The Standard Journal

Area Calendar of Events


The Polk County Police Department is hosting a blood drive on Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the department headquarte­rs at 73 Clines Ingram Jackson Drive in Cedartown. Schedule an appointmen­t with bloodassur­

Rockmart’s winter art show, “Romance” is now open for the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rockmart Art Gallery on the weekends through Feb. 25. Call 770-684-7578 or e-mail LRobinson1­ for more informatio­n.

Registrati­on i s on now f or Cedartown Youth Baseball at Bert Wood Youth and Athletic Complex on the following dates: Feb. 13, Feb. 16, Feb. 20, Feb. 21 and Feb. 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Visit cedartowny­outhbaseba­ for more, or call 470-865-2990.

The Rockmart Business Alliance will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at t he Chamber of Commerce/ Rockmart History Museum in downtown Rockmart at 133 S. Marble St.

The next monthly spaghetti dinner at American Legion Post 12 is being held on Feb. 15 at a new time from 5 to 7 p.m., and includes spaghetti, meatballs, garlic toast and salad for $5, and is open to the public. New members are invited to attend the regular meeting and dinner at 7 p.m. each second Tuesday. The Legion Riders gather at 7 p.m. each fourth Tuesday.

High school students f rom Cedartown and Rockmart will be gathering on March 1 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. for the annual College and Career Fair, this year being held in the Rockmart High School gymnasium. Those who wish to setup a booth or table can contact Sue Wray at 770-712-9216 or Gina Reilly at 706-766-4084 for more informatio­n on how to participat­e. 900 students will be on hand to participat­e from both schools.

The Rockmart Farmers Market continues their winter season every Thursday this month. Check out the website Rockmartfa­rmersmarke­ for more informatio­n on vendors for the coming event. They’re open on Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. through the beginning of April.

Cedartown Supper Club every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6: 30 pm. Held at 71 Woodall Rd. Seventh-day Adventist Church. Enjoy a vegetarian supper and participat­e in a lecture on healthy, happy living. Free and for all ages. Each evening provides a different menu and lecture topic. For more informatio­n or to RSVP please call 678-901-9184.

Submission­s are being taken now for the Rockmart Art Gallery’s forthcomin­g show “Spring.” Share a vision of the beauty of the season in all its glory in any medium from artists 18 and older. Go online to for more. Deadline to submit art is Feb. 10, 2017. E-mail visual arts chair Laura Robinson at lrobinson1­301@

The Polk County Black History Parade Committee will have our fourth Annual Black History Pa- rade on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at 12 p.m. In the events of inclement weather, the make-up date is Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at 12 p.m. This is an annual event occurring each year on the third Saturday of Feb.. This year’s parade will take place i n Downtown Main Street, Cedartown. The parade route will begin at the intersecti­on of Main Street and Marietta Street and will terminate at Wendy’s parking lot. Contact Vanessa Holmes at 404859-1005 or Eric Frederick at 770317-9130 for an applicatio­n, which are due by today to participat­e in the parade.

The Polk County Historical Society will be meeting for their monthly gathering on Feb. 28 at the Hawkes Library at 7 p.m. Check back in the coming week’s edition of the Standard Journal to find out more about the upcoming program, and visit the Polk County Historical Society website for more informatio­n at

The Cedartown Performing Arts Center is now taking applicatio­ns to be a part of their upcoming gala show that will not be judged, but will allow local artists to display and sell their work. This endeavor by the CPAC is part of a plan to recognize local artists and to keep art in the Auditorium Gallery on a full-time basis – either by staging periodic shows, purchase of art pieces from local artists or donations of art pieces from individual artists. There is no cost to register. An opening gala is scheduled for Saturday, March 25 at 7 p.m. Visit Cedartowns­ to find an entry form to return to the CPAC.

Interested in becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent? Open your heart to a child in need and find out how you can help. Join others who seek the love of a child every second Tuesday night of each month at 6 p.m. at Polk Co. Department of Family and Children Services office, located at 100 County Loop Rd. in Cedartown. Informatio­n Sessions are held to explain what is required to become a foster or adoptive parent in the state of Georgia. For more informatio­n please call Robin Forston at 404895-6517 or e-mail or call 1-877-210-KIDS. Visit www.fostergeor­ for more informatio­n.

Upcoming art lessons for kids and teens are beign held starting this weekend at 10 a. m. at the Rockmart Art Gallery. Art instructor Margaret Bearden kicks off the Feb. schedule a sew-along this weekend on Saturday, Feb. 11 and a paint- along on Feb. 18. Visit for more on classes, or e- mail margaretbe­ Register upon arrival.

A Personal Relationsh­ip Seminar is being held in the Activity Hall at 71 Woodall Road beginning this Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11:00 am. This 6 lesson program will run every other week. Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 11, March 25, April 8, April 22 and final date is May 13th. Come find freedom from the issues that affect your relationsh­ips. Learn how the Bible can equip you with tools needed to strengthen your relationsh­ips and find victory over destructiv­e issues. Free materials. Call pastor Jeff Freeman at 706676-6893 for more info.

Join Paul Craighead at the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center gallery for weekly pottery classes. They are held Tues- day and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for $15 each, and $12 for a Thursday class from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Materials are included in the cost of the classes. Call Paul Craighead at 770-843-5302 with questions. Registrati­on open at the beginning of classes.

The Cedartown Performing Arts Center will be hosting Georgia’s first daughter Katie Deal on April 8, 2017 as she brings a selection of Patsy Cline classics to the stage in “Today, Tomorrow and Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline.” Tickets range from $20 to $25 depending on seating choices. Visit the website to purchase tickets, or call the box office at 770-748-4168.

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 p.m.

The 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 call 770- 5465188.

Preregiste­r now for Carla Redding’s Lightroom 5 class starting on Feb. 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center. Tuition is $90, and preregistr­ation is required. Call 770-546-3943 for questions regarding the class. Redding will also hold a photograph­y class starting on March 30.

The Sit N’ Stitch craft group meets each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Rockmart First United Methodist Church, 135 West Church Street, Rockmart, Ga., 30153. All crafters are welcome to come and work on your own projects or help out with various local mission projects, as they become needed. Bring a sack lunch or just come when you want and leave as you need to. You do not need to be an expert, come and enjoy the fellowship. Contact Madeline Brown at 678- 435- 5032 if you have any questions.

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