Important Dates, Special Events and happenings around Bartow County Georgia

REMINDER… The next meeting for Bartow Collaborative will be Friday, February 27th at First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville. Networking will begin at 8:15 am followed by the meeting at 8:30 am in Fellowship Hall. Bring your brochures and business cards!
Today’s funders are looking for nonprofits to collaborate and impact their community capacity far more than they can do individually. By combining efforts, sharing resources, reducing duplication of services and reducing competition in fundraising, organizations can create a positive, supportive network that helps them collectively leverage resources in a consolidated fashion, thus strengthening the collective impact.
The Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Nonprofit University will offer Building Community Capacity Through Grant Collaboration Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm at the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce AB Community Room, 122 W Main St, Cartersville, GA 30120. To register and click Cartersville – Georgia Center for Nonprofit Training tab on the left margin.
We must hear from YOU! If your agency was listed in the 2013-2014 Resource Directory, please review and update as needed with the attached form. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 13th . If your agency was not included and you would like to be added to the 2015-2016 Resource Directory, please complete and return the attached form no later than Friday, Feb. 13th.
MentorBartow will meet Thursday, Feb. 12th @ 10:00am at the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @
Family Promise of Bartow will meet Thursday, February 19th at Sam Jones Family Life Center @ 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Pat Eberlein @
Bartow Teen Maze will meet Monday, February 23rd @ 2:00pm at Georgia Highlands College – Student Center. For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @
Project SEARCH is currently recruiting students for the 2015-2016 school year. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, a student with special needs in the Bartow County School District, willing to participate in an internship at Cartersville Medical Center, with the ultimate goal of securing competitive employment by graduation. For more information, please contact Kristy Mitchell at, or call 770-324-9834. (new) Training Center of NW Georgia
The Training Center will be offering CPR and First Aid classes on Tuesday, Feb 3rd and Saturday, Feb 21st. The Training Center of NW Georgia is looking to hire a part-time medical training program instructor. Must be an RN and have at least one year of experience in a nursing home. For more information, call Amy Vickery at 770-606-9697.
The Etowah Scholarship Foundation Reality Store
The Etowah Scholarship Foundation desperately needs volunteers for Cass/Adairsville High Reality Store this Wednesday, Feb 4th at Cass High School. If you are interested in working AM (7:30a-11:30a), PM (11:30-3:00), or both please contact Brenda Cooper @ 678-721-2013 or A light breakfast and lunch will be served for the volunteers.
Soul Sista’s Run
“When Loving Me Isn’t Enough” Life Class for women only 19 and up will be held Feb. 7th 2015 beginning at 10:00 am at Rollins Child Development Center, 676 Henderson Drive, Cartersville, GA. For more information, contact Pamela Whitfield at 404-590-3492.
Advocates for Children
Advocates for Children’s annual Polar Plunge will be Saturday, Feb. 7th at Dellinger Park.
Dress in your most creative costume, add some music and get ready to be “Frozen” for just a few minutes for a great cause. Registration at 9:30am along with breakfast and pictures with Olaf. Jumps begin at 10am. Great prizes including a Kindle Fire and much, much, more. For more information, contact 770-387-1143.
(new) Bartow College and Career Academy
College Credit Night, a Parent and Student Information Night will be held Thursday, Feb. 12th @ 7: 00pm at the Academy to learn more about College Credit Now. Students and parents of students who will be 16 years + during the 2015-2016 are invited to attend this one hour session to learn how to obtain free college credit while enrolled in High School. To download a flier, visit Bartow Collaborative website @ – Weekly Update Feb. 2.
(new) Goodwill Career Center
The Goodwill Career Center will host a Job Fair on Thursday, February 12th from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. The event is FREE! There will be space available for up to 18 employers/agencies. You are welcome to bring supplemental signage, displays, application material, supplies, and other items you may require at your station. Participating employers will be provided one six foot table along with two chairs. Lunch will be served following the Job Fair.
Volunteers will be on hand to assist you as needed and candidates with their resume and online application. An exhibitor Registration form is available on Bartow Collaborative website – –Weekly Update Feb. 2nd. To register, contact James Benham, or 770-276-7036. Registration is due by 4:00PM, Friday. February 6th. February calendar is also available to download from – Weekly Update Feb. 2nd.
(new) Women to Women
Woman to Woman will be having a Valentine Fundraiser Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm at Greater Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1 Mt. Olive Street Street in Cartersville. Tickets are 20.00. For more information, contact Doris Callahan 678-736-0510.
The Alzheimer’s Association
Mid-Day Café –Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Little Rome Restaurant – Rome. For more information, contact Rebekah Davis @ 800-272-3900 or Registration for the above listed events is free, but required. Please call 800-272-3900 to register.
(new) Soul Sista’s Run, Inc and Department of Public Health
Ladies 1st Health & Wellness Fair will be held Saturday, March 28th, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.@ House of Liberty Church, 10 Womack Drive in Cartersville. Screenings include Blood Pressure and Glucose, Dental and Cholesterol. Information Booths include Always Best Care, Professional & Tax Services, Tanner Health Systems, Vibrational Cooking, Chriofit, LOJ FITCLUB, Ladies Fitness Club, Back 2 Life Wellness Studios, and New Life Health Services and Life Insurance. Free HPV Cancer Prevention Classes. Free Transportation: Call 404-590-3492. To download a flier, visit Bartow Collaborative website @ – Weekly Update Feb. 2nd. For more information, contact
(all new) WORKSHOPS/CLASSES… Bartow College and Career Academy Bartow College and Career Academy will offer Into to Welding Course starting March 9th. Application deadline is Feb. 27th. Financial Aid is available, including the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. For more information, contact Carla Smith @ or call 770-606-5800 ext. 3015. To download a flier, visit Bartow Collaborative website @ – Weekly Update Feb. 2.
Addiction Solutions
Evidence-Based Training Series will be offered Donna Johnson, an internationally recognized trainer in the addiction and criminal justice fields. The series offers professionals the most recent treatment practices that are cost-effective. CE HOURS APPROVED / APPLIED ADACB-GA, LPCA, NASW and GACA. 2015 Course listings are available online @ or by calling 770-714-7605.
Addiction, Personality Disorders, Trauma will be offered Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015 from 9:00 to 4:30 @ View Point Health Systems 175 Gwinnett Drive Lawrenceville, Ga. 6 CE Hours $69. This training will provide information on new trends in treatment of these disorders and how treatment professionals can manage these difficult behaviors. This training will discuss models used to achieve the best possible treatment outcomes utilizing Seeking Safety, CBT models, DBT and Motivational Interviewing in a multi-systemic approach and how new medications can also assist treatment.
Evidence-Based Practices : The Neurobiology and Pharmacology of Addiction will be held Saturday Feb. 28th, 2015 from 9:00 to 4:30 @ Cartersville Civic Center, 435 West Main Street Cartersville, Ga. 6 CE Hours $69. This training provides participants and opportunity to look at the process of changing brain chemistry to enable them to adapt appropriate treatment protocols that match changing brain chemistry. It will also show the process of triggers and cravings and how those affect the process of recovery and relapse. Understand brain interactions, relapse potential and how neurotransmitters impact the process of addiction
Evidence-Based Practices: The Assessment and Screening of Substance Use Disorders will be held on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 from 9:00 to 4:30 @ Cartersville Civic Center, 435 West Main Street Cartersville, Ga 6 CE Hours $69. This training will specifically focus on assessment tools which are used for various populations such as addiction, criminal justice, adolescent and co-occurring and how those needs differ. This will include criteria for evaluation, significance of diagnostic and lab reports, stages of withdrawal, utilizing stages of change and determining severity of patients.
Legal and Ethical Issues In Addiction Treatment will be held on Friday, March 27th, 2015 from 9:00 to 4:30 @ View Point Health Systems 175 Gwinnett Drive Lawrenceville, Ga. 6 CE Hours $69. This training will provide detailed information on how professionals, community service workers, peer specialist and case managers can navigate these complicated legal issues. We will review the differences in HIPAA laws and CFR 42 and the requirements that must be followed by all professionals. We will also discuss specific issues around Duty to Warn, ethics and how professionals must respond to ethical challenges in a growing and ever changing system that now includes electronic treatment issues. The training will also provide information on requirements and new topics of information regarding treatment and electronic therapy and support.
Bartow Collaborative serves as a communication hub for community partners such as nonprofits, social service agencies, faith based organizations, local, state and federal entities, businesses, support groups, and local programs and projects which support issues pertaining to children and families in our community. Agencies and individuals may submit announcements or events to be included in weekly eblast or social media avenues. Content may be edited as needed. Programs sponsored, hosted or facilitated by Bartow Collaborative will be specifically noted.

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