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.

• 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 Tuesday. 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.

Today

• The Kiwanis Club of Dalton meets at noon at the Dalton Convention Center. The guest speaker is Allison Whittle with Cross Plains Community Partner.

• 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.

Tuesday

• The Dalton Public Safety Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. in the council chambers of City Hall.

• 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.

• Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) invites all local clergy to attend a clergy appreciation luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mensa Meeting Room (near the cafeteria) at HMC. A panel discussion on “Ministry in an Age of Overwhelm” will be part of the event. Please RSVP by Oct. 21 by calling (706) 272-6034.

• The 2020 SPLOST Advisory Committee meets at 6 p.m. at the Mack Gaston Community Center. The meeting is open to the public and can be livestreamed at https://livestream.com/accounts/25637515/events/7960637.

Wednesday

• The Whitfield County Health Department hosts a Breast Cancer Awareness Day featuring free breast exams from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be refreshments, goodies and drawings for two gift baskets. No appointment is needed for a free breast exam during this time. Walk-ins are welcome. The Whitfield County Health Department is at 800 Professional Blvd. and can be reached at (706) 279-9600.

• 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.

Thursday

• The Dalton Convention Center Authority board meets at 8 a.m. at the convention center.

• Royal Oaks, a senior retirement community that is part of Hamilton Health Care System, hosts a 25th anniversary celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is open to area residents, family members of current and past residents, and community leaders. The event is planned as an elegant evening of hors d’oeuvres and champagne with the swinging sounds of the Sweet Georgia Brown big band from Chattanooga.

• The first-ever Miracle League of Whitfield County All-Star Games for adults are at 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. at Westside Park, 1519 Mount Vernon Road.

Friday

• The Creative Arts Guild hosts the Chattanooga Clarinet Choir at 7:30 p.m. This is a community ensemble made up of professional, amateur and student musicians who are all volunteer participants. For more information, contact Lisa Elders, Guild Music Department director, at lisae@creativeartsguild.org.

Friday and Saturday

• 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.

Saturday

• The first-ever Miracle League of Whitfield County All-Star Games begin at 9 a.m. at Westside Park, 1519 Mount Vernon Road, with guests from the Miracle League of Chattanooga. Games continue until 1:30 p.m.

• 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.

• Wrestling 4 A Cause Chattanooga presents a professional wrestling show at the John Davis Recreation Center, 904 Civic Drive. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with a bell time of 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 10 and under.

Oct. 29

• The Coahulla Creek High School feeder schools have a joint school council meeting at 7:30 a.m. at Varnell Elementary School. The other schools participating are Cohutta Elementary School, Beaverdale Elementary School, Dawnville Elementary School, North Whitfield Middle School and Coahulla Creek High School.

Oct. 29, Nov. 2

• Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) offers a Take it to Heart program on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. and on Nov. 2 at scheduled times. The program includes a free cardiac risk assessment and information to help you prevent future heart problems. Take it to Heart is a two-part program. The first part consists of an educational seminar in the Brown Auditorium at HMC, presented by Ji Hyun Lee, cardiologist. Her presentation includes education on causes, risk and genetic factors, diet, exercise, symptoms, treatments and medications. The second part, held at Hamilton Diagnostics Center, is a cardiac risk assessment including blood pressure, calcium scoring, lab work (total cholesterol and HDL), height, weight and a series of questions. This program is free and open to anyone who has not participated in Take it to Heart in the last five years, is not currently being treated by a cardiologist, has not had stents put in, and has at least two of the following risk factors: family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, history of smoking and being overweight. A physician’s order for the cardiac scoring is required. Please have your physician send the order to Hamilton Diagnostics Center on or before Oct. 29 in order to receive a free CT scan. If you do not have a primary care provider, please call (706) 272-6114. Fasting for assessment is required. If you would like to attend this event and need assistance with interpretation services and/or auxiliary aids, indicate when registering. To register or for more information, call (706) 272-6114. Space is limited.

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.

• A retirement reception to celebrate Dalton Public Works Director Benny Dunn is from 2 to 4 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall. The public is invited.

Nov. 1-2

• The Calhoun Area Writers (CAW) and the Rome Area Writers (RAW) have joined forces to host the 2019 Northwest Georgia Writers Conference at Rock Bridge Community Church in Calhoun. The conference’s keynote speaker is Steven James, a national bestselling novelist. There will also be several workshops. A literary agent, Caroline George, will be on hand on Nov. 2 to provide one-on-one manuscript feedback to participating authors. Her premium consultations can be purchased through the conference website. George will also conduct a workshop during the conference. Nov. 1 will feature a catered dinner and performances by stand-up comedians. On Nov. 2, the literary fun begins. Tickets to the conference are $35 for Nov. 1, $95 for Nov. 2, and $120 for both days. Doors will open at 5 p.m. on Nov. 1 and at 8 a.m. on Nov. 2. Tickets and more details are available at NWGaWritersCon.com.

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.

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

• The Murray County Veterans Celebration Parade is at 1 p.m. in downtown Chatsworth/Highway 411. All veterans are invited to participate in the parade. For float applications, call the Murray County Chamber of Commerce at (706) 695-6060. For more information, call Jerry Herndon at (706) 217-8483.

Nov. 5

• 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 Roberts Library, room 201.

Nov. 7

• 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 Creative Arts Guild and Dalton State College present the Dalton State Singers in concert at the Guild. 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.

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.

• 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.

• Guitarist Muriel Anderson presents a concert at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 101 S. Selvidge St., Dalton. Anderson will also instruct a workshop earlier that day for musicians desiring to improve their skill on guitar at the Creative Arts Guild. The workshop registration is $30, and the concert $20, or $40 for both events. More information about the workshop and concert is at www.creativeartsguild.org/music/concerts-and-performances or contact Lisa Elders, Guild Music Department director, at lisae@creativeartsguild.org.

Nov. 10

• “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. 12

• Johnny “Joey” Jones, a Whitfield County native and a Fox News contributor, gives the keynote address at the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce banquet at the Dalton Convention Center. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a one-hour reception and dinner and program following. The evening includes recognition of the Diplomat of the Year, Small Business Person of the Year and the Chairman’s Award. Chairman of the Board Kevin Brunson (FirstBank) will pass the gavel to incoming Chair Tom Bundros (Dalton Utilities). Tickets are available by contacting the chamber at (706) 278-7373 or at www.daltonchamber.org. Tickets for chamber members are $75 each or a table of 10 for $750. The cost to non-members is $90 each or a table of 10 for $950. The reservation deadline is Monday, Oct. 28.

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.

• 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.

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.

• 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 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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