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The heart in a home-cooked meal
The Ronald McDonald House-a part of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga-isn’t just a roof over a family’s head. The 26-bed facility, which houses family members of children who are patients of the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, serves as a home during one of the most stressful times in a family’s life.

Just like in any home, dinner goes on the table every night. Tonight, volunteers can meet to cook a pasta bar for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.


When: 4:30 p.m.
Where: 200 Central Ave.
How much: Free

Seeing the shell half-full
A scenic view of the Tennessee River and Chattanooga’s bridges while feasting on half-price oysters, a catfish taco and voodoo chicken? Yes, please. The Boathouse on Riverside Drive has a wonderful, fly-under-the-radar happy hour special, featuring discounted beer, wine and mixed drinks with eight small plates, including mini shrimp po’ boys and fajita tacos. Plus, today is half-price Gulf oysters served chilled and raw on the half shell.

When: Oysters available 11 a.m.-10 p.m., drink specials 2-10 p.m., afternoon small plates available 2-6 p.m.
Where: 1459 Riverside Drive
How much: Oysters 6 for $3.75 or 12 for $6.75, $2-$3 draft beers, $1 off all wine, $3 well drinks, $6 Lawton’s margaritas, small plates for $2-$3