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March 25
Oil painting demonstration by Margaret Dyer at River Gallery. Ms. Dyer moves quickly and her high energy painting style is fun to watch. Watch her work, talk to the artist, and ask her questions. 1-4 p.m. 

March 25-26
Chattanooga Native American Heritage Festival and Pow Wow On The River 2017. Gareth Laffely, 18-year-old NAMMY Rising Star Award recipient and NAMMY and ISMA multi-award nominated Native American flutist, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer, returns to the stage as a headline performer on Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26. Performance times are, Saturday at 11 a.m., 5:15 and 8:30 p.m., and Sunday at  4 p.m., time approximate due to Pow Wow events scheduled. First Tennessee Pavilion. Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. with Grand Entry at 12 and 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with Grand Entry at 12 p.m.  Admission is: adults $10, seniors 60 years and up $5, kids 6-12 $5, students/sponsors with ID $5, and all military, current or retired are free, also police, fire and EMS with ID are free.

March 27
Hannah Davis, owner of Body. By Hannah personal training studio in downtown Cleveland, will be hosting a free “girls night out” movie premier event, tackling body shaming and hating, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lee University Communications Building, Room CAB114.  A talkback and small reception will follow. To reserve free tickets, please visit BodyByHannah.com or call 252.258-7778. 

March 29    
The Jewish Film Series presents Fever at Dawn, in Swedish and Hungarian with English subtitles, at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road.  7 p.m.  Ages 16 and older.  Tickets are $7. This is the story of a love born in the strangest of circumstances between two long-suffering survivors of the Holocaust. Their love overcomes all the obstacles in its path. The story is set in the Swedish rehabilitation camps during the autumn and winter of 1945.  Click here for the trailer. 

April 5  
The Jewish Film Series presents 1945, in Hungarian with English subtitles, at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road. 7 p.m.  Ages 16 and older.  Tickets are $7.  On an August day in 1945, two Orthodox Jews arrive at the train station of a European village with a mysterious box labeled “fragrances.” The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village’s deported Jews and expects them to demand back their illegally acquired property, which was confiscated during the war. Other villagers are afraid more survivors will come and pose a threat to the property and possessions they have claimed as their own.  

April 8-9
Bug-a-Paluza at Camp Jordan featuring a Volkswagen car show, swap meet, unique vendors, contests and prizes. All admission and a majority of the concession proceeds benefit the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House.  Saturday, April 8, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, April 9, from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and free for children 12 and under.  bugapaluza.com.

April 19    
The Jewish Film Series presents The Last Mensch, in German and Hungarian with English subtitles, at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road.  7 p.m.  Ages 16 and older.  Tickets are $7. Born as Menachen Teitelbaum, Marcus Schwarz escaped from Auschwitz with his life, only to exterminate his Jewishness. When faced with his own mortality, Marcus sets out with an unlikely friend on a journey that will irrevocably change both of them. Click here for the trailer.

April 20
Creative Discovery Museum invites adults to its first Drink & Discover: The World of CDM where being over 21 has never been so much fun. 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $15 and on sale now at cdmfun.org/discover. Drink tickets can be purchased online in advance. Beer and wine tickets will be sold for $4 each. A valid ID is required to enter Drink & Discover. 

April 26  
The Jewish Film Series presents AKA Nadia, in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles, at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road.  7 p.m. Ages 16 and older.  Tickets are $7. Maya is a happily married mother of two. She is a successful choreographer and everything seems perfect….but this life is a lie. Unbeknownst to her family and everyone around her, she has a hidden past. Click here for the trailer.

April 29
FarleyCon returns to East Ridge at the East Ridge Community Center at 1517 Tombras Ave., East Ridge.  FarleyCon is a multi-fandom pop culture convention.  Tickets are $10 for adults and children 12 and under a free with a paid adult admission. For more information, visit us at www.farleycon.com or the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/farleycon

May 6
Chattanooga Room in the Inn annual signature fundraiser, Tell Me Something Derby.  At the Black Creek Club in Lookout Valley, the event will include attention to detail in white table linens, centerpieces, food and the televised Run for the Roses on large screen TV’s.  The new venue will also offer an open bar and silent auction. Individual tickets are $100 each. Reserved tables for eight start at $1,000. For tickets please contact Chattanooga Room in the Inn at 624-6144.

May 13
The Chattanooga Audubon Society will host the sixth annual Little Owl Music Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Audubon Acres sanctuary.  The festival will be a day of music, art and nature. Admission is $7 per person or $15 per carload. Michael Gray returns as stage producer and master of ceremonies.  There will be nature hikes and activities for people of all ages as well as birds of prey from Harrison Bay State Park, arts and crafts vendors, educational exhibits and food vendors. 


 


Hall And Rodriguez Turn Themselves In Regarding Aggravated Assault Case

The Dalton Police Department reported that Jeremy Wayne Hall, 17, and Susana Rodriguez, 18, turned themselves in Thursday evening. Both were wanted on warrants related to an aggravated assault that happened Feb. 11, in Dalton. The pair had previously agreed to turn themselves in on their warrants two weeks ago, but have not done so.   The original incident happened during ... (click for more)

Couple With Outstanding Warrants For Theft Arrested Wednesday Night In East Ridge

East Ridge Police responded to the Rodeway Inn 6674 Ringgold Road Wednesday night  regarding suspicious parties possibly checked in using false information. Police had previously identified the suspects as involved in area storage unit thefts.    Police found Ricky Barnett and Jennifer Murray in room 359 of the hotel.  Both were arrested on outstanding warrants. ... (click for more)

Slaxxon Regret

Back in the seventies my three oldest brothers had a buddy named Steve Slack. “Slack” was a star soccer player at Baylor and he grew up on Lookout Mountain, which is where I grew up. He and Jimmy, Henry and Bill went to the University of Virginia where they were roommates in an old, beat up house that was painted pink. Naturally, the place became known as the “Pink Palace” but lest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Scottsboro Boys

There is a good-sized train tunnel that runs under the northern tip of Lookout Mountain, right next to Cummings Highway. It was inside that tunnel on this very weekend 86 years ago, that the worst tragedy in the fabled history of the South was born. This was during the tight grip of the Depression and about two dozen hobos had jumped the train from the time it left Southern Railway's ... (click for more)

Storrs' Two-Hitter Leads Bears Past Patriots 4-0

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Jefferson County had no trouble scoring runs while winning its first four games to open the high school baseball season. But Bradley Central right-hander Tripp Storrs stopped the Patriots cold Thursday at the Toby McKenzie Baseball Complex in an Ooltewah Invitational game. Storrs threw a masterful two-hit shutout and Bradley manufactured all its runs ... (click for more)

Grundy Co. Gets First Softball Win Over CSAS

Grundy County got its first softball win of the season with a 10-3 victory over CSAS in the Lookout Valley Invitational Thursday evening, but they came up short in the next game in a 10-9 loss to South Pittsburg. The three-day tournament continues with more pool play on Friday at the O’Mary-Conard Field next to Lookout Valley Elementary School while bracket play will take place ... (click for more)