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Front Page - Friday, May 1, 2015

EVENT CALENDAR




Bunny Hop!

Tickets are on sale for the 15th annual Bunny Hop event to benefit Chambliss Center for Children, to be held on Friday, May 1 in the First Tennessee Pavilion from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Parents can enjoy an evening with friends and festivities while their kids take advantage of the numerous activities for children, including arts and crafts, a bunny petting station, a balloon artist, a photo booth, and a sports zone. Adults will enjoy live music, a silent auction, and a buffet dinner catered by Events with Taste. Food provided for the children will include Zaxby’s chicken fingers, macaroni & cheese from 1885, and treats from other local businesses. Parking is free. The event entrance is off of Carter Street, where attendees can sign in and pay if tickets were not pre-purchased. Reservations are requested ahead of time. To make a reservation, visit www.bunny-hop.org.

Book Sale at Hamilton Place Mall

The Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library will hold its spring book sale at the Hamilton Place Mall during regular mall hours from Saturday, May 2 through Sunday, May 10. Hours for the sale are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The location for this sale will be in the old Piccadilly Restaurant location near the Sears entrance. Thousands of donated books representing many genres, including children’s books, will be available.

Chocolate Fling

The 8th Annual Chocolate Fling & VIP Brunch fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee will take place Sunday, May 3 at The Chattanoogan Hotel. The event will feature chocolates from 18 local and regional chocolatiers, live music, a painting demonstration, and the opportunity to bid on a wide variety of auction items. Visit chocolatefling.com to purchase event tickets.

Chattanooga Outdoors Show

The inaugural Chattanooga Outdoors Show will take place at East Ridge’s Camp Jordan Park and Arena Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May 10. The show will bring in exhibitors from all over the southeast to show off everything from kayaks and backpacks to ATVs and fishing boats.

Kids in the Kitchen

In an effort to raise awareness and help to reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues, the Junior League of Chattanooga will host Kids in the Kitchen on Saturday, May 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Orchard Knob Elementary School. This year’s event will feature healthy snacks, cooking demonstrations, educational games, and physical activities.

Walk4Hearing

The Hearing Loss Association of America’s Walk4Hearing event will take place at Chattanooga State Community College on Saturday, May 9. Registration and activities will begin at 9 a.m.; the walk will begin at 10 a.m. To register, visit www.walk4hearing.org. For more information, email baproctor@epbfi.com.

The Faith of Flannery O’Connor

 

The Southern Lit Alliance is teaming up with Theology on Tap to discuss the prayer journal of acclaimed Southern writer Flannery O’Connor. Three panelists (John Grammer, professor of English at the University of the South; Robert MacSwain, assistant professor of Theology and Christian Ethics at the University of the South; and author Jamie Quatro) will discuss how her Roman Catholic faith comforted O’Connor when people rejected her writing and how it impacted her literary style. “A Conversation on the Faith of Flannery O’Connor” will take place Tuesday, May 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Camp House, located at 149 E. ML King Blvd. For more information, call program director Rhett Reeves at (423) 267-1218.

EVENT CALENDAR 

Bunny Hop!

Tickets are on sale for the 15th annual Bunny Hop event to benefit Chambliss Center for Children, to be held on Friday, May 1 in the First Tennessee Pavilion from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Parents can enjoy an evening with friends and festivities while their kids take advantage of the numerous activities for children, including arts and crafts, a bunny petting station, a balloon artist, a photo booth, and a sports zone. Adults will enjoy live music, a silent auction, and a buffet dinner catered by Events with Taste. Food provided for the children will include Zaxby’s chicken fingers, macaroni & cheese from 1885, and treats from other local businesses. Parking is free. The event entrance is off of Carter Street, where attendees can sign in and pay if tickets were not pre-purchased. Reservations are requested ahead of time. To make a reservation, visit www.bunny-hop.org.

Book Sale at Hamilton

Place Mall

The Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library will hold its spring book sale at the Hamilton Place Mall during regular mall hours from Saturday, May 2 through Sunday, May 10. Hours for the sale are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The location for this sale will be in the old Piccadilly Restaurant location near the Sears entrance. Thousands of donated books representing many genres, including children’s books, will be available.

See EVENT CALENDAR, page 14

INSIDE

n COURT OPINIONS   P4  

n FINANCIAL FOCUS   P4  

n ARE WE THERE YET?   P10 

n READ ALL ABOUT IT   P13  

n GAMES   P14 & P15