Chattanooga Now Events on tap in the Chattanooga area

Chattanooga Now Events on tap in the Chattanooga area

September 21st, 2012 in Chattnow Outabout


AUDUBON CAMPOUT - Maclellan Island (transportation included). A night under the stars on the urban island, with night hike, ghost stories, campfire dinner, pancake breakfast and Sunday morning bird walk, 4 p.m. Saturday-10 a.m. Sunday. Sponsored by Chattanooga Audubon Society. Member cost: $20 adults, $15 children. Nonmembers: $30 and $25. Two-person tent rentals $10. 892-3690.

BIG PIG ROAST - Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. Pork barbecue and vegetarian options, 6-10 p.m. Sept. 29. Member tickets $30-$70; nonmembers $35-$80. Benefits educational programs of Crabtree Farms.

BIRDING BY BICYCLE - Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. Tennessee Ornithological Society and Chattanooga Audubon Society members offer expertise on leisurely ride along Tennessee Riverpark greenway, 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Bring bike and helmet. Free. To register: 643-6888.

BLOCK PARTY - CitiPark, 800 block of Chestnut Street (between Eighth Street and M.L. King Boulevard). Grand-opening celebration, with food, beer and music, for new tenants O.C. Buckels, Tasty Daylight Donuts, Go Bagel, Iron Labs and Sewn to the Sky, 4-8 p.m. today. Followed up City in Pink ceremony by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to light downtown buildings in pink, 8:45 p.m.

BOOK SALE - Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. Sponsored by Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. today and Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday. Adult books $2 hardback, $1 paperback; children's books $1 and 50 cents.

CELEBRATION OF HOPE - Coolidge Park, 150 River St. Event for single moms and their children includes music by Woodland Park Baptist Church Choir and Vince Carr, children's activities, 3-7:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

Food served 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. 493-0288.

COLLINSVILLE QUILT WALK - Collinsville (Ala.) Public Library, Main Street. Handcrafted quilts on view in historic homes and churches, noon-5 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (all times Central). $10. Proceeds benefit library building fund. 888-805-4740, 256-524-2788.

E-READER CLASS - Chattanooga Public Library's Northgate branch, Hixson. Learn the basics of downloading e-books from the library, 10 a.m. Saturday. Reservations needed: 870-0635.

FIRESIDE AT GREENWAY FARM - Greenway Farm, 5051 Gann Store Road. Free weekly series continues with Lodge Cast Iron Potluck, 7-9 p.m. Thursday; bring your Dutch oven, skillet, cornbread pan or griddle with food to share. Family canoeing 6-7 p.m.; $18 includes gear for adults and children ages 5 and older accompanied by an adult; younger children must bring their own life jackets.

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.

HEALTH FAIR - Bradley Square Mall, 200 Paul Huff Parkway, Cleveland, Tenn. Free community event sponsored by 100 Black Men of Bradley County includes health screenings and voter registration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 29. 423-472-5080.

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

• Saturday: Cravens House to Point Park, moderate 4 miles, meet at Red Bank Bi-Lo parking lot, 9 a.m.

• Tuesday: Greenway Farm, 4 miles, meet on-site at parking lot by dog park, 9 a.m.

• Sept. 29: Lower Leggett Road loop, moderate 5 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 9 a.m.

LECTURE - Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. Foreign Policy Supper Club discusses energy geopolitics, 6 p.m. Monday. $10 includes dinner. Reservations due today. 493-0270, ext. 10.

LIBRARY MEETING - Chickamauga Public Library, 306 Cove Road, Chickamauga, Ga. 706-375-3004. Friends of the Chickamauga Public Library meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE DAY - James H. "Sloppy" Floyd State Park, Summerville, Ga. Kids fishing and canoe instruction, live animal shows, hunting safety at archery range, BB gun range and laser shooting system, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Concessions available. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.

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

RUSTY GOLD ROD RUN - Camp Jordan, 421 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Rat rods, hot rods and bike show, 1-8 p.m. Saturday. Includes swap meet, live music and concessions.

SCRAPBLUE - CROP FOR A CURE - Hickory Valley Community Church, 2201 Hickory Valley Road. Day of scrapbooking to raise funds for American Cancer Society to prevent prostate cancer, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday. $50. 280-6202 or

TRADE DAY - Meigs County Fairgrounds, Main Street, Decatur, Tenn. Buy, sell or trade unneeded items from home, 8 a.m. Saturday; vendor setup at 7 a.m. Sponsored by American Legion. 423-506-6567.

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.

YOUR PARKS DAY - Cloudland Canyon State Park, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. Disc golf, fishing, hiking, blacksmith demonstration and other activities begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 29. Free admission and parking. 706-657-4050.


CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY - 1001 Broad St. (main library) and branches at Eastgate, Northgate and South Chattanooga. For 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.

ZOO TALES - Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park, 301 Holtzclaw Ave. Story time and educational program for young children and a parent, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Free with zoo admission. 643-5780.


BOOK ART - Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St. Paper-making class, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 29; bring own recycled paper, wear old clothes; Upcycle workshop, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 29; turn old books into gifts and accessories. Both are free. 757-5310.

PAINTING - Shanks Center for the Arts, 140 N. Main St., Crossville, Tenn. For beginners and intermediates, 10 a.m.-noon CDT Sept. 27-28. $15 each class. 931-787-1936.

PORTRAIT SCULPTURE - Townsend Atelier, 201 W. Main St. Class for teens, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29. Registration required. $130. 266-2712.

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. Cost: $10 for three-hour session, $25 for 25 pounds of clay, which includes bisque and glaze firing. 821-9631.


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

ROUND/SQUARE - Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Round and square dancing features Darryl McMillan and Rita Mason, 1 p.m. Sunday. $7. 326-03331.

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