Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar

Calhoun Times - - Gordon Grown -

Week of Dec. 30

The GEM Theatre, 114 N. Wall St., is host­ing Cal­houn’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Babe’s Bayou on New Year’s Eve at 10 p.m. Ring in the new year at the GEM. For more in­for­ma­tion call 706-625-3132.

The Coul­ter Hamp­ton Foun­da­tion is host­ing its an­nual Po­lar Plunge on New Year’s Day at Sala­coa Lake. The event will be held at 9 a.m. Pro­ceeds from the event are used to help chil­dren in Gor­don County with se­ri­ous ill­nesses. Regis­tra­tion is $25 and in­cludes a long-sleeve shirt. Go to coul­ter­hamp­ton. org for more in­for­ma­tion or to regis­ter. Regis­tra­tion can also be done the day of the event. Ques­tions can be di­rected to Nikki Hamp­ton at 706-271-6534.

First Thurs­day Book Club will meet on Jan. 3 at Shoney’s on Red Bud Road at 7 p.m. We will dis­cuss “The Un­likely Pil­grim­age of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce. “Joyce’s be­guil­ing de­but is (a) mod­est-seem­ing story of ‘or­di­nary’ English lives that en­thralls and moves you as it un­folds.”—Peo­ple (four stars). Meet Harold Fry, re­cently re­tired. He lives in a small English vil­lage with his wife, Mau­reen, who seems ir­ri­tated by al­most ev­ery­thing he does. Ar­rive a lit­tle ear­lier to en­joy din­ner. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Roberta Char­bon­neau at 678-773-5655.

Week of Jan. 13

The Amer­i­can Red Cross is host­ing the I Have a Dream Blood Drive on Jan. 14, from noon to 5 p.m., at its of­fice at 309 Court St. in Cal­houn. The Red Cross is part­ner­ing with the Cal­houn Down­town De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity for the event. Those who do­nate blood will re­ceive a free T-shirt and Chick-fil-A coupons.

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