It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, the wind is blowing and downtown Calhoun is hosting the eighth-annual Harvest Fest to celebrate the change of seasons.
Many Georgians are still struggling to provide food for their families. Gordon County Farm Bureau understands the significance of helping our neighbors, which is why it is participating in Georgia Farm Bureau’s annual Harvest for All Campaign.
Gordon County Saddle Club held its annual Saddle Up for St. Jude charity ride at Dry Creek Trails on Saturday, Sept. 27.
Rome, Ga. — Former Cosby Show Star Geoffrey Owens will present masterclasses for Shorter University theatre students on October 17 and 18. Owens’ classes will focus on the topics of Shakespeare and Acting for the Camera. He will also take part in a question and answer session for Shorter students about the theatre and film business.
Rome, Ga. — The Shorter University Opera Theatre presents its fall production of “Opera Scenes,” which begins this weekend. The show will run Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Tickets are available through the Shorter University box office by calling 706-233-7288.
The third-annual Pumpkin Patch at the Calhoun First Presbyterian Church opened on Oct. 4, when the church turned its lawn into a virtual pumpkin patch.
One of Cedartown’s rising stars is on her way to New Orleans this month for five months of filming on an upcoming ABC series.
The annual Fields of Faith, the peer-to-peer movement where thousands of students from across the nation gather on athletic fields to share personal stories and challenge each other to apply the Bible to their game plan for life, is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. until 7:45 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Gordon Central High School football stadium located at 335 Warrior Path in Calhoun.
Now - October 24
CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA – Booth Western Art Museum is excited to host the 12th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium, October 23-26, 2014. Thousands of participants are expected to visit the Festival & Symposium, which is packed with events such as gunfight re-enactments, Native American dancing, lecture and workshop with Featured Artist Krystii Melaine, concert by Featured Entertainer Suzy Bogguss, children’s activities, and so much more! The four-day event will take place at Booth Western Art Museum in historic downtown Cartersville, Georgia.
On Saturday, Sept. 13, Ashworth Middle School and Gordon Central High School men participated in “Real Men Sing” at Marietta High School.
Meet Tina Owens Jones, 51-year-old Gordon County native, animal rescuer, and chef extraordinaire.
On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the ninth-grade government classes at Gordon Central High School met in the media center for a lunchtime chat with Sen. Johnny Isakson.
The Gordon County March of Dimes March for Babies was considered a success this year, as 120 people on 30 teams showed up to walk in the event on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Calhoun Recreation Department.
The annual Health and Safety Fair, hosted by the Local Emergency Planning Committee and Home Depot, is coming back to Calhoun at the Home Depot on Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. This year, Gordon County Domestic Violence Outreach will host the third-annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes on Friday, Oct. 3, at the ReMax Allied office located at 301 S. Wall St. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the walk will be held at 12 p.m.
Calhoun resident Doris Blaylock beat her personal best ribbon count of 97 from last year at the Northwest Georgia Regional Fair this year by bringing in 108 first- and second-place ribbons, including the coveted Best in Show.
Now - Oct. 24
Gordon County Saddle Club members will be saddling up on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Dry Creek Trails in Armuchee to help support the children at St. Jude Children's Hospital.