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September



 

Black Bear Rampage


The focus of the Black Bear Rampage is on great trails, great fun, a tough day of pedaling, and some of the best post ride food you have ever enjoyed!  This race is the perfect first-time event for an aspiring racer and a great starter for folks looking to move into endurance races, or it's a great test of endurance for folks just wanting to push their limits. Racers ride a designated course (either the 20-mile or 40-mile option) through Tanasi and Brush Creek, sampling every bit of riding the Whitewater Center has to offer. Sponsored by Scott’s Bicycle Centre of Cleveland.

Phone: 423-472-9881

 


 

International Cowpea Festival and Cook-off
September 13, 2014
10 am - 8 pm


The International Cowpea Festival and Cookoff returns to Charleston this fall with a host of activities, including a cowpea cookoff for professionals and amateurs; a Princess and the Cowpea Pageant; farmers market and arts and crafts booths, booths focused on local Cherokee, Civil War, Wild River and agri-tourism heritage; children's games; storytellers; and live music throughout the day leading up to a free concert by GRAMMY-award winner Billy Dean. Mark your calendar to attend this day long event.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Melissa Woody at the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce, 423-472-6587 for details.

 


 

Ocoee Cup Soccer Tournament
September 19-21, 2014

The Ocoee Cup is an annual soccer/futbol tournament held by the GRCSA (Greater Cleveland Soccer Association). Regional and state soccer teams vie for championship.
The 18th Annual Ocoee Cup Invitational will be held at the GRCSA Mouse Creek Soccer Complex.
Contact Kelley Maitlen @ kelley.maitlen@gmail.com & Josh Crispin @ joshuacrispin@grcsa.org with any questions you may have.
(423) 614-GAME.


 

 

 

 

October


 

 


Songs that Touch Our Hearts
October 14, 2014

7 PM



Lee University will present “Songs That Touch Our Hearts” on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Lee Chapel. Hosted by Dr. Paul and Mrs. Darlia Conn, the concert will feature music from The Red Back Hymnal. The audience will be provided with hymnals and encouraged to sing along with their favorite hymns. The stage will be filled with Red Back Hymnal “enthusiasts” from all over campus, the community, and a few out-of-town guests. “This will be our third Red Back Hymnal singing event,” said Director Danny Murray. “It’s always a fun night filled with inspiration.” Admission is free, but tickets are required as seating is limited. To reserve tickets, call (423) 614-8320.



 

Cleveland Apple Festival
Saturday, October 18th, 2014 10:00am-7:00pm

Sunday, October 19th, 2014 1:00pm-6:00pm

Tickets can be purchased at any festival gate (cash only please).
Two Day Pass – Adults $6
Two Day Pass – Seniors $4
Two Day Pass – Children $4
One Day Pass – Adults $4
One Day Pass – Seniors $3
One Day Pass - Children Age 3-12 $3
Children 2 and Under Free

A family event that is held each fall in Downtown Cleveland. This annual festival offers a juried art & craft show, live music, food booths, pony & hayrides, entertainment, children's activities and much more! All children's activities in the Trailhead Bicycle Kids Zone are free to children 12 and under including pony rides.

 


 

Good News Fall Festival
October 25, 2014
11AM-2PM

GoodNews will be hosting a Fall Festival at White Wing Christian Bookstore on Oct. 25th. Come by for Free Food, Live Music, Candy for the Kids at much more!
Booths are available for local businesses to setup. 
Contact Matt at 423-503-1410 for details.

 

Museum Center at 5 Points Fall Art Festival
Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:30am-6:00pm

 

Come join us for a day of local art, music, and family fun. Select artists will be demonstrating their craft. We will also have children’s activities throughout the day!

You do not want to miss the amazing selection of local artist who will be in attendance this year!

Types of art at the festival includes wood art, pottery, paintings (oil, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media), jewelry and more! 

For more information you may email the Museum Store Manager, Hulon Dunn at hdunn@museumcenter.org 

 





Ft. Hill Cemetery Tour           
October 26, 2014
  
Tours begin at 4p.m. and will run every hour on the hour until 7p.m.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased on the day of the event at the cemetery

Fort Hill Cemetery is Cleveland, Tennessee's historic city cemetery, located on the highest point near the city. Once called Cemetery Hill, the land was used by the Union Army as a makeshift fort during the Civil War because of its vantage point in regards to the city.

Many notable Clevelanders are buried here and each year the Bradley Historical Society teams up with Lee University to host a living history tour of the cemetery. Researchers pick about a dozen gravesites each year and reenact the corresponding personalities at their gravesides. Tours have included a Civil War diarist, Civil War soliders, a copper mining magnate, judges, community leaders, slaves, a newspaper publisher, widow of a Cherokee leader and many more.

 


 


Evening of Mystery & Folklore
Oct. 29 & 30, 2014
6:00 p.m. & 8:15 p.m. $10 adults/$5 students
Bank of Cleveland

The sixth annual Evening of Cleveland Mystery & Folklore will take place Wednesday and Thursday evening. The storytelling event begins nightly at 6 p.m., with a second tour beginning at 8:15 p.m. This is not a haunted house but an evening of history and mystery of Cleveland folklore as told by members of the Cleveland Storytelling Guild and others. Two stories will be told inside the bank, and three stories will be told during a short walking tour outside.


Tickets will be available for purchase at Bank of Cleveland Main Office and Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce.

The event will take place rain or shine. All proceeds go to charity.

 


  

Mainstreet Cleveland Halloween Block Party
October 31, 2014
5-10 PM
 Treat Street Opens at 6:00 PM
Presented by Mainstreet Cleveland


A safe alternative to trick-or-treating held in Downtown Cleveland on Halloween night. Various community organizations set up food vendor booths complemented by two stages of live music, candy and games for the kids…there’s even a costume contest! Last year’s crowd topped 20,000. Admission is free. Donations accepted. (423) 479-1000.

 

 

November




The Craft Palette
Nov. 1- Dec. 31
295 Inman St. E.
Christmas crafts and items on display and for sale. Cleveland Creative Arts Guild. (423) 478-3114.

 

 


 

Deck the Halls
November 7, 2014
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Museum Center at 5ive Points

 

The Allied Arts Council of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce is hosting "Deck the Halls," an opportunity to enjoy creative ideas and designs for the holidays. This holiday event will feature fall and winter holiday expressions for home or office, and all items will be for purchase via silent and live auction.  All proceeds will go to Arts in Education and other Allied Arts Council events throughout the year. 


 

Lee University Homecoming
November 7-November 8, 2014


This occasion on the university campus features annual events such as a music festival, the Homecoming Basketball game, anniversary reunions for campus organizations, traditional class reunions, a fall drama production and much more. (423) 614-8000.

 


 

5ive Points Christmas Festival
Nov. 30 - Dec. 2
200 Inman St~historic downtown Cleveland
423.339.5745
Nov 30 Preview Party 5-8pm Members Free, $10 non members, hors d’oeuvres & early buying priveleges Dec 1 & 2 Market 10-6; 11-5 Market Free Start your holiday shopping off right with a visit to the many wonderful artists showcased at this year’s festival. Jewelry, pottery, woodworking, textile arts and more will be available direct from the artists. Demonstrations, activities for the children, and more will make this a great way to start the season. Free Admission ~ 45 artisans ~ kids art activities See our website: museumcenter.org for more upcoming events