James and Kim’s Weekend Bright Spots!

James and Kim’s Bright Spots 10/5-10/7/18


Fly in a historic DC-3

In conjunction with Collegedale Aviation Days we will be bringing the historic DC-3, The Flagship Detroit, to Collegedale Airport on October 5 – 7.  Details are still emerging but this promises to be a great event! First flown in 1935, The Flagship Detroit is one of the oldest flying DC-3s. Climb aboard and experience the luxury of flight from the late 1930s.  You can purchase a membership in the Flagship Detroit Foundation for $100 which entitles you to a flight on this wonderful aircraft (along with other things, see their membership page for details http://www.flagshipdetroit.org/FSD/Home.html ).

There will even be opportunities for non-members to get up close with the aircraft at times throughout the day.


The Odd Couple:

Starring Rob Inman as Oscar Madison and Greg Glover as Felix Ungar, The Odd Couple centers around uptight, neat Felix Ungar and easygoing, disheveled Oscar Madison as new roommates. This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Ungar, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born. Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, running Oct. 4-14 at St. Luke United Methodist Church.


Tennessee River Rescue

Clean up the Tennessee River this Saturday from 9am-1pm.

  • Go to one of the clean up zones on October 6, 2018 at 9 a.m and help clean up!
  • You do not need to pre-register to work a zone. However, if you have a large group you may want to call your zone captain and let them know the groups ages and sizes. T-shirts are handed our first-come, first-served and a minimum of 2 hours work is required. Also, be sure to wear appropriate clothes and shoes. It can be muddy – but very rewarding – work.


3 Sister Bluegrass Festival

You know what they say – when you hear banjos, run faster to the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival! The Scenic City is quickly becoming a music destination for people from all corners of the world. One of the best and most unique music events, the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival which features the biggest names in bluegrass year after year. Ross’ Landing Free


Wine Over Water

Wine Over Water is Tennessee’s premier wine-tasting festival. You can sample wines from over 100 world wineries, while you stroll the historic Walnut Street Bridge, which spans the scenic Tennessee river. Built in 1890, it’s one of the world’s longest pedestrian bridges and was the first bridge to link Downtown Chattanooga to the North Shore. Tickets $80


October 6 & 7, 2018 – the 29th Annual Autumn Children’s Festival

The Autumn Children’s Festival is the largest and longest running children’s festival in the Tennessee Valley and typically attracts over 3,000 attendees during the two days in October.  Festival goers enjoy: Star Wars characters, princesses, superheroes, inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting, kiddie train, carnival games with prizes, arts and crafts, as well as health and wellness and educational programs. Admission and parking are FREE!  Activities range from only 50 cents to $3.


16th Annual CultureFestChattanooga Market

Come experience the rich cultural diversity of Chattanooga through arts, food, dance, and live music.Thanks to Chattanooga State’s International Community Outreach, the Chattanooga Market will boast live performances from local cultural groups including a must see Parade of Nations!

Enjoy a multicultural fashion show, dance contest and an exhibition of culturally-themed art.  Local, ethnic organizations will be on hand displaying cultural artwork, offering food samples & cooking demos along with other global customs. We’ll have plenty of activities for the entire family – Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of our cultural diversity right here in Chattanooga!

Activities for all ages: origami, yoga, dance instruction, henna hand painting, face painting, chopstick lessons, tea tasting, passport game, calligraphy, bocce and international board games




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