Thursday, June 20
COMMUNITY · Coosa Valley Regional Services is holding its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 20, at 10 a.m. in the main office at 3 Riverside Industrial Parkway NE in Rome.
COMMUNITY · The Chickamauga Public Library will hold a “Ready to R.E.A.D.” story time program on Thursday June 20 and 27, at 10 a.m.
COMMUNITY · The UTC Music Department and Master Chorale will present the 2013 Master Chorale Summer Concert to benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund tonight, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place at Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St., Chattanooga, and feature “The Requiem” by North Carolina native Steve Dobrogosz and a set of love songs. There is no admission fee to the performance but donations to benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund will be accepted.
COMMUNITY · Lafayette Physical Therapy will hold a lunch and learn from noon-2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at 120 West Villanow Street in LaFayette. For more information, call 706-638-5983.
COMMUNITY · The Chickamauga Public Library will host “The Gateway City Falls” at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 20. This program, provided by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, is geared toward children ages 9 and up and is a sneak peak at their summer camp program.
COMMUNITY · The Friends of the Chickamauga Public Library will host a book signing event with Dr. John Derden at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 20. Dr. Derden will discuss his book “The World’s Largest Prison: the Story of Camp Lawton,” about the confederate military prison located on the site of Magnolia Springs State Park.
COMMUNITY · Yoga Instructor Tommy Southerland will be teaching an introductory course at the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library on Thursday, June 20. The teen course will begin at 5 p.m. and the adult course will begin at 6 p.m. Some yoga mats will be provided, but please bring your own if you have one.
COMMUNITY · Parkridge East Hospital (East Ridge) will offer free tours of the BirthPlace at Parkridge East from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, June 20, or from 1-2 p.m. Saturday June 22 or. See the labor and delivery area and the mother/baby area (based on availability). Prenatal services and classes will be discussed with a time for questions and answers. This tour begins in the Rowe conference room. For more information and to register, call MedLine at 800-242-5662 or visit ParkridgeEastHospital.com.
COMMUNITY · Parkridge East Hospital (East Ridge) will offer a breastfeeding class from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20. Cost is $15 per couple. For either first-time or veteran parents, this class includes topics such as physiology of breastfeeding, advantages of breastfeeding, techniques for successful breastfeeding, common pitfalls and challenges, returning to work and pumping. Mothers are strongly encouraged to bring a support person, but it is not required. This class is free with any Labor of Love Lamaze class. For more information and to register for classes, call MedLine at 800-242-5662 or visit ParkridgeEastHospital.com.
COMMUNITY · Woodstation Baptist Church begins its VBS tonight, June 20, that will share the story of Paul’s dangerous journey through Athens. VBS is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, Friday, June 21. Saturday, the final day, will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. All activities will take place at the church which is located at the intersection of Ga. Highway 95 and Round Pond Road.
COMMUNITY · Tryouts for ERSA Recreational Soccer are being held at the Rossville soccer fields located at 301 Williams St. will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, and at 10 a.m. onSaturday, June 22. Attendees should bring a soccer ball, water bottle and wear shin guards Soccer camps in Rossville are July 8-11, between the hours of 6-8 p.m. and cost $40. For information about ERSA Recreational Soccer visit Facebook or email email@example.com
Friday, June 21
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Library’s summer reading program for all ages, “Dig Into Reading” is underway and today, Friday, June 21, will feature puppeteer Tommy Johns in an 11 a.m. program.
COMMUNITY · “See How They Run,” a play by Philip King about spies, vicars and mis-taken will be presented by Back Alley Productions at the Walker Civic Center tonight and tomorrow. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, with curtain at 7:30 p.m. The Civic Center is located at 10052 N. U.S. Highway 27 in Rock Spring.
CHURCH · Lyerly United Methodist Church invites all children to step right up at “Every-where Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together” Church. The fun begins June 22 with a VBS Kick-Off Party from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Pre-register for VBS. Church is Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28, from 6-8:30 p.m. A light supper will served each night. Registration is from 5:30-6 p.m. June 24-26. Thursday night, June 27th, is the children’s program at 7 p.m. followed by a free hot dog supper for all. For more information, call Mar-tha Tudor at 706-895-2669.
COMMUNITY · The Walker County Historical Society will begin a tour of the Clisby Austin House in Tunnel Hill at 3 p.m. today, June 21. Admission to the museum is $3 for WCHS members. Members may meet at the Marsh House parking lot at 2:15 p.m. to car pool or drive to the museum individually.
COMMUNITY · Descendents of Jacob and Barbra Peters will hold a family reunion on Saturday, June 22, at Pleasent Valley Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Ooltewah/Ringgold Road. Doors open at 10 a.m., lunch is around 12:30 p.m., bring a covered dish. Call Shirley Peters Henson at 706-965-3437 for more information.
COMMUNITY · Children of all ages are invited to “Paws to Read” with Ika and Margarita on Saturday, June 22, at the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library, anytime between 12-1:30 p.m. Both Ika and Margarita are trained and insured Reading Dogs from Therapy Dogs International. Participants will read to either or both Reading Dogs and make a dog-themed craft. This program occurs monthly.
CHURCH · The Care Mission 8th annual Day of Praise will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Victory Tabernacle of Praise, located on the hill behind the Lafayette Wal-Mart.
Scheduled to appear are: True to the Call Ministries, Michael Lee, Denny Cook and Kendra Phillips, and Evangelist Chris Spears will bring the Word.
COMMUNITY · Parkridge East Hospital (East Ridge) will offer an infant/child CPR class from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. Cost is $15. This course includes instruction on what to do in the event that your infant or child stops breathing or begins to choke. Injury prevention is discussed. This class is recommended for veteran as well as first-time parents, grandparents, and caregivers of a new baby. Note: This class is NOT a certification for healthcare or day care workers. For more information and to register for classes, call MedLine at 800-242-5662 or visit ParkridgeEastHospital.com.
COMMUNITY · The Family Center at 2170 Dripping Springs Road in LaFayette will hold an open house from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Call 706-638-7063 for more information.
COMMUNITY · Horse Shoe N Ranch Buckle Series will be held Saturdays, 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.
Saturday, June 22
COMMUNITY · Music night at Center Post Community Center, 8125 Highway 337, will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Featuring Southern Gospel, Wayne Sinard Family and Spirit Filled Duo.
COMMUNITY · The Gordon-Lee Mansion in Chickamauga Ga. will be open for tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday until Labor Day. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for those under 12. These tours are sponsored by the Friends of the Gordon-Lee Mansion and all proceeds are used to promote, preserve, and enhance the Mansion.
COMMUNITY · A Night in the Park will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the West Armuchee Community Center on W. Armuchee Road. Enjoy music and food, including barbecue and homemade ice cream. A donation of $1 is requested. Bring a lawn chair and a friend! For more information, call 706-397-8931
COMMUNITY · Back Alley Productions will present the play “See How They Run” tonight, June 22, at the Walker County Civic Center. This play that deals with spies, vicars and mistaken identity will begin at 7:30 p.m. with ticket prices of $8 and $10.
COMMUNITY · The Family Center Open House will be held from noon-3 p.m., June 22, at 2170 Dripping Springs Road, in LaFayette. The center is a Christian-based campground and meeting location. For more information, call 706-639-7063.
COMMUNITY · The Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) will host its annual Field Day on Saturday, June 22. Sponsored by the Dalton Amateur Radio Club, this event will be held at Smith Chapel United Methodist Church located at 1721 Smith Chapel Road (near the intersection of Stewart Road) in Tunnel Hill. The public is invited to see ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how to obtain their own FCC radio license before the next disaster strikes. For information visit Daltonhamfest.com, call 706 259-8980 or email John Heard at firstname.lastname@example.org