Today is National Beer Day, and we need your help naming a new Five Wits peach-apricot blonde ale. 🍺
But, before we get into that, April 7 is National Beer Daybecause it marks the anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt signing a 1933 act to legalize the sale of beer with an alcohol content, by weight, of 3.2%.
And, as FDR said after signing the bill, “I think this would be a good time for a beer.”
A beer from Five Wits Brewing Co. | Photo by NOOGAtoday
In honor of National Beer Day, we’ve found some local spring brews to wet your whistle on these sunny days. ☀️
Want to help name that peach-apricot blonde ale that Five Wits will be releasing soon? Skip down to the question below and enter your best, fun-in-the-sun, patio-drinking name for a blonde ale. Extra points if you include a local, Main Street or Southside tie-in. We’ll vote for the best one on Friday. 🍻
• Five Wits Brewing Co., 1501 Long St. | Swear Jar | This 5.2% lager has a German Pilsner malt + a layer of bright, floral notes from Noble Hallertauer Mittelfrüh hops and a bread-rich, low-and-slow fermentation profile from their Bavarian house lager yeast.
Civic ○ Early voting for Chattanooga’s municipal run-off election ends tomorrow, April 8. Election Day is April 13. Find information on polling locations and timeshere. 🗳️
ComingSoon ○ Later this month, a new fine-dining Korean steakhouse will open in Northshore at 300 Cherokee Blvd. Zaya Korean Steakhouse will have a grand opening on April 17 with samples from the restaurant’s menu + a Korean dance performance.
Biz ○ Bike the South is now open for booking with tours starting on May 1. The company offers single-day, weekend + week-long tours showcasing scenic routes throughout the region. If you’re not yet ready for a major Tour de South, no worries — the biz is focused on “carefree cycling” for both pros + leisure cyclists. 🚴
Reopening ○ East Brainerd’s Morning Pointe assisted living and memory loss facilities are scheduled to be operating again by this summer. The facilities have been rebuilt in this past year after the 2020 Easter tornado destroyed them. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Volunteer ○ The Net Resource Foundation is currently seeking volunteers to help plant a community vegetable garden in Alton Park for the Foundation’s Hughes Project. Volunteers will be de-weeding six garden beds + planting vegetables on April 10 at 9 a.m. 🌱
Job ○ On April 10, Erlanger Health System will host a hiring event for experienced RNs and LPNs + recent RN and LPN graduates. The event will take place at Erlanger East Hospital (1751 Gunbarrel Rd.) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and will feature on-the-spot interviews with hiring managers. 🧑⚕️ (Chattanoogan.com)
TryThis ○ Chambliss Center for Children + Events with Taste Catering announced the date for their annual Mardi Gras parade that will let the good times roll right into May. The masked parade will take place on May 8 + feature beads, jazz, a virtual silent auction, Cajun-inspired food, and more. ⚜️ ○ Chattanooa has 2 new little free libraries at Bridge City Church (3300 Brannon Ave.) + Eastside Elementary (1603 S. Lyerly St.). The Junior League of Chattanooga will host ribbon cutting ceremonies for the little libraries on April 11 at 12:30 p.m. for Bridge City Church and April 14 at 12 p.m. for Eastside Elementary.
Pet ○ McKamey Animal Center is extending its free adoption event for dogs over six months + over 26 pounds. The adoption event will now conclude on Sun., April 11. 🐶
FeaturedJob ○ Girls Inc. of Chattanooga is hiring a Chief Development Officer to oversee all marketing + communication efforts for their brand. Learn more about the position and how to apply here. Ⓟ
DYK ○ The first TV streaming service was created by Netflix in 2007. These days, there are over 300 streaming services to choose from, which can become a bit overwhelming. The good news? You can use EPB’s freeMyBundle service to find the best streaming options for you. Ⓟ
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Arts ○ Crayola-graphy 101 | Wed., April 7 | 6-7 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | $20 | Learn how to create beautiful lettering without the fancy calligraphy pens — this class will teach you how with just the markers you have at home. 🖍️ ○ Spring Break Family Day | Wed., April 7 | 1-3 p.m. | Painting With a Twist, 1309 Panorama Dr. | $28 per person | Take part in this artistic family get together by recreating a painting made by one of the studio artists.
Learn ○ Compassion Series, Part Two: Empathy | Wed., April 7 | 5:30-7 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | Free, RSVP | This class is in partnership with Welcome Home Chattanooga will apply methods to address empathic distress when encountering overwhelming suffering. 🤗
TryThis ○ Live Chat with NASA Astronaut John B. Herrington | Wed., April 7 | 7:30 p.m. | Tennessee Aquarium, virtual | Free | Learn + discuss with NASA Astronaut Commander John B. Herrington, the first Native American to walk in space as part of mission STS-113 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour.
PlanAhead ○ From Holocaust to Rebirth | Thurs., April 8 | 12 p.m. | Partnership 2Gether, virtual | Free, RSVP | Hear the story of Josef Sroka, who escaped Przemysl Ghetto as a young boy with his mother + sister and lived under a fake Catholic identity. The event will be narrated by his son, Dani Sroka. ○ Bitters 101 | Fri., April 9 | 6-7 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | $15 | In this class, learn the history of bitters, what they’re used for, and how you can use them when making your next cocktail. 🍸 ○ Raised Bed Gardening 101 | Sat., April 10 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | $15 | Learn all about raised bed gardening + make a 4×4 foot garden plan to create your own raised bed. 🌿
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.
ICYMI, the housing marketis hot right now. How hot? As of January 2021, there were more real estate agentsthanavailablehomes in the U.S. 🤯
The market is equally tight locally, with Tennessee snagging the No. 1 spot in U-Haul’s 2020 ranking of states by migration growth. Read: A large influx of people are moving to Nooga, Knoxville, Nashville (hey, NASHtoday) and beyond.
Bryan Fryar, Mortgage Sales Manager at Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, recently tackled this topic with Re/Max real estate agent Matt Mucciolo and Melissa Astin and Hannah Lancaster of Crabtree Farms in the latest installment of TVFCU’s Mortgage Seminar Series.
Bryan talking curb appeal with Melissa and Hannah of Crabtree Farms, whose 21st annual Spring Plant Sale is happening April 15-24 | Video by TVFCU
You can watch the full virtual seminar here + learn about: ○ why the housing market is so tight (think: low interest rates + high demand) ○ how to prepare your hometo sell (think: making a plan, finding a real estate agent, determining your budget and making repairs as needed) ○ ways to boost your curb appeal (think: fresh-cut grass, colorful flowers, fruit trees + more)
Trista here, and I just watched the new “Space Jam” trailer and I won’t lie, I’m feeling nostalgic and excited to re-enter that loony universe.
Chloé here, and I’m rewatching “Insecure.” If you haven’t heard of it, check it out because the last season is premiering soon + it provides funny, educational insight and commentary into Black culture.
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