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The annual Blessing of the Animals at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 1:30-4 p.m. All are welcome to the free event. www.sfaec.org. 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road.
Best Cellars at Hunter Museum, a fundraiser for Preserve Chattanooga. Click here for more information.
Wine Over Water on the Walnut Street Bridge. A fundraiser for Preserve Chattanooga. Click here for more information.
Hamilton County Republican Women’s Club Fashion Show. 11:30 a.m. at Red Stone Estates. All proceeds will benefit local veterans through the Samaritan Center. Tickets are $30. Contact Patsy Henry at 364-4622, email@example.com for more information.
The Coalition of Latino Leaders will hold its eighth Latino Taste Festival in downtown Dalton. There will be traditional authentic Latino food from different regions of México, and other countries like Puerto Rico, Colombia, Perú, Venezuela, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and more. The venue will be located at Burr Park, at the corner of Hamilton Street and Crawford Street. Vendors will be at the former parking deck next to Dalton Depot.
Chattanooga Motorcar Festival. Click here for more information.
The Great Pumpkin Chase 5K and 1 Mile Walk, 8 a.m. All proceeds, after costs, will be donated to the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial. Trick or Trot follows. The event will start and finish near Soddy-Daisy Fire House #2 at 11651 Dayton Pike. Soddy-Daisy Fall Festival from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the same location. https://keepsoddydaisybeautiful.org
Semi-annual non-profit VFW Flea Market at Southern Adventist University from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. across from Collegedale Credit Union. Call or text 423-314-4446 with any questions. Vendors can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for PDF instructions. The public is invited. Rain or Shine.
East Ridge Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Camp Jordan. Live music, numerous arts and crafts vendors, a variety of food trucks, tons of children’s activities in the Kid’s Zone, family yard games and more. Free admission.
Lula Lake Land Trust Hike Bike Brew beer festival this fall with Brewtoberfest. Noon to 4 p.m. and attendees can expect the festival’s unique experience of brews in nature in addition to unlimited axe throwing and live music from Jaguar Shark. This signature beer festival assists the land trust in raising funds as well as awareness for conservation initiatives, hemlock preservation, and trail-building efforts. Ticket purchasing and more information can be found online at www.LulaLake.org/Events.
Chattajack River Race. Click here for more information.
Chattanooga Comic Con, Chattanooga's newest comic and pop culture convention, at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Comics, animation, gaming, anime, vendors and cosplay are all on display at this family-friendly two-day event. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased in advance at chattanoogacomiccon.com. Kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult. For more information, follow on Facebook or Instagram @chattcomiccon.
Inaugural Witch and Warlock Paddle, open to kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards as they take over the Tennessee River dressed as witches, warlocks and wizards. Paddlers are invited to bring their own paddle crafts for $25. Rental paddleboards and kayaks will be available for those who don't have their own for $35 from local outfitters including Outshine Adventures, L2 Outside, Chattanooga Guided Adventures, Rock Creek Adventures and Scenic City Safari. www.rivercitycompany.com/witch
The Songbirds Foundation hosts the Songbirds Halloween Smash at 6 p.m. at the Songbirds Guitar & Pop Culture Museum to benefit their Guitars for Kids program that provides free guitars and music therapy to kids across the south. For more information and to buy tickets for the Songbirds Halloween Smash, visit Songbirds’ website.
The Gowns for Good Inaugural fashion show, charity auction and luncheon benefiting Volunteers In Medicine at the Mill. www.vim-chatt.org.
The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society and Foundation fundraiser, Glow Redux, from 6-11 p.m. Proceeds from the night of dinner, music, dancing, and an auction support life-saving programs like Project Access and LifeBridge. At Restoration Southside, formerly Stratton Hall, at 3146 Broad St. Tickets for GLOW Redux are now on sale at chattmd.org.
Journey to the Christ Child: A Live Nativity is a free, three-night event open to the public. Free parking is available at the church building: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3067 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road. Tours will run from 6-8 p.m. for each of the nights. The church building is handicap accessible. Spanish-speaking translators will be present at the event. Tours will mostly consist of groups of 10, with efforts made to keep families and church groups intact. www.facebook.com/chattlatterdaysaints.