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Get tick­ets now for the up­com­ing Op­ti­mist Club Ham and Egg Day set for Satur­day, Feb. 10 from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Goodyear Civic Cen­ter on Prior Street in Cedar­town. The an­nual event helps raise money for lo­cal youth. Tick­ets are $7.50 per per­son, in­cludes break­fast and drinks, dine in or carry out. Pur­chase now at Per­fect Fit Al­ter­ations, State Farm In­sur­ance across for Burger King or at Rudy Woods Ap­pli­ance on West Av­enue in Cedar­town.

Mid­night Cry is com­ing to the First Bap­tist Church of Cedar­town on Jan. 28, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Sanc­tu­ary. Ad­mis­sion is free, but a love of­fer­ing will be taken up dur­ing the per­for­mance. Call 770-748-3120 for more in­for­ma­tion or visit fbc­cedar­town.org.

The Stand-up for Hope Com­edy show is com­ing up next Fri­day, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at Vic­tory Bap­tist Church lo­cated at 15 Hen­drix Road, Rock­mart to ben­e­fit the Our House Women’s Shel­ter. Tick­ets for the show are $10 and fea­ture Sandi Joy, Kay Dodd and Lisa Mills. visit Standup­forhope.com for more.

The Good Neigh­bor Cen­ter Food Bank in Cedar­town is look­ing for vol­un­teers to help once a week on Mon­day’s from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or Wed­nes­days from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vol­un­teers must be at least 18 years old and will help in reg­is­ter­ing re­cip­i­ents, pre­par­ing food boxes and stock­ing shelves. Train­ing avail­able. Please call 678-901-9184. Food bank is lo­cated at 71 Woodall Road.

Cham­ber mem­bers are in­vited to reg­is­ter to­day for Thurs­day’s Cham­ber Af­ter House and Meet and Greet with new Cham­ber Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor Blair El­rod. The HON Com­pany is host­ing for the night in Cedar­town, and will be tak­ing mem­bers on a tour around the plant and raf­fling off 2 chairs. Only Cham­ber mem­bers can reg­is­ter. Call 770-684-8760 for more in­for­ma­tion on how to join the Polk County Cham­ber as an in­di­vid­ual or for your busi­ness.

The next spaghetti din­ner at the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 12 will be held this Wed­nes­day, Jan. 17, 2017. Meal is spaghetti, meat­balls, gar­lic toast and salad, $5 all-you-can-eat. Best $5 meal any­where.

Coosa Val­ley Re­gional Ser­vices is hold­ing their monthly board meet­ing on Thurs­day, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. in the main of­fice in Rome, lo­cated at 3 Riverisde In­dus­trial Park­way NE. The meet­ing is open to the public.

Mem­bers are in­vited to join the Cedar­town Ex­change Club weekly on Thurs­days at 6 p.m. at the Chero­kee Coun­try Club for meet­ings and din­ner. New mem­bers from across Polk County are en­cour­aged to get in­volved by con­tact­ing club pres­i­dent-elect Ed­ward Guz­man at 770-546-2482 to take part in the or­ga­ni­za­tion that is in­volved in a wide range of com­mu­nity projects. Visit their web­site at cedar­townex­change­club.com to learn more. An­nual dues are re­quired to be a mem­ber.

The Polk County GOP is hold­ing an in­au­gu­ral Youth Schol­ar­ship Fundrais­ing fea­tur­ing the comedic styling of “Janet Collins and Friends Com­edy Show,” at Stone Creek Inn on Satur­day, Feb. 10, 2018. Pro­ceeds are ear­marked for an­nual grants to a grad­u­at­ing se­nior from Cedar­town and Rock­mart High Schools. Din­ner and en­ter­tain­ment is the fare. Ta­bles seat­ing 10 can be pur­chased for $200, in­di­vid­ual tick­ets are $25, and cou­ple’s are $45. Seat­ing will be­gin at 6:30 p.m. For ticket in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Polk GOP Chair­man, Marc Wall, brend­[email protected]

A food pantry is open to those in need at God’s Store­house at 508 McKibben Road past New Be­gin­nings Church on Tues­days and Fri­days 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For emer­gency assistance call 404-8592096 or 770-318-6991, or get in touch with the food bank at 470-774-7265.

The Cham­ber of Com­merce is hold­ing their an­nual mem­ber ap­pre­ci­a­tion break­fast and meet­ing on Feb. 1 at The De­pot in Rock­mart and will fea­ture free break­fast cour­tesy of the Chick-fil-A in Rock­mart for cham­ber mem­bers. Those mem­bers who are in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing can call the Cham­ber at 770-684-8760 or e-mail [email protected]­ge­or­gia.com.

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.

Ad­mis­sion is free for the Ferst Foun­da­tion of Polk County’s (a 501c3 non-profit) 4th An­nual Child­hood Lit­er­acy Fundraiser “An Af­ter­noon with the Au­thors” is com­ing up on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 25, 2018 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at In the Woods Per­for­mance and Event Venue, 2173 Cartersville Hwy, Rock­mart, Ga., 30153. The event in­cludes a silent auc­tion of au­to­graphed books by your fa­vorite au­thors, and also of de­li­cious cakes. Do­na­tions greatly ap­pre­ci­ated. All pro­ceeds to sup­port Ferst Foun­da­tion of Polk County’s mis­sion to pro­vide books to area preschool chil­dren, pre­par­ing them for read­ing and learn­ing suc­cess.

A Win­ter Bazaar is com­ing to the Chero­kee Golf and Coun­try Club in Cedar­town on Satur­day, Feb. 24 at 150 Club Drive from 8 a.m. to noon. Items for sale will in­clude jewelry, baked and canned goods, wardrobe ac­ces­sories and home decor. Ven­dor ap­pli­ca­tions are be­ing ac­cepted, but a limited num­ber of ta­bles are for rent. Re­serve a 60-inch round table for $20, or a 36-inch square table for $10. Call Cory Huskins at 706-8531925 for more in­for­ma­tion now.

Save the Date now and get in­volved to­day in the Polk County Cham­ber of Com­merce’s Com­mu­nity Show­case, the busi­ness com­mu­nity expo and re­source fair that is back and bet­ter than ever. Visit polk­ge­or­gia.com, e-mail [email protected] polk­ge­or­gia.com or call 770-6848760 for more on how to take part.

In charge of com­mu­nity re­la­tions at your lo­cal church? The Polk County Cham­ber of Com­merce would like very much to talk to you. They are presently in the process of or­ga­niz­ing an up­dated di­rec­tory of area houses of wor­ship in the com­mu­nity and 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] polk­ge­or­gia.com or call 770-6848760 for more in­for­ma­tion about be­ing in­cluded in their up­dated church di­rec­tory.

The next West Ge­or­gia Spay/Neuter Clinic is com­ing to the Cedar­town-Polk County Hu­mane So­ci­ety on Wed­nes­day, Jan. 24. Head over to the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s of­fice at 608 Adam­son Road, Cedar­town, on Fri­days from 4 to 7 p.m. or Satur­days from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to fill out an ad­mis­sion and pre­pay for the surgery. Those want­ing more in­for­ma­tion can call 678-361-7304 for more in­for­ma­tion. Vac­cines and tests are avail­able for ex­tra cost as well. The next pickup date is sched­uled for Feb. 7 and Feb. 21.

The Ro­tary Club of Polk County meets weekly at the Richard­son Field De­pot in Rock­mart for lunch at noon ev­ery Tues­day and are en­cour­ag­ing mem­bers and po­ten­tial new mem­bers to take part. Con­tact Missy Ken­drick with the Ro­tary Club at 770-584-5234 for more on how to par­tic­i­pate or be­come a mem­ber. An­nual dues are re­quired to be a mem­ber.

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 help out with a mis­sion project and en­joy fel­low­ship with other crafters. No spe­cial skills are re­quired. For de­tails con­tact Made­line Brown at 678435-5032.

The Ki­wa­nis Club of Cedar­town en­cour­ages mem­bers to take part in weekly meet­ings on Fri­days at noon at the Chero­kee County Club. Po­ten­tial new mem­bers are asked to get in touch with Rhonda Heuer, Club Sec­re­tary at 770-748-1016 to learn more about how you can take part in mak­ing the com­mu­nity a bet­ter place. An­nual dues are re­quired for mem­ber­ship. Visit ki­wa­nis.org to learn about the club.

The Polk County Po­lice Depart­ment’s Of­fi­cer Andy An­der­son is team­ing up again with Blood As­sur­ance to hold a blood drive at the Po­lice Depart­ment head­quar­ters, lo­cated at 73 Clines In­gram Jack­son Road in Cedar­town on Mon­day, March 12. Times to be an­nounced and more in­for­ma­tion to come. Visit blood­as­sur­ance.org to learn how to give blood to­day. Call An­der­son at the Polk County Po­lice Depart­ment at 770-748-7331 to learn how to help in blood do­na­tion ef­forts.

Check out the Rock­mart Farm­ers Mar­ket at the Sil­ver Comet Trail­head be­hind Southcrest Bank on Thurs­days from 2 to 6 p.m. af­ter the hol­i­day break. 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 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, health­care and more. Call 404-206-5175 for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Cedar­town Op­ti­mist Club meets on Thurs­day morn­ings at 7:30 a.m. for their weekly break­fast meet­ing and en­cour­ages mem­bers to join in and take part at the Goodyear Civic Cen­ter on Prior Street in Cedar­town. Those in­ter­ested in join­ing the Op­ti­mist Club and help lo­cal youth or­ga­ni­za­tions can con­tact Ron­nie Din­gler by email at [email protected]­south.net.

The Polk County Alzheimer’s Caregiver Sup­port group will meet monthly on the first Mon­day at 11 a.m. at Polk Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Those in­ter­ested can join for fel­low­ship and lunch in the cafe­te­ria. For more in­for­ma­tion call John Giglio at 678-246-8188.

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 678-757-4572 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] gmail. com or visit tinyurl. com/polk­bees.

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.

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