Area Calendar of Events
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Crossview Community Church is holding a Community Thanksgiving Potluck Meal on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at 510 N Piedmont Ave., Rockmart. Visit www. rockmartpotluck.com to sign-up now for the free meal. The Thanksgiving outreach includes a giveaway to those in need of blankets, coats, gloves hats and scarves for the winter.
Aragon’s annual Christmas Parade is coming up on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, through the mill village at 4 p.m. Call Aragon City Hall at 770-684-6563 for more information about entering a float and participating.
The next spaghetti dinner at American Legion Post 12 will be December 13. Meal served from 5 to 7 p. m. Spaghetti, meatballs, garlic toast and salad, $5, all-you-can-eat. Trivia with Tom and Betty starts at 6 p.m. Come and enjoy a break from shopping and let us cook for you.
The Cedartown Christmas Parade is coming up on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at 6 p.m. along Main Street. Come join in the fun and see Santa Claus, marching bands, and more during the festivities. Visit cedartowngeorgia.gov for more information about entering a float in the procession and to learn more about this year’s theme, “Christmas on the Silver Screen.”
Spring Creek Baptist Church, located at 2636 Chulio Road, will be having a Drive Through Nativity Experience, “Silent Night” on Dec. 9 and 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Help give a child the gift of reading this holiday season by donating a book to the Department of Family and Children’s Services in Polk and Haralson County. Drop off books to the local DFCS office or at the Department of Community Services office through Dec. 4. Books should be appropriate for children one month to 18 years old. Call 770-749-2206 for more on how to participate.
The Rockmart Christmas Parade is coming up on Dec. 1, 2017 at 6 p.m., with “The Sounds of Christmas” as this year’s theme. Visit Rockmart-ga.gov for more information about how to register to be involved. The parade has a rain date of Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Order T-shirts now through the Polk County Police Department to help raise funds for the trust of Isaac Hearne. Contact 770-748-7331 to find out more details.
Also selling T-shirts is Sherry Anderson, with the next order being finalized today. Call the City of Aragon 770-684-6563, or through Anderson directly at 678-901-2065 for more information.
Have a fundraising event for the Hearne family? Email [email protected] npco.com or call 770-748-1520 to share how people can donate to your efforts.
In charge of community relations at your local church? The Polk County Chamber of Commerce would like very much to talk to you. The Chamber is presently in the process of organizing an updated directory listing of all area houses of worship in the community and they are hoping for the help of those organizers who want to get their information to as many people as possible. E-mail Mandy Mallicoat at mmalli[email protected]georgia.com or call 770-684-8760 for more information about being included in their updated church directory.
Crossview Community Church is getting ready for helping those in need with their Christmas Shoes Project. Get involved in providing new shoes for children in the community by contacting Crossview at 770-684-4070.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cedartown, Georgia, hosts a genealogy group that meets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday nights, except holidays. There are no fees for these sessions and they are open to anyone. Please bring all of your basic family history (if you have it) such as names, birth-dates/death dates of parents, grandparents, children, etc. Bring your laptop or tablet, if you have one. If not, we can still help. Questions? Contact us at 678477-2861 and leave a message or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FamilyQuest42/
The Sit ’n Stitch crafters group meet each Wednesday except the last Wednesday of the month. Bring a sack lunch, a project of your own, or you may help out with a mission project and enjoy fellowship with other crafters. No special skills are required. For details contact Madeline Brown at 678-435-5032.
Check out the Rockmart Farmers Market at the Silver Comet Trailhead behind Southcrest Bank on Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. from now through Thanksgiving. Visit Rockmartfarmersmarket.com for details about vendors and upcoming classes.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are providing opportunities to local residents interested in hearing the message of Jesus Christ. For more information about how you can speak to local Elders, contact 687-852-7497, or visit their meeting house at 10005 N. Main St., Cedartown for worship services at 10 a.m. on Sundays.
The Cedartown Optimist Club selling the Turkey Raffle tickets for $1 each and in a giveaway of 15 turkeys this year. Those interested purchase tickets from any Optimist Club member, with all proceeds go to the development of our youth. All ticket sales will end with the raffle drawing scheduled for Nov. 16.
The Ferst Foundation Community Action Team meets the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m., alternately in Cedartown and Rockmart. Call 404- 862- 1273 for the meeting location. Find out more about how to help improve childhood literacy in Polk County at ferstfoundation.org.
The Georgia Legal Services Program’s Claire Sherburne will be on hand at One Door Polk in Cedartown every fourth Monday to help those in need with free civil legal services to low-income persons. This includes cases related to housing, employment, education, domestic violence, consumer fraud, wills, and more. Call 404206-5175 for more information.
The Polk County Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support group will meet monthly on the first Monday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Polk Medical Center. Those interested can join for fellowship and lunch in the cafeteria. For more information call John Giglio at 678-2468188.
Join the Church of God of the Union Assembly, 32 Prospect Road, Rockmart, for praise and worship weekly. The church welcomes anyone to come and worship regularly on Sundays and Wednesdays as well. Praise and youth services are held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday nights, and services start at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday following Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Call Pastor Jesse Starnes at 678757-4572 for more information.
The Polk County Beekeepers meets the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cedartown Library, 245 East Ave. Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, new beekeeper or want to learn all are welcome. For details email polkcountybeekeep[email protected] com or visit tinyurl.com/polkbees.
Cedartown Supper Club every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Held at 71 Woodall Road. 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 about the supper club call 678-901-9184.
Victory Baptist Church’s Bread of Life Food Pantry is now open. One bag of non-perishable food, five items to pick from produce, eggs and milk and two items from frozen meats, breads and others will be available. ID is required. Limit of two IDs per address. Regular hours are Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m.; Tuesdays, 5 to 7 p.m.; and Thursdays, 8 to 10 a.m.
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 County Division of Family and Children Services office, 100 County Loop Road in Cedartown. Information sessions explain what is required to become a foster or adoptive parent in Georgia. For more information please call Robin Forston at 404895-6517 or email [email protected] or call 1-877-210-KIDS. Visit www.fostergeorgia.com for more information.
Join Paul Craighead at the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center gallery for weekly pottery classes. They are held Tuesday 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- 8435302 with questions. Registration open at the beginning of classes.
Celebrate Recovery continues to meet in the First Baptist Church of Rockmart, 311 E. Elm St., on Monday nights with dinner at 6 p.m. A large group gathers at 7 p.m., and small share group gathers at 8 p.m.
Lutheran Services of Georgia’s Heritage Adoption Program partners with DFCS to find Forever Families for children waiting in Georgia’s foster care system. Information Sessions open to the general community are held on the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Rome Office, located at 336 Broad St., Suite 200. Individual sessions may be scheduled to accommodate families as needed. For more email [email protected] or call 706-506-0649.
Soup and “Savior,” a local nonprofit 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.
All Carroll EMC offices will close Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving. During the closing, residents may make payments at the kiosks, automated phone payment system (770-832-3552), 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.
Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in the United States with heroin and other opiates being the largest contributor. Don’t let a love one struggle with addiction. They do not have to be alone. Narconon can help. Visit narcononnewliferetreat.org/drug-rehab/ or call 1-800431-1754 for help today.
On Nov. 1, 2017, Tallatoona CAP will begin accepting appointments for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for Senior Households 65 and older and Homebound Households. Appointments for the General Public will be accepted beginning Dec. 1, 2017. Appointments are provided on a first come first served basis until all available funds allocated for the year are exhausted. All Polk County residents who qualify will receive either $310.00 or $350.00 toward their heating bill ( heating source). To schedule an appointment or to request a homebound appointment, visit our website at www.tallatoonacap.org and click BookNow, or call 770817-4666.
Give a child a safe place to go after school and learn valuable lessons about community, life and academics by getting involved in the Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Georgia in Cedartown. Visit their center at 321 E. Queen St., Cedartown from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on weekdays and bring your children ages 5-18 for afternoon activities. For more information on how to participate or volunteer call 770749-0869 or email [email protected]nwga.org.