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May 12, 2012
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Hogs for Hounds Benefit Ride: Saturday, May 12: The ride is to raise money for a “seizure alert dog for an 11-year-old boy Hunter Calvert. He is on numerous waiting lists for specially trained dogs that can alert him before he has a seizure and/or get help when he has a seizure. With the help of his family and friends, the benefit will raise money towards the dog along with the expense of training at the facility where he and a parent will have to attend when a dog is matched for him. The benefit will be in Calhoun, Ga. Off I-75 at exit 317. The ride will begin and end at Tabernacle of Praise Church – 301 Chatsworth Hwy 225 NE Calhoun, Ga. Registration begins at 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Kickstands up at 10 a.m. Pre registration by April 30 guarantees you a T-shirt for registered motorcycle driver only. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Escorted 2 hour ride (approximately). Fee: $20 per registered driver (inclues T-shirt for driver while supplies last) and $5 fee for passenger. Registration fee will include: A hotdog, chips, drink lunch after the ride. Other hap-penings include: Baked goods and T-shirts for sale and a 50/50 drawing and other raffles.
FREE MOVIE at Sonoraville Recreational Complex. “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” will make its Gordon County debut on a 45-foot screen at the Sonoraville Recreational Complex soccer fields, May 12, and is free and open to the public. Gates open at 5 p.m. People are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs and/or blankets to sit on during the movie. Pre-movie activities are also planned as well as vendors and bounce apparatus for children. There is no cost for admission, no matter the carload. For more information, contact 706-602-4435.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, State Parks and Historic Sites Division and New Echota Cherokee Capital State Historic Site announces the New Echota Historic Site 50th Anniversary Celebration. Officially dedicated on May 12, 1962, the 50th Anniversary Program is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2012.
Story Time at the Fairmount City Library will be May 12 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This month’s book is How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. Crafts, Snack and Lots of fun are always a part of Story Time! Children must be accompanied by an adult. We will also be registering for the Summer Reading Program which begins June 2. If you need more information, please call 706-337-3110.
Please join American Bikers Active Toward Education (ABATE) of Georgia, District 1 on May 12th on I-75 Southbound at mile marker 319 Rest Area from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to help edu-cate all drivers become aware of motorcyclists. A wrecked motorcycle will be on display to show the aftermath of texting and driving. Free hot dogs and water will be provided with lots of motorcycle awareness info offered from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Watch one of several short DVD’s featuring messages about motorcycle awareness. Please show your support in educating the public on sharing the road with motorcyclists so that we can all stay safe. How many more time’s will we hear, “I only looked down for a second” or “I didn’t see him?” Let’s all do our part – in cars and on bikes – to be responsible for each other. The promise of freedom brings with it the burden of re-sponsibility. When we share the road, we are taking on this responsibility.
The fourth annual AIDS Alliance of Northwest Georgia Walk / Run will be Saturday, May 12. The walk will begin and end at Friendship Plaza and will follow a 2.1-mile course through Cartersville. It’s $20 to participate; those who register in advance will receive a free t-shirt. The AIDS Alliance of Northwest Georgia is excited to host the fourth annual walk/run, and invites everyone to Paint the Town Red for AIDS Education! Walkers and runners of all ages are welcome to participate. The event will include food, prizes and en-tertainment. All proceeds will benefit AIDS education and outreach programs.
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