COMMUNITY · Are you ready for the next disaster or emergency? Amateur radio gets through when all else fails, even cell phones. Sign up for the next amateur radio class, sponsored by the Collegedale Amateur Radio Club, and taught by Dean Saunders, AA4XL. The class will meet for six Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the McDonald Road Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5440 McDonald Road, McDonald, Tenn., beginning Feb. 21. For registration and/or information, e-mail Jim Hoffer, KW8T, at email@example.com, or call him at 706-965-2425. There will be a small charge for registration and textbooks.
EDUCATION · The regular monthly meetings of the Walker County Board of Education will be held on the third Monday of each month, with the exception of the January, February, November and December meetings in 2012. Meetings will be held at 6 p.m. at the Walker County Department of Education Building, 201 South Duke Street, LaFayette. 2012 meetings are Feb. 21, March 19, April 16, May 14, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10.
Wednesday, Feb. 22
COMMUNITY · “Crafters and Knappers; 10,000 years of arrowheads,” a special display of arrowheads from the pa-leo to historic periods, is on display at the Walker County Heritage Museum. There are also signature displays of Civil War, World War II, and Vietnam War weapons, equipment and uniforms. The display runs through May 15. The museum is at the railroad depot at 100 Gordan Street in Chickamauga, and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 706-375-4488 for more information.
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Tea Party will host a town hall meeting with Tom Graves, Georgia’s 9th Dis-trict U.S. representative, as guest speaker. The event will be at the Acoustic Cafe at 61 Rbc Drive, Ringgold. There will be a meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. and Congressman Graves will hold the Town Hall Meeting at approximately 7 p.m. For more information visit: facebook.com/#!/groups/176742593017/edit/ or catoosapatriots.org or ringgoldacous-ticcafe.com or tomgraves.house.gov.
Thursday, Feb. 23
COMMUNITY · U.S. Rep. Tom Graves’s Dalton district office will hold an outreach event Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 for veterans of the U.S. military. The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Dalton City Hall, 300 W. Waugh Street in Dalton. Veterans will be able to seek guidance on the following topics: education, VA loans, compensation and pension, vocational rehabilitation, and help for homeless veterans. Officials from the U.S. Department of Vet-erans Affairs will be at this event to answer questions and listen to veterans’ concerns.
COMMUNITY · U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson will host a town hall meeting in Dalton, on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 5 p.m. Isakson will give a brief update from Washington, D.C. and then will spend the rest of the hour taking ques-tions from constituents. The meeting will be held in Dalton State’s Gignilliat Memorial Hall, in Goodroe Audito-rium, at 650 College Avenue.
COMMUNITY · Bike Walk Northwest Georgia will meet Thursday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon in the basement training room of the Carnegie Library at 607 Broad Street, Rome. Bike Walk Northwest Georgia’s goal is to devise plans and programming to facilitate and promote the safe use of bicycles and walking as viable modes of transpor-tation and recreation for all ages and skill levels. If you have an interest in improving quality of life in the North-west Georgia area, please attend. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNITY · Homeschooled children are invited to come to the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library on at 1 p.m. to meet author Margie Lennon and participate in the creative writing process.