RELIGIOUS ENTERTAINMENT · World famous Agape puppets will perform from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Joe Stock Park off Main Street in downtown LaFayette. Ted Scoggins and Martha Anne Brooks are featured. Enjoy music, food, and ballon tying. The event is free.
ENTERTAINMENT · The LaFayette Downtown Development Authority will host “Movie in the Park Night” on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Joe Stock Memorial Park at the corner of Wardlaw and North Main Streets (next to Chattooga Academy). The DDA will show “Hunger Games” at about 9 p.m. The movie is rated PG-13 and is based on the first of a trilogy of young adult books by Suzanne Collins. Admission is free. Bring a blanket or chairs.
COMMUNITY · Tryouts will be held in LaFayette for an all-female football team. The North Georgia Thrashers are a new women’s football team trying to gain approval into the Women’s Football Alliance. All tryouts are at LaFayette High School at 10 a.m. every Saturday in September and the first two Saturdays in October. The team is accepting women of all shapes and sizes and ages 18 and older. There is no fee to play, and athletic wear is recommended for tryouts. For more information, look up "North Georgia Thrashers" on Facebook or contact Tyler at 423-315-3147.
COMMUNITY · Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free program on Sept. 8. Join park guide Lee White at 2 p.m. for a 90- minute walking tour commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam in Maryland. This tour will meet at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center and caravan to Poe Road for the approximate half-mile walk. Ccomfortable, supportive footwear, appropriate clothing for the weather and water are recommended for this program. For more information, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786 or visit the park’s website at nps.gov/chch.
COMMUNITY · Last Blast of Summer free family community event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Willow Tree Farms, 607 Post Oak Road in Ringgold, just north of Heritage High School. Enjoy games, inflatables (obstacle course, slide, bounce house), a petting zoo, music, wagon rides and snacks. For more information, visit BoyntonUMC.org or call 706-866-2626.
COMMUNITY · Corinth Baptist Church will hold a fundraiser for Austin Whitten at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Enjoy a silent auction, hot dogs, chili and fixings, and live music. Proceeds go to Austin’s medical expenses. For more information, call Brandi Reynolds at 423-802-1995 or Shawna Broome at 423-413-0727 or e-mail TimFickey@aol.com for a spot in the music line-up.
COMMUNITY · Crabtree Farms (1000 E. 30th Street, Chattanooga) will host the 10th annual Fall Plant Sale and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. The Fall Plant Sale and Festival will feature fall vegetable plants, perennial herbs and fruiting bushes and trees from Crabtree and other local growers, as well as homemade crafts by local artists and gardening supplies. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Parking is free.
COMMUNITY · Bendabout Farm at 3553 S. Lee Highway in McDonald, Tenn., just south of Cleveland on Highway 11, will host a polo match at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, to benfit the 6th Cavalry Museum on Barnhardt Circle in Fort Oglethorpe. Admission and parking are free. Limited bleacher seating is available. Attendees are invited to bring folding chairs. In case of inclement weather, matches might be canceled. For more information, call (423) 476-6602 or visit bendabout.com.
COMMUNITY · Fort Town Estates in Fort Oglethorpe, off Mineral Avenue, between Battlefield Parkway and Cloud Springs Road, will hold a community yard sale starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. A rain date is set for Sept. 29, with the same start time. For directions, send an e-mail with “yard sale” in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY · The Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association will meet at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Marietta Museum of History in Marietta. Michael Hitt will speak about his research on Native Americans living along the Chattahoochee River in the north Atlanta area. For more information, visit gatrailoftears.org.
COMMUNITY · The Battle of Tunnel Hill Civil War Reenactment will take place Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9, next to the Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel at 215 Clisby Austin Road in Tunnel Hill. Gates open each day at 9 a.m. with the battle beginning at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for adulst and $3 for children age three and younger. Parking is free with handicapped parking that includes shuttle service to the battlefield. For more information go to tunnelhillheritagecenter.com.
ENTERTAINMENT · The musical “Cabaret” will be performed at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre (400 River Street, Chattanooga) Friday, Sept. 7, through Sunday, Sept. 23. The show begins at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 13 and 20; at 8 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 7, 14, 21, and Saturdays, Aug. 8, 15, and 22; and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 16 and 23. Tickets cost $30 opening night, $10-25 for all other performances. For tickets and information, call 423-267-8534 or visit theatrecentre.com.
ENTERTAINMENT · “Oliver” will be performed at The Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8; Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15; and Friday Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22. Matinees will be shown at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 22. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (age 55 and older), $12 for students, and $11 for groups of 15 or more. For more information, call 706-935-9000, ext. 103, or visit colonnadecenter.org.
Sunday, Sept. 9
COMMUNITY · The Obedience Club of Chattanooga, on Highway 193 in Flintstone, will hold registration for obedience, rally and new agility classes for puppies and dogs from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. Agility I and II Fundamentals (indoors) will now be offered. Bring a copy of shot records to registration. During registration, various OCC dog/handler teams will present training demonstrations. Classes begin Monday, Sept. 10. Visit chattanoogaobedienceclub.org or call 423-517-1448.
CHURCH · Apison Baptist Church will hold its annual fall festival Sunday, Sept. 9, at 11127 Old East Brainerd Road in Apison, Tenn. The day begins with an outdoor worship service at 11 a.m., followed by a cookout, games, blow-ups for the kids and musical entertainment by Bond Servants and Hope Rising. The event will conclude at 3 p.m. Food and admission is free. For more information, call (423) 236-4291.
CHURCH · Hannah House is a benevolence service free to the community and is sponsored by Rock Spring Baptist Church. New and gently used clothing and shoes of all sizes, kitchen items and linens are available as well as small and large appliances and furniture when available. For more information, Linda or Mike Hill at 706-764-2079 or 423-718-0868.
CHURCH · The Marksmen Quartet will bring their unique style of gospel music to Mt. Hermon Baptist Church in Chickamauga on Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit marksmenquartet.com. For more information about Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, call (706) 539-1012.
COMMUNITY · Chattooga Academy ( 304 N. Main Street, between Joe Stock Memorial Park and the Marsh House) in LaFayette will display photographs of some former service stations and car dealerships that operated in LaFayette, including information on LaFayette’s former Hupmobile dealership. A volunteer will be on hand to assist visitors from 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Chattooga Academy hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. Call ahead to confirm a volunteer will be available.
Monday, Sept. 10
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Historical Society will meet Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Stone Church Museum. Nancy Harris Crowe will talk about the Yates house, one of the oldest Catoosa homes still standing. She is a descendant of Maj. Presley and Rachel Thedford Yates, who married in 1832, and the house was built about this time. Local historian Bill Clark will discuss the county’s plans for the Yates house.
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Republican Party will meet Sept. 10 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Boynton voting precinct at 4057 Boynton Drive, Ringgold. Guest speaker Virginia Galloway, Georgia chapter director of Americans For Prosperity (AFP), will discuss the Charter School Amendment.
ENTERTAINMENT · The Chattanooga Film Society (CFS) and the Mise En Scenesters (MES) are presenting the POV Summer Film Series that ends Monday, Sept. 10, with the screening of “Reportero” at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Chattanooga YMCA on 301 West 6th Street. The film follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media.
COMMUNITY · The Conasauga Chapter of the Georgia Nurses Association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the Whitfield County Health Center in Dalton. To RSVP and for more information, call 706-259-5508.
COMMUNITY · A Diabetes Education Class will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 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 · A Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Seminar will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Erlanger Baroness (Oncology Conference Room) in Chattanooga. Area residents who are overweight and /or with health problems related to obesity are invited to learn more about the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center at Erlanger. It is a free seminar and registration is required. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register.
COMMUNITY · A Bariatric Support Group will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 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 · A Baby Care & Safety class will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga). With times changing and discharge occurring earlier, “Baby Care” provides you with helpful items on caring for your baby at home. This class will help you plan and prepare for a safe home environment. Registration fee is $25. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 788-LINK (5465) to register.
COMMUNITY · LaFayette Park and Recreation will offer line dance lessons Monday and Tuesdays at the Max Stoker Center, 700 Glenn Street Learn basic ballroom steps including the two-step, cha cha, waltz, mambo and salsa. No partner is needed. For more information, call Vicky Jones at 706-639-5401.