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Front Page - Friday, September 28, 2018

Events: Noontunes kicks off at Miller Park




The new season of Noontunes, a weekly free concert series, is underway in the newly opened Miller Park. Sponsored by Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Noontunes is a Wednesday showcase at noon featuring local Chattanooga musicians. Upcoming artists include folk trio Spinster, hip hop artist Floami Fly, jazz performer Mary Loves Jazz and funk fusion group Over Easy. Food vendors will include I Love Tacos, Bob CHA, Go Gyro Go, Frios Popsicles and more.

Free beginner Tai Chi

The University of Tennessee Extension in Hamilton County will teach free beginner tai chi classes on Thursdays beginning in October. Locations and times include:

-- St. John United Methodist - 10:30 a.m., 3921 Murray Hills Drive.

-- John A. Patten Center in Tiftonia - 1 p.m., 3202 Kellys Ferry Rd.

-- River View Towers - 2:30 p.m., 500 W. MLK Blvd.

Call 423 855-6113 to register.

Apple festival at Chattanooga Market

The Chattanooga Market will host its first apple festival Sunday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Tennessee Pavilion. Market vendors will be incorporating apples into their food and art products, with apple strudel, apple sauce, salads and more expected to be for sale.

Erlanger Dodson community resources fair

Erlanger Dodson Avenue Community Health Center, 1200 Dodson Ave., will host a free “Get to Know Your Community Resources Fair” on Monday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Participating organizations will include Chattanooga Housing Authority, Chattanooga Food Bank, Hamilton County Health Department, CADAS, Catholic Charities, Mental Health Co-Op, Families First, League of Women Voters and CVS Pharmacy. More information: 778-2880 or 778-2850.

AEGIS to host annual luncheon

AEGIS Law Enforcement Foundation will host its annual fundraiser luncheon Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 11:30 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Keynote speaker Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling will discuss terrorism in Chattanooga, national security and leadership. Hertling served for 37 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as commanding general of the U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army. He is now a national security, intelligence and terrorism analyst for CNN. AEGIS is a non-profit that provides technology, specialized training and support to law enforcement in greater Chattanooga and North Georgia.

CCA to perform ‘Postcards from Broadway’

Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts (CCA) will present the Choo Kids fall show, “Postcards from Broadway,” Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in the CCA auditorium. The original musical revue will feature 14 high school performers presenting hits from several Broadway shows including “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “The Pajama Game,” “The Boy from Oz,” “Footloose,” “Young Frankenstein” and more. Purchase tickets at cca.hcde.org (click “For Parents” and then “Online School Payments”) or at the door.

CVB to host first Chattanooga Tourism Summit

The Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau will host the first Chattanooga Tourism Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. This event replaces the former CVB annual meeting.

The summit will include lunch, a performance by local musician Rick Rushing and a new expo featuring travel and tourism-related businesses. Barry White, the new president and chief executive officer of the CVB, will be sharing the importance of tourism in Chattanooga and the organization’s vision for tourism over the next few years.

Bill Geist, chief instigator at DMOproz, will provide the keynote address.

Registration at www.chattanoogatourismsummit.eventbrite.com.