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Front Page - Friday, August 23, 2019

PAWnaroo to benefit no-kill animal shelter




Fifteen bands, two food trucks and a multitude of artists will convene Saturday, Aug. 24 from noon-10 p.m. at The Camp House (149 E. M L King Blvd.) for PAWnaroo. The music and arts festival will benefit Pet Placement Center, a local no-kill animal shelter. Atlanta-based bands Fairshake, World’s Greatest Dad and Clavicle will be among those playing. The early hours of the event will be family friendly, with face painting for kids and dogs from Pet Placement Center on-site. The content will become more adult-oriented in the evening. California Smothered Burritos and Your Local Sietanist will have meals for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans. Purchase tickets at bit.ly/2Q5ogQT. Children under 12 will be admitted free.

Eat barbeque with Chuck Fleischmann

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann will hold his first Labor Day barbecue picnic Monday, Sept. 2 at the Vital Buffalo Farm in Hamilton County. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and include an afternoon of bluegrass music. Tickets are available at www.chuckforcongress.com/bbq.

National Treasures at Point Park

The 11th annual National Treasures at Point Park is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 5 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The event will benefit National Park Partners (formerly Friends of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park and Friends of Moccasin Bend). The evening will include music, a buffet dinner and complimentary drinks. Purchase tickets at buytickets.at/nationalparkpartners/288462. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 30. Call 423 648-5623 or visit npp-ccm.org for more information.

Chattanooga’s Holistic Fall Festival

Chattanooga’s Holistic Fall Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 7 at Crabtree Farms from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission to the festival is free. Tickets are available on Eventbrite by searching for “Chattanooga’s Holistic Fall Festival.” The event will feature 18 holistic practitioners as well as beer from Hutton & Smith and cheese from Blue Fox Cheese Shop.

League of Women Voters fundraiser

The League of Women Voters will celebrate the Chattanooga women involved in the effort to enfranchise women at a fundraising event Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at The Feed Table and Tavern on West Main Street. Executive Chef Charlie Loomis will prepare a gourmet meal, Chattanooga historian Linda Moss Mines will portray Chattanooga suffragist Abby Crawford Milton and jazz pianist Michelle Pranoto of Lee University’s music department will perform. Paintings of women by local female artists will be offered for sale. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.com. (Search for “League of Women Voters Strong Women.”)

Racial justice workshop

Local education nonprofit The Chattery will host author Austin Channing Brown for an open-to-the-public racial justice workshop on Friday, Sept. 27 at The Camp House. The workshop will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets can be reserved at www.thechattery.org/austin. Brown is the author of “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness.”