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 706-6290569 or Wylene Turner 706 -629-8821 Week of July 22
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. Week of July 29
FIRST THURSDAY BOOK CLUB will meet on Thursday, Aug. 2, at Shoney’s on Red Bud Road at 7 p.m. We will discuss “THE NEST” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. 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.
Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. For information or to register, call 707-5991553. $60 for socialized cats spay/neuter; $40 6-12 weeks old kittens; $20 for feral cat in live traps. Vaccinations and other services are available! If you feed them, fix them! Sponsored by Calhoun Moose Lodge #1974 Week of Aug. 5
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,
The Board of Trustees of the CalhounGordon County Public Library, Calhoun, Georgia, will hold its regular quarterly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 21, 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.
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 their classrooms! Classroom teachers are invited to join GATESOL and register for the sessions. Visit gatesol.org for more information.
On Saturday, Aug. 25 Save Georgia’s Hemlocks will offer a training class on how to save endangered hemlock trees, a beautiful and important feature in our north Georgia communities. The event will be held at the Bent Tree Fireside Lounge, 40 Little Pine Mountain Rd. in Jasper from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. We hope you’ll plan to come learn how to save these valuable trees in your own community. Please contact Kim Wood at email@example.com or 706-4552313 to sign up. 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
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. Week of Oct. 28
The final GATESOL event of 2018 event will be held at the Calhoun-Gordon County Library on Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. New York Times Bestselling author, Carmen Agra Deedy, will present “An Evening of Storytelling for Educators.” Although no book sales will be held at this event, there will be time provided for book signing. 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. Notices
Families Anonymous is a 12-Step fellowship for family and friends who have known a feeling of desperation concerning the destructive behavior of someone very near to them, whether caused by drugs, alcohol, or related behavioral problems. People can share problems with others who understand, the details of personal stories may differ, but feelings and heartbreak are the same. When you step into the room you are no longer alone, but among friends who have experienced similar problems. Any concerned person is encouraged to attend the meetings, even if there is only a suspicion of a problem your identity is protected in the meetings and are only known by first names. Anonymity of the members is paramount to the success of the program. Families Anonymous celebrated their 40th Anniversary in 2011. They were formed in 1971 by a group of concerned parents in California who were seeking ways of dealing with the problem of substance abuse and addiction in their children. Members include parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses, significant others, other family members and friends of those with a current, suspected or former drug problem. The group has been one of the best kept secrets in the recovery community, even though they have groups throughout the world. People wanting to attend meetings have nothing to lose but pain and anger. If you or someone you know is ready to find the peace and Serenity that Families Anonymous members have found through the working of the FA program the group meets every Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m., located in Red Bud Road Plaza below Fitness First next to Calhoun Counseling Center (Dr. Bledsoe’s office).
The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Rome Chapter 525, meets the first Monday of the month except holidays at Sam’s Burger Deli, 3268 Hwy 27 (Martha Berry Hwy), Rome, Ga. at 6 p.m. All veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart are eligible for membership and are invited to join. For more information contact Larry Fleming at 678-986-6601 or Alfred (Spanky) Carnes at 706802-8262. firstname.lastname@example.org