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Recognizing the Warning Signs of Adolescent Suicide set for Wednesday

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Striving to help people assist others in need, Willowbrooke at Tanner will present a teen suicide prevention discussion Wednesday. Titled Recognizing the Warning Signs of Adolescent Suicide, the complimentary program will start at 6 p.m. in Cartersville High School’s auditorium.

Fall Pub Crawl returns Sept. 15

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Offering a “two-day experience,” the biannual Pub Crawl will feature seven establishments in its fall installment. Presented by the Cartersville Downtown Development Authority, the event will kick off Sept. 15 at 5 p.m.

Ballets take center stage at The Grand Theatre

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Steps of Faith Dance Company dancer Hannah Miller, center, appears to take flight during a rehearsal for “The Nativity.” SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

Continuing to help anchor The Grand Theatre’s holiday programming, “The Nutcracker” and “The Nativity” will grace the stage once again next month. While one will offer a secular tale and the other will feature a biblical-based storyline, both ballets will highlight the magic of the Christmas season through a young girl’s eyes.


St. Luke A.M.E. Church observes World AIDS Day Dec. 1

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In honor of World AIDS Day, St. Luke A.M.E. Church officials will emphasize the importance of HIV testing and the gravity of knowing one’s HIV status. Along with a 7 p.m. candlelight service on Tuesday, free HIV testing also will be conducted from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cartersville church, 130 Jones St.

The Church at Liberty Square’s senior pastor to retire Dec. 6

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Dr. Joe E. Edwards, senior pastor at The Church at Liberty Square, will retire Dec. 6 after serving in the ministry for 50 years. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

After serving in the ministry for 50 years, Dr. Joe E. Edwards, senior pastor at The Church at Liberty Square, will retire Dec. 6. Excited to embark on the next stage of his life, Edwards — who has led the Cartersville congregation for 28 years — feels confident the church will remain in good hands, with his successor being his current executive pastor, Dr. Jacob King.

13th annual Euharlee Festival of Trees kicks off Saturday

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In preparation for the 13th annual Euharlee Festival of Trees, Windy Arrington decorates a tree in memory of her father, Jerry Massey. Through Dec. 12, the Festival of Trees — located at the Euharlee Granary, 114 Covered Bridge Road — will be open to the public Monday through Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

Continuing to provide comfort to those impacted by pregnancy and infant loss, Kingston resident Khristie Staines is embracing the opportunity to once again feature a memorial tree in the Euharlee Festival of Trees. Titled “Angels Among Us,” the for-display-only offering from Footprints on the Heart will join many decked-out trees and decor that will be up for auction starting Nov. 28.

Kiwanis to present Breakfast With Santa Dec. 5

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Through its Breakfast With Santa benefit, Kiwanis Club of Cartersville is looking to enhance its outreach programs for Bartow’s youth. Set for Dec. 5 from 8 to 10 a.m., the event will feature a pancake breakfast and pictures with Santa Claus at Applebee’s, 185 Cherokee Place in Cartersville.

Porter guides Bartow Christmas Coalition campaign

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Melissa Porter is the owner of Melissa & Co. Salon in Cartersville and president of the Bartow Christmas Coalition. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

Through the Bartow Christmas Coalition, its president, Melissa Porter, has helped hundreds of families have a brighter holiday season. Formed in the early 1990s, the nonprofit assisted 800 families, 1,300 children and 180 senior adults in 2014.


Grand Oaks’ open house to benefit memorial scholarship Nov. 22

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Decorators at Grand Oaks, Nelda Lewis, from left, Ray Thacker, Richard Hunt, Debbie McKaig and MaryJohn Chapman, decorate the tree on the third floor that will become a Christmas carousel surrounded by papier-mache horses. The decorating team is busy preparing for the venue’s Christmas Open House Nov. 22. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

With the annual Christmas Open House quickly approaching, Nelda Lewis and her fellow decorators at Grand Oaks are busy transforming the late 1800s Greek revival structure into a holiday showstopper. The design team — also consisting of Grand Oaks owner Ray Thacker, Richard Hunt, Debbie McKaig and MaryJohn Chapman — is utilizing thousands of ornaments, as well as life-size nutcrackers, ribbons and greenery to provide a festive atmosphere for the Nov. 22 gathering.

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