College festival: Virginia College School of Business and Health, 721 Eastgate Loop Road, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free tours of campus, refreshments, giveaways, hair show by cosmetology department, Salsa Quick Fire Challenge by Culinard students. vc.edu/Chattanooga.
Fish fry: Sons of the American Legion, Post 95, 3329 Ringgold Road, noon-5 p.m., $7 plate for fish and sides, proceeds benefit Fisher House for families of patients receiving medical care at VA centers. Donation only car wash starts at 10 a.m. sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary. 423-624-9105.
Hearing Loss Association: Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House community room, 200 Central Ave., 2 p.m., visitors welcome. 423-894-3138.
Walker County Historical Society: Marsh House, 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga., 3 p.m., visitors welcome. Connie Forester presents program on "Gen. Braxton Bragg in LaFayette and the Confederate Preparation for the Battle of Chickamauga," followed by short tour of the grounds. firstname.lastname@example.org
Constitution Day lecture: UTC University Center auditorium, Fifth Street on campus, 7:30 p.m., free. Bradley Birzer of Hillsdale College speaks on "The Classical and Christian Origins of the American Founding." 423-425-4455.
Hamilton County Republican Women: Morning Pointe of Hixson, 5501 Old Hixson Pike, 11:30 a.m., visitors welcome, lunch reservations required. Mark West with Chattanooga Tea Party is guest speaker. 266-6855.
Philosophy/religion lecture: UTC University Center, Raccoon Mountain Room, Fifth Street on campus, 5:30 p.m., free. Edward Blum, of San Diego State University, speaks on "Satan Was the First Secessionist: Devil Talk and the American Civil War," part of LeRoy Martin Distinguished Lecturer Series. 423-425-4334.
Chattanooga dances: Center for Creative Arts, 1301 Dallas Road, 7 p.m., $5, city's nonprofit dance companies and school troupes present collaborative program. 423-209-5942.
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 ...