Now - October 31
Since 1970, the Voluntary Action Center, located on South Wall Street, has reached out to the community to serve those in need. Temporary housing, utility assistance and emergency clothing are just a few of the services that are offered.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Northwest Georgia Regional Fair starts Friday, Sept. 12, and continues through Saturday, Sept. 20. The 42nd-annual event produced by a local nonprofit and its volunteers takes place at the fairgrounds on Ga. Highway 53 or Rome Road in Calhoun.
Regional Art Show at Harris Arts Center
Ansley K. Sproull “Works on Paper: 2004-2014” featuring glass artist, Algar Dole, is currently on exhibit in the galleries at the Harris Arts Center through Sept. 26. The public is cordially invited to a free, drop-in reception to meet and greet the artists on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
A benefit will be held tonight at the Old Oostanaula School to raise funds for Cameron and Connor Huff, a local set of twins who both suffer from Type 1 Diabetes.
Now through Sept. 26
After 10 years of successful operation, there is a good chance that the Family Resource Center will be closing its Supervised Visitation Center at the end of September.