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Sept. 15-20
The staff at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military will commemorate the 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga with a series of ranger-guided tours, hikes, lectures, and living history demonstrations.  A complete program schedule, including times and descriptions, is available here.  

Sept. 21
Nashville Americana Singer-Songwriters Josh Gray and Jason Erie will play at the Stone Cup Cafe at 7:30 p.m. They'll be making their first appearance in Chattanooga playing their original songs. 

Sept. 21
The Classic Screwball Comedy Film “His Girl Friday” will be shown at Heritage House Arts and Civic Center, 1428 Jenkins Road, from 2-7 p.m. as part of the Heritage House Classic Film Series. The film stars Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, is directed by Howard Hawkes and renowned as one of the very best of its genre. Admission is free. For more information contact Heritage House at 423-855-9474 or e-mail

Sept. 23
The Police vs. Preachers Basketball Game at Pringle Park. It will be a community celebration of the work and dedication that went into refurbishing Pringle Park and its basketball court.  Free and open to all and will be held form 4-9 p.m .Pringle Park is at 2600 Long St. 

Sept. 23
North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy will host its annual fundraiser, Chickstock, at Greenway Farms. The free family friendly festival features food trucks, music, entertainment, beer, non profits and vendors at Greenway Farms in Hixson at 5051 Gann Store Road. Music begins at noon and includes Tym Priest, Heatherly, Astrophe, The Afternooners, The Vaudevillains, and Masseuse. The suggested donation is $5 for adults, kids are admitted free.  The event is family and dog friendly. 

Sept. 23
A Star Party at Cloudland Canyon State Park, 8-11 p.m. Sponsored by the Staff and Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park and conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society, the public is invited to come and see the night sky through telescopes.  The program will be at the starting point of the Disc Golf Course. Astronomy programs are free to all and usual parking fee at the park applies. If the weather is “iffy” call (941) 544-3420 after 6 p.m. that day for update or check Facebook pages.

Sept. 26
A free Introduction to English Country Dance Class will be offered at Heritage House 1428 Jenkins Road in the upstairs studio from 7-9 p.m. This class will be an introduction to English Country Dance designed for new dancers of all ages (experienced dancers are welcome as well). Additional free classes will be offered once each month. No partner or previous experience is necessary. Bring a separate pair of soft-soled shoes for dancing (sneakers or flats). For more information, contact Heritage House Arts & Civic Center at 423-855-9474, or email

Sept. 30
green|spaces will hosts the Rooftop Hop, 6-11 p.m. Each of the five rooftops will have a sustainability related theme and interactive activities for guests to check out while sampling food and drinks. Tickets are $60 for green|space members and $75 for all others.  Only 300 tickets will be sold.  For more information click here

Oct. 5-8
23rd Annual Wine Over Water benefiting Cornerstones, Inc. The main event, Wine Over Water, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7, on the Walnut Street Bridge. Five-course wine dinner will be at St. John’s on Thursday, Oct. 5, and yoga brunch on Sunday, Oct. 8, with other events in between. Tickets to all events can be purchased at and range in price from $75 - $150.  More information can also be found on the Wine Over Water websiteInstagram, and Facebook page

Oct. 6-8
TenGIG inaugural esports festival.  Thousands of attendees to play and stream the biggest games in esports on EPB’s blazingly fast community-wide fiber network. TenGIG is a new style of gaming festival – combining esports, innovation, music and food. Tickets priced at $99 and available now for purchase online at 

Oct. 9
Dinesh D’Souza will appear in the 2017 Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series addressing “The Moral Case for Capitalism” at noon in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Fine Arts Center. This event is sponsored by the Scott L. Probasco Jr. Distinguished Chair of Free Enterprise. For more information, contact the Probasco Chair at 423-425-4118 or

Oct. 14-15
St. Elmo’s first Incline Art Crawl.  The bi-annual crawl will "POP-UP" around the horse-shoe-shaped streets surrounding the lower Incline station at W40th and Old Mountain Road.  Bike or park your car in paid Incline parking or free Food City lot and walk via the stairway between Mojo Burrito and Mr. T’s. For more information, contact Elizabeth Miller at or, or text 313-3427.   

Oct. 21
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is hosting a craft fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 505 S. Moore Road. Vendors are needed - cost to secure a booth is $10 and vendors will donate 10% of their proceeds to SSVdP in support of their work providing for the needy throughout the communities in Chattanooga. There will also be a Fall Festival with children's games and inflatables, a chili cook-off, and other concessions. Vendors seeking a booth for the craft fair should contact Becky Valadie at 423-867-9491 or 423-503-1915.

Oct. 29
First Lutheran Church in Chattanooga will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation with a hymn festival at 6 p.m. The festival celebrates the writings and musical contributions of Martin Luther. Cake and punch reception will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall. First Lutheran Church is at 2800 McCallie Ave.  For more information call 629-5990 or visit



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