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Join the members of the Cavalry Assembly of God in Cedartown to celebrate 50 years of faithful ministry conducted by the Rev. Jerry and Carole Buttrum on Sunday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., with lunch following. The church is located at 300 Canal St., Cedartown.

The Bold and Beautiful Red Hatters is hosting “A Journey in Time,” and strap on some high buttoned shoes for a family fun night on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Polk County College and Career Academy campus at Cedartown High School. Tickets are $15. Wear the best costume from the 1860s to 1960s and be eligible to win prizes. Dance the night away with Dink Wilkes acting as DJ. Call Queen Patricia Smith Cannon at 770-546-4717 or Queen Sheila Angel at 770-883-3201 for more or the purchase tickets. All proceeds will be used for charitable giving.

Come hungry for the American Legion Post 12’s upcoming spaghetti dinner on July 18. Meal of spaghetti, meatballs, garlic toast and salad served from 5 to 7 p.m., $5, all-you-can-eat. All proceeds go to veteran and children's charities. Enjoy a great meal with the American Legion.

Vacation Bible School is coming to the International Misssionary Society, SDA Church Reform Movement’s campus in Cedartown from July 16 through July 19. Take part in the program titled “Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity.” Registration is free, but donations and child sponsorships are being accepted to help cover costs of participants. Call 813-317-4315 or 770-748-0077 for more information or visit to learn more.

Vacation Bible School is coming up at Fairview Baptist Church in Rockmart on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 881 Fairview Road, Rockmart. Call 770-684-5201 for visit the church’s Facebook page at for more information.

The City of Rockmart’s Recreation Department is getting ready to host a soccer camp for this summer. Youth ages 4 to 13 are invited to participate in the camp on July 16 and 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each evening. The fee is $35 per child. Signups are underway now through July 12. Contact Rockmart’s recreation department at 770-684-2705 or 770-684-2706 for more information.

Mount Tabor Baptist Church located at 3068 Old Alabama Road in Taylorsville will hold Vacation Bible School July 16 through July 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Classes are provided for all ages. Supper will be served each night at 6 p.m. A parade through Taylorsville will be conducted Saturday, July 14 beginning at 5 p.m. Food and fellowship will be provided after the parade. Commencement Service will be conducted Sunday, July 22, beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “THANKFUL." Everyone is invited to attend. For more information contact Pastor Brent Edwards at 770-715-6167.

Rivers Alive is coming up later this summer in September, and officials are asking volunteers to mark their calendars now. Come take part in the annual cleanup of local streams and waterways in Rockmart on Sept. 22, with more details to come soon. Contact Randy Cook for more information at or call 678-246-1083.

The office of Exceptional Students of Polk School District is available to assist with the identification of children with disabilities and provision a free appropriate public education beginning at the age of three through the age of 21. If you suspect your child is experiencing any developmental delay or you suspect your child might have a disability and would like assistance or for more information about services available through Polk School District, contact the PSD Exceptional Student Services office at 770-684-8718.

The Rockmart Youth Football Association evenings of drills and conditioning continues through the summer from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Hilburn Field in Rockmart. Ages 5-12 are eligible to practice. Signups for all Polk County football players can also be completed while drills are being held at Hilburn Field. Call Ruben Galvan at 706-346-8682 or Dante Jones at 770-878-8282 for more information.

Looking for something to do this summer? Enroll your child now in Day Camps at the Bob Holcomb Family Life Center for four weeks this summer and join in the fun. First Baptist Church of Cedartown will have time in the gym as well as go on some local field trips during the week. Day Camps for students who have completed K-2nd grade will be from July 16 to July 20. Day Camps for students who have completed 3rd through 5th grade will be from June 11 to June 15 and from July 23 to July 27. Sign-ups will begin the first week of May. Spots are limited so make sure to sign-up ASAP. Cost is $10 per day. Register online at

Cedartown GROW Day camp is being offered July 2 through 6 at Cedartown First United Methodist Church in partnership with Anna Kresge Memorial United Methodist Church and Marietta Street United Methodist Church. Signups are underway now, and go to to learn more. Scholarships are available.

First Baptist Church of Cedartown’s Vacation Bible School will be from 5:30 to 8:30 each night from Monday, July 9th to Friday, July 13th. They will have their VBS Celebration during Sunday Morning Worship on July 15th.

Aragon First United Methodist Church offers a food pantry for the community to use if they need assistance. They are open Mondays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. A picture ID is required to participate. Call 770-684-4855 for more information.

Rockmart First United Methodist Church invites the community to come out and join in worship on Sundays and Wednesdays at the church located at 135 W. Church St. Sunday morning worship begins with Bible study at 9:45 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 10 a.m. for all ages, and an 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday night includes at 5 p.m. community meal on the last Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m. Bible study and choir practice at 7 p.m. Weekly children’s events at the church include a 5:45 p.m. children and youth meal, 6:15 Children’s music and MYF, followed by L.I.F.E. at 6:54 p.m. All are invited to join in. Call Rev. Martha Dye at 770-684-6251or e-mail for more information or questions. The church also updates weekly on their website at

The Youth Summerfest Committee will be having a meeting for the 20th Annual Youth Summerfest Olympics. The dates for the meetings are Saturday, June 30; Saturday, July 14 and Thursday, July 26 (this meeting is at 6 p.m. in the Northwest Park gym) All meetings will be at Turner Street Center in Cedartown until June. Beginning in the month of June all meetings will be mandatory and will be at Bert Woods Athletic Complex Park (Northwest Park.) All Meetings will begin at 9 a.m. The 20th Annual Youth Summerfest will be on Saturday July 28th 2018 at Bert Woods Athletic Complex Park. For more information please contact Pastor Joy Fredrick at 770-713-5440, Pastor Kenneth Brown at 706-767-0874 or Courtney Ripoll at 770-689-7838.

Register now for the Rockmart Cultural Arts Commission Art Summer camp for ages 7 through 12. This year’s theme is “Go West.” The camp is scheduled or July 9 through July 13. For more information on price and to sign up call 770-684-2707 today.

The next West Georgia Spay/Neuter Clinic is coming to the Cedartown-Polk County Humane Society next Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Head over to the organization’s office at 608 Adamson Road, Cedartown, on Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. or Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to fill out an admission and prepay for the surgery. Those wanting more information can call 678-361-7304 for more information. Vaccines and tests are available for extra cost as well. Transports won’t be scheduled again until July 25.

Members are invited to join the Cedartown Exchange Club weekly on Thursdays at 6 p.m. at the Cherokee Country Club for meetings and dinner. New members from across Polk County are encouraged to get involved by contacting club president-elect Edward Guzman at 770-546-2482 to take part in the organization that is involved in a wide range of community projects. Visit their website at to learn more. Annual dues are required to be a member.

Just Us Ministries Inc. Food Bank has distribution every Tuesday and Thursday at 904 Young Farms Road in Cedartown. On Tuesday the distribution is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. A picture ID is required. For more information call 770-687-1009 or 678-901-3354, e-mail, or visit

Harmony Baptist Church, 882 Little Harmony Rd, Cedartown (Esom Hill area) invites everyone to attend their weekly Sunday morning Services. First Sunday morning service begins at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday School followed by worship service at 11 a.m.. Our doors are open to all and we are looking forward to seeing you. For more information visit our Facebook page, Harmony Baptist church, Cedartown.

The Rotary Club of Polk County meets weekly at the Richardson Field Depot in Rockmart for lunch at noon every Tuesday and are encouraging members and potential new members to take part. Contact Missy Kendrick with the Rotary Club at 770-584-5234 for more on how to participate or become a member. Annual dues are required to be a member.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cedartown, hosts a genealogy group that meets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday nights, except holidays. There are no fees for these sessions and they are open to anyone. Please bring all of your basic family history (if you have it) such as names, birth-dates/death dates of parents, grandparents, children, etc. Bring your laptop or tablet, if you have one. If not, we can still help. Questions? Contact us at 678-477-2861 and leave a message or visit our Facebook page at

The Sit and Stitch craft group that meets Wednesdays at Rockmart First United Methodist Church will not meet during June and July. The group will reconvene on Wednesday , August 8th 2018.

The Kiwanis Club of Cedartown encourages members to take part in weekly meetings on Fridays at noon at the Cherokee County Club. Potential new members are asked to get in touch with Rhonda Heuer, Club Secretary at 770-748-1016 to learn more about how you can take part in making the community a better place. Annual dues are required for membership. Visit to learn about the club.

Check out the Rockmart Farmers Market at the Silver Comet Trailhead behind Southcrest Bank on Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. after the holiday break. Visit for details about vendors and upcoming classes.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are providing opportunities to local residents interested in hearing the message of Jesus Christ. For more information about how you can speak to local Elders, contact 687-852-7497, or visit their meeting house at 10005 N. Main St., Cedartown for worship services at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

The Ferst Foundation Community Action Team meets the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m., alternately in Cedartown and Rockmart. Call 404-862-1273 for the meeting location. Find out more about how to help improve childhood literacy in Polk County at

Shiloh Baptist Church would like to invite the community to come participate in worship services weekly at their sanctuary at 433 Shiloh Road. Join the church for Sunday school at 10 a.m., followed by 11 a.m. service or Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. Call Pastor Jamie Newsome for more information at 404-425-8510.

The Georgia Legal Services Program’s Claire Sherburne will be on hand at One Door Polk in Cedartown every fourth Monday to help those in need with free civil legal services to low-income persons. This will include all cases related to housing, employment, education, domestic violence, consumer fraud, wills, healthcare and other issues involved in the legal complications of everyday life. Call 404-206-5175 for more information.

The Cedartown Optimist Club meets on Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. for their weekly breakfast meeting and encourages members to join in and take part at the Goodyear Civic Center on Prior Street in Cedartown. Those interested in joining the Optimist Club and help local youth organizations can contact Ronnie Dingler by e-mail at

Cedar Lake Christian Center is a non-denominational community who invites anyone looking to find the Holy Spirit within them to come join in worship services on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Neil Hopper, along with Hispanic services as well to the community. Those interested in participating can join in at Cedar Lake Christian Center, located at 1890 Rome Highway, Cedartown. For more information call 770-608-0651.

The Polk County Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support group will meet monthly on the first Monday at 11 a.m. at Polk Medical Center. Those interested can join for fellowship and lunch in the cafeteria. For more information call John Giglio at 678-246-8188.

Join the Church of God of the Union Assembly, 32 Prospect Road, Rockmart, for praise and worship weekly. The church welcomes anyone to come and worship regularly on Sundays and Wednesdays as well. 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.

The Polk County Beekeepers meets the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cedartown Library, 245 East Ave. Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, new beekeeper or want to learn all are welcome. For details email or visit

Victory Baptist Church’s Bread of Life Food Pantry is now open. One bag of non-perishable food, five items to pick from produce, eggs and milk and two items from frozen meats, breads and others will be available. ID is required. Limit of two IDs per address. Regular hours are Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m.; Tuesdays, 5 to 7 p.m.; and Thursdays, 8 to 10 a.m.

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 County Division of Family and Children Services office, 100 County Loop Road in Cedartown. Information sessions explain what is required to become a foster or adoptive parent in Georgia. For more information please call Robin Forston at 404-895-6517 or email or call 1-877-210-KIDS. Visit for more information.

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.

Celebrate Recovery continues to meet in the First Baptist Church of Rockmart, 311 E. Elm St., on Monday nights with dinner at 6 p.m. A large group gathers at 7 p.m., and small share group gathers at 8 p.m.

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 third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Rome Office, located at 336 Broad St., Suite 200. Individual sessions may be scheduled to accommodate families as needed. For more email or call 706-506-0649.

Soup and Savior, a local nonprofit 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.

Give a child a safe place to go after school and learn valuable lessons about community, life and academics by getting involved in the Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Georgia in Cedartown. Visit their center at 321 E. Queen St., Cedartown from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on weekdays and bring your children ages 5-18 for afternoon activities. For more information on how to participate or volunteer, call our office at 770-749-0869 or email

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