EDUCATION · North LaFayette Elementary will be featured in a one-hour documentary on “Spotlight on Schools” May 17 from 4 to 5 p.m. on local cable channel UCTV: North Georgia Comcast 265, Charter 5 and Chatta-nooga Comcast 96.
Friday, May 18
ENTERTAINMENT · Boynton United Methodist Church presents a night of Southern gospel singing with Gene Lowery and Pipeline, the Dan Sluder Trio, Randy Roberts, and the BUMC Quartet in the church’s sanctuary Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m. Admission is free and an offering will be taken to support mission projects. The church is at 4246 Boynton Drive in Ringgold. For more information, visit www.BoyntonUMC.org or call 706-866-2626.
ENTERTAINMENT · The Southmen Quartet will be in concert at Woodstation Baptist Church Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m. The church is in Catlett at the corner of Round Pond Road and Ga. 95. A love offering will be taken.
COMMUNITY · Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County will hold a board meeting May 18 at the Ringgold Baptist Church fellowship hall. A welcome and blessing will be at 6 p.m., followed by a meal. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT · The Walker County Community Theater will present the comedy “Mother Goose is Eaten by a Werewolf,” May 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Walker County Civic Center, 10052 U.S. 27 North in Rock Spring. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 55+ and students, and $7 each for groups of 10 or more.
COMMUNITY · The 6th U.S. Cavalry will hold its 112th reunion May 18-20 in Fort Oglethorpe. Col. Christopher Downey will speak at the banquet. All reunion activities except the business meeting and Friday evening barbecue dinner are open to the public. The Hampton Inn on Battlefield Parkway in Ringgold will host the reunion. Call 706-861-2860 for schedule or more information.
COMMUNITY · The State of Dade first annual Heritage Festival recreation league fast-pitch softball tournament will be held May 18 and 19. Cost is $75. The tournament will be held at Jenkins Park, 105 Price Street in Trenton. Contact Kristen Smith at 423-505-8131 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register a team.
ENTERTAINMENT · “Annie Jr.” will be presented by the Ringgold Middle School chorus May and 19 at 7 p.m. at The Colonnade theatre. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students.
Saturday, May 19
COMMUNITY · One of this year’s Southern Living Homes Tour homes is John and Patsy Hyatt’s home in The Bluff neighborhood of Cedar Bluff, Ala. The home will be open for tours May 19 and 20 from 1-6 p.m. for a $5 dona-tion. Proceeds will be donated to the Weiss Lake Women’s Club for services to the community. Visit thebluffsof-weiss.com for directions and more information.
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Democratic Party will host its May breakfast meeting Saturday, May 19, at 9 a.m. at the Democratic headquarters in the OSA, Inc., building, 7638 Nashville Street in Ringgold next to Catoosa Hall. The 1890s Day Festival, candidate qualifying, and the 2012 elections are on the agenda. The public is always welcome.
COMMUNITY · Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga will join forces once again this year to offer a series of free, monthly historical bike tours through Chickamauga Battlefield, begin-ning Saturday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. The public is invited to bring their bicycles and join in these leisurely-paced historical rides, which take approximately two hours. Loaner bicycles from the Outdoor Chattanooga Mobile Bicy-cle Fleet will be available for riders five feet tall and over at no charge, thanks to sponsorship from the Friends of the Park and the Chattanooga Bicycle Club. Reservations for these bicycles are required; contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241. Ride length is approximately three to four miles on flat to moderately-hilly terrain. The rides are appropriate for adults and children ages eight and older when accompanied by an adult. All participants are required to wear helmets. Additional Saturday battlefield bicycle tours are scheduled for June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, and Oct. 20.
COMMUNITY · Rock Spring Elementary School will host the Rocket Run for Fun 5K and 1-mile kids’ run will be held May 19 beginning at 8 a.m. Registration is $20 for the 5K and $8 for the 1-mile. Registration is available at the school or on the morning of the race. For more information, call 706-764-1383.
COMMUNITY · Corinth Baptist Church will hold its second annual car show and spring outing Saturday, May 19. The car show will begin at 9 a.m., with judging at 1 p.m. There will be door prizes and karaoke, and first and second place will be awarded in each category of the car show. Hot dogs, snacks, games, inflatables, and arts and crafts will be available. Pre-registration for cars is $15; registration the day of the show is $20. For more information, call Ster-ling Harris at 706-638-6139.
ENTERTAINMENT · Pull on your cowboy boots and mosey down to Casino Night in the Wild West on Saturday, May 19. Play blackjack, roulette or Texas hold’em from 7-11 p.m. at Willow Tree Farms, on 607 Post Oak Road in Ringgold. Farm to Fork will cater. American Old West Cowboys will entertain. Proceeds benefit The Children’s Advocacy Center of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit. Cost is $30 per person and includes the rally ride. No one younger than 21 will be admitted. For more information, call 706-965-2378 or 678-986-3921 or visit willowtree-farms.com.
COMMUNITY · Rally in the Valley will rev up on Saturday, May 19. The 100-mile escorted motorcycle ride through north Georgia will start at Remco Business Center at exit 348 off I-75, next to the Cracker Barrel in Ring-gold. Registration begins at 1 p.m., kickstands go up at 3 p.m. The ride will culminate in a Casino Night party at Willow Tree Farms, at 607 Post Oak Road in Ringgold. Cost is $30 per person for ride only, $40 double for ride only. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit. For more information, call 706-847-8087or 423-595-0655 or visit blueknightsga9.freehomepage.com.
COMMUNITY · The LaFayette Middle School cheerleaders will host the Rambler Rumble car show Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at LaFayette Middle School. Admission is free for spectators. To enter a car in the show, pre-entry is $15, going up to $20 the day of the show. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with goody bags for the first 25 cars to arrive. Vendor booths are $25. The show will include a bake sale, concessions, silent auction, live DJ, and awards for vehicles. For more information, call Marlena Lawrence at 706-264-1907 or email email@example.com.
COMMUNITY · The LHS class of 1962 will hold their 50th class reunion at the LaFayette Golf Course Club House Saturday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. We’ve been unable to find Max Ley, Mary Jo Ryan, and Evelyn Stiles McAllister. Please call Beth Cagle at 706-638-3683 with any information about these missing classmates or questions regarding the reunion.
COMMUNITY · Camp New Dawn will hold a work day May 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to get ready for summer camp. Materials will be provided; please bring your own tools. Lunch will be served. Call 706-539-2235 if you have ques-tions or are interested in volunteering.
ENTERTAINMENT · Organizers of a LaFayette music festival are seeking sponsors and vendors as they prepare for a variety of music on Saturday, May 19, from noon to midnight. Music On The Square will present the second annual Memorial Day Music Festival, featuring Little Texas and Dave Gibson and Dixie Dern. Other musicians scheduled to perform at this free event include David Brown, Randy Johnson, Black Cat Moon, Ken Bruce and Back Roads, the Dennis Brown Project, the Bel-Aires, Common Ground, The Fog and Martha Ann Brooks. Two stages will be set up on the square in downtown LaFayette, and the public is invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the day. For sponsorship and other information, contact Mark Hise at Music on the Square at 706-639-9250 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Event organizers are seeking vendors as well. For vendor information, contact Elizabeth Edwards at 423-902-0239.
ENTERTAINMENT · The 25th annual WQCH Gospel Radio-a-thon for St. Jude’s Hospital will be held Saturday May 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on WQCH, AM 1590. Call 706-638-3276 to support the cause.