CARTERSVILLE FARMERS MARKET — The Downtown Farmers Market operates Wednesdays and Saturdays during the summer. Held at Founders Oak Park along Public Square in Cartersville, the annual market opens at sunup and closes about noon or when the farmers sell all of their produce.
BINGO IN THE AFTERNOON — Play bingo at the Emmie Nelson Public Library in Euharlee Oct. 8 from 2 to 3 p.m.
BINGO IN THE AFTERNOON — Play bingo the second Monday of the month at the Cartersville Public Library from 2 to 3 p.m.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS — Voting is under way for the 2010 People’s Choice Awards, which include The Best Restaurant, Best Shoppe and Best Attraction. Go to www.notatlanta.org to vote. To be eligible, restaurants, shoppes, and attractions must be local, non-franchised businesses within the limits of Bartow County and its municipalities. Only one vote is permitted per computer. Survey closes at midnight on Labor Day, Sept. 6. The People’s Choice Awards will be presented by the CVB in conjunction with the sixth Hospitality Heroes Awards presented at The Arts Festival at Rose Lawn on Saturday, Sept. 18, at noon. For more information call 770-387-1357.
RECIPE SWAP — “Fall harvest recipes” is the theme of this recipe swap to be held at the Adairsville Public Library Wednesday, Sept. 8, from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your fall recipes and samples to share.
BROWN BAG LUNCH & MYSTERY BOOK CHAT — “Back to School with Campus Crimes” will be the theme of this event at the Cartersville Public Library Thursday, Sept. 9, from noon to 1 p.m.
NARFE — The Rome Northwest Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Retired and Active Federal Employees will hold its annual picnic at the Etowah Senior Center, Kingston Highway, Rome, on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 11:15 a.m. The chapter will furnish meat and drinks; members are asked to bring a covered dish. There will be a silent auction with proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Association. Members are asked to bring items for the auction. Visitors welcome.
RELAY FOR LIFE — Bartow County’s Relay for Life event will be Friday, Sept. 10, and Saturday, Sept. 11, at Dellinger Park in Cartersville. Along with entertainment throughout the night, Friday’s festivities will include be a survivor’s reception from 5 to 7 p.m.; opening ceremony and survivor’s lap and caregivers’ lap at 7 p.m.; and a luminary service at 9:30 p.m. The event will wrap up Saturday at 9 a.m. with the closing ceremonies. The event’s proceeds will go toward the American Cancer Society. For more information, visit www.BartowRelayForLife.org.
SINGLE FRIENDS — Singles Friends dance for Singles Sept. 10 starts at 7 p.m. $7 per person at the Etowah Recreation Center, 1325 Kingston Road, Rome. For information, call Shirley Wood 706-235-6705, cell 706-266-5411.
LET FREEDOM RING — On Sept. 11 at Acworth Beach in Acworth, the “Let Freedom Ring” car, truck and motorcycle show will be held from noon to 6 p.m. It’s $25 to register the day of the show or $20 to pre-register by calling 404-617-9142 or 678-372-2316. Food, arts & crafts, children’s play area and live music also featured.
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD — Woodmen of the World Cartersville Lodge 1152 will hold its next meeting on Sept. 10 at the Lodge Hall 736 Sugar Valley Road. The meeting is a planing session/election of officers. Hamburgers will be served. On Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. there will be an In Honor and Remembrance Ceremony where Woodmen of the World Lodge 1152 will dedicate a flag and flagpole to the Euharlee History Museum in Euharlee.The community is invited to attend. For more information, may call Bart Turner at 770-386-5547.
PINE LOG — The 31st annual Pine Log Arts and Crafts Fair will be held Sept. 11-12 at the Pine Log UMC Campground in Rydal/Pine Log. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 770-608-1285 or 770-607-5350, or visit www.pinelogumc.org.
DANCE CLASS — Thanks to a grant received this spring by the Cartersville Service League, Steps of Faith Dance Company will offer a dance class to exceptional students ages 5 to 20 for free. The basic movement and ballet class, known as Karina’s Class, is for youths with disabilities ranging from autism to Down syndrome, wheelchair-bound children and those with walkers. Class size will be limited to 10 children. Classroom assistants will be on hand to assist. The class will meet on Mondays, Sept. 13 to Oct. 25, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. at Steps of Faith Dance Studio, 32B Center Road in Cartersville. To register, call 770-606-0506 and ask for Karina’s Class.
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY — Linda Cochran will host a three-part series on Native American history at the Emmie Nelson Public Library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, Oct. 12 and Nov. 9.
MEET AND GREET — The Lake Allatoona Association (LAA) will be having “Meet & Greets” around the lake. The next event will be held Sept. 16 at Little River Grill.
GALILEO WORKSHOPS — Learn the basics of Georgia’s Virtual Library at the Cartersville Public Library Thursday, Sept. 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The library will host a “Beyond the Basics” session Thursday, Sept. 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
KIDDIE DAY PARADE — Organized by the Kiwanis Club of Cartersville, the 55th annual Kiddie Day Parade will be held in downtown Cartersville Saturday, Sept. 18. The event is geared toward youth in preschool to fifth grade. Starting at 10 a.m., the procession will travel from Regions Bank at the intersection of Bartow and Main streets down Main Street, then it will turn left on Tennessee Street, left on Cherokee Avenue and end at the City Hall parking lot. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the judging of costumes will commence at 9:30 a.m. The parade will not require an admission fee or pre-registration. For more information, call Cady Schulman at 678-315-3746.
RECIPE SWAP — “Tailgate party” is the theme of the recipe swap at the Emmie Nelson Public Library in Euharlee Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bring in your recipes along with samples to share.
BOOK DISCUSSION — Have a favorite book? What are you reading now? This book discussion about any book at all will be held at the Emmie Nelson Public Library in Euharlee Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
BOOK CHAT — Kathryn Stockett’s “The Help” will be discussed at the Cartersville Public Library Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
DREAM WAVERS — Yarn enthusiasts can gather at the Cartersville Public Library Thursday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. Please bring your own supplies.
SELLING ON AMAZON — Learn how to sell on Amazon.com at the Cartersville Public Library Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
BOOK SIGNING — Area authors Cindy Smith and T.B. Burton will sign copies of their book “Time in Contention” in the Adairsville Public Library’s meeting room Thursday, Sept. 30, from 6 to 7 p.m.
EUHARLEE MARKET CANCELED — The Euharlee Market — a farmers’ and artisans’ market held on Fridays at Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse — has been canceled until further notice.
ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY — Classes take place at Heritage Baptist Church in Cartersville on the first and third Fridays of the month at 7:30 p.m. Learn a style danced both in the ballrooms and barns of Scotland. No experience required. No partner required. Wear flat, soft shoes and comfortable clothes. First class is free, after that classes are $3 per person per class. Contact Susan Tumlin at 770-386-3656 or Rhonda Raye at firstname.lastname@example.org before attending your first class in case of a schedule change.
FREE SUMMER CONCERT — The Adairsville Downtown Development Authority moved The Great American Rock & Roll Revival featuring Butch & the Buckheads to October due to rain. Details will follow as they become available.
TEXAS HOLD’EM — Play for fun at this Library After Hours event Friday, Oct. 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cartersville Public Library.
MOVIE AT LIBRARY — The PG-13-rated “Prince of Persia” will be screened at the Cartersville Public Library Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m.
‘HOSTING A BABY SHOWER’ — Get some tips and learn how to host on a budget at the Adairsville Public Library Thursday, Oct. 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
JAPANESE CULTURAL TOUR — “Japanese film” is the theme of Oct. 7’s stop on the Japanese Cultural Tour at the Cartersville Public Library. The program will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
CANDIDATE FORUM — The Cartersville-Bartow branch of American Association of University Women, together with the Georgia Highlands student PAGE organization, will host a public forum for the state school superintendent candidates Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the library of the Georgia Highlands College Cartersville campus.
BROWN BAG LUNCH & MYSTERY BOOK CHAT — “Gothic Mysteries” is the theme for the Thursday, Oct. 14 session at the Cartersville Public Library. It will run from noon to 1 p.m.
TASTE OF CARTERSVILLE — The Cartersville DDA is seeking Cartersville restaurants for the upcoming Taste of Cartersville on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will include live music and entertainment all day on stage, cooking demonstrations, The Atlanta Braves Kids Corner, giveaways and much more. The event is open to all Cartersville restaurants and caterers. For more information, call the Cartersville DDA at 770-607-3480.
GAMING DAY — Adults can try their hand at the “Magic” trading card game or some Nintendo Wii games during this Saturday, Oct. 16 event at the Cartersville Public Library from 1 to 4 p.m.
RECIPE SWAP — “Fall favorites” is the theme of the recipe swap at the Emmie Nelson Public Library in Euharlee Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bring in your recipes along with samples to share.
BOOK CHAT — Anita Diamont’s “Day After Night” will be discussed at the Cartersville Public Library Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
FALL PLANT SWAP — The Cartersville Public Library will host its third-annual fall plant swap Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring plants you’ve divided, leftover seedlings or extra seeds and swap with others.
CRAFT SUPPLY SWAP — Bring extra craft supplies, patterns and notions and swap with others who may have just what you need at the Cartersville Public Library Saturday, Oct. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m.
‘WHAT’S FOR DINNER?’ — Learn about websites that make finding recipes and compiling grocery lists a snap during this session at the Cartersville Public Library Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
‘GET ORGANIZED!’ — This program will help those whose closets are a jumble of hangers, clothes, shoes, hats and other assorted items. Check it out at the Emmie Nelson Public Library in Euharlee Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
PUMPKIN CARVING — Bring the family and a pumpkin already cleaned and gutted, and the Adairsville Public Library will supply the tools and patterns. This workshop will be Thursday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
DREAM WAVERS — Yarn enthusiasts can gather at the Cartersville Public Library Thursday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. Please bring your own supplies.
ALLATOONA PASS BATTLEFIELD TOUR — Led by two Georgia Park Rangers, the Allatoona Pass Battlefield Tour will cover all the important areas of the battlefield including the original Star Fort where the heaviest fighting took place. The free tour will take place Sunday, Dec. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. There are no onsite facilities and the trail is of moderate difficulty and about 1 mile long. Hiking shoes, appropriate clothing and water bottles are recommended. The Allatoona Pass Battlefield is 1.5 miles east of Interstate 75, exit 283. Call 770-975-0055 for more information.
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