Area Calendar of Events
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 Cedartownshows.com 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.tallatoonacap.org 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 email@example.com.
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. facebook.com/FamilyQuest42/
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 Rockmartfarmersmarket.com 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 ferstfoundation.org.
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 visit tinyurl.com/polkbees.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-210KIDS. Visit www.fostergeorgia.com 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 email@example.com 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 narcononnewliferetreat.org/drug-rehab/ or call 1-800431-1754 for help today.