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published on 04/05/2006

Hunter Museum Hosts Lunch and Discussion of the Book of the Month.

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The Chattanooga Boys Choir has scheduled its next round of auditions at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4th. Reserve your audition spot by calling the Boys Choir Office at .

The City of Chattanooga’s Education, Arts and Culture is hosting “Connecting the Dots,” a summit exploring social issues and the arts on Wednesday, April 5th at Memorial Auditorium’s Community Theatre from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The purpose of this forum is to discuss how to use art to address and fix social issues through the blending of Chattanooga’s non-profit agencies. The public is invited to attend the summit and admission is free. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the keynote speech begins at 8:30 a.m. For questions concerning the summit contact Laurie Shipley, Allied Arts director of marketing and community relations, at ext. 22.

This Wednesday, April 5th from 7-9p.m., Emily Grace performs at the Hunter Museum Cafe's Wednesday Night Concert Series. Emily Grace blends classic piano with modern lyrics and vocals to create a sound that is all her own. Stop by the Museum Cafe to enjoy this local artist as well as great food and the best views in Chattanooga! For more information, call .

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera continues a yearlong celebration of Mozart’s 250th birthday with two performances of Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp, Thursday April 6th and Friday April 7th at 8:00 p.m. Both performances are designed to be family-friendly and will not exceed two hours. Kids 12 and under get in for free. Purchase tickets by calling the CSO Box Office at or order online at

This Friday, April 7, from 12 to 1:30 p.m., take a different kind of lunch break with Books on the Rocks. Join the Hunter Museum on the first Friday of every month for lunch and a group discussion of the curator’s featured book of the month. Come and share your ideas about literature and art, while sitting on the rocks of the bluff (but safely inside the Hunter lobby), gazing out at the breathtaking view of the river. Bring a brown bag or buy lunch at the museum café. Featured books will be available for purchase in the museum store and reservations for each month are required 4 days in advance. The program is $3 for nonmembers and free to members. This month's featured book is Accidental Masterpiece by Michael Kimmelman. Call Adera Causey at or Tim Brown at for more information or for reservations.

The April exhibit at River Gallery in the Bluff View Art District is entitled Art En Vogue, featuring a beautiful collection of clothing done in unique mediums, such as clay and glass. There will be an opening reception on Friday, April 7 for the exhibit, which will be on display throughout the month of April. The reception is from 6:30 – 8 pm and the best part of this month’s show is its intention to help raise money for the survivors and fighters of breast cancer. For more information, call the Gallery at ext. 5 or visit them online at

Bernard Johnson hosts Chocolate and Pat Brown at Memorial Auditorium Friday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now; charge by phone at (423) 642-TIXS.

The Community Theatre at Memorial Auditorium and Destiny Entertainment will offer acting classes on three Saturdays in April: April 1, 8 and 15. Classes for kids 8-12 meet from 10:00 to 11:00 am. The fee is $17.00. Classes for adults, age 16 and up meet from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. The fee is $20.00. All classes meet at the Community Theatre, upstairs from the main hall at Memorial Auditorium. Call 642-TIXS for more information.

AVA announces the second session of its Professional Development Workshops. On Saturday April 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., join Ron Buffington, Angela Usrey and Michael Greenspan for Writing for the Arts, Valuing Your Work. For more information call AVA at .

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (CSO) Guild presents Music and Masterpieces Saturday, April 8, 2006. The black-tie optional evening includes cocktails, dinner, a live auction featuring original works by local artists and a breathtaking performance by the CSO Orchestra and Grammy-winning guest pianist Peter Nero. Maestro Robert Bernhardt directs the festivities, which begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center. Tickets are $150 per person, and corporate tables are also available. Purchase tickets at 630 Chestnut Street or 423.267.8583. For more information on the masterpieces being auctioned, please see

Registration for Alexian Brothers’ Senior Olympics ends Monday, April 10. For more information on the Senior Olympics, call Alexian Brothers Senior Neighbors at or go online at

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