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Front Page - Friday, February 3, 2017

Events: Severe weather spotter course




National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists will present a free severe weather spotter course at Erlanger Baroness Hospital Probasco Auditorium (975 E. Third St.) on Friday, Feb. 3, 6-8 p.m.

Sponsored by the Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club, the program is open to the public. NWS meteorologists will teach attendees the basics of thunderstorm development and the fundamentals of storm structure, train spotters on how to identify potential severe weather and provide information on what information to report and how to report it.

Pre-registration is not required. Information: www.nws.noaa.gov/skywarn.

Fall in Love with Swing

Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for an evening of swing dancing on Thursday, Feb. 9 when The Bethlehem Center hosts Fall in Love with Swing.

The benefit will take place at The Bethlehem Center (200 W. 38th St.), 5:30-7 p.m. and includes step-by-step instructions from a local swing dance enthusiast.

Tickets are available at www.thebeth.org or at the door on Feb. 9. Information: 423 266-1384, extension 6.

Wild at Heart

The Chattanooga Zoo will host its annual cocktails-for-conservation event, Wild at Heart, on Friday, Feb. 10, 6-8 p.m. This event will raise funds for the Zoo’s conservation initiatives while bringing awareness to the significance of protecting endangered species.

Guests are invited to spend an evening enjoying the Zoo’s signature cocktail along with beer and wine, light hors d’oeuvres, keeper chats, animal training demos, behind the scenes tours and up close animal encounters.

Wild at Heart will take place inside the Zoo’s Deserts and Forests of the World exhibits. All guests must be 21 years or older to attend. Information: www.chattzoo.org.

Maya Angelou documentary, panel discussion to debut at Jazzanooga

WTCI and Jazzanooga will host a premiere screening of “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Jazzanooga. The doors at 431 E. M L King Blvd., will open at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 6. The first feature documentary about Angelou’s life premieres nationwide Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. on PBS.

A panel discussion featuring Nicole Brown of UTC, Carmen Davis of BCBST Community Trust, Greg Funderburg of WTVC NewsChannel 9 and James McKissic of the Chattanooga Office of Multicultural Affairs will begin at the conclusion of the program.

Information, tickets: tinyurl.com/jkj8ebs, 423 402-0452.