Chattanooga Now Events on Tap

Chattanooga Now Events on Tap

August 12th, 2011 in Chattnow Outabout


BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH - Red Bank United Methodist Church lawn, 3800 Dayton Blvd. Live music by Kofi Mawuko, T-shirts, school supplies, crafts, games, inflatables, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free. 877-2881.

BEAUTY PAGEANT - Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga. Dreamworld Tropical Beauties Contest, register at noon Sunday. 706-226-1331.

BLUE RIDGE COIN SHOW - Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga. Blue Ridge Numismatic Association show; doors open 10 a.m. Aug. 19-20.

CHATTANOOGA GHOST TOURS - From Walnut Street Bridge (downtown end) to Sheraton Read House. One- and two-hour tours with several stops along the way for ghost stories and place histories, 8:15 nightly. $14 adults, $9 children under 12. 821-7125,

CHATTANOOGA RIVER MARKET - Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. Vendors showcase locally produced arts, crafts and horticultural products, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Yoga, 10 a.m. 648-2496,

CHATTANOOGA WALKING TOURS - Ninety-minute tours covering about a mile offered every day except Tuesday. $15 adults, $7 children under 12. Reservations required. 228-0448,

* Dynamo of Dixie tour: Begins at 10 a.m. at Broad Street entrance of Sheraton Read House, 827 Broad St.

* Bluff and Bridges tour: Begins at 7 p.m. at south entrance of Walnut Street Bridge (near Hunter Museum, 10 Bluff View).

LUAU OPEN HOUSE - Georgia Winery, 6469 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, Ga. Wine tastings, live entertainment and a coconut/white chocolate fountain, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays in August. Free. 706-937-WINE.

MUD RUN - Greenway Farms, 5051 Gann Store Road, Hixson. Muddy 5K race with obstacle course to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga, 9 a.m. Aug. 20. $200 per five-person team; must be 14 to participate, at least one adult per team.

SENIORS AND FRIENDS OF FORT OGLETHORPE - Constitution Hall, 201 Forrest Road, Fort Oglethorpe. Crafts, blood pressure/blood sugar checks, bingo and refreshments, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 706-866-1369.

SALE CREEK LIONS CLUB BARBECUE - Lions Clubhouse, 15222 Coppinger Road behind Sale Creek Middle/High School. Annual barbecue and gospel singing featuring Men of Calvary, Sounds of Grace, Jim Ricketts with Crystle Elam, Damascus Road and Voices of Praise, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 20. $6 for plate, $1 dessert, $1 drink. 332-2921.

TRAIN RIDES, CHATTANOOGA - Departing from Tennessee Valley Railroad, 4119 Cromwell Road. 894-8028,

* Missionary Ridge Local: Six-mile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM's repair shop, daily departures. $15 adults, $9 children ages 3-12.

* Chickamauga Turn: Six-hour trip includes lunch layover in Chickamauga, Ga., 10 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 11. $33 adults, $25 children, add $20 per ticket for lunch in dining car.

TRAIN RIDES, ETOWAH - Departing from 727 Tennessee Ave., Etowah, Tenn. Hiwassee River Rail Adventures include Hiwassee to Copperhill and shorter Hiwassee Loop rides. selected dates through Nov. 26. 894-8028.


CLASSIC LITERATURE BOOK CLUB - Pasha Coffee & Tea, 3914 St. Elmo Ave. Reading "Anna Karenina, Parts 5-8," by Leo Tolstoy; meeting 6 p.m. Aug. 23. Contact: Joel Swanson, 432-8579.


PAINTING - Townsend Atelier, 201 W. Main St., 266-2712. Acrylic Painting and Mixed Media, 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday-Sept. 21. $195.

POTTERY - EAC Pottery Studio, John A. Patten Recreation Center, 3204 Kelly's Ferry Road. Hours: 6-9 p.m. Mondays, 3-9 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. $10 for three-hour session, $25 for 25 pounds of clay, which includes bisque and glaze firing. 260-0255.


CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY - All locations (Downtown, Eastgate, Northgate and South Chattanooga) have preschool story time. The Downtown, Eastgate and Northgate libraries have Adventure Club for children ages 6 and up. The Teen Stack teen center is in the Downtown Library. For more information about all programming, call 757-5310 or visit the Facebook pages: The Public Library, Chattanooga, Tennessee or Teen Stack, Chattanooga Public Library.


* Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., 11 a.m. Wednesdays. 893-0186.

* Books Never-Ending, 2547 Cloud Springs Road, Rossville, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays for ages 3-8. 706-891-0774,

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM - 321 Chestnut St. Extended summer hours (through Sunday): 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Regular summer hours (Monday-Sept. 4): 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sundays). $10.95 adults and children. 756-2738,

n Summer exhibit: "Bob the Builder - Project: Build-It," through Sept. 11

n Arts Live: Cooking on the Rooftop summer food series features 212 Market chef, noon-1 p.m. Saturday.