Standard Journal Area Calendar of Events from the Dec. 14, 2016 edition

December 13, 2016 GMT

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Cedartown First United Methodist Church, located at 201 Wissahickon Avenue in downtown Cedartown, is decorated for the wonderful holiday season and will host its annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 at 6 p.m. and the community is invited to participate.

Come celebrate the birth of Christ with holiday carols, a short message, Holy Communion and Candlelight.

There will also be one service at 11 a.m. on Christmas Day with a special Blessing of the Toys.


Children are invited to bring a special toy (batteries included) they received for Christmas and participate in a Children’s Message and Blessing of the Toys with Pastor Mike Broome.

Aragon United Methodist Church is hosting a secret santa store for children to get presents for thier immediate family members on Tuesday nights from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. until Christmas or until they run out of gifts.

Donations of gently used or new toys will be greatly appreciated. Those who would like to make a donation please contact Melisa Hughes at 470-359-9950.

Tickets are on sale now for the return of comedian James Gregory to the Cedartown Performing Arts Center on Jan. 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $20 to $25 per person, depending on seating choices. Visit Cedartownshows.com to purchase tickets, or call the box office at 770-748-4168.

The Sara Hightower Regional Library System’s Polk County Board will be meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Rockmart Library. Call 706-236-4630 for more information. The meeting is open to the public.

The Rockmart Farmers Market is now in their Holiday Market Season, which continues this week on Dec. 15 and next week on Dec. 22. Check out Rockmartfarmersmarket.com for more information on vendors for the coming event.

Silent Night: A Drive Through Nativity Experience is being held on Dec. 17 and 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 2636 Chulio Road, Rome. Admission is FREE. The nativity is presented by: Spring Creek Baptist Church and Reynolds Chapel Baptist Church/ For Information Call 706-234-1220.

Cedartown Supper Club is set to meet on the fourth of November at 6:30 p.m. at the Cedartown Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 71 Woodall Road.

Enjoy a vegetarian supper and participate in a lecture on healthy living. Free and for all ages. Supper clubs are every month on the second and fourth Tuesday. Each evening provides a different menu and lecture topic.


Call 678-901-9184 for more information.

Rockmart American Legion Post 12 has announced the following:

New members (Legion and Auxiliary) are invited to attend the regular meeting and dinner at 7 p.m. each second Tuesday.

The public is invited to all you can eat spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. The Legion Riders gather for a meeting and dinner at 7 p.m. each fourth Tuesday.

The annual New Year’s Eve Party scheduled on Dec. 31. The public is invited and tickets are available at Post 12.

Rivers of Living Water G.E.M. cordially invites the public to join in and celebrate their 10th Church Anniversary on Sunday Jan. 8, 2017. Elder Darron Lakes of Christ The Healer Church in Clarksville, Tenn., will bring forth the word. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m. The service will begin at 3 p.m. Rivers of Living Water G.E.M. is located at 513 Goodyear St., Rockmart.

The Polk County Black History Parade Committee will have our fourth Annual Black History Parade on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2017, at 12 p.m. In the events of inclement weather, the make-up date is Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at 12 p.m.

This is an annual event occuring each year on the third Saturday of February. This year’s parade will take place in Downtown Main Street, Cedartown.

The parade route will begin at the intersection of Main Street and Marietta Street and will terminate at Wendy’s parking lot.

Interested in becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent? Open your heart to a child in need and find out how you can help.

Join others who seek the love of a child every second Tuesday night of each month at 6 p.m. at Polk Co. Department of Family and Children Services office, located at 100 County Loop Rd. in Cedartown. Information Sessions are held to explain what is required to become a foster or adoptive parent in the state of Georgia. For more information please call Robin Forston at 404-895-6517 or e-mail robin.forston@dhs.ga.gov or call 1-877-210-KIDS. Visit www.fostergeorgia.com as well for general information about what is required to become a foster parent and how to help.

The Cedartown Perfomring Arts Center will be hosting Georgia’s first daughter Katie Deal on April 8, 2017 as she brings a selection of Patsy Cline classics to the stage in “Today, Tomorrow and Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline.” Tickets range from $20 to $25 depending on seating choices. Visit Cedartownshows.com to purchase tickets, or call the box office at 770-748-4168.

Celebrate Recovery continues to meet in the First Baptist Church of Rockmart, 311 E. Elm St., Monday nights with dinner at 6 p.m. A large group gathers at 7 p.m. and small share group at 8 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group in Polk meets the first Monday of each month at First Baptist Church of Rockmart, 311 E. Elm Street. The facilitator is April Williams. For more information about this group, call April Williams at 770-546-5188.

The Sit N’ Stitch craft group meets each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Rockmart First United Methodist Church, 135 West Church Street, Rockmart, Ga., 30153.

All crafters are welcome to come and work on your own pro-jects or help out with various local mission projects, as they become needed. Bring a sack lunch or just come when you want and leave as you need to.

You do not need to be an expert, come and enjoy the fellowship. Contact Madeline Brown at 678-435-5032 if you have any questions.

On Nov. 1, 2016, Tallatoona CAP began accepting appointments for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for Senior Households 65 and older and Homebound Households.

Appointments for the General Public will be accepted beginning Dec. 1, 2016. Appointments are provided on a first come first served basis until funds are exhausted.

Polk County residents who qualify will receive either $310.00 or $350.00 toward their heating bill (heating source).

To schedule an appointment or to request a homebound appointment, visit our website at www.tallatoonacap.org and click BookNow, or call 770-817-4666.

Polk / Haralson Christian Life Center (Camp Antioch) continues fall schedule of events for adults and children. If you would like to make a reservation for your group to use the camp, email cutlog@bellsouth.net. Events include the B.A.S.I.C. Community Youth Choir which meets on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Community Children’s Music Club and the Student Study Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Soup and “Savior”, a local non-profit organization, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays to provide needed items to deserving people. This includes a free meal (soup), clothing and gives other assistance. Meetings are held at Glad Tidings, located at 703 Robert L Parks Blvd in Cedartown. Donations are accepted.

“Revival Fire” is the title of a presentation by Charles G. Garrett, which is featured on Charter Channel 181 at 9 p.m. every Sunday night. He said this is his 17th year in Polk County.

The Highland Rivers Health Governing Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. in the ROC (Reaching Our Community) Clubhouse at 1 Goodyear Avenue, Cartersville. The Corporate Compliance Committees will meet at 9:30 a.m.

The meeting is open to the public. For additional information or directions, please call 706-270-5000.

Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get him or her the help they need.

Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals; 800-431-1754 or DrugAbuseSolution.com.