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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.

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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.


TALLATOONA CAP, INC. TO BEGIN ACCEPTING APPOINTMENTS FOR LIHEAP ON JANUARY FOR GENERAL PUBLIC: On December 1, 2023, Tallatoona CAP will begin accepting appointments for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for Senior Households 65 & older and Homebound Households. Appointments for the General Public will be accepted beginning January 2, 2024 at 8:30am. Appointments are provided on a first come, first served basis until funds are exhausted. To schedule an appointment, visit our website at and click Schedule an Appointment, or call 770-817-4666. 

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: Effective in January, 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. 

GCHS CLASS OF 2004 TO HOLD 20 YEAR REUNION: The Gordon Central High School Class of 2004 will be holding their 20 year reunion on Saturday, May 4 at The Allen Barn in Ranger, beginning at 5 p.m. This is an adults only event; cost is $10 per person. If you were a member of the GCHS Class of 2004, get more information or purchase tickets for the reunion at


HAMILTON MEDICAL TAKE IT TO HEART PROGRAM BEGINS FEB. 27: Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) will offer its next Take it to Heart Program on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 2 at scheduled times. The program includes a free cardiac risk assessment and information to help you prevent future heart problems. Take it to Heart is a two-part program. The first part consists of an educational seminar in the Brown Auditorium at HMC which includes a presentation includes education on causes, risk and genetic factors, diet, exercise, symptoms, treatments and medications. The second part, held at Hamilton Diagnostics Center, is a cardiac risk assessment including blood pressure, calcium scoring, lab work (total cholesterol and HDL), height, weight and a series of questions. This program is free and open to anyone who has not participated in Take it to Heart in the last five years, is not currently being treated by a cardiologist, has not had stents placed in his or her heart, and has at least two of the following risk factors: Family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, history of smoking and being overweight. A physician’s order for the cardiac scoring is required. Please have your physician send the order to Hamilton Diagnostics Center on or before Feb. 27 in order to receive a free CT scan. Fasting for lab assessment is recommended. To register or for more information, call 706-272-6114. Space is limited.

MARCH 2024

R&B INC. TO HIT THE GEM STAGE ON SATURDAY, MARCH 9: R&B Inc., Atlanta’s Premier R&B, Funk & Soul Band will take The GEM stage on  Saturday, March 9 at 7:30PM. Tickets: $30 - $35 plus tax. The 9 piece R&B and soul band has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years playing your favorite songs from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and the early 80s, including Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Sam and Dave, Otis Redding, The Temptations, Van Morrison, and more. R&B, Inc. includes lead vocalist Keith Eatmon, an all-star rhythm section, and The Sugar Hill Horns. The band excels in maintaining the integrity of the rhythm and blues era and has appeared on stage with artists such as The Atlanta Rhythm Section, The Association, Mother’s Finest, The Zombies, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, and more. Their last concert was the talk of the town - don’t miss your chance to get tickets. For tix, visit


HARRIS ARTS CENTER’S ‘ONCE UPON A TEA TIME’ PARENT-CHILD TEA PARTY MARCH 9 & 10! The Harris Arts Center’s ‘Once Upon A Tea Time’ Princess Themed Parent-Child Tea Party will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. or on Sunday, March 10, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Individual tickets are required for every child and attending adults. Tickets are $25 each. Stop by the Harris Arts Center, located at 212 South Wall Street in downtown Calhoun, or call 706-629-2599 with questions!


7 BRIDGES-THE ULTIMATE EAGLES EXPERIENCE COMING TO THE GEM MARCH 16: 7 Bridges: The Ultimate EAGLES Experience will be in concert at The GEM Theatre on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30PM. Tickets: $40 - $50 plus tax. “The Best EAGLES Tribute on Earth!” - Rolling Stone Magazine. 7 Bridges: The Ultimate EAGLES Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. Using no backing tracks or harmonizers, 7 Bridges faithfully re-creates the experience of an Eagles concert from the band’s most prolific period. For tix, visit

GORDON COUNTY EMA, NWS TO HOST SKYWARN STORM SPOTTER TRAINING ON MARCH 21: Join Gordon County EMA and the National Weather Service for storm spotter training on Thursday, March 21 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Gordon County Fire & Rescue Headquarters, located at 218 Public Safety Drive in Calhoun. SKYWARN is a volunteer program with more than 250,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep the local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the NWS.

Topics covered will be:

•The Importance of Storm Spotters

•Thunderstorm Basics

•Basic Radar Interpretation

•Storm and Severe Weather Feature Identification

•How (and what) to report to the NWS

•Storm Spotting Safety Tips

Anyone is welcome and the class is FREE! To register and/or learn more, visit or scan the QR code in the flyer.

LITTLE LAMBS ANNUAL CONSIGNMENT SALE TO BE HELD MARCH 22-23: Little Lambs, the annual consignment sale held at Calhoun First Presbyterian Church, will be held March 22 - 23 this year. The sale accept cash or check for payment. For more information or to become a consignor, contact Retha Haddock at or 706-625-4096 for more information. The Church is located at 829 Red Bud Road in Calhoun.

ANNUAL GEORGIA STRING BAND FESTIVAL AND GORDON COUNTY FIDDLERS' CONVENTION TO BE HELD MARCH 22-23: The 16th annual Georgia String Band Festival, along with The Gordon County Fiddlers’ Convention, which was established in 1924, returns to the Harris Arts Center Friday and Saturday, March 22-23.  The event will be held at the Harris Arts Center, 212 North Wall Street in downtown Calhoun, with musicians spilling outside to tune and play throughout the weekend if the weather cooperates. The weekend begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22, as The Harris Arts Center welcomes Hubby Jenkins to the Ratner Theater stage for the kickoff to the Georgia String Band Festival. Tickets for the Friday night concert are $25 advance purchase and seating is limited. To buy tickets online, visit or call the Harris Arts Center at 706-629-2599. The Gordon County Fiddlers’ Convention, a competition established in 1924, begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. The competition features traditional contests in singing, buck dancing, banjo, string band and fiddle. Admission to The Gordon County Fiddlers’ Convention is $10. The event is sponsored by The Gordon County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Historic Downtown Calhoun, Georgia Council for the Arts and other friends in the community.


GLEN TEMPLETON IN CONCERT ON SATURDAY, MARCH 23: Glen Templeton is returning to The GEM on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30PM. Tickets: $40 - $45 plus tax. Glen Templeton is known for his top singles, including “Ball Cap,” on the radio charts, as well as appearances on CMT and at The Grand Ole Opry and The Ryman. He first shared the stage with his veteran and country music recording artist father, Dwight Templeton, and in the years that followed with performers including Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Montgomery Gentry, LoCash, and others. For tix, visit


JUMP! AMERICA'S VAN HALEN EXPERIENCE AT THE GEM ON SATURDAY, APRIL 13: Jump! America's Van Halen Experience is performing at the GEM Theatre, located at 114 North Wall Street in downtown Calhoun, on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. After performing sold out shows across multiple different states, JUMP has positioned themselves as one of the top up and coming Van Halen tributes in the nation. Delivering two hours of classic David Lee Roth era Van Halen, the band's lineup is composed of a group of youngsters all born in the mid-late 90’s and early 2000’s. Featuring a variety of hits and deep cuts off of the first 6 albums, JUMP’s live show includes a selection of skits and one liners portrayed by Van Halen from bootlegs of their live shows between 1978-1984. Experience an embodiment of the David Lee Roth era of Van Halen and immerse yourself in YOUTH, NOSTALGIA AND ROCK ‘N ROLL. Tickets are $40-$45 and can be purchased at

CALHOUN WOMAN'S CLUB 29TH ANNUAL SEQUOYAH BALL ON APRIL 20, 2024Save the date! The Calhoun Woman’s Club’s 29th annual Sequoyah Ball, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years for various organizations and needs throughout Gordon County, will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Twelve Oaks Pond, located at 501 Nicklesville Road in Resaca. This year’s theme is Meadow Magic, perfect for the location. Every year, The Calhoun Woman’s Club selects a beneficiary of funds raised from the Ball, and this year, the Calhoun-Gordon County Library is the recipient of the proceeds, which will be used to expand and enhance programs for all of their patrons.

Sponsors for this year’s Ball are currently being accepted. There’s a variety of sponsorship levels offered:

  • Bronze Level Sponsorship includes 2 tickets in reserved seating and your business name and logo in the event slideshow for $250.

  • Copper Level Sponsorship includes 2 tickets in reserved seating, your name in the program and logo in the event slideshow along with recognition on the Woman’s Club and Library Facebook pages for $500.

  • Silver Level Sponsorship includes 4 tickets in reserved seating, name in program and logo in event slideshow and recognition on Woman’s Club and Library Facebook pages for $750.

  • Gold Level Sponsorship includes 6 tickets in reserved seating, 6 drink tokens, name in program and logo in event slideshow, recognition in all social media and press releases and recognition on the Woman’s Club and Library Facebook pages for $1,500.

  • Platinum Level Sponsorship includes 8 tickets in reserved seating, 8 drink tokens, special recognition at the event, name in program and logo in event slideshow, recognition in all social media and press releases and recognition on Woman’s Club and Library Facebook pages for $2,500.

Any business or organization who would like to sponsor this annual event is invited to fill out a sponsorship form at


Continue to look for information on the Sequoyah Ball - Calhoun Woman's Club Facebook page at

ALL STAR FIREWORKS 5th ANNUAL DEMO DAY TO BE HELD APRIL 27: All Star Fireworks owner Scott Lunsford and his team will be holding their annual Demo Day on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at All Star Fireworks, located at 976 Hwy 53 WSW Spur, on the hill, in Calhoun. Food begins at 6:00 p.m. and displays of the fireworks that the store will carry this year will begin after dark. Please remember to bring your own law chair. Demo Day is a time to experience the latest offering in fireworks, gearing up for All Star Fireworks busiest holiday, Fourth of July, and to see what All Star Fireworks offers with their pyrotechnic shows.

HENRY CHO RETURNS TO THE GEM: Comedian Henry Cho returns to the GEM Theatre with his From Here to Theatre Tour 2024 on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30PM. Tickets: $40 - $56 plus tax. Comedian Henry Cho is known for his many appearances on network sitcoms and late-night talk shows, as well as hosting NBC’s “Friday Night Videos” and co-creating, producing, and writing “The Henry Cho Show.” He is also a regular performer at The Grand Ole Opry – having appeared on stage over 100 times since 2011 - and was recently inducted as the 229th member in 2022. For tix,

2ND ANNUAL NW GEORGIA WE CARE VET FAIR SET FOR MAY 16: The 2nd Annual NW Georgia We CARE Vet Fair is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2024, from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm at the Rome Forum River Center.  Veterans, military families, and caregivers receive free admission and parking.  Meet one-on-one with the VA, Social Security Administration, Department of Driver Services, and Georgia Department of Veteran Services professionals.  Over 95 Vendors on site.  There is no selling or requests for donations.  100% no cost.  United Military Care, a 501c3 nonprofit, hosts these fairs to allow all Veterans to apply for the benefits they earned during military service and those within the community after service.  More information at or by calling 770-973-0014


HEY BIBLE READERS! TARA-LEIGH COBBLE TO SPEAK AT TRINITY BAPTIST EVENT IN MAY 2024: Tara-Leigh Cobble, best known for her popular “The Bible Recap" Bible reading plan with accompanying podcast, is coming to Trinity Baptist Church in Calhoun for a two-day event, 'Abiding in Christ - The Struggle for Joy,' May 17-18, 2024. Trinity Baptist is located at 1170 Rome Road SW in Calhoun. There are three total sessions at the conference: Friday night, May 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at $50 each and will get you access to all three sessions. Child care will not be provided for the event. Tara-Leigh Cobble is best known as the host of “The Bible Recap.” In addition to the podcast, Tara-Leigh founded D-Group, an international network of weekly discipleship and Bible study groups. She writes and hosts a daily radio show called “The God Shot.” Her book 'The Bible Recap' (Baker/Bethany House) and Bible study 'He’s Where the Joy Is' (Lifeway) aim to help people not only understand Scripture, but also to love God more as a result.

For tickets, visit

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