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JAN. 2

BOC 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.

BOWDON COUNCIL

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.

GARDEN CLUB

The Bowdon Sprig ‘n Dig Garden Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 6 p.m. at Bowdon First United Methodist Church.

BABY STORTIME

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.

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.

HARVEY’S HOUSE

During January psychology, self-improvement, medical and political science books are half-price at Harvey’s House of Books, operated by the Friends of the Whitesburg Public Library. The sale books are $1 for hardbacks or 25 or 50 cents for paperbacks. 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.

JAN. 3

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

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

REBECCA MARTIN

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.

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.

JAN. 5

BOOKWORMS

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.

JAN. 6

GOP MEETING

The Carroll County Republican Party will meet Saturday, Jan. 6, at 9 a.m. at La Trattoria Restaurant in Carrollton. The potential speakers for the meeting will be state Rep. Brad Raffensperger, candidate for secretary of state, and state Sen. Matt Brass.

JAN. 8

CARROLLTON COUNCIL

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.

BOWDON COUNCIL

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.

JAN. 9

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.

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.

JAN. 13

MLK CELEBRATION

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Silver Anniversary 2018 Holiday Weekend Celebration will be Jan. 13-15 with a variety of events locally including a Black Gala, ecumenical services and the annual NAACP parade. For details, contact Fred O’Neal 770-328-6420, Barbara Green 770-380-4581, or James Stocks 770-877-2991.

JAN. 15

MASONS MEETING

Buck Creek Masonic Lodge 639 will meet Jan. 15 at 1250 Spence Road, Carrollton. Fellowship will be at 7 p.m., and the meeeting at 7:30 p.m.

JAN. 18

WATER AUTHORITY

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.

FEB. 3

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.

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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