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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 770-749-0869 or email asams@bgc­n­wga.org.

The an­nual Thanks­giv­ing din­ner at the Nathan Dean Com­mu­nity Cen­ter in Rock­mart is com­ing up on Satur­day 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.

Crossview Com­mu­nity Church is hold­ing a Com­mu­nity Thanks­giv­ing Potluck Meal on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at 510 N Pied­mont Ave., Rock­mart. Visit www. rock­mart­potluck.com to sign-up now for the free meal. The Thanks­giv­ing out­reach in­cludes a give­away to those in need of blan­kets, coats, gloves hats and scarves for the win­ter.

The Vic­tory Bap­tist Church Stock­ings of Love Christ­mas Bazaar will be on Satur­day, Nov. 18, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 60 ven­dors will be sell­ing all types of crafts, Christ­mas dé­cor and a va­ri­ety of gift items. Free ad­mis­sion and there will be home­made baked goods, ap­ple but­ter, lo­cal honey, canned items and so much more. Break­fast and lunch will be served. Lunch plates are $5 in ad­vance or $6 at the door and in­clude BBQ Sand­wich, Slaw, Baked Beans and Dessert. Brunswick stew and home­made potato chips will also be avail­able. All pro­ceeds go to pur­chase Christ­mas gifts and food for the chil­dren in Polk County.

On Nov. 1, 2017, Tal­la­toona CAP will be­gin ac­cept­ing ap­point­ments for the Low In­come Home En­ergy As­sis­tance Pro­gram (LIHEAP) 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 $310.00 or $350.00 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 770-817-4666.

The Vic­tory Bap­tist Church Stock­ings of Love con­sign­ment sale will be held on Satur­day, Novem­ber 18 in con­junc­tion with the Christ­mas Bazaar from 9 am. to 3 p.m. Items in­clude home goods, Christ­mas dé­cor, small fur­ni­ture, any­thing you may need ex­cept for cloth­ing. There will be a half price sale start­ing as 12pm for items not marked “X” or “Firm”. All pro­ceeds go to pur­chase Christ­mas gifts and food for the chil­dren in Polk County.

The next West Ge­or­gia Spay/Neuter Clinic is com­ing to the Cedar­town-Polk County Hu­mane So­ci­ety on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 29. 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. De­cem­ber pickup dates are Dec. 6 and Dec. 20.

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.

Have a fundrais­ing event for the Hearne fam­ily? Email kmyrick@ npco.com or call 770-748-1520 to share how peo­ple can donate to your ef­forts.

In charge of com­mu­nity re­la­tions at your lo­cal church? The Polk County Cham­ber of Com­merce would like very much to talk to you. They are presently in the process of or­ga­niz­ing an up­dated di­rec­tory of area 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. E-mail Mandy Mal­li­coat at mmalli­coat@polk­ge­or­gia.com or call 770-684-8760 for more in­for­ma­tion about be­ing in­cluded in their up­dated church di­rec­tory.

Crossview Com­mu­nity Church is get­ting ready for help­ing those in need with their Christ­mas Shoes Project. Get in­volved in pro­vid­ing new shoes for chil­dren in the com­mu­nity by con­tact­ing Crossview at 770-684-4070.

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 Alzheimer’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 678-757-4572 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. 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 about the sup­per club 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 404895-6517 or email robin.forston@dhs.ga.gov or call 1-877-210-KIDS. 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- 8435302 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 aweaver@lsga.org 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.

All Car­roll EMC of­fices will close Thurs­day, Novem­ber 23 and Fri­day, Novem­ber 24 in ob­ser­vance of Thanks­giv­ing. Dur­ing the clos­ing, make pay­ments at the kiosks, au­to­mated phone pay­ment sys­tem ( 770- 832- 3552), on­line at car­rollemc.com or via the free Car­roll EMC mo­bile app. To re­port a power out­age, call 1-877-9-OUT­AGE (1877-968-8243) or re­port it on­line or via the mo­bile app.

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. They do not have to be alone. Nar­conon can help. Visit nar­conon­newlif­er­e­treat.org/drug-re­hab/ or call 1-800431-1754 for help to­day.

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