Sons of the American Legion Post 12 at Rockmart is hosting a $ 5 All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner on the third Wednesday of the month (July 21) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1 Veterans Circle. Each meal includes garlic bread, salad and tea, and all proceeds go to veterans and children’s programs.
The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive at Rockmart’s First Baptist Church, 311 E. Elm St., on July 22 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Rockmart Masonic Lodge will be serving barbecue sandwiches to all donors. There is a critical need for blood at this time due to the large number of people traveling and on vacation.
A fish fry is scheduled for July 24 in Seaborn Jones Park in Rockmart as a fundraiser for God’s Loving Angels. The local group organizes the annual Feed the Community event in November. The event will run from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will also include the sale of hot dogs. The day will also include live entertainment.
Several local law enforcement agencies are expected to hold an information and welcome meeting on Monday, July 26 on the new Explorer for Youth program. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the County Commission meeting room, located behind the Polk County Police Department at 73 Clines Ingram Jackson Road in Cedartown.
The annual Youth Summerfest / Stockings of Love event is scheduled for Saturday, July 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Northwest Park in Cedartown. The drive-through event will include free backpacks of school supplies, a lunch bag, free haircuts and optional clothing for the kids. Physical distancing will be respected. There will be no Church Olympics or transportation for this year’s event. For more information, contact Courtney Ripoll at 770-689-7838.
The Kresge United Methodist Church Clothing Bank is open the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at McBrayer Furniture at 502 Main Street in Cedartown. The church provides free clothing for children from birth to 5 years old.
Rockmart First United Methodist Church, 135 West Church St., will be launching a Sit ‘n’ Stitch group in August. The group will meet in the church communion hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month. The first meeting will take place on August 9. The group invites seamstresses, dressmakers and artisans to bring in a project, work on a ministry project, or just come and sit and enjoy the fellowship and friendship. For more information, contact Madeline Brown at 678-435-5032.
The Polk School District Office for Exceptional Students is available to assist in the identification of children with disabilities and the provision of free appropriate public education from the age of 3 through the age of 21 . If you think your child has developmental delays or you think your child might have a disability and would like help or for more information about the services available through the Polk School District, contact outstanding students of the Polk School District, 770-684-8718.
The Northwest Georgia Center for Independent Living runs a COVID-19 peer support call every Monday at 2 p.m. via the Zoom website and by phone. For the link and password, or if you need help, contact Christina Holtzclaw at 628-246-1825 or [email protected]