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Front Page - Friday, April 14, 2017

Events: 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 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 of the local watershed.

East Chatt Highlight Festival

Presented by Glass House Collective and green|spaces, East Chatt Highlight Festival will be centered 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. The weekend-long event will take place Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23 at 1901 Roanoke Ave. There will be no cost to attend.

Bonhoeffer movie screening

“Come Before Winter,” a new docudrama about theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the ethical challenges of political resistance in Nazi Germany, was made with contributions from several Southern Adventist University film program alumni. Director Kevin Ekvall will visit Southern’s campus in Collegedale on Saturday, April 22, 7 p.m., free screening in Lynn Wood Hall Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (423) 236.2732.

Night Run Chattanooga 2017

A 5K night run/one-mile walk on the Riverwalk will take place Saturday, April 22, 9:15 p.m. The event will start at Shelter 4 in Riverpark next to the Hubert Fry Center, 4501 Amnicola Highway. Glow-in-the-dark items and t-shirts will be available to participants as part of their registration fee. Warm-up activities and free concessions will be available. Awards will be given to the runners with the best times. All ages are welcome.

Organizers will begin registering participants at 6:30 p.m. To register, contact www.nightrun5k.org or call (423) 493-0270.

Proceeds from the event will bring Christian, Jewish and Muslim children together through recreational programs.

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. The event if free and open to the public.

Hike, Bike and Brew

Lula Lake Land Trust will celebrate Earth Day and their 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 from 3-7 p.m., 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.

Walk MS

Walk MS, a charity walk that raises money to drive research and provide services for people with muscular dystrophy, will take place Saturday, April 22, at College Park, 150 River St.

The site will open at 9 a.m.; the walk will begin at 10 a.m. To participate or volunteer, visit walkMS.org, call (855) 372-1331 or email fundraisingsupport@nmss.org.

Vida Flo grand opening

Vida Flo-Chattanooga will host its grand opening Thursday, April 27.

Located at 518 Georgia Ave., Vida Flo will be offering free B12 boosters and 93 percent pure oxygen as well as half off its tier two and three vitamins and antioxidant add-ons.

Bartender Brawl

Chattanooga Friends will present its annual Bartender Brawl on Thursday, April 27, 6-9 p.m., in Miller Plaza. Bartenders from up to 12 area restaurants and bars will present two tasting-sized cocktails each. 1885 Grill will be providing appetizers for the event.

Confirmed competitors include: The Fix Lounge; St. John’s Restaurant; Matilda Midnight; FIVE Chattanooga; Big River Grille Downtown; Beast + Barrel; Hair of the Dog Pub; Mellow Mushroom; and Alleia Restaurant. Guests may try as many samples as they like, then vote for their favorite.

Purchase tickets at bartenderbrawl2017.eventbrite.com. The proceeds will benefit Siskin Children’s Institute, Northside Neighborhood House and Boys and Girls Club. The event is sponsored by 1885 Grill and Husch Blackwell.

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

Outrun Abuse

As part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County will host its annual Out Run Abuse 5K on Saturday, April 29 at Greenway Farms. Information: www.cachc.org.

Health rally

A health rally led by E.W. Dempsey, Georgia-Cumberland Conference health ministries director, will be held at the Ooltewah Seventh-day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 9209 Amos Road, on Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. Information: ooltewahhealthministries@gmail.com, (423) 531-6181.

Clean and Green

Downtown Chattanooga’s annual cleanup and beautification event, Clean and Green, will take place Saturday, April 29, 8 a.m.-noon. Clean and Green is a volunteer program that focuses on litter removal and beautification projects throughout Downtown Chattanooga and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Businesses, civic groups, families and individuals are welcome to participate.

All supplies, such as garbage bags and gloves, will be provided.

Check in and assignment of cleaning areas and projects will occur at Miller Plaza, 850 Market Street, at 8 a.m.

A volunteer breakfast will be served.

Information, sign up, project request: www.cleanandgreenchattanooga.com, (423) 265-3700.

Cam Busch health lecture

CHI Memorial Foundation and Hunter Museum of American Art are co-presenting the 17th annual Cam Busch Endowed Arts for Health Lecture Series.This year’s event will be held Thursday, May 18, 5 p.m., at Hunter Museum. Dr. Ysaye Barnwell will return as the guest performer and speaker.

Individual tickets are $50 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, a host bar, a performance by Barnwell and admission to Hunter Museum.

Information, tickets: (423) 495-4141, www.memorial.org/art-lecture.