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Sept. 22
Go Fest, the city of Chattanooga’s annual event celebrating the community’s accessibility to everyone, regardless of their abilities, at the Chattanooga Zoo.  10 a.m.-3 p.m. The fun, free day also includes interactive exhibits like Touch-a-Truck and entertainment and musical performances. Parking at the Chattanooga Zoo will be limited but shuttle service will be provided from the Hamilton County Juvenile Court (1600 E 3rd St.) and UT Family Practice Center (1100 E 3rd St.) parking lot.  www.chattanooga.gov/gofest

Sept. 22
The 5th annual Cleveland Geekster in the Cleveland State Community College gymnasium from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tickets for the Cleveland Geekster are available at the door for $5 for adults. Children 12 and younger are free. 3535 Adkisson Dr. NW in Cleveland. More information can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/clevelandgeekster or by emailing clevelandgeekster@gmail.com.

Sept. 27
TechTown Foundation's inaugural Technology and Wine, 6-8 p.m., at its offices at The Edney, 1100 Market St., Second Floor. Admission is $50, and includes a complimentary selection of wines and hors d'oeuvres. Benefits STEAM and technology opportunities for area youth. Register to attend at gotechtown.org/product/technologyandwine.

Sept. 28
The Chattanooga Sertoma Club will hold its 6th Annual Wine N’ Shine to benefit local, non-profit agencies that support the health, education and well-being of the community. The event features wine and moonshine tasting, craft beer, tasty vittles and live bluegrass music. The venue is The Peyton at 3146 Broad St. The time is from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $40 through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-n-shine-tickets-47304842056 or $50 at the door.

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.

Oct. 6
Cambridge Square hosts the 5th annual Oktoberfest in Ooltewah from noon until 5 p.m. Cambridge Square is less than a quarter mile east off of I-75’s exit 11. Admission to the event is free, family friendly, and open to the public.

Oct. 6-7
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga hosts the Autumn Children’s Festival at the Tennessee Riverpark. Food, activities, crafts and games for all ages, including a petting zoo, face painting, carnival games with prizes, arts and crafts, kiddie train, hayrides, as well as health, wellness, and educational programs and more. Activities range from only 50 cents to $3. Admission and parking are free. Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, from 1-5 p.m.  

Oct. 13
14th Annual Forgotten Child Fund Fishing Extravaganza at Chester Frost Park to help raise money and toys for the Forgotten Child Fund’s “Santa Train.” The fishing extravaganza will include a crappie and a bass tournament with cash prizes, along with vendors, food, giveaways and free family-friendly activities. Entry fee for the bass or the crappie tournament is $25 per boat plus a $5-$10 unwrapped toy per person. First place winners from the Crappie and Bass tournament will receive $1,000 in cash prizes. Second place in each tournament will receive $800 and third will receive $500, based on 100 boats entered.  For more information visit the Chattanooga Crappie Club’s Facebook page or call Jim Edmister at 421-0297. 

Oct. 19-27
The Chattanooga Zoo hosts the annual Boo in the Zoo Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27. It is a non-scary Halloween event. Activities will include character encounters, a scavenger hunt through the Zoo, animal enrichment activities, trick-or-treating, costume contest, over 20 games, pony rides, hay rides, bounce houses, carousel rides, face painting, a creepy crawlie exhibit, and floating magic shows. Tickets to Boo in the Zoo are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.  Children two and under are free.  For tickets click here

Oct. 20
Chattanooga's largest annual community dog walk, the 16th annual Paws in the Park, at Ross's Landing Park. Hundreds of animal lovers will be gathering to raise money for the animals at the Humane Educational Society. Dog and human costume contest after the walk. Animal demos, vendors, food trucks, adoptable pets, and more. Shelter pets will be available to rent for the day for those without a furry friend. Registration is underway and available here

Nov. 3
The Stuffing Strut 5K at Chester Frost Park, benefiting charities in the northern part of Hamilton County. $30 per runner or $100 for a family of five. Kicks off at 8:30 a.m. near the park pavilion. Event registration is currently open through Active.com by searching “Stuffing Strut.”  stuffingstrut.com.

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 Bradley County Arrest Report

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