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Front Page - Friday, April 20, 2018

Events: Bob Bernhardt’s 25th anniversary with the CSO




The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will host its final Luken Holdings Pops Series concert of the season, Bob’s Favorites, Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. The event will celebrate principal pops conductor Bob Bernhardt’s 25th anniversary with the CSO with a concert comprised of his favorite show tunes, movie music and more.

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, 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

For cancer survivors and caregivers

CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Cancer Institute will host a Survivorship Empowerment class on Thursday, April 26 at 5 p.m. The free class is open to all cancer survivors, regardless of where they received treatment, and their caregivers. Gerre Schwert, a clinical oncology social worker, will discuss coping strategies for a variety of emotions and explain ways to reduce stress. Register: 423 495-7778

Cancer Institute ‘PROMPT’ party

Rees Skillern Cancer Institute at CHI Memorial will host a PROMPT party on Friday, April 27, 2-3:30 p.m., in the Cancer Risk and Survivorship Center, located in suite 307 of the Memorial Plaza building. PROMPT (Prospective Registry of Multiplex Testing) is a patient-driven registry that will help answer questions about genetic test results.

PROMPT is a collaborative effort between academic institutions and commercial labs. The registry provides those who have alterations in genes associated with cancer risk, physicians and researchers with a place to share information that will lead to a better understanding of genetic changes and help researchers develop a way to manage risks associated with those alterations.

During the PROMPT party at Rees Skillern Cancer Institute, participants will be guided through the enrollment process and meet others who have a genetic risk for cancer. Participants will provide data by filling out a questionnaire about their personal and family health histories. Participants need to bring their laptop or tablet, test results and pedigree (a picture of your family’s medical history).

There is no charge to attend. Information: 423 495-4363.

League of Women Voters’ Spring Council

The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Tennessee will hold its spring council April 28-29 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Chattanooga. The meeting is open to the public. League leaders from across the state will focus on the “Keys to Democracy.” Sessions will cover voting issues, government transparency and the League’s agenda in the Tennessee legislature.

Amanda Wintersieck, associate professor of political science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, will share her research on best practices to get out the vote. Attendees will also learn early League history through Linda Mines’ portrayal of Abby Crawford Milton, the Chattanooga suffrage leader who became the first president of the LWV of Tennessee. Mines is the official historian for the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County. Register

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.

It’s Latin Festival time

Chattanooga State’s International Community Outreach Office will host its fourth annual Latin Festival and Latino-American Soccer Cup 2018 on May 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Highland Park Commons, 2000 Union Avenue. The event will feature live music and dancing and authentic food, costumes and artwork.

John Scales book signing

Retired Special Forces brigadier general and author John Scales will present and sign copies of his new book, “The Battles and Campaigns of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest - 1861-1865” from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Boulevard. Information

CSO fundraiser returns May 12

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will host its 2018 fundraiser, UnCorked, on Saturday, May 12 from 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