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Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child Shoe­box pinto bean fundraiser will be held from 5 p.m. un­til on Satur­day, Sept. 17, 2016 in Live Oak Bap­tist Church fel­low­ship hall.

The church is lo­cated at 150 Live Oak Road in Aragon be­hind Bur­ton’s Store on U. S. 101.

Dona­tions will be ac­cepted and all pro­ceeds will go to­ward ship­ping cost for the church shoe­boxes.

The menu con­sists of pin­tos, lima beams, navy beans, corn­bread, fried pota­toes, slaw, onion and desserts.

A work­shop for first time home­buy­ers will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Satur­day, Sept. 17 in the Lil­lian More­land Dyar Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 1040 N. Pied­mont Ave. in Rock­mart.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Delores Davis, hous­ing co­or­di­na­tor, at 706-378-9917.

The first an­nual Fam­ily Fun Day and Rid­ing Com­pe­ti­tion will be held Satur­day, Sept. 17 at Crazy P Arena, 1021 An­ti­och Road, Cedar­town.

Or­ga­nizer Nora Cook said the event will be­gin at noon with gates open­ing at 11 a.m. In ad­di­tion to rid­ing com­pe­ti­tions, there will be a pet­ting zoo, pony rides, con­ces­sions and other events for all ages.

Di­vi­sions will in­clude lea­dine, pee­wee - 6 and un­der, youth, 12 and un­der; ju­nior, 18 and un­der; open, any age. There will also be pole bend­ing, clover­leaf, bar­rells, texas bar­rells, dizzy cow­boy and arena reaces.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, con­tact Nora Cook at 678-9881701.

Coosa Val­ley Re­gional Ser­vices monthly board meet­ing is sched­uled at 10 a.m. Thurs­day, Sept. 15 at the main of­fice, 3 River­side In­dus­trial Park­way in Rome, Ga. This meet­ing is open to the pub­lic.

The an­nual Veter­ans Memo­rial Ser­vice will be held at 10 a.m. Satur­day, Oct. 8 at his­toric Van Wert Church and Ceme­tery, lo­cated at 100 Church St. in Van Wert near Rock­mart.

The Euharlee Val­ley His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety uses re-en­ac­tors to pay trib­ute to the many mil­i­tary veter­ans who were laid to rest in the church ceme­tery. In ad­di­tion to Civil War-era graves, the ceme­tery also is the fi­nal rest­ing place of veter­ans of the first and sec­ond world wars and other con­flicts.

Home­com­ing will be ob­served at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 3693 Rome Hwy., Aragon, on Sun­day, Sept. 18.

The ser­vice is sched­uled to be­gin at 3 p.m. Re­vival will fol­low this ob­ser­vance at 7 p.m. daily Sept. 1315. Pas­tor Rev. Dr. Sargent Nel­son in­vites the pub­lic to at­tend.

All Car­roll EMC of­fices will close early on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 6 for our An­nual Meet­ing. The Car­roll­ton of­fice will close at 3:30 p.m. and the dis­trict of­fices will close at 3 p.m. on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 6.

Dur­ing the clos­ing, make pay­ments at the kiosks, au­to­mated phone pay­ment sys­tem (770-8323552), online at car­rollemc.com or via the free Car­roll EMC mo­bile app. To re­port a power out­age, call 1-877-9-OUT­AGE (1-877-968-8243) or re­port it online or via the mo­bile app.

About 120 rid­ers are ex­pected to par­tic­i­pate in the BRAG US Bike Route 21 ride Septem­ber 16 – 18. The group should spend the night in Sum­merville; make the maiden voy­age down the new Bike Route 21 to Rock­mart, camp at Sky­dive Space­land on Sept 17 and travel through Rock­mart on Sept. 18.

The pub­lic is wel­come to visit the cy­clists at Sky­dive Space­land on Sept. 17 and the Sil­ver Comet Trail­head on Sept. 18.

B.A.S.I.C. “Brothers and Sis­ters in Christ” Com­mu­nity Youth Choir will have their first prac­tice for this school year from 10 a.m. to noon Septem­ber 10 at Camp An­ti­och.

This group usu­ally prac­tices twice per month and per­forms at lo­cal church and com­mu­nity events. All 5th grades through col­lege stu­dents are wel­comed. Adult “coaches” are needed to help teach singing parts (must pass a crim­i­nal back­ground check). Rita Carter from Rock­mart First Bap­tist is the direc­tor.

For more in­for­ma­tion, Jan­ice at 770-846-7760.

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The 1976 Cedar­town High School 40th class re­union is set to be held on Sept. 24, 2016 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cedar­town Mu­seum of Co­caCola Mem­o­ra­bilia, lo­cated at 209 Main St., Cedar­town. Cost of the re­union, plus mu­seum mem­ber­ship and din­ner (BYOB) is $40 per per­son. Dress is ca­sual, and reg­is­tra­tion is online at http://clas­sof76re­union.eventbrite.com, open now un­til Sept. 19.

In cel­e­bra­tion of Na­tional Pub­lic Lands Day, Ge­or­gia’s State Parks and His­toric Sites are invit­ing cit­i­zens to vol­un­teer for a va­ri­ety of projects on Satur­day, Sept. 26.

All across Ge­or­gia, out­door en­thu­si­asts can help with projects such as trail cleanup at Tal­lu­lah Gorge and in­va­sive plant re­moval at Ski­d­away Is­land.

The statewide “Your State Parks Day” is spon­sored by Friends of Ge­or­gia State Parks & His­toric Sites, a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to pre­serv­ing and en­hanc­ing the state’s nat­u­ral and his­tor­i­cal trea­sures. To en­cour­age par­tic­i­pa­tion in the event, Friends will be pay­ing the park­ing or ad­mis­sion fees for ev­ery­one who lends a help­ing hand.

Bike Ride Across Ge­or­gia. Newly opened US Bike Route 21 from Chat­tanooga to Atlanta. There will be 300 - 400 bik­ers that will de­part Chat­tanooga on Fri­day. Septem­ber 16, camp overnight in Sum­merville and then ride over to Sky­dive Space­land on Septem­ber 17 to stay overnight.

A few artists are set­ting up plus 3 food trucks. On Septem­ber 18, they will take the Sil­ver Comet Trail through Rock­mart to Atlanta.

The fourth an­nual Run for Christ – 5K and 1-mile fun run-walk – will be held Satur­day, Sept. 24, 2016.

Par­tic­i­pants in the 5K run will start at 8 a.m. fol­lowed by the fun run-walk at 8:30 a.m. at Covenant Chris­tian School.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Natasha or Erin at 678-800-5286.

Cedar­town High School Class of 1966 will hold its 50th re­union on Sept. 23, 2016.

If you are a class mem­ber and would like more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Sara Brab­son Rogers at [email protected] or call 706234-8419.

Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion Le­gal & Fi­nan­cial Plan­ning Pro­gram will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thurs­day, Oct. 20, at Trin­ity United Methodist Church in Cartersvil­le.

Reg­is­tra­tion is free, but re­quired. Please call 800-272-3900 to reg­is­ter.

The next monthly spaghetti din­ner at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 12 will be Sept 21. Din­ner is served from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The menu will con­sist of spaghetti, meat­balls, gar­lic toast and salad. Plates are $5.00.

The an­nual Gur­ley-Cra­ton Fam­ily re­union will be held Satur­day, Sept. 17, 2016 at11:00am at the old Mt. Olivet Bap­tist Church, 3022 Mt. Olivet Road, Dal­las, Ga.

The de­scen­dants of Thomas How­ell Cra­ton and William T. Gur­ley are in­vited at­tend for a day of food, fel­low­ship and fam­ily. Con­tact Wayne Gur­ley at dwgur­[email protected] or like or Face­book page, “Gur­ley-Cra­ton Re­union” for fam­ily his­tory and re­union in­for­ma­tion.

Cale­do­nia Ma­sonic Lodge at 932 North Main Street will be hold­ing a Hal­loween Trunk or Treat from 5 to 8 p.m. Oc­to­ber 31, 2016.

This will be the first time the lodge has ever hosted this kind of event.

A Po­lit­i­cal Fo­rum for the Gen­eral Election will be­gin at 6 p.m. Thurs­day, Sept. 27, 2016 in Polk County Com­mis­sion­ers Meet­ing Room, lo­cated at 73 Cline In­grams Jack­son Rd. in Cedar­town.

The State of Com­mu­nity Ad­dress will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25, 2016 at The Oak­wood Room, 316 Main St., Cedar­town.

Down­town Cedar­town Trick or Treat will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Oc­to­ber 31, 2016. The cos­tume con­test will be­gin at 5:30 p.m. in front of Court­house No. 2.

Keep Polk Beau­ti­ful (KPB) presents Rivers Alive from 9 to 12 Satur­day, Sept. 24 at Se­aborn Jones Park in Rock­mart.

Help clean and pro­tect the streams in Polk County. Free Tshirts will be dis­trib­uted to the first 150 vol­un­teers. Break­fast will be served to the vol­un­teers.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 678246-1083.

The 39th an­nual Fall Fes­ti­val will be held in Down­town Cedar­town from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 1, 2016.

The Ki­wa­nis 5K be­gins at 8 a.m. at the Wel­come Cen­ter on the Sil­ver Comet Trail. The Shriner’s Pa­rade starts at 10 a.m. and the Cedar­town Hu­mane So­ci­ety Dog Show be­gins at 11 a.m. in front of the park at the cor­ner of Main and East Ware Street.

There will be many art and craft ven­dors to shop with and a va­ri­ety of food ven­dors to choose from. The lo­cal mer­chants will be open, as well.

The lo­cal veg­etable mar­ket opened at 6:30 a.m. Tues­day, June 28, 2016 in Peek Park in Cedar­town. The mar­ket will be open from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Tues­day and Fri­day or un­til the veg­eta­bles is sold.

The lo­cal Board of Elec­tions has an­nounced meet­ings in 2016 will fol­low this sched­ule: Oc­to­ber 11, 10 a.m. Novem­ber 14 and 3 p.m. De­cem­ber 9.

These meet­ings will be held in the Elec­tions Of­fice Con­fer­ence Room, 144 W. Ave., Suite D, in Cedar­town.

Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion Care­giver Sup­port Group in Polk meets the first Mon­day of each month at First Bap­tist Church of Rock­mart, 311 E. Elm Street. The fa­cil­i­ta­tor is April Wil­liams. For more in­for­ma­tion about this group, call April Wil­liams at 770-546-5188.

Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery con­tin­ues to meet in the First Bap­tist Church of Rock­mart, 311 E. Elm St., Mon­day nights with din­ner at 6 p.m. A large group gath­ers at 7 p.m. and small share group at 8:00 p.m.

Polk County Board of Health has an­nounced its 2016 meet­ing sched­ule in the Polk County Health Depart­ment, 125 E. Ware St., Cedar­town: Nov. 10, 2016.

Polk / Har­al­son Chris­tian Life Cen­ter (Camp An­ti­och) con­tin­ues a sum­mer and fall sched­ule of events for adults and chil­dren.

If you would like to make a reser­va­tion for your group to use the camp, email cut­[email protected] bell­south.net.

Soup and “Sav­ior”, a lo­cal non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Tues­days to pro­vide needed items to de­serv­ing peo­ple.

This in­cludes a free meal ( soup), cloth­ing and gives other as­sis­tance. Meet­ings are held at Glad Tid­ings, lo­cated at 703 Robert L Parks Blvd in Cedar­town. Dona­tions are ac­cepted.

“Re­vival Fire” is the ti­tle of a pre­sen­ta­tion by Charles G. Gar­rett, which is fea­tured on Char­ter Chan­nel 181 at 9 p.m. ev­ery Sun­day night. He said this is his 17th year in Polk County.

Nar­conon would like to re­mind fam­i­lies that the use of ad­dict­ing drugs is on the rise, take steps to pro­tect your fam­ily from drug use. If you know any­one who is strug­gling with drug ad­dic­tion get him or her the help they need.

Call for a free brochure on the signs of ad­dic­tion for all drugs. Nar­conon also of­fers free screen­ings and re­fer­rals; 800431-1754 or DrugAbuseS­o­lu­tion. com.

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