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Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will be closed Dec. 22-26.
All Carroll County convenience centers will be open Tuesday, Dec. 26, through Saturday, Dec. 30, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will resume regular hours on Sunday, Dec. 31 .
MOUNT ZION COUNCIL
The Mount Zion City Council work session has been rescheduled from Dec. 26 to Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at 4455 Mt. Zion Road. For information call 770-832-1622, ext. 2, Teresa.
ARTS FOR ALL
Arts for All will host a holiday art camp at its Imagination studios at 119 Bradley St. Kids ages 4-12 will make toys and have art, science, cooking, and art history lessons. The camp will be Tuesday, Dec. 26, to Friday, Dec. 29, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $40 for the full day and includes lunch, snacks, and all supplies. Enroll at www.artsforall.us 706-810-0ART.
Harvey’s House of Books, operated by the Friends of the Whitesburg Public Library, will be closed Dec. 25-26. Regular hours resume on December 27: 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.
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.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton has preschool storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton offers an after-school storytime for ages 4 and older every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
Harvey’s House of Books, operated by the Friends of the Whitesburg Public Library, during December is offering a half-price sale on spiritual and religious books, Christmas books and cookbooks. The sale books are 25 cents for regular paperbacks, 50 cents for large paperbacks and $1 for hardbacks. 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. Holiday gift certificates are available too. 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.
“A Winter Wonderland,” which Dr. Charlie Rouse and West Georgia Cardiology had originally planned for Saturday, Dec. 9, has been rescheduled due to the snow storm. A Winter Wonderland celebration, a free event for the children of Carroll County and surrounding communities, will be held Saturday, Dec. 30, from 3-5 p.m. on the grounds of West Georgia Cardiology 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, a magician, arts and crafts, candy bags, popcorn and cotton candy. In addition, for a small fee hot dogs, drinks and hot chocolate will be available of which proceeds will go to providing Christmas gifts to families in need. For more information, call 770-838-8440.
The Carrollton City Council regularly scheduled meeting for Monday, Jan. 1, at 6:00 p.m. has been cancelled and rescheduled as a special called meeting to be held Monday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Courtroom/Council Chambers of the Public Safety Annex located at 115 West Center St., Carrollton. Anyone requiring special needs should contact City Hall at 770-830-2000 within three business days prior to the meeting.
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Superior Courtroom of the Histpric Carroll County Courthouse, 323 Newnan St., Carrollton.
The Rebecca Martin Home and Garden Club will meet Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 1:30 p.m. at the Stripling Chapel UMC Fellowship Hall. Ricky Stilley of the Times-Georgian will present a program on photography. Hostesses will be Rebecca Akins, Nancy Blackwelder, Bonnie Carol Hancock, and Carol Kitchen.
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.
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.
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.