Bonus: All library locations also offer Chattanooga Zoo passes on a first come, first serve basis.
Plan your autumn garden by picking up seasonal seed packets at the South Chattanooga + downtown library locations. You can also check out gardening tools like bulb planters, pruning shears, and digging shovels from the downtown location’s tool library.
Bicycle tool kit
Get your bike back in gear for rides along the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway, Riverwalk, and Enterprise South Nature Park this fall with a bicycle tool kit available for checkout at the downtown library.
Home video projector
"Hocus Pocus 2” coming out just in time for spooky season? Incredible. The chance to watch it projected on a huge sheet beside an outdoor fire or cozied up in a homemade fort? Even more incredible. The downtown library has two home video projectors available for checkout.
Pick a topic you’re interested in — a spooky local legend, perhaps — and read through fascinating old newspaper clippings. The downtown library’s history staff is incredibly helpful + knowledgeable.
Alan Shikoh: Wednesday Jazz | Wed., Sept. 28 | 7-9 p.m. | Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. | $5 | Listen as Alan Shikoh interprets jazz standards for solo guitar in an intimate setting. 🎶
Green Drinks | Wed., Sept. 28 | 5-7 p.m. | The Gear Closet, 1510 Riverside Dr. | Free, RSVP | Learn about The Gear Closet’s sustainable practices alongside Green Spaces.
“Memories & Inspiration” Opening Celebration | Thurs., Sept. 29 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Hunter Museum | $18+ | See the special exhibition “Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art” at the opening celebration.
Soap Making 101 | Thurs., Sept. 29 | 6-8:29 p.m. | The Chattery | $45 | Create your own skin-nourishing soaps at this class. 🧼
Campfire Concert | Fri., Sept. 30 | 6:30-10:30 p.m. | Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Rd. | $25+ | Your ticket includes a concert with Rick Rushing and the Blues Strangers, s’mores, a drink, and the option to camp. 🏕️
“The Sound of Music” | Fri., Sept. 30-Sun., Oct. 2 | Various times | Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. | $20+ | Watch a local production of the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical.
BIG PIG BBQ Contest | Sat., Oct. 1 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | 405 E. Main St. | $12 admission; free for children under 10 | Enjoy barbecue, bands + beer at the third annual BBQ contest benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Chattanooga. 🐖 *
More Than Pink Walk | Sat., Oct. 1 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Hamilton Place Mall | Free+, RSVP | Celebrate the return of the More than Pink Walk with entertainment, community, and a one-mile walk around Hamilton Place.
Pride Festival | Sun., Oct. 2 | 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Ross’s Landing | Free | Join in the all-day celebration — the Pride Parade will take place from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 🏳️🌈
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Chattanooga is in the running to host the 2024US Olympic Marathon Trials. Mayor Tim Kelly + his Youth Council recently came together to show Chattanooga’s outdoor spaces to delegates from the US Track & Field and US Olympic & Paralympic Committee.
Atrail from Stringer’s Ridge to White Oak Park, connecting Chattanooga + Red Bank, has been completed. To celebrate the opening of the White Oak Connector, The Chattery will host activities and events throughout October — including a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 15. 🥾
Construction has started on the $100 million industrial park at the former Dupont plant in Hixson. North River Commerce Center will be built at the 88-acre site with plans to complete the first building by the fall of 2023. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
A single southbound lane on Thrasher Bridge at the Chickamauga Dam will be closedtoday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for routine inspections by the Tennessee Valley Authority. TVA police will be on hand to help direct traffic during the inspections. 🚧 (Local 3)
The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will launch its new season + 90th anniversary on Thurs., Sept. 29. This season will feature a new program called “Evenings with Ismael,” an institution-wide project focused on the music of Bessie Smith, and more.
After four years of renovations, UTC’s Fine Arts Centerhas reopened. With the completion of the 456-seat Roland Concert Hall + the 256-seat Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre, performances will return to the center in October — kicking off with The Kyiv City Ballet. (The Pulse)
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