The American Red Cross Disaster Action Team meets the second Wednesday of each month (April 11) at 7 p.m. in the basement of St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 91 North Park Street. The group is seeking volunteers to help victims of disasters in the Lumpkin County area. All interested citizens are welcome. Karen, 706-867-1910
The Lumpkin County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Community House on N. Park St. to recognize individuals and organizations for their contributions to the preservation of the history and heritage of Lumpkin County during the past year. The Madeleine K. Anthony Awards, presented in memory of Madeleine K. Anthony, keep alive the legacy of the Lumpkin County community. A reception to honor this year’s recipients will follow the program. Members are asked to bring a plate of goodies to share.
The new Georgia 400 Tea Party PATRioTS will meets on the second Thursday (April 12) from 7:30-9 p.m. at the community room of the United Community Bank on Morrison Moore Parkway. Senator Steve Gooch will be the speaker this month. The group will hold a Tax Rally from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14. in front of the Welcome Center on the Public Square. Bring a friend and a sign. All meetings are open to the public. Elected officials and candidates running for office are invited to attend. 706-864-9784
The Golden Stitches Quilters Guild meet the second Thursday (April 12) at the Lumpkin Senior Center from 6-8:30 p.m. to sew on individual and community projects. Come quilt, sew, and learn. Dana Fritchle, 706-864-9261; Deborah Raptis, 706-867-1869, or email email@example.com
The Lions Club of Dahlonega meets the second and fourth Thursdays (April 12) at Just Off the Square Café, at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited. Anne Mundy, 706-864-5899
The trahlyta Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, in the Genealogy Room of the Lumpkin County Library. This will be a genealogy workshop; please bring your ancestor records.
The Georgia Mountain Handspinners Guild meets the second Saturday (April 14) at Hopewell UMC on Hopewell Road south of Murrayville, 12-4 p.m. Visitors welcome. Lynn Johnson, 706-864-6407
Etowah River Critters Club: Macro-Invertebrate Sampling and Photography on the Upper Etowah River the second Saturday (April 14), 390 Tom Bell Odom Road (off Siloam Church/Rider Mill Road). firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-265-5502
Garden Bugs Club: Get a taste of planting, tending and harvesting at Revival Gardens Organic Produce the second Saturday (April 14), 9:30-11:30 a.m. For the young and the young-at-heart. 390 Tom Bell Odom Road (off Siloam Church/Rider Mill Road). email@example.com, 706-265-5502
SEBA (Southeastern Bluegrass Association) holds a jam the third Sunday of each month from 2-5 p.m. at The Crimson Moon Café. Raymond Busbee, 706-216-3885
WILL (Women in Lumpkin Leadership), a monthly professional and social networking group for women, meets the third Wednesday of each month (April 18) from 8 to 9:30 a.m. (program begins at 8:30) at the Stewart Center for Continuing Education next to Dairy Queen. $5-per-meeting fee is collected to support future activities. No membership commitment required. Send message to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to E-vite list.
Lumpkin County Retired Educators will meet at 11:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month (April 19) at the Lumpkin County Parks YMCA for a luncheon and program. 706-864-0164
Georgia Mountain Chapter of Military Officers Association of America meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month (April 19) at Ryan’s in Dawsonville. Retired, former and current military officers are welcome. www.gmcmoaa.org, 706-265-7613
The American Legion #239 Auxiliary meets the third Thursday (April 19) of each month, 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. www.dahlonegalegion.org
F.E.A.R. (Face Everything and Recover) is a coalition in Lumpkin County organized to focus on drug and alcohol prevention for a new generation, intervention for addicts now and optimism for a drug-free community in the future. The group meets at noon on the third Thursday of the month (April 19) in the community room of the United Community Bank. It seeks to provide support and services to families affected by alcohol and drug abuse. Bridgette Barker, email@example.com
Habitat for Humanity of Lumpkin County meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month (April 19) in the meeting room upstairs at Yahoola Grill.
Dahlonega Young Professionals Group (YPG) meets the third Thursday (April 19), 5:30 p.m. YPG is a networking organization of dedicated, talented young professionals ages 21-40 with the goal of enriching the community by uniting and developing the county’s young professionals. For information on where each month’s meeting is held, go to dahlonegaypg.com.
TLC HUMANE SOCIETY meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday (April 19) in the basement of the Dahlonega Library. Please come and bring a friend. We are trying to plan for our fund raisers for the year and any ideas and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. 706-864-2817
GOLD COUNTRY SQUARE DANCERS meets the first and third Fridays of each month (April 20) from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Dahlonega United Methodist Church fellowship hall on South Park Street at Maple Street. The public is invited for fun, exercise and good fellowship. Dana Whitfield, 706-864-9021
North Georgia All Airborne Chapter will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Riverside Military Academy, Gainesville. The chapter is for anyone who ever served in an Airborne unit, and anyone who is currently serving on active duty on jump status; or, has ever served in any of the uniformed services on either jump or glider status and was honorably discharged. www.82ndairborneassociation.org, Gary Weller, 678 943-1935
The Funky Chicken Art Project holds a woodcarvers gathering on the third Saturday of each month (April 21), noon-3 p.m. More information and directions at www.funkychickenartproject.com or call Christina at 706-864-3938 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Mountain Masonic Lodge #38 F&AM meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays, (April 24) of each month. 706-864-3838
The Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild will meet on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in the United Community Bank’s Community Room on Morrison Moore Parkway. Guest Speaker will be John R. Morgan, Retired State Historic Preservation Division Staff Archaeologist, who will describe excavations conducted at the historic Bulloch Hall in Roswell. Bulloch Hall is one of three major historic house-museums in downtown Roswell, built when that was a principal textile mill town in the 19th century. Visitors are welcome.
The North Georgia Photography Critique Special Interest Group will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday (April 26) in the Dawson County Library, 342 Allen Street, Dawsonville to share tips and critique each other’s photos. New members welcome. email@example.com, http://web.me.com/paulschiemer/Critique_Group/Photos.html
Gaddistown Homemakers meets the first Tuesday of every month February through November (May 1) at 74 Fire House Lane, formerly Pre-K, across from Woody Gap School. Homemakers in the Suches area are invited.
LUMPKIN COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month (May 1) in the United Community Bank Community Room. All Lumpkin County residents are welcome. Jeff Clymer, Chairman, (706) 973-7091. www.Lumpkin-GOP.org.
TROUT UNLIMITED, GOLD RUSH CHAPTER meets on the first Tuesday of each month (May 1) in the Ivie Lodge at Camp Glisson (two miles north of Dahlonega on Highway 60). Dinner ($8) is served at 6:30 p.m. for those who wish to eat. Program begins at 7 p.m. Sherman Head, firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-864-6461, goldrushtu.org
Auraria Community Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month (May 1) at the Community Clubhouse on Auraria Road. Join the club for a covered dish dinner. All members and friends are welcome. The cost is only $5 to join for a year of fellowship and giving back to the community. For information about the club or renting the clubhouse call 706-864-3432 or 770-527-1578.
The Lumpkin County Chapter of the VFW meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month (May 7) at the United Community Bank Community Room, 206 Morrison Moore Parkway. Any Honorably Discharged Veteran or current service member (American Citizen) who has received Combat or Hostile Fire Pay, Received a Campaign Medal or has served in the Republic of Korea for more than 30 consecutive/60 non-consecutive days is invited. Applicants should bring $25 and proof of eligibility. email@example.com
Gold Rush Quilter’s Guild meets the first Wednesday of each month (May 2) at 10 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church on Friendship Road off West Moreland and Highway 129, Cleveland. Visitors and new members welcome. Elizabeth Pickel, 706-219-3890; Jan Fambrough, 706-867-8502
The Dahlonega Tea Party meets on the first Thursday of the month (May 3), at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Lumpkin County Library. The public is invited to attend the meeting to learn what the Tea Party is.
Dahlonega Woman’s Club meets the first Thursday (May 3) at 6 p.m. in the Community House on North Park Street. Please bring a brown bag dinner if you wish.
The Stonepile Writers, a community creative writing group, meets the first Thursday of each month, (May 3) at 6 p.m. at the Vickery House, 1 Vickery Drive, on the NGCSU campus. Barbara Seaton, 706-867-2911, BCSeaton@ngcsu.edu
Lumpkin County Family Connection Collaborative meets on the first Thursday of each month (May 3) at noon at Lumpkin County Parks—YMCA. Anyone interested in the well being of families and children in Lumpkin County is invited to attend. For additional information, contact Brenda Cronan 706-265-8389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.lumpkin.k12.ga.us/~fc/
The Weekend Gold Miners club meets the first Saturday of every month (May 5) at 5 p.m. at the Auraria Community Center. The family-oriented group offers local prospecting locations and camaraderie to those with an interest in prospecting. 770-531-WEGM(9346)
Gold Diggers Garden Club meets the second Tuesday (May 8) at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center on Mechanicsville Rd. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. 706-867-6426
Mountain Coin Club for beginner and advanced numismatists meets the second Tuesday of each month (May 8) at 6:15 p.m. at North Georgia Technical College, Blairsville. Call YOCS, 706-379-1488.
Word Chasers Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month (May 8) at 1 p.m., in the craft room at the senior center. All are welcome. Rhonda, 706-864-2358
Mountain Laurel Lady Riders meets the second Tuesday of the month (May 8) at 7 p.m. at The Sunflower Chinese Restaurant in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center, Highway 129, Cleveland. Come early for dinner. This is the local chapter of Women on Wheels (WOW), a national organization promoting motorcycling for women. Any woman who rides her own motorcyle, sport bike or scooter, or who is just interested in motorcycles, is invited. 706-968-6625.
Dawson County Chapter 970 of the Vietnam Veterans of America meets the second Monday of each month (May 14) at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse. Fellowship and supper are at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Wayne Watkins, 706-429-5002