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The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will host Barry Spruce at 7 p.m. Mr. Spruce's program will be, "A Raptor's Life: What Makes a Bird a Raptor & Where Do They Live?" Boot Camp will begin at 6 p.m. with Donna Bourdon who will present, "Principles of Wildlife Photography".
A three-day Antiques Show and Sale will be held at Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad Street in Chattanooga, and hosted by the Houston Museum of Decorative Arts, a boutique museum in Chattanooga’s Bluff View Arts District. Admission is $10 and covers all three days of the show: Friday, Feb. 22, 10–6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, 10–6 p.m., and Sunday Feb. 24, noon–4 p.m. On Thursday, Feb. 21, the Show & Sale kicks off with a preview party that is not included in the general admission price. Preview party tickets are $75, which includes unlimited access to all three days of the event. For lecture times and verbal appraisals by Dean Six, visit www.thehoustonmuseum.org.
Con Nooga, Chattanooga’s largest multi-fandom convention, returns to the Chattanooga Convention Center and the Chattanoogan Hotel. For the past 11 years Con Nooga has been bringing locals hundreds of hours of programming including anime, artists, authors, console gaming, horror, fantasy, comics, and more. Con Nooga opens at noon on Friday, Feb. 22, and continues through 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, with over 160,000 square feet of fandom fun. Admission badges may be purchased at the door. Prices are cash only and are $60 for a three-day pass; $30 Friday only pass; $40 Saturday only pass; and $15 Sunday only pass. For more information visit www.connooga.com.
The Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon Race Weekend will be held March 1-3. The Erlanger Kid’s Fun Run takes place on Saturday, March 2 at 11 a.m. All registered kids will receive a medal, race bag, bib, t-shirt and a cape. The race is limited to 1,000 registered participants. The Erlanger Kid’s Fun Run brought to you by Truck 'N Trailers USA will be free for the first 1,000 kids that register. Visit www.erlangerchattanoogamarathon.com for volunteer options, schedule, parking maps and to register for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay, Classic 150 5K, and the Kid’s Fun Run.
The Southbound Author Lecture Series will host Jonathan Putnam at 2 p.m. at the Arts Building, 1301 East 11th St. Tickets are $10 and available here.
The American Cancer Society's Boots and Bowties. 5 p.m. at the Chattanooga Whiskey Event Hall, 890 Riverfront Pkwy. Featuring live music and dancing, a gourmet spread of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and silent auction items. Parkridge Health System is this season’s Presenting Sponsor.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will host the second presentation in its new “Emerging Scholars Lecture Series.” This one-hour lecture, entitled, “Uncle Billy’s Boys – The 15th Army Corps at Chattanooga,” will be presented in the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center’s theater at 2 p.m.
"Journey 2019: A Night at the Great Pyramids," annual fundraiser event of The Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation for Kangaroo Kidz, at the Chattanooga Convention Center at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds directly fund the Kangaroo Kidz program and services for infants, children and teens in Chattanooga and the surrounding 22 county area of southeast Tennessee and north Georgia. For ticket information, call 423-805-7119 or visit JourneyHOC.org.
Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County will host Blue Jeans, Bluegrass Americana and Blueprints at 6 p.m. at the Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold. The event is a fundraiser with a goal to raise $30,000 towards the 2019 Habitat House. It will feature a silent auction, Thatcher’s Barbeque dinner, entertainment from Randall Franks and his Hollywood Hillbilly Jamboree and special volunteer awards. Tickets are $65 each or $500 per table. The event is sponsored by Greater Chattanooga Realtors and RTC. For tickets or more information, call 706-861-5858 or visit CatoosaHabitat.org.
"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" at Coolidge Park; 8:30 a.m. check-in, shoe-fittings, team photos; 10 a.m. Walk.
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Erlanger’s third annual Believe Bash at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Proceeds from this year’s underwater themed gala event will benefit the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. Cocktail and dinner hours, live and silent auctions and live entertainment provided by Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters. Proceeds are designated for the new Pediatric Outpatient MRI and Procedure Center at the new Children’s Hospital Kennedy Outpatient Center. www.believebash.build or call 778-4803.
MAY 18, 19
Chattanooga's first ever LEGO convention. The BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention will be at the Chattanooga Convention Center.