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Live Oak Baptist Church will host a Pinto Bean Fundraiser coming up on Sept. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. to help raise money for Operation Christmas Child. The menu includes pintos, lima beans, navy beans cornbread, fried potatoes, slaw, onion and desserts. Located at 150 Aragon Road, the church will be using all money toward funding the program.

The annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia will be making a stop once again in Polk County at Skydive Spaceland off Grady Road during their annual U.S. Bicycle Route 21 event. The ride is begins in Chattanooga on Sept. 29 and continues until Oct. 1 where it will end in Atlanta. Riders will be at Skydive Spaceland on Sept. 30 after coming from Summerville, and evening entertainment is scheduled as well. Check out brag.org for more information.

Check out the Throttle Jockeys Fourth Friday Cruise-in monthly — weather permitting — in front of Polk County Courthouse No. 2 parking on Prior Street in Cedartown from 5 to 9 p.m. This month’s Fourth Friday will be the final makeup date for the Summer Concert series on Sept. 22, featuring McPherson St.

Golfers get ready to tee off this fall for the first ever CASA of Polk and Haralson County golf tournament. The upcoming fundraiser will be Sept. 22 at the new Cedar Valley Country Club next to Petro’s in Cedartown at 1811 Buchanan Highway. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast available to players, and a tee time at 9 a.m. Prizes and a complimentary lunch are included. There’s also a Hole in One for a new car prize being sponsored by Hardy Chevrolet Buick and GMC. Call Brett Hunter at 256-239-7882 for more information. Cost is $100 per player, $400 for a four-person team.

The ‘Ride Out Pink’ charity motorcycle ride is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 23, with registration beginning at 9 a.m., and kickstands up at 9:55 a.m. from the Nathan Dean Sports Complex for a trip around the tri-county area. Free food for registered cyclists, 50/50 raffle, music and fun. Proceeds go to “Beautiful, Brave & Bold” breast cancer survivors banquet. Trophies for most represented, best bike and first to register. Motorcyclists can register in advance at www.openhandcommunityoutreach.org.

The next spaghetti dinner at American Legion Post 12 will be on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Meal of spaghetti, meatballs, garlic toast and salad, $5 for all-you-can-eat. Served from 5 to 7 p.m. Trivia with Tom and Betty starts at 6. Come join us for some fun and a great, inexpensive meal.

The Harrell-Weaver reunion is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Bellview Baptist Church in Rockmart from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring enough food for you and your family plus some to share. Email Shelia.Stanczak@spsx.com for more information.

The fifth Sunday gospel singing at the Outreach Tabernacle in Muscadine, Alabama, is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 30, featuring Mercy’s Grace from Carrollton, Christian Heritage from Douglasville and the Yarbroughs from Bremen. The event starts at 5 p.m. central at 1351 County Road 31, Muscadine, Ala. Free refreshments following, a love offering will be received for the singers. Call Pastor Rouzelle at 770-574-2585 or Howard at 678-925-0903 for more information or directions.

The Cedartown Sole Mates will be providing Introductory Line Dance Classes on five consecutive Thursdays beginning Sept. 21, 2017. The classes are from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Senior Center at 605 Lynton Drive (Northwest Park) in Cedartown. There is no charge for the classes and you do not have to be a senior to participate. After the last class, participants are encouraged to join in our regular classes. If you miss the first class, we can help you catch up. For details call Helen Keefer at 770-749-1962.

Please join in the festivities coming up for the Cedartown High School Class of 1977’s 40-year reunion coming up on Saturday, Oct. 21. Please visit the reunion’s website www.chs1977reunion.com for registration and details, or contact Patty D. Tillery at 770-748- 9038. Planning meetings are coming up on Sept. 12 and Oct. 3 for those interested in participating at 6:30 p.m. each night at The Avenue restaurant on East Avenue in Cedartown.

The Sit ’n Stitch crafters group meet each Wednesday except the last Wednesday of the month. Bring a sack lunch, a project of your own, or help out with a mission project and enjoy fellowship with other crafters. No special skills are required. For details contact Madeline Brown at 678-435-5032.

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 details about vendors and upcoming classes.

Wimberly Hill Baptist Church, 200 Wimberly Hill Loop, Cedartown. Revival from Sept. 24 through Sept. 27, 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. Sunday, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Evangelist Pastor Robert Wright. Public is invited to attend.

The Cedartown Optimist Club selling the Turkey Raffle tickets for $1 each and in a giveaway of 15 turkeys this year. Those interested purchase tickets from any Optimist Club member, with all proceeds go to the development of our youth. Ticket sales end with the raffle drawing on Nov. 16.

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 ferstfoundation.org.

Rockmart’s annual Riverwalk Festival on the Euharlee is coming up in Oct. 21. Visit rockmart-ga.gov for more information about how to sign up to become a vendor and to participate in festivities.

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 of provide free civil legal services to persons with low incomes. This includes cases related to housing, employment, education, domestic violence, consumer fraud, wills, and more. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The next date will be later this month.

The next West Georgia Spay/Neuter Clinic is coming to the Cedartown-Polk County Humane Society on Wednesday, Sept. 27. 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 upcoming pickup dates following are Oct. 11 and Oct. 25.

Vendor applications are out now for the annual Cedartown Fall Festival being held on Saturday, Oct. 7, on Main Street. Festivities begin with the 10 a.m. Shriner’s parade, a dog contest at 11 a.m. and live entertainment throughout he day. Those interested in a vendor space can contact Ramona Ruark at the Cedartown Welcome Center at 770-748-2090 or email rruark@downtowncedartown.com.

The Polk County Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support group will meet monthly on the first Monday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Polk Medical Center. Those interested can join for fellowship and lunch following in the hospital 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 polkcountybeekeepers@gmail.com or visit tinyurl.com/polkbees.

The Polk County Extension Service’s annual twice-weekly vegetable market has begun. Find fresh veggies and fruits on hand from vendors on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Peek’s Park in Cedartown. Call the extension office at 770-749-2142 for more information or to learn how to participate.

Cedartown Supper Club every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Held at 71 Woodall Road. 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.

Victory Baptist Church’s Bread of Life Food Pantry is now open to help those in need. 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 of operation for the pantry 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, located at 100 County Loop Road 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 email robin.forston@dhs.ga.gov or call 1-877-210-KIDS. Visit www.fostergeorgia.com 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 aweaver@lsga.org or call 706-506-0649.

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.

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 for more information or visit the Narconon website at DrugAbuseSolution.com.