COMMUNITY · Valentine Sleep in the Deep at the Tennessee Aquarium will be held from Friday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. to Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8:30 a.m. Families with children ages 6 and older accompanied by an adult are wel-come. Give your family a very special Valentines experience this year and celebrate this special holiday as you Sleep in the Deep. During your night of adventure inside River and Ocean Journey, you will discover the wonderful and sometimes wacky world of critter courtship. You will also enjoy an IMAX 3D movie, explore behind the scenes and encounter Aquarium animals close-up. At lights out, bed down in the Undersea Cavern of Ocean Journey, while sharks and thousands of colorful fish swim over and around you. In the morning, we'll even give the river otters a special Valentine's treat. The $55 admission includes overnight, IMAX movie, guided tours, special activities, pizza and continental breakfast. Must register by Wednesday, Feb. 8. For more information, call 423-267-FISH (3474) or visit http://www.tnaqua.org/Events.aspx.
CHURCH · Elizabeth Terrace Baptist Church, at 600 Mohawk Street in Rossville, will be holding its 23rd annual Faith Promise Missions Conference Feb. 8-12. Conference preacher will be Dr. Dean Hamby, assistant director of Macedonia World Baptist Missions. Each service will feature a different missionary presenting their field of ser-vice. Services on weeknights will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday services will begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., morning
worship at 10:50 a.m., and Sunday evening worship at 6 p.m. There will be no Saturday night service. Pastor George Pinion and the members extend a cordial invitation to the public to attend. A nursery will be provided.
COMMUNITY · The Hear Now Café, a support group for hard of hearing people, will hold a special valentine event Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. The free event is equipped with our FM listening system for hard of hearing to see, hear and understand everything, and the chef will bake a homemade valentine dessert. The group will meet at the Ridgeview Baptist Church in the activity center 6 N. Moore Road and Brainerd Road in Chattanooga. RSVP by Feb. 8 by calling 423-624-1669 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Hear Now Café is open to all hard of hear-ing people, friends and families, and meets on the second Friday of each month.
COMMUNITY · The Battlefield Civitan Club will honor local clergy at a breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Feb. 8, at Parkway Baptist Temple, 67 Stuart Road, Ft. Oglethorpe. The speaker will be Dr. David Sampson of Parkway Baptist Temple.
CHURCH · The Winter Bible Conference, “Israel and Prophecy,” which began Feb. 7, is at Faith Baptist Church through Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Featured preachers are Billy Mitchell (through Thursday) and Ronnie Jones (Friday). This event was originally scheduled for Jan. 9-13. No day services. The church is at 308 Boynton Drive in Ringgold. For more information, call 706-937-7091, or email email@example.com.
Thursday, Feb. 9
EDUCATION · The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Youth Success Academy will have an open house for the community Thursday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Youth Success Academy provides GED classes, work experience, and financial assistance for college for students 16 to 21 years old. The academy if funded through a partnership between GNTC and the Georgia Regional Coalition. For more information, call 706-764-3783.
CHURCH · Covenant Life Worship Center in Chickamauga will present its annual Extravagant Encounter Feb. 9-12. The worship center is featuring pastor James Cant and guest evangelist Mark Casto of Extreme Ministries in Cleveland, Tenn. Services begin at 7 p.m. nightly, and on Sunday at 11 a.m. Nursery and children’s ministry pro-vided. No cost, no registration. Organizers invite everyone to come and enjoy the extravagant presence of the Lord. For more information, call 706-375-5286 or visit covenantlifeworship.com.
COMMUNITY · The LaFayette-Walker County Public Library Teen Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. All teenag-ers interested in the community, the library or volunteering are encouraged to join.
COMMUNITY · Homeschooled children are invited to come to the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library on at 1 p.m. to read books, learn and converse with other students their age.
COMMUNITY · The Friends of the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library will have its monthly meeting at the library at 7 p.m.
COMMUNITY · LaFayette Presbyterian Church invites everyone to a “Pool Party in the Dead of Winter” at the church from 5 to 6 p.m. The church will host a forum for caring for elderly family members. Rev. Lou Snead, pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas, will be the forum leader. Rev. Snead has been caregiver for his mother for a number of years. She is 102 years old. Following the forum, those attending are invited to enjoy dinner and shoot pool at the local restaurant One-Eleven.
ENTERTAINMENT · The Dalton Little Theatre will present “Barefoot in the Park” Feb. 9 and 10 at 7 p.m., Feb. 4 and 11 at 8 p.m., and Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. The theatre is at 210 N. Pentz Street in Dalton. For more information, call 706-226-6618 or visit daltonlittletheatre.com.
Friday, Feb. 10
ENTERTAINMENT · The Share America Foundation will host award-winning Gospel Hall of Fame member Archie Watkins, formerly of the Inspirations, on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ringgold Depot, corner of Depot Street and U.S. 41 in Ringgold. Pianist Ryan Stinson will also perform. 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, visit www.myspace.com/shareamerica or www.shareamericafoundation.org.
COMMUNITY · A series of free basic diabetes education classes will be taught by Linda Long, certified diabetes educator, on Fridays, Feb. 10 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Walker Ag Center in Rock Spring. Bring a sack lunch; drinks will be provided. Call 706-638-5577 to register. Classes are sponsored by the Walker County Health Department.