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Front Page - Friday, October 5, 2018

Events: Fireside outdoor concert series

Fireside is a free outdoor concert series that gathers around a campfire at Chattanooga’s Greenway Farm Park on Thursday evenings in October, 7-9 p.m. The stage is located on the porch of the Sniteman Log Cabin behind the gardens at the park. Performers include:

-- October 11: Lew Card, acoustic musician, www.lewcard.com

-- October 18: Rising Fawn Social Club, bluegrass and country, www.facebook.com/RFsocialclub

-- October 25: Randy Steele, bluegrass and country, www.randysteelemusic.com

The series is sponsored by Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union and hosted by Outdoor Chattanooga.

Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will present “Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert” on Saturday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., at the Tivoli Theatre. The concert will feature guest vocalist and Chattanooga native Scott Coulter alongside Broadway veterans Klea Blackhurst, Debbie Gravitte and Ron Raines as they pay tribute to Tony Award winning composer Jerry Herman – the songsmith behind “Hello, Dolly!” Mame,” “La Cage aux Folles” and more. Tickets

CVB to host first Chattanooga Tourism Summit

The Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau will host the first Chattanooga Tourism Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. This event replaces the former CVB annual meeting.

The summit will include lunch, a performance by local musician Rick Rushing and a new expo featuring travel and tourism-related businesses. Barry White, the new president and chief executive officer of the CVB, will be sharing the importance of tourism in Chattanooga and the organization’s vision for tourism over the next few years.

Bill Geist, chief instigator at DMOproz, will provide the keynote address. DMOproz is a firm specializing in strategic planning, marketing, governance and legislative issues for convention and visitor bureaus, tourism-focused chambers of commerce, economic development organizations and communities.


Aretha Franklin tribute

The Granfalloon, 400 E. Main St., will host an Aretha Franklin Tribute featuring Neshawn Calloway on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. Calloway will be accompanied by her full band as she sings some of Franklin’s greatest hits, including “Respect,” “Chain of Fools” and “Freeway of Love.” Tickets will cost $10 at the door. Adelle’s Creperie will be open. Information

Public Medicare Advantage meetings

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will hold a series of meetings in the Chattanooga area in the coming weeks to educate seniors about their health care options.

Medicare advocates from BlueCross will host the meetings, which are free and open to the public, throughout the Medicare Advantage open enrollment period. Anyone wanting to learn more about Medicare Advantage is welcome to attend. Below is a list of meetings scheduled for the Chattanooga area. All meetings start at 10 a.m. unless otherwise indicated.

-- East Ridge Community Center: 1517 Tombras Ave., East Ridge, Monday, Oct. 15; Monday, Nov. 5

-- Rhea County Welcome Center: 107 Main St., Dayton, Tuesday, Oct. 23

-- Hampton Inn by Hilton: 4355 Frontage Rd., Cleveland, Thursday, Oct. 18; Friday, Nov. 9

-- Hampton Inn & Suites: 100 Hampton Dr., South Pittsburg, Friday, Oct. 26

-- Calvary Baptist Church: 5201 Dayton Blvd., Chattanooga, Tuesday, Oct. 30; Tuesday, Nov. 27

-- Hilton Garden Inn: 2343 Shallowford Village Dr., Chattanooga, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m.; Monday, Nov. 19; Wednesday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.

18th annual Chattanooga Dances!

The 18th annual Chattanooga Dances! concert will be presented in the Center for Creative Arts Auditorium, 1301 Dallas Rd., Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Companies appearing during this year’s concert will be Ballet Tennessee, Barger Academy’s Movement Makers, Baylor’s Verve, Center for Creative Arts’ Project Motion, Chattanooga Ballet and GPS’ Terpsichord. Tickets will be available at the door for $5. More information: 423 498-7365.

Photographic Society of Chattanooga open house

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will host its annual open house on Thursday, Oct. 18. Award-winning photographer Mark Alberhasky will present a program titled “In Search of Critical Focus.”

Alberhasky’s photographic experience spans more than 40 years. He became a contributing photographer for Nikon in 2004 with placements as diverse as commercial ads, product packaging, magazine covers, textbooks, action sports publications and corporate installations.

Alberhasky teaches as a Nikon mentor for Pop Photo Magazine’s Mentor Series Worldwide Treks and leads trips for Photozonetours.com and private clients.

The program will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served during a social hour beginning at 6 p.m.

Kickin’ It with Dad

First Things First will host Kickin’ It with Dad, a day of recreational soccer, on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Highland Park Commons Soccer Fields. Purchase tickets at FirstThings.org. T-shirts will be provided to everyone who registers at by Friday, Oct. 12. More information: www.FirstThings.org or 423 267-5383.

WTCI to host annual family day event

WTCI will host its annual Family Day on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 1-4 p.m. at 7540 Bonnyshire Dr. The free event will feature green screen activities, storybook reading, a petting zoo, tours of a Chattanooga Fire Department fire engine, face painting, games, activities and more.

Photo opportunities will be available for children with Clifford, Curious George and Super Why! Guests are invited to bring a gently-used book to benefit HCDE schools and a canned food item or new socks to support Chattanooga Community Kitchen.