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Aug. 20
The Retro-Future Film Series will present Fritz Lang's Metropolis at the Backlot: A Place for Film, on Monday at Heritage House. Doors open at 6 p.m. Presentations begin at 7 p.m. and are followed by a Q&A and usually run an hour and a half or so. Admission is free.  A simple potluck dish, side, or dessert is suggested. 

Aug. 23
Aquarium After-Hours: (Throw)Back to School at the Tennessee Aquarium, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Guests ages 21 and up will enjoy a tour of the River Journey building along with a cash bar and appetizers. Beer, wine and signature cocktails will be available for $5 each.    Advanced registration is required- tickets will be on sale until Tuesday. Aquarium After-Hours (Throw)Back to School is sponsored by the Moxy Chattanooga.  Register online at https://www.tnaqua.org/events-programs

Aug. 25
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will conduct artillery programs at Point Park on Lookout Mountain.  Demonstrations, each lasting approximately 30 minutes, are scheduled at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Admission to Point Park is $7 per adult, ages 16 and over, youth, ages 15 and under, are free. 

Aug. 28
English Country Dance for All with Suzanne Ford will be at the Heritage House in East Brainerd, 7-9 p.m.  

Sept. 1-2
The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. host annual Mid-South Regional Convention at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  Free to the public are the lectures: “Why Make a Skeleton Clock?” (11 a.m. Sept. 1); “Virtual Tour of the Watch and Clock Museum” (2 p.m. Sept. 1); and “Horological Treasures of the World” (10 a.m. Sept. 2).  Also free to the public is the exhibit, “Skeleton Timepieces” (clocks and watches with visible moving parts).  An exhibit walking tour is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sept. 1.   Visitors may pay a $10 fee for access to “The Mart” on both Sept. 1, 1-4:30 p.m., and Sept. 2, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., to view or purchase horological items.  “The Mart” visitor may also try his hand at assembling a clock movement or polishing a pivot on a lathe.

Sept. 1-2
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will host a special living history encampment with the 16th Alabama at Point Park, on Lookout Mountain.-Programs are scheduled at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, and at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to Point Park is $7 per adult, ages 16 and over. Youth, ages 15 and under, are free. 

Sept. 2-3
Labor Day Car Show benefitting the Al Millard Memorial Stocking Full of Love for Walker County. Car show registration is Monday, Sept. 3, from 8-11:30 a.m. Walker County Civic Center, 10052 US Highway 27, in Rock Spring. Sock Hop on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. For more information call 706-638-1909 Ext 1276 or email stockingfulloflove@gmail.com.

Sept. 3
Labor Day at The Post returns to Fort Oglethorpe’s Polo Field at Barnhardt Circle. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and includes food, arts and crafts vendors, activities for the kids and musical entertainment. www.6thcavalrymuseum.org

Sept. 4
English Country Dance for All with Suzanne Ford will be at the Heritage House in East Brainerd, 7-9 p.m. 

Sept. 8-9
Repticon, a mixture of vendors, breeders, and educators. Camp Jordan Arena in East Ridge. Doors open to the general public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, closing at 5 p.m. On Sunday, the show hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. At the door, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and children under 5 are admitted free. VIP and advance tickets may be purchased at  http://repticon.com/repticon-chattanooga/

Sept. 13
“Walk the Gallery” with Shuptrine’s, 2613 Broad Street, 6-8 p.m. Visit the new gallery space and view fine American art including works by Alan Shuptrine.

Sept. 15
Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County, Boynton Lions Club of Ringgold and the Share America Foundation, Inc., will host the Chattanooga premiere of the Alan Autry's film "Victory by Submission" at 5 p.m. at Ringgold High School Auditorium, 29 Tiger Tr. The event is a fundraiser for all three charitable organizations. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance at Catoosa Habitat (Community Bank), 4914 Battlefield Pkwy. www.CatoosaHabitat.org or call (706) 861-5858.

Sept. 16
Hope Unlimited Ministries will host their annual Celebration of Hope event at Coolidge Park, 3-7 p.m. Live entertainment will feature two Christian artists: Pastor Vincent Carr, from Cartersville, Ga. and Faith Ecklund from Nashville. Food, testimonies of encouragement from single parents, health fair booths, and activities and crafts for the children. Free event and the public is invited. For more information, please contact Rita Carr, executive director of Hope Unlimited Ministries at 493-0288.

Sept. 18
English Country Dance for All with Suzanne Ford will be at the Heritage House in East Brainerd, 7-9 p.m. 

Oct. 3
Habitat or Humanity hosts Raise the Roof, 11:30 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center. Associate Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Founder of Fresh Raise for Life Ministries, and Associate General Counsel of Habitat for Humanity International, Natosha Reid Rice, will deliver the keynote address.Tickets are $65 and tables (seating eight) are $500. To purchase tickets or tables, visit eventbrite.com or call 756-0507.

Nov. 24
The Chattanooga Hungry Turkey Half Marathon and 5K will take place in Coolidge Park starting at 8:45 a.m. All ages are welcome and the event will benefit Chattanooga Sports Ministries. Runners will receive a commemorative Hungry Turkey quarter zip, a finisher medal and cinnamon rolls at the finish line. For more information and to register, visit tennesseeruns.com/chattanoogahungryturkeyrun.


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Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

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Harold Austin Will Be Greatly Missed

My dear friend, longtime public servant, Mr. Harold Austin, will be greatly missed. He was with the state of Tennessee and Hamilton County for many years. Doyle Ray Marler (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

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Host Baylor 3-0 In Invitational Soccer Tournament

The Baylor girls soccer team won three games this past weekend in their own invitational tournament.   On Friday, Baylor beat Independence 2-0 in a game that was suspended due to lightning at the half.   Allya Cooper scored off an assist from Ara Rhodes and Mya McGee scored off an assist from Cambell Green.   Peyton Randolph earned the shutout ... (click for more)

UTC Soccer Wins Season Opener 3-0

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s soccer team came away with a 3-0 victory over Alabama A&M Friday afternoon at Finley Stadium in the season opener for both teams. The Mocs got the scoring started with a goal in the second minute. Senior Masey Fox picked up a pass from junior Bailey Gale from the right side to give the Mocs a quick 1-0 lead. “To start ... (click for more)