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JAN. 31

KING PROGRAM

The University of West Georgia’s 9th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Program will be Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. The theme is “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere!” with Dr. Marco Clark as the speaker.

WALKING GROUP

The Ruth Holder Public Library in Temple will host a walking group for American Heart Month every Monday and Thursday in February. If interested, just show up at the library at 10 a.m. on those days. Heart-healthy snacks will be served in the library after the walk.

CIVIL SERVICE

The Carroll County Civil Sservice Board will hold its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 9 a.m. in the second floor conference room 201 of the Historic Carroll County Courthouse, 323 Newnan St., Carrollton.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton has preschool storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

AFTER-SCHOOL STORIES

Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton offers an after-school storytime for ages 4 and older every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

FEB. 1

SCHOOL BOARD

The Carrollton Board of Education will hold its monthly work session on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held in the board room at the central office, 106 Trojan Drive, Carrollton. The board’s regular monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m.

BOC work session CANCELed

The Feb. 1 work session of the Carroll County Board of Commissioners has been canceled. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the board will be Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be open to the public.

FEB. 2

WARRS AUTHORITY

WARRS Authority (Western Area Regional Radio System) will meet Friday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 896 Newnan Road, Carrollton.

FEB. 3

ARC BENEFIT DANCE

The 26th Annual Arc Benefit Dance will be Saturday, Feb. 3, from 7-11 p.m. at UWG’s Z-6. The dance will feature The Grapevine. “Paints and Posies” will be the theme this year with proceeds going towards art classes at Arts for All for the folks served by CCTC and The Arc of Carroll County and towards landscaping improvements around The Arc properties. The Arc is the nation’s leading advocate for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. For tickets or sponsorships, contact Gloria Stewart at 770-789-7415.

GOP MEETING

The Carroll County GOP will hold its February meeting Saturday, Feb. 3, at 9 a.m. at La Trattoria Restaurant off Adamson Square. Georgia state school Superintendent Richard Woods will be the speaker.

FEB. 5

CPRD DANCES

Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Daddy/Daughter and Mother/Son Dances Feb. 5, 6 an 8 at the Carrollton Train Depot. You can register at cprcad.org. For information call Dottee Morton at 770 834-1127 or dmorton@carrollton-ga.gov.

MASONS MEETING

The Buck Creek Masonic Lodge 639, 1250 Spence Road, Carrollton, will meet Feb. 5 with fellowship at 7 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

MUSIC SHOWCASE

The Carrollton Kiwanis Club is accepting applications for contestants for the Music Showcase scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Carrollton Center for the Arts. Thanks to a grant from the Carroll EMC Roundup program and other sponsors, the Kiwanis Club offers $1,500 in scholarships to high school students who compete in the juried music competiton. Applications may be downloaded from Carrolltonkiwanisclub.org and must be received by Friday, Feb. 2. The first place winner of the local Carrollton Showcase is eligible to advance to the state finals to be held in Leesburg on April 28 where $15,000 in scholarships are awarded.

CASA TRAINING

CASA volunteer training dates will be Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 5 through March 5. Anyone interested in becoming a CASA volunteer and attending the training session can fill out an initial application online at www.carrollcasa.org.

HARVEY’S HOUSE

During February romance novels, poetry and relationship books are half-price at Harvey’s House of Books, operated by the Friends of the Whitesburg Public Library. The store at 1140 Main St. in Whitesburg has 20,000 adult and children’s books, audio books, magazines, DVDs and music. No book is more than $3. All sales benefit the library. Hours are Mondays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m. to noon and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 470-345-9397

FEB. 6

MZES TECH NIGHT

Mt. Zion Elementary will host a Title 1 Parent Technology Night on Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. Teachers from each grade level will be offering technology resources that parents can use to help their child at home.

BOWDON COUNCIL

The Bowdon City Council will have a work session on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in the old Mayor and Council Chambers, 136 City Hall Ave., Bowdon. he purpose of the work session is to discuss upcoming agenda items, as well as any other issues concerning city business as may be deemed necessary. All residents are invited to attend. If you have any special needs contact City Clerk Susan Pierce.

SPRIG ‘N DIG CLUB

The Bowdon Sprig ‘n Dig Garden Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. at Bowdon First United Methodist Church. Lorie Teal will talk about the Bowdon Elementary School garden.

ROOPVILLE HISTORICAL

The Roopville Historical Society will meet Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Roop House. Carroll County Schools Superintendent Scott Cowart will be the guest speaker. Public is invited.

PILATES CLASS

Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Pilates mat class on Tuesdays and Thursdays (one day a week $35, or two days a week for $35) This is a monthly fee. The CPRD is also offering martial arts class for Judo and Aikido. You can register at cprcad.org. For information contact Dottee Morton at 770 834-1127 or at dmorton@carrollton-ga.gov.

BABY STORYTIME

Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will have a baby storytime program, with music and movement with parents’ involvement, for children age 0-30 months on Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. Older siblings are welcome.

YOGA

Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton hosts yoga classes with Angie Pace every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. There is no charge, but donations are welcomed.

FEB. 7

REBECCA MARTIN

The Rebecca Martin Home & Garden Club will meet Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 1:30 p.m. at the Stripling Chapel Fellowship Hall. Andi Stewart will present the program. Hostesses will be Carole Riddle, Kaye Harper, Emily Yates and Sherryll Miles. Visitors and prospective members are welcome.

FEB. 8

VALENTINE’S LUNCHEON

The St. Margarets Valentine luncheon will be Thursday, Feb. 8, in the parish hall at St. Margarets Episcopal Church. Tickets are $15 each, with two seatings: 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. For the first time the church will have students from Central High School singing. The $15 tickets may be purchased from any ECW church member or you can call church office 770-832-3931 and pick up tickets there. Takeout orders and delivered orders are available. All the proceeds are donated to St. Margarets Episcopal Church Outreach Program, headed by Megan Bennett. Luncheon co-chairs are Stephanie Turner (770-834-7519) and Karen Adams (770-834-8257).

WOODMEN

Woodmen Life Chapter 100 will have a Valentine social and business meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8. Activities will begin at 6 p.m. at the Chapter Building, 3079 Mt. Zion Road. The chapter will provide the meat and members are to bring side dishes and desserts. For more information on this event call 770-843-9980.

FEB. 12

BOWDON COUNCIL

The Bowdon City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in the new Mayor and Council Chambers, 182 Grammar School Road, Bowdon. All residents are invited to attend. If you have any special needs contact City Clerk Susan Pierce.

WOLF SCIENCE CAFE

Dr. Jorge Fabregas, a world-renowned pediatric orthopedic surgeon with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, will be the featured speaker at the February meeting of the Wolf Science Cafe. On Monday, Feb. 12, Dr. Fabregas will present “Emerging Technologies in Orthopaedics.” The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at Gallery Row on Adamson Square in downtown Carrollton. The public is invited to meet Dr. Fabregas and learn about recent advances in orthopedics, including his own cutting-edge work.

FEB. 13

TEMPLE LIBRARY

The Ruth Holder Public Library in Temple will hold its first Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead for Homeschoolers Club on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 12 p.m. This monthly club is a chance for homeschool kids and parents to get some bonus science, technology, engineering, art, and math into their curriculum. Call if you are interested in signing up your child to ensure enough supplies.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The Domestic Violence Support Group meets weekly on Tuesdays in Carrollton for women seeking help from present or past abusive relationships. The support group is free and completely confidential. Talking with women who are in or who have been in the same situation gives participants the care, understanding and information they need to rebuild their lives. If you or anyone you know could benefit from such a group, call Carroll County Emergency Shelter. For information, call 770-834-1141.

CIRCLES VOLUNTEERS

Circles of West Georgia provides long-term, adult mentoring for families looking to move into permanent financial self-sufficiency. It meets on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:45 p.m. and provides a meal and child care for everyone in attendance. The organization is looking for volunteers who would like to spend some time playing, reading and doing crafts with Circles kids, ages 6 months to 12 years. Those interested can contact Leslie Register Davis, coordinator of Circles of West Georgia, at 678-551-4395 or lesliedavis.cwg@gmail.com.

FEBRUARY 15

WATER AUTHORITY

The Carroll County Water Authority Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting on Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. at the administrative office at 556 Old Bremen Road, Carrollton.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

University of West Georgia will presents State of Community: Carroll and Coweta Social and Behavioral Health on Thursday, Feb. 15 at the UWG Campus Center. For information visit westga.edu/coss/state-of-community

MARCH 4

STEP AT A TIME

The 16th annual “Step At A Time” 5K road race and 1-mile fun run will be Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at the East Carrollton Recreation Center. The course features the Carrollton GreenBelt and is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Proceeds benefit the Carroll County Emergency Shelter (women’s shelter). Register through active.com, or email cbhogan@charter.net for registration forms and more information.

MARCH 17

CLASSIC CARS

The Golden City Cruisers classic car club will hold the first cruise in of the year Saturday, March 17, from 5-8 p.m. at The Mill in Villa Rica (and every third Saturday of the each month through October). There will be classic cars, food vendors, and games. Admission is free to all spectators and all money raised goes to local charities. This is a family event. For information visit goldencitycruisers.com.

USED FURNITURE

The Furniture Bank of West Georgia needs gently-used furniture donations. Furniture that will be accepted includes beds (mattresses, frames and box springs), sofas, loveseats, armchairs, bookshelves, armoires, dressers, entertainment centers, dining tables and chairs, end tables, night stands, coffee tables. Household items also will be accepted, including lamps, towels, silverware, dishes, microwaves and other small working appliances. Donors may call John Griffin at 678-634-9685 to arrange a time for furniture to be dropped off. In some circumstances, such as an elderly donor, furniture may be picked up. The facility is hosted by Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Ministries in conjunction with local nonprofit organizations and the Community Foundation of West Georgia.

NEIGHBORHOOD CLOSET

The Ephesus Neighborhood Closet is open the third Friday of every month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Closet has everything from clothing and toys to linens and dishes, sometimes even furniture. Every item is free, so visitors can take home what they need. It is located in the white house next to Ephesus Baptist Church on Highway 100 in Ephesus.

DROP-N-SHOP

Drop-N-Shop is a not-for-profit Christian thrift store at 360 Columbia Drive, Carrollton. It supports the community, missionaries, fresh water in Africa, and spreading God’s word. Items in the store are priced so that everyone in the community can afford to buy what they need. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Donations are accepted on these days. Volunteers are needed. Those interested in serving should call 770-838-2212.

 

 

 

 

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