Keep Calhoun Gordon Beautiful will host its annual Spring Recycling Event, Food and Blood Drive Saturday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rock Bridge Community Church, 906 Curtis Parkway. Batteries, eyeglasses, paper, plastics, tennis shoes, computers, mobile phones, other electronics and tires will all be accepted. Visit keepcalhoungordonbeautiful.org for more information.
Harvesting Scholars, a local nonprofit that assists students with college and career planning, will hold its annual college fair Saturday, March 18, at Georgia Highlands College, 5443 Highway 20, Cartersville, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gordon County Parks and Recreation will host its third annual Ties and Tiaras Daddy-Daughter Dance Saturday, March 18, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Sonoraville Recreation Complex gym, 7494 Fairmount Highway. Refreshments will include a dessert bar. Admission is free. RSVP to 706-602-4435.
Calhoun Coffee Company, 117 S. Wall St., will host its fist Espresso and Turbo car meetup, Sunday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Calvary Baptist Church, 146 Bayview Drive, Sugar Valley, will hold a revival Monday, March 20, through Friday, March 24, with daily guest preachers — David Temples, Mathew Harris, Greg Williams, Ryan Sanford, and Dewayne Shaddux — beginning each night at 7 p.m. Pastor Larry Hayes invites everyone to attend.
AdventHealth Gordon, 1035 Red Bud Road, will host a Diabetes Education Class Tuesday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Harris Radiation Therapy Center Conference Room. To register call 706-602-7800, ext. 2310.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College Whitfield Murray campus, 2310 Maddox Chapel Road, Dalton, will host its Apprenticeship Summit Wednesday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration is free.
The Calhoun Recreation Department will host its 4th annual Miracle Fun Run Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m. The $20 registration fee for the 2.5-mile event benefits The Winner’s Club and Camp New Adventure, and includes a T-shirt. 50% of registration can also go to an agency of choice. Register at calhounrec.com online.
Sonoraville High School, 7340 Fairmount Highway, will host its annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free for spectators, with a $25 vehicle registration. Visit gcbe.org/shs or call 706-602-0302 for more information.
Samantha Lusk and Associates Realty, 208 N. River St., will host a free Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt Saturday, March 25, from 2 to 5 p.m., with the hunt beginning at 3 p.m. sharp. Parking will be at the VFW.
The inaugural Yanmar Charity Car Show is scheduled for Saturday, March 25, from noon to 3:30 p.m., in the parking lot of Sequoyah Village Shopping Center (Domino’s Pizza), 430 Red Bud Road. Categories include best in show for cars, trucks, and motorcycles, as well as people’s choice, and kid’s choice. Early registration is $15, at bit.ly/yanmarcarshow23 online or Venmo to @Yanmar-CharitableFoundation. Show day entry is $20 cash only. Proceeds will benefit Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter in Cartersville.
Harris Arts Center, 212 S. Wall St., will host the 15th annual Georgia String Band Festival Friday, March 24, beginning at 7 p.m., with a kickoff concert with John McEuen, and Saturday, March 25, with the Gordon County Fiddlers’ Convention. For ticket prices and more information, visit harrisartscenter.com, or call 706-629-2599.
Fairmount Library, 2661 Highway 411, will host a book sale, Monday, March 27 through Wednesday, March 29. Books will be $1 per bag, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day, on the second floor of the City Hall facility. Visit fairmount.gov/library online, or call 706-337-5306 for more information.
Calhoun City and Gordon County schools will host Compass 2023 Expo Thursday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, 1151 Georgia 53 Spur. Email fuqueaK@calhounschools.org or email@example.com for more information.
The Family Resource Center, 320 N. River St., will host its annual Pinwheel Planting to spread child abuse awareness Friday, March 31, at 4 p.m. That day will also be “Wear Blue Day” for Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The Calhoun Recreation Department will host its annual Father Son Camp Out at Sloppy Floyd State Park, April 5 through 7, with registration deadline Friday, March 31, at the cost of $25. For more information contact Joshua Gallman at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 706-629-0177.
The GEM Theatre, 114 N. Wall St., will host comedian Henry Cho Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 to 56. Visit calhoungemtheatre.org online, or call 706-625-3132 for ticket information.
Gordon County Antique Engine and Tractor Club will host the fourth annual Bartow County Spring Tractor Show Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at American Legion Post 42, 525 Martin Luther King Jr. St., in Cartersville. For information, call Larry Allen at 678-986-0362, or Ricky Matthews at 770-527-5346.
Harris Arts Center, 212 S. Wall St., and the Visual Arts Guild are hosting their Middle and High School Student Art Show now through Friday, April 7. Galleries are free and open to the public for viewing during regular HAC hours.
America’s Home Place, 309 Belwood Road, will host an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 706-629-8011 for more information.
Keep Calhoun Gordon Beautiful is taking applications for its annual scholarship program through Wednesday, April 12. Up to $500 will be awarded to a student from Gordon County who has volunteered at a KCGB event, and plans to attend college. Visit keepcalhoungordonbeautiful.org/scholarship or email email@example.com for more information.
The Calhoun Seventh-day Adventist Church 1411 Rome Road, will offer two free showings of the passion play, “Bow the Knee” Saturday, April 15, at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Hillhouse Garden Club will hold its 92nd Birthday Celebration Sunday, April 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Gordon County Historical Society, 335 S. Wall St. R.S.V.P to Dr. Joann T. Meadows (706-629-6213) or Sandra Edwards (770-324-4919).
Now through Monday, April 17, the AARP Foundation will provide free tax preparation through its Tax-Aide program. The service is by appointment only at the Calhoun-Gordon County Library, 100 N. Park Ave., Mondays and Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For an appointment, call the library at 706-624-1456 or text 706-889-6433 with your name, phone number, and email address.
AdventHealth Gordon, 1035 Red Bud Road, will host a Diabetes Education Class Tuesday, April 18, from 6 to 9 p.m., in Conference Room E. To register call 706-602-7800, ext. 2310.
CLStrong Foundation will host its annual Connor Luke Hayes Memorial 5K Saturday, April 22, beginning at 8 a.m., at the Calhoun Recreation Department park off McDaniel Station Road. Participant and sponsor proceeds will benefit the CLStrong Foundation. For more information contact Brandi Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org 706-913-3511.
Calhoun High School will host its on-campus 2023 graduation ceremony Friday, May 26, with time TBA.
Sonoraville High School will host its 2023 graduation ceremony at the Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Saturday, May 27, at 10 a.m.
Gordon Central High School will host its 2023 graduation ceremony at the Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Saturday, May 27, at 4 p.m.
Georgia-Cumberland Academy will host its on-campus 2023 graduation ceremony Saturday, May 27, at 8 p.m.
The Gordon County Antique Engine and Tractor Club will host its 17th annual Gordon County Tractor Show at the Cherokee Capital Fairgrounds, 1060 Liberty Road, Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21.
The Fairmount Library, 2662 Highway 411, hosts its book club the second Thursday of each month at 1 p.m.
Hamilton Hospice hosts grief and bereavement group every fourth Thursday of the month. The group will meet from noon to 1 p.m., at the Dalton-Whitfield County Library, 310 Cappes St.
Family Resource Center of Gordon County, 320 N. River St., hosts its Family Ties Relative Caregiver Program to third Thursday of each month, from noon to 1 p.m., with lunch provided. RSVP by the third Monday of each month to email@example.com or 706-625-3311.
The Renis Barrett VFW Post 5376, 406 W. Line St., hosts Bingo every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., with doors opening at 2.
Calhoun Elks Lodge, 143 Craigtown Road, hosts Bingo every Thursday with doors and concessions opening at 6 p.m., and calling beginning at 7 p.m.
Calhoun Moose Lodge, 329 Prater Lake Road, hosts Cornhole every Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The blind draw format pays first and second place. $12 to enter.
The Calhoun Toastmasters Club meets the second and fourth Monday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom. For more information or to request a link to join, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit toastmasters.org.
The Gordon County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet the third Thursday of each month at the Gordon County Fire Department Station 1, 218 Public Safety Drive. LEPC is a federally mandated entity composed of state and local officials, business representatives and members of the press, tasked with forming a partnership with local governments and industries as a resource for enhancing hazardous materials preparedness. Businesses interested in participating should contact Gordon County Emergency Management at 706-602-2905.
Organizers are working to form a Sexual Assault Survivor Group through the Gordon County Child Advocacy Center for victims of sexual assault who need more resources, support and education. Email Cindy@GordonCAC.org, or call 706-602-2184 for more information.
The Northwest Georgia Area Agency on Aging is making it possible those living with COPD, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, or any other chronic health condition to join its six-week Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop from the safety of home. Those without a computer or Internet can have both provided to them during the workshop at no cost. The program meets two hours once per week. Registration is required by calling Rogena Walden at 706-295-6485.
The Renis Barrett VFW Post 5376, 406 W. Line St., holds a Veterans Outreach Breakfast the last Saturday of each month, from 8 to 10 a.m., in the event hall. The free breakfast is open to all local veterans.
Fairmount Evangelist Evelyn Adams appears each Friday evening on WOTG TV online at wotgtv.com/west. For prayer requests call 706-671-7988.
Harris Arts Center, 212 S. Wall St., hosts Toddler Friday the second Friday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with hands-on art, story time and music. Cost per child is $7 for the first, and $5 for each additional child. For more information, call 706-629-2599.
The Northwest Georgia Breast Cancer Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Peeples Cancer Institute conference room, 1212 Memorial Drive, Dalton. For questions, call 706-226-8966.
Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at City of Refuge, located at 100 Peters St.
The Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library, 100 N. Park Ave., hosts Tween-Out-Loud, each Wednesday from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. for a snack and fidget pack during a reading of The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
The Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library, 100 N. Park Ave., hosts First Steps in Music with Kaytlyn — a musical development lesson, the first Wednesday of each month, from 10:30 to 11 a.m., for preschool through first grade students.
The Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library, 100 N. Park Ave., hosts Drama Club, the first Thursday of each month, from 4 to 5 p.m., for improv, games and stage skills practice.
The Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library, 100 N. Park Ave., hosts Anime Club, the second Thursday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m. Hang out with super fans for anime culture and a movie.
The Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library, 100 N. Park Ave., hosts a Nerf Lock-In, the first Friday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your favorite Nerf weapon or use one of theirs for snacks and a battle with students 6th through 12th grade.
The Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library, 100 N. Park Ave., hosts Lunch Bunch Book Club, the last Friday of each month, from noon to 1 p.m. Bring a sack lunch and gather to enjoy some monthly-themed book club fun.