This year the train will be rolling into the Summerville Train Station at 12:45 p.m. bring lots of smiling faces from Chattanooga. Booth rental is $20 for a 15’x15’ area. You will need to provide your own tent, tables, and chairs. There is electricity has been redone. For an application or more information call Judy Motes at 706-8576008 and leave a message or email Marie Hanna at [email protected]stream.net with your questions.
The American Red Cross is starting a Northwest Georgia Chapter Club for youth ages 13-18. This club will give youth members the chance to gain leadership experience and skills, save and change lives, help with the community, build a resume and gain volunteer hours for college applicants. The Northwest Georgia Chapter Club would be involved in Blood Drives, Fundraiser events, Emergency preparedness, First Aid and CPR classes and helping the homeless and veterans. Call Joe Nix at 706-767-8231 or email [email protected]
AARP celebrates its 60th anniversary this July. The local Gordon County AARP Chapter 3178 joins in the celebration by continuing the vision of its founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Chapter sponsored community services, projects and activities are aimed to serve and aid those seniors fifty and older. Members of the local chapter of AARP is volunteering their services to aid the community in ways that best serve the community. There are real possibilities when we serve the people of the community. AARP states it best: “to serve, and not be served.” The newly elected president of the local AARP Chapter 3178, Sarah Curtis, has asked all current members to serve on the Membership Committee as a means of increasing the membership. The local AARP Chapter 3178 meets every first Friday of each month at 10:30. For the place of the meeting call Sarah Curtis 706-629-0569 or Wylene Turner 706 -629-8821 Week of July 22
The Christmas in July Elves will hold a Quarter Clothing Sale on Monday, July 23, 2018 at Calhoun First Baptist Church’s Christian Life Center. The elves will sell all items available (gently used clothing, used shoes, accessories and books) for only a quarter each. Please come by and shop from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tell your friends.
The only outdoors vendor trade show in Atlanta returns to Duluth’s Infinite Energy Center on July 27-29. The 11th annual GON Outdoor Blast, presented by Georgia’s Best Chevy Dealers, is the hunting show for sportsman. The Outdoor Blast has something for everyone with an interest in outdoor recreation. The GON Truck-Buck Shoot-Out and State Duck Calling competition are held during the expo. Attendees can shop hundreds of businesses from across the Southeast, and dozens are offering special Blast Bargains, with prices up to 75 percent off retail. Admission is $10 for adults, and kids 12 and younger get in free. Please visit http://www. gon.com/outdoor-blast or the GON Outdoor Blast Facebook page.
According to Los Angeles Times, “The Nest is an addictive, poignant read with an enticing premise: four adult siblings fighting over the trust fund they’re all counting on to bail them out of their particular disappointments and selfinflicted disasters.” ALL ARE WELCOME! Arrive a little earlier to enjoy dinner! For more information contact Roberta Charbonneau at 678-773-5655.
H2O For Heroes needs your help! FireHouse Subs is committed to serving their local community. On Saturday, Aug. 4, bring in an unopened 24-pack of bottled water and receive a medium sub. All water will go to local fire and police departments to be distributed to those in need. Limited one sub per person per case of water. FireHouse Subs in Calhoun is located at 1131 S Wall Street in Calhoun. Week of Aug. 5
The Board of Trustees of the Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library, Calhoun, Georgia, will hold its regular quarterly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. at the Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library, located at 100 North Park Avenue Calhoun, GA 30701. This meeting is open to the public. This regularly scheduled meeting of the board of trustees will consider agenda items, actions and review proposed amendments and or updates to the constitution and bylaws of the public library. Proposed changes to the constitution and bylaws must be presented to the library board of trustees for review at least 2-weeks prior to the meeting date. The notice must also be presented in the public news organ prior to the open meeting. O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1.
Young, Beginning and Small Farmers Educational Workshop on Friday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Thornton Recreation Center, located at 102 North Floyd Park Rd. in Rome. Always wanted to know how to put together a strong farm plan but not really sure where to start? Attend the workshop to get going in the right direction. Lunch is provided. Topics include Balance Sheets & Work Projects, Income Statement & Work Projects, Family Finance & Family Budgeting, Risk Management, Accrual Income, Applying for Financing, Introduction to Business Planning, FSA/SBA and Other Programs, and other bonus topics. Register online at aggeorgia.com Week of Aug. 19
On Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., educators will explore the topic of teaching writing with local writer and educator, Martha Templeton at the Calhoun-Gordon County Library. In Ms. Templeton’s session, “Students as Authors: Empowering Students with Words, with Audience, and with Voice,” educators will explore the merits of an authentic writers’ workshop as an avenue for student access to language. Teachers will engage in model lessons, discuss the merits of giving students choice in writing, examine student work, discuss the use of assessment tools to guide and assess the work, and explore the power of individual and group conferences in facilitating student growth. These sessions (and GATESOL membership) are good for any teacher who has English learners in Week of Aug. 26
The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging will hold its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 at the Thornton Recreation Center, 102 North Floyd Park Road, Rome, Ga. 30165 (across from Armuchee High School on Highway 27 North). The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. Week of Sept. 2
FIRST THURSDAY BOOK CLUB will meet on Thursday, Sept. 6, at Shoney’s on Red Bud Road at 7 p.m. We will discuss one of NPR’s Best Books of the Year “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn. “Quinn delivers an enthralling tale filled with breathtaking narrative that will make the reader feel as if they’re in the back of the roadster, riding along with the raucous Eve and courageous Charlie on their clandestine adventures. Suspenseful and engrossing, THE ALICE NETWORK is a mustread!” writes Heather Webb, author of Rodin’s Lover. ALL ARE WELCOME! Arrive a little earlier to enjoy dinner! For more information contact Roberta Charbonneau at 678-773-5655. Week of Oct. 7
On Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Dr. Cherri Woods Washington will present “Yes! Take it Personal! Personalizing Instruction to Increase Student Achievement,” at the Calhoun-Gordon County Library. In this session, Dr. Woods Washington will educate and inspire educators to find creative ways to make connections with English learners. These sessions (and GATESOL membership) are good for any teacher who has English learners in their classrooms! Classroom teachers are invited to join GATESOL and register for the sessions. Visit gatesol.org for more information.