COMMUNITY · A Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Seminar will be offered from 6-8 p.m.Wednesday, March 20, at Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga). Area residents who are overweight and /or with health problems related to obesity are invited to learn more about the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center at Erlanger. It is a free seminar and registration is required. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register. Visit Erlanger’s You Tube Channel at www.youtube.com/erlangerhealth and click The Weight Loss Program under Playlist to watch first-hand accounts from those who have gone through the program.
COMMUNITY · Childbirth Education will be offered from 5:30-8:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga). This childbirth education class 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 · Georgia Christian Society is requesting gift baskets for Shepherd Hills Nursing Home in LaFayette. You may drop your basket off at Shepherd Hills Nursing Home. Call (706) 638-0025 for a list of what you can put in your basket.
CHURCH · Lyerly United Methodist Church is selling cookbooks for $10 each. They can be purchased from any church member, or at Pine Ridge Outdoor Supply in Lyerly, or by sending $10 (plus $2.00 shipping and handling) to Lyerly United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 152, Lyerly, GA 30730, and a church cookbook will be mailed to you. For more information, call Jo Ann Mitchell at 706-895-2636.
Cost: $650 before May 10, $700 after May 10. Numerous full scholarships are available.
COMMUNITY · The Chickamauga Public Library, 306 Cove Road in Chickamauga, will exhibit a “Time Line of Chickamauga from 1820-1899” now through Saturday, March 30. Regular library hours are Tuesday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon.
ENTERTAINMENT · Now through April 15, the Tennessee Aquarium will offer kids, ages six and up, special activities designed to give up-close creature encounters. Young visitors can sign up for two of the 17 different adventures upon arrival. These are offered free with Aquarium admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Whether it’s feeding otters, trout or turtles, kids can meet Aquarium experts and tour areas that are normally off-limits to guests. To see the complete list of Keeper Kids activities, go to: http://www.tnaqua.org/SpringBreak.
Thursday, March 21
COMMUNITY · Coosa Valley Regional Services will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at the main office in Rome, 3 Riverside Industrial Parkway NE.
GOVERNMENT · The Fort Oglethorpe Downtown Development Authority for THIS MONTH ONLY has changed the regular meeting date to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Fort Oglethorpe City Hall. Members will review proposed changes to the Refresh Committee Master Plan.
COMMUNITY · Dance Class: Learn East Coast Swing! The 6-week course begins March 21, Thursdays, from 6:30-8 p.m. Cost is $55 per person or $99 per couple for the entire course. Classes will be held at FortOGeorgia.com headquarters and studio at 2738 Lafayette Road, next to Sears Shoes Clearance Store. To register or for more information, call 706-866-9919 or visit FortOStore.com.
COMMUNITY · The Chickamauga Public Library will hold a “Ready to R.E.A.D” story time program at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 21. The library is at 306 Cove Road in Chickamauga.
ENTERTAINMENT · The Berry College Dance Troupe will perform an annual spring concert Thursday, March 21, Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, at the Rome City Auditorium. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on March 21 and 22, and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on March 23. Tickets cost $5 opening night and $7 for all other performances. Call 706-236-2263 for more information.
COMMUNITY · A Diabetes Education Class will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 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 · Eating Well: Nutrition for the Cancer Patient will be offered from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Erlanger Baroness (Oncology Conference Room). This class will educate patients and caregivers on the basic nutritional needs as they progress trough their cancer treatment as well as to address treatment side effects impacting nutrition such as nausea/vomiting, taste alteration, dry mouth, sore mouth, decrease appetite, etc.
COMMUNITY · Catoosa County's First Annual Diaper Drive hosted by the Battlefield Civitan Club is going on now. Diapers for newborns to adults can be donated through March 23 at Sentry Station Tire located at 2645 Battlefield Parkway in Fort Oglethorpe. A final diaper drive at Chick-Fil-A in Fort Oglethorpe will be held on March 23, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call Chuck Cochran at (423) 227-0816 or Darlene Cutler at (423) 280-5239.
Friday, March 22
COMMUNITY · Camp New Dawn Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the Second Baptist Church in LaFayette. Dinner includes spaghetti, bread, vegetable, and dessert. All meals will be packed for takeout, but there will be tables set up in the church gym. Plates cost $7.50. Call 760-539-2235 to reserve a meal or see camp staff to purchase tickets.
CHURCH · The combined choirs of County Line Baptist Church of Enterprise, Ala., and McFarland United Methodist Church of Rossville will present, “In the Presence of Jehovah,” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22. The church is at 101 E. Gordon Avenue in Rossville. All are welcome.
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.