COVID-19 VACCINES: Northside Hospital Cherokee is offering vaccinations by appointment at the county government administration building, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Room 9. Appointments should be made online at For more information, email:

CHORALE CONCERT: The Cherokee Chorale continues its 33rd season with a live streamed performance of Ola Gjeilo's "Sunrise Mass" as well as the local premiere of the commissioned work "Consider the Lilies, An Appalachian Requiem," composed by North Georgia native Timothy Michael Powell. The concert is 4 p.m. March 21 and accessible at Cost is $10.

CONSTITUTION CLASS: “Christianity and Your Constitution” will be offered at First Baptist Church in Woodstock 11905 Highway 92. Classes take place on Wednesday evenings starting around 6:30 p.m. The class is free and registration is not required. Contact 770-926-4428 for details or e-mail

BLOOD DRIVE: Waleska UMC will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 16 to March 16 to help support the American Red Cross. The blood drive will take place at the Waleska UMC, 7340 Reinhardt College Parkway in Waleska. Interested parties must register at All donors will be mailed a $5 Amazon gift card. For questions, contact

ART CONTEST: Cherokee Farm Bureau is seeking entries for its annual high school art contest. Entries must be on 8.5 x 11-inch white paper and should be created in the colors black, white and gray. The subject should depict modern agriculture. For more information, contact the Cherokee County Farm Bureau office at 770-479-1481, ext. 0. Deadline is Feb. 26.

ESSAY CONTEST: Georgia Farm Bureau’s essay contest seeks entries from middle school students on how farm markets and agritourism benefit farmers and consumers. Teachers should contact the Cherokee County Farm Bureau for an official entry form and contest rules. Students or parents may also contact the Farm Bureau at 770-479-1481 ext. 0 for entry information. Deadline is Feb. 26.

MUSIC TEACHERS MEET: The Cherokee Music Teachers Association will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. March 20 at Reinhardt’s Falany Performing Arts Center, followed by a program on Russian Romanticism, presented by Dr. Raffi Besalyn of Georgia State University. For more information on CMTA email

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.

GREEN LINE BREWERY: Green Line Brewery, 192 E. Main Street in Canton, will host musical group Trailer Hippies on March 5 at 7:30 p.m. The group blends together a mountain/folk/homespun sound, creating a unique blend of original music as well as covers by artists such as John Prine, Johnny Cash, Gillian Welsh, Patsy Cline and other greats.

GREEN LINE BREWERY: Green Line Brewery will host music artist Scott Puckett on March 6 at 8 p.m.. He will play a mash of Neil Young, Van Morrison, Nirvana, Skynard and more. 192 E. Main Street in Canton.

REFORMATION BREWERY: Both Canton and Woodstock Reformation Brewery locations will celebrate Georgia beer day on March 6 with specialty glassware featuring the state bird, flower, insect, and tree. As part of this year’s Georgia Beer Day, 50 breweries across the state will offer a limited edition collector's pint glass. In partnership with Georgia Craft Brewers Guild member breweries and Boelter Glassware, $1 from every glass will be donated to the GCBG to help promote, protect and further the common interests of its members and Georgia’s licensed brewing industry. Participating breweries will offer specials all day long.

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.


CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Weekly program of First Baptist Church of Canton open to everyone in need of healing or recovery from addiction. Held 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday at 1 Mission Point, Canton.

KINDNESS NOMINATIONS: The John Elmore Agency has been selected by a national non-profit organization, The Kindness Revolution, to lead an initiative to make Woodstock a kinder community. This is being done by taking nominations for and recognizing kind businesses and individuals in our area. If you would like to nominate a business or an individual, call 770-573-0001.

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 Jo Morris 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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