ENTERTAINMENT · Students in the Chattanooga State dance program will present “Brown Bag Dances” Thursday, March 29 at noon, and the opera theatre students will present an evening of comic opera on March 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga State Humanities Theatre. For additional information, call 423-697-3383 or 423-697-3246.
COMMUNITY · Dr. Irene Pepperberg, an internationally known animal behaviorist who holds faculty positions at Harvard University and Brandeis University, is coming to The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to present “Alex and Me: Can African Grey Parrots Understand What They Say?” Thursday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Raccoon Mountain Room, UTC University Center. This event is free and open to the public.
COMMUNITY · Ramona Quimby will be performed live on stage at The Colonnade in Ringgold. Performances are March 29, 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m., and March 31 at 1 p.m. Ticket prices are $11 adult admission, $9 seniors (age 55 and older), $9 students, and $8 for groups of 15 or more. Please call 706-935-9000, ext. 103, for more information or visit the website www.colonnadecenter.org.
Friday, March 30
COMMUNITY · The mayor and council of the city of Fort Oglethorpe will hold a joint work session with the Catoosa County commissioners and county manager on Friday, March 30, at 1 p.m. at City Hall, 500 City Hall Drive in Fort Oglethorpe. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the “Old Gym” on U.S. 27 and any other issues that might arise.
Saturday, March 31
COMMUNITY · Volunteers are needed at Nathan Anderson Cemetery in Ringgold Saturday, March 31, to mow, trim and clean up remaining trash and debris from last year’s tornado. Volunteers are asked to bring mowers, string trimmers and lawn tools beginning at 9 a.m. The Col. Joseph McConnel Camp 1879 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans plan to arrive at 1 p.m. to handle some heavier work. Donations are also needed to fund future mowing. Make tax-deductible checks payable to: Nathan Anderson Cemetery Fund and send to P.O. Box 429, Ringgold, GA 30736. For more information, visit www.nathanandersoncemetery.org.
ENTERTAINMENT · Party with the CSO, a fundraising event to benefit the CSO’s education and community engagement programs, will be held Satuday, March 31 at Track 29. Tickets may be purchased by calling 423-267-8583 or visiting www.chattanoogasymphony.org.
COMMUNITY · Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is seeking volunteers for Civil War Trust Park Day, Saturday, March 31. Volunteers are needed for landscape restoration and plaque cleaning in the battlefield. Registration for the projects will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. Projects will be completed by 12:30 p.m. Volunteers are invited to meet at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 1:30 p.m. for a tour of the battlefield. All volunteers will receive a special Civil War Trust T-shirt. Long pants and sturdy, close-toed shoes are required for all projects. Bringing your own gloves is recommended, but gloves and other personal protective equipment will be supplied by the park. Please be sure to wear weather appropriate clothing—the project will continue rain or shine! During the work day, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Alexander’s Bridge Road will be closed from the intersection of Viniard-Alexander Road east across the bridge to the park boundary. To register or for more information, please contact park volunteer coordinator Will Sunderland at 423-752-5213, ext. 137, or email@example.com or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/chch.
COMMUNITY · Habitat for Humanity will hold an informational meeting on affordable housing for Walker County residents Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m. at the Walker County Civic Center’s agriculture building. Applications for housing will be available; certain guidelines apply to qualify. For additional information, call 706-861-5858. This is an equal housing opportunity.