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Standard Journal Area Calendar of Events from the Wednesday, March 7, 2018 edition

March 5, 2018 GMT

The next West Georgia Spay/Neuter Clinic is coming to the Cedartown-Polk County Humane Society this Wednesday, March 7 Head over to the organization’s office at 608 Adamson Road, Cedartown, on Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. or Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to fill out an admission and prepay for the surgery. Those wanting more information can call 678-361-7304 for more information. Vaccines and tests are available for extra cost as well. The next clinic pickup will be held on March 28.

Roman Festival Brass will be presenting a concert this Sunday on March 11, 2018 at 4 p.m. at Cedartown First United Methodist Church. The concert will be a celebration of Music In Our Schools Month. Special guests will be members of the Cedartown Middle School band program who will join Roman Festival Brass on one of the selections. The concert will also feature several soloists from Roman Festival Brass.

Rockmart First United United Methodist Women are having an Attic Sale in the Fellowship Hall this Friday March 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday March 10 from 8 a.m.. to 2 p.m. The Church is located at 135 W. Church St. in Rockmart.

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s local Theta Omicron Omega chapter will be hosting financial expert Greg Carter for an event in Cedartown this Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Carter will go over how individuals can plan for college and retirement, their estates, or find the best life insurance deal and more. Admission is free, refreshments will be serve. Join the group as part of their 6 Keys to Building a Solid Financial House program at 415 Wissahickon Ave., Cedartown.

“Fashions Fur Friends” Charity fashion show and luncheon is coming to the Cherokee Golf and Country Club in Cedartown on Saturday, March 17. The event will showcase the latest wares at GG’s Boutique and Salon in Rockmart, and this year funds raised will go to the Cedartown-Polk County Humane Society. Sponsors include Precious Paws, Autozone and Mike Hunter Travel Partners. Tickets are $20 and available at GG’s, or by calling the store 770-684-2851 in Rockmart, Joanne Burke in Cedartown at 706-777-8249, or Cory Huskins in Rome at 706-853-1925. Huskins can also be contacted by anyone who wishes to donate a raffle item or door prize.

Victory Baptist Church’s Spring Revival starts on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 11 a.m., and continues that evening at 6:30p.m., then continues Monday through Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. with guest Evangelist Bob Pittman.

Take a drive to Temple this weekend for the Mt. Carmel Chicken-Que and Yard Sale starting at 8 a.m. for the sale, and 10:30 a.m. for the chicken for $6 a plate. This year’s event at Mt. Carmel Church is being held in memory of Patricia Lively. Join in the fun at 235 Mt. Carmel Church Road, Temple. All money goes to church activities.

The next spaghetti dinner at American Legion Post 12 will be held on Wednesday, March 21. Come enjoy an all-you-can-eat meal of spaghetti, meatballs, garlic toast and salad for $5. Dinner is served from 5 to 7 p.m. Find the Rockmart post at 1 Veterans Circle off West Elm Street.

The Good Neighbor Center Food Bank in Cedartown is looking for volunteers to help once a week on Monday’s from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and will help with event tasks such as registering recipients, preparing food boxes and stocking shelves. Training available. Please call 678-901-9184. Food bank is located at 71 Woodall Road.

The Polk County Historical Society meets monthly at the Hawkes Library on College Street in Cedartown on the last Tuesday of the month. This month, the meeting will be held on March 27. For more information visit www.Polkhist.com or call 770-749-0043.

Members are invited to join the Cedartown Exchange Club weekly on Thursdays at 6 p.m. at the Cherokee Country Club for meetings and dinner. New members from across Polk County are encouraged to get involved by contacting club president-elect Edward Guzman at 770-546-2482 to take part in the organization that is involved in a wide range of community projects. Visit their website at cedartownexchangeclub.com to learn more. Annual dues are required to be a member.

The Cedartown-Polk County Humane Society will be holding their spring Rabies clinic on Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Cedartown Boys and Girls Club, 321 E. Queen St. $10 each for cats or dogs to get vaccinations. Call Charlotte Harrison at 706-252-4412 for more information.

Just Us Ministries Inc. Food Bank has distribution every Tuesday and Thursday at 904 Young Farms Road in Cedartown. On Tuesday the distribution is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. A picture ID is required. For more information call 770-687-1009 or 678-901-3354, e-mail justusmin.org@gmail.com, or visit Justusministries.com.

Harmony Baptist Church, 882 Little Harmony Rd, Cedartown (Esom Hill area) invites everyone to attend their weekly Sunday morning Services. First Sunday morning service begins at 9:45 AM with Sunday School followed by worship service at 11AM. Our doors are open to all and we are looking forward to seeing you. For more information visit our Facebook page, Harmony Baptist chruch, Cedartown.

Order T-shirts now through the Polk County Police Department to help raise funds for the trust of Isaac Hearne. Contact 770-748-7331 to find out more details.

Also selling T-shirts is Sherry Anderson, with the next order being finalized today. Call the City of Aragon 770-684-6563, or through Anderson directly at 678-901-2065 for more information.

Save the Date now and get involved today in the Polk County Chamber of Commerce’s Community Showcase, the business community expo and resource fair that is back and better than ever. Visit polkgeorgia.com, e-mail info@polkgeorgia.com or call 770-684-8760 for more on how to take part.

Live Oak Baptist Church is holding a revival starting on March 4 featuring the Rev. Billy Swift, the New Liberty Baptist on Sunday night, and Dr. Tommy Steele of Concord, N.C. to deliver sermons on Monday and Tuesday nights. Wednesday night will finish with the message delivered by Rev. Steve Swafford from Fullerville Baptist Church of Villa Rica. Pastor Anthony Osborn and members of the Live Oak Baptist Church invite the community to join in. Call 770-241-2961 for more information.

In charge of community relations at your local church? The Polk County Chamber of Commerce would like very much to talk to you. They are presently in the process of organizing an updated directory of area houses of worship in the community and are hoping for the help of those organizers who want to get their information to as many people as possible. E-mail Mandy Mallicoat at mmallicoat@polkgeorgia.com or call 770-684-8760 for more information about being included in their updated church directory.

Shiloh Baptist Church will be holding their 170th anniversary celebration coming up on Sunday, March 18 with their 11 a.m. service. Those with a connection to the church past or present who would like to participate can contact Pastor Jamie Newsome at 404-425-8510 for more information.

The Rotary Club of Polk County meets weekly at the Richardson Field Depot in Rockmart for lunch at noon every Tuesday and are encouraging members and potential new members to take part. Contact Missy Kendrick with the Rotary Club at 770-584-5234 for more on how to participate or become a member. Annual dues are required to be a member.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cedartown, hosts a genealogy group that meets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday nights, except holidays. There are no fees for these sessions and they are open to anyone. Please bring all of your basic family history (if you have it) such as names, birth-dates/death dates of parents, grandparents, children, etc. Bring your laptop or tablet, if you have one. If not, we can still help. Questions? Contact us at 678-477-2861 and leave a message or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FamilyQuest42/

The Sit ’n Stitch crafters group meet each Wednesday except the last Wednesday of the month. Bring a sack lunch along, a project of your own to work on, or help out with a mission project and enjoy fellowship with other crafters learning the art. No special skills are required for participation, only a willingless to learn and have fun. For details contact Madeline Brown at 678-435-5032.

The Kiwanis Club of Cedartown encourages members to take part in weekly meetings on Fridays at noon at the Cherokee County Club. Potential new members are asked to get in touch with Rhonda Heuer, Club Secretary at 770-748-1016 to learn more about how you can take part in making the community a better place. Annual dues are required for membership. Visit kiwanis.org to learn about the club.

The Polk County Police Department’s Officer Andy Anderson is teaming up again with Blood Assurance to hold a blood drive at the Police Department headquarters, located at 73 Clines Ingram Jackson Road in Cedartown on Monday, March 12. Times for the drive will soon be announced and more information to come. Visit bloodassurance.org to learn how to give blood today. Call Anderson at the Polk County Police Department at 770-748-7331 to learn how to help in blood donation efforts.

Check out the Rockmart Farmers Market at the Silver Comet Trailhead behind Southcrest Bank on Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. after the holiday break. Visit Rockmartfarmersmarket.com for details about vendors and upcoming classes.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are providing opportunities to local residents interested in hearing the message of Jesus Christ. For more information about how you can speak to local Elders, contact 687-852-7497, or visit their meeting house at 10005 N. Main St., Cedartown for worship services at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

The Ferst Foundation Community Action Team meets the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m., alternately in Cedartown and Rockmart. Call 404-862-1273 for the meeting location. Find out more about how to help improve childhood literacy in Polk County at ferstfoundation.org.

Shiloh Baptist Church would like to invite the community to come participate in worship services weekly at their sanctuary at 433 Shiloh Road. Join the church for Sunday school at 10 a.m., followed by 11 a.m. service or Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. Call Pastor Jamie Newsome for more information at 404-425-8510.

The Georgia Legal Services Program’s Claire Sherburne will be on hand at One Door Polk in Cedartown every fourth Monday to help those in need with free civil legal services to low-income persons. This will include all cases related to housing, employment, education, domestic violence, consumer fraud, wills, healthcare and other issues involved in the legal complications of everyday life. Call 404-206-5175 for more information.

The Cedartown Optimist Club meets on Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. for their weekly breakfast meeting and encourages members to join in and take part at the Goodyear Civic Center on Prior Street in Cedartown. Those interested in joining the Optimist Club and help local youth organizations can contact Ronnie Dingler by e-mail at nmvideo@bellsouth.net.

Cedar Lake Christian Center is a non-denominational community who invites anyone looking to find the holy spirit within them to come join in worship services on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Neil Hopper, along with Hispanic services as well to the community. Those interested in participating can join in at Cedar Lake Christian Center, located at 1890 Rome Highway, Cedartown. For more information call 770-608-0651.

The Polk County Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support group will meet monthly on the first Monday at 11 a.m. at Polk Medical Center. Those interested can join for fellowship and lunch in the cafeteria. For more information call John Giglio at 678-246-8188.

Join the Church of God of the Union Assembly, 32 Prospect Road, Rockmart, for praise and worship weekly. The church welcomes anyone to come and worship regularly on Sundays and Wednesdays as well. Praise and youth services are held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday nights, and services start at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday following Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Call Pastor Jesse Starnes at 678-757-4572 for more information.

The Polk County Beekeepers meets the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cedartown Library, 245 East Ave. Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, new beekeeper or want to learn all are welcome. For details email polkcountybeekeepers@gmail.com or visit tinyurl.com/polkbees.

Victory Baptist Church’s Bread of Life Food Pantry is now open. One bag of non-perishable food, five items to pick from produce, eggs and milk and two items from frozen meats, breads and others will be available. ID is required. Limit of two IDs per address. Regular hours are Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m.; Tuesdays, 5 to 7 p.m.; and Thursdays, 8 to 10 a.m.

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 County Division of Family and Children Services office, 100 County Loop Road in Cedartown. Information sessions explain what is required to become a foster or adoptive parent in Georgia. For more information please call Robin Forston at 404-895-6517 or email robin.forston@dhs.ga.gov or call 1-877-210-KIDS. Visit www.fostergeorgia.com for more information.

Join Paul Craighead at the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center gallery for weekly pottery classes. They are held Tuesday and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for $15 each, and $12 for a Thursday class from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Materials are included in the cost of the classes. Call Paul Craighead at 770-843-5302 with questions. Registration open at the beginning of classes.

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

Lutheran Services of Georgia’s Heritage Adoption Program partners with DFCS to find Forever Families for children waiting in Georgia’s foster care system. Information Sessions are held on the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Rome Office, located at 336 Broad St., Suite 200. Individual sessions may be scheduled to accommodate families as needed. For more email aweaver@lsga.org or call 706-506-0649.

Soup and “Savior,” a local nonprofit 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.

On Nov. 1, 2017, Tallatoona CAP will begin 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, 2017. 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 the office at 770-817-4666.

Give a child a safe place to go after school and learn valuable lessons about community, life and academics by getting involved in the Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Georgia in Cedartown. Visit their center at 321 E. Queen St., Cedartown from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on weekdays and bring your children ages 5-18 for afternoon activities. For more information on how to participate or volunteer, call our office at 770-749-0869 or email asams@bgcnwga.org.

Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in the United States with heroin and other opiates being the largest contributor. Don’t let a love one struggle with addiction. They do not have to be alone. Narconon can help. Visit narcononnewliferetreat.org/drug-rehab/ or call 1-800-431-1754 for help today.