de­vel­op­ment of our youth. Ticket sales end with the raf­fle draw­ing on Nov. 16.

The Ferst Foun­da­tion Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Team meets the first Mon­day of the month at 5 p.m., al­ter­nately in Cedar­town and Rock­mart. Call 404-862-1273 for the meet­ing lo­ca­tion. Find out more about how to help im­prove child­hood lit­er­acy in Polk County at fer­st­foun­da­

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 with free civil le­gal ser­vices to low-in­come per­sons. This in­cludes cases re­lated to hous­ing, em­ploy­ment, ed­u­ca­tion, do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, con­sumer fraud, wills, and more. Call 404206-5175 for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Polk County Alz heimer’s Care­giver 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 in the 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 polk­coun­ty­bee­keep­ers@gmail. com or visit­bees.

Cedar­town Sup­per Club ev­ery se­cond and fourth Tues­day of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Sev­enth-day Ad­ven­tist Church, 71 Woodall Road. 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 about call 678-901-9184.

Vic­tory Bap­tist Church’s Bread of Life Food Pantry is now open. 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 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, 100 County Loop Road in Cedar­town. In­for­ma­tion ses­sions ex­plain what is re­quired to be­come a fos­ter or adop­tive par­ent in 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.

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 more email 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.

Drug over­doses have be­come the lead­ing cause of ac­ci­den­tal death in the United States with heroin and other opi­ates be­ing the largest con­trib­u­tor. Don’t let a love one strug­gle with ad­dic­tion. Nar­conon can help. Visit nar­conon­newlif­er­e­­hab/ or call 1-800431-1754 for help to­day.

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