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Feb. 21-23

Con Nooga at the Chattanooga Convention Center, celebrating all fandoms with over 400 hours of programming, entertainment, seminars, workshops, gaming, and more.

Feb. 28-March 1

The Houston Museum Antiques Show & Sale returns to Stratton Hall. Exhibitors will include dozens of booths offering a wide and varied selection of jewelry, furniture, rugs, African art, art pottery, glass from some of the country’s top antiques dealers and glass specialists. Antique Appraisal Fair is Saturday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Admission is $10 and covers all three days of the show: Friday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sunday March 1, noon–4 p.m. For more information call 267-7176, email, or visit

Feb. 29

The first annual Elsie Enduro Trail Ultra at Catoosa County’s Elsie Holmes Park in Ringgold. Runners will complete the 2.5-mile trail loop every 40 minutes until only one runner remains. All proceeds from the Elsie Enduro will benefit the Evitt Foundation.

Feb. 29

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a special 1-hour ranger-led program at 2 p.m., discussing the experiences the Cherokee Tribe endured as they made a new life in Indian Territory. This program will take place at the Brown’s Ferry Federal Road Trail, 707 Moccasin Bend Road. 

March 3

Siskin Hospital hosts Heather Abbott as the guest speaker at the 17th Annual “Possibilities: Siskin Hospital Celebrates Life Beyond Disability” Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Individual tickets to the event are $75. Platinum sponsorship tables of eight are available for $3,000; Crystal sponsorship tables of eight for $2,000; and Patron sponsorship tables of eight for $1,500. For more information or to reserve a place at the Possibilities Luncheon, please contact Donna Deweese at 634-1208 or Online registration and donation opportunities are available by visiting

March 5

WTCI-PBS annual Masterpiece Experience at Easy Bistro and Bar. Guests will enjoy a four-course meal, exclusive to the event, prepared by James Beard Award-nominated Chef Erik Neil, complemented by expert wine pairings. Tickets are $175 each for seats within the main dining room and $275 each for the exclusive Chef’s Table Dining Room. Includes the dining experience, a silent auction, and WTCI-themed gifts for attendees. Tickets for this event are available at Space is limited. For sponsorship opportunities and reservations, contact Brenda Orrell at 702-7804.

March 21

Local business Music Is Our Medicine host the Rhythm & Remedy Festival. Designed to celebrate the Chattanooga area community and focus on bringing people together through music, food, beer and hemp. 12-10 p.m., in the Glenn Miller Gardens at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Free to the public and all ages are welcome.

March 28

Join the Humane Educational Society at 6 p.m., at the Chattanooga Convention Center for its annual Rescues on the Runway extravaganza. Includes complimentary beer, wine and cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a three-course meal. Silent and live auctions. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. For sponsorship opportunities contact Taylor Hixson at 624-5302 x222 or

April 3

Southern Lit Alliance will be hosting a Keynote dinner featuring award-winning and New York Times Bestselling author Tayari Jones at 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 before March 1.

April 11

Lula Lake Land Trust hosts Hike Bike Brew, their beer festival where brews meet the outdoors. 4-8 p.m. At the LLLT Core Preserve on Lookout Mountain. Attendees can hike or bike (or both) to beer stations along LLLT’s scenic trails where you’ll see the famous Lula Lake and Lula Falls. Ticket purchasing and more information can be found online at

April 16

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. or call 698-6262.  

May 1-3

Real Life Christian Ministries 25th Anniversary. 6018 John Douglas Dr. Black tie affair. 

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Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

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