COMMUNITY · A fundraiser to help with the cost of restoring LaFayette’s six historic markers will be held Thursday, April 12, at the LaFayette Pizza Hut. To support the fundraiser, a customer turns in a voucher when pay-ing the check, and 20 percent of sales will help fund the restoration project. Restrictions are listed on the voucher. To print a voucher for the fundraiser, visit www.cityoflafayettega.org.
COMMUNITY · The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) LaFayette career center will sponsor a job fair Thursday, April 12, to help Randstad Staffing fill a number of jobs in the northwest Georgia area. The job fair will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the community room at the LaFayette Housing Authority at 300 South Oak Street. The company is filling job openings for forklift operators, machine operators, pickers and packers, material handlers, and various other positions in Catoosa and Walker counties, and the Chattanooga area. Some positions will require a high school diploma or GED. Applicants should bring resumes and be prepared to interview for job openings for part-time and full-time positions. For additional information about the job fair, contact the LaFayette career center at 706-638-5525.
COMMUNITY · A soul line dance class will begin Thursday, April 12, from 7 to 8 p.m., at the LaFayette Parks and Recreation Max Stoker facility. Classes will continue weekly on Thursdays. Contact Greta Vinson at 423-504-8778 or Nykki Estus at 423-637-1704 for more information.
COMMUNITY · A special called public hearing will be held Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. for the Ringgold Plan-ning and Zoning Commission to consider several requests. A public hearing will then be held Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. by the Ringgold City Council to consider the recommendations of the Ringgold Planning and Zoning Commis-sion and make final decisions. All meetings will be held at City Hall, 150 Tennessee Street in Ringgold.
COMMUNITY · LaFayette will kick off its annual baseball and softball programs with a parade Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m. Participants will begin lining up at 5:30 p.m. at the old LaFayette High School. The parade will move from there south along Main Street to the Parks and Recreation Department. Opening ceremonies are expected to begin about 6:15 p.m., and exhibition games will start at 7 p.m. For more information, contact LaFayette Parks and Recreation Department at 706-639-1590.
COMMUNITY · Teens are invited for a belated Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt at the LaFayette-Walker County Pub-lic Library Thursday, April 12 at 5 p.m. Teens may spend their time hunting down candy-filled eggs...or go on a scavenger hunt for the elusive golden egg.
COMMUNITY · The Friends of the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library will have their monthly meeting at the library April 12 at 7 p.m.
COMMUNITY · The LaFayette-Walker County Public Library Teen Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. April 12.
COMMUNITY · A series of free basic diabetes education classes will be taught by Linda Long, certified diabetes educator, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 12, 17 and 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rossville Civic Center on McFarland Avenue. Call 706-638-5577 to register. Classes are sponsored by the Walker County Health Department.
Friday, April 13
ENTERTAINMENT · The Share America Foundation will host the singing talents of teen Mallory Ledford Friday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ringgold Depot, corner of Depot Street and U.S. 41 in Ringgold. Singers Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam will also perform. Randall Franks from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night” will emcee. The event is a fundraiser for the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship Fund helping musicians achieve higher education. Dona-tions for tickets are adults $5, children 5 and under free with adult. Tickets may be purchased locally in advance during business hours at SonShine Christian Books 706-861-7675 in Fort Oglethorpe. For more information, visit shareamericafoundation.org.
COMMUNITY · The Zoning Board of Appeals for the City of LaFayette will meet April 13 at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall.
COMMUNITY · The Ga. 136 yard sale, extending from the Alabama state line in Dade County to near Gainesville in Hall County, will be held April 13-15. The Armuchee Valley Community Center, one mile west of Villanow, will participate with a big yard sale. Call 706-397-2202 for more information.
Saturday, April 14
COMMUNITY · There will be a special one-hour program at Chickamauga Battlefield Saturday, April 14, at 2 p.m., to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic. Join a park ranger to learn and discuss an important connection between the Battle of Chickamauga and the sinking of the Titanic. Although the two historical events are separated by almost 49 years, the Battle of Chickamauga was discussed aboard the Ti-tanic’s maiden voyage. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. The program begins at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center parking lot and then will car caravan onto the battlefield. For more information, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241 or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov.chch.
CHURCH · Boynton United Methodist Church will hold a Blessing of the Animals Saturday, April 14, at 10 a.m. Bring your cats, dogs, birds, cows and other animals to be blessed. All animals must be caged or leashed. We bring animals for blessing as a way of reminding ourselves of the beauty of God’s creation and our role in ensuring its care and proper use. The blessing will occur under the pavilion behind the church, 4246 Boynton Drive in Ringgold. For more information, call 706-866-2626 or visit www.BoyntonUMC.org.
COMMUNITY · Boynton United Methodist will host a yard sale to benefit missions Saturday, April 14. from 8 a.m. to noon at the church, 4246 Boynton Drive in Ringgold. For more information, call 706-866-2626 or visit www.BoyntonUMC.org.
CHURCH · Corinth Baptist Church will hold ladies’ day Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Speaker Tina Craighead from Gordonsville, Tenn., will be bringing a lesson on the theme “It’s About Time.” Terri Gibbs, Chris-tian artist, will perform. Lunch will be served. All are welcome. There is no charge for this event, but a love offering will be taken for traveling expenses for the speaker and singer.
COMMUNITY · Camp New Dawn will hold an open house April 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come out to learn about Camp New Dawn, to ask questions about summer camp, and to have some fun. Registrations will be accepted and a hot dog lunch served. Call 706-539-2235 or visit campnewdawnga.org for more information.
COMMUNITY · The annual Walker County rabies clinics will be held April 14 and April 21. The cost of a rabies vaccine for a dog or cat is $10. The schedule for April 14 is: noon to 1 p.m., Gilbert Elementary; 12:30-2 p.m., Vil-lanow Animal Clinic; 1:30-2:30 p.m., Fairview United Methodist Church; 2:30-3:30 p.m., Mountain View Elementary Headstart; 3-4 p.m., Osburn School (Advancing Ed. Center); 4:30-6 p.m., Rock Spring Elementary, and 5-6 p.m., Chat-tanooga Valley Elementary. The schedule for April 21 is: noon to 1 p.m., East Broomtown Road Fire Hall; 1-2 p.m., Kensington Fire Hall; 2-3 p.m., Naomi Elementary; 2:30-4 p.m., Gordon Lee High School, and 4:30-5 p.m., Woodsta-tion Baptist Church. Sponsored by the Walker County Cooperative Extension and your local veterinarians.