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Front Page - Friday, April 27, 2018

Events: Cancer Institute ‘PROMPT’ party




Rees Skillern Cancer Institute at CHI Memorial will host a PROMPT party on Friday, April 27 from 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 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: www.lwvtn.org

Chattanooga Market reopening for 2018

The Chattanooga Market will reopen for 2018 April 28-29 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.

The Glories of the French Baroque

St. Paul’s Artist Series presents the period instrument ensemble Sonare performing “The Glories of the French Baroque,” featuring music from the 17th and 18th centuries. The concert will take place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh at Pine Street, on Sunday, April 29 at 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance through St. Paul’s website or at the door on the afternoon of the concert. Information: www.stpaulschatt.org/concert-season

Hixson health expo

CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson will host a health expo Monday, April 30 from 4-7 p.m. The event will feature a variety of screenings and physician discussions. Attendees will be able to get hands-on experience with the da Vinci Surgical System, the same robotic-assisted surgery technology used by surgeons.

Screenings will include lung CT scans, mammography screenings, bone density screenings, mole patrol skin checks, blood pressure and pulse screenings and balance screenings.

Physician discussions will include “Getting active: preventing spring orthopedic injuries,” “Understanding minimally invasive robotic surgery,” “Laparoscopic and robotic hernia repair – what you need to know,” “Stop the bleed: using a field tourniquet to save a life,” “Keeping gallbladder disease simple,” “Female urinary incontinence: not part of normal aging,” “Lung cancer: know the signs and symptoms,” “Managing osteoarthritis” and “How to avoid surgery.” Screening scheduling: 423 495-7101

Bands on the Bluff

Hunter Museum of American Art has announced the return of Bands on the Bluff, the museum’s annual live concert series. Held on the first Thursday of every month from May to October at 6 p.m., Bands on the Bluff is a collaboration between the Hunter Museum and SoundCorps that will offer an array of family-friendly music.

Each Bands on the Bluff concert has a musical act with a connection between a work of art in the Hunter Museum’s permanent collection or on view in a special exhibit. Admission is $5 for adults, and free to members and children 17 and under.

The series launches May 3 with artist MaryLovesJazz, who will offer a mix of traditional jazz, neo-soul, R&B and funk. The music will link to the museum’s collection of work from the Harlem Renaissance era. The night will also feature Clumpies ice cream, beignets and wine by the glass.

National Day of Prayer

Pastors and leaders from Pray Chattanooga, Chattanooga House of Prayer and The Union will host two events on Thursday, May 3, the National Day of Prayer. The first will take place from noon to 12:30 p.m. on the front steps of City Hall, 101 E. 11th Street, and the second will occur from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Coolidge Park.

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 from 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.