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Sept. 27
TechTown Foundation's inaugural Technology and Wine, 6-8 p.m., at its offices at The Edney, 1100 Market St., Second Floor. Admission is $50, and includes a complimentary selection of wines and hors d'oeuvres. Benefits STEAM and technology opportunities for area youth. Register to attend at gotechtown.org/product/technologyandwine.

Sept. 28
The Chattanooga Sertoma Club will hold its 6th Annual Wine N’ Shine to benefit local, non-profit agencies that support the health, education and well-being of the community. The event features wine and moonshine tasting, craft beer, tasty vittles and live bluegrass music. The venue is The Peyton at 3146 Broad St. The time is from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $40 through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-n-shine-tickets-47304842056 or $50 at the door.

Oct. 3
Habitat or Humanity hosts Raise the Roof, 11:30 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center. Associate Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Founder of Fresh Raise for Life Ministries, and Associate General Counsel of Habitat for Humanity International, Natosha Reid Rice, will deliver the keynote address.Tickets are $65 and tables (seating eight) are $500. To purchase tickets or tables, visit eventbrite.com or call 756-0507.

Oct. 6
Cambridge Square hosts the 5th annual Oktoberfest in Ooltewah from noon until 5 p.m. Cambridge Square is less than a quarter mile east off of I-75’s exit 11. Admission to the event is free, family friendly, and open to the public.

Oct. 6-7
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga hosts the Autumn Children’s Festival at the Tennessee Riverpark. Food, activities, crafts and games for all ages, including a petting zoo, face painting, carnival games with prizes, arts and crafts, kiddie train, hayrides, as well as health, wellness, and educational programs and more. Activities range from only 50 cents to $3. Admission and parking are free. Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, from 1-5 p.m.  

Oct. 13
14th Annual Forgotten Child Fund Fishing Extravaganza at Chester Frost Park to help raise money and toys for the Forgotten Child Fund’s “Santa Train.” The fishing extravaganza will include a crappie and a bass tournament with cash prizes, along with vendors, food, giveaways and free family-friendly activities. Entry fee for the bass or the crappie tournament is $25 per boat plus a $5-$10 unwrapped toy per person. First place winners from the Crappie and Bass tournament will receive $1,000 in cash prizes. Second place in each tournament will receive $800 and third will receive $500, based on 100 boats entered.  For more information visit the Chattanooga Crappie Club’s Facebook page or call Jim Edmister at 421-0297. 

Oct. 19-27
The Chattanooga Zoo hosts the annual Boo in the Zoo Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27. It is a non-scary Halloween event. Activities will include character encounters, a scavenger hunt through the Zoo, animal enrichment activities, trick-or-treating, costume contest, over 20 games, pony rides, hay rides, bounce houses, carousel rides, face painting, a creepy crawlie exhibit, and floating magic shows. Tickets to Boo in the Zoo are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.  Children two and under are free.  For tickets click here

Oct. 20
Dream Collective of Chattanooga will be holding Chattanooga Goddess Fest '18 from 6 p.m.-midnight at First Tennessee Pavilion. The event will include music, vendors, flow entertainment, a children's tent, classes such as yoga, reiki, Hindu philosophy and more. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. Costumes are encouraged, and a $5 drink ticket will be given to anyone dressed as a goddess. Tickets available at eventbrite.com.

Oct. 20
Chattanooga's largest annual community dog walk, the 16th annual Paws in the Park, at Ross's Landing Park. Hundreds of animal lovers will be gathering to raise money for the animals at the Humane Educational Society. Dog and human costume contest after the walk. Animal demos, vendors, food trucks, adoptable pets, and more. Shelter pets will be available to rent for the day for those without a furry friend. Registration is underway and available here

Nov. 3
The Stuffing Strut 5K at Chester Frost Park, benefiting charities in the northern part of Hamilton County. $30 per runner or $100 for a family of five. Kicks off at 8:30 a.m. near the park pavilion. Event registration is currently open through Active.com by searching “Stuffing Strut.”  stuffingstrut.com.

Nov. 24
The Chattanooga Hungry Turkey Half Marathon and 5K will take place in Coolidge Park starting at 8:45 a.m. All ages are welcome and the event will benefit Chattanooga Sports Ministries. Runners will receive a commemorative Hungry Turkey quarter zip, a finisher medal and cinnamon rolls at the finish line. For more information and to register, visit tennesseeruns.com/chattanoogahungryturkeyrun.


Kelly Caught With Drugs, Gun Near UTC Campus

Police arrested Demarcus Kelly after finding him with drugs and a loaded gun near the UTC campus. Kelly, 22, of Trussville, Ala., was charged with carrying a weapon on school property, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of drugs for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia. In an incident on Sunday, police observed a ... (click for more)

Cleveland Mother Reports Children 1, 3 Missing; They Are Later Dropped Off By Woman Who Found Them Walking In Street

A woman in Cleveland reported her children, ages 3 and 1, missing. Later, a woman dropped them off after finding them walking in the street. Cleveland Police said, "At  11:30 a.m.  on  Monday, Cleveland Police officers responded to a residence around the 1700 block of South Church Street. A mother reported that her two youngest children, ages 3 and 1, ... (click for more)

Arming Teachers With Guns Will Be Too Dangerous - And Response (4)

Arming teachers with guns in the classroom, as Bill Lee proposes, would be the single most dangerous thing to happen to students in Tennessee history. Students and teachers in close proximity to loaded firearms daily? Across this state, in middle schools alone, there are probably hundreds of student/teacher conflicts a day. What if a student got hold of gun in a struggle with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s So Sad For Me

I cannot remember a time in my life when I have been as saddened by such a travesty that has now erupted in the confirmation process that would place Brett Kavanaugh on our Supreme Court. I am sad for every single person who has been touched by this catastrophe, from 85-year-old Dianne Feinstein to Brett’s wife and two young daughters, ages 13 and 10. Not a person, in any way involved, ... (click for more)

UT Turns Focus To First Road Test At No. 2 Georgia

    The Tennessee football team turned its focus towards its first true road game on Monday as the Vols prepare for a trip to Athens this Saturday to take on No. 2 Georgia in Sanford Stadium.     Despite last week's disappointing loss to SEC East rival Florida, UT head coach Jeremy Pruitt said that he saw a lot of Vols play their best ... (click for more)

UTC's Cooper Named SoCon Player Of The Week

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga junior linebacker Marshall Cooper is the Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced today.  Cooper's efforts helped the Mocs post a 27-20 win over No. 17 Samford  on Saturday  at Finley Stadium. Cooper recorded eight tackles, forced fumble and intercepted a pass to help UTC improve ... (click for more)