Mark your calendar

A neighborhood re-union is planned for those who grew up around Southside Baptist Church in Cedartown.

The event will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at the Southside Christian Life Center, 409 Cobb Street, Cedartown. You are invited to bring a covered dish, beverage and old photos to share during a time of fellowship.

For more information, call 678-901-7918 or 770-748-5836.

A special musical program will be held at Bellview Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31.

Featured singers will be the Shadrix Trio, who make appearances at concerts, cruises, expos and more. They are Barry Shadrix, Dedra Henry and Becky Miles, who have appeared in Russia, Mexico, El Salvador and the Bahamas.

For more information, call Gail at 770-684-7505.

The Arrow 25-year club are planning a dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Petros in Cedartown. For details, call 770-748-6700.

Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. 800-431-1754 or

All Carroll EMC offices will close for Labor Day Monday, September 1. During the one-day closing, make payments at the kiosks, automated phone payment system (770-832-3552), online at or through the cooperative’s mobile app.

To report a power outage, call 1-877-9-OUTAGE (1-877-968-8243) or report it online.

The Alzheimer’s Association Mid-Day Café will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Cedartown Church of God, 448 West Avenue.

Featured topic will be The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Registration is free, but required. Call 800-272-3900 to register.

Rivers of Living Water is hosting its fifth annual “Your Best” talent show.

The event will have two categories: younger children (ages five to 11) and older kids (ages 12 – 17). The winner will receive a trophy.

The talent show will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Rivers of Living Water. Admission is $10.

For more information, call Courtney at 770-689-7838.

New Prospect Baptist Church, 750 Prospect Road, Rockmart, will host a Fifth Sunday Night Singing at 6:30 p.m. August 31.

Special guests will include The Fairview Baptist Church Choir. Dinner will be served following the singing.

Pastor Larry Davis invites everyone to attend.

This year’s annual GRITS Labor Day Bike Ride will be held Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 at the Welcome Center, 609 Main Street in Cedartown.

You can register for the bike ride at or stop at the Rockmart Trail Head or the Cedartown Welcome Center and pick up a form.

Keep Polk Beautiful is seeking volunteers to participate in Rivers Alive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27, at Sam Jones Memorial Park in Rockmart.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided and the first 200 volunteers will receive a free t-shirt.

For more information or to volunteer for this project, visit and for more information about Keep Polk Beautiful call 678-246-1083.

Homecoming will be held at Crossroads Memorial Baptist Church in the Yorkville area at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24.

Heirborn will be featured during the day. Lunch will be provided and everyone is invited. Pastor is Jimmy Shoemaker.

The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission’s Area on Aging will hold its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 26.

The session will be held at the Thornton Recreation Center, 102 North Floyd Park Road in Rome (across from Armuchee High School on Highway 27 North).

The meeting, which begins at 10 a.m., is open to the public.

Polk Board of Health has scheduled meetings that will be held during 2014 in the Polk County Health Department, 125 East Ware Street, Cedartown.

These meetings will be held on Aug. 14 and Nov. 13. Sessions will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The Polk County Board of Tax Assessors meets every Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Polk County Administration Building Suite F, 144 West Ave., Cedartown.

Volunteers are needed for Agape Hospice Care. Contact Judi Edens at 770-780-5801.

AL-ANON is now meeting in Rockmart at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Equal Time Building, located at 300 Elm Street Rockmart.

AA Meetings, equal time group, are located at 300 E. Elm St., Rockmart.

All meetings will start at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.

For more information call 770-684-8144.

Davitte Masonic Lodge No. 513 F&AM regular communications are the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

The William G. England Masonic Daylight Lodge No. 747 meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Rockmart Lodge.

THE AMERICAN Cancer Society in Polk County needs volunteers. For more information about the American Cancer Society visit or call 1-800-ACS-2345.

THE MAGISTRATE of Polk County is open in Rockmart on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The office is located in the Administrative Building, (old high school), Piedmont Avenue.

PAPER RECOVERY of Georgia, Inc. is partnering with the City of Rockmart in a recycling effort.

A recycle container for cardboard, newspaper, office paper and magazines will be placed at the parking lot adjacent to the new Municipal Building.

All residents are encouraged to participate by placing recyclable paper in the container.

THE COMPASSIONATE Friends of Polk County meet the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Second Baptist Church, 152 Evergreen Lane.

The support group is for families to help with the grief and healing process after the loss of a child. It commemorates and honors children, siblings and grandchildren of all ages.

The group is non-sectarian. Contact Beth or David Warner at 770-748-5234 for more information.

THE ROME and Floyd County Habitat for Humanity HomeMart is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For more information, call Angela at 706-378-5957.

LIFELINK OF Georgia, the agency which coordinates organ and tissue donors in Georgia, has speakers available for civic and community groups, churches, schools and other groups.

Speakers are trained to provide information and dispel myths about organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Presentations are free to the public and tailored to the specific audience.

To learn more about the Speaker’s Bureau or organ and tissue donation, contact Terri Medina at 770-225-5465 / 800-544-6667.

THE LANGUAGE and Literacy Center is a joint program of Georgian Northwestern Technical College and the Rome-Floyd Library.

The facilities are located on the second floor of the Rome-Floyd Library.

The Language Program provides three levels of English-as-a-Second Language classroom instruction.

Day and evening classes are available with quarterly registration.

The Center also offers one-on-one tutoring to assist adults in improving their reading skills during the library’s normal hours of operation.

Volunteers participate in both of these programs using the excellent resources provided at the library. An education background is not a prerequisite for becoming a Volunteer Tutor. Tutors simply need a desire to assist and encourage students in their ability to read and improve themselves.

For more information, all 706-236-4617 or email:

THE ALZHEIMER’S Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the First Baptist Church in Rockmart. All are welcome.

THE ALZHEIMER’S Association, Georgia Chapter, maintains Caring Closets in several northwest Georgia locations.

The ninth Caring Closet for families caring for a loved one with dementia has opened at the Polk / Haralson Baptist Association office.

It will be open every Monday morning from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

For more information, call Cindy at 770-646-5660.

VOLUNTEERS ARE needed to serve as a guardian angel and be voice in court for children. Today there are more than 200 kids in foster care in Polk and Haralson counties.

For more information about the opportunity to be a part of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children), call Marsha Ballew at 770-748-2414 or 770-845-6125.

THE MAGISTRATE of Polk County will be open in Rockmart on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The office is located in the Municipal Building, 200 South Marble Street (downtown).

For more information, call 770-684-4718.

THE NATIONAL Kidney Foundation of Georgia invites donations of unwanted vehicles to help fight kidney disease.

For information, call 1-800-488-CARS (2277).

Appropriate paperwork will be mailed. When returned, the foundation will arrange for a free vehicle pick up. For tax purposes, donors receive an acknowledgement letter that states the year, make and vehicle identification number of the donated vehicle.

IF YOU like to help older people, and you have two hours a week available, your help is needed in providing seniors with free information that can save them money on their prescription medicines and medical bills.

Free training is provided, and you would work in a friendly, convenient location. Call Carol Locket with the Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-759-2963.

THERE IS a need for volunteers for local Hospice patients.

This may include visitation, reading aloud, administrative work, running errands, or just sharing a warm smile.

Training will be provided. For information, call Liz Bonet, LCSW, Samaritan Care Hospice, 678-560-1049.

HICARE IS a free service designed to help with Medicare claims, billing questions, understanding your rights and information to help you make your own decisions regarding health insurance.

This is a service of the CVRDC Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Georgia, and Georgia, and Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services.

For health insurance counseling and assistance about Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap (Medicare supplementary insurance), Long Term Care and Private Insurance Programs, call the HICARE office at 1-800-499-8173. In the Rome calling area, phone 802-5324.

THE SUPPORT Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault meets weekly and provides educational and emotional support for adult (age 18 and over) survivors of sexual assault.

The group meets for eight weeks at a time from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday evenings. Call Theresa Sparks at (706) 291-3968 for more information.

The group is being offered by The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia free of charge.