CHURCH · Ash Wednesday worship will be held at Boynton United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Feb. 13. A 30-minute service at noon offers Holy Communion, imposition of ashes, prayer and a short message. A 45-minute service at 6:45 p.m. offers music, Holy Communion, imposition of ashes, and sermon. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of a period of reflection and penance referred to as Lent. The service is open to all in the community. For more information, BoyntonUMC.org or call 706-866-2626. Boynton United Methodist is at 4246 Boynton Drive in Ringgold, two miles west of I-75, south of Battlefield Parkway at Pine Grove and Boynton.
ENTERTAINMENT · This year’s Berry College Korean Lunar New Year Experience features festive food and a speech by Ret. Commanding Gen. Larry Ellis, who served in South Korea. The program starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.13, in the Krannert ballroom at Berry College in Rome. Sample Korean appetizers, meet Korean exchange students and enjoy New Year traditions while hearing a Berry student’s experience studying in Korea. Guest speaker Ellis served with the United Nations Command in South Korea and received the Korean Defense Service Medal and Korean Cheonsu Medal. He also devised an initial response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, led deployment of combat forces to Afghanistan and retired as a four-star general. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Laura McRaney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-233-4065.
COMMUNITY · The "Possibilities: Siskin Hospital Celebrates Life Beyond Disability" luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 11:30 a.m.- 1p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center and will feature guest speaker Trisha Meili. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Sandy Howell at (423) 634 -1208 or email@example.com.
CHURCH · Elizabeth Terrace Baptist Church, 600 Mohawk Street, Rossville, will hold its 24th Annual Faith Promise Missions Conference from Feb. 13-17. Conference preacher will be Missionary Tom Lancaster. Each service will feature a different missionary presenting their field of service. Services on weeknights will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday services will begin with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., morning worship at 10:50 a.m., and Sunday evening worship at 6 p.m. There will be no Saturday night service. Pastor George Pinion and the members extend a cordial invitation to the public to attend. A nursery will be provided.
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 · LaFayette Parks and Recreation Department will offer zumba classes Wednesdays at the Max Stoker facility from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For more information, call Gabriel Dudley at 423-413-0958.
Thursday, Feb. 14
COMMUNITY · Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is seeking public comment on its amended general management plan. The plan changes provide guidance for making informed decisions about the future of park resource conditions and visitor experiences within the Lookout Mountain Battlefield unit of the park. The National Park Service has developed two preliminary alternative management concepts for the battlefield for public review, comment, suggestions, and advice. The preliminary alternatives and proposed changes to management zoning for Lookout Mountain can be viewed at: www.parkplanning.nps.gov/chch. Comments can be submitted electronically through the website between Feb. 8 and April 8. The park will host an open house on Feb. 28, from 3:30-7 p.m. at the St. Elmo Fire Hall, 4501 St. Elmo Avenue, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The purpose of the open house is for the National Park Service to describe alternatives and hear your ideas, concerns and thoughts about this special place. Formal presentations will be at 4: and 6 p.m. Comment forms will be available at the open house.
COMMUNITY · The Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities Region One Planning Board will hold a public forum from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Ball Ground Public Library, 435 Old Canton Road in Ball Ground. Call 706-802-5272 or 800-646-7721 for more information.
COMMUNITY · United Way’s Center for Non-profits (CNP) will offer an Intro to Foundation Directory seminar from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. The CNP is a regional repository of the Foundation Center's online database of 92,000 grant makers and 1.3 million grant records. Learn how to access and use this database in your own grant research. This session is free but registration is required. Most sessions are offered at 630 Market Street, unless otherwise noted. To learn more, call Sara Collier at (423) 752-0329 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also go and register online at www.cnpchatt.org and see the rest of the workshops scheduled through March of 2013.
ENTERTAINMENT · The Berry College Theatre Company presents “The Colored Museum,” opening Thursday, Feb. 14. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16 and Feb. 21– 23, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24 in the E.H. Young Theatre on campus (in Rome). Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. The play contains graphic language and is not suitable for children. For more information or reservations call 706-236-2263 or email Richard Bristow at email@example.com.
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce will host a “Morning Mingle” at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, at 2632 Battlefield Parkway in Fort Oglethorpe.
COMMUNITY · Berry College accounting students will offer free tax assistance, to families and individuals with moderate levels of income. VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is designed by the IRS to assist families to complete their annual tax returns free of charge. This marks the fourth year that Berry has offered the student-operated program. Through VITA, students acquire firsthand experience with tax preparation and client relationships in addition to continuously researching and getting familiar with changing tax laws. To make an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (706) 236-2233. Hours of operation are Fridays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11a.m.- 4 p.m. in the Campbell School of Business, Room 109.
Friday, Feb. 15
COMMUNITY · Four Points, Inc. is hosting the 6th Annual Father Daughter Dance from 6-9 p.m. at the Walker County Civic Center in Rock Spring. Admission is $5 per person. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 706-638-1555. There are no age limits. Dance the night away with your daughter, stepdaughter, foster daughter, granddaughter, or niece. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Corsages and flowers will be available. A professional photographer will be on hand.
ENTERTAINMENT · “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” will be presented by UTC's Music Department and the Department of Theatre and Speech on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. To purchase tickets, call (423) 425-4269 or visit tickettracks.com.
ENTERTAINMENT · Violinist Sooyoung Yoon and pianist Ji Neyng You will be in concert at Covenant College (Lookout Mountain) on Friday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. performing works by Bach, Beethoven, LeClair, and Saint-Sans. For more information, visit covenant.edu or call (706) 820-1453.
ENTERTAINMENT · The CSO Pops series continues with Big Band Fever! to be performed Friday and Saturday, Feb.15 and 16 at 8 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Doc Severinsen, former band leader of the Tonight Show, will be the special guest. Call (423) 267-8583 or go to chattanoogasymphony.org for ticket information.
ENTERTAINMENT · Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga (ETC) will present Martin McDonagh's black comedy, “The Pillowman,” from Feb. 8-24. Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. All performances will be held 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 · Registration is open for the sixth annual Berry Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K races to be run Saturday, March 23, at Berry College in Rome. The Berry Half Marathon raises funds for need-based scholarships to the local (Rome) elementary and middle school. Runners have given to Soles4Soles in past years, and organizers plan to continue to support this charity, as well as contribute $1 for each pair of shoes donated to help offset the cost of mailing the shoes to needed destinations. There will be collection boxes set up at race registration March 22 and 23. There will also continue to be a collection site for Medals4Mettle, a non-profit organization that facilitates the gifting of marathon, half marathon, and triathlon finishers’ medals to children and adults fighting debilitating diseases. To register for the 2013 Berry Half Marathon and further information on registration fees, visit: berryhalfmarathon.com.
COMMUNITY · The Veterans of All Wars Museum, at 71 Red Belt Road in Chickamauga, will be closed through Thursday, Feb. 28, and will reopen Friday, March 1. The museum has a collection of guns and other memorabilia on display. The museum was founded by Robert H. Honeycutt, a WWII veteran, POW, and survivor of the 800 mile German death march. Call Randy Culbreth at 423-488-4789 for more information.