Commissioner Town Hall meeting

Post Commissioner Ron Davis will have a Town Hall Meeting.

Monday, Dec. 19

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Stars & Strikes Family Entertainment Center

2400 Hiram-Acworth Hwy.

Dallas, Georgia 30157

Join Post 1 Commissioner Ron Davis in an interactive discussion about current issues in Paulding County.

For more information, call Pat Tibbitts 678-224-4011.

Board of Commissioners offices will close in observance of Christmas

Friday, Dec. 23

All Paulding County Government offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of Christmas. Offices will re-open, Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 8 a.m.

Level 2 drought response in effect

During a Level 2 Drought Response, outdoor landscape watering is only allowed two days a week determined by odd and even-numbered addresses. Even-numbered addresses and properties without numbered addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. Odd-numbered addresses may water Thursday and Sunday before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.

The following outdoor water uses are prohibited during a Level 2 Drought Response: washing hard surfaces such as streets and sidewalks, water for ornamental purposes such as fountains, the use of fire hydrants except for firefighting, public safety and flushing, non-commercial vehicle washing including fundraising car washes, and non-commercial pressure washing. More water conservation information is available at http://epd.georgia.gov/water-conservation; http://northgeorgiawater.org/current-water-stats/drought-status.

Paulding Forest Wildlife Management area

2090 Rockmart Hwy -- Dallas

The WMA supports healthy game populations and is popular for deer, turkey, and small game hunting and consists of state-owned land and land leased annually from private landowners. This is a 25,707-acre Wildlife Management Area open to hunting seasonally.

Additionally this WMA contains one of the southern-most trout fishing opportunities, Raccoon Creek. The Silver Comet Trail transects the WMA.

Camping, pre-season scouting, hiking, picnicking, canoeing, and other recreational uses are allowed year-round, unless otherwise posted at the WMA check station, or at a specific recreation site.

For additional information, call 706-295-6041

Paulding County extends outdoor burning ban indefinitely

Due to severely dry conditions and extreme fire danger, Paulding County has extended the outdoor burning ban indefinitely.

Exceptional drought conditions have expanded across northwest Georgia with severe to extreme conditions present in other parts of the state.

The National Weather Service issued a High Fire Danger statement again this week with warnings that humidity and rain conditions are unlikely to improve in the long range. Therefore, it is unlikely that the total ban on outdoor burning will be lifted in the foreseeable future. For updated information call 770-505-BURN 24/7.

Ortho Atlanta's Make a Difference Food Drive for Warehouse of Hope

Now-Dec. 30

Ortho Atlanta in Paulding will be accepting boxed and canned foods and monetary donations through the end of Dec. to help Warehouse of Hope feed Paulding county families. Ortho Atlanta is located at 148 Bill Carruth Pkwy Suite 120, Hiram. http://warehouseofhope.squarespace.com/landing.

Christmas Toy Drive -- Cornerstone Chiropractic

Dec. 1-16

Cornerstone Chiropractic

5886 Wendy Bagwell Pkwy #301, Hiram

For more info call 770-439-7765.

Christmas Open House -- Christmas is our Business

Dec. 18; noon-6 p.m.

Admission is free. Register to win a 7-foot tree. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital. 678-457-4434 or 770-529-1891.

Rosewood Park, 149 Mary Wallace Way, Dallas (Crossroads area.)

Christmas movie extravaganza

Saturday, Dec. 17

Dallas Theater

Free.

Presenting a day full of classic family movies on the Big Screen!

10 a.m. -- Children's Classics

4 p.m. -- "Elf"

7 p.m. -- "It's a Wonderful Life"

Concessions Available -- Cash Only.

Holiday in the Park

Nov. 19- Jan. 1

Six Flags over Georgia

Tis' the season to be jolly with thrill rides, holiday festivities and more than one million LED lights shining bright as Six Flags Over Georgia brings you Holiday In The Park.

The new holiday classic will include twinkling lights, festive shows, tasty culinary treats and, of course, Santa Claus himself. Take a ride on the North Pole Express to visit Santa Claus at his merry workshop, and be sure to warm-up around the fire for some delicious S'mores at S'mores Village.

Each night, guests can gather around a 25-foot Christmas tree and witness the ceremonial lighting as our honorary military members light the tree and bring the entire park to life with holiday spirit!

"Bring One for the Chipper" -- recycled Christmas tree program

Saturday, Jan. 7; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Home Depot in Hiram

Recycle your Christmas tree this season 770-439-0707.

Got Elvis?

Friday, Jan. 6; 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 7; 7 p.m.

Dallas Theater

Chad Gibson returns with his wildly entertaining tribute to Elvis. You will not be disappointed by Chad's all-encompassing likeness to the King himself! Saturday show includes Gospel.

Box Office 678-363-0813

The Dallas Theater Box Office is located at 208 Main Street.

Box Office Hours:

Monday, Thursday, Friday / 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday / 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cash, (Visa or MasterCard) accepted.

ONGOING MONTHLY EVENTS

Dallas City Council meetings

129 East Memorial Drive Dallas

Www.cityofdallasga.com

770-443-8110 x.1209

The Dallas Mayor and City Council meet the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Dallas City Council Chambers at 129 East Memorial Drive. For citizens wishing to address the Council, please contact City Hall at 770-443-8110 to make arrangements.

Hiram City Council meetings

Hiram Mayor and City Council meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Council Chambers are located at the Hiram Community Center at 219 Main Street

Work Sessions will normally be scheduled on a Tuesday, either one or two weeks prior to the date of the next regular session. Work sessions are called as necessary and posted as soon as scheduled. Work sessions begin at 6 p.m. and held in the City Hall Training Room at 217 Main Street, second floor.

Story time at the New Georgia Library

Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.

Activities available for younger children at the library.

Stories, song and crafts for pre-school ages every Thursday. The New Georgia library is located at 94 Ridge Road in Dallas.

For more information call 770-459-8163.

Paulding Airport Authority and Industrial Building Authority meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 21

Watson Government Complex

Board of Commissioners Meeting Room

240 Constitution Blvd., 2nd Floor

Dallas, GA 30132

Contact: 770-505-7700

Airport Authority meeting begins at 9 a.m. The IBA meeting will be called to order at 10 a.m. or immediately following the Airport Authority meeting if it runs past 10 a.m.

Paulding Parks & Recreation Program Registration

Now offers registration at all park offices and online at https://recreation.paulding.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/SPLASH.html

Check online for list of their programs and registration periods.

Come and visit the Dallas Farmers Market

The Dallas Farmers Market is a friendly place where you can find locally grown produce, local honey, plants, breads, sweets, fresh eggs, jams and jellies, and homemade crafts. Hours are 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday. The DFM is located beside the old courthouse in downtown Dallas. Visit on Facebook at the Dallas Farmers Market or go to tdfm.org.

Paulding County Singles Ages 50 and Over

2nd Tuesday of the month; 6:30 p.m. Ryan's at 55 Pace Court, Hiram

Enjoy movies, bowling, concerts, dancing, etc.

For more info visit Paulding Singles 50 and over on Facebook, or call Jocelyn Webb at 404-771-8122.

Paulding Photography Club -- Downtown Dallas

2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month; 7 p.m.

Meetings are held at 122 Main Street, Dallas

Monthly competitions, field trips, etc.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/PauldingPhotographClub

Paulding County Democratic Party

The Paulding County Democratic Party will hold its monthly member's meetings at 10 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month for the foreseeable future at the main branch of the Paulding County Library on Dallas-Acworth Highway. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend.

For meeting dates and/or additional information, feel free to contact G. Patton "Pat" Hughes at 770-505-8544.

Paulding Literacy Council Programs

Become an Adult Reading Tutor -- tutors needed; training provided. Learn more by calling 770-974-5531.

Tutoring sessions for any resident who wants to learn or improve their reading skills. English classes held on Mondays and Wednesdays. Class instruction is available for GED. To register, call 770-443-1660.

Book Writers Critique Group

Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m.

Starbucks Crossroads

8655 Hiram Acworth Hwy, Dallas.

Contact writers_muse@att.net or simply stop by.

Dallas Rotary Club at Audrey's Café

Thursdays; 7:30 a.m. networking, 8 a.m. meeting

Contact Madge Lovingood 770-439-7991 with any questions.

Paulding Business Association Luncheon

2nd Thursday of the month; 11:30 a.m. -- 1 p.m. (check site to confirm meeting)

855 Hiram Douglasville Highway in Hiram. Cost $15 members prepaid online, $18 members at the door, and $20 non-members. pauldingba.org.

Manna Food Ministry -- Feed the Hungry

Offering affordable, pre-packaged, high-quality nutritious food boxes. Visit MannaFoodMinistry.org to see menu and cutoff date for orders. 678-310-9660. Major credit cards accepted.

Located at 460 S. Johnston St, Dallas, 30132.

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