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DEC. 4

TOPS MEETING

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.

THERAPY DOG

Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will have a reading therapy dog from CAREing Paws on Dec. 4 from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Call 770-836-6711 and ask for Ms. Kay or Ms. Lynn Hughes to schedule your 15-minute appointment. Students in the first grade or older are welcome to participate.

DEC. 5

BOC MEETING

The Carroll County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. in the Superior Courtroom of the Historic Carroll County Courthouse, 323 Newnan St., Carrollton.

BOWDON COUNCIL

The Bowdon City Council will have a work session on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. in the old mayor and council chambers, 136 City Hall Ave., Bowdon. The 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.

AARP MEETING

The Carroll County AARP will meet Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m. at Brookdale Assisted Living for the Christmas luncheon.

ALZHEIMER’S GROUP

Alzheimer’s Support Groups will meet Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. at Oaks of Carrollton Assisted Living and Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. at the Methodist Church in Bremen. Call 770-832-9010 for information.

GARDEN CLUB

The Bowdon Sprig ‘n Dig Garden Club will have its annual Christmas dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. at Bowdon First United Methodist Church. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

BABY STORYTIME

Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will have a baby storytime program for children ages 0-30 months at 11 a.m. on Dec. 5. The program includes music and movement with parents’ involvement. 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.

DEC. 6

REBECCA MARTIN

The Rebecca Martin Home & Garden Club annual Christmas luncheon will be Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11:30 a.m. at the home of Becky Deese, 102 Golfview Ct. Members are reminded to bring a wrapped exchange gift.

PRESCHOOL STORIES

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 now offers an after-school storytime for ages 4 and up every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

ROTC DRIVE

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.

PECAN SALE

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.

DEC. 8

COMMUNITY CHORUS

“Christmas in Carroll county 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.

DEC. 9

CARROLL GOP

The Carroll County GOP will hold its Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 9, at LaTrattoria restaurant off Adamson Saquare, starting at 7:30 p.m. Those planning to attend are asked to provide the number in their party for planning purposes. P.O. Box 2548, Carrollton, GA 30112.

A GIVING HEART

Dr. Charlie Rouse and West Georgia Cardiology will sponsor a free event, "A Giving Heart," 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.

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.

DEC. 10

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 maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net. Dress is green, red or white shirts, and any color pants. She will have music available for download on Dec. 1.

DEC. 11

BOWDON COUNCIL

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.

DEC. 16

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.

DEC. 19

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.

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.

DEC. 21

WATER AUTHORITY

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

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.

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.

 

 

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