COMMUNITY · The Conasauga chapter of the Georgia Nurses Association will meet at the Whitfield County Health Center Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Judy Malachowski, RN, Georgia Nurses Association legislative chair, who will bring information on the legislative bills pertaining to registered nurses for the 2012 session. A “dutch treat” meal will be available. RSVP to J. Bernice Whaley at 706-259-5508 by noon March 5. All members and RNs are invited to attend.
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce will present Networking at Lunch Thursday, March 8, at 11:50 a.m. at The Colonnade at Benton Place Campus in Ringgold. The program will be “Alternatives for Small Business Capital,” presented by Scott Brown with Allegiant Business Finance. Cost is $30 general admission and $15 for Chamber members. Payment is accepted via cash, check or credit card in advance through the Chamber website www.catoosachamberofcommerce.com/payonline or at the door. Deadline for reservations is noon Monday, March 5.
COMMUNITY · The LaFayette-Walker County Public Library will have their Preschool Ready to READ class on Mondays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, at 10 a.m.
EDUCATION · The Rossville Middle School Council will meet Monday, March 5, at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room at Rossville Middle School, 316 Bulldog Trail in Rossville.
COMMUNITY · NW GA Family Share, a support group for families dealing with special needs, will sponsor a SIBSHOPS, a workshop for siblings of students with disabilities, Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of LaFayette First Baptist Church. The speaker is Denny Whitesel and the topic will be “Dealing with siblings while raising a child with special needs.” Childcare and dinner are free if you RSVP by March 5. Call Alisha Moore at 706-638-2732.
Tuesday, March 6
EDUCATION · LaFayette Middle School will be featured in a one-hour documentary “Spotlight on Schools” from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, on local cable channel UCTV: North Georgia Comcast 265, Charter 5 and Chattanooga Comcast 96.
COMMUNITY · Tuesday, March 6, at 5:30 p.m., the Chickamauga Public Library will host a monthly Family Read-ing Night. This month we will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Come for stories, crafts and cake.
COMMUNITY · Homeschool group at the Rossville library meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Join us for fun books, crafts, games and experiments. The upcoming themes are: March 6 – March to the Beat!, learn about music and play with instruments; March 13 - New Local Author, visit from new author and create your own story. March 20 – How Does Your Garden Grow?, learn about germination and plant flowers; March 27 – Bridge the Gap, learn about building bridges and experiment with different type of bridges.
COMMUNITY · “Ready to R.E.A.D. Time” storytime group at the Rossville library meets Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for books, games, and crafts. All ages welcome, come join the fun! The upcoming themes are: March 6 – Mu-sic Day, read music filled books and play with instruments; March 13 – New Author, visit from a new local picture book author and cat games; March 20 – How Does Your Garden Grow?, read about plants and flowers and make a flower craft. March 27 - Alakazam!, read magical stories and do magic tricks.
COMMUNITY · There will be an orientation meeting March 6 at the Marsh House Museum in LaFayette at 7 p.m. for anyone interested in volunteering with the education committee to give tours and programs. Anyone with an interest in preserving and sharing history of our area is welcome. Full training is provided. Contact Jennie Chan-dler at 423-994-8485 for more information.
Wednesday, March 7
COMMUNITY · The Marsh House will resume regular tour hours starting the month of March: Thursday 1-3 p.m., Saturday 1-3 p.m., and Sunday 1-3 p.m. Group tours are available with arrangements; call 706-638-5187. If there is no answer, please leave a message with name and number and someone will contact you for the arrangements. The March exhibit, The History of Lighting, presented by Doug Carson, exhibits lights of different eras.
COMMUNITY · Homeschooled children are invited to come to the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library on Wednesday, March 7, at 1 p.m. to read books, learn and converse with other students their age.