Georgia Mountains Hospice is inviting people to vote for Cherokee County leaders to honor at its "Annual Mardi Gras in the Mountains Gala."
The event is March 5 at Chattahoochee Technical College's campus in Jasper and includes the crowning of the Mardi Gras in the Mountains king and queen.
The gala committee has chosen eight people from four surrounding counties as nominees, and Cherokee's nominees are Pam Carnes, president of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce; and Nathan Brandon, director of Cherokee County Senior Services.
Vote online at www.MardiGrasInThe Mountains.org. It costs a $1 donation per vote. Proceeds from the event will support Georgia Mountains Hospice patients and local charities supported by the Knights of Columbus and the Rotary Club of Jasper.
For information, call Gina Pendley at (800) 692-7199.
Business to host open house
The Great Frame Up will host an open house this weekend to celebrate its new location.
The free event is from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at 149 Reinhardt College Parkway in Canton.
Ten local artists' work will be on display and for sale at the event.
For information, call (770) 479-1440 or go to www.Canton.TheGreatFrameUp.com.
Paralegal to speak at event
Employees who assist their employers' customers are invited to attend an educational program this month.
The Appalachian Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals, which serves Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Gordon and Pickens counties, will present "You are the Face!" at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22, at the Amicalola EMC Dean Center in Jasper. The cost, which includes dinner, is $10 per person.
The guest speaker is IAAP chapter member Rena Morris, a paralegal and administrative assistant to Cherokee County Superior Court Judge Jackson Harris. Morris has been in the administrative field for the past 26 years and is the past president of the Appalachian chapter.
The event will also include vendors showing jewelry and makeup as well as door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.
For information, call Sheri Crowe at (706) 253-2457 or e-mail SCrowe@Pickens Progress.com.
Fundraiser to benefit sick child
Holdheide Academy in Woodstock will present a "Family Fun Day" and charity fundraiser this month.
The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 19 at the school at 5234 Highway 5.
Admission is free, and activities will include an open house, a bounce house, car seat checks, a visit from a fire truck, face painting and a bake sale.
A silent auction will also take place to benefit Woodstock Fire Chief Dave Soumas's grandson, Gabriel Sierra, who is undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for brain tumors.
For information, call (770) 516-2292 or go to www.HoldheideEducation.com.