From fundraisers to rocking out in BB&T park check out the list below for what’s happening in Gordon County this August.
Work out for a cause
Friday, residents can participate in United Way’s “Zumba for Jeans” session at the Calhoun Recreation Department from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
All that’s needed to participate in the Zumba class is a pair of jeans to donate and the energy to keep up, explained Vickie Spence, executive director of Gordon County United Way.
Jeans collected at the event will be used for the second annual United Way $1 Jean Sale set for Dec. 10.
“We had over 600 pairs of jeans last year,” said Spence, “people were waiting in the parking lot to buy jeans, so this year we decided we were going to start collecting earlier.”
For more information about United Way or Zumba for Jeans visit www.gordoncountyunitedway.org or call 706-602-5548.
Rally for recovery
Get ready for an afternoon filled with family fun as TrueNorth Church in Calhoun holds its first annual “Freedom Rally” in BB&T Park this Saturday.
The rally starts at 1 p.m. and will promote the church’s new recovery program “Celebrate Recovery,” with music, food, personal testimonies, face painting and games.
Celebrate Recovery is sponsored by TrueNorth Church and is a free program that helps addicts begin the recovery process.
“I believe it is a ministry that is going to help so many not only here in Gordon County, but our neighbors as well,” said James Wisener, lead pastor at TrueNorth Church.
For more information, contact TrueNorth Church at 706-676-8054 or visit www.mytruenorth.cc.
Fill up on traditional Native American food and raise money to benefit New Echota State Historic Site all in one night.
Saturday, August 13 at The Velo Vineyard in Calhoun, Friends of New Echota (FONE) presents the first annual Three Sisters Dinner .
“The dinner will revolve around the Native American “Three Sisters” garden foods; corn, beans and squash,” said Dr. Donna Myers, president of Friends of New Echota.
The dinner starts at 5 p.m. and will have a silent auction along with a live auction conducted by New Echota site manager David Gomez.
Auction items will range from handmade baskets from local basket makers to rugs from local rug manufacturers, said Myers.
Door prizes will also be available to win for all attendees, and tickets are $12 in advance and $15 after Aug. 5. Tickets are available from any FONE board member and at New Echota.
To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.friendsofgastateparks.org/newechota or www.gastateparks.org/NewEchota.
Rock out in BB&T Park
Local rock group, Turning Point, is set to hit the BB&T stage Saturday, Aug. 20, with entertainment for a crowd of all ages.
This will mark the last date for the 2011 “Concerts in the Park” series.
The show starts at 7 p.m. and is expected to last until 10 p.m., said Calhoun’s Downtown Development Director Roland.
For more information, call Roland at 706-602-5570 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get a good laugh
James Gregory, a comedian, who claims to be the “funniest man in America,” is coming to the newly restored GEM Theater in Calhoun, Saturday night August 27.
Gregory has been a stand up comedian for more than two decades and has performed for more than 300 corporate clients, including Coca Cola, according to his website, funniestman.com.
The theatre holds 475 seats, with 150 in the balcony and tickets are still for sale. For more information www.calhoungem.org or call 705-296-7103.