News, important dates and Happenings around Bartow County Georgia

Reminders…

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PARTNER EVENTS…

Tallatoona CAP Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) program has been delayed 1 month. The program will begin December 1 for senior adults 65 and up and homebound residents. The program will open for the general public starting January 1, 2016. If you wish to apply for energy assistance please watch for the book now button to appear on Tallatoona’s website (http://www.tallatoonacap.org/) or call the appointment line at (770) 817-4666 or toll free at (770) 773-7730 for 706 area codes.

HOPE FOR CHRISTMAS – SIGN UP

On October 26, 29 and November 2 Crosspoint City Church will continue to have live sign up for Hope For Christmas – a one day event that will be held on December 12, 2015 for Bartow County Residents. Fun activities are planned for the entire family. Parents select two age appropriate gifts for all of the children in their family and are given a complete Christmas meal with all of the trimmings. There is even a Secret Santa shop where kids can select and have a gift wrapped to give to parents on Christmas morning. Registration is from 10am – 2pm at Crosspoint City Church, 245 S. Tennessee St. in Cartersville. ID and copy of utility bill for proof of residence is required at registration. For questions contact Bailey Beaver at bailey@bashatlanta.com or 678-887-8608.

Toys for Tots & Salvation Army Angel Tree

  • Sign-ups will be held on 10/27 10/28 from 9am-1pm at the Salvation Army (agencies partner together)
  • Families pick-up gifts on 12/19/2015 – each child receives 3 toys and stocking stuffer — Need to know if the child has special needs
  • Qualifications: live in Bartow, and have social security card/birth certificate, or shot records – Organization does not require proof of income

Salvation Army Angel Tree – requires proof of income and social security card or birth certificate, or shot records

  • Families need to know clothing size and 2 wishes (under 40 dollars)

Bartow Christmas Coalition

  • Sign-ups on 11/14/2015 Church at Liberty Square 9am-7pm
  • Provides presents for children and food for senior citizens
  • Requirements: Government issued ID, social security cards for children, proof of income, proof of residency (tax papers or DFCS papers with child’s social security number will suffice)

Kids to Nature – Help create a group program for underserved youth in Bartow County

The Friends of Red Top Mountain State Park are currently seeking partners to help create an outdoor education program for groups of underserved kids in our community. We have a group of volunteers from Americorps that just needs a little of your time to help consult and create this fantastic program. For more information, please email Damon Kirkpatrick atdamon.kirkpatrick@friendsofgastateparks.org.

Project SEARCH (a job training program for students with special needs)

LUNCH AND LEARN: Special Ed. At A Glance
Wednesday, 10/28/15 at Cartersville Medical Center, Classroom 1. Drop in between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm to learn more about special education and the IEP process for school-aged students, job training and employment opportunities, and resources available in our area for all ages. Representatives from the Bartow County Schools, Parent 2 Parent, Project SEARCH, and Vocational Rehabilitation will be on hand to answer your questions about the special education process and the paperwork that goes along with it. Also, see the benefits of hiring people with special needs and the skills these people bring to our community. For more information please email kristy.mitchell@bartow.k12.ga.us or call 770-324-9834.

Bartow Recreation Department Fall Festival at Hamilton Crossing Park on October 31st. We invite all churches, businesses, and non-profits that would like to come and set up a booth to hand out candy or set up games for the children. This is all free of charge to the participants as well as no cost to set up a booth. We have had a very large turn-out the last few years. Contact Eddie Chastain for more information at 770-387-5149.

GRASP Groups at the Goodwill Training Center

Thursday, November 5, from 5:30 – 7:00 at the Goodwill Training Center, a GRASP chapter will begin. GRASP stands for grief recovery adult substance passing. The group will meet every Thursday unless there is a holiday conflict. Kindly pre- register by email to: GraspGroup@aol.com or tojwake73013@aol.com by sending your name and phone number. You will receive a call from Jenn and of course your information will be proprietary. Facilitated by Jenn Wake and Don Carson.

New Frontier Feed the Community Dinner

New Frontier of Bartow County is proud to announce that our 15th Annual Feed the Community Dinner will take place onSaturday, November 21st. It will be held at the Cartersville Civic Center located at 435 West Main Street, Cartersville, GA 30120. The dinner will be held from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm featuring a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. In addition to a Thanksgiving serving, other services will be available including blood pressure checks, free clothing and toys, and free haircuts. The dinner is open to everyone in the community including our senior citizens, shelter residents, poverty-stricken families, veterans, or those just wishing to fellowship with their neighbor.

Companies and individuals wishing to donate can make a contribution online athttps://secure.processdonation.org/Thenewfrontierinc/Donation.aspx. Donations can also be sent via mail to New Frontier of Bartow County at P.O. Box 1891, Cartersville, GA 30120. Donations of clothing, books, and toys are also greatly appreciated. Drop off times for clothing, books, and toys are Monday, November 9th and Tuesday, November 10th (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm) and Saturday, November 14th (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) at the Summer Hill Complex located at 129 Aubrey Street, Cartersville, GA.

If you or your organization would like to volunteer please contact William Solomon at (404) 625-3880. Volunteer opportunities include serving of the food, helping with the clothing closet, parking lot attendants, and clean up. This is a great opportunity for high school students in need of volunteer service hours.

Free transportation is being provided by Bartow Transit to and from the event. To schedule a pickup call (770) 387-5165

before the day of the event.

Toyo Tire Christmas Luncheon

  • Christmas Lunch on 12/12/2015 from 11-2pm at Cartersville Civic Center (by library)
  • Bartow Transit will provide transportation for free – need 24 hour notice
  • Will have a coat room where guests can receive a coat

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES…

JOB OPPORTUNITIES…

Highland Rivers is seeking a Lead Licenced Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) for their Floyd Outpatient program. Minimum training & experience: LCSW or LPC with experience in the outpatient mental health setting.

Submit resume and cover letter by email or FAX: 706-270-5129 jobs@highlandrivers.org

Highland Rivers is seeking a C&A Program Manager. Minimum Training & Experience:

Georgia Licensed LPC, LCSW or LMFT AND Three years of experience in the provision of therapeutic services with at least one year in supervisory role. Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with C&A Services, budget management skills, and strong communication skills. Submit resume and cover letter by email or FAX: 706-270-5129 jobs@highlandrivers.org

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United Way Presents it’s 10th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run Saturday November 21, 2015

UNITED WAY PRESENTS IT’S 10TH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT 5K WALK/RUN

Jogging Strollers are Welcome!
–November 21, 2015 – Certified Course!

Online Registration: Active.com http://www.active.com/cartersville-ga/running/distance-running-races/united-way-of-bartow-turkey-trot-5k-2015

LOCATION AND RACE DETAILS:
Start and Finish: Cartersville Soccer Complex (behind Cartersville Middle School), 152 Milner Road, Cartersville, GA 30120
Directions: From I-75 take exit 288 and go West on Hwy 113. Follow Hwy 113 for 2.9 miles through Cartersville until you
see McDonald’s on your left at Douthit Ferry Road. Turn Left onto Douthit Ferry. Go 1.1 miles and turn right at the
four-way stop onto Walnut Grove. Follow Walnut Grove for 0.4 miles and turn left onto Pine Grove Road and the next
left into the Soccer Complex parking lot. Please be advised that some online map services will not find this location.

Course: This is a fast course around Cartersville Middle School and Etowah River Walk.
Thanks to Cartersville Middle School and Cartersville Parks and Recreation for allowing us to use this location!

Prizes: All 5k participants will receive a long sleeve T-shirt. The overall male and female winners will receive
trophies. Top finishers in each age group will receive a frozen turkey. Male/Female Age Groups: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-
24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over. T-Shirt sizes are only guaranteed to early registrants. Race-Day registrants
may get alternate t-shirts.

Entry Fee: $25 before Nov. 1, $30 after Nov. 1 (rain or shine (even if it is cold), non-refundable).
Race Packet and Shirt Pick Up: Pick up your number and shirt starting at 8 am the morning of the race.
Refreshments: Water will be available on the course. Refreshments will be available at the finish line.

Questions?: Contact United Way of Bartow County at (770) 386-1677 or morehouseb@bartowga.org
or http://www.bartowliveunited.org

How can any business, small or large, help meet the community needs?? DO A UNITED WAY WORK PLACE PAYROLL DEDUCTION CAMPAIGN!!

Why Participate in Our Workplace Campaigns

Giving at the workplace brings us together, and makes us feel good about ourselves and the companies we work for.

The United Way of Bartow County’s annual workplace giving campaign creates that good feeling of knowing that you have done the right thing and made someone else’s life better.

UWBC workplace campaigns also bring much needed funds to our community. In the past five years United Way of Bartow County raised 3,855,000 to advance the common good in the Bartow County area.

 

Why Launch a United Way of Bartow County Workplace Campaign?

There are multiple reasons. Here are a few:

 

Community Building at the Workplace

A healthy community attracts new business, leads to a stronger labor pool, and improves the quality of life for everyone. Joining together to help through United Way of Bartow County can:

  • Meet your company’s philanthropic goals through a trusted brand in workplace giving.
  • Build trust and increase goodwill among customers and employees by giving back to the community.
  • Energize your employees by focusing your organization toward a common goal which builds morale and teamwork.
  • Offer a simple, convenient, and efficient way for your employees to support the community and causes they believe in.
  • Connect employees to their community because United Way of Bartow County matches employee volunteer teams with great opportunities to help our community.
  • Provide information about services enabling employees to use them for themselves, friends and families.
  • Raise funds to meet our area’s greatest needs by investing your company’s time in a United Way campaign. Working with us is a worthwhile and a solid investment. We have researched what our community needs and are channeling volunteers and funds to address it.

We Help Every Step of the Way

  • We work closely with you: United Way of Bartow County can help you develop a customized fundraising campaign that aligns with the values and interests of your organization and your employees. We also offer training and support in building your fundraising team and running a great campaign. Check out our workplace campaign section to view some of the great resources and tools available to you to help you run a successful campaign.
  • Easy methods for donation: We offer convenience and affordability in giving options such as payroll contribution and electronic pledging.
  • We promote your involvement: When you give through United Way, you become part of a network with several thousand businesses, federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and community groups involved. We help bring year-round, community-wide recognition to you and your employees.
  • Your employees choose who they help: When your employees donate to United Way , their gift will be invested to help those in need in the Bartow County area. They also have a wide-variety of options to choose how they would like their investment directed.
  • We keep you updated: United Way offers resources to help your employees stay informed on pressing issues all year long.

If you would like to introduce a workplace campaign to your company, or need assistance with your campaign, please contact Brenda Morehouse by calling 770-386-1677 or e-mail to:  morehouseb@bartowga.org.

 

Important dates and happenings around Bartow County Georgia

Reminders…

Collaborative Meeting THIS Friday, October 23 at First Presbyterian Church Cartersville Fellowship Hall 8:30am—Help for the Holidays – Come learn about the various programs available to help families during the holidays.  If your organization is offering assistance to families during the holidays please contact Doug Belisle at bartowcollaborative@gmail.com or call 678-719-2041.

 

PARTNER EVENTS…

 

HOPE FOR CHRISTMAS – SIGN UP

On October 20, 26, 29 and November 2 Crosspoint City Church will continue to have live sign up for Hope For Christmas – a one day event that will be held on December 12, 2015 for Bartow County Residents.  Fun activities are planned for the entire family.  Parents select two age appropriate gifts for all of the children in their family and are given a complete Christmas meal with all of the trimmings.  There is even a Secret Santa shop where kids can select and have a gift wrapped to give to parents on Christmas morning.  Registration is from 10am – 2pm at Crosspoint City Church, 245 S. Tennessee St. in Cartersville.  ID and copy of utility bill for proof of residence is required at registration.  For questions contact Bailey Beaver at bailey@bashatlanta.com or 678-887-8608.

 

STEER YOUR FUTURE CAREER EXPO

On October 22 from 2pm – 6pm Chattahoochee Technical College will host a job fair.  The expo is open to all job seekers.  Resume help will be offered between 12pm and 3pm.  The expo will be held at the North Metro Campus, Building D, 5198 Ross Road, Acworth, GA  30102.  For more information visit the website http://www.chattahoocheetech.edu/services/career-services/career-fairsand-upcoming-events/ or email Career.Services@chattahoocheetech.edu

 

Tranquility House Events

19th Annual Golf Tournament October 23rd at Woodland Hills, Registration is at 8:00am, tee time-9:00am, $400 per team, $100 per person. Not too late for additional players. For more information, call 770-386-8093 or email Zanett atcommunityrc@tranquilityhouse.cbeyond.com  

30th Anniversary Celebration on October 24, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 6pm-10pm. Tickets are $80.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at www.tranquility-house.org or call 770-386-8093. Celebrating 30 years of service to victims of Domestic Violence and their children.

 

SMALL BRIDGES Adventure Trek 

October 24, 2015 starting at Louie’s Cafe – 1:30pm to approximately 6:00pm.  Questions please contact Denise Hutchinson, President @ denise@smallbridges.org or Jenn Wake, Secretary/Treasurer @ jwake73013@aol.com.  Website is smallbridges.org – raising adoption awareness and providing financial assistance to Christian families seeking to adopt. 

 

Project SEARCH (a job training program for students with special needs) 

LUNCH AND LEARN:  Special Ed. At A Glance
Wednesday, 10/28/15 at Cartersville Medical Center, Classroom 1.  Drop in between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm to learn more about special education and the IEP process for school-aged students, job training and employment opportunities, and resources available in our area for all ages.  Representatives from the Bartow County Schools, Parent 2 Parent, Project SEARCH, and  Vocational Rehabilitation will be on hand to answer your questions about the special education process and the paperwork that goes along with it.  Also, see the benefits of hiring people with special needs and the skills these people bring to our community.  For more information please email kristy.mitchell@bartow.k12.ga.us or call 770-324-9834.

 

Bartow Recreation Department Fall Festival at Hamilton Crossing Park on October 31st.  We invite all churches, businesses, and non-profits that would like to come and set up a booth to hand out candy or set up games for the children.  This is all free of charge to the participants as well as no cost to set up a booth.  We have had a very large turn-out the last few years.  Contact Eddie Chastain for more information at 770-387-5149.

 

GRASP Groups at the Goodwill Training Center

Thursday, November 5, from 5:30 – 7:00 at the Goodwill Training Center, a GRASP chapter will begin.  GRASP stands for grief recovery adult substance passing.  The group will meet every Thursday unless there is a holiday conflict.  Kindly pre- register by email to: GraspGroup@aol.com or tojwake73013@aol.com by sending your name and phone number.  You will receive a call from Jenn and of course your information will be proprietary.  Facilitated by Jenn Wake and Don Carson.

 

 

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES…

 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES…

 

Highland Rivers is seeking a Lead Licenced Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) for their Floyd Outpatient program.  Minimum training & experience: LCSW or LPC with experience in the outpatient mental health setting.

Submit resume and cover letter by email or FAX:  706-270-5129   jobs@highlandrivers.org

 

Highland Rivers is seeking a C&A Program Manager.  Minimum Training & Experience:

Georgia Licensed LPC, LCSW or LMFT AND Three years of experience in the provision of therapeutic services with at least one year in supervisory role.  Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with C&A Services, budget management skills, and strong communication skills.  Submit resume and cover letter by email or FAX:  706-270-5129   jobs@highlandrivers.org

 

The Atlanta Community Food Bank is hiring for a Mobile Benefits Screener!  This person will be based out of Northwest Georgia (Polk, Paulding, Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee, and Cobb Counties) doing direct client outreach.  For more information contact Jolene Glenn jolene.glenn@acfb.org.=  You can apply at http://acfb.org/careers.