Vin­tage Base Ball opens sea­son with out­door fes­ti­val

The Catoosa County News - - WORSHIP DIRECTORY -

It’s that time of year again – base ball (two words) sea­son! That’s right, Vin­tage Base Ball re­turns to the 6th Cavalry Mu­seum and the Polo Field at the His­toric Post on April 8 with a dou­ble header. At noon, watch as Moun­tain City of Chat­tanooga plays Phoenix of East Nashville and at 2:30 p.m., the Light­foot Club of Chat­tanooga plays Quick­steps Club of Spring Hill.

New for 2017 is the ad­di­tion of an out­door arts and crafts fes­ti­val. “The open­ing games of the new sea­son are al­ways ex­cit­ing, but this year prom­ises to be even bet­ter,” said Chris McKeever, direc­tor of the 6th Cavalry Mu­seum. “The ad­di­tion of the arts and crafts fes­ti­val adds an­other di­men­sion to the event and has the po­ten­tial to bring even more peo­ple to ex­pe­ri­ence Vin­tage Base Ball for the first time. Think of open­ing day as fun for the en­tire fam­ily”

Ven­dor booths are just $25. There is no elec­tric­ity and ven­dor must sup­ply their own ta­bles, tents, and chairs. Ven­dor ap­pli­ca­tions can be found on the mu­seum’s web­site.

Spe­cial mu­si­cal per­for­mance at Graysville

For those not fa­mil­iar with Vin­tage Base Ball, the game is played by the rules, equip­ment, uni­forms and cul­ture of the 1860s. Think of it as ex­pe­ri­enc­ing liv­ing his­tory through base ball. Play­ers as­sume the role of liv­ing his­to­rian while demon­strat­ing how our na­tional past time got its start. The game, called a match, is played with wooden bats and no gloves, no balls or strikes are called and dis­puted calls are set­tled by the spec­ta­tors. The play­ers play for the sheer joy of play­ing and it shows.

Ad­mis­sion to the base ball match, the 6th Cavalry Mu­seum and the arts fes­ti­val are all free on April 8. Con­ces­sions will be

Nar­conon

would like to re­mind fam­i­lies that the use of ad­dict­ing drugs is on the rise. If you know any­one who is strug­gling with drug ad­dic­tion, Nar­conon is avail­able to help. Call for a

free brochure on the signs of ad­dic­tion for all drugs.

Nar­conon also of­fers free screen­ings and re­fer­rals. Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSo­lu­tion. com. avail­able for pur­chase. Bring a lawn chair or blan­ket as there is no bleacher seat­ing.

For more in­for­ma­tion about this event, in­clud­ing the ven­dor ap­pli­ca­tion, visit www.6thcav­al­ry­mu­seum.org. On March 8, every­one at Graysville Ele­men­tary en­joyed a spe­cial mu­si­cal per­for­mance. The Chat­tanooga Sym­phony Or­ches­tra Wind Quin­tet shared an en­joy­able con­cert at the school. The quin­tet mem­bers shared in­for­ma­tion about their in­stru­ments in­clud­ing the clar­inet, flute, bas­soon, oboe, and French horn. The mem­bers demon­strated how sounds are made with each of the in­stru­ments. Songs to high­light each in­stru­ment in­cluded mu­sic from “The Lit­tle Mer­maid,” It’s a Small World,” “Sor­cerer’s Ap­pren­tice,” “The Lib­erty Bell March,” and the crowd fa­vorite “Pink Pan­ther.” The pro­gram was very en­ter­tain­ing for the stu­dents as they learned about mu­sic and mu­si­cal in­stru­ments in the process. Graysville ap­pre­ci­ates the Chat­tanooga Sym­phony Or­ches­tra Wind Quin­tet for shar­ing their ex­per­tise and per­for­mance with the stu­dents. Shown in the pic­ture is the Chat­tanooga Sym­phony Or­ches­tra Wind Quin­tet per­form­ing for kinder­garten, first grade, and sec­ond grade. CHURCH ·The

Women’s Min­istry of Keith Bap­tist Church

in­vites you to join them on the of each month at 9 a.m. for a

first Satur­day

free break­fast, fel­low­ship and Bi­ble study.

The church is lo­cated at 1573 Keith Road in Ringgold. For more in­for­ma­tion, please call Emily Sal­ter at 423.315.0606.

Light­foot Club’s Rob Baehr (aka “Bear”) hits the “lemon

Left: Ven­dor space on the polo field avail­able on open­ing day, April 8. Right: peel” (aka base ball), as ar­biter (um­pire) Jeff “Skeeter” Wells looks on.

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