Friday, July 4
ENTERTAINMENT · Lake Winnepesaukah amusement park will have a fireworks show on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day. The show will begin at 10 p.m. For admission prices and more information, visit lakewinnie.com.
ENTERTAINMENT · Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend living history artillery demonstrations inside Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain on Friday, July 4, at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Admission is $3 per adult, ages 16 and older. For more information, contact the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, or visit the park’s website at nps.gov/chch.
COMMUNITY · The Hinkle community is holding its summer barbecue at the community center, 148 Hinkle Community Road, Lookout Mountain, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, July 4. Follow “Hinkle Park BBQ” signs to the community center, which is about four miles south of Covenant College. Eat the best food on the mountain at this Independence Day fund raiser for the community center. For directions and questions call John at 423-364-5544.
Saturday, July 5
ENTERTAINMENT · Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special walking tour, Saturday, July 5, at 1:30 pm that will explore one of the more famous common Confederate soldiers engaged in the Battle of Chickamauga. Visitors should meet at the visitor center and caravan to the program location. Sam Watkins' memoir, Co. Aytch, offers a vivid account of a soldier's life both in camp and on the battlefield during the American Civil War. The program will explore some of the literary and historical events surrounding Private Watkins and his comrades in Company H of the 1st Tennessee Infantry during the Battle of Chickamauga. Comfortable footwear and water are recommended. For more information, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, or visit the park’s website at nps.gov/chch.
Sunday, July 6
SCHOOLS · Calling All 1974 Tigers! Ringgold High School’s 1974 graduates will hold their 40th class reunion on Saturday, July 19. Please contact Laura Andrews Kay at Gavinesjohn@gmail.com or Nancy Poston at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 423-779-4125 if you are or know where to find a member of this class.
ARTS · The Ringgold Playhouse will hold auditions for its final show of the 2014 season on Sunday, July 6, and Monday, July 7. “The Storm,” written by Adam Cook of Ringgold, is a heartfelt drama that will run Sept. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27. The show has roles available for four men and two women. For more information about auditions, email the Playhouse directly at TheRinggoldPlayhouse@gmail.com, visit them on Facebook, or call 423-227-9459.
COMMUNITY · Mt. View Baptist Church on Meacham Road in Rossville announces an Old Fashioned Day on Sunday, July 6, with special singing by Rhonda Frye and Riverside. So grab your bonnets with your overhauls and join us at 10 a.m. with dinner on the grounds to follow the service.