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June 2019

Found 6 blog entries for June 2019.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, June 28 to Friday July 5. 

Saturday, June 29

REI Backpacking Cooking Workshop

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Where: Enterprise South Nature Park, 8015 Volkswagen Drive 
Cost: $30-50

Creating a delicious and nutritious backpacking meal can be cinch when you have the knowledge and the right tools for the backcountry. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn about preparing food for backcountry travel, the different handling obstacles you may face in a remote setting, and tips and tricks on working with minimal kitchen supplies. We'll provide all the equipment and ingredients. No experience necessary. Just come hungry! For more information, visit rei.com/events.

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It is time for the annual Back to School School Supply Drive sponsored by The Torgerson Team at Keller Williams Realty!

Through the month of July, The Torgerson Team will be collecting donations of school supplies for students and teachers. The needs of these teachers include items like: sticky notes, EXPO markers, dry erase board cleaner, Kleenex, highlighters, pens, Clorox/Lysol wipes, paper, hand sanitizer, binder clips, pencils, Sharpie pens, and paper clips. All of the school supplies donated will be distributed to local teachers and students in time for the new school year. 

“Many local families are living their lives paycheck to paycheck and are not able to splurge on the yearly school supplies for their children,” says Nathan Torgerson

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, June 21 to Friday, June 28.

Friday, June 21

Finding Neverland 

When: 7:30-11:30 p.m. 
Where: Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. 
Cost: $50-75

The winner of Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash "captures the kid-at-heart," says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, "It's a must-see you'll remember for years to come!" Directed by visionary Tony-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award winning film, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, June 14 to Friday, June 21.

Various dates through August 

Summer Music Weekends

When: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Rd. 
Cost: $14.95-$26.95

Enjoy some of the best toe-tapping old-time, bluegrass and country music all summer long during Summer Music Weekends. Activities include the Walking in Frieda's Footsteps Tour, making Aunt Frieda's fire fly jars and some 1930's Americana all around. Returning for the 15th season are the amazing Birds of Prey shows featuring powerful and majestic birds up close for a unique learning experience. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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The idea of saving enough money to buy your own home can seem daunting. A downpayment for a home needs to be at least 3-5 percent of the purchase price, which even for a $100,000 home is $3,000 to $5,000 you’ll need up front. 

So, how do you save that kind of money? We have some money saving tips and tricks to help you be more frugal and save money fast.

1. Come up with a time frame

Decide when you want to buy a home. If your goal is to buy a home next year, that gives you 12 months to save up for your downpayment. If you want to put 5% down on a $150,000 home and start saving now, you know you need to put back $625 a month to make it happen! Now that you’ve broken it down like that, it doesn’t seem as scary right? 

2. Set up a separate

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As a birthday freebie fanatic, I’m always on the lookout for another way for me or my family to be pampered on our special day. And having just celebrated my birthday on June 4, I’m all up to speed on the latest and best free birthday dinners, desserts and other goodies that Chattanooga has to offer. Here are some of my favorites: 


1. Mojo Burrito 

Come in to any of the Mojo Burrito locations on your birthday for a FREE burrito of your choice! Just show your ID at the register. Dine in only. My favorite is the Enchiladito with St Elmo’s Fire chicken, black beans, Monterey Jack cheese, jalapeño, pico de gallo all in a jalapeño-cheddar tortilla and fried or grilled to perfection. Served on a bed of Spanish rice then drizzled with queso and zesty

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