• Catoosa County Historical Society: Old Stone Church Museum, intersection of U.S. Highway 41 and Georgia Highway 2, Ringgold, Ga., 7 p.m., visitors welcome; Marvin Sowder of the Whitfield County Historical Society will speak on burial of soldiers killed during the Civil War. 706-866-3871.
• Chattanooga Herbies: Agricultural Center, 6183 Adamson Circle, 6:30 p.m., free and open to the public, program on uses of chamomile. 423-843-5093 or 423-875-9689.
• ElderScholars: UTC University Center, East Fifth Street on campus, 1 p.m. meeting in Lookout Mountain Room, free and open to any adult, program by local historian Joan Hill Hanks; optional noon lunch with other adult learners in University Center cafeteria, look for signs marking tables. 423-425-4363.
• Book signing: Barnes & Noble, Hamilton Place, 2-4 p.m., author Katherine Mitchell signs "Dr. Hickerup: The Hiccup Healing Man," illustrated by local artist Chelsea Spring; author will holding readings at 2:15 and 3 p.m., free coloring pages designed by the illustrator for children. 423-314-7585.
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 ...