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Front Page - Friday, May 22, 2015

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Buying local on a budget

Crabtree Farms will host a class about buying local goods on a budget Friday, May 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. The class will cover how to incorporate local food into a diet without breaking the bank. Call (423) 493-9155, extension 10, or email achill@crabtreefarms.org to sign-up.

Free attention struggle screening

LearningRx Chattanooga will conduct free screenings for those struggling with symptoms of ADD/ADHD on Saturday, May 23 from noon-5 p.m. at the Chattanooga Brain Training Center, located at 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd., next to Marshall’s and Bed, Bath and Beyond. Families interested in the screening are encouraged to make an appointment, as availability is limited. For more information, contact Michelle Hecker Davis at m.davis@learningrx.net or (423) 305-1599.

Carmike Cinemas East Ridge 18 blood drive

Carmike Cinemas East Ridge 18 will host a blood drive with Blood Assurance on Monday, May 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The theater is located at 5080 South Terrace. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more, and be in good health. The process usually takes about 30 minutes and includes a complimentary snack. Donors are asked to drink plenty of liquids (avoiding caffeine) and eat a meal rich in iron prior to donating. For more information about Blood Assurance, call (800) 962-0628 or go to www.BloodAssurance.org.

The Faith of Flannery O’Connor

The Southern Lit Alliance is teaming up with Theology on Tap to discuss the prayer journal of acclaimed Southern writer Flannery O’Connor. Three panelists (John Grammer, professor of English at the University of the South; Robert MacSwain, assistant professor of Theology and Christian Ethics at the University of the South; and author Jamie Quatro) will discuss how O’Connor’s Roman Catholic faith comforted her when people rejected her writing and how it impacted her literary style. “A Conversation on the Faith of Flannery O’Connor” will take place Tuesday, May 26 from 7-9 p.m. at The Camp House, located at 149 E. ML King Blvd. For more information, call program director Rhett Reeves at (423) 267-1218.

Night Run Chattanooga

The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga will host Night Run Chattanooga on Saturday, May 30. The event will begin at 9:45 p.m. with a brief program featuring a representative from the consul general of Israel to the southeastern United States and Mayor Andy Berke. At 10 p.m., the race will begin at the Manker Patten Tennis Club, located at 100 Douglas Street. To register, go to www.nightrunchattanooga5k.org or call (423) 493-0270.

Writer’s Camp in Chattanooga

A two-day Weekend Warrior writer’s camp will be held at the Convention and Trade Center on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14. For more information, go to www.swatbookcamp.com.

Haiti Rising fundraiser

 

The Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti (CNP), a faith-based organization headquartered in Chattanooga, will hold its annual benefit, Haiti Rising, on Thursday, June 11. The event, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the Waterhouse Pavilion in downtown Chattanooga, will feature Gov. Bill Haslam. For ticket information, go to www.haitirising.splashthat.com, or call the CNP headquarters at (423) 495-1122.  

EVENT CALENDAR 

Buying local on a budget

Crabtree Farms will host a class about buying local goods on a budget Friday, May 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. The class will cover how to incorporate local food into a diet without breaking the bank. Call (423) 493-9155, extension 10, or email achill@crabtreefarms.org to sign-up.

Free attention struggle screening

LearningRx Chattanooga will conduct free screenings for those struggling with symptoms of ADD/ADHD on Saturday, May 23 from noon-5 p.m. at the Chattanooga Brain Training Center, located at 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd., next to Marshall’s and Bed, Bath and Beyond. Families interested in the screening are encouraged to make an appointment, as availability is limited. For more information, contact Michelle Hecker Davis at m.davis@learningrx.net or (423) 305-1599.

Carmike Cinemas East Ridge 18 blood drive

Carmike Cinemas East Ridge 18 will host a blood drive with Blood Assurance on Monday, May 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The theater is located at 5080 South Terrace. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more, and be in good health. The process usually takes about 30 minutes and includes a complimentary snack. Donors are asked

See EVENT CALENDAR, page 14

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