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Front Page - Friday, April 12, 2019

Events: Artburst is back




Artburst, a monthlong celebration of art and artists, is in full swing. Among the more than 45 events in the campaign are the Chattanooga Film Festival (through April 14) with Artist Residency Chattanooga, the 4 Bridges Art Festival (April 12-14), Book Fiesta (April 13) with ELLA Chattanooga and The Art of Solar Dyeing (April 27) at Crabtree Farms. Information: www.artburstchatt.com, #ArtBurst

Free financial education day

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise will host its fifth annual Money School on Saturday, April 13, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at BX – Brainerd Crossroads. Money School is a free financial education day focused on homebuying, raising one’s credit score, achieving financial independence, investing, budgeting and debt elimination. The event will be open to anyone aged 13 and older. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Free counseling sessions will be available for credit report analysis, mortgage assessments and personal finance advising. Information: www.MoneySchoolCHA.org

Bug-a-Palüza returns

Volkswagen will host Bug-a-Palüza Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, April 28, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at Camp Jordan. The annual festival and car show will feature 39 show classes for air-cooled and water-cooled VWs and more than 100 vendors. All admission proceeds and a portion of the concession proceeds will support families at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chattanooga. Information: bugapaluza.com

Night for Paws Gala

McKamey Animal Center will host its 2019 A Night for Paws Gala on Friday, May 3, at Hunter Museum of American Art. Nashville songwriters Don Goodman and Steve Dean from Operation Song will perform a piece about a veteran who credits his dog for saving his life. The evening will also include a cocktail hour, a gourmet dinner by Lee Towery Catering and a live auction featuring a weeklong stay at a beachfront property in Costa Rica. Proceeds from the night will provide veterinary care, food and shelter for the animals at McKamey. Tickets: mckameyanimalcenter.org. Information: 423 305-6506.

Bunny Hop!

The 19th annual Bunny Hop! event to benefit Chambliss Center for Children will be held Friday, May 3, in the First Tennessee Pavilion from 6-8:30 p.m. Activities for children will include arts and crafts, a petting station, balloon artists, a magician, a sports zone, a photo booth, karaoke and more. Adults will enjoy a silent auction and dinner. Reservations: www.chamblisscenter.org.

Outrun melanoma

The seventh annual Elizabeth’s Outrun Melanoma 5K Run and Walk will take place Saturday, May 11, at Enterprise South Nature Park. Registration, check-in and warmup activities will begin at 8 a.m. The run and walk will start at 9 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Elizabeth R. Smith Melanoma Program at CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Cancer Institute, which supports the prevention, awareness and research of melanoma, a form of skin cancer. Information: www.memorial.org/race

Mother’s Day Jazz Dinner

The Granfalloon will host a Mother’s Day Jazz Dinner on Sunday, May 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The evening will feature Ralph Miller’s Jazz Quartet with vocalist India Galyean performing “Unforgettable,” “Night and Day,” “The Girl From Ipanema” and other classics. Adelle’s Creperie will provide an unlimited crepe bar along with green salad and mimosas. Other alcoholic beverages will be available at an additional charge. Reservations are suggested as seating is limited. Tickets: www.granfalloonchattanooga.com/tickets/mothers-day-jazz-dinner, 423 661-6185.

Entrepreneur Power Luncheon

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga’s sixth annual Entrepreneur Power Luncheon will take place Tuesday, May 28, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The keynote speakers will be E.J. Reed, Clint Gray and Derrick Moore, the owners of Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria. Registration: 423 756-1762, sales@ulchatt.net. Individual tickets might be available for purchase at a later date based on availability.