The Oostanaula Community Club will host a benefit Saturday, May 1 at 5 p.m. The cost will be $7 per plate and include dessert and a drink. Music will be provided by Highway 411 and others, along with cake walks. For more information about the club call Barbara at 770-608-2050, Pat at 706-767-7926 or Jo Ann at 706-263-0145.

The Girl Scouts will host a free “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” event at the Calhoun Recreation Department’s Yellow Park, Sunday, May 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. for all rising Kindergarten and first grade girls and their caregivers/parents. Build and fly a kite and make new friends. Register at Email or call 678-787-1605 for more information.

Tallatoona Community Action Partnership Inc. is currently accepting appointments for the LIHEAP Cooling Assistance Program for the senior households 65 years of age and older. Beginning May 3, at 8:30 a.m., the general public may begin scheduling appointments. Schedule online at or contact the Gordon County location by phone at 770-817-4666 for additional information about Tallatoona CAP.

Anna Shaw Children’s Institute will hold its next CHAMP webinar on Tuesday, May 4, at noon. Kelcey Nelson, board-certified behavioral analyst, will present a program on Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy. Please visit the event section on for live streaming information. For more information, call 706-226-8900.

Living Waters Ministries Church, 5730 Highway 53, will host a Mother’s Day service, Sunday, May 9, at 11 a.m., to include preaching and gospel singing.

Gordon Central High School Baseball is hosting a golf tournament, Wednesday, May 12, at Fields Ferry, 581 Fields Ferry Drive. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. with the four person scramble beginning at noon in a shotgun start. Cost is $100 per person.


The Gordon County Young Farmers will be having a Vidalia onion sale with orders through May 1 with pickup the first week of May (date TBD) at the Gordon County Agriculture Pavilion. For more information call or text Annemarie Carr at 706-519-3619 or by email at

The Anna Shaw Children’s Institute, 1201 Burleyson Road, Dalton, will provide two six-week social skills workshops for children beginning in April. A group for children age 5 to 7 will meet on Mondays, 4 to 5 p.m., through May 17, and a group for children age 8 to 11 will meet on Tuesdays, 4 to 5 p.m., through May 18. Each group will focus on building skills such as joining peer groups, give-and-take in conversations, how to win and lose, and setting/respecting boundaries. Sessions are practice-based and designed to be fun. The cost is $20 per session. If you would like to attend and need assistance with interpretation services and/or auxiliary aids, please indicate when registering. Space is limited. To register or for more information about the classes, call 706-226-8911.

Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at City of Refuge, 100 Peters St.

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