published Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Community Briefs


Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild: Wallys Restaurant, 6521 Ringgold Road, 10 a.m., visitors welcome. 423-364-0684.


Firefighters Fight Against Hunger: Money or nonperishable food donations accepted at all 19 Chattanooga fire stations for donation to Chattanooga Area Food Bank. Food drive kickoff is Monday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Northtown Square parking lot, Highway 153 between Goodyear and Dairy Queen. 423-298-4606.


Chattanooga Writers Guild: Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St., 6:30-8 p.m., visitors welcome. Fredericka Meiners speaks on “Using Real History in Fiction.”

Concussion seminar: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus, University Center auditorium, 6:30 p.m., free but reservations required due to limited seating. In response to Tennessee legislation mandating that concussion education begin for athletic programs in January 2014, experts from the Chattanooga Concussion Prevention Initiative and Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center provide information on concussion signs and symptoms, baseline testing, long-term effects, return-to-play guidelines and proper equipment fittings for parents, coaches and administrators. To register:


Cleveland Chamber of Commerce seminar: Cleveland Chamber of Commerce Conference Center, 8:30 a.m.-noon, $129 chamber members, $149 all others. Seminar on how to deal with “toxic” employees, unacceptable behaviors led by Glenn Shepard, author of “How to Supervise People and Lead a Team.” Limited seating. Register online at or call 423-472-6587.


Ladies Night Out: Olivet Baptist Church, Kingdom Center, 740 E. M.L.King Blvd., 7 p.m., $20 general seating, $25 reserved seating, $200 tables of eight; program by “Poetic Diva” Marsha Mills and music by saxophonist Angella Christie. 266-8709.

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Battlefield program: Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., 2 p.m., free. Meet park ranger at Visitors Center for a two-hour car caravan/walking tour to learn meanings behind artwork on park monuments. 706-866-9241.

— Compiled by staff writer Susan Pierce

about Susan Pierce...

Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...

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