COMMUNITY · Coosa Valley Regional Services will hold its monthly board meeting at 10 a.m. in the main office in Rome, Ga., at 3 Riverside Industrial Parkway NE. The public is invited.
COMMUNITY · Erlanger at Hutcheson will hold “Ask the Dietician” from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. Registra-tion is required. For more information or to register, call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 423-778-LINK (5465).
COMMUNITY · The Dade County Public Library Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, January 19, at 4 p.m. at the Dade County Commission Building.
EDUCATION · Northwestern Technical College will host a class, “Instant Piano for Busy People” from 6 to 9:30 p.m. This unique piano workshop will teach students in one session all chords needed to play any pop song, any style, any key. If students don’t know treble clef, they can get a free pamphlet by sending a SASE to Music Masters, 90 Molly Lane, Ringgold, GA 30736. To register, or for more information, call 706-764-3591.
EDUCATION · Homeschooled children are invited to come to the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library Thursday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. to read books, learn and converse with other students their age. This week’s topic is “Sledding Science.”
Saturday, Jan. 21
COMMUNITY · The Southern Charm Wedding Expo will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Ringgold Depot at 155 Depot St. Admission is free. More information: 706-935-5290 or cityofringgold.com.
COMMUNITY · The Northwest Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer an important disaster training course as part of our ongoing disaster training plan. If you are interested in volunteering during times of disaster and would like to be more involved in your community, this is the perfect opportunity. We need active volunteers to be on our Disaster Action Teams (DAT). These teams provide a local presence in assisting victims of disaster. This DAT training will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, from 1-5 p.m. at Trenton United Methodist Church. To register for this course, for more information or to be added to our mailing list for additional Red Cross training courses in your area, please contact the Northwest Georgia Red Cross office at 706-278-5144.
CHURCH · There will be an old fashioned singing at Jesus is the Way Ministry at 6 p.m. featuring Doug and Joan Bartlett. Shane Duggan will perform a special preaching. Buster Fox is pastor. The church is on Highway 41 South near Dalton past Pilot on Carbondale Road.
ENTERTAINMENT · The Mountain Arts Community Center presents an evening of hope-filled American roots music by rising Nashville talent and Ringgold native Summer Hullender Saturday, Jan. 21. With a repertoire that includes country, jazz, bluegrass and rhythm and blues, Hullender will treat her audience at the MACC’s 1926 vin-tage auditorium to songs that blend traditional and popular influences with personal lyrics about life, love and faith, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased for $10 in advance by calling 423-886-1959, or on event night at the door.
COMMUNITY · The Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center will hold an “Owl Pellet Dissection” program Saturday, Jan. 21, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Meet our resident owls- the great horned owl, the barred owl, the barn owl, and our Eastern screech owls. Discover all the critters these birds might have eaten in a natural setting by dissecting an owl pellet. Participants will get to keep all the hidden treasures - bones, fur, toenails, exoskeletons, and caterpillar droppings - uncovered in one of these pellets. The cost is $5 for CA&NC members. For non-members, it is $11 for adults and $8 for children. Price includes all-day admission to the property and an owl pellet for each participant. Space is limited. Pre-registration and prepayment is required. Call 423-821-1160 ext. 0 to reserve your space.
CHURCH · The monthly singing at New Bethel Baptist Church will resume Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. Featured singers are Pipeline and Bro. Gene Lowery’s Quartet. For more information, call Bobby Bridges at 706-935-4208. The church is at 1635 Salem Valley Road in Ringgold. Bro. Don Self is pastor. Everyone is welcome.