Calendar of events for the standard newspaper area of ​​the Wednesday April 21, 2021 edition | Local

The first stakeholder meeting for the next update of the Polk County Joint Comprehensive Plan will take place on Thursday, April 22 at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. The public is invited to participate in the planning process that will help shape the future of communities in Polk County for the next five years.

Keep Polk Beautiful is sponsoring two community events on April 24. The first is a community-wide cleanup at Rockmart as part of the Great American Cleanup which will begin at 8 a.m. at Seaborn Jones Park. Volunteers will help clean up trash and brush along the Silver Comet Trail and around downtown Rockmart. In addition, an electronics recycling event will be held at Fenley TV on West Avenue in Cedartown from 8 a.m. to noon. All electronic devices are welcome, except CRT televisions.

The Rockmart Cultural Arts Center is hosting the 2021 Rockmart High School Art Exhibition until April 29. The theme of this year’s exhibition is “Cyber ​​Quarantine” with student work carried out during the 2020-2021 school year, a reception and gala will take place on April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The pantry at the Good Neighbor Center in Cedartown has a new distribution schedule. Now independent of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, the pantry next to the Cedartown Seventh-day Adventist Church on Woodall Road receives food from various donors. Food boxes are distributed on the last Sunday of the month from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Recipients always stay in their vehicle when receiving boxes of food. For updates, visit the Cedartown Seventh-day Adventists Facebook page at

The clothing bank at Kresge United Methodist Church is open on the first Thursday of each month. The church offers free clothing for ages newborn to 5 years old from 9 to 11 a.m. The church is located at 15 Booger Hollow Road in Cedartown.

FCA Polk, a chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, hosts its ‘Night of Champions’ event with guest speaker, former University of Georgia head football coach Mark Richt, on May 6 at Cedar Lake Christian Center in Cedartown. Sponsorships and individual tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit FCA Polk on Facebook at

Tallatoona CAP accepts appointments for the LIHEAP Cooling Assistance Program for households with people aged 65 or older. The general public can call to make an appointment starting May 3 at 8:30 am Appointments are on a first come, first served basis and can be made to me online at or by calling 770 -817-4666 or 770 -773-7730 and selecting option 2. Applicants must be eligible according to the FY 2021 annual income guidelines.

An anointed gospel song will be held at Peek Park in Cedartown on May 15 from noon to 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome and all participants will receive a free lunch with drinks and dessert. Bands and singers include Zenk Turner, Skeeter Hindman, Katherine Croker, Darlene Johnson, and The Faithful Promise.

The Northwest Georgia Center for Independent Living runs a COVID-19 peer support call every Monday at 2 p.m. via the Zoom website and by phone. For the link and password, or if you need help, contact Christina Holtzclaw at 628-246-1825 or [email protected]

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