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by Melissa Snyder
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Anniversary Celebration honoring Pastor Gary Sears of Mt. Olive Church of God will be today at a combined service at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to the event, which will give recognition to Pastor Sears and his wife, Charletta, for their 20 years of service. Members of the congregation and community leaders will express their appreciation to the Sears family. For more information call 479-3381.

Five Points Market will continue through the season on Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. at First Street Square. All fresh fruits and vegetables are from local farmers. For more information, call 479-1000.

Lee University’s Department of Business will begin its Fall CPA Review Program, a public seminar to prepare for the CPA exam, on Monday in the Walker Memorial Building. The program will be a four-month intensive seminar on Mondays and Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m., and taught by 30-year accounting veteran Gregory Della Franco, a professor at Lee. For more information on the program cost or to register, call 614-8667 or e-mail

The Hiwassee Chapter, American Red Cross is in need of volunteers to fulfill its mission by preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies and disasters. Anyone interested in volunteering for one of the many lines of services, to be a presenter for preparedness, an instructor or a member of the disaster action team can attend the free volunteer orientation on Wednesday. To register, call 472-1595 or visit

The Museum Center at Five Points will host a beaded bracelet jewelry class on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The class will be taught by jewelry artist Claire Groff. Tools and equipment will be provided. Reservations and pre-payment are required by Aug. 7. The cost is $55 for members, $60 for non-members. For further information, call 339-5745 or visit

Dining with Diabetes School will be Aug. 17, Aug. 24, Sept. 7 and Sept. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the UT Extension-Bradley County Extension Building located at 95 Church St. For class and registration information, contact the UT office at 728-7001.

The Family Violence Program of Cleveland offers a confidential support group for abused women on Monday evenings. Professional counseling will be available. For more information, call 479-9339.

Single Friends of Cleveland will meet Aug. 26 at Farmhouse Restaurant from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Susie Battle at 310-3171 or

The fifth annual Family Expo will be Aug. 28 at the Museum Center at Five Points from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The expo is presented by Mix 104.1 radio and SkyRidge Medical Center. The free event will offer fun for the entire family. Vendor booths from area businesses and organizations will also be a part of the event. For more information, call 472-6700.

The MainStreet Cruisers present “Destination Anywhere” Cruise-In on Aug. 28 from 3 to 9 p.m. The Ascots will be featured on the event stage. More than 600 vehicles will be in a 12-block area around the Bradley County Courthouse. Free gifts will be given to the first 250 vehicles. Food vendors and event T-shirts will be available. There will be a Swap meet, 50/50 drawing and model car contest. For more information, call Joe Sharp at 559-0836.

Benefit Consignment Children’s Closet Sale will be Aug. 31 through Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the former Mt. Zion Discount building on 828 Old Georgetown Road (one mile past Hopewell Elementary). Clothing of all sizes along with sports equipment will be available. For more information, call Linda Waddell at 479-5265.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Contact Melissa Snyder at 472-5041 or e-mail: