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May 20
Pollinator Festival organized by the Bee City USA groups on Lookout Mountain. 1-4 p.m. at the Lookout Mountain School Gym. Free and open to all. There will be activities for children to learn about pollinators. For adults there will be free gardening advice by experts from Tennessee Wild Ones and the Tennessee Aquarium. Some of the advice that will be available includes how to attract pollinators and butterflies to your yard, organic solutions for common yard problems, how to increase yields of vegetable gardens and what to do about invasive plants. There will also be a beekeeper display and live wildlife that live on the mountain to see up close.

May 21
In cooperation with The Film Foundation, Heritage House presents the new 4K restoration of Marlon Brando's directorial debut, One Eyed Jacks. The film will be preceded by the Chattanooga Film Festival short comedy selection "A Fistful of Pistols," by local filmmaker Joe Heath. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for snacking and "meet & greet" time (business cards and/or headshots recommended for filmmakers and talent). Welcome and screening presentation begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free. The donation of a simple potluck item (Tex-Mex, anyone?) or non-alcoholic "mocktail" is suggested.

May 22
ProbAquarium After-Hours: Ocean Oddities at the Tennessee Aquarium, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Guests ages 21 and up will enjoy a tour of the Ocean Journey building, along with a cash bar and light snacks. As guests tour, Aquarium experts will be on hand to introduce animals that seem somewhat bizarre or that display especially unique behaviors or adaptations. Activities include: challenge your friends to a SCUBA relay race; make an enrichment item for our lemurs with a lemur expert; and learn about mysteries from the deep with Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Biologist Dr. Bernie Kuhajda. Admission is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Beer, wine and signature cocktails will be available for $5 each. Snack on pigs in a blanket, pizza rolls and donut holes, included in the ticket price. Register online at https://www.tnaqua.org/events-programs. Limited tickets are available and ticket sales will close on Monday, May 21 at noon.

May 25
Tennessee Valley Canoe Club and The Gear Closet present the 13th annual Paddling Film Festival at Rock/Creek Paddlesports and Outlet in Chattanooga at 7:30 p.m. The event is a bring your own chair event.

May 27
The Harrison Ruritan Club Open Car Show. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Highway. Spectator admission is free. Pre-registration is $20, day of show is $25.  Registration is from 8 a.m.-noon.  Judging begins at noon.  Dash plates go to the first 150 registered.  Door prizes will be given. Sunday morning church service starts at 11 a.m.  Food is available for purchase.  Proceeds benefit various community service projects. Event will be held rain or shine. More information and registration forms can be found on the Harrison Ruritan Club website. You may contact Perry Mayo at perrymayo@gmail.com or 423-645-5424.

June 10
24th annual Hot Rod Power Tour stops at Chattanooga State Community College. Classic cars and hot rods travel city to city, over 1,300 miles. The seven-day, seven-city journey is expected to bring together more than 6,000 vehicles and 100,000-plus spectators, June 9-15. hotrod.com/events. Feature a midway of mobile display rigs from more than 50 performance manufacturers and aftermarket specialists. The main stage will feature entertainment, celebrities, games, and dozens of giveaways.

June 14-19
With a commitment to celebrating the contributions of artists of African descent, the inaugural Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts and Ideas will premiere with a slate of work showcasing the disciplines of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, film and literature during a week-long celebration at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, Coolidge Park, and other locations around the community. BlackArtsAndIdeasFest.com 

June 23
The 2018 Chattanooga Readers and Writers Fair at the Downtown Chattanooga Public Library with an evening event at the Edney Building at 1100 Market St. Activities will include book sales and readings on the Library fourth floor from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and children’s activities on the Library second floor. https://readnwritefair.wordpress.com/


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BOMAR, KELLY LYNN  9690 HOSTA LN OOLTEWAH, 37363  Age at Arrest: 50 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga VANDALISM/MALICIOUS MISCHIEF DISORDERLY CONDUCT PUBLIC INTOXICATION --- BOYER, CHARLES OVERTON  77710 LEE HIGHWAY APT 128 CHATTANOOGA, 37421  Age at Arrest: 37 years old ... (click for more)

Old Photos: Fort Oglethorpe

Liberal Conspiracy Afoot

According to Roy Exum’s Sunday column, there are now upwards of six or seven Democrats in Hamilton County, and all of them have secretly maneuvered their way onto the boards of a couple of dozen local organizations. Unlike Republicans, some of them serve on multiple boards and some of them serve with one another on the same boards. This is outrageous. We all know that boards and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Is This Civil War II?

Jack Minzey, by all accounts, was a beloved professor at Eastern Michigan and, as the head of the university’s School of Education, wrote many books and papers. Some were on the Civil War – he was an avid student of our nation’s worst moment – and his beliefs how to better public education will be quoted for years. Dr. Minzey died at age 89 last month and just last week, the ... (click for more)

Six Chattanooga Baseball, Softball Teams Open State Play This Week

The state tournament matchups in baseball and softball have been announced. Only thing left is for the fortunate teams that have reached the 2018 TSSAA Spring Fling in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to make a final push toward possible championships, the most prized trophies in high school sports. While only two local baseball teams -- Baylor and McCallie -- are ... (click for more)

Lookouts Fall (3-2) In 10th Inning Walk-Offs By Biloxi Saturday & Sunday

The Biloxi Shuckers (26-17) grabbed their second walk-off victory of the season in extra innings on Saturday night against the Chattanooga Lookouts (28-15) with a 3-2 win. The Lookouts have a 3 1/2 game lead over second-place Jackson in the North Division, while Biloxi has a 3 1/2 game lead over Mobile in the South Divisioon The Shuckers scored two runs to counter Chattanooga's ... (click for more)