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The Book and Coffee series will be hosted by the Friends of the Library Association on Aug. 16 at the Craigmiles-Johnston House History Branch Library at 10 a.m. J.J. Narus will review several books discussing the Japanese Navy during World War II. FOLA provides the coffee.

“Christian Nutrition: Made to Crave” class, which began Aug. 1 will run seven weeks at The Salvation Army, 437 Inman St. The class will be led by Ruthie Forgey, who recently lost more than 150 pounds. She will address the spiritual and emotional motivation needed to make healthier choices. This class is for ages 16 and up. For more information, call 304-9281.

The 40-year reunion of the Cleveland High School Class of 1973 is set for this month with activities planned for Aug. 16 and 17. If you have not been contacted, call Emma Jane Sullivan Haile at 423-304-0392.

Dining with Diabetes classes will continue Aug. 22 and 29, concluding Sept. 5. Class times are 5 to 7 p.m. for each session. The classes will be held at the UT Extension-Bradley County Extension Building at 95 Church St. S.E., in downtown Cleveland. For registration and other information, call the UT Extension- Bradley County office at 728-7001.

The Chinese Class at the library is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and continues through Oct. 10. There is no fee for this class. Registration continues at the Non-fiction desk or by calling the library at 472-2163. The class will be taught by Wie Chen, a former translator in Germany for Volkswagen.

Club 316 begins Aug. 19. Similar to Girl Scouts and Boys Scouts, Club 316 is a Bible-based character building program which includes Sunbeams for girls and Explorers for boys — aimed to educate children in making good choices and becoming leaders. The club will meet each Monday at 5:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 437 Inman St. A meal will be provided. Register by calling Gina Ballinger at 599-2174

At the Museum Center at Five Points’ Family Printmaking Workshop on Aug. 31, at 10 a.m., participants will step back in time to discover the cutting-edge communication style of yesteryear — the movable-type printing press. To register for the workshop, call 339-5745, or email: Space is limited.

The Junior Auxiliary of Cleveland will host its 10th annual Teddy Bear Picnic, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the library. Preschool and Elementary aged children are invited to this free family event. Bring your favorite Teddy Bear of “Lovie” decorated in a special way for a chance to be crowned “Mr and Miss Teddy Bear Picnic.” Activities include crafts, face painting, stories, coloring, entertainment and snacks.

Polk County High School class of 1973 will hold its 40th class reunion on Sept. 21 at Savannah Oaks Winery in Delano. For classmates or teachers who plan to attend, contact Becky Moorhouse Mirabella at 829-8906 by Aug. 28.

Bed Race Festival to benefit Family Promise of Bradley County will be Sept. 21. Family Promise responds to the growing need to provide shelter, meals, and comprehensive support services to homeless families. Incredible Detail in Dayton challenges other automobile detailing shops to register and race in this annual event. For more information or for registration forms, visit

The Mid-South Regional Meeting of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Inc. will be Aug. 30-31 at Hamilton County Convention and Trade Center. Visit website: for more information. The event will be open to the public on Aug. 31.

The BCHS class of 1993 is holding its 20-year reunion on Oct 19, 7:30 p.m., at the Old Woolen Mill in downtown Cleveland. For more information about it and how to purchase tickets, please go to the class Facebook page, Bradley Central class of 1993, or text your address to Angie Myers Taylor at 423-400-6943. Organizers promise it will be a night to remember.

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