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JUNE 13

SOLARIZE CARROLL

An informational workshop on the new Solarize Carrollton-Carroll initiative will be held June 13 from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Magaret’s Episcopal Church in Carrollton. Solar experts will attend. Participants can learn about the latest in solar energy and battery storage technology, and have their questions answered.

ART IN THE GARDEN

Carroll County Master Gardeners Association has rescheduled its open house “Art in the Garden — Reboot!” at the Buffalo Creek Gardens. The event will be Wednesday, June 13, from 6-8 p.m. at the Buffalo Creek Gardens at the Carroll County Ag Center, 900 Newnan Road, Carrollton. The celebration will feature local artists, jewelry makers and garden art vendors, live music, refreshments for purchase, free watermelon and a scavenger hunt with prizes for the kids. There will be tours of the gardens and to meet the artists from 6-8 p.m. The event is free. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions and give advice.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

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

SCHOOL-AGE STORIES

Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton now offers a school-age storytime for ages 4 and up every Wednesday at 2 p.m. This month, Ms. Lynn will read about music.

ANIMAL SHOW

Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will host Terrific Thursdays with Dr. Harden’s Animal Show June 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the grassy area behind the library.

SOLAR ON THE FARM

The Solar Energy for the Farm workshop will be Wednesday, June 13m from 1-4 p.m. at the Carroll County Ag Center at 900 Newnan Road in Carrollton for farmers and landowners interested in alternative energy on their farm. The workshop is free but pre-register by calling 770-836-8546 or email Paula Burke at pjburke@uga.edu by June 11. The workshop is sponsored by UGA Cooperative Extension Carroll County.

BOOKWORMS

Bookworms, a club for teens, will meet June 14 at 5 p.m. at Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton to make artsy DIY guitar picks. Refreshments will be served. Ages 11-17 are welcome.

JUNE 15

ELECTIONS BOARD

A meeting of the Board of Elections and Registration will be held June 15 in the Elections & Registration office located in the Carroll County Administration Building, on the first floor, 423 College St., Carrollton. The Board of Elections and Registration may consider any other business it deems necessary, and may move into executive session to discuss matters deemed exempt under the Open Meetings law. The meeting will start at 4:30 p.m.

JUNE 16

HANDCUFF HUSTLE

The Carrollton Police Department’s Handcuff Hustle and Color Run is scheduled for June 16 at the GreenBelt at Hobbs Farm.

Proceeds will benefit the family of Shelli Roden who recently died from cancer. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. The 1-mile Color Fun Run/Walk will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the 5K Color Fun Run/Walk at 7 p.m. You can pre-register by June 6 on Eventbrite — “Handcuff Hustle”.

CRUISE IN

The Golden City Cruisers of Villa Rica will have their monthly cruise in Saturday, June 16, at 5 P.M. at The Mill on Main Street in downtown Villa Rica. There will be games for the family, food vendors, and classic cars. There is never a charge for spectators and all money raised goes to local charities. Bring the family. For information visit Goldencitycruisers.com.

JUNE 18

MONDAY MOVIES

Neva Lomason Memorial Library will show family movies and serve popcorn every Monday this summer. The movie June 18 at 11 a.m. will be “The World’s Greatest Athlete.”

SCV MEETING

The McDaniel-Curtis Camp 165, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will meet Monday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Veterans Building, 1790 Stripling Chapel Road. Upcoming events will be discussed.

JUNE 19

GEOLOGY NIGHT

The University of West Georgia will present Geology Night, a free program for all ages, at the Whitesburg Public Library on Tuesday, June 19, at 6 p.m. as part of Libraries Rock summer reading program.

NATIVE PLANTS

The West Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society will hold its June meeting on June 19 at the Ag Center in Carrollton. Speaker will be Jim Ozier who is presenting a program about our native owls. Meet and greet begins at 6:30 p.m., with the program at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. There will be a selection of native plants for sale at the meeting.

COUNTY SCHOOLS

The Carroll County School System will host a Title I meeting for all parents and stakeholders on June 19 from 5 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Topics of discussion will include an overview of the Title I Program; School-Parent Compact Parental and Family Engagement Plans; Title I Schoolwide Plan; 1% Parental Involvement Budget. The meeting will be at the Carroll County Board of Education, 164 Independence Drive, Carrollton. For information, contact Dr. Karen Strickland at 770-832-3568.

BOARD OF ASSESSORS

The Carroll County Board of Assessors will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 19, at 10 a.m. in the commission chambers of the Carroll County Administration Building at 423 College St., Carrollton.

BABY STORYTIME

Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will have a baby storytime program for children ages 0-30 months on June 12 at 11 a.m. Older siblings are welcome.

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.

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.

BABY STORYTIME

Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will have a baby storytime program for children aged 0-30 months at 11 a.m. Join for a fun time of music and movement with parents’ involvement. Older siblings are welcome.

JUNE 21

AMERICAN LEGION

The Carrollton American Legion Post #143 will have its annual cookout June 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the Carroll County Veterans Building, 1790 Stripling Chapel Road, Carrollton. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be cooked along with many summer side dishes and desserts. A very brief general meeting will be held, then dinner will be begin with a live band. For information call 770-832-5979.

CIRCLES OF WG

Circles of West Georgia will present Circles Around Carrollton, the Band, Beer and BBQ Event Thursday, June 21, from 5-8 p.m. at Printer’s Ale. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $8 for children. There will be dinner, live music, and a cup for beverages. For information visit cirlesofwestgeorgia.com or call 678-551-4395.

WATER AUTHORITY

The Carroll County Water Authority will hold its monthly meeting on June 21 at 10 a.m. at the administrative office, 556 Old Bremen Road, Carrollton.

RENFROE TICKETS

Tickets now are on sale for a show by nationally known comedienne Anita Renfroe, a fundraising event for the Community Foundation of West Georgia’s Power of the Purse. The show will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Carroll County Schools Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $25 to $50, and groups of 10 or more receive $5 off each ticket when using the discount code POPGROUP. Tickets are being sold through the Townsend Center online at townsendcenter.org, by phone at 678-839-4722 or in person at the Townsend Center during office hours (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). For an additional $25, ticket holders may participate in a VIP reception with Renfroe.

JUNE 23

CULTIVATING YOU

Cultivating You Inc. is a nonprofit organization which teaches underserved teens life skills through literacy initiatives. It will hold a family event Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Legends West Park in Carrollton for a family fun event that will include hot dogs, bounce houses, giveaways, and more. For information, contact Stephanie Tullis at cultivatingyou@gmail.com or 678-466-0329.

JUNE 26

HARVEY’S HOUSE

Adult fiction A to Z is half-price during June at Harvey’s House of Books, operated by the Friends of the Whitesburg Public Library. The sale price for adult fiction is 25 cents or 50 cents for paperbacks and $1 for hardbacks. Giftable, like-new books are not included in the sale, but are only $3. 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. For information call 470-345-9397.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUpport group

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 Mary Hart, coordinator of Circles of West Georgia, at 678-551-4395.

JUNE 28

The Carroll County Genealogical Society will have its annual picnic on Thursday, June 28, from 5-8 p.m. at the covered pavilion located behind the fire station at the intersection of Northside Drive and Bankhead Highway. Bring a covered dish or dessert and drinks. The Society will provide hot dogs, buns, condiments, ice and paper goods.

JULY 4

EMC HOLIDAY

All Carroll EMC offices will close Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. During the closing, make payments at the kiosks, automated phone payment system (770-832-3552), online at carrollemc.com or via the free Carroll EMC mobile app. To report a power outage, call 1-877-9-OUTAGE (1-877-968-8243) or report it online or via the mobile app.

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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