Tuesday, May 21
COMMUNITY · State Rep. Jay Neal will be the keynote speaker as the Walker County Chamber of Commerce celebrates the graduation of the 2012-2013 Adult Leadership Walker County Class at the Chamber’s May Membership Luncheon on Tuesday, May 21 at the Walker County Civic Center. Cost is $15 per person. Register online at walkercochamber.com; registrations are due no later than May 19 at midnight and no walk-ins will be accepted. Non-Chamber members are required to pay by Visa or MasterCard at the time of registration. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; the program will begin at 11:50 a.m. For more information, call 706-375-7702.
EDUCATION · Family Resource Agency of North Georgia would like to announce the opening of a new Head Start classroom to be located at Battlefield Elementary School. We are currently accepting applications for 3-4 year old children. If interested, call 706-935-5313 to schedule an appointment. The school year begins in August.
COMMUNITY · Baby Care & Safety will be offered from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Erlanger Baroness (downtown Chattanooga). With times changing and discharge occurring earlier, “Baby Care” provides you with helpful items on caring for your baby at home. This class will help you plan and prepare for a safe home environment. Registration fee is $25. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 788-LINK (5465) to register.
COMMUNITY · A free hydrangea class will be offered from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Chickamauga Public Library. Learn to propagate and cultivate hydrangeas. Taught by Master Gardener Gail Foster with the Walker County Extension Office.
COMMUNITY · WAKE UP will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, at the Triple Y Mexican Restaurant, 2078 North Main Street in LaFayette. A guest speaker will address the Affordable Healthcare Act and its benefits for local people. For more information, call Dr. David Boyle (706-764-2801). Attendees are invited to bring a political cartoon to get the conversation started.
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Morning Mingle Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Costco in Fort Oglethorpe.
COMMUNITY · Kid's Station is currently enrolling children for Georgia Lottery Pre-K's Summer Transition Program. The program is free for eligible children that did not attend a GA Lottery Pre-K class or that did attend Pre-K and need additional kindergarten readiness skills. The program is 6 weeks and begins June 3. The program includes meals and aftercare at no cost to families. Spots are limited. Call Theresa McKamey at (706) 937-8585 for more information, eligibility requirements, and enrollment. Kid's Station Christian Learning Center is at 14237 Alabama Highway, in Rock Spring’s Woodstation Community.
COMMUNITY · Camp New Dawn, a Christian summer camp located in southwest Walker County, is now accepting applications for male and female counselor positions—18 or older and for females the Servant Adventure Leadership Training program (SALT)-- must be 16 – 18. Training provided. Visit www.campnewdawnga.org for more
COMMUNITY · Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites children in grades 4-8 to participate in the park’s fourth annual summer day camp, “A Call to Arms: The Gateway City Falls.” The first camp, to be held July 16-18 (Tuesday through Thursday), will be for grades 4-6, and the second camp, to be held July 23-25 (Tuesday through Thursday); will be for grades 7-8. The camps will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. daily. The registration deadline is July 12. Call Christopher Young at (423) 752-5213, ext. 117, for more information. Camp flyers and registration forms can be picked up at Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center or at Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center. Or, download the flyer and registration form at nps.gov/chch.
COMMUNITY · “Dig into reading” this summer at the Chickamauga Public Library. The summer reading program will be held June 1-July 19. Stop in to sign up.
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, June 2, 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, June 3. Visit chattanoogaobedienceclub.org or call 423 517-1448.
Wednesday, May 22
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Health Department will be closed Wednesday, May 22, for staff training
and will reopen on Thursday, May 23, at 8 a.m.
COMMUNITY · Seniors and Friends of Fort Oglethorpe meet from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, at Constitution Hall on Forrest Road in Fort Oglethorpe, for games, crafts, refreshments and blood pressure and blood sugar checks. For information or transportation, call Peggy Stanfield at 706-866-1369.
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, for Visual Print Group at the chamber office, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold.
COMMUNITY · Childbirth Education will be offered from 5:30-8:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga). This childbirth education class/series is designed for expectant parents and taught by experienced OB nurses. These classes include stages of labor, relaxation and labor support techniques, hospital procedures, pain management options, after birth and home care for moms and in-hospital care for newborns. Registration fee is $75. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register.
COMMUNITY · Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Seminar will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga). Area residents who are overweight and /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.
COMMUNITY · “Witness to the Holocaust 2013 Library Tour” will be displayed at the Dade County Public Library (Trenton), through May 29. The program is presented by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, in partnership with the Georgia Public Library Service. For more information, visit www.holocaust.georgia.gov.
SUMMER CAMP · Junior Ranger Day Camps will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 through Thursday, June 6, and from Tuesday, June 11 through Thursday, June 13, at Red Top Mountain State Park, 50 Lodge Road SE, Cartersville. Cost is $45 per child. Junior Rangers will discover live animals, go hiking, make crafts, play games, and meet new friends. All of the activities are geared toward helping campers earn one of three Junior Ranger badges. This year the park is offering two camps, one for kids ages 6-8 and another for kids ages 9-12. Activities for each camp will vary and are age appropriate. For more information and to register, visit or call the park office: 770-975-0055. Space is limited.
SUMMER CAMP · Dalton State’s World of Science Camp for children ages 7-10 will be held June 4-7 and June 11-14, from 1-3:45 p.m. each day. The cost is $160 for the two weeks, or $90 for one week. To register or for more information, call 706-272-4473.
Thursday, May 23
COMMUNITY · The re-scheduled Women’s Ride Day will be held Thursday, May 23, at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. Sign up at 5 p.m., ride at 5:30 p.m. Meet in the Visitor Center parking lot. For more information, contact Lisa@LisaHeyer.com.
COMMUNITY · The Chickamauga Public Library will hold a “Ready to R.E.A.D.” story time program at 10 a.m. Thursdays, May 23 and 30.
COMMUNITY · Free improv workshop by Southern Jesters will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 23, at FortOGeorgia.com HQ & Studio, 2738 Lafayette Road, by Sears Shoes store in Fort Oglethorpe. Visit FortOStore.com or call 706-866-9919, for more information.
COMMUNITY · Lafayette Physical Therapy will host a Lunch and Learn from noon-2 p.m., Thursday, May 23, at 120 West Villanow Street in LaFayette. For more information, call 706-638-5983.
COMMUNITY · Eating Well: Nutrition for the Cancer Patient will be offered from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 23, at Erlanger Baroness (Oncology Conference Room) in Chattanooga. This class will educate patients and caregivers on the basic nutritional needs as they progress trough their cancer treatment as well as to address treatment side effects impacting nutrition such as nausea/vomiting, taste alteration, dry mouth, sore mouth, decrease appetite, etc.