COMMUNITY · (Registration deadline is Aug. 1) Registered nurses interested in providing a health ministry in their churches or synagogues are invited to join the Fall 2012 Faith Community Nurse/Parish Nurse Class offered by Memorial. The 22nd Faith Community Nurse/Parish Nurse Class will begin on Aug. 15, and end with a commissioning service on Oct. 9. Three 8-hour day sessions are scheduled for Aug. 15, 22, and 29; three 3-hour evening sessions will be held on Sept. 6 and 20 and Oct. 4. All six sessions must be completed to meet course requirements. The application process including tuition deposit is due by Aug. 1. Contact Connie Blake, FCN Coordinator at (423) 495-6163 or email email@example.com for additional information including the tuition cost.
COMMUNITY · The 2012 Catoosa Golf Classic will be held Thursday, Aug. 16, at Battlefield Golf Club, 285 Cannon Drive in Fort Oglethorpe. Lunch is at noon and tee time is at 1 p.m. Mulligans will be available at $10 each; limit two per person. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards in three flights. Fees are as follows: corporate sponsorship —$1,000; hole sponsorship — $100; individual player — $100; team of four — $400. Make checks payable to Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 706-965-5201 or visit catoosachamberofcommerce.com.
COMMUNITY · School supplies are needed. The Salvation Army and The Nehemiah Project are joining local churches to deliver over 3,000 back packs to local area, low income public school students. Every student in eight local Title 1 schools will receive a back pack as a result of these efforts. Donations can be dropped off at any local Chick-Fil-A store or the Salvation Army’s McCallie Avenue (Chattanooga) office before Aug.4. For more information, call Kimberly George, 423-756-1023 or visit csarmy.org.
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 · North Georgia Community YMCA will offer After School Programs for students in pre-K through fifth grades throughout the school year at Cherokee Ridge, Fairyland, Rock Spring, Tiger Creek and West Side Elementary schools. Cost is $40 per week for YMCA members, $60 per week for non-members. There is a one-time (per year) $50 registration fee per family. For more information, call 706-935-2226 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY · North Georgia Community YMCA will offer Zumba year-round for those age 10 and older (boys, girls, men and women) at Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church gym. Cost is $20 per month for YMCA members, $28 per month for non-members. For more information, call 706-935-2226 or visit email@example.com.
COMMUNITY · The YMCA Summer Food Program has started up in a new location at LaFayette Municipal Park, at LaFayette Recreation (Department), 638 South Main Street in LaFayette. Children will be served free lunches from noon-1 p.m. at the picnic tables and pavilion next to the gym entrance. The program will continue now through August. There is no cost to attend or receive a meal. For more information, visit ymcachattanooga.org/usda-summer-food-program. Each year the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like North Georgia Community YMCA to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. Any child under age 18 may come and eat. For more information about the national Summer Food Program, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns/.
COMMUNITY · Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House Charities will host “It’s a Rockin’ Auction Online” July 23 through Aug. 2. The goal is to raise $50,000 to help support families with critically ill and injured children that rely on the services of Ronald McDonald House Charities. The online auction features over 500 items with something for everyone including: South African Safari for Two, Tickets to Tennessee Vols Games, Tennessee Titans football game and Nashville Predators tickets, beach trips to Fripp Island and Destin, golf trips to a Troon Golf Course in Scottsdale Arizona, NASCAR Bristol Spring Race tickets, children’s summer camps and birthday parties, restaurant dining certificates and sports memorabilia. To bid, click on the online auction header at rmhchattanooga.com.
COMMUNITY · North Georgia Community YMCA will offer Family Fitness Karate for families and individuals age 6 and older, year-round, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Fort Oglethorpe. Cost is $20 per month for YMCA members, $50 per month for non-members, and $5 each additional family member. For more information, call 706-935-2226 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
RELIGIOUS · McFarland United Methodist Church, 101 E. Gordon Avenue, Rossville, will hold vacation bible school from 5:45-8:45 p.m. Sunday, July 29, through Wednesday, Aug. 1. For more information, call 706-866-2981.
RELIGIOUS · Lookout Baptist Church at 8645 Highway 193 in the High Point community will have vacation bible school beginning Sunday, July 29, through Friday, Aug. 3, from 6-9 p.m. The theme is “IncrediWorld Amazement Park - A Thrill Ride Through God's Creation” for ages Kindergarten through 6th grade.
COMMUNITY · Need to take weight off? Come join TOPS (weight-loss support group) on Monday's at 7 p.m. at Center Post Community Center, 8125 Highway 337, LaFayette. For more information, call Beverly Byrd at 706-638- 1045.
Thursday, Aug. 2
COMMUNITY · Walker County Emergency Services will offer a free class in basic first aid for ages 14 and up from 6:30-8:30 p.m. August 2. The class will be held at Fire Station #1 in Rock Spring, in front of Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Pre-registration is required to ensure adequate course materials. Call 706-539-1255 or email Captain Traci Reece at email@example.com for more information or to register.
COMMUNITY · The annual Highway 27 Yard Sale will be held the first weekend in August. Get out items to sell in your yards by 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, Friday, Aug. 3, and Saturday, Aug. 4.
COMMUNITY · A “life after loss support group” will begin at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, at Erlanger Baroness (oncology conference room) in Chattanooga. This support group is for those who have lost a loved one due to cancer. For more information, call 423-778-5119.
ENTERTAINMENT · Jim Pfitzer will present his one-man play, “Aldo Leopold - A Standard of Change,” at the Barking Legs Theater (1307 Dodds Avenue, Chattanooga) on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. Opening the show is special guest storyteller Finn Bille. For more information, visit barkinglegs.org or jimpfitzer.com.
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.
Friday, Aug. 3
ENTERTAINMENT · “Aladdin” will be performed live on stage at The Colonnade in Ringgold. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, and 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Tickets are $15 adult admission, $12 seniors (age 55 and older), $12 students, and $11 for groups of 15 or more. Call 706-935-9000, ext. 103, for more information or visit the website colonnadecenter.org.
COMMUNITY · The Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe Recreation Association is taking football and cheerleading sign-ups at the red building on Barnhardt Circle in Fort Oglethorpe on Friday, Aug. 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and, Saturday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more details, call 423-544-0096.
COMMUNITY · ERSA (formally East Ridge Soccer Association) now known as Express Regional Soccer Association and Rossville Rec are having soccer sign-ups from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3; from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, and from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. Rossville Rec Center is at 301 Williams Street in Rossville. For more information, visit ersoccer.org.
COMMUNITY · The annual Highway 27 Yard Sale will be held the first weekend in August. Get out items to sell in your yards by 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, and Saturday, Aug. 4.
COMMUNITY · Benefit singing and auction will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the Resaca Recreation Center in Resaca. Food plates cost $5. Proceeds go to Diane Stewart to help with funeral expenses. For more information, call 706-275-4484, 706-217-9188 or 706-517-0221.
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.