refreshments will be served. For more information, call 706-866-5151.
ENTERTAINMENT • Boynton Lions Club of Ringgold and the Ringgold Convention and Visitors Bureau are hosting a Downhome Christmas Movie Night at the Ringgold Depot. The event features “The Polar Express” with Tom Hanks and aids Catoosa County residents to improve their sight and assist with other Lions projects. The evening Tuesday, Dec. 11, will feature a showing at 7 p.m. at the Ringgold Depot. The event is free but donations will be received. Concessions will be available for purchase. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Lions will also collect used glasses for recycling. Event partners are Blackwell Automotive, Boynton United Methodist Church, Firstbank, Grocery Outlet, Dr. Denise Shepard, and NGEMC Members Operation Round Up. For more information, e-mail rfranksca[email protected] com or call Jamie Klementisz , Ringgold Main Street Manager 706-935-3061.
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COMMUNITY • Lakeview-fort Oglethorpe High School’s College and Career Day will be held on Friday, March 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. The event offers an opportunity for networking, learning and interaction between businesses, colleges, students, and teachers. For more information, call Bo Campbell at 423-313-4708.
COMMUNITY • English as a second language classes at Oakwood Baptist Church, Prayer room, 115 Oakwood St., Chickamauga. Wednesday mornings, 8:3010:30, evenings 6:30-8:30. Childcare provided for evening class.
MEETING • The American Legion, Lafayette Post 339 meets on the third Monday of each month. The meeting is held at 6 p.m. in the WardlawBible meeting room at the Lafayette-walker County Public Library . This meeting is open to active and prospective members of The American Legion and their guests.
COMMUNITY •A secure drug drop box has been installed at the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department and is available from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. to safely dispose of unused or expired medications. Drop boxes are now available at the Catoosa County Sheriff’s, the Rossville Police and the Fort Oglethorpe Police departments.
COMMUNITY • Rossville Community Ministries, a ministry of Rossville area churches, is a food pantry to help families or individuals in the Rossville area. Nonperishable food items, cash donations and volunteers are needed. The Rossville Community Ministries is open Mondays and Thursdays from noon until 3 p.m. They are at South Rossville Baptist Church, 101 East Peachtree Street. Those coming for the first time should call 706-8663888 during office hours to find out what is necessary to avail themselves of this service.
CHURCH • Lee’s Chapel Community Church located at 3253 Catoosa Parkway, Tunnel Hill, is holding Sunday services at 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The church is holding a monthly singing to raise the
in the Administration Building, 800 Lafayette Street, Ringgold. Any citizen may speak at a commission meeting on any subject for five minutes. No advance notice is required. The commissioners may extend a citizen’s allotted time if they feel the situation merits it.
MEETING • Ringgold City Council meetings, which are open to the public, are held the second and fourth Mondays each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 150 Tennessee Street, Ringgold. Any citizen may speak at a council meeting on any subject. There is no time limit and no advance notice is required.
MEETING • Fort Oglethorpe City Council meetings, which are open to the public, are held the second and fourth Mondays each month at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 500 City Drive, Fort Oglethorpe. To speak at a council meeting, citizens must contact the city clerk (706-866-2544, ext. 1300) no later than 4:30 p.m. the Thursday before the meeting at which they wish to speak. They must give their name and the subject on which they wish to speak, and that information is passed on to the city manager for review. At the council meeting the citizen will have five minutes to speak. The mayor or council may extend that time.
EDUCATION • Foundations at First Preschool is now accepting applications for the 201819 school year. Located in Lafayette First United Methodist Church, the program offers parttime preschool and pre-k programs. For information call 706 638 2057
COMMUNITY • Lyerly United Methodist is
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 an application or more information call Judy Motes at 706-857-6008 and leave a message.
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.
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 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.
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 423595-7109 or Taire Pulver at 423-227-7720.
MEETING • The Catoosa County Democratic Party generally meets the third Thursday each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Graysville voting precinct. For more information contact C. Griffith by email at cagdemo[email protected] gmail.com.
EDUCATION • The Rossville Public Library has a FREE Robotics Club for local homeschool families. The Robotics Club is held at the library every other Thursday from 2-3 p.m. and is appropriate for ages 8-14.. For additional information about robotics or other programs, visit the library at 504 Mcfarland Ave. or call 706-866-1368.
MEETING • The Catoosa County Historical Society meets 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 706-935-5232.
CHURCH • True Life Church at The Renaissance Center, 630 North Avenue, Rossville, invites you to services on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday Food & Fellowship at 6:30 p.m. followed by adult bible study at 7 p.m. Visit us at www.thetruelife.org or call 423-260-2774.
COMMUNITY • The Lafayette-walker County Library, 305 South Duke Street, in Lafayette hosts “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.
CHURCH •The Women’s Ministry of Keith Baptist Church invites you to join them on the first Saturday 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 Emily Salter at 423.315.0606.
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.