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Front Page - Friday, September 15, 2017

Events: Family Fun Day at Hunter Museum




Children and families are invited to Hunter Museum on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2-4 p.m., for an afternoon of hands-on activities and live performances, including a teen zone with zine making, music by Slim Pickins, word painting, mask making, marionette making and a puppet theatre, all inspired by the Hunter’s current special exhibition, “Thrill After Thrill: Thirty Years of Wayne White.”

Parkridge job fair

Nursing and patient care professionals seeking career opportunities are invited to attend an open house and job fair at Parkridge Medical Center Wednesday, Sept. 20, 5-8 p.m. During the event, Parkridge Health System recruiters will be looking to fill more than 100 registered nursing and patient care tech positions within the system’s Chattanooga locations, which also include Parkridge East Hospital and Parkridge Valley Hospital.

The open house and job fair will be held at the Parkridge Medical Center Diagnostic Center, 2205 McCallie Ave. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP to Parkridge and take updated resumes to the event. Information: JoinHCA.com, www.parkridgemedicalcenter.com/careers/search.dot.

Southern Lit auction and benefit

Join the Southern Lit Alliance Thursday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m., at The Venue Chattanooga, 4119 Cummings Highway, for an auction of original work by a variety of regional artists. The proceeds from the evening will benefit Southern Lit’s community outreach programs such as the Bradley County Jail reading group, Young Southern Student Writers’ Awards and Theater Express for Hamilton County fourth graders.

Women’s Fund Voices luncheon

The Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga will host its fifth annual Voices Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Stratton Hall. The doors will open at 10:45 a.m. for the Power of the Purse silent auction. The program will conclude at 1 p.m.

Shelley Zalis will deliver the keynote address. Zalis is the founder of the Female Quotient, which works with corporations to advance equity in the workplace. She is also the host of a new Bloomberg series titled “Walk the Talk,” which is focused on gender equality and the importance of women in executive leadership. Zalis will speak about the importance of gender-balanced teams.

In addition, the Women’s Fund will present a check to the winner of the Nightingale Network grant. The Nightingale Network supports local nonprofits that serve women and girls. The finalists are Chattanooga Room in the Inn, TechTown and Girls, Inc.

Proceeds from the event will support the WFGC’s work at the state and local levels to advance policies that protect and advance women and children, the Nightingale Network and partnership organizations across Tennessee that support women and girls.

Information, tickets: www.chattanoogawomensfund.