ALHAMBRA SHRINE CIRCUS — Camp Jordan Arena, East Ridge. Tarzan Zerbini Circus performs 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12; noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13; 1 and 5 p.m. Oct. 14. $15 with $3 discount coupons in Times Free Press and at www.alhambrashrine.com. 892-0223.
BANANA BALL — Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Fundraiser features Jack Hanna and look at new Deserts and Forests exhibits, hors d’oeuvres and dancing, 6:30-11 p.m. Oct. 13. $75 or $150 VIP ticket. Banana Split party for children ages 3-12, 3-4 p.m., $25 per child and parent admitted free. 697-1339.
CRUISE-IN — Southern Speedway Performance, Northtowne Village, 5450 Highway 153. All vehicles welcome for grand opening of new speed shop, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. 802-1443.
HORSESHOERS CONVENTION — 14013 East Highway 136, LaFayette, Ga. Brotherhood of Working Farriers Association and Farriers National Research Center host speakers, vendors, demonstrations and testing, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12-13. Free. www.bwfa.net.
FIRESIDE AT GREENWAY FARM — Greenway Farm, 5051 Gann Store Road. Entertainment by Chattown Drum Circle, 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Free. Bring camp chairs and marshmallows. Family canoeing, 6-7 p.m., $18 includes gear, for adults and children ages 5 and older accompanied by an adult. Children must bring their own life jackets. www.outdoorchattanooga.com
FRESH ON FRIDAYS — Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Twelve trucks selling food, plus vendors with flowers and produce, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 265-3700.
FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE BETH — Bethlehem Center, 200 W. 38th St. Evening of fun for adults outside a club setting, 7 p.m. today. $10 admission per person, $20 with dinner, $35 per couple with dinner. 266-1384.
HIKES — Led by Soddy-Daisy Hiking Club. Bring water and snack. 842-3619.
• Saturday: Savage Gulf, moderate 10 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 8:30 a.m.
• Monday-Oct. 13: Participation in RiverRocks events. Check the listing at www.riverrockschattanooga.com.
HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT — Marcella Center for Arts and Education, 117 Washington Road, Sweetwater, Tenn. Bring your own partner for tournament at 11 a.m. Saturday; registration at 10 a.m. Entry fee $5 per person. 423-351-1060.
KEFAUVER DINNER — Chattanooga Choo Choo, Imperial Ballroom, 1400 Market St. Featured speaker is Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis, 6 p.m. Wednesday. $60 per person, $35 students. Reservations required. 266-4125.
NAACP RUBY HURLEY IMAGE AWARDS — Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. The 25th anniversary celebration of achievement features gospel artist Benita Washington and awards presentation, 7 p.m. Oct. 13. $10 per person or $50 for six tickets. 624-8552. Charge by phone at 757-5050.
NATURE PROGRAMS — Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Road. Star Party with Barnard Astronomical Society members, 6:30-10 p.m. Oct. 13. CANC members $15 per family, nonmembers $18 per family. Telescopes provided. Bring chairs, blankets and binoculars. Limited space available.
Registration required: 821-1160, ext. 0.
NORTH GEORGIA CAMERA CLUB SHOOTOUT — Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga. Contest judged on entries photographed, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; registration at 7:30 a.m.; awards at 5 p.m. 706-272-7676, www.northgeorgiacamercaclubcouncil.org.
PARKING LOT SALE — Knitting Mill Antiques, 205 Manufacturers Road. Vendors sell antique and rummage-sale items on front lawn, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Rain date: Oct. 20. 267-1922.
PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY — St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive. Author, naturalist and photographer Kevin Adams speaks on digital photography after dark, 7 p.m. Oct. 18. 344-5643.
QUILT SHOW — Oakwood Baptist Church, 4501 Bonny Oaks Drive. Sponsored by Hixson chapter of Order of the Eastern Star, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 19-20. $5. Deadline to enter quilt for display, Oct. 12. 842-9325.
RINGGOLD MARKET — Downtown Ringgold, Ga., outside the courthouse. New farmers market with some crafts, 8-11 a.m. Saturdays. Sponsored by Chattanooga Market. 402-9958.
SAFETY TALK — Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St. Tiki Finlayson, whose son was killed by a drunk driver, speaks on 1N3 program, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Free. 757-5310.
TENNESSEE RIVER RESCUE — Tennessee River in Bradley, Rhea, Hamilton and Marion counties. Volunteers clean up debris from riverbanks and riverbed in 20 work zones, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Some work zones especially for boaters, divers, canoeists and kids. 785-4177, www.tennesseeriverrescue.com.
TRAIN RIDES — Departing from Tennessee Valley Railroad, 4119 Cromwell Road. 894-8028, www.tvrail.com. Missionary Ridge Local: Six-mile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM’s repair shop. Fridays-Sundays. $16 adults, $10 children ages 3-12.
CHATTANOOGA WRITERS GUILD — Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St. Program on Web-based publishing by Melinda Evaul and John C. Mannone, 6 p.m. Tuesday. 315-0721.
CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY — 1001 Broad St. (main library) and branches at Eastgate, Northgate and South Chattanooga. For information on preschool story time, Adventure Club for children ages 6 and up, and teen center, Teen Stack, call 757-5310 or visit www.lib.chattanooga.gov.
• Toddler Time: Learning program for ages 18-36 months and parents/guardians, Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. Eastgate Library; 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Northgate Library. Saturday: 11 a.m., downtown branch. Registration not required.
CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR
• Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., 11 a.m. Wednesdays. 893-0186.
• Books Never-Ending, 247 Cloud Springs Road, Rossville, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays for ages 3-8. 706-891-0774. www.booksneverending.com
CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM — 321 Chestnut St.
$11.95 adults and children. 756-2738, www.cdmfun.org.
• Saturday: Worldwide Day of Play marked with activities for parents and children to do together, noon-3 p.m.
• Monday-Oct. 12: Felting workshops, noon-2 p.m. each day, taught by Susan Darling and Tami Jo Alsobrook from My Little Darlings Alpacas of Chickamauga, Ga.
ZOO TALES — Chattanooga Zoo, 301 Holtzclaw Ave. Story time and educational program for young children and their mothers, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Free with regular zoo admission. 643-5780.
LINE — Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Dance to music of all genres, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday. $7 per evening, $22 monthly. www.linesinmotion.net.
SHAG — Elks Lodge, Graysville Road at East Brainerd Road. Dance with members of Choo Choo Shag Club, 7 p.m. Thursday. $5 members, $7 guests, free to first-time guests. firstname.lastname@example.org.
USA BALLROOM — Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Showcase of East and West Coast swing styles, 7:30-11 p.m. Oct. 12. $5 first-time guests. 499-5738.