LaFAYETTE: Kids 4 Christ gives away 240 book bags

On Aug. 7, Kids 4 Christ volunteers gave away 240 book bags filled with supplies during its annual Back 2 School Blast. The Blast was attended by 327 kids and adults, who were not only given book bags, but also enjoyed carnival-type games.

DALTON: Raisin Hope Ride next week

Saul Raisin is announcing the fourth annual Raisin Hope Foundation Ride. Raisin, a Dalton native, suffered a traumatic brain injury in a crash while racing professionally in Europe in 2006.

LaFAYETTE: Heiskell to speak at Chamber luncheon

Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell will be the featured speaker at this month’s Walker County Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon on Tuesday. She will present the “State of the County” address.

DALTON: Mind & Body Expo set for Aug. 28

A Health Mind & Body Expo is set for Saturday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the NorthWest Georgia Trade & Convention Center.

LaFAYETTE: Back 2 School Blast needs supplies

Over the last seven years, hundreds of local at-risk children have been given free book bags and school supplies during Back 2 School Blast at Kids 4 Christ in LaFayette. Last year, 274 book bags and supplies were distributed, and this year's event is expected to be even bigger, with plans to hand out at least 350 free bags.

DALTON: Gallery Hop on Friday

Join us in Dalton on Friday for the First Friday Gallery Hop. Amazing local and regional art will be on display at the Creative Arts Guild, Kellie Smith Design Studio, Studio 11 and Michael's Fine Arts & Framing.

DALTON: Cycling Grand Prix coming July 31

The newest addition to the annual Georgia Cup Cycling Series will be the Dalton Grand Prix Criterion Race.

LaFAYETTE: Marsh House preserves history

The Marsh Warthen House is an example of Walker County's dedication to preserving history.

DALTON: Saturday Market at Dalton Green Park

The Downtown Dalton Saturday Market is an open-air market that takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Dalton Green Park, next to the Whitfield County Court House on Selvidge Street.

DALTON: Cruise-In takes place this evening

The fourth Downtown Dalton Cruise-In of the year will be today from 5-10 p.m.

LaFAYETTE: Walker honors Teachers of the Year

The Walker County Board of Education has honored this year's 2010 Distinguished Teachers from each school.

DALTON: Indoor Iron Distance fundraises for Carter Hope

On July 10, Gregg Ellis, a member of the Carter Hope Center executive board and a recovering addict, will try to duplicate the elements of an outdoor Ironman Triathlon — 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a 26-mile running marathon — while indoors.

LaFAYETTE: Freedom Festival returns July 2

LaFayette Freedom Festival returns back to the downtown recreational center on Friday, July 2.

DALTON: Creative Arts Guild’s Yard Sale runs today

The Creative Arts Guild’s Yard Sale continues today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 520 W. Waugh St. The outdoor yard sale will be on the Bernice Spigel Pavilion, will indoors there will be formal wear for sale. All proceeds benefit the Guild’s Scholarship Program. For more information, call 706-278-0168.

LaFAYETTE: Monday Markets at Battlefield Farmers

Come have lunch at the Battlefield Farmers’ Market, which has begun the third season of its "Monday Markets" in downtown LaFayette. The hours are Mondays from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The park is located in the 300 block of North Main Street. Monday's Market will run until Aug. 30.