COMMUNITY · Naomi Elementary School will hold a yard and bake sale starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. All proceeds from the bake sale go to the school. Spaces are available for rent. Call 706-638-2443.
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.
COMMUNITY · Teen organic food crusader Birke Baehr, the 13-year-old author and youth advocate for local/organic food and farming who has appeared on ABC's "The Revolution" with Ty Pennington, will speak on food systems Saturday, Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. at Boynton United Methodist Church in Ringgold. The church is at 4246 Boynton Drive in Ringgold, two miles west of I-75. For details, visit BoyntonUMC.org or call 706-866-2626.
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 Thursday, Oct. 11, and Wednesday, Oct. 31. Special ticket discounts are offered right now by purchasing them online at hauntedcavern.com.
ENTERTAINMENT · Lake WinnepeSPOOKah opens it ghostly gates on Friday and Saturday evenings, Oct. 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.
COMMUNITY · Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will hold a program regarding the fall-out between Civil War generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Rosecrans at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. For more information call 706-866-9241 or visit nps.gov/chch.
CHURCH · Highlands Presbyterian Church is hosting a conference for women on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. The cost is $10, lunch is provided. Speaker is Teri Cress M.A. of Restored Hearts Counseling. Information can be found at restoredheartscounseling.com The topic is celebrating sexuality, and will include a theology of sexuality, an intergration of spirituality and sexuality for single and married women, what does healthy sexuality look like, and a Q & A session. Deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 1. To register, e-mail alisambigham@gmail. com or call 706-639-7126 or 561- 329-0789.
COMMUNITY · A spa day fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure (breast cancer research) will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Strandz Salon, 1411 North Main in LaFayette. Spa appointment time will be selected at time of ticket purchase. Cost is $35. Tickets are available at Strandz and Joe Moore’s office on LaFayette Square. Spa services include hair restyle, Mary Kay spa facial, foot soak and paraffin hand treatment, brow wax and chair massage.
COMMUNITY · The 8th annual Heritage Day at the Marsh House (308 North Main Street) in LaFayette will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. There will be live entertainment, food, house tours, a civil war hospital and medicine display and antique iron exhibit. Antiques, collectibles and vintage and handmade items also will be sold. For more information, call Mary Smitherman at 423-718-9918 or visit marshhouseoflafayette.com.
CHURCH · Cooper Heights Church of God will hold a fall yard sale and bake sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The church is at 12598 Highway 193, half a mile north of Highway 136 in Chickamauga. Call 706-931-2201 for more information.
COMMUNITY · A Cedar Grove School Reunion will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the old Cedar Grove School, across from Antioch Baptist Church on Crow Gap Road. Bring a picnic basket with food and tea or soft drinks. Plates, cups, napkins and utensils will be provided; please bring serving spoons. For more information, call 706-764-1728.
COMMUNITY · The LaFayette High School wrestling team will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Bank of LaFayette Community Room. All proceeds will go to raise money for the upcoming 2012-13 season. The team is also looking for donations of items to sell. To donate, or for more information, call Lisa Gilbert at (423) 413-4373.
COMMUNITY · A cruise-in and car show will be held from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, on the east side of the square in downtown LaFayette. Participants may enter their cars into a competition for no charge. Judges will select Best Restoration, Best Resto-Mod and Best Original. LaFayette Downtown Development Authority is sponsoring the free event. For more information or to rent a booth, call 706-639-1519.
COMMUNITY · The Chickamauga Woman's Club will sponsor a fundraising luncheon at noon, Saturday, Oct. 6, at Rock Spring United Methodist Church, 3477 Peavine Road in Rock Spring. Cost is $15 per person. The theme is, “Busy women impacting their community.” Nell Mohney will speak. Doug Woodruff is pianist, Jackie Morgan is a soloist. All tickets are advanced sale. E-mail Joymas@ aold.com or call Joyce Harrison at 706-375-9089.
COMMUNITY · The Georgia Winery off Battlefield Parkway in Ringgold will hold its annual Grape Stomp harvest festival from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. There will be grape stomping, face painting, entertainment by the Buckner Brothers, barbecue by Lockhart Fire & Smoke, hay rides, kids activities, arts and crafts vendors and wine tasting. Bring lawn chairs. Admission is $10 for adults, free for children age 12 and younger.
COMMUNITY · The Georgia Winery is inviting its customers to help support the fight against Breast Cancer. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), Georgia Winery will donate $1 per bottle for each “Pretty in Pink” sparkling wine sold to the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at Memorial Hospital.
COMMUNITY · Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered will be held from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Allatoona Pass Battlefield. Go to the park at Allatoona Landing, 24 Allatoona Landing Road, Cartersville, and take the shuttle to the battlefield. Admission is free. Tour the hillside and the railroad cut through the pass. Walk the trails, visit the old star fort earthworks and follow the old Tennessee Road just as the soldiers did in 1864. Explore daily life in the tent city and see rifle and cannon firing demonstrations. For more information, call 770-975-0055 or visit gastateparks.org/redtopmountain.
COMMUNITY · Rock City’s 7th annual German festival Rocktoberfest, opens Saturday, Oct. 6, and continues every Saturday and Sunday in October from noon-5 p.m. at Rock City Gardens in Lookout Mountain. Experience German culture with authentic food, drinks, activities and music.
COMMUNITY · Tryouts will be held in LaFayette for an all-female football team. The North Georgia Thrashers are a new women’s football team trying to gain approval into the Women’s Football Alliance. All tryouts are at LaFayette High School at 10 a.m. every Saturday in September and the first two Saturdays in October. The team is accepting women of all shapes and sizes and ages 18 and older. There is no fee to play, and athletic wear is recommended for tryouts. For more information, look up "North Georgia Thrashers" on Facebook or contact Tyler at 423-315-3147.
Sunday, Oct. 7
COMMUNITY · Walker County Schools’ Smith Planetarium will be open to the public at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. The planetarium is at 409 Pond Springs Road south of Chickamauga. No admission is charged for public programs. Public programs for October will feature Autumn Star Gazing and new equipment demonstrations. The Smith Planetarium will be open to the public at 2:30 p.m. the first Sunday of each month and at 7:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month.
CHURCH · Boynton Baptist Church, at 4093 Boynton Drive in Ringgold, will celebrate its Homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 7. Voices Won from Dalton will sing at 10 a.m. followed by a worship service with guest speaker Dr. Ricky Thrasher at 10:45 a.m. A covered dish luncheon will follow the service. There will not be an evening service. For more information, call 423-240-7181. Dr. Keith McLeod is senior pastor.
FAMILY · The William Stephen Ross and Florrie Virginia Anderson Ross reunion will be held Oct. 7, at the Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle in Ringgold, following church services. For more information, contact Ross C. Grant at 706-935-8284 or email@example.com.
CHURCH · Cedar Hill Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Guest speaker will be David Brown from Center Grove Baptist Church. Enjoy music, food and fellowship along with a note burning signifying the payoff of the church debt. Cedar Hill is at 60 Dyer Bridge Place, one mile east of the Fort Oglethorpe Wal-Mart. For more information, call 706-858-0976 or visit cedarhillbaptist.com.
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.
Monday, Oct. 8
COMMUNITY · Reservation deadline for The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce “Networking at Lunch” is noon, Monday, Oct. 8. The luncheon will be held at 11:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold. The program is Leadership Catoosa Class of 2012 Graduation. State Sen. Jeff Mullis will speak. Cost is $30 for non-members, $15 for members. Payments are accepted via cash, check, or credit card in advance or at the door. To make payments online got to www.catoosachamberofcommerce.com/payonline. R.S.V.P to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations not made by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, will be charged $18 for chamber members and $33 for non-members.
GOVERNMENT · The Rossville City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in the Johnny Painter Courtroom in Rossville.
COMMUNITY · A Celiac Disease support group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Lyerly United Methodist Church, 105 Oak Hill Road, Lyerly, GA 30730. For more information e-mail HoldTheGlutenXX@yahoo.com.
COMMUNITY · Body4Believers is held every Monday through October beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Community Baptist Church, 145 Pin Oak Drive in Rock Spring. Pastor Greg Locklear from Alabama leads the sessions. There is no charge but a love offering will be taken to help with facilitator’s travel expenses. For more information, call 706-764-2037.
COMMUNITY · A bariatric support group will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, at Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center in Chattanooga. Bariatric support group meetings are for individuals scheduled to have bariatric surgery or who have already had weight loss surgery. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) for more information.
COMMUNITY · A diabetes education class will be offered from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center in Chattanooga. This class will explore ways to manage diabetes. Call 778-9400 for more information on physician referral and insurance reimbursement.
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Republican Party will meet from 6:30-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, at the Hampton Inn, 6875 Battlefield Parkway, in Ringgold. Dave Allen, Campaign Chairman for Tom Graves for Congress, will kick off Get Out The Vote training. For more information, go to catoosacountygop.com or e-mail: email@example.com.
COMMUNITY · The Walker County Health Department offers flu vaccinations to children and adults on a walk-in basis. The department is at 603 Villanow Street in LaFayette. The cost is $20. Cash, check, credit and debit cards, Medicare, Medicaid, PeachCare, Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance and state employee United Healthcare and CIGNA insurance are accepted. Walk-in hours are 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and 12:30-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and 12:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.