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The Gordon Gazette updates the Community Calendar three times per week. The Community Calendar is a listing of events in Calhoun-Gordon County that the Gordon Gazette provides as free content.
 

If you'd like an event added, please email the information to staff@gordongazettega.com and we will add it free of charge!

ONGOING

TALLATOONA CAP LIHEAP COOLING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM APPOINTMENTS TO BE ACCEPTED BEGINNING APRIL 1 FOR SENIORS, HOMEBOUND: Beginning April 1, 2024 at 8:30 a.m., Tallatooa will begin accepting appointments for the LIHEAP Cooling Assistance Program for the Senior households 65 years of age and older and Homebound households. Beginning May 1, 2024 at 8:30 a.m., the General Public can begin scheduling appointments. SCHEDULE ONLINE: www.tallatoonacap.org;  SCHEDULE BY PHONE: 770-817-4666 to use the automated system.  *IMPORTANT NOTICE: Appointments will be IN-PERSON at the county office this LIHEAP season. Please do not come early for your appointment, and limit the number of people you bring to the office appointment. Please visit www.tallatoonacap.org for a list of items required to complete an application and income guidelines for the program.

ARE YOU A GORDON COUNTY RESIDENT THAT IS A VETERAN/ACTIVE MILITARY IN NEED OF HOME REPAIRS? New Foundations Development, Inc. is associated with the Calhoun Housing Authority and is looking for low-income Veterans, Active or Retired Military to participate in the 2024 Affordable Housing for Rural Veteran’s grant program. FREE home repairs/rehabilitation/modifications. Call Carol Hatch at the Calhoun Housing Authority at 706-629-9183 x14 for more information. ***GORDON COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY

SILVER SNEAKERS CLASS EACH TUESDAY AND FRIDAY:  Make sure to join in on this fun Silver Sneakers class every Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9am. Silver Sneakers is a fitness and wellness program offered to seniors that helps you get active, stay fit, and connect with others. Some insurance plans cover the class, however anyone is welcome for a price of $4 per class.

For more information visit call 706-629-2599.

HAMILTON HOSPICE GRIEF & BEREAVEMENT GROUP EVERY FOURTH THURSDAY OF THE MONTHHamilton Hospice will begin a new grief and bereavement group every fourth Thursday of the month. The group meets from 12 noon - 1 p.m. at the Dalton-Whitfield County Library, 310 Cappes Street, Dalton.

 

MUSIC LESSONS AT HARRIS ARTS CENTER: The Harris Arts Center is offering a variety of music lessons with Lauren Talley and Stephen Hare. For more information call the Harris Arts Center, 706-629-2599.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP AT PEEPLES CANCER INSTITUTE: The local Breast Cancer Support Group will meet on the first Thursday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Peeples Cancer Institute (1215 Memorial Drive in Dalton) conference room. If you have questions, please call 706-226-8966. 

HARRIS ARTS CENTER TO OFFER MAKE & MINGLE MONDAYS: The Harris Arts Center is thrilled to announce their latest art offering! Every fourth Monday, the Arts Center will host their Make & Mingle class! This is your opportunity to work on whatever project you've got going on -- whether it's drawing, painting, crotchet, stitching, sewing, writing…you name it! Bring your materials and chat with other local artists and makers. You might even bounce ideas off one another. Don't have anything to work on but still want to socialize? That's perfect -- there is always something crafty to be done around the Harris Arts Center! This is completely free, however storage and supplies are not offered. Bring what you need and take what you brought! Don't miss out on this fun (& FREE) new avenue. The first Make & Mingle class will be on March 25th from 10 a.m. until Noon.

JUNE 2024

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THIS YEAR’S UNITY RUN: Runners and walkers of all levels are invited to register for the United Way of Gordon County’s 31st Unity Run, presented by Hamilton Health Care System, which will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2024.

This year’s theme is a nod to all things 1970’s, Groovy 5k, and participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite 70’s theme apparel. This family-friendly community event is the largest fundraiser of the year for United Way of Gordon County, and raises money for their Gordon County Community Partner Agencies: Boys and Girls Club of Gordon County, Calhoun-Gordon Council for a Literate Community, City of Calhoun Recreation Department, Family Resource Center-Prevent Child Abuse, George Chambers Resource Center, Gordon County 4H, Gordon County Child Advocacy Center, Gordon County Domestic Violence Outreach, Gordon County Recreation Department, Latinos for Education and Justice Organization (LEJO), Voluntary Action Center and The Winner’s Club of Calhoun. These Agency Partners provide vital services to Gordon County residents, focusing on education, basic needs and health. United Way of Gordon County’s most important mission is to invest donor dollars back into the community through grants and funding for these Partner Agencies that are vital to the work of our community. For the first time this year, all race participants who cross the finish line can win a $500 cash prize! This is one of the community’s largest fundraising events each year, with nearly 2,000 attendees. Registration is open at this time by visiting https://register.chronotrack.com/r/79734...

CALHOUN-GORDON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY’S 2024 SUMMER READING CHALLENGE BEGINS: Come reach new heights at the Calhoun-Gordon CountyPublic Library’s 2024 summer reading challenge! This year’s theme is: Adventure Begins at Your Library. There will be a series of exciting events as well as prizes available for the top readers! To participate in the challenge you can sign up in the "Beanstack"" app and log your reading there! The library is excited to see what you'll discover! The challenge has begun and ends Friday, July 19! Find out more at https://ngrl.org/src2024!

HARRIS ARTS CENTER’S SUMMER ART CAMPS BEGIN JUNE 3: Art Camps at the Harris Arts Center start next week! Make sure your kiddos are signed up and ready to go -- it's teaming up to be a great time. Registration spots are running low, so act fast!

Session 1 of Art Camp for ages 7-13 will be held June 3-7 and session 2 will be held the following week, June 10-14. Vincent Hartell, current Art Instructor at Calhoun Middle School, is joining us for his second year as Art Camp instructor and is excited for another summer of camps. Classes are 2.5 hours each day and divided into sessions for 7-9 year olds and 10-13 year olds. Exact times for each age group can be found online or by calling the Harris Arts Center. Jr. Art Camp is in its third year at the Harris Arts Center and offers children who have completed Pre-K to age 6 the opportunity to join in on the creativity! Samantha Altmann and Caitlin Gurrieri are back with new, fun activities for our youngest artists. Two sessions of Jr. Art Camp will be offered the week of June 24-27. Session 1 will be held from 9:30-11:30a.m., and session 2 will be held from 1:30-3:30p.m.

Jr. Art Camp and Art Camp are $125 per session for nonmembers and $115 per session for Arts Center members. Cost of camp includes all supplies, daily snack and a camp t-shirt. For more information on our camps, please visit www.harrisartscenter.com or call 706-629-2599 to register. Art Summer Camps at the Harris Arts Center are sponsored by Shaw Industries.

CALHOUN-GORDON COUNTY LIBRARY TO OFFER FREE TANGO CLASSES AT THE REC IN JUNE: Bring a partner and learn ‘Tango Argentino’ with Joanna Maddox and Alberto Fernandez!

***There will be a ONE TIME Tango Exhibition at The GEM Theater (114 North Wall Street) on Wednesday, June 5th at 4 p.m.

***FREE Classes will be held at the Calhoun Recreation Department (601 South River Street) on June 7, 12, 14, 21, 26 and 28 at 4 p.m. each day.

ANNUAL CHEROKEE REGIONAL CAR SHOW SET FOR JUNE 8…NEW LOCATION! The 44th annual Cherokee Regional Mustang Club (Ford only) Car Show is set for Saturday, June 8 at the Sequoyah Village Shopping Center, 444 Red Bud Road NE in Calhoun. This is a rain or shine event. Registration will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. that day. For more info, visit the Cherokee Regional Mustang Club’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100069895032089...

FREE MOVIE AT THE GEM – THE GODFATHER: Saturday, June 8 at 7:30pm (sponsored by Doro’s Italian Grill). The historic GEM Theatre is located at 114 N. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun and is the ideal venue to experience movies and live entertainment.

FREE MOVIE AT THE GEM – REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE:  Sunday, June 9 at 3pm (sponsored by Calhoun-Gordon Community Foundation). The historic GEM Theatre is located at 114 N. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun and is the ideal venue to experience movies and live entertainment.

FREE MOVIE AT THE GEM – TROLLS BAND TOGETHER: Tuesday, June 11 at 10am & 1pm (sponsored by Engineered Floors). The historic GEM Theatre is located at 114 N. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun and is the ideal venue to experience movies and live entertainment.

BUILTWELL BANK CELEBRATES 120 YEARS; SPECIAL EVENT PLANNED TO COMMEMORATE: Builtwell Bank began in 1904 as Marion Trust and Banking. Today, Builtwell is the largest locally owned, multi-market community bank in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia. To commemorate Builtwell Bank’s 120-year anniversary, all branch locations will hold a celebration on Wednesday, June 12. The community is invited to attend. Builtwell Bank Calhoun is located at 197 WC Bryant Parkway.

GNTC TO HOST OPEN HOUSE EVENT ON THURSDAY, JUNE 13: Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is hosting an Open House at all six campuses to provide an opportunity to learn more about the programs offered at GNTC, tour the facilities and meet faculty and staff. The event on Thursday, June 13, will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on each of GNTC’s campuses:

•Catoosa County Campus, 120 College Park Drive, Ringgold

•Floyd County Campus, One Maurice Culberson Drive, Rome

•Gordon County Campus, 1151 Highway 53 Spur, Calhoun

•Polk County Campus, 466 Brock Road, Rockmart

•Walker County Campus, 265 Bicentennial Trail, Rock Spring

•Whitfield Murray Campus, 2310 Maddox Chapel Road, Dalton

The event will include information and assistance on admissions, advising, career guidance and financial aid. GNTC will waive the admission application fee for those attending the event. Attendees will receive GNTC giveaways. For more information, contact admissions@gntc.edu or 866-983-4682

FREE MOVIE AT THE GEM – THE WIZARD OF OZ: Thursday, June 13 at 1pm & 7pm (in partnership with Calhoun-Gordon County Library and sponsored by Calhoun-Gordon Community Foundation). The historic GEM Theatre is located at 114 N. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun and is the ideal venue to experience movies and live entertainment.

GRACE COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH TO HOLD VBS: You are invited to VBS at Grace Community Baptist Church in Sugar Valley. JUNE 16-21 - 6-8:45 p.m. A meal will be provided every night! Bible Lessons, Fun and Games, Arts and Crafts, Music! And a Family Day Friday Night!!! The Little Rock Church in the valley would love to see you there!!! !!!!EVERYONE WELCOME!!!!

171 Main Street, Sugar Valley, GA 30746

FREE MOVIE AT THE GEM – TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: Tuesday, June 18 at 10am & 1pm (sponsored by Engineered Floors). The historic GEM Theatre is located at 114 N. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun and is the ideal venue to experience movies and live entertainment.

FREE MOVIE AT THE GEM – WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: Thursday, June 20 at 1pm & 7pm (in partnership with Calhoun-Gordon County Library and sponsored by Calhoun-Gordon Community Foundation). The historic GEM Theatre is located at 114 N. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun and is the ideal venue to experience movies and live entertainment.

THE 45TH PHILLIPS CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO SET FOR JUNE 21-22: It’s one of the biggest and most anticipated events in Gordon County each year…Phillips Championship Rodeo returns the weekend of June 21-22, 2024 at 475 Mt. Zion Road in Resaca. Grab your family and friends and head out to the Phillips Ranch, located at 475 Mount Zion Road NE in Resaca, for the 45th annual Phillips Championship Rodeo! The event will be held Friday and Saturday night, June 21-22, with gates opening at 6 p.m. and events beginning at 8 p.m. each night. The two-night event is packed with family entertainment and exciting rodeo action, including bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, bull riding and more. Phillips Championship Rodeo is themed “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” in honor of breast cancer awareness, so don’t forget to wear pink and ‘pink out’ this annual event! *Advance Tickets can be purchased online at https://phillipsrodeoproductions.rodeoticket.com/.../tickets

*Tickets can also be purchased at the gate each night of the rodeo with cash. *General Admission $20; Children 5-9 $10; age 4 & under FREE *Parking is Free *Arrive early! Gates open at 6 p.m. *Concessions will be available with food and drinks *Souvenir items will be for sale at rodeo *Mechanical Bull Rides, Rock Climbing Wall and Pony Rides each night of the rodeo

FREE MOVIE AT THE GEM – ELEMENTAL: Tuesday, June 25 at 10am & 1pm (sponsored by Engineered Floors). The historic GEM Theatre is located at 114 N. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun and is the ideal venue to experience movies and live entertainment.

FREE MOVIE AT THE GEM – THE OUTSIDERS: Thursday, June 27 at 1pm & 7pm (in partnership with Calhoun-Gordon County Library and sponsored by Calhoun-Gordon Community Foundation). The historic GEM Theatre is located at 114 N. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun and is the ideal venue to experience movies and live entertainment.

SVBC TO HOST ‘LIGHT UP THE VALLEY’ ON JUNE 29: The public is invited to Sugar Valley Baptist Church on Saturday, June 29th beginning at 7 p.m. for Light Up The Valley. Light Up the Valley is a free, community-wide 4th of July Celebration that will have inflatables for kids, a petting zoo, cornhole, free food, music and a fireworks show at dark. The event is Saturday, June 29th, from 7:00 PM - dark at Sugar Valley Baptist Church, located at 3742 Sugar Valley Road NW, Sugar Valley, GA.

LATER IN 2024

FREE MOVIE AT THE GEM – THE PARENT TRAP: Tuesday, July 9 at 10am & 1pm (sponsored by Engineered Floors). The historic GEM Theatre is located at 114 N. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun and is the ideal venue to experience movies and live entertainment.

FREE MOVIE AT THE GEM – DUNE (1984): Thursday, July 11 at 1pm & 7pm (in partnership with Calhoun-Gordon County Library and sponsored by Calhoun-Gordon Community Foundation). The historic GEM Theatre is located at 114 N. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun and is the ideal venue to experience movies and live entertainment.

FREE MOVIE AT THE GEM – TEENAGE KRAKEN: Tuesday, July 16 at 10am & 1pm (sponsored by Engineered Floors). The historic GEM Theatre is located at 114 N. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun and is the ideal venue to experience movies and live entertainment.

FREE MOVIE AT THE GEM – FLASH GORDON: Thursday, July 18 at 1pm & 7pm (in partnership with Calhoun-Gordon County Library and sponsored by Calhoun-Gordon Community Foundation). The historic GEM Theatre is located at 114 N. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun and is the ideal venue to experience movies and live entertainment.

FREE MOVIE AT THE GEM – GONE WITH THE WIND: Sunday, July 21 at 3pm (sponsored by Calhoun-Gordon Community Foundation). The historic GEM Theatre is located at 114 N. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun and is the ideal venue to experience movies and live entertainment.

FREE MOVIE AT THE GEM – MIGRATION: Tuesday, July 23 at 10am & 1pm (sponsored by Engineered Floors). The historic GEM Theatre is located at 114 N. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun and is the ideal venue to experience movies and live entertainment.

FREE MOVIE AT THE GEM – THE SHAGGY DOG: Tuesday, July 30 at 10am & 1pm (sponsored by Engineered Floors). The historic GEM Theatre is located at 114 N. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun and is the ideal venue to experience movies and live entertainment.

FREE MOVIE AT THE GEM THEATRE - 'THE MUPPET MOVIE': The Muppet Movie on Sunday, August 11 at 3 p.m. Movie trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi49742105/?ref_=tt_vi_i_3 The historic GEM Theatre is located at 114 N. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun and is the ideal venue to experience movies and live entertainment.

FREE MOVIE AT THE GEM THEATER - 'SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT': Join the GEM Theatre for the 13th Anniversary of The GEM Theatre reopening on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 7pm for a free viewing of "Smokey and The Bandit." The historic GEM Theatre is located at 114 N. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun and is the ideal venue to experience movies and live entertainment.

CARPOOL - A TRIBUTE TO THE CARS COMING TO THE GEM IN AUGUST: The GEM Theatre invites you to let the good times roll when the ultimate Cars tribute band - Carpool - Cars Tribute Band - takes the stage on Saturday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Carpool recreates the sound, feel, look and vibe that made the Cars world famous. The Atlanta-based band includes five full-time musicians, and their performance meticulously captures all the essence of the most successful new wave band of the late ‘70s and ‘80s. A Carpool show will take you right back to when the Cars were the soundtrack of our lives, reminding us of why the influential band still hold a very special place in all our hearts and minds. Tickets at: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=233187

FREE MOVIE AT THE GEM THEATRE - 'THE LITTLE MERMAID': The Little Mermaid on Sunday, September 15 at 3PM
Movie trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi2118559513/?ref_=tt_vi_i_1
The historic GEM Theatre is located at 114 N. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun and is the ideal venue to experience movies and live entertainment.

FREE MOVIE AT THE GEM THEATRE - 'THE LAST STARFIGHTER': The Last Starfighter ON Saturday, September 26 at 7PM
Movie trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi2959457817/?ref_=tt_vi_i_1 The historic GEM Theatre is located at 114 N. Wall Street in downtown Calhoun and is the ideal venue to experience movies and live entertainment.

GUNS & ROSES TRIBUTE BAND TO PERFORM AT THE GEM IN NOVEMBER: Join The GEM Theatre for a night of pure rock when Use Your Illusion (formally Nightrain International) takes the stage on Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. America’s #1 Guns N' Roses tribute performs all the favorite hits – from the high-powered vocal stylings to the snake dance and moves of Axl Rose to the blistering guitar solos and swagger of Slash. And don’t forget the precise, rocking rhythms pounded out by Izzy, Duff, & Adler...all performed live by Use Your Illusion with accuracy in full Guns N' Roses fashion and concert style! Use Your Illusion, acclaimed by thousands of die-hard fans worldwide, is a high-energy show guaranteed to entertain! https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=229442  The GEM is located at 114 North Wall Street in downtown Calhoun.

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