Firefighters Against Hunger
The Chattanooga Fire Department is hosting its annual Firefighters Against Hunger food drive. The effort benefits the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. Collection barrels will be at all 19 Chattanooga fire stations through Sunday, Sept. 6.
Tonya Craft book launch
On Saturday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble Hamilton Place will host a book launch for Tonya Craft’s new book, “Accused.” Craft, a Georgia kindergarten teacher and mother of two, never expected a knock on her door to change her life. But in May 2008, false accusations of child molestation turned her world upside down. The trial that followed dragged her reputation through the mud and lent nationwide notoriety to her name. The public is invited to attend this free event.
Pink Heals National Firetruck tour
The 2015 Pink Heals National Firetruck tour will be at Hamilton Place on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Pink Heals began in 2007 as an effort to help women battling cancer. The organization gives all of the donations it receives either to charities or directly to people in need.
Guided bicycle tour
The Chattanooga History Center will partner with Outdoor Chattanooga to offer a bicycle tour on Tuesday, Sept. 15. “An Environmental History of Chattanooga” will be guided by Caroline Sunderland, senior educator at the CHC. Registered participants will meet at Outdoor Chattanooga in Coolidge Park at 6:30 p.m. The tour will conclude at 8:30 p.m. The tour is appropriate for ages eight and up. Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, and preregistration is required by Monday, Sept. 14. To register, call the CHC at (423) 265-3247, or visit chattanoogahistory.org. The fee is $10 per person and $5 for CHC members. Participants may bring their own bicycle. To reserve a bike or a helmet from the Outdoor Chattanooga Mobile Bicycle Fleet, call (423) 643-6888. There is no additional charge for bike or helmet reservations. All participants must wear a helmet.
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.