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 rlundy@paulding.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? writers_music@att.net 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.