December + January Calendar of Events
Paulding Gymnastics UPCOMING Events!
- Parents Night Out - Dec. 13; Friday 7pm - 11pm; $25 per child
- Toddler Time - every Friday from 10am - 12pm; $5 per hour
106 Greystone Power Blvd., Dallas. Questions or to Register/ 770-445-5525
“Lights of LIFE” at Life University in Marietta
Now through December 31 - New Year's Eve
Petting zoo, train and pony rides, concessions. Rates and Questions? LIFE.edu
30th Anniversary of Christmas Open House – Christmas is our Business
November 3, 10, 17 and 24; Sunday 12pm - 6pm
December 1 and 8; Sunday 12pm - 6pm
12+ Beautifully decorated trees, garlands, wreaths, etc., FREE Admission. 149 Mary Wallace Way, Dallas. Rosewood Park Subdivision.
Dyslexia Workshop at St. Clare of Assisi
December 3; Tuesday 7pm - 8:30pm
Do you know someone who struggles with reading, spelling, and writing? Learn what dyslexia is and what it isn’t. Event is FREE. 6301 Cedarcrest Road, Acworth. Register” readspellwriteacworth2019.eventbrite.com
14th Annual Hiram Christmas Tree Lighting
December 6; Friday 6pm - 9pm in Olde Town Hiram
Free, family event; Petting zoo; Horse & Carriage Rides; Pictures with Santa. Free shuttle from Hiram Elementary, Ground Lutheran Church & Silver Comet parking lots. Questions? 770-445-6016.
5th Annual Journey to Bethlehem Live Nativity & Craft Marketplace
December 6-7; Friday and Saturday 6pm - 9pm; Rain or shine
Walk through Bethlehem while the Nativity Story unfolds before your eyes! Holiday Marketplace and Cafe offering gifts and dinner for purchase. St. Vincent De Paul. 680 West Memorial Drive, Dallas. saintvincentdepaulchurch.org
27th Annual Christmas Parade Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Paulding
December 7; Saturday 1pm in Downtown Dallas (Rain or shine)
“Connecting the World” Can food drive for Helping Hands, Inc. For more info visit pauldingrotary.org
Paulding County Master Gardeners Wreath Making Workshop
December 7; Saturday 10am at Paulding Meadows Park
Make a live greenery wreath, $20 materials fee – space is limited Pre-registration required. Questions? 77-443-7616. ugaextension.org/paulding
Open House at Dominion Christian School
December 10; Tuesday 6:30pm
January 21; Tuesday 6:30pm
February 4; Tuesday 6:30pm
Christ Centered – College Prepatory – Dual Enrollment – Full Athletic Program. 4607 Burnt Hickory Road, Marietta. Questions? 770-420-2153
PCPRCA: A Friday Night Before Christmas! at Burnt Hickory Park
December 13; Friday 6pm - 8:30pm
A holly, jolly evening of games, crafts, and interactive time with Santa! PLEASE bring your own camera. Fee: $12. Ages: birth – 10 years old. 8650 Cartersville Hwy. Dallas. Questions? 770-443-7540
“Legacy of Bethlehem” at Legacy Baptist Church
December 13-15, Friday 6pm-9pm; Saturday 4pm-9pm; Sunday 4pm-8pm
A free, interactive Christmas experience that takes you back to the birth of Jesus. THREE NIGHTS ONLY! thelegacyofbethlehem.com
Drive-Up Christmas at Hope Church
December 13-15; Friday through Sunday 6pm - 8pm (Shows every 20min)
Live Nativity/Christmas Light Show. FREE: Hot Chocolate, Campfire, S’mores. Celebrate the true meaning of the season. 1970 Charles Hardy Parkway, Dallas. placeofhope.org
Mobile Food Pantry – Hiram United Methodist Church
December 14; Saturday 3pm - 5pm (Doors open at 1:30pm)
HUMC Hiram UMC, 324 Hiram Douglasville Hwy, Hiram
Holidays at the Hearth at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield
December 14; Saturday 10am - 2pm
Experience holiday decorating, heritage games and holiday festivities of civilian life during the Civil War. Santa will be here $3-$6. 770-443-7850
Breakfast with Santa – Villa Rica Civic Center
December 14; Saturday 9am - 11am
Children age 10 and under visit with Santa and enjoy breakfast! Limited to 200. Breakfast: $20/adult & child; $10/additional person. Questions? 770-459-7011
Christmas Cantata – “The Anointed One Has Come”
December 22; Sunday 11am at Hiram United Methodist Church
A collection of songs in celebration of the birth of Christ. Hiram UMC, 324 Hiram Douglasville Hwy. Hiram
NEW YEAR’S EVE – Possum Drop – Downtown Tallapoosa
December 31; Tuesday 6pm - 12:15pm
Family friendly, celebration in downtown Tallapoosa. ThePossumDrop.com
NEW YEAR’S EVE – Golden Nugget Drop at The Mill Amphitheater
December 31; Tuesday 10pm - 12:15am
Rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and only Non-Alcoholic beverages allowed. downtownvillarica.com
“The Dirt We Walk On” – First Saturday Hike at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield
January 4; Saturday 9am - 11am
Learn the park’s history while on a two-mile hike through the battlefield and woodland forests. Take in the beauty nature has to offer. $5. 770-443-7850
Bring One for the Chipper – Recycled Christmas Tree Program
January 4, Saturday 9am - 1pm at Home Depot in Hiram 770-439-0707
Paulding County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affair Programs
Registration for 2020 classes opens December 2! Online registration can be found at recreation.paulding.gov or visit your local park to register in person! Please note online registration will end Wednesday, January 2 at 5pm.
PCPRCA: Adaptive Basketball and Adaptive Soccer!
Trailblazers Basketball: Registration ends December 11. Fee: $23. Ages 5 and up
Trailblazers Soccer: Registration January 27 – March 27. Fee: $23. Ages 5 and up
These programs are designed for those with a disability, cognitive or physical. Questions? 770-443-7540
Civil Air Patrol Open Enrollment – Sweetwater Composite Squadron
January 30; Thursday 7pm First Methodist, Powder Springs
Regular meetings are every Thursday night at 7pm. Questions? Contact Captain Sullivan at 404-643-2281 or SM Swearingen at 678-614-9459
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
Paulding is seeking volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Juvenile Court. For more information how you can help a child in foster care find a safe, permanent home please call 770-505-0065 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit casapaulding.org to learn more.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Keep Paulding Beautiful
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 – Helping Hands of Paulding
Pantry Volunteer, Case Managers, Store Pick-Up, Back-Up Truck Driver, Clothing Center Volunteer, Fundraiser Volunteer and Grant Writer. Questions? 770-443-1230
ONGOING MONTHLY EVENTS – Confirm dates/times with coordinator:
Book Writers Critique Group
Every Tuesday 1:00pm - 2:30pm at Starbucks - Crossroads
8655 Hiram Acworth Hwy. Dallas, Georgia.
Questions? email@example.com or 678-414-6146 (leave a message)
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.
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.