COMMUNITY · LaFayette Downtown Development Authority, in cooperation with a regional fitness initiative, will host a walk and talk Saturday, Oct. 1, in downtown LaFayette. The event, held in conjunction with Heritage Day, begins at 8:30 a.m. at Joe Stock Memorial Park. Participants will walk about one mile around downtown and then return to the park. Participants will follow portions of the route of the “Battle of LaFayette” brochure, which describes the June 24, 1864, battle. Free water and T-shirts will be provided to walkers. The free event is open to the public and will last about one hour. Participants are invited to bring a breakfast snack to enjoy as they walk. The event will be cancelled if weather is inclement.
COMMUNITY · Welcome Hill Baptist Church in Trion will have a chicken/fish plate sale on Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Plates are $5 each and will consist of chicken/fish, fries, slaw, hush puppies, rolls, dessert, and drink. To pre order, call Larry Stoker at 706-936-6199, Larry Bolton at 706-506-5184, Johnnie Stoker at 706-936-6202, or any church member. Carry out plates will be available or can be eaten in the fellowship hall.
COMMUNITY · Heritage Day at the Marsh House will be held Saturday, October 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. The festival will feature food prepared on the grounds over an open fire, funnel cakes, homemade baked goods, entertainment, special guest Don Welch and vendors selling handmade, vintage and antique items. Tours of the Marsh house will be available for a $1 donation at the door. For more information, visit www.marshhouseoflafayette.com or call 423-718-9918.
CHURCH · Pastor Tony Jackson and members of Ebenezer Baptist Church, 4868 Haywood Valley Rd., Chattooga County, invites all to come to their annual fish fry. The event is Oct. 1 beginning at noon and going all afternoon. Donations will be accepted to benefit the building fund. Weiss Lake Bluegrass will provide music. For more information, call 706-857-1556 or 706-331-7398.
COMMUNITY · The annual Georgia Winery Grape Stomp is Oct. 1 from noon to 4 p.m. The event will feature grape stomping, apple bobbing, food by J. Lockhart Bar-b-que, craft vendors, hay rides, wine tasting and entertainment by the Buckner Brothers. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Children under 12 get in free.
COMMUNITY · The 2011 Labor Day Car & Motorcycle Show will be Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Walker County Civic Center. Registration will be held from at 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. All proceeds go to the Al Millard Memorial Stocking Full of Love of Walker County.
ENTERTAINMENT · The Charlie Daniels Band will headline Summerset 2011 at the Northwest Georgia Bank Amphitheater. The concert will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds for the event will benefit the Evitt Foundation, a 501(c)3 which promotes child welfare and education. Tickets are available at ticketweb.com and will be $25 with the internet presale or $35 at the gate. Find it on Facebook at Summerset Facebook Page.
Sunday, Oct. 2
CHURCH · Fellowship of Faith in the Name of Jesus will begin praise and worship services Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at Boynton Voting Precinct off Boynton Drive. All are welcome. Fellowship dinner will follow service. Pastor is Gladys Skyles. For more information, call 423-645-0634.
CHURCH · Homecoming at Fellowship Baptist Church in Chickamauga is Oct. 2 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Reed Wright (former pastor) from Cleveland, Tenn., is guest speaker. Allison and Hannah Carlton will provide special music and a covered dish lunch will follow the service.
FAMILY · The Ross Anderson family reunion will be Oct. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Catoosa Baptist Tarbenacle.
CHURCH · Fall revival services will be held at The Way of the Cross Baptist Church Oct. 2-7. Everyone is welcome. The church’s pastor is Oscar Stapp. Special speakers, speaking Sunday at 6 p.m. and Monday through Friday at 7 p.m., are as follows: Sunday, Micah Nave; Monday, Jason Parrish; Tuesday, Jay Walthour; Wednesday, Steve Camp and choir; Thursday, Sam Barrett, and Friday, Wayne Casteel.
CHURCH · Fall revival services will be held at Elizabeth Terrace Baptist Church, 600 Mohawk Street, Rossville, Sunday, Oct. 2 through Wednesday, Oct. 5. Services begin at 10:50 a.m. Sunday morning, 6 p.m. Sunday evening and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Evangelist Dana Williams from Wedowee, Ala., will be preaching. Pastor George Pinion and the members extend a cordial invitation to the public to attend. Special singing and a nursery will be provided nightly.
CHURCH · Dry Creek Baptist Church in Naomi will host homecoming on Oct. 2 at 10:30 a.m. Revival will run Oct. 3-7 with services starting at 7 p.m. each night. Paul Taylor is guest pastor and there will be a special singing nightly. Terry Colbert is the church’s regular pastor.
CHURCH · Ridgeview Baptist Church in LaFayette will host its 51st homecoming on Oct. 2. Special singing by Charles Teague and Higher Praise begins at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Lee Byrd will preach and a covered dish lunch will follow. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Monday, Oct. 3
EDUCATION · The regularly scheduled meeting of the Chickamauga City Board of Education on Oct. 10 has been rescheduled for Oct. 3. The meeting will be held in the board room of the central office at 402 Cove Road, Chickamauga.
COMMUNITY · The Conasauga Chapter of the Georgia Nurses Association will meet at the Whitfield County Health Center on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker is John Goldman, MD, chief of rheumatology at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta.
CHURCH · Victory Tabernacle of Praise, 293 Justin Drive in LaFayette, will host a revival Oct. 3-7 at 7 p.m. each night. Different speaker and special signing each night. Everyone welcome.