GOVERNMENT · There will be a Walker County Commissioner's meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Commissioner's conference room, in LaFayette.
COMMUNITY · Friends of the La-Fayette-Walker Public Library will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the library on Main Street (in old Food Lion building) in LaFayette. The library closes and locks the doors at 7 p.m. sharp, so pleas arrive early. New business will be to name a nomination committee to nominate officers for the 2013 year.
COMMUNITY · Bike! Walk! Northwest Georgia will meet at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Sam King Room of the Rome City Auditorium. For details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-844-8509.
COMMUNITY · The Sparrow's Nest Children's Consignment Sale will be held Sept. 13-15 at Ringgold United Methodist Church, 7484 Nashville Street, in downtown Ringgold. Hours are from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Find gently used children's clothing, shoes, games, books and other items. For more information, visit ringgoldumc.org.
COMMUNITY · United Way’s Volunteer Center is working to recruit groups of volunteers for two projects in North Georgia for the 23nd Annual Day of Caring on Thursday, Sept. 13. This year’s event also ties in with the nationwide “9/11 Day of Remembrance and Service,” an event focused on turning tragedy into triumph by honoring the victims of the 9/11 tragedy and their families by voluntarily engaging in charitable service in observance of the anniversary. The Volunteer Center still needs the community’s help to find groups of volunteers for projects in North Georgia, including tornado clean-up at the Boy Scout meeting hall in Trenton, and renovations and construction at Heartland/Spirit Horse Therapeutic Riding Center for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, in Flintstone. To volunteer a corporate, church, or civic team for a project call Windy Brooks at United Way’s Volunteer Center at 423-752-0316 or e-mail email@example.com or call at 423-752-0316.
EDUCATION · Kid's Station Christian Learning Center, Inc., (14237 Alabama Highway, Rock Spring near the Woodstation Community) is accepting Georgia Lottery Pre-K applications for the the 2012-2013 school year. Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2012. Meals are free. Call 706-937-8585 for more information or visit kidsstation.org.
COMMUNITY · Special displays of Civil War weapons, equipment, personal items and recovered relics will be exhibited at Walker County Georgia Heritage Museum and Civil War Center, at 100 Gordan Street in Chickamauga (Railroad depot) now through Nov. 30. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 -.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Adult admission is $2, $1 for children. Call 706-375-4488 for more information.
Friday, Sept. 14
COMMUNITY · The Walker County Chamber of Commerce will host the 2012 Membership Appreciation Day with a theme of “All-American: Olympic Gold” at noon Friday, Sept. 14, at the Walker County Agricultural Center in Rock Spring. Reservations can be made online at walkercochamber.com. Those attending can dress in their favorite sports themed Olympic attire or in red, white and blue.
ENTERTAINMENT · Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for The Black Jacket Symphony’s production of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours.” The show is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad Street, in Chattanooga. Tickets cost $23.50 and $28.50 in advance, and $25 and $30 the day of the show. Call 423-642-TIXS.
ENTERTAINMENT · Fast-paced whodunit “The 39 Steps” will be performed Fridays and Saturdays, from Sept. 14 through Sept. 29, at the Chattanooga Theatre Center, 400 River Street in Chattanooga. The show begins at 8 p.m. Sept. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Tickets cost $18. For tickets and information, call 423-267-8534 or visit theatrecentre.com.
COMMUNITY · A pet adopt-a-thon will be held from noon-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, and from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Petsmart on Gunbarrel Road in Chattanooga (near the mall). Adoption fees for dogs are $50 each and $25 each for cats. Enjoy food and prizes.
ENTERTAINMENT · Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga (ETC) will perform Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” weekends beginning Friday, Sept. 14-Sunday, Sept. 30. Friday performances are at 7:30 p.m., Saturday shows are at at 2 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 6:30 p.m., in the St. Andrews Center, 1918 Union Avenue in Chattanooga.
CHURCH · Hannah House is a benevolence service free to the community and is sponsored by Rock Spring Baptist Church. New and gently used clothing and shoes of all sizes, kitchen items and linens are available as well as small and large appliances and furniture when available. For more information, Linda or Mike Hill at 706-764-2079 or 423-718-0868.
Saturday, Sept. 15
CHURCH · Noble Church of God will hold a revival Wednesday, Sept 19, through Sunday, Sept. 23. Rev. Henry Hampton is pastor. Evangelists Matthew and Pam Johnston from Dayton, Tenn., will bring the Word of God. Services during the week and on Saturday will begin at 7 p.m. The Sunday morning service starts at 11 a.m. and the Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m. The church is at 75 Glass Road (LaFayette).
CHURCH · New Bethel Baptist Church will hold a singing starting at 7 p.m., Saturday , Sept. 15. The church is at 1635 Salem Valley Road in Ringgold. Featured are the New Liberty Boys. For more information , call Nelson at 706-965-2778 or Bobby at 706-935-4208.
COMMUNITY · The Center Post Community Center will hold its annual open house from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. The following bands will perform: Weiss Lake, Ponders Creek, Ron Hise Band, and Cherokee Ridge. There will be an inflatable slide for children. Barbecue and hot dogs will be served. Door prizes will be given. Admission is free.
COMMUNITY · Fairview United Methodist Church will hold its 35th annual fall sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at 2112 McFarland Ave in Rossville. For more information, call 423-488-4860 or 706-866-4194.
COMMUNITY · Trail of Tears Remembrance Motorcycle Ride begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, in Chattanooga. There is no registration fee. For more information, call 1-877-TOT-TRIP (868-8747) or visit trailoftears-remembrance.org.
COMMUNITY · Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga are offering a free, historical bike tour through Chickamauga Battlefield Saturday, Aug. 18. The public can bring their bicycles and join in a leisurely-paced two-hour ride. Reservations are required; contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241. The next bicycle tour is scheduled for Oct. 20.
COMMUNITY ·A free “Art in the Garden” party will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Bethlehem Gardens, 423 Appaloosa Drive, Dalton. The Civic Arts League, Inc. will showcase “The Outdoor Girls.” Art and plants will be sold. For more information, call (423)580-2270
COMMUNITY ·A Boot Camp for Dads will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 15, at Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga). This session is for first time dads who want to learn more about the upcoming new addition in their family. Topics include diapering, feeding, why babies cry and how to handle it, how you can help the new mom, learn about postpartum depression and general hands-on infant care. A new “veteran” dad is invited (along with his new baby) to the class for question and answer time. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register.
COMMUNITY ·A fine arts and crafts festival will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, in Dalton. Visit creativeartsguild.org or call 706-278-0168.
COMMUNITY ·Film Chattanooga will hold a seminar, “Picking the Right Camera for Your Production,” from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 15, in the seventh floor public meeting room of the downtown Chattanooga EPB headquarters. The seminar is free to members of the Chattanooga Film Society and $5 for non-members. A light breakfast will be provided to all attendees. For more information, visit chattanoogafilmsociety.org.
COMMUNITY · The Alpha Beta Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) will hold its 25th Annual Taster’s Luncheon to benefit the Walter E. Boehm Birth Defect Center on Saturday, September 15 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church located at 7111 Lee Highway in Chattanooga. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tickets are available for a $15 donation. For more information, call (423) 266-5215.
COMMUNITY · The Ringgold High School class of 1962 will celebrate its 50th class reunion on Sept. 15 at Alvin and Pat Worley’s Outback at 46 Winkle Rd. in Ringgold. Fellowship begins at 5:30 p.m. with a buffet barbecue dinner at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Roger Bowman at 706-935-5572 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find more information on Facebook at facebook.com/RinggoldHighSchoolClassOf1962.
COMMUNITY · Tryouts will be held in LaFayette for an all-female football team. The North Georgia Thrashers are a new women’s football team trying to gain approval into the Women’s Football Alliance. All tryouts are at LaFayette High School at 10 a.m. every Saturday in September and the first two Saturdays in October. The team is accepting women of all shapes and sizes and ages 18 and older. There is no fee to play, and athletic wear is recommended for tryouts. For more information, look up "North Georgia Thrashers" on Facebook or contact Tyler at 423-315-3147.
COMMUNITY · Waterville Baptist Youth will host a Fishing and Corn Maze Benefit from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Thomas Dairy Farm on Halls Valley Drive in Trion. Admission is $10 per person or $25 for a family of four. Price includes Cornmaze, all day fishing, and a hotdog plate with drink. Proceeds will be donated to local families who have been affected with illness or injury. For more information, call Amy at 706-996-1834.
COMMUNITY · A six-and-a-half-hour blacksmithing seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, in the Robert E. Chambers Interpretive Center and on the grounds at the Chief Vann House State Historic Site in Chatsworth. The seminar includes three hours of instruction and three hours of forge demonstrations. Bring safety glasses. A $45 tuition fee is required and students must be at least 14 years old. The class is limited to 30 students. To register, call 706-695-2598 or visit email@example.com.