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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.

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