Exploring Equity in Public Education
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Exploring Equity in Public Education

Equity is about ensuring every child, no matter what neighborhood they live in, has the opportunity for a brilliant future. It's important for all schools to get the resources, support, and opportunities for every child to succeed. When a child doesn't have access to these opportunities, it hurts our community.

Equity across our public schools requires empathy and action. It demands honesty, commitment, and perseverance from everyone in our diverse community. Join us to create a shared vision for success for all children, our schools, and our community.

This workshop includes dialogue and creative expression opportunities, review of case studies to better understand educational equity issues, and provides you with tools to take action for our community and schools.

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Credit Card Travel Hacking for Beginners
Feb
26
5:30 PM17:30

Credit Card Travel Hacking for Beginners

Do you want to fly first-class to the Maldives for a once-in-a-lifetime beach vacation but don't have $30,000 to spend? Do you want to take your family to visit Rocky Mountain or Glacier National Park, but airfare and lodging for your whole family for a week (or two) seem out-of-reach? Do you want the banks to pay you, for a change, instead of you paying the banks?

Attend this class to learn the basics of how to use credit card rewards to travel anywhere you want to go for free, or almost-free. Or even if you have no interest in travel whatsoever, come to learn how to earn thousands of extra dollars in cashback, just by applying for the right credit cards. Don't get overly excited and apply for any new credit cards before you attend this class.

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No Pressure: Instant Pot 101
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

No Pressure: Instant Pot 101

Haven't quite figured out that Instant Pot you got for Christmas (or as a Black Friday special)? Mary Haymaker from Chattavore will help you decipher the settings and figure out how to get a meal on the table using today's trendiest kitchen appliance. We'll cook a comfort food meal perfect for the January chill: cheesy chili mac, pressure cooked mashed potatoes, and rice pudding. Bring your questions about the Instant Pot and if Mary doesn't know the answer she'll find it for you!

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Grassroots Organizing for Our Public Schools
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Grassroots Organizing for Our Public Schools

Ready to take action to make change in Hamilton County public schools? Here's your opportunity! UnifiEd is a grassroots organizing and advocacy organization, and our trainers will guide you in the basic principles of community organizing, arm you with information and tools to get active in your neighborhood and networks, and impact policy change for our kids and schools!

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Watercolor Sketching: A Half-Day Workshop
Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

Watercolor Sketching: A Half-Day Workshop

This half-day workshop will cover all basic concepts of sketching, gesture drawing, pen and ink, and watercolor. The class would provide students the foundation needed to establish a daily sketching practice. The class will head outside to work on how to capture buildings and people, then students will build a loose sketch, add ink and then finish with watercolor. 

All students will be supplied with a watercolor travel set, water brush pen, fine line Sharpie and a small watercolor sketchbook to keep. Snacks are provided, and participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch. 

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#MeToo Healing Circle
Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

#MeToo Healing Circle

If you've said #MeToo in the past few months, this healing circle is for you.

Join Elisa Negroin, a certified Holistic Coach, to begin to work through the pain and come to a place of healing through discovering your own unique style of expression and natural presence. 

Please note: This is not a counseling session, but a way to move forward in healing by sharing our experiences and stories. 

A portion of the proceeds of this class will go to the Rape Crisis Center.

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Historical Perspectives on Hamilton County Public Schools
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Historical Perspectives on Hamilton County Public Schools

How did public schools in Hamilton County get where they are today? The system that educates 45,000 children in our community is the product of decades of social and legal influences and decisions by policy makers. It's vital to understand where we've been and where we are today in order to shape a brighter tomorrow.

A few topics covered:

  • Brown v. Board of Education comes to Hamilton County
  • Key lawsuits around desegregating local schools
  • Removal of the desegregation ordinance
  • White flight and protests
  • Merger between city and county school systems
  • Current state of school zoning, classroom discipline, graduation rates, course offerings, and more
  • What's working around the nation
  • What's next for our community and schools?

Join us to discuss, learn, grow, share, and organize to affect grassroots change for public education in our community!

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Mindful Eating
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Mindful Eating

Join local dietitian Courtney Phifer, MS, RD, LDN, owner of Nourish Nutrition Counseling, as she takes us through the practice of mindful eating. Mindful eating is eating with awareness and using your senses to fully experience the food. With practice, it can help us avoid overeating and help us learn our natural body cues. The class will include an intro to mindfulness, eating in the moment, and hunger/satiety.

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Planting for Pollinators
Mar
8
5:30 PM17:30

Planting for Pollinators

Dive into what's involved in creating a top-notch garden, ready for butterflies and other pollinators. If you like eating cantaloupe, among other crops that depend on pollinators, this class could be a life-saver! On hand will be Ann Brown from the Chattanooga Area Pollinator Partnership (CHAPP) who can answer your more involved questions on the topic.

Supplies will be purchased on site and range based on what type of terrarium you choose.

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Hiring Fundamentals for New and Small Businesses
Mar
12
12:00 PM12:00

Hiring Fundamentals for New and Small Businesses

Do any of the following phrases describe what you are going through at the moment:

  • ‘I’ve never hired anyone before and I’m anxious to get the right person.’
  • ‘I’m covered in work and I need someone to help me.’
  • ‘My business is growing and to keep it growing I’m going to need some employees.’
  • ‘If I have to miss one more event that is important to my family I’m going to lose it.’
  • ‘I need to make this hire count. If I mess up, I won’t get another shot.’

If so, this is the class for you. Learn how to minimize your risk as you make a hire for your new or small business, and how to get the right person the first time. Pamper Garner and Associates have helped their clients hire thousands of employees and by attending you’ll learn a practical and immediately applicable process that can be used in your business too.

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Grassroots Organizing for Our Public Schools
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

Grassroots Organizing for Our Public Schools

Ready to take action to make change in Hamilton County public schools? Here's your opportunity! UnifiEd is a grassroots organizing and advocacy organization, and our trainers will guide you in the basic principles of community organizing, arm you with information and tools to get active in your neighborhood and networks, and impact policy change for our kids and schools!

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No Pressure: Instant Pot 101
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

No Pressure: Instant Pot 101

Haven't quite figured out that Instant Pot you got for Christmas (or as a Black Friday special)? Mary Haymaker from Chattavore will help you decipher the settings and figure out how to get a meal on the table using today's trendiest kitchen appliance. We'll cook a comfort food meal perfect for the January chill: cheesy chili mac, pressure cooked mashed potatoes, and rice pudding. Bring your questions about the Instant Pot and if Mary doesn't know the answer she'll find it for you!

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Chinese Medicine 101
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Chinese Medicine 101

Chinese Medicine is more than just acupuncture. This short class will get your toes wet in the wonders of Chinese Medicine. We will discuss what Chinese Medicine is, how it works (in Eastern and Western terms), diseases it treats, how ailments are diagnosed, and the different modems of therapy.

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Exploring Equity in Public Education
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

Exploring Equity in Public Education

Equity is about ensuring every child, no matter what neighborhood they live in, has the opportunity for a brilliant future. It's important for all schools to get the resources, support, and opportunities for every child to succeed. When a child doesn't have access to these opportunities, it hurts our community.

Equity across our public schools requires empathy and action. It demands honesty, commitment, and perseverance from everyone in our diverse community. Join us to create a shared vision for success for all children, our schools, and our community.

This workshop includes dialogue and creative expression opportunities, review of case studies to better understand educational equity issues, and provides you with tools to take action for our community and schools.

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Introduction to Calligraphy
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Calligraphy

This class will be an introduction to the basics of calligraphy. From these basics in class, students can pursue developing the skills of a traditional style of calligraphy or can adapt them into a more contemporary style. Good penmanship is not required - only a desire to enjoy oneself and to learn some of the basics of the art of calligraphy. 

Supplies: We will provide all supplies including: paper for practice and calligraphy pens for you to take home. Students will need to bring a small quotation or an inspirational phrase to use for your project.

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Instant Pot 201
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Instant Pot 201

So, you've mastered the basics with your Instant Pot - now what? Mary Haymaker from Chattavore will teach you some more advanced techniques, including baking in the Instant Pot and "pot-in-pot" cooking, which allows you to cook more than one item in the Instant Pot at the same time. We'll make chicken Alfredo pasta, steamed broccoli, and cake - yes, CAKE. Audience participation is encouraged! Bring your Instant Pot questions and if Mary doesn't have the answer, she'll get it for you. Handouts will be provided. Please note: this class is not sponsored by Instant Pot. Mary just really loves her Instant Pot and wants to help others learn to love theirs too!

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Solutions to the Top 5 Marketing Mistakes
Mar
22
12:00 PM12:00

Solutions to the Top 5 Marketing Mistakes

Often, entrepreneurs and business leaders are making major marketing mistakes without even realizing it. For example, do you understand the psychographics of your target audience? Or, have you set marketing objectives based on organizational KPI’s?

In this class, Entrepreneur and Digital Media Strategist, Sarah Stahl breaks down five of the biggest marketing mistakes you can make. She then explains how you can correct them and move forward to connect and convert more of your audience while measuring efforts that lead to sales.

This class is bring your own lunch.

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Myths of Skincare
Mar
22
5:30 PM17:30

Myths of Skincare

We've heard it all before: you shouldn't use a moisturizer if you have oily skin, coconut oil is the only thing you need on your face, rubbing alcohol is good for killing acne. All these skincare myths and more will be addressed to help you learn how best to treat the largest organ of your body!

Each participant will get a bath bomb as a treat at the end and the information needed for stunning beautiful skin. Ask our experts all your skincare questions in a no pressure environment.

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Intermediate Macrame: Making Your Own Purse
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

Intermediate Macrame: Making Your Own Purse

Supplement your personal style and skill set with this vintage style macrame clutch. This intermediate project is perfect for those looking to make practical style items for everyday life. Class will include a quick tutorial of basic stitches for beginners who want to participate.

All supplies including cord, purse frame and lining included.

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Introduction to Pilates
Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

Introduction to Pilates

This invigorating Pilates class is for all levels and abilities. Fletcher Pilates is a movement based style of Pilates focusing on developing core strength, upper and lower body strength, flexibility, mobility and coordination. Classes will incorporate floor work, barre work, and towel work. 

Bring a mat and a friend!

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Master Your Money Mind$et
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Master Your Money Mind$et

Are you living paycheck to paycheck while trying to pay off tons of debt?  Do you feel limited in our current economic atmosphere?  How worthy do you feel when it comes to receiving money?

The fact that we use money to exchange for goods & services is not changing anytime soon!  But it is our relationship with money that can change for a more positive flow of abundance in our lives. In this class, we will assess our current financial issues and create an accountability measure around them to shift our financial status.

Don't miss this enlightening workshop and discover what is blocking you from creating more wealth by uncovering your core money beliefs, which in turn influence your actions regarding money. You will learn powerful tools and experiential exercises to shift your money mindset. When you do, you will be amazed how new money & opportunities flow with ease into your life!     

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Intermediate Squarespace
Mar
26
5:30 PM17:30

Intermediate Squarespace

This class is for users who have or manage a Squarespace site and want to go further in their understanding of how to use more of the Squarespace features. We'll discuss all of the design options how to add custom CSS, and more.

Please note: bring your own computer.

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The Great Adult Egg Hunt and Hoppy Hour
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

The Great Adult Egg Hunt and Hoppy Hour

  • Sculpture Fields and Montague Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Chattery is hosting our first Great Adult Egg Hunt & Hoppy Hour on Saturday, March 31st at 2 p.m. at Sculpture Fields at Montague Park.

This inaugural event combines the arts, community collaboration, and of course, education. Through a creative partnership, local artists will create one-of-a-kind works of art on an evergreen wooden egg, and adult participants will search for the eggs at Sculpture Fields.

We’ll conclude the event with a restaurant “hop” along Main Street to continue to build community and support local businesses. The Hoppy Hour starts at 4 p.m.

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No Pressure: Instant Pot 101
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

No Pressure: Instant Pot 101

Haven't quite figured out that Instant Pot you got for Christmas (or as a Black Friday special)? Mary Haymaker from Chattavore will help you decipher the settings and figure out how to get a meal on the table using today's trendiest kitchen appliance. We'll cook a comfort food meal perfect for the January chill: cheesy chili mac, pressure cooked mashed potatoes, and rice pudding. Bring your questions about the Instant Pot and if Mary doesn't know the answer she'll find it for you!

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Changing for Good: Implementing Positive Personal Change
Apr
5
5:30 PM17:30

Changing for Good: Implementing Positive Personal Change

Through group coaching and simple assessments, participants will review each stage of the six stage program to change. Change does not depend on luck or willpower. It is a process that can be successfully managed by anyone who understands it. By the end of the course, participants will be able to identify what stage of change they are in; create a climate where positive change can occur; maintain motivation; turn setbacks into progress; and make new habits that are beneficial to their health and wellness.

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Introduction to Calligraphy
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Calligraphy

This class will be an introduction to the basics of calligraphy. From these basics in class, students can pursue developing the skills of a traditional style of calligraphy or can adapt them into a more contemporary style. Good penmanship is not required - only a desire to enjoy oneself and to learn some of the basics of the art of calligraphy. 

Supplies: We will provide all supplies including: paper for practice and calligraphy pens for you to take home. Students will need to bring a small quotation or an inspirational phrase to use for your project.

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Instant Pot 201
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Instant Pot 201

So, you've mastered the basics with your Instant Pot - now what? Mary Haymaker from Chattavore will teach you some more advanced techniques, including baking in the Instant Pot and "pot-in-pot" cooking, which allows you to cook more than one item in the Instant Pot at the same time. We'll make chicken Alfredo pasta, steamed broccoli, and cake - yes, CAKE. Audience participation is encouraged! Bring your Instant Pot questions and if Mary doesn't have the answer, she'll get it for you. Handouts will be provided. Please note: this class is not sponsored by Instant Pot. Mary just really loves her Instant Pot and wants to help others learn to love theirs too!

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Love & Logic for Parents of School-Aged Children
Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

Love & Logic for Parents of School-Aged Children

This course is designed to empower parents of school-aged children to balance their households to avoid the push and tug of the parent/child relationship. Learning how to discipline with love and logic so that consequences become growing experiences, rather than punitive, self-defeating guilt-inducing negative family experiences will be the goal of this session. Embedding the 5 to Thrive Strategies of Chattanooga Basics, families will leave with the goal of maximizing love while minimizing stress. In addition, families will get some tips on how to create a One-Year Plan to help their child be successful in school.

Are you ready for some practical ideas for raising responsible children who feel great about themselves – children who are responsible and ready to live in the real world? Are you ready to feel empowered and confident in leading a home that is filled with calmness and positivity? Are you ready to get started?

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Fearless: 10 Simple Mindfulness Tools
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Fearless: 10 Simple Mindfulness Tools

Ever wish you could turn off your brain? There is so much demanding our attention these days and it seems we deal with an endless mind chatter that surrounds us all day long!  We have ever-growing to-do lists, oodles of social media to keep up with and no time to “just be”. 

This kind of living is creating a society that is constantly stressed and full of anxiety. 

It is time to stop this destructive cycle and free yourself from the re-active state you are living from.   Studies show that mindfulness and certain meditation techniques increase serotonin (the happy hormone), which decreases anxiety and depression!

Participants can expect to receive tools and interactive experiential exercises to support living from the present moment of mindfulness.  This workshop will guide you to:

  • Understand your fears and anxiety so that they no longer control you
  • Discover how you can become the master of your thoughts by creating an easy daily mindfulness practice
  • Learn tools to live more in the present moment so that you can experience more peace
  • Reprogram negative thinking and create a joyful life full of freedom and bliss
  • Bring awareness to being a responder rather than a re-actor to life by being anchored in your power of choice 
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Bouquet Basics: Flower Arranging 101
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Bouquet Basics: Flower Arranging 101

In this class, you'll learn how to turn grocery store, farmers marker or freshly foraged flowers into beautiful arrangements! Learn the fundamentals of arranging flowers, using basic concepts of design. Your flowers will last longer, look cleaner and be showcased beautifully in your home!

Each participant will walk away with a bouquet of their very own and the knowledge to make one themselves.

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Energy: How to Bottle It
Feb
22
5:30 PM17:30

Energy: How to Bottle It

We have all had days when we feel as though we have one teaspoon of energy left before finally getting into bed for the night. Of course, there is that oft-recited lament, “I have no energy left; you deal with it!”

So what is energy? What is it that makes us feel superhuman one minute and like the “last rose of summer” the next? A simple definition would read something like-energy is the strength and vigor required for continuous physical and/or mental activities. Where does energy come from and how we can build our energy bank or “bottle it?”

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Easy Health Tips for Busy People
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Easy Health Tips for Busy People

Chinese Medicine suggests that all the illness in the world stems from only a few causes - poor diet, sleep, lack of movement and stress.  This class will provide easy and helpful hints to address those basic concepts in a way that makes sense for the everyday busy person. The first step to healthy living is simple change!

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Instant Pot 201 - SOLD OUT
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Instant Pot 201 - SOLD OUT

So, you've mastered the basics with your Instant Pot - now what? Mary Haymaker from Chattavore will teach you some more advanced techniques, including baking in the Instant Pot and "pot-in-pot" cooking, which allows you to cook more than one item in the Instant Pot at the same time. We'll make chicken Alfredo pasta, steamed broccoli, and cake - yes, CAKE. Audience participation is encouraged! Bring your Instant Pot questions and if Mary doesn't have the answer, she'll get it for you. Handouts will be provided. Please note: this class is not sponsored by Instant Pot. Mary just really loves her Instant Pot and wants to help others learn to love theirs too!

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Introduction to Music Theory
Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Music Theory

Music theory is the study of the theoretical elements of music including sound and pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, and notation. Understanding music theory means knowing the language of music.

This class covers the very basics of music theory such as reading different clefs, identifying key signatures, identifying scales and basic chords, and understanding rhythmic notation. This class is ideal for current musicians who aren't comfortable reading music, people who used to study music but may have forgotten things over the years, and anyone else looking to understand the basics of music.

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Gotta Get Up To Get Down: Painting Sunrises and Sunsets
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Gotta Get Up To Get Down: Painting Sunrises and Sunsets

If you're looking for something one-of-a-kind to give as a holiday present this year, look no further. 

Painting like a seasoned, professional artist doesn't have to be hard. In this class, you'll learn some painting tricks around painting sunsets and sunrises. Using minimal equipment and household paint to create these beautiful works of art will ensure that you can take these ideas back home and keep creating.

This class will give you a sense of accomplishment when you finish this piece and hopefully open up avenues of creativity you didn't think were possible before. 

Oh, and there will be drinking and paint fights of course. BYOB.

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Valentine's Day Wine and Chocolate Pairing
Feb
14
8:00 PM20:00

Valentine's Day Wine and Chocolate Pairing

The Chattery and Chattanooga Tasting Club are teaming up to present a very special Valentine's Day wine and chocolate pairing.

Join us at the historic Turnbull building for a very special post Valentine's Day dinner event. We'll be tasting delicious chocolates prepared by the folks at Hot Chocolatier, and special wines hand selected by Tim Hinick of Chattanooga Tasting Club.

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Galentine's Day Mixer
Feb
13
5:30 PM17:30

Galentine's Day Mixer

"It's like Lilith Fair minus the angst" - Leslie Knope

Join the ladies of The Chattery and The Brunch Collective on Galentine's Day (February 13th) for a networking mixer at the Daily Ration. 

Bring a friend and meet other incredible ladies over delicious cocktails and snacks.?

Let's make Leslie Knope proud.

*Drinks available for purchase.

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Discover Your Life's Purpose
Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

Discover Your Life's Purpose

Do you lack clarity and direction in what your life's purpose is? Is there a joyful connection to the work you do in the world? It’s time to wake up every day inspired and excited!

Find the clarity you are looking for to discover your talents, gifts and treasures.  Find the work that lights you up. Find the meaning and fulfillment in your life which inspires you.   

Ask yourself, what would the new you do?   What would it feel like to live my life’s purpose?

Participants can expect to receive tools and interactive experiential exercises to support the journey of self-discovery.   This workshop will guide you to:

  • Proven mindfulness techniques on how to get clear on who you are and what you want so that life feels more “On Purpose”
  • Powerful tools and exercises that will guide you to define the 5 core qualities that make you…YOU! 
  • How to unleash your creative talents and create abundance sharing your unique gifts with the world.
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Bouquet Basics: Flower Arranging 101 - SOLD OUT
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Bouquet Basics: Flower Arranging 101 - SOLD OUT

In this class, you'll learn how to turn grocery store, farmers marker or freshly foraged flowers into beautiful arrangements! Learn the fundamentals of arranging flowers, using basic concepts of design. Your flowers will last longer, look cleaner and be showcased beautifully in your home!

Each participant will walk away with a bouquet of their very own and the knowledge to make one themselves.

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Terrariums: A Whole Garden Contained - SOLD OUT
Feb
8
5:30 PM17:30

Terrariums: A Whole Garden Contained - SOLD OUT

Create a whole garden in one spot. Learn the basics and try your hand at a whole new world of gardening. Taylor from Sacred Harvest (as seen at Chattanooga Sunday Farmers' Market) will be on hand to share his extensive knowledge and artistry.

Supplies will be purchased on site and range based on what type of terrarium you choose.

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Valentine's Card Making Social
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Valentine's Card Making Social

Join us for "Send a Card to a Friend" Day and feel the love with some refreshments and crafts at our craft social!

We'll be making lovely cards for loved ones, besties, and strangers. February 7th is "Send a Card to a Friend" Day, 

We'll be sending cards to a local nursing home, to be announced soon!

Suggested donation: $5. Wine provided!

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Cinematics: Wilhemina's War
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Cinematics: Wilhemina's War

In much of America, progress in HIV/AIDS treatment and improvement in education may suggest the worst is behind us, but every year 50,000 Americans are still diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS. Astonishingly, nearly half of them live in the South, where the AIDS epidemic has taken root in rural communities, and is one of the leading causes of death among black women.

The Chattery and Society of Work are teaming up with Chattanooga CARES and the NAACP to show documentary film Wilhemina's WarWilhemina’s War is the story of Wilhemina Dixon, an uneducated daughter of sharecroppers who becomes a force in her family’s fight for survival from HIV and AIDS. Shot over the course of five years, the film bears witness to the resilience and determination of the human spirit in the face of tremendous adversity.

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Multi-Element Sterling Silver and Pebble Necklace Workshop
Feb
3
to Feb 4

Multi-Element Sterling Silver and Pebble Necklace Workshop

Join jewelers Meredith Meredith Middleton, Molly Sharp, Beth Carter Gautsch, and Jan Headington Homan and learn how to make sterling silver and pebble necklaces over the first weekend in February.

Students will learn to construct a multi-element necklace using sterling silver and beach pebbles. Learn different techniques from each instructor including sawing, soldering, forming, drilling a pebble and much more.

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Venting & Gratitude: Journaling 101
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

Venting & Gratitude: Journaling 101

  • The Chattery at Chattanooga WorkSpace (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you want to journal but think your thoughts aren't profound enough? Do you already journal and worry that it's a book of negativity and if someone found it they'd think you're a horrible and miserable person? Yes, we have this healthy outlet and yet have unhealthy thoughts about it.

In this class, we'll talk about the relief of journaling, and that you can actually have fun! We'll do writing exercises in the class, exploring methods to find the one that feels both easy and powerful for you. Please bring tools to write: paper, journal, computer, or journal app. Pens and pencils will be provided.

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Grassroots Organizing for Our Public Schools
Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Grassroots Organizing for Our Public Schools

Ready to take action to make change in Hamilton County public schools? Here's your opportunity! UnifiEd is a grassroots organizing and advocacy organization, and our trainers will guide you in the basic principles of community organizing, arm you with information and tools to get active in your neighborhood and networks, and impact policy change for our kids and schools!

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Bouquet Basics: Flower Arranging 101 - SOLD OUT
Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Bouquet Basics: Flower Arranging 101 - SOLD OUT

In this class, you'll learn how to turn grocery store, farmers marker or freshly foraged flowers into beautiful arrangements! Learn the fundamentals of arranging flowers, using basic concepts of design. Your flowers will last longer, look cleaner and be showcased beautifully in your home!

Each participant will walk away with a bouquet of their very own and the knowledge to make one themselves.

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Understanding Emotional Intelligence: Improve Your Quality of Life
Jan
25
5:30 PM17:30

Understanding Emotional Intelligence: Improve Your Quality of Life

Think about the last time you were really angry. It was around dinner time and you were getting pretty hungry, and  you found yourself at an event you hated. You could feel the heat start to rise, and while you were trying to get a grip on it, you noticed that your windshield had been cracked by a random rock. Suddenly, you got really angry.

These types of situations - from minor inconveniences to major crises - are universally experienced and stir up emotions. And emotions are very powerful. They influence how we perceive the world, how we act, what motivates us to action, and how we make decisions.

Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand, process, and harness emotions, and to recognize their presence in other people. It is an integral component of modern leadership, self-awareness, and building strong relationships.

This class is going to focus on Emotional Intelligence: what it is, why it’s important, how it’s measured, how you can improve your own EQ, and what the benefits are for those who improve.

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Analyzing Data via Excel: Advanced Pivot Tables & Visualization
Jan
25
5:30 PM17:30

Analyzing Data via Excel: Advanced Pivot Tables & Visualization

Learn how to quickly analyze big data at a Fortune 500 level through Pivot Tables and Charts and Graphs. We will review a business case to perform an in class deep dive analysis.

In this class, we'll cover:

  • Recommended Pivot Tables
  • Slicers
  • Calculated Fields
  • Pivot Table Formatting
  • Recommended Pivot Charts
  • Review top metrics and tools utilized in order to be successful in your role as a business analyst
  • Identify key trends in order to help drive strategic business decisions
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Analyzing Data via Excel: Data Visualization with Charts & Graphs
Jan
25
11:30 AM11:30

Analyzing Data via Excel: Data Visualization with Charts & Graphs

Learn how to build really cool and highly useful visualizations within Microsoft Excel. The usage of dashboards helps end users see high level data visually. This is a must know within the corporate environment!

In this class, you'll learn:

  • Choosing appropriate charts and graphs
  • Utilization of Dynamic Charts and Graphs
  • Formatting
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Using Collaging for Self Care and Expression
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Using Collaging for Self Care and Expression

Have you been longing for an excuse to pull a Ms. Frizzle and "Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!"?

Join us for an evening of having way too much fun ripping up paper and making a mess with glue sticks, markers, and magazines. In this judgment-free space, you will learn how to use collaging as a tool to explore aspects of yourself and whatever might be weighing you down, so you can leave feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the next challenge. We will start the class with a brief check-in exercise to warm up the creative juices, and end with an opportunity to share. Feel free to come with some friends or a partner, or just your own lovely self. 

All collaging supplies are provided, but BYOB/BYOW. 
Remember: No artistic skills needed, just a willingness to have fun!

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No Pressure: Instant Pot 101 - SOLD OUT
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

No Pressure: Instant Pot 101 - SOLD OUT

Haven't quite figured out that Instant Pot you got for Christmas (or as a Black Friday special)? Mary Haymaker from Chattavore will help you decipher the settings and figure out how to get a meal on the table using today's trendiest kitchen appliance. We'll cook a comfort food meal perfect for the January chill: cheesy chili mac, pressure cooked mashed potatoes, and rice pudding. Bring your questions about the Instant Pot and if Mary doesn't know the answer she'll find it for you!

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Beginner WordPress - SOLD OUT
Jan
22
5:30 PM17:30

Beginner WordPress - SOLD OUT

This class is sold out. Click here to sign up for the wait list to be notified of the next class!

Are you just getting started with building a website? This class will start with the absolute basics of Wordpress -- no previous experience required. We'll go over installation, an overview of the Wordpress dashboard, and how themes work.

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Writing the Mind Alive: Winter Retreat
Jan
20
to Jan 21

Writing the Mind Alive: Winter Retreat

  • Proprioceptive Writing Center, Southeast (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A simple method anyone can learn, Proprioceptive Writing®  (PW)  is a form of meditative writing that teaches you to  listen to your thoughts with empathy and curiosity and reflect on them in writing. When engaging your thoughts and feelings in this way, you become open, receptive and focused. The mind is freed from anxiety and you are left feeling refreshed, energized, and restored to your natural state of vibrant aliveness. 

PW is a powerful tool that can be used to:

  • Focus awareness, dissolve inhibitions and build self trust 
  • Unburden your mind and resolve emotional conflicts
  • Write and speak with strength and clarity
  • Awaken your senses and emotions
  • Liberate your creative energies
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Watercolor Sketching: A Half-Day Workshop - SOLD OUT
Jan
20
9:00 AM09:00

Watercolor Sketching: A Half-Day Workshop - SOLD OUT

This class is sold out. Click here to sign up for the wait list to be notified of the next class!

This half-day workshop will cover all basic concepts of sketching, gesture drawing, pen and ink, and watercolor. The class would provide students the foundation needed to establish a daily sketching practice. The class will head outside to work on how to capture buildings and people, then students will build a loose sketch, add ink and then finish with watercolor. 

All students will be supplied with a watercolor travel set, water brush pen, fine line Sharpie and a small watercolor sketchbook to keep. Snacks are provided, and participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch. 

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Canceled: Love & Logic for Parents of School-Aged Children
Jan
18
5:30 PM17:30

Canceled: Love & Logic for Parents of School-Aged Children

Due to illness, this class has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience! Email us at info@thechattery.org to be notified when we reschedule.

This course is designed to empower parents of school-aged children to balance their households to avoid the push and tug of the parent/child relationship. Learning how to discipline with love and logic so that consequences become growing experiences, rather than punitive, self-defeating guilt-inducing negative family experiences will be the goal of this session. Embedding the 5 to Thrive Strategies of Chattanooga Basics, families will leave with the goal of maximizing love while minimizing stress. In addition, families will get some tips on how to create a One-Year Plan to help their child be successful in school.

Are you ready for some practical ideas for raising responsible children who feel great about themselves – children who are responsible and ready to live in the real world? Are you ready to feel empowered and confident in leading a home that is filled with calmness and positivity? Are you ready to get started?

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Canceled: Wedding Planning 101
Jan
17
5:30 PM17:30

Canceled: Wedding Planning 101

Weddings can be stressful, but having a well-planned one makes all the difference. If you're planning a walk down the aisle, join us for an insider's guide to all things you need to know to plan a wedding, including tips to stay organized, and ways to stay on a budget. You'll walk away armed with planning materials including spreadsheets and other documents to make sure you're ready.

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