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Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton has preschool storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton offers an after-school storytime for ages 4 and older every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
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.
Carrollton Civitan Club will meet Thursday, Feb. 15, at 11:30 a.m. at Sutton’s on Rome Street. All members and prospective members are invited.
The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. The board will meet in clossed session during the regular meeting 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.
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.
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.
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. For information call 470-345-9397.
The Aubrey Gilbert Detachment of the Marine Corps League will meet Saturday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. at the county veterans building, 1790 Stripling Chapel Road. All former Marines and Navy FMF corpsmen are invited to membership. Come early for camaraderie with the members and refreshments.
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.
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.
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.
The West Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society will host Kent Johnston at the April 20 meeting at the Carroll County Ag Center. Johnston will give a presentation on the Carrollton GreenBelt and the use of native plants along the paths. There will be no admission charge. A meet and greet will be at 6:30 pm. and the program will begin at 7 p.m.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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. 20 at 11 a.m. Older siblings are welcome.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or call Bill Maddox at 770-832-6442.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for registration forms and more information.
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.
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.