CHURCH · Lyerly United Methodist will have Karaoke Night from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Bring your own Christian CD's or sing with ours. Even if you don't want to sing, come out and enjoy hearing others sing. For more information, call Pastor Marshall Bryan at 706-409-0329.
COMMUNITY · Spring sale dates at the Sparrow’s Nest are from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 9. The Sparrow's Nest is a seasonal children’s consignment sale hosted by Ringgold United Methodist Church. Individuals who consign items may receive 70 percent of their sales price. The remaining proceeds are used to provide assistance to community members in need. The Sparrow’s Nest is set up to help provide early shopping for struggling families, foster parents and first time moms. The main entrance to the sale is adjacent to the main church parking lot off of Highway 41 (Nashville Street) in Ringgold. A stroller and wheelchair accessible entrance is off of Sparks Street. Both entrance doors will be opened to the public at 9 a.m.
COMMUNITY · A program about the roles women played during the Civil War will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at the Widow Glenn House site near tour stop No. 6 on Chickamauga Battlefield, at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.
ENTERTAINMENT · Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga (ETC) is presenting “Sight For Sore Eyes.” The production runs through March 24. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at the theatre's space inside Eastgate Town Center at 5600 Brainerd Road. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students with a valid student ID. They can be purchased online at http://www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com, by phone at (423) 987-5141, or at the door beginning one hour before each performance. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Free parking is available at Eastgate Town Center.
COMMUNITY · On Saturday, March 9, at 9 a.m., the Walker County Republican Party will convene Precinct Mass Meetings to elect Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the Walker County Republican Party Convention. The County Convention will convene at 10 a.m. on March 9, at the same location for the purpose of electing Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the 14th Congressional District Convention and the State Convention. Additionally, the County Convention will be adopting the Rules of the Walker County Republican Party and electing officers for the 2013-2015 term. Both the Precinct Mass Meetings and County Convention will be held in the Community Room at the Rossville Civic Center at 400 McFarland Avenue, in Rossville. All Walker County residents who are legally registered to vote and believe in the principles of the Republican Party are urged to participate in this process. Convention registration will begin at 8 a.m. with a fee of $20 — forms can be found on the Walker County Republican Party website at WalkerGOP.com.
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Republican Party will hold a mass precinct meeting followed by a county convention Saturday, March 9, at the Ringgold Depot, with registration at 8 a.m. and the meeting at 9 a.m., followed by the convention at 10 a.m. The keynote speaker is Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk. Guest speakers include: Rep. Jay Neal District 2 and Rep. Tom Weldon District 3. The depot is at 155 Depot Street in Ringgold. For more information, visit Catoosacountygop.com or email Catoosagop@gmail.com.
COMMUNITY · The first Wash Me Pink Color Run to benefit Susan G. Komen will be held Saturday, March 9. The 5K color run course begins at 9 a.m. at 1104 Redwine Cove, in Dalton. Registration is from 7 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Color washers will douse participants with Komen color at the color stations strategically placed throughout the course. Parking passes cost $5 if pre-purchased and $10 at the venue, and are required for each car. Registration rates increase on Feb. 1. Visit washmepink.com.
COMMUNITY · A 10-hour hunter safety course will be held from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Noble Fellowship Baptist Church, 5994 North Highway 27. For more information, call 770-761-3010 or register online at gohuntgeorgia.com.
COMMUNITY · The Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association will meet at the Chief Vann House State Historic Site in Chatsworth, on Saturday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Tony Harris, an ethnobotanist specializing in Cherokee plants. After the meeting, author Ron Cooperwill hold a book signing for his book titled "It's My Trail, Too." Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-695-2598, or visit nationaltota.org or gatrailoftears.org, or contact Linda Baker at 770-704-6338 or email@example.com.
COMMUNITY · A Childbirth Education class will be offered from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 9, at Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga). This childbirth education class/series is designed for expectant parents and taught by experienced OB nurses. These classes include stages of labor, relaxation and labor support techniques, hospital procedures, pain management options, after birth and home care for moms and in-hospital care for newborns. There will also be time for questions and answers. Registration fee is $75. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register.
COMMUNITY · A Power to End Stroke seminar will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Great Tucker Baptist Church. The local region has one of the highest incidences of stroke per capita in the U.S. On average, a stroke will occur every 45 seconds, and someone will die from a stroke every 3 minutes. Dr. Thomas Devlin, local neurologist and medical director of the Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center, and other medical specialists will speak about the risk factors, signs and symptoms, and lifestyle changes people need to take to prevent becoming one of the statistics. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. The event is free but registration is required. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register.
ENTERTAINMENT · Celebrate the season with green wine at the Georgia Winery’s Shamrock Celebration each Saturday in March from 2-5 p.m. Enjoy live Celtic music, performed by Ivan Wilson, and door prizes. The winery is off Battlefield Parkway in Ringgold.
Sunday, March 10
COMMUNITY · Much anticipated Girl Scout cookies have arrived! Walker County girls are out in force delivering cookies and hosting storefront cookie booths through March 24. Thin Mints, Samoas, and six other flavors are back at a cost of $3.50 a box. All profits stay within the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians to benefit local girls. Walker County stores allowing booths sales at various times during the day include: Bi-Lo, 820 Mission Ridge Road, Rossville; Bi-Lo, 311 N. Main, LaFayette; Flintstone Market, 32700 Chattanooga Valley Road; and Community National Bank, 2821 Chattanooga Valley Road. To find booth specific booth times and locations, visit IWantCookies.org.
CHURCH · "The Passion of The Christ" will be shown at Boynton Baptist Church, 4093 Boynton Drive, Ringgold, at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Call 706-866-1898 for more information.
COMMUNITY · March 10 is the deadline to register for an AARP Driver Safety Course at Newnan Springs United Methodist Church. The class will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12. Bring a sack lunch, beverages will be provided. Cost is $l2 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. Call 706-375-9251.
CHURCH · Angelina McKeithen will be in concert on March 10 at 9:45 a.m. at Gospel Tabernacle, 703 North Main Street, in LaFayette. Pastor J.P. Kelly invites the public to attend.
COMMUNITY · The second annual Bridal Expo will be held in Cartersville at the Clarence Brown Conference Center Sunday, March 10, from 1-5 p.m. The sponsor, Globe Trotters, will offer honeymoons and various travel services to brides, family and friends. Enjoy beverages, hors hoeuvres, and a fashion show at 3:15 p.m. The fashion show will be coordinated by Melissa and Company, of Cartersville. Parking is free. Vendors also include Riley's Menswear, To register, visit nwgeorgiabridalexpo.com or pay at the door. Online pre-registration is $6. Cash only will be accepted at the door.
Monday, March 11
COMMUNITY · A Bariatric Support Group will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, 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 Baby Care & Safety class will be offered from 6:30–8:45 p.m. Monday, March 11, at Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga). With times changing and discharge occurring earlier, “Baby Care” provides you with helpful items on caring for your baby at home. This class will help you plan and prepare for a safe home environment. Registration fee is $25. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 788-LINK (5465) to register.
COMMUNITY · A Diabetes Education Class will be held from 1:30–4:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, 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 · The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is teaming with Mohawk Industries to help fill job vacancies for experienced twisting operators at its manufacturing facility in Calhoun. Recruitments will be held at from 8 a.m.-noon Monday, March 11 at the GDOL’s Rome Career Center, at 462 Riverside Parkway and the GDOL’s Dalton Career Center, at 1406 Chattanooga Avenue. Applicants should bring copies of their resume and be prepared to interview. The company requires a minimum of six months manufacturing/tufting machine experience. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age due to U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. They must also have a high school diploma or a General Education Diploma (GED) and bring two forms of identification. Mohawk offers a number of benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, competitive salaries, healthy life centers, and a 401k plan. For more information, contact Kelly Gribble at the Rome Career Center at (706) 295-6051 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jackie Goolsby at the Dalton Career Center at (706) 272-2301 or Jackie.email@example.com
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Pilot Club (in organization) will hold a "BRAIN"storming session and Celebration of Brain Awareness Week on Monday, March 11, at 6 p.m. at the Catoosa County Library. Learn about Pilot's service focus of brain disorders and disabilities, Pilot's signature project, BrainMinders, and how we teach children and adults to protect their "one and only" brain for life. Meet Sam and Roni May and hear their story of living with a traumatic brain injury. This service club is being organized under the guidance of Pilot International and sponsored by Judy Vendrick, a local 29 year Pilot Club member, Rene Ross and Lisa Pierce. We need input and suggestions for local service projects that will make a difference in the community. There is no cost to attend.
COMMUNITY · Auditions for the Youth Theatre production of "Sideways Stories from Wayside School" will be held Monday, March 11, and Tuesday, March 12, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. "Sideways Stories from Wayside School" – the final production of the Youth Theatre’s 2012-2013 season – is by John Olive and is based on the book by Louis Sachar, author of "Holes." The production will be presented May 10-19, with daytime school shows on May 16 and 17. Maria Chattin-Carter will direct the play. Young actors in fourth-12th grades are encouraged to audition. For more information, visit TheatreCentre.com or call the CTC box office at 423-267-8534. The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is at 400 River Street on the city’s NorthShore, next to Coolidge Park.
COMMUNITY · The Berry College Fine Arts Department presents “Journeys into the Unknown” by artist Julia Kjelgaard March 11 through April 5. Kjelgaard will open the display of archival digital prints on canvas with a gallery talk at 7 p.m. March 11 in the Moon Gallery at Berry. The Moon Gallery is open from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is free and open to the public.
COMMUNITY · Body 4 Believers is coming to Second Baptist Church, 500 W. Main Street, on Mondays in March from 7-8:30 p.m. This is not an exercise program. It is simply a class to teach you the correct foods to eat to lose weight properly. There is no charge for attending. For more information or directions please contact the office at 706-638-2732.