Bartow Give a Kid a Chance will meet Monday, June 17 @ 1:00 pm @ First Presbyterian Church. For more information contact Terry Terrell @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Behavioral and Emotional Health Resources of Bartow County will meet Tuesday, June 18 from 9:30-11:30 @ Bartow County Courthouse Human Resources Conference Room. For more information contact Molly Schultz @ email@example.com.
Family Promise will meet Thursday, June 20 @ 6:30 pm @ First Presbyterian Church. For more information contact Eric Lee @ 770-331-9770 or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
From The Bridge and NW GA. Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging
There will be an informational session for Seniors and Those Caring for Seniors on Wed May 29 @ 6:00 pm @ The Bridge. Kerry Defoe will be speaking about programs and services available for seniors in this area. For more information contact Kerry Defoe @ kerry email@example.com or Eric Lee @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Must Ministries
New Georgia laws regarding expungement will go into effect July 1, 2013.The Georgia Justice Project is sponsoring The Real Effects of A Criminal Record in Georgia Training May 29th to learn more about these laws. If you are a service provider or know someone who has a criminal record that is stopping them from getting a job, you are encouraged to attend. The Training will be a MUST Ministries in Marietta from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Space is Limited. For more information contact Renee Snead, Director of Public Policy Advocacy at (404) 601.3147 or email@example.com. You may also link to the Event flyer on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website-Week of May 16.
From Bartow Health Access
Ten beautiful, privately-owned gardens will be on showcase Sat, June 1 for the 2013 Pond & Garden Tour. Tour hours are from 9AM – 4PM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online @ bartowhealthaccess.org or at various locations around Cartersville. Between Bartow’s Hedges: A Garden Party with Master Gardener Vince Dooley will be held at the Clarence Brown Conference Center @ 6:00 on June 1st. Tickets are $60 which includes a complimentary Pond & Garden Tour ticket. All proceeds go to benefit Bartow Health Access, a charitable care medical clinic in Cartersville.
(new) From Footprints of the Heart
A 5K Run/Walk will be held at Frankie Harris Park in Euharlee Sat. June 1 to raise awareness and funds to support pregnancy and infant loss. There will be a memorial balloon release @ 9:30 followed by the race. Registration begins @ 8:00 am and the fee is $30. For more information contact visit http://www.footprintsontheheart.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(new) From Bartow Give a Kid a Chance
The annual school supply distribution will be Saturday, Aug. 3 @ Cartersville Civic Center. Parents must pre-register their child (ren) online ONLY @ http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com. Registration deadline is July 20, 2013. If parents do not have access to a computer at home, they may register @ any branch of the Bartow County Library, Cartersville Career Center, and NorthPoint Church Food Pantry. For more information, contact BGAKAC voicemail @ 678-719-2165 or email email@example.com.
You may also link to the Event flyer on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website-Week of May 27.
(new) There are 3 opportunities for you to support Bartow Give a Kid a Chance on June 10th. Eat breakfast at Chick-fil-A, eat lunch at Chick-fil-A, eat dinner at Chick-fil-A. BGAKAC Spirit Day will be Monday, June 10 all day the Cartersville location. A portion of sales the entire day will be donated to the county-wide school supply distribution program.
From the Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Training Institute (ATI) is a professional training dedicated to helping the staff of long-term care facilities improve their knowledge and skills in caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. There is a fee schedule for following trainings: Provider Intensive Training (prerequisite) – Thursday July 18, 9:00 – 4:00; Understanding Wandering – Thursday August 8, 10:00-12:00; Reducing Pain – Thursday August 8, 1:00-3:00. All classes are held at the North GA Regional Office of the Alzheimer’s Association, located at 922 East Morris Street, Dalton. For more information contact Rebekah Davis @ firstname.lastname@example.org
(new) From the Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter
Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter is looking for referrals for its new Transitional Housing Program called “The Next Steps.” There are minimum program expectations—participants must be working at least 20 hours per week and taking classes for 9 hours per week. Contact Jessica Mitcham @ email@example.com with questions or to make referrals. You may link to the Program Expectations flier on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website-Week of May 27.
(new) From Community Health Network
Cartersville Famers Market will be open June 1-Sept 28. The market is located in downtown Cartersville at 10 N. Public Square at Founders Oak Park between the fountains and City Hall. Please stop by and support our local farmers! Contact 770-607-3480 for more information. You may link to the Cartersville Farmers Market flier on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website –Week of May 27.
(new) From The Atlanta Prosperity Campaign
The Community Food Bank and Feeding American have begun the Hunger in America Survey. This survey is very important in getting an accurate picture of hunger in our communities. We need volunteers to help with this huge project! This project goes on until the end of August all across northwest Georgia so there are many opportunities to participate. You may link to a detailed flier on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website-Week of May 27. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, you can contact the ACFB at 404-832-4965, firstname.lastname@example.org, or http://www.acfb.org/hunger-study
(new) From MUST Ministries
MUST Ministries is helping clients in Bartow in need of rapid rehousing. Potential clients must be working and have some form of income. Referrals can be made to Kendra Moore at email@example.com. You may link to the Referral Form on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website-Week of May 27.
From Coalition to Prevent the Misuse of Alcohol
The Coalition would like you to visit their website http://www.rethinkthedrink.org or follow them on Facebook to Take the Pledge to Rethink the Drink. For more information Scott Sherwin @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-721-5922.
(new) From NW Georgia Public Health
The Rollins School of Public Health is sponsoring two free training locally @ the Clarence Brown Conference Center. Health Literacy/Cultural Competency Training will be held June 3. The training will focus on enhancing communication skills by teaching strategies to incorporate key principles of health literacy and cultural competency into existing programs. Analyzing Health Behaviors: Practical Skills for the Public Health Professional will be held June 4. The training will provide practical information on analyzing health behaviors to develop effective interventions. You must register online for both trainings @ http://www.sph.emory.edu/ephtc. For more information contact Tara Redd @ email@example.com
(new) Fathers and male family members play an important role in the lives of their children, families, and Head Start and Early Head Start communities. To support program efforts to improve partnerships with fathers and the significant men in children’s lives, the Office of Head Start (OHS) will release new fatherhood resources during Father Engagement Week (June 3 – June 7, 2013). A new resource will be issued each day at 12 noon on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/ Please be sure to register for the webinar on Tuesday, June 4, at 3 p.m. EDT.
(new) Quality Care for Children has developed a website specifically for parents who are searching just for the right summer camp. Visit http://www.allgacamps.org to search for camps by type, location and cost. Great resource and it’s free!
Georgia Power is sponsoring “Mentoring a Girl in Construction” Summer Camps in Bartow County. This is a free, one-week, day camp designed to introduce high school girls to exciting careers in construction. Girls will gain marketable skills and experience the exhilaration of successfully performing difficult tasks which builds self-confidence and boosts self-image. For more information or to register contact Janet Queen @ JALQueen@southernco.com.
WinShape will host a four-daylong camp for 1st-6th graders June 24-28, 2013 @ Excel Christian Academy. Students will have the opportunity to engage in Bible study, worship, recreation and a skill class. For more information contact Lisa Bandy at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 770-382-1977 or visit http://www.winshapecamps.org/communities.
BlazeCamp will be held from May 28-June 1, 2013 for youth 8-18 with physical disabilities, 5 day/4 night residential camp in Warm Springs, GA. For more information contact http://www.blazesports.org/programs/blazecamp or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Bartow hosted by Bartow County Recreation Department will begin in June. Camp hours are Monday-Friday 8-5 for $75 per week. Camp includes Field Trip Fridays. For more information call 770-387-5149 or visit http://www.bartowga.org and click on the Parks and Recreation Tab.
Cartersville City will be hosting football, aquatics, gymnastics, tennis, football and football cheer camps beginning in June. For more information call 770-387-5626 or visit http://www.cityofcartersville.org. Fees vary according to the camp.
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