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Front Page - Friday, March 24, 2017

Events: 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 Choo Imperial Ballroom. Guests will enjoy a three-course meal as well as complimentary 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. Register at www.heschatt.org/fm/events/detail/id/24.

EXPO Chattanooga

EXPO Chattanooga will take place Wednesday, March 29 at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Presented by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, the event will feature more than 230 exhibitors. EXPO Chattanooga is free and open to the public. Booth hours will be 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.

Public transportation for East Ridge

The Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority will host a meeting to receive public input on potential bus service in East Ridge on Thursday, March 30. The assembly will begin at 6 p.m. at the East Ridge Community Center, 1517 Tombras Ave.

CARTA provided bus service to East Ridge over 30 years ago, but due to limited funding, the service was discontinued.

CARTA will offer free transportation service to and from the meeting for East Ridge residents. Call (423) 698-9038 by Friday, March 24 to schedule a ride. For more information, call Veronica Peebles at (423) 629-1411, extension 122.

Third annual Money School

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise will host the third annual Money School on Saturday, April 1 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Brainerd Crossroads. Money School is a free financial education day open to the public. The event will include speakers and exhibitors providing hands-on learning opportunities regarding money management, debt elimination, increased savings, retirement and estate planning.

East Ridge parks and recreation meeting

The City of East Ridge will solicit ideas for its parks and recreation plan during a community meeting beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 1 at the East Ridge Community Center.

Contact Amanda Miller at (423) 490-7088 or community@eastridgetn.gov.

Spring plant sale at Crabtree Farms

Crabtree Farms will host its annual spring plant sale Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday.

Products will include hundreds of fruit, vegetable and herb plant starts for spring and summer gardens. In addition to the sale, guests will be invited to enjoy food, live music, free workshops and local crafts. Crabtree Farms is located at 1000 E. 30th St.

Sculpture Fields Anniversary Celebration

Sculpture Fields will celebrate its first anniversary Saturday, April 8 with a day-long event. Taking place from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., the festivities 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 a performance by the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera’s wind ensemble, purchase concessions, watch artists paint and draw 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.

For additional information, call (423) 266-7288, email clifford@sculpturefields.org or visit www.sculpturefields.org.

Pat Conroy protégé coming to Chattanooga

Author Michele Moore will discuss her new novel, “The Cigar Factory: A Novel of Charleston” on Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. in the Arts Building, 301 E. 11th St. The event is part of the annual South Bound author lecture series hosted by Southern Lit Alliance.

Moore is the recipient of the 2016 Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction. Her novel tells the story of two families – one Irish American and the other African American – during the first half of the 20th century.

Reservations can be made online at www.SouthernLitAlliance.org or by calling Ann Johnson at (423) 777-4223. Books will also be available for purchase at the event.

Raise the Roof

Tickets are on sale for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area’s annual gala, Raise the Roof.

The benefit will be held on Friday, April 28 at the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by dinner, a formal program and a live auction at 7 p.m.

To purchase tickets or tables, call (423) 756-0507 or visit www.habichatt.org.