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Front Page - Friday, March 3, 2017

Events: Art throw down




Art throw down

Three accomplished artists, all of whom are family members, will each create a portrait from a live model during a three-hour painting demonstration at Townsend Atelier, 301 E. 11th St., on Friday, March 3 from 6-9 p.m. Husband and wife Daud Akhriev and Melissa Hefferlin, and son Timur Akhriev, will go brush to brush to pastel in this “Family Feud” edition of the studio’s popular art throw downs. The works created during the demonstration will be auctioned at the end of the night. Drinks and light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (423) 266-2712 or email info@townsendatelier.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 at 7:30 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church (700 Pine St.). Donations will be accepted. For more information, call Kim Thompson at (423) 605-6068.

Neighborhood University

The City of Chattanooga’s Department of Economic & Community Development is inviting community leaders to attend Neighborhood University on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4.

Participants will able to choose from three tracts of classes across two days of workshops on subjects ranging from using community assets to improve neighborhoods, to collaborating community-wide to reach decisions in neighborhoods, to including youth in the process of change.

Community leaders who complete Neighborhood University will have an opportunity to apply for grants from green|spaces. Empower Chattanooga, a program of green|spaces, will fund 12 neighborhood projects up $1,000 each to help Neighborhood University graduates implement energy efficiency ideas.

Neighborhood University, which ECD launched in 2014, is a free program for community leaders. For this year’s participants, breakfast and lunch will be provided both days.

For more information, visit connect.chattanooga.gov/neighborhooduniversity, or call (423) 643-7306.

Breakfast of Champions

The Bethlehem Center will host its annual Breakfast of Champions on Thursday, March 9 from 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. For more information about Bethlehem Center, visit www.thebeth.org.