EDUCATION · Kid's Station Christian Learning Center, Inc., (14237 Alabama Highway, Rock Spring near the Woodstation Community) is accepting Georgia Lottery Pre-K applications for the the 2012-2013 school year. Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2012. Meals are free. Call 706-937-8585 for more information or visit kidsstation.org.
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 · Special displays of Civil War weapons, equipment, personal items and recovered relics will be exhibited at Walker County Georgia Heritage Museum and Civil War Center, at 100 Gordan Street in Chickamauga (Railroad depot) now through Nov. 30. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 -.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Adult admission is $2, $1 for children. Call 706-375-4488 for more information.
COMMUNITY · The public is invited to a panel discussion on the challenges and successes of creative placemaking featuring special guest Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. The event will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Ballroom A at the Chattanoogan Hotel. Admission is free. The discussion is presented by Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga, Public Art Chattanooga, the City of Chattanooga, Lyndhurst Foundation and the Arts Education Partnership. For more information, call Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga, (423) 756-2787.
COMMUNITY · The Chickamauga Public Library will hold a “Ready to R.E.A.D.” story time program at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 20 and 27.
Thursday, Sept. 13
COMMUNITY · United Way’s Volunteer Center is working to recruit groups of volunteers for two projects in North Georgia for the 23nd Annual Day of Caring on Thursday, Sept. 13. This year’s event also ties in with the nationwide “9/11 Day of Remembrance and Service,” an event focused on turning tragedy into triumph by honoring the victims of the 9/11 tragedy and their families by voluntarily engaging in charitable service in observance of the anniversary. The Volunteer Center still needs the community’s help to find groups of volunteers for projects in North Georgia, including tornado clean-up at the Boy Scout meeting hall in Trenton, and renovations and construction at Heartland/Spirit Horse Therapeutic Riding Center for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, in Flintstone. To volunteer a corporate, church, or civic team for a project call Windy Brooks at United Way’s Volunteer Center at 423-752-0316 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 423-752-0316.
COMMUNITY · Friends of the La-Fayette-Walker Public Library will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the library on Main Street (in old Food Lion building) in LaFayette. The library closes and locks the doors at 7 p.m. sharp, so please arrive early. New business will be to name a nomination committee to nominate officers for the 2013 year.
COMMUNITY · Bike! Walk! Northwest Georgia will meet at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Sam King Room of the Rome City Auditorium. For details, contact email@example.com or 706-844-8509.
COMMUNITY · The Sparrow's Nest Children's Consignment Sale will be held Sept. 13-15 at Ringgold United Methodist Church, 7484 Nashville Street, in downtown Ringgold. Hours are from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Find gently used children's clothing, shoes, games, books and other items. For more information, visit ringgoldumc.org.
Friday, Sept. 14
ENTERTAINMENT · Fast-paced whodunit “The 39 Steps” will be performed Fridays and Saturdays, from Sept. 14 through Sept. 29, at the Chattanooga Theatre Center, 400 River Street in Chattanooga. The show begins at 8 p.m. Sept. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Tickets cost $18. For tickets and information, call 423-267-8534 or visit theatrecentre.com.
COMMUNITY · The Walker County Chamber of Commerce will host the 2012 Membership Appreciation Day with a theme of “All-American: Olympic Gold” at noon Friday, Sept. 14, at the Walker County Agricultural Center in Rock Spring. Reservations can be made online at walkercochamber.com. Those attending can dress in their favorite sports themed Olympic attire or in red, white and blue.
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.
COMMUNITY · A pet adopt-a-thon will be held from noon-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, and from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Petsmart on Gunbarrel Road in Chattanooga (near the mall). Adoption fees for dogs are $50 each and $25 each for cats. Enjoy food and prizes.
ENTERTAINMENT · Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga (ETC) will perform Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” weekends beginning Friday, Sept. 14-Sunday, Sept. 30. Friday performances are at 7:30 p.m., Saturday shows are at at 2 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 6:30 p.m., in the St. Andrews Center, 1918 Union Avenue in Chattanooga.