Mother’s Day isSun.,May 9 — that’s 5 days away —and theol’ breakfast-in-bed standby could use an upgrade.
Take our suggestions below — which we curated using recommendations from local retailers + readers — and give the gift thatshows love for mom and Scenic City businesses.
💐 Word to Your Mother The Chattery’s Mother’s Day market + sidewalk shop, called Word to Your Mother | Sat., May 8 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | Find vendors with everything from flowers and coffee to pottery and jewelry + complimentary snacks.
💐 A mom-mentous market K & S Southern Hospitality Events Funkey Munkey Mother’s Day Market | Mon., May 3 – Sat., May 9 | Mall hours | Northgate Mall, 271 Northgate Mall Dr. near Belk | Vendors will have items including jewelry, artwork, home décor and baked goods.
💐 Mother of invention We’ve told you about Humanaut before, and they have a product that will help take your card to a mother level. With Felt, you can use technology but keep the personal touch and create a handmade card.
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💐 Take it to a mother level If you’re still stumped, consider:
Community ○ Starting on May 3, all Chattanooga Public Library locations reopened for book browsing. Visitors can also utilize the library’s public services, public computers, and make appointments for the makerspace, studio, local history and genealogy + U.S. passport acceptance office. 📚
Ranked ○ The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce was recently named a communications excellence best in show winner. The chamber received this recognition for its digital media entry highlighting ChattanoogaOpenSource.com — a website recruiting tool for web development + tech companies.
Arts ○ Muralist Kelsey Montague — who painted the angel wings on the side of Market South — is currently working on a new stork mural outside of Parkridge East’s labor and delivery unit. The mural will allow parents to hold up newborns to make it look like the stork is carrying them. 🎨 (NewsChannel 9) ○ ArtsBuild recently announced a new racial equity grant for individual artists program. The new program renews grant-funded support for artists of color, and this year the funding will be available to artists who identify as Black or African American and live + work in Hamilton County.
Noogan ○ Local conservationist Cash Daniels — otherwise known as the Conservation Kid — was recently named one of America’s top 10 youth volunteers of 2021 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Keep saving the earth, Cash. 👏
Edu ○ Hamilton County Schools recently launched the HCS Teacher Shop, a free supply store that will open this fall in the former Hillcrest Elementary School building for the school system’s teachers. You can make a monetary or physical donation to the supply shop throughout the month of May. ○ The Tennessee Board of Regents recently awarded grants to five of Chattanooga State Community College’s faculty-led project teams. The grants will go toward helping the college create freeopen educational resourcesfor its courses.
TryThis ○ On May 6, the Tennessee River Gorge Trust will host asilent auction to support its conservation work. The virtual auction will feature local artwork inspired by the gorge, mixology lessons from Chattanooga Whiskey, and a food tutorial by 1885 Grill + The Feed Co. owner Miguel Morales.
ICYMI ○ On May 1, the Alton Park community market had its grand opening ceremony. The market will take place every Saturday through December at the Bethlehem Center (200 W. 38th St.). (WDEF)
TodayIs ○ May the fourth be with you, Chattanooga. ⭐ Now that we’ve got the National Star Wars Day fun out of our system, we’re ready for May’s spiciest day, Cinco de Mayo. Let us know how you like to celebrate locally — we’re needing some good margarita + taco recommendations.
DYK ○Earth Month may be over, but EPB is still working to improve Chattanooga’s energy efficiency with the help of the EPB Energy Pros — here’s what they do. 🔋 Ⓟ
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Learn ○ All About Biking in Chattanooga | Tues., May 4 | 7-8 p.m. | Bike Chattanooga, virtual | Free, RSVP | Learn how to utilize Chattanooga’s bike share system, more about bike safety and commuting, and gain bike resources. 🚲 ○ Veteran Small Business Webinar | Tues., May 4 | 1 p.m. | Score Chattanooga, virtual | Free, RSVP | This seminar discusses how veterans can make a successful transition from veteran to entrepreneur.
Arts ○ Instagram for Artists | Tues., May 4 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Townsend Atelier, virtual | $30 | This webinar will teach artists how to create an effective Instagram bio, develop an Instagram marketing strategy, and more.
PlanAhead ○ Introduction to Shopify | Wed., May 5 | 1-2 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | Free, RSVP | Learn all about Shopify, including how to sell products online, how Shopify can grow your business, and more. 🛍️ ○ Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Trash Pandas | Wed., May 5 | 7:15 p.m. | AT&T Field | $9+ | Watch the Chattanooga Lookouts take on the Rocket City Trash Pandas. ⚾ ○ Reflect + Center Fundraising Event | Thurs., May 6 | 5 p.m. | Reflection Riding + Center for Mindful Living, virtual | $50 | This virtual fundraising gathering will feature a tea ceremony with community conversation + a contemplative reading and meditation. 🧘 ○ Armed Forces Day Parade | Fri., May 7 | 10:30-11:15 a.m. | Downtown Chattanooga, Market St. and MLK through Market St. and 3rd | Free | Chattanooga’s 72nd annual Armed Forces Day Parade will be a free event featuring military and veterans groups, JROTC units, high school bands, local businesses 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.