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NOV. 30

BOC MEETING

The Carroll County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 4 p.m. in the Superior Courtroom of the Historic Carroll County Courthouse, 323 Newnan St., Carrollton.

MT. ZION COUNCIL

Mt. Zion City Council will have a work session Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at 4455 Mt. Zion Road. For information, call 770-832-1622, ext 2, Teresa.

KIWANIS CLUB

There will be an information meeting about forming a Kiwanis Club in Bowdon on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at Bowdon Coffee Roasters in Bowdon. Kiwanis is a global organization serving the needs of children and the community. Kiwanis sponsors Key Clubs for high school students, Builders Club for middle school, K Kids for elementary age children and Circle K for college age. For information contact Richard Dixon at 770-834-9793.

BOOKWORMS

Bookworms, a club for teens, will meet Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. at Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton. This month is about “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” and the club will be making DIY boomerangs. Ages 11-17 are welcome.

DEC. 1

BOOK SALE

The Barker House on Spring Street in Carrollton will have a one day white bag sale on Friday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A white bag can be filled with books from the Barker House for $5. The sale is sponsored by The Friends of Neva Lomason Library and funds raised will be used for the library.

SAMPLE SALE

Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will host a “sample sale” on Dec. 1with items on sale at 75 percent off retail. The sale will be open from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Neva Lomason Memorial Library through the Friends of the Library.

WOODMEN PARTY

Woodmen Life Chapter 100 will have a Christmas party on Friday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. at the chapter building, 3079 Mt. Zion Road. The meal will be provided by the chapter and members are asked to share their special Christmas dessert. RSVP by calling 770-854-4143 or 770-843-9980.

HIV TESTING

Free HIV testing will be offered Dec. 1 from 14 p.m. at Griffin Homes Community Center (must be 18 or older) and Carroll County Health Department. No appointment is needed. For information, call 770-836-6667.

MASTER GARDENERS

Applications are being accepted for the next Carroll County Master Gardener training class. Class begins in February 2018. Applications are due Dec. 1. Cost is $175. Call 770-836-8546 for more information.

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.

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.

DEC. 2

BOOK SIGNING

Barbara C. Helton, nominee for 2014 Georgia Author of the Year Award, will have a book signing on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 3-5 p.m. at Sassy Ladies Boutique & Gifts, W. Montgomery Street, Villa Rica. Visitors can meet Helton, a life-long resident of Villa Rica, and have her sign copies of her two children’s books, “A Big Problem with a Small Tooth” and “Beth Wants a Pet.” Her books are written to inspire and motivate children to have fun reading as well as nurture the desire to read.

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

The Carroll County Genealogical Society will have its Christmas luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 12 noon at Sutton’s Restaurant, 477 Rome St., Carrollton. Bring a “white elephant” gift for exchange. RSVP to Bill Maddox at 770-832-6442 by Thursday, Nov. 30.

MCTINOSH RESERVE

Dr. Ben DeMayo will lead the annual Friends of McIntosh Reserve Christmas Fern and Holly Hike on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. at McIntosh Reserve Park. The remains of a moonshine still, vestiges of former cotton fields and perhaps an abandoned gold mine exploration shaft will be included on the walk. Meet at the old ranger station. Parking fees will be waived for program participants.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

DEC. 9

DAY FOR KIDS

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.

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. 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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