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Boo in the Zoo at the Chattanooga Zoo will be held Oct. 17, 18, 24 and 25 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Includes cartoon characters, trick-or-treat stations, costume contests, pony rides, games, inflatables and more. This is a non-scary Halloween event. Admission is $8.95 for adults, $5.95 for children and ages two and under are free. Tickets may be purchased online here or in advance at the Zoo Gift Shop. 697-1319.
Senior citizens are invited to learn how they can become part of a new way of living in downtown Chattanooga. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Mean Mug Coffeehouse, 114 West Main St. Free. Purchase food and drink as you wish. For more information, go to www.seniors-together.com.
Main St. Mixer is a social event designed for professionals centered around local food and music. 7-10 p.m. at Urban Lawn. Admission is $30 and includes one signature drink and hors d'oeuvres. Portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Launch Chattanooga. Tickets may be purchased at www.mainstmixer.eventbrite.com.
Spooktacular Fall Festival at Bradley Square Mall will take place on Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. There will be fun, games and trick or treat. Fall photos can be taken at the Noerr Halloween Photo Set, located next to Bath & Body Works, from 5-8 p.m. The annual Fall Festival is sponsored by Westwood Baptist Church, Hopewell Church of God, and Westmore Church of God.
The Pumpkin Smash, Fall Harvest Festival fundraiser, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Crabtree Farms. Pumpkin Chuckin’ trebuchet contest at noon, and guests are invited to bring their leftover Halloween pumpkins to launch following the contest. Carnival style fun-on-the-farm games and activities for all ages, live bluegrass music from Just Us Gals, and live folk music from A Bit Off Beet. Admission is $2 per person, or guests may bring one or more non-perishable food items each - to be donated to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank - and get in for free.
Second annual Mountain Arts and Crafts Celebration at the Cloudland Canyon State Park, off Highway 136 on Lookout Mountain, near Trenton. $5 per person and park admission is an additional $5 per car for those without park passes. Arts and crafts available for sale from over 100 artists working in the following media: pottery, painting, jewelry, wood carving, textile art and quilts, photography, rustic furniture, household decorations and more. Food and children's activities too. Musicians and spoken word performers both days. www.mountainartsandcraftcelebration.com.
The Hunter Museum of American Art will host Spectrum, the black-tie fundraising gala featuring dinner, silent and live auctions. Spectrum events include a preview cocktail party Oct. 30, and a Sunday brunch Nov. 2. Preview Party tickets are $30 per person and Spectrum Brunch tickets are $15 per person for Avant-Art members, $20 for non-members. Spectrum Live Auction and Gala – Saturday, Nov. 8, beginning at 6 p.m. The Spectrum Gala and Live Auction is a black tie event that includes dinner as well as a live and silent auction. Gala tickets are $200 per person, and also include a ticket to the Spectrum Preview Party. 267-0968 or visit www.huntermuseum.org.
NormalPalooza, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., will include live music, entertainment, over 60 regional artisans, food vendors, a kid zone and adventure sports zone. A fundraiser for Normal Park Museum Magnet School. For schedules, information and vendor applications please visit normalpark.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
15th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk. 8 a.m. at Coolidge Park. One hundred percent of the proceeds of the Walk will benefit the new Shelter for Homeless Families located onsite at the Community Kitchen on 11th Street. $25 for walkers/runners 13 and older and $10 for ages 12 and under. Teams and individuals can register to walk, volunteer and/or donate atwww.gratefulgobblerwalk.org To inquire about corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact Cathy Scott at email@example.com or at 298-2066.