In Japan, Zen Buddhists celebrate April 8 as the Buddha’s Birthday. Continuing a celebration that began locally last year, the Zen Group of Chattanooga will bring together three Buddhist traditions to offer a day of meditation, dharma talks (lectures) and performance on Saturday, April 7 to honor the great teacher. At 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 7th at Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave., Chattanooga. $7 suggested donation. For more information: (423) 622-2862.