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Front Page - Friday, July 28, 2017

Events: Jim Minick reads from first novel

The Southern Lit Alliance will host author Jim Minick for a reading from his debut novel, “Fire is Your Water,” Sunday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m.

Minick is the author of five books. His memoir, “The Blueberry Years: A Memoir of Farm and Family,” won the Southern Independent Booksellers Association Award for Best Nonfiction Book of the Year.

“Fire is Your Water” examines the mystical beliefs of the Pennsylvania Dutch. It tells the story of Ada Franklin, a woman who is seemingly blessed with the power to heal through only her words and faith – until a close brush with death shakes her faith in God and robs her of her healing abilities. It is then that she meets Will Burk, an agnostic, and his talking raven, Cicero.

The reading will be held in the Arts Building at 301 East 11th St. in downtown Chattanooga. Tickets are $10 per guest. Reservations: www.SouthernLitAlliance.org, Lynda LeVan at (423) 777-4221.

Chattanooga Community Expo

On Saturday, July 29, The Tenesha Irvin Show will present the third annual New Chattanooga Community Expo at the Avondale Youth and Family Development Center from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The free event will include a vendor expo, kids zone, inspirational speakers, games, door prizes, free food and an old-school car show. To inquire about participating as a vendor, volunteer or sponsor: 423 544-7910, newchattexpo@gmail.com. The Tenesha Irvin Show airs Sundays at 4:30 p.m. on 93.5 FM and Facebook/TeneshaIrvin.

Latin dance social

G2G Salsa will host Salsa on the Southside Dance Social on Friday, Aug. 4, 8 p.m. at Revelry Room, located at 41 Station St. G2G Salsa founder Jesse Ramos will teach a complimentary dance lesson at the beginning of the night. Later, Huntsville-based dance crew Clave y Tumbao Bamacitas will perform several “world-class” routines. Drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets: www.RevelryRoom.co.

Hamilton Place celebrates 30 years

Hamilton Place will celebrate 30 years of business Friday, Aug. 4, beginning at 9:30 a.m. outside the food court entrance. Special guests will include Tiffany, Miss Tennessee Outstanding Teen 2017, Mayor Andy Berke, Mayor Jim Coppinger and CBL executives.