Thursday, May 23
COMMUNITY · The re-scheduled Women’s Ride Day will be held Thursday, May 23, at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. Sign up at 5 p.m., ride at 5:30 p.m. Meet in the Visitor Center parking lot. For more information, contact Lisa@LisaHeyer.com.
COMMUNITY · The Chickamauga Public Library will hold a “Ready to R.E.A.D.” story time program at 10 a.m. Thursdays, May 23 and 30.
COMMUNITY · Free improv workshop by Southern Jesters will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 23, at FortOGeorgia.com HQ & Studio, 2738 Lafayette Road, by Sears Shoes store in Fort Oglethorpe. Visit FortOStore.com or call 706-866-9919, for more information.
COMMUNITY · Lafayette Physical Therapy will host a Lunch and Learn from noon-2 p.m., Thursday, May 23, at 120 West Villanow Street in LaFayette. For more information, call 706-638-5983.
COMMUNITY · Eating Well: Nutrition for the Cancer Patient will be offered from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 23, at Erlanger Baroness (Oncology Conference Room) in Chattanooga. This class will educate patients and caregivers on the basic nutritional needs as they progress trough their cancer treatment as well as to address treatment side effects impacting nutrition such as nausea/vomiting, taste alteration, dry mouth, sore mouth, decrease appetite, etc.
EDUCATION · Family Resource Agency of North Georgia would like to announce the opening of a new Head Start classroom to be located at Battlefield Elementary School. We are currently accepting applications for 3-4 year old children. If interested, call 706-935-5313 to schedule an appointment. The school year begins in August.
COMMUNITY · Kid's Station is currently enrolling children for Georgia Lottery Pre-K's Summer Transition Program. The program is free for eligible children that did not attend a GA Lottery Pre-K class or that did attend Pre-K and need additional kindergarten readiness skills. The program is 6 weeks and begins June 3. The program includes meals and aftercare at no cost to families. Spots are limited. Call Theresa McKamey at (706) 937-8585 for more information, eligibility requirements, and enrollment. Kid's Station Christian Learning Center is at 14237 Alabama Highway, in Rock Spring’s Woodstation Community.
COMMUNITY · Camp New Dawn, a Christian summer camp located in southwest Walker County, is now accepting applications for male and female counselor positions—18 or older and for females the Servant Adventure Leadership Training program (SALT)-- must be 16 – 18. Training provided. Visit www.campnewdawnga.org for more
COMMUNITY · Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites children in grades 4-8 to participate in the park’s fourth annual summer day camp, “A Call to Arms: The Gateway City Falls.” The first camp, to be held July 16-18 (Tuesday through Thursday), will be for grades 4-6, and the second camp, to be held July 23-25 (Tuesday through Thursday); will be for grades 7-8. The camps will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. daily. The registration deadline is July 12. Call Christopher Young at (423) 752-5213, ext. 117, for more information. Camp flyers and registration forms can be picked up at Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center or at Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center. Or, download the flyer and registration form at nps.gov/chch.
COMMUNITY · “Dig into reading” this summer at the Chickamauga Public Library. The summer reading program will be held June 1-July 19. Stop in to sign up.
COMMUNITY · The Obedience Club of Chattanooga, 4 miles south of Chattanooga on Highway 193 in Flintstone, will hold registration for obedience, rally, agility classes for puppies and dogs, and a NEW Therapy Dog Class on Sunday, June 2, from 1-3 p.m. Agility I Fundamentals will be held indoors. Bring a copy of shot records to registration. During registration, various OCC dog/handler teams will present training demonstrations. Classes begin on Monday night, June 3. Visit chattanoogaobedienceclub.org or call 423 517-1448.
Friday, May 24
COMMUNITY · Gordon Lee Memorial High School graduation ceremony will be Friday, May 24, at 8 p.m., in the Billy Neil Ellis Stadium.
Saturday, May 25
ENTERTAINMENT · LaFayette Downtown Development Authority invites families to join in summer Movies in the Park at Joe Stock Memorial Park, starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25, with a showing of “Cars 2.” Admission is free. Moviegoers can buy popcorn and funnel cakes in the park. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free parking is available at Bi-Lo and at the First Baptist Church of LaFayette. Movies in the Park Saturdays are scheduled for after sundown on June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21 and Oct. 19.
COMMUNITY · The 26th annual WQCH-AM 1590 Gospel Radio-a-thon for St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the WQCH radio station in LaFayette. The call in number is 706-638-3276. Help WQCH reach a $15,000 goal this year. All are welcome and donations are appreciated. For more information, call Tim Barrett at: 423-305-2109.
COMMUNITY · Center Post Community Center will host a free concert. Eight live gospel and bluegrass bands will perform from 2-8 p.m., Saturday May 25. Concessions are available- grilled hamburger and hotdog plates.
ENTERTAINMENT · Lyerly United Methodist Church will have a free movie night on Saturday, May 25, at 6 p.m. The featured movie is, “Blind Side.” Free refreshments will be served halfway through the movie. All ages are invited. Call Michelle Floyd at 706-676-5645 for more information. Lyerly United Methodist is at 105 Oak Hill Road, across from Lyerly Elementary School in Lyerly.
COMMUNITY · The inaugural Cycle for Miracles fundraising event at Enterprise South starts at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 25. Cyclists can bike a short 15-mile ride or a non-competitive 30- or 60-miles through flat and scenic terrain. Registration fees are now $40 for the 15-mile ride, $50 for the 30-mile ride and $60 for the 60-mile ride. For $250, participants will receive a signature Children’s Hospital training jersey they can wear during the event. Other categories include access to VIP Miracle Team Tent or a chance to ride with some of the pro-cyclists who are joining us during Cycle for Miracles. Contributions raised during the Cycle for Miracles event will go directly toward funding services at Children’s Hospital to care for sick and injured children in our region. For more information, visit cycleformiracles.org or call 423-778-2679.
COMMUNITY · Giant Chronicles of Narnia Trivia Event, based on the books, will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at FortOGeorgia.com HQ & Studio, 2738 Lafayette Road, by Sears Shoes store in Fort Oglethorpe. Visit FortOStore.com or call 706-866-9919, for more information.
COMMUNITY · Horse Shoe N Ranch Buckle Series will be held Saturdays, May 25, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28 and Oct. 26. Most entry fees cost $20; $10 for youth class. Stalls and electric hook-ups available for those staying the night. The ranch is at 510 Back Valley Road in Summerville. For lodging information, call Susie at 423-443-6225. For show information, call George Burnham at 702-595-5125.