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Thursday December 2

The Walker County Board of Education There will be two meetings in December. The next planning session is rescheduled from December 7, and will now take place on Thursday, December 2, at 6 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2021 GSBA annual conference. The regular December session will take place on Monday, December 13, at 6 p.m., in the Department of Walker County Education, 201 S Duke Street, Lafayette.

Saturday 4th December

The Villanow . Christmas Market It will be Saturday, December 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Armuchee Valley Community Center, 11471 E. Highway 136, Lafayette. Vendors will sell on-site custom T-shirts, sewing supplies, fishing lures, tumblers, baked goods, cutting boards, Christmas decor, and more. Franchises will be by JC BBQ.

Tuesday 7 December

Anna Shaw Children’s Institute (ASCI) Next will be held CHAMP webinar (lessons to help, guide and motivate parents) Tuesday December 7 at noon. The topic will be “The Power of Play: Total Motor Skills, Pretend Play and Favorite Games.” Among the presenters is Nancy Carneval, a developmental pediatrician. Ashley Lantz, Physiotherapist. Becky McBride, Occupational Therapist. Visit the event section at for live broadcast information. For more information, call 706-226-8900.

Thursday December 9

Will host friends of the Lafayette County Library Walker A Holiday centerpiece workshop Thursday, December 9th, at 11am and 5:30pm, participants will make their own holiday centerpieces. Pre-registration is required; The cost is $35 per person. Sign up by calling the library at 706-638-2992 or message the Lafayette Library on Facebook.


Meetings due to holidays Walker Historic Preservation Committee It will not meet in December. The next monthly meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 17, at 6 p.m. at the Wardlow Building (formerly Long John Silvers Building) in Lafayette.

♦ holiday Marsh House Museum It will offer candlelight tours on weekends December 11-12 and 18-19 from 6-8:00 p.m. By reservation only. The house will be decorated in the style of the 1880s, and the Christmas customs of the time will be discussed during the regular historical tour, which ends with traditional hot cider-ginger cakes. Call 706-638-5187 or message via Marsh House Facebook Messenger at least two days in advance to reserve a spot. Masks are requested, and tours will be limited to six people per tour. A donation of $5 per person is required. Criticism is preferred.

♦ holiday Gordon-Lee Palace on Chickamauga’s Annual Candlelight Tours It will be December 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th from 6-8pm every evening. The palace will be decorated with fresh natural greens, flowers and berries with touches of antiquity, all lit by candlelight outside the palace. Live music and hot cider with cookies will be served during the period for visitors to enjoy during their tour. The cost is $5 for adults and $1 for children age 12 or younger, and all proceeds will benefit Friends 501c3 Minor Improvement Charity. Call 423-488-0861 for more information.

meetings Downtown Roseville Development Authority General It meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 8 a.m. at the Rossville Public Library.

meetings Catoosa County Democratic Party It generally meets on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to or contact Greg Bentley at

♦ Church Open Bible Church Full Bible, 2803 Ga. Highway 151 in LaFayette invites the public to worship on Sundays: Sunday school 10 a.m., morning service at 11 a.m., night service at 5 p.m.

♦ cookbook North Georgia Animal Alliance He compiled a cookbook, “Recipes to the Rescue,” To sell as a fundraiser for an animal rescue group. In addition to 200 recipes, including four recipes for dog and cat treats and a few household cleaning agents, the NGAA cookbook, which retails for $12, offers 20 pages of cooking tips, tips, and information about the organization and its work. To learn more about “Recipes to the Rescue” and the North Georgia Animal Alliance, visit You can also email or call 796-937-2287. NGAA is on Facebook at

♦ club Kiwanis Club in Fort Oglethorpe It was chartered in 1954 and is the oldest service club in Catoosa County. The club meets every Friday at noon at the Park Place Restaurant. To learn more about Kiwanis, contact Club President Chris McKeever at 706-861-2860 or visit his Facebook page at

♦ Meetings Chickamauga and the Civil War Round Table in Chattanooga It meets monthly to discuss the complex history of the Civil War and the Reconstruction period. Meetings are the first Thursday of every month at 7pm Zoom meetings are currently. Reputable historians/authors for each meeting. Email address: Facebook Group: Chickamauga & Chattanooga Civil War Roundtable Group.

♦ Church Lafayette Presbyterian Church Streaming services will continue at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Facebook Live. Members and visitors are welcome to attend the service at 11 am by booking at There is plenty of room for extra families. Masks are required, and proper social distancing is maintained throughout the service. A recording of the service has been posted on YouTube and on the church’s Facebook page (LaFayette-Presbyterian-Church) for later viewing. The church is not closed, just met in a different way. Prayer requests can be submitted via the website or by calling 706-638-3932. Reverend Clay Gunther and elders are available as needed. A full reopening will be announced at a later time.

♦ Meetings Catoosa County Historical Society It meets every second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Old Stone Church, Highway 41, in Ringgold. The Old Stone Church is also open for tours Friday through Sunday, 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 706-935-5232.

♦ Meetings Georgia Alliance for Transparency It meets the third Thursday of every month. The site and guest speakers are announced on our Facebook page every month. GTC is a nonpartisan watchdog group committed to promoting transparency, accountability, accessibility, integrity, and the highest ethical standards in government, politics and law. Open to interested residents of Catoosa, Dade, and Walker Counties. For information, email or call Dean Kelley at 706-866-4656.

♦ lose weight TOPS (take off the pounds wisely) It meets on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Harbor Lights Baptist Church, 600 Crane Street, Lafayette. Enjoy while you lose those extra pounds. Call 0520-432 423 for details.

♦ Meetings 217 It meets on the first Saturday of every month at 8 a.m. on West 14th Street in Chickamauga.

♦ Meetings Illuminated Southern Book Club Meets at Caffeine Addicts, 7819 Nashville Street in Ringgold, the last Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. For more information call Donna Greeson at 706-935-2810.

♦ Join Church Foster Mill Drive Baptist Church in Lafayette for worship. Sunday School at 10am, with lessons for all ages. Morning worship service at 11 am. Sunday night, worship is at 6pm. Wednesday nights, worship is at 7 p.m. For more information, call 423-667-4521.

meetings American Legion, Lafayette Post 339 It meets on the third Monday of every month. The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. in the Wardlaw-Bible Conference Room at the Lafayette Walker County Public Library. This meeting is open to active and potential members of The American Legion and their guests.

♦ Church Lee Chapel Community Church It is located at 3253 Catoosa Parkway, Tunnel Hill and offers Sunday services at 2 p.m.

meetings Senior and friends of Fort Oglethorpe The group meets every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Constitution Hall on Forest Street. This group of volunteers offers games, crafts, blood pressure/blood sugar checks, bingo and refreshments. For information or transportation, call Karon Parker at 423-595-7109 or Taire Pulver at 423-227-7720.

♦ meet Catoosa County Historical Society It meets every second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Old Stone Church, Highway 41, in Ringgold. The Old Stone Church is also open for tours Friday through Sunday, 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 706-935-5232.

♦ Church real life church At The Renaissance Center, 630 North Ave. , Rossville, invites services Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday Food & Fellowship at 6:30 p.m. followed by an adult Bible study at 7 p.m. Visit us at or call 423-260-2774.

♦ CLUB GUESTS WELCOME WHEN IT IS Ringgold Kiwans Club Every Tuesday morning, 7-8 a.m. meets for breakfast and fellowship at First Baptist Church in Ringgold, located at 7611 Nashville St. Call Wayne Pennington, 423-838-3535, for more information.

♦ community Narconon We would like to remind families that drug use is on the rise. If you know anyone who struggles with drug addiction, Narconon is available to help you. Request a free brochure on the signs of addiction to all drugs. Narconon also offers free offers and referrals. Call 800-431-1754 or visit

♦ Church Men’s Ministry at Keith Baptist Church They invite you to join them on the second Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. for a free breakfast, fellowship, and Bible study. The church is located at 1573 Keith Road in Ringgold. For more information, please contact Dustin Salter at 423-827-2930.

♦ community The Northwest Georgia branch of the American Red Cross is looking for volunteers To conduct disaster work, office management, and community outreach at health fairs and other events in Chattooga, Dade, Catoosa, Gordon, Murray, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Training will be provided. For more information, call 706-728-3408 or visit

meetings Boynton Lions Club It meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Boynton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Dinner Bell Dinner costs $6.50, and the annual membership fee is $21 per quarter. For information, call 423-321-2481.

♦ community Fort Oglethorpe Grooming Cabinet It is located at Rosewood at Fort Oglethorpe Assisted Living, 14 Town Drive. The Caring Closet is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 706-866-4443 and ask for Tracy or Connor.

♦ Meetings Anonymous Addicts and Alcohol (unavailable / AA) Meetings are open to the public every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at LaFayette Presbyterian Church, 107 N. Main St. For more information, visit or call 888-479-9696.

♦ community Lookout Mountain CASA Needs (Court Appointed Private Lawyers) Volunteers To advocate for the best interests of the abused and neglected children in Catoosa, Dade Walker and Chattoga counties who are in foster care. CASA volunteers serve as the eyes and ears of juvenile court judges. For more information, email Annice Goodwin at or call 423-402-0843.

♦ Meetings ABATE (American Drivers Active Towards Education) in Georgia County 1 West meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at the Dairy Dip in LaFayette. For more information, contact Eugene Bell at or call 706-260-5594.

meetings Cedar Grove Community Club It meets every third Saturday at 6 p.m. at Cedar Grove Community Center on West Cove Road. Everyone is invited.

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