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.
EDUCATION · The Gordon Lee High School Alumni Association has re-established scholarships. The application deadline is Monday, April 8. There will be one awarded to a graduating senior plus one alumnus who is presently in college or plans to enroll soon. More information and application forms may be obtained in the high school’s career center, or contact Carolyn Walker, alumni executive director, at 706-764-7334, or Teresa Guffey, scholarship committee chairperson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 · 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.
ENTERTAINMENT · The Berry College Dance Troupe will perform an annual spring concert 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.
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.
Saturday, March 23
CHURCH · Corinth Baptist Church will hold its 4th annual Ladies Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Corinth is at 2524 Corinth Road in LaFayette. Nikki Newbold is guest speaker and will lead music for the worship service. Attendees are encouraged to wear a favorite hat for a best hat contest. Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken to offset expenses.
COMMUNITY · An Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the East Armuchee Community Center in Villanow.
COMMUNITY · A Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, March 23, from 2-3 p.m. at Rock Spring United Methodist, 3477 Peavine Road and Highway 95 in Rock Spring. There will be egg hunts in several age groups for children through age 11, a craft station and snacks provided. Prizes will be awarded for the most eggs and the “Lucky Egg” in each age group.
CHURCH · “Walk the Red Carpet” annual banquet hosted by Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Walker County Civic Center. There will be special guests, comedian Terrence G. and music by Rev. Dodson &The New Wings of Glory. Dress to impress; formal or semi-formal attire. Tickets cost $25 each or $250 for a table of 10. Try to buy tickets no later than March 17. For tickets, contact Willie B. Davis at 706-539-2773 or any Pleasant Grove member.
COMMUNITY · The La Fayette-Walker County Public Library is continuing its new monthly series of Teen Programming called DIY Teen. March’s program will be hosted on Saturday, March 23, at 1 p.m. Exhibited photographer, Brandon Sharp, will lead this month’s DIY Teen program: Creative Photography. Participants will experiment with different staging techniques to produce innovative and fun photographs to share with friends on a favorite social media site. Participants are encouraged to bring digital cameras or camera phones.
COMMUNITY · A free eight hour series of basic diabetes management classes will be taught by registered nurse Linda Long, a certified diabetes educator, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, March 23 and 30, at the Chickamauga Public Library. Call 706-638-5577 to register. Classes are sponsored by the Walker County Health Department.
ENTERTAINMENT · Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in greenified style at Shamrock (Rock) City, Saturday and Sunday March 23 and 24. Rock City hosts this sixth annual Irish festival with Irish food, drinks, bands, jig lessons, and children’s activities.
Sunday, March 24
COMMUNITY · The Walker County Historical Society will meet at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 24, at the newly-restored Mars Theater on Chattanooga Street in West LaFayette. Jane Williams Gilreath will share photos of Old West LaFayette, the Mars Theatre and the depot shopping district. Community members are invited to gather the history of the area to help with the present depot district restoration and to gather information for the WCHS newsletter. Bring old photos, documents, and mementos back when West LaFayette was the largest population center in Walker County with regular trains to Chattanooga and Rome, a movie theater, schools, and shops. Photos will be copied at the meeting. Bring a folding chair since the theater seating has not yet been installed.