published Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Out & About Calendar - Nov. 14-20


BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU WINE TASTING -- Walden Club, 633 Chestnut St. Chattanooga chapter of French American Chamber of Commerce hosts wine tasting with cocktail appetizers, cheese tasting, silent auction, 7-10 p.m. Nov. 21. Members $20 in advance, nonmembers $30 in advance; $40 at the door. Reservations:

CHATTANOOGA ARBORETUM AND NATURE CENTER -- 400 Garden Road. Beginner rail running workshop covers safety, clothing, shoe basics, nutrition and hydration, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Free. Register at 423-821-1160.

CHATTANOOGA STAMP CLUB -- Hickory Valley Christian Church, 6605 Shallowford Road. Auction of stamps entered by club members, visitors welcome to bid, 7:30 p.m. today, Nov. 14; doors open at 6:30 p.m. 423-344-7849.

CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS' STORIES -- National Cemetery, 1200 Bailey Ave. Meet at Andrews Raiders monument in Section H for free program focusing on Civil War-related stories about soldiers in the 1863 Campaign for Chattanooga, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. 706-866-9241.

CIVIL WAR WALKING TOUR -- Chattanooga Bakery, 900 Manufacturers Road. Examines Federal seizure of Brown's Ferry during the Siege of Chattanooga as part of the reopening of the Tennessee River in October 1863, an effort that created the "Cracker Line," 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Two-hour, 2 1/2-mile walk will climb Stringer's Ridge. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear; bring water. Free. 706-866-9241, 423-821-7786,

CORK & SCROOGED -- DeBarge Vineyards and Winery, 1617 Rossville Ave. New fundraiser for Chattanooga's Kids on the Block includes wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and "Scrooged Auction," 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Cost is $25 plus one wrapped gift valued at $25 or more, $50 without gift. 423-757-5259.

EMPIRE PRO WRESTLING -- Empire Arena, 22 Austin Ave., Rossville. Family wrestling show features independent wrestlers from tri-state, lights, lasers and 10-foot projection screen, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. $5.

ENCHANTED GARDEN OF LIGHTS -- Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain. Holiday light show with nightly music performances, Nov. 22-Jan. 4 (closed Christmas Eve night). $19.95 adults, $11.95 children. 706-820-2531.

FALL COLOR CANOE FLOATS -- Wolftever boat ramp, 8002 Highway 58. Join Harrison Bay State Park rangers for two-hour sunset canoe float through coves of Lake Chickamauga, 3 p.m. every Saturday in November. For ages 12 and older. Free and all equipment provided. Wear warm clothing, bring water and snack. 423-344-6214.

GOURMET GALA -- Track 29, 1400 Market St. Fundraiser for local chapter of March of Dimes features dinner prepared by area's top chefs, live and silent auctions, dancing and other entertainment, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. $250. 423-402-8772,

HAYRIDES AND CAMPFIRES -- Cloudland Canyon State Park, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. Enjoy fall beauty on tractor-pulled hayride followed by s'mores, hot dogs and apple cider around a campfire, 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 (last of the season). $5 adults, $3 children 4-12, $5 parking. 706-657-4050.

HIKES -- Led by Soddy-Daisy Hiking Club. Bring water and snack. Carpool locations given for those who want to meet group. 423-842-3619.

* Saturday, Nov. 16: Prentice Cooper, moderate 6 miles, meet at Red Bank Bi-Lo parking lot, 9 a.m.

* Tuesday, Nov. 19: Laurel Falls, moderate 5 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 9 a.m.

HOHO EXPO -- Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St. New Christmas shopping market sponsored by Chattanooga Times Free Press, Nov. 23-24. Free admission; donations accepted for Neediest Cases Fund.

HOLIDAYS UNDER THE PEAKS -- Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St. Daily programs on aquarium animals, Scuba Santa, Nov. 23-Dec. 22. Free with regular admission. $24.95 adults, $14.95 children 3-12.

LEE LECTURES -- Lee University, Cleveland, Tenn.

* Dr. David Nichols speaks on "Reforming Congress: A Constitutional Approach," 6 p.m. today, Nov. 14, in Johnson Lecture Hall, Humanities Building. Free. 423-614-8137.

* The Rev. Jo Anne Lyon, general superintendent of the Wesleyan Church, speaks on "Lean In: Women in Executive Leadership," 7 p.m. today, Nov. 14, in School of Religion Jones Lecture Hall. 423-478-1131.

NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY AWARDS LUNCH -- The Chattanoogan, 1201 Broad St. Southeast Tennessee chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals honors Jim and Amy Jo Osborn, Dr. Bill Stacy, Zan Guerry, Pete Cooper, Anna Carroll and Chattanooga Times Free Press, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19.

OOLTEWAH FARMERS MARKET -- Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., 5829 Main St. Open 3-5 p.m. Thursdays. 423-238-9775.

PARENTING CONFERENCE -- First Baptist Church, 1275 Stuart Road, Cleveland, Tenn. Grace-based parenting class led by Dr. Tim Kimmel, author of "Little House on the Freeway," 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15; 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. $49-$59; free child care with reservation. 423-709-9100.

PHOTO SAFARI -- Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St. Photo workshop with Tom and Pat Cory includes live animals, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Members $75, nonmembers $95, Registration required; class limited to 12. 423-267-3474.

PIONEER DAYS -- Audubon Acres, 900 N. Sanctuary Road. Pioneer skill demonstrations at Spring Frog Cabin, American Indian and longhunters camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18-Friday, Nov. 22; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. $4-$5. 423-892-1499.

THREE BLIND WINES -- Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. Wine-tasting benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, today, Nov. 14, sold out. 615-255-1167.

UNWIND FOR THE HOLIDAYS -- One North Shore penthouse club room, 200 Manufacturers Road. Wine-tasting contest for teams of two or three, sponsored by Young Leaders Committee of Partnership for Families, Children and Adults, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. Each team brings three bottles of the same red wine to the event to participate plus entry fee of $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 423-752-3211.


BOOK SIGNING -- The English Rose tearoom, 1401 Market St. Afternoon tea, author talk and book signing for "Going Southern: The No-Mess Guide To Success in the South" by Deborah Levine, 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. $22. 423-265-5900.


FALL SHOWCASE AND MEDALIST DANCE -- Ballroom Magic Dance Center, 4200 N. Access Road. Ballroom showcases, food and dancing, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 23; doors open at 4:30 p.m. $18 through Monday, Nov. 18; $22 after. RSVP at 423-771-3646 or

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