October and November events scheduled in Whitesburg

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October and November will be filled with events for all ages in Whitesburg.  The events include programs at the Chattahoochee River, a mystery dinner theater, Halloween Trunk or Treat and a community Thanksgiving service.

The events kick off on Saturday, October 7, with “Paddle the Hooch” and “Our Watershed/Our Lives.”  The day begins at 8 a.m. at Moore’s Bridge Park where participants will begin their travel down the Chattahoochee River to McIntosh Reserve Park.  All ages and paddle abilities are welcome.  This will be followed by a catered lunch and afternoon programs featuring presentations by the Chattahoochee Riverkeepers, the Upper Tallapoosa Watershed Group and Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, as well as other entertainment.  Participants may take part in both the morning and afternoon programs or only the lunch and afternoon events.  Sign up at gipl.org/events or call 404-377-5552.  Parking fee at the parks is $5 per car.  The lunch and afternoon programs price is $10, and the boat rental for the paddle trip is $35 or “bring your own boat” at $10 per person.

On Saturday, October 28, at 10 a.m. the Friends of McIntosh Reserve will host a Walk and Talk at McIntosh Reserve Park Pavilion 5 with Kaitlyn Roundtree who will present her reach on bats. 

On Thursday, October 26, the Friends of the Whitesburg Public Library will present “The Case of the Will that Wouldn’t” at a Mystery Dinner Theater fundraising event. 

The City of Whitesburg will host Trunk or Treat for children from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Whitesburg Recreation Center ball field on Tuesday, October 31.  Local businesses, churches and organizations are invited to host “trunks” that evening. 

Whitesburg area churches will host a community Thanksgiving service Sunday evening, November 19.  The worship service will be followed by a fellowship supper.  The Whitesburg Care Fund will be there to offer worshippers the opportunity to purchase gifts for “angels” as it prepares for its annual Christmas donations to local children in need.  Whitesburg Area Christian Ministries also will be there to provide information about its food pantry and other ministries.  Eight local churches, representing Baptist, Christian, Church of God and Methodist congregations, have come together to form Whitesburg Area Christian Ministries.