BACK TO THE '80s: Revival South is hosting another edition of the popular Back to the '80s party from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 26. This time, the festivities will take place on the green space at The Mill on Etowah, 225 Reformation Parkway, Canton. There will be food, vendors, axe throwing, arcade machines, and classic '80s hits performed by Guardians of the Jukebox.

BIG SPRINGS FARM: The 10th annual tractor and car show at Big Springs Farm, 2100 Sugar Pike Road, will return from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 26  The event will have hayrides, pumpkins, animals, hayrides, and photographs.

VETERANS JOB FAIR: DAV and RecruitMilitary hosts Atlanta Virtual Career Fair for Veterans, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 1. RecruitMilitary’s virtual events provide personal interaction among job candidates and employers in large group, small group and one-one-one formats. To view a tour of the virtual event format, visit

PASTOR APPRECIATION: Carmel Baptist Church, 2001 Bascomb Carmel Road, is celebrating Pastor Appreciation Day for Pastor Jordan Runion and his family at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 4. Daily Bread will be performing. Because of the pandemic, there will not be a meal afterward. Face masks are required. 

CONSTITUTION CLASS: An 11-week class entitled “Christianity and The Constitution” will be offered at First Baptist Church Woodstock, 11905 Ga. Highway 92. Class begins at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in room A-240. There is no charge for the class and no registration is required, though participation is limited to 25 people.

BLOOD DRIVE: To address a severe shortage of blood, Carmel Baptist Church is hosting a blood drive 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at the church, 2001 Bascomb Carmel Road, Woodstock.

REFORMATION SUNDAY SERVICE: King of Kings Lutheran Church will hold its annual outdoor worship service at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at Engelheim Vineyards,127 Lakeview Road, Ellijay. For more information, call (706) 301-9191.

ONLINE ART EXHIBIT: The Cherokee Arts Center is offering a virtual art exhibit of the works of Jeff Spicer via the center’s website: or its Facebook and YouTube channels.

CORONAVIRUS TESTS: The CVS at 4594 Ga. Highway 92 in Acworth has added a drive-thru coronavirus test option. That location joins other Cherokee County CVS testing at stores located at 3785 Sixes Road, Canton and 6120 Hickory Flat Highway, Canton.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Registration is open for the annual Ambassadors of Bradshaw Farm Golf Tournament to benefit Goshen Valley Boys Ranch on Nov. 10. Entry fees are $100 and include both breakfast and dinner, as well as recognition for longest drive, closest to the pin, and putting. Sponsorships are available as well. For more information and to register visit:

CHEROKEE ARTS CENTER WORKSHOPS: Cherokee Arts Center is offering workshops for Fluid Paint Pouring Sept. 26. All workshops will be at the arts center.

ART EXHIBIT: The Cherokee Arts Center will host a Watercolor Club/Garden Club exhibit through Sept. 24.

FLU SHOT CLINIC: The North Georgia Health District will be offering a drive-thru flu shot clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Woodstock City Church, 150 Ridgewalk Parkway. Shots will be available at no cost for those with acceptable health insurance plans, and as low as $25 for those paying out of pocket. Clients receiving flu shots are required to wear a face mask or cloth covering.

REVERSE RAFFLE: The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation is having a reverse raffle fundraiser online at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Reverse Raffle tickets are $100 each and include a chance for the $5,000 grand prize. Proceeds will help students in need at Chattahoochee Tech. To purchase Reverse Raffle tickets, secure a sponsorship, or for more information, visit:

GOLF TOURNAMENT: A Gathering of Friends Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held at Towne Lake Hills Golf Club on Oct. 17. Fee to enter per person is $150. Prizes will be given to first, second and third place, as well as many other prizes. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., shot gun start at 9 a.m., lunch and award ceremony at 3 p.m. Sign up by Oct. 9. Call 770-592-9969, ext. 1.

BOAT PARADE: The Lake Allatoona Association is looking for participants for the 4th Annual “Lights on the Lake’ Christmas Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 5. Registration to enter a boat; to become a sponsor for the parade; to make a donation; or, to purchase a 2020 Christmas parade T-shirt, please visit starting Oct. 1st. Complete details are on the registration page. The best observation locations will be at Bartow County Park/Gatewood Park and Cooper Branch No. 1 Boat Ramp.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, some of the following ongoing events may be canceled, postponed or offered in an online format. Check with the organization before attending events listed.


QUIT SMOKING: Northside Hospital Cancer Institute is hosting six-week Built to Quit courses. Afternoon classes are available at Northside Hospital campuses in Atlanta, Canton and Cumming and online upon request. Lunch or dinner is provided. To register online, visit For more information, call 404-780-7653 or email

SERVICE LEAGUE: The BridgeMill Sixes Service League is open to all women over the age of 21. The league provides services to those less fortunate in the community. Monthly meetings are the third Thursday night of each month at 1180 Bridgemill Ave., Canton.

QUILTERS: Cherokee Crazy Quilters Guild is a nonprofit teaching guild and welcomes newcomers. Meetings are Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church 137 Hightower Road (Highway 20 and Highway 369) Ball Ground. For more information, contact The quilters accept fabric donations.

SOUTHERN WINDS: Southern Winds Concert Band is a nonprofit community band for musicians of all levels. They rehearse Thursdays at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Woodstock, 11905 Highway 92. No audition needed. For more information, visit

SONS OF AMERICAN LEGION: Canton American Legion Post 45 has re-constituted its squadron of the Sons of the American Legion and is welcoming new members. SAL membership is open to all male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of the American Legion and such male descendants of veterans who died during or subsequent to most of the nation’s conflicts. Annual dues are $20. Squadron 45 meets at 6:30 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at American Legion Post 45, 160 McClure St. in Canton. For more information, call Commander Raymond Rollins at 770-479-4405, ext. 1.

PRESCHOOL: Johnston Preschool and Ralph Bunche Preschool is accepting applications for Head Start for 3 and 4 year olds. Johnston Preschool is at 2031 East Cherokee Drive and Ralph Bunche Preschool is at 400 Belletta Drive. For more information or an application appointment, contact Elizabeth at Ralph Bunche, 770-721-5370 or Ludi at Johnston, 770-721-8490.

GARDEN CLUB: The Sixes Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of every month at the Historic Rock Barn, 658 Marietta Highway, Canton. Yearly membership is $25. For information on meetings go to and look under Rock Barn at the calendar. Contact with the subject: Garden Club.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The American Red Cross hosts an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast at the Johnny Rockets in the Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta food court every Sunday. The breakfast is $6, and $1 will be donated to the local charity of the week. To put a charity on the calendar, ask for a manager at 678-483-6524.

FOSTERING CLASS: Goshen Valley Homes is hosting a free class every third Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. at G. Cecil Pruett Community Center Family YMCA, 151 Waleska St., Canton. The informational meeting will be to learn about foster care. Childcare is provided by the YMCA for all families. For more information, email Debra at

PAPA’S PANTRY: Papa’s Pantry is now open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and has appointments available for food assistance. Call 770-591-4730 to schedule. Papa’s Pantry is located at 6551 Commerce Parkway, Suite 200, Woodstock.

YPOW AM: Young Professionals of Woodstock’s YPOW AM takes places every Thursday at Copper Coin Coffee from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Each month, networking sessions will have a different theme. For more information, call Jenna Hill at 770-924-0406.

EXERCISE FOR SENIORS: Body Recall, a free exercise group geared toward seniors meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Boys & Girls Club in Canton. For more, call Cherokee County Senior Services at 770-345-2675.

RAINBOW GROUP: The North Georgia Rainbow Group will host monthly youth meetings beginning in February, followed by a supervised youth activity to support social skills and friendships. Monthly family support meetings also start in February supervised by a group leaders and child psychologist. It is a confidential group. Email for more information.

ART STUDIO: A studio and gallery located at 110 Cedar Court, Waleska, features local artists’ work. Biweekly classes are ongoing in watercolor and mixed medium. Call 770-720-4780 for information or email

MOOSE BINGO: The Canton Moose Lodge hosts Bingo, which is open to the public Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. The Moose Lodge is at 208 Moose Loop Road, Canton. For more information, call 770-479-8300.

ARTS CLASSES: The Cherokee Arts Center, located at 94 North St. in downtown Canton, offers a variety of art classes for children and adults. Classes include weaving, watercolor painting, oil and acrylic painting, writing, pre-teen art, photography, film production, teen/adult drawing and youth creative writing. The center also offers special events. To obtain information regarding classes, costs and events, visit or call 770-704-6244.

ART: Studio 121, located at, 470 Valley St. Suite 201 in Ball Ground has weekly art classes for adults and kids. Times vary per age group. For more information, contact Patricia Reeves at 770-479-6961 or

MENDED HEARTS CARDIAC SUPPORT: Mended Hearts a support group for heart patients and their caregivers, now meets the fourth Tuesday, each month, at 10:30 a.m. at Northside Hospital Cherokee in Canton. For more information, call 1-888-432-7899 or visit

CLASSES: A variety of art, drama, voice, improv, Broadway and visual arts classes for children, teens and adults are available through Elm Street Arts. For more information, visit or call 678-494-4251. Held at City Center, 8534 Main St., Woodstock.

STORY TIMES: The Sequoyah Regional Library System presents free Story Time programs at all branch locations. For more information, visit or call 770-591-1491 for more information.

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