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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 www.lapazchattanooga.org/sangria.  

May 19
Little Owl Festival returns to Audubon Acres with Little Owl's Race for Wildlife 5k. Following the race 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. Family-friendly event, with activities for all ages. Race begins at 10 a.m. with race-day registration beginning at 9 a.m. Register for the race online for $25, or on race day for $30. Festival hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free for race registrants and Chattanooga Audubon Society members, or $7 per person or $15 per carload. 892-1499, or visit www.chattanoogaaudubon.org/little-owl-festival.html.

May 19
The Chattanooga Zoo Spirits in the Wild, 6-10 p.m. Event guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the zoo underneath the stars, encounter animals,  learn about the Zoo’s future plans and conservation efforts, and groove to music provided by the Peter Moon Band. The evening will include tastings of a variety of liquors, craft beers, and wines, along with sampling different cuisines from some of Chattanooga’s restaurants and eateries, all while raising funds for the Zoo. Tickets are $50 for Zoo members and $60 for non-members. Tickets are now available for purchase online at http://www.chattzoo.org/events/spirits-in-the-wild or in person at the Zoo Gift Shop. If not sold out, tickets will be available to purchase at the door the night of the event for $60 each. Ticket price includes admission to the Zoo, open bar, sampling of food, live music, animal encounters, and more.

May 20
Pollinator Festival organized by the Bee City USA groups on Lookout Mountain. 1-4 p.m. at the Lookout Mountain School Gym. Free and open to all. There will be activities for children to learn about pollinators. For adults there will be free gardening advice by experts from Tennessee Wild Ones and the Tennessee Aquarium. Some of the advice that will be available includes how to attract pollinators and butterflies to your yard, organic solutions for common yard problems, how to increase yields of vegetable gardens and what to do about invasive plants. There will also be a beekeeper display and live wildlife that live on the mountain to see up close.

May 21
In cooperation with The Film Foundation, Heritage House presents the new 4K restoration of Marlon Brando's directorial debut, One Eyed Jacks. The film will be preceded by the Chattanooga Film Festival short comedy selection "A Fistful of Pistols," by local filmmaker Joe Heath. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for snacking and "meet & greet" time (business cards and/or headshots recommended for filmmakers and talent). Welcome and screening presentation begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free. The donation of a simple potluck item (Tex-Mex, anyone?) or non-alcoholic "mocktail" is suggested.

May 22
ProbAquarium After-Hours: Ocean Oddities at the Tennessee Aquarium, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Guests ages 21 and up will enjoy a tour of the Ocean Journey building, along with a cash bar and light snacks. As guests tour, Aquarium experts will be on hand to introduce animals that seem somewhat bizarre or that display especially unique behaviors or adaptations. Activities include: challenge your friends to a SCUBA relay race; make an enrichment item for our lemurs with a lemur expert; and learn about mysteries from the deep with Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Biologist Dr. Bernie Kuhajda. Admission is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Beer, wine and signature cocktails will be available for $5 each. Snack on pigs in a blanket, pizza rolls and donut holes, included in the ticket price. Register online at https://www.tnaqua.org/events-programs. Limited tickets are available and ticket sales will close on Monday, May 21 at noon.

May 25
Tennessee Valley Canoe Club and The Gear Closet present the 13th annual Paddling Film Festival at Rock/Creek Paddlesports and Outlet in Chattanooga at 7:30 p.m. The event is a bring your own chair event.

 

May 27
The Harrison Ruritan Club Open Car Show. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Highway. Spectator admission is free. Pre-registration is $20, day of show is $25.  Registration is from 8 a.m.-noon.  Judging begins at noon.  Dash plates go to the first 150 registered.  Door prizes will be given. Sunday morning church service starts at 11 a.m.  Food is available for purchase.  Proceeds benefit various community service projects. Event will be held rain or shine. More information and registration forms can be found on the Harrison Ruritan Club website. You may contact Perry Mayo at perrymayo@gmail.com or 423-645-5424.

June 10
24th annual Hot Rod Power Tour stops at Chattanooga State Community College. Classic cars and hot rods travel city to city, over 1,300 miles. The seven-day, seven-city journey is expected to bring together more than 6,000 vehicles and 100,000-plus spectators, June 9-15. hotrod.com/events. Feature a midway of mobile display rigs from more than 50 performance manufacturers and aftermarket specialists. The main stage will feature entertainment, celebrities, games, and dozens of giveaways.

June 23
The 2018 Chattanooga Readers and Writers Fair at the Downtown Chattanooga Public Library with an evening event at the Edney Building at 1100 Market St. Activities will include book sales and readings on the Library fourth floor from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and children’s activities on the Library second floor. https://readnwritefair.wordpress.com/


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