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PERFORMANCES

* Cabaret Music Series: Blue Goose Hollow Ensemble, featuring Dr. Clark Eldridge "Deaconbluz" White, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. The $18 ticket includes appetizers and beverages. RSVPs are recommended; visit www.jewishchattanooga.com. 423-493-0270.

* Gospel singings: Gospel singer Crystle Elam's schedule includes an appearance at 11 a.m. Sunday at Blythe Avenue Baptist Church, 1601 Blythe Ave. SE, Cleveland, Tennessee. www.crystleelam.com.

* Gospel singing: Victorious will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Community Church (a Church of God of Prophecy), 3927 Webb Road. 423-903-3652.

* Winter Jam: The Winter Jam 360 Tour, Christian music's largest annual tour, stops Sunday at McKenzie Arena, 720 E. Fourth St., with Newsboys United, Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Rend Collective, Ledger, NewSong, Hollyn, Ty Brasel, Manic Drive, Dan Bremnes and Adam Agee performing and Greg Stier as guest speaker. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $15. Information: 423-266-6627. Also, Samaritan Ministries will have representatives on hand to explain health-care sharing, a biblical, non-insurance approach to health care. Learn more at www.samaritanministries.org.

* Let's Sing From Memory: Free social gatherings for those affected by Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia, along with their caregivers, to sing old songs and hymns that may reconnect them to old memories, are 1-2:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays at Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Free. 423-266-1766, http://northsidepresbyterian.org.

* Gospel singing: Michael Knight and the Redeemed will in concert at 11 a.m. March 17 at Signal Mountain Church of God, 517 Timberlinks Drive. Lunch will follow. 423-267-0837.

* U-Church: "Come to the Table: An Evening of Worship," a service of music and Communion designed and led by students, with theme "This We Know," is 7:30 p.m. March 17 in Conn Center at Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee. Free and nonticketed. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; first-come, first-served seating. Contact: jlane@leeuniversity.edu, 423-614-8347. Child-care inquiries: jillbarnett@leeuniversity.edu.

* King & Country: The two-time Grammy Award-winning duo will bring their "Burn the Ships" world tour to the Tivoli Theatre at 8 p.m. March 17. Tickets are $29.50 to $59.50. 423-757-5580, www.tivolichattanooga.com.

* A cappella singing: Tiftonia Church of Christ, 159 Brown's Ferry Road, has scheduled a cappella congregational singing 6-7 p.m. every third Sunday the next three months (March 17, April 21, May 19). Finger foods will be served afterward. Free. 423-800-2858.

 

FUNDRAISERS

* Chapel Art Gallery: "You Gotta Have Hart" has been extended through Sunday in the gallery space at Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St. Works are by the Hart Gallery's homeless and other nontraditional artists. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, other times by appointment (call Sandy Smith at 423-991-8856).

* Pork butts: Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road, is selling $50 tickets for smoked Boston pork butts for pickup at 2 p.m. March 23. Approximate weight is 5 pounds; meat can be purchased whole or pulled. Proceeds support a summer mission trip to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Call 423-877-5742, or go online to http://themiddlecrossbaptistchurch.org or the church's Facebook page.

 

PROGRAMS, EVENTS

* Women Build Breakfast: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area hosts this event to tell about the Women Build program and introduce the homeowner of the next such home 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at The Chattanoogan hotel, 1201 S. Broad St. Chattanooga Habitat has built 17 Women Build homes with the support of all-female volunteer groups. Information: habichatt.org.

* Rhythms Retreat: Chattanooga House of Prayer, 3912 Dayton Boulevard in Red Bank, will host this time of teaching, discussion and spiritual discipline 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 9. The monthly series is designed to support those seeking to find balance and strengthen their spiritual journey. Cost is $10. Register at www.chatthop.org or mickiann@chatthop.org.

* Lenten Quiet Day: The Daughters of the Holy Cross will sponsor a Lenten Quiet Day 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 9, at Anglican Church of the Redeemer, 104 McBrien Road. Quiet Day is open to everyone as a way to begin the observation of the Lenten season. 423-892-1101.

* Town Hall meeting: Hope for the Inner City, 1800 Roanoke Ave., will host a meeting of residents, laborers, faith leaders and taxpayers to learn more about community benefits agreements regarding the former Harriet Tubman site in East Chattanooga 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Information: Eric Atkins, 423-320-8598, or Austin Sauerbrei, 615-809-4447.

* Men's Day: New Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 139 E. 25th St., will celebrate its annual Men's Day at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Minister Ternae Jordan Jr. of Mount Canaan Baptist Church will speak on the theme "Becoming the Master's Mighty Men."

* Ladies Bible study: "Steadfast Love," a video series based on Psalm 107 by Laura Chandler, will run Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. through April 10 at Hickory Valley Baptist Church, 2320 Hickory Valley Road. 423-892-1916.

* Demystifying Death and Dying: Registration has opened for the spring annual conference by Welcome Home of Chattanooga, which provides compassionate end-of-life care to those in need. The conference is 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. April 5 at First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Ave. Keynote speaker is Deborah Grassman, founder of Opus Peace, which helps medical professionals and caregivers identify the mental and emotional injuries that accompany trauma. Find a link to register at https://www.welcomehomeofchattanooga.org/events.

* ESL classes: Free training in English as a Second Language is offered at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Oakwood Baptist Church, 4501 Bonny Oaks Drive. 423-892-6414.

* Free food pantry: St. Thaddaeus' Episcopal Church, 4300 Locksley Lane (off Murray Hills Drive in the Highway 58 area), has begun a free food pantry, open 2-4 p.m. every Saturday. Those in need are asked to fill out a form stating their income to receive a bag of food. 423-892-2377.

* Community Clothes Closet: Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays at 1015 Laura St. across from Dodson Avenue Health Center. Free clothes and small household goods available; donations, especially of men's clothing, are appreciated. Contact: R. Ludy at 423-933-6314.

* Kidz on the Rock: Groups for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade meet at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays as well as 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at White Oak Baptist Church, 301 Memorial Drive in Red Bank.

* AWANA Clubs: Groups for children age 3 through sixth grade meet 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Hickory Valley Baptist Church, 2320 Hickory Valley Road. 423-892-1916.

* Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step program for anyone struggling with addictive issues, compulsive behaviors, loss and life challenges, meets each Thursday at Ooltewah United Methodist Church, 6131 Relocation Way. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., worship at 6:15 p.m., open share groups at 7:30 p.m. Child care provided. 423-238-9216, oumclive.org/recovery.

* Brainerd Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step Christ-centered recovery ministry that focuses on healing hurts, habits and addictions, meets every Thursday at Brainerd Baptist Church's East Ridge campus, 1203 Blocker Lane. Dinner at 5:45 p.m., large group at 6:45 and small/open share groups following. Child care provided. 423-313-8888, brainerdbaptist.org/celebrate-recovery.

* Grief support: 5 p.m. every first Tuesday at Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church, 1733 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Presented by PruittHealth Hospice. Free. For more information, call 706-602-9546.

* Not Alone, a support group for family and friends of a loved one who is incarcerated, meets at 11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at LaFayette Presbyterian Church, 107 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Refreshments and child care are provided.

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