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Ly­erly, or by send­ing $10 (plus $3 ship­ping and han­dling) to Ly­erly UMC, P. O. Box 152, Ly­erly, GA 30730.

SCHOOLS ·

Foun­da­tions at First Preschool,

LaFayette First Methodist Church,

in

still has open­ings for preschool and PreK classes. We are a part­time, Chris­tian school. For more info call 706 638 2057 or email pdo@lafayet­te­fumc. org Scholarships are avail­able.

COM­MU­NITY ·

A Sui­cide Sur­vivors sup­port group

meets the first Thurs­day of ev­ery month from 7-8:30 p.m. at Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal in Chat­tanooga in the main din­ing room. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Hilda at 697-9432. This group is for sur­viv­ing fam­ily mem­bers and friends of those who have died by sui­cide.

COM­MU­NITY The

· Se­niors and Friends of Fort Oglethorpe

group meets each Wed­nes­day from 10 a.m. un­til 1:30 p.m. at Con­sti­tu­tion Hall on For­rest Road. This all-vol­un­teer group of­fers games, crafts, blood pres­sure/ blood su­gar check, bingo and re­fresh­ments. For in­for­ma­tion or trans­porta­tion, call Karon Parker at 423-5957109 or Taire Pul­ver at 423-227-7720.

MEET­ING · There are ev­ery Mon­day 7 p.m. at the

AA meet­ings

Rock Spring United Methodist Church.

The church is lo­cated at 3477 Peav­ine Road, Rock Spring. For more info con­tact 423-605-3388 or for com­plete area times and meet­ing places, visit AA­ge­or­gia.org. COM­MU­NITY ·

, a non-profit children’s min­istry, meets Thurs­days from 6-7:30 p.m. at 108 Wither Street, in LaFayette. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude a free hot meal, Bi­ble study, ac­tiv­i­ties and games. Six bus routes run within the city lim­its. For more in­for­ma­tion call 706-639-3234 or 423602-1046.

CLUB · Guests are wel­come when the

4 Christ Ring­gold Ki­wa­nis Club

ev­ery Tues­day morn­ing,

meets

from 7-8 a.m. for break­fast and fel­low­ship at the First Bap­tist Church of Ring­gold, lo­cated at 7611 Nashville St. Call Wayne Pen­ning­ton, 423-838-3535, for more in­for­ma­tion.

COM­MU­NITY · The

LaFayette-Walker County Li­brary,

305 Duke Street, in LaFayette, of­fers

in the Mor­ri­son Study Room ev­ery Mon­day from 5-6 p.m. Color­ing sheets and sup­plies will be pro­vided. Ages 16+. COM­MU­NITY ·

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

adult color­ing” Nar­conon

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.

COM­MU­NITY · The

LaFayette-Walker County Li­brary,

305 Duke Street, in LaFayette, of­fers

in the Mor­ri­son Study Room ev­ery Mon­day from 5-6 p.m. Color­ing sheets and sup­plies will be pro­vided. Ages 16+.

CHURCH ·The

adult color­ing”

Men’s Min­istry of Keith Bap­tist Church

in­vites you to join them on the

of each month at 9 a.m. for a free break­fast, fel­low­ship and Bi­ble study. The church is lo­cated at 1573 Keith Road in Ring­gold. For more in­for­ma­tion, please call Dustin Salter at 423-827-2930.

MEET­ING · The

Satur­day

lo­cated

sec­ond Ca­toosa County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety Kids

ev­ery sec­ond Mon­day of the month at 7 p.m. at the Old Stone Church, High­way 41, in Ring­gold. The Old Stone Church is also open for tours Fri­day-Sun­day, from 1-5 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706935-5232.

COM­MU­NITY ·

The Fam­ily Crisis Cen­ter is seek­ing vol­un­teers to play with children one night a week.

You must be 18 years old and undergo a back­ground check. This is a great op­por­tu­nity to make a pos­i­tive im­pact on these children and pro­vide some much needed help and sup­port to the fam­ily mem­bers car­ing for these kids. The Fam­ily Crisis Cen­ter of Walker, Dade, Ca­toosa, and Chat­tooga Coun­ties helps fam­i­lies live abuse free and is sup­ported in part through do­na­tions to the shel­ter and the thrift stores. If you are in­ter­ested in becoming a vol­un­teer of if you need more in­for­ma­tion about the Fam­ily Crisis Cen­ter con­tact Kristy Law­son at klaw­sonat­fc­cwdcc.org or call 706-375-7180. COM­MU­NITY ·

, a non-profit children’s min­istry, meets Thurs­days from 6-7:30 p.m. at 108 Wither Street, in LaFayette. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude a free hot meal, Bi­ble study, ac­tiv­i­ties and games. Six bus routes run within the city lim­its. For more in­for­ma­tion call 706-639-3234 or 423602-1046. CLASSES · A

is of­fered on Thurs­days from 6-8 p.m., at El­iz­a­beth Lee UMC Life Cen­ter (gym), 505 Thomas Av­enue, in Chicka­mauga. Starts with begin­ner and pro­gresses to easy in­ter­me­di­ate. Con­tact El­iz­a­beth with any questions: 423-9912919. Please wear com­fort­able shoes ad­e­quate for the gym floor.

ARTS ·

4 Christ line dance class

Lake­viewFort Oglethorpe High School’s Open Stu­dio com­mu­nity art pro­gram,

un­der the di­rec­tion of art teacher Wendy Mor­gan,

of­fers a va­ri­ety of art work­shops

on Tues­days in room 310. Youth classes are from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Adult classes are from 6-8 p.m. Class fee is $15. Medi­ums in­clude in depth di­rec­tion in draw­ing, paint­ing, print­mak­ing, ce­ram­ics, clay, glass and photography and are suit­able for bud­ding artists of any age. Pay­ments should be made in ad­vance to LFO Art Club, 1850 Bat­tle­field Park­way, in Fort Oglethorpe with book­keep­ers Donna Ta­tum or Teresa Linger­felt. Re­serve a spot by call­ing 706-8660342 or email wmor­gan. LFOatCa­toosa.K12. GA.US.

COM­MU­NITY· The

Ca­toosa County pub­lic li­brary,

108 Ca­toosa Cir­cle, in Ring­gold, hosts a Thurs­days at 3:30 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706965-3600. COM­MU­NITY · An

Club Kids free

Li­brary Lego ex­hibit on min­ing in north­west Ge­or­gia is on dis­play at the Wel­come Cen­ter

across from the Marsh House on N. Main Street, in LaFayette. Coal and iron ore min­ing pro­vided many jobs in the 20th cen­tury in this area. Open to the gen­eral pub­lic Thurs­days, Satur­days and Sun­days from 1:303:30 p.m.

SCHOOLS · The

Head Start, Pre-K and Early Head Start Pro­gram is tak­ing ap­pli­ca­tions

for the 2016-2017 school year. Head Start, Pre-K and Early Head Start is an in­come­based pro­gram that serves children ages 6 weeks through 4 years. Ser­vices to fam­i­lies in­clude: free child care; free break­fast and lunch for en­rolled children; qual­i­fied teach­ing staff; and par­ent in­volve­ment ac­tiv­i­ties. Spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tion is given to children who are dis­abled or home­less. Call: 706-861- 1831 for more in­for­ma­tion or to sched­ule an ap­point­ment.

ED­U­CA­TION · The

Ca­toosa County board of ed­u­ca­tion has open board meet­ings

at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tues­day of each month (un­less oth­er­wise in­di­cated) in the board­room at the cen­tral of­fice of Ca­toosa County Pub­lic Schools, 307 Cleve­land Street, in Ring­gold. Pub­lic par­tic­i­pa­tion is sched­uled from 6-6:30 p.m. Work ses­sions are the Thurs­day be­fore the first Tues­day (un­less oth­er­wise in­di­cated). All meet­ings are open to the pub­lic.

COM­MU­NITY · The North­west Ge­or­gia Chap­ter of the Amer­i­can Red Cross seeks

vol­un­teers to do dis­as­ter work, of­fice ad­min­is­tra­tion and com­mu­nity out­reach

at health fairs and other events in Chat­tooga, Dade, Ca­toosa, Gor­don, Mur­ray, Walker, Whit­field coun­ties. Train­ing will be pro­vided. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706-728-3408 or visit red­cross.org/nwga.

COM­MU­NITY· The

Ca­toosa County pub­lic li­brary,

108 Ca­toosa Cir­cle, in Ring­gold,

hosts a bead craft­ing group

on Mon­days at 10:30 a.m. Some sup­plies will be avail­able for prac­tic­ing your bead­ing. At 3 p.m. it

hosts a li­brary knit­ting and cro­chet group.

No sup­plies pro­vided by li­brary. Staff will be present to help begin­ners for both events. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706965-3600.

COM­MU­NITY· The

Ca­toosa County pub­lic li­brary,

108 Ca­toosa Cir­cle, in Ring­gold, has a kids crafts Tues­days at 4 p.m. and a teen pro­gram with a va­ri­ety of events at 4:30 p.m. The first Tues­day is game

sec­ond Tues­day

night, the teen ad­vi­sory group meet­ing, craft­ing, movie

is Tues­day is fourth Tues­day is

and when there are fifth Tues­days, each month will host a spe­cial event. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706965-3600.

COM­MU­NITY· The

night Ca­toosa County pub­lic li­brary,

108 Ca­toosa Cir­cle, in Ring­gold, hosts

with Ms. Shan­non Wed­nes­days at 11 a.m. Join in for sto­ries, songs and fun. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706965-3600.

CHURCH ·

time

third

morn­ing story Cow­boy Church Of Lafayette,

196 County Line Road, in Rock Spring, Ga., of­fers a

free hot meal on the first Tues­day of each month,

from 5-7 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 423-596-7227. CLUB ·

South­ern Lit Book Club meets at Caf­feine Ad­dicts,

7819 Nashville Street in Ring­gold, the last Tues­day each month at 6 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Donna Gree­son at 706-935-2810.

COM­MU­NITY · The

LaFayette-Walker County Li­brary,

305 Duke Street, in LaFayette, will of­fer a

cro­chet and knit­ting club

ev­ery first and third Tues­day and Thurs­day of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This self-di­rected group of­fers sup­port, learn­ing and net­work­ing opportunities for all who wish to learn or are ex­pe­ri­enced.

COM­MU­NITY · The

LaFayette-Walker County Li­brary,

305 South Duke Street, in LaFayette will host

“Ready to Read Story Time”

ev­ery Mon­day and Tues­day at 10:30 a.m. Both pro­grams are iden­ti­cal. The pro­gram con­sists of sto­ries, crafts, songs and games de­signed to pre­pare children for suc­cess­ful school ca­reers.

COM­MU­NITY ·

Rossville Pub­lic Li­brary,

504 McFar­land Av­enue, will host its

Preschool

ev­ery Tues­day at 10:30 a.m. Sto­ries, crafts, and songs. Call with questions. 706-866-1368.

SCHOOLS · The Fam­ily Re­source Agency of North Ge­or­gia an­nounced the spon­sor­ship of the U.S. De­part­ment of Agri­cul­ture

funded Child and Adult Care Food Pro­gram.

The same meals will be avail­able at no sep­a­rate charge to en­rolled children at Rock Spring Head Start/Early Head Start, 343 Bi­cen­ten­nial Trail, Rock Spring, Ga., and will be pro­vided with­out re­gard to race, color, na­tional ori­gin, sex, age or dis­abil­ity. The same meals pro­gram is avail­able at LaFayette Head Start, 905 Thorn­ton St. and LaFayette Early Head Start at 915 Thorn­ton St., LaFayette, GA 30728. Any per­son who be­lieves he or she has been dis­crim­i­nated against should write im­me­di­ately to: USDA, Di­rec­tor, Of­fice of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Av­enue, SW, Wash­ing­ton, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 800795-3272 or 202-720-6382. Con­tact Paula Ba­con at 706-861-0105 for more in­for­ma­tion.

COM­MU­NITY ·

Pruitt Health Hos­pice

is look­ing for Chris­tian peo­ple of vision and em­pa­thy who wish to vol­un­teer and make a dif­fer­ence in their com­mu­nity one per­son at a time. As a hos­pice vol­un­teer, you will re­ceive train­ing and sup­port for your role in help­ing those with life­lim­it­ing ill­ness to have qual­ity of life dur­ing life’s cy­cle most sa­cred stage. Help oth­ers through com­pan­ion­ship, read­ing, shar­ing and other small tasks. If you have a heart for oth­ers and wish to be of ser­vice, please con­tact Rickie Wat­ters at 706-602-9546 or by e-mail at Rwat­ter­sat­pruitthealth­hos­pice. com.

COM­MU­NITY · Light­house Fos­ter Care, Inc., 35 Moun­tain Street, Ring­gold, is

seek­ing fos­ter par­ents

for all types of children in­clud­ing med­i­cally frag­ile and sib­ling groups. Tax-free com­pen­sa­tion. Free train­ing. Call 706-9374236.

RE­CRE­ATION ·

Com­mu­nity do­na­tion Yoga class

at City Club Fit­ness, 109 LaFayette Square, LaFayette, meets Satur­days at 9:30 a.m. Do­na­tions benefit Make-A-Wish Foun­da­tion. Do­nate what you can $1+. For in­for­ma­tion, call 706639-3491.

COM­MU­NITY · 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.

COM­MU­NITY · The

Boyn­ton Lions Club

meets the sec­ond Tues­day of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Boyn­ton United Methodist Church fel­low­ship hall. Din­ner catered by the Din­ner Bell is $6.50 and an­nual mem­ber­ship dues are $21 per quar­ter. For in­for­ma­tion call 423-3212481.

COM­MU­NITY The

· Se­niors and Friends of Fort Oglethorpe

group meets each Wed­nes­day from 10 a.m. un­til 1:30 p.m. at Con­sti­tu­tion Hall on For­rest Road. This all-vol­un­teer group of­fers games, crafts, blood pres­sure/ blood su­gar check, bingo and re­fresh­ments. For in­for­ma­tion or trans­porta­tion, call Karon Parker at 423-5957109 or Taire Pul­ver at 423-227-7720.

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