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Front Page - Friday, April 7, 2017

Events: Spring plant sale at Crabtree Farms




Crabtree Farms will host its annual spring plant sale Friday, April 7-Sunday, April 9. Hours will be 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, 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. Information: (423) 266-7288, clifford@sculpturefields.org, www.sculpturefields.org.

Chattanooga Latin Nights

Chattanooga Latin Nights will take place Saturday, April 8, 7 p.m.-midnight at The Camp House, 149 E. M.L. King Blvd.

Jesse Ramos from G2G Salsa will be offering a complimentary salsa dancing class. Live music will be provided by Carlos Colon & The Tropical Swing Band. Local artists Anier Fernández and Danny Siviter will be painting live throughout the event. Miguel Morales from The FEED Co. will be selling an entrée available only through the dinner package. A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to local music education organization Jazzanooga.

Admission is $12 if purchased in advance through www.eventbrite.com/e/chattanooga-latin-nights-2017-tickets-32871524615 and $15 if purchased the day of the event. The dinner package costs $30 and is available for advanced purchase only.

Master Your Garden

The Master Gardeners of Hamilton County will present their annual Master Your Garden expo on Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Camp Jordan Arena. Admission is $5 (cash or check only). Children under 12 will be admitted for free. Free parking is available. Information: www.mghc.org/garden-expo.

Family Funday at Greenway Park

Outdoor Chattanooga will host Family Funday from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, April 9 at Greenway Farms Park. Equipment will be provided for archery, canoeing and hiking. All activities will meet at the archery range by the dog park. A liability release form will be required for canoeing and archery. Severe weather or changes in the water level could cancel or delay this event. Information: info@outdoorchattanooga.com, (423) 643-6888.

Pat Conroy Protégé

Author Michele Moore will discuss her new novel, “The Cigar Factory: A Novel of Charleston” on Sunday, April 9, beginning 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: www.SouthernLitAlliance.org, (423) 777-4223. Books will also be available for purchase at the event.

Full Moon Hike

Explore the trails of Stringer’s Ridge on a free, beginner-friendly, guided hike under the light of a full moon on Tuesday, April 11. This leisurely paced, three-mile hike will lead to an overlook in hopes of getting the best view of the moon rising over the Scenic City’s skyline. Appropriate for ages 10 and up when accompanied by an adult. The hike will last approximately 90 minutes. Reservations are required. Information: (423) 643-6888

Earth Day MidTown

The South Chickamauga Creek Greenway Alliance will host Earth Day MidTown: Healthy and Green Wednesday, April 19, 2-6 p.m. at the new Family Justice Center, 5705 Uptain Road. The event will feature local food, vendors, music and small workshops, and will focus on learning about and supporting local, green businesses. The South Chickamauga Creek Greenway Alliance advocates for the protection and conservation of the local watershed.

East Chatt Highlight Festival

Presented by Glass House Collective and green|spaces, East Chatt Highlight Festival will focus on The Pool, an interactive art exhibit made of glowing panels of light. The event will also feature live DJs, a hip hop and spoken word showcase, a family fun picnic and more. Friday, April 21-Sunday, April 23 at 1901 Roanoke Ave. There will be no cost to attend.

Chattanooga Earth Day Rally

The Chattanooga Earth Day Rally will take place Saturday, April 22, 3-10 p.m. at Ross’s Landing City Park. The event will feature guest speakers, live music, vendors, food and more. The speakers will focus on the science that helps us protect and understand our planet. There will be no cost to attend.

Hike, Bike and Brew

Lula Lake Land Trust will celebrate Earth Day and its mission to protect and preserve the Rock Creek watershed by hosting Hike, Bike and Brew. This unique festival will feature local brewers and brews at seven beer stations along the Lula Lake trails. The event will take place Saturday, April 22, 3-7 p.m. at 5000 Lula Lake Road. Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/hike-bike-and-brew-a-lula-lake-beer-festival-tickets-32940928203

Earth Day at the Zoo

This education-focused event will allow zoo guests to get hands-on experience with conservation. Sponsored by the Hamilton County Master Gardeners, the event will feature education carts, crafts and planting stations. Earth Day at the Chattanooga Zoo will take place Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Zoo admission required.

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: (423) 756-0507, www.habichatt.org.