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Seven Chattanooga-area museums open their doors for a package deal during Chattanooga’s third annual Museum Hop Aug. 15-16 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on both days. Museum Hop admission for all seven museums is $25 per person or $50 for a family of four, a savings of more than $60 over regular admission prices. The first 200 ticket buyers will get a free Museum Hop T-shirt. Purchase tickets on EventBrite using this link. Then pick up a passport at any of the participating museums. As guests travel at their own pace from museum to museum, they will have their passport stamped.
Chattanooga Public Library fall book sale at the downtown library auditorium. www.friendsofthelibrary-chattanooga.com.
The Humane Educational Society will host the Bark-B-Q Boat Ride aboard the Southern Belle on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 5-6:30 p.m. Boarding begins at 4:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy pulled pork, buns, cole slaw, baked beans, unlimited soft drinks, tea and coffee, and a cash bar. Proceeds will benefit homeless animals at the Humane Educational Society.
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South Bound Lecture Series with Maury Nicely, 6 p.m. at the Arts Building, 301 East 11th St. Maury Nicely is a well-known attorney with Evans Harrison Hackett but is also an expert on the history of Chattanooga. He has recently published Hoffa in Tennessee, a book detailing the sensational trial of Hoffa in Chattanooga that brought about the demise of his career. Tickets are $10. More information here.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park rangers and living historians will conduct artillery demonstrations at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. These programs are free of charge.
Siskin Children’s Institute announces this year’s concert headliner will be Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas. StarNight 2019 will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center. StarNight 2019 opens with a cocktail reception with Robin Grant beginning at 6 p.m., then moves to a formal dinner followed by a concert performance by Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas. An after-party with dancing and music from Bizz & Everyday People will round out the night. For more information and tickets, visit siskin.org/starnight.
Aug. 31-Sept. 1
Wine & Whiskey Festival at Station Street featuring Westbound Bar, Regan’s Place, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Stir, Terminal Brewhouse, Songbirds and Backstage Bar. Ticket prices start at $30 for one-day, early-bird general admission and go up for VIP packages. Gates will open at 7 p.m. each night, with sampling running from opening until 10 p.m. The outdoor concerts will start at 7:45 p.m each night. Ages 21 and older.
The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Founders Day 2019 events. There will be a special Dinner Train inaugurating the newest dining car into service: Cross Keys Tavern on Friday, Sept. 6. The Founders Day event on Saturday, Sept. 7, will begin at 9 a.m. and will run all day at Grand Junction Station. Visit online at tvrail.com or call 894-8028 for tickets and information for Founder’s Day and other year round trips.
Star party at Cloudland Canyon State Park. Conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society and sponsored by the Staff and Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park, participants may see the wonders of the night sky through provided telescopes. Held at the starting point of the Disc Golf Course from 8-10 p.m. Free. Usual parking fee at the park applies. If the weather is “iffy” call (941) 544-3420 after 6 p.m. that day for an update.
Repticon at Camp Jordan. Doors open to the general public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, closing at 5 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 8, the show hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 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 at https://repticon.com/repticon-chattanooga/.
Second annual VICtory 5K/10K/Mile Fun Run at Enterprise South Nature Park. All proceeds will benefit health care for financially challenged patients with critical limb disease in Hamilton, Bradley, and North Georgia counties. Races will begin at 8 a.m. Registration is now open at victory10k5k.itsyourrace.com. There will be special opportunities for runners to bring their dogs, in addition, to a special race for kids.
YA-hoo Fest, a literary festival for young adult literature. Check out the YA-hoo Fest website for a list of authors attending and more info.
The Adult and Teen Challenge MidSouth Freedom 5K (3.01 Miles Loop) / 1 Mile Walk at the Tennessee Riverwalk Hubert Fryer Center and Tennessee Riverpark Shelter #4. Click here to sign up and for more information.
Chattanooga Public Library fiction book sale at the Northgate branch library. www.friendsofthelibrary-chattanooga.com.
The Big 9 festival celebrating the history of M.L. King Boulevard. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. The Big 9 Roots Festival kicks-off with the Volkswagen Atlas Parade of History at University Street and MLK Boulevard, ending in front of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. There will be reenactors portraying early African Americans responsible for shaping Chattanooga’s Black community as well as those who became famous in their respective fields. Music on two stages. Chop Weiner Cook-Off contest and Line Dance competition. Free and family friendly. No alcohol will be allowed on the streets until 4 p.m. The Bessie Smith Cultural Center will have a children’s area on its lawn. Gates will be located at Lindsay Street and MLK Boulevard, King Street at 10th Street, Train Trestle on MLK Boulevard, and at Douglas and 8th Street.
Chattanooga Public Library special items sale. For members only, Friday night, you may join at the door. General public sale is Saturday. www.friendsofthelibrary-chattanooga.com.