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Hey, Woodstock-Towne Lake. I’m here in your inbox as always to tell you everything you need to know about what’s happening in the city, including news on:

  • Local officials will be honored at a commemorative ceremony.
  • Learn about the Barn Cat program.
  • Let’s go to the talent show.

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Here are the top three stories at Woodstock-Towne Lake today:

  1. The annual memorial ceremony for law enforcement officers is scheduled for next week. This year’s ceremony will honor the 245 American law enforcement officers who lost their lives serving their communities in 2022, including 11 here in Georgia. The ceremony was not held in 2020-22 due to Covid-19, so the loss of Officer Joseph William Burson on June 17, 2021 will also be honored. The ceremony will take place at Downtown Park at 7 pm on May 18, but if it rains, the event will be moved inside the Woodstock City Council Chambers across the street. (Woodstock Police via Facebook)
  2. Here in the relatively rural areas of Cherokee County, there is a need and a purpose for keeping cats outdoors. Farms of all kinds often entrust rodent removal activities to these fine felines, and in return, the cats are kept well fed, protected, and taken to the vet when necessary. The Cherokee County Animal Shelter has a program for cats that are more independent and enjoy life outdoors, called the “Barn Cat” program. If interested, these adult cats are free to adopt and come with their spay/neuter, initial vaccinations, rabies shots, flea prevention, and microchip, and go home with a box and sample bag of cat food. . You can find more information here. (Cherokee County Animal Shelter via Facebook)
  3. The summer festival talent show is coming up soon. Therapeutic Recreation, a program for people with physical and intellectual disabilities outside of Cherokee Recreation & Parks, is hosting the event on May 26 from 5-8pm, and you can expect plenty of talent, raffles for prizes, food trucks, crafts , magician party and dance, singing and games. Tickets are on sale at the link for the event at The Buzz, 7345 Cumming Highway in Canton. (Cherokee Parks and Recreation)

Today in Woodstock-Towne Lake:

  • Toddler Sensory Hour: For children 4 years and under. you can register here for playgroup at Rose Creek Library, 4476 Towne Lake Parkway. (11 a.m. – noon)
  • reading dog: For children 6 years and older. Register here for a 15-minute spot for your child to read to Zoey the Reading Dog at the Rose Creek Library, 4476 Towne Lake Parkway. (16:30 – 17:30)
  • Dried flower bags: For adults, create sachets and learn about the flowers and herbs used at the RT Jones Memorial Library, 116 Brown Industrial Parkway in Canton. (17:30 – 18:30)
  • May Flower Arranging Class: Learn about flower arranging and create a spring floral arrangement with Madison O’Brien Art at Tavern at Towne Lake, 1003 Towne Lake Hills East. (7:00 p.m.)
  • Trivia Night with Lights Up! Entertainment: Prizes for first, second and third place teams every Wednesday at the Reformation Brewery, 105 Elm Street. (7-9 p.m.)
  • Darkridge Reunion, a Murder Mystery Escape Room Game: You are back in high school and your job is to find out who is the killer of the group. The night is 18+ at The Blue Ghost Arcade, 164 Towne Lake Parkway. (20:00)
  • MadLife Grill Patio Stage – free shows, no ticket needed

    • Extended sets from top artists (6 – 9 pm)
  • MadLife stage and studios

    • Garrett Collins and Hughes Taylor – Blues/Rock (7:30 pm)

From my notebook:

  • The Blue Ghost Arcade has a special day planned for everyone the amazing moms in town. The Mother’s Day Cupcakes and Cocktails event this Sunday will feature mini banana pudding, French quarter cupcakes, champagne and mojito paired with a cocktail. The arcade is at 164 Towne Lake Parkway and the event will begin at 1 pm (The arcade of the blue ghost via Facebook)
  • Woodstock Arts offers many great classes and there are always options available. Whether you love working in clay, on stage, or with a canvas, there’s a class to make that dream come true. You can see their catalog here. (Reeves House at Woodstock Arts)
  • If your kids love to get out on the water, Cherokee Recreation & Parks offers a fun camp for kids to teach them how to paddle. The youth learn to paddle camp runs June 12-16 with morning classes for kids ages 12-18. Kids will learn the basics, including Olympic-style rowing and tips on maneuvering the boat. You can read more and register here. (Cherokee Parks and Recreation via Facebook)
  • Service League: “We’d love to see you on June 16 at our fifth annual Golf FORE! the Children. All money raised will go to the children of Cherokee County.” (Service League via Instagram)

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