Open houses on Elder Mountain
Eight luxury homes on Elder Mountain will be open to visitors Sunday, Sept. 20 from 2-5 p.m. during the Grand Open House Tour. Presented by Keller Williams Realty of Chattanooga, Fletcher Bright Realty, Signature Brokers, Herman Walldorf & Company, Re/Max Properties of Chattanooga, and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Realty Center of Chattanooga, the event will include the following properties:
1110 Healing Springs Road; 1115 Healing Springs Road; 200 Healing Bluff Road; 1132 Cumberland Road; 1220 Cumberland Road; 1260 Cumberland Road; 1305 Cumberland Road; and 580 Skillet Gap Road.
The Grand Open House Tour will feature home tours, refreshments, and a chance for visitors to win $500. Learn more at www.eldermountainhomes.com.
Walk for Cammy’s Cause
On Saturday, Sept. 19 at Ross’s Landing, the Mary Cameron Robinson Foundation will host its 10th annual fundraiser, A 5K Run/Walk for Cammy’s Cause, in memory of Mary Cameron “Cammy” Robinson. After losing Cammy 10 years ago to complications stemming from a 14-year battle with eating disorders, her family and friends have walked in her memory every September. This year, the event will transition to a 5K run and walk with a one-mile run and walk option. The proceeds will support the programs of the MCR Foundation, which promote a positive body image and self esteem for the prevention of eating disorders. Check in and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.; the run and walk will start one hour later. Visit www.mcrfoundation.com for more information and to pre-register.
3rd Annual TasteBuds Farm Tour
The 3rd Annual TasteBuds Farm Tour will take place Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Car passes are on sale at growchattanooga.org/foodguide/FarmTour. The pass will be good all weekend, and will grants visitors access to Brady’s Farm Direct (Saturday only), Crabtree Farms, Dixie Does Alpines (Saturday only), The Healthy Kitchen (Sunday only), Lavender ‘n’ Rust Herb Farm, Lookout Homestead Teaching Farm, Red Clay Farm (Sunday only), Tant Hill Farm, Wheeler’s Orchard, and Wildwood Farm (Sunday only). Visitors are encouraged to bring a cooler, as they will have the opportunity to shop for items produced on the farms, including meats, produce, honey, and eggs. Hand crafted goods, such as yarn, soap, goat milk fudge, and balms, will also be available at certain locations. A Farm Tour map with descriptions of each site is available at www.bit.ly/CHAfarmtour. Guided caravan tours will also be offered at no additional cost. Starting at Crabtree Farms at 10 a.m. each day, the caravan will embark on a round-trip journey to a selection of farms.
First Things First banquet
First Things First will welcome New York Times best-selling author David Horsager as guest speaker for their 18th Annual Fall Banquet on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the Chattanooga Convention Center at 6:30 p.m. Horsager’s “The Trust Edge” teaches eight pillars of trust and how to apply them in relationships. The doors will open at 6 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. A special VIP experience will include a reception with Horsager and premium banquet seating. For additional information, or to purchase tickets or a corporate table, call (423) 267-5383, or visit firstthings.org.
Howard Intern and Leadership Program fundraiser
Rotaract Club of Chattanooga, a Rotary-sponsored service club for young professionals, will host a fundraiser benefitting Lookout Mountain Conservancy’s Howard Intern Leadership Program on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Waterhouse Pavilion. The event will include music, cocktails, appetizers, and a silent auction. Tickets cost $40 per person or $75 per couple. To purchase a ticket, contact Kelly Spencer at email@example.com.
History Center walking tour
The Chattanooga History Center will present Taming the Tennessee River, a walking tour, on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. Registered participants will meet on the Aquarium Plaza and take a 1.5 mile stroll through downtown led by Senior Educator Caroline Sunderland. Sunderland will discuss how the city has used, abused, and enjoyed the Tennessee River. Participants will learn how Chattanooga built itself from Ross’s Landing and adapted to the unpredictable economic and environmental nature of the River. Sunderland will also unpack the possibility and the legend of Underground Chattanooga. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required by Monday, Sept. 28. For more information or to register, call (423) 265-3247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register at chattanoogahistory.org/wgo.
Wine Over Water
The 21st Annual Wine Over Water will take place Saturday, Oct. 3. Hosted by Cornerstones, the event will incorporate hundreds of wines as well as local food and music. The event weekend will start with the Best Cellars wine tasting event on Friday, Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Chattanoogan Hotel. Wine Over Water will follow on Saturday, with the gates opening at 3:30 and wine tastings starting at 5 p.m. on the Walnut Street Bridge. The event will feature food from local restaurants, more than 300 wines from nearly 100 wineries, and local music. Ticket information can be found at www.wineoverwater.org.
Ayelet Waldman book signing
New York Times best-selling author Ayelet Waldman will speak about her writing process and her new book, “Love and Treasure,” at the downtown Chattanooga Public Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8. A meet-the-author reception, during which attendees will receive an autographed copy of the novel, will take place from 5-6:15 p.m. The cost to attend the reception is $20. Barnes and Noble will be at the library selling copies of “Love and Treasure” from 5:15-7:30 p.m. The novel is based on the history of the Hungarian Gold Train, which transported the riches the Nazis confiscated from the Jewish population during World War II. For more details, contact Angie Fontana, Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library office manager, or Jeanne Brice, author events chairman of the Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library, at (424) 341-3625. The Friends of the Library and the Jewish Community Federation are collaborating to bring Waldman to Chattanooga.
Chattanooga Zoo’s annual Banana Ball
The Chattanooga Zoo will host its annual Banana Ball on Saturday, Oct. 10. The day will start at 2 p.m. with the Banana Split event, at which children ages 3 and up will enjoy a presentation by Jack Hanna and his animal friends. The Banana Ball will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a VIP meet-and-greet with Hanna. The VIP ticket includes admission to the Banana Ball as well as the VIP reception. From 6:30-11 p.m., guests will be able to stroll through the Zoo and enjoy a presentation by Hanna, up close animal encounters, dinner catered by Lee Towery, live music by The Michel Jons Band, an open bar, and a cigar bar providing signature hand rolled cigars. The Banana Ball is the Chattanooga Zoo’s signature fundraising event, with the proceeds going to the care of the Zoo’s animals, as well as its conservation, education, and rehabilitation efforts. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (423) 697-1322 or visit www.chattzoo.org/events/banana-ball. The Banana Ball and the VIP reception are 21 and older only events.