COMMUNITY · The La Fayette-Walker County Public Library is continuing its new monthly series of Teen Programming called DIY Teen. February’s program will be hosted on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. The month’s theme is DIY Teen: Cake Decorating with “Cakeboss” Bo Eubanks.
COMMUNITY · A prom dress resale and vendor showcase will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Heritage High School gym. Sellers can drop off gently used dresses, shoes and handbags Saturday, Feb. 23, from 11 am.-3 p.m. Cash or checks only. No credit cards will be accepted. All sales are final, no refunds or returns. Entrance fee of $2 gets each attendee one raffle ticket. For more information, contact Rhonda Cox at 423-987-7175 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY · In commemoration of Black History Month, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park ranger Lee White will speak about the important roles African Americans played in seizing their freedom. The event will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Chickamauga Visitor Center. For more information, call 706-866-9241 or visit nps.gov/chch.
COMMUNITY · An African American celebration will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Walker County Civic Center in Rock Spring. The theme is, “The Legacy of African Americans: The Past, The Present, The Future.” “Let’s Make A Difference,” headed by Rev. Dr. Willie Womble CEO, is sponsoring the event.
COMMUNITY · Express Regional Soccer Association (ERSA) in Rossville, formerly located at Camp Jordan, will hold sign-ups for the 2013 spring season at the Rossville Athletic Center Stadium Field, 301 Williams Street, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, with a late sign-up on March 2, and from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, with a late sign-up on March 3. Ages U4-U19 and all levels of experience welcome. U4/6 costs $70, and U8-U19 costs $j80 and includes a uniform set. Adult leagues are available. Player fee is $60. Contact Chris Carpenter, director of adults, at email@example.com.
ENTERTAINMENT · Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga (ETC) will present Martin McDonagh's black comedy, “The Pillowman,” from Feb. 8-24. Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. All performances will be held at the theatre's space inside Eastgate Town Center at 5600 Brainerd Road. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students with a valid student ID. They can be purchased online at http://www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com, by phone at (423) 987-5141, or at the door beginning one hour before each performance. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Free parking is available at Eastgate Town Center.
ENTERTAINMENT · The Georgia Winery will host its third annual Wine & Chocolate Open House every Saturday in February from noon-4 p.m. A Wine & Chocolate Pairing class that will take place every Saturday at 3 p.m. During the class there will be pairings of five Georgia Wines and five Dove Chocolates. Those who attend will also take home a souvenir wine glass. Classes are $20. Reservations are recommended and tickets can be purchased online from the Winery’s website. Following the Pairing Class, at 4 p.m. will be a Winery Tour. Tours are $15 and include a behind the scenes look at how their wine is made, a tasting flight of their two organic wines, a cheese and cracker tray and a souvenir glass. For more information, call 706-937-9463.
ENTERTAINMENT · Lyerly United Methodist Church will have a free movie night on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. “National Treasure,” will be shown. Free refreshments will be served halfway through the movie. All ages are invited. Call Michelle Floyd at 706-676-5645.
Sunday, Feb. 24
COMMUNITY · "Care To Spare A Life," an informational event to promote awareness about the dangers of texting while driving, will be presented at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Noble Fellowhsip, 5994 Highway 27 N. Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson will speak. This program is ideal event for teens, pre-teens, and parents. For more information, call 706-639-3674.
CHURCH · Pure Heart from Chickamauga will sing at 6 p.m. Feb 24 at Kensington Church of God.
COMMUNITY · 13U and 14U select team baseball tryout for the Game Seven (G7) Sharks will be held Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Cleveland State Community College Baseball Field. For each, 13U and 14U teams, eligible players can't turn 13 or 14 before May 1, 2013. Teams will be coached by Jason Sewell. Call 423-614-8744 for workout time.
COMMUNITY · The Walker County Historical Society will meet at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Marsh House in LaFayette. The program will include a panel discussion of African-American schools in Walker County with a special emphasis on the role of Hill High School, the only black high school in Walker County. Panel organizers Hubert Marsh and Alma Suttles Benton graduated from Hill High. All Hill High Alumni and former teachers and employees are invited to participate and to bring mementos to share. Information will cover the earliest black schools in churches in 1865, the Freedman’s Schools, and others which eventually grew into Hill High School. The public is invited to this meeting in recognition of black history month.
COMMUNITY · Entries in the annual DNR “Give Wildlife a Chance” poster contest must be postmarked by Wednesday, March 27. This year’s theme is “Everyone can be a citizen scientist.” The contest is open to kindergarten through fifth-grade students in public and private schools and homeschool groups. Participants enter at the local school level with drawings that depict their observations of Georgia’s native nongame animals and plants. Visit georgiawildlife.com/PosterContest or botgarden.uga.edu for more information.
COMMUNITY · The first Wash Me Pink Color Run to benefit Susan G. Komen will be held Saturday, March 9. The 5K color run course begins at 9 a.m. at 1104 Redwine Cove, in Dalton. Registration is from 7 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Color washers will douse participants with Komen color at the color stations strategically placed throughout the course. Parking passes cost $5 if pre-purchased and $10 at the venue, and are required for each car. Visit washmepink.com.
Monday, Feb. 25
COMMUNITY · Monday, Feb. 25, is the deadline to apply for The Walker County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy. Classes begin on Monday, March 4, at the Sheriff Ralph H. Jones Training Center. Classes are held on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for 10 weeks. There is no charge to attend. For the first time, students aged 13-17 can attend when accompanied by a parent or guardian. An application can be printed at walkerso.com under the Prevention link. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25. For more information, contact Sgt. Pat Cook 706-638-1909 Extension 252.
COMMUNITY · An AARP Driver Safety Course will be held at Newnan Springs United Methodist Church from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. Bring a sack lunch, beverages will be provided. Cost is $l2 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. The deadline to register is March 10. Call 706-375-9251.
COMMUNITY · A bariatric support group will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center. Bariatric Support Group meetings are for individuals scheduled to have Bariatric surgery or who have already had weight loss surgery. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) for more information.
COMMUNITY · The Chickamauga Public Library, 306 Cove Road in Chickamauga, will exhibit a “Time Line of Chickamauga from 1820-1899” now through Saturday, March 30. Regular library hours are Tuesday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon.
COMMUNITY · Registration is open for the sixth annual Berry Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K races to be run Saturday, March 23, at Berry College in Rome. The Berry Half Marathon raises funds for need-based scholarships to the local (Rome) elementary and middle school. Runners have given to Soles4Soles in past years, and organizers plan to continue to support this charity, as well as contribute $1 for each pair of shoes donated to help offset the cost of mailing the shoes to needed destinations. There will be collection boxes set up at race registration March 22 and 23. There will also continue to be a collection site for Medals4Mettle, a non-profit organization that facilitates the gifting of marathon, half marathon, and triathlon finishers’ medals to children and adults fighting debilitating diseases. To register for the 2013 Berry Half Marathon and further information on registration fees, visit: berryhalfmarathon.com.
COMMUNITY · The Veterans of All Wars Museum, at 71 Red Belt Road in Chickamauga, will be closed through Thursday, Feb. 28, and will reopen Friday, March 1. The museum has a collection of guns and other memorabilia on display. The museum was founded by Robert H. Honeycutt, a WWII veteran, POW, and survivor of the 800 mile German death march. Call Randy Culbreth at 423-488-4789 for more information.
COMMUNITY · Berry College accounting students will offer free tax assistance, to families and individuals with moderate levels of income. VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is designed by the IRS to assist families to complete their annual tax returns free of charge. This marks the fourth year that Berry has offered the student-operated program. Through VITA, students acquire firsthand experience with tax preparation and client relationships in addition to continuously researching and getting familiar with changing tax laws. To make an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (706) 236-2233. Hours of operation are Fridays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11a.m.- 4 p.m. in the Campbell School of Business, Room 109.