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Front Page - Friday, September 6, 2019

Opioid take back day




Parkridge Medical Center (2333 McCallie Ave.) will host an opioid take back event dubbed Crush the Crisis on Saturday. 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 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.

5th Annual Latin Festival is Sept. 14

Chattanooga State Community College is pleased to host the 5th Annual Latin Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held on the main campus of Chattanooga State, 4501 Amnicola Highway. The free festival kicks-off Hispanic Heritage Month which officially starts the following day.

Visitors from across the region will enjoy local Latino culture with live music, Latin dancing, authentic food and hands-on activities for all ages.

Performances include traditional dances from El Salvador and Puerto Rico, the East Lake Expression Engine, the Chattanooga State Choir and Symphonic Band, traditional Latin American songs and Bachata dance instruction.

Food vendors will be selling empanadas, arepas, tamales, pollo loco, nachos, tacos, quesadillas, Mexican-style chargrilled chicken, street corn, paletas (natural Latin-style popsicles) and more.

Operation Get Active, a program of the Chattanooga Football Club Foundation, will have inflatable soccer fields for 3-on-3 play with CFC-themed prizes for the teams that win more than five games in a row.

Lily Sanchez of La Paz will serve as emcee for the festival joined by Cempa Community Care and TVA as top sponsors. Proceeds from the event support the Chattanooga State Latino Scholarship.

For more information, visit the event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2222372147984694/  or email: latinfestival@chattanoogastate.edu.

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.”)

Park(ing) Day

Chattanooga’s 11th annual Park(ing) Day celebration will be held Friday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Riverfront District on Broad Street. Several companies and organizations will host interactive parklets, including Summit Pianos, Operation Get Active and GreenTrips. Activities will include photo booths, dance demonstrations, musical performances, games and more. Food trucks will be located in the Majestic Parking Lot. Park(ing) Day is free.

15th annual Go Fest

The City of Chattanooga will host the 15th annual Go Fest at the Chattanooga Zoo on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Go Fest is a free event that celebrates people of all abilities. The zoo will be transformed into an adaptive space with sports, animal attractions, interactive exhibits and musical performances. Parking at the zoo will be limited, but a number of spaces will be reserved for people who use wheelchairs. The public is urged to use the free shuttle, which will run from Engel Stadium to the zoo.

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’s inaugural annual 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.