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THS will be opening for overnight stay starting Thursday, Dec. 28, from 4 p.m.-9 a.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church. THS will not have the scheduled Washing ‘n the Word Dec. 28 as planned. For information call 770-832-7059 or 706-888-7600. Anyone interested in helping with meals can call Vicki McCorsley at 780-313-5207.
All Carroll County convenience centers will be open through Saturday, Dec. 30, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will resume regular hours on Sunday, Dec. 31.
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 p.m. has been canceled 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 Bowdon City Council will have a work session on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 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. All citizens are invited to attend. If you have any special needs please contact City Clerk Susan Pierce.
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.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will have a baby storytime program, with music and movement with parents’ involvement, for children age 0-30 months on Jan. 2 at 11 a.m. Older siblings are welcome.
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will host a Mystery Book Club meeting at 1 p.m. on Jan. 2. The club will be discussing “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger.
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.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton has preschool storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
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.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton offers an after-school storytime for ages 4 and older every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
Bookworms, a club for teens, will meet Jan. 5 at 5 p.m. at Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton. This month will be about Percy Jackson, and the club on Jan. 5 will make lotus flower cupcakes. Ages 11-17 are welcome.
The Bowdon City Council will have its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. in the new mayor and council chambers, 182 Grammar School Road, Bowdon. All citizens are invited to attend. If you have any special needs please contact City Clerk Susan Pierce.
READY THERAPY DOG
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will have a reading therapy dog from CAREing Paws on Jan. 8 from 3:30-4:30 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.
CRAFTS AT LIBRARY
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will host a crafting club at 12 p.m. on Jan. 9. If you crochet, embroider, knit, quilt, scrapbook, or indulge in any other portable craft, you are welcome to attend.
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 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 Carroll County Water Authority Board of Directors will holds its monthly meeting on Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. at the administrative office at 556 Old Bemen Road, Carrollton.
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.