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 21 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.
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 tourubyfalls.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.
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.
Saturday, June 23
COMMUNITY · The LaFayette High School JROTC will hold a car wash and bake sale (by donation) to benefit the Austin Whitten family from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 1929 North Main Street in LaFayette. Austin is a 15-year-old rising sophomore and a three-sport athlete who was seriously injured in a swimming accident earlier this month.
FAMILY ·The Jacob and Barbra Peters family reunion will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church on Ooltewah Ringgold Road. Bring a covered dish and recipes for a family cookbook. Announcements begin at 11 a.m. The reunion is for the descendants of Augustus Peters, Joseph Peters, Lulu Peters Dietz, Ella Peters Reed Jay, Azela Peters Dietz, Adena Peters Stapp, and Edna Peters Jay. For more information, call Shirley Peters Henson at 706-965-3437.
COMMUNITY · Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Chattanooga Track Club will kick off the second annual Run for Miracles during the Market Street Miracle Mile on Saturday, June 23. For more information on the Run for Miracles series, including the Junior Miracle Marathon and Miracle Team and to register, visit runformiracles.org or contact email@example.com or call 706-778-3989. To register for the Market Street Miracle Mile, visit active.com. Registration for the Market Street Miracle Mile varies from $10-$15. The deadline to register for this event is June 21.
COMMUNITY · Lyerly United Methodist Church will have a free movie night at 6 p.m. Saturday June 23. The family movie "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" will be shown. Free refreshments will be served halfway through the movie. Call Michelle Floyd at 706-676-5645 for more information.
COMMUNITY · Battlefield farmer’s market supporters extend an invitation to “come shake the hands that feed you,” in a family atmosphere, from 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, June 23. The market will be held at the Walker County Agricultural Center (behind the Walker County Civic Center), 10052 Hwy 27 North in Rock Spring. Market season began April 28 and will run until Nov. 10, with hours on Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon, and Wednesday from 3-6.p.m, rain or shine.