UPCOMING:

SHE LOVES ME: Nick DiPuma and Katie Hartel will star in Reinhardt University Theatre’s upcoming performance of “She Loves Me.”DiPuma plays Georg Nowack, an employee at Maraczek’s Parfumerie. Georg corresponds with a “dear friend” by writing letters. One day, Amalia Balash — who also writes to a “dear friend” and is played by Hartel, arrives at the store and is hired on the spot. The two do not get along as employees, but on paper, it’s another story. “She Loves Me” will run at Reinhardt University Theater for two weekends. Tickets for can be purchased for Nov. 15-16 and 22-23 at 7:30 p.m., and 16-17 and 23-24 at 3 p.m.

PRAYER BREAKFAST: The Rotary Club of Canton will be holding its second annual prayer breakfast today at the Cherokee County Conference Center on Bluffs Parkway in Canton. The event begins at 7 a.m., and tickets for the event are $25. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Jennifer Stanley at jennifer.stanley@northside.com.

KINGDOM RIDERS: The Kingdom Riders will meet on Nov. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dos Margaritas. Dos Margaritas is located at 1558 Riverstone Parkway in Canton. Come out for good Mexican food and good fellowship. Bring your bike loving friends!

MALL TREE LIGHTING: The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta will kick off the holidays with their biggest event of the year during the annual Tree Lighting Spectacular on Nov. 24. The community is invited to get in the spirit and join the festivities, which run from 3-7 p.m. in and around the center. The Outlet Shoppes will be transformed into a Whoville-inspired winter wonderland. This can’t-miss extravaganza will feature live entertainment, giveaways, activities for kids and free photo opportunities with Cindy Lou Who, The Grinch and Mr. and Mrs. Claus. The Outlet Shoppes are located at 915 Ridgewalk Pkwy. in Woodstock.

LOVE LIGHTS A TREE: The American Cancer Society invites everyone to join for the Love Lights A Tree tree lighting and festivities 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29 at the square in Downtown Canton. Musical guests include Kelley Borman and Brenda Fachinetti, Performances by the Academy of Dance Arts plus Santa will be there, so don’t forget your camera. Refreshments of cookies and hot cocoa will be served as well. This year the tree is dedicated in loving memory of Logan Droke, Pat Fouts Roberts and Shawna James Sanford. For more information or to donate, contact LoveLightsATreeCherokee@gmail.com or call 678-232-7488.

HICKORY FLAT LIBRARY HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Hickory Flat Library’s Holiday Open House will feature pictures with Santa Claus, a tree-lighting, crafts and entertainment Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Refreshments are provided. Guests can pick up their Winter Literacy Challenge log at the event. This event is for all ages. Hickory Flat Public Library is at 2740 East Cherokee Dr. in Canton. For more information, call 770-345-7565.

BALL GROUND LIBRARY HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Ball Ground Library’s Holiday Open House invites guests to get their holiday picture taken with Santa Claus on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. Refreshments and activities for all ages will be provided. Guests can pick up their Winter Literacy Challenge log at the event. For all ages. Ball Ground Public Library is at 435 Old Canton Rd. in Ball Ground. For more information, call 770-735-2025.

WOODSTOCK LIBRARY HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Guests can dive into the holiday spirit at 6 p.m. on Dec. 3 for the Woodstock Library Holiday Open House. This all-ages event will have live music performed by the Woodstock Elementary School fifth grade chorus, along with crafts, food and Santa Claus. Guests can pick up their Winter Literacy Challenge log at the event. Woodstock Public Library is at 7735 Main St. in Woodstock. For more information, call 770-926-5859.

R.T. JONES LIBRARY HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Guests of all ages are invited to welcome the holiday season at the R.T. Jones Memorial Library Holiday Open House on Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. Enjoy crafts, carnival games, refreshments and the annual Festival of Trees. There will even be a special visitor: Santa Claus. Celebrate the holidays with library staff and friends. Guests can pick up their Winter Literacy Challenge log at the event. R.T. Jones Memorial Library is at 116 Brown Industrial Pkwy. in Canton. For more information, call 770-479-3090. Rose Creek Public Library is at 4476 Towne Lake Pkwy. in Woodstock. For more information, call 770-591-1491.

ROSE CREEK LIBRARY HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Rose Creek Library’s Holiday Open House will give guests of all ages the opportunity to enjoy holiday festivities with music from the Bascomb Elementary Music Makers, refreshments and a special visit from Santa Claus at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 5. Guests can pick up their Winter Literacy Challenge log at the event. Rose Creek Public Library is at 4476 Towne Lake Pkwy. in Woodstock. For more information, call 770-591-1491.

MARCH OF THE TOYS: The seventh Annual March of the Toys Parade for Toys for Tots will be held 7 p.m. Dec. 6 in Ball Ground. Attendees to the parade are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots campaign. Collection boxes for the toys will be available at City Park and along the parade route on Main Street.

GARDENER’S SEMINAR: The UGA Master Gardener Extension volunteers of Cherokee County present a seminar on “Holiday Wreath Making” at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 7, at the Senior Services Center, 1001 Univeter Road, Canton. Class limit of 25 participants. To register go to: www.cherokeemastergardenersinc.wildapricot.org

Or email uge1057@uga.edu or call 770-721-7803

SQUARE DANCE LESSONS: Cherokee Squares Dance Club in Woodstock will accept new members for Square Dance Class on Jan. 7, 14 and 21 at the Hall, 216 Rope Mill Road. Classes are 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $7 per class. Classes will run for 25 weeks. Call 404-408-3180 or 404-218-6155 for more information.

ONGOING:

SERVICE LEAGUE: The BridgeMill Sixes Service League, BSSL, a nonprofit organization, is open to all women in Cherokee County over the age of 21. The league provides community outreach assistance by organizing various events and programs to raise money or provided needed materials and/or services to those less fortunate in the local community. Monthly meetings are held the third Thursday night of each month at the activity center, 1180 Bridgemill Ave. in Canton.

N. GA. FAMILIES ANONYMOUS: Meetings for the support group for families affected by substance abuse at First United Methodist Church of Canton have been suspended indefinitely. To find a local chapter of Families Anonymous, visit www.familiesanonymous.org.

QUILTERS: Cherokee Crazy Quilters Guild is a nonprofit teaching guild and welcomes newcomers. Meetings are Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church 137 Hightower Road (Highway 20 & Highway 369) Ball Ground. For more information, contact ccrazyquilters@gmail.com. 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 www.swcb.org.

JUNE’S PLACE: Have fun and dance the night away at June’s Place, open every Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. June’s Place is at 1185 Hickory Road near Holly Springs. For more information, call 770-893-8549.

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 5pm the third Thursday of each month at American Legion Post 45, 160 McClure St. in Canton. For more information, call Kevin Wright at 502-649-0089.

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. School hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Head Start is based on income eligibility. For more information or an application appointment, contact Mrs. Elizabeth at Ralph Bunche, 770-721-5370 or Mrs. Ludi at Johnston, 770-721-8490.

PICKLEBALL: Pickleball is a sport created for all ages. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn. Classes start in June on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Classes will be at the Boys and Girls Club Tennis Courts, 1082 Univeter Road in Canton. For details, call Nathan Brandon at 404-384-8533.

EXERCISE CLASS: Body Recall is an exercise class for all ages held at the Boys and Girls Club in the gym, 1082 Univeter Road in Canton on Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting July 10. For details, call Nathan Brandon at 404-384-8533.

GARDEN CLUB: The Sixes Garden Club meet the third Monday of every month at the Historic Rock Bard, 658 Marietta Highway in Canton at 7 p.m. The group is for any level gardener. The first meeting is free, yearly membership is $25. For information on meetings go to Rockbarn.org and look under Rock Barn at the calendar. Contact cassidyflyer2@comcast.net 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 to 7:30 p.m. at G. Cecil Pruett Community Center Family YMCA, 151 Waleska Street in Canton. The informational meeting will be to learn about foster care, the needs of the local community, the process of becoming a foster parents and different ways to impact the life of a child. Childcare is provided by the YMCA for all families. For more information, email Debra at dcollins@goshenvalley.org.

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 in 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. Young professionals can come for their coffee fix and to meet other local young business people.For more information, call Jenna Hill at 770-924-0406.

EXERCISE FOR SENIORS: Body Recall, a free exercise group geared toward senior residents 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 carlabrown@northgeorgiarainbowgroup.com 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 billiefmathis9@gmail.com.

VETERANS AUXILIARY: The newly reorganized American Legion Auxiliary, Post 45, meets the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. with a covered dish supper at the Legion Post on McClure Street in Canton. All female family members of wartime veterans are eligible. Call President Karen Slover at 1-253-229-1490 or email krsgrams@gmail.com.

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 in 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 Digital Photography, Drama, Drawing, Knitting and Crocheting (needles and hooks), Dance and Painting (watercolor, oil and acrylic). The Center also offers special events. To obtain information regarding classes and events visit cherokeearts.org or call 770-704-6244.

ART: Studio 121, located at, 470 Valley Street Suite 201 in Ball Ground has weekly art classes for adult and kids. Times vary per age group. For more information, contact Patricia Reeves at 770-479-6961 or Patricia@thestudio121.com.

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. Monthly meetings feature a mix of guest speakers including cardiologists and other health care specialists, caregivers and survivors speaking about their personal cardiac experiences. Support group meetings are free and registration is not required. For more information, call 1-888-432-7899 or visit mendedhearts.org.

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 www.elmstreetarts.org 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. All story times begin promptly at scheduled time; please arrive early to avoid any disruption. Admission to all events is free unless noted otherwise. For more information, visit www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org or call 770-591-1491 for more information.

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