COMMUNITY · The Ga. 136 yard sale, extending from the Alabama state line in Dade County to near Gainesville in Hall County, will be held April 14-15. The Armuchee Valley Community Center, one mile west of Villanow, will participate with a big yard sale. Call 706-397-2202 for more information.
COMMUNITY · There will be a special one-hour program at Chickamauga Battlefield Saturday, April 14, at 2 p.m., to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic. Join a park ranger to learn and discuss an important connection between the Battle of Chickamauga and the sinking of the Titanic. Although the two historical events are separated by almost 49 years, the Battle of Chickamauga was discussed aboard the Ti-tanic’s maiden voyage. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. The program begins at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center parking lot and then will car caravan onto the battlefield. For more information, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241 or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov.chch.
CHURCH · Boynton United Methodist Church will hold a Blessing of the Animals Saturday, April 14, at 10 a.m. Bring your cats, dogs, birds, cows and other animals to be blessed. All animals must be caged or leashed. We bring animals for blessing as a way of reminding ourselves of the beauty of God’s creation and our role in ensuring its care and proper use. The blessing will occur under the pavilion behind the church, 4246 Boynton Drive in Ringgold. For more information, call 706-866-2626 or visit www.BoyntonUMC.org.
COMMUNITY · Boynton United Methodist will host a yard sale to benefit missions Saturday, April 14. from 8 a.m. to noon at the church, 4246 Boynton Drive in Ringgold. For more information, call 706-866-2626 or visit www.BoyntonUMC.org.
CHURCH · Corinth Baptist Church will hold ladies’ day Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Speaker Tina Craighead from Gordonsville, Tenn., will be bringing a lesson on the theme “It’s About Time.” Terri Gibbs, Chris-tian artist, will perform. Lunch will be served. All are welcome. There is no charge for this event, but a love offering will be taken for traveling expenses for the speaker and singer.
COMMUNITY · Camp New Dawn will hold an open house April 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come out to learn about Camp New Dawn, to ask questions about summer camp, and to have some fun. Registrations will be accepted and a hot dog lunch served. Call 706-539-2235 or visit campnewdawnga.org for more information.
COMMUNITY · The annual Walker County rabies clinics will be held April 14 and April 21. The cost of a rabies vaccine for a dog or cat is $10. The schedule for April 14 is: noon to 1 p.m., Gilbert Elementary; 12:30-2 p.m., Vil-lanow Animal Clinic; 1:30-2:30 p.m., Fairview United Methodist Church; 2:30-3:30 p.m., Mountain View Elementary Headstart; 3-4 p.m., Osburn School (Advancing Ed. Center); 4:30-6 p.m., Rock Spring Elementary, and 5-6 p.m., Chat-tanooga Valley Elementary. The schedule for April 21 is: noon to 1 p.m., East Broomtown Road Fire Hall; 1-2 p.m., Kensington Fire Hall; 2-3 p.m., Naomi Elementary; 2:30-4 p.m., Gordon Lee High School, and 4:30-5 p.m., Woodsta-tion Baptist Church. Sponsored by the Walker County Cooperative Extension and your local veterinarians.
Sunday, April 15
COMMUNITY · The Obedience Club of Chattanooga, 4 miles south of Chattanooga on Ga. 193 in Flintstone, will hold registration for obedience, rally, and new agility classes for puppies and dogs Sunday, April 15, from 1-3 p.m. Agility I and II Fundamentals (Indoors) will now be offered. Bring a copy of shot records to registration. During registration, various OCC dog/handler teams will present training demonstrations. Classes begin Monday night, April 16. Visit our website at chattanoogaobedienceclub.org or call 423-517-1448.
COMMUNITY · Catoosa County Special Olympics will hold a “Get Your Game On” fashion show Sunday, April 15, beginning at 3 p.m. in the Heritage High School auditorium.
Monday, April 16
COMMUNITY · The Cherokee Regional Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, April 16, at 2 p.m. at the La-Fayette-Walker County Library’s temporary location of 1105 North Main St., LaFayette.
COMMUNITY · The LaFayette-Walker County Public Library will have their Preschool Ready to READ class on Mondays, April 16, 23 and 30 at 10 a.m.
EDUCATION · The regular monthly meetings of the Walker County Board of Education will be held on the third Monday of each month, with the exception of the January, February, November and December meetings in 2012. Meetings will be held at 6 p.m. at the Walker County Department of Education Building, 201 South Duke Street, LaFayette. 2012 meetings are April 16, May 14, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10.