Chattanooga City Lights – Winter 2016



Nov. 21
One Table City-Wide Thanksgiving
Organized by Causeway, this third annual citywide potluck will take place on the Monday before Thanksgiving from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Come to the block between Miller Park and Miller Plaza and share a meal in the middle of Martin Luther King Boulevard at one long table.


Nov. 24
Grateful Gobbler Walk
The 17th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk 5K will take place once again on Thanksgiving morning. Walkers will gather at Coolidge Park for festivities before the 8 a.m. start. All proceeds benefit the Maclellan Shelter for Families., 423.847.5844

Nov. 24
SportsBarn Turkey Trot
The Sportsbarn Turkey Trot is a Chattanooga family tradition on Thanksgiving morning. Choose between an 8K, 3-mile walk (dogs invited!), 1-mile fun run, or a Kiddie K! Proceeds benefit the Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga.


Nov. 29
String Theory at the Hunter
Hear guitarist Jason Vieaux and violinist Tessa Lark play works by Kreisler, Piazzolla, De Falla, and Jobim during this Tuesday evening concert held at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Season Eight of String Theory continues with performances on January 17, February 7, March 14, and April 18., 423.414.2525



Jan. 28
Pink! Gala
The CHI Memorial Foundation will hold its 12th annual Pink! Gala at the Chattanooga Convention Center to benefit the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial. Cocktails will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a four-course dinner and a silent and live auction., 423.495.7465


Feb. 3
National Wear Red Day
Celebrate the American Heart Association’s 14th annual National Wear Red Day®. The event is held on the first Friday in February every year to raise awareness about heart disease being the number one killer of women. The organization encourages everyone to wear red, raise their voices, know their cardiovascular risk, and take action to live longer, healthier lives.


Feb. 3
IgniteRed at Southern Surgical Arts
Join Southern Surgical Arts and the American Heart Association at this third annual networking opportunity for Chattanooga area women. Enjoy appetizers and wine, and hear area civic leaders, executives, and philanthropists discuss ways our community can  continue to fight heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S.

Feb. 14
One Billion Rising
One Billion Rising is a global campaign held on Valentine’s Day to raise awareness about violence against women and girls. Join the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults on the lawn of Bessie Smith Cultural Center for a crash dance party from 11 a.m. to
1 p.m. Enjoy food trucks and live music, and raise your voice in the international movement.

Feb. 18
HullaBOWLoo 2017
HullaBOWLoo is the Chattanooga Area Food Bank’s signature fundraising event. Come to Wilson Air Center at 7 p.m. for a festive kaleidoscope of color, lights, live music, and gourmet cuisine – and join the effort to eliminate hunger and promote better nutrition in our region. 


Feb. 18
Heart Ball
Now in its 30th year, the Heart Ball is an elegant evening benefiting the American Heart Association’s life-saving research and community initiatives. This year’s event, themed Winter Solstice, will be held at The Chattanoogan Hotel from  
6 p.m. to midnight.

Feb. 21
Possibilities Luncheon
This 14th annual luncheon hosted by Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation celebrates possibility and courage in the face of adversity.  All proceeds go to Siskin Hospital’s charity care patients., 423.634.1208

Feb. 25
Chatti Gras
Enjoy Chattanooga’s own version of Mardi Gras, held this year at the Chattanoogan Hotel! This city tradition is sponsored by Chattanooga area Catholic schools Notre Dame, St. Jude, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Guests enjoy dinner, dancing, an auction, a casino, and Mardi Gras fun. Individual tickets are $100., 423.877.6022


Mar. 3
Held annually at the Walden Club downtown, this blind wine tasting and contest benefits the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. Nibble on hors d’oeuvres and vote for your favorite wine., 423.243.3475

Mar. 4
Denim & Diamonds
This informal evening of entertainment, dancing, and auctions is organized by the Chattanooga Hamilton County Medical Society, Medical Foundation of Chattanooga, and Medical Alliance. This year’s theme is TV Land. All proceeds benefit the Project Access community health partnership and other community health initiatives., 423.622.2872