Health & Wellness Calendar

OCTOBER

Oct. 7
Hand-Crafted Wishes: A Celebration of Beer & Food
This celebration of local restaurants and craft beer gives attendees a chance to sample brews from 25 different breweries and food from 15 local restaurants while enjoying live music. Held at the Hunter Museum of American Art, the benefit raises funds for Make-A-Wish of East Tennessee.
handfamilycompanies.com

Oct. 7
Kickin’ it for Kids with Cancer
Join Lee University’s Women’s Soccer and the Austin Hatcher Foundation as they “kick it” for kids with cancer. Come to the Lee Soccer Field to cheer on the Lady Flames and enjoy giveaways, half-time entertainment, and refreshments.
hatcherfoundation.org/kickit

Oct. 8
Chattanooga Tour de Cure
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Tour de Cure. Pedal to the finish with a multitude of race distances: 10, 25, 40, 62, and 100-mile road rides plus a mountain bike ride and a one-mile memory walk.
diabetes.org/chattanoogatour

Oct. 9
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Choose between a 5K and a 1-mile walk/run at this race series dedicated to ending breast cancer forever. Funds are used to provide education, screening, and treatment in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia.
komenchattanooga.org, 423.499.9155

Oct. 15
The Nearly-Wed Adventure at Arrington Vineyards
The Nearly-Wed Adventure at Arrington Vineyards is a day for engaged couples to explore the great outdoors, grow closer together and prepare for marriage. Plus, it qualifies TN & GA couples for a hefty discount on their marriage license! Call or visit online for more info.
423.267.5383, firstthings.org 

Oct. 17
Hullco Heritage Presented by First Tennessee
This two-day event kicks off on Monday with a dinner, concert, and silent auction and concludes on Tuesday, October 18, with a golf tournament held at the Council Fire Golf Course. All proceeds benefit local charities.
hullcoheritage.com

Oct. 20
Spooktacular at Southern Surgical Arts
This fall event at Southern Surgical Arts provides the biggest savings of the year for selected products and services. Enjoy wine and cheese, and enter drawings for giveaways.
southernsurgicalarts.com/events

Oct. 20
Witches and Wine
Held at 901 Lindsay, Witches and Wine brings women together to celebrate the hope of a cure for MS. Dust off your broom and witch hat, and enjoy delicious wine, yummy hor d’oeuvres, and a silent auction.
msmidsouth.org

Oct. 22
Greater Chattanooga Hydrocephalus Association WALK
This volunteer-initiated and coordinated event serves to raise awareness of hydrocephalus. The Greater Chattanooga WALK is presented by EPB and held at AT&T Field. Proceeds benefit hydrocephalus research.
hydroassoc.org, 423.954.0059

Oct. 27
Faces UnMasked
Join FACES for an evening of unique art, food, fun, and fundraising! Meet the artists, enjoy finger foods, play games for grown-ups, and bid on special crafted masks in the silent auction. All proceeds benefit FACES: The National Craniofacial Association.
facesunmasked.org, 423.266.1632

Oct. 27
Chattanooga’s Ultimate Date Night
Chattanooga’s Ultimate Date Night is back and bigger than ever with two headlining acts – Michael O’Brien and Mark Gungor! Join First Things First at the Chattanooga Convention Center for a lively night full of laughs, music and love. Visit online for tickets and more info.
423.267.5383, firstthings.org

Oct. 29
Tennessee Valley Heart Walk
The American Heart Association’s 2016 Tennessee Valley Heart Walk will be held at AT&T Field in downtown Chattanooga. The event opens at 8:30 a.m. Register for free online.
chattanoogaheartwalk.org, 423.763.4408


NOVEMBER


Nov. 6
Making Strides
Help raise funds for groundbreaking breast cancer research, life-saving education, and critical patient services by participating in this walk event at Finley Stadium. Visit online to sign up and donate to the American Cancer Society.
makingstrideswalk.org/chattanoogatn

Nov. 12
Signature Chef’s Auction
Benefiting the March of Dimes, this annual gathering of the area’s finest culinary talent invites guests to enjoy a 90-minute tasting experience before taking their seats for a live auction and entertainment. This year’s event will be held at Stratton Hall beginning at 6 p.m.
marchofdimes.org, 423.402.8771

Nov. 19
LUNG FORCE Gala
A gourmet dinner to the sounds of music by the Willie Kitchens Jr. Band sets the tone for this black tie optional event benefiting the American Lung Association’s life-saving pulmonary disease research and educational programs.
lung.org, 423.629.1098

Nov. 19
5K Run to Remember
This 4th annual run encourages participants to raise funds to help put an end to Alzheimer’s disease. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Tennessee Riverpark.
act.alz.org/chatt5k, 423.265.3600

Nov. 19
Bark for Life
Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. Bring your best canine friend and come to White Oak Park for a fun-filled day including demonstrations, contests, and games.
cancer.org

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.
gratefulgobblerwalk.org, 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.
sportsbarn.net

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