Area Cal­en­dar of Events

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The Easter Bunny will be hop­ping into Cedar­town ahead of the hol­i­day on Satur­day, April 6 in Rock­mart for the an­nual Fam­ily Sav­ings Credit Union egg hunt. The event starts at 10 a.m. with a dec­o­rat­ing con­test, fol­lowed by the bunny hop sack race and egg race, and the hunt at 11:30 a.m. Find Fam­ily Sav­ings Credit Union on Fel­ton Drive in Rock­mart. For ages 12 and younger. Call 770684-8601 to learn more.

Are you pay­ing too much for your health­care and pre­scrip­tion drug cov­er­age? Learn 10 ways to save on Medi­care from a cer­ti­fied State Health In­sur­ance As­sis­tance Pro­gram (SHIP) coun­selor. Come to a free sem­i­nar at the Rock­mart Pub­lic Li­brary on Fri­day, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. This event is pre­sented by the Area Agency on Aging Ge­or­giaCares pro­gram. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706622-3635 or the num­ber on the back of your “Medi­care & You” hand­book (866-5524465, op­tion 4).

Mark cal­en­dars now for fun dur­ing spring­time in Cedar­town. The Cedar­town Ju­nior Ser­vice league has their com­mu­nity Easter Egg hunt planned for Sun­day, April 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Peek Park. Check back for more in­for­ma­tion about the event in March as it draws closer here in the pages of the Stan­dard Jour­nal.

Life Mat­ters Out­reach Preg­nancy Re­source Cen­ter will be host­ing their first-ever fundrais­ing golf tour­na­ment on Fri­day, March 29th at Chero­kee Golf and Coun­try Club. Reg­is­tra­tion is open to in­di­vid­ual as well as 4-player teams. Early reg­is­tra­tion dead­line is March 22 and the fee is $75 per player. Af­ter that the fee will be $100 per player. Pro­ceeds go to fund the many free ser­vices they of­fer which in­clude Preg­nancy Test­ing, Preg­nancy Op­tions Coun­sel­ing, and Sup­port Pro­grams for the com­mu­nity. To find out more in­for­ma­tion about LMO and to reg­is­ter for the golf tour­na­ment go to www.LifeMat­ter­sOutreach.net or call 770749-8911.

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 404-895-6517 or email [email protected] ga.gov 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 770-356-1282, 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 770684-8718.

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.

Do you think you might be preg­nant? You can know for sure. Con­tact Life Mat­ters Out­reach to­day to sched­ule a free preg­nancy test. You have a right to know all the op­tions avail­able to you. We of­fer free ev­i­dence­based ed­u­ca­tion and re­sources so that you can make a wellinformed de­ci­sion. The ser­vices pro­vided at LMO Preg­nancy Care Cen­ter are free of charge. Clients are treated with re­spect and un­con­di­tional ac­cep­tance. We are here to help YOU. Call 770-748-8911 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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 404-206-5175 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 678246-8188.

Aragon First United Methodist Church of­fers a food pan-

try 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.

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 678-901-3354, e-mail jus­tus­[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.

Anna Kresge Memo­rial United Methodist Church’s Men’s Club is hold­ing a Fish Fry fundraiser com­ing up on Satur­day, April 6 from 4 p.m. un­til 7 p.m., or un­til the food is all sold out. The menu in­cludes cat­fish, slaw, hush­pup­pies, fries and a drink. Eat in or carry out is $9 a plate. Call 770-748-4308 to learn more.

A day of gospel and praise is planned with the Hess Fam­ily Band at the Cedar­town Flea Mar­ket com­ing up on Sun­day, April 7, start­ing at 11 a.m. The event is free to the pub­lic, but a love of­fer­ing will be col­lected dur­ing the event. Ev­ery­one is wel­come to at­tend at 591 West Ave., Cedar­town.

The Rev. Gil­bert Richard­son and the Ware’s Grove Church fam­ily of 200 Potash Road, in­vite ev­ery­one to join the Im­pact Ser­vice held each Sun­day at 9:45 a.m., fol­lowed by reg­u­lar wor­ship ser­vices at 11:15 a.m. Bi­ble class is held Wed­nes­day nights at 7 p.m. The com­mu­nity is also in­vited to join the con­gre­ga­tion for a spe­cial Men and Women ser­vice to be held on Sun­day, March 17, at 3 p.m.

Come join in wel­com­ing new pas­tor Jimmy Dou­glas Bryant on Sun­day, March 10 to Oak Grove Bap­tist Church on High­way 27 North in Cedar­town with wor­ship ser­vices start­ing at 11 a.m. Mem­bers, former mem­bers and pas­tors are also en­cour­aged and wel­come to come and wor­ship as well on Sun­day, March 17 as the church cel­e­brates their 121st an­niver­sary ser­vice at 11 a.m. Lunch will fol­low the an­niver­sary ser­vice.

The Gospel Tal­ent Sharea-Thon is com­ing soon to the Out­reach Taber­na­cle and Gospel Mu­sic Park at 1351 County Road 31 in Mus­ca­dine, Ala. The March 30 event starts at 5:30 p.m. cen­tral and will fea­ture soloists, duets, trios, quar­tets and mu­si­cians. Join and

share love of the com­mu­nity. For more in­for­ma­tion call 770712-1032 or 678-925-0903.

Anna Kresge United Methodist Church in­vites chil­dren, kinder­garten age through mid­dle school, to come to Kresge Kids each Wed­nes­day from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sup­per is pro­vided. There is also a high school youth pro­gram as well. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706346-3100.

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 770-6846251or e-mail [email protected] ngumc.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 non-de­nom­i­na­tional 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 678-7574572 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 687-852-7497, or visit their meet­ing house at 10005 N. Main St., Cedar­town for wor­ship ser­vices at 10 a.m. on Sun­days.

The fol­low­ing birth an­nounce­ments were sub­mit­ted by Floyd Med­i­cal Cen­ter on Thurs­day, March 14, 2019. Con­grat­u­la­tions go out to th­ese new par­ents in the Stan­dard Jour­nal read­ing area:

Se­bas­tian Lenox Wag­ner was born on March 5, 2019, to Abby Row­ell and Jef­frey Wag­ner of Cedar­town.

Ash­ton Nicholas Baines was born on March 7, 2019, to Brandi Ly­brand and Derek Baines of Rome.

Lau­ren El­iz­a­beth Cost­low was born on March 7, 2019, to Beth and Ja­son Cost­low of Sil­ver Creek.

Twins Ee­lyh Ray Em­mett Nor­ris and Kor­byn Ty Em­mett Nor­ris were born on March 8, 2019, to Katelin Timms and Rus­sell Nor­ris of Cedar­town.

Al­lis­ton De­mas­cus Mitchell was born on March 9, 2019, to Ka’Shay Bryant and Adrian Mitchell of Cartersville.

Isa­iah Alexan­der Storey was born on March 10, 2019, to Sa­van­nah Storey of Rome.

Tom­mie Leigh Mor­ris was born on March 12, 2019, to Han­nah Brown and Thomas Mor­ris of Cedar­town.

The fol­low­ing pub­lic health food in­spec­tion scores were pro­vided by the Polk County Health Depart­ment and are avail­able on­line any­time at http://ga.health­in­spec­tions. us/ge­or­gia/search.cfm?county=Polk. Th­ese scores were re­ported from March 6 through March 13.

March 11- Chero­kee Ele­men­tary School- 191 Ever­green Ln., Cedar­town- 96

March 11- Econolodge Inn and Suites- 100 E. John Hand Rd, Cedar­town- 99

March 11- Owen’s Bar­be­cue- 1207 S. Main St., Cedar­town- 91

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