published Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Community Briefs

TODAY

• Book Signing: In Heaven’s Name Christian Bookstore, 2708 Airport Road, Dalton, Ga., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Author Gary Miller signs “Sing to the Lord a New Song: Transforming Life Through Scripture.”

• Book Signing: In Heaven’s Name Christian Bookstore, 2708 Airport Road, Dalton, Ga., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Author Gary Miller signs “Sing to the Lord a New Song: Transforming Life Through Scripture.” Chattanooga Challenge and Festival: Ross’s Landing, 100 Riverfront Parkway, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., obstacle course through downtown followed by festival with music, food and vendors. Free to spectators. 757-6308.

• Book Signing: In Heaven’s Name Christian Bookstore, 2708 Airport Road, Dalton, Ga., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Author Gary Miller signs “Sing to the Lord a New Song: Transforming Life Through Scripture.” Doggie Egg Hunt: McKamey Animal Center, 4500 North Access Road, 11 a.m. doors open, 11:30 hunt. Admission is either $5 per pooch or two cans of dog or cat food for donation to the shelter. Hunt for Easter eggs filled with dog treats, goody bags for first 100 participants. Dogs must be on leash and have current rabies tags on collar. Owners must clean up after their dogs. 305-6500.

• Book Signing: In Heaven’s Name Christian Bookstore, 2708 Airport Road, Dalton, Ga., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Author Gary Miller signs “Sing to the Lord a New Song: Transforming Life Through Scripture.” Little Owl Festival: Audubon Acres, 900 N. Sanctuary Road in East Brainerd, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., $7 per person ages 6 and up or $15 per carload. Fundraiser includes Cherokee storytelling, long-rifle demonstration, children’s activities, vendors, music and tours of Spring Frog Cabin. Program by Save Our American Raptors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 892-1499.

• Book Signing: In Heaven’s Name Christian Bookstore, 2708 Airport Road, Dalton, Ga., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Author Gary Miller signs “Sing to the Lord a New Song: Transforming Life Through Scripture.” Military Appreciation Day: Lee University’s Olympic Field, Cleveland, Tenn., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free admission. Free food and goodie bags to first 250 veterans or active military members in attendance, children’s activities, Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard NASCAR and military equipment on-site for viewing. Sponsored by Lee baseball team as part of double-header game with Southern Polytechnic State University. 614-8638.

• Book Signing: In Heaven’s Name Christian Bookstore, 2708 Airport Road, Dalton, Ga., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Author Gary Miller signs “Sing to the Lord a New Song: Transforming Life Through Scripture.” Open House: Virginia College School of Business and Health, 721 Eastgate Loop Road, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free but donations of nonperishable goods requested for Relay for Life. Tours of campus, egg hunt for children and door prizes at open house. 893-2000.

• Book Signing: In Heaven’s Name Christian Bookstore, 2708 Airport Road, Dalton, Ga., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Author Gary Miller signs “Sing to the Lord a New Song: Transforming Life Through Scripture.” Rescue Prom: Hixson Community Center, 5404 School Drive, 11 am.-4:30 p.m. Free prom dresses and tuxes to teens. Students must bring student ID, a class ring or recent report card to prove eligible. 298-4246.

• Book Signing: In Heaven’s Name Christian Bookstore, 2708 Airport Road, Dalton, Ga., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Author Gary Miller signs “Sing to the Lord a New Song: Transforming Life Through Scripture.” RV Show: Finley Stadium and First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Carter St., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., $6. 941-780-0538.

SUNDAY

• Book Signing: In Heaven’s Name Christian Bookstore, 2708 Airport Road, Dalton, Ga., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Author Gary Miller signs “Sing to the Lord a New Song: Transforming Life Through Scripture.” Music Scholarship Competition: First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road, 1:30 p.m., area high school seniors audition for Chattanooga Music Club scholarships. 706-935-3343.

• Book Signing: In Heaven’s Name Christian Bookstore, 2708 Airport Road, Dalton, Ga., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Author Gary Miller signs “Sing to the Lord a New Song: Transforming Life Through Scripture.” RV Show: Finley Stadium and First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Carter St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $6. 941-780-0538.

• Book Signing: In Heaven’s Name Christian Bookstore, 2708 Airport Road, Dalton, Ga., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Author Gary Miller signs “Sing to the Lord a New Song: Transforming Life Through Scripture.” Walker County Historical Society: Mars Theater, Chattanooga Street, LaFayette, Ga., 3 p.m., visitors welcome. Jane Williams Gilreath gives program on the newly restored theater, Old West LaFayette and the depot shopping district. Bring a folding lawn chair since theater seats are not yet installed. 706-764-2801.

MONDAY

• Book Signing: In Heaven’s Name Christian Bookstore, 2708 Airport Road, Dalton, Ga., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Author Gary Miller signs “Sing to the Lord a New Song: Transforming Life Through Scripture.” Social Networking Talk: Cleveland State Community College, Library Room 118, Cleveland, Tenn., 2 p.m., free but registration encouraged to reserve seat. Lecture on “The Arab Spring: Social Movements and Social Networking” led by Amanda Click, coordinator of instruction at the American University in Cairo 473-2341.

WEDNESDAY

• Book Signing: In Heaven’s Name Christian Bookstore, 2708 Airport Road, Dalton, Ga., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Author Gary Miller signs “Sing to the Lord a New Song: Transforming Life Through Scripture.” UTC Lecture: UTC University Center auditorium, 6 p.m., free. Dr. Heidi Beirich, Intelligence Project director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, speaks on “The Rising Tide of Hate in America,” addressing the proliferation of hate groups operating in the United States. 770-842-7010.

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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