COMMUNITY · The Rossville Public Library will host a yoga night for adults Thursday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a towel or mat.
COMMUNITY · The Rossville Public Library will host a Wii game day for teens and tweens Thursday, June 7 from 2-5 p.m.
COMMUNITY · The Chattanooga History Center will present Cherokee Life, a program for parent/child teams, from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9. Children 6 to 8 years old are eligible, and each child is to be accompanied by one parent, grandparent or other caregiver. The fee of $10 admits a child and an adult. The fee is $5 per child/adult pair for History Center members. Call 423-265-3247 to register. The registration deadline is June 7.
COMMUNITY · Walker County Emergency Services will offer a free class in community CPR for ages 14 and up from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 7. The class will be held at Fire Station #1 in Rock Spring, in front of Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Pre-registration is required to ensure adequate course materials. Call 706-539-1255 or email Captain Traci Reece at email@example.com for more information or to register.
COMMUNITY · The Catoossa County Chamber of Commerce will hold an ambassadors meeting from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7. For more information catoosachamberofcommerce.com.
COMMUNITY · Teens are invited to the La Fayette-Walker County Public Library to learn about “Death Masks from History” and to create their own at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 7. This is a Summer Reading Program.
COMMUNITY · An Ice Cream Festival at Ruby Falls begins June 1, and runs daily from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. throughout the month of June. Enjoy a selection of Mayfield’s finest ice cream, hand-dipped, with special flavors of the day and free sampling. Ruby Falls is home to the tallest and deepest underground waterfall accessible to the public in the United States. Visit torubyfalls.com for more information.
COMMUNITY · YMCA swim lessons will be held at North Georgia Healthcare in Ringgold for children ages 3-12 from now through Aug. 30. Classes are Monday-Thursday for two-week sessions, with morning and evening sessions available. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $70. Visit ymcachattanooga.org for more information.
COMMUNITY · The YMCA will hold free summer meal programs for children 18 and under in Catoosa and Walker counties now through July 27 at various sites in Catoosa and Walker counties. Visit ymcachattanooga.org for more information.
COMMUNITY · Junior golfers up to age 18 are invited to attend summer golf camps at the LaFayette Golf Course. The camps will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9-11 a.m. each day at a cost of $60 per camp. Tuesdays will include work on the driving range, Wednesdays will be spent on the practice greens, and Thursdays will be reserved for on course work. The camps will be directed and taught by Eddie Jackson, a former PGA Tour player who has spent the past 27 years as a teaching professional. For more information, call the LaFayette Golf Course at 706-639-1580.
Friday, June 8
ENTERTAINMENT · Chris McDaniel, formerly with multi-platinum selling Confederate Railroad, will appear at Sacred Sounds Friday, June 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. Also appearing will be harmonica player Otis Head and the barbershop quartet Rock City 4. Randall Franks from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night” will emcee. The event is a fundraiser for the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship Fund helping musicians achieve higher education. Donations for tickets are adults: $5, Children 5 and under free with adult. Tickets may be purchased locally in advance during business hours at SonShine Christian Books 706-861-7675 in Fort Oglethorpe. For more information, Share America Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 42 Tunnel Hill, Ga. 30755.
ENTERTAINMENT · The Riverbend Festival will begin Friday, June 8 and continues through Sunday, June 17 (except for Monday, June11 — which is when the Bessie Smith Strut is held) on the 21st Century Waterfront along the Tennessee River in Chattanooga. Bands ranging from classic rock, jam bands, country, urban and bluegrass will perform. Riverbend draws more than 650,000 patrons annually. Activities include a children's village, mobile exhibits, Bluecross Riverbend Run and Walk, a marketplace and a fireworks finale. For more information, visit riverbendfestival.com.
COMMUNITY · Youth indoor soccer, for children ages 6-9, will be held June 22 through July 27 (Saturday practices and games) at the YMCA Program Center at the Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church gym, Registration deadline is June 8. Cost is $50. Visit ymcachattanooga.org for more information.
COMMUNITY · Rookies indoor soccer, for children ages 3-5, will be held June 22 through July 27 (Friday practices and games) at the YMCA Program Center at the Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church gym. Registration deadline is June 8. Cost is $50. Visit ymcachattanooga.org for more information.
COMMUNITY · Youth basketball, for children ages 6-12, will be held June 22 through July 27 (Saturday practices and games) at the YMCA program center at the Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church gym. Registration deadline is June 8. Cost is $50. ymcachattanooga.org for more information.
COMMUNITY · Parkridge East Hospital is hosting a pelvic pain seminar on the topic of endometriosis from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 8 in the facility’s Birth Place classroom. This event will help attendees to understand more about symptoms and treatment for endometriosis, one of the most common causes of chronic pelvic pain. Dr. Del Ashcraft will give a brief presentation followed by a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free, but space is limited and reservations are required - call MedLine at 800-242-5662 to reserve your seat.
COMMUNITY · The annual Highway 95 yard sale will be held Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9, starting at 8 a.m. The sale begins in Rock Spring and winds along Highway 151. Enjoy good bargains and food.
COMMUNITY · An antique typewriter exhibit will open Friday, June 8, at Chattooga Academy in LaFayette. The exhibit features Royal, Underwood and Smith typewriters, as well as Imperial and Smith-Corona typewriters. An Oliver No. 9 is also on display. The typewriters were manufactured approximately from between 1915-1950. A volunteer will be on-hand to assist visitors with the exhibit on Sundays from 1-3 p.m. Chattooga Academy is open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. most days Monday through Friday. The building is at 304 North Main Street, in LaFayette. Admission is free. The exhibit will run through Sunday, July 22. For more information, call 706-639-1519.
RELIGIOUS · Newnan Springs United Methodist Church is having vacation bible school June 8-10 (Friday-Sunday). On Friday, June 8, VBS is 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, June 9, VBS is from 4-7 p.m.; and Sunday, June 10, is from 10 a.m.-noon. Church is at 78 Monanaw Avenue, Rossville. For more information, call 706-866-6724.
Saturday, June 9
COMMUNITY · The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 16-02 Chattanooga, will provide a boating safety class Saturday, June 9. The class will be held at the U.S. Coast Guard station at 3551 Old Harrison Pike in Chattanooga. Sign-in starts at 8 a.m. and class lasts until 4:30 or 5 p.m. Seating is limited and preregistration is required. The cost of the class is $30 per person, which includes class book and lunch. Any Tennessee resident born after January 1, 1989, must show the TWRA-issued wallet Boating Safety Education Certificate as proof of successful completion of the course. An additional class will be offered by USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 16-02 in July as well. For more information, and to register for either class, please contact USCG Auxiliary Flotilla commander Teresa Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-820-6769.
COMMUNITY · “Nite in the Park” will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at West Armuchee Community Club on West Armuchee Road. Enjoy barbecue, homemade ice cream, blue grass and gospel music.
COMMUNITY · Inside rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, June 9 and 16 at Christ Fellowship Church, 1176 N. Three Notch Road. Sale items include furniture, TVs, books, infant accessories, teen and adult clothing and home decor.
ENTERTAINMENT · On Saturday, June 9, Bluegrass Bands Helping Hands will present “An evening with the John Cowan Band” to benefit The Miracle League of Whitfield County. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. at the historic Dalton Freight Depot. The concert is co-sponsored by the Downtown Dalton Development Authority. Concert tickets are available for $15 through the freight depot gift shop located at 305 South Depot Street in Downtown Dalton. For more information, call 706-270-9960.