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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, September 13 to Friday, September 20.

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Mamma Mia!

When: Sept. 13-14 at 7:30 p.m., 20-21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 22 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. 
Where: The Colonnade Center, 264 Catoosa Circle
Cost: $13-17

The Colonnade Players are excited  to present the smash‐hit disco musical Mamma Mia! This hilarious and charming story unfolds on a Greek island, when, on the eve of her wedding, Sophie's search for her birth father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island. The story is woven around the timeless musical hits of ABBA, including notable songs such as "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me," "Super Trouper," and "The Winner Takes it…

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Now that the weather is finally cooling down, it’s a perfect time to hit the trails for some family fun in the outdoors! But what are the best hikes in Chattanooga to bring the kiddos on? Check out our top six favorites below: 

1. Cloudland Canyon State Park 

Featuring 30 miles of trails and two beautiful waterfalls, Cloudland Canyon State Park is an awesome option for a fall-weather hike with the family. The well-marked trails include a whole lot of stairs, so if you’re not comfortable going down those or carrying smaller children down them, it may not be your best bet. BUT if you can handle that, it’s only a short, easy hike to get you to a gorgeous waterfall. Let the kids play on the rocks and enjoy the view! Don’t forget to bring $5 to pay…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, August 30 to Friday, September 6. 

August. 30 through Sept. 1

“Red” by John Logan 

When: Friday, Aug 30 from 7:30-9 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 31 from 2:30-4 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 1 from 2:30-4 p.m. 
Where: Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Avenue 
Cost: $15

Enjoy the Tony & Drama Desk award-winning play “Red” by John Logan. Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New Yorks famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the…

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What happens if you look and look but can’t find your dream home? No house is perfect, but if you can’t budge on your needs, building your own home might be your best bet! 

But before you start looking for land for this amazing home of yours, read this first to avoid some serious land buying errors that can wreck your whole plan. Here are 6 land buying mistakes you don’t want to overlook:

1. Not using the help of a professional 

So you see a lot that is For Sale By Owner in the neighborhood you want and think it might be easier to just handle the negotiations yourself. Think again! An experienced realtor is going to know exactly what goes into buying a piece of land and the zoning requirements, legal access information and other less obvious…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, August 23 to Friday, August 30. 

August 23-24 

Chattanooga Boutique Warehouse Sale 

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Where: Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. 
Cost: Free to $15

Get ready for the Fall 2019 Chattanooga Boutique Warehouse Sale benefiting the Chattanooga Pediatric Foundation! More than 40 boutiques and artisans from Chattanooga and the surrounding area come together to bring you designer merchandise at up to 90 percent off. Be prepared to save on women's apparel, shoes and accessories, men's clothing, plus sizes, gifts, children's clothing, handmade jewelry, candles and offerings for your home! Don't miss the fun and amazing deals! For more information, visit…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, August 16 to Friday, August 23. 

Friday, August 16

3rd Annual Museum Hop 

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Where: Various locations
Cost: $25-50 

Visit 7 Chattanooga-area Museum for one low price! The Museum Hop is $25 a person or $50 for family of four, a savings of over $60 compared with individual admission prices. You can pick up your passport at any participating museum: International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum; Coker Car Museum; Charles H Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center; Songbirds Guitars Museum; TN Valley Railroad Museum; 6th Cavalry Museum or Houston Museum of Decorative Arts. For more information or to purchase tickets,…

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We love our coffee. I mean we reallllly love our coffee. So if you’re looking for the best spots in town to camp out and work in, or if you just need to run in and get your fix quick, we’ve got you covered! Check out our list with some of the best coffee shops the Scenic City has to offer: 

Best For Vegans

Milk & Honey
135 North Market Street

Easily one of Chattanooga’s favorite (and most Instagrammed) coffee shops it Milk & Honey in the North Shore. Not only does Milk & Honey have a delicious selection of craft coffees, they also offer a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and all three are served all day! Want waffles at 6 p.m.? They got you. If you have a special diet, check out their full vegan menu. Also don’t miss the gelato,…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, August 9  to Friday, August 16. 

August 9-10

International Scale Model Show

When: Specific times available on the website
Where: Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St.
Cost: $12

The International Plastic Modelers Society's Annual Convention is coming to the Chattanooga Convention Center August 7th through the 10th. Scale modelers from around the world will be in attendance. There will be thousands of highly detailed scale models of airplanes, tanks, ships, cars, rockets and figures on display built by the best modelers in the world. Hundreds of vendors will be present and selling their products related to scale modeling. For more information, visit…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, August 2 to Friday, August 9. 

August 2-3

St. Jude Rodeo

When: 6-10 p.m.
Where: Doug Yates Farm, 111738 Alabama Hwy
Cost: $10-20; free for children 5 and under

The 22nd Annual St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Rodeo is a PCA sanctioned rodeo held at Doug Yates Farm. Gates will open at 6 p.m. each night and the rodeo will begin at 8 p.m. Cash only at the gate. For more information visit

Sunday, August 4

Chattanooga Dance Theatre Open House

When: 2-5 p.m. 
Where: Chattanooga Dance Theatre, 5151 Austin Rd., Suite A 
Cost: Free

Enjoy refreshments, children's crafts, performances by Chattanooga Dance Theatre's intermediate and…

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Investing in rental properties can make you a lot of money in the long run - but only if you do it right! Here are some of the biggest mistakes you can make when starting the journey into buying rental properties. 

1. Not getting a home inspection before you buy

A home might look perfectly ok to the untrained eye, but don’t forget that your investment isn’t just those four walls. It’s the plumbing, electrical, foundation and other important elements that you need to get a professional to assess before you commit. 

2. Not properly calculating to cost vs. revenue

A deal may seem incredible, and you feel like you need to jump on it. We get it. BUT don’t do yourself a disservice and sign on the dotted line without doing your homework. You need a…

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