This week, the Chattanooga subreddit page had a question we couldn’t resist amplifying + asking for your input.
The Reddit user was building out a food + drink list, but we want to expand that and create the ultimate Scenic City bucket list.
TheWord Bucket list (n.): a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.
Chattanooga has an abundance of activities and we want to know the best ones. | Photo by Kelly Lacy, Pexels
Here’s how it will work.
✅ Fill out the form below with your suggestions for the list. ✅ Then NOOGAtoday editors will narrow it down to a list of 12. ✅ The first 3 people who complete the list (with photo proof of each activity) will win NOOGAToday swag – first place gets a hat perfect for summertime and second + third places get coffee mugs to use year-round. ✅ The photo doesn’t have to be new. For example, if the list includes walking across the Walnut Street Bridge and you’ve done that and have a photo of it — we’ll count that.
ProTip: Think local, local, local. Chattanooga-centric tasks, places, and events are what we’re looking for. Feel free to make your case for why your suggestion should make the list.
To get your creative juices flowing, here are some of our potential ideas for the bucket list.
• Take a picture in the Cooper’s Alley art installation+get a drink and a pasty at from Cherry Street Tavern) • Go hiking to Sunset Rock or Edwards Point • Grab a drink + write down a secret at Unknown Caller • Get some BBQ jackfruit nachos from Cashew and enjoy them in Coolidge Park
What should go on the ultimate Chattanooga bucket list?
Must-do restaurants? The best outdoor activities? What are the city’s best-kept secrets that everyone should know about?
Announced ○ Mayor Tim Kelly issued an executive order to remove limitations on group gatherings on city properties, including parks, playgrounds, trails and the Walnut Street Bridge. But Kelly is still encouraging social distancing in these public spaces. (NewsChannel 9)
ComingSoon ○ Word on the street is that Wanderlinger Brewing Co. is having a music + arts festival this year. We don’t know all the details, but the minute we know more, we’ll let you know. 👀
Biz ○ On Apr. 27 + 28, the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce will host its virtual business EXPO from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The event will feature keynote speakers including the Chattanooga Tourism Co.’s Barry White and U.S. Xpress CEO Eric Fuller, door prizes, and networking.
Civic ○ Beginning May 1, seasonal burning restrictions will take effect and continue through Sept. 30. During this time, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau reminds people that no burning — commercial or residential — is allowed in Hamilton County. 🔥
Edu ○ Hamilton County Schools announced several personnel updates for the 2021-2022 school year. New principles include Crystal Sorrells at Brainerd High School, Juan Moreno at East Ridge High School, Jasmine Farrow at East Lake Elementary School, and Dr. Sarah Lane at Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School. (Chattanoogan.com)
DYK ○ Earth Day may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep working to help keep Chattanooga green. You can donate $10 for Lula Lake Land Trust to treat one Hemlock tree against woolly adelgid infestation that is threatening the extinction of the trees. 🌲
Cause ○ East Lake Montessori school is hosting a silent auction to raise money for its legacy program — which allows the school to provide families in need with discounted preschool rates. The live auction will take place on Apr. 30 from 7-9:30 p.m.
UTC ○ Over the weekend, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga celebrated its 257th on-campus commencement. More than 1,500 students graduated in eight ceremonies at McKenzie Arena, including 40 student athletes. Way to go, Mocs. 🎓
Job ○ Food City is hosting a company-wide hiring event on Wed., Apr. 28 at all of its Food City locations from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The company plans to hire over 2,000 employees to work at its distribution center and in customer + food services at store locations.
Health ○ DYK that one in every three adultsin the United States is at risk for kidney disease? Most people don’t — take this quiz from the National Kidney Foundation to find out if you’re at risk. Ⓟ
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All elements of the outdoor area — including a pond, outdoor classroom, and garden — were designed by students.
🌳 In the fall of 2019, Barger’s pond was renovated and students started growing seedlings for a community vegetable garden. 🌳 A grant from the Junior League of Chattanooga allowed Barger Academy to receive a new patio sunshade and a resource room for garden tools + supplies. 🌳 Students will utilize the area for outdoor classes and learning about plants as well as aquatic life.
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Arts ○ Wheel 2 with Loren Howard | Mon., Apr. 26-Mon., May 24 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Scenic City Clay Arts | $255 | This intermediate-level class will take place on Mondays through May 24 + will teach participants how to hone your skills on the wheel. 🏺
Active ○ Cycling Workshop: More Power + Performance | Mon., Apr. 26 | 6 p.m. | The Spot, 1800 E. Main St. | Free | Learn how to more efficiently boost power on your bike, reduce injuries, and improve overall performance. 🚴
PlanAhead ○ Brewga | Tues., Apr. 27 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Chattanooga Brewing Co. | $15 | Tickets include a one-hour yoga session + a pint to enjoy during or after class. 🍺 ○ One-Dish Wonders | Wed., Apr. 28 | 6-7 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | $20 | Make delicious meals using only one dish in this class. 🍲 ○ Chalkboard Lettering 101 | Thurs., Apr. | 6-7 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | $35 | Learn 10 tricks to make a beautiful, dynamic, and dimensional chalkboard. ○ DJ Sandhu Comedy Show | Fri., Apr. 30 | 7:30 + 9:45 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $18 | DJ Sandhu has worked with comedy legends Bret Ernst, Carl LaBove, Tommy Davidson, and more.
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.