Community Briefs

Community Briefs

October 12th, 2013 by Susan Pierce in Life Entertainment

TODAY

Diabetes Expo: Chattanooga First Church of the Nazarene, 5455 North Terrace, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free, workshops on healthy eating and cooking, monitoring and medication, sponsored by Partners & Peers for Diabetes Care. 423-316-3578.

Quilt Show: Oakwood Baptist Church 4501 Bonny Oaks Drive, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $5, Hixson chapter of Order of the Eastern Star hosts fundraiser. 423-842-9325.

Stop the Violence March: New Life Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2099 E. Main St., Chattanooga. 2:30 p.m., free, guest speaker to follow the march. 423-356-8550.

Hill City Block Party: First Calvary Baptist Church, 300 W. Bell Ave., 5-8 p.m., free admission, $1 children's games and activities, benefits Hill City community garden compost project.

SUNDAY

Freedoms Foundation meet and greet: Morning Pointe at Greenbriar Cove, 9650 Leyland Drive, Collegedale, 2-4 p.m., free, meet members and new board of Chattanooga chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. 423-894-6269.

Chattanooga Music Club: Christ Episcopal Church, 663 Douglas St., 2:30 p.m., visitors welcome. Concert by CSO String Quintet featuring Sheri Peck, Rachel McFarlane, Robert Elder, Eric Reed and Taylor Brown. 423-529-0315.

Celebration of Hope: Coolidge Park, 200 River St., 3-7:30 p.m., free event for single mothers and their children. Health fair, children's activities, music by Woodland Park Baptist Church Choir. Food served 3:30-4:30 p.m. 423-493-0288.

Homecoming concert: UTC Fine Arts Center, corner of Vine and Palmetto streets, 3 p.m., free, UTC alumnus Christopher Kirkpatrick plays clarinet accompanied by pianist Tim Hinck and UTC clarinet professor Nikolasa Tejero. 423-425-4612.

MONDAY

Chattanooga Area Historical Association: EPB Building community room, 10 W. M.L. King Blvd., 6 p.m., free, visitors welcome. Ralph Hood presents program on "The Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition in Appalachia."423-364-3169.

Catoosa County Historical Society: Old Stone Church Museum, intersection of U.S. 41 and Catoosa Parkway, Ringgold, Ga., 7 p.m., visitors welcome. Steve McAllister of Sweetwater, Tenn., will speak on "The Confederate Army in East Tennessee." 706-935-4875.

UTC lecture: Grote Hall, Room 129, Vine Street on campus, 6:30 p.m., free, Dr. Chris Powell of the Center for Earthquake Research and Information and the University of Memphis, speaks on seismic activity in the area, "The Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone: Scientific Curiosity or a Hidden Danger?" 423-425-1704.

TUESDAY

Hamilton County Republican Women: Morning Pointe of Hixson, 5501 Old Hixson Pike, 11:30 a.m., visitors welcome. Larry Henry, Hamilton County commissioner and candidate for Hamilton County Circuit Court Clerk, is speaker. Lunch reservations required: 910-0612.

WEDNESDAY

CarFit safety check: Life Care Center of Hixson, 5798 Hixson Home Place, 10 a.m.-noon, free program helps senior adults check whether their cars "fit" them for comfort and safety. For appointment, call 423-591-6608.

THURSDAY

UTC lecture: UTC Fine Arts Center, corner of Vine and Palmetto streets, 5:30 p.m., free. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Parker, Civil Rights Division, Eastern District of Louisiana, speaks on "The Tarnished Badge." 423-425-4220.

Dinner of Firsts: Chattanooga State Community College, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner and roast of Grady Williams to benefit the First In The Family Scholarship Fund, $125 per person. Roasters include Leonard Fant, Patsy Hazlewood, Tom Edd Wilson, Sonia Young, Craig Holley and Fletcher Bright. 423-697-3359.

FRIDAY

FallFest: The Terrace at Mountain Creek, 1005 Mountain Creek Road, 12:30-4 p.m., free; chili cook-off, cake walk, live music at senior living community's open house. 423-874-0200.

OCT. 19

Wilderness First Aid for Beginners: Enterprise South Nature Park Visitor Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., admission is free to first 40 people to register, optional box lunch available on request. Students ages 10-13 may attend if accompanied by an adult. Learn CPR, field splinting, how to make a 72-hour emergency pack for the wilderness, mock demonstration in park led by Lifeguard Ambulance Service staff. Reservations required by Thursday: mark.melville@lifeguardambulance.com.