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Front Page - Friday, February 17, 2017

Events: Organist Katelyn Emerson




St. Paul’s Artist Series will present organist Katelyn Emerson, 2016 winner of the AGO National Competition, on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Her program will traverse the 18th, 19th and 20th century organ repertoire and include works by Bach, Mozart, Schumann and other German and French composers. The concert will take place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. 7th Street. Tickets: www.stpaulschatt.org/concert-series.

Screening of Maya Angelou documentary

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. ML King Blvd. will open at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 6 p.m. 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.

Transforming Darkness into Light

Award-winning journalist Ruth Ebenstein will come to Chattanooga to tell her story, “How to Laugh (and Cry) Through Breast Cancer,” during a brunch on Sunday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m., at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace.

During her presentation, Ebenstein will Skype with her friend and fellow breast cancer survivor Ibtisam Erekat, a Muslim Palestinian woman living in Israel. Ebenstein’s story has been covered by the BBC, The Atlantic and Alhurra TV.

To register, call 423 493-0270, email rsvp@jewishchattanooga.com or visit www.jewishchattanooga.com.

Choral Arts of Chattanooga

Choral Arts of Chattanooga will present, “Dark and Luminous Nights of the Soul,” a program featuring works by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms Friday, March 3, 7:30 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St. Donations will be accepted. Information: Kim Thompson at 423 605-6068.

Breakfast of Champions

The Bethlehem Center will host its annual Breakfast of Champions on Thursday, March 9, 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. at Tyner United Methodist Church, 6805 Standifer Gap Road. The event will feature music, other performances and a made-from-scratch breakfast. Table sponsorships and individual seats are available. All proceeds will benefit literacy and enrichment programs for children and families in South Chattanooga.

To reserve a table or an individual seat, or for additional details, email dboggs@thebeth.org or call 423 266-1384. Information: www.thebeth.org.

Women Build Breakfast

Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga’s Women Build Breakfast. The fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 11 at 9 a.m. at The Chattanoogan Hotel. Proceeds raised at the event will support the construction of the 2017 Women Build home.

The 2017 Women Build Home will be constructed in Chattanooga’s Glass Farms neighborhood by women for a working mother and her two children. Construction of the home will begin in March and completed by mid-June – weather permitting. Breakfast attendees will be invited to sign up as volunteers.

Tickets and information: Dominique Brandt at 423 756-0507 or visit www.habitchatt.org.

Rescues on the Runway

The Humane Educational Society will host Rescues on the Runway on Saturday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Choo Imperial Ballroom. Guests will enjoy a three-course meal as well as complementary wine and beer. Vegetarian options will be available.

Dinner will be followed by a runway show featuring shelter pets who are available for adoption. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on live auction items ranging from vacations to artwork. Registration: www.heschatt.org/fm/events/detail/id/24.

Sculpture Fields Anniversary Celebration

Sculpture Fields will celebrate its first anniversary Saturday, April 8 with a day of family-friendly fun. The event, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., will be free and open to the public.

Guests will be able to see the installation of a 60-foot steel sculpture by internationally known sculptor John Henry, enjoy the melodies of CSO’s wind ensemble, picnic from food trucks, watch artists create their paintings and drawings outdoors and finish off the day with the burning of a 15-foot wooden structure by artist Andrew Nigh.

Sculpture Fields is a 33-acre international sculpture park with 33 monumental-scale sculptures, 1.5 miles of walking paths and 100 trees in its Commemorative Forest.

Sculpture Fields is located at 1800 Polk St., which turns off of Main Street. Information: 423 266-7288, email clifford@sculpturefields.org or visit www.sculpturefields.org.