Reading Program, “Groundbreaking Reads,” will continue throughout the summer at the library. All participants will receive a bookmark and reading log at registration. The goal this year is to have 300 adults participate.
Stageworks’ final show of its first season, “Steel Magnolias,” will be presented in September. Auditions for the six female roles will be held on May 13 and 14, with callbacks on May 15. Auditions will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Ocoee Room at Fairfield Inn and Suites, 2815 Westside Dr. N.W. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Summer is almost here and for many kids that means it’s time for camp. The Salvation Army is preparing for its annual summer camp which benefits children from disadvantaged circumstances. Children ages 7-12 are eligible to go to The Salvation Army’s Division Camp located on beautiful Dale Hollow Lake. The fun-filled week will offer crafts, fishing, swimming, sports, songfests and campfires with a focus on learning about God’s love. Certified camp instructors supervise all swimming and waterfront activities and there is a nurse on duty at all times. For more information, call Gina Ballinger at 423-308-3467.
Children’s Book Week is Monday through May 19. Special activities at the library are planned for this weeklong event in the Children’s Department including a visit from the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra String Quintet on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. Ventriloquist Asa Diamond and his friend Charlie will close the celebration with “Go Fetch a Book” on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Community Room. This fun program is for the whole family.
Polk County Education Foundation will have a fundraising dinner on May 25 for the scholarship program. Guest speaker will be Dr. Roger Crouch, a 1958 PCHS graduate, who is a NASA astronaut and has been on two space flights. Tickets are available from any foundation member: Jane Lawson, Carolyn Gerry, Dr. Phyllis Miller, Jerry Stephens, Wilma Jean Pippenger or Matt Witt. For more information, call Pippenger at 338-2349 or 299-0471.
Foundation House Ministries, which will open this month, is seeking volunteers to teach Bible studies, crafts, tutoring, cooking classes, parenting and nutrition classes. Donations of money, home furnishings, clothing, food and toiletry items would be appreciated also. Call Suzanne Burns at 400-2753 for more information.
BODY RECALL five-week classes are being held at First United Methodist Church, 345 N. Ocoee St. All ages, 10 to 100, who are interested in improving mobility and health habits are invited to join in the 45-minute low impact classs to be held in the gym from noon to 1 p.m. three times weekly. For more information on cost and reservations, call Body Recall instructor Ann Smeltzer, RN at 479-3764; or the church at 476-4504.
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