on Saturday, Sept. 30. Rain or shine, the sale runs from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the corner of Schmitt Road and McFarland Avenue, just off Battlefield Parkway.
Sunday, Oct. 1
CHURCH · Dry Creek Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday Oct. 1. Guest singers will be “Instruments of Grace” and dinner will be served after the service. There will be no Sunday school or evening services.
Thursday, Oct. 5
CHURCH · Tri-State Independent Baptist Preacher’s Fellowship monthly meeting is at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5. The meeting will be held at Elizabeth Terrace Baptist Church, 600 Mohawk St., Rossville. Preachers for the meeting will be Pastor Jon Alverson of Linwood Baptist Church, and Brother Richard Dehart, evangelist and conference speaker. For information call 706-8662156.
Saturday, Oct. 7
COMMUNITY · Arnold Cemetery will hold a work day on Saturday, Oct. 7, beginning at 11:30 a.m.. The cemetery is located next to Catlett Community Church on Round Pond Road
Friday, Oct. 13
ENTERTAINMENT · The Colonnade Players, by special arrangement with Dramatisits Play Service Inc., are pleased to announce performances of “The Dixie Swim Club” on Oct.13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7:30p.m., Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. and Oct. 22 at 2:30p.m. “The Dixie Swim Club” is touching comedy that follows the friendships of five southern women who met while on their college swim team. Ticket prices are $8.00, $10.00 or $12.00 and can be purchased at 706-935-9000 or colonnadecenter.org. The show has a run time of about 1 ½ hours and is more suited for older audiences due to the nature of the themes and situations addressed in the script. The Colonnade Center at Benton Place Campus || 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold.
Saturday, Oct. 14
COMMUNITY · Every October the quiet, peaceful area around Prater’s Mill hosts the annual Prater’s Mill Country Fair. Situated on the banks of the Coahulla Creek, it is the perfect place to host the fair’s 46th anniversary, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15. At the fair, visitors can take self-guided tours of the operating gristmill, the country store, Shugart Cotton Gin, Westbrook Barn, and 1898 Prater’s Store. Nearly 200 artists and craftsmen will sell their crafts. Look for live demonstrations by the blacksmiths, quilters, weavers, and woodcarvers. Fair hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $7; children 12 and under enter free. There is no charge for parking. Visitors are urged to dress casually and wear comfortable shoes. Prater’s Mill is located on Ga. Highway 2, about 10 miles northeast of Dalton and 30 miles south of Chattanooga, Tenn. Take I-75 to the Tunnel Hill-Varnell Exit #341, drive north 4.5 miles to the intersection with Ga. Highway 2 at Varnell, turn right and continue 2.6 miles to the mill. For more information or to inquire about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities call 706-694-MILL (6455) or visit the website PratersMill.org.
Saturday, Oct. 21
REUNION · The LaFayette High School class of 1967 will have their 50th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. If you were a classmate and have not received an invitation, please call Starr Jennings at 423- 242-8741 for more information. Sept. 30 is the deadline to make a reservation.
Friday, Oct. 27
COMMUNITY · The Alzheimer’s Association will host a Lunch & Learn at First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe (2645 LaFayette Road) on Friday, Oct. 27. Dr. Matthew Kodsi, a neurologist with Chattanooga Neurology Associates, will be the guest speaker. Lunch & Learn is an education program where attendees have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from a specialist in dementia. Family caregivers, professionals, and anyone wanting to learn more about dementia and Alzheimer’s are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served. There is no cost to attend the program, but registration is required due to limited seating. Please call 800-272-3900 to register. For more information, visit alz. org/georgia.
MEETING · Recovery At Ringgold is a Christ-centered, Biblically-based, non-denominational recovery program that is designed to provide support for anyone who is struggling with compulsive issues or addictive behaviors. It is a “safe place,” which means no one will judge you or try to force their idea of “normal living” on you. You will find people who are going through the same issues you may be facing from whom you can gain experience, strength and hope. Dinner served from 6-6:45 p.m., a worship service at 7 p.m. and open sharing groups offered at 8:15 p.m. every Thursday night, 52 weeks a year, at Ringgold United Methodist Church. Details at RecoveryAtRinggold. com or 706-935-4777.