published Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Out & About Calendar - March 6 - 12

LEISURE

CAMP CHAIR TRAVELER — Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. Free admission. Bring a camp chair for seating. 423-643-6888.

* Today, March 6: Program on area caves beyond Ruby Falls and Raccoon Mountain, 6 p.m.

* Friday, March 7: Free screening of “Breaking Away,” sponsored by Chattanooga Bicycle Club, 7-9 p.m. Popcorn provided. Bring your own nonalcoholic drink.

CHATTANOOGA ARBORETUM AND NATURE CENTER — 400 Garden Road. All events require registration: 423-821-1160.

* Saturday, March 8: 11 a.m. Breakfast in a Bag camping trick; 2:30 p.m. Wildlife Wanderland tour.

* Saturday, March 15: 11 a.m. Birds of Prey identification class; 2:30 p.m., Tracking 101.

CHATTANOOGA STAMP CLUB — Hickory Valley Christian Church, 6605 Shallowford Road. Stamp auction and APS Sales available to select stamps for purchase, 7:30 p.m. March 13; doors open at 6:30 p.m. 325-280-5549.

CLEAN SWEEP SALE — Office Furniture Warehouse, 2700 Riverside Drive. Junior League of Chattanooga holds one-day rummage sale with furniture, kitchen items, toys and electronics, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15. $5 entry fee. Brew and Stew Preview Party, 6:30-8 p.m. March 13. $15. 423-267-5053.

DINNER OF DISTINCTION — The Chattanoogan, 1201 Broad St. Baroness Erlanger Foundation honors Drs. Thomas Devlin, Blaise Baxter, James Creel and former Hamilton County Mayor Claude Ramsey, 5:30 p.m. today, March 6. $85. 4423-778-7373.

FAIS DO DO — St. Elmo United Methodist Church, 4626 St. Elmo Ave. Cajun food, zydeco music and dancing at a fundraiser for Chattanooga CARES, 6 p.m. March 15. Free but donations accepted to benefit Strides of March. 423-265-2273.

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, March 8: Cumberland State Park, slightly strenuous 8 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 9 a.m.

* Tuesday, March 11: Raccoon Mountain, easy to moderate 5 miles, meet at Red Bank Bi-Lo parking lot, 9 a.m

* Saturday, March 15: Snow Falls, strenuous 11 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 9 a.m.

JOCKSALE —3714 Ringgold Road (near Amigo and Kingwood Pharmacy). Consignment sale of all kinds of sporting gear, hobby items, bikes, outdoor equipment, manual and power tools, exercise equipment, March 19-23. Drop-off days, March 15-19. www.jocksale.com/chattanooga.

MUD BOG/FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE COMPETITION — Red Clay Pickin’ Barn, 1095 Weatherly Switch Trail, Cleveland, Tenn. Series of three competitions with super monster trucks maneuvering through 5-foot-deep mud hole, 1 p.m. March 15-16, 22. Sign-ups start at 10 a.m. for drivers. Trophies and $500 payout awarded. Live music and concessions. $5 admission. Proceeds go to Flint Springs Ruritan Club community projects. 423-464-3034.

NORTHSIDE’S 90TH — Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. Party marking 90th birthday of Northside Neighborhood House, 6-8 p.m. March 13. Wear your best NNH Thrift Store find for contest. Light hors d’oeuvres from Bluewater Grille and drinks from Big River and Panoram Imports. $24. 423-267-2217.

POLITICAL PUNDITS’ TALK — Berry College, Cage Athletic and Recreation Center, Rome, Ga. James Carville and Mary Matalin speak on “All’s Fair: Love, War and Politics” as part of Shatto Lecture Series, 8 p.m. March 20. Free, but registration required due to limited seating. Ticket distribution begins Monday, March 10; call 706-236-2226 or pick up tickets between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday in Room 306 of Hermann Hall.

ST. PATRICK’S PURSE — Stratton Hall, 3146 S. Broad St. Silent auction, music by The Ceilidh Band and CSO Youth Orchestra members, dinner catered by Louella Landreth to benefit Chattanooga Music Club, 7 p.m. March 17. Tickets, $40, can either be purchased at Summitt Pianos, 6209 Lee Highway, or by calling 423-529-0315.

WASH ME PINK COLOR RUN — Georgia United Credit Union, 605 Calhoun St., Dalton, Ga. Start with a clean white shirt, finish in pink as color washers douse runners in fundraiser for Susan G. Komen Foundation, 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 8. $25-$37. 423-400-6897.

ZOMBIE RUNDOWN — McDonald Farm, 16705 Coulterville Road, Sale Creek. Family event with one-mile FunWalk free of zombies, Refuge After-Party, 5K obstacle mud run and post-race party with music by Aaron Tippin, April 5. $5 from every online registration donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga. Entry fees: $5 FunWalk (entire free donated to nonprofit), $55 runner, $45 runner for military personnel, $20 zombie, $25 after-party only, ages 10 and under free. After-party included in runners and zombies’ fees. redtowers entertainment.com.

BOOKS/AUTHORS

BOOK SIGNING — Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. The Duggar family of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” visits for release of “Growing Up Duggar: It’s All About Relationships” by Jana, Jill, Jess and Jinger Duggar, plus everyone signs “A Love That Multiplies,” 7 p.m. March 17. 423-893-0186.

READ ACROSS CHATTANOOGA — Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. United Way of Greater Chattanooga celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday with daily celebrity book readings and visits by Cat in the Hat, plus free book enrollments.

* Today, March 6: Arts and crafts from Chattanooga Zoo based on the book of the day, “If I Ran the Zoo,” 6-7 p.m.

* Friday, March 7: Arts and crafts from Barnes & Noble based on the book of the day, “Green Eggs and Ham,” 6-7 p.m.

* Saturday, March 8: Birthday party with refreshments and extra activities to celebrate book of the day, “The Cat in the Hat,” 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

DANCES

BALLROOM — The Ballroom, 7001 Middle Valley Road. Learn ballroom dancing, 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, $10. Group class, 7:30 p.m., $5. No partner required. Casual dress. 423-394-6428.

BALLROOM — Ballroom Magic Dance Center, 4200 N. Access Road. Dance, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays. $10. 423-771-3646.

RHYTHM BALLROOM — The Ballroom, 7001 Middle Valley Road. Learn fundamentals of rumba, cha cha, East Coast swing, 6 p.m. Mondays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Casual dress. No partner required. $5. www.theballroomat hixson.com.

SHAG — Elks Lodge, Graysville Road at East Brainerd Road. Dance with 7 p.m. Thursdays. $5 members, $7 guests, free to first-time guests. gdelett@epbfi.com.

USA BALLROOM — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. Dance, 7-11 p.m. March 14. $5 first-time guests, $6 members, $10 nonmembers. 423-645-4888.

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