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.
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?
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.
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.
The 17th annual St. Jude Rodeo will ride again this evening at Yates’ Farm and Miller Arena in Ringgold.
2014 could be called “The Year of the Pipe Organ” in Chattanooga, Tenn. July 1, the historic Austin Organ at the Municipal Auditorium celebrated its 90th anniversary concert, thanks to the Chattanooga Music Club and now it’s time to feature the Tivoli Theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ.
Southern gospel music quartet the Florida Boys will appear at Sacred Sounds Fridays on Friday, Aug. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ringgold Depot, corner of Depot Street and U.S. 41 in Ringgold for the Share America Foundation.
The third annual Send a Child to Camp benefit concert will be held at The Colonnade (on Benton Place campus off Battlefield Parkway at 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold) on today, Aug. 7, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the concert beginning at 7 p.m.
The Florida Boys will appear at Sacred Sounds Fridays, August 8, 2014 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.
Walker County will have a County Fair on Friday through Sunday, September 12-14 at Mountain Cove Farms. The fair will last three days and it will include all the traditional “fair” attractions, including midway rides, entertainment, food/craft vendors, youth talent show, livestock shows, vegetable/flower shows and much more.
John Fowler believes a town the size of Dalton needs a museum with ever-changing displays highlighting the heritage and culture of Northwest Georgia, which is just what Dalton will have when the Bandy Heritage Center for Northwest Georgia at Dalton State opens a gallery in the freight depot downtown.
The 17th annual Tommy Jett Entertainer’s Reunion will be held at the historic Ringgold Depot on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 1-8 p.m.
Dennis Glaser, who grew up in Nebraska and now lives in rural Walker County, has written his fifth book, “The French Kiss-Off and Other Stories.”
The play, “You Can’t Take It With You,” will take the Catoosa County Colonnade stage soon.
The city of Ringgold’s most popular landmark will be receiving some presentation upgrades, after the city council unanimously approved adding a theatre curtain and a new lighting system at the Depot to better the entertainment experience for its numerous events.
· “Peter Pan Jr.,” the junior Broadway version of “Peter Pan,” will take the stage at the Catoosa County Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold today (July 18) at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 19, at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the play are $15 for adults; $12 for children/students/senior citizens (group rates are available).
The Georgia Winery would like to thank everyone who attended the second annual Luau Wine Fest on June 28. With an attendance of 300 people they raised $830 to donate to the Ringgold Rotary Club. The donation will go toward helping the Ringgold community. They would also like to thank those who helped make this event a success, Catering by Alan, Joe Nabors, Energemata Poi, Chattanooga Acroyoga, Moon Haven Studio, Milele Roots, Hooper’s Bazaar, King of Pops, Track 29 and the Ringgold Rotary Club. For more information about the Ringgold Rotary Club or to donate, visit rotary.org.
Randall Franks of Ringgold said he seeks to inspire others to find the encourager within through his latest book series – Encouragers.
The Ever After Productions cast will perform the junior Broadway version of “Peter Pan” at the Catoosa County Colonnade in Ringgold. Shows will be July 18 at 7:30 p.m. and July 19 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Artist Sandra Babb and daughter Jillanna Babb will offer a guided figure drawing workshop at Moon Haven Studio in downtown Ringgold. The workshop lasts from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, and is open to all levels. The studio is at 5 Legion Street in the Cleburn shopping center.
New for the 2014-15 academic year, Georgia Department of Public Health Rule (511-2-2), requires all students born on or after Jan. 1, 2002, entering or transferring into seventh grade and any “new entrant” entering into 8th-12th grades in Georgia to provide proof of an adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccination (called “Tdap”) and an adolescent meningococcal vaccination (MCV4).