Community Calendar - September 12, 2018

Community Events

Community craft fair and flea market Sept. 15

Locally Crafted Market will hold a community craft fair and flea market Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 387 North Grove Street, Ste. E in Dahlonega. This will be a fundraiser for Dahlonega Care Center to benefit mothers and babies. Email locallycraftedmarket@gmail.com for more information.

Farm to Table Dinner event Sept. 22

Canvas and Cork invites everyone to our Farm to Table Dinner event on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 4-7 p.m. Join us for dinner prepared by Shenanigans Irish Pub and Bourbon Street Grille, as well as a concert by and Lara Polangco. Proceeds benefit 9th District Opportunity for local families in need. Tickets available through Eventbrite and are $35. Concert tickets are an additional $15.

ConnectAbility Hometown Heroes Sept. 21

Meet local Heroes and Therapy Dogs and have ice-cream from North Georgia Treats September 21, 6-8 p.m. at Lumpkin County Parks & Rec. Children and adults of all abilities are welcome. Free.

ConnectAbility self defense class Sept. 21

A ConnectAbility self defense class will be taught by Kelly Leo, owner of Full Throttle Fitness in Gainesville, who has black belts in multiple styles of martial arts and has led a highly successful kickboxing career. Class will be September 21 6-8 p.m. at Lumpkin County Parks & Rec.

God and science seminar at UNG Sept. 26-27

Attend a two-night free seminar about God and science on the University of North Georgia campus Sept. 26-27 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hoag Auditorium. Availability is limited. Register on eventbrite.com for tickets.

ConnectAbility Community Movie Night Sept. 27

Wonder is playing on Sept. 27 at the Holly Theater. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bring your friends.

 

Community Announcements

Market Days September 14-15

Dipsy Doodle's September Market Days will be held Friday & Saturday, September 14-15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come shop for your next treasure or sign up for a booth for $15. Call 706/867-4908 for more information.

Enotah CASA meet and greet Sept. 18

Enotah CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) will hold a meet and greet reception and discussion of the roles of CASA advocates and ambassadors Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m. at Cafe Cancun, 154 Wilford Ash SR Parkway in Cleveland.  A seven-session training will be given to volunteers Sept. 24 - Oct. 5, 8 a.m. to noon at CASA’s office, 56 Short Street in Dahlonega.

Multi-Employer Job Fair Sept. 19 in Dawsonville

The Goodwill Career Center will hold a multi-employer Job Fair from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19. This is a great chance to meet with hiring managers of over 20 local business who will conduct interviews on site. The WorkSource Georgia Mountains mobile training unit will also be onsite to offer resume assistance and skills assessments.

Pancake Breakfast fundraiser Sept. 22

The Masons lodge will hold a Pancake Breakfast from 7-10 a.m. on Saturday, Sep. 22 to raise money for the Cemetery Committee to recover the marker of one of the city founders, Milton Gathright. This event is open to the public and tickets are $7 per person.

Farmers Market open every weekend

The 2018 Dahlonega Farmers Market is open every Saturday (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Tuesday (2-6 p.m.) through October 13 in Hancock Park.

Craft Events at Dipsy Doodle Antiques

"Make & Take" class—how to make a bangle bracelet and keychain using spent bullets. Reserve a spot by calling the shop at 706-867-4908. $20, supplies included.

Volunteers wanted at Rape Response

Caring volunteers are needed at Rape Response to work with survivors of sexual assault. Volunteers will respond to crisis calls and accompany assault survivors to the hospital, so you must live within 30 minutes of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville Campus.  Background Check, interview and 30 hours of training are required. Volunteer training will be offered on Saturdays, Oct. 6, 13 and 20 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (light breakfast/lunch provided). Attendance of all three sessions plus 5 hours of online training are required to complete volunteer training. Contact Gale Adams, Volunteer Coordinator at 770-503-7273 or apply online at www.raperesponse.com

 

Children & Youth

Mother’s morning out Preschool registration

Dahlonega United Methodist MMO-Preschool, certified as “A Program of Excellence,” is still taking applications for registration for school year 2018-2019 for all classes from Toddlers to Pre-k. For more information visit our website: www.dahlonegaumc.org or call Angie Mayo or Dana Fritchle at 706-864-8521. Also find us on Facebook at Dahlonega UMC Mother’s Morning Out & Preschool.

Sonshine Preschool at Dahlonega Baptist

Sonshine Weekday Preschool at Dahlonega Baptist Church has a few openings left for the 2018-2019 School Year. We offer a curriculum-based program for 1-year-olds - Pre-K. For more information visit dbcsonshine.com or contact Sherrie Gray, sonshine@dbch.org

Parks & Rec After-School Program

Lumpkin County Parks & Rec After School Program serves children from Lumpkin elementary and middle schools from 2:45 to 6 p.m. on school days at each elementary school. One time registration fee $15. Weekly fees: one day, $15; two days, $30, three to five days, $40. Register at the Lumpkin County Parks & Rec Center or contact Fonda London, 706-864-3622. tfn

 

Reunions

Cantrell Reunion Sep. 15

The Cantrell Family Reunion takes place on Saturday, Sep. 15 at Bethel Baptist Church on Hwy 356 four miles north of Helen. Potluck lunch, fellowship, and genealogy history. Registration begins at 11am. Call Wayne for information. 678-481-4130.

Freeland reunion Sep.15

A reunion for the family and friends of Jarrett Newton Freeland and Emily Faulkner Freeland will be held on Saturday, Sep.15 at 11 a.m. at Siloam Baptist Church fellowship Hall on Siloam Church Road west of Dahlonega off Hwy. 9 S. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Please bring food, drinks and any history you may have. Gail Davis 706-864-6299; Farrell Gable 706-864-3706.

Cornelious Reunion Sept. 16

Everyone is invited to the annual Cornelious & Ida (Sims) Thomas Family Reunion on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Shoal Creek Baptist Church Goodwill building in White County. Bring your favorite dishes and old photos to share. Tell your family and friends. For more information call Geneva Humphries 706-865-6137 or Sherrell Sisum 706-973-9096.

Lumpkin County High School Reunion Sept. 22

There will be a reunion for graduates of Lumpkin County High School on September 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Parks & Rec. Call Dola Davis for information, 706-864-3432. Bring a covered dish.  Everyone is welcome.

Sullens Reunion Sept. 23

The annual Sullens Family Reunion will meet Sunday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Mt. Olive Church Road, Dahlonega.  Bring your favorite covered dishes and old and new pictures to share. Direct questions to Debra Jackson, 770-561-6499 or Robbie Wehunt, 706-864-3735.

Humphries Reunion Sept. 23

Everyone is invited to the annual Humphries Family Reunion on Sunday, Sept. 23 at New Bridge Church Fellowship Hall In White County. Bring your favorite dish and old photos to share. Dinner served at 1 p.m. Tell your family and friends. For more info call Russell Humphries 706-865-6137 or Sherrell Sisum 706-973-9096.

 

Nature and Outdoors

Save Georgia’s Hemlocks September 15

On Saturday, September 15 Save Georgia’s Hemlocks and the Chattooga River District of the U.S. Forest Service need volunteers to treat approximately 200 hemlocks at the Raven Cliffs Trailhead and Low Gap Campground in White County to save them from being killed by the invasive insect hemlock woolly adelgid. Registration is required.  For sign-up and details, call Chris Disser at 678-978-6380 or email christinadisser@gmail.com.

Ride the Rails Festival Sept. 22-23

The Annual Mineral Bluff Ride the Rails Festival will be held on Sept. 22 and 23. Join them for an exciting and scenic 5-mile ride behind restored open-air railroad motor cars traveling on the former Louisville and Nashville Railroad’s Murphy Branch. Visit Tsmri.org (Ride the Rails tab) for more information.

ForestWatch Fall Retreat October 6 at Vogel

Join us for the annual Georgia ForestWatch Fall Retreat and Membership Meeting at Vogel State Park on Saturday, October 6. Meet our new Executive Director, Dr. Don Davis, and say farewell to Mary Topa. Our main program starts on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with various talks and discussions.

Chattahoochee Trail Horse Association / NE GA SORBA on Saturdays

Monthly Multi-use Trail Improvement Day. Equestrians, Hikers, Mountain Bikers please join us the first Saturday of each month (Oct. 6) at 9 a.m. on Jake Mountain Parking Lot, off Nimblewill Church Rd, Chattahoochee National Forest, Dahlonega. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch provided by CTHA with RSVP.Contact Debbie Crowe at georgiacrowes22@bellsouth.net

 

Classes/Workshops

Booths available for Market Days

Dipsy Doodle's September Market Days will be held Friday and Saturday, September 14-15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come shop for your next treasure or sign up for a booth for $15. Call 706-867-4908 for more information.

Free teen driving class

R.I.D. Class (reducing injury and death in teenage drivers) is a free teen driving class for ages 14-24. The class addresses driver safety including seatbelt use, distracted driving, dangers of speeding, impairment, and TARDA laws along with parent and teen's responsibilities when learning to drive. The class is held on the last Tuesday of every month, except December, from 6-8 p.m. Parents must attend. Sign up for a class by email, r.i.d.teendriverclass.@outlook.com or by phone at 706-429-4517.

Art Classes

Introduction to oil paintings. Beginners through advanced. Classes take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Dahlonega. For more information please visit www.artloft.net or call 706-429-6008 or email info@artloft.net

Home Depot Free Workshops, 706-867-9618, ext. 417 or 383. Register at homedepot.com/workshops

Reading, GED classes

Free Tutoring in Reading. Free GED classes. Tutors wanted. Lumpkin County Literacy, 706-867-9607

weekly art classes at Canvas and Cork

Canvas and Cork offers weekly art classes in different mediums (alcohol ink, acrylics, oils, mixed media, Chinese brush painting, jewelry). Call Canvas and Cork for reservation at 706-525-1563.

 

Free Services

Mental Illness Education Class

NAMI FDL, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer a NAMI Family-to-Family Education Class 2018, starting on September 10 through November 19 on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in Cumming. 678/947-6156.

dementia help available

Looking for help for a loved one with dementia or other age related symptoms?  Free help is available.  Please call John with The Dementia Guide at 706-429-6665.

Mental Illness Family Education Class

NAMI FDL, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer a NAMI Family-to-Family Education Class 2018, starting on September 10 through November 19 on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in Cumming. Call 678-947-6156 for more information.

 

At the Library

Lumpkin County Library, 706-864-3668

 www.chestateelibrary.org 

Library Hours:

Mon/Tues/Wed 10-5:30; Thurs 10-7; Fri/Sat 10-3:30

Genealogy Databases Class, Wednesday, September 12, 2–3 p.m. This class will provide a brief overview of each of the genealogy databases available through the library. You’ll learn what can be found in each and how to access them from home and in the library. Sign up for this free class by calling 706-864-3668.

Theater Thursday, September 13, 5-6:45 p.m. Family. Grab the family for free movie fun at the library. We will be playing “Coco.” Free popcorn will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks.

Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Discussion Group, “Alternate Visions,” Monday, September 17, 2:30–4 p.m. Adults 18 and up. If you enjoy reading science fiction and/or fantasy books, then this is the book discussion for you.  Held the 3rd Monday of each month, from 2:30–4 p.m., the group will be discussion a monthly selection of science fiction or fantasy. September’s selection is:  “A Darker Shade of Magic” by Victoria Schwab.

The STEAM Express. New. 3rd Tuesday of each month. Ages 3 and up. September 18                      3:30–5 p.m. This is a new drop in program with STEAM stations for all ages. We will explore a different STEAM topic (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) each month with different “stations” to explore at your own pace.

Building Blocks Storytime, every Wednesday, September 19–October 24, 11 a.m. Ages 2-5. The programs last 45 minutes to one hour and may include songs, fingerplays, and crafts in addition to the stories.

 

At The Holly Theater

Acting classes for kids and juniors begins Sept. 24

Acting for Kids, ages 6-10, Mondays 4:30-5:30 $125, Sept. 24 to Nov. 12. Junior Acting Class, ages 10-14, Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 $125. Sept. 27 to Nov. 15. Instructor: Emily Shorthill. Do you have a potential actor in your family? Give your kid the chance to play around with stage craft. During this class, students will explore the basics of acting through games, improv, and scene work. Kids will get to demonstrate their new skills with a parent performance at the end of the semester. This class is appropriate for beginners and those with some performance experience.

Costume sewing class begins Sept. 20

Ages 10 and up. Thursdays 5-7 p.m. $125. Sept. 20 to Oct. 25. Instructors: Phyllis Hartman and Cathy McMullan. Come learn the basics of sewing and develop sewing skills by working with some of our fabulous costumers. You’ll get to work on projects of your choosing, or help with costumes for upcoming Holly productions. This class is appropriate for any experience level, instruction will be tailored to meet your needs.

The Holly Theater wants your hidden talents

The Holly Theater is building production teams for Annie and other upcoming productions and your talents are needed. Now is the chance to satisfy your wish to become a part of the fun you witness on stage. Everyday people help out behind the scenes with all Holly Theater Company shows and we couldn't get to the first rehearsal without them. There are many ways to get involved, including stage management, directing, choreography, props, costumes, production technical side, and many more. Visit hollytheater.com and click on "Volunteer"

 

Church / Religious Events

Freedom Ministries Saturday night singing

Big Oak Gospel Music at 7 p.m. each Saturday. The event is hosted by The Freedom Heirs and admission is free; a love offering will be collected. 1067 Highway 115 South (Old Dahlonega Highway) 706-867-6534

Singing Sept. 16 at Kings Highway

There will be a singing on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. at Kings Highway Worship Center located at 523 Ben Higgins Road in Dahlonega featuring Tina and Tony Dean Family from Panama City Beach.

Singing Sept. 16-18 at Christian Hill Baptist

Christian Hill Baptist Church will hold a singing Sunday, Sept. 16-18 at 7 p.m. featuring the Troy Burns Family from Bryson City, NC. The church is located on Highway 129, 5833 Gailey Drive, Clermont. For more information call 770-718-7362, 706-265-0655, or 770-503-4112.

Bible study at Pleasant Hill Baptist

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church on Camp Wahsega Road in Dahlonega holds Bible study every Wednesday at 7 p.m.  Pastor Terry Head invites everyone.

GMUUC

Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church, 439 South Park St, Dahlonega, is a welcoming congregation. Worship is held at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday.

Bible studies at St. Peter Lutheran

St. Peter Lutheran Church announces the start of two new Bible studies and invites the public to participate. Sessions will meet through Nov. 14, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the church, located at 1090 Tipton Drive. The new Sunday morning class will focus on "The Abundant Life," as it studies the Gospel according to St. John. Sessions are 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. The instructor for both classes will be the pastor at St. Peter Lutheran Church, the Rev. Dr. Gerhard C. Michael, Jr. More information is available at stpeter-lutheran.org. To register or ask any questions, you may email Pastor Michael, pastor.stpeterlutheran@gmail.com or call the church at 706-864-6001 or 678-313-9310.

 

Club Meetings

September 13

The Northeast Georgia Mountain Beekeepers Association meets on the second Thursday of the month (September 13), 6:30-8 p.m. at the Habersham County Agricultural Building, 555 Monroe Street, Clarkesville. For more, contact officers@negabeekeeping.com

The American Red Cross Disaster Action Team meets the second Thursday of each month (September 13) at 7 p.m. at Lumpkin County Library. 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 Golden Stitches Quilters Guild meets the second Thursday (September 13) at the Lumpkin Senior Center from 6-8:30 p.m. to sew on individual and community projects. Come quilt, sew and learn. Barbara Smith, 770-718-5291; Deborah Raptis, 706-867-1869, goldenstitches@hotmail.com

SOS (SINGLES OVER SIXTY), meets the second Thursday (September 13) of each month. This month’s meeting is at Danny’s Restaurant in Dahlonega from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m. SOS is a social group for singles over sixty. Come out and meet some new people and have an opportunity for various activities and socializing time! We have fun! For more information contact Glenda Pender at pendergn@windstream.net. We look forward to meeting you.

September 17

Young Republicans of Northeast Georgia will meet in the upstairs "Bear Cave" of the Nix Student Center at Truett McConnell University of September 17, 2018 from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. Our meeting will feature a round-table discussion between State Representative Terry Rogers, State Senator Steve Gooch, and State Senator and former candidate for Governor Michael Williams. All are welcome to attend.

Kiwanis Club of Dahlonega—Lumpkin County will not meet on Sep. 3 for Labor Day. The next meeting is on Monday, Sep. 17 in the upstairs conference room-UNG Dining Hall at noon. Meetings are held on the first and third Monday each month at noon.  Please serve yourself in cafeteria line prior to meeting.

Woman's Writers' Worksop meets third Monday of the month (September 17), 4-5:30 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room at the Lumpkin County Library. Beginners through published authors welcome. Bring all genres for objective critiques by group. Trish Hawkins, 954-383-5717

September 18

North Georgia Amateur Radio Club W4QQ meets the third Tuesday of each month (September 18) at El Jimador Restaurant, 91 W. Main St, Dahlonega. Social hour and dinner are at 6 p.m., followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. All hams and those interested in learning about amateur radio are invited to attend. randyrick.us/W4QQ

Health Care Connections, meets the third Tuesday of every month (September 18) at 8:15-9:30 a.m. at Chelsey Park Clubhouse, 200 Mountain Park Drive, Dahlonega, GA.  This meeting is open to all Professionals offering care, products, or services related to healthcare in Lumpkin County.

September 20

Happy Bookers Book Discussion group meets on the third Thursday of each month (September 20), 1:30-3 p.m. at the Lumpkin County Library. The group is open to the community and each month a different book is discussed. Selections may vary from award-winning books, fiction, nonfiction, or bestsellers. Monthly selections are posted around the library and on chestateelibrary.org

Board game and card night at Canvas and Cork on the third Thursday of each month (September 20) in the Cottage. Fun for all ages and starts at 6 p.m. No reservations are needed and you can bring your own game or use one of ours.

The Georgia Mountain Chapter, Military Officers Association of America, serving Cherokee, Dawson, Forsyth, Gilmer, Hall, Lumpkin, Pickens, White and North Fulton Counties, meets at 11:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month (September 20) at Golden Corral restaurant, Cumming. All current, former, and retired military officers and spouses are invited. 678-779-2584

The Heaven’s Horsemen, the local chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association, meets the third Thursday of the month (September 20) at Papa’s Pizza in Clermont at 7 p.m. If you would like to eat before the meeting, please come at 6:30 p.m.

The American Legion and The American Legion #239 Auxiliary meet the third Thursday (September 20) of each month, 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall.

September 21

THE North Georgia Photography Club holds a general meeting which includes a showing of members’ photos and a presentation or workshop at 6:30 p.m. on the third Friday (September 21) in Room 217 of the UNG Continuing Education Building on South Chestatee Street. Open to photographic enthusiasts of all skill levels. Visitors and new members welcome. Meeting/field trip details at www.northgeorgiaphotographyclub.com.

GOLD COUNTRY SQUARES third Friday dances September 21-22 – State Convention. The Gold Country Square Dancers have been asked to dance for Gold Rush on Saturday, October 20 at 11 a.m. Come enjoy a fun time.

September 27

PHOTO CRITIQUE GROUP meets the fourth Thursday (September 27), at 6:30 p.m. at Bowen Center for the Arts, 334 Highway 9 North., Dawsonville. Novice to professional are in vited to share ideas and up to five photos (prints and/or jpg’s) for positive critique. Free. Cindy Todd, cctoddphoto@gmail.com

The Dahlonega Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays (September 27) at the Dahlonega Baptist Church. Guests are welcome.

NAMI, National Association for Mental Illness for Forsyth, Dawson, Lumpkin, offers a family support group on the second and fourth Thursdays (September 27) of each month, 6:45-8:15 p.m. The group is open to adults 18 and older who are family members or caregivers of adults, children or adolescents living with any mental illness. namifdl.org or namifdlga@gmail.com

September 28

Blue Mountain Masonic Lodge #38 F&AM meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays (September 28) of each month, with fellowship and a light meal at 6:30 p.m. 706-864-3838

October 1

The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Concord Rangers Camp #2135 Dawson County, meets on the first Monday of every month (October 1) at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park Recreation Center in Dawsonville. The public is welcome. 706-344-7392

Blue Mountain Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #333 meets the first Monday of each month—except January, July and September when we meet the 2nd Monday (October 1). All meetings begin at 7:30 pm. We also meet the fourth Monday night in April and October at the same time. Meetings are held in downtown Dahlonega at the Masonic Lodge.

October 2

Auraria Community Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month (October 2) at the Community Clubhouse on Auraria Road. Join the club for a covered dish dinner. All members and friends are welcome. Cost is $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

Alzheimer’s Association Support Group meets at the Dahlonega Presbyterian Church at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday (October 2) of each month. 706-429-6665.

TROUT UNLIMITED, GOLD RUSH CHAPTER: Regular meetings are the first Tuesday of the month (October 2) at Camp Glisson. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. while it lasts. All members and guests are welcome. A Fly Tying class is held on the second Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post. John Simmons, johnsi@goldrushtu.org, goldrushtu.org. Find “Gold Rush Chapter-Trout Unlimited” on Facebook

October 3

Gold Rush Quilter’s Guild meets the first Wednesday of each month (October 3) at 10 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church on Friendship Road off West Moreland and Highway 129, Cleveland. Visitors and new members welcome, Jan Fambrough, 770-235-9070

Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee: Veterans and supporters of veterans are invited to attend Lumpkin County Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee meetings the first Wednesday of each month (October 3), 4:30 p.m. Meetings are held in the downstairs conference room at the Administration Building. Veterans Helping Veterans, www.lumpkincounty.gov/veterans-affairs/

October 4

Lumpkin County Family Connection Collaborative holds an open monthly meeting at noon on the first Thursday of each month (October 4) at Lumpkin County Park-s & Rec. Anyone interested in collaborating with local partner organizations or learning more about resources for family and children in our community is welcome. Brigette Barker, 706-867-7047 or email bbarker@lumpkin.k12.ga.us. Web site: www.lumpkin.k12.ga.us/~fc/

The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 1860 Blue Ridge Rifles, meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month (October 4) in the basement meeting room at the Lumpkin County Library. TimRagland@windstream.net

October 6

The Weekend Gold Miners club meets the first Saturday of every month (October 6) 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)

Monthly Multi-use Trail Improvement Day Equestrians, Hikers, Mountain Bikers, join Chattahoochee Trail Horse Association/NE GA SORBA on the first Saturday of each month (October 6) at 9 a.m. on Jake Mountain Parking Lot, off Nimblewill Church Rd, Chattahoochee National Forest, Dahlonega, GA. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch provided by CTHA with RSVP.Contact Debbie Crowe at georgiacrowes22@bellsouth.net

The Dahlonega Car Club holds a Cruise-in on the first Saturday of each month (October 6) from April through October. It starts at the Lumpkin County Justice Center on Morrison Moore Pkwy from 5 p.m. until dark. Bring your special car for a fun time. Call 706-867-5166 for more information.

October 8

The Dahlonega-Lumpkin Newcomers club continues to meet the second Monday (October 8) of each month at 10 a.m. at the Lumpkin County Parks and Recreation, 365 Riley Rd., Dahlonega.

DAWSON COUNTY CHAPTER #970 VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA meets the second Monday of each month (October 8) at the Dawson County Continuing Education Building, 28 Main St., Dawsonville. Fellowship at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Bill Martin, 706-809-2573

October 9

The Dahlonega Knitting Group meets the second Tuesday of the month (October 9), noon to 2 p.m. Anyone who loves to knit is welcome. Join Dahlonega Knitting Group at MeetUp.com  and then call Marian Cummings, 706-867-0471, for the address and directions for the month’s meeting location.

WORd Chasers Book GROUP meets on the second Tuesday of the month (October 9) at 1 p.m., in the conference room at the Senior Center. Books can be picked up at the library. Call Rhonda at 706-864-2358 for more information. Everyone welcome.

Mountain Laurel Lady Riders meets the second Tuesday of the month (October 9) 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 (WW), 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.

October 13

Georgia Mountain Handspinners Guild meets the second Saturday (October 13) 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 meets the second Saturday (October 13), 390 Tom Bell Odom Road (off Siloam Church/Rider Mill Road). joe@worldclass.net, 706-265-5502

Garden Bugs Club: Get a taste of planting, tending and harvesting at Revival Gardens Organic Produce the second Saturday (October 13), 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). realfood@revivalgardens.com, 706-265-5502

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The Dahlonega Nugget

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 36,
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Phone: 706-864-3613
Fax: 706-864-5812