June + July 2020

FREE COVID-19 Testing Available by Public Health in Paulding

Northwest Georgians with symptoms of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), such as fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, may receive free testing provided by public health. The following people without symptoms may also be tested:
– Healthcare workers, first responders, and other critical infrastructure workers that have been exposed to COVID-19.
– Residents of a long-term care facility or other group residential setting experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19.
Call 706-802-5329 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday to be screened for testing.

The Dallas Farmers Market – Regions Bank Parking Lot

Saturdays 8am - 12pm, Downtown Dallas

facebook.com/thedallasfarmersmarket

Trail Hiking at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield

Due to large crowds, admission may be limited. Visit facebook.com/pickettsmillbattlefield or call 770-443-7850

Georgia’s Bucket List Challenge – Historic Hidden Georgia

How many of Georgia’s most beautiful sites have you seen? Amicalola Falls, Anna Ruby Falls, Beltline Atlanta, Brasstown Bald, Rock City and more… Questions? facebook.com/groups

Georgia Classic Rides “Block Parties” – Downtown Dallas

June 27 and July 25; 4th Saturday of the month; 4pm - 9pm

Beautiful cars and family fun! georgiaclassicrides.com

Taste of Douglasville in Historic Downtown Douglasville

July 18; Saturday 11am - 5pm

Performances, a restaurant showcase, community booths for products and services, and a children’s entertainment area. Questions? 770-949-2787

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

CARELink of Northwest Georgia

CARELink of Northwest Georgia is a community-based clinic delivering healthcare, dental care and other resources to those in need in Paulding County. They need volunteers for “everything” including building projects, painting and general clean up. To get involved, visit: carelinkga.org

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Paulding

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Paulding seeks volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Juvenile Court. Learn how you can help a child in foster care find a safe, permanent home. Email rlundy@casapaulding.org or call 770-505-0065. casapaulding.org

CAYA Reconciliation Ministries

CAYA Reconciliation Ministries shows God’s love by reaching out to feed and clothe those who are physically and spiritually in need, welcome the stranger and visit the sick. cayaministries.com

Family Alliance of Paulding

Promoting activities that enrich the lives of families by providing community advocacy, education, and vital social services for individual development. familyallianceofpaulding.org

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

Keep Paulding Beautiful

Help us create a clean environment in which to live, work, and play. keeppauldingbeautiful.org

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. Johnston St, Dallas, 30132

DONATION REQUEST: Paulding County Animal Control

Shelves are low on dry food for SMALL BREED dogs, or small/mini bit sized food. There is also a need for GRAIN FREE dry dog food. Donations can be sent to:
Paulding Co Animal Control
779 Industrial Blvd North
Dallas, GA 30132
Amazon or Chewy.com orders are accepted. Questions? 770-445-1511
***The shelter can also assist if you need food for your dog or cat.

MUST Ministries

Established in 1947, MUST Ministries is dedicated to servicing their neighbors in need whether the need is food, clothing and more. Check online to see their full programs. mustministries.org

Warehouse of Hope

Their mission goes beyond providing families with food and clothing; they strive to show and teach them the love of Jesus Christ. Questions? warehouseofhope.squarespace.org

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

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.