getting together to ride, eat and generally enjoy each other’s company. We generally ride twice a month in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama area and most rides are less than 500 miles. We meet every month for dinner to discuss upcoming rides. We are a group of all makes and models of bikes. It’s not what you ride, it’s that you ride. We have no dues and no commitments. All we ask is that our members help support our chapter by being actively involved in our rides and events. We ask that everyone remember that safety is paramount; ride safely and live to ride another day. We are a family-oriented riding group and do not permit any alcohol or drugs at any chapter ride. If you like to ride, we would like to have you ride with us. We look forward to riding with you. Jon Benson, Chapter Leader; Crank.email@example.com or 678-901-7445.
Grief Support Group to help and encourage after the death of a loved one. GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life. Mondays, 7 - 9 p.m., Aug. 27 - Nov. 26 at the Calhoun Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 1411 Rome Road SW in Calhoun. For more info, visit CalhounSDA.com or call 706-629-5470 or 706-3835661.
The Calhoun Area Writers meet every third Friday of the month at 343 S Wall St. from 6-7:30 p.m. The club exists to support writers, from published authors to those who simply enjoy writing down their thoughts. Week of Sept. 2
Commercial Vegetable Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Gordon
The cost is $15. This workshop will teach control tactics for insects and disease in commercial vegetable production. Featured speakers will be Dr. Tim Coolong, Associate Professor-Vegetable Specialist; Dr. Alton Sparks, Professor-Entomology; Dr. Bhabesh Dutta, Assitant Professor-Extension Vegetable Disease Specialist. Registration with $15 payment must be received by Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 by mailing to Gordon County Extension, 1282 Highway 53 Spur SW, Suite 200, Calhoun, Ga. 30701.
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. ALL ARE WELCOME! Arrive a little earlier to enjoy dinner! For more information contact Roberta Charbonneau at 678-773-5655.
An organizational meeting for girls and parents to find out more about joining Girl Scouts in the CalhounGordon county area this year is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Calhoun Recreation Center, located on River Street. For more information, call Rachel Barker Senior Volunteer Support Specialist with Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta at 678-787-1605 or email her at RBarker@gsgatl.org.
Kenneys Krusaders 2nd annual Benefit Ride sponsored by Southern Devil Harley-Davidson of Cartersville on Saturday, Sept. 8; registration at 10 a.m., KSU at 11:15 a.m. $20 per bike; $10 passengers. Includes food and drinks. In support of Kenney Hart who is in need of a kidney transplant. All proceeds go to pay for dialysis and other medical costs. 50/50 raffle as well as other raffle prizes; $1 per ticket or 20 for $10. $5 raffle tickets for Yeti Tundra 65 Cooler. For more information, email KenneysKrusaders@yahoo. com or call 678-535-8946.
Steve Green in concert on at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at Calhoun Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 1411 Rome Road SW in Calhoun. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. An offering will be taken to help defray the costs. For more information, call 706-6295470 or email Calhoun@gcsda.com.
The Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association will hold its next general meeting on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m. at the Old Spring Place Methodist Church. The address is 731 GA-225, Chatsworth (Spring Place), GA 30705. This is very close to the Vann House Historic Site. https://www. facebook.com/OldSpringPlaceChurch/ Speaking at the meeting will be GA TOTA President Tony Harris and Patsy Edgar, National TOTA Board Secretary. As usual, our meetings are free and open to the public. Hope to see you there! Week of Sept. 9
The September meeting of Conasauga Chapter GNA will be held on September 10, 2018 at The Chop Shop, Dalton, 7 p.m. The program will be provided by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Representative Tushar Sheath with speaker being Kristine Corbin, nurse practitioner with Piedmont Hospital Heart Failure Clinic. Her program will include discussion about heart failure and the use of Entresto. A meal will be provided with interaction with other nurses. Please invite another nurse to attend with you! Please RSVP to Mae Johnson 706-280-0324. Please leave a message!
The Rome affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will offer a free educational course addressing mental illness and recovery this fall. Family-to-Family is a nationally renowned, 12-week course for adults who have a family member or friend with a mental illness. It begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 9. Peer-to-Peer is a 8-week course for adults who have a mental illness and begins at 2:00 pm on Sept. 16. Both courses are peer taught and will be held in separate classrooms at the NAMI Rome trailer, which is next to Highland Rivers Crisis Stabilization Unit, 1 Woodbine Ave., Rome. For more information and registration, call Jim at 706-232-4607.