Each week, Canton-Sixes Patch will provide a list of five things you can do locally.
1) Enjoy karaoke at Little River Grill & Sports Bar at 8:30pm Jan. 7. If you're not ready to sing in front of a crowd, enjoy food and drinks while listening to the local talent.
Location: 6979 Bells Ferry Rd., Canton, GA 30114, 770-345-4444
2) Meet the 25 artists whose work will be part of the nearly month-long North Georgia Artists Association exhibit at the Cherokee Arts Center. A reception begins at 3pm Jan. 8. Admission to the exhibit, which opens Jan. 8 and closes Feb. 4, is free.
Location: 94 North St., Canton, GA 30114, 770-704-6244
3) Catch retired police canine handler Jeff Schettler at Yawn's Books and More at 11am Jan. 8. Schettler and his bloodhound worked a number of well-known cases, including the hunt for Centennial Olympic Park bomber Eric Robert Rudolph in North Carolina. Schettler will sign copies of Red Dog Rising, which details those cases. A portion of the proceeds from book sales will provide assistance dogs for special needs children.
Location: 210 East Main St., Canton, GA 30114, 678-880-1923
Location: 94 North St., Canton, GA 30114
5) Enter the Ya Film Festival Contest by January 24. Prizes and awards will be given to teenagers (ages 13-18) for the best created and directed films. Submissions are accepted daily between 9am and 11:30pm. For more information, contact Deborah W. Corrao at the R.T. Jones Memorial Library at 770-479-3090, ext.233
Location: 116 Brown Industrial Pkwy., Canton, GA 30114