Get into the spirit of the holidays by joining Back Alley Productions in the classic tale "It's A Wonderful Life," to be performed at the Mars Theater Fridays and Saturdays from Dec. 2-18, at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
"Painting For a Purpose," the fund-raising paint party to benefit the 6th Cavalry Museum was held Thursday, Nov. 10, with museum board president Durinda Cheek as the instructor. This was the fifth class offered in 2016 and featured a fall landscape and the iconic "Rock City" tourism message.
On Thursday, Nov. 10, the "Pinta" and the "Nina," replicas of Columbus' ships will open in Chattanooga, Tenn. They will be docked at Chattanooga Pier, next to the Tennessee Aquarium, 100 Riverfront Parkway, until their departure early Monday morning, Nov. 28. They will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24.
Army Chaplain Col. John Wesley Brinsfield, retired, will present highlights from his new book "Summon Only the Brave: Commanders, Soldiers and Chaplains at Gettysburg" at Dalton’s Civil War Roundtable Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 pm.
Dress as royalty, fairies, pirates and peasants while you enjoy live entertainment, shopping, art, games and a feast fit for a king. The Summerville Renaissance Festival will return Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Admission is free.
Ringgold’s annual Haunted Depot will kick off Friday night, Oct. 14, and is prepared to terrorize the community for three straight weekends in October. This year’s Haunted Depot will be Ringgold’s 10th installment of the event, which is designed and orchestrated by city staff and volunteers.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in living history programs and tours commemorating the 153rd Anniversary of the Siege of Chattanooga Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, in Point Park, on Lookout Mountain, and in Chattanooga’s Renaissance Park.
This fall, Rock City offers family fun, beautiful foliage and a German-themed festival at Rocktoberfest, every Saturday and Sunday during October (1st-30th). This 11th annual event is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features live German bands, food, polka and lots of fun entertainment!
The 45th annual Prater’s Mill Country Fair, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, offers mountain music, Southern foods, living history exhibits and the handmade crafts and original art of 185 talented artists and artisans. Craft demonstrations include blacksmithing, spinning, quilting, rug hooking, woodcarving and hand tufting, a cottage industry that evolved into the tufted carpet industry centered in Dalton, Ga.
Maddie Denton of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was named Grand Master Fiddler Champion for 2016 at the 45th annual fiddler competition in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 3 and 4. The event was held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
The Ringgold Playhouse (TRP) is mixing up its fourth full season by adding a few special improvisation and standup comedy shows to its card alongside the four mainstage productions that will make up its 2017 Season.
Ringgold author Janie Dempsey Watts’ second novel, “Return to Taylor’s Crossing” (Create Space, 2015) was honored with an Indie B.R.A.G. (Book Readers Appreciation Group) Medallion, awarded to the best self-published books as evaluated by a panel of readers from around the world. The purpose of the award is to help readers discover talented self-published authors.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a variety of living history programs taking place at Point Park, on Lookout Mountain and at Chickamauga Battlefield during Labor Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4.
The curtain will rise at the historic Ringgold Depot this week with The Ringgold Playhouse’s final production of its 2016 season, Tennessee Williams’ classic drama, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” The play opens for a seven-performance run beginning Aug. 18.
Back Alley Productions will host auditions for its upcoming Halloween show “War of the Worlds,” based on both the H.G. Wells novella and the Orson Welles radio show. Auditions are Monday, Aug. 8 and Tuesday, Aug. 9, at any time between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Mars Theater, 117 N. Chattanooga Street, in LaFayette.
In recognition of the beginning of a new school year, Dalton Ghost Tours will offer free admittance for educators to the Friday, Aug. 5, Haunted Pub Crawl and the Saturday, Aug. 6, ghost walk. Reservations are not required for either event, but can be made by calling 706-275-4416.
Tickets recently went on sale for The Ringgold Playhouse’s (TRP) final production of its 2016 season, Tennessee Williams’ classic drama, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” which opens for a seven-performance run beginning Aug. 18.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special, 90-minute caravan tour Sunday, July 31, at 1 p.m. at Chickamauga Battlefield. This program is being conducted in conjunction with the 200th anniversary of General George Thomas’ birth and will caravan to the sites of General Thomas’ headquarters on the battlefield.
Back Alley Productions is proud to present William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, performed free to the public beginning Friday, Aug. 5, and Saturday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m. at it's first stop, the historic Mars Theater, 117 N. Chattanooga Ave., in Lafayette, Ga.
This summer, 24 Ringgold youth, ranging in age from seven to 15, have been busy preparing for an exciting ocean journey in search of treasure. The adventure promises excitement, suspense, humor and of course, pirates.
The Lightfoot and Mountain City Clubs, two local clubs of the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball, will play the noon match of the day’s double-header Saturday, July 23, at the polo field in Fort Oglethorpe.
Former local news reporter James Mahon has published his first book about his life as an international journalist, which chronicles his journey all the way from Ireland to the Chattanooga, Tenn., and North Georgia area.
The Living and Learning Museum of Walker County will host a free History Day Camp. The theme, “Birth of A Town-1835 Chattooga/LaFayette” is for boys and girls entering third-sixth grades. Camp will be at the welcome center, North Main Street, in LaFayette Tuesday, July 19, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Every second Saturday at 11:30 a.m. the Catoosa County Library, 108 Catoosa Circle, in Ringgold, invites the community to hear family-friendly stories told by local storyteller Kay Rose. The next three storytelling events will be Saturday, July 9; Saturday, Aug. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 10, at 11:30 a.m.
Bluegrass performers the Mountain Cove Bluegrass will bring their talents to Sacred Sounds Fridays, July 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ringgold Depot at Depot Street and U.S. 41 in Ringgold, Ga. in a special concert for the Share America Foundation, Inc. Also appearing will be pianist Ryan Stinson. Ticket donation is $6.
In partnership with the National Park Service, Eastern National invites the community to meet author William Lee White at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center Monday, July 4. White will be available to sign his book “Bushwhacking on a Grand Scale: The Battle of Chickamauga” from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special program at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center Saturday, July 9, exploring the roles of civilians, quartermasters and other support staff in preparing the armies to fight at Chickamauga.
Five years ago, Chickamauga resident Randy Hallman bored a hole through a log and wired it to make a primitive lamp. After making one for each of his grown children, he got to thinking the lamps would sell. But they didn’t do so well.
Outdoor Ringgold is holding its inaugural Freedom 5K color run Saturday, July 2, at 8:15 a.m. at Ringgold High School. This is a red, white and blue color run for the whole family. The purpose of this race is to encourage the community to get outdoors, explore our local nature trail and have fun while celebrating our nation’s Independence Day.
Our Kids Survival Camp is taught by volunteer military veterans. Along with outdoor activities, these youngsters learn about our country, our flag and how important the police are. They learn how to read a compass, find their way out of the woods with and without a compass, discipline, exercise and staying fit with an obstacle course and climbing tower.
Catoosa County parks and recreation department is presenting its first season of a summer concert series called Park Rhythms. All concerts are free and will be held each Thursday, at 7 p.m. at the Northwest Georgia Amphitheater, Benton Place, in Ringgold, beginning July 7 and continuing through July 28.