Staff Photo by Matt Hamilton / A container of strawberries at the Melon Patch Farms booth at the First Horizon Pavilion during the opening weekend of Chattanooga Market.

To do Sunday

* If you're craving strawberries, Chattanooga Market is the place to be. In addition to fresh-picked berries, vendors will have an array of foods flavored with strawberries, as well as themed arts and crafts. The market is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St.

* It's your last chance for a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road. This family-favorite event features a full-size replica of the storybook train and visits with Sir Topham Hatt, controller of the railway, along with crafts, storytelling, videos and other activities. Trains depart every hour between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $24. Purchase at Call 423-894-8028 for more information.

* Yard sales are generally sparse on Sundays, but your odds of finding sellers may be better during the multistate U.S. 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale, concluding Sunday. The 502-mile sale from Bristol, Virginia, to Meridian, Mississippi, passes through communities in Monroe, McMinn, Bradley and Hamilton counties in Southeast Tennessee, Dade County in Northwest Georgia and DeKalb County in Northeast Alabama.

Quick look at the week

* Burger Week: Sixteen restaurants and two food trucks have signed on for Chattanooga's inaugural Burger Week May 17-23, a chance to fill up on $6 burger deals and possibly win prizes. Some burgers come with sides for $6, some don't, but you can expect an impressive stack of flavor from all of the contenders. They're meant to be memorable to keep you coming back to support these Chattanooga eateries. Download your "passport" and see what's cooking at

* "Power, Passion & Pose": Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View, will open an exhibition of photography with an artists talk on May 20. Married photographers Ken Browar and Deborah Ory will explain what it's like to choreograph photographs that meld haute couture with the athleticism of world-renowned dancers. The exhibition will open for viewing at 5 p.m., and the talk will begin at 6:15 p.m. Find out more at

* AirPower History Tour: Keep your eyes on the skies at the end of the week for this national tour of World War II aircraft gathering at Wilson Air Center, 932 Jubilee Drive, near Chattanooga Airport. Among the historic aircraft are a B-29 FIFI, the most advanced bomber of the war; a P-51 Mustang Gunfighter, considered the "stallion" of the U.S. Army Air Corps; T-6 Texan, a trainer warbird; Boeing Stearman, an open-cockpit biplane; and a T-34 Mentor, which still has its original 225-horsepower engine. You can book rides on any of these flyers, or keep your boots on the ground for cockpit tours. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 21-23. Access costs $20 for adults, $10 children 11-17, free for younger children. Learn more at

* NoogaSplash, an inflatable aqua park, returns to the waters at Chester Frost Park, 2389 Gold Point Circle North, on May 22. This on-the-water obstacle course includes slides, climbing walls, springboards, monkey bars and other ways to play. All users must be at least 45 inches tall and "capable" swimmers. You can book a session or the season at or by calling 423-777-5274.

* Sunset Cinema: This spring film series is coming to Miller Park, 928 Market St., the last two Saturdays in May. Presented by the city of Chattanooga and Open Spaces, the series partners with a nonprofit each night, starting with the Creative Discovery Museum for the screening of "Up" on May 22. The Chattanooga Area Food Bank will be the featured partner May 29 for a screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy." Movies start at 8:30 p.m., but for an hour before there will be yard games, vendors and food trucks to check out. You'll need to bring your own seating, and your choice determines where you'll be seated: blankets in the front, chairs in the back. Admission is free, but nonperishable food items are requested for donation to those in need. Questions? Call Open Spaces at 423-643-6884.

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Staff file photo by C.B. Schmelter /The NoogaSplash obstacle course opens for the season on May 22 at Chester Frost Park.




THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn.

* May 16: Dailey & Vincent, 3 p.m. CDT. $55-$75.

* May 21-22: Moe., 7 p.m. CDT. $65-$85 single night, $130-$170 both nights.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St.

* May 16: Jade Bird acoustic show, 8 p.m. $20-$25.

* May 19: Whitey Morgan & The 78s, with Ben Jarrell, 8 p.m. $25-$35.

* May 20: Manic Focus, 8 p.m. $20-$60.

* May 21: Brent Cobb + Kendell Marvel, 8 p.m. Sold out.



ATHENS FARMERS MARKET — Market Park Pavilion, 106 S. Jackson St., Athens, Tenn. Opens for season May 18. Hours: 3-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday weekly, plus 9-11 a.m. Saturdays starting June 12.

BIKE CHATTANOOGA — Bicycle transit system with rental kiosks throughout downtown. Free rentals May 19 in honor of Roll To Work Day; 24-hour access pass good for any number of 60-minute station-to-station trips.

CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES — CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. USL League One soccer club opens home season vs. Fort Lauderdale Club de Futbol, time to be determined May 22.

CHICKAMAUGA AND CHATTANOOGA NATIONAL MILITARY PARK — Virtual program on "The Food That Fueled the Civil War and Built America," 2 p.m. May 22. View at or

CRABTREE FARMS — 1000 E. 30th St. 423-493-9155,

* May 22: Birding @ the Farm, exploring the spring migration with the Chattanooga Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, 9-10:30 a.m. Free, but reservations required.

* May 22: Soap Making, using the cold process, 10:30 a.m.-noon, $40.


* May 22: Medicinal Plant Ramble, 9-11 a.m. Instruction on traditional and modern uses of native and naturalized plants on the campus. $25 members, $35 nonmembers.

* May 22: Interactive Raptor Workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Designed for raptor enthusiasts who want to learn more about caring for and training birds of prey. $250 includes lunch.



AVA GALLERY — Association for Visual Arts, 30 Frazier Ave. 423-265-4282, "Social Circles," solo exhibition by Sherry Leary, Best in Show artist of the 2020 Juried Members Show, through June 11.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — 71 Eastgate Loop. Photographic Society of Chattanooga spring show, through July 23.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. 423-267-9214, "May Flowers," featuring newest member Sybil McLain-Topel, through May 30.

NORTHSIDE GALLERY — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. 423-266-1766, "Spring Showcase," through June 22 (available online through June 30).