published Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Community Briefs

TODAY

• College Goal Saturday: Cleveland State Community College, Career Education Building Room 108, Cleveland, Tenn., 9 a.m. Free event for future college students to learn financial aid information, receive assistance with filing Free Application for Student Aid. 1-800-342-1663.

• Harp Concert: St. Mark's Church, 701 Mississippi Ave., 7 p.m., free. Chattanooga Harp Ensemble performs with 13 harps, bells and cello. 400-4241.

• Music for Mutts: JJ's Bohemia, 231 M.L. King Blvd., 6 p.m.-1 a.m., $7-$10. Seven bands play at benefit to help Wally's Friends provide spay and neutering services through February. 475-6981.

SUNDAY

• College Goal Sunday: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's University Center lobby, 1-4 p.m. Free event for future college students to learn financial aid information, receive assistance with filing Free Application for Student Aid. www.utc.edu

• Vocal Competition: UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St., 1:30 p.m., free. Eleven high school singers compete for scholarships from the Performing Arts League. The winner will perform at the CSO Youth Orchestra's spring concert. 756-2256.

• Walker County Historical Society: Marsh House, 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga., 2:30 p.m., visitors welcome. 706-764-2801.

TUESDAY

• UTC Lecture: UTC University Center, Raccoon Mountain Room, 6:30 p.m., free. Lecture by poet Sybil Baker, UC Foundation assistant professor of English and a Pushcart Prize nominee, who has written "The Life Plan," "Talismans" and "Into This World." 425-4363.

THURSDAY

• Harp Concert: First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1501 North Moore Road, 7 p.m., free. Chattanooga Harp Ensemble performs with 13 harps, bells and cello. 400-4241.

• UTC Symphony Concert: UTC Fine Arts Center, corner of Vine and Palmetto streets, 7:30 p.m., free, UTC Symphony Orchestra and Student Concerto Competition winners perform. 425-4614.

FEB. 2

• Heart Smart Saturday: Erlanger at Volkswagen Drive, 7380 Volkswagen Drive, Suite 110, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m., free but registration required. Community health fair offers free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings 7-8:30 a.m., talks by cardiologists, exhibits, free heart-healthy lunch. 778-LINK.

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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