Chattanooga Now Chattanooga area events calendar - Aug. 8-14

Chattanooga Now Chattanooga area events calendar - Aug. 8-14

August 8th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Chattnow Outabout


110TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY — Mountain Creek Harley-Davidson, 1001 Market St., Dalton, Ga. Music by Missused, Milwaukee-style foods and beverages, trivia, giveaways and vendors, 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Free admission. Register to win two tickets and $200 gas card to attend 110th Anniversary Celebration in Milwaukee. 706-370-7433,

ADVENTURE RUN — YMCA Camp Ocoee, 111 YMCA Drive, Ocoee, Tenn. Toyota Strong Adventure Race includes youth race for ages 5-9 and 10-17; two adult races for teams of four or solo races include four-hour or eight-hour choices, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. $25 and $280.

BATTLEFIELD BIKE TOURS — Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitors Center, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Bring bicycle and helmet and join leisurely, two-hour rides led by a ranger through battlefield, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. For adults and children ages 8 and older accompanied by an adult. 423-752-5213.

BRAINERD FARMERS MARKET — Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave. Open 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays. 423-580-6281.

CANNONBALL CHARGE — Ringgold City Pool, 406 Cotter St., Ringgold, Ga. Triathlon benefiting Children’s Advocacy Center of North Georgia features 150-yard swim, 11-mile bike ride and 2-mile run, 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. Open to individuals and relay teams. www.scenic

CHATTANOOGA GHOST TOURS — The Little Curiosity Shoppe, 138 Market St. Walking tours through downtown, ghost hunts through University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Citizens Cemetery, 9 nightly. $15 adults, $10 ages 12 and under. 423-821-7125.

CHATTANOOGA MUD RUN — Greenway Farms, 5051 Gann Store Road. Teams of five run muddy 5K race and obstacle course in fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity, 8:30 a.m. Aug. 17. Race followed by music by three local bands. Team entry $250, free to spectators. www.chatta

CHATTANOOGA SIDEWALK TOURS — Choice of two tours, daily through Nov. 1. $15 adults, $7 children 12 and under. Reservations required: 423-228-0448,

• Dynamo of Dixie Tour: Departs from Sheraton Read House, corner of Broad Street and M.L. King Boulevard; 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

• Bluffs and Bridges Tour: Begins at south end of Walnut Street Bridge; 4 and 6 p.m.

CHATTANOOGA RIVER MARKET — Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. Vendors sell local produce, arts, crafts and horticultural projects, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. www.Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA STAMP CLUB — Hickory Valley Christian Church, 6605 Shallowford Road. Program on “Jewels on the Wing,” 7:30 p.m. today, Aug. 8; doors open at 6:30 p.m. American Philatelic Society sales books available to select stamps for purchase. 423-344-7849.

CONSERVATION CRUISE ON THE RIVER — River Gorge Explorer, 1 Broad St. Join scientists Anna George and Bernie Kuhadja on cruise and discussion of freshwater conservation initiatives, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Tennessee Aquarium adult members $24, nonmember adults $29, children $18.

DAV CAR SHOW — Bradley Square Mall, 200 Paul Huff Parkway, Cleveland, Tenn. Disabled American Veterans sponsor show in side parking lot near Kmart, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. 423-476-4467.

FOTO AT THE FALLS — Ruby Falls, 1720 S. Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain. Photographers invited to shoot cave and waterfall photos, then enter in contest for prizes, 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. $24.95. Reservations required: 800-755-7105.

GEM AND JEWELRY SHOW — Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga. Beads, gems, minerals at 22nd annual gem and jewelry show, 2-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. Weekend pass $3 ages 16 and older. www.tote

HIKES — Led by Soddy-Daisy Hiking Club. Bring water and snack. Carpool locations given for those who want to meet group. 423-842-3619.

• Saturday, Aug. 10: Upper Leggett Road to Retro Hughes Road, moderate 5.5 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 8 a.m.

• Tuesday, Aug. 13: Harrison Bay State Park, easy 4.5 miles, meet at Highway 153 Target parking lot, 8 a.m.

• Saturday, Aug. 17: Nickajack Road Connector trail, moderate 6 miles, meet at Red Bank Bi-Lo parking lot, 8 a.m.

HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC — Paradise Arabians, 721 Gowan Road, LaFayette, Ga. Tommy Garland demonstrates horsemanship techniques, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug 12. $12. 706-397-9950.

KIDFEST — Belk stores, all locations. Event features runway fashion shows with local children as models, refreshments, music, games, face-painting, balloons and prizes (activities may vary by store), noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Visit to register child as a runway model or to enter companywide model search.

LOOKOUTS BASEBALL — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Huntsville Stars, 7:15 p.m. today-Saturday, Aug. 8-10; 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. Promotions: Today, Back to School Night and UTC Night; , fireworks and High School Athletics Night; Saturday, College Football Night; Sunday; SunTrust Sunday (trade canned goods for tickets) and Dogs on Diamond for McKamey Animal Center. $3-$9. 423-267-4849,

NATURE PROGRAMS — Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Road. All events required advance registration. 423-821-1160.

• Saturday, Aug. 10: “Tree Diseases and Insect Pests of the Tennessee Valley,” discussion and guided walk, 9-11 a.m. Includes information on new pests poised to enter the area, such as emerald ash borer and thousand canker disease of walnuts. $12 members, $15 nonmembers.

• Saturday, Aug. 10: “Whoooo Is That?” program on barn owl, 2 p.m., $10.

• Thursday, Aug. 15: Program on lives, nests, migration and habits of hummingbirds, 9 a.m.-noon. $12 members, $15 nonmembers. 423-821-9582.

OOLTEWAH FARMERS MARKET — Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., 5829 Main St. Local farmers sell fresh produce, 3-6 p.m. Thursdays. No wholesalers or resellers allowed. 423-238-9775.

RINGGOLD MARKET — Catoosa County Courthouse, Ringgold, Ga. Fresh produce, crafts and live music in downtown Ringgold market, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Labor Day.

RIVER CANYON ADVENTURES — 21726 River Canyon Road. 423-451-6068. Explore the scenic Tennessee River Gorge, 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. daily. Sunset cruise at 6 p.m. Upriver to Williams Island, $35. Downriver into Tennessee River Gorge, $45. www.rivercanyon

OCOEE CLASSIC SUP RACE — Parksville Beach, just past Lake Ocoee Inn in Benton, Tenn. Choose stand-up paddle courses of 4-mile beginner/juniors or 7.5-mile elite course, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. 423-779-4760.

TRAIN RIDES — Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road. 423-894-8028, Missionary Ridge Local is six-mile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM’s repair shop, departing 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m. daily.

YAPPY MEOWER — FoodWorks, 205 Manufacturers Road. Appetizers, white wine and Chickbock beer at benefit for McKamey Animal Center, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. $20. www.mckameyanimal


CHATTANOOGA WRITERS GUILD — Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St. Fredericka Meiners (pen name: Ann Macela) speaks on “Using Real History in Fiction,” 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. Free.


BALLROOM — The Ballroom, 7001 Middle Valley Road. Learn ballroom dancing, no partner required, Saturdays. Group class, 7:30 p.m., $5. Dancing, 8:30 p.m., $10. Casual dress. 423-394-6428.

BALLROOM — Ballroom Magic Dance Center, 4200 N. Access Road. Dance, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays. $10. 423-771-3646.

BALLROOM — Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Group class, 7:30 p.m.; dancing, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 27. $8 both sessions. 423-238-4518.


• Mondays: Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Dance to music of all genres, for beginners through intermediate level dancers, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $7 per evening, $22 monthly.

• Wednesdays: North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Drive. Dance, 5-7:45 p.m. $5.

• Thursdays: St. Jude Catholic Church, 930 Ashland Terrace. Dance, 5-7:45 p.m., $3.

RHYTHM BALLROOM — The Ballroom, 7001 Middle Valley Road. Learn fundamentals of rumba, cha cha, East Coast Swing, 6 p.m. Mondays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Casual dress. No partner required. $5.

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

SHAG TRACKS — Alhambra Shrine Temple, 1000 Alhambra Drive. Choo Choo Shag Club hosts dinner and dancing, 6 p.m. Aug. 15-16, pool party, 11 a.m. Aug. 17. $70 weekend pass.

SINGLES — First-Centenary United Methodist Church, Mohney Hall, 419 McCallie Ave. Positive Christian Singles hosts tropical dance/luau at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. $8; refreshments included. 423-756-2021.

USA BALLROOM — Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Dance, 7:30-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. $5 first-time guests. 423-645-4888.