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Upcoming Events


  • Volunteer repairing trails and bridges at Cloudland Canyon State Park on Monday, Jan. 20, for MLK national service day. Join the park's Friends group at 8:45 park office, then work from 9 a.m.-noon. Bring a picnic lunch and stay to explore park. $5 Ga. parking fee applies if you don't have an annual pass. For more info, visit      

  • The Dade County Board of Education will hold its regular January meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, at its offices in front of the high school off Hwy. 136 E. The public is welcome.               

  • The Dade County Commission will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Administrative Building to gather public input on its new land-use ordinance.                                                          

  • The Dade County Public Library presents "Kiss the Ground," a discussion of how to renew your garden soil, by Keith Bien, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. This free event is part of the library's ongoing eco-series.                                                            

  • Lookout Mountain CASA is looking for more volunteer advocates.  Are you the next HERO in a foster child's life? Children come into foster care by no fault of their own and typically are found to be victims of abuse and/or deprivation. This is where you come in. CASA volunteers are the voice of children who have been overlooked, neglected and hurt.   Begin your NEW YEAR with a resolution to BE THE CHANGE and make a difference in a child's story. Learn how to join the CASA team by calling Ashley Shelton at (404) 723 1420.                                                             

  • Rising Fawn Baptist Church provides FREE after-school care for children between the ages of 5 and 13 beginning the first day of this school year. Each day will include a snack, Bible study, time for homework and play. Children will be watched from the time they get off the school bus until 6 p.m. This is primarily for those who struggle to afford the after-care program at school or must send their children home to an empty house, but others will be accepted subject to demand--so the sooner you register, the better.  For more information please contact the church at, or call or text Tony Moreland at (423) 227-9997.                                                                                

  • For 2020, the Georgia Driver's License office in Trenton is open Monday,  Jan. 13 & 27, Feb. 10 & 24, March 9 & 23, April 13 & 27, May 11 & 18, June 8 & 22, July 6 & 20, Aug. 10 & 24, Sept. 14 & 28, Oct. 5 & 19, Nov. 2 & 16 and Dec. 7 & 21. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and the office is in the Justice Bldg, 75 Case Ave., Trenton. For more info check                                                                                                  

  • Be a garden volunteer! The Tennessee River Gardens need volunteers. Workdays are Fridays 9 a.m.-noon and Sundays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Call Christine if interested (423 785-4024) or write to                                                                                                                

  • At 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, there is an informational meeting/presentation at the Dade DFACS office (located in the county Administrative Building) for anyone interested in becoming a foster parent. You may call 1-877-210-KIDS to register, but registration is not required.                                                              

  • A representative from the Veterans Administration is available to help vets at the Dade County Administrative Building in the Commissioners' meeting room 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  on the last Wednesday of each month.                                                

  • Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Trenton Ministry Center. This is a Christian recovery program for anyone who has hurts, hang-ups or habits. There are classes for kids, teens and adults, as well as nursery care provided. For more information, call (706) 657-6920.                                       

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