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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:45 pm

Wednesday, Jan. 1

COMMUNITY · On Saturday, Jan. 9, the fourth annual Southern Charm Wedding Expo will be held at the Ringgold Depot. This is a free event that includes everything for brides-to-be and weddings. For more information call 706-935-3061 or visit cityofringgold.com online.

COMMUNITY · Lookout Mountain CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) needs volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children of Catoosa, Dade, and Walker Counties who are in foster care. CASA volunteers serve as the eyes and ears of the Juvenile Court Judges. For more information, contact Kristie Taylor at lmcasa.ktaylor@yahoo.com or 423-362-1834.

COMMUNITY · The Conasauga Chapter of the Georgia Nurses Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 623 S. Thornton Ave. in Dalton. All registered nurses are invited to attend. For information and RSVP call J.Bernice Whaley at 706-259-5508.

Thursday, Jan. 2

COMMUNITY · The public is invited to attend the swearing – in ceremony of Fort Oglethorpe’s new council members today at city hall. At 11:30 a.m., Judge Winston Webb will administer the oath to Earl Gray, Craig Crawford and Paula Stinnett.

COMMUNITY · Melva Floyd, volunteer coordinator for United Hospice, is seeking volunteers. Volunteers help others as good neighbors providing friendship and doing small tasks. You will receive training that is personal and flexible to accommodate your schedule. Call 706-602-9545 or 800-867-7976 for information.

COMMUNITY · Blood Assurance asks residents to consider donating blood and “give the gift of life” during this holiday season. Donors must be at least 17-years-old (16-years-old with parental consent) and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors are eligible to give blood every 56 days.

Friday, Jan. 3

COMMUNITY · The Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance, Northwest Georgia Chapter 12, LaFayette, is accepting new members. The nonprofit organization performs services for veterans, military personnel and the community, including an annual barbecue on Armed Forces Day. Both male and female veterans are welcome to join. Members may have served in any branch of the military and do not need to have served combat duty. For more information or to become a member, contact Ed at 423-637-0304, Carol at 423-255-8121, or Van at 706-639-5623.

COMMUNITY · Blood Assurance asks residents to consider donating blood during the new year to help save a life. Donors must be at least 17-years-old (16-years-old with parental consent) and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors are eligible to give blood every 56 days. Donors who do not know their blood type can call Blood Assurance at 1-800-962-0628 or present a photo ID at any area blood drive. A list of area blood drives can be found at bloodassurance.org/blooddrives.

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