The Behavioral and Emotional Health Resources will hold a Strategy Plan Evaluation Meeting on Wed. March 6th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location to be announced. For more information contact Molly Schultz @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force will meet March 11th @ 10:00 am @ The Teen Center. For more information contact Angie Robinson @ 706.802.5828 or email@example.com
Adairsville Recovery Benefit Auction Saturday, March 2, 2013. Ken’s Antique and Auction is organizing an auction to help raise funds for those affected by the recent storm. Donations such as furniture, motorcycle, automobiles, appliances, clean working appliances, and anything of value is now being collected. The Auction will be @ 10:00 am @ 5536 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy in Adairsville (formerly Parkway Ford). All money raised and additional donations will be given to Bartow Recovery.www.BartowRecovery.org. For more information contact Ken McLeod @ 770.364.6281, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the auction website @ http://www.auctionzip.com/GA-Auctioneers/445.html.
Morehouse College is offering scholarships in the area of STEM related subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. For more information, contact Jackie Dugger @ Morehouse College @ email@example.com or 404-525-6391
Keep Bartow Beautiful
Keep Bartow Beautiful will be celebrating the Great American Cleanup this spring. Recycling Projects will launch Friday March 1st .Students will be participating in the 2012-2013 School Recycling Contest to end on Earth Day, April 22. Clean-up Projects include April 13: Anheuser-Busch employees will be joined by local citizens to clean Etowah River, April 19: Adairsville High School ROTC and Environmental Science students will participate in the cleanup of Old Highway 41, April 20: Ray Southern Memorial Cleanup/Atco Community Day. April 27: Gene Thacker Memorial Cleanup, and May will conclude with Georgia Highlands Community Garden Project. To volunteer, call 770-387-5167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sam Jones United Methodist Church
Sam Jones UMC will hold an Infant/child/adult CPR and basic First Aid class on Saturday March 2nd from 9am-1pm. Cost: $10. For more information contact Mary Parker at email@example.com. “Making Decisions Now for Later” (an End of Life Educational Series) includes the following workshops: Wed. April 10th -Hospice-what is it? What happens with hospice?; Wed. April 17th- Funeral Planning, writing an obituary, the National Cemetery for Veterans, and organ donation; Wed. April 24th – Legal aspects and financial aspects associated with the end of life; Wed. May 1st – The spiritual aspect of the end of life. All seminars are free and start at 6:00 pm. For more information contact Mary Parker firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Herr email@example.com.
From Advocates for Children
The 2013 Spring Benefit, presented by Simonton Financial Associates, will be March 23rd at the Booth Western Art Museum. A gourmet dinner will be served by Ray Thacker of Grand Oaks with musical accompaniment by Sam Holladay. Silent and live auction items will be open for bid with enviable items procured from local artists, autographed books and memorabilia and one of a kind experiences. Tickets to this year’s Auction Gala are $125. If you are interested in receiving an invitation to this event, please contact Karen White at 770-387-1143 or Karen@AdvoChild.org.
Advocates for Children, together with Terry Reid Kia and Hyundai, is also sponsoring the 3rd Annual Funds for Your Future competition. This is a unique opportunity for local high school seniors to compete for valuable college scholarships by raising money through duck sales (adoptions) for the 2013 Duck Derby. Participating students and their families may begin selling ducks immediately, and the contest ends on May 10. The twelfth annual Duck Derby is May 18 at the Riverside Day Use Area. For more information or to register for the scholarship competition, contact Claudia Laughridge, General Manager of Terry Reid Automotive Group at 678-605-9500 (office) or 770-815-8103 (cell).
From Action Ministries
Action Ministries Veterans Assistance will take applications on March 25, 2013 from 10:00am – 3:00pm @ Goodwill Career Center in Cartersville for possible financial assistance and case management. Veterans must meet all three of the following requirements and provide documentation: 1) Veteran who has served in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and you DID NOT receive a dishonorably discharged. Must have a copy of your DD214, Statement of Service, or Veteran ID Card. 2) Have low income (household income must not exceed 50% of area median income in your county.) Must have recent proof of income or 3rd party letter indicating the amount of month household income, 3) Homeless (with no permanent residence, staying in a shelter, hotel paid for with a voucher, tent, or other place outdoors). Must have a letter from the shelter, receipt of hotel stay, or a statement from a 3rd party to verify housing situation. For more information contact 1-888-206-7372 or http://www.actionministries.net.
From Kerry DeFoe, NW Georgia Regional Council on Aging
Plans are underway for the 2013 Caregiver Conference Tuesday, March 26, 2013. If your organization is interested in being a sponsor and/or exhibitor, please complete the attached form. Please note that the deadline for sponsors is Monday, February 11, 2013 and the deadline for exhibitors is Monday, February 18, 2013. For more information contact Kerry DeFoe @ 866.552.4464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Cartersville Planning and Development
The ATCO Clean-up & Neighborhood Day will be Saturday, April 20, 2013 @ 11:00 am. This event is a part of national Great American Clean-up and Earth Day and will be the 3rd year ATCO Community is participating. Locally, the City of Cartersville and Keep Bartow Beautiful is sponsoring the first Neighborhood Day, which will include food, festivities and community resources. If your organization or agency is interested in setting up a table to provide educational information or interactive activities or you would like to volunteer, please contact Richard Osborne, Cartersville City Planner @ 770-387-5614 or email@example.com. Richard will be our guest speaker at the March Collaborative Meeting.
Atlanta Community Food Bank
The Atlanta Community Food Bank is accepting applications for 2013 Youth Summit on Poverty and Hunger. The Summit is for rising 9th – 12th graders who have an interest in hunger and poverty issues. The two sessions are June 4 – 7th and July 16th – 19th. It is a competitive application process and all applicants must complete the Youth Summit application. Application deadline is April 12th and space is limited. For more information or to find a link to the application, visit http://www.acfb.org/youth-summit or call 404-892-3333 ext. 1308.
The Georgia Food Bank Association will host a Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP, also referred to as “Food Stamps”) Outreach Partner Information Session will be held Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the Atlanta Community Food Bank, 732 Joseph Lowery Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30318. This session will provide information on the 50% reimbursement grant funding that is available to GA State SNAP Outreach Partners if approved to participate under the grant through GA DHS. To register of for more information contact Lila Hawks @ 404-601-2462.
Lookout Mtn CME and the Adolescent & Youth Development Program of Northwest GA Public Health have partnered to present a free workshop on engaging and empowering youth voice in our programs. Youth As Partners in Systems of Care will be March 20 from 9-2 in Rome at the Floyd County Health Department and April 19th at Dalton State College. For more information contact Angie Robinson @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia Chapter will host the Annual Caregiver Conference will be held in Calhoun, Tuesday March 26, 2013 from 8:30-4:00. This conference is free for family caregivers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, but registration is required. All other attendees pay $15 (includes lunch). Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Calhoun and RossWoods Adult Day Services in Dalton are offering respite for caregiv who wish to attend the conference.
An additional Family Caregiver Workshop will be held in Cartersville @ Cartersville Medical Center (Classroom #3) on Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 10:00-2:00. Lunch will be provided. The workshop will include 10 signs of Alzheimer’s, the Basics and Elderly Law. For more information on either workshop, contact Rebekah Davis, Programs Director @ 1.800.272.3900 or email email@example.com.
UGA Cooperative Extension Service will sponsor The Healthy Relationships and Marriage Education Training (HRMET) project. Funded by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families Children’s Bureau this training seeks to meet the safety, permanency, and well-being needs of vulnerable children in the child welfare system by increasing child welfare workers’ access to and implementation of relationship and marriage education. The HRMET will prepare Child Welfare providers and other professionals serving youth and adults to understand and support healthy co-parenting, couple and marital relationships for populations This 1-day pilot training is designed to serve as a research model leading to an evidence-based national training resource. Participants will be asked to provide feedback on pre and post training surveys in order to inform and enhance the quality of future trainings. There is no-cost, but a $35 registration deposit is required to hold a spot. Participants will receive their check back upon the conclusion of the training. The Training will be held April 25, 2013 @ The UGA Hotel & Conference Center in Athens and on July 11, 2013 @ Forsyth County Public Safety Complex in Cumming. The training is scheduled from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. A light breakfast, lunch, and training materials are provided the day of the training. To register visit http://www.gamarriages.org. For more information contact Michele Melton @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-887-2418.
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