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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 email@example.com. Dress is green, red or white shirts, and any color pants. She will have music available for download on Dec. 1.
A GIVING HEART
“A Giving Heart” by Dr. Charlie Rouse and West Georgia Cardiology, originally scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, has been postponed until further notice. For information, call 770-838-8440.
“Christmas in Carrollton 2017” will be performed by the Carroll County Community Chorus Monday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are $10. The concert was originally scheduled for Friday, Dec. 8, but was postponed due to the winter stom.
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.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will have a reading therapy dog from CAREing Paws on Dec. 11 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Call 770-836-6711 and ask for Ms. Kay or Ms. Lynn Hughes to schedule a 15-minute appointment. Students in the first grade or older are welcome to participate.
The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled work session/board meeting on Monday, Dec. 11, 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.
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.
MOUNT ZION COUNCIL
Mount Zion City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m.in the council chambers at 4455 Mt. Zion Road. All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend. For information call 770-832-1622, ext. 2, Teresa.
Carroll County E-911 Users Board will meet Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. at Carroll County E-911, 896 Newnan Road, Carrollton. For information call Tim Padgett at 770-830-5882.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will have a baby storytime program, involving music and movement with parents’ involvement, for children ages 0-30 months on Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. Older siblings are welcome.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton will host a crafting club at 12 noon on Dec. 12. If you crochet, embroider, knit, quilt, scrapbook, or indulge in any other portable craft, you are welcome to attend. Supplies will be available for a Christmas ornament crafting session. Call 770-836-6711 for more information.
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 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.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton has preschool storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton now offers an after-school storytime for ages 4 and up every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
Bookworms, a club for teens, will meet Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. to decorate Christmas cookies. Ages 11-17 are welcome.
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.
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.
STAR OF BETHLEHEM
Retired University of West Georgia professor Dr. Bob Powell will present “Star of Bethlehem,” a program exploring the evidence of a star that changed history, on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. Whitesburg Public Library. Call 770-834-0713 for information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 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.
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.