Pro tip: It’s pronounced “hoo-gah.” Keeping that in mind, here are ways topractice hygge locally this year:
1. Brew a cup of tea. Drink from the healing benefits of nature with a tea from Wildflower Tea Shop & Apothecary. The shop itself is also a peaceful getaway to sit and be present while you enjoy your tea.
The Black Jacket Symphony | Friday, Jan. 20 | 8 p.m. | Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga | $35-$40 | This performance by The Black Jacket Symphony will feature songs from Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” album.
Carpetbaggers Comedy Show | Friday, Jan. 20 | 9-10:30 p.m. | Bode Chattanooga, 730 Chestnut St., Chattanooga | $12 | Enjoy a pre-show happy hour + magic show at 8 p.m. before listening to local, regional, and national comics.
Saturday, Jan. 21
Get Schooled: Birds of Prey | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 9-10 a.m. | Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Rd., Chattanooga | $5-$10 | Get up close and personal with Reflection Riding’s birds of prey.
Sensory Studio | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 10-11 a.m. | Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View Ave., Chattanooga | $16-$20 | Local abstract artist Ally Manno will teach you how to create unique designs by using the pouring paint method.
Don’t Lose the Plot! Fiction Writing | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave., Chattanooga | $20 | This class will discuss the big picture plot beats to help bring your short story or novel to life on the page.
Wanda Sykes | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 8 p.m. | Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga | $44-$84 | Emmy award-winning stand-up comic, writer, actress, and producer Wanda Sykes will take the stage in Chattanooga.
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700+ attendees are expected to be in Chattanooga for the upcoming RCMA Emerge Conference, taking place Tuesday, Jan. 24-Thursday, Jan. 26. According to VisitChatt, the conference will generate an estimated $1.6 million in local economic impact.
Applications are currently being accepted for TN American Water’s 2023 Environmental Grant Program. The program offers funds for community-based environmental projects that improve, restore, or protect the watersheds, surface water, or groundwater supplies through partnerships. Applythrough March 31.
Custom food manufacturer SK Food Group announced that it will build a new 525,000-sqft production facility in nearby Cleveland. The facility will be completed in three phases and is expected to be finished in 2025. 🏢
From bar to bar-bershop. Vagabond Barber Co. — a product of local bars No Hard Feelings + ExileOff Main Street — is set to open in the late spring in Chattanooga’s Southside. Those interested in working at the barber shop can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 💈
In case you missed it, the Chattanooga Chamber launched a public survey for those who live or work in Hamilton County about economic and talent development priorities. Survey responses will influence the next iteration of the chamber and partners’ strategic master plan,Chattanooga Climbs Higher.
The Hamilton County Health Department is encouraging the public to practice safe sex and routine testing after seeing a significant increase in Syphilis over the past year. Learn more about local testing, education, and medication regarding sexual health online.
The Lakesite community’s 50th anniversary time capsule is now full and set to be buried soon outside of City Hall, where it will remain until the City of Lakesite celebrates its 100-year anniversary in 2072. (Chattanoogan.com)
400+. That’s how many bikes were given away to community members in 2022 through White Oak Bicycle Co-Op. The grassroots organization also conducted 58 different bike-related programs and served 11 different zip codes in the past year. 🚲
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Volunteer out in nature with opportunities at places like Reflection Riding. | Photo by NOOGAtoday
Have extra time on your handsor in the giving spirit? There are more than enough great causesin Chattanooga to support with your time — especially if you’re an outdoorsy type. Here are a few ways to get involved + give back to your community.
Green Steps | Green Steps hosts monthly community cleanups topick up litter around trails, parks, open spaces, neighborhoods, and city limits.
Chattanooga Audubon Society | Help build trails, lead student trips, or help in the visitor center as a volunteer at this local wildlife sanctuary.
Crabtree Farms | Help the farm with harvesting, maintenance, and upkeep during the winter months or plan ahead to volunteer to lead field trip stations in the upcoming spring months — $10 Crabtree Farms gift certificates will be given to each field trip volunteer.
Today’s issue was written by Kristen.
Editor’s pick: I love having plenty of houseplants in my space, and although I pride myself on my green thumb, every once in awhile I might forget to water a plant or two. This mini plant life support setup by Signal Mountain Nursery had me laughing out loud and would a hilarious gift to give your plant-collecting friend.
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