July 30th, 2011 by Staff Report in Life Entertainment

Community event

Ball Play Baptist Church, 1142 Ball Play Road, Old Fort, Tenn.; 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6; community fun day includes school supplies giveaway, inflatables, games and food; 423-716-4444 or 423-650-0092.


Salvation Army 614 Corps, 800 McCallie Ave. (ReCreate Café); 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today; seminar/discussion series, "The Artist in the Church: Observations for Christian Artists and the Churches That Love Them," led by University of Tennessee at Chattanooga theater professor/Chattanooga Church staff member Steve Ray; free but registration encouraged; 756-1023 or email


Thankful Missionary Baptist Church, 980 N. Orchard Knob Ave.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6; community health fair offers dental screenings, diabetes glucose checks, diabetes monitors, blood pressure checks, HIV testing, vision screenings for children ages 12 months to 5 years and mammogram scheduling; free; 622-1839 or 495-4040 (mammogram scheduling only).


Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, Sacred Heart Monastery, 916 Convent Road N.E., Cullman, Ala.; Friday-Sunday, Aug. 7; "Praying With Light" offers presentations to assist participants in seeing, praising God through the camera lens; $175 (includes lodging and meals for shared room), $195 (private room); 256-734-8302 or email


  • Honestville Baptist Church, Ooltewah; 10:30 a.m. Sunday; singing featuring Heartstrings; free; 238-3705.

  • New Liberty Baptist Church, 13746 Birchwood Pike, Birchwood; 6 p.m. Sunday; singing featuring The Greesons.

  • Ooltewah Church of God, 9320 S. Lee Highway; 6 p.m. Sunday; concert by Trinity Trio; 238-3728.

  • Rossville Church of God of Prophecy, 110 Cherry St., Rossville, Ga.; 6 p.m. Sunday; sacred concert by Bobby Bowen of Greenbrier, Tenn.; free but love offering received; 423-432-2715 or e-mail

  • Frawley Baptist Church, 510 Frawley Road, East Ridge; 6:30 p.m. Sunday; singing features Mallory Ledford; 894-0196.

  • Sheila M. Jennings Community Center, 1201 Poplar St.; noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6; Kingdom Harvest Church-sponsored Summer Bash for College Hill Courts community features food, door prizes, inspirational messages and live performances by T-Ran Gilbert, Big Mike Mic and S.W.A.T. Team of Faith Family Chattanooga; free; 394-4222.


Red Bank Community Center, Tom Weathers Drive; 7-11 p.m. Friday; monthly Christian singles and seniors dance sponsored by Red Bank Seniors on the Go in smoke- and alcohol-free venue; free but donations requested; 876-9458.

Women's event

Stanley United Methodist Church, 501 Dodson Ave.; 7 p.m. Friday (6:30 p.m. registration); Church Women United meeting celebrates human rights.

Youth opportunity

Morris Hill Baptist Church, 1804 Morris Hill Road; 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 17; kickoff for AWANA for children ages 3-fifth grade; 892-2071.

-- Compiled by staff writer Clint Cooper