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 through Sunday, May 10. Hours for the sale will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The sale will take place in the old Piccadilly Restaurant location near the Sears entrance. Thousands of donated books representing many genres, including children’s books, will be available.
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.
Bike (and hike) Moccasin Bend
Outdoor Chattanooga will host a bicycle and walking tour of Moccasin Bend on Saturday, May 9 at 9:30 a.m., beginning from the future home of the Moccasin Bend visitors center on Hamm Road. The free tour will begin with a group bicycle tour to the tip of the peninsula, followed by a short walk to the Tennessee River along the Old Federal Road trail. The ride is appropriate for adults and kids ages 12 and older when accompanied by an adult. Helmets are required.
BYO bicycle or borrow one from Outdoor Chattanooga. Email email@example.com or call (423) 643-6888 to learn more or borrow a bicycle.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filmmaker Amy Oppenheimer to speak
The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga will host a luncheon featuring filmmaker Amy Oppenheimer on Tuesday, May 19 at noon at the Jewish Cultural Center, located at 5461 North Terrace Road. Oppenheimer is the director of “Faces of Israel” and an expert speaker on religion and state issues in Israel. RSVP by calling 493-0270 or email@example.com.
Buying local on a budget
Crabtree Farms will host a class about buying local goods on a budget Friday, May 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The class will cover how to incorporate local food into your diet without breaking the bank. Call 423-493-9155, extension 10, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up.
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 O’Connor’s Roman Catholic faith comforted her 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.