COMMUNITY · The Ringgold Haunted Depot continues Oct. 22 and Oct. 27-29 at 7 p.m. each night. The cost for the event is $5 for the Haunted Depot, $5 for the Haunted Ghost Tour, and $3 for the Haunted Hayride & Bonfire. For more information or questions, contact Ringgold marketing coordinator Daniel Shepard at 706-935-5290 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY · Chattanooga Sidewalk Tours is giving a Chickamauga Ghost Tour Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. The tour begins in front of the Gordon Lee High School sign. Participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes before the tour, wear comfortable shoes, and take a flashlight.
COMMUNITY · The Battlefield Farmers’ Market is preparing to celebrate the fall season with free fun for the whole family at the Harvest Hoedown. Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to noon, the market will host Harvest Hoedown at the Walker County Ag Center. The event is free to the public and will feature a variety of activities for children, including a combination bounce house, two obstacle courses, miniature horses and other animals, line dancers teaching guests the Miley Cyrus Hoedown Throwdown and a pumpkin painting station with more than 100 free pumpkins.
COMMUNITY · The LaFayette-Walker County Public Library will be hosting a Professional Image Makeover Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class will be divided into three sections: resume writing, mock interviews and an image makeover. The class is free, but space is limited. Call 706-638-2992 to register.
COMMUNITY · Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church’s free community event on Oct. 22 includes food, games, a puppet ministry and a Trunk or Treat event for the whole family. The church is at 4686 West Armuchee Road. Its pumpkin patch runs through the month of October.
COMMUNITY · The Walker County Chamber of Commerce will host the 29th annual Walker County Gala Saturday, Oct. 22, at The Chattanoogan hotel. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour, and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.walkercochamber.com/gala.htm or contact the Chamber at 706-375-7702.
COMMUNITY · The LaFayette High School Class of 1976, including 1977-1978, is having a reunion Oct. 22 at the LaFayette Golf Club from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, contact Angela Fitzpatrick Stack at 706-217-7933. Cost is $35 per person and money is due by Sept 22.
COMMUNITY · Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free ranger program about the Confederate Army of Mississippi (later renamed the Army of Tennessee) and the reasons for its drive into Kentucky in the fall of 1862. If you are interested in learning more about the ill-fated Confederate invasion of Kentucky, the 30-minute talk will be presented on Oct. 22 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center theater.
Sunday, October 23
COMMUNITY · Kid’s Station's third annual pumpkin patch continues through Oct. 31. Hours of operation for pumpkin sales are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 1-6 p.m. The weekend of Oct. 22-23 is the Pumpkin Extravaganza Fall Festival. Free admission. The festival will include concessions, games, storytelling, face painting, pumpkin painting, hayrides, and much more. Field trips are available for school groups. Kid’s Station is at 14237 Alabama Highway, Rock Spring, in Walker County. For more information, call 706-937-8585.
CHURCH · Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Lyerly will hold pastor appreciation for Rev. Harry Reeves and his on wife on Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m.
COMMUNITY · Many of those affected by the April tornado might have lost their winter clothes in the storm. The Calhoun and Ringgold Seventh-day Adventist churches are partnering together to extend an invitation to all those impacted by the storm. On Oct. 23, from 2 to 5 p.m., gently used winter clothes will be available at the Ringgold Seventh-day Adventist church on 124 Kittle Street for those in the Ringgold area. Also offered at that time will be free blood pressure checks and healthy snacks.
SCHOOLS · Naomi Elementary invites everyone to “Scare Breast Cancer Away” Walk at the LaFayette High School walking track on Oct. 23 from 2 until 4 p.m. Adults walking will be asked for a donation of $5 and children under 17 will be $2. A family of four or more may walk for only $10. Have fun. Children are welcome to wear Halloween costumes, and everyone else is encouraged to wear pink. For more information, call 706-638-2443.
COMMUNITY · The Oct. 23 Walker County Historical Society meeting program has been changed to “The History of the La Fayette Presbyterian Church.” The meeting is at 2:30 p.m at the church at 107 North Main Street. Dr. David Boyle will highlight some of the events of the founding and history and discuss some little-known incidents in the congregation’s history. The church archives will be on display in the fellowship hall. The public is invited.
COMMUNITY · Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga have extended their partnership to include free monthly guided historical bicycle rides to Moccasin Bend National Archeological District. The monthly bike ride for October will take place on Oct. 23 at 9:30 a.m. While participants are encouraged to bring their own bicycles, a limited number of loaner bicycles from the Outdoor Chattanooga Mobile Bicycle Fleet will be available for riders five feet tall and over at no charge. Reservations for bicycles are required by calling Outdoor Chattanooga at 423-643-6888. The tour will begin at Outdoor Chattanooga in Coolidge Park at the base of the Walnut Street Bridge, 200 River Street.
Monday, Oct. 24
COMMUNITY · The LaFayette-Walker County Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. at the La Fayette-Walker County Public Library’s temporary location (1105 North Main Street).
CHURCH · New Bethel Baptist Church at 1635 Salem Valley Road, Ringgold, will host a revival Oct. 24-28. Josh Williams will be the evangelist. Special singing nightly. Services start at 7:30 p.m.