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Front Page - Friday, October 14, 2016

Events




RiverRocks public finale

The Best Town (For)Ever Party will serve as the RiverRocks finale Friday, Oct. 14 on the 700 block of Cherry Street. From 6:00-10:00 p.m., the free public event will feature music, food trucks, and brews from Chattanooga Brewing Company and Chattanooga Whiskey. Activities will include elevated slack lining, a climbing wall, and a jungle gym geo dome. There will also be a small expo of outdoor outfitters and non-profits. Entertainment will include acrobatic street performances and local music by African rock band Ogya World Music Band from 6:00-7:00 p.m., TJG & the 423’s from 7:20-8:20 p.m., and reggae band Milele Roots from 8:40-10:00 p.m. For more information, visit RiverRocksChattanooga.com.

Learn to buy, sell, and invest in real estate

The Bekah Cochran Team will host a free workshop on buying, selling, and investing in real estate Thursday, Oct. 20 from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. at Keller Williams Downtown Realty (202 Manufacturers Road). Local experts speaking at the event will include Dale Whaley of Platinum Financial, Kevin Edmonds of Liberty Mutual, Jen Lloyd of Foundation Title, Clay Cochran of Jody Millard Pest Control, and Alex Herrick of Chattanooga home inspection company Preis. For more details, contact Cochran at bekahcochran@gmail.com or (423) 508-5986.

Fireside at Greenway Farms

Fireside is a free, family-friendly outdoor music series taking place this month at Greenway Farm Park. All ages are invited to bring blankets and chairs, marshmallow roasting sticks, and a picnic supper, and sit around the campfire and enjoy live music in a rustic setting. The performances will take place Thursdays in October from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Greenway Farm Park is located at 5051 Gann Store Rd. in Hixson. The remaining lineup includes: Oct. 20 – Tin Cup Rattlers; and Oct. 27 – storyteller Vincent Ivan Phipps.

Choral Arts of Chattanooga performance

The Choral Arts of Chattanooga will host a free public performance of “American Songs of Inspiration & Devotion” Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at 2nd Presbyterian Church (700 Pine St.). The program will be directed by: Darrin Hassevoort and feature guest composer Douglas Hedwig. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact Kim Thompson at: kthompson052@gmail.com.

An evening with artist Alyssa Monks

The public is invited to attend a free lecture Saturday, Oct. 15 from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Townsend Atelier by nationally recognized contemporary painter Alyssa Monks. Monks will discuss her work, painting process, and journey as an artist. Considered one of the best realist painters in the country, Monks earned her B.A. from Boston College and studied painting at Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence. She went on to complete her M.F.A at the New York Academy of Art’s Graduate School of Figurative Art in 2001. She teaches and lectures at universities and other institutions nationwide, and is an adjunct professor at the New York Academy of Art. Monks’ paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions, and her work is represented in public and private collections. Monks has been awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Painting three times and is a member of the New York Academy of Art’s Board of Trustees. She currently lives and paints in Brooklyn, N.Y. Townsend Atelier is located at 301 East 11th St. For more information, visit

www.alyssamonks.com and www.townsendatelier.com, or call (423) 266-2712.