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Standard Journal Area Calendar of Events from the March 22, 2017 edition

March 20, 2017 GMT

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Victory Baptist Church will be having a Spring and Summer Consignment Sale to benefit their Stockings of Love Ministry this Friday, March 24 from 4 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items will include clothing, toys, games, electronics, bedding, books and small furniture.

The Polk County Historical Society’s upcoming meeting is being held at the Hawkes Library at 7 p.m. on March 28. The public is invited to attend to hear retired CNN executive and managing editor Earl Casey present a program entitled: “Ted Turner: The Man and His Style.” The April 25 meeting will feature Phil Tuck presenting “Meet Gordon Tuck, mule trader.” Visit polkhist.com to find out more about the Historical Society’s upcoming programs, membership and more.

The public is invited to share in the Marietta St. United Methodist Church’s annual Spring Revival beginning Tuesday, March 28 through Thursday, March 30, 7 p.m. nightly. Guest speakers include Rev. Mattylyn Hubbard of New Hope United Methodist Church, Rev. Khyril Rogers of St. Luke’s Baptist Church and Rev. Robert Barrett of the Summerville parish. This year’s theme is “Walk in the Light.” The church is located on Robert. L. Park Boulevard, Cedartown.

The Cedartown Performing Arts Center will be hosting Georgia’s first daughter Katie Deal on April 8 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 the website to purchase tickets, or call the box office at 770-748-4168.

The latest show for the Rockmart Art Gallery, “Spring” continues this weekend during the Gallery hours until April 9, with featured artists including Kiki Alexander, Paul Craighead, James Hill, Laura Robinson, Dede Spinks, Charles Collins, Susan Waters, Brenda Carroll, Vonnagale Johnson, Jane Biggers, Jim Carroll and Horton Young. Call 770-684-2707 for more information.

The City of Aragon is celebrating Georgia Cities Week, and included in the week of events is a Photography contest. Photos are being accepted for the contest for any age, so long as it pertains to a City of Aragon theme and hasn’t been previously published. All photos must be 8x10 inches, and entries must include a name, address and contact number. All entries are due by April 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. at City Hall. Photos will be judged by staff and narrowed down to two entries, which will be picked by the Aragon City Council on April 20, when a winner will be announced.

The Polk County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for vendors for the 2017 Homespun Festival happening on July 21 and 22 in Rockmart. Costs vary for vendors, but those seeking to bring arts and crafts to Homespun are charged $115 for a vendor fee. The deadline to apply is April 30. Call the Chamber at 770-684-8760 or e-mail homespun@polkgeorgia.com for more information or to sign up as a vendor.

The annual Cedartown Community Easter Egg Hunt put on by the Cedartown Junior Service League is coming up on Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m. in Peek Park in Cedartown. Candy, coloring, snacks and family fun for children ages 0-12 are planned for the free day afternoon in the park on Palm Sunday.

Good Friday services are being held for Community Fellowship North on Friday, April 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Seaborn Jones Memorial Park in downtown Rockmart. Music will be provided by the Community Fellowship North worship band, and the message from Pastor Andrew Murdock. Call the church at 404-213-6878 for more information.

The next dinner at American Legion Post 12 will be on April 19, 2017. Meal is spaghetti, meatballs, garlic toast and salad, $5 for all you can eat from 5 to 7 p.m. This month the post will also begin Trivia night with the meal, starting at 6 p.m. Bring friends and come join the fun. All are invited.

The Church of God of the Union Assembly, 32 Prospect Road, Rockmart, is encouraging members of the community to join them for praise and worship each Sunday and Wednesday. 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.

Tickets are on sale now for the upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz,” being presented by Covenant Christian School at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center on April 28, 2017. $10 per person. Visit the school from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 321 E. Queen St., Cedartown or Smitty’s Barbership at 506 N. Main St. during business hours to purchase tickets, or call 678-800-5286.

Cedartown First United Methodist Church is offering a book study entitled: “Restored - Finding Redemption In Our Mess,” a new book study by Tom Berlin. Cedartown First United Methodist Church is hosting this study for the 40 days of Lent. Join us as we look at the mess in our lives and how God is calling us to live beyond the challenges. Each week, Pastor Mike will share a relevant message related to that weeks topic and then lead a Wednesday night book study and discussion. Cedartown First is located in downtown Cedartown at 201 Wissahickon Ave. and the church website is www.cedartownfumc.org. or phone at 770-748-4731.

The Rockmart Farmers Market continues their winter season every Thursday this month. Check out the website Rockmartfarmersmarket.com for more information on vendors for the coming event. They’re open on Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. through the beginning of April.

The Cruzin’ Caleb Benefit Ride is coming up on April 1 with registration starting at 11 a.m. for a ride, which includes fun for kids, lunch and raffles at the event’s launch point at 599 Second Street, Cedartown. Live music from Whiskey Dixie from 2 to 4 p.m. Riders are $20, passengers $5 and vehicles who want to follow along pay $10. Hosted by the American Cruisers Chapter 47. Pre-registered riders receive a free t-shirt. Contact Mary Hayes at 770-508-8106 or Amanda Thaxton at 678-988-4077 for more information.

A gospel singing is coming up in Haralson County on April 1 at 78 Van Wert St., Buchanan from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Food and refreshments will be provided. Call Debby Lane more information at 404-801-6292.

Greater Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, 259 Herring Road, Armuchee will? have their Fellowship Tea, hosted by the Pastor Aid Committee on Sunday, April 2 from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Charles G. Parker Center/Etowah Park, Kingston Road, Rome. Dr. Jo Ann Crowder, Galilee Baptist Church, Cedartown will be the guest speaker.

The Aragon School Reunion is coming up on May 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tom Pittman Recreation Complex in Aragon. Former Aragon School alumni are encouraged to come attend and share old memories and meet with friends, take a tour of the Aragon Historical Society museum, and bring old photos to share. Contact Sadie Pittman for more information at 770-684-7416.

Cedartown Supper Club every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Held at 71 Woodall Rd. Seventh-day Adventist Church. Enjoy a vegetarian supper and participate in a lecture on healthy, happy living. Free and for all ages. Each evening provides a different menu and lecture topic. For more information or to RSVP please call 678-901-9184.

Victory Baptist Church will open a Bread of Life Food Pantry on April 17. Pre-assembled bags of groceries will be handed out to those in need free of charge (ID required). There’s a limit of 1 bag per person per week. Regular hours of operation for the pantry will be Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, 5 to 7 p.m. and Thursdays, 8 to 10 a.m.

The City of Aragon will be hosting a citywide cleanup between April 26 and April 29 for Georgia Cities Week. Bring old trash including furniture, appliances, electronics or anything that needs to be disposed. NO TIRES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Aragon residents will need to provide an ID to drop off trash. Drop off times are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 through April 28, and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 29. Call the City of Aragon for more information at 770-684-6563, or visit cityofaragon.com.

Aragon Children’s Day is coming up on June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Aragon Mill Pond. Fishing, games, goat hunt, prizes, food and more will be part of the day. Everyone is welcome, but activities are planned for youth 16 and under. Sponsored by the City of Aragon, area merchants and Davitte Lodge No. 513.

The Rockmart High School FBLA is hosting a 5K Fun Run/Walk on May 20, 2017. Cost is $25.00 for those who register by May 1. Color stations with pink, blue, and purple powder will be set up along the route. Proceeds to benefit the March of Dimes. Email Janet Dover at jdover@polk.k12.ga.us for more information.

Cedartown First United Methodist Church is excited to offer Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University on Sundays at 4 p.m. No classes on Easter and Mother’s Day. This is a 9 week program that has proven to help people gain control of their finances. It costs $99, although $44.50 will be reimbursed to those completing the study and graduating the class. For more questions, call Tanya Woods (706) 331-1223 or your may signup by visiting our website at www.cedartownfumc.org.

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 for more information.

A Personal Relationship Seminar is being held in the Activity Hall at 71 Woodall Road continues on the following upcoming dates: March 25, April 8, April 22 and May 13. Come find freedom from the issues that affect your relationships. Learn how the Bible can equip you with tools needed to strengthen your relationships and find victory over destructive issues. Free materials. Call pastor Jeff Freeman at 706-676-6893 for more info.

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.

Victory Baptist Church will be have a Car and Truck Show and Bike Ride on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The cost to enter is $20 but the event is free. All proceeds will benefit the Stockings of Love Ministry which helps children in Polk County year-round.

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.

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

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 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:00pm at the Rome Office, located at 336 Broad St, Suite 200. Individual sessions may be scheduled to accommodate families, as needed. For more information, contact aweaver@lsga.org or call 706-506-0649.

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 St., Rockmart, Ga., 30153. All crafters are welcome to come and work on your own projects 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.

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.

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 3rd Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Northwest Georgia office in Rome, located at 336 Broad Street. Individual Information Sessions can be scheduled to accommodate interested families. For more information, contact aweaver@lsga.org or call 706-506-0649.

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, call 800-431-1754 or visit the Narconon website at DrugAbuseSolution.com.