Book and Coffee Series will be held March 15 at the Craigmiles-Johnston House History Branch Library at 10 a.m. Alexander Delk will review his book, “Memories of Yesteryear,” about life in rural America during the 1920s and ’30s. The reviews usually last one hour. Friends of the Library Association provides the coffee.
AARP Drivers Safety classroom course will be available March 20 and 21 in Athens. Learn proven safety strategies and you could save money on car insurance. Reservations are required. Call 423-745-6830.
The Spring Shopping Extravaganza featuring direct sales and unique craft vendors will be held April 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Peerless Road Church. Sponsored by The Salvation Army, this family event will make it fun and easy for families to enjoy one-stop shopping. There will be giveaways every hour, live entertainment, refreshments, free samples and an exciting illusionist. To be a vendor or for more information, call Kristi Armstrong at 653-7952 or Melissa Snyder at 310-6156.
Dr. William Bass, founder of the University of Tennessee Body Farm, will be in Cleveland on April 16 for a speaking engagement, as announced by the Friends of the Library Association. The talk by Dr. Bass will be held at the Little Theater in the Village Green Town Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale March 18 at the library. Adult tickets will cost $10 and student tickets $5. A limited “Meet and Eat” reception will be held before the evening talk with wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres served. Reservations for the reception and reserved seating for the talk will be $75 per person. Contact the library for more information.
Southeastern Christian Writers Conference is set for April 26-27 with 12 workshops led by local writers and editors. Call Wanda Griffith at 472-1392 for more information or go to www.secwc.com.
Foundation House Ministries, which will open in May, is seeking volunteers to teach Bible studies, crafts, tutoring, cooking classes, parenting and nutrition classes. Donations of money, home furnishings, clothing, food and toiletry items would be appreciated also. Call Suzanne Burns at 400-2753 for more information.
Calico Squares group dances in the second floor Community Room at the Garden Plaza of Cleveland, 3500 Keith St. N.W., every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call Teresa at 479-7790.
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