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OCT. 17

TOWN HALL MEETING

The city of Carrollton Corridor Development and Beautification Committee will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Depot on Bradley, 455 Bradley St., Carrollton. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Bankhead Highway and potential development and beautification improvements to the corridor. Members of the City Council may be in attendance. For questions regarding this meeting, contact Erica Studdard, Community Development director, at 770-830-2000 or via email at estuddard@carrollton-ga.gov.

BOWDON COUNCIL

The Bowdon City Council will have an emergency called meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. in the former mayor and council chambers, 136 City Hall Ave., Bowdon. The meeting will go immediately into closed session in order to discuss a personnel issue.

FREEDOM FORUM

District 29 state Sen. Josh McKoon, who is running for secretary of state in 2018, will be the guest speaker at the Carroll County Freedom Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 7-9 p.m. McKoon, who was elected in 2010. is well known as a champion for religious freedom and a protector of our natural rights. There will be time for questions at the end of the meeting at the Stallings Building on West White Street in Carrollton.

NATIVE PLANTS

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the program for the Tuesday, Oct. 17, meeting of the West Georgia Chapter of the Native Plant Society has been changed. The meeting, however, will still be held at the Ag Center in Carrollton beginning at 6:30 p.m. The program is open to the public and is free.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Carroll County Historical Society will meet Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Carrollton Depot. The speaker will be Janis Stallings who teaches the history of Carrollton City Schools and will be speaking about the changes in the history curricula at different grade levels over the years. She will emphasize the Georgia Studies curriculum to inform members of what eighth-grade students are expected to know.

FAMILY CONNECTION

The Carroll County Family Connection Collaborative Task Force meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 9 a.m. at the Stallings Community Activities Center in the Kiwanis Sport Room. For information, call 770-214-2080.

SAR MEETING

The Casimir Pulaski Chapter SAR will meet Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Carroll County Veterans Building located at 1790 Stripling Chapel Road in Carrollton. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Pulaski member George Wheeless. The topic will be “Batt’s Grave: A Story of Mystery, Spite, Love and Tragedy in Early Carolina.” The public is always invited and welcome.

BOARD OF ASSESSORS

The Carroll County Board of Assessors will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Carroll County Administration Building at 423 College St., Carrollton.

BABY STORYTIME

Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will have baby storytime program with music and movement for children ages 0-30 months at 11 a.m. on Oct. 17. Older siblings are welcome.

BOOKWORMS

Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will host the teen club Bookworms at 5 p.m. on Oct. 17. The club will conclude the digital photography program with the WGRLS STEAM Engine.

CIRCLES OF WG

Circles of West Georgia has open meal dates, on Oct. 17 and 24. If you, a group or an organization are interested in filling one of these dates contact Circles Coordinator Leslie Register Davis at 678-551-4395; lesliedavis.cwg@gmail.com; www.circlesofwestgeorgia.com; or www.circlesusa.org.

PICKLE BALL

CPRD is hosting “free” drop-in pickle ball play on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lakeshore Recreation Center through Nov. 2. Pickle ball is similar to badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. Players of all ages are encouraged to try this sport. There will be equipment provided for players to help introduce the sport. CPRD will begin registering to play the week of Nov. 6. For information contact Keelan Swint or Ora Chism at 770-832-2495.

CALL FOR APRONS

For its next exhibit the Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum is collaborating with the Cultural Arts Center’s “Apron Chronicles” exhibit by presenting a simultaneous display of aprons. If you have an apron with a story — how it was used, why it was made, where it was purchased, etc. — the museum would like you to submit it for display. An application describing your apron and its history and a picture are all that is required to have your treasure considered for display January-March 2018. Contact the museum for an application which must be submitted by Nov. 11 via U.S. mail, email or drop off your application at the museum. Museum hours are 10-4 pm. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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.

OCT. 18

ANCESTRY SEARCH

Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton has free computer classes for the public on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. The Oct. 18 class is about using Ancestry Library Edition for genealogy research. Call 770-836-6711 to sign up for the class.

AFTER-SCHOOL STORIES

Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will hold an after-school storytime for ages 4 and up every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. This month, Ms. Lynn will be reading “Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve.”

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton has preschool storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

OCT. 19

ONE-ACT PLAYS

Carrollton High School Performing Arts will present “A Night of One Acts,” directed by Tommy Cox, Thursday, Oct. 19, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Holcombe Theater of the Mabry Center for the Arts. Tickets are $5. The first play of the evening by the Dramatic Arts II class will be “Anonymous” followed by “Hush Little Celia, Don’t Say a Word” presented by the Dramatic Arts III/IV class. The evening will end with the region competition play, “The Fantasticks” which is credited as being the longest running show in American theatre history. Thespian Troupe 3682 of Carrollton High School will be participating in Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat. This is a national community service program for the International Thespian Society member schools to collect canned goods for local charities and food banks. Every can of food you bring will give you one dollar off your ticket price. You can even bring five cans and receive a free ticket. Call 770-834-2116 for tickets or more information. Tickets may be purchased and canned goods donations may be brought to the performing arts office or at the door the night of the show.

PERSE QUILT

The Broderie Perse quilt of the 1700s will be on display at Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum on Thursday, Oct. 19, Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21. Hours of the museum are 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

BOOK CLUB

Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will host a Book Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 19. The club will discuss “The State We’re In: Maine Stories” by Ann Beattie.

TRANSIT COMMITTEE

The Carroll County Transit Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, Oct. 19, at 12 pm. in the conference room 201, second floor of the Historic Carroll County Courthouse, 323 Newnan St., Carrollton.

WATER AUTHORITY

The Carroll County Water Authority Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting on Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. at the administrative office at 556 Old Bremen Road, Carrollton. A work session at 9 a.m. will precede the meeting.

OCT. 21

MASTER GARDENERS

Carroll County Master Gardeners will present a day of horticultural education and entertainment on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Renowned gardening expert Felder Rushing, UGA’s Paul Pugliese and Dr. Jean Williams-Woodward share presentations on garden art, container gardening, plant problems and pant choices for your home landscape. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Lunch is included. Register at the Carroll County AG Center, 900 Newnan Road, Carrollton, GA 30117. For information call the Master Gardener office at 770-836-8546.

MARINES MEETING

The Aubrey Gilbert Detachment of the Marine Corps League will meet Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. in the Veterans Building, 1790 Stripling Chapel Road. Members are invited to come early for refreshments and camaraderie with fellow Marines prior to the meeting. Election of 2018 officers will take place at this meeting.

CAR SHOW

The Golden City Cruisers of Villa Rica will have their annual professionally judged car show Saturday, Oct . 21, at 10 a.m. at The Mill on Main Street in downtown Villa Rica. The rain date is Oct. 22. There will be games for the family, food vendors and lots of classic cars. There is never a charge for spectators and all monies raised goes to local charities. For information visit Goldencitycruisers.com.

OCT. 23

WATER AEROBICS

Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department offers an ongoing water aerobics program. Three different classes are offered in four-week sessions. There is a Monday-Wednesday-Friday morning class offered from 9-10 am., Tuesday and Thursday deep water class (must be able to swim) offered from 8-9 a.m., and a Tuesday and Thursday evening class offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Prices range from $20-$30 per month. For information contact Brody Lively at 770-832-2495 or email blively@carrollton-ga.gov.

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.

OCT. 24

AARP MEETING

The Carroll County AARP will meet Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Carrollton Senior Center on West Avenue. The program will be about CASA. The public is invited.

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

The Carroll County Genealogy Society will meet Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. at the Neva Lomason Memorial Library. Sam Pyle will be speaking on his ancestors’ involvement in the Revolutionary War and their part in Pyle’s Defeat and the Battle of

Lindley’s Mill in North Carolina in 1781. The public is invited to attend.

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.

OCT. 28

MCINTOSH RESERVE

Kaitlyn Torrey will present her research on bats for the Friends of McIntosh Reserve “Walk and Talk” at 10 a.m. on Oct. 28 at McIntosh Reserve Park, pavilion 5. The public is invited. Parking fees will be waived for program participants.

HARVEY’S HOUSE

Harvey’s House of Books, operated by the Friends of the Whitesburg Public Library, during October is offering a half-price sale on biographies and paranormal books. 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. 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.

NOV. 3

CENTRAL REUNION

Central High School class of 1997 will have its 20-year class reunion on Nov. 3 at the Central High football game, and on Nov. 4 at the Marriott in Carrollton. Contact Tabetha Robsion at tabetharobison5@gmail.com or 678-378-2791.

NOV. 4

CANCER BALL

The Cancer Ball hosted by Melissa Crowder, a breast cancer survivor will be held at Sunset Hills Country Club in Carrollton on Nov. 4 from 6-10 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $50. There will be food, beverages, and entertainment.

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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