COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for ADS Security at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the chamber office, 264 Catoosa Circle (inside The Colonnade at Benton Place) in Ringgold.
COMMUNITY · The Walker County Health Department will offer flu vaccinations, for adults age 18 years and older, at a special drive-through flu-shot clinic on a first-come, first-serve basis from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the health department, 603 E. Villanow Street in LaFayette. Cost is $20. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Medicare, Medicaid and both United Healthcare and CIGNA State Health Benefit Insurance will be accepted. For children older than six months, flu shots will be available by appointment beginning Sept. 27. Cost is also $20. Parents should call 706-638-5577 to schedule.
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Republican Party has opened a Romney/Ryan 2012 Headquarters in Ringgold, at 20 Legion Street on the corner next to Richards Restaurant behind the Catoosa County Courthouse. Hours are from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Yard signs and bumper stickers for the candidates, including Tom Graves for Congress, are available. Visit catoosacountygop.com for more information.
COMMUNITY · A memory screening will be offered from 8:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Erlanger North (Morrison Springs Road). Concerned about your memory or the memory of a loved one? Jennifer Hindmon, R.N., of Erlanger North Senior’s Unit, will administer the Mini Mental Status Exam to determine if there are problems that should be discussed further with your family physician. Appointments are limited and pre-registration is required. Register at (423) 778-LINK (5465).
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.
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 · North Georgia Community YMCA will offer Homeschool P.E. for youth and teens ages 5-15 now through Nov. 1, and from Nov. 13-Dec. 20, at Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church gym. Cost is $24 per session for YMCA members and $42 per session for non-members. For more information, call 706-935-2226 or visit email@example.com.
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 -p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Adult admission is $2, $1 for children. Call 706-375-4488 for more information.
Thursday, Sept. 27
COMMUNITY · [Catoosa County] First Volunteer Bank will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Ringgold location (5102 Alabama Highway), and at the Fort Oglethorpe location (769 Battlefield Parkway) at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27.
COMMUNITY · [Walker County] First Volunteer Bank will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at 2329 North Main Street (Highway 27) in LaFayette.
COMMUNITY · Moments to Share (grief) support group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Ronald McDonald House in Chattanooga. This group is for parents who have lost a baby during pregnancy or whose infant is in intensive care. Call (423) 778-5149 for more information.
COMMUNITY · (Chattanooga) The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will hold an event to help returning veterans readjust and features the Mobile Vet Center. This free event takes place on the main campus of Chattanooga State in the Humanities Auditorium from 7:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Sept. 27 from 7:30 -12:15 p.m. Attendance is limited to the first 350 veterans who register. Free parking will be available in the Center for Engineering, Technology, Arts and Sciences (CETAS), formerly the Olan Mills Warehouse, parking lot. Participants will have the opportunity to network with panelists and others. Exhibitors from housing, small business, education and veterans affairs will be present. Call (423) 756-8668 for more information.
COMMUNITY · The Chickamauga Public Library will hold a “Ready to R.E.A.D.” story time program at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27.
COMMUNITY · The Friends of the Chickamauga Public Library will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, to plan the annual Ghost Walk and other upcoming events.
Friday, Sept. 28
ENTERTAINMENT · The Walker County Community Theater will present “The Diary of Anne Frank” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, Saturday, Sept. 29, Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Walker County Civic Center in Rock Spring. Tickets cost $10 general admission, $8 for students and seniors age 55 and older. Groups of 10 or more are $7 per person.
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for American National Insurance at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at 6696 Alabama Highway in Ringgold.
ENTERTAINMENT · The 12th annual Chattanooga Dances! concert, featuring Ballet Tennessee, Baylor's Verve, Center for Creative Arts' Project Motion, Chattanooga Ballet, Chattanooga State Dance Department, and GPS' Terpsichord, will be presented in the Center for Creative Arts Auditorium Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. For more information, call (423) 209-5942.
ENTERTAINMENT · Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga (ETC) will perform Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” weekends through Sunday, Sept. 30. Friday performances are at 7:30 p.m., Saturday shows are 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 at the Chattanooga Theatre Center, 400 River Street in Chattanooga. The show begins at 8 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29. Tickets cost $18. For tickets and information, call 423-267-8534 or visit theatrecentre.com.
ENTERTAINMENT · “Oliver!” will be performed at The Colonnade in Ringgold. Performances are Sept. 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.