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Visit with Jeff Corwin at the Chattanooga Zoo's Banana Ball
Chattanooga’s wildest party is back! The Chattanooga Zoo will host its annual Banana Ball on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 6:30-11:00 p.m. at the Zoo’s location at 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Guests will experience a special evening at the Zoo, while enjoying a presentation by Jeff Corwin, up-close animal encounters, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dancing and an open bar. All for the special low price of only $75! A cigar bar providing signature hand rolled cigars by Burns Tobacconist will also be made available to attendees.
This year will also feature the Banana Split event especially for children. Children ages 3 to 12 can come and meet Jeff Corwin and hear stories from his many exciting adventures around the world. This event will take place from 3 to 4 pm at the Zoo on Saturday, October 12th. Banana Split sundaes are included. Tickets are $25 per child and one parent per child receives complimentary admission.
For those interested in getting to spend quality time with Jeff, a special VIP Backstage Pass is available for purchase for $150. Pass includes admission to Banana Ball as well as private VIP reception beginning at 5:30 pm
Banana Ball is the Chattanooga Zoo’s signature fundraising event with all proceeds going to the care of the Zoo’s many wonderful animals, as well as its conservation, education and rehabilitation efforts.
"Banana Ball is our most anticipated fundraising event of the year,” Darde Long, Executive Director of the Zoo said. “We hope everyone will come out and enjoy a magical evening at the Zoo to benefit a great cause.”
Interested in being a sponsor? If so, please call 423.643.5710 for more details. To purchase tickets visit www.chattzoo.org/events/bananaball.
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Zoe Saldana hopes fanboys find her sexy in "Guardians of the Galaxy." But as we hear from AP Entertainment Editor Michael Weinfeld, they'll have to get over the color of her skin.
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Zoe Saldana, actor
Zoe Saldana says green isn't a sexy color. ((longer version of cut in wrap))
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Zoe Saldana, actor
Zoe Saldana says she hopes she came up with a shade of green that fanboys will find sexy.
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Zoe Saldana, actor
Zoe Saldana says the color green has a bad reputation. ((longer version of cut in wrap))
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Dan Aykroyd, actor
Dan Aykroyd says he's been a fan of James Brown's since seeing him perform on top of a bar in Canada in 1968.
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Dan Aykroyd, actor
Dan Aykroyd says he was real close to James Brown when he was performing on top of a bar in Canada in 1968.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Syfy's "Sharknado" swallowed up nearly four million viewers Wednesday night. The ratings for "Sharknado 2: The Second One," nearly tripled the 1.37 million viewers who saw last summer's premiere of the original "Sharknado." The setting in the campy "Sharknado 2" moved from Los Angeles to New York City. The Big Apple is hit by a storm of rain and falling sharks. Syfy says "Sharknado 2" will air again tomorrow and Sunday.
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Sandy Kozel, AP correspondent
'Sharknado 2' whipped up a storm of viewers and tweets. AP correspondent Sandy Kozel reports.
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