Events coming up in the greater Chattanooga area.

Jack Zielke

Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding is hosting a competition September 25 - 27 for beginner hang gliders. 

City Seeks Peer Mentors for Veterans

Jul 31, 2015

Chattanooga is calling on all Veterans, active military personnel, and passionate volunteers to help our community end Veteran Homelessness by being a peer mentor to a homeless or recently housed Veteran. During this informational session you'll find out how you can help homeless veterans find and move in to housing and start their path towards a stable, healthy life!

From a media release:

The Chattanooga members-at-large Unit of the League of Women Voters of Tennessee (LWVTN) will continue its schedule of programs on Monday, July 20, with a panel discussion of the League’s Observer Corps, a group of League members who attend governmental meetings, note what happens, and report back to the League and community.

Panelists include Hamilton County School Board Member David Testerman, Jeannine Alday, former chief of staff to County Mayors Ramsey and Coppinger, and Pam Ladd, former Chattanooga City Councilwoman.

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New court aims to provide services and break down barriers to recovery for defendants with serious mental illness.

From a media release:

Thrive 2055 released today that a total of $1.05 billion in new business investment plans were announced within the 16-county Chattanooga region in a single month.

From a media release:

Southern Lit Alliance will host acclaimed essayist Kerry Howley, for a So Lit Book Club discussion on her book Thrown, which is a riveting glimpse into the world of cage fighting. The conversation will take place on Tuesday, July 28th at Granfalloon. Coffee, beer, and food will be available for purchase.

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“Monomath,” a new installment in the Greater Chattanooga series, premieres online Wednesday, July 1st  and will introduce you to the layered, complex sounds of three talented local musicians.  PBS opens doors to music, culture and art through programming, online resources and local events and outreach.  Join us as we meet a band adding nimble new textures to the Scenic City music scene.   

Crispin Glover has been taking chances as an actor for over thirty years with filmmakers like David Lynch, Tim Burton, Robert Zemeckis, and Gus Van Sant. Whether you know him from Back to the Future, his infamous appearances with David Letterman, or from the challenging films he’s directed, you will learn something new about Crispin Glover. He’ll sit down for a live interview with Alison Lebovitz on Wednesday, June 24th at 8 PM.  Visit wtciTV.org to watch the interview streaming live from the WTCI studios in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

SQL Saturday Chattanooga Happens 6/27

Jun 12, 2015

From a media release:

We are pleased to announce the inaugural SQL Saturday Chattanooga.

This free educational event will be held in the Engineering, Math and Computer Science Building at UT Chattanooga on June 27. This latest in the very popular series of events will attract hundreds of enthusiastic SQL Server DBAs, software developers, business intelligence specialists, IT managers, and other technology professionals to Chattanooga for a day full of presentations by industry leaders on Microsoft SQL Server technologies.

Back by popular demand, the Southern Lit Alliance will host “Books & Brews,” on Tuesday,
June 9 th at 6 PM at Heaven & Ale.

For this book swap event, guests are asked to bring a copy of a book they have read to be
traded with that of another guest. This is a fun, casual event to support the outreach programs
of the Southern Lit Alliance. Drinks will be available for purchase at Heaven & Ale. Guests
should remember to bring a valid state ID for the purchase of alcohol.

From a media release:

The Tabernacle Symphony of Praise Orchestra (SOP) will be giving their summer concert in the sanctuary of Brainerd United Methodist Church in Chattanooga, TN on Sunday, June 7 at 5:00 PM. The concert will feature a variety of classical, contemporary Christian, and other orchestral works, including Ottorino Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances, Michael W. Smith's Prayer for Taylor, and music from the 1950's documentary Victory at Sea.

Admission is free and open to the public.

From a media release:

The Southern Lit Alliance and Theology on Tap will host a panel discussion of Flannery O’Connor’s A Prayer Journal on Tuesday, May 26 at 7 PM at the Camp House.

From a media release:

From May 25 to June 1, Blood Assurance will give donors to the Fort Oglethorpe location 2 tickets each for the June 1 Chattanooga Lookouts baseball game, in support of National Park Nite. Tickets are while supplies last. National Park Nite celebrates the beauty and history of Tennessee’s and Georgia’s national parks and monuments such as Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and supports Friends of the Park.

Special activities will be taking place at National Park Nite, including:

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Public Art Chattanooga is pleased to announce the local artists who have been selected to work as apprentices on a monumental mural in the M.L. King District, which will revitalize the neighborhood and illustrate its important story and history. Nationally recognized muralist Meg Saligman, who has been commissioned to create the mural, has selected 7 local artists to assist her with the project.

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Adams Bluegrass, LLC, announced that the Cherokee Bluegrass Festival will be held at Happy Holiday RV Village and Campground at 1553 Wolfetown Road, Cherokee, NC., June 4 to 6.
The three-day event begins Thursday, June 4 at 12:00 noon and goes until 11:00 p.m. daily.  Open Stage daily from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.