🌱 Moved CCSD football match day + preparation for Ian’s arrival + Expo Day

Hello, Woodstock-Towne Lake! I’m here in your inbox today to keep you up to date with everything you need to know about what’s happening in town. Because community news matters! Today’s issue includes updates on:

  • Hurricane Ian is already affecting Cherokee County.
  • The Pets-In-The-Park Picnic and Parade.
  • The Cherokee Career Expo!

But first, today’s weather:

Rather sunny and pleasant. High: 74 Low: 47.


Here are the top four stories from Woodstock-Towne Lake today:

  1. All Cherokee County School District (CCSD) college football games have been moved to Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. in anticipation of Friday’s inclement weather. The affected games are Creekview HS (Homecoming vs Etowah HS), Sequoyah HS (Homecoming vs River Ridge HS) and Woodstock HS (Homecoming vs Rome HS). (CCSD press release)
  2. Hurricane Ian is expected to hit our county Friday evening with heavy rain and possible wind speeds of 25-35 MPH. The governor declared a state of emergency at 7 p.m. Tuesday in hopes that Georgia will see flooding, downed trees, downed power lines and debris. We should expect heavier than usual traffic as Florida evacuees continue to head north, as of Tuesday evening there was already a slowdown seen on the highways. (WSB-TV Atlanta)
  3. Although the actual future path is unknown for Hurricane Ian, ahead of the weather forecast to hit our area Thursday through Saturday, the Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has issued a reminder to create or review the your family’s emergency plan. Downed power lines are a probability, flooding is a possibility, so today is a good time to prepare for storms. Agency tips include subscribe to alerts and warnings for our area, making sure everyone in the house knows the safest place in the building, having an escape plan, putting together an emergency preparedness kit, and securing important documents. (Cherokee County EMA via Facebook)
  4. Holly Springs Police Officer Boyce is praised for his kindness and compassion to a homeless man after meeting him at the station. Speaking to the man, Officer Boyce learned that he had been turned away from a homeless shelter because he had no ID and had left without food. The officer found it in his heart to secure a hotel room in Canton and food for the man, paying out of his own pocket. (WSB-TV Atlanta)

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Today in Woodstock-Towne Lake:

  • Pets-In-The-Park Picnic! Join the Sequoyah Regional Library System for story time, a pet parade, and a picnic. Please Register online and bring your lunch and pet (or stuffed animal) to Patriots Park, 1485 Kellogg Creek Road, Acworth. (11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
  • Ribbon cutting – United States Medicare: located at 9236 Main Street, Suite 1C. (12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
  • Joy of breathing: learn the Joy of Breathing technique and enjoy a free Pranayama class with Soul Dimension. The free course will be done via the Zoom meeting. Please see the listing for more information. (11:30 p.m.)
  • Cherokee Career Fair: CV review assistance is available and will begin prior to the event at 1 p.m. The registration of job seekers is freeCheck website for event details at Northside Hospital Cherokee Conference Center, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton. (2 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
  • Ribbon Cutting – Menagerie on Main Street: located at 351 W. Main Street, Guangzhou. (3 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • Board game night! For ages 8 and up, head over to play some of the library’s newly purchased board games including Villainous, Azul and Unstable Unicorns at the RT Jones Memorial Library, 116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton. (5 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
  • Youth factory – group of young people: for middle and high school youth to enjoy church, light snacks and fellowship. Please Register for group meetings held on Wednesdays at The Factory Church, 9872 Main Street. (7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
  • DJ stories! Have fun and win prizes every Wednesday at Woodstock Beer Market, 240 Chambers Street. (7 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
  • Quiz night with Lights Up! Entertainment: prizes for first, second and third place teams every Wednesday at Reformation Brewery, 105 Elm Street. (7 p.m.)
  • Multiverse Tournament: A double elimination tournament played on PS5 every Wednesday at Blue Ghost Arcade, 164 Towne Lake Parkway. (8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.)
  • Senior Center Programs:
    • Walking Club – every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Dupree Park Walking/Running Track, 513 Neese Road. (8 a.m. – 9 a.m.)
    • Fit Over 50 – every Wednesday and Friday, have fun with chair yoga, handstands, bands, weights and core strength exercises at the WGLSC Activity Center expansion (9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)
  • MadLife Grill Patio Stage (free shows):
  • MadLife Stage and Studios:
    • On the groove – The High Voltage Party Band (8 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Big Springs Farms in Woodstock was included in Access Atlanta’s List of Top 10 Pumpkin Patches to visit in the Atlanta area. Cagle’s farm in Canton was also listed. (Getting to Atlanta)
  • There’s a new Kids Corner event at Reeves House Studio on Saturday October 1st. “It’s CORN! I can’t imagine a prettier thing!” is for children of all ages to create fall decorations with beads. Please Register online, the event starts at 10:30 a.m. (Woodstock Arts)
  • Registration is open for adult and children’s tennis lessons through Cherokee Recreation and Parks. Classes start on October 3, so come to website to register if you are interested. (Cherokee Recreation and Parks via Facebook)
  • Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Leisure Spectrum also kicks off soon, on October 4th. For ages 15 and up, the TR program includes treats, bowling, mini-golf and more and is “designed to increase independence and improve quality of life through recreation and recreation for anyone with disabilities. special needs”. You can register here. (Cherokee Recreation and Parks via Facebook)
  • Registration is open for the next batch of classes at Woodstock Arts. Classes start in October and include subjects such as acrylic and oil painting, Crooked Cottage pottery, portraits and composition and many more. Take a look at their ads on line. (Woodstock Arts)
  • The Hickory Flat Library is hosting the American Sign Language for Beginners with Susan Flores course this Thursday, September 29. No previous experience is necessary for the class, and you can Register on line. (Sequoyah Regional Library System)
  • Also this Thursday, the Woodstock Police Department will be at Dunkin’ at 9755 Highway 92 to accept donations for the Special Olympics. From 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., police from all over Georgia will be at their local Dunkin for the “Cops On Donut Shops” fundraising event. If you want to donate, you can also do it online here. (Woodstock PD via Facebook)
  • If you’d like to volunteer with trail cleanup and maintenance with Cherokee Recreation and Parks, there’s a cleanup day coming up. Saturday, October 8 at 9 a.m. Please contact Adam Fussell by email at cafussell@cherokeega.com for more details or to register. (Cherokee Recreation and Parks)

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Nina Lightcap

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