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Front Page - Friday, January 13, 2017

Events: MLK Day of Service




MLK Day of Service

East Chattanooga will be the focus of this year’s MLK Day of Service.

On Monday, Jan. 16, volunteers will gather on Glass Street and then fan out into the neighborhoods of East Chattanooga to landscape, clear debris, do trail maintenance, and paint and deep clean.

Volunteers will also make improvements at four youth and family development centers: East Chattanooga, Eastdale, Brainerd and Carver.

The day of service will include not only beautification projects but also education and outreach. This year, volunteers will be making rounds at apartments across Chattanooga to provide residents with information on their rights under the fair housing law.

Volunteer check-in will take place from 8:30-9 a.m. at the Glass House Collective (Glass Street and North Chamberlain Avenue). Service projects will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit bit.ly/MLKDayCHA2017.

Austin Center retrospective

A selection of Austin Center’s ceramics and paintings will be on display at Townsend Atelier (301 E. 11th St.) beginning Jan. 20. An opening reception will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The event will mark the first display of Center’s works in five years.

Inspired by the great impressionists and abstract expressionists, Center honed his skills over the past two decades in Florence, Italy, New York City, Charleston and Chattanooga.

Center was a founder of Avant-Art at Hunter Museum. He has also served on the boards of the Association for Visual Arts, Public Art Chattanooga, Bright School and the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga.

Bar Association annual meeting

The 119th annual meeting of the Chattanooga Bar Association (CBA) is scheduled to take place Wednesday, Jan. 25 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Silver Ballroom of The Read House.

The menu will consist of pan-seared salmon topped with mango papaya sauce and served with rice pilaf and vegetable medley. A vegetarian selection will be available upon request.

Email reservations to LHood@chattanoogabar.org. Payment must be made to the CBA via check or online at www.chattanoogabar.org by Friday, Jan. 20. For more details, call (423) 756-3222.

Lookout Wild Film Festival

The Lookout Wild Film Festival returns January 19-22. The event will feature films on sentimental hikers, vanishing species, snow artistry, river surfing, trekking through deserts, geriatric big-river paddling, mountain biking in snow and more. Tickets are available for a specific block of films or attendees can go all-in with the weekend pass.

Schedule:

Thursday, Jan. 19

7-9:30 p.m.

Chattanooga Library

Friday, Jan. 20

7-10:30 p.m.

Memorial Auditorium Community Theater

Reception to follow

Saturday, Jan. 21

Memorial Auditorium Community Theater

Matinee films from

2-5 p.m.

Primetime films from 7-10:30 p.m.

Sunday. Jan. 22

Memorial Auditorium Community Theater

Matinee films from

2-6 p.m.

Stockwell to speak at Possibilities Luncheon

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Melissa Stockwell will speak at this year’s Possibilities: Siskin Hospital Celebrates Life Beyond Disability Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

Stockwell’s tour of active service in Baghdad ended when a roadside bomb blasted the Humvee in which she was riding. When she awoke in the Baghdad ER, still in her army fatigues, she realized she’d lost her left leg.

The first female American soldier to lose a limb in active duty in Iraq, Stockwell worked through months of physical rehabilitation, which included learning to walk on her prosthetic leg, and went on to become a three-time world champion and two-time Paralympian who won the Paralympic Bronze Medal in the triathlon.

The Possibilities Luncheon is Siskin Hospital’s only community-wide fundraising event. The proceeds provide needed services for patients without adequate insurance to cover the cost of their care.

To purchase tickets or sponsor a table of eight, contact Donna Deweese at (423) 634-1208 or ddeweese@siskinrehab.org. Online registration and donation opportunities are available by visiting www.SiskinRehab.org.