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PERFORMANCES

* Sunday Afternoon at Simpson: This concert series at Simpson United Methodist Church, 601 McFarland Ave., Rossville, continues at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, with the men's group inSpirit, an auditioned community chorus directed by Gerald Peel. Admission is free.

* Spring concert: Lee University's Symphonic Band will perform its first concert of the spring semester at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Conn Center on the Cleveland, Tennessee, campus. Dr. Mark Bailey will direct the ensemble through works including "God of Our Fathers" by Claude T. Smith, "Alleluia" by Samuel Hazo and "From Whom All Blessings Flow," based on the Doxology. The event is free and nonticketed. 423-614-8240.

* Christian Karaoke Coffeehouse: This monthly series at Oakwood Church of God of Prophecy, 3927 Webb Road, continues 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Bring soundtracks and be prepared to sing. A small donation will be taken at the door from anyone older than 10. Concessions will be available. 423-902-3652.

* Jewish Americana music: Joe Buchanan, whose music highlights the values and history of the Jewish people, will be in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. $10 adults, $3 college students with ID, free for children. RSVP to 423-493-0270 or at jewishchattanooga.com.

* 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. For more information: 423-266-1766, http://northsidepresbyterian.org.

 

PROGRAMS, EVENTS

* Church security seminar: Magen 2020: A Gathering of Guardians is set for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at Westwood Baptist Church, 4001 Georgetown Road NW, Cleveland, Tennessee. (Magen is Hebrew for guardian, protector, shield.) Guest speakers include representatives of the FBI, ATF, Tennessee's Office of Homeland Security and local law enforcement. Topics for discussion will include child custody issues and how to secure a house of worship. Walk-up registration will be available, but early registration is requested via email to magen12020@gmail.com. If registering a group, including all names and contact information. Cost is $2 per person, with a $5 maximum for groups with a church identification letter. Email or call with questions, 423-584-3969.

* Men's Day events: New Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 139 E. 25th St., will have a Men's Day prayer brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, with Rose of Sharon Baptist Church Pastor Charles Moore speaking. The annual Men's Day celebration will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 8, with Bishop Julian A. Lott of Koinonia of Grace Church of Camden, Arkansas, speaking during the morning worship.

* Lenten services: Anglican Church of the Redeemer, 104 McBrien Road, will host Lenten Quiet Day with the Daughters of the Holy Cross 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 29. 423-892-1101.

* Grief support group: McMinn Senior Activity Center, 205 McMinn Ave., Athens, Tenn., hosts a free Nature of Grief Support Group 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, March 3. Information: Donna Rosado, 423-892-4289.

* Lenten school: The Thorne Sparkman School of Religion will offer faith exploration and fellowship Wednesday nights in Lent, March 4-April 1. The ecumenical series is hosted at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. Eucharist will begin at 5:15 p.m., dinner at 5:45 p.m. and speakers at 6:30 p.m., with a different scholar each week. Cost is $30 adults, $20 youths; add on five dinners for $30/$15; free child care. Register at http://thornesparkman.org.

* "The Four Loves" study: The Christian Study Center of Chattanooga continues a five-week study and discussion of C.S. Lewis' book "The Four Loves" at Anglican Church of the Redeemer, 104 McBrien Road, meeting 7-8 p.m. Thursdays through March 12. The series precedes the annual C.S. Lewis Lecture at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on March 19. Event details on Facebook or www.chattanoogastudycenter.org.

* World Day of Prayer celebration: Church Women United, open to all women of the area, will mark World Day of Prayer with a program at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 6, at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 7301 Shallowford Road. Registration and social time start at 10 a.m. The focus country is Zimbabwe, and the theme is "Rise! Take Up Your Mat and Walk."

* Ladies Night of Prayer: 6 p.m. Friday, March 6, at Grace Baptist Tabernacle, 2551 Tunnel Blvd. 423-622-2565.

* Men's Prayer Breakfast: 8-10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Grace Baptist Tabernacle, 2551 Tunnel Blvd. Includes biblical message by a guest speaker and free home-cooked breakfast. 423-622-2565.

* One Riverfront: Input sessions about the River City Co.'s riverfront planning initiative to reinvigorate Chattanooga's riverfront district are available to neighborhood associations, school, church, civic and professional groups. Call 423-664-4831 to arrange for a team member to lead the process, or fill out a survey at oneriverfrontcha.com.

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