Alcoholics Anonymous

• Al-Anon meetings are held in the basement of St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Mondays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. and on Wednesday mornings at 11 at Christ the King Lutheran Church. Al-Anon has but one purpose, to help families and friends of alcoholics. Anyone who is affected by someone else's alcoholism is welcome. St. Mark's Episcopal Church is at 901 W. Emery St. and Christ the King Lutheran Church is at 623 S. Thornton Ave.

• Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held in the basement of St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. All meetings are open to alcoholics or those who have an interest in the illness of alcoholism. The church is at 901 W. Emery St.

• Grateful Hearts, an Alcoholics Anonymous group, meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Dalton, 101 S. Selvidge St.

• One Day at a Time, an Alcoholics Anonymous group, meets Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. at the Dalton Serenity Club, 720 N. Hamilton St.

• Sisters in Sobriety, an Alcoholics Anonymous group, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. at Christ Community Church, 806 W. Walnut Ave. Meetings are for women only.

• The 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Varnell Community Center, 100-253 S. Spring St.

Other

• American Legion Post 112 in Dalton invites all veterans to a free meal on the third Saturday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Identification is required. American Legion is at 1118 N. Glenwood Ave.

• The Anna Shaw Children's Institute hosts Reading Around the Tree on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. for all children who would like to attend. Children will gather around the tree in the facility while volunteers read books to them. The program will take place each Wednesday except for the holiday weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and when Independence Day falls on a Wednesday.

• A Breast Cancer Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Rock Bridge Children's Ministry Building on West Gordon Street in Dalton. The group offers an informal setting where anyone going through treatment and breast cancer survivors can be supported through the fellowship of others of similar experiences. For more information, call Sally at (706) 463-6514.

• The Charles "Judy" Poag Murray County Senior Center has a Dance Night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for seniors 50 and over on the third Tuesday of each month. Admission is $5. Attendees can bring pre-packaged snacks such as cakes, pies, cookies, chips and dip, and sandwiches. Drinks will be provided. Local entertainers will provide the music. For more information, call Gina at (706) 971-4933 or the senior center at (706) 695-2713.

• The Chatsworth Downtown Development Authority meets the fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are at the Chatsworth-Murray County Chamber of Commerce office. The public is invited.

• The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches family history classes on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This is a free class and you can bring your laptops. The church is at 610 Shugart Road.

• City View Church of God at 3688 Chatsworth Highway hosts an Overcomers Freed Outreach program every Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Nathan Case at (706) 671-3171 or David Mathis at (423) 304-3667.

• The Civil Air Patrol unit meets each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Learning Tree Elementary School at 300 Tibbs Road. To find out more, call Eric Rochelle at (706) 847-9906.

• The Civil War Roundtable of Dalton Inc. meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Crown Gardens and Archives at 715 Chattanooga Ave. The Civil War Roundtable seeks to preserve history by sharing knowledge. Speakers have included authors, historians and researchers speaking on a variety of topics pertaining to the Civil War era, as well as interesting video presentations. Meetings are open to the public and visitors are welcome.

• The Dalton Civitan Club meets at noon on the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Dalton Golf & Country Club. Heath Patterson is the club president. He can be reached at (706) 847-3338 or heath@alphaomega.com.

• The Dalton Chess Club meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. Meetings are at 119 Davidson Drive. Bring your own sets and boards. All experience levels welcome. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent. For more information, contact Thomas Young at (706) 237-2070 or thommagic@aol.com.

• The Dalton Herb Society meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month around noon. Anyone interested in joining can contact Joyce Busby at (706) 629-2638.

• The Dalton Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month except for July at 6 p.m. at the Oakwood Cafe.

• The Dalton Noon Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at Kelly's.

• The Dalton Parkinson's Disease Support Group, for patients and caregivers, meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, 2701 Cleveland Highway. Everyone with Parkinson's and their family and/or caregiver is invited. For more information, call (706) 280-0324.

• Dalton Place Senior Living has a Senior Caregiver Support Group on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Speakers promote discussion about issues or gather ideas about caregiving for seniors. Organizers say the group "is a safe place to vent without judgment and to get comfort without pity but with understanding." The agenda is centered around caregivers' requests. The group is free and open to the public. For more information, call (706) 277-7101. The facility is at 1300 W. Waugh St.

• The Dalton-Whitfield NAACP meets each fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Mack Gaston Community Center. Everyone is welcome.

• The Dalton-Whitfield Regional Solid Waste Authority board generally meets on the third Monday of each month at noon at City Hall in the City Council chamber.

• The Georgia Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, an international cultural and social organization for women, meets each month on the second and fourth Tuesday. For more information, contact Betty Ryan at (706) 370-5266, Charlotte Moss at (706) 313-1769 or Sharon D. Hurst at (706) 695-9524.

• The Georgia State Retirees Association meets the fourth Thursday of each month (except November) at the Western Sizzlin at 501 Legion Drive at noon. All retired state employees are invited to visit and join.

• The Hamilton Emergency Medical Services Inc. Board of Trustees meets on these dates in 2019: Aug. 19 and Nov. 18. Meetings are at 12:45 p.m. in dining room one at Hamilton Medical Center.

• Hamilton Hospice is looking for volunteers. Some activities include home improvement projects, sitting with patients to give caregivers a break or office assistance (filing, mailing, making phone calls). Hospice volunteers go through a brief training and orientation. There is no minimum requirement of hours to serve. For more information, visit hamiltonhealth.com/careers (click Volunteer at Hamilton) or call Megan Little at (706) 278-2848.

• The Hamilton Hospice Grief Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Royal Oaks, 1220 Broadrick Drive, Dalton. Refreshments are served. Call (706) 278-2848 to register or for more information.

• The Humane Society of Northwest Georgia meets the third Monday of each month at the Mack Gaston Community Center in Dalton, multipurpose room B, at 6 p.m. The public is invited.

• The historic Huff House at 314 N. Selvidge St. is open to the public every Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special events may be scheduled by calling (706) 529-8082 during those hours or by emailing huffhouse314@gmail.com.

• La Leche League of Dalton meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church at 623 S. Thornton Ave. The nonprofit organization offers breastfeeding support and education free of charge. Babies and children are welcome at the meetings. Refreshments and a free lending library are provided. For more information, contact Patty Spanjer at (706) 260-1384, Melanie McDonald at (706) 218-4454 or Heather Tom at (706) 980-4028.

• The Murray County Democrats meet the second Thursday of each month at the Charles "Judy" Poag Murray County Senior Center. There is a pot luck dinner at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting at 7. All local Democrats are invited. For more information, contact Elizabeth Gould at egould@windstream.net or (706) 696-9363.

• The Murray County High School Alumni Association usually gathers at the historic Wright Hotel on the corner of Market Street and Second Avenue in Chatsworth for its quarterly meeting on the third Monday of October at 6:30 p.m.

• The Murray County Industrial Development Authority typically meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Chatsworth Water Works Commission, 620 S. Second St. Murray County IDA meetings are open to the public, except for executive session portions of the meetings.

• The Murray County Republican Party meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Charles "Judy" Poag Murray County Senior Center.

• The Murray County Veterans Memorial Committee has its monthly meeting the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Charles "Judy" Poag Murray County Senior Center. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Harrison Parker at (706) 695-5301.

• The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Dalton Family Support Group meetings for adults who have a family member or friend living with a mental illness are on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mack Gaston Community Center, 714 N. Fredrick St. For more information, contact NAMI Rome at (706) 506-5010.

• The North Georgia Medical Group Managers Association meets on the second Thursday of each month. For more information, call Lauren Owens at (706) 270-1920 or email info@ngmgma.com.

• The Northwest Georgia Breast Cancer Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Rock Bridge Children's Ministry building on the corner of Pentz and Gordon streets (upstairs). For more information, call Sally Knox at (706) 463-6514 or email sknox88@gmail.com.

• The Northwest Georgia Parkinson's Support Group, for patients and caregivers, meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, 2701 Cleveland Highway. Everyone with Parkinson's and their family and/or caregiver is invited.

• The Open Door grief support group, hosted by Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church, is designed for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Meetings offer a Christian-based, inclusive, non-judgmental place to gather and discuss the grief process. The group is led by Ron Houston and meetings include guest speakers. Meetings are Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Legacy Apartments Clubhouse. For more information, call Houston at (706) 483-6155 or the church office at (706) 673-4022.

• Overeaters Anonymous meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. upstairs at St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

• The Pilot Club of Chatsworth meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Little Rome restaurant in Chatsworth. To find out more about the club, call Jan McNeill at (706) 695-4313.

• The RossWoods Caregiver Support Group/Lunch and Learn meets on the last Tuesday of each month at RossWoods Adult Day Services from noon to 1:15 p.m. A light lunch is served. All caregivers are invited. Free respite and lunch will be provided for your loved one during the support group hour. If this is your first time, call (706) 270-9628 to register your loved one for lunch.

• A sexual assault and abuse adult support group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Mack Gaston Community Center. Group topics include healing activities; symptoms of trauma; feelings of guilt, shame, fear and anger; self-care and coping skills; and increasing self-esteem, self-awareness and coping skills. For more information or to register, contact Marlen at (706) 278-4769. Space is limited and snacks are provided.

• The Spring Place Ruritan Club meets the first Thursday of each month except July, usually at the Old Spring Place Methodist Church. A covered dish supper begins at 7 p.m. with a short business session following. For more information about the club, call (706) 695-6021.

• The USA Corvette Club meets on the third Friday of each month at 6 p.m. at 1800 Waring Road in Dalton. Dues are $25 a year. For more information, call Ronnie Barra at (706) 581-1289.

• The Varnell Community Club meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Varnell Community Center at 7 p.m. A home-cooked pot luck dinner is served and a business meeting covering shared ideas of community needs and service projects follows.

The club votes on all projects and funding. There are often guest speakers who inform about activities in the area. Meetings usually last no more than an hour and a half. For more information, call Bill Caylor at (706) 694-8296.

• Vision Quest, which seeks to help those with visual impairment live more independent lives, meets on the second Thursday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dalton Recreation Center on Civic Drive.

• The Whitfield County Democratic Party meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Mack Gaston Community Center in Dalton. The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about Whitfield County Democrats.

• The Whitfield County Republican Party meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at party headquarters at 515 Benjamin Way. The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about Whitfield County Republicans.

• The following are scheduled dates of Whitfield Healthcare Foundation Trust Committee meetings for the 2019 calendar year: Aug. 8 and Nov. 14. Meetings are at 12:30 p.m. in the Whitfield Healthcare Foundation conference room in the Burkett Building at Hamilton Medical Center.

Ongoing

• The Blunt House, which dates to 1848, is open every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on request. The current exhibit is Southern Dimity coverlets. The Blunt House is at 506 S. Thornton Ave.

• The Heritage Room at the Huff House has a collection of native American artifacts that honor the early inhabitants of Whitfield County. A blowgun with darts and stickball racquets with a leather ball are authentic items made by Cherokee craftsmen, and there is a copy of Sequoyah's syllabary. Some of the artifacts date back thousands of years. For special showings, email huffhouse314@gmail.com.

• The "County Connection" program stations members of the staff of Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, in counties across the 14th District to provide a personal link to Congress for Georgians who may not be able to visit the permanent district offices in Dalton and Rome.

In Murray County, the program is at the Courthouse Annex, 121 N. Fourth Ave., from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 22.

Whitfield County does not have "County Connection" days since it is home to one of Graves' two permanent congressional offices that have full-time staff.

Monday

• The Kiwanis Club of Dalton meets at noon at the Dalton Convention Center. The speakers are Craig Dunn and Robbie Slocumb with the local Boys & Girls Clubs.

• The mayor and council of the city of Dalton meet for a work session at 5:15 p.m. in the council chamber of City Hall and for their regular meeting at 6 p.m.

• The Whitfield County Board of Education has a called work session at 5:30 p.m. at the central office, 1306 S. Hamilton St., and a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Monday-Thursday

• The Creative Arts Guild has its Open House. People can visit the facilities, talk to instructors and staff, and learn about classes available for students of all ages. Students may also register for fall classes at www.creativeartsguild.org/classes or by visiting either of the Guild locations. Hours at 520 W. Waugh St. are Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guild Center (2518 Cleveland Highway) hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., closed on Friday. Students and parents are welcome to tour either facility. For more information, call (706) 278-0168.

Tuesday

• The Dalton Neighborhood Initiative (DNI) is a collective effort of local organizations who are teaming up to improve our community through health and educational support. DNI will surround parents and their children with programs that they need, from birth through age 8, in order to lead them to a sustainable life path and create a long-term, positive shift in the culture of the community. To kick off this initiative, DNI hosts a Back to School event from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Roan Resource Center, 400 Vann Circle in Dalton.

• The Anna Shaw Children's Institute (ASCI), 1201 Burleyson Road, holds a family support class at 6 p.m. in the Southern Magnolia Rooms on the first floor of the facility. The topic is "Back to School." This class is part of ASCI's monthly CHAMP series. CHAMP stands for Classes to Help, Advise and Motivate Parents. The CHAMP series is open to families of children of any age. Nancy Carnevale, medical director, and Nancy Tomanelli, occupational therapist, will present the class, which will include information on managing organization, study skills, handwriting and more. Register by calling (706) 226-8911. Space is limited. Child care will be available for the first 10 families requesting the service. Participants are encouraged to park in the lower lot since the upper doors will be locked by 6 p.m.

Thursday through Saturday

• The Artistic Civic Theatre presents the musical "Working" Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. at the ACT Playhouse at 907 Gaston St. Directed by Lori Etheridge, "Working" features music by Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor, among others. First staged in 1977, the musical is based on a classic Studs Terkel book in which he interviewed people with various occupations. For more information and tickets, visit ACTDalton.org or call the theater at (706) 278-4796.

Thursday

• The League of Women Voters of the Dalton Area meets at 6 p.m. at the Mack Gaston Community Center. The speaker is Whitfield County Board of Commissioners Chairman Lynn Laughter on the "State of the County." Her topics will include the current budget, plans for the SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) advisory committee and more. The public is invited, and questions will be taken from the audience. The League of Women Voters seeks to inform voters about local issues as well as to safeguard voting rights.

Saturday

• Many families in the Rocky Face and surrounding area have relatives buried in the Dunagan Cemetery. Maintaining the grounds during spring and summer has been made easy because of community participation on work days scheduled for the second Saturday of each month. The next work day is from 8 to 10 a.m. Biscuits and juice are provided for workers. Bring along tools for yard work such as weed eaters, grass shears, rakes, hoes and wheelbarrows and especially push mowers. In case of rain, the work day will be the following Saturday. Contributions to the cemetery operating fund in memory of or in honor of loved ones are always appreciated and may be sent to Carolyn Lewallen, treasurer, 424 LaFayette Road S.W., Rocky Face, GA 30740. Contact Kim Pickens at (706) 673-5197 or (706) 270-3301 for more information.

• The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation showcases the rich history and architecture of Dalton during the Georgia Trust Expedition. During a day-long, self-guided tour, guests tour some of Dalton's most historic private homes, buildings and sites. The tour begins at 10 a.m. with a brief historical orientation at the Wink Theatre. Following the orientation, guests can tour historic private homes and explore historically significant buildings and sites. For more information, including ticket prices, or to register, visit www.GeorgiaTrust.org or call (404) 885-7812.

• The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society presents Second Saturday Tours of both the Chatsworth Depot and the Wright Hotel from 2 to 5 p.m. with an indoor concert at the depot at 5 p.m. with singer Lilly Bearden opening for Ray Catoe.

• The annual Family Frameworks Tailgate is at the Dalton Golf & Country Club. Dinner is at 6 p.m. Dalton native and current Calhoun resident Ricky Lake is the guest speaker. Lake played on the Dalton High School 1967 state champion football team and collegiately at the University of Georgia. He then played for the NFL's New England Patriots and the World Football League's Jacksonville Sharks.

Aug. 12

• The Kiwanis Club of Dalton meets at noon at the Dalton Convention Center. The program features area high school football coaches. This is a joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Dalton.

• The Whitfield County Board of Commissioners meets at 6 p.m. in the fifth floor conference room of the Wells Fargo Building at 201 S. Hamilton St. in Dalton.

Aug. 13

• The Northwest Georgia Parkinson's Support Group, for patients and caregivers, meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, 2701 Cleveland Highway. Everyone with Parkinson's and their family and/or caregiver is invited. The guest speaker for the August meeting is David McGuffey, an elder law and special needs attorney. A light meal will be served. For more information, call (706) 280-0324.

Aug. 13, Aug. 20

• The Creative Arts Guild holds Culinary Arts Classes for ages 18 and older on these days from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Participants may take either or both classes and learn about sheet pan cooking. Quick, easy, and practically no cleanup, organizers say. This cooking method is great for making easy, healthy dinners on the weeknights when there is no time and everyone comes home hungry. The cost is $50 for each class. For more information or to register, call (706) 529-3422. Classes are limited to 12 and include a tasting of each recipe prepared in class.

Aug. 14

• Murray County Sole Commissioner Greg Hogan is the speaker for the Murray County Chamber of Commerce's Lunch and Learn Series at 11:30 a.m. at the Murray County Public Safety Training Center next to Murray County Animal Control. The address is 663 Highway 52. Hogan will speak about Murray County's growth, financial health, the transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) that will be on the November ballot and other relevant information about the county. The cost is $10 for chamber members and $15 for non-members. Lunch is provided. RSVP to diane.arnold@murraycountychamber.org or call (706) 695-6060. The event is sponsored by AdventHealth Murray.

Aug. 15

• The Board of Trustees of the Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library holds its regular quarterly meeting at 4 p.m. at the library at 310 Cappes St. in Dalton. This meeting is open to the public. The board will consider agenda items and actions and review proposed amendments and/or updates to the constitution and bylaws of the library. Proposed changes to the constitution and bylaws must be presented to the library board of trustees for review at least two weeks prior to the meeting date.

Aug. 17

• "Come Play in Spring Place" is the theme for the 22nd annual Spring Place Community Festival at the Old Spring Place Methodist Church. A new and used book sale, breakfast biscuits, a bake sale, an indoor and outdoor flea market, a raffle and other activities begin at 8 a.m. Highlighting the day is the auction including artist prints, collectibles and historical memorabilia, furniture, antiques, rugs and gift cards donated by area businesses, which begins at 10 a.m. There will also be vendors, lunches and information tables as well as displays of toys and games along with other artifacts from Spring Place history. Proceeds go to the Church Preservation Fund of the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society. The festival is co-sponsored by the Spring Place Ruritan Club. For more information, call (706) 695-2740 or (706) 695-8297.

Aug. 19

• The Kiwanis Club of Dalton meets at noon at the Dalton Convention Center. The speaker is syndicated newspaper columnist Dick Yarbrough, whose column appears Sundays in the Daily Citizen-News.

Aug. 24

• The Friendship House Music Festival, from 4 to 11 p.m., features Jupiter Coyote. Other bands include The Band of Heathens, thE Core-Clapton Live and Allgood, in addition to "Women in Music" acoustic acts in the park gazebo. There will also be food trucks, children's activities, games and beer. The festival is at Dalton Green, at the corner of Waugh Street and Thornton Avenue. For tickets, go to fhmusicfestival.com. For more information, go to the Friendship House Music Festival Facebook page or website at www.friendshiphousekids.com. All proceeds benefit the Friendship House.

Aug. 26

• The Kiwanis Club of Dalton meets at noon at the Dalton Convention Center. The speaker is Scott Hinton from Gov. Brian Kemp's office. Hinton is chairman of the Georgians First Commission.

Aug. 28

• Highland Rivers Health's governing board meets at the Bartow Recovery and Wellness Center, 650 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Cartersville, at 10:30 a.m. The finance and compliance committees meet at 9:30, prior to the full board meeting. All meetings are open to the public.

Sept. 5

• The ribbon cutting for Dalton State College's Gignilliat Memorial Hall, the new home of the C. Lamar and Ann Wright School of Business, is at 4 p.m.

Sept. 7

• At 11 a.m., Vietnam War veterans from Whitfield County and surrounding counties have an opportunity to take part in a public recognition of their military service at a certificate and lapel pin presentation ceremony at American Legion Post 112, 1118 N. Glenwood Ave. in Dalton. Georgia Department of Veterans Service Commissioner Mike Roby will present the state's Certificate of Honor and the Defense Department's Commemorative Lapel Pin to those Vietnam veterans who sign up, both presented for honorable military service during the Vietnam War. The deadline to sign up is 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23. Every Georgia veteran with honorable service during the Vietnam War (from June 1, 1954 to May 15, 1975) is eligible to receive this certificate. This includes veterans with service in-country and those who served in other capacities. Vietnam veterans who are interested in participating in the ceremony can contact the GDVS Central Office via email to bzeringue@vs.state.ga.us with their DD Form 214 attached, or fax their information (name, address and phone number) and DD Form 214 to (404) 656-7006. Submissions should be marked with "Dalton Certificates." For more information, call Brian Zeringue, GDVS director of public information, at (404) 656-5933. Vietnam veterans may also receive this honor posthumously. Surviving spouses may receive the state certificate and a Defense Department Certificate of Honor and lapel pin as long as the required documentation (veteran's DD Form 214) is presented with the sign-up application.

Sept. 12

• The Dalton Whitfield Murray Retired Educators Association meets at noon at Western Sizzlin, 501 Legion Drive. The program, which begins at 12:45, features Judy Gilreath, superintendent of Whitfield County Schools.

Sept. 20

• The 2019 "Off The Rails" summer music series presents its season-ending "End of the Line" concert with Spatial Effects and Iron Horse at 7:30 p.m. at the Burr Performing Arts Park in downtown Dalton. This event is free and open to the public. Burr Park is at 101 S. Hamilton St.

Sept. 28

• The Alzheimer's Association "Walk to End Alzheimer's" is at the Burr Performing Arts Park in Dalton. Nearly 400 people from Dalton and surrounding areas are expected at this year's event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease. Participants can join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.

Oct. 10

• The Dalton Whitfield Murray Retired Educators Association meets at noon at Western Sizzlin, 501 Legion Drive. The program, which begins at 12:45, features state health insurance information and Association Member Benefits Advisors.

Oct. 17-26

• The 71st annual Fall Fair is at the North Georgia Agricultural Fairgrounds at 500 Legion Drive. Advance sale tickets are available at northgaagfair.com.

Oct. 19-20

• The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society presents the Black Bear Festival at the Chatsworth Depot and the Wright Hotel.

Oct. 23

• Highland Rivers Health's governing board meets at the Bartow Recovery and Wellness Center, 650 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Cartersville, at 10:30 a.m. The finance and compliance committees meet at 9:30, prior to the full board meeting. All meetings are open to the public.

Oct. 26

• The Murray County class of 1969 has its 50th class reunion at the Dalton Golf & Country Club. Check-in starts at 5 p.m. with pictures at 5:30. The meal begins between 6 and 6:30. Cost is $30 for single or $60 for a couple. This will include both the meal and entertainment for the night. Dress is business casual. All reservations are due by Sunday, Sept. 1. To make your payment, pay Becky McAfee by using PayPal or Venmo or you can mail a check to Becky McAfee, 15 Keller Drive, Chatsworth, GA 30705. For questions, call or text Shelia Robinson Brown at (706) 618-1457 or McAfee at (706) 313-5189. You can private message either through Facebook. You can also contact McAfee at bmcafee@windstream.net. The group does not have plans as of now to send invitations, but if you would like something in writing, please send McAfee a text or email to let her know.

Nov. 8-9

• The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society presents a Christmas sale at the Crown Gardens and Archives.

Nov. 14

• The Dalton Whitfield Murray Retired Educators Association meets at noon at Western Sizzlin, 501 Legion Drive. The program, which begins at 12:45, features local legislators and the Teacher Retirement System.

Nov. 20-24

• Dalton State College presents "Little Shop of Horrors" at 7:30 nightly in the Goodroe Auditorium on campus. Tickets are $7.

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

• The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society presents a Holiday House from 1 to 4 p.m. at a location to be announced.

Dec. 6

• The Dalton Whitfield Murray Retired Educators Association meets at the Dalton Golf & Country Club for an 11 a.m. social hour and silent auction followed at noon by the annual luncheon and live auction.

Dec. 7

• The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society presents a Polar Express event and Santa Claus from noon to 4 p.m. at the Chatsworth Depot.

Dec. 11

• Highland Rivers Health's governing board meets at the Bartow Recovery and Wellness Center, 650 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Cartersville, at 10:30 a.m. The finance and compliance committees meet at 9:30, prior to the full board meeting. All meetings are open to the public.

Dec. 13-14

• The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society presents Christmas candlelight tours of the Vann House from 5 to 9 p.m.

Feb. 26

• Highland Rivers Health's governing board meets at the Bartow Recovery and Wellness Center, 650 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Cartersville, at 10:30 a.m. The finance and compliance committees meet at 9:30, prior to the full board meeting. All meetings are open to the public.

March 12

• The Dalton Whitfield Murray Retired Educators Association meets at Edna's Restaurant for lunch at 12:30 p.m. followed by a program at 1:15 featuring Steve Loughridge, superintendent of Murray County Schools.

April 22

• Highland Rivers Health's governing board meets at the Bartow Recovery and Wellness Center, 650 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Cartersville, at 10:30 a.m. The finance and compliance committees meet at 9:30, prior to the full board meeting. All meetings are open to the public.

May 7

• The Dalton Whitfield Murray Retired Educators Association meets at the Dalton-Whitfield Senior Center for a covered dish supper at 6 p.m. The program, which follows supper, features scholarship winners, member awards and a remembrance service.

June 24

• Highland Rivers Health's governing board meets at the Bartow Recovery and Wellness Center, 650 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Cartersville, at 10:30 a.m. The finance and compliance committees meet at 9:30, prior to the full board meeting. All meetings are open to the public.

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