Trip to Germany---sign up by Feb 28th
May
13
to May 23

Trip to Germany---sign up by Feb 28th

Our longest sister city relationship is with Hamm, Germany (over 40 years!). Over the years, we have taken several trips to Germany, with our friends in Hamm visiting Chattanooga in alternating years.

This year, it’s our turn to visit Hamm. SCA President Karen Claypool lived in Germany for 8 years and speaks German fluently, will lead this year’s delegation in mid-May. The trip will begin with our Sister City of Hamm, then travel down the Rhine and the Romantic Road. There are two possible itineraries:

Option 1:  May 13 – 18, 2019  

Monday, May 13                       
Flight from Atlanta via Amsterdam to Duesseldorf
Tuesday, May 14         
Travel by train from Duesseldorf to Hamm, enjoying dinner with host families.
 Wednesday, May 15 – Saturday, May 18     
Site-seeing in Hamm

Day trips to Muenster and Colgone. Return flight to ATL on Saturday.

Most Breakfasts and Dinners provided

Option 2:  May 13 – 23, 2019

Saturday, May 18            
Travel down the Rhine: towns of Koblenz, Ruedesheim, and Bacharach.
Sunday, May 19               
Explore more of the Drosselgasse, then hike or take a cable car to the Niederwald Monument.  Four course dinner at Bruehl’s Hotel Trapp.


Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21  
Travel by bus along the scenic Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of Germany’s most beloved cities.  We’ll stay the next two nights within its medieval city wall at Hotel Gerberhaus.   
Tuesday, May 22             
Scenic bus ride through Lower Bavaria to the small town of Fuessen near the Austrian border to tour one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations:   built by “Mad” King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the spectacular fairy tale Palace Neuschwanstein is a bucket list item for sure!  Dinner in Munich.


Wednesday, May 23      
Return via direct flight from Munich to Atlanta.  Meals in flight.

Please contact Karen at kclaypool@chattanoogasistercities.org for more information. Prices are subject to change as airfares change, so you are encouraged to sign up soon.

Option I:  *$1495  includes                                                     

  • Round-trip air fare Atlanta to Duesseldorf                            

  • Four nights with specially-chosen host families                       

  • All breakfasts and dinners    (no alcohol)                                                  

  • Ground transportation                                                                        

  • Day trips to Muenster and Cologne                                      

  • Admissions to historical and tourist sites                                           

  • Karen’s services as guide and translator                                       

 
Option II:  *2450 includes everything from Option I plus:

  • Return flight Munich to Atlanta         

  • Five nights in hotels mentioned (double occupancy)

  • Travel to Ruedesheim, Rothenburg,

  • Fuessen and Munich

  • Entry fees to all sites listed

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Flavors of the World Dinner
Apr
2
6:00 PM18:00

Flavors of the World Dinner

Join us for the annual Flavors of the World dinner!

This members-only dinner will include dishes from many exciting International restaurants across Chattanooga. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience. From spanakopita and arepas to spring rolls and biryani—-this is truly a taste of all the world’s flavors.

Flavors will be held at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center 200 E. MLK Blvd, Chattanooga.

Event begins at 6:00pm. Buffet line will open around 6:30pm.

If you aren’t yet a member, you can join Chattanooga Sister Cities through our website. This is definitely something you don’t want to miss.

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Persian Nowruz (New Year)
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

Persian Nowruz (New Year)

Please join the Chattanooga Persian Community for Persian Nowruz Celebration.

Even will be held at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. MLK Blvd.

Enjoy a Persian dinner, dancing, and culture. This is a celebration—-so cocktail attire suggested (but be sure to wear your comfy dancing shoes—-you will need them!)

Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased here: https://2019persiannowruz.eventbrite.com 

While this is not an event organized by Sister Cities—-it’s a great opportunity to learn about anther culture and have some fantastic food in the process.

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Chinese New Year Luncheon
Feb
3
1:00 PM13:00

Chinese New Year Luncheon

Chinese New Year Luncheon

Celebrating the Year of the Pig

The SCA will be hosting a luncheon at P.F. Chang's on February 3 at 1:00 p.m. to usher in the Year of the Pig and honor Chinese New Year.  

If you would like to check out the menu and pricing for lunch, please visit P.F. Chang's website.  A portion of the proceeds will go to fund SCA, so please "pig out" (Year of the Pig... get it?) :) 

Details: 
RSVP Required by February 1 - email jckhanum@comcast.net

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German Stammtisch -Juni
Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

German Stammtisch -Juni

  • Heaven and Ale - Ooltewah location    (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Know some German but feeling rusty? Need to practice? 

Stammtisch is a casual gathering of German speakers of all levels who are interested in speaking German in a relaxed, friendly environment. 

Our monthly gatherings are a great way to meet other German speakers in the area and enjoy our shared language.

June 19,  6:30 – 8:00 p.m. EST
 

Heaven and Ale   - Ooltewah location
  9431 Bradmore Ln #101
  Ooltewah, TN 37363

 

Contact: Mary Lay
lay_mary@hcde.org

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May
8
6:00 PM18:00
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Learn and experience a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony

Traditional matcha and a Japanese sweet will be served

 

$6 Donation

 

A benefit for the Chattanooga Tono Friendship Committee of the Sister City Association of Chattanooga

 

Hosted by

Japanese Tea Masters Taichi and Yuko Hikita, Hokkaido, Japan

And the Lammon Family, Chattanooga

 

Please purchase tickets by April 8 via evite online

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Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Flavor of the Worlds (Member Only Dinner)

 

Free for members only

 

Date:   Wednesday  4/11/18

Time  Start at 6:00 dinner at 6:30

RSVP by Wednesday 4/4/18

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flavor-of-the-worlds-members-dinner-join-become-a-member-tickets-44087549046

Renewal/ New membership by Wednesday 4/4/18  - No signing for membership at the door.

 

One event that we all look forward to each year is our annual Flavors of the World Membership Dinner.  

We will be featuring cuisine from many of our favorite local restaurants and even some homemade dishes, too!   Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Asian, Latin and American flavors will all be represented, so there's something for everyone!

There is no cost for this event, since it is included as part of your membership, however YOU MUST RSVP.  Not a member?  Don't worry.  Simply go to our website and click on the Join Us tab to purchase through PayPal or mail a check to:

Chattanooga Sister City Association, Inc.
PO Box 734
Chattanooga, TN 37401-0734

(if you are paying by check, please allow enough time for it to be received/processed prior to the event date)

We would like to know how many are coming, so if you are planning to attend, please click on here to RSVP.  A single membership is one ticket to the dinner and a family membership is two tickets. 

We can't wait to see you there!

(bring a little cash for tipping the bartender)

Dress to impress!

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German Stammtisch #1
Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

German Stammtisch #1

Know some German but feeling rusty? Need to practice? 

Stammtisch is a casual gathering of German speakers of all levels who are interested in speaking German in a relaxed, friendly environment.  

Our monthly gatherings are a great way to meet other German speakers in the area and enjoy our shared language. 

Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. EST

Heaven and Ale Brewing Co. 
  300 Cherokee Blvd Ste 101
  Chattanooga, TN 37405
  (White building behind the older taproom)

Contact: Mary Lay
lay_mary@hcde.org

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Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

Meet & Greet of the Chattanooga Sister Cities Association at The Big Chill and Grill - win a nice prize

This is a part of our regular Meet & Greet series. Come, enjoy a drink or some food, mingle with people and enjoy the company of friends new and old. There will be a special event where you can win a nice price. Don't miss it. 

Be sure to RSVP and bring a friend!

We have a reserved area for seating but will need a final count no later than March 12.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=43847588317

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Meet & Greet of the Chattanooga Sister Cities Association at Totto's
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Meet & Greet of the Chattanooga Sister Cities Association at Totto's

This is a part of our monthly Meet & Greet series where we gather around the dinner table to enjoy the company of friends new and old. This Month, Toto Sushi & Grill will be donating 15% of your checks total amount to Sister Cities Programming budget.

Be sure to RSVP and Bring a friend!

We have a reserved area for seating but will need a final count no later than Feb. 6.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-greet-of-the-chattanooga-sister-cities-association-at-tottos-tickets-42789589815

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Jan
25
5:30 PM17:30

Russian Night at UTC

Parking: 5th Street Garage at UTC or on street parking.

Would you like to learn more about life in Russia? Then, join us for a conversation with members of Political Science Club, members of the Chattanooga Sister City Association, and citizens of Chattanooga about Russia. This event will go beyond the news headlines to discuss life in Russia and their views on issues such as nationalism, education, relations with the United States, health care, culture, and many others.

 

Tennessee Room, University Center (UC) at UTC.

615 McCallie Ave ·

Chattanooga, TN

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Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

2018 Tono Delegation Send-off Party (Jan 12)

DESCRIPTION

The Chattanooga Tono Friendship Committee cordially invites you to the

Tono Delegation Send-off Party

 

Please join us for a night of music and performances

To send-off the 2018 Tono Delegation

Led by Toshiaki Honda, Mayor of Tono City

 

Friday, January 12, 2017, 7:00 pm EST

The Edney Innovation Center, 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Please RSVP by January 10 FINAL

$25 per person, includes a full buffet, live performances, and 2 drink tickets

*while all accommodations will be made to provide enough for everyone. An RSVP is essential as is showing up on time! Thank you.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-tono-delegation-send-off-party-jan-12-tickets-41553611972

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Dec
7
12:30 PM12:30

Pop Up Lunch!! Join us this Thursday (Dec 7) for Lunch! RSVP by Tuesday to secure your spot! 

Please join us for a delicious Cuban lunch at Embargo 62.  We will be doing it this Thursday at 12:30 a.m.   We hope you can join us! 

RSVP to Joyce by emailing jckhanum@comcast.net or calling 423-622-1546.
We need to give numbers to the restaurant by Tuesday, so go ahead and RSVP right now! 

Embargo 62
301 Cherokee Blvd
Chattanooga, TN 37405

We hope to see you there! 

 

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Oct
21
to Oct 26

Visitors from Hamm, Germany

We will be welcoming a delegation of 14 visitors from our first sister city, Hamm, Germany.  They will be doing homestays and there will be activities planned.   Stay tuned for more about their itineraries as the committee finalizes plans.

If you would like to be a part of the committee to plan activities for their time here, please call or email Andrew (andrewscottchase@gmail.com or 253.571.8156) or Karen (fraufrizz@aol.com or 423.653.8666).  We would love to have your help!


The following folks will be visiting from Hamm in October:

Stefan Johnen

Ursula & Ulrich Kemper

Gabriele König

Irmgard & Arno Meyer

Petra Henke-Möller & Amelie Möller

Ilona & Norbert Schaeg

Wolfgang Schriek & Uta Mai-Schriek

tourist guides: Farina Pander & Ruth Künzel

 

 

 

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Flavors of the World Annual Membership Dinner
Apr
13
to May 7

Flavors of the World Annual Membership Dinner

One event that we all look forward to each year is our annual Flavors of the World Membership Dinner.  This year we will be having it on Thursday, April 13, at the Privateer Yacht Club in the Hixson area. 

We will be featuring cuisine from many of our favorite local restaurants and even some homemade dishes, too!   Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Asian, Latin and American flavors will all be represented, so there's something for everyone!

There is no cost for this event, since it is included as part of your membership.  Not a member?  Don't worry.  Simply go to our website and click on the Join Us tab to purchase through PayPal or mail a check to:

Chattanooga Sister City Association, Inc.
PO Box 734
Chattanooga, TN 37401-0734

(if you are paying by check, please allow enough time for it to be received/processed prior to the event date)

We would like to know how many are coming, so if you are planning to attend, please click on the button below to RSVP.  A single membership is one ticket to the dinner and a family membership is two tickets. 

We can't wait to see you there!

 

The Details

Thursday, April 13th

6:00 p.m. - 8:30ish p.m.

Privateer Yacht Club - 4713 Privateer Rd, Hixson, TN 37343

Your membership is your ticket

(bring a little cash for tipping the bartender)

Dress to impress!

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Japan Mixer -Tono, Japan Sister City
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

Japan Mixer -Tono, Japan Sister City

For over 26 years Chattanooga, Tennessee and Tono, Japan have been friends participating in student exchanges. Over 1200 students and families have participated at CSAS and CSLA with families and students from Tono Koko and Ryoukoho. Come and meet our Japanese Sister City friends from Tono Japan January 9th!

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