COMMUNITY · Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will waive the entrance fee to Point Park on top of Lookout Mountain Saturday, Sept. 29. The free entry is part of National Public Lands Day. For more information, call 423-821-7786.
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Democratic Party is hosting the 2012 Apple Pie Rally at the Davis Cattle Ranch, 1240 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road, in Ringgold, from noon-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29. Meet democratic candidates, including Danny Grant, candidate for United States Congress 14th District, and Tom McMahan, candidate for the Georgia General Assembly District 1. Keynote speakers include former labor commissioner Michael Thurmond and Stacey Godfrey Evans, state representative from District 40. Admission is free.
COMMUNITY · Lyerly United Methodist Church will hold a free movie night at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. The classic film "Swiss Family Robinson” will be shown. Free refreshments will be served halfway through the movie. Open to all ages. Call Michelle Floyd at 706-676-5645 for more information.
COMMUNITY · A benefit concert and barbecue for the Bridgett Coley Cancer Fund will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the NWGA Amphitheater in Ringgold. Chris McDaniel and Tim Chastain & Eight Days After will perform. Dinner costs $5 per plate. The concert is free. Donations will be accepted. Cherokee Valley Baptist Church is sponsoring the event. For more information, call 706-935-6220.
COMMUNITY · The LaFayette Elks Lodge will hold a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, to benefit the veterans program. Plates cost $6. Enjoy two pancakes with syrup and butter, two sausage or bacon strips, scrambled eggs and a beverage. The lodge is at 3158 Highway 27 North, just 1/4 mile from the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 136 in LaFayette. Lodge phone is (706) 638-3591.
COMMUNITY · The 42nd annual Rock Spring Methodist Church Show and Sell will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, with arts, crafts, artisans, demonstrations and a wide variety of delectable home-cooked Southern specialties. This is a juried event. Foods will include homemade soup, chili and fried pies along with fair staples, hamburgers and hot dogs. The Show and Sell also features hayrides and inflatable activities for the kids. Admission is free. The church is on the corner of Peavine Road and Highway 95 in Rock Spring.
COMMUNITY · The Armuchee Valley Community Center Fall Festival will be held from noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. There will be live entertainment, cake and plant walks, face painting, a silent auction and inflatable activities for the kids. Barbecue sandwiches, hotdogs, chips and drinks will be served.
COMMUNITY · The Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel and Museum will participate in the Smithsonian’s “Museum Day” from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Visitors can print and bring a Museum Day ticket good for (2) free admissions to the tunnel and museum at 215 Clisby Austin Road in Tunnel Hill Visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday and clik on the Find a Museum” tab and type in Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel. For more information, call 706-876-1571 or go to RailroadTunnel.com.
ENTERTAINMENT · Local writer Poppy Jackson’s first book signing is Sept. 29 from 1-3 p.m. at Northwest Georgia Bank’s North Shore branch on Manufacturers Rd. in Chattanooga. Come out and meet the young writer of “Imaginary,” her first book of the trilogy. To order a copy, visit write2grow.org/PoppyJackson/Imaginary.php.
ENTERTAINMENT · The Gospel Music Express Showcase will be presented beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at The Colonnade at 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold. Admission is $5. All proceeds help to feed the hungry.
ENTERTAINMENT · Blowing Screams Farm will present the haunts Forest of Fear and GhostRide starting at dark on Saturday, Sept. 29, and continuing every Friday and Saturday night in October. Admission is $25 for both haunts. Due to the intense nature of these attractions, parental discretion is advised. Address is Blowing Springs Farm (by day) at 271 Chattanooga Valley Road, Flintstone. Visit blowingscreamsfarm.com for more information.
COMMUNITY · The Chief Vann House in Chatsworth will hold an open house with free admission from 10 a.m. –4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. The Chief Vann House is at 82 Georiga Highway 225, three miles west of Chatsworth. For more information, call 706-695-2598.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT · The Walker County Community Theater will present “The Diary of Anne Frank” at 7:30 p.m. 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.
ENTERTAINMENT · “Bunnicula,” the story of a vampire bunny that sucks the juice out of carrots, opens live on the MainStage Friday, Sept. 28, a production of the Youth Theatre of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Show times are at 7:30 Friday and Saturday, and Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Sept. 29 through Oct. 7. Tickets cost $8 and $10 and may be purchased in advance by calling the box office (423) 267-8534 or online at tickets.TheatreCentre.com. The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is at 400 River Street in Chattanooga.
ENTERTAINMENT · Dreadhaven is the town haunted at this season’s Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern. This nationally-ranked haunt is open every Friday through Sunday until Oct. 28, with additional nights on Oct. 11 and 31. Special ticket discounts are offered right now by purchasing them online at hauntedcavern.com.
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.
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.
Sunday, Sept. 30
CHURCH · Scott Brown will be in concert at Boynton Baptist Church, 4093 Boynton Drive, in Ringgold, at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30.A love offering will be taken for Scott Brown Ministries. For more information, call 423-240-7181. Dr. Keith McLeod is senior pastor.
CHURCH · Revival at Kensington Church of God (85 Halls Mill Road) will begin at 6 p.m., Sunday Sept. 30, and at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2. Chris Reneau will preach. Dennis Chambers is pastor. For more information, call 423-315-1544.
CHURCH · Chattooga Baptist Church will hold its 174th homecoming service on Sunday, Sept. 30. The special singing will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the group Voices Won. A covered dish luncheon will be served in the fellowship hall after the service. The church is at 6982 Highway 337 in the Center Post community, south of LaFayette. Dr. William Swanson is the pastor.
COMMUNITY · The Jordan Thomas Foundation, a local foundation that provides prosthetics for children of traumatic injury, will host its 6th Annual Low Country Boil and Golf Classic on Sunday, Sept. 30, and Monday, Oct. 1. The Low Country Boil will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept.30, at Stratton Hall (3146 Broad Street, Chattanooga). Event tickets are $80 for patrons, $125 for reserved seating and $40 for patrons younger than 30. For reservations go to jordanthomasfoundation.org or call 423-622-9006. The golf tournament will begin at noon, Monday, Oct. 1, at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club (1511 Riverview Road, Chattanooga). For tournament information call Janet Jobe at 423-622-9006.
Monday, Oct. 1
COMMUNITY · A bariatric support group meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, at Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center. 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 · Auditions for the Chattanooga Theatre Centre musical production “Annie” will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, and Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Circle lobby. Auditions for the adult roles in the musical are being held on the same days at 7:30 p.m. Call backs will be held Thursday, Oct. 4. Canine auditions for the role of Sandy will be held in November. The holiday musical will be staged Dec. 7- 23. All actors should be prepared to sing a song that will be taught to them by the music director. They may also be asked to move through some dance steps, so dress appropriately. Actors will be asked to read (script) during the Oct. 4 call backs. The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is at 400 River Street in Chattanooga, next to Coolidge Park. For more information, call 423-267-8534.
CHURCH · Deadline to register for a women’s conference hosted by Highlands Presbyterian Church is Monday, Oct. 1. The conference will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. The cost is $10, lunch is provided. Speaker is Teri Cress M.A. of Restored Hearts Counseling. Information can be found at restoredheartscounseling.com The topic is celebrating sexuality, and will include a theology of sexuality, an intergration of spirituality and sexuality for single and married women, what does healthy sexuality look like, and a Q & A session. To register, e-mail alisambigham@gmail. com or call 706-639-7126 or 561- 329-0789.
COMMUNITY · Dalton State College will present a screening of “No Turning Back,” a thought-provoking immigration story inspired by actual events, at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, in Goodroe Auditorium. The screening will be followed by a presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 2, by Jesus Nebot, director and producer of “No Turning Back” on the topic of illegal immigration and humanitarian solutions. Both events are free and are held in recognition of October as Hispanic Heritage Month.
COMMUNITY · Getting fit with Teresa Humphrey begins Monday, Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m., at LaFayette Revival Center on the corner of West Main and Chestnut Streets. There will be a $2 donation per class. Call 706-638-8497.
COMMUNITY · Body4Believers is held every Monday through October beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Community Baptist Church, 145 Pin Oak Drive in Rock Spring. Pastor Greg Locklear from Alabama leads the sessions. There is no charge but a love offering will be taken to help with facilitator’s travel expenses. For more information, call 706-764-2037.
COMMUNITY · A public meeting to define the benefits of a Chickamauga Historic Resource survey and identify data collection methodologies will be held at the Chickamauga Civic Center, behind the Chickamauga Public Library, at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1. For more information, call James Staub at 423-774-6784
COMMUNITY · Registration deadline for the 30th Annual Walker County Gala is Monday, Oct. 1. Registration must be made online. Corporate costs are $1,000 for a platinum table and $800 for a gold table. Tables seat eight people. Individual tickets cost $100. For more information on the Walker County Gala visit walkercochamber.com/gala.htm or call the chamber at 706-375-7702.The event will be held from 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Chattanooga Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 Carter Plaza, Chattanooga, Tenn. The theme focuses on the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s golden age. The event is black-tie optional and attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite movie star for an evening of dinner and dancing. The program will include the naming of the Walker County Citizen of the Year and musical entertainment by Lipstick Blonde. The Chattanooga Marriott offers those who attend the gala a special room rate of $89 plus tax for the night of Oct. 13. To reserve your room, call 1-506-474-2009 or 1-877-901-6632 before Sept. 22, and reference the Walker County Gala.
COMMUNITY · Deadline to register for the 26th annual Summerville–Trion Optimist Club Tennis Tournament to benefit the local Optimist Club scholarship fund is 6 p.m. Monday, Oct 1. The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Summerville Recreation Center, Trion Recreation Center, and Trion High School. Events scheduled are singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Adult divisions will be 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, and open. Junior divisions will be 18-under, 15-under, 12-under, and 10-under. Entry forms are available at Just Sports & Tennis, the Rome - Floyd Tennis Center, Summerville and Trion Recreation Centers, and online at rosared.com/tennis. Entry fees are $20 for singles and $40 per team for doubles. Balls will be furnished for each match. Checks should be made payable to the Summerville-Trion Optimist Club. For more information, call Steve Weaver at 706-859-1500.
CHURCH · Revival at Kensington Church of God (85 Halls Mill Road) will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2. Chris Reneau will preach. Dennis Chambers is pastor. For more information, call 423-315-1544.
COMMUNITY · The Jordan Thomas Foundation, a local foundation that provides prosthetics for children of traumatic injury, will host its 6th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, Oct. 1. The Jordan Thomas Foundation Golf Classic will begin at noon, Monday, Oct. 1, at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club (1511 Riverview Road, Chattanooga). Golf tournament information may be obtained by calling Janet Jobe at 423-622-9006.