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.

• The final scheduled date for a Whitfield Healthcare Foundation Trust Committee meeting for 2019 is Nov. 14. The meeting will be 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.

Monday

• The mayor and council of the City of Dalton have a work session at 5:15 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall and 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. Thornton Ave. The board's regular meeting is at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday

• Election Day. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Whitfield and Murray counties.

• Murray County Sole Commissioner Greg Hogan holds a public meeting at 9 a.m. in the county annex. The public is encouraged to attend. The tentative agenda includes a public hearing held on Oct. 21 for the purpose of receiving public comments on the proposed closure of Camaro Drive and Delta Boulevard; road closure of Camaro Drive and Delta Boulevard; and a moratorium: outdoor burning ban. Hogan will be available for questions or comments.

• Barbara G. Tucker, chair of the Department of Communication at Dalton State College, speaks about her latest novel, “Long Lost Promise,” at 12:15 p.m. in the Roberts Library, room 201.

• The Anna Shaw Children’s Institute, 1201 Burleyson Road, holds a family support class at 6 p.m. in the Southern Magnolia Rooms on the first floor of the facility. Lindsey Coker, director of Community Initiatives and Special Needs Services at the Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership, will provide an introduction to IEP/504 process (special education support). This class is part of the institute’s CHAMP series. CHAMP stands for Classes to Help, Advise and Motivate Parents. The sessions are held on the first Tuesday of each month. The CHAMP series is open to families of children of any age. Register by calling (706) 226-8911. Space is limited. Child care will be available for the first 10 families requesting the service. To receive assistance with interpretation services and/or auxiliary aids during this event, please indicate when registering. Participants are encouraged to park in the lower lot since the upper doors will be locked by 6 p.m.

• Dalton State College’s School of Science, Technology and Mathematics hosts a free screening of the documentary “Hidden Rivers” at 7 p.m. in the Brown Center, room 205. A pop-up photo gallery that offers vivid visuals of Southern Appalachian native species will be in the lobby of the Brown Center. Jeremy Monroe, producer and director of the film, will be present for a question and answer session following the screening. This event is open to the public.

• The mayor and council of the city of Varnell meet at 7:15 p.m.

Thursday

• The Whitfield County Board of Education has a called meeting for board training at 8:30 a.m. at the central office, 1306 S. Thornton Ave.

• The Highland Rivers Foundation Board of Directors meets at 1:30 p.m. in the Northside Cherokee Hospital Administrative Board Room, 450 Northside Cherokee Blvd., Canton. The meeting is open to the public. For more information or directions, call (706) 270-5000.

• The Board of Trustees of the Northwest Georgia Regional Library System, serving Gordon, Murray and Whitfield counties, holds its regular quarterly meeting at 5 p.m. at the Chatsworth-Murray County Public Library, 706 Old Dalton-Ellijay Road, Chatsworth. 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. Proposed changes to the constitution and bylaws must be presented to the board of trustees for review at least two weeks prior to the meeting date.

• The 2020 SPLOST Advisory Committee meets at 6 p.m. at Southeast Whitfield High School in the Raider Room, 1954 Riverbend Road, Dalton. The meeting is open to the public and can be livestreamed at https://livestream.com/accounts/25637515/events/7960637.

• The Dalton Area Writers Guild meets at 6 p.m. at the Creative Arts Guild. Aspiring writers are welcome to attend and share a bit of their writing and receive friendly feedback, or just sit back and listen. Copies of the first compilation of some of the group's writings, "The Waugh Street Journal Vol. I," will be available. Join the group and have the opportunity to be published in Vol. II.

• The Creative Arts Guild and Dalton State College present the Dalton State Singers in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Guild, 520 W. Waugh St. in Dalton. The group is directed by Andy Baker, longtime choral director at Dalton High School, who joined the faculty of Dalton State College in August 2018. The concert is supported by the Dalton State Foundation and the School of Liberal Arts. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors over 65. Dalton State faculty, staff and students are admitted free with a valid ID. For more information, contact Ellie Jenkins at ejenkins@daltonstate.edu.

Friday

• In celebration of Veterans Day and appreciation for the service provided by veterans, Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) offers a free meal to veterans. Veterans can present their military IDs and receive a free meal at lunch in the HMC dining hall. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Veterans also will receive a 20 percent discount in the HMC gift shop this day and a 10 percent discount on all other days. Gift shop hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Friday and Saturday

• The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society has its annual Christmas sale at the Crown Gardens and Archives, 715 Chattanooga Ave. The event is Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m to noon. There will be a large selection of Christmas items, furniture and other items.

Saturday

• The Creative Arts Guild and Wrens Nest host Awaken: Art + Yoga from 9 to 10 a.m. at 520 W. Waugh St. in Dalton. Admission is free but a $5 donation is appreciated. For more information, call (706) 278-0168 or visit www.creativeartsguild.org.

• American Legion Post 112 sponsors the North Georgia Veterans Day Parade in downtown Dalton at 10 a.m. This year’s parade theme is “Veterans: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” After the parade there will be a service at American Legion Post 112 where there will be a speaker and recognition of this year’s Veteran of the Year. A light lunch will be served.

• The Creative Arts Guild hosts Saturday Open Studio for pottery making from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $30, payable when you arrive for the session, and includes materials. No advance registration or other fee is required, and you may drop in as often as your schedule allows. For more information, call (706) 278-0168 or visit www.creativeartsguild.org.

• A Walk to Fight Suicide, the Murray County Out of the Darkness Walk, is in Veterans Memorial Park in Chatsworth. Register at asfp.org/MurrayCounty. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. The walk begins at noon. The walk is hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

• The Creative Arts Guild and the Music for Life Alliance Project present guitarist Muriel Anderson for a workshop and concert. The workshop will be at the Guild, 520 W. Waugh St. in Dalton, from 3 to 5 p.m. The concert will be at First Presbyterian Church in Dalton at 7:30 p.m. The workshop is $30. The concert is $20. Combo tickets are $40. Proceeds benefit the Guild's Music Education Program. For more information, call (706) 278-0168 or visit www.creativeartsguild.org.

• The MLK Jr. Celebration Choir has rehearsal at 5 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church, 3527 Airport Road in Dalton. This is a call for all singers and musicians. For more information, call (850) 225-7757.

Sunday

• “The Hits and Oldies Show (A Tribute and Celebration of Old School Music)” performed by Dre Hilton is at the Creative Arts Guild at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20. Hilton is known for his current involvement with “The Soul of Motown,” which currently runs in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Nov. 11

• Hamilton Health Care System, Alliant Health Plans and the West Walnut Avenue Chick-fil-A honor the veterans of the community by hosting a free Veterans Appreciation Lunch. All veterans and Patriot Guard members (military identification required) are invited to enjoy a free, dine-in only lunch at Chick-fil-A, 1517 W. Walnut Ave., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information about the veterans lunch, call (706) 272-6114.

• The Dalton Board of Education has a called work session/curriculum retreat at 12:30 p.m. in the school system's annex building at 105 N. Thornton Ave.

• The Dalton Board of Education has a work session at 5 p.m. at the Professional Learning Den in the school system's annex building at 105 N. Thornton Ave.

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

• The Dalton Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. in the City Park School auditorium, 405 School St.

• The Anna Shaw Children’s Institute, part of Hamilton Health Care System, hosts an ongoing parent support group on the second Monday of each month for parents, grandparents, guardians and other family members of children with special needs. The meeting this day is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the Southern Magnolia Rooms on the lower level of the facility at 1201 Burleyson Road. Children are welcome, and child care is provided. Also, pizza, drinks and an activity are part of the event. Please RSVP to Lisa Taylor at (706) 226-8911.

• The Lesche Women's Club meets at 7 p.m. at The Huff House, 314 Selvidge St. In continuing this year's theme "Back to Books," the program will be presented by Jodi McDaniel Lowery, a Murray County native and author of the book "Eula."

Nov. 12

• Dawnville Elementary School has a school council meeting at 7:45 a.m.

• Westside Elementary School has a school council meeting at 8 a.m.

• The following school councils will meet jointly at Valley Point Middle School at 8 a.m.: Dug Gap Elementary School, Valley Point Elementary School and Valley Point Middle School.

• Tunnel Hill Elementary has a school council meeting at 4 p.m.

• “Ethics and Textiles” is a topic that will be explored when Georgia Supreme Court Justice Charles “Charlie” Bethel, a graduate of Dalton High School, speaks at Dalton State College at 4 p.m. as part of the University System of Georgia’s Ethics Awareness Week. The presentation will be in Gignilliat Memorial Hall in the BizHub, room 101. It is free and open to the public.

Nov. 13

• The following school councils will meet jointly at Eastbrook Middle School at 8 a.m.: Antioch Elementary School, Cedar Ridge Elementary School, Eastside Elementary School, Eastbrook Middle School and Southeast Whitfield High School.

• State Sen. Bruce Thompson, R-White, is the speaker for the Murray County Chamber of Commerce's Lunch and Learn Series at 11:30 a.m. at the Cloer Barn, 710 S. Third Ave., Chatsworth. The cost is $10 for chamber members and $15 for non-members. Lunch will be catered by Food City. RSVP to murraychamber@windstream.net.

Nov. 14

• North Whitfield Middle School has a school council meeting at 7:30 a.m.

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

• The Whitfield Education Foundation Celebrity Spelling Bee is at the Dalton Convention Center. A buffet dinner is served at 6 p.m. followed by the Celebrity Spelling Bee at 7. You can buy a sponsorship or tickets at wefga.org. Tickets are $40. For more information, call (706) 217-6756 or email wef@wcsga.net.

Nov. 16

• “Let’s Feud!” Those words will be uttered numerous times during the Game of Feuds fundraiser at Walnut Hill Farm to benefit the Looper Speech and Hearing Center. Reinventing the popular network television game show “Family Feud,” Game of Feuds is a fundraising event consisting of 10-12 local teams. Want to enter a team? Call (706) 264-1599 or email gameoffeuds@gmail.com. The team raising the most money prior to and during the event will win the Game of Feuds Spotlight Trophy. The team winning the competition on Nov. 16 will win the Game of Feuds Ace of Teams Trophy. The evening will feature an exclusive Chef Jasa Joseph-prepared dinner and the Game of Feuds show. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased online at www.gameoffeuds.com or by calling (706) 264-1599. For more information about the Looper Speech and Hearing Center, call (706) 226-4623 or visit www.loopershc.com.

• The Creative Arts Guild hosts a workshop titled “Gathering & Making Paint with Earth Pigments” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 520 W. Waugh St. in Dalton. The cost is $175, which includes lunch, and it is open to all skill levels. Spaces are limited. Contact Guild gallery director Savannah Thomas at savannaht@creativeartsguild.org or (706) 279-3129 with any questions.

• The Creative Arts Guild hosts a “Kids Night Out” from 6 to 10 p.m. at 2518 Cleveland Highway in Dalton. For more information, call (706) 529-3442.

Nov. 18

• The Kiwanis Club of Dalton meets at noon at the Dalton Convention Center. Guest speakers are Judy Gilreath, Whitfield County Schools superintendent, and Karey Williams, Whitfield County Schools assistant superintendent.

Nov. 19

• 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 on Tuesday, Nov. 19. 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 that date.

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

• The local Georgia legislative delegation gives an update on expected issues during the General Assembly's next session beginning in January 2020 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 deppypeppers@gmail.com.

• The Downtown Dalton Development Authority Board of Directors has its annual meeting and elections from 5 to 7 p.m. at City Hall. The focus of the evening will be 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 Creative Arts Guild hosts a Culinary Cooking class titled “Thanksgiving with an Edge” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 520 W. Waugh St. in Dalton. The cost is $50 and the class is open to ages 18 and over. Preregistration is required. Call (706) 278-0168 to register or for more information.

• 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.

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. 21-24

• The Creative Arts Guild and Ballet Dalton, along with the Creative Arts Guild Chamber Orchestra, present the 14th annual ballet “Snow Queen” Nov. 21-23 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 23-24 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 online at www.creativeartsguild.org. For more information, call (706) 278-0168.

Nov. 23

• 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, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

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.

• 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 Humane Society of Northwest Georgia's Santa Paws pics is from noon to 4 p.m. at PetSmart on Walnut Avenue.

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

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. 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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