Plus, Novonix receives $103 million federal tax credit.
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Are you a poet (and totally know it)?
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Think you’ve got what it takes to turn this newsletter into a poem? | Photo by Karolina Grabowska via Pexels
Calling all readers: In honor of National Poetry Month, you’re officially invited to enter NOOGAtoday’s poetry contest.

This contest is open to all, and the rules couldn’t be more simple: Turn our Wednesday, April 3 newsletter into a poem.

We’ll clarify. Using only the words that appear in this newsletter, craft an original poem of up to 75 words. Unlike an erasure poem, the words do not have to appear in the order they’re found — mix and match how you please.

Any English word appearing anywhere in today’s newsletter is fair game, including the ones you’re reading right now (we’ll throw some fun ones at you: Red. Ambivalent. Fungi.). If a word appears once, you can only use it once.

The rules:
  • Submit your poem here by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 14.
  • Include a title + author’s name in your submission. Titles are an exception to the rule, and do not need to pull words from the newsletter.
  • Poems, excluding title and author’s name, must be 75 words or less.
The fun stuff:
  • While we’ve placed a pretty big limitation on your poem’s words, the form + direction is up to you — and we can’t wait to see what you all come up with.
  • The Editorial team behind NOOGAtoday will narrow submissions down to a group of finalists based on style, originality, artistic quality, and creativity. Finalists will be announced in an upcoming newsletter, and we’ll ask our readers to vote for their favorite poem. We’ll feature the winner’s poem in a newsletter during the last full week of April.
  • Pro tip: To make the process easier on yourself, we recommend printing out today’s issue, highlighting the words you find most interesting, and crossing them out as you include them in your poem.
  • Don’t forget to keep track of your articles (words like “the” or “and”).
Happy writing, Chattanooga.
Wednesday, April 3
  • “Folksy Fish” | Wednesday, April 3 | 5-8 p.m. | In-Town Gallery, 26 Frazier Ave., Chattanooga | Free | See a special presentation from the McCallie Middle School 8th grade students and their ceramic fish sculptures in this new exhibit.
  • flipturn | Wednesday, April 3 | 8-11:59 p.m. | The Signal, 21 Choo Choo Ave., Chattanooga | $36.85-$58.64 | Sing along to this Florida-based indie rock band as they take the stage with Richy Mitch & The Coal Miners.
Thursday, April 4
  • 100 Years of Women and Fashion | Thursday, April 4 | 7 p.m. | Chattanooga Whiskey Event Hall, 890 Riverfront Pkwy., Chattanooga | $50 |Spend an evening with the gals, come dressed as your favorite decade + see a runway show (featuring your two favorite city editors).
Friday, April 5
  • Thunderstruck | Friday, April 5 | 8-11:59 p.m. | The Signal, 21 Choo Choo Ave., Chattanooga | $28.25-$58.64 | Jam along to your favorites performed by “America’s ultimate tribute to AC/DC classic rock.”
  • Flora Luna | Friday, April 5-Friday, May 10 | Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Rd., Lookout Mountain, GA | $23-$46 | Enjoy an enchanted experience with artful installations, an original musical score, and elevated culinary offerings.
Saturday, April 6
  • Hixson Wildcats Fine Arts Fest | Saturday, April 6 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Hixson High School, 5705 Middle Valley Rd., Hixson | $0-$10 | See projects from the school’s fine arts programming while shopping from a maker’s market, silent auction + enjoying performances.
  • Free Movie at Miller Park | Saturday, April 6 | 6 p.m. | Miller Park, 850 Market St., Chattanooga | Free+ | Bring your blanket + chairs for a screening of “Space Jam” under the stars.
  • Wild Wonders: A Close Encounter with Native Animals | Saturday, April 6 | Times vary | Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Rd., Chattanooga | Free, RSVP | This interactive tour through Reflection Riding’s Native Animal Area offers a closer look at animals native to East Tennessee. Learn about and interact with bobcats, raptors, red wolves, and more.*
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News Notes
  • Novonix will receive a $103 million federal tax credit from the US Department of Energy to support the production of battery materials at its Chattanooga plant. The funds will be used to expand operations, create jobs, and advance the company’s “mission of developing technologies and materials.” (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
  • Want to learn more about codes and zoning? Officials from the city’s Code Enforcement and Land Development will present at the next Neighborhood Services Roundtable on Monday, April 22. Neighborhood associations + community members are invited to attend from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Hills Community Center.
  • In partnership with TVFCU, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center will now offer free admission on the first Thursday of every month. Folks can stop by from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to see the diverse exhibits and programs offered by the museum.
  • In case you missed it, Hamilton County Schools’ online registration for kindergarten is open now through Friday, April 5. Note: Families will need immunization forms (or medical/religious exemption forms), a copy of the child’s birth certificate, and two documents proving residency within the school zone to complete the registration process.
  • After receiving community feedback, the Chattanooga Fitness Center has extended its operational hours. Folks can now stop by the center Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to take free classes or utilize fitness equipment. Note: The center will close from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for cleaning.
  • The Chattanooga Humane Educational Society will host its Faux Fur Fest: Love Me Tender fundraising event on Saturday, April 27 at The Signal. The event will feature artwork by hundreds of Hamilton County students who picked adoptable pets to showcase. All proceeds from the event will go to support the organization.
  • Ditch the men’s dress pants — the Dealmaker Pant is the ultimate pant for work or play, with an impeccable fit and feel. Save 15% with code COMFORT15.*
Prep for your Passover meals
Passover kosher meals
Enjoy Passover with kosher ingredients. | Photo by Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga
The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga will continue its support of local families by traveling to Atlanta to pick up kosher items for Passover, which begins the evening of Monday, April 22.

Celebrating the holiday and wanting a traditional or festive meal? Check out these Passover items and build your grocery list. Once you know what you would like to request, you can send an email to the organization. Note: Be as specific as you can — list the item, quantity, and packaging (especially with meat).

Requests must be in by Wednesday, April 10, and can be picked up at 5461 North Terrace Rd. on Tuesday, April 16 (12-4 p.m.) + Wednesday, April 17 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.). Deliveries can also be made to your home upon special request.

Bonus: Folks will only pay for the costs of their items (no extra fees for pickup or delivery).
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I’m so excited to see what you all submit for our poetry contest. It has me reminiscing on last year’s winning poem — “Renewal,” written by our reader Laura Gunnells M.
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