COMMUNITY · A stroke play Junior Championship will be held July 24-26 (Tuesday-Thursday), at the LaFayette Golf Course. A $60 entry fee is required for the three-day tournament, but membership at the golf course is not required. For more information, call the LaFayette Golf Course at 706-639-1580.
COMMUNITY · The Adult Brown Bag Book Club will meet at noon Thursday, July 24, at the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library to discuss “Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern. This counts as a Summer Reading Club program.
COMMUNITY · Russell Cave National Monument will present “Prehistoric Tools & Weapons” at the Chickamauga Public Library at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. Learn about spears, bow and arrows, blowguns and see some animal pelts.
COMMUNITY · A blood drive hosted by Walker County Farm Bureau will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. Call Kyla Compton at 706-638-3237 for more information or to make an appointment. Farm Bureau is at 101 South Cherokee Street in LaFayette.
COMMUNITY · Junior golfers up to age 18 are invited to attend summer golf camps at the LaFayette Golf Course. The camps will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9-11 a.m. each day at a cost of $60 per camp. Tuesdays will include work on the driving range, Wednesdays will be spent on the practice greens, and Thursdays will be reserved for on course work. The camps will be directed and taught by Eddie Jackson, a former PGA Tour player who has spent the past 27 years as a teaching professional. For more information, call the LaFayette Golf Course at 706-639-1580.
RELIGIOUS · Vacation bible school for rising first graders through 8th graders is offered at Second Baptist Church (500 W. Main Street in LaFayette) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, July 23, through Friday, July 27. Van pickup will be available in the city limits. For transportation, call 706-638-2732 by July 19. Register online at secondbaptistlafayette.com by July 19, to be eligible for a prize on the first night of VBS.
RELIGIOUS · Vacation bible school (SonRise National Park) at Cedar Hill Baptist Church will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27. Classes are available for ages 3 through adults. The church is at 60 Dyer Bridge Place, one mile east of the Fort Oglethorpe Wal-Mart. For more information, call 706-858-0976 or visit cedarhillbaptist.com.
COMMUNITY · Adult sand volleyball will be held Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings, now through July 30, at the Gilbert Stephenson Park tennis courts in Fort Oglethorpe. Cost is $150 per team. Visit ymcachattanooga.org for more information.
COMMUNITY · Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House Charities will host “It’s a Rockin’ Auction Online” July 23 through Aug, 2. The goal is to raise $50,000 to help support families with critically ill and injured children that rely on the services of Ronald McDonald House Charities. The online auction features over 500 items with something for everyone including: South African Safari for Two, Tickets to Tennessee Vols Games, Tennessee Titans football game and Nashville Predators tickets, beach trips to Fripp Island and Destin, golf trips to a Troon Golf Course in Scottsdale Arizona, NASCAR Bristol Spring Race tickets, children’s summer camps and birthday parties, restaurant dining certificates and sports memorabilia. To bid, click on the online auction header at rmhchattanooga.com.
ENTERTAINMENT · Tickets to attend Lauren Alaina's October concert at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center in Dalton go on sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 14. Tickets may be purchased at the trade center box office. Alaina is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5. General admission to the concert is $15. For tickets or more information, go to daltontradecenter.com.
RELIGIOUS · Vacation bible school will be offered from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, July 22, through Thursday, July 26, at Smith Chapel United Methodist Church, 1721 Smith Chapel Road in Tunnel Hill. Classes are for nursery age children to adults. Call 706-965-2434 for more information.
Wednesday, July 25
COMMUNITY · Memorial Health Care System will hold a free webinar for oncology nurses and professionals who want to help cancer patients get the most out of their care. Attendees can register for the July 25 event at StrongAndSmart.org. The webinar begins at 1 p.m. For more information, visit StrongAndSmart.org or call 1-800-278-7837.
COMMUNITY · Seniors and Friends of Fort Oglethorpe will meet Wednesday, July 25, from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Constitution Hall on Forrest Road. The all-volunteer group offers games, crafts, blood pressure and blood sugar checks, bingo and refreshments. For transportation call Peggy Stanfield at 706-866-1369.
COMMUNITY · Cholestech lipid and glucose screenings will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday, July 25, at Erlanger North (Morrison Springs Road-Chattanooga area). A lipid panel will show HDL, LDL, Total cholesterol, non-HDL, cholesterol ratio and triglycerides. A 12-hour fast is required to produce an accurate result. No eating or drinking coffee prior to the test, but drink water the night before and morning of testing. Reservations are required, no walk-ins will be taken. Lipid plus glucose is $25. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 423-778-LINK (5465) for information.
COMMUNITY · PSA screenings will be held from 8-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Erlanger North (Morrison Springs Road-Chattanooga area). The PSA test is primarily used to screen for prostate cancer in men before symptoms appear. This is a quick blood draw from the arm with results mailed at a later date. Men must be at least 50 years old unless he is between 45 and 50 years old with a family history of prostate cancer. Cost for the screening is $15. Registration is required. Call 423-778-LINK (5465) for information or to register.
COMMUNITY · A childbirth education class will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga). This childbirth education class is designed for expectant parents and taught by experienced OB nurses. Topics include stages of labor, relaxation and labor support techniques, hospital procedures, pain management options, after birth and home care for moms and in-hospital care for newborns. Registration fee is $75. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 423-778-LINK (5465) to register.
Thursday, July 26
COMMUNITY · The first Best of Walker committee meeting will be held from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Walker County Civic Center. The committee will look at categories and review the voting process as well as details for the Best of Walker dinner, which will take place in November. For more information, call Stephanie Snodgrass at 706-375-7702 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY · The Chattanooga Zoo will present “Nocturnal Animals” at the Chickamauga Public Library at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 26.
COMMUNITY · A panel discussion titled “Isolation vs. community” will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Alexian Grove, 100 Asbury Oak Lane in Chattanooga. The topic will touch on the care of Chattanooga’s poor and underserved within the senior community. The discussion will address current conditions that lead to personal isolation and individuals’ responsibility to the value of community in broad and specific terms. The panel will include Davied Masner, Alexian Brothers P.A.C.E. program; Susan Chill, Alexian Brothers social worker; Steve Witt, director of the Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability; Christy Bonner, chaplain with Hospice of Chattanooga; and Rabbi Bill Tepper of Mizpah Congregation. The program is free and open to the public. CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are being offered by UTC for $20. RSVP to Brenda Crane at 423-825-5557.
COMMUNITY · A diabetes education class will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center. This class will explore ways to manage diabetes. Call 778-9400 for more information on physician referral and insurance reimbursement.
COMMUNITY · “Moments to Share” grief support group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Ronald McDonald House. The group is for parents who have lost a baby during pregnancy or in intensive care. Call 423-778-5149 for more information.
COMMUNITY · The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee of the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission will meet at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 26, at the Calhoun Convention Center, 100 Peters Street, Calhoun. For more information, call 706-295-6485 or e-mail email@example.com.
COMMUNITY · The Chief John Ross house is open for the summer from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday now through August. Admission is free. The house is at the intersection of East Lake Avenue and Spring Street (behind the Bi-Lo) in Rossville. For more information or to schedule a private tour, call 423-400-7400.
ENTERTAINMENT · Ballet Tennessee will hold its Summer Master Class Series through Thursday, July 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. Dancers participating in the Summer Intensive and Dance Alive programs will perform Friday, July 27 at 6 p.m. at the UTC Hayes Concert Hall. For more information, visit ballettennessee.org.