The concert on September 13th, which is the last concert in this year’s Riverfront Nights Series, features what organizer Jeff Styles calls a “name.” He says that every year the series includes one act most people recognize—this year it’s a Georgia band that made its debut with MTV in the early 1980’s.
Reflection Riding and Arboretum is one of the most beautiful places in the Chattanooga area and yet many people have never been there. The people who know it go there to get away from urban life for a spell, but at this time of year many local gardeners head for the Arboretum for the semi-annual native plant sale. Over 12000 plants representing over 100 different species are for sale beginning this Friday September 12th. I went over to the Arboretum last week to talk to Dr. Paola Zannini Craddock who, along with a crew of volunteers, was busily preparing for the sale.
The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga is turning 50 years old, and they’re celebrating by hosting a race for a total of $35,000 in prize money. Teams from 25 area nonprofits will compete September 13th in the Greater Race: A GeoCASH Adventure. The public is invited to a finish-line party at the First Tennessee Pavilion in downtown Chattanooga. The race begins at 9 a.m., and the public is encouraged to show up at the pavilion at 10 a.m.
There are two more shows left in this year’s Riverfront Nights series. Jeff Styles,responsible for finding the bands and organizing the shows every week, says that this year’s series has been by far the most successful season yet.
Robert Pettway joins us to talking about the upcoming Railfest celebration.
From a media release:
The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is celebrating its 4th Annual Tennessee Valley Railfest on September 6-7 at the Grand Junction Depot off Jersey Pike in Chattanooga. The weekend event is a salute to railroading history with unique excursions and family fun.
A new musical and theatrical production by local composer Tim Hinck will receive its world premiere Thursday, September 4th in the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Called Eve Apart, it focuses on the conflicts between men and women and the role of women in society. Working with such weighty themes led him to write a piece that is part light opera, part Broadway musical.
UTC Football Coach Russ Huesman to kickoff the evening with a reading of “Bully Beans”
Addressing the serious issue of bullying and how to help stop it, is the focus of a free two hour Kidklout™ “Bootcamp” taking place on Thursday September 4th from 6PM-8PM at the Walker Pavilion in Coolidge Park in downtown Chattanooga.