* Catoosa County Democratic Party: Caffeine Addicts Coffee Shop, 7819 Nashville St., Ringgold, Ga., 9 a.m. breakfast meeting, visitors welcome. 770-826-8644.
* Southern Appalachian Back Country Horsemen: Michael's Restaurant, 2011 Congress Parkway, Athens, Tenn., 5:45 p.m. if planning to dine, 6:30 p.m. meeting. Program by Matt Henry, recreation manager for the Ocoee/Hiwassee District of the Cherokee National Forest. 423-238-5540.
* Chattanooga Engineers: E-Week Kickoff Luncheon, DoubleTree Hotel, 407 Chestnut St., 11:30 a.m., $20 individual, $180 corporate table for eight. Harold DePriest, president and chief executive officer of EPB, speaks on "Engineering a Smarter City with Smart Grid." Reservations: http://chatc.org/events/2013/2/18/ engineering-week-kick.
* Hamilton County Republican Women: Morning Pointe of Hixson, 5501 Old Hixson Pike, 11:30 a.m., visitors welcome. Candidates for Chattanooga City Council will speak. Lunch reservations required. 266-6855.