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April 2016

Found 7 blog entries for April 2016.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, April 29 to Friday, May 6.

Saturday, April 30

Run Wild, Chattanooga Zoo 5K and 1 mile run

When: 8 a.m. – 5K run begins; 8:30 a.m. – 1 mile run begins
Where: Chattanooga Zoo, 301 North Holtzclaw Avenue
Cost: $25 - $40

The Chattanooga Zoo’s Run Wild! 5K and 1 mile event fundraiser is designed to be fun for all ages and fitness levels. The route will end within the Chattanooga Zoo with up-close animal encounters, refreshments and more. Be sure to dress as your favorite animal so you can really run wild! Packet pick up will be at the Chattanooga Zoo on Friday, April 29 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, April 30 beginning at 7 a.m. All participants will receive a Run Wild

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Think you want to try selling your home yourself? Let us try to change your mind with these top six reasons why you need an agent: 

  1. Agents can get your home more exposure.

As a “For Sale By Owner,” you don’t have access to the MLS (multiple listing service), which is the main source for realtors looking for homes for their clients. A realtor has the opportunity to put your home on the MLS and also has a large network of potential buyers that they know personally. A small sign in your yard can only reach a fraction of the homebuyers in town, while a realtor has access to their buyers, their colleagues’ buyers and anyone searching for homes online. 

2. Many FSBOs are priced incorrectly.

Most of the time, FSBOs are

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, April 22 to Friday, April 29.

Friday, April 22

Bluecross Blueshield Earth Day/Shred Day

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: BCBST Gateway Building, 401 M L King Blvd.
Cost: Free

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is celebrating Earth Day by inviting the community to bring its recyclable items to its headquarters on Friday, April 22. Goodwill Industries of Chattanooga will provide trucks to help collect items such as old electronics, furniture and clothing. Shred IT will provide shredding trucks to those who wish to drop off outdated personal records. The local chapter of ARMA International (the Association of Records Managers and Administrators) will provide

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Now that the threat of frost is behind us and the heat of summer isn’t in full force quite yet, there’s no better time to grab your tools and get your hands dirty in the garden. 

Not only is gardening a proven stress-reliever and an outlet for creativity, but whether you’re living in your dream home or are looking to sell, good landscaping adds property value. 

Here are a few budget-friendly landscaping tips to get you started: 

  1. Touch up the mulch

It’s amazing how easily a new batch of mulch can make a garden bed look refreshed. Although it won’t cost you much, this is an easy step to create contrast and make all of the plants pop. A layer of mulch protects the soil from the sun—just be sure to make it about two inches deep. We

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events, happening locally from Friday, April 8 to Friday, April 15.

Friday, April 8

Swished for Wishes

When: 5-8 p.m.
Where: MaClellan Gym - UTC, 600 Douglas St.
Cost: $5

Join Chi Omega at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga for the Swishes for Wishes basketball tournament fundraiser for Make-A-Wish East Tennessee. Concessions will be available. Everyone is invited to come out and support Make-A-Wish East Tennessee, play ball or just enjoy watching the games. For more information, contact Savannah Marshall (rqz814@mocs.utc.edu, 423-443-5152) or Hannah Norman (lzc824@mocs.utc.edu, 615-517-6821).

April 8-9

Sculpture Fields Grand Opening Event

When: Friday, April 8 from 6-10 p.m.

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One of the best things about Chattanooga is its location. Downtown Chattanooga is just a stone’s throw from incredible hiking, climbing and mountain biking—plus it’s a central hub between major cities like Nashville, Birmingham and Atlanta. Because our city has such a convenient locale, there are plenty of easy day trips within just a few hours of us. Take a day or a weekend and check out some of our favorite daycations! 

Sweetwater/Athens, Tennessee 

Distance from Chattanooga: 1 hour, 18 minutes
More Information: www.thelostsea.com, www.mayfielddairy.com/tour

The Lost Sea Adventure, tucked away in the town of Sweetwater, Tennesee, is a guided tour of America’s largest underground lake.The tour begins with a ¾ mile round-trip walk while

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Looking for something fun to do this week? Check out our top five events happening locally from Friday, March 25 to Friday, April 1.

April 1-17

Rock City's Fairytale Nights

When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Rd, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750 
Cost: $12.95 - $22.95

Bring the kids and meet beloved characters like Queen Guinevere, Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White; follow Jack as he ventures off the beanstalk into the giant's lair; enjoy the radiant gardens with Cinderella and learn to sword fight with a knight. This is all the greatness of traditional Rock City, but with even more fun! For more information, visit seerockcity.com.

Saturday, April 2

Volunteer for Civil War Trust Park Day 2016

When: 8:45 a.m. to 1

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