The play, “You Can’t Take It With You,” will take the Catoosa County Colonnade stage soon.
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).
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.
Bluegrass gospel performers the Watkins Family will bring their distinct sound to Sacred Sounds Fridays, July 11, 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.
Pygmie Pawlooza comes to Ringgold, July 13, with the Velcro Pygmies rocking the stage to benefit Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care (CCAC). The benefit will be at the Davis Cattle Company at 1242 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road.
Hutcheson Hospital Authority has sold its 51 percent interest in Battlefield Imaging to co-owner Digital Imaging of North Georgia for $5.2 million.
The eighth annual Patriotism at the Post will be Thursday, July 3, on the polo field on Barnhardt Circle in Fort Oglethorpe, featuring the Tabernacle Big Band.
The Ringgold Playhouse will be holding its next round of auditions for its final show of the 2014 season on Sunday, July 6, and Monday, July 7.
Lake Winnepesaukah amusement park will light up the sky with spectacular fireworks shows on the nights of July 3 and 4 to celebrate Independence Day. The show will begin at 10 p.m. each evening.
Here’s a quick look at some of the events in celebration of Independence Day in Walker County, Catoosa County and the surrounding area.
Battlefield Farmers Market hosts Kids Day every fourth Saturday of the month. Saturday, June 28 will feature the Walker County firehouse for the kids to explore. The firehouse encourages families to have a fire plan for their homes. There will also be face painting, a coloring table and other activities. The market is at 10052 Hwy 27 North at the Walker County Agricultural Center, one mile north of Rock Spring and three miles south of Chickamauga Battlefield Park right behind the Civic Center. The market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., rain of shine. For more information call 706-638-7366 or visit battlefieldfmkt.org.
LaFayette Freedom Festival, the city’s annual celebration of Independence Day, will be held today, June 27, at LaFayette Municipal Park at 638 S. Main St.
The newly developed monthly music series in Rossville heats up this weekend. On Saturday, June 28, two country bands will take the stage set up near the John Ross House. Rossville may be an old mill town, but it will become a “One Horse Town” when the band from Dalton arrives to start the show. The second act, “Stress Relief,” will play classic country favorites. Those needing nourishment during the nighttime event can choose from the unique sandwiches of the Grilled Cheese Emergency food truck and the savory creations of Chef Q. The following night, Sunday, June 29, the Rossville Downtown Development Authority will host the family-friendly monthly movie at 8:30 p.m. with “Despicable Me 2” playing at the Rossville Recreation Center.
There are some old school tunes mixed with a new school sound coming from a Chickamauga basement these days, and the group creating the music is quickly gaining a following around the area with its innovate take on blues and rock, as well as energetic shows at local venues.
Something wicked is coming to Chattanooga and North Georgia as Back Alley Productions presents the dark Shakespearean classic “Macbeth.”
Patriotism at the Post
Raymond L. Atkins, 2008 Georgia Author of the Year, will appear in Catoosa County, June 26, for the sixth annual One Book, One Community event to speak about his book, “Camp Redemption.” The free event is sponsored by Catoosa Citizens for Literacy and will be at the Learning Center on Benton Place Campus in Ringgold at 6:30 p.m. Atkins will be available immediately following the lecture for a book signing. Books are available for checkout at the Catoosa County Library and for purchase at the Learning Center.
The Ringgold Playhouse will be back at it again this Thursday through Saturday with its second weekend of Larry Shue’s “The Foreigner.”
Wednesday, June 25