Area Calendar of Events
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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.
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.