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.
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 · 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.
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.
Friday, Oct. 5
ENTERTAINMENT · The Walker County Community Theater will present “The Diary of Anne Frank” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Walker County Civic Center in Rock Spring. Tickets cost $10 general admission, $8 for students and seniors age 55 and older. Groups of 10 or more are $7 per person.
ENTERTAINMENT · Blowing Screams Farm will present the haunts Forest of Fear and GhostRide starting at dark 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.
ENTERTAINMENT · “Bunnicula,” the story of a vampire bunny that sucks the juice out of carrots, opens live on the MainStage Friday, Sept. 28, a production of the Youth Theatre of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Show times are at 7:30 Friday and Saturday, and Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Oct. 5 through Oct. 7. Tickets cost $8 and $10 and may be purchased in advance by calling the box office (423) 267-8534 or online at tickets.TheatreCentre.com. The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is at 400 River Street in Chattanooga.
ENTERTAINMENT · Dreadhaven is the town haunted at this season’s Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern. This nationally-ranked haunt is open every Friday through Sunday until Oct. 28, with additional nights on Oct. 11 and 31. Special ticket discounts are offered right now by purchasing them online at hauntedcavern.com.
ENTERTAINMENT · “Flight of the Butterflies 3D” comes to the giant screen at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater beginning Friday, Oct. 5. The film is rated G and runs 44 minutes. For showtimes and to purchase tickets online go to: http://tnaqua.org/IMAX.aspx.
ENTERTAINMENT · Lake WinnepeSPOOKah opens it ghostly gates on Friday and Saturday evenings, Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27, from 6-11 p.m. Gate admission, unlimited rides and all special Halloween attractions are included in a $24 admittance fee. A youth/senior ride pass for ages 1 and 2 and 65 and older is $10. For more information, visit us at www.lakewinnie.com or call 1-877-LAKEWIN.
ENTERTAINMENT · The 3rd annual Dalton Red Carpet Half Marathon sponsored by Alliant Health Plans will feature Lauren Alaina performing at a celebration concert starting at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center in Dalton. Tickets can be bought at daltontradecenter.com for $15 plus service fees. The proceeds of the race and concert benefit the City of Refuge and Family Promise of Dalton. For more information go to daltonredcarpethalfmarathon.com or call the Dalton Convention and Visitors Bureau at 706-270-9960.
COMMUNITY · On Friday Oct. 5, the Daily Citizen will partner with the Dalton Red Carpet Half Marathon to present a health expo with packet pick-up and registration for racers at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center in Dalton from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The marathon will take place in downtown Dalton on Saturday, Oct. 6. Runners can register for the race at Active.com. The proceeds of the race and concert benefit the City of Refuge and Family Promise of Dalton. For more information go to daltonredcarpethalfmarathon.com or call the Dalton Convention and Visitors Bureau at 706-270-9960.
COMMUNITY · The Salvation Army will host a Women’s Retreat from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, and from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Salvation Army Citadel Corps, 1019 North Moore Road in Chattanooga. There is no cost to attend. Meals are included. Pastor Teresa Norman of Mt. Olive Ministries in Cleveland, Tenn., will present Beth Moore’s Loving Well Retreat.