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Staff file photo / The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park's history in the Underground Railroad will be explored in a virtual program Friday afternoon on the park's Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Among the upcoming events in Chattanooga, a young stroke survivor will tell her story of rehabilitation and the city's history in the Underground Railroad will be explored. Here's what to know about those events and a couple more.

* Stroke recovery: Katherine Wolf was only 26 years old when a massive brain stem stroke almost took her life, six months after the birth of her first son. Not only did she survive, she was determined to reclaim her vibrant life. She said the "miracle birth" of her second son solidified her message of life beyond disability.

Wolf will be the guest speaker for the 18th annual Possibilities fundraiser for Siskin Rehabilitation Hospital. Traditionally a luncheon, the event will be held virtually this year for safety. The program will be livestreamed at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, and will be available for viewing for 48 hours. The registration fee is $50.

Possibilities is Siskin Hospital's only communitywide fundraising event, and 100% of the proceeds will serve uninsured patients who require intensive rehabilitation after injury or illness.

To register, call 423-634-1208 or go to https://siskin.swell.gives.

 

* Underground Railroad: Last year, the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park officially became part of the National Park Service's Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, designating that some of the park's units and outlying areas figured into the 19th century's network of secret routes and safe houses that helped enslaved African Americans escape into free states and Canada.

On Friday, Feb. 26, 152 years to the date after Congress passed the 15th Amendment to the Constitution granting African American men the right to vote, the park will host a virtual, ranger-led program that focuses on the park's stories from that era, preceding the Civil War.

The virtual program will start at 2 p.m. on the park's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/chickamauganps) and YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/chchnps).

For more information, call the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/chch.

 

* Muscadine Bloodline, a Southern rock/country band that originated in Mobile, Alabama, will play The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St., at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 5. Now based in Nashville, the duo of Charlie Muncaster and Gary Stanton are known for such songs as "WD-40," "CB Radio" and "Crickets and Cane Poles."

The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20-$35. Purchase at thesignaltn.com/.

 

* Fill-A-Cruiser: If you can spare some canned goods, the East Ridge Police Department will have a cruiser parked at the Speedway, 4222 Ringgold Road, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, to fill with nonperishable food items. Donations will go to the East Ridge Food Pantry to help people in need. Officers will be available to put donations in the cruiser if you don't want to get out of your car. Call 423-867-3718 for more information.

Contact Lisa Denton at ldenton@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6281.

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