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Front Page - Friday, May 10, 2019

Events: Deaf adventurer saved by husky to speak

Amelia Miling, a deaf adventurer who was saved by an Alaskan Husky after falling more than 700 feet while hiking in Alaska in 2018, will speak about her passion for adventure and overcoming obstacles Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Eastgate Towne Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. The event is free and open to the community. Register

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 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.

Rock City Gardens’ annual springtime festival

Rock City Gardens will host its 11th annual Southern Blooms Festival and Founder’s Day celebration May 11-12 and 18-19, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. New this year, guests will be able to personalize a postcard to send to friends or family, become a part of the art at Rock City by participating in a legacy painting and try butterfly pea flower tea at Café 7. Returning activities include Walking in Frieda’s Footsteps tours, gardening advice from Hamilton County Master Gardeners and fairy garden workshops. Tickets are also available for an Enchanted Mother’s Day Luncheon on Sunday, May 12, at 1 p.m. Reservations

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 for an additional charge. Reservations are suggested as seating is limited. Tickets More information: 423 661-6185.

Family Dinner Week

Family Dinner Week officials are encouraging families to dine together at four local restaurants through May 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. During Family Dinner Week, these establishments will donate a percentage of the cost of every meal to Maclellan Shelter.

Art Throw Down

Timur Akhriev will go brush to brush with visiting artist Nicolas Uribe from Bogota, Columbia, in Townsend Atelier’s upcoming Art Throw Down. Held May 14 from 6-9 p.m., 301 E. 11th St., the Art Throw Down will feature two professional artists painting live from the same model. Questions and friendly heckling will be encouraged. The event is open to the public free of charge. Both artworks will be auctioned off at the end of the evening. Reservations are not necessary.

Spirits in the Wild

The Chattanooga Zoo will host its Spirits in the Wild fundraiser Saturday, May 18, 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 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. Information Proceeds will go toward academic scholarships for area high school girls. Website: ncbw-chattanooga.org.

Hixson ALDI reopening

ALDI will welcome shoppers to its renovated Hixson store, 5510 Highway 153, Wednesday, May 22. To celebrate the reopening, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony 8:45 a.m. followed by a Golden Ticket giveaway offering gift cards to the first 100 customers. Shoppers can also enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s supply of ALDI produce.