COMMUNITY · Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) horticulture program will be holding a spring plant sale April 20-22. Sale hours are 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday, April 20; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21; and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. The greenhouses are located across from GNTC’s Floyd County Campus, next to the Woodlee Building on Cedar Avenue in Rome, Georgia. All proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the Horti-culture program at GNTC. Items being sold include trees, shrubs, ferns, woody plants, annuals, perennials, sun plants, and shade plants. There will also be a selection of vegetable plants including tomato, pepper, cucumber, and much more.
COMMUNITY · Cooper Heights Church of God will host a yard sale on April 20 and 21, and a bake sale on April 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The sale will include small items from the Riley estate, and other miscellaneous items like picture frames, laminate flooring and cordless microphones. The church is at 12598 Ga. 193 in Chicka-mauga.
Saturday, April 21
COMMUNITY · In conjunction with National Volunteer Week and Earth Day, Erlanger at Hutcheson will host a beautification day at the main campus in Fort Oglethorpe. This project, originally planned for April 21, has been moved to April 28 because of anticipated inclement weather. The goal is to refurbish the interior hospital court-yards and gardens, providing a comfortable, soothing atmosphere for hospital visitors, patients, and employees. The day will be organized around two shifts of volunteers: 9 a.m. to noon and noon to 3 p.m. For information about the event or to volunteer, call 706-858-2075.
COMMUNITY · The annual Walker County rabies clinics will be held April 21. The cost of a rabies vaccine for a dog or cat is $10. The schedule is: noon to 1 p.m., East Broomtown Road Fire Hall; 1-2 p.m., Kensington Fire Hall; 2-3 p.m., Naomi Elementary; 2:30-4 p.m., Gordon Lee High School, and 4:30-5 p.m., Woodstation Baptist Church. Spon-sored by the Walker County Cooperative Extension and your local veterinarians.
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Democratic Party will host its April breakfast meeting Saturday, April 21, at 9 a.m. at the OSA, Inc. Building, 7638 Nashville Street in Ringgold across from First Baptist Church. The public is welcome to join us for the grand opening of our headquarters.
COMMUNITY · A benefit for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be held April 21 by the dance club at Ad-vance Rehab, on U.S. 27 in Summerville. The event will begin at 10 a.m. in the parking lot. Approximately 40 line dancers will perform to the latest dance steps with special music playing. If you can not come but would like to donate, call Linda Chandler at 706-506-1858.
COMMUNITY · Saturday, April 21, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites kids of all ages to participate in hands-on activities for National Junior Ranger Day. Potential Junior Rangers visiting Chickamauga Battlefield can participate in activities on the hour beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 12 p.m., then travel to Point Park on Lookout Mountain to engage in other activities on the hour beginning at 2 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m. For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chicka-mauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.
COMMUNITY · Join volunteers of the 3rd Tennessee as they discuss the role Chickamauga Battlefield played as a training post during the Spanish American War. Programs will take place in the Living History area behind the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22 at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241 or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.
COMMUNITY · To encourage all Americans to visit their national parks, Chickamauga and Chattanooga Na-tional Military Park will waive the entrance fee to enter Point Park on top of Lookout Mountain during National Park Week, from Saturday, April 21 through Sunday, April 29. During National Park Week the park will conduct living history programs at Chickamauga Battlefield April 21-22 and hold Junior Ranger Day activities on April 21 at both Chickamauga Battlefield and Point Park. This fee waiver at Point Park will cover entrance, and commercial tour fees during National Park Week. Enjoy all 397 national parks for free from April 21-29. Visit http://www.nps.gov/npweek/ for more information.
COMMUNITY · The Ringgold High School Class of 2002 10-year reunion will be held Saturday, May 5. Email Ringfirstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The deadline to RSVP is Saturday April 21.
ENTERTAINMENT · New Bethel Baptist Church will hold its monthly singing, featuring the Jeff Hullender fam-ily and Justin and Emily, Saturday, April 21, at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The church is at 1635 Salem Valley Road in Ringgold. For more information, call Bobby at 706-935-4208.
COMMUNITY · Chickamauga Woman’s Club will lead the Walker County Clean-up anti-litter campaign April 21. The group will pick up trash on roadsides, trail and parks beginning at Holland Watson Park at 8 a.m. as part of the Great American Clean-up. The club and the city of Chickamauga encourage residents to join in by not throwing trash on roadsides, picking up litter near their homes, and joining the team for the April 21 clean-up by calling 706-375-9089
COMMUNITY · The Chattanooga Doll Club doll show and sale will be held Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Colonnade in Ringgold. The show will feature antique dolls, Barbies, hard plastic dolls, GI Joes, artist dolls, composition dolls, fashion dolls, books and doll clothing. For show and dealer information, call Annette De-Friese at 423-843-2529.
Sunday, April 22
CHURCH · Shiloh Baptist Church in West Armuchee will hold a spring revival Sunday, April 22, through Wednesday, April 25, at 6:30 each evening. Danny Cochran is the speaker and Chris McDaniel will lead worship and special music. The church is at 46 Manning Mill Road just off West Armuchee Road.
CHURCH · Elizabeth Terrace Baptist Church will hold spring revival services April 22-25. Services on Sunday will be held at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. Weeknight services will be at 7 p.m. The evangelist for the meeting will be Den-nis Petty of Cornell, Ga. Special music and a nursery will be provided nightly. Everyone is welcome. The church is at 600 Mohawk Street in Rossville. George Pinion is pastor.