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Front Page - Friday, July 17, 2015


Art Throw Down

Townsend Atelier will be hosting one of its increasingly popular art throw downs Friday, July 17 from 6-9 p.m. Instructors Mia Bergeron and Maria Willison will be competing in the free public demonstration, with the former painting and the latter sculpting the model. Guests will watch as each artist starts, carries, and refines a portrait. Designed to demonstrate how differently artists see the same subject, the throw down promises to provide an evening filled with laughs, antics, and surprises. Questions, comments, and even hollering from the audience are encouraged. Townsend Atelier is located at 201 W. Main St. in downtown Chattanooga.

Q & Brew at the Chattanooga Zoo

On Saturday, July 18 from 5-8 p.m., the Chattanooga Zoo will host its 4th annual Q & Brew at the Zoo. This barbecue and beer tasting event will feature live bluegrass, barbeque, soda, and beer. Participants will be able to taste each vendor’s barbeque and vote for their favorite. Full dinner plates will be available for purchase from each vendor. Tickets include zoo admission during the event. All monies raised will go to support the Chattanooga Zoo and its animals. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 423-697-1322 or visit www.chattzoo.org/qnbrew.

Creative Discovery Museum’s AmuseUm 2.0

Creative Discovery Museum’s annual fundraiser, AmuseUm 2.0, will feature a full weekend of high-tech amusement. AmuseUm, the party for grown-ups, will be held Saturday, Aug. 29. The party will feature high-tech physical and digital playgrounds by Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles-based team of artists, engineers, educators, and inventors. Lee Towery Catering will provide the food, and Sound Force Entertainment will perform live dance music. Guests will also be able to bid in silent and “roaming” live auctions for a variety of items, including vacation getaways. AmuseUm 2.0: Kid’s Edition will take place the following day. All of the high-tech amusements from Two Bit Circus will stay at the museum through the weekend so families can bring their kids to experience the digital playground. On Sunday, guests will pay what they wish at the door instead of the standard ticket price for admission. (Sponsorships for AmuseUm 2.0: Kid’s Edition will open the door to all children in the community.) Funds raised from AmuseUm will help Creative Discovery Museum continue to offer programs and exhibits to over 250,000 people annually. Dress for the event is casual. For more information or to make reservations, call (423) 648-6085 or visit the museum’s website at www.cdmfun.org/amuseum.

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.