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DELANO LIONS CLUB TURKEY SHOOT Saturdays from 9 to 11:30 from Oct. to Dec. Call Bill Bearfield at 423-336-2339 for information.
FREE TO LIVE MINISTRY CLASSES OVERCOMER’S OUTREACH, NA,Tuesday and Thursday - 7pm. Call Doris Wise for more information at 423-241-9533.
Veterans Day program at Copper Basin High School will be held November 12th at 1pm in the Copper Basin High School gym.
BLOOD DRIVE IN HONOR OF JOSPEH CROSS is scheduled for Monday, November 12, 2012 at Polk County High School The Blood Drive will begin at 8:00 AM at the high school and run up until 7:30 PM. There will also be a Bake Sale to benefit Joseph’s family at the high school from 3:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Please come out and support this young man !! If you would like to like to help with the Bake Sale, please contact Jaime Sipe at 423-618-4489.
Children’s Story Time at East Polk County Library on Wednesday, Nov. 14th.  from 3:00 -4:00 p.m.  Parents come with children 4 to 6 years old.  “Lickety Split Goes Home” with puppets created by Sheila Savage.  Bring your blanket and we’ll have lots of fun in Ducktown!!!           
Who Dun It? Mystery Art Fundraiser We invite you to participate in a fundraising event like no other. Who Dun It? will take place Saturday, November 17th at 7pm during our Holiday Show & Sale Opening Reception at The Art Center. Tickets for Who Dun It are $50, and with your ticket purchase you will get to choose from over 50 pieces of art created by one of our generous artists. The value of the art for this event ranges from $125-$500 , but you will walk away with your choice for the ticket price of $50 only. Call or come by The Art Center to claim yours today!
ZION BAPTIST THANKSGIVING DINNER will be held November 17th from 12 am to 4 pm. Dinner is free! The Church is located on Hwy 314 (Parksville Road). For questions/directions contact: Chris Peak (423) 618-2898 or David Peters (423) 716-2255.
DANCE CLASSES AT BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN ARTS ASSOCIATION Sign your child up for ballet, tap or jazz right here at The Art Center! $40 per month each (discounts for multiple classes)  Instructor: Roseann Tuttle. Ballet: (Pre-Ballet, Age 3-5) Thursdays, 4-5pm, (Ballet I, Ages 4-5) Tuesdays, 4-5pm, (Ballet II, Ages 6-8) Tuesdays, 5-6pm, (Advanced, Age 9 ) Wednesdays, 4-5pm. Jazz: (Jazz I, Ages 6-10) Tuesdays, 6-7pm, (Advanced) Wednesdays, 5-6pm. Tap: (Beginning, Ages 7 ) Thursdays, 5-6pm. Call 706-632-2144 or visit www.blueridgearts.net.
JAMS AND JELLIES CLASS H o m e m a d e  H o l i d a y, N o v e m b e r 1 7 , 2 0 1 2 at P o l k C o u n t y Hi g h S c h o o l from 9 : 0 0 A M – 1 2 : 0 0 P M.  A l l  s u p p l i e s  a r e  p r o v i d e d! Pre-Register by November 15, 2012, Polk County Extension (423) 338-4503 –Donna Calhoun. Cost -$25.00
JAZZY LITTLE CHRISTMAS VII Back by popular demand, The Arts Center will present two nights of JAZZY LITTLE CHRISTMAS VII on November 30 and December 1 in the Sue E. Trotter Theater at The Arts Center.  Light hors d’oeuvres, homemade desserts, and a full cash bar will be available at7:00 PM.  The show will begin at 7:30 PM. The theme of this year’s Jazzy Little Christmas is simply SNOW!  Featured musicians are Pam Thigpen, Jennifer Kinard, Janet Martin, Sarah Baumgardner, Art Kimball, Tim Frazier, Lindsey Nunley, Ellen Kimball, Rusty Patterson, Josh Bragg, Andrew Kimball, Matt Dannel, and Christina Sjoberg.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and are available in advance at www.athensartscouncil.org, by phone at 423-745-8781, and at The Arts Center.  Table reservations may be made by calling 423-745-8781.
 KIWANIS CLUB OF COPPERHILL ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE will be held December 1st, 2012.  The Christmas theme for the parade this year will be “Christmas Around The World” The parade will be held downtown Copperhill and McCaysville. Any organizations or church groups that are interested in participating contact the following people, Howard Jabaley @ 706-455-0082, Don Wirtz @ 706-632-9011, Darrin Hulgan @ 423-322-9743, Frank Shinpaugh @ 706-455-9291 for more information.  If cancellation due to weather occurs the parade will be rescheduled the following Saturday, December 8th.  Herb Hood will serve as Grand Marshall
FALL/CHRISTMAS CRAFT BAZAAR at Shiloh Baptish Church on December 1st. Tables are available for rent. For more information call 338-4292.
“ONCORE FIRST FRIDAY” music and holiday celebration event, Friday, Dec. 7, 5-8 pm, downtown Murphy, NC. The event is free and open to the public. For info contact Debra 828-644-0043
CHRISTMAS PARADE The Polk County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the 2012 Christmas parade for Saturday, December 8th at 1:00 pm. The theme for this year’s parade is “The Wonder of Christmas Morning”.  We are looking forward to some very creative floats and entries.  As always, Santa Claus will make a special appearance.  Awards will be given for the best floats in three divisions; Church, Business and Civic/School; one award will be given for the Best Horse & Carriage entry.
The entry fee is $10 per float, car, horse carriage (buggy), etc.  Applications can be picked up at the Chamber office in Benton Monday- Friday 9am-3pm.  The deadline for entry is Tuesday, December 4th, 2012.  This will be the absolute last day for entry.
Horse entries remain the same as before.  The fee is $3.00 per horse (without carriage/buggy) at the line -up on the day of the parade (December 13th).  Line-up begins at 10:00 for horses. All horses (donkeys, mules, etc.) must have a negative Coggins certificate. If you have any questions, please call 338-5040.
Chief Vann House Historic Site “Christmas by Candlelight” tours on Friday and Saturday December 14th & 15th from 5pm-9pm each evening. The museum at the Vann House will also be open during the event and visitors can view exhibits and a short film before starting the tour.  Luminaries will light the paths between the museum and the Vann House. Inside the house, visitors may tour at their own pace and visit with Friends of the Vann House volunteers who will be in every room to share the history of the Vanns and their home. To complete the tour, guests can see four restored Cherokee log buildings, also lit by candles.  Hot apple cider and Moravian cookies will be served beside a warm fireplace inside Vann’s reconstructed kitchen.  War of 1812 re-enactors will also be present providing demonstrations and answering questions.
The admission is $6.00 for adults, $5.50 for seniors 62 and over, and $ 4.50 for youth ages 6 - 18.  Children five and under are free.  The Vann House is located on Georgia Highway 225, three miles west of Chatsworth.  Please contact the site at 706/695-2598 for more information.  The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Friends of the Vann House sponsor the program.  For more information, contact the site at 706-695-2598 or vann.house.park@dnr.state.ga.us.
SAFE HAVEN Animal Rescue is in need of people who have fenced in yards to foster dogs.  We provide all food and veterinary care including spaying and neutering. Our existing foster families are overwhelmed with the number of dogs in our possession.  We work hard to find forever homes by advertising on Petfinder and Pooches on the Move. Last year we found great homes for 80 dogs.  Please call the SHARP line 299 3640.
EAST AND WEST POLK LIBRARY HOURS East Polk-Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Sat 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. West Polk-Mon., Wed., & Fri. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m.
LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE available through SETHRA by calling (423) 338-2335 or (423) 496-2644.

REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGS
-County Commission will be 3RD Thursday at 7 p.m., alternating between the Benton Courthouse and Ducktown Senior Center.
-School Board, to be announced.
-Benton Town Commission lst Monday, 5 p.m. at Benton Town Hall.
-Copperhill City Council 3rd Monday at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
-Polk County Planning Commission, 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. alternating between the Ducktown Courthouse and Benton Courthouse.
-Ducktown City Commission 1st Thursday at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
-Ocoee Ruritan Club, 1st Thursday, 7 p.m. at the Fire & Rescue Hall in Ocoee on Hwy. 411.







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