Chattanooga Now Events on Tap

Chattanooga Now Events on Tap

June 8th, 2012 in Chattnow Outabout


BATTLEFIELD BIKE TOUR - Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Bring bike and helmet and join ranger at Visitor Center for 2-hour ride through battlefield. 9:30 a.m. June 16. Children 8 and older may ride when accompanied by an adult. 706-866-9241.

CHATTANOOGA RIVER MARKET - Tennessee Aquarium Plaza, 1 Broad St. Vendors sell local produce, arts, crafts and horticultural projects, 10 a.m. Saturday. Music by Annabelle's Curse at 12:30 p.m.

CHATTANOOGA STAMP CLUB - Pavilion 2, Harrison Bay State Park, Harrison Bay Road. Bring covered dish for potluck picnic dinner, meat provided by club, 5:30 p.m. Thursday. 344-7849.

CHILI COOKOFF - Highland Park Commons, 1918 Union Ave. Sample chili recipes made by 12 teams in Chattanooga Sports Ministries summer soccer league, then vote for your favorite, 9 a.m. Saturday. Hot dogs and hamburgers sold. Winner announced about 1:30 p.m.

CRUISE-IN IN THE PARK - LaFayette Road, off Highway 27, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. All vehicles and spectators welcome for cruise-in, with 1950s-60s music, door prizes, cash drawing, 4 p.m. June 16. Free. 706-866-8290.

FISHING RODEO - Weigh-in headquarters is Regions Bank at Soddy Lake, 11314 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy. Scales open 7 a.m. Saturday. Must register before weighing fish. Registration fees: $5 per family, $1 ages 11 and younger, $3 per person. No license required, free state fishing day. Only rod and reels or poles allowed in fishing tournament sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 942.

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.

GET OUTDOORS DAY - Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, Fort Oglethorpe, and Point Park on Lookout Mountain. Free events. Saturday. 706-866-9242.

• Chickamauga Battlefield: Artillery demonstrations 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.; ranger-guided car caravan through park 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; "Soldier's Life" program at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

• Point Park: Rangers and volunteers lead 3-mile hike to Cravens House, meet inside Point Park gate, 9:30 a.m. Bring water, sunscreen and insect repellant. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and appropriate clothing. Hike will be held rain or shine.

HIKES - Led by Soddy-Daisy Hiking Club. Bring water and snack. 842-3619.

• Saturday: Sluder Lane to Big Soddy Creek and back, 10 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy at 8 a.m.

• Tuesday: Tennessee Riverwalk, meet at Chickamauga Dam parking lot, 9 a.m.

• June 16: Flipper Bend, meet at Soddy-Daisy Walmart, 9 a.m.

NATURE WALK - Fletcher Park, Tennessee Nursery Road, Cleveland, Tenn. Naturalist Doug Elliott leads Wildwoods Ramble, fundraiser for Museum Center at Five Points, 1 p.m. Saturday. $5 museum members, $8 nonmembers. For space availability, call 423-339-5745.

• Doug Elliott Concert: Evening of Appalachian Woodlore, Cleveland Public Library's community room, 795 Church St., Cleveland, Tenn., 7 p.m. Saturday. Also sponsored by Museum Center at Five Points. Free.

OCTOBERFEST IN JUNE - Tennessee Valley Theatre, 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. German buffet and music to benefit theater, 6:30 p.m. Saturday. $25 per person, $45 couple. Call for availability: 423-775-7682.

RINGGOLD MARKET - Downtown Ringgold, Ga., outside the courthouse. New farmers market with some crafts sponsored by Chattanooga Market, 8-11 a.m. Saturday. 402-9958.

RIVER CANYON ADVENTURE - River Canyon Apartments, 21726 River Canyon Road. Kayak and paddleboard rentals, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Labor Day. 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: Performances 11 a.m.-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 and every day the week of July Fourth.

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.

WELLNESS SUMMIT - Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. Experts gather for two-day conference on how to improve health in homes and communities, Sunday and Monday. Keynote speakers are former Arkansas governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee, who tells how he lost 110 pounds, and Neil Nedley, author and medical director of Nedley Depression Recovery Program. Conference includes presentations, exhibits, activities, music and lunch. Register at


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

• June 16: Page Turners Book Club, Eastgate Library, 11 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, New exhibit: "Tinkertoy: Build Your Imagination," through Sept. 9.

LAFAYETTE-WALKER COUNTY LIBRARY - 305 Duke St., LaFayette, Ga. 706-638-2992

• Monday: Pre-K summer reading program with shadow puppet show and craft, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

• Tuesday: Ghost hunter Rick Howard leads teen ghost walk, 7:30 p.m. Meet at Joe Stock Park gazebo, bring flashlight, wear comfortable walking shoes. If raining, walk postponed to June 15.

• Wednesday: Dream Big with Fiddlin' Dan, 10 a.m.

• Thursday: Beginning genealogy course, 1 p.m.

ROSSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY - 504 McFarland Ave., Rossville. 706-866-1368.

• Tuesday: Dream Big with Fiddlin' Dan, 10:30 a.m.

• Thursday: Teen Zombie Night with zombie makeovers and games, 2-6 p.m.


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.

SWIMMING - Booker T. Washington State Park pool, 5801 Champion Road. Free lessons, Wednesdays-Fridays, registering June 16. 894-4955.

• June 20-22: Ages 3-5, 6:45 p.m.

• June 27-29: Ages 6-9, 6:45 p.m.

• July 11-13: Ages 10-13, 6:45 p.m.

• July 18-20: Adult class limited to 25.


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

BALLROOM - Hamilton Academy of Dance, 8509 Hixson Pike. Ballroom dance party, 7:30-10 p.m. June 16. $7 includes lesson at 6:30 p.m. 667-0017.

LINE - Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Monday lessons, 5:30-6:30 beginners, 6:30-7:30 p.m. improved, 7:30-8:30 p.m. intermediate. $7 per evening, $22 monthly. 309-6842.

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