COMMUNITY · Ringgold Youth Athletic Association is holding Spring Sports registration Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Jan. 26-Feb. 9. Weeknight sign-ups are from 6-8 p.m. and from 10 a.m-1 p.m. on Saturdays. Youth soccer for kids ages 3-12 is offered. Fee is $50 for three-year-olds, $80 for older children. Multi-family discounts include $150 for two and $220 for three. Contact email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-218-1891. Baseball/softball: Fees are $90 for one child, $170 for two kids, $250 for three. T-ball is $50 per player. Contact email@example.com for baseball or firstname.lastname@example.org for softball.
COMMUNITY · The Berry Farms Angus Beef, a Berry College Student Enterprise, will hold a sale from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Customers can visit the Rollins Dairy beef unit office to purchase meat. Beef cuts include, Filet Mignon Steak, Rump Roast, Ground Beef (85 percent lean) and T-Bone Steak. Berry Angus beef is all natural, minimally processed, hormone and antibiotic free. For directions to the office, prices and more information, call Berry Farms Angus Beef at 706-368-6972, or email email@example.com.
ENTERTAINMENT · Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga (ETC) will open its 2013 season with AVENUE Q. The show will run through Jan. 27; Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Performances will take place at Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road in Chattanooga. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for students and are available at ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com or call 423-987-5141. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance. Free parking is available at the Eastgate Town Center.
CHURCH · Lyerly United Methodist Church will have a free movie night at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. The movie “Fireproof,” will be shown. It is a feel-good drama with a strong agenda: stay married lead an honest life, and let your faith in a higher power help guide you. Starring Kirk Camerson and Erin Bethea. Free refreshments will be served halfway through the movie. All ages are invited. Call Michelle Floyd at 706-676-5645, for more information.
COMMUNITY · Rock Spring Athletic Association will hold Baseball and Softball sign ups every Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through Feb. 16, at Rock Spring Elementary School. For ages are 3-12. COMMUNITY · A formal black tie gala to end domestic violence honoring the late Theresa Parker will be held from 7-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Walker County Civic Center in Rock Spring. Cost is $55. Enjoy entertainment, dinner and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit battered women and children. Call 423-413-6956 for more information.
CHURCH · The House of Prayer Baptist Church at Villanow will hold a Benefit Breakfast starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. All proceeds go to the church youth fund. Enjoy a country breakfast and fellowship. Plates are served on a donation basis. Kenneth Jennings is pastor.
COMMUNITY · The LaFayette-Walker County Public Library is starting a new monthly series of Teen Programming called DIY Teen. The first program will be hosted on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m. The month’s theme is DIY Teen: Duct Tape Projects.
COMMUNITY · Zumba - A fun and effective workout to the beat of Latin and International music, meets every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at Boynton United Methodist Church. Females only. Cost is $5 per class to pay the certified instructor. For more information, go to BoyntonUMC.org or call 706-866-2626. Boynton United Methodist is located at 4246 Boynton Drive in Ringgold, two miles west of I-75, south of Battlefield Parkway at Pine Grove and Boynton.
COMMUNITY · The Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center will host a Sandhill Crane biology presentation and “up close” visit with the center’s two resident cranes from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Dr. David Aborn, UTC professor of Ornithology, will speak. The program is geared toward adults and children age 12 and older. Space is limited. RSVP to 423-821-1160, ext. 0. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for non-members.
COMMUNITY · The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society will hold genealogy workshops in January and February at the Crown Gardens & Archives. On Jan. 26, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Walking Back on the Paper Trail (intermediate level), and from 1-4:30 p.m., Finding of Women Ancestors, Beginning Cherokee Genealogy Research, and Rigor of Proof-Lineage Societies (all levels) will be offered. The cost is $35 for one workshop, $40 for a full day, or $70 for two full days. Sack lunches are available for $6. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll, and then mail your check to, WMHS, P. O. Box 6180, Dalton, GA 30722. Please call the Archives if you have any questions 706 278-0217.
COMMUNITY · The “BIG BIDS for JA Kids” Auction Party benefiting Junior Achievement of Chattanooga will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Bessie Smith Hall. Tickets cost $50 per couple or $25 per person and may be purchased at the door. In addition to the live auction, bidders will have the opportunity to also bid on terrific silent auction packages. The Big Bids for JA Kids online auction opens on Tuesday, Jan. 29, and runs through Thursday, Feb. 7. To bid, visit biddingforgood.com/bigbidsforjakids. For more information, visit jachatt.org.
Sunday, Jan. 27
ENTERTAINMENT · The Performing Arts League will host the 18th annual Vocal Competition, featuring eleven high school juniors and seniors performing two selections from the classical repertoire before a professional panel of judges, on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 1:30 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. For more information, call Pat Starke at (423) 756-2256.
COMMUNITY · The Walker County Historical Society will meet at the Marsh House in La Fayette, at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27. The meeting will be a planning session for 2013. The WCHS is a county-wide organization seeking to preserve the history of Walker County. The public is invited.
COMMUNITY · Catoosa County Habitat for Humanity will hold a home dedication for the Adam’s family at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at 85 Habitat Way, Ringgold. For more information, call 706-861-5858.
COMMUNITY · Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has partnered with local libraries to host Reading with Ringling Brothers. All branches of the Cherokee Regional Library System will be participating. Children who read five books will be rewarded with a free ticket to the circus at Philips Arena in Atlanta for Feb. 13-18. Children must be aged 2-12 to participate. Stop by your Walker or Dade County public library today to register for the program.
COMMUNITY · The Veterans of All Wars Museum, at 71 Red Belt Road in Chickamauga, will be closed through Thursday, Feb. 28, and will reopen Friday, March 1. The museum has a collection of guns and other memorabilia on display. The museum was founded by Robert H. Honeycutt, a WWII veteran, POW, and survivor of the 800 mile German death march. Call Randy Culbreth at 423-488-4789 for more information.
Monday, Jan. 28
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 28, for Rock Bridge Community Church, 102 Remco Shops Lane, in Ringgold. Call (706) 279-3175 for more information.
COMMUNITY · The LaFayette-Walker County Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library’s temporary location (old Food Lion building), 1105 N. Main Street, in LaFayette. For more information, call 706-638-7557.
COMMUNITY · Pilates - helps reduce stress and tension, restores natural balance, improves circulation, range of motion, strength and flexibility. Certified instructor Denise McGaughey offers classes every Monday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. at Boynton United Methodist Church. Cost is $33 per month or a flex-pass is available. For more information, go to BoyntonUMC.org or call 423-779-4468. Boynton United Methodist is located at 4246 Boynton Drive in Ringgold, two miles west of I-75, south of Battlefield Parkway at Pine Grove and Boynton.
COMMUNITY · A Bariatric Support Group will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 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 Diabetes Education Class will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 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 · LaFayette Parks and Recreation Department will offer line dance lessons for beginners and advanced students Mondays and Tuesdays at the Max Stoker facility. Learn the two-step, the cha cha, waltz, mumbo and salsa. No partner needed. For more information, contact Vicky Jones at 706-639-5401.
COMMUNITY · Two free eight-hour series of basic diabetes management classes are being offered by the Walker County Health Department. The first series will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 29, 31, Feb. 5 and 7, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Chickamauga Public Library. The second series will be on Fridays, Feb. 15 and 22, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the health department in LaFayette. Call 706-638-5577 to register.
COMMUNITY · The United Way’s Center for Nonprofits (CNP) is offering workshops for local nonprofit organizations and their volunteers. Most sessions are offered at 630 Market Street, unless otherwise noted. To learn more, call Sara Collier at (423) 752-0329 or email email@example.com. You can also go and register online at cnpchatt.org. On Tueday, Jan. 28, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., attend “All About the Cloud" luncheon, learn what is it, how nonprofits using it, and if it is right for your organization. Fees are $15 for members/$25 for nonmembers.
COMMUNITY · Monday, Jan. 28, is the deadline to register for The Chattanooga History Center’s lecture, "Imbued With the Spirit of Freedom: African American Chattanooga,” the fourth lecture in a preview series titled Gallery Talks. This lecture will be presented at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29. The fee is $5 per person (CHC members get in free). Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 423-265-3247 to register.