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Come join the fun next week­end at Anna Kresge Memorial United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Brunch with the Bunny. The event will in­clude the opportunity for youth to en­joy fun and games, bunny-shaped pan­cakes and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Call the church at 770-748-4308 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Join the Sec­ond Bap­tist Church in Cedar­town for their an­nual Easter Egg Hunt on April 20 start­ing at 11:30 a.m. There will be free food, bounce houses, egg hunts, and prizes for all age groups of kids. Reg­is­ter and find more in­for­ma­tion at www.sbcedar­town.org.

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.

The an­nual Lost Cost Ra­bies Clinic sponsored by the Cedar­town/Polk County Hu­mane So­ci­ety is com­ing up on Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cedar­town Boys and Girls Club at 321 E. Queen St. Vac­ci­na­tion costs for Cats and Dogs are $10 and horses are $20. Pet own­ers can get their dogs and cats mi­crochipped for an ad­di­tional $10, or have Pre­cious Paws pro­vide nail trim­ming for $5. All pro­ceeds will go to the Hu­mane So­ci­ety.

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] 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.

The American Le­gion in Rock­mart is host­ing their monthly all-you-can-eat spaghetti din­ner com­ing upon Wed­nes­day, April 17. Meal of spaghetti, meat­balls, gar­lic toast and salad, $5. They hold din­ners on the third Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month. Join the group for a good meal and to sup­port vet­eran and chil­dren’s pro­grams. The Le­gion is lo­cated at 1 Veter­ans Cir­cle, Rock­mart. Check back for an up­dated date in the com­ing edi­tion of the Stan­dard Jour­nal’s Calendar of Events.

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 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.

Get as­sis­tance

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 ev­i­dence-based ed­u­ca­tion and re­sources so that you can make a well-in­formed 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 low­in­come 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 770-684-4855 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 770687-1009 or 678-901-3354, e-mail jus­tus­[email protected] com, or visit Jus­tus­min­istries.com.

A care­givers sup­port group meets on the sec­ond Mon­day of each month at 11 a.m. at Rock­mart Pres­by­te­rian Church. Call 770-684-6289 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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 1-800-4311754.

Churches

Polk County is in­vited to take part in Holy Week events at sev­eral churches around Rock­mart and Aragon com­ing up ahead of the Easter holiday, start­ing on Mon­day, April 15 and con­tin­u­ing through Easter Sun­day on April 21. That in­cludes a Mon­day wor­ship ser­vice at Rock­mart First Methodist on April 15 with First Bap­tist Pas­tor Jason Odom lead­ing the ser­vice, on Tuesday, April 16 at Rock­mart Pres­by­te­rian Church with Rock­mart First Methodist’s Rev. Martha Dye lead­ing the ser­vice, on Wed­nes­day, April 17 at Aragon First United Methodist Church fea­tur­ing Earl John­son, and Thurs­day, April 18 at Rock­mart First Bap­tist with Jaye Sawyer lead­ing wor­ship. On Fri­day, April 19, Rock­mart First Bap­tist is host­ing ser­vices with James Han­nah, and then a sun­rise Easter Ser­vice on April 21 will be led by Maryellen Hit­tel at Rock­mart Pres­by­te­rian Church.

A re­vival is start­ing this com­ing week at Lake­view Bap­tist Church fea­tur­ing the Rev. Brent Ta­tum from April 8 through April 13 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The evening will fea­ture spe­cial singing each night.

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.

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 706-346-3100.

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 770-684-6251or email [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 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 770608-0651.

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.

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