The Polk County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Polk County Republican Party, will host a County Commission Candidate Forum on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the County Commission board room, 73 Clines Ingram Jackson Rd., Cedartown. Candidates in this year’s primary election will be answering questions.
Local author Harold Campbell will discuss his newly published book, “Crazy People Like Us: Love & Loss on the Other Side of the World,” about his five years teaching English in Russia and five months in India, at the next meeting of the Polk County Historical Society on April 26 at 6 p.m. at the Polk County History Museum in Cedartown. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.
The city of Rockmart is celebrating Georgia Cities Week with a free movie night April 29 at Hilburn Field, 815 College St. The event starts at 7 p.m. with music and a DJ followed by a screening of Disney’s “Encanto” outside starting at 8 p.m. Georgia Cities Week is April 24-30.
The Cedartown Optimist Club is hosting its annual Ham & Egg Day fundraiser April 30 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Goodyear Civic Center in Cedartown. The all-you-can-eat breakfast includes scrambled eggs, grits, biscuits, and ham, as well as a choice of coffee, soft drink, or water. Tickets are $9 each and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Plates are also available for carry-out.
Keep Polk Beautiful is sponsoring the Great American Polk County Cleanup on April 30 at both Peek Park in Cedartown and Seaborn Jones Park in Rockmart. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the cleanup starting at 9 a.m. Gloves, trash bags and equipment will be supplied on site, with drinks and snacks provided by Cook Farm. For more information contact Randy Cook at 678-246-1083.
Cedartown High School Class of 1960 is having a reunion on April 30. Any classmates who have not received a registration form can contact Ken Waits at 770-748-0420. We have not been able to reach some classmates. Please pass this information along to anyone from the CHS Class of 1960. We have a full day planned and want to see as many of our friends as possible.
Sons of the American Legion Post 12 in Rockmart hosts a $5 All-You-Can-Eat spaghetti and meatball supper each third Wednesday of the month from 5-7 p.m. at 1 Veterans Circle. Each meal comes with garlic bread, salad and tea, and all proceeds got to veterans’ and children’s programs.
The Good Neighbor Center Food Pantry, 71 Woodall Road, Cedartown, is open the second and fourth Sunday of each month from noon to 3 p.m. for anyone in need of food assistance. The pantry is located next to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. For more information call 678-901-9184.
Anna Kresge United Methodist Church is hosting a community yard sale May 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church’s parking lot at 15 Booger Hollow Road in Cedartown. There is no charge for spaces. All donations to Kresge UMC will be used for community ministries. For more information call 706-346-3100.
Tallatoona CAP is accepting appointments for the LIHEAP Cooling Assistance Program for households with people 65 or older. The rest of the public may schedule appointments for the program starting May 2. Appointments can be scheduled online at tallatoonacap.org, or by phone 770-817-4666, Option 2, or 770-773-7730, Option 2.
The Rockmart Cultural Arts Center has several art classes scheduled for children and adults in 2022. Take time this year to learn something new and bring out your creative side. For more information, visit the RCAC Facebook page at facebook.com/rcac.ga or contact the Arts Center at 770-684-2707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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