CHURCH · Corinth Baptist Church will hold its 4th annual Ladies Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Corinth is at 2524 Corinth Road in LaFayette. Nikki Newbold is guest speaker and will lead music for the worship service. Attendees are encouraged to wear a favorite hat for a best hat contest. Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken to offset expenses.
COMMUNITY · An Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the East Armuchee Community Center in Villanow.
COMMUNITY · A Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, March 23, from 2-3 p.m. at Rock Spring United Methodist, 3477 Peavine Road and Highway 95 in Rock Spring. There will be egg hunts in several age groups for children through age 11, a craft station and snacks provided. Prizes will be awarded for the most eggs and the “Lucky Egg” in each age group.
CHURCH · “Walk the Red Carpet” annual banquet hosted by Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Walker County Civic Center. There will be special guests, comedian Terrence G. and music by Rev. Dodson &The New Wings of Glory. Dress to impress; formal or semi-formal attire. Tickets cost $25 each or $250 for a table of 10. Try to buy tickets no later than March 17. For tickets, contact Willie B. Davis at 706-539-2773 or any Pleasant Grove member.
COMMUNITY · The La Fayette-Walker County Public Library is continuing its new monthly series of Teen Programming called DIY Teen. March’s program will be hosted on Saturday, March 23, at 1 p.m. Exhibited photographer, Brandon Sharp, will lead this month’s DIY Teen program: Creative Photography. Participants will experiment with different staging techniques to produce innovative and fun photographs to share with friends on a favorite social media site. Participants are encouraged to bring digital cameras or camera phones.
ENTERTAINMENT · The Berry College Dance Troupe will perform an annual spring concert Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, at the Rome City Auditorium. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on March 21 and 22, and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on March 23. Tickets cost $5 opening night and $7 for all other performances. Call 706-236-2263 for more information.
COMMUNITY · A free eight hour series of basic diabetes management classes will be taught by registered nurse Linda Long, a certified diabetes educator, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, March 23 and 30, at the Chickamauga Public Library. Call 706-638-5577 to register. Classes are sponsored by the Walker County Health Department.
ENTERTAINMENT · Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in greenified style at Shamrock (Rock) City, Saturday and Sunday March 23 and 24. Rock City hosts this sixth annual Irish festival with Irish food, drinks, bands, jig lessons, and children’s activities.
EDUCATION · The Gordon Lee High School Alumni Association has re-established scholarships. The application deadline is Monday, April 8. There will be one awarded to a graduating senior plus one alumnus who is presently in college or plans to enroll soon. More information and application forms may be obtained in the high school’s career center, or contact Carolyn Walker, alumni executive director, at 706-764-7334, or Teresa Guffey, scholarship committee chairperson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY · Catoosa County's First Annual Diaper Drive hosted by the Battlefield Civitan Club is going on now. Diapers for newborns to adults can be donated through March 23 at Sentry Station Tire located at 2645 Battlefield Parkway in Fort Oglethorpe. A final diaper drive at Chick-Fil-A in Fort Oglethorpe will be held on March 23, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call Chuck Cochran at (423) 227-0816 or Darlene Cutler at (423) 280-5239.
ENTERTAINMENT · Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga (ETC) is presenting “Sight For Sore Eyes.” The production runs through March 24. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at the theatre's space inside Eastgate Town Center at 5600 Brainerd Road. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students with a valid student ID. They can be purchased online at http://www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com, by phone at (423) 987-5141, or at the door beginning one hour before each performance. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Free parking is available at Eastgate Town Center.
COMMUNITY · Georgia Christian Society is requesting gift baskets for Shepherd Hills Nursing Home in LaFayette. You may drop your basket off at Shepherd Hills Nursing Home. Call (706) 638-0025 for a list of what you can put in your basket.
Sunday, March 24
COMMUNITY · The Walker County Historical Society will meet at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 24, at the newly-restored Mars Theater on Chattanooga Street in West LaFayette. Jane Williams Gilreath will share photos of Old West LaFayette, the Mars Theatre and the depot shopping district. Community members are invited to gather the history of the area to help with the present depot district restoration and to gather information for the WCHS newsletter. Bring old photos, documents, and mementos back when West LaFayette was the largest population center in Walker County with regular trains to Chattanooga and Rome, a movie theater, schools, and shops. Photos will be copied at the meeting. Bring a folding chair since the theater seating has not yet been installed.
CHURCH · Lyerly United Methodist Church is selling cookbooks for $10 each. They can be purchased from any church member, or at Pine Ridge Outdoor Supply in Lyerly, or by sending $10 (plus $2.00 shipping and handling) to Lyerly United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 152, Lyerly, GA 30730, and a church cookbook will be mailed to you. For more information, call Jo Ann Mitchell at 706-895-2636.
Cost: $650 before May 10, $700 after May 10. Numerous full scholarships are available.
Monday, March 25 – Passover begins at sundown
COMMUNITY · The Chattanooga Zoo will offer a Spring Break Camp from Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29. Campers age 3-14 will learn what scientists around the world are doing to protect endangered animals and learn what they can do to help endangered animals at the zoo. Cost is $100 for zoo members and $120 for non-members. For more information, visit chattzoo.org/education/camps.
CHURCH · The Chickamauga Ministerial Association Holy Week lunch schedule is as follows: noon-1 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Elizabeth Lee United Methodist Church. Rev. Frank Kelly of Oakwood Baptist will speak; noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Chickamauga First Baptist. Rev. Joey Kelly of Gospel Tabernacle will speak; noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Fellowship Baptist. Rev. Chris Morgan of First Baptist will speak. Lunch is free.
COMMUNITY · The Obedience Club of Chattanooga, 4 miles south of Chattanooga on Highway 193 in Flintstone, will hold registration for obedience, rally, agility classes for puppies and dogs, and a NEW Therapy Dog Class on Sunday, April 14, from 1-3 p.m. Agility I Fundamentals will be held indoors. Bring a copy of shot records to registration. During registration, various OCC dog/handler teams will present training demonstrations. Classes begin on Monday night, April 15. Visit chattanoogaobedienceclub.org or call 423 517-1448 for more information.
COMMUNITY · A Bariatric Support Group will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Monday, March 25, at the Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center. Bariatric Support Group meetings are for individuals scheduled to have Bariatric surgery or who have already had weight loss surgery. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) for more information.
COMMUNITY · A Diabetes Education Class will be offered from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center. This class will explore ways to manage diabetes. Call 423-778-9400 for more information on physician referral and insurance reimbursement.
COMMUNITY · Body 4 Believers is coming to Second Baptist Church, 500 W. Main Street, on Mondays in March from 7-8:30 p.m. This is not an exercise program. It is simply a class to teach you the correct foods to eat to lose weight properly. There is no charge for attending. For more information or directions please contact the office at 706-638-2732.
COMMUNITY · The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes. Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will be accepted until March 31. State winners then will be selected by popular vote at SalutetoSeniorService.com. Online voting will take place from April 15 -30. Senior care professionals, family caregivers, adult children of aging parents and older adults also may self-nominate. To complete and submit a nomination form online for a senior age 65 or older who volunteers at least 15 hours a month, and to view the contest’s official rules, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com. Completed nomination forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005. For more information, call 706-277-5721.
COMMUNITY · The Berry College Fine Arts Department presents “Journeys into the Unknown” by artist Julia Kjelgaard through April 5 in the Moon Gallery. The gallery is open from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is free and open to the public.