published Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Community Briefs

TODAY

ACT-SO Orientation: Center for Creative Arts, 1301 Dallas Road, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free, all black high school students planning to compete in ACT-SO invited. 400-1040.

Music Benefit: Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave., 8 p.m., $10, music by Lumbar Five and Ogya in benefit for Kofi Mawuko, who performs with both bands. www.barkinglegs.org.

Piano Concert: Lee University, Squires Recital Hall in Humanities Center, Cleveland, Tenn., 7:30 p.m., free performance by Gregory Sioles, assistant professor of piano at Louisiana State University. 614-8240.

MONDAY

Bradley County Democratic Party: Bradley County/Cleveland Public Library's Community Room, 7 p.m., visitors welcome, Dr. Mary Headrick, Democratic candidate for 3rd District Congressional Representative seat, will speak then answer questions.

Hip-Hop Talk: UTC University Center, Multicultural Center, 5-7 p.m., free, "Rhetorical Significance of Hip-Hop" presented by Professor Karim Kincey.

"Freedom Riders:" UTC University Center, Multicultural Center, 8 p.m., free, screening of movie followed by discussion. 425-4363.

Literature/History Presentation: Southern Adventist University, McKee Library, Collegedale, Tenn., 7 p.m., free, Robert Barnett, professor of history at Lee University, presents "The Gilded Age: Literary Reflections of an America in Transition." 236-2791.

Red Bank Neighborhood Pride Meeting: Red Bank Community Center, Morrison Springs Road behind Erlanger North, 6:30 p.m., visitors welcome.

TUESDAY

Amateur Radio Class: McDonald Road Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5440 McDonald Road, 7 p.m., six consecutive Tuesday nights, small charge for textbooks, taught by Dean Saunders. 706-965-2425.

Black History Program: Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St., 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. Vincent Phipps presents "Chattanooga Chocolate Stories," free. 757-5310.

Hamilton County Republican Women: GOP Republican Headquarters, 1428 Chestnut St., Suite E, 11:30 a.m., County Commissioner Mitch McClure and 3rd District candidate Marty Haynes are speakers. 266-6855.

NAACP Meeting: Glenwood Recreation Center, 2609 East Third St., 6-8 p.m., visitors welcome, Chattanooga Police Chief Bobby Dodd is guest speaker.

WEDNESDAY

Catoosa County Tea Party: Acoustic Cafe, 61 RBC Drive, Ringgold, Ga., 6:30 p.m., free, town hall meeting with Georgia's 9th District Representative, Tom Graves. 706-937-3155.

Wildlife Talk: Wally's Restaurant, Ringgold Road at I-75, noon, free, Rick Jackson and David Hedrick of the Chattanooga Zoo will discuss salamanders in South Chickamauga Creek in "Hunting for Hellbenders."

THURSDAY

Land Trust Talk: Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St., 6 p.m., free, Tricia King, from the Land Trust for Tennessee, discusses benefits of preserving private land through a conservation easement. 643-6888.

FEB. 25

Black History Month Prayer Breakfast: First Baptist Church, 506 E. Eighth St., 10 a.m., $10 per person, guest speaker is state Rep. Joanne Favors. 265-3229.

Bryan College Opera Theater: Bryan College, Rudd Auditorium, Dayton, Tenn., 7:30 p.m., free, "Street Scene" is presented.

Civil War Program: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, 2 p.m., free, join ranger for talk about the 44th U.S. Colored Troops. 752-5213.

Cracked Pots Ladies Day: Wolf Creek Baptist Church, Spring City, Tenn., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $12 in advance, $15 at the door, speakers are Marion Pledger and Sheila Miner, music and lunch included. Call Joyce Laswell 423-452-0764 for preregistration or information.

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