COMMUNITY · The LaFayette-Walker County Public Library will have their Preschool Ready to READ class Mondays, Jan. 9, 23 and 30 at 10 a.m.
COMMUNITY · The Alzheimer’s Assocation will present a provider training workshop Thursday, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 922 East Morris Street in Dalton. The workshop will give caregivers an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and teach care strategies for patients and families. The cost of the course is $60 per person, or $40 per per-son when 3 or more people from the same facility register. Registration deadline is Monday, an. 9. To register or for more information, call 800-272-3900.
CHURCH · The Winter Bible Conference, “Israel and Prophecy,” will be at Faith Baptist Church Jan. 9-13. Fea-tured preachers are Billy Mitchell (Monday through Thursday) and Ronnie Jones (Friday). Day services will be held Jan. 10-12 at 10 a.m. Preachers will be called from the floor. The church is at 308 Boynton Drive in Ringgold. For more information, call 706-937-7091, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY · Ringgold City Council will hold a regular meeting at City Hall on Monday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m., with a work session to be held beforehand at 6 p.m.
COMMUNITY · Free training to learn job skills. Classes start Jan. 9 and will go until March 26 on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes are at Chattanooga Valley Presbyterian Church. Call 706-820-2833 for more information or to regis-ter.
Tuesday, Jan. 10
COMMUNITY · The LaFayette-Walker County Public Library Teen Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 10. All teenagers interested in the community, the library or volunteering are encouraged to join. Please note that this month we will meet on a Tuesday, rather than a Thursday, due to scheduling conflicts.
COMMUNITY · LFO High School is offering studio space for local artists and classes for community members. Art-ists wishing to utilize the art room and equipment are welcome to attend any of the scheduled evening sessions working in your medium. For community members, classes in stained glass and painting will be held four/five nights monthly. Room 310 will be open from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. each evening. Classes are $15 per night or $40 per month which includes most supplies. Space is limited, so reserve your spot by calling 706-866-0342 or emailing email@example.com. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Drawing and painting classes will be held Jan. 10, 12, 17 and 19. Stained glass classes will be held Feb. 7, 9, 21 and 23.
Wednesday, Jan. 11
COMMUNITY · A meeting of the executive committee of the board of directors of Hutcheson Medical Center, Inc. has been scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 11, at noon in the board room of Hutcheson Medical Center.
EDUCATION · Walker County Schools will host a special education rights workshop at Rock Spring Elementary School from 9 a.m. until noon. Parents/guardians of students with disabilities are encouraged to attend to receive important information concerning services and students with special needs. This workshop will be an excellent resource for parents/guardians new to the special education program or with a newly diagnosed child. Attendees must make reservations with Michal Jones, parent mentor, at 706-866-5215. Lunch will be provided.
COMMUNITY · Seniors and Friends of Fort Oglethorpe meets each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Consti-tution Hall on Forrest Road. The all-volunteer group offers games, crafts, blood pressure/blood sugar checks, bingo and refreshments. The January schedule is: Jan 11, blood pressure/blood sugar check, crafts, games, bingo; Jan. 18, blood pressure/blood sugar check, crafts, games, bingo; Jan. 25, blood pressure/blood sugar check, crafts, games, bingo. For information or transportation, call Peggy Stanfield at 706-866-1369.