Chattanooga Now Events on Tap

Chattanooga Now Events on Tap

June 22nd, 2012 in Chattnow Outabout


ACT-SO TALENT SHOWCASE -- Barger Academy of Fine Arts, 4808 Brainerd Road. Black high school students preview talents for the national Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics in Texas, 6:30 p.m. June 30; doors open at 6 p.m. Free; donations accepted. 400-1040.

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

CRUISE-IN -- Downtown square, LaFayette, Ga. Cars judged in best restoration, best resto-mod and best original categories, 6-9 p.m. July 7. Free. 706-639-1519.

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: Booker T. Washington State Park, easy 4.5 miles, meet at Target parking lot on Highway 153, 8 a.m.

• Tuesday: Upper Leggett Road to lower Leggett Road, moderate 3 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 8 a.m.

• June 30: Edwards Point to Mushroom Rock, easy to moderate 5 miles, meet at Red Bank Bi-Lo parking lot, 9 a.m.

HISTORY MEETING -- Fort Cumming, Indiana Street (off North Main), LaFayette, Ga. Walker County Historical Society hears talk by Leslie Thomas, vice president of the Georgia chapter of the Trail of Tears Association, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Meet at gate at the Big Spring. Bring a folding chair. In case of rain, meeting moves to Marsh House. 706-764-2801.

HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT -- Marcella Center for the Arts and Education, 117 Washington Road, Sweetwater, Tenn. Singles and doubles categories, 11 a.m. June 30. $5 entry fee. Registration deadline Sunday. 423-331-1060.

ICE CREAM FESTIVAL -- Ruby Falls, 1720 S. Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain. Last week for free samples of Mayfield ice cream, cavern scavenger hunt for kids ages 3-12 (child will need digital camera), 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Free with regular admission of $17.95 adults, $9.95 kids.

LOVE LOUD ON THE PARKWAY -- Hutcheson on the Parkway, 4700 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe. Block party sponsored by churches of the Catoosa Baptist Association with games, crafts, music and food. Proceeds benefit rebuilding of Mount Peria Baptist Church, 1-5 p.m. June 30. Free. 706-937-5323.

NATURE JOURNALING -- Sewanee Herbarium, University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. Drop-in sessions with guidance by Mary Priestley, 9-11 a.m. CDT Thursdays through July. Meet at gazebo at Abbo's Alley. Bring a notebook (preferably small and unlined) pen or pencil and something to sit on. 931-598-3346,,

RINGGOLD MARKET -- Downtown Ringgold, Ga., outside the courthouse. New farmers market with some crafts sponsored by Chattanooga Market, 8-11 a.m. Saturdays. 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. to Williams Island or 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: 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.

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.

SOUTHSIDE STROLL -- Merchants along East and West Main streets. Restaurants and galleries offer music, refreshments, special pricing, 5-8 p.m. June 29. Free. 400-4100.

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.


JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS -- Camp Jordan Arena, Ringgold Road exit off I-75, East Ridge. Consignment sale, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 30.

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


• 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. Admission: $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 space-themed program and craft, 10 and 11 a.m.

• Wednesday: Lee's Tae Kwon Do presents "Ninjas of the Night," 10 a.m.

• Thursday: Teen tae kwon do class, 2 p.m.

• Thursday: Identity theft specialist Mark Jones leads prevention class, 6:30 p.m.

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

• Tuesday: Night Ninjas by Lee's Tae Kwon Do, Rossville Civic Center, 10:30 a.m.

• Thursday: Teens make a glow-in-the-dark necklace, Rossville Library 4 p.m., adult class at 6 p.m.


ART -- Townsend Atelier, 201 W. Main St. Registration required for all classes. 266-2712. Beginning Silk Painting, with instructor Claire Vassort, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 30-July 1. $160.

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.

TAI JI HEALS -- Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Road. Discover the healing properties of tai ji and how to apply the natural exercise to your life with instructor Chris Campbell, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Course provides six continuing-education credits for licensing/certification. $125. Registration: 821-8947, Information:


CONTRA -- All Saints Academy, 310 E. Eighth St. Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society leads dance, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, with caller Kristin Seibert and music by Crosstown Traffic. $8 adults, $5 students and senior adults. No experience or partner required. Free dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. 876-7359.

LINE -- Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. For beginners and more experienced dancers Mondays, 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.

SINGLES -- Southern Belle riverboat, Ross's Landing. Sponsored by Positive Christian Singles, 7 p.m. July 3. Watch Chattanooga Lookouts fireworks from the river, register for door prizes including trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn. $8 advance, $10 at the door. 622-8180.