April Calendar of Events

Paulding Gymnastics UPCOMING Events!

Spring Break Camp on April 2-6, from 7am-6pm (Few spots available)
School's Out! Summer Camp (Registration begins in May)
Summer Classes - 8 week session (Registration begins in May, NO registration fee for summer classes)

106 Greystone Power Blvd., Dallas. LAST CHANCE to register! 770-445-5525

Registration for Paulding Parks & Rec Camps!

Going on NOW through May


Call 770-443-7540 or visit Paulding.gov

Cruise the Coop VW Show and Swap – Little Tallapoosa Park

April 7-8; Saturday and Sunday. Gates open at 10am

A fun gathering of old and new VWs – New/Used parts for sale; Food Vendors; Hand Crafted awards; and Prizes. Spectators $5. More info cruisethecoop.com

11th Annual Dallas City Yard Sale – Main Street Dallas

April 9; Saturday 8am-3pm

For more information visit www.dallasgeorgiama.com

Annual Earth Day Event at Georgia Highlands College

April 11; Wednesday 12pm-2pm on the Dallas Square

Free event! Learn about environmentally friendly practices to make your world greener – pollinator gardening, water conservation, recycling and more.

Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic at Kritters Country Club

April 14; 2nd Saturday of the month

Kritters Country Club is located at 7377 W. Strickland Street in Douglasville. Call 770-489-7500 for hours and more information.

Opening Day of The Dallas Farmers Market

April 14; Saturday 8am-12pm, Downtown Dallas, Regions Bank Parking Lot

West Georgia ArtFEST at MILL Amphitheater in Villa Rica

April 14; Saturday 10am-5pm

Georgia Renaissance Festival

April 14-June 3; Every Saturday, Sunday, and Memorial Day

Visit garenfest.com for times and ticket information.

Touch a Truck Day at Veterans Park at the Watson Government Complex

April 21; Saturday 10am - noon

*FREE* EVENT: Everyone is invited to get up close and personal with vehicles and equipment used in Paulding County such as police cars, fire trucks, and much more! Questions? 770-443-7540

1st Annual Out of the Darkness Legion Ride for Operation Not Forgotten

April 21; Saturday 11am - Registration at Hooters in Hiram

Kickstands up at noon. Ride ends at America Legion Post #111. $15/bike, $5/rider. Raffels, BBQ, Music and Entertainment. Operation Not Forgotten serves veterans suffering with PTSD and other issues. Questions? Email steve@liferenewed.org

CASA Volunteer Spring Training Classes

April 23- May 23; Monday & Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30pm

CASA volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in juvenile court. Must be at least 21, pass a criminal background check, and complete an application and interview by CASA staff. For more information or application request, contact Rachel Lundy at rlundy@casapaulding.org or call 770-505-0065

2018 BLD Golf Classic presented by the Paulding Chamber of Commerce

April 25; Wednesday 8am-3pm at Bentwater Golf Club

For information or to register your team call John Grey at 770-445-6016

The Blake House 3rd Annual Repurpose Dinner Banquet

April 26; Thursday 6:30pm at The Mill Town Music Hall

All proceeds benefit The Blake House. For info and tickets visit theblakehouse.net or email shane@theblakehouse.net

Ultimate Block Party – Main Street – Douglasville

April 27; Friday 5pm-9pm

This FREE event features “touch a truck,” hosted by the Douglasville Police Department, face painting, music, entertainment, food trucks, and a large kids zone!

Paint Recycling Day at Hope Church

April 28; Saturday 9am - 2pm

Bring your old paint (latex and oil-based, non-leaking closed containers) and for a fee, we’ll recycle it for you. It’s cheaper than the dump, and better than the landfill!

1970 Charles Hardy Pkwy, Dallas GA

Georgia Classic Rides 28th Annual Car Show – Paulding Meadows Park

April 28; Saturday 9am gate open, 3pm awards

Door prizes, food, entertainment and more! Car Pre-registration/$20, Gate registration/$25. Ticket price $5/person (under 12 FREE). For registration and information, visit www.georgiaclassicrides.com

11th Annual Mad Hatters & Munchkins 5K Run/Walk and Family Festival

April 28; Saturday 7am - Noon at Boundary Waters Park in Douglasville

Don’t miss this fun event supporting the awareness of domestic violence. Event benefits the SHARE House Inc. Register at www.active.com search “Mad Hatter.”

Grand Opening Celebration for The Downtown Dallas, Farmers Market

April 28; Saturday 9am- Noon
Downtown Dallas, Regions Bank Parking Lot

3rd Annual CityFest presented by the City of Dallas

April 28 - Saturday; 8:00am - 10:00pm on Main Street Dallas

Live concert and festival to show appreciation for the community. Bands include Drivin N Cryin with Reckless Dawn, Bent Dender, and Up All Nite Band. Music all day following 5K Run and Farmers Market. Food trucks and more! Sponsorships AVAILABLE – proceeds go to Flight 242 Memorial. www.dallasgeorgiama.com

54th Annual Cedar Valley Arts Festival in Historic Peek Park, Cedartown

April 28 - 29; Saturday 10am - 8pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm

Visit https://cedarvalleyartsfestival.com/ for information.

CrapFest 2018 – Paulding County’s Largest Non-celebrity Yard Sale

May 3-6; Friday - Sunday; Open at 8am Daily
18 Chinley Way, Hiram GA

20-25 families selling in one yard! MIDNIGHT MADNESS – Friday night, bring your own flashlight! Half price items on Sunday until 3pm.

Paulding County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale

May 5; Saturday 8am - 1pm

Grown perennials, annuals, vegetable plants, shrubs, trees and of course Second Hand Rose, gently used gardening items. Cash or checks accepted. Paulding County Extension Office, 530 West Memorial Drive, Dallas. 770-443-7616

“EMBRACE” – A Worship Celebration for Women with Babbie Mason

May 5; Saturday 1pm - 3pm at Northwest Christian Church

Experience Christ – centered worship music led by Babbie Mason, God – honoring testimonies, and encouragement as we celebrate Jesus. $20/tickets available at www.nwcc.net/embrace. NWCC – 3737 Dallas Acworth Hwy. NW, Acworth.

Cave Spring Bacon Fest – Downtown Cave Springs

May 5; Saturday

Visit http://www.cavespringsga.com/cave-spring-baconfest.html for info.

Nicaragua 5K Fundraiser

May 5; Saturday - Check in: 8am, Race: 9am

Help a group get to Nicaragua to spread the gospel! Located at the Silver Comet Trail in Hiram. $25 for adults; $15 for kids 13 and under. Cash or check accepted at check in. 1st and 2nd place receive a PRIZE! 100% of proceeds go toward the trip. Come out and help these disciples reach their goals!

14th Annual Golf Tournament presented by Rotary Club of Dallas

May 9; Wednesday 9am Shotgun Start - The Frog at The Georgian

The tournament benefits Helping Hands of Paulding. To register, visit: http://2018dallasrotaryhelpinghandsgolf.ezregister.com/

9th Annual Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival at Cauble Park – Lake Acworth

May 11-12; Friday 4pm - 10pm and Saturday; 9am - 4pm

Admission is FREE! Visit smokeonthelake.org for info.

6th Annual Ragsdale Heating/Air/Plumbing and Adventure Outdoors Clay Shoot Benefit for Truth in Nature

May 12; Saturday - 2 flights - Morning at 8am and Afternoon at 1pm

To be held at Garland Mountain Sporting Clays, 2618 Garland Mountain Trail, Waleska GA. Sponsorships available. Questions or to register visit: http://www.truthinnature.org/clayshoot/

5th Annual 2018 Run with the Badges 5K/Glow Run – Seven Hills – Dallas

June 2; Friday Kick off 6:30pm - Race at 9pm

Sponsored by Paulding Public Safety Appreciation, Inc. Register early at runwiththebadges.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)

Paulding CASA volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in juvenile court. They protect a child’s right to be safe, treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the safe embrace of a loving family. To volunteer call Rachel Lundy at 770-505-0065 or email rlundy@casapaulding.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Keep Paulding Beauty

You can help Keep Paulding Beautiful create a clean and healthy environment in which to live, work, and play. To volunteer call 770-443-0119.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – The Pearl of Dallas

Help is needed with the resident’s activities. You’ll be rewarded with smiling faces! To volunteer call Alie Ayers, 678-350-4445. 100 Westminster Court, Dallas.

ONGOING MONTHLY EVENTS – Confirm dates/times with coordinator:

Dallas Georgia Writers Guild

Every Tuesday 1:00pm - 2:30pm at Starbucks - Crossroads

8655 Hiram Acworth Hwy., Dallas

Dallas Rotary Club at Audrey’s Cafe

Every Thursday; 7:30am networking, 8am meeting

Contact Madge Lovingood 770-439-7991 with any questions.

Grief Share Support Group at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Classes offered every few weeks. Contact them for dates and time. 678-435-5951

Manna Food Ministry – Feed the Hungry

Offering affordable, pre-packaged, high-quality nutritious food boxes. Questions? 678-310-9660. Major credit cards accepted. 460 S. Johnson St. Dallas, 30132.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) – Fortified Hills Baptist Church

Meets every other Friday; September - May from 9:30am - 11:30am

Women with children ages birth-kindergarten are welcome. Childcare is available. Questions? https://www.facebook.com/NWGAMOPS/

Paulding County Beekeepers Club

2nd Thursday of the month; 7pm at Dallas Primitive Baptist Church

222 Legion Rd., Dallas or follow on Facebook at Paulding County Beekeepers! Questions? Call Sue McCleary at 678-310-7305.

Paulding County Singles Ages 50 and OVer

2nd Tuesday of the month; 6pm at Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant, Hiram

Paulding Singles 50 and Over on Facebook or call Phyllis Coble at 678-247-6499.

Paulding County Writers’ Guild Meeting

Call 770-943-0571 or check www.pcwgga.org/calendar for meeting info.

Paulding Literacy Council Programs

Learn more by calling 770-974-5531.
– Become an adult reading tutor – tutors needed; training provided.
– Learn and improve your reading skills – tutoring sessions for Paulding residents.
– English classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. To register call 770-443-1660.
– Class instruction for GED. To register call 770-443-1660.

Paulding Parks & Recreation Program Registration

Now offers registration at all park offices and online at https://recreation.paulding.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/SPLASH.html
Check online for list of their programs and registration periods.

Paulding Photography Club – Downtown Dallas

2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month; 7pm

Meetings are at 122 Main Street, Dallas. Monthly competitions, field trips, etc. For more information visit: www.facebook.com/PauldingPhotographyClub.