• Complemetary Health Education Organization: Nutrition World, Vance Road at Lee Highway, 2 p.m., free. Program by Jeannie Harrison on medicine cabinet makeovers with natural solutions and Donna McMillan on Reiki and energy tools for personal health.
As trivia jockey Marc Michael announces that the Bronte sisters were Emily, Charlotte and Anne, an exuberant “Yeah, baby!” bursts out of Savannah Mazda and her right arm swings into the air for a fist pump.
Chattanooga native Will Kesler, 39, has been named head of school at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tenn. The position becomes effective July 1, 2014.
The best festivals this weekend require short day-trips to scenic rural sites. Here's a rundown of our top four choices for craft fans.
One and done. In a contest of two Alabama country singers, Fort Payne's Justin Chain lost to Jasper, Ala.'s Shelbie Z in his first battle round on Monday night's episode of "The Voice."
For most of his 17 years, Jordan Alexander has thought of Covenant College as the place he and his family "go to sled when it snows."
How your yard looks next spring depends a great deal on what you do with it now.
• The 1965 classes of Howard and Riverside high schools are holding a combined meeting today at noon in Eastgate Town Center food court. For more information, call 400-0606.
Diabetes Expo: Chattanooga First Church of the Nazarene, 5455 North Terrace, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free, workshops on healthy eating and cooking, monitoring and medication, sponsored by Partners & Peers for Diabetes Care. 423-316-3578.
Mike Griffin has an opportunity no other president of the UTC Alumni Board has faced: Introducing alumni to changes transforming the school’s campus while still celebrating the traditions and history that have made their alma mater distinctive.
McCallie School presented its annual Alumni Achievement Awards on Oct. 5 to 11 graduates who have shown outstanding accomplishments in a chosen career.
So many choices, so little time!
A new professional chamber chorus will debut Saturday, Oct. 12, as part of the opening of the St. Paul's Artist Series at the Episcopal church.
Leslie Jordan’s characterization of cynical socialite Beverley Leslie charmed audiences of “Will & Grace” and led to an Emmy Award.
8. McMinn County Gospel Choir Dinner, McMinn County High School cafeteria, 2215 Congress Parkway, Athens, Tenn.
Maddin Corey and Ellen Franklin's new art exhibit is a show-and-tell of what they did on their summer vacation.
That nip in the morning air is a subtle reminder that, on the heels of football, foliage and festivals will come the holidays.
• Hillbilly Harvest Hoedown: Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene, 2853 Chattanooga Valley Road, Flintstone, Ga., 6-10 p.m., family activities, jazz band, concessions, chili cook-off to help pay medical expenses of Randy and Marla Williams. CVNaz.com.
Christian author Sheri Bertolini is leading a home organization seminar based on her book, "My Intentional Life," on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Growing in Grace Ministries, 1384 Gunbarrel Road, Suite D.
Merit Scholar group names Achievement, Hispanic honorees
Fans of Signal Mountain's popular Hodgepodge craft show take note
Fort Payne, Ala., singer Justin Chain made it onto NBC's top-rated singing contest "The Voice" during Tuesday night's episode.
5 Champagne and Chocolate, Southern Belle Riverboat, 201 Riverfront Parkway, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $25 includes hors d’oeuvres, beverage, silent auction, dancing, benefits Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. 423-529-0758.
• Your State Parks Day: Cloudland Canyon State Park, Rising Fawn, Ga., free admission for all ages all day in honor of National Public Lands Day.
Employees of Cash Express, 5513 Ringgold Road, delivered cakes to East Ridge and Ringgold, Ga., emergency personnel and first responders on Sept. 10, thanking them for their service. It is a tradition that Cash Express stores in Kentucky and Tennessee have done since 9/11.Schmitt named president-elect
24 First Things First Fall Banquet, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6 p.m., $75. Guest speakers are Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, the couple who inspired the film "The Vow." 423-267-5383.
Ray Phillips went to his first Dahlia Society of Tennessee show in 1991. He wasn't planning to grow any flowers; he was just there to support a friend who invited him.
• Marion County High School class of 1988 is holding its 25-year reunion on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 4-5.
Festival attire calls for kilts, hoopskirt gowns or coonskin caps
Seven major festivals are competing for visitors' time this weekend, with themes as diverse as Civil War history, Celtic games and fine art shows.
How the two rekindled their love and kept the commitment promised in their marriage vows was recorded in their 1996 book, "The Vow: The Kim and Krickitt Carpenter Story." It later became the inspiration for the 2012 movie "The Vow" starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, the sixth-highest-grossing romantic drama of all time, according to Internet Movie Database records.
• All classmates in the Central High School class of 1959 are invited to an organizational meeting to plan their 2014 reunion on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the office of Summers & Wyatt, 735 Broad St., Suite 800. For more information, contact Jerry Summers at 265-2385.
It took Shelby Thompson three tries to win Miss Tennessee, and tonight she'll have one chance at the Miss America crown.
19 Purse Auction, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St., 11 a.m., $40, benefits Salvation Army. Bid on purses filled with jewelry, cosmetics, gift certificates, trips and more. 756-1023.
This weekend and next, thousands of visitors will pour into Chickamauga, Ga., for events marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War’s Battle of Chickamauga. And, just like 150 years ago, the Gordon-Lee Mansion will be at the center of the action.
College festival: Virginia College School of Business and Health, 721 Eastgate Loop Road, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free tours of campus, refreshments, giveaways, hair show by cosmetology department, Salsa Quick Fire Challenge by Culinard students. vc.edu/Chattanooga.
• Randall Smith of Troop 2 at St. Elmo Presbyterian Church earned his Eagle Scout award during a campfire ceremony held recently at Hidden Hollow Campground.
How annoyed would you be if a guest seated in front of you at a wedding suddenly raised both arms into the air, holding up an iPad for a clear shot of "the kiss"?
Heritage festivals headline this weekend's events from Cartersville, Ga., to Cleveland, Tenn.
Brides-to-be walk the aisles of tonight's bridal fair
If you're planning a winter wedding, you can find vendors to help plan the day of your dreams at Bridal Affair: Enchanted Evening tonight, Sept. 12, in the Chattanooga Convention Center.
Tellico Plains High School senior Joseph Bivens is making school history today.
Parents of children applying for kindergarten admission to Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts must complete a four-step process in order to receive an application for the Kindergarten Lottery Drawing, according to information provided by the school.
The five National Panhellenic Council sororities with chapters at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga completed fall recruitment recently with the Bid Day tradition of "Running Out the Doors" at Patten Chapel.
A chance encounter with one of New York City's most prominent architects has resulted in a prestigious commission for a young Soddy-Daisy sculptor — and it's the second time such a windfall has come her way.
10-11 Basket Affair, Hutcheson Medical Center lobby, 100 Gross Crescent, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, $10 for five tickets, $20 for 10, benefits Hutcheson Medical Center Auxiliary. 706-858-2134.
In a normal gardening cycle, fall planting begins in late July or early August. However, July's weather doesn't normally produce more than 5 inches of rain, as happened this summer, and those almost-daily deluges have put backyard gardeners behind on getting their seeds in the ground.
• Soddy-Daisy High School class of 1958 is holding its 55-year reunion today at 4 p.m. in the Chester Frost Park pavilion. Classmates who have not sent in their $25 for the barbecue dinner may pay at the door. For more information, call 423-332-1491 or email GeneSis2004@comcast.net.
• Fifty-five Plus Club: Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive, 11:30 a.m. bring prepared food to church fellowship hall for noon potluck vegetarian lunch. Program by Carol Raney on the Origins program of Southern Adventist University and resources being created for elementary and middle school teachers. 423-591-4779.
Author Susan Gregg Gilmore was one-third of the way into her third book when she threw out those 120 pages and started over.
Unusual settings mark weekend events
Cultural heritage celebrations in unusual settings -- antebellum farm, Methodist church camp and two train depots -- highlight the first big weekend of fall fairs and festivals for the season.