Wednesday, Aug. 20
The Friends of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park announced plans for the sixth annual “National Treasures” event. On Thursday, Aug. 28, between 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. the gates of Point Park will be open for a casual evening of celebration.
Southern gospel performers the Testimony Quartet will appear at Sacred Sounds Fridays, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ringgold Depot, corner of Depot Street and U.S. 41 in Ringgold, Ga. for the Share America Foundation. Also appearing will be Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam.
Sunday, Aug. 17
Operation Song, professional songwriters/singers from Nashville who have written award winning songs for the stars and who dedicate their time to music therapy with returning soldiers and veterans, was brought to the area by Heartland Therapeutic Programs, a North Georgia nonprofit, July 11-13.
The Office of the Governor in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts are sponsoring The Art of Georgia Celebrating Georgia's Landscapes and People. Entries must explore the theme of Georgia's natural and cultural heritage, its landscapes and people.
The Lookout Farmers Market will kick off a new market location with a grand opening ceremony and ribbon cuttings on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. at The Crash Pad at 29 Johnson Street, just off Main Street.
Saturday, Aug. 16
The Walker County Labor Day Car and Motorcycle Show will be held Monday, Sept. 1, at the Walker County Civic Center on U.S. Highway 27 in Rock Spring.
The Center Post community center, 8125 Ga. Highway 337, will have a “family fun day” on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 1-5 p.m.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend living history artillery demonstrations inside Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, Saturday, Aug. 16, at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 am, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 pm and 3:30 p.m. Visitors are reminded that admission to Point Park is $3 per adult, age 16 and older.
A Modern Woodmen fundraiser for the Rock Spring Spartan 7-8 year old ball team was a success. Members of the Menlo Modern Woodmen of America chapter helped raise money for Rock Spring Spartans with a car wash. The event, held May 31, raised $4,297. This included $2,148 matched by Modern Woodmen’s home office through the organization’s matching fund program. The money will be used for ball equipment.
Many of the monuments at Chickamauga Battlefield bear faces of soldiers standing ready to fight, to live, to die and to protect. Yet who were these faces? How did they come to be at Chickamauga Battlefield?
Friday, Aug. 15
Thursday, Aug. 14
Colonnade actors and actresses will take the stage this weekend and bring the story of “The Little Mermaid” to life. The cast will be performing the Broadway musical version of the 1989 movie, featuring songs well known and new.
Wednesday, Aug. 13
Tuesday, Aug. 12
Monday, Aug. 11
The Women’s Ministry of Peavine Baptist Church invites the public to see Babbie Mason perform at Peavine Friday, Sept. 5. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show starts promptly at 7 p.m. Cost is $20 per ticket and can be purchased at the church or by calling the church at 706-375-4721. Peavine is at 1089 Peavine Rd, Rock Spring, Ga. For more information, visit peavine.org.
On Saturday, August 2, the Chattanooga Valley Lions Club attended the district cabinet meeting for Georgia’s District 18-L. Eleven members traveled to Cartersville, Ga., for the meeting, participating in a public relations training, along with several other breakout sessions for officers and leaders.