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Oct. 13-28
The Ringgold Haunted Depot, which includes a haunted house, ghost tour hayride, a hayride and bonfire, live entertainment, face painting and an inflatable bounce house, runs Friday and Saturday, starting at 7 p.m., Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28.  The Depot is at 155 Depot St. in Ringgold.  Ticket prices are $10 for the Haunted Depot, $7 for the ghost tour hayride, and $3 for the hayride and bonfire.  (706) 935-3061 or visit www.cityofringgoldga.gov.  

Oct. 20
The two-week festival RiverRocks will present the Best Town (For)Ever Party from 6-10 p.m. in the 700 Block of Cherry Street - celebrating what makes Chattanooga great.  Free public block party will feature music in the street, local food trucks, local brews from OddStory Brewing Company, Pure Southern vodka cocktails and Chattanooga Whiskey (along with non-alcoholic options). There will be street entertainment and acrobatics from Movement Arts Collective, a climbing wall, geo dome, special street lighting and tethered rides offered in a hot air balloon, weather permitting. There will also be a small expo of outdoor outfitters and non-profits.  Musical entertainment will include Charles Allison’s band “Okinawa” from 6-7 p.m., roots-blues by Jess Goggins from 7:20-8:20 p.m., and Nashville’s funk rock outfit Luthi closing the show from 8:40-10 p.m.  RiverRocksChattanooga.com.

Oct. 21
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is hosting a craft fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 505 S. Moore Road. Vendors are needed - cost to secure a booth is $10 and vendors will donate 10% of their proceeds to SSVdP in support of their work providing for the needy throughout the communities in Chattanooga. There will also be a Fall Festival with children's games and inflatables, a chili cook-off, and other concessions. Vendors seeking a booth for the craft fair should contact Becky Valadie at 423-867-9491 or 423-503-1915.

Oct. 21
The second Chattanooga Tabletop Game Fest, 12-10 p.m. at the historic, downtown Ridgedale Masonic Lodge and features 10 hours of non-stop board gaming including the hottest new games available as well as modern classics.  Entry is $5 and is open to gamers of all ages. Parking is free, and food and drink will be available for purchase.  1500 Dodds Ave. For more information, visit the Facebook page.

Oct. 21
The final star party of the year at Cloudland Canyon State Park, 7-10 p.m. Sponsored by the staff and friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park and conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society, the public is invited to see the wonders of the night sky through telescopes. At the starting point of the Disc Golf Course from 7-10 p.m. Astronomy programs are free to all. Usual parking fee at the park applies.If the weather is “iffy” call (941) 544-3420 after 6 p.m. that day for update or check Facebook pages.

Oct. 21
The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera hosts Symphony Masquerade at 7 p.m. at a manor in downtown Chattanooga. Guests are encouraged to come in costume as they mingle with musicians while enjoying signature drinks and hors d’oeuvres to the sounds of a live performance by the CSO Wind Quintet – until a masquerader is murdered. Guests will then be able to find clues and interact with actors as they race to solve the murder mystery. Prizes will be awarded to the first person able to solve the murder. The location will not be announced to the public, with attendees receiving the address after registration. Tickets are $50 and include the murder mystery game, food and a drink ticket, with additional drinks available at the cash bar. All proceeds from ticket and drink sales will benefit the CSO’s music education programs. www.chattanoogasymphony.org/events.

Oct. 24
English Country Dance at Heritage House, 7-9 p.m. No partner or experience necessary. Dances will be taught and walked through with attention to learning the steps and style points. Music is recorded. Bring a pair of soft-soled shoes for dancing (sneakers or flats). Admission is free.

Oct. 24
Hamilton Sings! will be presented on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in downtown Chattanooga.

Oct. 26
Star Line Books will host the creative endeavors of Limestone Connection from 6:30-8 p.m. Limestone Connection is the playwriting and performing duo created by Americana writers and musicians, Jason Tinney and Holly Morse-Ellington. In addition to filling the shop with music, Jason Tinney will also read from his award-winning debut novel, Ripple Meets the Deep and host a signing afterwards.   

Oct. 28
Chickamauga’s 4th Annual Pumpkin Fest at Downtown Chickamauga. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Music, vendors, food, games, inflatables and a pumpkin carving contest.  The Monster Mash Block Party follows from 7-10 p.m. with a live DJ. There will also be a costume contest and Thriller Dance Off with a cash prize of $200 sponsored by Lee Miller State Farm. For more information go to the Chickamauga Pumpkin Fest Facebook page or visit www.cityofchickamauga.org  or email fanci@cityofchickamauga.org

Oct. 28
Trunk or Treat community event at Abba's House from 6-8:15 p.m. Features a safe and fun environment with friendly smiling faces, great costumes, lots of inflatables, door prizes, food trucks, fireworks show and sweets galore. J103 will be broadcasting live during the event. Fireworks show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

Oct. 28
Fall Festival, 5-7 p.m. at Middle Valley Baptist Church, 7901 Middle Valley Road.  Games, candy, hot dogs, inflatables, face painting, hay ride and bonfire.  There will be corn hole for the adults.  For more information call 842-1911.

Oct. 29
First Lutheran Church in Chattanooga will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation with a hymn festival at 6 p.m. The festival celebrates the writings and musical contributions of Martin Luther. Cake and punch reception will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall. First Lutheran Church is at 2800 McCallie Ave.  For more information call 629-5990 or visit www.first4u.org

Nov. 3
The Young Professionals of Chattanooga host their 2017 Southern Soiree, 7-11 p.m. at Miller Plaza’s Waterhouse Pavilion. Live music from local band Function with a C, catering from the Bitter Alibi, and beverages from Chattanooga Brewing Company and Panoram Imports. Pictures will be by Christina Marie Photography.  Tickets for the event are $35 per person for YPC members and $45 per person for non-members, and can be purchased in advance at ypchattanooga.org.  The night of the event, tickets will be available at the door for $50 per person.  

Nov. 7
Heritage House in East Brainerd hosts English Country Dance from 7-9 p.m.  Free.

Nov. 9
ChaTech, the Chattanooga Technology Council, will host its annual CxO Auction, benefiting the organization’s programs and services, at 6:30 p.m. at Stratton Hall at 3146 Broad St.  This annual “raising of the paddles” fundraiser allows IT vendors, professionals and others to bid on one-on-one, expertise and consultation from some of the area’s most prominent technology leaders (CxOs).  The CxO receiving the highest bid is bestowed the title, “The Big Cheese.” 

Nov. 9, 11
The Hunter Museum of American Art's Spectrum, the museum’s annual celebration and gala fundraiser. Thursday, Nov. 9, is a cocktail party, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent art auction and, new this year, an after-party with a DJ on the 24 Hour Terrace. Saturday, Nov. 11, is the black tie gala with cocktails, followed by a seated dinner and live auction on the Hunter Museum River Terrace. Tickets to the silent auction, $100 each, may be purchased now at http://www.huntermuseum.org/events/spectrum-cocktailparty. To purchase individual gala tickets for $500, a $5,000 table of 10, or to become a Spectrum sponsor, contact Aly Haugland at 752-2045.

Nov. 17
The Catholic Charities 360° of Hope Luncheon with special guest will be Jim Haslam, founder of Pilot Corporation.  Westin Chattanooga, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. The 360° of Hope Luncheon is an all new event tailored towards business and community leaders in the Chattanooga area.  Individual tickets for the event are $50 and tables of 10 are available for $500 each.  360chattanooga.eventbrite.com or by calling Catholic Charities at 826-0668.

Nov. 28
Heritage House in East Brainerd hosts English Country Dance from 7-9 p.m.  Free.

Dec. 5
Heritage House in East Brainerd hosts English Country Dance from 7-9 p.m.  Free.

Dec. 10
The annual "Messiah" Community Sing-Along, 3 p.m. at Chattanooga First SDA Church, 7450 Standifer Gap Road. http://www.chattfirstsda.com/article/36/weddings-events/messiah-sing-a-long

Dec. 14-15
The Roueché Chorale and Orchestra will present the Chattanooga Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 14 and 15, at 7 p.m., at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421. Admission is free. More information is available by calling 423.855.2981, or on the website: therouechechorale.org Also on Facebook at The Roueché Chorale.

 



 


 

 


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