December Calendar of Events

Secret Santas for Foster Children Needed

Email PDFCS at Paulding.Foster.Kids.Christmas@gmail.com to learn how you can create excitement in a child’s life this Christmas!

Winter Wonderland Train Ride – Pine Mountain Gold Museum – Villa Rica

Now through December 22; Thursday-Sunday nights

Thousands of beautiful lights illuminate the train and tracks; meet Santa and enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas. Questions? 678-840-1445

Paulding Gymnastics UPCOMING Events!

- Parent's Night Out - November 10 and December 8; Saturday 7pm-11pm
- Toddler Time every Friday 10am-12pm
- Terrific Tuesdays are every Tuesday 10am-12pm

106 Greystone Power Blvd., Dallas. Questions or to Register? 770-445-5525

Christmas Open House – Christmas is our Business

December 1; Saturday 11am - 4pm; 91 Renner Path, Dallas
December 2, 9, 16; Sundays 12pm - 6pm; 149 Mary Wallace Way, Dallas

FREE Admission. Beautiful designs at THREE locations. Questions? 678-457-4434

26th Annual Christmas Parade – Grand Marshall is Caleb Lee Hutchinson

December 1; Saturday 1pm in Downtown Dallas (rain or shine)

“Be the Inspiration” Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Paulding. Can food drive for Helping Hands of Paulding. For more info visit pauldingrotary.org

Paulding Chamber – Georgia Power Luncheon – Paulding Senior Center

December 6; Thursday 11am-1pm

($20/mem. $25/ non-mem prepaid; $5 more at door.) To register visit www.pauldingchamber.org or call 770-445-8065.

5th Annual Legacy of Bethlehem at Legacy Baptist Church

December 7-9, Friday 6pm-9pm; Saturday 4pm-9pm; Sunday 4pm-8pm

A free, interactive Christmas experience that sends you back to the birth of Jesus. THREE NIGHTS ONLY! 2976 Dallas Acworth Highway, Dallas. 770-443-0805

Santa’s Arrival Downtown Acworth

December 7; Saturday 5:30pm, Santa arrives at 6:30pm

Enjoy pictures with Santa, candy canes with his elves, and the Festival of Trees! Questions? 770-917-1234

PCPRD: B at the Movies – Christmas Jingle! – Veterans Memorial Park

December 8; Saturday 10am-4pm

Bring your family for a holly, jolly good evening of games, an Ugly Sweater contest, a special visitor, and viewing of “The Grinch!” Questions? 770-445-8065

Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association (TOTA) Meeting

November 10; Saturday 10:30am at the Funk Heritage Center in Waleska

Keynote speaker – Anita Finger-Smith – “Those Who Didn’t Go.” Meetings are free and open to the public. www.gatrailoftears.com

3rd Annual Alternative Baseball’s All-Star Game

November 10; Saturday 2pm at New Georgia Ballpark

Baseball game featuring teen/adult players (with autism and other special needs) playing alongside past/current professional ball players including Braves All-Star catcher Johnny Estrada, Big League veteran pitcher Brian Moehler, former Yankees relief pitcher Colter Bean, and more! (Participants subject to change.) New GA Ballpark: 5885 Villa Rica Hwy, Dallas. Questions? www.AlternativeBaseball.org

Love Life & Shop Christmas Boutique for Paulding Pregnancy Services

November 17, Saturday 10am - 3pm Fortified Hills Baptist Church, Dallas

Enjoy Christmas shopping with local arts, crafts, and retail vendors. Photos with Santa, face painting, caricature drawings and more. Vendor space still available. Contact christy@pauldingpregnancy.com for more information.

“Lights of LIFE” at Life University in Marietta

November 22 - Thanksgiving Day through December 31 - New Year's Eve

$10 per car – Friday/Saturday/Sunday; Nov 22-25 and Dec. 14-31; 6pm-10pm
$5 per car – Monday – Thursday 6pm – 9pm
$20 per bus regardless of date

Petting zoo, train and pony rides, concessions. Questions? LIFE.edu

13th Annual Hiram Christmas Tree Lighting

November 30; Friday 6pm - 9pm in Olde Town Hiram

Live Music with… Babbie Mason! Free, family event; Sip and Shop; Petting Zoo; Horse & Carriage Rides; Pictures with Santa. Free shuttle from Hiram Elementary, Ground Lutheran Church & Silver Comet parking lots. Questions? 770-445-6016.

26th Annual Christmas Parade Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Paulding

December 1; Saturday 1pm in Downton Dallas (rain or shine)

“Be the Inspiration” canned food drive for Helping Hands, Inc. For more info visit www.pauldingrotary.org

5th Annual Legacy of Bethlehem at Legacy Baptist Church

December 7-9, Friday 6pm-9pm; Saturday 4pm-9pm; Sunday 4pm-8pm

A free, interactive Christmas experience that sends you back to the birth of Jesus. THREE NIGHTS ONLY! 2976 Dallas Acworth Hwy, Dallas. 770-443-0805

PCPRD: B at the Movies – Christmas Jingle! – Veterans Memorial Park

December 8; Saturday 3:30pm, Movie at sundown

Bring your family for a holly, jolly good evening of games, an Ugly Sweater Contest, a special visitor, and viewing of “The Grinch!” Questions? 770-445-8065

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.

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.