COMMUNITY · Help the Family Crisis Center “cut out” domestic violence. Schedule a haircut for Thursday, Oct. 25, at participating salons. Proceeds go to the center. Salons include Creative Image, Salon Etc., Wanda’s Cut & Curl, J & A Barber and New Image. To participate, call 706-375-7630. Salons can also take up donations for the month of October - Domestic Violence Awarness Month - with a jar. All funds go directly to the Family Crisis Center.
COMMUNITY · The Walker County Tea Party and Concerned Citizens for an Informed Electorate will sponsor a candidates forum Oct. 25 at the Rossville Civic Center from 7-8 p.m. Candidates John Deffenbaugh (R) and Thomas McMahan (D) will be in attendance. The format will include a 45-minute Q&A session from a two-person panel, followed by a 10-minute session where questions will be asked from the audience.
COMMUNITY · A Girl Scout sign-up night will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Chickamauga Elementary School in the media center (library), 210 Crescent Avenue, in Chickamauga. Girl Scouts have fun, make new friends and learn life-long skills. For more information, contact the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians at 1-800-474- 1912 or 423-877-5587 or go to girlscoutscsa.org.
COMMUNITY · Naomi Elementary School will hold a "Not So Scary Trick-or-Treat Night" from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25. As part of the fun, information sessions about technology and the school’s new phonics program will be offered. Bring your ipad, iphone, nook or other tablets and learn to master its use.
COMMUNITY · The Walker Talkers Toastmasters Speaking Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth (Oct. 25) Thursday of the month in the community hall behind Woodstation Baptist Church, at 42 Round Pond Road, LaFayette. For more information, e-mail Glenn Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-264-6525.
COMMUNITY · The LaFayette Elks Lodge will hold its third annual Haunted House from 8-11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25-Saturday, Oct. 27, and from Monday, Oct. 29-Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 3158 Highway 27, just north of Wal-Mart in LaFayette. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children age 12 and younger. Proceeds will go to Christmas for Kids. A concession stand will be available. Lodge phone is (706) 638-3591.
COMMUNITY · The Chickamauga Public Library will hold a “Ready to R.E.A.D.” storytime program at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25.
COMMUNITY · The Civic Arts League, Inc. of Chattanooga will hold an art exhibit titled “Heritage” to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the “Battle of Ringgold” from Thursday, Oct. 18, through Friday, Nov. 9, at Ringgold Art & Frame Gallery, 7825 Nashville Street, in Ringgold. For more information call 706-935-2844.
COMMUNITY · Walker County Farm Bureau is collecting monetary donations until Friday, Nov. 16, for the Georgia Food Bank Association and its seven food bank affiliates to help Georgians in need. Donations may be dropped off Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the WCFB office, 101 South Cherokee Street in LaFayette. For more information, call 706-638-3237.
COMMUNITY · Registration for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program ends Wednesday, Nov. 7. For more information regarding qualifications, dates and times, visit csarmy.org.
COMMUNITY · The Salvation Army needs volunteers to ring bells, sort toys, and deliver meals this holiday season. For more information, visit csarmy.org.
COMMUNITY · The Walker County Health Department offers flu vaccinations to children and adults on a walk-in basis. The department is at 603 Villanow Street in LaFayette. The cost is $20. Cash, check, credit and debit cards, Medicare, Medicaid, PeachCare, Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance and state employee United Healthcare and CIGNA insurance are accepted. Walk-in hours are 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and 12:30-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and 12:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.
COMMUNITY · The Georgia Winery is inviting its customers to help support the fight against Breast Cancer. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), Georgia Winery will donate $1 per bottle for each “Pretty in Pink” sparkling wine sold to the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at Memorial Hospital.
Friday, Oct. 26
COMMUNITY · Entrepreneurs and small business owners from across northwest Georgia are invited to a free interactive workshop at Dalton State College on Oct. 26 for an entrepreneur resource rally. The Center for Economic Research and Entrepreneurship (CERE) at Dalton State’s School of Business and the Southeast Industrial Development Association are sponsoring the event. The workshop will include an interactive discussion with a panel of experienced entrepreneurs. For more information about the free program, contact SEIDA at 423-424-4245. To register, contact the CERE at email@example.com or 706-272-4580.
COMMUNITY · Register online by 11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, for the 2012 Mud Run with the Zombies. This is a 5k mud run to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. a.m. to benefit the United Way. The event will take place at 588 Piney Road in Trenton. Race registration is: $65 for solo men, $65 for solo women, and $200 for teams five. First and second place awards will be given in each of these categories. The kids' race is free to children ages 13 and under – kids register day of race. To register, go to moonshinemudrun.com/. For more information on United Way, call 423-752-0321
CHURCH · The Pell Brothers will sing at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Community Baptist Church, on Lee Mason Road off Highway 136, east of LaFayette. W.C. Pence is pastor.
CHURCH · Covenant Life Worship Center, 7001 LaFayette Road, in Chickamauga, presents “Hayride through Hell” from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, through Monday, Oct. 29. Must be age 13 or older to be admitted. Groups of 15 or more people must make reservations. For more information, call 706-375-5286.
COMMUNITY · A “Song for the Children” to benefit the Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at The Tivoli in Chattanooga. Tickets are now on sale. General admission is $35 or $50. Call 423-642-TIXS. VIP tickets cost $175. VIP guests will enjoy premium concert seating, a cocktail and dinner party at Loose Cannon, shuttle transportation to the Tivoli, and dessert reception following the concert. For VIP tickets call 423-266-6918.
ENTERTAINMENT · “The Odd Couple” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20, and at 1 p.m. Oct. 20, at The Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, in Ringgold. Tickets cost $11 for adults, $9 for seniors (age 55 and older), $9 for students, and $8 for groups of 15 or more. Call 706-935-9000, for more information or visit colonnadecenter.org.
ENTERTAINMENT · Blowing Screams Farm will present the haunts Forest of Fear and GhostRide starting at dark every Friday and Saturday night in October. Admission is $25 for both haunts. Due to the intense nature of these attractions, parental discretion is advised. Address is Blowing Springs Farm (by day) at 271 Chattanooga Valley Road, Flintstone. Visit blowingscreamsfarm.com for more information.
ENTERTAINMENT · Dreadhaven is the town haunted at this season’s Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern. This nationally-ranked haunt is open every Friday through Sunday until Oct. 28, and Wednesday, Oct. 31. Special ticket discounts are offered right now by purchasing them online at hauntedcavern.com.
ENTERTAINMENT · Lake WinnepeSPOOKah opens it ghostly gates on Friday and Saturday evenings, Oct. 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27, from 6-11 p.m. Gate admission, unlimited rides and all special Halloween attractions are included in a $24 admittance fee. A youth/senior ride pass for ages 1 and 2 and 65 and older is $10. For more information, visit us at www.lakewinnie.com or call 1-877-LAKEWIN.
COMMUNITY · A Mystery Dog Ranch - Haunted Ranch and Hayride will be held to benefit Hozho Therapeutic Equestrian Services at 975 Wooten Road, in Ringgold. Gates open at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct 20, and Friday, Oct 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27. Cost is $10 per person for the Haunted House and Haunted Hayride.
COMMUNITY · An indoor yard sale will be held from 2-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, and from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the LaFayette Senior Center, 636 South Main Street in LaFayette.
Saturday, Oct. 27
COMMUNITY · The 2012 Mud Run with the Zombies 5k mud run begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at 588 Piney Road in Trenton. Along with the 5K Run with the Zombies, there will be a kids' race, a sled pull and prizes for the best costume of the day. Enjoy live music, food and beverages. Farm gates open at 7:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The kids' race starts at 9 a.m. and the first wave of official 5K participants run at 9:30 a.m. The sled pull is held later in the morning at 11 a.m., and entertainment takes the stage at 2 p.m. Race registration is $65 for solo men, $65 for solo women, and $200 for teams five. Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. To register, go to moonshinemudrun.com/. The run benefits the United Way 2012 Community Campaign. For more information, call 423-752-0321
CHURCH · Lyerly United Methodist Church will show the movie “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein,” at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. At 6:30 p.m., free hotdogs will be served, and kids can enjoy a costume contest, games, prizes and a hayride. On Halloween (Oct. 31) the church will have "Trunk or Treat" in the parking lot from 5-7 p.m. For more information, call Michelle Floyd at 706-676-5645.
CHURCH · Rossville Baptist Tabernacle will hold a reunion for all former church members from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The church is at 101 Hooker Road, two blocks west of Rossville Boulevard on the corner of Gordon Avenue and Hooker Road in Rossville.
CHURCH · Ridgeway Baptist Church will hold Trunk or Treat at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
CHURCH · Trunk or Treat will be held from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Second Baptist Church, 500 W. Main Street in LaFayette. Register to win Wal-mart gift cards. Enjoy free food, games, candy, and inflatables.
CHURCH · Center Grove Baptist Church in Rock Spring will hold its fall festival on Oct. 27 from 3-7 p.m., with food, prizes, games, music and a hayride. Everything is free.
COMMUNITY · Families can enjoy a Halloween double-feature “Movie under the Stars” at Joe Stock Memorial Park in downtown LaFayette with “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken”, a Don Knotts comic classic, and “War of the Worlds,” the 1955 version, starting at dusk on Saturday, Oct. 27. Bring a chair or blanket and dress for the weather. The event is sponsored by the LaFayette Downtown Development Authority.
COMMUNITY · A bake sale and yard sale benefit for local teenager Brandon Lowe will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Bank of LaFayette community room. Brandon is battling cancer. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available. An auction will be held at 3 p.m. to sell any leftover items. Alice Broome and Kathy Dover are organizing the fundraiser.
COMMUNITY · Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center will hold its 13th annual Festival of the Jack O’Lanterns Saturday, Oct. 27, from 2-9 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 28, from 1-7 p.m. Enjoy animal presentations, guided hikes and canoe trips down historic Lookout Creek. Other activities include pumpkin carving, storytelling, a bonfire for cooking s’mores, live music, a petting zoo, hayrides through Reflection Riding and outdoor movies such as, “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.” Pumpkins can be bought at the center or visitors may bring their own. Bring a blanket or chairs for the movie. Admission for CA&NC members is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 4-11. Admission for non-members is $12 for adults and $10 for children. Children age 3 and younger are admitted free. Additional fees apply for buggy and pony rides and guided canoe trips. Reservations for canoeing are encouraged as space is limited. Call 423-821-1160, ext. 0, to reserve a boat.
COMMUNITY · Choral Arts of Chattanooga will host a Cabaret and Silent Auction gala event on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Performance Hall. To make a reservation, call (423) 255-2195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY · In a world where the Earth is constantly threatened by environmental destruction several nocturnal superheros band together with lightning speed to do their part to protect the planet. Join National Park Rangers at Russell Cave Natinal Monument (Bridgeport, Ala.) at 6 p.m. Central Standard Time Saturday, Oct. 27, for a one-mile intense hike on a rough trail up and down in the forest lit by the full moon. Find out about the incredible nocturnal superheros that live at Russell Cave. Spaces are limited. Call 256-495-2672 for reservations.COMMUNITY · Harvest Christian Academy for the Deaf, at 1314 Old Three Notch Rd. in Ringgold, will be hosting a yard sale Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Academy, and the event will be held rain or shine. Featured items include a utility trailer, assorted furniture, appliances, hardware, plumbling items, sports and recreation equipments, toys, games, books, clothing and more. For more information, call (423) 902-8700.
COMMUNITY · Cloudland Canyon offers hay rides every Saturday now through Nov. 24. On Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31, there will be three night rides at 6, 7 and 8 p.m., for those who want to travel a long dark, dirt road into the forest to meet goblins and scary things of every description. Hot dogs, S'mores, snacks and drinks will be sold. Leashed and licensed pets may also ride. Meet at the Interpretive Center. Rides start on the hour from 2-6 p.m., except for Halloween. Park entrance is $5. Hay rides cost $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 4 to 12. Haunted hay rides cost $8. The park is off Highway 136 near Trenton.
COMMUNITY · Rock City’s 7th annual German festival Rocktoberfest, continues every Saturday and Sunday in October from noon-5 p.m. at Rock City Gardens in Lookout Mountain. Experience German culture with authentic food, drinks, activities and music.