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The Rockmart High School FBLA is hosting a 5K Fun Run/Walk this Saturday, May 20, 2017. Color stations with pink, blue, and purple powder will be set up along the route. Proceeds to benefit the March of Dimes. Email Janet Dover at jdover@polk.k12.ga.us for more information.

The 2017 Kids Fishing Rodeo for youth 15 and younger is coming up next month on June 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kenview Farms in Rockmart. Hourly drawings will be held for door prizes, plus free refreshments and t-shirts for the first 500 kids. 1 rod per child, no minnows allowed. There’s an 8 fish limit per child. Find and like the event on Facebook listed as Polk County Kid’s Fishing Rodeo.

Check out the Rockmart Farmers Market at the Silver Comet Trailhead behind Southcrest Bank on Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. from now through Thanksgiving. Visit Rockmartfarmersmarket.com for more information.

The Georgia Legal Services Program will be at One Door Polk on Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. providing free civil legal services to those with low incomes needing the assistance of an attorney.

The next West Georgia Spay/Neuter Clinic is coming to the Cedartown-Polk County Humane Society on June 7 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. The next clinic date is June 28 following the beginning of the month.

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Miles of Hope Bike Ride. This event is a fun way for riders and walkers to give back to Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center. There will be a fun walk or ride along the Polk County portion of the Silver Comet Trail or a 10, 20, 30, or NEW 55 mile challenging Silver Comet Trail option for long distance cyclists to the Brushy Mountain Tunnel in Paulding County. A celebratory post-ride lunch will be at Congregational Holiness Church. Registration fee is a donation of your choice with 100 percent of the proceeds used to provide the therapy that the children at MHCC need to heal and thrive. Your donation of $20+ includes a T-shirt* and the knowledge that you are helping some great kids. Contact Julie Smith at Cycle Therapy at julie@cycletherapy.us for more information and to register for the event.

A youth wrestling camp is being hosted by Cedartown High School wrestling program starting June 19 through June 21, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day. Cost is $30 per child. Ages 4 to 12 only. For more information call Jerry Hartline at 470-539-7842.

Signups are coming up for the Cedartown High School varsity competition cheer team’s annual clinic in June. Registration is May 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cedartown High School in the girl’s field house. Cost is $40 per child. Clinic dates this year are June 5 through June 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily. Call the school at 770-748-0490 or e-mail btillery@polk.k12.ga.us for more information.

The spaghetti dinner at American Legion Post 12 will be tonight, Wednesday May 17. Spaghetti, meatballs, garlic toast and salad for $5, all you can eat. Serving from 5 to 7 p.m. Trivia starts at 6 p.m. Bring your friends and come join the fun. All profits from the monthly dinners are used for veterans and children’s projects.

The Revival on the River is coming to Rockmart’s Seaborn Jones Park on Saturday through Sunday, starting on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., and continuing Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find out more information and look for an upcoming itinerary on their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Revival-on-the-River.

A grand opening for the Boaz Ministry in Rockmart’s new food bank is coming up on May 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Groceries, children’s bags, bibles, lunch and festivities will be free to those who want to participate. The new food bank located at 708 W. Elm St., Rockmart, will be open in June on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. No fee is required or donations accepted to obtain food assistance. All that will be required is to have a valid photo identification.

The first meeting of Polk County’s newest Alzheimer’s support group will take place on June 5 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Polk Medical Center. Meetings will continue on the first Monday of each month following starting at 10 a.m. Those interested can join for fellowship and lunch following in the hospital cafeteria. For more information call John Giglio at 678-246-8188.

A Memorial Day Service will be held at noon at Center Baptist Church in Felton on Memorial Day, May 29 and the veterans of Felton will be providing refreshments after a dedication service at the church. Turn off of Highway 27 South onto Felton-Rockmart Road to find the church. For information, contact Mark Hanson at 404-859-2096.

Fourth Friday is coming up for the summer in Cedartown! Check out the first concert featuring Bennie Gray and the Trailer Park Cowboys on May 26 to open up the series. Billed as more country than western and more roll than rock, Bennie Gray and the Trailer Park Cowboys are a local favorite. Check out the Fourth Friday car show, get food and drinks, and more as the car show begins at 5:30 p.m., and music at 7 p.m. Go to fourthfridaycedartown.com for a full lineup for the summer and more.

The Church of God of the Union Assembly, 32 Prospect Road, Rockmart, is encouraging members of the community to join them for praise and worship each Sunday and Wednesday. 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 12 p.m. at the Cedartown Library 245 East Ave. Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, new beekeeper or want to learn all are welcome. For more information email the Polk County Beekeepers at polkcountybeekeepers@gmail.com or visit tinyurl.com/polkbees.

Signups are underway now for the Cedartown Performing Arts Center Lion King Summer Camp, taking place on July 17-21, July 24-28. Cost is $150 for the full 10 days of camp. Contact the CPAC at cedartownshows.com or call 770-748-4168.

The Polk County Extension Service’s annual twice-weekly vegetable market will begin this year on June 27. They will have fresh veggies and fruits on hand from vendors on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Call the extension office at 770-749-2142 for more information or to learn how to participate.

A Homecoming celebration is being held at Bellview Baptist Church on May 21, which will include the Gospel Bluegrass Band and Scarlet Wool. The service begins at 10:30 a.m. and a fellowship meal is set to follow in the activity building after the service. Call 770-684-3941 for more information.

Cedartown Supper Club every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Held at 71 Woodall Rd. Seventh-day Adventist Church. Enjoy a vegetarian supper and participate in a lecture on healthy, happy living. Free and for all ages. Each evening provides a different menu and lecture topic. For more information call 678-901-9184.

The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission’s Area Agency On Aging Will Hold Its Quarterly Meeting On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at The Thornton Recreation Center, 102 North Floyd Park Road, Rome, Ga 30165 (Across From Armuchee High School On Highway 27 North). The Meeting Will Begin At 10:00 AM. The Meeting Is Open To The Public.

The Aragon School Reunion is coming up on May 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tom Pittman Recreation Complex in Aragon. Former Aragon School alumni are encouraged to come attend and share old memories and meet with friends, take a tour of the Aragon Historical Society museum, and bring old photos to share. Contact Sadie Pittman for more information at 770-684-7416.

Victory Baptist Church’s Bread of Life Food Pantry is now open to help those in need. Preassembled bags of groceries will be handed out to those in need free of charge (ID required). There’s a limit of 1 bag per person per week. Regular hours of operation for the pantry will be Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, 5 to 7 p.m. and Thursdays, 8 to 10 a.m.

Aragon Children’s Day is coming up on June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Aragon Mill Pond. Fishing, games, goat hunt, prizes, food and more will be part of the day. Everyone is welcome, but activities are planned for youth 16 and under. Sponsored by the City of Aragon, area merchants and Davitte Lodge No. 513.

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 Co. Department of Family and Children Services office, located at 100 County Loop Rd. in Cedartown. Information Sessions are held to explain what is required to become a foster or adoptive parent in the state of Georgia. For more information please call Robin Forston at 404-895-6517 or e-mail robin.forston@dhs.ga.gov or call 1-877-210-KIDS. Visit www.fostergeorgia.com for more information.

On May 27, the 5th annual May Celebration honoring all veterans and military will be taking place at 7290 County Road 16 in Centre. The Patriotic program and entertainment includes a barbecue lunch, car and tractor show and more. There’s also a drawing for a 12-gauge shotgun and $500 in cash. Vets and active duty military personnel eat free. Sponsored by McCord’s Crossroads Homemakers and American Auctioneers. Call 706-767-1612 for more information.

Join the Polk County Chamber of Commerce as the board wraps up its new members contest on June 1 for a new member cookout in which the organization will announce the winners of the New Member challenge. Check out the website at polkgeorgia.com for more information.

Rivers of Living Water is hosting its 8th Annual “Your Best” talent show. The talent show will have two categories: younger children (ages 5-11) and older kids (ages 12-17). The winner will receive a trophy. Auditions for the talent show will be held on the following Saturdays: May 20 and June 3, 2017. The auditions will be at Rivers of Living Water from 1 to 2 p.m. The “Your Best” talent show will be Saturday June 24 at Rivers of Living Water at 5 p.m. There will be a $100 drawing at the talent show. Admission for the talent show is $10. For more information contact Courtney Ripoll at 770-689-7838.

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., Monday nights with dinner at 6 p.m. A large group gathers at 7 p.m. and small share group at 8 p.m.

Victory Baptist Church will be hosting their annual Stockings of Love Christmas in July event on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Visit their website at www.vbcrockmart.com for more information.

The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group in Polk meets the first Monday of each month at First Baptist Church of Rockmart, 311 E. Elm St. The facilitator is April Williams.

For more information call 770-546-5188.

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 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:00pm at the Rome Office, located at 336 Broad St, Suite 200. Individual sessions may be scheduled to accommodate families, as needed. For more information, contact the coordinator at aweaver@lsga.org or call 706-506-0649.

The Sit N’ Stitch craft group meets each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Rockmart First United Methodist Church, 135 West Church St., Rockmart, Ga., 30153. All crafters are welcome to come and work on your own projects or help out with various local mission projects, as they become needed. Bring a sack lunch or just come when you want and leave as you need to. Contact Madeline Brown at 678-435-5032 for more information.

Soup and “Savior”, a local non-profit 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.

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 3rd Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Northwest Georgia office in Rome, located at 336 Broad Street. For more information, contact aweaver@lsga.org or call 706-506-0649.

Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. Call 800-431-1754 or visit the Narconon website at DrugAbuseSolution.com.