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Front Page - Friday, April 26, 2019

Events: Partnership’s RISE dinner




Partnership for Families, Children and Adults will host its annual RISE fundraiser Friday, April 26, 7 p.m., at the Chattanoogan Hotel. The Hon. Rosemarie Aquilina will serve as the keynote speaker. Judge Aquilina encouraged over 150 women to speak out against U.S.A. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar and sentenced Nassar to prison.

Last year, Partnership’s crisis hotline received 5,723 calls, provided 1,241 victims of domestic violence with shelter or non-residential support and served 414 clients through a rape crisis center. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Register online at PartnershipFCA.com/RISE.

Contact Sharon Love at slove@partnershipfca.com or 423 697-3827 for more information.

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. More at bugapaluza.com.

Urban Ecology presentation

Chattanooga Design Studio and The Trust for Public Land will host the next installment of CIVIQ: A Speaker Series Honoring Robert Taylor. Gena Wirth will present Toward an Urban Ecology at Camp House on May 2, 6-7 p.m. The doors will open at 5:30 for light refreshments and networking. A brief question and answer conversation will follow the presentation.

Wirth is a registered landscape architect and the design principal at SCAPE. CIVIQ is a free quarterly speaker series focused on envisioning new ways of building cities. Register at Eventbrite.com or Chattanooga Design Studio on Facebook.

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. Reservation: www.chamblisscenter.org.

Aging conference

The 2019 Southeast Tennessee Aging Conference will be held Tuesday, May 7, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Brainerd Baptist BX. Author and motivational speaker Janie Walters will serve as a keynote speaker. Mukta Panda, M.D., assistant dean for medical student education and professor in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in Chattanooga, will be the lunch keynote speaker.

Sessions will cover legal matters, community safety programs, fraud and abuse, caregiving, social media, technology, volunteer opportunities, self-care and more. Attorneys from Legal Aid of East Tennessee will be available to offer free legal consultations to adults age 60 and over.

Information: www.setaaad.org or 423 424-4288.

“Pull!” for a good cause

The Helen Ross McNabb Foundation will host the 2019 Scenic City Sporting Clays Tournament on Friday, May 10, at Benton Sporting Clays in Charleston. The tournament marks the third fundraising event focused on supporting the mental health, addiction and social services provided by Helen Ross in the Greater Chattanooga Area.

The tournament will feature 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. flights. The cost for a four-person team is $600 and includes lunch, door prizes, a goody bag, an event shirt and use of a golf cart. Prizes will be awarded to the three highest scoring teams in each flight using the Lewis Handicapping System.

Sponsorship information: Robyn Hanners, 423 290-6499.

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

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. Information: 423 661-6185.