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May 25
La Paz Chattanooga will host Sangria on the Bluff at the Hunter Museum of American Art, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sangria on the Bluff will offer a display of Latin flare with homemade Latin cuisine provided by Ovalle’s Catering, fresh Sangria from several local restaurants, live mariachi and more. Tickets to the event can be purchased for $80 online (early bird) at lapazchattanooga.org/sangria/ or by calling 624-8414. Tickets at the door are $100. 

May 25
Reception for original works by Beth Bradford at Reflections Gallery. 5-7 p.m. Light refreshments and meet the artist. Works on display at the gallery Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through June 9.

May 27
Harrison Lodge will host the 2017 Cars for Kids Car Show in memory of Ronnie Blaylock, Sr.  Brown Middle School parking lot, 5716 TN-58, in Harrison. Entry fee is $15 and registration begins at 7:30 a.m.  There are also swap meet spaces available. All proceeds will go to special education classes in Hamilton County. For more information, contact Claude Shelton at 284-1821, Kevin Akins at 290-1190, or Charlie Haney at 706.217-9661. 

June 3
Catoosa Farmer's Market's Opening Day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Northwest Georgia Amphitheatre, 220 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold. For more information: www.catoosarec.com/catoosa-farmers-market.html.

June 3
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park hosts artillery programs at Chickamauga Battlefield.  Programs, lasting approximately 30 minutes, are scheduled at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. near Tour Stop 3, along Poe Road. Follow the “Special Event” signs to the program site. Free.  There will also be a special panel discussion and battlefield tour about General Braxton Bragg, commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee.  Presenting their views about the leadership of General Bragg will be three Bragg scholars:  Dr. Earl Hess, Robert Carter, and David A. Powell.  The 1-hour panel begins at 11 a.m., while a special two hour car caravan tour about General Bragg begins at 1 p.m. Both programs start inside the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. 

June 10
Second Saturdays on Station Street.  Amber Carrington Band and The Davey Smith Band & The Nathan Farrow Band will perform. Vendor booths along the south side of the street that showcase local businesses and artists. There will be performing artists such as puppeteers, muralists, and buskers along the street that will showcase Chattanooga’s creativity. There will also be special events and activities for kids throughout the day. Free to the public. http://www.songbirdsfoundation.org/second-saturdays/

June 10-11
The Alhambra Provost's Gun & Knife show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission is $8.  The Alhambra Shriners Auditorium is at 1000 Alhambra Dr.

June 23
The Morning Pointe Foundation will have food, games, and live music during its "Fish Fry on the Square" from 5-8 p.m. at Cambridge Square in Ooltewah. Food presented by Uncle Larry’s Restaurant. Cash and credit cards accepted on site. Enjoy live entertainment by NO BIG DEAL. This event is hosted in partnership with Uncle Larry's Restaurant, J103 and Morning Pointe Senior Living. Visit www.morningpointefoundation.com to place your order in advance. For event information, or to be a booth or activity sponsor, call Lori at 423-238-5330.

July 8
Second Saturdays on Station Street.  Paul Childers Band and The Communicators with 12 guest guitarists will perform. Vendor booths along the south side of the street that showcase local businesses and artists. There will be performing artists such as puppeteers, muralists, and buskers along the street that will showcase Chattanooga’s creativity. There will also be special events and activities for kids throughout the day. Free to the public. http://www.songbirdsfoundation.org/second-saturdays/

Aug. 12
Second Saturdays on Station Street.  The Beaters with The Power Players Band will perform. Vendor booths along the south side of the street that showcase local businesses and artists. There will be performing artists such as puppeteers, muralists, and buskers along the street that will showcase Chattanooga’s creativity. There will also be special events and activities for kids throughout the day. Free to the public. http://www.songbirdsfoundation.org/second-saturdays/

Aug. 26
23rd Annual Southern Brewers Festival, 2-10 p.m. on the Chattanooga Riverfront.  The headliner will be Magpie Salute.  Cereus Bright and Hank & Cupcakes will also perform.  Tickets for the festival are on sale now. General admission is $20 until June 15 and $25 after June 15.  Admission at the gate will be $30.  Benefits Chattanooga Kids on the Block and CraftWorks Foundation.  www.southernbrewersfestival.com

Sept. 9

Second Saturdays on Station Street.  Harleys and Guitars with Rubik's Groove will perform. Vendor booths along the south side of the street that showcase local businesses and artists. There will be performing artists such as puppeteers, muralists, and buskers along the street that will showcase Chattanooga’s creativity. There will also be special events and activities for kids throughout the day. Free to the public. http://www.songbirdsfoundation.org/second-saturdays/


 


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