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
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. Both Tony and Patsy are citizens of the Cherokee Nation. The topic will be “Surviving and Living in the New Land.” This presentation will be the fourth in our series commemorating the 180th anniversary of the Cherokee Removal from Georgia. As usual, our meetings are free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!
“Get your Pink On for Lacrecia” Breast Cancer Benefit to be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 from 5 - 10 p. m. at the Oostanaula School Community Club, located at 1595 Oostanaula Bend Rd. in Calhoun. There will be a silent auction, raffle, dinner plates and cake walk. Any donations and or volunteers are greatly appreciated. For information please contact Angie Pack: 706- 879- 0208, Mary Jo Pack: 470-232-6327 or Machelle Gray: 770-547-2351. Lacrecia Bailey was diagnosed with breast cancer on Jan. 15, 2018. Throughout her journey other medical issues have surfaced. Please come show your support and help raise money for this amazing woman. All proceeds with go directly to Lacrecia. 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 two free educational courses addressing mental illness and recovery this fall. Family- toFamily 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.
Calhoun Animal Control is partnering with Adairsville Animal Hospital to host their 5th annual Open House Vaccine/Adoption Clinic from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Calhoun Animal Control, located at 200 Kirby Road in Calhoun, approximately 3/ 4 mile west of the National Guard Armory. Services offered will be Rabies Vaccine, $5; DA2PP ( 5 in 1), $ 10; Bordetella (kennel cough vaccine), $10; Combo Vaccine for cats, $20. Dr. Amy Johnson and her team at Adairsville Animal Hospital will be administering vaccinations. The facility will be open for viewing and there will be some great dogs and cats for adoption. Calhoun Animal Control’s Clyde Burchett and Dustin Wilbanks will be on hand to answer any questions regarding day-to-day operations at the animal control facility. Adoption fees are $60 or $25 for already altered animals. For more information, call 706-629-6746.
Crusin’ for St. Jude, a Southern Cruisers Riding Club motorcycle ride benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Registration begins at 10 a.m.; KSU is at 12 noon. $20 per bike. The escorted ride will start and end at Easy Living Yamaha and Polaris, located at 3120 Martha Berry Highway in Rome. There will be a silent auction, 50/ 50 raffle, Door Prizes and music. There will also be food and drink available for purchase. For - more information, contact Jon “Crank” Benson at 706901- 7445.
Victory Lane mini- series by John Earnhardt at Calhoun Seventhday Adventist Church, located at 1411 Rome Road SW in Calhoun on Friday, Sept. 4 at 7 p. m., Saturday, Sept. 15 at 11 a. m., Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7 p. m. and Sunday, Sept. 16 from 1 - 4 p.m. Hear music, share stories and hear stories of years ago...talk with John Earnhardt, cousin of Dale Earnhardt and chaplain for NASCAR. He’ll be handing out autographed pictures of race car drivers on Friday evening. On the final day of the series, Sunday, Sept. 16, there will be a car show, so bring your show car from 1 - 4 p.m... there will be food, drinks and fun for all!
Calhoun Suicide Prevention’s Chalk It Up! will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. This event is for survivors of suicide to remember their loved ones. Agencies may set up a booth with resources. For more information, email caupriceclance@ highlandrivers.org. Week of Sept. 16
The Rome affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will offer a free educational course addressing mental illness and recovery this fall. Peer-to-Peer is a 8-week course for adults who have a mental illness and begins at 2:00 pm on Sept. 16. The course is peer taught and will be held in separate classrooms at the NAMI Rome trailer, which is next to Highland Rivers Crisis Stabilization Unit, 1 Dr. Erik Smith, Assistant Professor-Pomology; Dr. Johnathan Oliver, Assistant Professor- Fruit Pathologist; Dr. Brett Blaauw, Assistant Professor- Entomology; Dr. Phil Brannen, Fruit Disease Specialist; Dr. Ashfaq Ahmad Sial, Assistant Professor- Entomology. Registration with $15 payment must be received by Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 by mailing to Gordon County Extension, 1282 Highway 53 Spur SW, Suite 200, Calhoun, Ga. 30701.