ENTERTAINMENT · Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Princess Ida” will be presented by the CSPHEA Homeschool Play-ers Saturday, May 5, at 6 p.m., at The Colonnade Theatre. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for chil-dren 4 and under.
COMMUNITY · Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care will co-sponsor a pet adopt-a-thon May 5-6. Seven organizations and rescue groups will bring hundreds of adoptable dogs and cats to Petsmart on Gunbarrel Road in Chattanooga Friday, May 4, from 12-8 p.m., Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 6, from 12-6 p.m. The mini-mum adoption fees are $50 for dogs and $25 for cats. Each adoptable pet has been spayed or neutered and has re-ceived age-appropriate vaccines. Food and refreshments, children’s games and prizes will be available. The or-ganizations aim to get 250 animals adopted over the weekend.
COMMUNITY · First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe will hold a rummage sale Saturday, May 5, beginning at 8 a.m. Items for sale will include furniture, bicycles, exercise equipment, electronics, household items, clothes and more. Hot dogs, chips, cokes, and baked goods will be served. First Baptist Church is located at 2645 LaFayette Road, across from Krystal. For additional information, contact the church office at 706-866-0232.
COMMUNITY · The first Whitfield Oil Co. Trojan Run (5K run/walk) will be held Saturday, May 5, at 8 a,m, in Chickamauga. The WOC Trojan Run is a certified 5K course starting at the Gordon Lee High School baseball fields and winding throughout historic Chickamauga. Registration is $25 prior to race day and $30 on the day of the event. Register online at active.com (keyword: Trojan) or on Facebook at “Trojan Run, 5K Run/Walk.” There will be a pre-race event Friday, May 4, from 6-10 p.m. at Gordon Lee High School with race pre-registration, cook-out ($7 adults $3 kids), live entertainment featuring Chris McDaniel followed by The Gravel Road Band and plenty of inflatables for the kids. There will also be a free kids’ 1 mile fun run for children kindergarten through 5th grade. The event is sponsored by Whitfield Oil Company and hosted by the Gordon Lee High School Alumni Association benefiting scholastic and extracurricular programs in the Chickamauga City school system. For more information regarding the race or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Rick Wilson at 423-903-7768 or Cindy Roberts at 706-996-5222 or email email@example.com.
COMMUNITY · Racin’ at Ruby returns to Ruby Falls Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6 from noon to 6 p.m., with Tony Stewart’s actual racecar, the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Car. Giveaways at the event include Tony Stewart stand-ups and Talladega Race tickets through US101’s live remote on Saturday. Other activities include roller rac-ing – the Roller Racer Challenge for two (free of charge). Racing-themed merchandise and food is also available, including Dr. Pepper 10 sampling. Log onto www.rubyfalls.com/racin for the complete schedule of events.
COMMUNITY · Naomi Baptist Church will hold a yard sale to support their mission trip to Honduras Saturday, May 5, starting at 7 a.m. till 2 p.m.
COMMUNITY · The Cedar Grove Community Club will hold a yard sale May 5 from 7:30-11 a.m. at the Pigeon Mt. Store pavilion, at the intersection of Ga. 193 and Ga. 341. You may rent a table for your items for $10 or donate items to the club. Contact Jennie Chandler at 706-539-2324 or Kathryn Bowman at 706-539-2679 to reserve a table or for drop-off information.
COMMUNITY · Newnan Springs United Methodist Church will hold its annual yard and bake sale Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The sale will be held at the church activity building, on Lakeview Drive near Lake Winne.
COMMUNITY · The Flintstone chapter of Modern Woodmen of America will sponsor a volunteer project for Join Hands Day, Saturday, May 5. Volunteers will pick up garbage on and around the ball fields and empty garbage cans from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chattanooga Valley Lions Club ball fields on John Thompson Road in Flintstone. For more information or to volunteer, contact Katherine Fouts at 706-820-1678.
COMMUNITY · If you are expecting or planning for a new addition to your family, Erlanger at Hutcheson invites you to attend a “Special Delivery” baby event May 5 at the Fort Oglethorpe campus. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and will provide the community a firsthand look at recent refurbishments to the labor and delivery area of the Women’s Center. Baby and health related vendors will be on site displaying products and services, in addition to informational seminars offered by local physicians. Door prize drawings will be held throughout the event. To attend this free event call 706-858-2255. For booth information contact the marketing and public relations dept. at 706-858-2075.
COMMUNITY · This year’s Local Birth and Baby Fair, brought to you by Chattanooga Mama, will showcase over 35 vendors, including childbirth practitioners, health care providers, educators, doulas, local merchants, and more. The event, held May 5 at the Brainerd Crossroads BX in Chattanooga, is free to the public and offers over a dozen classes and door prizes, including a free crib from Children’s Fair, kids activities, and cotton tote bags filled with samples for expectant and breastfeeding mothers, newborns, and children for the first 200 families who attend. Visit www.chattanoogamama.org for all the latest in information and updates.
COMMUNITY · Hits 96, WDOD-FM, will celebrate Cinco de Mayo by holding the 5th annual “Running of the Chi-huahuas” presented by Corona Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at the First Tennessee Pavilion in Chattanooga. The Run-ning of the Chihuahuas 5 is expanding to include live music, interactive activities, and more racing Chihuahuas. Registration is open and available at www.hits96.com. Spectators and press are encouraged to participate, for free, starting at 2 p.m. at the First Tennessee Pavilion. Music begins at 3 p.m. and racing begins at 6 p.m. Sponsors are being accepted by Jeff Fontana, Sales Manager, at 423-321-6200. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Goodwill Assistance Dog Academy.
COMMUNITY · The Paradise Garden Foundation announces that Finster Fest will be held this year at Dowdy Park May 5 and 6 in Summerville. What began as Howard Finster Day in Summerville in the early 1980s has become internationally known as Finster Fest. one of north Georgia’s most popular folk art and music festivals. Finster Fest 2012 will be host to performing acts such as Roger Allen Wade, Patterson Hood of the Drive by Truckers and many others. There will also be a recycled art project for all to participate and enjoy. The two-day festival will offer a shuttle to Paradise Garden for special tours. Visit www.finstersparadisegardens.org for more information.
COMMUNITY · Western Masonic Lodge #91 of LaFayette will hold their annual spring outing Saturday, May 5. There will be live music, an auction of new and used items, and hamburgers and hot dogs for sale. Funds raised benefit Western Masonic Lodge #91 and the Masonic Children’s Home for abandoned and neglected children. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the LaFayette Housing Authority building at the corner of West Main and Oak streets. Ad-mission is free; everyone is invited.
COMMUNITY · Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is looking for volunteers to participate in living history programs presented this summer. These volunteers will help the park staff in the interpretation, demonstration, and maintenance of Civil War era artillery. Volunteers are being recruited to undergo training which will enable them to be an actual part of an artillery crew which will fire these pieces during demonstrations this summer and fall. Volunteers need to be at least 16 years of age, and attend and successfully complete several training sessions. These training sessions will begin May 5, and include several additional training sessions. For more information about this program, contact Gerry Allen, Park Ranger at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, at 423-752-5213, ext. 120.
COMMUNITY · Rabies shot clinics will be held in Catoosa County on May 5: 10 a.m.-noon: Lakeview-Fort Ogle-thorpe 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 information, 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 · The American Legion will hold a yard sale Saturday, May 5, beginning at 9 a.m., at the American Legion Older Americans building next to the ball fields in Chickamauga. The Chattanooga 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.
Sunday, May 6
CHURCH · The Church of Christ at Noble will hold a series of gospel meetings May 6-8. Jack Byars will speak Sunday at 11 a.m. on “The Authority of Christ,” Sunday at 5 p.m. on “The Blood of Christ,” Monday at 7 p.m. on “The Gospel of Christ,” and Tuesday at 7 p.m. on “The Church of Christ.” The church is at 5511 U.S. 27 North, in the Noble community across from Westbrook Furniture Store.
ENTERTAINMENT · Scenic City Chorale, sponsored by Alexian Brothers Senior Neighbors presents their spring concert, “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” Sunday, May 6, at 6 pm. at Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road in Chattanooga.
COMMUNITY · The Gordy-Brown family reunion will be held Sunday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Elsie Holmes Park, 88 Ben Holmes Road, off Ooltewah/Ringgold Road.
CHURCH · Sunday, May 6, at 11 a.m., the trio Hissong will be in concert at Rock Spring Baptist Church. The church is at 194 E. Turnipseed Road in Rock Spring. Call 706-375-5345 for more information.
COMMUNITY · A West Armuchee school reunion will be held Sunday, May 6, from 2-4 p.m. at the West Armuchee Community Center. All former students and friends are invited.
COMMUNITY · “Spoil Me,” a lifestyle event for women, will be held Sunday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center in Dalton. Tickets and more information are available online at spoilme2012.com.
Monday, May 7
COMMUNITY · The LaFayette-Walker County Public Library will have their Preschool Ready to READ class Mondays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
COMMUNITY · The Conasauga Chapter of the Georgia Nurses Association will meet at the Cornerstone Grill, 2311 Chattanooga Road in Dalton, Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m. The meal will be dutch treat and the program will be a shar-ing of memorable times in your nursing career. To RSVP, call J. Bernice Whaley at 706-259-5508 by noon Monday, May 7. All members and registered nurses ar einvited to attend.
COMMUNITY · The Catoosa County Republican Party will host a candidate forum and meet and greet Monday, May 7, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, 6875 Battlefield Parkway in Ringgold. All residents of Catoosa County who are interested in conservative principles are welcome to attend this event.
COMMUNITY · The Conasauga Chapter of the Georgia Nurses Association will meet at Cornerstone Grill, 2311 Chattanooga Road, Dalton, Ga., on Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m. The meal will be Dutch treat and the program will con-sist of sharing memorable times in nursing careers. The group will celebrate National Nurse Week, which is May 6-12. Dr. Joanie Jackson, an associate professor at UTC, will moderate. For questions and to RSVP, call J. Bernice Whaley at 706-259-5508 by noon on May 7. All members and registered nurses are invited to attend.
COMMUNITY · A golf tournament will be held Monday, May 7, at Bear Trace Golf Course in Harrison Bay, Tenn., to raise money for Special Olympics in Catoosa County. PGA golfers Bryce Ledford and Luke List will teach a golf clinic, followed by an 18-hole scramble tournament. Lunch and prizes are included. All proceeds support Special Olympics and Olympians in Catoosa County. Hole sponsorships are $100, teams are $400. Make checks payable to Special Olympics Georgia Catoosa County. Send registration or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.