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 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 thommagic@aol.com or (706) 237-2070.

• 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.

• 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.

• "Murray on My Mind," a class focusing on the study of Murray County's past and present, will once again be offered by the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society. The class, first taught in 1986, has been expanded and takes participants to all parts of Murray County, from Tennga and Little Murray to Carters and Bull Pen. Visits to a variety of historic buildings, homes, cemeteries and sites make the class very popular. Community members from ages 9 to 90 are invited to take part. The class will be held on Tuesdays, Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. each day, with a longer session on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the Old Spring Place Methodist Church on Elm Street in Spring Place (just off Highway 225 across from Dollar General). The fee is $45 payable to the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society, 329 Highway 225 South, Chatsworth, GA 30705. Register at howardtim@windstream.net. Call (706) 695-2740 for more information. Bring snacks and water each day. The class size is limited to 15.

Thursday

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

• The AARP senior driver class is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Dalton-Whitfield Senior Center, 302 Cappes St. The class is for ages 25 and up but is geared to those 50 and up. Completion of the course could save attendees 10% on their automobile insurance. Certified volunteer Jim Dashler will teach the class. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Lunch is $3 for those 50 and older and $4 for everyone else. Enroll at the senior center or call (706) 278-3700.

• CHI Memorial's mammography health coach offers mammography screenings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Healthy Families -- Georgia Mountains Health in Chatsworth, 1008 N. Third Ave.

• 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 state health insurance information and Association Member Benefits Advisors.

• As part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) invites the community to its first candlelight service in observance of the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding from 7 to 8 p.m. at Crosspointe Christian Centre, 2681 Underwood St. Judge Scott Minter of the Conasauga Judicial Circuit will speak on the Mental Health Court. For more information, call NAMI Rome at (706) 506-5010.

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 on the second Saturday of each month. The final work day of 2019 is from 8 to 10 a.m. Biscuits and juice will be 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 rescheduled for the following Saturday. Contributions to the cemetery operating fund 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.

Saturday and Sunday

• The Prater's Mill Country Fair is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 5845 Georgia Highway 2. The event features arts and crafts, country cooking, entertainment and other activities. Adult admission is $7 cash per person per day for adults; children 12 and under are free; military members with ID are free. Parking and shuttle service are free. If you don't have cash, there is now a card option. Text PMTIX to 44321 on your smartphone to purchase advance online tickets ($7.50), or visit pratersmill.org/fair. Visitors are urged to dress casually and wear comfortable shoes. For more information, call (706) 694-6455, visit pratersmill.org/fair or email fair@ pratersmill.org.

Oct. 14

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

• The Lesche Women's Club meets at 7 p.m. at The Huff House, 314 Selvidge St. The theme for 2019-20 programs is "Back to Books." The chosen book for October is "Under the Ginkgo Tree" by Dalton resident Sherry Patterson. The Lesche was founded in 1890 by Gertrude Manly Jones. Lesche is a Greek word meaning "a meeting of the literary-minded."

Oct. 15

• The Murray County Health Department conducts its annual drive-thru flu shot clinic for people ages 18 and older from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Murray County Parks and Recreation Department, 651 Hyden Tyler Road, Chatsworth. You'll also be helping public health staff and community partners practice local Point of Dispensing operations for times of emergency. The vaccine is no-cost with an acceptable health coverage plan. Otherwise, the cost is 4-in-1 Quadrivalent Flu Shots, $25, and High Dose Flu Shots for people 65 and older, $65. Cash, checks, Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana and United Healthcare Insurance will be accepted. Call (706) 695-4585 for more information.

• The Crown View Baptist Church Choir sings and leads old gospel songs at the Dalton-Whitfield Senior Center at 11 a.m. All are welcome. For more information, call the center at (706) 278-3700.

• For the Creative Arts Guild's October cooking class, Culinary Arts Instructor and Chef Jasa Joseph introduces new and exciting ways to prepare dishes using fresh, local and seasonal produce. Class size is limited. The class will be from 6 to 8:45 p.m. The cost is $50. Register at www.creativeartsguild.org/culinary-arts. For more information, call (706) 529-3442.

• A Halloween Costume Party Dance Night is hosted by the Charles "Judy" Poag Murray County Senior Center from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for seniors 50 and over. Admission is $5. Ricky Ogles and Prime Country will perform music for dancing. Dance Night is on the third Tuesday of each month at the same time, and attendees may bring pre-packaged snacks such as cakes, pies, cookies, chips and dip, and sandwiches. Drinks will be provided. The Senior Center also offers a Monday morning singing, devotional time and Bible study classes, exercise time, a bridge club, ceramics classes, computer room, painting and arts and crafts, and bingo every morning at 11 a.m. Breakfast costs just $1, and lunch is served daily for $2 ($3 for takeout). Takeout plates must be ordered by 10 a.m. To order a plate, or for more information about activities, call (706) 695-2713.

Oct. 17

• Compassion House hosts A Night of Compassion, benefiting Compassion House, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 901 Chester St. in Dalton. There will be dinner and entertainment, as the Murray Arts Council presents selections from its summer production of "Junie B. Jones: A Musical." Compassion House is a visitation center for children in foster care and their biological families and has been in operation since 2006. For more information, visit accelevents.com/e/anightofcompassion or call (706) 272-2843.

• Author and historian Bob Young will present "Searching for Civil War Gold" at the October meeting of the Civil War Round Table of Dalton at 7 p.m. at the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society headquarters at 715 Chattanooga Ave. in Dalton. Young is a former mayor of Augusta and has starred in several movies and television programs. He is one of the historians featured in the History Channel's documentary "The Curse of Civil War Gold." Copies of his books will be available for purchase at the meeting, including "Graball Road," which is the true story of an unsolved mystery of the robbery of a wagon train loaded with gold coins that occurred in Lincoln County in 1865, and "Nish," which tells the story of the Rev. Abraham Dionysius Chenault, whose colorful life included experiencing Georgia's tribulations during the Civil War. More information about Young and his books can be found at www.bobyoungbooks.com. There is no admission fee, the public is welcome, and refreshments will be served.

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. 18

• Medicare specialist Ali Horton has a table at the Dalton-Whitfield Senior Center from 8:30 to 11 a.m. to answer questions about the new Medicare plan. This is an informal drop-in opportunity to speak personally with a Medicare specialist. For more information, call the center at (706) 278-3700.

Oct. 19

• The 25th annual Conasauga River Watershed Clean-up is from 9 a.m. to noon. This event is part of Georgia's Rivers Alive statewide waterways cleanup. Volunteers are needed to clean up streambanks at seven sites in Whitfield and Murray counties. Organizers say there will be free T-shirts and giveaways for volunteers, and plenty of litter, so come and help make the streams cleaner. For directions or more information, call (706) 278-5001 or (706) 272-2485 or go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1691588900975230/.

Oct. 19-20

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

Oct. 22

• A free Christmas craft class is offered at the Dalton-Whitfield Senior Center. The craft is tracing and painting on plexiglass to make a Christmas ornament. The class meets at 10:30 a.m. Call (706) 278-3700 to sign up.

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. 25-26

• The United Way of Northwest Georgia's Make A Difference Day is held. There are three volunteer opportunities. To volunteer, visit www.volunteernwga.org/aem/general/event/?doc_id=5519. Volunteers will meet at the location of each of the agencies involved. Volunteers should wear clothes that can be worked in and comfortable shoes, preferably tennis shoes. Event: Big Brothers Big Sisters. Friday, 9 a.m. until finished. Meeting location: Big Brothers Big Sisters, 209 Morris St., Dalton. Volunteers will spend the day doing basic landscaping work: paint the walkway, cut grass, weed, remove pine straw, parking lot cleanup, paint the lobby and remove and apply vinyl decals. Event: GreenHouse. Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meeting location: When you sign up to volunteer the address will be sent to you. The volunteers will construct a closet that holds plain clothing for victims who are asked to leave their clothing behind for evidentiary purposes. Event: Sound the Alarm, Save A Life. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meeting location: United Way, 816 S. Thornton Ave. in Dalton. The United Way and the Dalton Fire Department are teaming up with the American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia to improve fire safety in the communities most at risk. Teams will canvass neighborhoods to educate residents on fire safety and install smoke alarms at no charge. Spanish speakers needed.

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.

Oct. 31

• A Halloween fun-filled program and party is at the Dalton-Whitfield Senior Center starting at 10 a.m. Come dressed for the costume contest. There will also be a Halloween Team Scavenger Hunt and more. For more information, call the center at (706) 278-3700.

Nov. 1

• St. Mark's Preschool is hosting its annual Chili Supper at St. Mark's Episcopal Church at 901 W. Emery St. It is drive-thru only from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each meal is $8 and includes chili, crackers and dessert. The dessert is a brownie from Mama Wilson's Homemade Cookies and Cakes. Vegetarian chili will also be offered. Corporate and group orders are available and delivery is available for orders of 10 or more. Orders can be placed by emailing director@stmarksdalton.org or by faxing (706) 279-2698. For more information, call Laura Bock at (706) 278-8857.

Nov. 2

• The 60th annual Kiwanis Pancake Day is at Dalton Green from 6 a.m. until noon. Anyone eating under the big tent can have all of the pancakes and sausage they care to eat along with coffee, milk and orange juice. Advance tickets are $7 each. The cost on the morning of the breakfast is $8. To-go plates will also be available. All Kiwanis members are selling tickets. A number of local businesses are also selling tickets. Look for the signs advertising them.

Nov. 8-9

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

Nov. 9

• 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 the 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.

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 p.m., features local legislators and the Teacher Retirement System.

Nov. 19

• 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 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.

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. 23

• 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. 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.

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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