CHURCH · The Battlefield Community Seventh-Day Adventist Church announces its grand opening at 10:50 a.m. Saturday, March 17. All are welcome to join the congregation in a special dedication service of the new building. The church is located on Hillman Lane just off Dietz Road in Ringgold. For more information, visit www.battlefieldadventist.org or www.facebook.com/BFSDA.
COMMUNITY · The Chickamauga Battlefield will hold a special Women’s History Month program Saturday, March 17. Join a park ranger at the visitor center at 2 p.m. for a 45-minute program to learn about and to discuss the roles local women played before, during and after the Battle of Chickamauga. Also, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nancy Gentry, author of “Rebel in Petticoats,” will participate in a book signing at the Chickamauga Battlefield bookstore. This fictional work tells the story of a heroic young girl in the midst of war. For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241 or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.
ENTERTAINMENT · New Bethel Baptist Church, located at 1635 Salem Valley Road in Ringgold, will host a singing Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m., featuring Willow Creek and members of the church. Everyone is welcome.
COMMUNITY · The next meeting of the Cedar Grove Community Club is March 17. The Cedar Grove Community Club meets every third Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Cedar Grove Community Center on W. Cove Road. Everyone is in-vited to come and enjoy the potluck supper and brief meeting to plan programs for our families and friends.
COMMUNITY · The Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center will hold its Durham Mine Site Fossil Dig Satur-day, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CA&NC naturalist Kyle Waggener will conduct a fossil collecting program at the Durham Mine site located in the Lula Lake Land Trust. This site is probably the best place in Georgia for col-lecting fern fossils. Bring digging tools, hammers and flat chisels, buckets or cardboard flats and newspaper to wrap the specimens. Bring a snack and water bottle, too. We will meet at CA&NC for a brief orientation and then caravan to the mine site. Cost for CA&NC members and LLLT stewards is $8 for adults and $4 for children. For nonmembers, the cost is $11 for adults and $6 for children. This is a very popular program and space is limited. Pre-registration and prepayment are required. Call 423-821-1160 ext. 0 to reserve your spot.
ENTERTAINMENT · Little Women will be performed live on stage at The Colonnade in Ringgold. Performances are March 17 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 adult admission, $12 seniors (age 55 and older), $12 students, and $11 for groups of 15 or more. Call 706-935-9000, ext. 103, for more information or visit the website colonnadecen-ter.org.
Sunday, March 18
CHURCH · New Lookout Baptist Church, at 50 Ridley Circle in Rising Fawn, will host missionaries from the SBC from Sunday, March 18 through Wednesday, March 21. Everyone is invited. The following missionaries will share their testimony: Sunday, March 18, 11 a.m., Robert Anderson, Georgia Baptist Convention; Sunday, March 18, 7 p.m., Dewey Aiken, North American Mission Board; Monday, March 19, 7 p.m., Randy Pool, North American Mission Board; Tuesday, March 20, 7 p.m., Terry Buford, International Mission Board; Wednesday, March 21, 7 p.m., Chris-tina Van Stone, International Mission Board. For more information, contact Rev. Greg Ezell at 423-622-1111.
COMMUNITY · The Marsh house will hold an open house March 18 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. to benefit the Clayton Bell Scholarship. Refreshments will be served and Bebe Heiskell will be guest speaker at 3 p.m. Join us and learn of the scholarship opportunity offered to Walker County students.
Monday, March 19
COMMUNITY · The LaFayette-Walker County Public Library will have their Preschool Ready to READ class on Mondays, March 19 and 26, at 10 a.m.
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 March 19, April 16, May 14, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10.