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FEB. 8

VALENTINE’S LUNCHEON

The St. Margarets Valentine luncheon will be Thursday, Feb. 8, in the parish hall at St. Margarets Episcopal Church. Tickets are $15 each, with two seatings: 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. For the first time the church will have students from Central High School singing. The $15 tickets may be purchased from any ECW church member or you can call church office 770-832-3931 and pick up tickets there. Takeout orders and delivered orders are available. All the proceeds are donated to St. Margarets Episcopal Church Outreach Program, headed by Megan Bennett. Luncheon co-chairs are Stephanie Turner (770-834-7519) and Karen Adams (770-834-8257).

WOODMEN

Woodmen Life Chapter 100 will have a Valentine social and business meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8. Activities will begin at 6 p.m. at the Chapter Building, 3079 Mt. Zion Road. The chapter will provide the meat and members are to bring side dishes and desserts. For more information on this event call 770-843-9980.

FEB. 9

SENIOR DANCE

There will be a senior dance Friday, Feb. 9, at the WPA Center on West Chandler Street in Carrollton from 7:30-10:30 p.m. featuring Danny Mote and Band. Admission is $6.

SCV MEETING

The McDaniel-Curtis Camp 165, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will meet Monday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Veterans Building, 1790 Stripling Chapel Road. The public is invited.

SINGING VALENTINES

The Carrollton High School Show Choir will be offering singing Valentines. The group will travel to the recipient’s business or home on Wednesday, Feb. 14, to serenade him or her. Selections may be chosen from “Be My Baby,” “Say a Little Prayer,” “Sugartime,” “My Girl,” “I’ll Be There” and “At Last.” The cost is $25 for one selection or $40 for two songs. The performances are confined to the Carrollton city area and reservations are limited. Call 770-834-2116 to purchase or for information.

FEB. 10

HARVEY’S HOUSE

The Friends of the Whitesburg Public Library book store, Harvey’s House of Books, is celebrating its seventh anniversary with a half-price sale on most books Feb. 10-17. Sale prices are $1 for hardbacks and 25 or 50 cents for paperbacks. Romance novels are 10 paperbacks for $1 or $1 for hardbacks, and there will be grab bags of 15 paperback romance novels for $1. Children’s books and giftable $3 books are not included in the sale. Also, during the entire month of February romance novels, poetry and relationship books are half-price. 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. All sales benefit the Whitesburg Public Library. The store is located at 1140 Main Street in Whitesburg. Call 470-345-9397.

FEB. 12

CARROLLTON COUNCIL

The Carrollton City Council special called meeting previously scheduled and advertised for Monday, Feb. 12, has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the council will be Monday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Court Room/Council Chambers of the Public Safety Annex at 115 West Center St., Carrollton.

BOWDON COUNCIL

The Bowdon City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in the new Mayor and Council Chambers, 182 Grammar School Road, Bowdon. All residents are invited to attend. If you have any special needs contact City Clerk Susan Pierce.

SCHOOL BOARD

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled work session/board meeting on Monday, Feb.12, at 5:30 p.m. The Board will meet in closed session during the regular work session to discuss the future acquisition of real estate, personnel, and pending or threatened litigation. The meeting will be held at the office of the Carroll County Board of Education, 164 Independence Drive, Carrollton.

WOLF SCIENCE CAFE

Dr. Jorge Fabregas, a world-renowned pediatric orthopedic surgeon with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, will be the featured speaker at the February meeting of the Wolf Science Cafe. On Monday, Feb. 12, Dr. Fabregas will present “Emerging Technologies in Orthopaedics.” The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at Gallery Row on Adamson Square in downtown Carrollton. The public is invited to meet Dr. Fabregas and learn about recent advances in orthopedics, including his own cutting-edge work.

CASA TRAINING

CASA volunteer training dates will be Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 5 through March 5. Anyone interested in becoming a CASA volunteer and attending the training session can fill out an initial application online at www.carrollcasa.org.

HARVEY’S HOUSE

During February romance novels, poetry and relationship books are half-price at Harvey’s House of Books, operated by the Friends of the Whitesburg Public Library. 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. 470-345-9397.

FEB. 13

TEMPLE LIBRARY

The Ruth Holder Public Library in Temple will hold its first Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead for Homeschoolers Club on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 12 p.m. This monthly club is a chance for homeschool kids and parents to get some bonus science, technology, engineering, art, and math into their curriculum. Call if you are interested in signing up your child to ensure enough supplies.

E-911 BOARD

The Carroll County E-911 Users Board will conduct a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. at Carroll County E-911, 896 Newnan Road, Carrollton. For information call Tim Padgett at 770-830-5882.

MOUNT ZION COUNCIL

Mount Zion City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at 4455 Mt. Zion Road. For information call 770-832-1622, ext. 2, Teresa.

 

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.

BABY STORYTIME

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 Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. 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.

TINY TOT TALES

The Ruth Holder Public Library in Temple will hold Tiny Tot Tales storytime for babies aged birth-18 months on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 am.

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.

FEB. 14

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

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

FEB. 15

WATER AUTHORITY

The Carroll County Water Authority Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting on Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. at the administrative office at 556 Old Bremen Road, Carrollton.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

University of West Georgia will present State of Community: Carroll and Coweta Social and Behavioral Health on Thursday, Feb. 15 at the UWG Campus Center. For information visit westga.edu/coss/state-of-community.

FEB. 16

ARTS FOR ALL

Arts for All will hosting “Slime Time Friday Night Live” for 4- to 12-year-olds at 119 Bradley St. on Friday, Feb. 16, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Kids will enjoy pizza dinner, drawing science, slime making, legos, games, dancing, and more. Enroll at www.artsforall.us or call 706-810-0ART (0278). Cost will be $30.

FEB. 20

KIWANIS CLUB

There will be a meeting Thursday, Feb.20, at 6:30 p.m. at The Smokin’ Pig Restaurant in Bowdon for anyone interested in helping form a Kiwanis Club in Bowdon. This club is sponsored by the Carrollton Kiwanis Club,Fairfield Kiwanis Club and Douglas County Kiwanis Club.Kiwanis is a global organization helping the community and children in schools. Kiwanis sponsors Circle K for college-age youth (University of West Georgia), Key Club for high school, Builders Club for middle schools, K-Kids for elementary school children and Action Club for adults with disabilities. Contact Richard Dixon of the Carrollton Kiwanis Club at 770-862-9688 for information.

BOARD OF ELECTIONS

A meeting of the Board of Elections and Registration will be Feb. 20 at 4:30 p.m. in the Elections and Registration lobby located in the Carroll County Administration Building, on the first floor, 423 College St., Carrollton. The board will conduct a public hearing regarding the merge and relocation of the Lowell and Roopville precincts. Further, 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.

MARCH 3

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

The Carroll County Genealogical Society will host a free workshop on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton. Yvonne Mashburn Schmidt, certified genealogist, will present a program on “Ancestry DNA In Depth.” Pre-register at ccgsga76@gmail.com or call Bill Maddox at 770-832-6442.

MARCH 4

STEP AT A TIME

The 16th annual “Step At A Time” 5K road race and 1-mile fun run will be Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at the East Carrollton Recreation Center. The course features the Carrollton GreenBelt and is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Proceeds benefit the Carroll County Emergency Shelter (women’s shelter). Register through active.com, or email cbhogan@charter.net for registration forms and more information.

MARCH 17

CLASSIC CARS

The Golden City Cruisers classic car club will hold the first cruise in of the year Saturday, March 17, from 5-8 p.m. at The Mill in Villa Rica (and every third Saturday of the each month through October). There will be classic cars, food vendors, and games. Admission is free to all spectators and all money raised goes to local charities. This is a family event.

For more information, visit goldencitycruisers.com.

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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