August Calendar of Events

The Dallas Farmers Market – Regions Bank Parking Lot

Saturdays 8am - 12pm Downtown Dallas

www.farmersdallas.com

Paulding Chamber – Georgia Power Luncheon – Paulding Senior Center

August 8; Thursday 11am - 1pm

Honorable Micah Gravley on Georgia’s Hope Act ($20/mem. $25/non-mem prepaid; $5 more at door). Register www.pauldingchamber.org or call 770-445-6016

SOS Band Concert at the Mill Amphitheater – Villa Rica

August 10; Saturday; 7pm

Don’t miss this night of music and fun! FREE admission. Questions? 678-785-1095

Football in Paulding

August 16 and every Friday through November 8; 7:30pm

See Our Town’s annual football issue next month for full calendar. Until then, visit:
East Paulding Raiders – www.eastpauldingfootball.com
Hiram Hornets – www.hiramathletics.com
North Paulding Wolfpack – www.northpauldingfootball.com
Paulding County Patriots – www.pchsfootball.com
South Paulding Spartans – www.southpauldingfootball.com

My Kidz Closet Children’s Consignment Sale at New Season Church

August 21-24; Wednesday to Saturday times vary

Wednesday (Preview Day) 7pm-9pm, with $5 entrance benefitting New Season Church; Thursday and Friday 8:30am – 7pm; and Saturday 8:30am – noon. NO entrance fee Thursday – Saturday. Childcare available for $3. Church is located at 4457 Atlanta Hwy. Hiram, GA. www.mykidzclosetgeorgia.com

Great Georgia Pollinator Census

August 23; Friday 9am-11am

Paulding County Extension will host a counting day in their pollinator garden at 530 West Memorial Drive, Dallas, GA. Drop by to practice your insect identification skills and take a count with the Extension Agent and Master Gardeners! Questions? 770-443-7616 or www.ugaextension.org/paulding

Dallas Food Truck Fridays Main Street – Dallas

August 23; Friday 6pm-9pm

City of Kennesaw’s Pigs & Peaches BBQ Fest at Adams Park – Kennesaw

August 23 and 24; Friday 6pm - 10pm and Saturday 10am - 10pm

Questions? www.pigsandpeaches.com

Paulding County Master Gardeners Monthly Meeting

June 26; Wednesday 10am at the Paulding County UGA Extension

Questions? 770-443-7616 or www.ugaextension.org

Dallas Food Truck Fridays Main Street – Dallas

June 28; Friday 6pm - 9pm

Thomas A. Dorsey Birthplace Festival in Villa Rica

June 28 - 30; Friday - Sunday

Celebrating Gospel Music, Blues and Jazz. Free admission! Questions? downtownvillarica.com

Georgia Classic Rides “Block Parties”* – Downtown Dallas

June 22 and July 27; 4th Saturday of the month; 4pm - 9pm

Beautiful cars and family fun! georgiaclassicrides.com

Prime of Paulding Red, White & Boom Fireworks and Expo – Hiram

June 29; Saturday Expo 5pm - 8:30pm, Fireworks 9:30pm

FREE admission at Ben Hill Strickland Park, Fun Zone, Live Music, Interactive Games, Exhibitors and Taste of Paulding. pauldingchamber.org

Fourth in the Park Celebration – Marietta Square

July 4 - Thursday; 10:00am

4th of July Concert – Fireworks – Cauble Park, Acworth

July 4th - Thursday, 5:30pm; Fireworks at Approximately 9:30pm

SpringFest on the 4th! – Powder Springs Park

July 4th - Thursday; 5:30pm; Fireworks at Approximately 9:30pm

IndepenDance at the Pole Parn – Concert and Fireworks at Taylor Farm Park

July 6; Saturday; Festivities 5pm, Concert 7pm, Fireworks 9pm

Bring your picnic basket and a blanket, and get set for an evening of music, food, fun and games. Questions? Paulding County Parks & Recreation. 770-445-8065

Junior Ranger Road Trip at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield

July 11-13, Thursday - Saturday 8am - 12pm

Enroll your child now for the Junior Ranger Program; open to ages 6 to 12. They’ll earn patches and badges while learning about the Battle of Pickett’s Mill through fun, challenging activities. $60 pet child. To register call 770-443-7850

Raccoon Creek Bluegrass Festival Paulding Meadows / Earl Duncan Park

July 12 and 13 - Friday 6pm - 10pm and Saturday 12pm - 10pm

Questions? raccooncreekmusic.com

Dallas Food Truck Fridays Main Street – Dallas

July 19; Friday 6pm - 9pm

42nd Annual Homespun Festival in Polk County

July 19 - 20; Friday 5:30pm - 9:30pm and Saturday 8am - 6pm

Fireworks – Saturday at 9pm. Questions? 678-883-9255

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – “Feed the Hungry”

August 31; Saturday

Keystone Baptist Church needs 500 volunteers for one hour each to pack 50,000 meals in four hours. Volunteer or make a donation.
Keystone Baptist Church – 3303 Dallas Highway NW Acworth. Register/Donate/Questions? keystoneonline.org

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.

Paulding County School’s Fine Arts Day

April 13; Saturday ALL DAY at Paulding County High School

Artwork on display and performances from each High School and a professional Art Auction raising money for scholarships as well as food trucks and vendors! Questions? 770-443-8000