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Front Page - Friday, February 22, 2019

U.S. Navy Band Tour coming to Soddy-Daisy

The U.S. Navy Concert Band will perform at Soddy-Daisy High School Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. The Navy Concert Band will present an array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire. The performance will be free and open to the public.

Con Nooga returns

Chattanooga’s largest multifandom convention is returning to the Chattanooga Convention Center with over 160,000 square feet of fandom fun. Con Nooga will open at noon Friday, Feb. 22, and continue through 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. Admission badges may be purchased at the door. Information

Chattanooga State to present ‘Carmina Burana’

Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” will be presented in the Humanities Theatre at Chattanooga State Community College on Thursday, Feb. 28, and Friday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. The performance will feature Chattanooga State’s music department, Choral Arts of Chattanooga, the Chattanooga Ballet, and Heritage High School Concert Choir. Admission is free. Information: 423 697-2460.

Chambliss Center for Children’s Mardi Gras Gala

Chambliss Center for Children will host its seventh annual Mardi Gras Gala on Friday, March 1, 7-11 p.m. at Bessie Smith Hall. The evening will begin with jazz piano and hurricanes in Preservation Hall. Guests will then stroll down Bourbon Street to receive their beads and preview the silent auction. The event will continue in the French Quarter with Dixieland jazz by the Ralph Miller Quartet, a late-night dance party, and a parade. The evening will feature Cajun-inspired fare. Safe Ride Sponsor Best Hayduk Brock will provide complimentary Uber rides home. Tickets: www.chamblisscenter.org; 423 468-1139.

Lincoln scholar presentation

Lincoln scholar Jonathan Putnam will speak on the topic “How the Youth Lincoln Became Our Lincoln” and sign copies of his new historical mystery, “Final Resting Place,” at an event sponsored by the Southern Lit Alliance in The Arts Building, 301 E 11th St., Saturday, March 2, 2 p.m. This presentation is part of the Southern Lit Alliance SouthBound Author Lecture Series. Ticket, information

Mardi Gras Brunch

The fourth annual Mardi Gras Brunch to Benefit McKamey Animal Center will take place at the Walden Club on Sunday, March 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations are required by Wednesday, Feb. 27. Tickets

Women Build Breakfast

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga will host its 2019 Women Build Breakfast on Saturday, March 9, 9-10:30 a.m. at The Chattanoogan Hotel. Tickets are available through www.habichatt.org. Information: Dominique Brandt, 423 756-0507, dbrandt@habichatt.org