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]
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 FridaySunday, 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.
COMMUNITY • Kids 4 Christ , 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 706639-3234 or 423-602-1046.
CLUB • Guests are welcome when the Ringgold Kiwanis Club meets every Tuesday morning, from 7-8 a.m. for breakfast and fellowship at the First Baptist Church of Ringgold, located at 7611 Nashville St. Call Lafayette-walker County Library, 305 Duke Street, in Lafayette, offers “adult coloring” in the Morrison Study Room every Monday from 5-6 p.m. Coloring sheets and supplies will be provided. Ages 16+.
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.
CHURCH • The Men’s Ministry of Keith Baptist Church invites you to join them on the second 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 Dustin Salter at 423-827-2930.
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.
CLASSES • A free line dance class 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: 423-991-2919. Please wear comfortable shoes adequate
Lakeview-fort 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 3:304:30 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 Library Lego Club Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 706-965-3600.
COMMUNITY • An 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 1:30-3:30 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 income-based 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: 706-8611831 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 706-7283408 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 706-965-3600.
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 night, second Tuesday is the teen advisory group meeting, third Tuesday is crafting, fourth Tuesday is movie night and when there are fifth Tuesdays, each month will host a special event. For more information, call 706-965-3600.
COMMUNITY• The Catoosa County public library, 108 Catoosa Circle, in Ringgold, hosts
morning story time with Ms. Shannon Wednesdays at 11 a. m. Join in for stories, songs and fun. For more information, call 706-965-3600.
CHURCH • 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 Ready to R.E.A.D every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Stories, crafts, and songs. Call with questions. 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.