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The Carroll County Historical Society’s October program on Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Depot will be about memories of the People who lived in the James D. Moore home below Whitesburg, which is to be restored as a historical site. Mrs. Betty Joyce (Watkins) Belcher was born in the house in 1933, and her family lived there from 1930 to early 1941. Betty and her family will be at the depot to talk about her life and memories of Whitesburg and the historic home. William Lee Watkins, 98, who will share his memories of the bridge and house; his is a tale of courtship and love of a girl named Emily. The memories of these families will bring to life some of the history of the home and bridge, and will be the first installment of a written living history. Anyone who has memories or pictures of people who lived there or of the immediate area is invited to the October meeting; all are welcome to attend.
New CASA volunteer training will begin on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-9 p.m. in the CASA office through Nov. 3. An application and interview must be completed before training begins. Contact the office at 770-838-1964 for information about how to become a voice for children in foster care.
BOARD OF ASSESSORS
The Carroll County Board of Assessors will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. in room 408 of the Carroll County Administration Building at 423 College St., Carrollton.
The West Georgia Airport Authority will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the FBO at the West Georgia Regional Airport, 635 Regional Airport Road, Carrollton.
The October meeting of the Casimir Pulaski Chapter Sons of the American Revolution will be Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. George Wheeless, chapter president, will be speaking on two Revolutionary War veterans that were among the early settlers of the county. Chapter meetings are held in the Carroll County Veterans Building at 1790 Stripling Chapel Road in Carrollton. The public is invited and always welcome.
The Carrollton Office of Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation, a state agency that works with persons with disabilities to help them to become employed, will be accepting referrals for orientation on Tuesday, Oct. 18, and Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. If you are a person with a disability who wants to go to work, call 770-836-6681 to schedule your appointment for this orientation. For information on vocational rehabilitation call 770-836-6681 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
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.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton has a baby lapsit program for children ages 0-15 months at 10:15 a.m. on Oct 18. Join for music and movement with parents’ involvement. Older siblings are welcome.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton has a toddler storytime program for children ages 16-30 months at 11:15 a.m. on Oct. 18. Join for reading, singing, doing action rhymes. Older and/or younger siblings are welcome.
There will be a called meeting of The Carrollton Payroll Development Authority on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 9:45 a.m., at the office of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, 200 Northside Drive, Carrollton, to consider matters pertinent to the sale of property and such other matters as may properly come before the Authority.
UWG will host third annual Presidential 5K Spirit Run, “Connecting Campus to Community,” on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 6-8 p.m. For information contact Danielle Tackett at 678-839-0672.
UWG’s Homecoming parade will be on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. This year will be a Glow-in-the-Dark theme. The parade will start at the intersection of West Georgia Drive and Maple Street and will follow Maple Street west going across the front of the main campus to the west entrance of campus. The parade will then turn right onto West Georgia Drive beside the Donald R. Wagner Honors House. The parade will go around the west side of campus passing by the Coliseum, the School of Nursing, and the Bookstore. The parade route turns left onto University Drive in front of the TLC and ends at the Greek Village. Free and open to the public.
The October travel program at Neva Lomason Memorial Library will be “From Carrollton to Glacier National Park: A Road Trip” by Bob Myers. The program will begin at 11. The program is sponsored by the University of West Georgia’s Association of Retired Faculty and Staff (ARFS). The program is free and open to the public.
The teen club Bookworms will meet Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. at Neva Lomason Memorial Library. Members are learning this month about digital photography with the STEAM Engine. Ages 11-17 are welcome.
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will host a no-obligation information meeting for the general public on its travel program on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 6-7:30 p.m. No chamber affiliation is required to attend. A travel representative will be on hand to go over itineraries and answer questions on the trips scheduled for 2017. The meeting will be held at the chamber facilities at 200 Northside Drive, Carrollton. Trips scheduled for 2017 are Holland Tulips and Rhine River Castles March 27-April 6; Yellowstone and the Wild West June 23-29; and Cape Cod and the Islands Oct. 1-7. For information and pricing, contact Suzy Montalto at 678-890-2358 or email@example.com. Information including costs and full itineraries can also be found on the Chamber website, www.carroll-ga.org.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton offers free classes in American sign language, taught by Terri Graham, the first and third Thursdays of every month at 6 p.m.
The Friends of McIntosh Walk and Talk on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 9:30 a.m. will be on coyotes. The program, at Pavilion 4 at McIntosh Reserve Park, will be presented by Chris Mowry, who has studied coyotes in the metro-Atlanta area. Parking fees will be waived for walk and talk participants.
The Carroll County NAACP will celebrate its 40th Freedom Fund Banquet Saturday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Z-6 Building on the Univrsity of West Georgia campus. Keynote speaker will be Bridget E. Ortega, assistant dean of the Atlanta John Marshall Law School, and on the Board of Directors for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Special guest will be John A. Horn, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. Theme of the banquet will be “The Heart of Justice — Compassion, Character, and Courage.” Tickets will be $50, and $45 for seniors and students. For information call 770-836-8626 or 678-929-7891, or visit NAACP Carroll County on Facebook.
The dedication of the Bowdon Junction Community Development Council, in the memory of its founders 44 years ago, will be Oct. 22 at noon at the center at 460 Mandeville Road, Carrollton. Financial donations are welcome. There will be food, gospel singing, skits and dancers. For information conact Wilford Swint a6 678-927-1151 or Dennis Render at 404-693-1501.
FREE ART CLASS
Create fall art with Faye Byrd every Saturday in October. Free classes are for ages 6-12 and will be from 11 a.m.-noon. Choose the date and call 770-832-9993 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a space.
Harvey’s House of Books, operated by the Friends of the Whitesburg Public Library, is offering a half-price sale on books about UFOs, ghosts and the supernatural, true crime and World War II during October. 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.
The Whitesburg Public Library hosts a crochet group, which also crochets hats for charity, every Monday at 5 p.m. All crochet skill levels are welcome. For information, contact the library at 770-834-0713.
The Carroll County AARP will meet Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. at the home of Edith Maxwell at 140 Point Road in Whitesburg. Go Highway 16 toward Newnan. As you approach Whitesburg turn left onto Antioch Road, then turn left on Banning Road and right on Point Road. Go to the end of the road.
The Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Holt-Bishop Justice Center, Municipal Courtroom, 101 Main St., Villa Rica. The public is invited to attend the meeting for oral comments, or submit written comments on the subject to the city of Villa Rica, Attention: Planning & Zoning, 571 West Bankhead Highway, Villa Rica, GA 30180, prior to the public hearings. Opponents to the rezoning are required to submit a disclosure report five days before the public hearings. Any person wishing to attend the public hearings or other special needs should contact the city of Villa Rica City Clerk in advance, to be accommodated properly.
LISTENING TO VETERANS
Participate in honoring the journey of our veterans. Through “Just Listening,” the presence of individual community members to the stories of our veterans is part of a process in bringing about the full return of those who have served, simply by listening. Veterans Heart Georgia partners with UWG’s College of Social Sciences to offer “Just Listening” the second Tuesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at Carrollton Presbyterian Church. For information, call 678-839-5170.
Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program, meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Carrollton. For information, call 770-834-2751.
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.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton has preschool storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton has free computer classes for the public on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Call 770-836-6711 to sign up for a class.
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 850-543-8981 or e-mail Courington112@att.netto arrange a time for furniture to be dropped off. In some circumstances, such as an elderly donor, furniture may be picked up. The program’s success depends on furniture donations to give to those in need. 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 Carrollton Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department holds morning water aerobics for ages 18 and older Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-10 a.m. Fee is $30 per month. Evening water aerobics for ages 18 and older are held Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fee is $20 per month. For information, call 770-832-1161. You can register at the Stallings Community Center, 118 S. White St.
Physics Demo Night is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 28, from 7-8 p.m. in the Crider (Boyd) Math-Physics Lecture Hall. Topics/demos include The Magic Frozen Banana, the Foaming Pumpkin, the Bed of Nails, Elvis’ Bowling Ball, the Flaming Potato Chip, the Electric Egg and a flaming Hindenburg re-enactment. An early arrival is advisable. Demo Night is free and open to the public and suitable for folks ages 5 years and up. It is sponsored by The Georgia Space Grant Consortium/NASA and the UWG Physics Department. Contact the UWG Physics Department at 678-839-4087 or Dr. Ben de Mayo, email@example.com, for information.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2016 will be Oct 29 at the Hobbs Farm Loop of the Carrollton GreenBelt. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. There will be music, prizes, and lots of fun for all ages. Kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. Registration is going on online at georgiawalk.org.