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Front Page - Friday, March 30, 2018

Events: Author George Singleton at Southern Lit




Southern Lit Alliance will welcome author George Singleton as part of the South Bound lecture series for an evening reading of his new collection of short stories, “Calloustown.” The event will take place Wednesday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a discussion and book signing with the author. The event will be held at the Arts Building at 301 East 11th St. in downtown Chattanooga and is being hosted by the Writers@Work program at Chattanooga State.

Symphony to perform Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will present a program of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev works on Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Ticketholders are invited to attend a pre-concert talk to hear from guest conductor Timothy Muffitt and guest pianist Geoffrey Duce. The public is also invited to attend a Meet the Artist Luncheon with Duce on Wednesday, April 4 at noon at the Mountain City Club. Tickets: www.chattanoogasymphony.org.

Spring plant sale and festival

With the arrival of spring comes the 18th annual Spring Plant Sale & Festival at Crabtree Farms. Friday, April 6, through Sunday, April 8. More than 300 varieties of sustainably-grown vegetable, fruit, herb and flower seedlings will be available for purchase, including over 50 varieties of tomatoes. The weekend will include gardening, craft, wellness and food vendors, live music and children’s nature and craft activities. Crabtree Farms will accept all forms of payment.

Habitat’s Women Build Breakfast

Tickets are on sale for the 2018 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga’s Women Build Breakfast. The fundraiser will be held Saturday, April 7 at 9 a.m. at The Chattanoogan Hotel. Tickets to the breakfast cost $30 and tables of eight cost $300. The proceeds raised will support the construction of the 2018 Women Build home. The 2018 Women Build Home will be constructed in Chattanooga’s Southside by women for a working mother and her two sons. Construction of the home is underway and will be completed by the end of May. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com

Spring in the Park at Sculpture Fields

Sculpture Fields will celebrate Spring in the Park on Saturday, April 7, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The free event will feature live music, food trucks, a beer tent, a children’s area and the opportunity to watch artists creating their paintings and drawings outdoors. The day will end with the burning of a 30-foot tall wooden structure by artist Andrew Nigh. Sculpture Fields is located off Main Street at 1800 Polk St.

Free symphonic concert

The Mid-South Symphonic Band will perform its spring concert on Sunday, April 8, at 3 p.m. at the Volkswagen Conference Center, 8001 Volkswagen Drive. The event will be free and open to the public. The Mid-South Symphonic Band is comprised of 75 volunteer musicians from the greater Chattanooga area who perform under the direction of Jim Souders.

State of the City

Mayor Andy Berke will present his State of the City address Thursday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. at The Westin Chattanooga, 801 Pine Street.

5K to end human trafficking

Second Life Tennessee’s inaugural Finish for Hope 5K run and one-mile walk will take place Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Riverfront Pavilion, 4301 Amnicola Highway. The 5K will begin at 10 a.m.; the walk will start at 11 a.m. Day-of registration will begin at 9 a.m. Registration costs $35 for the 5K and $15 for the one-mile walk. The event will support Second Life Tennessee’s efforts to end human trafficking in Lower East Tennessee. Register: secondlifetn.org/race-page

Chattanooga Market reopening

The Chattanooga Market will reopen for 2018 on April 28 and 29 at the First Tennessee Pavilion. The weekend opener is one of the few times throughout the season that the market will be open on both Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.-4 p.m.). A typical opening day consists of the season’s first harvest of strawberries, herbs, sunflowers and items for the garden. Visitors will be able to shop at nearly 200 vendor booths featuring artists, crafters, homemade foods and nearby farms with in-season produce, meats and cheeses.

Live music will be featured on the EPB Stage both days. Saturday will feature Sweet Georgia Sound for several sets. On Sunday, Sweet Georgia Sound will give a repeat performance at 12:30 p.m. and Martin Rodriguez will take the EPB Stage at 2 p.m.

CSO fundraiser returns May 12

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will host its 2018 fundraiser, UnCorked, on Saturday, May 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Renaissance Park. The event will feature a wine tasting, local cuisine, live music by OGYA World Music Band and a silent auction. Tickets: www.chattanoogasymphony.org, 423 267-8583