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Front Page - Friday, February 23, 2018

Events: Crime prevention training

The Chattanooga Police Department is sponsoring free crime prevention training designed for business owners and managers interested in making their facility and employees as safe as possible. A nationally accredited crime prevention specialist from the University of Tennessee’s Law Enforcement Innovation Center will cover a variety of topics during the four-hour training session, including lighting, access control, video surveillance, emergency management, glazing, environmental design and more. Participants can choose from one of four sessions taking place at the Edney Innovation Center from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Feb. 26 through Thursday, March 1. Registration: 423 643-5000.

Hunter Underground

On Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m., the Hunter Museum of American Art’s young patron group, Avant-art, will host its annual museum fundraiser, Hunter Underground. During Underground, the museum’s basement will be converted from a maze of art storage to a night club with music, entertainment and art.

The evening will feature DJ Summer Dregs, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a dance party in the loading dock. Silent auction works will be available from several local galleries, with additional works from Charlotte, North Carolina galleries Hidell Brooks, Alison Sprock Fine Art and Shain Gallery.

The evening will also include the Smash & Grab Gallery. Underground attendees whose Smash & Grab Gallery tickets are drawn will have 30 seconds to enter the gallery to grab a work of art to add to their personal collections. This year’s gallery will include more than 40 works donated by artists such as Myles Freeman, Daryl Thetford and Aloyse Blair.

Tickets: www.huntermuseum.org/events/2018/3/10/hunter-underground.

Chattanooga Ballet annual scholarship fundraiser

The Chattanooga Ballet will hold its annual fundraiser on Thursday, March 15 at the William L. Montague Jr. Center for the Dance, 817B N. Market St. The event will take place from 6-9 p.m. and feature a sit-down dinner, an open bar and a performance from the ballet’s upcoming spring concert, “The Sleeping Beauty.” Proceeds from the event will benefit the Chattanooga Ballet Scholarship Fund, which provides tuition support to children whose families are in need. Tickets: 423 265-0617 or at the door.

Masterpiece Experience wine dinner

WTCI, the Tennessee Valley’s PBS station, will host the Masterpiece Experience wine dinner at the Westin Hotel on Tuesday, March 20. The Westin chefs have created a five-course meal for the evening and paired each course with a specific wine. Tickets are $175 each. Individual and corporate seating is available and most table configurations can be accommodated.

Silent auction items will include special lots of wine, round-trip airline tickets, weekend stays at the Doubletree and the Westin Hotel and an Alor and diamond necklace from Dayle May Jewelers. Proceeds from the evening will support WTCI in its effort to reach a 35-county region and serve over 400,000 households with programming, events and educational outreach. Information and reservations: www.wtciTV.org/wine, 423 702-7817.

Rescues on the Runway

The Humane Educational Society will host its annual Rescue on the Runway fundraiser Saturday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Guests may sip on complimentary beer or wine while they sample appetizers and bid on an array of silent auction items before sitting down for a three-course meal. During the runway show, guests will have the opportunity to bid on live auction items ranging from vacations to one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Formal attire is required. Tickets and tables: www.heschatt.org/fm/events/detail/id/118.