Participate in a 5k walk/run on Thursday, Nov. 23 to help raise money for the Northside Neighborhood House, the Soddy-Daisy Food Bank, the Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department + the Soddy-Daisy Middle School’s Jim Wilson Fund. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. + registration is $30.
This annual turkey trot hosted by the Chattanooga Track Club includes a Kiddie-K, a three-mile walk/jog, or 8k that will benefit The Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. Depending on the race, the start time is between 8:30 to 9 a.m. + registration starts at $6.
You have some time to let your Thanksgiving meal settle before this run on Saturday, Nov. 25. Choose to participate in a 5k, 10k, or half marathon in support of Girls on the Run. The race begins at 8 a.m. + registration starts at $60.
Giveback Night | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 5-11 p.m. | The Woodshop, 5500 St. Elmo Ave., Chattanooga | Free+, RSVP | Indulge in food, company, and giving back to the community — with a percentage of proceeds to benefit the upcoming Luminaria Festival.
Grace Potter | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 7:30 p.m. | The Walker Theatre, 399 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga | $59.20-$85.40 | Hear this singer-songwriter and musician perform songs from her new album “Mother Road.”
Friday, Nov. 17
National Take a Hike Day | Friday, Nov. 17 | 2-5 p.m. | Lula Lake Land Trust, 5000 Lula Lake Rd., Lookout Mountain, GA | $16-$31 | Celebrate National Take a Hike Day with a six-mile journey through Lula Lake’s property.
“Until the Sun Rises” | Friday, Nov. 17 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Coosa Mill, 1800 S. Watkins St., Chattanooga | $15-$145 | Come out for an encore performance of this immersive art experience.
Saturday, Nov. 18
Christkindlmarkt | Saturday, Nov. 18-Sunday, Nov. 19 | Times vary | Mountain Arts Community Center, 809 Kentucky, Ave., Signal Mountain | Free+ | Come out for this European-inspired market with lights and decorations to see + food, drinks, and other treats to shop from.
Get Schooled: Native Animals | Saturday, Nov. 18 | Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Rd., Chattanooga | Donation | In the final session of the season, learn more about Reflection Riding’s animal ambassadors + how to save them.
Sunday, Nov. 19
Bobby Stone Film Series | Sunday, Nov. 19 | 2-4 p.m. | The Walker Theatre, 399 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga | $6.50 | See a special showing of Disney’s “A Christmas Carol.”
Saturday, Dec. 2
MAINx24 | Saturday, Dec. 2 | Times vary | Locations vary, Main Street, Chattanooga | Free+ | Experience 24 hours of fun at this Southside festival, featuring 100+ events like a pancake breakfast and the wackiest parade around.*
A new Harmony Senior Services 120-unit assisted living facility will be built at East Brainerd Road and Morris Lane. The $55 million development is projected to take eight to 22 months to complete once construction begins. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
The Chattanooga City Council recently passed a resolution to remove the pier’s light pillars by the Riverfront. The decision comes after safety concerns were raised when one of the pillars (that has been around for nearly 20 years) fell down due to strong winds. (NewsChannel 9)
The City of East Ridge will close several roads for its Christmas Parade on Saturday, Nov. 18. Germantown Road will be closed to all southbound traffic beginning at 4 p.m. + Ringgold Road (from Donaldson Road to Moore Road) will shut down at 6 p.m. (Chattanoogan.com)
Chattanooga City Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod has announced she will run for the Tennessee State House District 28 seat. Coonrod currently serves as a representative for District 9 + hopes to bring her “dedication to public service and community empowerment to the state level.”
The Creative Discovery Museum will hold its Gingerbread Workshops throughout November and December, beginning Saturday, Nov. 25. Each workshop will provide a pre-built gingerbread house + icing and candy to decorate it. Register online.
Local gallery Townsend Atelier will host its annual holiday Art Sale tomorrow, Nov. 17 + Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Arts Building, located at 301 E. 11th St. Shop in-person or online to see 200+ works artists.
The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga (ULGC) will host its 41st annual Equal Opportunity Day breakfast on Thursday, Dec. 7. The event serves as ULGC’s primary fundraiser, supporting the organization in “assisting diverse community members in all stages of life.” Get your tickets.
Larger-than-life lantern animals, glowing swings, and mesmerizing moving displays? You’ll find all that and plenty more starting tonight, Nov. 16, at the Chattanooga Zoo Asian Lantern Festival. Opening weekend’s special celebration also includes traditional Lion Dance performers and a create-a-lantern station for kids. Tickets + info this way.*
It’s here — Oprah’s Favorite Things list, just in time for the holidays. We’re seeing: luxury flaky sea salt, all-weather boots, fleece robes, and a baked brie board.*
We’re especially grateful for the crushed potatoes at Elsie’s Daughter. | Photo by NOOGAtoday
What are you thankful for this year? You’re sure to hear this question a lot soon, so start working on your answer.
Thankfully, there’s plenty to be grateful for in Chattanooga, from hidden gem businesses you found this year, to the work our local organizations are doing, to your favorite hiking views.
We’ll go first. City Editor Kristen is grateful for the new restaurants that have opened in town to satisfy her foodie heart. Attack of the Tatsu, Elsie’s Daughter, and Little Coyote have already left her with a happy and full stomach more times than she can count.
City Editor Haley is grateful for the moments she’s been able to connect + share with the community. From wheel-throwing with Scenic City Clay Arts to getting a tour of Reflection Riding’s campus, it’s hard not to love working in the Scenic City.
Keep the thanks train rolling — share yours with the button below to be featured in an upcoming newsletter.
Calling all local filmmakers. Cherry Street Tavern has extended the submission deadline for its upcoming 5 Minute Film Festival to Saturday, Nov. 18. Local filmmakers are encouraged to submit their five-minute works (think: horrors, comedies, music videos, etc.) for a chance to win $500.