ENTERTAINMENT · The Chattanooga Salvation Army 614 Corps is expanding its ReCreate Café Arts Program by producing the musical “Godspell” with a blended cast of performers from both the Homeless and Housed parts of the local community. ReCreate Café has joined forces with theatre professors from Covenant College and UTC to create a unique production that opens Wednesday, July 18, and ends Sunday, July 22. Performances will be held at ReCreate Café inside The Salvation Army 614 Corps at 800 McCallie Avenue. Show dates and times are 7:30 p.m. July 18-21 at and at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 22. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased at The Salvation Army Area Command Office Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403, or by phone 423-756-1023, or online at recreatecafegodspell.eventbrite.com.
COMMUNITY · Seniors and Friends of Fort Oglethorpe will meet Wednesday, July 18, from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Constitution Hall on Forrest Road. The all-volunteer group offers games, crafts, blood pressure and blood sugar checks, bingo and refreshments. For 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.
ENTERTAINMENT · Tickets to attend Lauren Alaina's October concert at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center in Dalton went on sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 14. Tickets may be purchased at the trade center box office. Alaina is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5. General admission to the concert is $15. For tickets or more information, go to daltontradecenter.com.
RELIGIOUS · Chattooga Baptist Church will host "Amazing Wonders Aviation" vacation bible school Sunday, July 15 through Friday July 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. A meal will be served at 5:45 p.m. to children age 18 and younger Monday through Thursday. Friday night commencement will be held followed by family fun time at the fellowship hall. Class ages are preschool through teens. Chattooga Baptist is at 6982 Highway 337, about 7 miles south of LaFayette, in the Center Post community.
RELIGIOUS · Ringgold United Methodist Church invites kids ages 4-5th grade to LifeSport from 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, through Thursday, July 19, on Ringgold High School's campus. Kids can choose a focus: baseball, soccer, basketball, cheerleading, cooking or drama. Top notch coaching for the game is combined with faith-filled lessons for life. Register online at www.ringgoldumc.org or call 706-935-4777 for more information.
COMMUNITY · Dance camps at First Steps Dance Studio at 700 Glenn Street in LaFayette will be held from Monday, July 16, thorugh Friday, July 20. Camp is for students ages 4-18. Dancers can learn ballet, tap and jazz. The cost is $45-$55 and includes the fall registration fee. For more information, call 423-667-6913.
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.
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 · 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.
Thursday, July 19
COMMUNITY · Magician Ken Scott will return to the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library for the third year in the row to perform for the Summer Reading Club at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 19.
COMMUNITY · The Rossville Public Library will host a yoga night for adults at 6:30 p.m., Thursday July 19. Bring a towel or mat.
COMMUNITY · Magic, music and stories performed by Ken Scott at the Chickamauga Public Library at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 19.
COMMUNITY · A metabolic and bariatric surgery seminar will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at SkyRidge Medical Center (Cleveland, Tenn.) Area residents 100 or more pounds overweight or with health problems related to obesity are invited to learn more about the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center at Erlanger. It is a free seminar, but registration is required. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 423-778-LINK (5465) to register. Visit Erlanger’s You Tube Channel at youtube.com/erlangerhealth and click The Weight Loss Program under Playlist to watch first-hand accounts from those who have gone through the program.
COMMUNITY · Coosa Valley Regional Services will hold a board meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 19, at 3 Riverside Industrial Parkway NE in Rome.
COMMUNITY · The Chief John Ross house is open for the summer from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday now through August. Admission is free. The house is at the intersection of East Lake Avenue and Spring Street (behind the Bi-Lo) in Rossville. For more information or to schedule a private tour, call 423-400-7400. 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, July 20
ENTERTAINMENT · The Three Musketeers, adapted by Charles Morey, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, at the Walker County Civic Center, 10052 N Hwy 27, Rock Spring, GA 30739. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 55 and older and students. Admission for groups of 10 or more is $7 each. For more information, call 706-375-7705.
COMMUNITY · Applications for the Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute’s (CWLI) 5th Annual Women Mentoring Women program are due Friday, July 20. The Women Mentoring Women program consists of eight 2-hour lunchtime sessions designed to aid women in developing or sharpening their mentoring skills so they can go back into the community and mentor other women. The goal is to encourage women to utilize their talents and experience to help each other and to aid in the growth of women in positions of civic and business leadership within the community. Each session will be led by recognized local women who will present on topics such as understanding communication styles, team building, political savviness, and the use of power, authority and influence in the workplace. The Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute is a local non-profit, non-partisan organization that works to increase the leadership capabilities of and influence of women in all sectors of public life and private enterprise by offering educational, networking, and information gathering programs throughout the year. For more information, visit cwli.org, e-mail managing director Lesley Berryhill at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 423-394-8173.
CHURCH · A family movie night will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Poplar Spring's Baptist Church gym in Ringgold. The movie will be set up inside or outside on the Church wall. Bring your favorite cold salad (such as chicken, fruit or pasta salad or cole slaw).
COMMUNITY · The Blunt House at 506 South Thornton Avenue in Dalton will show a historical bridal collection from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Friday through the end of August. Admission is $5. For more information, call the Dalton Convention and Visitors Bureau at 706-270-9960 or the Whitfield Murray Historical Society at 706-278-0217.
COMMUNITY · The Monteagle Sunday School Assembly Woman’s Association will be holding the 49th Annual Cottage Tour & Bazaar on Friday, July 20. Eight historic cottages will be open, located within the Assembly’s grounds (Monteagle, Tenn.), as well as the auditorium and gymnasium built in 1883. Bazaar shopping, a variety of lunch options, and the bake sale will take place on the shady mall. Tours run from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Bazaar is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. This year’s ticket price includes a special floral demonstration featuring Ralph Null, a nationally renowned floral designer, at 1 p.m. in the auditorium. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Assembly office. Tickets on the day of the tour are $20, available at the north gate of the Assembly. For more information, visit mssa1882.org.
ENTERTAINMENT · Track 29 Movie Night will feature “King Pin” at 8 p.m. and “The Big Lebowski” at 10 p.m. Friday, July 20, at the Chattanooga Choo Choo campus. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 cash, $6 credit ticket at the door only. For ages 18 and older. Full bar and concessions are available. For more information, go to track29.co.
ENTERTAINMENT · Lyerly United Methodist Church will have a free movie night on Friday, July 20, at 6 p.m. The movie "Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked", will be shown. Pizza will be served. All ages are invited. Call Michelle Floyd at 706-676-5645 for more information.
COMMUNITY · The Chief John Ross house is open for the summer from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday now through August. Admission is free. The house is at the intersection of East Lake Avenue and Spring Street (behind the Bi-Lo) in Rossville. For more information or to schedule a private tour, call 423-400-7400.