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Bookworms, a club for teens, will meet Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. at Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton. This month will be about the holidays. The club will be making DIY Ugly Christmas sweaters. All materials will be provided. Ages 11-17 are welcome.
The Carrollton Jr. ROTC is doing a service project collecting canned and non-perishable foods for the Carroll County Soup Kitchen. If you would like to donate, the food can be dropped off from now until Thursday, Dec. 7, at the front office of the Carrollton High School.
“Christmas in Carrollton 2017” will be performed by the Carroll County Community Chorus Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All shows will be at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are $10.
THS Homeless Resource Bridge will open the Emergency Shelter at Tabernacle Baptist Church on Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9, from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m. each day. There will be a hot meal each night; and showers and change of clothes available. THS Bridge will not have the usual Monday morning program held at the Hay’s Mill location.
Pecans are on sale at the Neva Lomason Library and the Barker Book House. Prices are $12 for a full pound of halves or pieces, $10 for specialty pecans including milk or dark chocolate pecans, cinnamon glazed pecans, and chocolate pecan clusters.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will host “Smashed Up Fairytales” performed by Bravo Kids Theater at 3 p.m. on Dec. 8.
SANTA AT LIBRARY
Santa Claus will be at Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton on Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. If you would like a picture with Santa, you must bring your own camera.
A GIVING HEART
Dr. Charlie Rouse and West Georgia Cardiology will sponsor a free event for the children of Carroll County and surrounding communities Saturday, Dec. 9, from 3-5 p.m. on their grounds at 129 Bankhead Highway, Carrollton. Free hats and gloves will be given to each child and other free activities include a train trolley, a clown, caricature artist, Santa and Mrs. Claus, story time, arts and crafts, candy bags, popcorn and cotton candy. In addition, for a small fee, hot dogs, drinks and hot chocolate will be available with proceeds to provide Christmas gifts to families in need. For information, call 770-838-8440.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will have a fabric ornament-making program on Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. All supplies will be provided. Reservations are requested in order to ensure adequate supplies. Please call 770-836-6711 or e-mail Rachel Linn at email@example.com to make your reservation.
OLD VEAL SCHOOL
The Old Veal School will host its annual Christmas dinner and concert on Dec. 9. A covered dish supper will begin at 6 p.m. Those attending are encouraged to bring a dish. Drinks will be provided. The meal will be followed by an evening of old-fashioned Southern gospel singing, starting round 7 p.m. The school is at 2753 Old Columbus Road near Roopville.
MUSIC AT THE AMP
The public is invited to listen to Christmas music at The Amp in downtown Carrollton on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. Performing holiday music will be musicians from local schools and UWG’s Tuba and Euphonium ensembles. The free event is sponsored by Gallery Row Coffee and Carrollton Main Street. Residents who have brass instruments and would like to play should email Maria Menendez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dress is green, red or white shirts, and any color pants. She will have music available for download on Dec. 1.
The Bowdon City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in the new mayor and council chambers, 182 Grammar School Road, Bowdon.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will have a reading therapy dog from CAREing Paws on Dec. 11 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Call 770-836-6711 and ask for Ms. Kay or Ms. Lynn Hughes to schedule a 15-minute appointment. Students in the first grade or older are welcome to participate.
The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled work session/board meeting on Monday, Dec. 11, at 5:30 p.m. The board will meet in closed session during the regular work session to discuss the future acquisition of real estate, personnel, and pending or threatened litigation. The meeting will be held at the office of the Carroll County Board of Education, 164 Independence Drive, Carrollton
MOUNT ZION COUNCIL
Mount Zion City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m.in the council chambers at 4455 Mt. Zion Road. All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend. For information call 770-832-1622, ext. 2, Teresa.
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.
Carroll County E-911 Users Board will meet Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. at Carroll County E-911, 896 Newnan Road, Carrollton. For information call Tim Padgett at 770-830-5882.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton has preschool storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton now offers an after-school storytime for ages 4 and up every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
The McIntosh Trail Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will conduct a wreath-laying ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 16, as part of the Nationwide Wreaths Across America Program. The Ceremony will begin at 12 noon at the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park on Newnan Road in Carrollton. Ceremonial wreaths will be placed at the base of the Military Service, POW/MIA and Purple Heart flags. WAA ceremonies will be conducted at more than 1,200 locations throughout the United States in honor of veterans.
Tops group meets every Monday at 1 p.m. at Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton. Group members support one another in their struggle to lose weight. For information call Toni at 770-712-2346.
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 email@example.com.
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.
The Carroll County Water Authority Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. at the administrative office at 556 Old Bremen Road, Carrollton.
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.
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.
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.