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

• The Anna Shaw Children’s Institute hosts Reading around the Tree on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. for all children who would like to attend. Children will gather around the tree in the facility while volunteers read books to them and then lead a craft related to the book. All craft supplies are provided free of charge. 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 Mack Gaston Community Center. 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 Carpet Capital Camera Club meets at the Creative Arts Guild on the first Monday of each month (excluding holidays) at 6:30 p.m. Highlights include guest speakers, educational programs and photography field trips to interesting regional destinations. Visitors and new members are welcome. Yearly dues are $35. For more information, contact Bob Burns at (706) 264-7164 or visit the Carpet Capital Camera Club group page on Facebook.

• 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 laptop. 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 has its final meeting of 2019 on Nov. 18. The meeting is 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 its shelter at 1210 Veterans Drive in Dalton 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 regular quarterly meeting for the Murray County High School Alumni Association is the second Monday in January, April, July and October at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Wright Hotel on the corner of Market Street and Second Avenue in Chatsworth.

• 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 is held. The club votes on all projects and funding. There are often guest speakers. 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.

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.

Monday

• The Kiwanis Club of Dalton meets at noon at the Dalton Convention Center.

• The mayor and council of the City of Dalton hold a work session at 5:15 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall. Their regular meeting is at 6 p.m.

• The 2020 SPLOST Advisory Committee meets at 6 p.m. at the Edwards Park Community Center to go over the City of Dalton's SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) requests. The committee's meetings are open to the public and can be livestreamed at https://livestream.com/accounts/25637515/events/7960637.

Tuesday

• New Hope Elementary School has a school council meeting at 7 a.m.

• Customers may pick up their Indian River fruit at the Learning Tree School. The school is at 300 S. Tibbs Road in Dalton. Pickup time is 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. After 3 p.m., all fruit will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, unless prior arrangements have been made. Extra fruit was ordered. Free curbside handicapped loading services are available. Call (706) 278-2736 or email LESCitrus@gmail.com before this date.

• Coahulla Creek High School has a school council meeting at 8 a.m.

• The local Georgia legislative delegation provides an update on expected issues during the General Assembly's next session beginning in January at 11:30 a.m. at Western Sizzlin, 501 Legion Drive. The local League of Women Voters is sponsoring the event and the public is invited even if they do not plan to eat lunch at the restaurant. For more information, contact Debby Peppers at debbypeppers@gmail.com.

• The Downtown Dalton Development Authority Board of Directors has its annual meeting and elections from 5 to 7 p.m. at Dalton City Hall. The evening's focus is a progress report on the Downtown Master Plan as well as a look forward to initiatives for 2020. The DDDA board encourages all downtown property owners and merchants in particular to attend. In addition, the board will conduct its annual board elections. There are two seats on the board to be voted on at the meeting, a downtown property owner and a downtown business owner. These seats are currently occupied by Juan Lama and Jane Marie Wilson, respectively. Their three-year terms end on Dec. 31. Both are eligible for and seeking reelection. If you have an interest in the election process, candidacy or board qualifications, copies of those documents are available at the DDDA office.

• The City of Varnell Mayor and Council meeting is at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. For more information, call (706) 694-8800.

• 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. Admission is $5. Attendees can bring pre-packaged snacks. 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.

• Dalton State College presents a Human Trafficking Panel at 7:30 p.m. in Gignilliat Memorial Hall, room 146. The panel is sponsored by Lambda Alpha Epsilon (LAE), the college's criminal justice fraternity, and will include Brandon Bell, chief of DSC's department of community supervision; Brittany Cooley, LAE president and a criminal justice major; Debbie Crumbly, executive director of End Slavery Georgia; and Natalie Johnson, LAE chapter adviser and associate professor of criminal justice at DSC. Light refreshments, such as cookies, brownies, tea, lemonade and water, will be provided.

Wednesday

• The Downtown Dalton Development Authority Board of Directors meets at 8 a.m. at the Freight Depot. The public is welcome.

Wednesday through Saturday

• The Dalton State College Department of Communication and Theater performs the hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7:30 p.m. in the Goodroe Auditorium. General admission is $7. It is free to those with a Roadrunner ID. Reserve tickets ahead of time at eventbrite.com.

Thursday

• The Conasauga Circuit Drug Court, which serves Whitfield and Murray counties, commemorates its 78th graduation ceremony. Superior Court Judge Jim Wilbanks, who will deliver the keynote address, invites the public to attend this joyous ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Whitfield County Courthouse. A reception with refreshments will immediately follow at the First Presbyterian Church in Dalton.

• The 37th annual Love Lights Tree lighting begins at 6 p.m. in the Peeples Cancer Institute plaza on Memorial Drive on the Hamilton Medical Center campus. Holiday music will be performed by the Anna Shaw Children’s choir, directed by music therapist Laura Ogas; the Park Creek Elementary School Chorus, directed by Wendy Norfleet; and the Brookwood School Chorus, directed by Heidi Curtis. Cookies and hot cocoa will be served and Hamilton’s holiday lights will come alive as Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive to magically light the trees and surrounding campus.

Thursday through Sunday

• The Creative Arts Guild and Ballet Dalton, along with the Creative Arts Guild Chamber Orchestra, present the 14th annual ballet “Snow Queen” Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Dalton High School theater. Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for seniors and students. Tickets will be available at the door or at www.creativeartsguild.org. For more information, call (706) 278-0168.

Saturday

• The Dalton Dash, a fundraiser for the Dalton High School track and cross country teams, begins at 9 a.m. at Haig Mill Lake Park. The 1-mile Fun Run is $10 and the 5K Run is $25. Register at terrarunning.com/racecalendar or Dalton High School. There will be medals for the top three in each age group.

• The Dalton Lions Club has its annual $10,000 Giveaway/Steak Dinner at the North Georgia Fairgrounds. Tickets are $100 each, which entitles the holder to a steak dinner for two with all the trimmings catered by Outback Steakhouse of Dalton. The meal will be served between 5 and 6 p.m. with the drawing beginning at 6 p.m. The drawing is a reverse draw down and the final ticket drawn wins the grand prize of $10,000. There will be other cash prizes and numerous other door prizes awarded throughout the evening. You do not have to be present to win the grand prize. For more information about the dinner and the giveaway, contact any Dalton Lions Club member or Lee Oliver at (706) 260-7294.

Nov. 25

• The Kiwanis Club of Dalton meets at noon at the Dalton Convention Center. The guest speaker is Randall Griffus, dean of Dalton State College’s School of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

Nov. 26

• The Creative Arts Guild hosts a Kids Cooking Class. Ages 6-8 will attend from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $30. Ages 9-12 will attend from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $45. Chef Jasa Joseph will lead this Thanksgiving-themed class. Little chefs will learn basic techniques and take home recipes used in the class. The Guild is at 520 W. Waugh St. in Dalton. For more information, call (706) 278-0168 or visit www.creativeartsguild.org.

• The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging holds its quarterly meeting at the Thornton Recreation Center, 102 N. Floyd Park Road, Rome. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public.

Nov. 28

• A free Thanksgiving Day meal sponsored by the Concerned Clergy of Dalton is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mack Gaston Community Center, 218 N. Fredrick St. Everyone is welcome.

• Providence Ministries hosts a free Thanksgiving Day dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 711 S. Hamilton Street. Everyone is welcome.

• Harvest Outreach holds a free Thanksgiving Day dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Post 112, 1118 Glenwood Ave. There will be gospel singing. For more information, contact Shelia Reed at rharvest87@gmail.com or (706) 280-0883.

Dec. 1

• The Mount Rachel Star will be lit at dusk. The star, which is located at the top of Mount Rachel, shines for the holidays each December. This event links the history between Dalton Utilities and Hamilton House. Julia and Will Lumpkin, grandchildren of Dr. Bill and Susan Lumpkin, will light the star. Their parents are David Lee and Carolyn Lumpkin. They are direct descendants of the late Carl McCamy, who created the star in 1935. The Hamilton House, 701 Chattanooga Ave., will be decorated and open from 2 to 5 p.m. for free tours.

Dec. 3

• The Creative Arts Guild presents the L’Abri String Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. at 520 W. Waugh St. The program is titled “Baroque and Christmas Classics." All L’Abri concerts are free and open to the public. A love offering is accepted. The full L’Abri Symphony Orchestra holds its Christmas concert on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Dalton. For more information, contact Jim Burdick at siroliver@windstream.net or visit www.creativeartsguild.org.

Dec. 5

• The annual downtown Dalton Christmas Parade is at 6 p.m. The theme is “The Spirit of Christmas.” The Dalton Noon Lions Club has sponsored the parade since 1985. Participant applications are available from Wendy Conner at First Bank of Dalton at 3075 E. Walnut Ave. She can be reached at wendy.conner@myfirstbank.com or (706) 370-4186. The $40 entry fee includes one vehicle. All additional vehicles are $5. The entry fee cap is $60, so a group can submit unlimited entries after five total vehicles. Proceeds are used to assist visually- and hearing-impaired people in the community. Go to www.facebook.com/dalton.noonlions for more information.

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.

• The Creative Arts Guild hosts a Mistletoe Market from noon to 8 p.m. at 520 W. Waugh St. A special selection of handmade, artisan vendors will have something for everyone on your holiday list. For more information, contact gallery director Savannah Thomas at savannaht@creativeartsguild.org or call (706) 279-3129.

• Christmas in the Park is in Chatsworth City Park from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is open to community and civic groups and organizations, churches, schools, businesses and individuals. There will be a tree lighting, refreshments, entertainment and Santa Claus. For registration forms and more information, contact Elizabeth Robinson at (706) 264-2706 or earobinson@windstream.net or Pam Bishop at (706) 483-2684 or murraycfcp@gmail.com.

Dec. 7

• The Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library hosts the Friends of the Library book sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• The Humane Society of Northwest Georgia's Santa Paws pictures are from noon to 4 p.m. at PetSmart, 1310 W. Walnut Ave., suite 3.

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

• The annual Holiday Tour of Homes to benefit the Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center is from 5 to 9 p.m. The tour is self-paced and the homes can be visited and enjoyed in any order. An elegant buffet dinner will be served at The Farm from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the tour only are $35 per person; $60 tickets include the home tour and the buffet dinner. Ticket reservations may be made by calling (706) 278-6595. The holiday event is a major fundraising effort for the center.

Dec. 8

• Hamilton Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is inviting former patients and families to a drop-in reunion event from 2 to 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Anna Shaw Children’s Institute. The event will include holiday photos and light refreshments. Please RSVP to Nikki Pasley at npasley@hhcs.org or (706) 272-6434.

Dec. 9

• The 30th Annual North Georgia Mountain Christmas Parade is at 7 p.m. The rain date is Dec. 10. The theme is “A Hometown Christmas: Past, Present and Future.” Call (706) 695-6060 for more information.

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. 12

• The City of Dalton Historic Preservation Commission meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall.

• The Creative Arts Guild presents the Dalton Chamber Choir at 7:30 p.m. The concert, titled “Signs of the Season," is at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 901 W. Emery St. Admission is $10 for adults, and $8 for seniors over 65 and all students. For more information, call (706) 278-0168 or visit www.creativeartsguild.org.

Dec. 13-14

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

Dec. 17

• 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. Admission is $5. Attendees can bring pre-packaged snacks. 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.

Dec. 21

• Heartlite Hospice Dalton hosts its inaugural Black Tie Gala to raise funds for the Hospice Promise Foundation, a nonprofit arm of LHC Group Inc., from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Farm, 187 S. Goose Hill Road. The Hospice Promise Foundation assists patients and families with essential, non-hospice related needs. All funds raised will be used to provide assistance for Heartlite Hospice patients in the northwest Georgia community. The event’s guest speaker is state Sen. Chuck Payne, R-Dalton. The evening will include a cash bar, jazz band, dinner and dancing. Single tickets are $60; $100 for couples. For tickets, call (706) 272-1035 or email tracy.reilly@lhcgroup.com.

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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