COMMUNITY · Auditions for the Chattanooga Theatre Centre musical production “Annie” will be held at 4:30 p.m. 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.
COMMUNITY · Friends of the Rossville Library Big Fall Book Sale starts at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 6. Book sale hours are the same as the library’s business hours. Prices range from 10 cents to $2.
COMMUNITY · The Rossville Library will hold a preschool Ready to R.E.A.D. Time class at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2. The class consists of books, games and crafts. The theme this week is “Nuts!” and the kids will play an acorn game.
COMMUNITY · The Rossville Library will host a homeschool program at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2. The class consists of books, games, experiments and crafts. The theme this week is “Nuts!” and the kids will learn about squirrels and play an acorn game.
COMMUNITY · The Dalton Science Café will present professors from the Dalton State College Department of Natural Sciences to speak about Northwest Georgia native aquatic, land and avian species from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Dalton Freight Depot. There also will be live animal “guests.”
CHURCH · Noble Baptist Fellowship at 2994 Highway 27 north of LaFayette, holds a food drive to give away free food from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (or until food is gone) the first and third Tuesday of each month. Recipients should bring proof of address and their social security card. For more information, call 706-764-2917.
COMMUNITY · Parkridge will hold a female-focused dinner and physician panel discussion on women’s health at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Diagnostic Center adjacent to the Parkridge Medical Center campus. The symposium panel of specialists includes a cardiologist, general surgeon, colorectal surgeon, gynecologist, family medicine physician, radiologist, and oncologists. The cost is $10, and attendees must pre-register by Sept. 25. For more information or to register, contact MedLine at 800-242-5662.
CHURCH · Revival at Kensington Church of God (85 Halls Mill Road) will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 2. Chris Reneau will preach. Dennis Chambers is pastor. For more information, call 423-315-1544.
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.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
CHURCH · Lyerly United Methodist Church is selling cookbooks for $10. Cookbooks are available from any church member, Pine Ridge Outdoor Suply in Lyerly or by sending $10 (plus $2 shipping and handling) to Lyerly United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 152, Lyerly, GA 30730. For more information, call Jo Ann Mitchell at 706-895-2636.
COMMUNITY · A metabolic and bariatric surgery seminar will be held from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Erlanger Baroness in the oncology conference room. 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.
COMMUNITY · Seniors and Friends of Fort Oglethorpe meet from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, at Constitution Hall on Forrest Road in Fort Oglethorpe, for games, crafts, refreshments and blood pressure and blood sugar checks. For information or transportation, call Peggy Stanfield at 706-866-1369.
CHURCH · Hannah House is a benevolence service free to the community and is sponsored by Rock Spring Baptist Church. New and gently used clothing and shoes of all sizes, kitchen items and linens are available as well as small and large appliances and furniture when available. For more information, Linda or Mike Hill at 706-764-2079 or 423-718-0868.
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Republican Party has opened a Romney/Ryan 2012 Headquarters in Ringgold, at 20 Legion Street on the corner next to Richards Restaurant behind the Catoosa County Courthouse. Hours are from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Yard signs and bumper stickers for the candidates, including Tom Graves for Congress, are available. Visit catoosacountygop.com for more information.
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.
Thursday, Oct. 4
COMMUNITY · The Chickamauga Public Library will hold a “Ready to R.E.A.D.” storytime program at 10 a.m. Thursdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25.
COMMUNITY · Life After Loss Support Group begins at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Erlanger Baroness in the oncology conference room. This support group is for those who have lost a loved one due to cancer. For more information, call (423) 778-3253.
COMMUNITY · Man to Man Support Group begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Erlanger Baroness in the POB dining room. This support group is for spouses, friends and patients who have prostate cancer. For more information, call (423) 778-3253.
COMMUNITY · A diabetes education class will be offered from 1:30- 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 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 · Buzz Bissinger, pulitzer prize-winning author of “Friday Night Lights” speaks on “Sports and Culture” in a free lecture at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, in Goodroe Auditorium at Dalton State College.
COMMUNITY · The 26th annual Summerville–Trion Optimist Club Tennis Tournament to benefit the local Optimist Club scholarship fund 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. The entry deadline is 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1. Play will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. For more information, call Steve Weaver at 706-859-1500.
COMMUNITY · Walker County Emergency Services will offer a free class, “In the woods – safety and survival techniques part 2,” for hunters, hikers and horseback riders, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 4. The class will be held at Fire Station #1 in Rock Spring, in front of Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Pre-registration is required to ensure adequate course materials. Call 706-539-1255 or email Captain Traci Reece at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Public Library board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 in the library’s multi-purpose room. The library is at 108 Catoosa Circle on the Benton Place campus off Battlefield Parkway in Ringgold. For more information, call 706-965-3600.