* James County Historical Society: Ooltewah United Methodist Church, 2:30 p.m., visitors welcome. Doug Roy will present program on the history of the Roy family. 238-5621, ext. 12.
* Make-a-Wish Football Party: IMAX Theater, 201 Chestnut St., 6 p.m., $125 per person, $750 table of eight, benefits Make-a-Wish Foundation. Wish Bowl IX offers live and silent auctions, dinner, drinks, watching Super Bowl on multiple big-screen TVs. www.wishetn.org.
* Bradley County Democratic Party: Cleveland-Bradley County Public Library, 7 p.m., visitors welcome. Democratic voters interested in being nominated to serve on the executive board must attend this meeting and the next to be eligible. 336-1129.
* Veterans seminar: Creekside at Shallowford, 7511 Shallowford Road, 10:45 a.m., free but reservations requested due to complimentary lunch at 12:30 p.m. 485-9933.
* Craft'n'Crop: Heritage House in Heritage Park, 1428 Jenkins Road, 6-9 p.m. Ambi Artist hosts potluck dinner at event to work on projects while enjoying fellowship with other artists. 855-9474.
* College Information Day: Tennessee Wesleyan College, dining room of Sherman Fine Arts Building, Athens, Tenn., 6:30 p.m., free financial and admission information for prospective transfer, evening and graduate students with complimentary dinner. For reservations: 423-252-1114.
* Cultural lecture: Cleveland State Community College, Johnson Cultural Heritage Center, Cleveland, Tenn., 12:30 p.m., free. Susan King leads three-hour interactive workshop on working together, learning together in a diverse environment. 423-473-2341.
* Father-Daughter Dance: Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter St., 6:30 p.m. photos, 7-10 p.m. dance. Annual dance sponsored by Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department for dads and their daughters ages 3-18. Tickets $30 per person, includes hors d'oeuvres and dessert buffet. 842-6748.
* Ocoee Story Fest: Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn., 7 p.m., $5 per person or family maximum of $15. Cleveland Storytelling Guild presents Megan Hicks in 18th annual storytelling event. 479-7887.
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 ...