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Feb. 28
Wally’s Friends Spay & Neuter Clinic will spotlight World Spay Day with its Spay-Ghetti No Meatballs Dinner and Silent Auction from 6-9 p.m.The event will be catered by Lee Towery, Karen Mills will provide comedy entertainment and the Booker T. Scruggs Ensemble will offer jazz and gospel music. Proceeds of the annual event will benefit those in need of low-cost spay and neuter.  Tickets to the Spay-Ghetti No Meatballs Dinner and Silent Auction are available online at http://www.wallysfriends.com/events.htm.  877-9966. 

March 2
Reflections Gallery will host an opening reception for artists Lora Miller and Julie Moya, 5-7 p.m.  The mother-daughter duo has an exhibit on display at Reflections Gallery Feb. 13-March 10. 

March 3-4
Hay Haw will take place at the New Salem Community Center, 12477 Hwy. 136 (next to the Firehouse) on Lookout Mountain on both nights at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages six through 12. Children under 6 are free.

March 6
Garden Brothers Circus at McKenzie Arena, 720 E. 4th St. Two performances - 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Last chance to see elephants live. Acts include motorcycle daredevils in a big Globe of Doom, Chinese acrobats, human slingshot, racing camels, circus clowns, daring aerialists, and cirque artists. First one hundred adult tickets sold online are $9.95 at www.GardenBrosCircus.com.

March 10-12
Songbirds Guitar Museum, the world’s largest private collection of rare, vintage guitars, grand opening. Street festival showcasing local entertainment on Saturday, March 11, from 12-5 p.m. The festival will take place on Station Street between Market Street and Rossville Avenue in front of the museum. The festival is free and open to the public. The museum will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and regular admission tickets are required.  The outdoor party will feature the Gibson Guitar traveling museum and live shows throughout the day. The musical line-up includes Chattanooga Girls Rock, The Pool (British Invasion Rock and Roll), The Drew Sterchi Band (Blues) and The Communicators (Pop, Rock, Rap). The Station Street restaurants and retailers will be open. 

March 22  
The Jewish Film Series presents The Women’s Balcony, Hebrew with English subtitles, at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road.  7 p.m. Ages 16 and older.  Tickets are $7.  A close knit congregation fractures along gender lines after a catastrophe at their synagogue. The film shows the tensions and relationships between the different groups within Orthodox Judaism in Jerusalem, and provides a cautionary and universal tale about religious fundamentalism.  Click here for the trailer.  

March 29    
The Jewish Film Series presents Fever at Dawn, in Swedish and Hungarian with English subtitles, at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road.  7 p.m.  Ages 16 and older.  Tickets are $7. This is the story of a love born in the strangest of circumstances between two long-suffering survivors of the Holocaust. Their love overcomes all the obstacles in its path. The story is set in the Swedish rehabilitation camps during the autumn and winter of 1945.  Click here for the trailer. 

April 5  
The Jewish Film Series presents 1945, in Hungarian with English subtitles, at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road. 7 p.m.  Ages 16 and older.  Tickets are $7.  On an August day in 1945, two Orthodox Jews arrive at the train station of a European village with a mysterious box labeled “fragrances.” The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village’s deported Jews and expects them to demand back their illegally acquired property, which was confiscated during the war. Other villagers are afraid more survivors will come and pose a threat to the property and possessions they have claimed as their own.  

April 19    
The Jewish Film Series presents The Last Mensch, in German and Hungarian with English subtitles, at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road.  7 p.m.  Ages 16 and older.  Tickets are $7. Born as Menachen Teitelbaum, Marcus Schwarz escaped from Auschwitz with his life, only to exterminate his Jewishness. When faced with his own mortality, Marcus sets out with an unlikely friend on a journey that will irrevocably change both of them. Click here for the trailer.

April 26  
The Jewish Film Series presents AKA Nadia, in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles, at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road.  7 p.m. Ages 16 and older.  Tickets are $7. Maya is a happily married mother of two. She is a successful choreographer and everything seems perfect….but this life is a lie. Unbeknownst to her family and everyone around her, she has a hidden past. Click here for the trailer.

May 13
The Chattanooga Audubon Society will host the sixth annual Little Owl Music Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Audubon Acres sanctuary.  The festival will be a day of music, art and nature. Admission is $7 per person or $15 per carload. Michael Gray returns as stage producer and master of ceremonies.  There will be nature hikes and activities for people of all ages as well as birds of prey from Harrison Bay State Park, arts and crafts vendors, educational exhibits and food vendors. 


 


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