Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 7/15 - 7/22

Posted by Anna Varnell on Friday, July 15th, 2022 at 2:08pm.

 

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, July 15th to Friday, July 22nd.

July 15th - July 31st

Christmas in July Toy Drive

When: At your convenience
Where: Children's Hospital at Erlanger, 975 E. Third St.
Cost: Cost of item donated

Children’s Hospital at Erlanger is hosting a Christmas in July Toy Drive throughout the entire month of July. When a child has to stay at the hospital, it can be scary and overwhelming. The Child Life Specialist’s job is to help comfort and ease your child as best possible while they receive care. This can include music, ipad, bubbles, and toys to play with. Our Marketing & Administration Assistant, Anna, knows first hand how important a Child Life Specialist’s role is as her son has special needs and now visits the hospital on a monthly basis for treatments. The toy drive is to collect toys, games, clothing, etc for children who have to stay at the hospital or visit for treatments to minimize stress and anxiety as best possible. Check out the wishlist here! They’ve even made donating super simple with a drop off bin located out the Children’s Emergency Room entrance.


Saturday, July 16th

EG Kight

When: 7:00pm
Where: Songbirds, 35 Station St.
Cost: $20

This Satuday, EG Kight will be performing at Songbirds! What originally started as a band then solo act has now formed into a trio. Nominated for best Acoustic Blues Album by Blues Blast Magazine, “The Trio Sessions” offer a fresh take on blues meets americana. “This stripped down version allows for a tighter show with sweet harmonies, harp, percussion, drums, dobro, and acoustic guitars. We’re having a great time venturing out into some new musical areas, and our audiences seem to love it!” Grab your tickets here!


July 15th-16th

CSTHEA’s Home Education Expo

When: July 15th 9am-6pm, July 16th 9am-4pm
Where: Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway
Cost: $9-$16

The number of students being homeschool has grown significantly over the past several years in Chattanooga. If you currently homeschool or have been insterested in homeschool your children, there’s an expo just for you! Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association is hosting an expo for everything you need to get started or continue homeschooling. With over 60 exhibitors and several helpful workshops, you’re sure to gain an abundance of information and tools to make your student receives the best education throughout their educational journey. Some of the workshops include Preparing Your Child for Life: Teaching Worldview, How to Prepare Your Child to Write for Publication, Emotional Health and Intelligence for Teens, Pearls of Wisdom for Homeschooling Moms, Charlotte Mason Principles in the Homeschool: Respecting the Child, Forming Relationships, and many more! For a full list of vendors and workshops and to register, click here!


Sunday, July 17th

The Play That Goes Wrong

When: 2:00-5:00pm
Where: The Historic Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St.
Cost: $8-$10

Broadway’s smash hit is coming to Ringgold! A play within a play, this hilariously, unique show takes you on a journey where things are quickly going from bad to an absolute disastor. The whodunit show is “everything you never want in a show. An unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, that accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!” Start your week off with loads of laughs at this award winning show. For tickets, head over to Eventbrite.


July 18th-22nd

Summer Camp: Superheroes of Science

When: 8:30am-3:30pm
Where: Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St
Cost: $245, $196 for members

Parents, if you’re looking for something fun for your younger children as the summer break is coming to an end, look no further! The Creative Discovery Museum is hosting a summer camp for Superheroes of Science. This camp offers the opportunity to explore that curiosity and develop new interests in how the world works. Campers will investigate all types of science. The highlight of this camp will be daily labs that connect children with the science found in everyday materials. Check out their upcoming camp here!


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