Weekly Shorts for the week of January 30

Photos by Rita Van Fleet

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The Legacy of Caring fundraiser requires a long-term commitment of many volunteers, but the payoff benefits for area women and children’s programs.

Save the date for the Legacy of Caring Tour of Homes and the Marketplace which are open to the public. On May 18-19, the Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Guild will host the Legacy of Caring Tour of Homes and Marketplace. Five unique homes have been selected for this year’s tour. Tickets can be purchased for $30 at www.bigcanoelegacy.org or on the days of the tour. Buses will transport ticket holders from the chapel to the homes. The Legacy Marketplace which showcases dozens of vendors with high-quality products, the Book Nook and Collectors’ Corner, which offers the finest in gently used accessories for home and entertaining and books, and the Bear Paw Bakery and Crazy Bear Café are all open for business. Proceeds will support programs for women and children in Dawson and Pickens counties.

 

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Pharmacist Dr. Julie Wickman discussed the osteoporosis.

The Ridgerunners are first group to meet as Big Canoe’s Clubhouse at Lake Sconti reopened after three weeks of renovation. Dr. Julie Wickman spoke to an overflow group about osteoporosis, a bone disease that is common in older women. Wickman who has a doctorate in pharmacy and owns a pharmacy in Dahlonega was well-received by the members who had many questions and comments. Wickman is sure to be invited to return. Following the Ridgerunners meeting, 50+ members stayed for lunch. The tables were beautifully set with a winter theme in blue and white.

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The first daily luncheon special received a thumbs up from clubhouse diners.

New daily luncheon specials offered at the clubhouse. The beef tenderloin was the opening day special on Tuesday. Served on a warm brioche and topped with grilled onions, tomato, lettuce and melted bleu cheese with horseradish sauce on the side, the offering was definitely a crowd pleaser. Specials in the $10 - $13 range are on the menu each day.

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Recent volunteer training session for BC Visits

Big Canoe Wellness Collaborative in need of volunteers. According to incoming President of the Board of Directors Shiraz Alikhan, “As our organization matures and expands its services, we are seeking more volunteers who may be interested in leadership positions. While some board and steering committee members have chosen to continue in service, these are not open-ended commitments. We are especially seeking volunteers for the steering committee that oversees the program operations. In addition to the steering committee chairperson, each service area–info, meals, visits, and ride –has a program coordinator and back-up who manage the program and serve on the steering committee. Having two volunteers associated with each program allows incoming volunteers to learn their responsibilities and ensures continuity of services to program clients when the coordinator is not available.” Contact Linda or Shiraz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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