show, sheriff’s choice, peoples choice and other categories. Registration fees are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of show. For information or preregistration call Ashley Nicholson at 706-861-0929.
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.
COMMUNITY · Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Battlefield Farmers Market will hold a Fall Fling & Chili CookOff on Saturday, Oct. 7. For a $5 (adults) admission fee, visitors will receive a drink, a side dish and samples of chili that they can then vote for. Bowls of chili will be available for purchase and there will be several activities for children. The market is located at the Walker County Ag Center, adjacent the Civic Center, at 10052 U.S. Highway 27 in Rock Spring. For information about the event or to enter chili for the competition, call Renae Sumner at 706-764-6923.
CAMP · Camp New Dawn is celebrating 20 years of serving campers and retreat groups with a reception on Oct. 7, at 7 p.m.. The reception is being held at the Cedar Grove Community Center, 5393 W. Cove Road, south of Chickamauga. Contact Alan at 706-539-2235 or e-mail at admin@ campnewdawnga.org. if you would like to attend or just come on.
Sunday, Oct. 8
CHURCH · Lyerly United Methodist is delighted to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of our church members, Rose Jackson. Our church, along with family and friends, will help celebrate this great occasion with a covered-dish dinner on Oct. 8 after our 11a.m. service at noon in our fellowship hall. All are invited to come worship with Rose and our church family before the dinner. Lyerly United Methodist is located at 105 Oak Hill Road, in Lyerly, across from the elementary school. For more information call Jo Ann Mitchell at 706-895-2636.
REUNION · The Annual Reunion for the descendants of Jasper Allen and Georgia Bandy Brown will be held at noon on Sunday Oct. 8 at the pavilion behind the track field in Trion.
Monday, Oct. 9
COMMUNITY · On Monday, Oct. 9, Tamara Wolk, a correspondent for The Catoosa County News, will be speaking to the Catoosa County Historical Society about lighting the fire of history in the minds and hearts of young people. She’ll be sharing personal stories, asking attendees to share some of their stories, and making suggestions about ways to reach a new generation with the joy of knowing what happened yesterday. The Catoosa County Historical Society features a speaker each month to share local history or speak about a history-related topic. The public is invited to attend. Local author Shirley Brock Turney, who was scheduled to speak at the September meeting, which was postponed due to Hurricane Irma, will be speaking at the Nov. 13 meeting. Turney is the author of two books about the history of Graysville. Meetings start at 7 p.m. at the Old Stone Church, 41 Old Catoosa Parkway in Ringgold.
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, $10or $12 and can be purchased at 706-935-9000 or colonnadecenter.org. 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. Nearly 200 artists and craftsmen will sell their crafts. 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. 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 PratersMill.org.