Area Calendar of Events
The Cedartown Farmer’s Market has a new location and time for the 2019 season. Marketgoers are invited to come out to the corner of Ware and South Main Street in Cedartown starting on Tuesday, June 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. Additional dates and times will be forthcoming. Contact Five Cedars Farm to participate at 678-246-1216 to learn more about becoming a vendor.
Crossfactor Church in Rockmart is hosting a three-day celebration to mark their official opening weekend coming up June 21 through June 23. The church located at 1057 Nathan Dean Bypass in Rockmart will start with Friday night worship at 7 p.m., a Saturday at 7 p.m. evening with Bishop Alana Mushegan, Pastor of East West Church, and 10 a.m. services on Sunday with Pastor Todd Williams. All are welcome to join next to the Walgreens and Little Caesars in the Triangle Shopping Center.
Rockmart First UMC and Rockmart Presbyterian are having a joint VBS, June 17 through June 21st, 2019, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. “Jesus, My Friend” is the theme. Songs, Skits, Bible Stories, Art and Crafts for children age 3 through 5th grade. All VBS activities will be at Rockmart First UMC. Call RFUMC office, 770-684-6251 or Rockmart Presbyterian Church office, 770-684-6289, for more information.
Fairview Baptist Church of Rockmart is hosting their one-day “Moose on the Loose” Vacation Bible School on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome to join in the celebrations at 881 Fairview Road.
The 100 Black Men of Rome-Northwest Georgia is set to hold their 25th anniversary gala on Saturday, June 29 at the Forum River Center in Rome starting with a social hour at 7 p.m., and a program from 8 to 10 p.m. A grand party concludes the evening at 1 a.m. featuring musician/saxophonist Mike Philips. Gala tickets are $100 and includes dinner and the grand party following. All proceeds will go towards our programs such as Mentoring, Health & Wellness, Foundation Camp, Education, Robotics, and Economic Empowerment. For more information, sponsorships, or tickets contact Rayford Horne at 678-231-5361 or James Lee at 706-936-6159 or go to http://www.100bmor. org/gala.html
The First Baptist Church of Cedartown is hosting a Patriotic Celebration Worship Service on Sunday, June 30 at 11 a.m. Blessed is the Nation whose God is Lord, and the church plans to live in that spirit as they will recognize servicemen from each branch of the service. Come and be a part of this Patriotic Service!
Come enjoy an day in the park with good food and music on July 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Seaborn Jones Park where Feed My Sheep Ministry will be holding a Fish Fry to raise funds for their annual Thanksgiving Dinner coming up later this year. Money raised will go toward the purchase of toys and food for the meal. Gospel signing will be part of the day of fun at the Fish Fry. Those interested in helping out can contact Floreace Stocks at 678-719-1981.
Outreach Tabernacle and Gospel Music Park in Muscadine, Alabama is hosting a Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 29 at 2 p.m. Central. Everyone is welcome, and everything is free with several events during the day including a gospel concert, gospel talent share-a-thon and more. They are located at 1351 County Road 31 in Muscadine, Ala., 36269. Call 770712-1032 or 770-826-1759 for more.
The Rockmart Cultural Arts Center is offering a Pottery Camp on June 17 to 21, 2019 for ages 8 to 12 taught by Paul Craighead and an Art Camp on July 8 to 12, 2019 for ages 7 to 12 taught by Margaret Bearden and Peggy Cline at the Arts Center. They also have two Theatre Camps. Theatre Camp I for elementary students with Aristocats, Kids is full, however there are still spots available for Theatre Camp II on June 17 to 28 for middle and high school students performing Mary Poppins Jr. For more information, call 770-684-2707. Applications are available at the Art Gallery, City Offices, and on our website: https:// www.rockmart-ga.gov/26/ Arts---Rockmart-CulturalArts-Center
Anita Kennerly is offering a Polymer Clay Bead Workshop at the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $45. It includes all supplies, bring a sack lunch.
Kathy Torres is offering Paint Parties on Tuesday, June 25, July 16 and August 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for $20 each, which includes all supplies, at the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center. Have a fun time and take home a painting you made yourself.
RCAC has classes for toddlers, children and adults at the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center in drawing, painting, photography, yoga, chorus, piano, whittling, and pottery. For more information, call 770-684-2707 or email [email protected] rockmart-ga.gov
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 770749-0869 or email [email protected] bgcnwga.org.
The Rockmart History Museum on South Marble Street in downtown Rockmart is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Saturday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Museum welcomes visitors and group tours. Contact Pat Sampson at 678-7645201 for information. RHM meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month and volunteers are welcome and encouraged to take part.
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 call Robin Forston at 404-895-6517 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.
The American Legion in Rockmart is hosting their monthly all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner coming up this Wednesday, June 19. 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,
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.
Did you know that nationwide the American Red Cross assists 53 people every 60 seconds during personal and local disasters? Our Northwest Georgia Red Cross Chapter serves Polk County. If you’d like to do some meaningful volunteering, please contact Arthene Bressler at 762-2319896 and visit our website at www.redcross.org/local/ georgia.
Save the date: The Boys and Girls Club of NWGA is hosting a Polk County Golf Tournament on Friday, Aug. 16 at 9 a.m. at the Cherokee Golf and Country Club. Find more information at bgcnwga.org or call 706234-8591.
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 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 770748-8911 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.
Community Share Ministries is hosting “Hope for the Hungry” on the first Tuesday of every month to provide food assistance to the community. They’ll be in town again on Tuesday, June 4. Food is provided free of charge, and no identification is required to get help. Those interested can visit Community Share Ministries Cedartown thrift store at 1116 N. Main St., Cedartown.
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 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 678-901-3354, email justus[email protected], 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.
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The following birth announcements were submitted by Floyd Medical Center on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Congratulations go out to these new parents in the Standard Journal reading area.
Emori-Rose Jane Fortenberry was born on May 29, 2019, to Ebone and Michael Fortenberry of Cedartown.
Kaleb Jones was born on May 29, 2019, to Kelly Jones of Rockmart.
Nova Snell was born on June 1, 2019, to Cindy Wilmoth and Jaden Snell of Rockmart.
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 May 30 through June 5.
June 3- Bar L Bar-B-Que- 264 Elm St., Rockmart- 91 June 4- Subway- 1400 Piedmont Ave., Rockmart- 85 June 5- The Border- 720 N. Main St., Cedartown- 88