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Front Page - Friday, May 3, 2019

Events: 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 care for the animals at McKamey. 6:30 p.m. 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, 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

Family Dinner Week

Families are encouraged to dine together at four local restaurants May 5-12 to support homeless families in transition at The Maclellan Shelter for Families. Participating restaurants include Chicken with Bones, 6227 Lee Highway, Embargo 62, 301 Cherokee Blvd., State of Confusion, 301 E. Main St., and Stir, 1444 Market St. These establishments will donate a percentage of the cost of every meal to Maclellan Shelter.

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. Dr. Mukta Panda, assistant dean for medical student education and professor at 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, abuse, caregiving, social media, technology, volunteer opportunities, and more. Attorneys from Legal Aid of East Tennessee will offer free legal consultations to adults age 60 and over.

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

Israeli holiday celebrations

The Jewish Cultural Center will celebrate two major Israeli holidays May 8-9. The observance of Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, will take place Wednesday, May 8, 7 p.m. This free event will feature songs by fallen soldiers and a spoken word performance by Andrew Lustig. The audience is asked to wear white.

The commemoration of Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli’s Independence Day, will include dinner and live performances by Lustig and Israeli musician Eleanor Tallie Steinberg. Yom Ha’atzmaut will be observed Thursday, May 9, 6 p.m. The event is suitable for people 13 years and older. Tickets are $12 per person.

RSVP for one or both events: 423 493-0270.

“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 fundraiser will support the mental health, addiction and social services Helen Ross provides throughout 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, 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.

Call Robyn Hanners, 423 290-6499, for sponsorship information.

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.

Mother’s Day Jazz Dinner

The Granfalloon will host a Mother’s Day Jazz Dinner Sunday, May 12, from 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 for an additional charge. Reservations are suggested as seating is limited. Tickets Information: 423 661-6185.

Spirits in the Wild

The Chattanooga Zoo will host its Spirits in the Wild fundraiser Saturday, May 18 from 6-10 p.m. The 21-and-over event will offer food and wine from local restaurants and unrestricted access to the zoo’s animal exhibits. Tickets

Fashion show fundraiser

The Chattanooga chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women will host its Glitz & Glamour fashion show on Saturday, May 18, at the Chattanooga Convention Center. A vendor showcase will open at 9:30 a.m. The show will begin at 11:30 a.m. Contact the coalition at 423 698-0029 or info.ncbwchattanooga100@gmail.com for sponsorships information. Tickets: ncbwglitzandglamour.eventbrite.com. Proceeds will go toward academic scholarships for area high school girls. Website

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 EJ Reed, Clint Gray and Derrick Moore, owners of Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria. To register or purchase a company or non-profit table, contact the Urban League at 423 756-1762 or sales@ulchatt.net. Individual tickets might be available for purchase at a later date based on availability.