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Scenic City Women’s Network annual Chattanooga Praise Breakfast featuring keynote speaker Megan Alexander of NBC’s Inside Edition, 7 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Early Bird Pricing: Individual seats: $30 or table of eight is: $240. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. This event is open to the public to both men and women. www.scwn.org or call 698-6262.
Oct. 16-17, 23-24
Chattanooga Zoo Boo In The Zoo. 4-8 p.m. For one all-inclusive price, guests are welcome to come and enjoy all that this year’s Boo in the Zoo has to offer including a scavenger hunt, costume contest, animal enrichment, trick or treat stations, and more. Each event night will have a limited number of nightly attendees and will require online ticket purchases only with timed entries. chattzoo.org. Online ticket purchasing is required for Zoo members and nonmembers.
Audubon Acres will host an immersive Native American program spanning a timeline of 1400-1800 where participants will learn the facets of daily tasks of Native American life. 1-5 p.m. at Audubon Acres, 900 N. Sanctuary Road. Admission will be $10 per person a limited number of tickets will be sold. For more information contact Darlene Carlson, executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 892-1499 or visit https://www.chattanoogaaudubon.org/nativelearning
The first Glow Run for Special Olympics Tennessee at the Tennessee Riverpark. This family-friendly 5K fun run/walk is all about having fun and supporting the more than 17,000 Special Olympics athletes across the state.On-site registration opens at 6:15 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. To register visit www.SpecialOlympicsTN.org.
Lula Lake Land Trust’s first ever race — the Lula Laker. This 19-mile independent race is designed for avid runners and mountain bikers with a trail course gaining 2,000 feet elevation through LLLT’s trail systems. Divided between two days, runners will compete on Saturday, Oct. 24, while mountain bikers will compete on Sunday, Oct. 25. There is a $50 donation as a registration fee to compete. All fees go directly back into LLLT’s trail work and conservation efforts. Sign-up and more details are available online at www.LulaLake.org/events.
Southern Lit Alliance Keynote dinner. The Westin Chattanooga. 7 pm. This event also functions as a fundraiser for Southern Lit Alliance. Tickets for the Keynote dinner are $75 each. A table of eight can be reserved for $600. Attendees can purchase a ticket to the Keynote dinner in bulk with a 2-day ticket to SouthWord for $150 or at a discounted price of $125 https://www.southernlitalliance.org/southword.