It’s audition time at Ballet Tennessee and the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Ballet Tennessee is holding auditions this week for “The Nutcracker Suite.”
Looking to get outdoors this week? Outdoor Chattanooga may have the perfect activity for you. Tonight they’re hosting a downtown sunset kayaking trip from 6-8:30 p.m. The cost is $35 adults and $25 kids ages 8-13.
Don’t miss this summer’s final installment of Movies in the Park, presented by First Things First. This Saturday’s movie is about a sloth, kidnapped by a mother dinosaur and rescued by his prehistoric friends. The movie will start just after sundown at Coolidge Park, and children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Early voting for the Tennessee State primary and Hamilton County general election continues through July 31.
Early voting for the Tennessee state primary and Hamilton County general election starts this week, running from July 16–31. You can cast your vote at Northgate Mall, next to the Science Theatre, or at the Election Commission on River Terminal Road. Register to vote, get details about election dates and times, and view sample ballots at http://elect.hamiltontn.gov.
It’s time for Movies in the Park. On Saturday, bring the family down to Coolidge Park to enjoy a movie under the stars. This week, natural history comes to life for an unsuspecting night security guard at a museum. The movie will begin just after dark. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit First Things First online to learn more at www.firstthings.org.
Join the Chattanooga Theatre Centre for fireworks and barbecue at the Star Spangled Family Picnic, starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Cheer on your favorite local celebrity at Dancing with the Stars Chattanooga on Saturday at the Tivoli Theatre. Dancers Alexis Bogo, Ed Harrison, Josh McManus, Lynda Hood, Kelly Brexler and Marc Cromie will take the stage with their professional partners from Fred Astaire Dance Studio at 7 p.m. Fans will be wowed by guest performances by Maksim Chmerkovskiy of ABC's “Dancing with the Stars.” Event proceeds will benefit the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults. Buy tickets, cast a fan favorite vote, or learn more at www.dancingwiththestarschattanooga.com.
Start your weekend at the BlueCross Riverbend Run & Walk on Saturday. Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m., and races and walks will start between 7:55 and 8:05 a.m. Check out www.riverbendfestival.com for event details.
Chattanooga’s USFL semi-pro football team, the Tennessee Crush, will host the Clarksville Eagles at Finley Stadium on Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are only $5, and parking is free, so supporting our local team is both fun and affordable. Learn more at http://tennesseecrush.com