Sunday, July 8
CHURCH · Chattooga Baptist Church will host VBS July 8-13 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. with classes for PreK through teens. Friday night will be commencement and family fun night. Join the fun at 6982 state Highway 337, about 7 miles south of LaFayette, in the Center Post community.
CHURCH · Noble Fellowship Church, 5994 U.S. Highway 27, LaFayette, invites everyone to visit and hear Brett Sims preach July 8, 15 and 22 during the 11 a.m. services.
Wednesday, July 11
JOBS · The Georgia Department of Labor is assisting Manpower fill positions with a major automotive supplier in Chattanooga. The event is Wednesday, July 11, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the LaFayette Career Center, 200 West Villanow Street, LaFayette. Manpower is looking to fill 20 forklift driver positions. Applicants must have one year of experience operating a forklift and must be at least 18 years of age. Job seekers interested in attending this event may visit employgeorgia.com to create an account and upload, or prepare, a resume. Having an Employ Georgia account expedites the interview process. Applicants are encouraged to bring their resumes, driver’s licenses and dress business casual to improve their chances to be hired.
Friday, July 13
ENTERTAINMENT · The Colonnade Players will bring The Hunchback of Notre Dame to The Colonnade stage in July 2018. Show times are July 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on July 14 at 1 p.m. and July 22 at 2:30 p.m. For tickets call 706-935-9000 or visit colonnadecenter.org.
Saturday, July 14
MEETING · The Georgia Trail Of Tears Association meet meet July 14 at the Gordon County Historical Society (Oakleigh), 335 S. Wall St. (US Hwy 41), Calhoun. Speaking at the meeting will be past President, W. Jeff Bishop, and his topic will be “The Journey To Indian Country.” Jeff’s presentation will be the third in our series of five commemorating the 180th anniversary of the Cherokee removal from Georgia. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Sunday, July 15
CHURCH · New Bethel Baptist Church will hold homecoming on Sunday, July 15, starting at 10:30 a.m. The featured singers will be Appointed Quartet. The church is located at 1635 Salem Valley Road in Ringgold. Everyone welcome.
Monday, July 16
CHURCH · Keith Baptist Church, 1573 Keith Road in the Ringgold/Tunnel Hill area, invites the community to attend Vacation Bible School “Game On,” from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. July 16-20, Monday through Friday. Classes will be available for K to 6th Grade and Adults. Snacks will be provided. For more information, please call 706.450.0963.
Wednesday, July 18
COMMUNITY · Blood Assurance will conduct a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. until noon at the Walker County Farm Bureau on Wednesday, July 18. To schedule an appointment contact Kyla Compton at 706-638-3237 or visit bloodassurance.org. Donors will receive a “Get On Board” beach towel and be entered into a drawing for a YETI cooler.
CHURCH · LaFayette Church of God, 1002 S. Main St., will offer Kids Blast - Vacation Bible School (3-years-old – 5th grade) from Wednesday, July 18, through Friday, July 20. There will be a free dinner for children at 5:30 p.m. with Kids Blast beginning at 6:30 p.m. Register online at lafayettecog.org or call 706450-0872.
Saturday, July 21
ENTERTAINMENT · Experience a unique beer festival at Lula Lake Land Trust from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. You can hike or bike on Lula Lake Land Trust’s 8 miles of beautiful trails and visit beer stations positioned throughout the property. It’s like a treasure hunt but with ice cold beer from local breweries. Early Bird Tickets are $50 until 11:59 p.m. on July 14. Week-of and day-of tickets are $65. Non-drink tickets are $20. For tickets and information about the LLLT visitwww.lulalake.org
Sunday, July 29
CHURCH · Pure Heart singing at Kensington Church of God, 85 Halls Mill Road,Chickamauga, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. Pastor Dennis Chambers invites everyone. For more info call 423-315-1544.
MEETING · Recovery At Ringgold is a Christcentered, 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 at 6 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.
COMMUNITY · It is onion time at the Chattanooga Valley Lions Club. Vidalia onions are being sold in 5, 10, and 25 pound bags for $5, $10 and $25 — $1 per pound. To order, call Leon Ellis, 706931-2551, or LeBron Carden, 706-820-9452.
COMMUNITY · The Friends of the GordonLee Mansion offers tours of the historic Mansion in Chickamauga from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays, until Labor Day.
COMMUNITY · Lyerly United Methodist is looking for all types of vendors for its 10th Annual Car & Truck Show and Craft Festival that will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, at Dowdy Park on the corner of U.S. Highway 27 and state Highway 114 in downtown Summerville. For information call Judy Motes at 706-857-6008 .
MEETING · There are AA meetings every Monday 7 p.m. at the Rock Spring United Methodist Church. The church is located at 3477 Peavine Road, Rock Spring. For more info contact 423605-3388 or for complete area times and meeting places, visit AAgeorgia.org.