• Your State Parks Day: Cloudland Canyon State Park, Rising Fawn, Ga., free admission for all ages all day in honor of National Public Lands Day. Friends of Cloudland Canyon host disc golf, how-to geocaching sessions, fishing, guided hikes, nature exhibits, kids crafts and scavenger hunt, bluegrass music. www.FriendsOfCloudlandCanyon.org.
• MacDowell Music Club: Brainerd Baptist Church sanctuary, 300 Brookfield Ave., 10:30 a.m. business meeting, 11 a.m. musical program presented by Dr. Bruce Ashton, Nellie Makansi, Margaret Ann Randolph and Virginia Marion, free and open to the public.
• Republican Women’s Spaghetti Supper: Red Bank Lions Club, 3704 Dayton Blvd., 5-7 p.m., $8.50 adults, $4 children, ticket includes spaghetti, salad, dessert and drink, dine in or order to go. Proceeds benefit Fisher House, which provides free or low-cost lodging to families of military personnel treated in military medical facilities. Reservations requested: 423-718-7401.
• Tennessee Wesleyan College Open House: Tennessee Wesleyan College, 204 E. College St., Athens, Tenn., 8:45 a.m. registration followed by admissions, academic and financial aid sessions, for prospective students and their parents. RSVP barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 423-746-5279.
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 ...