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March 22
First Things First will host Moms’ Night Out with Kerri Pomarolli.  The evening is a chance for the moms of Chattanooga to treat themselves to a night of laughter. Tickets are now available for $15 at  Desserts and warm beverages will be provided.

March 24
The Humane Educational Society will host Rescues on the Runway 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Includes food, silent and live auction, and a shelter pet runway.  Formal attire is required.  Advance tickets are $85 and a table of eight is $640.  Tickets at the door are $90.  For more information and to purchase tickets, click here

March 25
The Hixson Kiwanis Club’s Spring Scholarship Dinner at Hixson Middle School from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  The menu is a choice of baked ham or fried chicken, veggies, bread, dessert and drink.  Take-out plates will be available.   The proceeds of the fundraiser are used for Hixson Kiwanis community projects and scholarships at Hixson High School.  $10 per person and no charge for children six-years-old and younger.  Tickets may be purchased from Hixson Kiwanis members or at the door.  Call Geoff Holden at 710-3933.

March 27
English County Dance classes at Heritage House, 7-9 p.m. Bring a separate pair of soft-soled shoes for dancing (sneakers or flats), the 'slipperier' the better. No partner or previous experience is necessary. The dances will be taught and walked through with attention to learning the basic steps and style points. The music is prerecorded. Admission is free.

March 30-31
The Chattanooga Zoo’s Hug-a-Bunny event. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. The Zoo will be offering many springtime activities; some included in admission and some at an additional price. or call the Zoo Gift Shop at 697-1319. 

March 31
Members of the Chattanooga Magic Club be at Chester Frost Park Pavilion with to "amaze with their illusion, sleight of hand and funny bits." Family Magic Night will begin at 7 p.m.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The evening will include magic, snacks and balloons.  Admission is $5 per person or $15 for a family of three or more. Cash will only be accepted at the door. Reserve tickets and preferred seating at 6:30 p.m. by calling 209-6892.  Pay with credit card plus a $2 convenience fee.  7989 Causeway Road.  

April 6
Mad Priest Events hosts a celebration of Scotland with “An Evening in Scotland”. Festivities at Chattanooga Brewing Company will include Celtic Folk band Raven & Red, bagpipes by a Chattanooga Pipe and Drums member, storytelling to commemorate Tartan Day, Scottish fish and chips, beer and more. A VIP experience upstairs with a single malt Scotch tasting from three different regions, and heavy hors d'oeuvrs including meat pies and Scottish eggs. General admission tickets are $15 advance in advance and $18 at the door.  VIP tickets are $48, in a advance only., or

April 21
Second Life Tennessee, a local nonprofit that helps survivors of human trafficking, hosts Finish for Hope 5K.   Riverfront Pavilion, shelter four, at 4301 Amnicola Hwy.  Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The 5K starts at 10 a.m. and the one mile fun run at 11 a.m.  Cost for 5K is $35, and $20 for students.  Cost for the one mile is $15.  Registration is available here

May 3
Siskin Children’s Institute StyleWorks – Fashion with Compassion, 11 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.



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Roy Exum: The Sheriff’s Request

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Keiser, Wigg Power Ooltewah Past East Hamilton, 9-5, in 5-3A Baseball

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