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Front Page - Friday, August 30, 2019

Events: 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.

Opioid take back day

Parkridge Medical Center, 2333 McCallie Ave., will host an opioid take-back event dubbed Crush the Crisis on Saturday, Sept. 7. Law enforcement officers will be on site to assist with the collection and disposal of unused medications from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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.”

Banana Ball to bring Jack Hanna back to Chattanooga Zoo

The Chattanooga Zoo will host its annual Banana Ball on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 6-11 p.m. The evening will begin with an open bar. Lee Towery Catering will serve dinner at 6:30 p.m. Celebrity guest Jack Hanna will make a presentation from 7-8 p.m. Guests will then be welcome to spend the rest of the evening enjoying up-close animal encounters, live music and a themed photo booth. All proceeds will go toward the zoo’s capital campaign, “Reaching Great Heights,” which will bring giraffes to the city. Purchase tickets at www.chattzoo.org/zooevents/banana-ball.

Tivoli Theatre Foundation to host inaugural gala

The Tivoli Theatre Foundation will host a fund-raising gala featuring bluegrass singer Alison Krauss on Friday, Oct 18 at the Tivoli Theatre. The event will support the foundation’s work to restore and promote the historic Tivoli Theatre, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium and Walker Theatre. Tickets with access to a pre-show VIP reception are available now. The reception will include heavy hors d’oeurves by Lee Towery Catering, specialty cocktails, a complimentary open bar and a live auction. Search ticketmaster.com for “Tivoli Theater Foundation” to purchase tickets.