COMMUNITY · Rossville author Rachel Burson will hold a signing of her children’s book “Aalayah’s New Hope,” Tuesday, May 22, from 5-7 p.m. at Chick-fil-A in Fort Oglethorpe. For more information, contact Traci Jones at 888-361-9473 or email@example.com.
COMMUNITY · The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging advisory council will hold its quarterly business meeting Tuesday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Thornton Recreation Center in Armuchee, on North Floyd Park Road (across U.S. 27 N from Armuchee High School). The meeting is open to the public.
COMMUNITY · Walker County residents are invited to the Chickamauga Public Library at 6 p.m. May 22 to learn how to access free subscriptions to GED, ACT and SAT preparation materials, personalized resume building software, practice AP exams, subject tutorials for elementary, middle and high school and much more.
COMMUNITY · The regular monthly meeting of the Walker County Historical Society will be held April 22, at 2:30 p.m., at the Marsh House. Professor Robert Jones, noted historian from Kennesaw, will speak on “Andrews Raiders and the Great Locomotive Chase.” This program is open to the public and is related to the current 150th commemoration of the War Between the States. There is a LaFayette connection to this interesting episode.
COMMUNITY · U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-9) has announced a series of Walker County Days as part of his 9th Congressional District county connection program. A constituent services representative from Graves’ office will be available to meet with local constituents Tuesday, May 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. The constituent services representative will be available at the Walker County Courthouse Annex, 101 South Duke St., LaFayette. Staff members are trained to assist Georgians with casework, questions and concerns pertaining to federal programs or policy issues. The next meeting day for 2012 is Tuesday, July 17, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23
COMMUNITY · The Walker County Republican Party will hold candidate qualifying Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 9 a.m. through Friday, May 25, at noon at the Walker County Republican Party headquarters at 8566 N. Highway 27, Suite E Rock Spring, GA 30739. Qualifying will run during regular business hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednes-day and Thursday. On Friday, qualifying will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Although an appointment is not required for these times, it is highly recommended. Republican candidates with additional questions can contact Nathan Smith, chair of the Walker County Republican Party, at 423-364-2964 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Thursday, May 24
COMMUNITY · The Walker County Republican Party will hold a candidate qualifying event Thursday, May 24, at Lee and Gordon Mills at 71 Red Belt Road in Chickamauga. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Although the county party encourages all interested candidates to attend the qualifying event, it is not required that candidates qualify at that time. All interested persons can qualify between May 23 at 9 a.m. and May 25 at noon. Republican candidates with additional questions can contact Nathan Smith, chair of the Walker County Republican Party, at 423-364-2964 or email@example.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.
COMMUNITY · U.S. Rep. Tom Graves’ (R-GA-09) Dalton district office will hold an outreach event for senior citizens Thursday, May 24. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dalton Community Center, 218 N. Frederick Street in Dalton. This event will focus on the needs and concerns of the senior community in the 9th District. Among the groups who will be represented at the event: Social Security Administration, Dalton Police Department, United Way, Meals on Wheels, Hamilton Health, Parkinson’s Support Group, Family and Children Services, Alzheimer’s Association, diabetes educators, and hospice representatives. Those who attend will be able to get hearing and vision screenings, bone density scans, skin checks, foot checks, and their glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked. This event is free for all 9th District citizens.
COMMUNITY · The first annual Northwest Georgia Spring Festival will be held May 24 to June 3 at Cherokee Farms in LaFayette. The festival promises 11 days of family fun, including live bands, clowns, contests, and a kids’ area. Admission is $5; all shows are free with admission. The address for Cherokee Farms is 2035 Old Mineral Springs Road, LaFayette. For more information, call 706-638-3401 or visit northwestgeorgiaspringfestival.com.