Saturday, May 25
ENTERTAINMENT · LaFayette Downtown Development Authority invites families to join in summer Movies in the Park at Joe Stock Memorial Park, starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25, with a showing of “Cars 2.” Admission is free. Moviegoers can buy popcorn and funnel cakes in the park. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free parking is available at Bi-Lo and at the First Baptist Church of LaFayette. Movies in the Park Saturdays are scheduled for after sundown on June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21 and Oct. 19.
COMMUNITY · The 26th annual WQCH-AM 1590 Gospel Radio-a-thon for St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the WQCH radio station in LaFayette. The call in number is 706-638-3276. Help WQCH reach a $15,000 goal this year. All are welcome and donations are appreciated. For more information, call Tim Barrett at: 423-305-2109.
COMMUNITY · Center Post Community Center will host a free concert. Eight live gospel and bluegrass bands will perform from 2-8 p.m., Saturday May 25. Concessions are available- grilled hamburger and hotdog plates.
ENTERTAINMENT · (Lookout Mountain) Rock City Raptors Birds of Prey Shows and Summer Music Weekends has begun. The Old Time Travelers, formerly the New Binkley Brothers, play every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through Labor Day. Birds of Prey Shows are back every Thursday through Sunday, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. shows on Saturdays, as well as holidays and every day the week of July 4.
ENTERTAINMENT · Lyerly United Methodist Church will have a free movie night on Saturday, May 25, at 6 p.m. The featured movie is, “Blind Side.” Free refreshments will be served halfway through the movie. All ages are invited. Call Michelle Floyd at 706-676-5645 for more information. Lyerly United Methodist is at 105 Oak Hill Road, across from Lyerly Elementary School in Lyerly.
COMMUNITY · The inaugural Cycle for Miracles fundraising event at Enterprise South starts at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 25. Cyclists can bike a short 15-mile ride or a non-competitive 30- or 60-miles through flat and scenic terrain. Registration fees are now $40 for the 15-mile ride, $50 for the 30-mile ride and $60 for the 60-mile ride. For $250, participants will receive a signature Children’s Hospital training jersey they can wear during the event. Other categories include access to VIP Miracle Team Tent or a chance to ride with some of the pro-cyclists who are joining us during Cycle for Miracles. Contributions raised during the Cycle for Miracles event will go directly toward funding services at Children’s Hospital to care for sick and injured children in our region. For more information, visit cycleformiracles.org or call 423-778-2679.
COMMUNITY · Giant Chronicles of Narnia Trivia Event, based on the books, will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 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.
ENTERTAINMENT · On Saturday, May 25, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., writer Tim Hollis is onsite at Rock City (Lookout Mountain) for a book signing of “See Rock City: The History of Rock City Gardens.” Hollis is the author of a number of published books on nostalgic tourism history.
COMMUNITY · Horse Shoe N Ranch Buckle Series will be held Saturdays, May 25, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28 and Oct. 26. Most entry fees cost $20; $10 for youth class. Stalls and electric hook-ups available for those staying the night. The ranch is at 510 Back Valley Road in Summerville. For lodging information, call Susie at 423-443-6225. For show information, call George Burnham at 702-595-5125.
Sunday, May 26
COMMUNITY · A living history day will be offered Sunday, May 26, at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. Thirty-minute presentations will be presented near the battlefield visitor center at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit nps.gov/chch or call 706-866-9241.
CHURCH · Concord United Methodist Church near Villanow will hold its annual homecoming on Sunday, May 26. Worship begins at 11 a.m. with dinner on the grounds following. Mark Millican is pastor. Featured singers are the Millionaires and Rex Cordell.
CHURCH · Lookout Baptist Church, 8645 Highway l93 in the High Point Community of Walker County, will celebrate their 165 years with a homecoming and lunch on Sunday, May 26 . Worship service will began at 10 a.m. with lunch following. There will be no Sunday School or evening service. All former members, friends and the community are 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.
Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day
COMMUNITY · Lake Winnepesaukah will open its new water park SoakYa on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. The water park will be open from 1-6 p.m. The rest of the park will be open from noon to 8 p.m. General admission during the SoakYa season from Memorial Day to Labor Day will be $31.95, and $15.95 for children under two and senior citizens.
COMMUNITY · Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invite the public on a torch light tour of the Chattanooga National Cemetery, starting at 8:45 p.m., Monday, May 27. Park historian Jim Ogden will lead the 90-minute, one mile walking tour in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Chattanooga National Cemetery. For more information, call 706-866-9241 or visit nps.gov/chch.
COMMUNITY · A Memorial Day Barbecue will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, May 27, at Hinkle Park, 148 Hinkle Community Road, in Lookout Mountain. The park is 4 miles south of Covenant College or 7 miles south of Fairland. Or, head for the top of Nickajack Highway off Highway 193 (turn right). The event will be just off Highway 157. Follow the Hinkle Park Barbecue signs. For directions or more information, call John or Barb at 706-820-1177
Menu: Dinner plate - $7, includes meat (pork or beef), bread, slaw, baked beans and a pickle. Sandwich plate - $4, includes meat, bread, potato chips and pickle. Pork or beef by the pound costs $8.50 a pound. Soft drinks and tea - 75 cents. Desserts are 50 cents each.