Saturday, May 18
CHURCH · Open House at Camp Discovery will be held Saturday, May 18, from 1-3 p.m. Camp Discovery is a Christian Day for children ages 5-12 and is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6p.m. Monday through Friday. There is also a Day Camp for Youth, ages 13-16. Camp begins Monday, June 3 and goes through Friday, Aug. 23. Camp Discovery is located at Camp Scott Patterson, 72 Old Mill Lane in Ringgold. For more information, call 706-937-5323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY · LaFayette Elks Lodge will hold a yard sale starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 18. Space rental is $5. For more information, call 706-639-1902.
COMMUNITY · Safe Kids Day will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Rock City Gardens (Lookout Mountain). The event brings families, corporate partners and other supporters together to raise awareness and funds for Safe Kids’ efforts to prevent injuries to children. Enjoy safety games, photos with fire (fighting) apparatus and prizes to children who complete all the safety stations. Fore more information, visit safekids.org.
CHURCH · Welcome Hill Baptist Church in Ringgold will have a revival through Sunday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday. Bro. Chris Hewitt will be there.
COMMUNITY · Explore the zoo at night under the stars when the Chattanooga Zoo hosts “Spirits in the Wild” from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Get a snaek preview of the Forests of the World exhibit, taste wines and liquors, enjoy live music and a sampling of food from area restaurants. Tickets cost $35 for zoo members and $40 for non-members and are available at chattzoo.org/spirits or at the zoo gift shop.The zoo is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
CHURCH · Welcome Hill Baptist Church in Trion will hold a yard sale and sell dinners at the Outreach land on South Long Hollow Road on Saturday, May 18 .Yard sale hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and dinners will be sold from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dinners include choice of hamburger, hotdog or chicken sandwich, chips, dessert and drink for $5. Call Larry Bolton at 706-506-5184 to donate items for the yard sale. Individuals can rent a spot for a $5 donation. All proceeds go toward Outreach land development.
CHURCH · New Bethel Baptist Church will its monthly singing at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 18, featuring PipeLine with Bro. Gene Lowery. The church is at 1635 Salem Valley Road in Ringgold. Bro. Sam Dillard is pastor. For more information, call Bro. Bobby at 706-935-4208, or Bro. Nelson at 706-965-2778 .
COMMUNITY · Free women’s self-defense class will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Boynton United Methodist Church. Women only, high school age and older. Dress comfortably. Jonathan Jennings, a black belt martial arts student who has studied multiple forms of self-defense in various styles of Asian and American martial arts, will teach the class. For more information, visit BoyntonUMC.org or call 706-866-2626. The church is at 4246 Boynton Drive in Ringgold, two miles west of I-75, south of Battlefield Parkway at Pine Grove and Boynton.
COMMUNITY · Corinth Baptist Church will hold its third annual Car Show and Spring Outing starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at 2524 Corinth Road in LaFayette. Judging will begin at 1 p.m. Pre-registration is $15, day of show is $20. For more information, call Sterling Harris at 706-638-6139.
COMMUNITY · The 6th Cavalry Museum will hold its second annual Remembering Our Heroes Memorial Motorcycle Ride & Poker Run on Saturday, May 18. The 80-mile poker run through North Georgia benefits the 6th U.S. Cavalry veterans’ memorial garden. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the first bike leaving at 10 a.m. There are no bike fees to participate but donations are accepted. Poker hands are $5 per hand or three for $10. There will also be doorprizes, refreshments and a raffle. This event is hosted by American Bikers Active Toward Education (A.B.A.T.E.) of Georgia. For more information, contact email@example.com, 706-260-5594 or firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-861-2860.
ENTERTAINMENT · The third annual Music on the Square music festival will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, in downtown LaFayette. Admission is free! Bring a lawn chair. Local and regional bands will perform throughout the day. Shenandoah will headline in the evening, and Dave Gibson and Doug Stone also will appear. For more information, call 706-639-9250 or visit musiconthesquareonline.com.
VETERANS · If you served in the 377th Combat Support Hospital before and during Operation Desert Storm, there will be a reunion at the VFW Post 1289 at 6011 Lee Highway in Chattanooga on May 18, after the Armed Forces Day parade. For more information, call Richard Hall at 423-322-1586 or Jimmy Hicks at 423-716-0606.
COMMUNITY · A memorial service to remember the Cherokee Trail of Tears will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the New Echota Cherokee Capital State Historic Site in Calhoun. For more information, call 706-624-1321.
COMMUNITY · Parkridge East Hospital (East Ridge) will offer free tours of the BirthPlace at Parkridge East from noon-1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, or from 1-2 p.m. Saturday June 22 or from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, June 20. See the labor and delivery area and the mother/baby area (based on availability). Prenatal services and classes will be discussed with a time for questions and answers. This tour begins in the Rowe conference room. For more information and to register, call MedLine at 800-242-5662 or visit ParkridgeEastHospital.com.
COMMUNITY · Parkridge East Hospital (East Ridge) will offer an infant/child CPR class from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, and Saturday, June 22. Cost is $15. This course includes instruction on what to do in the event that your infant or child stops breathing or begins to choke. Injury prevention is discussed. This class is recommended for veteran as well as first-time parents, grandparents, and caregivers of a new baby. Note: This class is NOT a certification for healthcare or day care workers. For more information and to register for classes, call MedLine at 800-242-5662 or visit ParkridgeEastHospital.com.
COMMUNITY · Boot Camp for Dads will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga). This session is for first time dads who want to learn more about the upcoming new addition in their family. Topics include diapering, feeding, why babies cry and how to handle it, how you can help the new mom, learn about postpartum depression and general hands-on infant care. A new “veteran” dad is invited (along with his new baby) to the class for question and answer time. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register.
COMMUNITY · A Breastfeeding class will be held from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 18, at Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga). This class is designed to help participants make an informed choice about breastfeeding. Learn breastfeeding basics, what to expect the first few weeks and special tips for success. Concerns about returning to work/school will also be discussed. This course is coordinated by a board-certified lactation consultant. Registration fee is $30. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register.
Sunday, May 19
COMMUNITY · The Walker County Historical Society will meet at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, for the annual Mystery Tour in recognition of Historic Preservation Month. Meet at the Marsh House parking lot in LaFayette at 2:30 p.m. to car pool. The mystery house has been confirmed (one of the oldest houses in Walker County, the old Napier home place. The Napier family was a pioneer family who founded the Walker County Messenger.) This is a members’ only meeting, but anyone may attend by paying the annual membership of $10 at the meeting. The date was changed from May 26 to avoid Memorial Day weekend. For more information, call David Boyle at 706-764-2801
CHURCH · Sheild Baptist Church in Chickamauga will hold a homecoming beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 19. Channing Eleton from Dalton is the featured singer and musician. All are welcome.
CHURCH · Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Kensington will celebrate its 121st Church Anniversary and Homecoming service on Sunday, May 19. All former, current and potential members are invited, along with ministers who have served as pastor, church musicians, and their relatives and friends. Sunday School begins at 10:15 a. m and morning worship is at 11 a.m.. The celebration will conclude with an afternoon service at 3 p.m with Pastor Andre Sharp and New Salem Missionary Baptist Church congregation of Rossville as guests.
CHURCH · The Rosewood Trio will present a concert for the community at LaFayette Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 19, at 6 p.m., sponsored by the church outreach committee. Refreshments will be served following the concert in the church fellowship hall. The concert is free, and the public is invited.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT · Country music artist Colt Ford will perform at Lake Winnepesaukah’s Jukebox Junction Stage on Sunday, May 19, with shows at 3 and 8 p.m. A special Concert Only pass is $10 for ages 16 and older. Parking is free. Park hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Thursdays, 10a.m.-8 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon-10 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call (706) 866-5681 or toll free (877) LAKEWIN or visit lakewinnie.com.
Monday, May 20
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.
EDUCATION · The Walker County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the BOE building, 201 South Duke Street, in LaFayette.
COMMUNITY · Bariatric Support Group meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at 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 · Diabetes Education Class will be offered from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, 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 · 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.