EDUCATION · The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Youth Success Academy will have an open house for the community Thursday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Youth Success Academy provides GED classes, work experience, and financial assistance for college for students 16 to 21 years old. The academy if funded through a partnership between GNTC and the Georgia Regional Coalition. For more information, call 706-764-3783.
CHURCH · Covenant Life Worship Center in Chickamauga will present its annual Extravagant Encounter Feb. 9-12. The worship center is featuring pastor James Cant and guest evangelist Mark Casto of Extreme Ministries in Cleveland, Tenn. Services begin at 7 p.m. nightly, and on Sunday at 11 a.m. Nursery and children’s ministry provided. No cost, no registration. Organizers invite everyone to come and enjoy the extravagant presence of the Lord. For more information, call 706-375-5286 or visit covenantlifeworship.com.
COMMUNITY · The LaFayette-Walker County Public Library Teen Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. All teenagers interested in the community, the library or volunteering are encouraged to join.
COMMUNITY · Homeschooled children are invited to come to the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library on at 1 p.m. to read books, learn and converse with other students their age.
COMMUNITY · The Friends of the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library will have its monthly meeting at the library at 7 p.m.
COMMUNITY · LaFayette Presbyterian Church invites everyone to a “Pool Party in the Dead of Winter” at the church from 5 to 6 p.m. The church will host a forum for caring for elderly family members. Rev. Lou Snead, pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas, will be the forum leader. Rev. Snead has been caregiver for his mother for a number of years. She is 102 years old. Following the forum, those attending are invited to enjoy dinner and shoot pool at the local restaurant One-Eleven.
CHURCH · The Winter Bible Conference, “Israel and Prophecy,” which began Feb. 7, is at Faith Baptist Church through Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Featured preachers are Billy Mitchell (through Thursday) and Ronnie Jones (Friday). This event was originally scheduled for Jan. 9-13. No day services. The church is at 308 Boynton Drive in Ringgold. For more information, call 706-937-7091, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENTERTAINMENT · The Dalton Little Theatre will present “Barefoot in the Park” Feb. 9 and 10 at 7 p.m., Feb. 4 and 11 at 8 p.m., and Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. The theatre is at 210 N. Pentz Street in Dalton. For more information, call 706-226-6618 or visit daltonlittletheatre.com.
Friday, Feb. 10
ENTERTAINMENT · The Share America Foundation will host award-winning Gospel Hall of Fame member Archie Watkins, formerly of the Inspirations, on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ringgold Depot, corner of Depot Street and U.S. 41 in Ringgold. Pianist Ryan Stinson will also perform. Randall Franks from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night” will emcee. The event is a fundraiser for the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship Fund helping musicians achieve higher education. Donations for tickets are adults: $5, children 5 and under free with adult. Tickets may be purchased locally in advance during business hours at SonShine Christian Books (706) 861-7675 in Fort Oglethorpe. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/shareamerica or www.shareamericafoundation.org.
COMMUNITY · A series of free basic diabetes education classes will be taught by Linda Long, certified diabetes educator, on Fridays, Feb. 10 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Walker Ag Center in Rock Spring. Bring a sack lunch; drinks will be provided. Call 706-638-5577 to register. Classes are sponsored by the Walker County Health Department.
Saturday, Feb. 11
COMMUNITY · Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will hold a one-hour program at Orchard Knob Reservation Saturday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m. Join a park ranger to learn and discuss the 150th anniversary of the Twin Rivers Campaign, which made Ulysses S. Grant a household name and started the general on an upward path that eventually led to the overall command of the combined Union forces in Chattanooga. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Visitors are welcomed to bring a lawn chair. Meet the park ranger at the entrance gate located at the corner of Orchard Knob Avenue and Ivy Street. For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.
COMMUNITY · High schoolers in the Catoosa County area will have a new place to prom-shop this year that will hopefully be a little easier on their budget. Heritage High School’s Spirit Booster Club invites the public to attend its first annual “Prom Resale and Vendor Showcase Fundraiser.” Vendors and sellers will be set up in the Heritage gym Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be a $2 fee at the door; one raffle ticket is included with admission. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased for $1 each. To reserve a space and obtain a registration form, contact Rhonda Cox at 423-987-7175 or email@example.com. Spaces are first-come, first-serve and not guaranteed without completed registration form.
CHURCH · Pastor Roy Roscoe Huskins welcomes everyone to a dedication ceremony at 6 p.m. at Open Bible Holiness Church at 56 Kevin Lane across from Walker State Prison.
COMMUNITY · Saturday, Feb. 11, Chattanooga Room in the Inn will host Mardi Gras Magic at The Car Barn located near the intersection of Lee Highway and Highway 153. Attendees will enjoy Cajun cuisine, dancing and a parade complete with festive beads. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. Individual tickets are $60 and couples are $100. A table for eight starts at $550 and other sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets may be purchased online at www.chattanoogaroomintheinn.com. Proceeds from the event will benefit Chattanooga Room in The Inn (CRITI). For additional information, please contact Chattanooga Room in the Inn at (423) 624-6144.