COMMUNITY · LaFayette Historic Preservation Commission will host a walk and breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, in downtown LaFayette. The free, one-hour event begins at the gazebo at Joe Stock Memorial Park. Participants will walk to the LaFayette Cemetery, at the end of Wardlaw Street, for a walking tour of the cemetery. They will then return to the park. The walk covers one mile. The route is the same as in the new LaFayette Cemetery Walking Tour brochure. Participants should bring their own sack breakfast to enjoy after the walk. Bottled water will be provided. A rain date has been set for Wednesday, June 27. The walk is part of the Bike! Walk! Northwest Georgia program sponsored by the Georgia Department of Transportation and Northwest Georgia Regional Commission. The program promotes bicycling and walking as exercise, eco-friendly transportation and family-friendly fun. For more information about the walking breakfast, call 706-639-1519. For more information on Bike! Walk! Northwest Georgia, visit bwnwga.org.
COMMUNITY · The Tennessee Aquarium will visit the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library with nocturnal animals at 10 a.m. June 20 for the summer reading club.
COMMUNITY · Seniors and Friends of Fort Oglethorpe meet each Wednesday from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Constitution Hall on Forrest Road. Blood pressure and blood sugar checks, crafts, games and bingo are offered. For information or transportation, call Peggy Stanfield at 706-866-1369.
COMMUNITY · Kristin Nalley, in association with The Colonnade in Ringgold, will offer dance classes on Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. through Wednesday, July 25. This initial six-week class is for ages 12 and older. Lessons will focus on basic jazz and theatrical musical numbers. The cost is $60. Call 706-935-9000 to register. Space is limited.
COMMUNITY · The Jewish Film Series concludes at the Jewish Cultural Center in Chattanooga on Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. with the showing of “David.” For more information, call 423-493-0270
COMMUNITY · An Ice Cream Festival at Ruby Falls runs daily from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. throughout the month of June. Enjoy a selection of Mayfield’s finest ice cream, hand-dipped, with special flavors of the day and free sampling. Ruby Falls is home to the tallest and deepest underground waterfall accessible to the public in the United States. Visit torubyfalls.com for more information.
COMMUNITY · An antique typewriter exhibit is ongoing at Chattooga Academy in LaFayette. The exhibit features Royal, Underwood and Smith typewriters, as well as Imperial and Smith-Corona typewriters. An Oliver No. 9 is also on display. The typewriters were manufactured approximately from between 1915-1950. A volunteer will be on-hand to assist visitors with the exhibit on Sundays from 1-3 p.m. Chattooga Academy is open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. most days Monday through Friday. The building is at 304 North Main Street, in LaFayette. Admission is free. The exhibit will run through Sunday, July 22. For more information, call 706-639-1519.
COMMUNITY · “Serving up Summer” summer food program runs through Friday, Aug. 24. Lunch for children ages infant-17 will be served from noon-1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at LaFayette 1st United Methodist Church, 301 South Main Street; and from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Second Baptist Church, 500 West Main Street in LaFayette; and from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday at the LaFayette Housing Authority, 300 Oak Street. The program is sponsored by North Georgia YMCA and the Chattanooga Area Food Bank and is funded through a USDA grant.
COMMUNITY · Junior golfers up to age 18 are invited to attend summer golf camps at the LaFayette Golf Course. The camps will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9-11 a.m. each day at a cost of $60 per camp. Tuesdays will include work on the driving range, Wednesdays will be spent on the practice greens, and Thursdays will be reserved for on course work. The camps will be directed and taught by Eddie Jackson, a former PGA Tour player who has spent the past 27 years as a teaching professional. For more information, call the LaFayette Golf Course at 706-639-1580.
RELIGIOUS · First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe invites you to reach for the stars during vacation bible school’s “Space Quest.” Children from Pre-K (must have turned 4 by 9/1/11) and kindergarten through 5th grade invited. Space Quest will continue through Friday, June 22, at First Baptist Church Fort Oglethorpe from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The church office number is 706-866-0232.
RELIGIOUS · Fellowship Baptist Church will hold vacation bible school for children age three years to 6th grade from 6:30-8:30 p.m. through Friday, June 22. The church is at 210 Thomas Avenue in Chickamauga. Bus and van transportation is available.
Thursday, June 21
COMMUNITY · The Rossville Public Library will host the John Ross Garden Club meeting Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. All are welcome.
COMMUNITY · The Rossville Public Library will host a Wii game day for the tweens and teens Thursday, June 21, from 2-5 p.m.
COMMUNITY · The Southern Jesters Improv Team is returning with their show “Night of the Living WHAT?!” to the La Fayette-Walker County Public Library at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 2 for the teen summer reading program.
COMMUNITY · The Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County board will meet at 6 p.m. at Ringgold Baptist Church fellowship hall. Meal is at 6:05 p.m., meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.
COMMUNITY · A diabetes education class will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center. This class will explore ways to manage diabetes. Call 778-9400 for more information on physician referral and insurance reimbursement.
COMMUNITY · Maestro Bob Bernhardt will share his love of and passion for baseball on Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m., following the screening of the film “Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story” at the Jewish Cultural Center in Chattanooga. The exhibit "Chai Scorers: The Legacy of Chattanooga's Jewish Athletes" exhibit will be on display as well. Call 423-493-0270 for more information.
COMMUNITY · The Department of Juvenile Justice will host the Behavioral Health Coordinating Council Meeting at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 21. The meeting will be held at 2 Peachtree Street, Suite 24-260, in Atlanta.
COMMUNITY · The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission Council wil meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Calhoun Convention Center at 100 Peters Street in Calhoun. The fiscal year 2012-13 proposed budget will be presented for approval.
ENTERTAINMENT · “Equus” will be performed Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. June 21-July 1 at the Barking Legs Theatre, 1307 Dodds Avenue, Chattanooga. Admission costs $10. Patrons must be 18 years old or older with a valid I.D. to attend this show.
COMMUNITY · Second Baptist Church in association with the North Georgia YMCA and the Chattanooga Area Food Bank will offer a free summer lunch program Tuesdays and Thursdays, to kids and teens ages 0-17. Come from noon-1 p.m. and enjoy free food, activities and stories. This program is made available through a USDA grant. Participants are required to eat at Second Baptist Church. No food may be picked up or delivered and all participants must meet age requirements. For more information, call the church at 706-638-2732.
COMMUNITY · Adult sand volleyball will be held Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings, now through July 30, at the Gilbert Stephenson Park tennis courts in Fort Oglethorpe. Cost is $150 per team. Visit ymcachattanooga.org for more information.
Friday, June 22
ENTERTAINMENT · “Honk!” will be performed live on stage at The Colonnade in Ringgold. Performances are June 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and June 30 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $11 adult admission, $9 seniors (age 55 and older), $9 students, and $8 for groups of 15 or more. Call 706-935-9000, ext. 103, for more information or visit the website colonnadecenter.org.
COMMUNITY · The Highway 27 Association Board of Directors will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, at the Columbus Main Public Library on Macon Road. The meeting will be sponsored by Chattooga County. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday, June 19, so lunch arrangements can be made.
ENTERTAINMENT · The Nightfall Concert Series continues on Friday, June 22, at 8 p.m. at Miller Plaza in Chattanooga with a performance by Shannon McNally. The opening act is the Ryan Oyer Band. For more information, call 423-265-0771 or visit nightfallchattanooga.com.
ENTERTAINMENT · The Ballet in Cinema Series continues at the Majestic 12 Theater on Sunday, June 24, at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. with the showing of the Bolshoi's production of Raymonda. Call 423-826-2375 for ticket information.
ENTERTAINMENT · The musical “Hair” will be performed at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre each weekend through Saturday, July 14. For tickets, call 423-267-8534 or visit theatrecentre.com.