published Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Community Briefs


North River Invitational Car Show: North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Ed Hixson Band plays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Red Cross youth car wash: Raceway, 3459 Amnicola Highway, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., donations accepted for the Chattanooga chapter of American Red Cross or canned goods for donation to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. 265-3455.

Yard Sale: Christian Worship Center, 120 Sweetwater Road, Whitwell, Tenn., opens 8 a.m., fill a bag for $1. Proceeds help fund vacation Bible school. 423-208-1103.


Bradley County Democratic Party Heritage Dinner: Walker Valley High School cafeteria, 750 Lauderdale Memorial Highway, Cleveland, Tenn., 6 p.m., $20 for barbecue dinner. Meet eight Democratic candidates before talk by featured speaker, senatorial candidate Park Overall. Question-and-answer session follows. 336-1129.

JFK Club: Blue Orleans Restaurant, corner of Main and Market streets, noon, visitors welcome. Chip Forrester, chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party, is guest speaker. Reservations required for $11 lunch buffet. Email JFK

Square dance: Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 4131 Ringgold Road, 8-10 p.m., $4 per person. East Ridge Grand Squares hosts group of German dancers and caller from New Zealand at community dance open to the public. 595-0977.


Democratic Women's Club: IBEW Union Hall, 3922 Volunteer Drive, 6 p.m., visitors welcome. Dr. Mary Headrick, U.S. House of Representatives candidate, is guest speaker. 870-1848.


Chattanooga Stamp Club: Harrison Bay State Park, Harrison Bay Road, Pavilion No. 2, 5:30 p.m., bring covered dish for potluck picnic dinner, meat provided by the club. 344-7849.

Marion County Democratic Party: Western Sizzlin' Restaurant, Jasper, Tenn., 6:30 p.m., visitors welcome. State Rep. Bill Harmon of Dunlap is guest speaker. 423-280-0756.


Sunset Concert Series: North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Drive, 7 p.m., free performance by River City Red Hot Dixieland Band. 870-8924.

about Susan Pierce...

Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...

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