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Front Page - Friday, May 18, 2018

Events: Clumpies opens on the Southside

Clumpies Ice Cream will host the grand opening of its Southside location, located inside the Grand Hotel building at 1401 Market St., on May 18 from 4-9 p.m. Live music will begin at 4 p.m. with performances from local artists Tryezz, The Party Truck and Superbody. The shop doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Everyone who attends the event will receive a free ice cream cone or cup. In addition to live entertainment, food trucks, vendors and artist BlackCatTips are all scheduled to be onsite.

Clumpies plans to close 14th Street from Williams Street to Market Street for a block party with local food vendors including 2 Sons Kitchen, Taqueria Jalisco and Good Dog. Drink options will include cold brew coffee concoctions from Mad Priest Coffee, Chattanooga Whiskey and other local beers, as well as cocktails featuring Clumpies ice cream.

Kyle Brooks, also known as BlackCatTips, will create a mural inside the new ice cream shop during the opening, while also working with guests on a large chalk art piece on 14th St. Brooks is a painter and muralist from Georgia.

Little Owl Festival

The sixth annual Little Owl Festival will return to Audubon Acres on Saturday, May 19, with a number of additions – including the sanctuary’s first-ever trail race. Little Owl’s Race for Wildlife 5K will feature a beginner-friendly course alongside the canopied South Chickamauga Creek.

Following the awards ceremony, there will be live music, food trucks, craft vendors, nature hikes and live animal exhibitions, such as a falconry demonstration and the release of a rehabilitated hawk.

The race begins at 10 a.m.; registration will start at 9 a.m. Festival hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Learn more: 423 892-1499; www.chattanoogaaudubon.org/little-owl-festival.html

Zoo’s Spirits in the Wild

The Chattanooga Zoo will host its annual Spirits in the Wild event on Saturday, May 19 from 6-10 p.m. The evening will include animal encounters, live music, a cigar lounge, craft beer and wine tastings and samples of different cuisines from Chattanooga restaurants.

Tickets: www.chattzoo.org/events/spirits-in-the-wild

Chattanooga Heroes Run/Walk

The Chattanooga Heroes Run/Walk, presented by Erlanger’s Level One Trauma Center, will take place on Saturday, July 14 beginning at 8 a.m. The event will include a five-mile loop course beginning at the Naval Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center and ending at the Hubert Fry Center at the Tennessee RiverPark. Parking will also be available at the RiverPark. Volunteers are needed to assist with pre-run bag packing, set up, race activities, the kids run and post-run clean-up. The proceeds from this event will help to fund the construction of a permanent memorial space at the RiverPark.

More information: www.chattanoogaheroesrun.com