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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 colon­nade­cen­ 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 Prater­

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.

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