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HALLOWEEN ALTERNATIVES

Saturday, Oct. 19:

* Old Rugged Cross Baptist Church, 8900 Bill Reed Road, Ooltewah. Trunk or Treat with food and other activities, 2-4 p.m. Text 423-309-1004 for more information.

 

Oct. 26:

* Anglican Church of the Redeemer, 104 McBrien Road. Trunk or Treat, with candy and a bounce house, 4-6 p.m. 423-892-1101, www.redeemerchattanooga.org.

* Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 822 Belvoir Ave. Trunk or Treat, 7 p.m. www.gslcflock.org.

* New Haven Baptist Church, 1058 Graysville Road. Hot dogs, face painting and games, 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, followed by Trunk or Treat, 6-8 p.m.

 

Oct. 27:

* Hickory Valley Baptist Church, 2320 Hickory Valley Road. Trunk or Treat, 6-7 p.m. 423-892-1916.

 

Oct. 31:

* Grace United Methodist Church, 9833 Hixson Pike. Treats, inflatables and hot drinks, 6-7:30 p.m.

* Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road, Hixson. Trunk or Treat, with free candy, chili, hot dogs and drinks, 6 p.m. 423-877-5742, themiddlecrossbaptistchurch.com.

* Peavine Baptist Church, 1089 Peavine Road, Rock Spring Ga. Activities 6:30-8:30 p.m. 706-375-4721, www.peavine.org.

 

CHRISTMAS PREP

* Angel Trees: The Salvation Army will begin registration for its Christmas outreach programs for low-income seniors 60 and older on Monday and for children 12 or younger from families at or below the poverty line on Tuesday. Qualified participants may register for clothing, toys and other items. Registration continues weekdays through Nov. 1, but you must have an appointment. In Chattanooga, go to csarmy.org; in Cleveland, call 423-308-3467. For answers to questions about documentation, check the website or call 423-757-1023. Volunteers also are needed as bell ringers and to man the Angel Tree tables.

 

FUNDRAISERS

* Yard sale: The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary will host a nonprofit yard sale from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the DAV building, 619 Memorial Drive, Red Bank.

 

PERFORMANCES

* Sunday Afternoon at Simpson: The Harr and Peel families will perform vocal and instrumental music at 3 p.m. Sunday for this concert series at Simpson United Methodist Church, 601 McFarland Ave., Rossville. Free admission.

* Organist David Friberg will present a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday as part of the Cumberland at 4 Concert Series at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Free admission. www.firstcumberland.com.

* Chattanooga Singing Circle: Center for Mindful Living, 400 E. Main St., Suite 150, hosts community singing session to promote peace, with songs taught by repetitive call-and-response method, 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday. $10 suggested donation; free for children under 13. www.centermindfulliving.org.

* Chattanooga Bach Choir: Cantata series opens with J.S. Bach's "Herr Christ, Der Einge Gottesohn (Lord Christ, the Only Son of God)" at 5 p.m. Sunday at Christ Church Episcopal, 663 Douglas St. Selections for the season's four concerts are chosen especially for the Sunday they fall in the liturgical calendar. Bach composed "Herr Christ" for the 18th Sunday after Trinity. Tickets are $20 (free for students); $60 for series subscription. www.chattanoogabachchoir.org.

* Art reception: Broad Stroke Artists and Jumpst/Art will host a meet-the-artists reception 5-8 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave. Sales of works from "Broads Go to the Dogs" will benefit McKamey Animal Center. 423-267-4506, 703-402-9862.

* Broadway Spectacular: Music Department of First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave., presents second annual event, featuring a medley of Broadway hits and a barbecue dinner, 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the fellowship hall. Halloween costumes are welcome (no masks). Tickets: $15 one, $25 two; pay at the door or online at www.eventbrite.com. Proceeds go into the church general fund. 423-268-4506.

 

PROGRAMS, EVENTS

* The Compassion Experience: Rock Bridge Community Church, 905 Curtis Parkway SE, Calhoun, Ga., will host this Compassion International event on the realities of life in poverty through Sunday. Visitors take a self-guided journey through a 2,000-square-foot exhibit space depicting homes, markets and schools to show the daily lives of children in developing countries. Information will be available for sponsoring children. Information: tony@rockbridge.cc, 423-413-4600.

* Breast cancer awareness: The Nursing Ministry at Olivet Baptist Church, 740 E. M.L. King Blvd., has scheduled events for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Saturday: Gospel concert at 5 p.m. with Greater Emmanuel Apostolic, New United and Olivet Baptist churches, featuring C. Dwayne Slocum and the Voices, Greater Emmanuel Apostolic Praise Team, Hawkinsville Male Chorus, Jarvis Menifee and Chozen, New United Mass Choir, Remanent, Ronisha McLin and Olivet Mass Choir; free but an offering will be taken for MaryEllen Locher Breast Center. Sunday: Wear pink to church.

* Men and Women's Day will be observed Sunday at Wesley Chapel Christian Community Church, 1813 Wilson St. The guest speaker at 11 a.m. will be Janice Hall. Guests at 3 p.m. will be Pastor Mark Garrett and Christ Community Church.

* Community block party: Hickory Valley Christian Church hosts free event 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Food City, 6951 Lee Highway. Includes live music, games, food, inflatables and candy. 423-892-4270.

* SCWN luncheon: Scenic City Women's Network's monthly Marketplace Luncheon is scheduled Thursday at the Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St. The featured speaker is Becky Hansard, director of Silverdale Baptist Academy. Networking starts at 11:30 a.m., and the program and luncheon at noon. Reservations are due by noon Tuesday. Cost is $20. RSVP online at scwn.org. Information: 423-698-6262, admin@scwn.org.

* Death Cafe: Welcome Home of Chattanooga, which provides end-of-life care to those in need, partners with The Chattery for a free program aimed at demystifying death and dying at 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Wildflower Tea Shop & Apothecary, 1423 Market St. RSVP at 423-355-5842. www.welcomehomeofchattanooga.org.

* Mothers retreat: Chattanooga House of Prayer, 3912 Dayton Blvd., Suite 200, Red Bank, will host Pause: A Prayer Retreat for Moms 8:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 26. The morning is designed for spiritual rest and renewal with guided and individual times of prayer. The $20 fee includes breakfast. Child care is available for a nominal fee. Register with mickiann@chatthop.org. or at www.chatthop.org.

* Ministry appreciation: Hamilton Baptist Church, 1928 Hamill Road,Hixson, will recognize Jimmy and Patricia Partain for their music ministry at 10 a.m. Oct. 27. A basket will be available for cards or notes of appreciation. Lunch will follow the service.

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