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Mem­bers are in­vited to join in for the an­nual Mem­ber Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Break­fast hap­pen­ing this Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Jan. 16 start­ing at 8 a.m. The break­fast also serves as mem­ber’s op­por­tu­nity to take part in an an­nual meet­ing as well, along with the draw­ing for the $1,000 grand prize for the sale of hol­i­day gift cards. E-mail [email protected]­ge­or­gia. com for those who get the pa­per Tues­day and still want to be el­i­gi­ble for the draw­ing.

Sup­port Our House Women’s Shel­ter and en­joy a night of com­edy at the Cedar­town Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter com­ing up on Fri­day night, Jan. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. star­ring Kenn King­ton and fea­tur­ing Kay Dodd. Tick­ets are $10 in ad­vance and $12 at the door. All pro­ceeds go to the Our House Women’s Shel­ter. Visit StandUpFor­Hope.com to pur­chase tick­ets now.

On Satur­day, March 2, 2019 at 9 a.m., the Polk County Repub­li­can Party will con­vene Precinct Mass Meet­ings to elect Del­e­gates and Al­ter­nates to the Polk County Repub­li­can Party Con­ven­tion at the Chero­kee Coun­try Club, 150 Club Drive in Cedar­town. Reg­is­tra­tion will be­gin at 8 a.m. The con­ven­tion will start at 10 a.m., and costs are $10. Con­tact Dr. Marc Wall at 770-749-0420 about the up­com­ing con­ven­tion and monthly meet­ings of the party.

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 & 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 our of­fice at 770-749-0869 or email [email protected]­n­wga.org.

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 robin. [email protected] or call 1-877-210-KIDS. Visit www. fos­ter­ge­or­gia.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Polk County Demo­cratic Com­mit­tee Meets on the sec­ond Satur­day of ev­ery month at 9:30 a.m. In the “even” months (Fe­bru­ary, April, June, Au­gust, etc.) the or­ga­ni­za­tion meets at The Rock­mart Li­brary at 316 N. Pied­mont Ave., Rock­mart and dur­ing the “odd” months (Jan­uary, March, etc.) they meet at the Cedar­town Wel­come Cen­ter, 609 Main St., Cedar­town, GA 30125.

USAPA Pick­el­ball Am­bas­sador Da­neen Eng­land is hold­ing a free pick­le­ball clinic ev­ery Mon­day (weather per­mit­ting) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rock­mart Ten­nis courts, lo­cated at 436 Hogue Av­enue, Rock­mart. Loaner pad­dles and all nec­es­sary equip­ment will be on hand to learn t he sport. This is a free event for any­one and they just need to wear com­fort­able gym clothes and ten­nis shoes. Con­tact Eng­land at 770356-1282, or by e-mail at [email protected]­hoo.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

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.

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 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.

Need help with the bills dur­ing the win­ter, and are a se­nior? Tal­la­toona CAP will be­gin ac­cept­ing ap­point­ments for the Low In­come Home En­ergy As­sis­tance Pro­gram (LIHEAP) for Se­nior House­holds 65 & older and Home­bound House­holds. Ap­point­ments for the Gen­eral Pub­lic will be ac­cepted be­gin­ning in De­cem­ber. Ap­point­ments are pro­vided on a first come first served ba­sis un­til funds are ex­hausted. 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 770-817-4666.

Vic­tory Bap­tist Church’s Bread of Life Food Pantry is now open. One bag of non­per­ish­able 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.

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 will in­clude all cases re­lated to hous­ing, employment, ed­u­ca­tion, do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, con­sumer fraud, wills, health­care and other is­sues in­volved in the le­gal com­pli­ca­tions of ev­ery­day life. Call 404-2065175 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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.

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 770-6844855 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery meets ev­ery Mon­day night at the First Bap­tist Church of Rock­mart start­ing with din­ner at 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Large Group at 7 p.m. and Small Share Group at 8 p.m.

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.

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 678-9013354, e-mail jus­tus­min. [email protected], or visit Jus­tus­min­istries.com.

Take back your life and get help. Nar­conon can help you take steps to over­come ad­dic­tion in your fam­ily. Call to­day for free for screen­ings or re­fer­rals at 1-800-431-1754.

Churches

The Gold City Quar­tet is com­ing to the First Bap­tist Church of Cedar­town for an evening con­cert on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 17 at 6 p.m. a love of­fer­ing is be­ing taken up, but it is free to at­tend. Come join in a night of gospel at First Bap­tist Church of Cedar­town, lo­cated at 101 N Col­lege St. Con­tact the church at 770-748-3120 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 770-684-6251or e-mail [email protected] net for more in­for­ma­tion or ques­tions. The church also up­dates weekly on their web­site at rock­mar­tumc.org.

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.

Shiloh Bap­tist Church would like to in­vite the com­mu­nity to come par­tic­i­pate in wor­ship ser­vices weekly at their sanc­tu­ary at 433 Shiloh Road. Join the church for Sun­day school at 10 a.m., fol­lowed by 11 a.m. ser­vice or Wed­nes­day nights at 6 p.m. Call Pas­tor Jamie New­some for more in­for­ma­tion at 404-425-8510.

Cedar Lake Chris­tian Cen­ter is a non­de­nom­i­na­tional com­mu­nity who in­vites any­one look­ing to find the Holy Spirit within them to come join in wor­ship ser­vices on Sun­day morn­ings at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Neil Hop­per, along with His­panic ser­vices as well to the com­mu­nity. Those in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing can join in at Cedar Lake Chris­tian Cen­ter, lo­cated at 1890 Rome High­way, Cedar­town. For more in­for­ma­tion call 770-608-0651.

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 Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter Day Saints pro­vides op­por­tu­ni­ties to lo­cal res­i­dents in­ter­ested in hear­ing the mes­sage of Je­sus Christ. For more in­for­ma­tion about how you can speak to lo­cal El­ders, con­tact 687852-7497, or visit their meet­ing house at 10005 N. Main St., Cedar­town for wor­ship ser­vices at 10 a.m. on Sun­days.

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 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, birth­dates/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 678-4772861 and leave a mes­sage or visit our Face­book page at www.face­book.com/ Fam­i­lyQuest42/

Clubs and Or­ga­ni­za­tions

The Ferst Read­ers Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Team meets the first Mon­day of the month at 5 p.m., al­ter­nately in Cedar­town and Rock­mart. Call 404862-1273 for the meet­ing lo­ca­tion. Find out more about how to help im­prove child­hood lit­er­acy in Polk County at fer­st­foun­da­tion. org.

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 e-mail at [email protected]­south.net.

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.

The Amer­i­can Le­gion in Rock­mart is host­ing their monthly all-you-caneat spaghetti din­ner on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 16, 2019. Meal of spaghetti, meat­balls, gar­lic toast and salad, $5. Join the group for a good meal and to sup­port veteran and chil­dren’s pro­grams. The Le­gion is lo­cated at 1 Vet­er­ans Cir­cle, Rock­mart.

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