Calhoun Times Community Calendar | Gordon’s life


Harris Arts Center, 212 S. Wall St., will host Charcuterie Saturday, a charcuterie board-making class, on Saturday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $80 per board – up to two participants per board – all supplies included. 21 and over only, and participants may bring their own wine. Registration required by March 8. HAC members receive a $5 discount. Call 706-629-2599 or visit for more information.

The Crane Eater Community Church, 3168 Red Bud Road, will be holding their annual Chili Cook-Off event on Saturday, March 12.

Fellowship Baptist Church, 796 Plainville Road, Plainville, will host a carol with Brian Free & Assurance, Sunday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited.

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will host the revival from Sunday, March 13 through Wednesday, March 16, with a Sunday evening service beginning at 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. The special speaker will be Reverend Eddie Brannon with a different guest singer each night. Pastor David Peeler and the church family invite everyone to join in the praise and worship.

The Gordon County Agricultural Service Center, 1282 Highway 53 Spur, will be hosting a class on how to grow your vegetable garden transplants with guest speaker Bob Westerfield on Tuesday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration with a fee of $10 per person is required. Call 706-629-8685 or email [email protected] for more information.

The Calhoun Recreation Department, 601 S. River St., will host its 2022 Miracle Run, Thursday, March 17 at 6 p.m. Starting at the black and yellow playground pavilion, the 2.5-mile St. Patrick’s Day themed event will benefit the winner. New Adventure Club and Camp. Participants will receive a t-shirt, water and snacks as part of the $20 registration fee. Call 706-629-0177 for more information.

The Phoenix & Fenders Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show will be held Saturday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in support of Sonoraville High School’s Class of 2022. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a $25 fee, with prizes at 3 p.m. Call 706-602-0320 or email [email protected] for more information.

United Way of Gordon County will host its Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, March 19 from 7-10:30 p.m. at the Lotus Venue in the Gordon Hills Shopping Center. Tickets are $125, which includes $500 in chips to play, a drink ticket, a raffle ticket, a special giveaway, and access to all of the event’s games and entertainment. You can also purchase more tokens, additional raffle tickets, and drinks at the event.

Olivia Baptist Church, 1817 Guy St., Dalton, will host singing group Gold City, Sunday, March 20 at 11 a.m. All are welcome.

Goodwill of Northwest Georgia will be hosting job readiness training on Tuesday, March 22 at 11 a.m. at the Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library, 100 N. Park Ave. Topics will include resumes, professionalism and interview techniques.

The Calhoun-Gordon County Library will be holding Plainville Story Time on Thursday, March 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Plainville Recreation Department, 610 School St.

The 14th annual Georgia String Band Festival kicks off Friday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at the Harris Arts Center, with the Gordon County Fiddlers Convention on Saturday, March 26. Visit or call 706-629-2599 for more information.

7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience is scheduled to perform at the GEM Theater, 114 N. Wall St. on Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. Visit for tickets or more information.

Harris Arts Center, 212 S. Wall St., will host a get-together for those interested in the all-new Community Band on Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. The band will be aimed at musicians of school age or older. Call HAC at 706-629-2599 for more information.

The Calhoun-Gordon County Library will be hosting STEM/Storytime in Plainville on Thursday, March 31 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Plainville Recreation Department, 610 School St.


Keep Calhoun Gordon Beautiful will hold its biannual recycling event on Saturday, April 9 at the Rock Bridge Community Church, 905 Curtis Parkway. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include a tire amnesty.

The Calhoun VFW Post 5376, 406 W. Line St., will host live magic shows with combat veteran, post member and magician Mike Frisbee on Saturday, April 9. Doors open at noon for a 1 p.m. show and at 7 p.m. for an 8 afternoon show. Pre-show adult (12+) tickets are $18 plus processing fee, and each includes admission for one child 4 and under. Pre-show tickets for children ages 5-11 are $8 each plus processing fees. All tickets include a drink and a bag of popcorn for the show, with proceeds going to the post office.

The Calhoun City Schools Board of Education invites members of the public to a ribbon cutting and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Calhoun City Schools Early Learning Academy, 380 Barrett Road, on Thursday, April 7 at 10 a.m.

The Gordon County Christian Ministerial Alliance will hold its annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 17, in downtown BB&T Park at 7 a.m.

The Volunteer Center will host its first Strike Out Hunger bowling tournament on Tuesday, April 26, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Coosa River and Soil Water Conservation District will host a Feral Hog Workshop and Trapping Demonstration on Thursday, April 28, with on-site registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the session running from 10 a.m. a.m. to noon, at the Gordon County Agricultural Department. Center, 1282 GA-53 Spur. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited to 50 participants and pre-registration is required by April 22. To register, visit

World Harvest Church, 2335 Red Bud Road, will host the Impact Calhoun Resource Fair, Friday, April 29, from 1-4 p.m. for legal questions, food boxes, SNAP assistance, and clothing . Resources will also be available for Spanish speakers.

The annual BBQ, Boogie & Blues Festival is scheduled for Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 in downtown Calhoun and will be held in conjunction with the annual Baxter/Dean Runway Show. Visit for more information.

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Christian Community Outreach will hold its annual Back to School Celebration, Saturday, July 30 at 11:30 a.m. at the Calhoun Recreation Department, 601 S. River St. The sixth annual event will provide free back to school items, food, games , clothes, shoes and other entertainment for families in the community.

The Tallatoona Community Action Partnership is currently accepting appointments for the General Public Low Income Water Relief Program. For an appointment, call 770-817-4666, option 2, or 770-773-7730, option 2. Appointments will be conducted remotely over the phone due to COVID-19 precautions.

The Gordon County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet the second Tuesday of each month at Gordon County Fire Department Station 1, 218 Public Safety Drive. The LEPC is a federally mandated entity comprised of state and local officials, business representatives, and members of the press, charged with partnering with local governments and industries as a resource to improve disaster preparedness. Hazardous Material. Companies interested in participating should contact Gordon County Emergency Management at 706-602-2905.

Organizers are working to form a group of sexual assault survivors through the Gordon County Child Advocacy Center for victims of sexual assault who need more resources, support and education . Email [email protected] or call 706-602-2184 for more information.

From Gordon County Schools: All children ages 0-21 are entitled to a free education, including children with physical, mental or emotional challenges. Some of these children are not identified. Help us locate and identify them. For more information, please call the Gordon County Board of Education, Special Education Office at 706-629-4474 or email Alecia Segursky, Director Exceptional Student Services at [email protected] if you know of a child with a disability which has not yet been identified.

The Northwest Georgia Region Agency on Aging allows people with COPD, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, or any other chronic health condition to attend its six weeks Living well with chronic conditions from the safety of their home. Those who do not have a computer or the Internet can obtain them free of charge during the workshop. The program meets for two hours once a week. Registration is required by calling Rogena Walden at 706-295-6485.

The Renis Barrett VFW Post 5376, 406 W. Line St., will be hosting a Veterans Outreach Breakfast on the last Saturday of each month, 8-10 a.m. in the Events Room. The free breakfast is open to all local veterans.

Fairmount Evangelist Evelyn Adams appears every Friday night on WOTG TV online at 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. The 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 conference room at the Peeples Cancer Institute, 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, every Wednesday from 3:45 p.m. 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, 10:30-11 a.m., for students in kindergarten to first grade.

The Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library, 100 N. Park Ave., has temporarily suspended Baby Lap & Sign until March 1.

The Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library, 100 N. Park Ave., hosts the Drama Club the first Thursday of each month, 4-5 p.m., for improv, games, and performing skills practice.

The Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library, 100 N. Park Ave., has temporarily suspended Tiny Tot Movie Time until March 1.

The Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library, 100 N. Park Ave., hosts the Anime Club, the second Thursday of each month from 4-5 p.m.

The Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library, 100 N. Park Ave., hosts a Nerf Lock-In, the first Friday of every month from 6-8 p.m. Bring your favorite Nerf gun or use one of theirs for snacks and a battle with 6th-12th graders.

The Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library, 100 N. Park Ave., hosts the Lunch Bunch Book Club the last Friday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. Bring a lunch bag and get together to enjoy the fun of the monthly book club.

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