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Susan Pierce

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To celebrate Independence Day today, Americans will be rocking red, white and blue clothing with flag-waving patriotism.

In recognition of and appreciation for the sacrifices of local veterans, the Tennessee Aquarium partnered with the National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History to present special screenings of “D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944” in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

The first Signal Mountain Playhouse production in which Seth Carico ever acted was a 1991 production of “The King and I.” He’s again cast in the playhouse’s third summer production of “The King and I,” which opens Saturday, July 5, but this time in the title role.

Atlanta fans of author Janet Evanovich's bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, might be tuning in instead of turning pages to keep up with the character's hilarious misadventures in bond enforcement.

3 STAR-SPANGLED SUPPER, Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St., 5:30 p.m., $50 adults, $10 children ages 12 and under; enjoy dinner and the music of the CSO’s pops concert in the air-conditioned lobby of the CTC, then watch the fireworks display following the concert. Reservations: 423-267-8534.

July Fourth is all about grilling and chilling.

Three summers ago, Damon Gillespie was dancing on the Jukebox Junction stage at Lake Winnepesaukah.

Members of the Hyksos Temple No. 123 recently presented Reuben Strickland Memorial Scholarships to six high school students.

When Lea Martin was a kid, she walked to her neighborhood church for five days of snacks, popsicle-stick crafts and a daily Scripture lesson at Vacation Bible School.

Heather Crowe has suffered from migraine headaches for 30 years.

TODAY CUTS FOR A CURE, Alternative Visions Hair Academy, 6227 Lee Highway, 2-5 p.m., free haircuts but $10 minimum donation requested to benefit Chattanooga affiliate of Komen for the Cure.

Victor Pham says his family has always enjoyed watching fish.

Chattanooga Market will salute entrepreneurs of the food industry -- folks who developed a great food product and took it on the road (literally) -- when its Street Food Festival is held Sunday, June 22, in First Tennessee Pavilion.

The Bard comes to Brainerd Road

Shakespeare Chattanooga production opens renovated Ripple Theater

After a four-year, $125,000 renovation, Ripple Theater on Brainerd Road will reopen with a modernized production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" presented by Shakespeare Chattanooga on Friday, June 20.

Riverbend 2014 is in the books, and our evenings are free again without the nightly trek to the riverfront.

• Highland Park Fiesta: St. Andrew's Center, 1918 Union Ave., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise hosts block party with food trucks, rummage sale, kids activities, mariachi band and viewing of World Cup match at 11:30 am. 423-756-6234.

Chattanooga artist Mary Britten Lynch was named an award winner in the Southern Watercolor Society's 37th annual exhibition at Kerr Cultural Arts Center in Kerrville, Texas.

A Arkansas native — Moved his wife and daughters from Nashville back to his hometown of Poyen, Ark., population 290.

Take dad downtown Sunday, June 15, for everything needed for a great Father's Day celebration right in one convenient location, Chattanooga Market in First Tennessee Pavilion.

Monster of a production

Shrek takes over Cumberland County Playhouse

Cumberland County Playhouse is known for its lavishly costumed musicals with topnotch professional actors, so when Playhouse spokesman John Fionte says its upcoming show "just might be its most spectacular production yet," it's worth taking note.

21 DANCING WITH THE CHATTANOOGA STARS, Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St., 8 p.m., $25-$150, local amateurs compete for mirror-ball trophy, benefits Partnership for Families, Children and Adults. 423-697-3829.

• JFK Club: The Chattanoogan, 1201 Broad St., noon, $13; reservations:

Score another one for Dixie Fuller.

Graphic artist Julie Curd, owner of Innovative Creative, will be the first to tell you Riverbend holds a different significance to every festivalgoer — music, concessions, people-watching, family fun.

5 NOT JUST ANOTHER GORGEOUS EVENING, Tennessee RiverPlace, 3104 Scenic Waters Lane, 5:30 p.m., $125 per person includes dinner catered by Lee Towery and dancing to 9th Street Stompers, benefits Tennessee River Gorge Trust.

It’s arguably the most-used feature of any kitchen, but one given little thought when purchased.

• Medical Expenses Benefit: Bakewell Community Center, 114 McCallie Ferry Road, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., food, silent auction and gospel music at fundraiser sponsored by friends and family of Judy Walker. 423-827-5135.

The National Dance Education Organization named Girls Preparatory School senior Mary Chandler Gwin one of three national winners of the 2014 NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award.

CMA Music Festival launches June 5, the annual pilgrimage of country music fans from across the United States into downtown Nashville for four days of concerts, autograph signings and fan club parties where they'll chow down with their favorite stars.

In the fall of 2003, seven families opened a private Christian school in Dayton, Tenn., with 16 children in grades kindergarten through fourth and three state-certified teachers.

At age 18, Guilda Xiloj is a single, working mother of a 3-year-old daughter — and class valedictorian of Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy.

30 MASQUERADE — A FISH & CHIPS EVENT, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 7-11 p.m., $75 general admission, $150 VIP, silent auction, casino games, food and dancing to benefit Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County.

Eleven high school students have been selected by the Chattanooga chapter of the Freedoms Foundation to attend the Spirit of America Youth Program at Valley Forge, Penn.

We're off to see the wizard!

New exhibit based on Wizard of Oz opens Saturday at CDM

Families can follow the yellow brick road across the Creative Discovery Museum plaza into the land of Oz when the children's museum opens its new exhibit, "The Wizard of Oz," on Saturday, May 24.

Between 35 years of banking experience and her own leisure travel, Nancy Collum is on the road or in the air at least four times a year on major trips, not to mention weekend professional trainings.

Whether you are updating your home to sell or just vying for neighborhood Yard of the Month, spring is the traditional season to spruce up your yard and front entrance.

• Chattanooga Music Club: Memorial Auditorium Community Theatre, 399 McCallie Ave., 2:30 p.m., free concert by former winners of CMC scholarship competition.

'To Kill a Mockingbird' next at Theatre Centre - May 16-June 1

Jim Kennedy returns to CTC stage to take on role of Atticus Finch

It's been 22 years since Jim Kennedy performed at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre.

A good recipe can stand the test of time — just ask Jennifer Louallen. In last week's Strawberry Festival Pie & Cake Contest in Dayton, Tenn., she won with the same cake that won two decades ago.

15 BETHEL COUNTRY CONNECTION, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 6-11 p.m., $125 per person, barbecue dinner, live and silent auctions and showcase of country music singer/songwriters featuring Kelley Lovelace and friends Craig Morgan, Neil Thrasher and Love & Theft; benefits Bethel Bible Village. 423-842-5757, ext. 233.

Kelle Riley of Hixson has been selected for inclusion in the new edition of "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias," according to The Alzheimer's Association.

Tonight's "Finale!" is the Chattanooga Boys Choir's annual season-ending concert, but the 110 young choristers may be upstaged by 14 adult singers who are making their debut as the Tennessee Valley Voices.

Virginia Skipper shares a talent with her late father for intricate, detailed brushwork.

The Craniofacial Foundation of America presented Lynda M. Gooden its Terri Farmer Service Award for her dedication and service to children born with craniofacial abnormalities.

Today CHOCOLATE FLING, The Chattanoogan, 1201 Broad St., 2-4 p.m., $30, benefits Epilepsy Foundation. 423-634-1772.

• Outdoor Expo and Gear Swap: East side of Coolidge Park, 200 River St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Outdoor Chattanooga hosts 12 outdoor clubs, conservation groups and outfitters for exhibits, activities, demonstrations. 423-643-6889.

For nearly 90 years, acreage along Bonny Oaks Drive — where The Dent House and University of Tennessee Extension Office are located — was home to hundreds of at-risk children.

Three local artists selected for Tennessee Craft Fair

Think comfort food and macaroni and cheese inevitably comes to mind — not that quick-fix, blue-box elbow macaroni, but Mama’s homemade meals coated in ooey, gooey, cheesy goodness.

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