published Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Community Briefs


Pancake Breakfast: Applebee's at Northgate Mall, Highway 153, 7:30-9:30 a.m., $6, sponsored by the Hamilton County Republican Women. 266-6855.

Town Hall Summit: Sweetwater High School, 414 South Hig St., Sweetwater, Tenn., 7 p.m., free. Dr. Mary Headrick and Bill Taylor speak on issues in 3rd District House of Representatives race.


Downtown Kayak Adventures: Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. in Coolidge Park, 9-11:30 a.m., $35 adults, $25 child ages 8-13; beginner-friendly trips take paddlers around The Passage, Maclellan Island and Ross's Landing. No experience needed. Trips continue on Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 26. Reservations required:

Fifty-Five Plus Club: Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive East, noon potluck lunch, 12:45 p.m. program by Gerry Allen, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park ranger, who will speak on upcoming 150th anniversary events at the park.

Filipino-American Association Picnic: Harrison Bay State Park pavilion, noon-5 p.m., bring family favorite dish and dessert to share. Annual summer picnic with music, games and Filipino-American dishes. 827-3390.

Waterfront Triathlon: Chattanooga Waterfront at Ross's Landing, 7 a.m., sponsored by Chattanooga Track Club and Team Magic. Includes 1.5K swim in Tennessee River, 42K bicycle leg on Highway 27 and 10K run on the Tennessee Riverwalk.


Catoosa County Tea Party: Boynton Voting Precinct, 4057 Boynton Drive, Ringgold, Ga., 6:30 p.m. meet and greet, 7 p.m. open forum for all candidates running for local, state or national offices. 706-937-3155

Chattanooga Writers Guild: Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St., 7 p.m., visitors welcome. Program by Demetrius Daniel on Trombonetry, and Judith Caulfield on how elements of design help your book. znaturalist@gmail.

Greater Chattanooga Democratic Women's Club: IBEW Local 175 Union Hall, 3922 Volunteer Drive, 6-8 p.m., $8 barbecue pork or chicken plates sold. Program is all-candidates rally for Democratic candidates. Reservations needed for barbecue: 870-1848 or email


Chattanooga Stamp Club: Hickory Valley Christian Church fellowship hall, 6605 Shallowford Road, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. meeting. Visitors welcome. 344-7849.

Kids Time Activities: Tennessee Riverpark, Shelter 4, 10 a.m., for ages 5-10 accompanied by an adult. Free children's activities sponsored by Hamilton County Parks and Recreation on Thursdays through July 26. 842-6748.

South Chickamauga Creek Canoe Tour: Sponsored by Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St., 6 p.m., $8 per person includes equipment and guides. For ages 8 and up. Interpretive ranger from Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will give history of creek during tour. For reservations: 643-6888.


Georgia Trail of Tears Association: Second Baptist Church of New Hope, 413 W. Memorial Drive, Dallas, Ga., 10:30 a.m., visitors welcome. Mark Millican will speak on "John Sevier's Raids into Georgia in the late 1700s".

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