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April 26

Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults hosts RISE, focusing on how the community rises together to support neighbors in need. The Chattanoogan Hotel at 7 p.m. featuring the Honorable Rosemarie Aquilina as the keynote speaker, Alison Lebovitz as emcee, and honors several distinguished community partners who have stepped up and positively impacted the agency and the Chattanooga community. Tickets are $100 and tables of eight are $1,000.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Register online at PartnershipFCA.com/RISE.  For additional information, contact Ms. Love at slove@partnershipfca.com or call 697-3827.

April 26-27

green|spaces hosts Chattanooga’s first Eco Field Day at Miller Park. The event will be a new way to celebrate Earth Day with eco-vendors, live music, field games and resource connections. The Corporate + Adult Field Day Challenge will be held April 26 and Family Festival Day will be April 27. Register for all Eco Field Day events here.

April 27

The 11th Annual Candlelighters Golf Tournament at Bear Trace at Harrison Bay. The tee-off time is 8 a.m. Registration fee for a team of four is $360, which includes green fees, cart, team photo, breakfast and lunch. Candlelighters Family Support Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families with a child stricken with cancer.  To receive a registration form or for more information, e-mail credwards54@epbfi.com or call 827-0800.

April 27

The Mainstreet Cruise-In opens its 18th season, from 1-6 p.m. in historic downtown Cleveland around the Courthouse Square.

April 27

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank fundraiser HullaBOWLoo. At the Food Bank’s 40,000-square-foot warehouse at 2009 Curtain Pole Road from 7-10 p.m. The evening will feature a live performance from Michel Jons Band, a silent auction of premium items, and food and beverage tastings from local restaurants and businesses. A limited number of tickets are available for the VIP garden party from 6-7 p.m. in the Evelyn Davenport Navarre Teaching Garden pavilion featuring tastings from Il Primo and Chattanooga Whiskey. General admission is $100 and VIP admission is $125. Online ticket purchases and donations can be made until April 26 at chattfoodbank.org.

April 27-28

Repticon at Camp Jordan Arena in East Ridge. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.  At the door tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and children under 5 are admitted free. VIP and advance tickets may be purchased from the website at https://repticon.com/repticon-chattanooga/

April 27-May 14

Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library will host the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale Eastgate Town Center B entrance at 5600 Brainerd Road. Hours are Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 12-6 p.m. 

May 3

Chattanooga's 70th annual Armed Forces Day Parade at 10:30 a.m. Free event featuring military and veterans groups, JROTC units, high school bands, local businesses and more. The parade will step off at the intersection of MLK and Market Street and will move north on Market Street toward Aquarium Way.  https://www.facebook.com/chattafparade

May 3

McKamey Animal Center hosts A Night for Paws Gala. A cocktail hour and interactive booths about the shelter kick off the evening overlooking the Tennessee River at the Hunter Museum of American Art. A gourmet dinner is provided by Lee Towery Catering. A live auction will include a trip to Costa Rica for a week at a beachfront property. Tickets are discounted through April 15 for $90. To purchase go to mckameyanimalcenter.org or for more information call 305-6506.

May 6

WTCI-PBS Masterpiece Experience wine dinner at the Bald Headed Bistro in Cleveland.Guests will enjoy a four-course meal, exclusive to the event, prepared by James Beard Award semi-finalist Chef Wesley True. Seating is limited for this special event and tickets can be purchased online at wtciTV.org/wine. Tickets are $125 each for this elegant dining experience and special wines will complement each course. ‘Chef’s Room’ tickets include a special experience and are available for $175 each and donations to WTCI are tax deductible.

May 7

The 41st annual Chattanooga Area Leadership Prayer Breakfast at the Chattanooga Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A & B.  Doors open at 6:45 a.m. and the buffet begins at 7 a.m.  The program will be from 7:20-8:30 a.m. This year's speaker will be Sherman Smith, former NFL player and Super Bowl coach. Admission is $20 per person or $160 per table of eight. Mail checks made to Prayer Breakfast, c/o Jackson Wingfield, 22015 Holtzclaw Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37404. Tickets are also available online at ChattanoogaPrayerBreakfast.com. Free parking will be available at the Finley Stadium lots, with free shuttle bus service every five minutes beginning at 6:15 a.m. For information call Carol at Wingfield Scale at 698-0100 or e-mail her at cbrown@wingfieldscale.com.   

May 9

On Point luncheon Love Wins, with keynote speaker and GRAMMY Award winning artist Laura Story. Silent auction at 10:45 a.m. and a VIP session with sponsors will also be held at this time. The main program and lunch is from 11:30 -1 p.m. For additional information please call the On Point offices at 899-9188 or email the Director of Community Engagement, Ashley Humble at ashley@liveonpoint.org.

May 11

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera 6th annual UnCorked fundraising event, 6:30 p.m. at Renaissance Park. UnCorked is an evening of wine, food, music, and fun to benefit the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera. Party-goers will enjoy food, unlimited wine in a custom wine glass, and live music by Rick Rushing and the Blues Strangers.  Tickets are $125 for VIP (includes free, designated parking and shuttle service) and $75 for general admission. All attendees receive a free wine glass. Tickets are available at www.chattanoogasymphony.org or by calling 267-8583. Rain or shine. 

May 18

The 6th Cavalry Museum benefit dinner, Remembering My Hero.  Special reception and dinner with guest speaker George Patton Waters, grandson of General George S. Patton 18. The reception begins at 6 p.m. at the museum, 6 Barnhardt Cir., in Ft. Oglethorpe. Dinner will be held at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 3049 Lafayette Road, in Ft. Oglethorpe, at 7:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $50 per person for dinner only; $75 for dinner and reception. https://www.6thcavalrymuseum.org and select Remembering My Hero Benefit on the top bar to register online.

May 18

Spirits in the Wild, an after-hours Zoo party, 6-10 p.m. Spirits in the Wild, a 21 and up event, is an opportunity to take a peek at the animals and taste food and spirits from some of Chattanooga's best restaurants and eateries. Tickets are $50 for members, $60 for non-members and $70 at the door.  Rain or shine.  Attire is safari chic, business casual. 

MAY 18, 19

Chattanooga's first ever LEGO convention. The BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention will be at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

May 26

The Harrison Ruritan Club Open Car Show from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Tennessee River Park, 4301 Amnicola Hwy. Spectator admission is free and pre-registration is $20 and day of show is $25. Registration will be from 8 a.m.-noon and judging begins at noon. Rain or shine. More information and registration forms can be found on the Harrison Ruritan Club website: http://harrisonruritanclub.webs.com or contact Don Ramey at rameydn@epbfi.com, 364-3634 or Jim Holcomb jholc19593@aol.com, 413-6140.


Senator Marsha Blackburn Outlines Priorities In Speech To Rotary

2 Arrested In Bradley County On Burglary And Drug Charges

Latest Bradley County Arrest Report


Senator Marsha Blackburn outlined her priorities in Congress in a speech to the Chattanooga Rotary Club on Thursday. The first bill in the Senate that she helped pass, working alongside ... (click for more)

Bradley County deputies responded Wednesday morning to a residence on Georgetown Road in reference to a burglary in progress. Hamilton County deputies also responded due to the fact the home ... (click for more)

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Breaking News

Senator Marsha Blackburn Outlines Priorities In Speech To Rotary

Senator Marsha Blackburn outlined her priorities in Congress in a speech to the Chattanooga Rotary Club on Thursday. The first bill in the Senate that she helped pass, working alongside Senator Lamar Alexander, she said, is a bi-partisan resolution about vaccines. Some of the blame for the upticks of diseases that we had considered were gone, is because of misinformation spread ... (click for more)

2 Arrested In Bradley County On Burglary And Drug Charges

Bradley County deputies responded Wednesday morning to a residence on Georgetown Road in reference to a burglary in progress. Hamilton County deputies also responded due to the fact the home sits near the county line. Hamilton County Deputies arrived first and detained Christopher Thomas Goewey who was attempting to make a forced entry into the rear of the home. ... (click for more)

Opinion

How Can City, WWTA Get Away With Chronic Sewage Discharges Onto Our Streets?

A wastewater or service utility is simply a defined service in exchange for a fee. What if I pay a utility fee in exchange for a defined service, and the utility fails to deliver the service as agreed? As an example, I pay a private solid waste collection service to collect, transport, and dispose of garbage. Municipalities also operate waste collection and disposal. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Guest Columnists

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Sports

5-3A Softball: Lady Trojans Stop Lady Mustangs, 5-3, For Regular Season Title

At crunch time in Wednesday’s District 5-3A softball showdown between Soddy-Daisy and Walker Valley, the Lady Trojans delivered two heavy jolts to the Lady Mustangs. With the score tied at 3-3, Emily Higgins belted a two-out home run in the fourth inning. In the top of the seventh, Baylie Davis smacked a leadoff homer that easily cleared the left-center field fence and disappeared ... (click for more)

UTC's San Juan Gets Bid For NCAA Golf Regionals

Chattanooga Mocs senior Monica San Juan is headed to Opelika, Ala., for the 2019 NCAA Auburn Regionals. She one of 384 collegians vying for the NCAA Championship played May 17-22 at the Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark. But first is regional play May 6-8. Saugahatchee Country Club is one of four regional sites. Each site features 18 teams and six individuals with the ... (click for more)