COMMUNITY · Chattanooga Valley Lions Club in Flintstone will began selling Vidalia onions Thursday, April 26. They will be available at the American Legion yard sale at the Older American Center in Chickamauga and the Dinner Bell Restaurant in Flintstone on Saturdays, April 28 and May 5 at 9 a.m. Prices are $5 for 5 lbs, $10 for 10 lbs and $20 for 25 lbs. The onions will be picked up in Vidalia by the Lions Club Wednesday, April 25. For additional information or to order, call Leon at 706-931-2551 or LeBron at 706-820-9452.
COMMUNITY · Lookout Mountain Community Services will hold a board meeting April 26 at 5:30 p.m. at 501 Mize Street in LaFayette. The public is welcome.
ENTERTAINMENT · Country music artist Craig Morgan will make a special visit to Chattanooga for a concert benefiting Children’s Hospital at Erlanger cancer patients Thursday, April 26 beginning at 7 p.m. at Rhythm and Brews. Morgan, who is known for his hit songs like “Redneck Yacht Club,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” “Almost Home,” and his latest single, “This Ole Boy,” will perform with Bobby Hopkins. Proceeds from the concert will go to the Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Hospital. Tickets are $24 and can be pur-chased by going to www.Rhythm-Brews.com. Rhythm and Brews is at 221 Market Street in downtown Chattanooga. Attendees must be 18 years or older to enter.
COMMUNITY · Doug Woodruff, a candidate for district attorney in the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit, will hold a campaign kickoff at 7 p.m. April 26, at Lee and Gordon’s Mill in Chickamauga. All citizens in the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit (Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade and Walker counties) are welcome to attend. To learn more, visit www.DougWoodruff.com or call 706-375-1966.
ENTERTAINMENT · “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be presented by Silverdale Baptist Academy on The Colonnade stage April 26 and 27 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $7 per person.
ENTERTAINMENT · “From the Top,” the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WSMC Classical 90.5 FM, is coming to the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga to tape a radio broadcast on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. The popular NPR program will feature the amazing performances and captivating personal stories of extraordinary young classical musicians from Chattanooga and across the country. This episode is brought to the Tivoli by South-ern Adventist University’s WSMC Classical 90.5 in honor of the station’s 50th anniversary and is sponsored by Me-morial Hospital.Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 423-642-TIXS or visiting south-ern.edu/wsmc.
COMMUNITY · The Walker County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual golf tournament Thursday, April 26 at the LaFayette golf course, with lunch served from 11 a.m. until 12:50 p.m. and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost to play is $500 per teams of four or $125 for individual golfers. Tee sponsorships and cart sponsorships are also available. For more information please visit walkercochamber.com/golftournament.htm. Register for the event online by visiting http://business.walkercochamber.com/events/details/golf-tournament. The course is at 1 Fred Henry Drive in LaFayette.
CHURCH · Cove Road Church of God will hold a spring revival April 26-27 at 7 p.m. nightly. The speaker is Rev. Harry Reeves of Mt. Bethel Missionary Church in Menlo. Cove Road Church of God is at 620 N. Chattanooga Street in LaFayette. James Brown Sr. is pastor.
ENTERTAINMENT · “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be presented on The Colonnade stage by Silverdale Baptist Academy April 26 and 27 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $7 per person.
Friday, April 27
ENTERTAINMENT · A gospel singing benefit for Kim Dempsey Owens will be held April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Ring-gold Depot. Performers include the Jeff Hullender Family, Gene Lowery and Pipeline, and Ken Hicks and Testi-mony. A love offering will be taken at the door. Additional donations may be made at Gateway Bank and Trust to the Kim and Greg Owens Fund.
COMMUNITY · Messages of survival, rebuilding, healing and hope will be shared as the Ringgold community gathers on the evening of Friday, April 27, to mark the one-year anniversary of the tornado. In a service organized by seven area churches and local officials, those who died will be honored and the community’s resilient spirit will be celebrated. The event, “Storm to Strength: One Year Later,” will begin at 6 p.m. in the Ringgold High School park-ing lot. Guests will be treated to a free hot dog meal and live music with a DJ. Beginning at 7 p.m., the event will move inside to the gym for a service. A community choir will perform two traditional hymn favorites and there will be several guest speakers, including storm survivors and local pastors, and a variety of videos. Anyone can come and sing with the choir. Those interested are invited to participate by arriving for a brief rehearsal at 6 p.m. on the day of the service. There are plenty of other ways to utilize volunteers wishing to help with the event. To help, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-935-4777.
COMMUNITY · Creatively Country will hold a spring gathering at 3674 N. Marble Top Road in Chickamauga Fri-day, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gathering will feature a variety of antiques, handmade crafts, plants, baked goods and more. Food will be available.
Saturday, April 28
COMMUNITY · Boynton Elementary School will host Run for Technology, a five-kilometer and one-mile fund-raising run, Saturday, April 28, at 8 a.m. at Heritage High School. All proceeds will fund technology at Boynton Elementary. Cost is $20 for the five-kilometer and $10 for the one-mile race. The fundraiser is the first hosted by the school after recently changing their mascot name from the Buccaneers to the Generals. For more information, visit www.catoosa.k12.ga.us/boy and go to Active.com to register online.
COMMUNITY · The Walker County sheriff’s office will be participating in the D.E.A. National Take Back Initia-tive, Saturday April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drop off for this year’s “take back” is the LaFayette Elks Lodge, 3158 N. U.S. 27, LaFayette. A Walker County deputy will be present to take possession of prescription medication that consumers wish to have destroyed. For additional information, go to DEA.gov.
ENTERTAINMENT · Center Post Community Center will host a night of bluegrass gospel music featuring The Pells and Friends Saturday, April 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free and refreshements are available. The com-munity center is in the old Center Post School at 8125 Ga. 337.
COMMUNITY · Rabies shot clinics will be held at three locations in Catoosa County on April 28, including the Animal Medical Center (AMC), Ringgold Animal Hospital (RAH) and the VCA Catoosa Animal Hospital (VCA). Cost is $10 for rabies vaccine and $5 for pet registration, both mandatory for Catoosa County pets. April 28: 10 a.m.-noon: Lakeview Middle School (AMS); 12:30-2 p.m.: Westside Elementary School (AMS); 1-2 p.m.: Heritage Middle School (RAH); 2-3 p.m.: Harmony Stables (VCA); 3-4 p.m.: Graysville Elementary Scool (RAH); 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Ringgold Ele-mentary School (VCA). May 5: 10 a.m.-noon: Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High school (AMS); 12:30-2 p.m.: Boynton Elementary School (AMS); 1-2 p.m.: Ringgold High School (RAH); 2-3 p.m.: Woodstation Methodist Church (VCA); 3-4 p.m.: Tiger Creek Elementary School (RAH); 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Ringgold Elementary School (VCA). For more informa-tion, contact the Animal Medical Center at 706-861-0873, the Ringgold Animal Hospital at 706-937-7387 or the VCA Catoosa Animal Hospital at 706-937-4171.
COMMUNITY · Fairview United Methodist Church will hold its 26th annual spring sale Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. The sale will feature flea market items, clothes, toys, and household items. The church is at 2112 McFarland Avenue in Rossville, at the corner of Schmitt Road and McFarland. For more information, call 423-488-4860 or 706-866-4194.
COMMUNITY · Bethesda Baptist Church will hold a turkey shoot fundraiser Saturday, April 28, at 10 a.m. The shoot will raise money for the church’s new fellowship building. Cost is $3 per shot with a 12-gauge shotgun. There will also be a powder puff shoot with 20-gauge shotguns allowed, and an archery shoot with a house bow. The church is at 600 Ga. 151 N. in LaFayette. For more information, call 706-537-9200 or 706-537-1681
COMMUNITY · Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Chief John Ross House Association will hold a non-perishable food drive to benefit the Rossville Community Ministry, and Ridgeland High School horticulture class will hold a plant sale at the Chief John Ross House in Rossville. The house will be open for tours.
COMMUNITY · The Chickamauga Woman’s Club 2012 Yard Sale will be held at the Chickamauga Civic Center April 28 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Donations for the sale can be brought to the center Tuesday through Thursday of sale week. Clothing donations should be in-season only. Proceeds from the sale support local and international charities. Some current and past projects include Clean Up Walker County, The Crisis Center, The Cottage, Walker County Fire Department and the Chickamauga Public Library. The Woman’s Club meets the third Monday of each month September through May in the fellowship hall of Elizabeth Lee United Methodist Church at 7 p.m.
COMMUNITY · Battlefield Parkway Church of the Nazarene youth will host a car wash at the church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28, weather permitting. Funds will go to World Vision to feed hungry children around the world.
COMMUNITY · A “We Are Women” march will be held in Atlanta Saturday, April 28, to show support for women’s rights and equality. Meet up will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Centennial Olympic Park, at the corner of Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street. The march will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at the Georgia Capitol on Wash-ington Street. For more information, visit http://wearewomenmarch.net/.
COMMUNITY · The American Legion will hold a yard sale Saturday, April 28, and Saturday, May 5, beginning at 9 a.m. each day, at the American Legion Older Americans building next to the ball fields in Chickamauga. The Chat-tanooga Valley Lions Club will sell Vidalia onions at the yard sale both days. The onions are priced at 5 lbs for $5, 10 lbs for $10, and 25 lbs for $20.
COMMUNITY · The 6th Cavalry Museum will host a Memorial Ride Poker Run Saturday, April 28. The ride will meet at the polo field on Barnhardt Circle in Fort Oglethorpe. Registration is at 9 a.m., with the first bike at 10 a.m. and last bike at 11 a.m. The 80-mile ride through north Georgia will benefit the 6th U.S. Cavalry Veteran’s Memorial Garden. Donations will be gladly accepted, and there will be door prizes, refreshements and a raffle. For more information, visit 6thcavalrymuseum.org, call 706-861-2860, or email email@example.com.
COMMUNITY · The Walker County Animal Shelter will hold a “Fostering 101” seminar Saturday, April 28, at 10 a.m., for those interested in fostering dogs or cats. There is no charge and no commitment. The shelter is at 5488 North Marble Top Road. For more information about this seminar, call the shelter at 706-375-2100.