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March 22
First Things First will host Moms’ Night Out with Kerri Pomarolli.  The evening is a chance for the moms of Chattanooga to treat themselves to a night of laughter. Tickets are now available for $15 at  Desserts and warm beverages will be provided.

March 24
The Humane Educational Society will host Rescues on the Runway 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Includes food, silent and live auction, and a shelter pet runway.  Formal attire is required.  Advance tickets are $85 and a table of eight is $640.  Tickets at the door are $90.  For more information and to purchase tickets, click here

March 25
The Hixson Kiwanis Club’s Spring Scholarship Dinner at Hixson Middle School from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  The menu is a choice of baked ham or fried chicken, veggies, bread, dessert and drink.  Take-out plates will be available.   The proceeds of the fundraiser are used for Hixson Kiwanis community projects and scholarships at Hixson High School.  $10 per person and no charge for children six-years-old and younger.  Tickets may be purchased from Hixson Kiwanis members or at the door.  Call Geoff Holden at 710-3933.

March 27
English County Dance classes at Heritage House, 7-9 p.m. Bring a separate pair of soft-soled shoes for dancing (sneakers or flats), the 'slipperier' the better. No partner or previous experience is necessary. The dances will be taught and walked through with attention to learning the basic steps and style points. The music is prerecorded. Admission is free.

March 30-31
The Chattanooga Zoo’s Hug-a-Bunny event. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. The Zoo will be offering many springtime activities; some included in admission and some at an additional price. or call the Zoo Gift Shop at 697-1319. 

March 31
Members of the Chattanooga Magic Club be at Chester Frost Park Pavilion with to "amaze with their illusion, sleight of hand and funny bits." Family Magic Night will begin at 7 p.m.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The evening will include magic, snacks and balloons.  Admission is $5 per person or $15 for a family of three or more. Cash will only be accepted at the door. Reserve tickets and preferred seating at 6:30 p.m. by calling 209-6892.  Pay with credit card plus a $2 convenience fee.  7989 Causeway Road.  

April 6
Mad Priest Events hosts a celebration of Scotland with “An Evening in Scotland”. Festivities at Chattanooga Brewing Company will include Celtic Folk band Raven & Red, bagpipes by a Chattanooga Pipe and Drums member, storytelling to commemorate Tartan Day, Scottish fish and chips, beer and more. A VIP experience upstairs with a single malt Scotch tasting from three different regions, and heavy hors d'oeuvrs including meat pies and Scottish eggs. General admission tickets are $15 advance in advance and $18 at the door.  VIP tickets are $48, in a advance only., or

April 7 
A Star Party at Cloudland Canyon State Park. Sponsored by the staff and friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park and conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society.  Disc Golf Course from 8-10 p.m. Astronomy programs are free to all. Usual parking fee at the park applies. If the weather is “iffy” call 941-544-3420 after 6 p.m. that day for an update.

April 20-22
Birds of Chattanooga, A Weekend Adventure presented by The Tennessee Ornithological Society. Registration is $15 and $10 for students.  Admission to the banquet will be $15. The event will be based at The Crash Pad boutique hostel on the Southside. or email

April 21
Second Life Tennessee, a local nonprofit that helps survivors of human trafficking, hosts Finish for Hope 5K.   Riverfront Pavilion, shelter four, at 4301 Amnicola Hwy.  Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The 5K starts at 10 a.m. and the one mile fun run at 11 a.m.  Cost for 5K is $35, and $20 for students.  Cost for the one mile is $15.  Registration is available here

April 28-29
Repticon at Camp Jordan Arena in East Ridge. Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. At the door, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and children under 5 are admitted free. VIP and advance tickets may be purchased online at

May 3
Siskin Children’s Institute StyleWorks – Fashion with Compassion, 11 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

May 17
La Paz Chattanooga hosts its annual Sangria on the Bluff fundraising event to benefit Chattanooga’s Latino community. Hunter Museum of American Art from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $85 online at  

PHOTOS: Group Marches Downtown Against School Gun Violence

Marchers went from Coolidge Park to the County Courthouse and back in a protest against gun violence at schools  (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BANKSTON, JOHNNY  44 HOMEPLACE RD LOT 15 ROSSVILLE, 30741  Age at Arrest: 42 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE STOP SIGN VIOLATION --- BENNETT, RAHEEM KISRABA  6106 WATER OAK LN HARRISON, 37341  Age at Arrest: 39 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Food Trucks Steal From Property And Rent-Paying Eateries - And Response

According to minutes of the City Council’s  Economic Development Committee and several local news articles, Chattanooga’s City Attorney gave a food truck presentation. He explained to City Council that a new food truck ordinance was being drafted to allow use of mobile food trucks on public  property . He said Chattanooga’s current ordinance limited food trucks to parking ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

I don’t make much of a secret that I hated every single second of the short time I spent in college or that I never took a journalism class. Instead what I know about writing was taught by a far greater collection of experts than you can find on any college campus. Andy Rooney, for example, was a genius with a dry humor who lectured to me almost every Sunday night for about 30 years. ... (click for more)

Meigs County, TKA Call It A Day, Share Ooltewah Invitational Gold Title

After spending long hours at The Summit on Saturday, Meigs County and The King’s Academy had played enough softball for one day. The two teams posted semifinal victories, but quickly decided to share the 2018 Ooltewah Invitational Gold Bracket championship and headed home to rest up for next week’s district action. “It has been a long weekend and we’ve got two district ... (click for more)

Hixson Rally Tops Notre Dame In 5-4 Thriller

The Hixson Wildcats collected a dozen hits in Thursday’s baseball win over Boyd-Buchanan and they made it five wins in a row on Friday over Notre Dame, despite getting only half as many hits. The bottom line is this:   Who cares how many hits you get as long as you score more runs than the opposing team? The Wildcats only had six, but they were able to score five runs ... (click for more)