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Taste, a fundraising food event benefitting the Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area, featuring cuisine and couture from Chattanooga. 5-8 p.m. at Stratton Hall. With a $35 advance ticket ($40 at the door), guests will enjoy unlimited sampling from over 20-25 local restaurants plus one drink ticket to be used for beer, wine, or other non-alcoholic beverage. A cash bar with mixed drinks will also be available. Visit www.tastechatt.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
Ringling Circus. McKenzie Arena. March 13 and 14. 7 p.m. March 15. 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. March 16 1 p.m., 5 p.m.
The Greater Chattanooga Rump Run 5K Run/Walk for Colon Cancer Awareness will take place at Enterprise South Nature Park. Participants may register online through March 13 at rumprun.com or on race day at the race site beginning at 7:30 a.m. The timed 5K will be held at 9 a.m., followed by the one-mile Fun Walk at 9:15 a.m. The awards ceremony/survivor recognition will be held at 10 a.m. Pre-registration costs are $30 online and $35 mail-in, and the day-of registration fee is $40. Children 10 and under are $10. Volunteers are needed. To sign up to assist on race day or for additional information, visit rumprun.com.
The Chattanooga Old Fiddlers’ Association will host the Great Southern Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention beginning at noon in historic Lindsay Street Hall at 901 Lindsay St. in downtown Chattanooga. Admission is $10 and children under 12 are admitted free. Contest registration is free with paid admission. Food and drinks will be available and the public is cordially invited to come and experience the southern tradition. For more information visit http://www.oldchattanooga.com/ or the Facebook event page -https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/230109543837975/.
St. Paddy's Pub Crawl, beginning at 5 p.m. Stops include: The Flying Squirrel, The Terminal, The Social, and more to come. The final spot- where you can win a Pot of Gold- is a surprise and will be announced. A ticket to the event includes: free (no cover) entry to each "Pub," with St. Paddy's Day special drinks and food; a $5 gift card to each of the "Pubs" (so you immediately get back the cost of your ticket, plus more; a chance to win a "Pot O' Gold" (Grand Prize at the final Pub Crawl spot, you can only enter to win the Pot O' Gold if you have made it to each stop of the Pub Crawl); other fun, festive St. Paddy's gear and supporting the Northside Neighborhood House. https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Paddys-Day-Pub-Crawl/811262452233028
DOGood Chattanooga 5th Annual St. PAWtrick’s Day Costume Walk and Yappy Hour for pups and their people. The walk begins at Renaissance Park by the Pavilion at 10 a.m. At 12:30 p.m., they will parade the pups to Whole Foods’ (Greenlife) courtyard for Yappy Hour, from 1-3 p.m. Includes free fresh-baked dog treats from Bone Appetit, giveaways and prizes. Participants are asked to dress their dog (and themselves) in green, and celebrate St. PAWtrick’s Day with DOGood Chattanooga.
The Chattanooga Audubon Society third annual Little Owl Music and Arts Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Audubon Acres. Music, exhibits and vendors, birds of prey, and a children's art contest. 892-1499 or email LittleOwlFestival@chattaudubon.org
UTC’s Alpha Delta Pi Sorority will host the annual Run For Ronald, a family friendly 5K and one mile Family Fun Run/Walk at the Mckenzie Arena for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga. 8 a.m., registration will open at 7 a.m. Early registration is available until March 8 and costs $25 for the 5k. After early registration the cost is $30. The registration for the one mile Family Fun Run/Walk for children between the ages of four and 12 is $10 and ages 13 and above is $15. T-shirts are included in the price for the 5k registration only. http://www.imathlete.com/events/EventOverview.aspx?fEID=19393.
Artists' reception for "Inspired Destinations" an exhibition and sale of photography and oaintings by Chattanooga artists Cam Busch and Durinda Cheek. Rarity Bay Community Center, 150 Rarity Bay Parkway, Vonore, Tn., 2-4 p.m. Show continues until April 30, open daily 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday by appointment: 744-4166. On display are works created from travels abroad to Provence, Paris, Tuscany, and Venice.
FiberWorks Fashion Show and Market at the Museum Center at 5ive Points. Pre-shopping in the lobby from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Lunch and the fashion show begin at noon. Shopping continues after lunch from 1:30-3 p.m. Free to shop, but tickets are required for the fashion show and lunch. Tickets are $28 for members and $35 for non-members. All tickets are $40 after March 24. www.museumcenter.org/fiberworks.
Chattanooga Film Festival, offering four days of independent films, five education panels to local and regional filmmakers and social events for filmmakers and fans of cinema. www.chattanoogafilmfest.com. To purchase tickets, visit www.chattanoogafilmfest.com/#/tickets.
Signal Centers for the 2nd annual Color'Nooga (formerly Color Me Chattanooga) - a fun, non-competitive 5K walk/run and 1-mile run walk/run/stroll. 2–5 p.m. Registration fee for the 5K Walk/Run is $35 and the registration fee for the 1 Mile Fun Run is $25. Children five and under are free. Unlike other color walks and color runs, 100 percent of the net proceeds of Color'Nooga will be used locally to benefit people with disabilities who participate in Signal Centers’ programs and services. www.Colornooga.org.
Breast cancer survivors, medical professionals and caregivers will unite at the second annual “BRA-VO!” an afternoon bringing together people who have had breast cancer or know of someone affected by breast cancer. 2-4:30 p.m. at Track 29. Benefits Breast Cancer Support Services. $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Reservations can be made by sending a check to Breast Cancer Support Services 1400 McCallie Ave., Suite 110, Chattanooga, TN 37404; call 629-2445, online at www.bcss-chattanooga.org or www.facebook.com/BreastCacnerSupportServices .
2nd annual Garden Expo presented by the Hamilton County Master Gardeners. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Camp Jordan Arena in East Ridge. Admission is $5 , children under 12 free. Free lectures, live gardening demonstrations, children’s corner with crafts and education, exhibitors and vendors, Q&A table on gardening topics such as composting, vegetable gardening and lawn care. Parking is free. www.mghc.org
Trivium Racing host Glow in the Park 5k at Camp Jordan Park. A 5k night time fun run with glow powder, glow water, a foam pit, and DJs pumping music. Friendly for all ages. http://glowintheparkrun.com/locations2014/chattanooga.htm