Take offs and Landings

Posted 5/8/19

• Relay For LifeSaturday, May 11, 4 to 9 p.m.Join the fight for “The Greatest Cure On Earth!” Relay For Life is a festival style event that celebrates cancer survivors and caregivers of all …

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Take offs and Landings


• Relay For Life

Saturday, May 11, 4 to 9 p.m.

Join the fight for “The Greatest Cure On Earth!” Relay For Life is a festival style event that celebrates cancer survivors and caregivers of all cancers and all ages. You won't want to miss out on the carnival theme that will include games and prizes, Survivor celebrations, a luminary ceremony to remember those we've lost and a full day of fun and entertainment for all ages. All the proceeds raised will benefit the life-saving mission of the American Cancer Society. Admission is free.

Cleveland High School

850 Raider Drive, Cleveland TN 37312

• Disabled American Veterans Car Show

Saturday, May 11, 5 to 8 p.m.

Join the DAV for a fun-filled event enjoying unique and antique cars from the community, as well as, the surrounding areas. There are local veterans you will have a chance to chat with, and there will be hot dogs and soft drinks as well. If you wish to enter the car show, the fee is $15. Otherwise, admission is free. All proceeds go to local veterans' needs. The show is held at Bradley Square Mall.

• Mother’s Day Expo

Friday, May 10 and 11, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mother's Day Expo is a day event for the entire family.  This year’s show features more than 30 vendor booths offering  new products and services for you and your home. Find some truly unique gifts for your mom at the event. Admission is free.

Bradley Square Mall

200 Paul Huff Parkway, Cleveland TN 37312

• Chattabrewga 2019

Saturday, May 11, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This annual rare beer revival will gather 40+ hand-selected local, regional and national craft breweries and feature over 100 unique pours.  Guests will enjoy, food trucks, live entertainment — plus an expanded offering of Belgian and German beers at the Imbibe Experience. Admission is $60, which includes entry to the festival, 5-ounce tasting glass, and samples of all beers (over 130). Children are not allowed at the event, and you must be 21 to enter.

• Big Truck Round-Up

Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For the sixth annual event, Family Cornerstones is rounding-up the big trucks. Bring the kids and come explore construction equipment, emergency vehicles, tow trucks and many more. There will be food to purchase and hands-on activities for kids. Admission is free.

Westwood Baptist Church Parking Lot

4001 Georgetown Road N.W., Cleveland TN 37312

•  Paddle Rattle Pickleball Tournament

Friday, May 10, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Family Cornerstones and College Hill Recreation center are partnering to host the first  Cleveland's Paddle Rattle Pickleball Tournament. For more information visit www.pickleballtournaments.com or www.familycornerstones.org

College Hill Recreation Center

264 Berry St. N.E. Cleveland TN 37311

• Abandoned Arts

Saturday, May 11, 8 p.m. to midnight.

Abandoned Arts is an immersive and experiential site-specific Chattanooga arts event produced by The Pop-up Project and SoundCorps. The Pop-up Project and SoundCorps are proud to present: “Abandoned Arts 2019,” a fully immersive theatrical experience unlike anything Chattanooga has seen before. Choose your own adventure as you explore different spaces in the old Alstom facility; complete with art installations, music, dance, cocktails, and more. Over 30 artists are involved in reimagining the history of the site and making this a magical night you’ll never forget. Admission is $15 to $20.

• ‘British Invasion’ at the House Blend Concert Series

Friday, May 10, 7 p.m.

The next evening of music in the Athens Area Council for the Arts coffeehouse-style performances in the House Blend Concert Series features a “British Invasion” in a show directed by Joe Littleton, produced by G. David Brown & Art Kimball. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

Athens Area Council for the Arts

320 White St., Athens TN 37371

• Appalachian Puppet Pageant and Block Party

Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Saturday, May 11, local arts nonprofit Cattywampus Puppet Council will host its third annual giant puppet community arts parade, the Appalachian Puppet Pageant, in East Knoxville in partnership with Carpetbag Theatre, African American Appalachian Arts, Inc, Our Community Organization, and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. This parade seeks to bring together community members of all ages and backgrounds to share their stories and collective concerns through the visual and performing arts, while playing together and raising power and joy as a community.

This year's parade theme is "I See You.” Community members are invited to craft individual and collaborative giant puppets, masks, costumes, flags, and other art around this theme and parade together as one. Parade line up is at 11 a.m. at Dr. Walter Hardy Park. The parade will kick off at noon and conclude with a block party from 1 to 4 p.m. at Paul Hogue Park at the corner of Chestnut Street and Selma Avenue The block party will feature live hip-hop, spoken word, and dance performances, as well as art and play activities for all ages. Both the parade and block party are free and open to all. For more information, visit www.cattywampuspuppetcouncil.com.


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