Creative Discovery Museum's Annual Fundraiser AmuseUm Set For April 20

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Amuseum 2013, the party for adults that benefits kids, will have a superhero theme on Saturday, April 20. The party will begin at 7 p.m. Dress is casual, and bright capes and superpowers are optional.

Guests of AmuseUm 2013 can further support the Museum by participating in mighty bidding at the silent and “roaming” live auctions for a wide range of items. The online auction will kick off on April 1 and will run through April 13 at www.cdmfun.org. 

Food will be provided by Lee Towery Catering and dance music will be provided by SoundForce. 

“Supporters of AmuseUm truly are our superheros as they help us inspire all children to explore, innovate, create and play,” says Executive Director Henry Schulson. 

Two reservation levels are available.  For $125, VIP guests receive valet parking behind the museum, access to the exclusive VIP Lounge” featuring: special hors d’oeuvres and premium drinks from Chattanooga area artisans, Individual caricatures by artist Charlie Newton and other benefits.  General admission is $85 per person.

Co-chairs for this year’s event are Camille and John Arthur Daniel. This year’s committee chairs include: Ben Brown and Stephen Ratterman for auction; Ashley Ladebauche for reservations; Billie Rose and Heather Hatfield for decorations; and Suzanne Maxwell for entertainment. 

 AmuseUm 2013 is presented by First Tennessee Foundation and sponsored in part by Hamico Foundation, NovaCopy, Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell and Berkowitz, Henderson, Hutcheson and McCullough, among others. 

Dress is casual. For more information or to make reservations call 648-6085 or visit the Museum website at www.cdmfun.org/amuseum.


O King: A Tribute To The Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Set For March 9

In appreciation for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, legacy, and impact on the civil rights movement, the UTC Department of Fine Arts Music Division will host a gala event, O King, on Thursday, March 9. "My favorite aspect of Dr. King's work is his combination of tough-mindedness and tender-heartedness: thinking clearly and carefully while speaking truth to power is compatible ... (click for more)

Lee To Host Couples’ Retreat Saturday And Sunday

Lee University’s Marriage and Family Therapy and Play Therapy Center will host the Hold Me Tight couples’ weekend enrichment experience, “Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love” on Saturday and Sunday.  The conference is an attachment and evidence-based workshop created by Dr. Sue Johnson, an author, presenter, and leading innovator in the field of couple therapy. Using ... (click for more)

2 Shot Tuesday Afternoon On Windsor Street

Chattanooga Police responded on Tuesday to the 2100 block of Windsor Street, on a report that two people had been shot.   Upon arrival, officers located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Their injuries are non-life threatening at this time. Both victims were transported to a local hospital by Hamilton County EMS.   Two suspects were reported to police. ... (click for more)

Erlanger Reports Dramatic Increase In Flu-Like Illnesses

The number of influenza-like illnesses treated at Erlanger Health System shows a dramatic increase compared to this time last year.  Erlanger reported treating 156 patients with flu like illnesses between Feb. 12 and 18 of this year. This represents a significant increase from the seven cases reported during the same week last year and 15 cases reported approximately a month ... (click for more)

Judge Doug Meyer Lived A Full Life Helping Many

I was sadden to learn of the death of Judge Doug Meyer.  Judge Meyer retired from the Criminal Court bench here in 2006.  Prior to that he had been the Chattanooga city judge for several years.  As a young attorney I tried many cases in front of Judge Meyer.  Also while I was awaiting my case to be tried, I would observe him on the bench.  Judge Meyer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Blackburn Good As Gone

I didn’t know until I read John Adams’ column in the Knoxville News-Sentinel that one person who doesn't personally know UTC Athletic Director David Blackburn said he heard he has a drinking problem. I also didn’t know that “the best thing to ever happen to UTC athletics” had health problems, according to a second person who does not personally know him. It is also being said David ... (click for more)