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 · A free car seat safety check will be held from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Chickamauga Civic Center (Euclid Avenue), sponsored by Walker County Fire and Rescue (Safe Kids Walker County). Parents can bring their car, car seat and child to an event in their area. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be available to provide one-on-one “hands-on” help with installation. In addition, Safe Kids Buckle Up events will continue throughout the year. Parents and caregivers can locate an event in their community by visiting the Safe Kids website at safekids.org.
CHURCH · Lyerly United Methodist will hold a revival through Sept. 19, beginning at 7 p.m. Dr. David Campbell of Trinity United Methodist Church in Rome will speak. Lyerly United Methodist is at 105 Oak Hill Road in Lyerly. Call Pastor Marshall Bryan at 706-409-0329 for more information.
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 · 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.
Thursday, Sept. 20
COMMUNITY · Jenkins Chrysler Dodge Jeep will join parents and teachers at Woodstation Elementary in a fundraiser during a back-to-school picnic from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. Parents and guests will have an opportunity to earn a $10 contribution for the school from the Chrysler brand by taking a test drive in the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country. Any licensed driver, age 18 or older, may drive and earn a $10 donation for Woodstation Elementary. There is no limit to the number of drives or Chrysler’s contribution. Jenkins Chrysler Dodge Jeep will provide minivans and insurance for the event, and volunteers from the dealership will be on hand to help out with the fundraising test drives.
COMMUNITY · Coosa Valley Regional Services board will meet at 10 a.m. at 3 Riverside Industrial Parkway, N.E., in Rome. This meeting is open to the public.
COMMUNITY · Dr. James Adams, Professor of Biology, will present “Butterflies and Moths: Not The Wimps They Appear To Be" at a Dalton State Lunch & Learn on Thursday, Sept. 20, from noon-1 p.m. The lunchtime program will be held at the College’s James E. Brown Center at the north end of the campus. Reservations and advance payment are required by Sept. 18, and may be made by calling 706-272-4473. Cost is $10 and includes lunch.
COMMUNITY · The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Region One Planning Board will hold a town hall meeting from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the meeting room at the Catoosa County Commissioner’s Office, 800 LaFayette Street, Ringgold. The purpose of this meeting is to identify unmet service needs in this region for people with developmental disabilities, serious mental illnesses, and/or for those who abuse substances. The public, elected officials, plus those with special interests in mental health, developmental disabilities and addictive diseases are encouraged to attend. Information gathered from this meeting and similar ones being held in other areas will be used to develop the state plan for services. For more information, call (706) 802-5606.
COMMUNITY · The Chickamauga Public Library will hold a “Ready to R.E.A.D.” story time program at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 and 27.
COMMUNITY · On Thursday, Sept. 20, Rock City’s Enchanted MAiZE reopens at Blowing Springs Farm for its 11th season. This fall’s maze design is Rock City’s 80th anniversary logo, celebrating the attraction’s 80th year. For operating times, go to enchantedmaze.com.
COMMUNITY · Berry College will host Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson for the Conson Wilson Lecture series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, in the college chapel. Admission is free and open to the public.
COMMUNITY · Safe Kids Walker County will host free child safety seat checks from 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Walker County Health Department (East Villanow Street). Parents can bring their car, car seat and child to an event in their area. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be available to provide one-on-one “hands-on” help with installation. In addition, Safe Kids Buckle Up events will continue throughout the year. Parents and caregivers can locate an event in their community by visiting the Safe Kids website at safekids.org.
COMMUNITY · A diabetes education class will be offered from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 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.
Friday, Sept. 21
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.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT · “Oliver!” will be performed live on stage at The Colonnade in Ringgold. Performances are Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 adult admission, $12 seniors (age 55 and older), $12 students, and $11 for groups of 15 or more. Call 706-935-9000, ext. 103, for more information or visit the website colonnadecenter.org.
COMMUNITY · Safe Kids Walker County will host free child safety seat checks from 2-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the Wal-Mart parking lot in LaFayette. Parents can bring their car, car seat and child to an event in their area. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be available to provide one-on-one “hands-on” help with installation. In addition, Safe Kids Buckle Up events will continue throughout the year. Parents and caregivers can locate an event in their community by visiting the Safe Kids website at safekids.org.