UPCOMING:

ONLINE ART EXHIBIT: The Cherokee Arts Center is offering a virtual art exhibit of the works of Jeff Spicer via the center’s website: cherokeearts.org/gallery 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.

FOXTALE BOOK SHOPPE: Kristin Harmel and Fiona Davis will take part in a virtual event on July 16 at 6 p.m. to discuss their upcoming books “The Lions of Fifth Avenue” and “The Book of Lost Names”. Other author events throughout July include a virtual event with Karen MacNeil and her book “Wine Bible” on July 21 at 6:30 p.m., a virtual book launch for Heather Webber and her book “South of the Buttonwood Tree” on July 23 at 6:30 p.m., Chris Negron and his book “Dan Unmasked” on July 28 at 7 p.m., a virtual event with Karen Dionne and her book “The Wicked Sister” on Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m., a virtual event with Hank Phillippi Ryan and her book “The First To Lie” on Aug. 13 at 5 p.m., an in-person event at FoxTale with Bonnie Clark and her book “Catching Thoughts” on Aug. 15 at 11 a.m., and an in-person event at FoxTale with Jenny Milchman and her book “The Second Mother” on Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m. All in-person events will take place at the FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main Street in Woodstock. For more information, visit foxtalebookshoppe.com.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Registration is open for the annual Ambassadors of Bradshaw Farm Golf Tournament to benefit Goshen Valley Boys Ranch on Aug. 18. 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: annual-ambassador-charity-golf-tournament-for-goshen-va-9600.perfectgolfevent.com.

CHAMBER CLASSIC TOURNAMENT: The Chamber Classic golf tournament is Aug. 17 at Woodmont Golf and Country Club, in Canton. Player slots and sponsorships are available. Contact Gini Mizelle at 770-345-0400 or Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information. Online registration is available on the Chamber website: www.cherokeechamber.com.

ONGOING:

EDITOR’S NOTE: Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, some 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 northside.com/smoking-and-tobacco-resources. For more information, call 404-780-7653 or email smokingcessation@northside.com.

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 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.

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 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 6-7:30 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 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, 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 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.

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 cherokeearts.org 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 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. 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. For more information, visit www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org or call 770-591-1491 for more information.

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