COMMUNITY · Lafayette Physical Therapy will hold a lunch-n-learn from noon-2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at 120 West Villanow Street in LaFayette.
ENTERTAINMENT · The Chattanooga Zoo will grant free admission to children ages 12 and younger Thursday, Dec. 20, and Friday, Dec. 21, during the zoo’s Holiday Lights event. The zoo also will accept donations for the Newtown (Conn.) Memorial Fund to be used to assist families in mourning following the tragic shooting there on Dec. 14. For more information, call 423-697-1319 or visit chattzoo.org.
COMMUNITY · The Obedience Club of Chattanooga, 4 miles south of Chattanooga on Highway 193 in Flintstone, will hold registration for obedience, rally, and agility classes for puppies and dogs on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, from 1-3 p.m. Agility I and II Fundamentals will be held indoors. Bring a copy of shot records to registration. During registration, various OCC dog/handler teams will present training demonstrations. Classes begin on Monday night, Jan. 7, 2013. Visit chattanoogaobedienceclub.org or call 423 517-1448 for more information.
COMMUNITY · Coosa Valley Regional Services board will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the home office, 3 Riverside Industrial Parkway N.E., in Rome.
COMMUNITY · The Chickamauga Public Library will hold a “Ready to R.E.A.D.” story time program on Thursdays, Dec. 20 and 27.
COMMUNITY · Express Oil Change & Service Center will be hosing a Ribbon Cutting and Open House on Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. Express Oil Change is located at 2572 Battlefield Parkway in Fort Oglethorpe between Logans and O'Charleys. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY · The Rossville Public Library will host a Family Movie Night on Thursday, Dec. 20, from 5-7 p.m. Join us for a funny animated movie that reveals the answer to every child’s question: “So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?” The answer: Santa’s ultra-high tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. This movie also has a funny dysfunctional family, an unlikely hero and an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning. Rated: PG Running time: 97 Minutes.
COMMUNITY · The City of LaFayette’s annual “Amazing Christmas” light show will continue through Jan. 2, 2013, at Joe Stock Memorial park. The synchronized musical light show is held from 6-10 p.m. nightly through most of December. Tune to FM 89.5 to hear the music played in the light show. For more information, call the city parks and recreation department at 706-639-1590.
COMMUNITY · The City of LaFayette will host a traditional and large-scale Lionel model train and village display inside a decorated Chattooga Academy/Gordon Hall. The display coinincides with the “Amazing Christmas” light show daily from 6-10 p.m., through Jan. 2, 2013.
COMMUNITY · Calhoun Composite Squadron #134 of the Civil Air Patrol-U.S. Air Force Auxiliary currently has openings available for a safety officer, communications officer, and emergency services officer, among others. Cadet slots (ages 12-17) are also open. The Calhoun Composite Squadron meets at Calhoun Airport on Saturdays from 8-10 a.m. For more information, contact Capt. Hayden Collins at email@example.com.
COMMUNITY · Registration deadline is Jan. 8, 2013, for North Georgia Community YMCA Homeschool P.E. The course is for ages 5-15. Classes are held daily from Jan. 15-Feb. 21, 2013, at Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church gym. Cost is $15 per session for YMCA members and $40 per session for non-members. For more information, call 706-935-2226 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY · Registration deadline for the North Georgia Community YMCA Father/Daughter Dance (Friday, Feb. 8, 2013) is Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. for girls ages 5-11. Cost is $75 per couple, $35 for each additional daughter. The dance will be held at the Colonnade in Ringgold. To register, call 706-935-2226 or go to email@example.com.
COMMUNITY · Starting Jan. 1, 2013, Georgia Farmers will need to apply and obtain a GATE (Georgia Agriculture Exemption Card) from the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture. This is the result of HB 386 which was passed this year by the legislature which allows Georgia farmers to take advantage of additional sales tax exemptions. If you are a farm producer with $ 2,500 in Ag income, you need to prepare to obtain a GATE card. Contact the Walker County Farm Bureau Office at 706-638-3237 if you have questions concerning the Georgia Agricultural Exemption Card.
ENTERTAINMENT · James Rogers will present a “Home for the Holidays” concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at The Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, in Ringgold. All tickets are reserved: $20.50 for adult admission, $18.50 for seniors (age 55 and older), $11.50 for children 12 and younger. Call 706-935-9000, for more information or visit the website colonnadecenter.org.
Friday, Dec. 21
ENTERTAINMENT · The Chattanooga Zoo will grant free admission to children ages 12 and younger on Friday, Dec. 21, during the zoo’s Holiday Lights event. The zoo also will accept donations for the Newtown (Conn.) Memorial Fund to be used to assist families in mourning following the tragic shooting there on Dec. 14. For more information, call 423-697-1319 or visit chattzoo.org.
ENTERTAINMENT · Ruby Red Christmas returns to Ruby Falls at Lookout Mountain from 5-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in December. The last tour goes at 8 p.m., shops and carriage rides are open until 9 p.m. Tickets cost $17.95 for adults and $15.95 for children (child’s ticket includes a photo with Santa and foam craft-gingerbread house or photo frame at the North Pole workshop). Carriage rides (capacity six people) with tour cost $14.95 flat rate per carriage ride; without tour, $19.95 flat rate per ride. Enjoy snow at Cavern Castle, costumed characters and holiday music. For more information, visit rubyfalls.com/christmas.
COMMUNITY · Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will close the following monuments for the winter season: Wilder Brigade Monument, the Highway 27 picnic area, the Sanders picnic area and the Signal Point restrooms. These areas will reopen in mid-March, pending weather conditions. For more information, call 706-866-9241 or 423-821-7786 or visit nps.gov/chch.
COMMUNITY · Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care, Inc. is selling Adventures in Dining Coupon Books for $35. The books contain 87 buy-one-get-one free coupons for dining and entertainment in Chattanooga, north Georgia and Cleveland. The total value of the book is over $1,100. The group receives a $10 commission for each book sold. Books are available at the following locations: Ringgold Telephone Company and Tille Town in Ringgold; and The Animal Medical Center in Ft. Oglethorpe. CCAC is a non-profit volunteer organization formed to improve animal care awareness in Catoosa County. Its mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals through responsible pet ownership by: 1) reducing animal over-population through a spay/neuter program; 2) educate the community about the humane treatment of animals; and 3) help connect animals in need of homes with families. Call 24-hour Help Line (706-937-2287) or visit www.catoosacitizensforanimalcare.org.
Saturday, Dec. 22
COMMUNITY · Holiday Candlelight Tours at the Marsh House in LaFayette will be offered each Saturday and Sunday in December from 6-8 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children. This year’s theme is "Christmas 1880: At Home with The Marsh-Warthen Family." Hot cider and gingerbread will be served at the end of the tour. For more information, call 706-638-5187. For group tours, call 423-503-3843.
ENTERTAINMENT · “Elvis & Friends: Rock & Country Christmas” with “Harold Schultz & the Rock-A-Billy Band”and special guest “Ashley Rivera” will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold. General admission is $15 for adults, $15 for seeniors (age 55 and older), and $15 for students. Call 706-935-9000, for more information or visit colonnadecenter.org.