Chattanooga Now Events on Tap

Chattanooga Now Events on Tap

July 13th, 2012 in Chattnow Outabout


ANTIQUES SALE - Knitting Mill Antiques, 205 Manufacturers Road. Original art, antiques and furnishings from private collection of two retiring antiques dealers, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20-21, noon-5 p.m. July 22. Free admission. 267-1922.

APPRAISAL FAIR - McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn. Appraisals by John Case and staff from Case Antiques in Knoxville, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 21. $5 per item to be appraised. Fee includes one admission to the museum. 423-745-0329.

BOOK FAIR - Monterey Station, 104 Monterey St., Cowan, Tenn. Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair, sponsored by Tennessee Antiquarian Booksellers Association, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 22 (all times Central). Features sessions with guest speakers and dozens of booksellers. $5 general admission (under 18 free).

BOWLING - Holiday Bowl, 5530 Hixson Pike. Mothers & Sons Bowling Night, sponsored by Hamilton County Parks and Recreation, 6 p.m. Saturday. $10 per person for two hours of bowling, snacks and door prizes; trophies for top three finishers. Call 842-6748 for space availability.

BRIDAL SHOW - Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Chattanooga Pink Bridal Show, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Exhibitors showcase wedding products and services. $8 online (delivered via email), $10 at door.

CHATTANOOGA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive. Colby McLemore of Knoxville, the Tennessee Professional Photographer Association's Photographer of the Year, is featured speaker, 7 p.m. Thursday. 344-5643.

CHATTANOOGA RIVER MARKET - Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. Vendors sell local produce, arts, crafts and horticultural projects, 10 a.m. Saturday. Music by Michael Jacobs at 12:30 p.m.

CRUISE-IN IN THE PARK - LaFayette Road, off Highway 27, Fort Oglethorpe. All vehicles and spectators welcome, 4 p.m. July 21. Features 1950s-'60s music, door prizes, cash drawing. No charge. 706-866-8290.

DESOTO CAR SHOW - Camp Jordan, East Ridge. National DeSoto Club hosts car show as part of convention, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21. Free. 361-2803.

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: Cloudland Connector trail in North Georgia, easy 5 miles, meet in Red Bank Bi-Lo parking lot, 8:30 a.m.

• Tuesday: Cedar Mountain, moderate 4 miles, meet at Red Bank Bi-Lo, 8:30 a.m.

• July 21: Red Clay State Park Council of Trees Trail, easy 3.5 miles, meet at Target on Highway 153, 8 a.m.

HOME EDUCATION EXPO - Camp Jordan Arena, East Ridge. Resources for home-schooling, 80 exhibitors, 65 workshops, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. July 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21. Two-day admission $8 per family.

MONTEAGLE SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSEMBLY TOUR - 76 Assembly St., Monteagle, Tenn. Tour of eight cottages and 1883 auditorium/gymnasium, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20; bazaar 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (all times Central). $15 in advance at assembly office, $20 day of tour at gate. 615-473-4975.

MOVIES IN THE PARK - AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Screening of family movie "Kung Fu Panda 2" by First Things First, 9 p.m. Saturday; gates open at 7 p.m. Sit in stands or bring blankets to sit on grass; no folding chairs or strollers allowed on field. Concessions sold; no outside food or drink. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Free. 267-5383.

NOON NOSH - Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. Dr. Carol Berz, City Council chairwoman, will speak on redevelopment of the Brainerd area, noon Tuesday. $8. Reservations due by Sunday. 493-0270, ext. 10.

RINGGOLD MARKET - Downtown Ringgold, Ga., outside the courthouse. New farmers market with some crafts; sponsored by Chattanooga Market, 8-11 a.m. Saturdays. Live music at 9:30 a.m. by Steve Brehm Trio. 402-9958.

RIVER CANYON ADVENTURE - River Canyon Apartments, 21726 River Canyon Road. Kayak and paddleboard rentals, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Also, three-hour trips at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. either to Williams Island or to Raccoon Mountain. Boat pickup an extra $10. Reservations: 987-1711.

ROCK CITY - 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Events Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day. $18.95 adults, $10.95 children 3-12.

• New Binkley Brothers: Noon-4 p.m. at Lover's Leap.

• Birds of Prey: 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Additional 4:30 p.m. show Saturdays.

TRAIN RIDES - 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. Fridays-Sundays. $16 adults, $10 children ages 3-12.

• Chickamauga Turn: Six-hour trip includes lunch layover in Chickamauga, Ga., 10 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 29. $34 adults, $26 children, ticket upgrade available for lunch in dining car.

VANN HOUSE DAY - Chief Vann House, Chatsworth, Ga. Living-history demonstration, historic home open for tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21. $3.50-$6. 706-695-2598.


CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY - 1001 Broad St. (main library) and branches at Eastgate, Northgate and South Chattanooga. For more information on preschool story time, Adventure Club for ages 6 and up and the teen center, Teen Stack, call 757-5310 or visit

• Saturday: Own the Night "America's Next Top Monster" costume contest, using props provided on-site, to wrap up teen summer reading program, 2:30 p.m., Eastgate Branch.

CHICKAMAUGA PUBLIC LIBRARY - 306 Cove Road, Chickamauga, Ga. 706-375-3004.

• Saturday: Georgia Museum of Art program on printmaking and ink painting, 10 a.m.-noon.

• Tuesday: "Tales of the Unknown: Magic, Mystery and Mind-Reading," presented by Tommy Johns for teens and adults, 5:30 p.m.

• Thursday: Magic, music and stories presented by Ken Scott, 10 a.m.


• 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.

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM - 321 Chestnut St. $11.95 adults and children. 756-2738, Countdown to Kindergarten, for rising kindergartners and their parents. Includes vision and hearing screenings, checklists for parents, 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday.

KIDS TIME - Tennessee Riverpark Shelter 4, off Amnicola Highway. Free weekly activities for ages 5-10 accompanied by an adult, 10 a.m. Thursday. Sponsored by Hamilton County Parks and Recreation. No reservation required, but groups of eight or more should call ahead. 842-6748.

ROSSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY - 504 McFarland Ave., Rossville. 706-866-1368. Summer reading program finale featuring Cliff Patton (master ventriloquist, comedy magician and balloon artist), Rossville Civic Center, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.


ART - Art Creations, 201 Frazier Ave., 266-3626.

• July 23-Aug. 27: Intro to Academic Portrait Drawing with instructor Alex Loza, 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays.

• July 24 and 31, Aug. 7-28: Portraiture: Capturing a Likeness, with instructor Charlie Newton, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays.

CANNING - Grace Episcopal Church, corner of Belvoir Avenue and Brainerd Road. Free class on canning and food preservation taught by Carol Matthews, 4 p.m. Sunday.

DOG OBEDIENCE - Obedience Club of Chattanooga, Highway 193, Flintstone, Ga. Registration 1-3 p.m. July 22 at club; six-week series of classes start July 23. 517-1448.

3-D ART FOR CHILDREN - Mountain Arts Community Center, 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain. 886-1050, Class for ages 10-14, led by Kelly Jackson, 9-11 a.m. Monday-July 20.

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, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Cost: $10 for three-hour session, $25 for 25 pounds of clay, which includes bisque and glaze firing. 260-0255.


BALLROOM PARTY - Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Presented by USA Dance, 7:30-11 p.m. today. $5 first-time guests. 499-5738.

LINE - Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Dance to music of all genres with Lines in Motion, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday. $7 per evening, $22 monthly.

SHAG - Elks Lodge, Graysville Road at East Brainerd Road. Dance with Choo Choo Shag Dance Club, 7 p.m. Thursdays. $5 members, $7 guests, free to first-time guests.