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The Cedar­town First United Methodist Church’s 44th an­nual Flea Mar­ket at the church at 201 Wis­sahickon Ave., Cedar­town is com­ing up this weekend! The mar­ket be­gins on Fri­day, Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and con­tin­ues Satur­day, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. House wares, fur­ni­ture, a va­ri­ety of cloth­ing, toys and books are a few of the many items avail­able for sale. Con­tact the church at 770-748-7862 to learn how to do­nate items.

Mark those cal­en­dars now on Sept. 29 for the up­com­ing Out­reach Taber­na­cle’s night of south­ern gospel at the church at 1351 Co. Road 31 in Mus­ca­dine, Ala. They’ll be host­ing The Masters Touch from Val­ley, Ala., and Chat­tanooga’s His Call and The Yar­broughs from Bre­men. Out­reach Taber­na­cle’s church choir will also per­form un­der the di­rec­tion of GW Cash. The night of song starts at 5:30 p.m. Cen­tral.

Tick­ets are on sale through next week for the up­com­ing Sept. 15 re­turn of Katie Deal to the Cedar­town Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, this time in a duo with Ja­son Petty for the Clas­sic Nashville Road­show. Seats start at $15, and the show will fea­ture the mu­sic of Dolly Par­ton, Hank Wil­liams, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Ge­orge Jones and more. Visit cedar­town­shows.com to or­der now, or call 770-748-4168.

Cedar­town’s 41st an­nual Fall Fes­ti­val is com­ing up on Satur­day, Oct. 6, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and ap­pli­ca­tions are now open for ven­dors to sign up and take part. Arts and Crafts ven­dors are $40, food ven­dors $50, and booths for in­for­ma­tion only are $25. Chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties are $75. Ad­di­tional fees are re­quired for power and drinks. Find forms on down­towncedar­town.com to fill out and re­turn to the Down­town Cedar­town As­so­ci­a­tion as soon as pos­si­ble to be a ven­dor. Pa­trons can en­joy the pa­rade, fes­ti­val and more free of charge. Call or e-mail Ra­mona Ruark, Main Street Direc­tor at 770-748-2090, or e-mail her at rru­[email protected]­towncedar­town.com.

Cedar Chris­tian School is ac­cept­ing stu­dents for en­roll­ment for the start of classes this fall. Those in­ter­ested in Christ-fo­cused ed­u­ca­tion for their youth can con­tact them at 678-901-3500, e-mail [email protected], or visit the Cedar Chris­tian School Face­book page. The school lo­cated at 625 West Ave., Cedar­town.

Do you have in­ter­est in study­ing the Bi­ble and prophe­cies within? Con­tact Dr. Idel Suarez about a new study group be­ing formed lo­cally for se­ri­ous schol­ars of the text. Con­tact him at 813-310-9350 for more in­for­ma­tion about how to par­tic­i­pate and fu­ture meet­ings.

The Bold and Beau­ti­ful Red Hat­ters is host­ing “A Jour­ney in Time,” and strap on some high but­toned shoes for a fam­ily fun night com­ing up this Satur­day, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Polk County Col­lege and Ca­reer Academy cam­pus at Cedar­town High School. Tick­ets are $15. Wear the best cos­tume from the 1860s to 1960s and be el­i­gi­ble to win prizes. Dance the night away with Dink Wilkes act­ing as DJ. Call Queen Pa­tri­cia Smith Can­non at 770-546-4717 or Queen Sheila An­gel at 770-883-3201 for more or the pur­chase tick­ets. All pro­ceeds will be used for char­i­ta­ble giv­ing.

Rivers Alive is com­ing up this month, and of­fi­cials are ask­ing vol­un­teers to mark their cal­en­dars now. Come take part in the an­nual cleanup of lo­cal streams and wa­ter­ways in Rock­mart on Sept. 22, with more de­tails to come soon. Con­tact Randy Cook for more in­for­ma­tion at [email protected]­town­ge­or­gia.gov or call 678-246-1083.

The Har­rell-Weaver Re­u­nion is com­ing up in Oc­to­ber, and fam­ily mem­bers are in­vited to come take part in the an­nual gath­er­ing. Rel­a­tives are asked to come to Fairview Bap­tist Church in Rock­mart on Satur­day, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring food enough to feed im­me­di­ate fam­ily mem­bers, and ad­di­tional to share. E-mail [email protected] for more in­for­ma­tion.

Get tick­ets now for the up­com­ing Farm to Ta­ble on Mar­ble, set for Oct. 6. The din­ner will take place in down­town Rock­mart in the out­doors, with tick­ets start­ing at $60 for in­di­vid­u­als or $225 for a whole ta­ble of six, stretch­ing 200 feet in to­tal. The meal will fea­ture lo­cally grown prod­ucts, and will start at 6 p.m. Pur­chase tick­ets now by con­tact­ing Shonna Kirk­patrick at shon­nakirk­[email protected], Dan Bevels at [email protected], or to take part as a spon­sor by email­ing direc­[email protected]­ge­or­gia.com.

The of­fice of Ex­cep­tional Stu­dents of Polk School District is avail­able to as­sist with the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties and pro­vi­sion a free ap­pro­pri­ate pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion be­gin­ning at the age of three through the age of 21. If you sus­pect your child is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing any de­vel­op­men­tal de­lay or you sus­pect your child might have a dis­abil­ity and would like as­sis­tance or for more in­for­ma­tion about ser­vices avail­able through Polk School District, con­tact the PSD Ex­cep­tional Stu­dent Ser­vices of­fice at 770-684-8718.

The Polk County Demo­cratic Com­mit­tee meets on the se­cond Satur­day of ev­ery month at 9:30 a.m. Dur­ing even num­bered months the group meet at The Rock­mart Li­brary at 316 N. Pied­mont Ave., Rock­mart, and dur­ing odd num­bered months the party meet at the Cedar­town Wel­come Cen­ter, 609 Main St., Cedar­town. All are wel­come to take part! Check out more in­for­ma­tion at the Polk County Demo­cratic Com­mit­tee at face­book.com/Polk-County-Demo­crat­icCom­mit­tee-GA -850067035038585/.

Aragon First United Methodist Church of­fers a food pantry for the com­mu­nity to use if they need as­sis­tance. They are open Mon­days from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Tues­day morn­ings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. A pic­ture ID is re­quired to par­tic­i­pate. Call 770-684-4855 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Rock­mart First United Methodist Church in­vites the com­mu­nity to come out and join in wor­ship on Sun­days and Wed­nes­days at the church lo­cated at 135 W. Church St. Sun­day morn­ing wor­ship be­gins with Bi­ble study at 9:45 a.m., fol­lowed by Sun­day school at 10 a.m. for all ages, and an 11 a.m. wor­ship ser­vice. Wed­nes­day night in­cludes at 5 p.m. com­mu­nity meal on the last Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month, 6 p.m. Bi­ble study and choir prac­tice at 7 p.m. Weekly chil­dren’s events at the church in­clude a 5:45 p.m. chil­dren and youth meal, 6:15 Chil­dren’s mu­sic and MYF, fol­lowed by L.I.F.E. at 6:54 p.m. All are in­vited to join in. Call Rev. Martha Dye at 770684-6251or e-mail [email protected] net for more in­for­ma­tion or ques­tions. The church also up­dates weekly on their web­site at rock­mar­tumc.org.

The next West Ge­or­gia Spay/Neuter Clinic is com­ing to the Cedar­townPolk County Hu­mane So­ci­ety again on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 19, 2018. 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. Trans­ports won’t be sched­uled again un­til Oct. 3 and Oct. 24

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.

Just Us Min­istries Inc. Food Bank has dis­tri­bu­tion ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day at 904 Young Farms Road in Cedar­town. On Tues­day the dis­tri­bu­tion is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Thurs­days from 10 a.m. to noon. A pic­ture ID is re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion call 770-687-1009 or 678-901-3354, e-mail jus­tus­[email protected] gmail.com, or visit Jus­tus­min­istries.com.

Har­mony Bap­tist Church, 882 Lit­tle Har­mony Rd, Cedar­town (Esom Hill area) in­vites ev­ery­one to at­tend their weekly Sun­day morn­ing Ser­vices. First Sun­day morn­ing ser­vice be­gins at 9:45 a.m. with Sun­day School fol­lowed by wor­ship ser­vice at 11 a.m.. Our doors are open to all and we are look­ing for­ward to see­ing you. For more in­for­ma­tion visit our Face­book page, Har­mony Bap­tist church, Cedar­town.

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, 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 678-477-2861 and leave a mes­sage or visit our Face­book page at www.face­book.com/Fam­i­lyQuest42/

The Sit and Stitch is back to sew­ing at Rock­mart First United Methodist Church in the fel­low­ship hall. The group will meet the first and third Mon­day’s of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Par­tic­i­pants can bring any craft they choose or help with a min­istry pro­ject this year. The group is mak­ing cro­chet or knit­ted caps for dona­tion to Help­ing Hands. A pat­tern will be pro­vided and the group has crafters who can help those in need of in­struc­tion. Bring a sack lunch. Cof­fee or tea pro­vided. Any ques­tions please call Made­line Brown 678-435-5032.

Lo­cal dogs and cats in Polk County An­i­mal Con­trol need your love and sup­port to­day by help­ing them find for­ever homes with fam­i­lies who will care and watch them grow, like this week’s pair of Pets of the Week. The Cat of the Week is Al­lie, ID No. 39321883, a five month old black and orange tor­toise­shell, who has thus far been a calm and ob­ser­vant shel­ter vis­i­tor ac­cord­ing to vol­un­teers, but is a sweet kitty. For those who love dogs, con­sider this three-year-old ter­rier named Cleo, ID No. 39339478. Vol­un­teers re­port she love at­ten­tion and go­ing on walks, and def­i­nitely squeaky toys and play­ing fetch. Both are avail­able for adop­tion to­day from Polk County An­i­mal Con­trol by call­ing 770-749-8908. Rates are $25 for cats and $40 for dogs, un­less oth­er­wise noted. Spay and neu­ter­ing are re­quired by county or­di­nance. Low cost op­tions are avail­able, with more in­for­ma­tion on this page in the Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar.

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