• Rossville Civic Center, 400 McFarland Ave., Rossville, Ga.; 8 a.m.-9 p.m. today; benefit for Peach Orchard Baptist Church Building Fund, includes car wash (8 a.m.-noon), auction, food, cake walk and singing featuring the Peace Orchard Baptist Singers, New Day Gospel Singers, David Chastain, Derk Angel, Dana Russell, The Hickeys, Calvary’s Blend and Keith and Carolyn Bobo; 827-8601.
• Hamilton County Baptist Association, 6625 Lee Highway in the fireplace room at Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home; 5-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 17 and Aug. 24 (all three sessions required); instruction on teaching English as a second language; 267-3794 or email hcba@ baptistassociation.com.
• Hamilton County Baptist Association, 6625 Lee Highway; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 17 (tutoring children and youth in reading) and 12:30-3 p.m. Aug. 17 (tutoring children and youth in math); classes for parents, grandparents and those who work in day cares, recreation centers and community associations, taught by Loretta Swingle, educator and national trainer for North American Mission Board; free; lunch available with reservation by Tuesday; 267-3794 or email hcba@baptist association.com.
• Christ First Church, 10052 N. Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga., in the Walker County Civic Center agricultural building; 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, and noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18; Super Summer Spectacular includes games, crafts, Bible lesson, door prizes, concessions and bake sale, plus corn hole tournament Saturday and teen/college/career night Sunday with music by church’s worship band and message by Tracy Trivette; children must be accompanied by an adult; admission free but proceeds will benefit church’s Navajo Indian mission team; $20 cornhole tournament team entry; 423-802-7413.
• Calvary Memorial Baptist Church, 2 Harker Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; 4-8 p.m. Saturday and Saturday, Aug. 17; Back to Bible School with “Kingdom Chronicles: Standing Strong In The Battle For Truth” theme; ages kindergarten-sixth grade and adults; 423-602-1819 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Baptist Hill Baptist Church, 1094 Griffith Highway, Whitwell, Tenn.; 11 a.m. CDT Sunday; gospel concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; free; 421-4269; also, Calvary Baptist Church, 176 Bayview Drive, Sugar Valley, Ga., 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and Sequoyah Church of God, 2007 Frankie Lane, Soddy-Daisy, 6 p.m. Thursday.
• Olivet Baptist Church, 740 E. M.L. King Blvd. (Kingdom Center); 7 p.m. Friday; Ladies Night Out event features Stellar Award-winning saxophonist Angella Christie and spoken word artist Marsha Mills; $25 reserved seats, $20 general admission; 266-8709.
• Philadelphia Baptist Church, 1065 Pine Grove Road, Ringgold, Ga.; 6 p.m. Friday; gospel concert by The Stuart Family and Calvary’s Blend; 706-891-5683.
— Compiled by staff writer Clint Cooper