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November 25, 2010

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St Elmo Hosts a Variety of Holiday Events

November 25, 2010

Lots of things to do in St Elmo this holiday:

 

Holiday Starlight Parade Won’t Roll Through Downtown Chattanooga This Year

November 22, 2010

It’s an annual holiday tradition in Chattanooga, but this year the  Starlight Parade won’t roll through Downtown.

The event has fallen victim to the economy.

Organizers say the financial support’s just not there this year.

For years the Chattanooga Downtown Partnership and Chattanooga Parks and Rec put on the parade.

But when the partnership dissolved, the funding went with it.

The Grand Illumination will take place as usual the day after Thanksgiving at Ross’s Landing..along with Breakfast with Santa on Thanksgiving Day.

from wdef.com

Main x 24 December 4

November 22, 2010

Lots of activities:

 

8:00 AM – 8:00 AM (24 hours)

Chattanooga Times Free Press Photo & Video Contest

 

 

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Reindeer Games & Visions of Sugar Plums

Planet Altered, 48 E. Main Street

 

 

8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Pancake Breakfast

tickets are still only $5.00.

 

 

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Santa Spin Toys for Tots Drop Off & Bike Ride

Chattanooga Performance; Biomechanics and Rehab, 1421 Market Street

Cost: New unwrapped Toy Donation.

 

 

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Mutt Strut Registration

 

 

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Horse and Carriage Rides

Fire Hall #1, 218 E. Main Street

$5 per person.

 

 

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Urban Exploration by Bike

Meet in the parking lot behind CreateHere

 

 

9:00 AM – NOON

$3 CAFÉ DU MONDE BEIGNETS & COFFEE

Blue Orleans, Corner of Main and Market

 

 

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Muttville on Main

Empty lot between Market St. and Fire Station

 

 

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

21 Knots Open House

1467 Market St.

 

 

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Area 61 gallery/showroom

61 East Main Street

 

 

9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Ciao Bella Grand Sale

1415 Market St.

 

 

10:00 AM –

Prancers“OLD FASHIONED” CAKE WALK AT CHRYSALIS

14th Street on South Side next to Niko’s

 

 

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Face Painting Workshop

Craft Social Workshop, 1426 Williams St.

 

 

10:00 am – noon

Zumbathon

Camp House, 1427 Williams Street

 

 

10:00 am – noon

coco a gogo

1900 Rossville Avenue

 

 

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

battle academy open house

Battle Academy, 1601 South Market Street

 

 

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Artluck

Battle Academy, 1601 South Market Street

 

 

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

the hair lounge

1478 Market Street

 

 

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Link 41-LARD FRIED NIEDLOV’S DOUGHNUTS

Neidlov’s Breadworks, 215 E. Main Street

 

 

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

PERSIAN RUG COMPANY OPEN HOUSE

917 East 16th Street

 

 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

THE ARTISTS OF CHATTANOOGA

Planet Altered Gallery, 48 E. Main Street

 

 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Chattanooga Market’s Holiday Market

First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Carter Street

Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

 

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

ATLANTIS INDOOR GARDEN SUPPLY & ORGANICS OPEN HOUSE

1800 #3 Rossville Ave.

 

 

10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Blow Your Own Glass Ornaments and Open House

iGNiS 1800 Rossville Avenue, Suite 4

 

 

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

TOWNSEND ATELIER | OPEN HOUSE | DRAWING EXHIBIT | MAKE & TAKE

201 West Main | Corner of Main + Williams (entrance off of Williams Street)

 

 

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

KIDS PARADE VIEWING AND ROOT BEER KEG PARTY

Terminal Brewhouse, Corner of Main and Market

 

 

11:00 am – Until Food Runs Out

ZARZOUR’S OPENS FOR LUNCH

1627 Rossville Avenue

 

 

11:00 am – Noon

EPB SOUTHSIDE PARADE

Main from Jefferson to Long Street

 

 

11:00 am – Noon

MUTT STRUT IN THE EPB SOUTHSIDE PARADE

Main from Jefferson to Long Street

 

 

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Santa Claus at the Chattanooga Choo Choo

1400 Market Street

Picture and CD Packages start as low as $19

 

 

11:30 am – 2:30 pm

UTC AIGA Chapter

Battle Academy, 1601 South Market Street

 

 

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

MERCHANTS ON MAIN DOG AND PONY SHOW

607 E. Main Street

 

 

noon

NORMAL PARK STUDENT FILM SCREENING

At Green|Spaces, 63 E. Main Street

 

 

noon

1 Mile Fun Run

Meet at Get BUILT Chattanooga, 203B E. Main Street

 

 

Noon – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Free Coffee

Camp House, 1427 Williams Street Sponsored by Counter Culture Coffee

 

 

Noon – 2:00 pm

MAINX24 LADDER GOLF TOURNAMENT

OCI, 326 E. Main Street

 

 

noon – 2:00 pm

HOWARD HIGH SCHOOL BAND & THE MT. CARMEL BAPTIST CHOIR

Jefferson Park

 

 

Noon – 2:00 p.m.

TRICK BASKETBALL SHOT COMPETITION

1463 Market St., Unit 101

 

 

Noon– 4:00 pm

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHILI CHAMPIONSHIP

OCI Parking Lot at 326 E. Main Street

Admission to the event is $8 (includes all you can eat chili and non-alcoholic beverage), $2 for beer and all proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

 

 

noon – 4:00 pm

DEMOSS CAPITAL PRESENTS WORKS BY DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER BILLY WEEKS

25 East Main Street, The Harrington Building, 2nd Floor

 

 

NOON – 4:00 pm

Barry Snyder’s Art

25 E. Main St.

 

 

Noon – 6:00 pm

MAINLY ANTIQUES GRAND OPENING

Corner of Main and Central

 

 

noon – 7:30 pm

A SHOWCASE OF MUSIC AND DANCE PERFORMANCES

Create Here, 55 E. Main Street

12:00-1:00 Gerle Haggard

1:00 – 1:15 Hayley Graham and Caroling Company

1:15 – 2:15 Blues Hammer

2:15-2:30 Poet Christian Collier

2:30-3:30 Free Range Mystics

3:30-3:45 DJ Cletus

3:45-4:45 Moon Slew

4:45-5:00 NIA with Hollee Brock

5:00-6:00 Rick Bowers & the Majors

6:00-6:15 Zanzibar Bellydance Studio ~ Dandasha & Tribe Zanzibar directed by Lacy Dickerson

 

 

Noon – 8:00 pm

BRENT SANDERS OPEN STUDIO FOR MAINX24

2601 Broad Street (entrance on the back corner of building on 26th Street)

 

 

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

THE ART OF T’AI JI WITH CHRIS CAMPBELL

Front Lawn of Fire Hall #, 218 E. Main Street

 

 

noon – 10:00 pm

SEC FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE “T-DOME”

T-Bones Sports Café, 1419 Chestnut Street Corner of Main & Chestnut

 

 

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Busking Competition

Corner of Main Street and Rossville Avenue

 

 

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

MAKE YOUR OWN CONCRETE PLANTER/OPEN HOUSE

Set in Stone, 306 W. Main Street

 

 

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Chattanooga Songwriters Showcase

Camp House, 1427 Williams Street

1:00 – 1:40 Aaron Rauch

1:45 – 2:25 Kyle and Robin Mackillop

2:30 – 3:10 Jamion Williams

3:15 – 4:00 Noah Collins

 

 

2:00 pm

PRANCERS “OLD FASHIONED” CAKE WALK AT CHRYSALIS

14th Street on South Side next to Niko’s

 

 

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SOUTHSIDE COWART PLACE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT

Chucks, 27 W. Main Street

 

 

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

ARTISTS INVITATIONAL AT FRONT GALLERY

Chenoweth. Halligan Studios, 1800 Rossville Ave. Ste. 1

 

 

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

CYNTHIA WATSON’S STUDIO GALLERY/FIBER WORKS

1431 Market Street (Enter in the back of alley)

 

 

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

WIDE OPEN FLOOR

In the vacant retail space between Niedlov’s and Link41.

 

 

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

open house at body martial arts

1440 Adams Street, Unit A

 

 

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

belgian bar and food

Terminal Brewhouse, Corner of Main and Market

 

 

3:00 pm

skin deep band

Jefferson Park

 

 

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

ARTIST AT THE SOUTHSIDE SALON

1265 Market Street

 

 

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

VELO MATIC

Velo Coffee, 509 E. Main Street

 

 

4:00 PM

PRANCERS “OLD FASHIONED” CAKE WALK AT CHRYSALIS

14th Street on South Side next to Niko’s

 

 

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

MAINX24 FASHION SHOW

At the Chattanooga Choo-Choo in the garden.

 

 

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UPCYCLED CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP

Craft Social Workshop, 1426 Williams Street

 

 

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SANTA CLAUS AT THE CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO

1400 Market Street

 

 

4:15 pm – 6:45 pm

MANIFEST PERFORMANCE ART, HOSTED BY POET CHRISTIAN COLLIER

Camp House, 1427 Williams Street

 

 

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

antique market

1428 Williams Street, Suite A

 

 

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MIKI BONI STUDIOS OFF MAIN

1611 Mitchell Avenue

 

 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

LESSONS AND CAROLS SERVICE

Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, 1813 Long Street

 

 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BREAD FACTORY LOFTS PARTY

1615 Cowart Street (Entrance at property parking lot on Cowart)

 

 

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ICE SKATING UNDER THE STARS

Table 2, 232 E. 11th Street

$5 Ice Skating (For all age groups)

 

 

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

EVENING FREE COFFEE

Camp House, 1427 Williams Street

 

 

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

THE HAIR LOUNGE GRAND OPENING PARTY!

1478 Market Street

 

 

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SCULPTURE BURN: Vega Chrysalis

27 W. Main Street (Farmers Market parking lot, next to Chuck’s)

 

 

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

LIVE BLUES WITH RICK RUSHING & THE BLUES STRANGERS

Camp House, 1427 Williams Street

 

 

9:00 pm – 2:00 am

THE MAIN EVENT

Presented by Quiddity Entertainment

 

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8:00 AM – 8:00 AM (24 hours)

Chattanooga Times Free Press Photo & Video Contest

8:00 AM – 8:00 AM (24 hours)

Chattanooga Times Free Press Photo & Video Contest

Mainx24 sponsor, The Chattanooga Times Free Press will celebrate and document this year’s annual 24-hour winter festival, by sponsoring a photography contest and a video contest.

Participants can upload their entries to the newspaper ‘s website, http://www.TimesFreePress.com, beginning at 8 a.m. on December 4, 2010. Submissions will be cut off at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 12, 2010.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press photo staff will select 20 top photographs and 20 top videos, which the public will then vote beginning at 12:00 a.m. on December 13, 2010. The voting will end at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, December 17, 2010. The People’s Choice Award goes to the top rated photo and video, which will be featured in the Sunday, December 19 newspaper alongside the Editor’s pick.

Winners of the contest will each receive gift certificates to these wonderful Southside establishments. Chattanooga Choo Choo, Alleia, Hiroshi’s, Blue Orleans, The Terminal, Blue Grass Grill, Estate of Confusion, 21 Knots, Hair Lounge, Shadow Box, Niedlov’s, Link 41 Sausage.

All submissions should be uploaded to timesfreepress.com/mainx24 (which will be activated at 8:00 am on December 4, 2010) received by Sunday, December 12 at 11:59 p.m.

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Reindeer Games & Visions of Sugar Plums

Planet Altered, 48 E. Main Street

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Reindeer Games & Visions of Sugar Plums

Join us in the Planet Altered community gathering studio for Reindeer Games and sweet creations for the whole family. Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate on the Planet! Red noses optional.

8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Pancake Breakfast

Sponsored by Koch Foods Fire Hall #1, 218 East Main Street

8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Pancake Breakfast

What better way to start Mainx24 than with the Pancake Breakfast at Fire Hall #ONE!  These firefighters don’t just win chili cook-offs, their pancakes are soon to be world famous, too!  Visit with your friends and neighbors and enjoy the fabulous sounds from the Folk School of Chattanooga playing such hits as “Achey-Breakfast Heart”, “Save a Horse, Eat a Pancake”, “Pour Some Syrup on Me”, and “Nobody Does it Butter”. Tour Fire Hall with Chattanooga’s Fire Fighters. Breakfast is served from 8:30 – 11:00 and tickets are still only $5.00.

Coordinator: Ellen Hays

ellenmhays@gmail.com

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Santa Spin Toys for Tots Drop Off & Bike Ride

Chattanooga Performance; Biomechanics and Rehab, 1421 Market Street

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Santa Spin Toys for Tots Drop Off & Bike Ride

Toys for Tots drop off and Charity Bicycle ride.  Toy Donations accepted from 8:00am to 1:00 pm with an optional moderate ability Bicycle ride (35 miles) at 9:30 to Slygo area in Dade County and Back. Waiver and Helmets required for ride.

Cost: New unwrapped Toy Donation. Dont ride a bike? No problem, just drop off a toy anyway and we will donate it to Toys for Tots.

Coordinator: Steve Carpenter

steve@chattanoogaperformance.com

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Mutt Strut Registration

Mutt Strut Registration at the DOGood for a Dog Friendly Chattanooga tent on Main Street

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Mutt Strut Registration

Mutt Strut Registration at the DOGood for a Dog Friendly Chattanooga tent on Main Street. All walkers are asked to donate at least $15 per dog which includes admission into the Mutt Strut. The first 100 registered will receive a DOGood Chattanooga t-shirt. Everyone is asked to dress themselves and their pooch in festive Christmas attire! Information on online pre-registration available at www.dogfriendlychattanooga.com.  The DOGood for a Dog Friendly Chattanooga tent will remain open until 2:00 pm with educational information, give-aways, free dog treats, $1 hot chocolate, and would like to show you how we can make Chattanooga clean, green, and dog friendly!

Coordinator: Karen Roach

dogfriendlychattanooga@gmail.com

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Horse and Carriage Rides

Fire Hall #1, 218 E. Main Street

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Horse and Carriage Rides

Take a wonderful ride around Fire Hall #1 in a Horse and Carriage ride with a Dalmatian riding as a co-pilot.

$5 per person.

Coordinator:  Mark Neal

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Urban Exploration by Bike

Meet in the parking lot behind CreateHere

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Urban Exploration by Bike

Join Outdoor Chattanooga to explore the city’s neighborhoods and lesser traveled streets via bicycle. Bring your own bike or borrow one of ours. Ride pace will be 10-12 miles per hour, all level riders are welcome and no one will be left behind. To reserve a bike, email minya@outdoorchattanooga.com.

Coordinator: Minya James

minya@outdoorchattanooga.com

9:00 AM – NOON

$3 CAFÉ DU MONDE BEIGNETS & COFFEE

Blue Orleans, Corner of Main and Market

9:00 AM – NOON

$3 CAFÉ DU MONDE BEIGNETS & COFFEE

Blue Orleans, Corner of Main and Market

Coordinator: Cherita Adams – blueorleansdowntown@gmail.com

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Muttville on Main

Empty lot between Market St. and Fire Station

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Muttville on Main

DOGood for a Dog Friendly Chattanooga, McKamey Animal Center, Wally’s Friends, The Pet Placement Center, Choo Choo Dog Camp, and the Chattanooga English Bulldog Rescue have all joined forces to bring you “MUTTVILLE on MAIN” – a doggie kind of place for all – mutts, purebreds, and dog lovers! Need to adopt a mutt for the Mutt Strut? Need to find out about spaying/neutering your mutt? Want to find out how you can help make Chattanooga more dog friendly? Looking for a mutt day care, mutt training, or mutt grooming? Visit the MUTTVILLE on MAIN group in the empty lot between Market and the Fire Station for info, giveaways, merchandise, and lots of mutts to visit!

Coordinator: Karen Roach

dogfriendlychattanooga@gmail.com

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

21 Knots Open House

1467 Market St.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

21 Knots Open House

Free waxing, free consultations, and 20% off gift cards. Free food and a drawing for a free color.

Coordinator: Judy Wilson

knots21@gmail.com

9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Ciao Bella Grand Sale

1415 Market St.

9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Ciao Bella Grand Sale

Wine and cheese from 4-8 pm.  Sale Details: New Merchandise will be discounted 15% off, other sale items up to 50% off.

Coordinator: Vibha Persad

423- 475-5758

10:00 AM –

Prancers“OLD FASHIONED” CAKE WALK AT CHRYSALIS

14th Street on South Side next to Niko’s

10:00 AM –

Prancers“OLD FASHIONED” CAKE WALK AT CHRYSALIS

Mrs. Claus has been busy baking up a storm. The North Pole is on a low carb diet so these delicious delights cannot go to the reindeer.

So we are hosting a Cake Walk, old fashioned because it works just the way you remember. Land on the right lucky number and receive a cake prize.

We will host cake walks at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. with cakes from local bakers, restaurants, caterer’s and homemaker’s …some of Chattanooga’s best.

Bring your “Prancing” moves and walk, prance, trot or dance at Chrysalis’ Cake WALK…Fun Fun.  Limited space at each round. See Store for details.

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Face Painting Workshop

Craft Social Workshop, 1426 Williams St.

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Face Painting Workshop

Looking for something fun to do with your kids before the parade? Come over to Craft Social Workshop for a face-painting workshop. We’ll show you how to create amazing works of art on your kid’s faces and they’ll have a blast showing them off at the parade.

Cost: $5/family cash or check

Coordinator: Michelle Newton

craftsocialworkshop@gmail.com

10:00 am – noon

Zumbathon

Camp House, 1427 Williams Street

10:00 am – noon

Zumbathon

The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin and International rhythms with easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind dance fitness program that will blow you away. Please join Lindsey Morman with fellow Zumba® Instructors for this 2 hour Zumbathon® on December 4th!!!

Please join Lindsey as the party continues into the MainX24 parade from 11:00 a.m. – Noon.

Coordinator: Chris Sorenson

chris@missionchattanooga.org

10:00 am – noon

coco a gogo

1900 Rossville Avenue

10:00 am – noon

coco a gogo

Join Grace Frank at Jefferson Place for CoCo to gogo. Enjoy the cute Santa gogo girls giving the coco out to warm your bellies at the start of the parade

Coordinator: Grace Frank

grace@gracefrankgroup.com

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

battle academy open house

Battle Academy, 1601 South Market Street

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

battle academy open house

Battle Academy will open its doors to offer a feast for your senses.  After the parade, enjoy a FREE cup of hot cocoa or coffee – smell the tantalizing aromas, feel the warmth of the cup in your hands, and savor the taste of a sweet treat.   Our Chorus (fresh from their float in the parade) will fill your ears with song.  What’s left?  Oh, yes…your eyes.  They’ll take in a display of student artwork in a variety of media, produced by students from Battle and several other local schools in conjunction with Allied Arts’ Bill Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute!  Student Government Association members will offer school tours, including the community-built and student-maintained rooftop garden.  Spend some time with us; you’ll like what you see!

Coordinator: Patty Streip

streip_patty@HCDE.ORG

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Artluck

Battle Academy, 1601 South Market Street

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Artluck

ArtLuck is a potluck exhibition of amazing creative works produced by our area elementary students.

Presented as a non-juried, democratic exhibition opportunity, ArtLuck works to celebrate the immense volume of creative works that is produced by Chattanooga’s very own. Featured works will include fine arts material from Barger Academy of Fine Arts, Normal Park Upper and Lower Schools, C.S.L.A. and Battle Academy. It’s an exhibit you don’t want to miss!

Coordinator: artluckchattanooga@gmail.com

Website: http://artluck.wordpress.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ArtLuck/164003343620712?v=wall

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

the hair lounge

1478 Market Street

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

the hair lounge

To celebrate our Grand Opening we are donating all money earned that day to the Big Brother/ Big Sister. Doors open at 10 am.

Coordinator: Jenn Miller

504-909-6942

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

PERSIAN RUG COMPANY OPEN HOUSE

917 East 16th Street

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

PERSIAN RUG COMPANY OPEN HOUSE

Come in, get warm and browse some of your local retailers!

Enjoy 20 % off of your purchase.

Mediterranean food sampling and beverages provided.

Coordinator: Jessica Ellis

Phone 423.266.8855

Email jessicamunson@hotmail.com

www.persianrugtrader.com

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

THE ARTISTS OF CHATTANOOGA

Planet Altered Gallery, 48 E. Main Street

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

THE ARTISTS OF CHATTANOOGA

To Chattanooga With Love: An Artist’s View

Coordinator: Miki Boni

kaosart@gmail.com

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Chattanooga Market’s Holiday Market

First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Carter Street

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Chattanooga Market’s Holiday Market

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Market’s last weekend.

Coordinator: Paul Smith

paul.smith@chattanoogamarket.org

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

ATLANTIS INDOOR GARDEN SUPPLY & ORGANICS OPEN HOUSE

1800 #3 Rossville Ave.

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

ATLANTIS INDOOR GARDEN SUPPLY & ORGANICS OPEN HOUSE

Coffee and refreshments starting at 10:00 a.m.

Coordinator: Phillip Hester

Phester@Atlantishydroponics.com

10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Blow Your Own Glass Ornaments and Open House

iGNiS 1800 Rossville Avenue, Suite 4

10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Blow Your Own Glass Ornaments and Open House

We invite you to come and blow your own Christmas Ornament.

You may pick your own colors, help with melting the color into the molten glass, and then actually blow your own glass Ornament.  We will be accepting walk-ins for this event.  So come with your whole family for this once in a lifetime experience, or just come down and watch and enjoy the art of glass blowing.  Tienda Jalisco Taco cart will be set up out front during the day with some of the best Mexican food in Chattanooga.

Coordinator: Christopher Mosey

ignisglass@gmail.com

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

TOWNSEND ATELIER | OPEN HOUSE | DRAWING EXHIBIT | MAKE & TAKE

201 West Main | Corner of Main + Williams (entrance off of Williams Street)

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

TOWNSEND ATELIER | OPEN HOUSE | DRAWING EXHIBIT | MAKE & TAKE

Open House | Exhibit

Townsend Atelier will present a special art exhibit of figure drawings produced during our weekly Open Figure Drawing Studio.  Some of the participating artists (at the time of this printing) are:

Jim Aplin, Mia Bergeron, Rebecca Gates, Daniel Gill, Marianne Henegar,  Eugenia Johnston,  Kent Harrelson, Sandra Nash-Cooper, Stan Townsend, and Bradley Tyler Wilson.  Works will be available for purchase.

Holiday Make + Take!

Discover how to transform a plain object into a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece for keeping or for holiday gift giving!  Using bronze, copper and iron metal coatings and a variety of colored patinas, you will learn how to make even the most plain object look like richly colored and weathered metal.  We will supply instruction, all materials and a small object for you to work on or you can bring your own small object to transform.  No experience necessary.  Walk-ins are welcome.  $5 materials fee.

Coordinator:    Peggy Townsend

e: info@townsendatelier.com

p:  266-2712

www.townsendatelier.com

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

KIDS PARADE VIEWING AND ROOT BEER KEG PARTY

Terminal Brewhouse, Corner of Main and Market

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

KIDS PARADE VIEWING AND ROOT BEER KEG PARTY

We will be grilling hot dogs and tater tots for the young-uns and will have our own craft root beer kegs upstairs for premium parade viewing.

Face Painting and coloring will be available.

Coordinator: Matt Lewis

mattlewis@terminalbrewhouse.com

11:00 am – Until Food Runs Out

ZARZOUR’S OPENS FOR LUNCH

1627 Rossville Avenue

11:00 am – Until Food Runs Out

ZARZOUR’S OPENS FOR LUNCH

Cheese burgers and chili.

One of the Southside’s institutions opens for the second time in history on a Saturday to offer a special sampling of their famous Cheeseburgers and Chili.

11:00 am – Noon

EPB SOUTHSIDE PARADE

Main from Jefferson to Long Street

11:00 am – Noon

EPB SOUTHSIDE PARADE

Parade will form in front of Loose Cannon and proceed down Jefferson to Main then to Long Street (Battle Academy).

The Well, next to Loose Cannon, will be providing snack foods, finger sandwiches, coffee, hot chocolate and a warm place to hang out prior to the parade.

Coordinator: Roger Halligan

rogerphalligan@yahoo.com

11:00 am – Noon

MUTT STRUT IN THE EPB SOUTHSIDE PARADE

Main from Jefferson to Long Street

11:00 am – Noon

MUTT STRUT IN THE EPB SOUTHSIDE PARADE

Parade will form in front of Loose Cannon and proceed down Jefferson to Main then to Long Street (Battle Academy).

At 10:30, all dogs and walkers will line up to begin the Mutt Strut in front of the Loose Cannon. At 11:00 am, all owners and their festively dressed K-9s will walk together in the MainX24 Christmas parade and participate in the most amusing and entertaining parade imaginable! Brigade of Bulldogs! Troop of Terriers! Party of Poodles! Masses of Mixed Breeds!  Don’t miss it!

Coordinator: Karen Roach

dogfriendlychattanooga@gmail.com

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Santa Claus at the Chattanooga Choo Choo

1400 Market Street

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Santa Claus at the Chattanooga Choo Choo

Stop by the Choo Choo Winter Wonderland and have your picture made with SANTA! Picture and CD Packages start as low as $19.00…Welcome Aboard!

11:30 am – 2:30 pm

UTC AIGA Chapter

Battle Academy, 1601 South Market Street

11:30 am – 2:30 pm

UTC AIGA Chapter

Bring your kids by the AIGA booth at Battle Academy and we’ll help them create their own Holliday Greeting Cards. We provide all the necessary supplies, and the kids supply the imagination! (Pre-made card sets will also be available for purchase, but the cards the kids create are free!)

Coordinator: Elena Nikolaeva

Xfb162@mocs.utc.edu

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

MERCHANTS ON MAIN DOG AND PONY SHOW

607 E. Main Street

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

MERCHANTS ON MAIN DOG AND PONY SHOW

Enjoy hotdogs and pony rides provided by Mystery Dog Ranch.  Also, there will be food samples, sales on merchandise, demonstrations and decorating ideas.

Coordinator:  Missy Steiner     timeless.interiors@live.com

noon

NORMAL PARK STUDENT FILM SCREENING

At Green|Spaces, 63 E. Main Street

noon

1 Mile Fun Run

Meet at Get BUILT Chattanooga, 203B E. Main Street

noon

1 Mile Fun Run

In conjunction with Mainx24, getBUILT Chattanooga CrossFit is hosting the Main Street Mile, a benefit race for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chattanooga!
What: 1 mile costumed race (yes, a costume is required for participation)
When: Immediately following the parade at Mainx24
Where: Along the parade route, of course!
Who: People who can and want to run a mile, in costume, in the cold, as fast as they can (4 minutes or 15 minutes–just come run!)
Why: Because running in costumes is fun, and Big Brothers Big Sisters deserve some cash.
Other stuff: Registration is $10. All $$ goes to BBBS. Register on our website http://www.getbuiltchattanoogacrossfit.com/main-st/ 

 

http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=159629087406493

Coordinator: Mike Alley


Noon – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Free Coffee

Camp House, 1427 Williams Street Sponsored by Counter Culture Coffee

Noon – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Free Coffee

Join us for a coffee cupping hosted by David LaMont from Counter Culture Coffee.  Utilized around the world by coffee farmers, buyers, importers, roasters, and complete coffee novices alike, cupping is a great way to learn about the aromatic and flavor differences of various coffees.  No experience or special tools are required, simply bring a willingness to hang out for about an hour to smell, taste, and learn about coffee!

Coordinator: Chris Sorenson

chris@missionchattanooga.org

Noon – 2:00 pm

MAINX24 LADDER GOLF TOURNAMENT

OCI, 326 E. Main Street

Noon – 2:00 pm

MAINX24 LADDER GOLF TOURNAMENT

CreateHere will be hosting a Ladder Golf Tournament at OCI during the Chili Championship. The winning two person team will win their own ladder golf set!

Rules: Ladder Golf is played in rounds; each round consists of all players tossing 3 bolas. A coin toss is used to decide which player or team will toss first. The first player must toss all 3 bolas before the next player is able to toss his or her bolas. Bolas can be tossed in anyway the player chooses, as long as they are tossed individually and can be bounced off the ground. The winner of the round earns the first toss in the next round. Games are played to an exact point total of 21. In order to win, a player must be the only one to score exactly 21 points after the completion of a round.

Register your team by emailing Allison at reedy@createhere.org or calling (423) 648-2195. Registration fee is $20 per team, due before the tournament, and will benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Coordinator: Allison Reedy

allison.reedy@gmail.com or

reedy@createhere.org 648-2195

noon – 2:00 pm

HOWARD HIGH SCHOOL BAND & THE MT. CARMEL BAPTIST CHOIR

Jefferson Park

noon – 2:00 pm

HOWARD HIGH SCHOOL BAND & THE MT. CARMEL BAPTIST CHOIR

Join the Southside Historic District for refreshments and events at the park directly after the 6th Annual Southside Parade.

Coordinator: Larry Means

southside3_1@excite.com

Noon – 2:00 p.m.

TRICK BASKETBALL SHOT COMPETITION

1463 Market St., Unit 101

Noon – 2:00 p.m.

TRICK BASKETBALL SHOT COMPETITION

Participants will receive 5 attempts at their trick shot which will be recorded. The footage of the winning shot will be posted on our facebook fan page and the winner will receive an athletic fit LifeKraze shirt and a $25 gift card to Best Buy.

Coordinator: Ben Wagner

benwagner23@lifekraze.com

Noon– 4:00 pm

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHILI CHAMPIONSHIP

OCI Parking Lot at 326 E. Main Street

Noon– 4:00 pm

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHILI CHAMPIONSHIP

Grab your ladle and hot sauce as the competition this year is going to be fierce! The 2nd Annual World Heavy Weight Chili Championship will be held during Mainx24 on December 4th from 12pm – 4pm.  Along with over 20 teams battling each other for the coveted title of World Heavy Weight Chili Champion and Belt, local bands including Mark “Porkchop” Holder and The Bohannons will jam on the “Loading Dock of Rock”.  Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the little ones.  The Mighty Lego Build is for the young and young at heart to show off their skills to create works of art or whatever their hearts desire.

Admission to the event is $8 (includes all you can eat chili and non-alcoholic beverage), $2 for beer and all proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

To register your team or for more information on this event, visit http://www.habichatt.org or contact Dawn Hjelseth at dstoike@habichatt.org or 423-756-0507.

Coordinator: Dawn Hjelseth

dstoike@habichatt.org

noon – 4:00 pm

DEMOSS CAPITAL PRESENTS WORKS BY DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER BILLY WEEKS

25 East Main Street, The Harrington Building, 2nd Floor

noon – 4:00 pm

DEMOSS CAPITAL PRESENTS WORKS BY DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER BILLY WEEKS

Please join DeMoss Capital and friends as the works of Mr. Billy Weeks are on display. The photo series will be a collection from Mr. Weeks’ documentary work in Central America. Mr. Weeks will be available to discuss this work and others, such as The Baseball Factory, a series that is currently on display at the Hunter Museum of American Art.

Mr. Weeks has worked as a photojournalist for over 25 years. His career started with the Chattanooga Times in 1984 as a staff photographer. In 1999 he was named Director of Photography/Graphics at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, and in 2010 he has been a freelance documentary photographer working in many countries.

As a photojournalist, Mr. Weeks has covered assignments that range from the World Series to small villages in Central America. Communication Arts selected his photographs of poverty in Honduras as an Award of Excellence for editorial photography.

Additionally, he was a finalist for the Gordon Parks International Photography Award four times, and has received many acknowledgements for journalism. He has also been an adjunct instructor in photojournalism at Southern Adventist University for the last 22 years.

For more information on Billy Weeks, please visit http://www.billyweeks.com

Coordinator: Travis Flenniken, DeMoss Capital

travisflenniken@demosscapital.com

NOON – 4:00 pm

Barry Snyder’s Art

25 E. Main St.

NOON – 4:00 pm

Barry Snyder’s Art

Check out a collection of art work by artist Barry Snyder.

Coordinator: Barry Snyder

bluesbearry@gmail.com

Noon – 6:00 pm

MAINLY ANTIQUES GRAND OPENING

Corner of Main and Central

Noon – 6:00 pm

MAINLY ANTIQUES GRAND OPENING

You are invited to help us celebrate with wine and refreshments, the opening of our new business on Main Street.

Celebrants will enjoy a 10% storewide discount, and an additional 10% of sales will be donated to Battle Academy for art supplies.

Mainly Antiques offers furnishings, art, and artifacts from around the world. Mainly Antiques is now featuring Eastern European furniture, religious artifacts, and works by listed artists including, sculpture by post-impressionist, Pierre Bonnard, paintings by California artist, John Melville Kelly, and contemporary British artist, Elizabeth Blackadder.

Coordinator, Stephen Harper

sharperantiques@comcast.net

noon – 7:30 pm

A SHOWCASE OF MUSIC AND DANCE PERFORMANCES

Create Here, 55 E. Main Street

noon – 7:30 pm

A SHOWCASE OF MUSIC AND DANCE PERFORMANCES

12:00-1:00 Gerle Haggard

1:00 – 1:15 Hayley Graham and Caroling Company

1:15 – 2:15 Blues Hammer

2:15-2:30 Poet Christian Collier

2:30-3:30 Free Range Mystics

3:30-3:45 DJ Cletus

3:45-4:45 Moon Slew

4:45-5:00 NIA with Hollee Brock

5:00-6:00 Rick Bowers & the Majors

6:00-6:15 Zanzibar Bellydance Studio ~ Dandasha & Tribe Zanzibar directed by Lacy Dickerson

Coordinator: Jessica Jollie

jm34308@hotmail.com

Noon – 8:00 pm

BRENT SANDERS OPEN STUDIO FOR MAINX24

2601 Broad Street (entrance on the back corner of building on 26th Street)

Noon – 8:00 pm

BRENT SANDERS OPEN STUDIO FOR MAINX24

Artist studio open to public.

Coordinator: Brent Sanders

www.brentsanders.com

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

THE ART OF T’AI JI WITH CHRIS CAMPBELL

Front Lawn of Fire Hall #, 218 E. Main Street

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

THE ART OF T’AI JI WITH CHRIS CAMPBELL

Coordinator: Chris Campbell

timefortaiji@mac.com

noon – 10:00 pm

SEC FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE “T-DOME”

T-Bones Sports Café, 1419 Chestnut Street Corner of Main & Chestnut

noon – 10:00 pm

SEC FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE “T-DOME”

Why fight the traffic and crowds at the G-Dome in Atlanta when you can watch the Championship Game from the comforts of Main Street’s best little sports bar? We call it the “T-Dome” that day, but you know us as T-Bones Sports Café, home of the finest, in-house Hickory-Smoked Barbecue, extensive sports-bar menu, full-service bar, free Wi-Fi, friendliest wait staff, free parking, and oh yeah – did we mention Sports? Flat screen, hi-def sports action awaits every turn of your head. You won’t miss any SEC action that day, so drop in anytime between noon and 10 p.m. and enjoy these specials at the “T-Dome”;…

$1 T-Bones Brew

$1 Hot Dogs

$1 Chili Cups

Coordinator: Chad Danner

tbonesbooking@comcast.net

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Busking Competition

Corner of Main Street and Rossville Avenue

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Busking Competition

Busking is the practice of performing in public places for tips and gratuities.  Busking performances can be just about anything that people find entertaining. Buskers may do acrobatics, animal tricks, balloon twisting, card tricks, clowning, comedy, contortions & escapes, dance, fire eating, fortune-telling, juggling, magic, mime, living statue, musical performance, puppeteering, snake charming, storytelling or recite poetry or prose as a bard, street art, street theatre, sword swallowing, or even present a flea circus.

Who are the best street performers?  YOU decide!  Cast your vote at the Folk School of Chattanooga booth.

Performers!  Registration takes place at the Folk School booth between 12pm and 1pm, and performance spots along Main St. will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Perform from 1pm to 3pm, and whoever gets the most votes during that time will win!  $300 grand prize for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third.

Info:  www.chattanoogafolk.com/busking

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

MAKE YOUR OWN CONCRETE PLANTER/OPEN HOUSE

Set in Stone, 306 W. Main Street

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

MAKE YOUR OWN CONCRETE PLANTER/OPEN HOUSE

Kids: Join Set in Stone for creative fun. Hand make your own concrete planter on Saturday from 1-3 pm. Come back to demold your planter on Sunday from 1-3 p.m.

Coordinators: Nathan Smith (Set in Stone)

nesmith22@yahoo.com

Jeremiah Smith (Set in Stone) jeremiah@concretecaster.com

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Chattanooga Songwriters Showcase

Camp House, 1427 Williams Street

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Chattanooga Songwriters Showcase

1:00 – 1:40 Aaron Rauch… Aaron recently moved to Chattanooga from the NYC metro region. His indie-rock melodies and emotively powerful vocals have become a welcome addition to the local music scene.

1:45 – 2:25 Kyle and Robin Mackillop… Veterans of the local songwriting scene, this husband and wife duo plays modern folk pop, with a heavy influence of the recent west coast songwriting resurgence.

2:30 – 3:10 Jamion Williams… With six albums under his belt, Jamion is a seasoned alternative pop songwriter, whose quirky melodies will irresistibly stick in your head long after the performance is over.

3:15 – 4:00 Noah Collins… Considered by many to be one of the true musical gems of Chattanooga, Noah writes timeless, Tennessee folk music.  The stories and melodies of his songs seem as timeless as the mountains themselves.

Coordinator: Chris Sorenson

chris@missionchattanooga.org

2:00 pm

PRANCERS “OLD FASHIONED” CAKE WALK AT CHRYSALIS

14th Street on South Side next to Niko’s

2:00 pm

PRANCERS “OLD FASHIONED” CAKE WALK AT CHRYSALIS

Mrs. Claus has been busy baking up a storm. The North Pole is on a low carb diet so these delicious delights cannot go to the reindeer.

So we are hosting a Cake Walk, old fashioned because it works just the way you remember. Land on the right lucky number and receive a cake prize.

We will host cake walks at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. with cakes from local bakers, restaurants, caterer’s and homemaker’s …some of Chattanooga’s best.

Bring your “Prancing” moves and walk, prance, trot or dance at Chrysalis’ Cake WALK…Fun.  Limited space at each round. See Store for details.

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SOUTHSIDE COWART PLACE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT

Chucks, 27 W. Main Street

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SOUTHSIDE COWART PLACE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT

Registration is $20.00 per Team ($10 per Team Member).  All proceeds benefit Battle Academy.

Registration begins immediately. Register by emailing Carol at carolhuckaby@yahoo.com. The first 16 Teams to sign up and submit the entry fee are guaranteed to play. You must contact Carol and submit the registration fee to her before the start of the tournament!

In the e-mail you must include all of the following:

1. Team Name:  (Be Creative!)

2. Team Members: Please Note – There are 2 players on a Team, so there should be 2 names here.

3. Contact information: phone

The time allotted for the tournament allows 16 teams maximum. First come – first serve.

Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. Details TBA…

Registration begins immediately. Final registration is confirmed upon submission of $20.00 registration fee.

Questions? Email us at carolhuckaby@yahoo.com

The Game of Cornhole

Cornhole or Corn Toss is similar to horseshoes except you use wooden boxes called cornhole boards and corn bags instead of metal stakes and horseshoes. The cornhole boards are placed approximately 30 ft apart, and are 2′ x 4′, with a 6″ hole. Contestants score by landing corn bags either on the board (1 point) or in the hole (3 points). Teams split up with 1 team member from each team at either end of the playing course.

Opponents take turns tossing each of 4 corn bags per contestant. The scoring for each round is determined by the net difference between the high scorer and the lower scorer. (For example if player 1 from Team A tosses 3 bags that land on the board and player 1 from Team B tosses 4 bags that land on the board, then the net score for that round is 1 pt for Team B.)

For more information on specific rules and other information about the game, see playcornhole.org. The tournament will be played to the rules shown on this website.

Coordinator: Carol Huckaby carolhuckaby@yahoo.com

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

ARTISTS INVITATIONAL AT FRONT GALLERY

Chenoweth. Halligan Studios, 1800 Rossville Ave. Ste. 1

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

ARTISTS INVITATIONAL AT FRONT GALLERY

FRONT GALLERY will host a curated invitational exhibition for MAINx24 featuring artwork by Mark Bradley-Shoup, Kem Alexander, Kerrick Johnson, Wade Brickhouse, Amy Clyde, John McLeod, Mary Helen Robert, Roger Halligan and Jan Chenoweth. Showcased work will include Sculpture, Painting, Photography and Jewelry.

Coordinator: Jan Chenoweth 243.3778

janchenoweth@yahoo.com

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

CYNTHIA WATSON’S STUDIO GALLERY/FIBER WORKS

1431 Market Street (Enter in the back of alley)

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

CYNTHIA WATSON’S STUDIO GALLERY/FIBER WORKS

Cynthia Watson and Nouveau will be exhibiting fiber art and other original art. Fiber Works, a knitting studio, will be demonstrating, selling, exhibiting knitted garments.

Coordinator: Cynthia Nesson

Cwnesson@comcast.net

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

WIDE OPEN FLOOR

In the vacant retail space between Niedlov’s and Link41.

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

WIDE OPEN FLOOR

All performers welcome to sign up for a 15 minute (max) time slot: first come, first serve. We will have a temporary dance floor, basic lighting, minimal sound, and perhaps a space heater or two. (This is a very rough, though intimate, space!). This will be a safe place for beginners and professionals alike, a cozy little spot for experimentation, taking chances, pushing the envelope.

“If you are a dreamer, come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a hoper, a prayer, a magic-bean-buyer. If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire, for we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!”

—  Shel Silverstein

Contact Angela Sweet at asweet@niedlovs.com to get your name on the list, or for further information.

Coordinator: Angela Sweet

asweet@niedlovs.com

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

open house at body martial arts

1440 Adams Street, Unit A

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

open house at body martial arts

Come and enjoy family friendly martial arts activities for the whole family! There will be self-defense workshops for mom, little warrior games for kids, and strength challenges for dad! Refreshments will be served as well and at the end of the day a drawing will be held for a month of FREE classes!

Coordinator: Master Chris Edwards

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

belgian bar and food

Terminal Brewhouse, Corner of Main and Market

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

belgian bar and food

We are going Belgian on the third floor. We will have two guest taps – a Belgian trippel and an Abbey style ale alongside our Belgian white upstairs paired with cheeses, bread and a hot appetizer to please your palate. Dimple steins will be used for beers. Lederhosen welcome.

Coordinator: Matt Lewis

mattlewis@terminalbrewhouse.com

3:00 pm

skin deep band

Jefferson Park

3:00 pm

skin deep band

Join the Southside Historic District for refreshments and events at the park directly after the 6th Annual Southside Parade.

Coordinator: Larry Means

southside3_1@excite.com

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

ARTIST AT THE SOUTHSIDE SALON

1265 Market Street

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

ARTIST AT THE SOUTHSIDE SALON

Observe artist at work. Artist working with hair, nail painting and folk art canvas will be demonstrating their artistry. Join the Southside Salon staff, the newest stylist in the Southside area for a tour of the historical and newly renovated salon on Market Street. Step in for samples of Matrix hair products, nail painting and hair consultations with the stylist.

Artist-

Jennifer Ward- Hairstylist and salon owner

Marissa Shrum- Hairstylist

Amanda Cummings- Hairstylist

Nikki Russell- Nail technician

Coordinator: Jennifer Ward

southsidesalon@yahoo.com

423-634-9923

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

VELO MATIC

Velo Coffee, 509 E. Main Street

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

VELO MATIC

Presented by Velo Coffee and Merlyn Mechanics, Velo-Matic is an assortment of unique bike competitions that you don’t want to miss. It’s like a film festival for bikes, condensed into one afternoon of excitement. Featuring a match sprint contest, bicycle relays, a derby and a bike exhibit; it’s the MainX24 event you don’t want to miss. Come one, come all. No experience required. From the novice to the weekend warrior, we want you! Participate for a chance to win cool prizes from organizers Velo Coffee and Merlyn Mechanics, along with other participating sponsors. Enjoy free coffee from Velo Coffee and an all around good time. Don’t have a bike? Come anyways; all events are spectator friendly!

Coordinators:

Andrew Gage, andrew@velocoffee.com, 423-718-8161

Merlyn Townley, merlyn@cyclicevolution.com, 423-463-0802

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169078103117998

4:00 PM

PRANCERS “OLD FASHIONED” CAKE WALK AT CHRYSALIS

14th Street on South Side next to Niko’s

4:00 PM

PRANCERS “OLD FASHIONED” CAKE WALK AT CHRYSALIS

Mrs. Claus has been busy baking up a storm. The North Pole is on a low carb diet so these delicious delights cannot go to the reindeer.

So we are hosting a Cake Walk, old fashioned because it works just the way you remember. Land on the right lucky number and receive a cake prize.

We will host cake walks at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. with cakes from local bakers, restaurants, caterer’s and homemaker’s …some of Chattanooga’s best.

Bring your “Prancing” moves and walk, prance, trot or dance at Chrysalis’ Cake WALK…Fun Fun.  Limited space at each round. See Store for details.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

MAINX24 FASHION SHOW

At the Chattanooga Choo-Choo in the garden.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

MAINX24 FASHION SHOW

Inspired by Tim Burton. Sponsored by Collective Clothing.

Coordinator: Sondra Aten

Sondra_aten@yahoo.com

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UPCYCLED CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP

Craft Social Workshop, 1426 Williams Street

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UPCYCLED CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP

Craft Social Workshop invites you to join us for an upcycled Christmas workshop. We’ll be learning how to create Christmas cheer by turning old items into new and exciting things – such as eco-friendly ornaments & gifts. No experience necessary and all are welcome.

Cost: $10 cash or check

Coordinator: Michelle Newton

craftsocialworkshop@gmail.com

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SANTA CLAUS AT THE CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO

1400 Market Street

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SANTA CLAUS AT THE CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO

Stop by the Choo Choo Winter Wonderland and have your picture made with SANTA! Picture and CD Packages start as low as $19.00…Welcome Aboard!

4:15 pm – 6:45 pm

MANIFEST PERFORMANCE ART, HOSTED BY POET CHRISTIAN COLLIER

Camp House, 1427 Williams Street

4:15 pm – 6:45 pm

MANIFEST PERFORMANCE ART, HOSTED BY POET CHRISTIAN COLLIER

You can call Christian Collier a poet. You can call him a performer. Just don’t say he’s one or the other. Come hear one of Chattanooga’s premier voices.  He will dazzle you, make you think, make you laugh, and sometimes maybe make you weep.  A true artist.

Soure Korvid is a local producer, emcee, and poet. He produces beats in real-time, raps over them, and also incorporates politically and socially aware poetry into his sets.

Amber Fults is a singer-songwriter who released her debut album, “Center of My Heart”, in September of this year. She has played such notable shows as the Nightfall series in Chattanooga, TN, the Chattanooga Invasion at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA, and a singer-songwriter’s night at the Listening Room in Nashville, TN.

Hara Paper is a classical guitarist who also incorporates rock leanings into her sound. She studied classical guitar at the University of South Alabama and has recently been recording an album of her original compositions

Coordinator: Chris Sorenson

chris@missionchattanooga.org

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

antique market

1428 Williams Street, Suite A

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

antique market

Open House

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MIKI BONI STUDIOS OFF MAIN

1611 Mitchell Avenue

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MIKI BONI STUDIOS OFF MAIN

Cocktails in the Gallery

Enter to win a free weekend at the Artists Gallery Residence

Learn more about Miki Boni

Coordinator: Miki Boni

kaosart@gmail.com

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

LESSONS AND CAROLS SERVICE

Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, 1813 Long Street

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

LESSONS AND CAROLS SERVICE

Cornerstone Presbyterian Church is hosting a traditional Christmas Lessons and Carols service followed by Christmas cookies and cocoa.

Coordinator: Christopher Horne

Christopher-Horne@utc.edu

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BREAD FACTORY LOFTS PARTY

1615 Cowart Street (Entrance at property parking lot on Cowart)

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BREAD FACTORY LOFTS PARTY

DJ K7 will be spinning

Premium Beer & Snacks

ID’s will be checked. Music & Beer Sponsored by BFL Partners.

Coordinator: Tristin Chiafullo, Resident Property Management

Tristin@residentpm.com

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ICE SKATING UNDER THE STARS

Table 2, 232 E. 11th Street

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ICE SKATING UNDER THE STARS

-$5 Ice Skating (For all age groups)

-Band/ DJ

-Loft open house

All funds collected during the event will be donated to the Children’s Advocacy Center. Our event is also focused on bringing awareness to child abuse.

Coordinator: Mwango Mainda

MMainda@dalebuchanan.com

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

EVENING FREE COFFEE

Camp House, 1427 Williams Street

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

EVENING FREE COFFEE

Sponsored by Counter Culture Coffee.

Join us for a coffee cupping hosted by David LaMont from Counter Culture Coffee.  Utilized around the world by coffee farmers, buyers, importers, roasters, and complete coffee novices alike, cupping is a great way to learn about the aromatic and flavor differences of various coffees.  No experience or special tools are required, simply bring a willingness to hang out for about an hour to smell, taste, and learn about coffee!

Coordinator: Chris Sorenson

chris@missionchattanooga.org

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

THE HAIR LOUNGE GRAND OPENING PARTY!

1478 Market Street

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

THE HAIR LOUNGE GRAND OPENING PARTY!

Join us for cocktails & hors d’oeuvres.

Coordinator: Jenn Miller

504-909-6942

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SCULPTURE BURN: Vega Chrysalis

27 W. Main Street (Farmers Market parking lot, next to Chuck’s)

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SCULPTURE BURN: Vega Chrysalis

Vega Chrysalis will be a temporary, kinetic, fire sculpture comprised primarily of wood and including some flame-effect components.   Standing approximately 18 feet tall at its apex, Vega Chrysalis will be a beautiful and monumental addition to the Main Street celebrations leading up to and during the events.  The ignition of the piece and subsequent burn will be scheduled for after dark, and prior to the “Main Event”.  The burn should last approximately 20 to 30 minutes, after which time festival participants will meander to the following act which will most likely be the Main Event.

Coordinator: Andrew Nigh

brerterrapin@gmail.com

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

LIVE BLUES WITH RICK RUSHING & THE BLUES STRANGERS

Camp House, 1427 Williams Street

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

LIVE BLUES WITH RICK RUSHING & THE BLUES STRANGERS

FREE.  Come out and dance to this infectious Chattanoogan Blues trio.

Coordinator: Chris Sorenson

chris@missionchattanooga.org

9:00 pm – 2:00 am

THE MAIN EVENT

Presented by Quiddity Entertainment

9:00 pm – 2:00 am

THE MAIN EVENT

Once again the Southside will host Chattanooga’s party of the year, The MAIN Event, which serves as the penultimate event of the MainX24 calendar.  Held again this year at the old Hills Floral building at 100 W Main Street, The MAIN Event promises to out-do last year’s spectacular.  Come see and be seen, and dance the night away to multiple bands. $18 advance/$20 door – Cash Bar. $50 VIP – inclusive (limited). Themaineventchatt.com

Downtown Free Meters Friday and Saturday

November 22, 2010

Wahoo!
Meters downtown will be free for 3 days!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downtown shoppers have a free pass on city streets for two days after Thanksgiving.

The Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority board voted unanimously Thursday to allow free parking at any metered parking space in downtown Chattanooga next Friday and Saturday.  Parking on Thanksgiving Day also will be free.

“They are all turned off” said Tom Dugan, CARTA’s executive director.

The transportation authority controls about 4,000 parking spaces in Chattanooga, and about half will be affected, he said.  The free parking does not include the seven parking lots and garages owned by CARTA, he said.

Historically, the meters are free on holidays, he said, and the reason for having the extra free days is to spur shopping, he said.

The board decided to look at the issue after being approached by River City Co, the downtown development company, and the North Shore Merchant’s Collective, he said.

Turning off the meters shouldn’t have much of an impact on CARTA revenues, Dugan said.  It “might have an impact on[CARTA] of about $2,000,” he said.

There is a possibility that next year the garages and lots will be free, too, he said, but the quickness of the proposal caught them off guard this year.

“It came at us so fast, we didn’t have time to think about the impact,” he said.

Kim White, CEO and president of River City Co, said the idea sprang from trying to encourage more people to “shop, dine, play downtown.”

“There’s a perception that it’s just too expensive,” she said, and much of that expense comes from parking, she said.

Those who work downtown on the free-meter days should park in garages to allow shoppers and diners to use the free parking, she said.

Stuart Wood, vice president of the Community Association of Historic St. Elmo, said there are already 10 to 12 free parking spaces in his neighborhood.  More economic impact for retailers would be generated if CARTA parking lots also were included in the free days, he said.

The parking lot controlled by CARTA for the Incline Railway is right next to St. Elmo’s shopping area.  Wood said CARTA would lose perhaps about $200 if they made that free for a few days.

He said offering that parking lot free would present a “spirit of goodwill.”

“If they are going to do it, they should do it for all areas they control,” he said.

 

From Chattanooga Times Free Press
Friday, November 19, 2010

 

Swim Lessons

November 15, 2010

The South Chattanooga Recreation Center had a new round of swim lessons that started last 
week, but they didn't actually have any swimmers for the beginner class. They will still 
run the class if they have at least three in the class. I was hoping to get my daughter 
in, so if there is anyone else out there needing some swim lessons, this is a great 
opportunity to get into a small class with a great coach.

This class will be for four weeks (starting TODAY), Mondays from 4:00 to 4:30. Cost is 
$17 total. 

 

 

 

St Elmo Holiday Market

November 15, 2010

Announcing the

St. Elmo Holiday Market

Saturday, December 11, 2010

10:00 am – 6:00 p.m.

Make your holidays beautiful and unique by purchasing hand-crafted gifts this year.  Local artists and artisans will collaborate to create a one-of-a-kind shopping experience in the heart of Historical St. Elmo at the Fire Hall (4501 St. Elmo Ave).

With a selection of gifts to suit both modest and healthy budgets, the St. Elmo Holiday Market is a must-see for anyone looking for beautiful and memorable presents.  You can also expect holiday music and treats, so drop in even if you just want to have a good time with neighbors.

For more information on participants, visit the St. Elmo Holiday Market online
http://www.stelmofirehall.com/st-elmo-holiday-market.php
and look for more updates soon!

If you have any questions, please drop us a note at stelmofirehall@gmail.com.

Story Time at the Library

November 13, 2010

Looking for a fun, educational activity for your children?

Look no further than your local library.

from
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Monday, November 8, 2010:

 

Calendar of Local Library Programs:

Saturday, November 13

Downtown Branch, All Ages Adventure Club, 2:30 p.m.
Bundle up and get cozy for stories about winter clothes.

 

Monday, November 15

South Chattanooga Branch, Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m.
The Perfect Tail

 

Tuesday, November 16

Downtown Branch, Adventure Club, 4:00 p.m.
Strut in for some turkey tales.

 

Wednesday, November 17

Downtown Branch, Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m.
“Please” come in for some stories about manners today. “Thank you.”

 

Thursday, November 18

South Chattanooga Branch, Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m.
The Perfect Tail

 

Saturday, November 20

Downtown Branch, All Ages Adventure Club, 2:30 p.m.
Join us for stories you’ll be “over the moon” about.

 

Monday, November 22

South Chattanooga Branch, Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m.
Gobble, Gobble!

 

Tuesday, November 23

Downtown Branch, All Ages Adventure Club, 4:00 p.m.
We’ll hear a variety of stories today.

 

Wednesday, November 24

Downtown Branch, Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m.
Run, Turkey, Run. Join us for a feast of fabulous turkey stories.

 

Thursday, November 25

All Branches
Library closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Saturday, November 27

Downtown Branch, All Ages Adventure Club, 2:30 p.m.
Open up your eyes and ears for stories about parts of the body.

 

 

Humble Harvest

November 13, 2010

Looking for somewhere to donate your nice new sweater that Grandma sent you last year?  Looking for somewhere to donate your extra cans of beans that you bought on sale?  Looking for somewhere to donate your extra tubes of toothpaste that you bought more than one tube of before realizing that no one in your household liked that flavor?  Have you heard of Humble Harvest?  It sounds very positive to me.

Humble Harvest Ministries will host their first Humble Harvest in Chattanooga on November 12, 2010 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Ridgeview Baptist Church, 6 N Moore Road, Chattanooga, TN. The goal of this annual outreach is to give, in Jesus name, to those in need in our community. Humble Harvest Ministries volunteers responding to God’s call to ‘fill a field’ organize this super-sized, free garage sale. The field will be planted with 12 gates of giving. No fees are charged for harvesting the field.
Gate 1: Bibles
Gate 2: Baby Needs
Gate 3: Food (non perishables only)
Gate 4: Men\’s winter clothing
Gate 5: Women\’s winter clothing
Gate 6: Children\’s winter clothing
Gate 7: Household necessities: soap, shampoo, and body products)
Gate 8: Household necessities: paper towels, napkins, kitchen wipes)
Gate 9: Household necessities: toilet paper/ toothbrushes and toothpaste)
Gate 10: Christmas Gifting / Books and educational games
Gate 11: Christmas Gifting/ Toys and stuffed animals
Gate 12: Christmas Gifting/ Home decor, purses, extras (Christmas wrap and tape)
In today’s economy, this outreach will serve a multitude of needs during the pre-Christmas season. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer or donating items please contact Harvest Ministries…. Donations will be accepted at Ridgeview Baptist on Novembers 12, from 9am – 12pm. Only new products will be accepted with the exception of gently used clothing, purses, and home décor. Humble Harvest Ministries is a family-focused ministry that grew from a group of women dedicated to reading the Bible within a year. The mission for HHM is three-fold: to lead, to feed and to intercede. They lead through their attention to the Word of God, they feed through community outreach programs, and they intercede through the Intercessory Prayer Team.

Happy Veterans Day

November 12, 2010

Happy Veterans Day

A BIG Thank you to everyone who keeps us safe!

THANK YOU!!