Chattanooga Now Events calendar

Chattanooga Now Events calendar

June 27th, 2013 in Chattnow Outabout


ALUMNI BASKETBALL GAME -- Red Bank High School gymnasium, 640 Morrison Spring Road. First alumni basketball game for Red Bank players from the 1990s-2000s, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 29. $5. 423-874-1900.

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION -- McKamey Animal Center, 4500 N. Access Road. Open house to celebrate shelter's five-year anniversary, with live music, tours, cookout, adoption specials, 4-8 p.m. Saturday, June 29. 423-305-6500,

BOULDERING ADVENTURE -- True Adventure Sports, 13102 Alabama Highway 176, Fort Payne, Ala. Climb boulders atop Lookout Mountain with TAS Guide Service, 2-6 p.m. CDT Tuesday, July 2. Trip fee of $33.50 includes all gear and basic instruction; no experience needed. Reservations: 256-997-9577.

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

CHATTANOOGA ARBORETUM AND NATURE CENTER -- 400 Garden Road. All events require registration: 423-821-1160

  • Saturday, June 29: Openair yoga taught by Anita Gaddy, 10 a.m.-noon, $30-$35, bring mat.

  • Saturday, June 29: Fairy houses, 10 a.m., $10 CANC families, $15 nonmember families. Build a fairy house from nature's castoffs on the grounds; bring natural materials from home if you wish.

  • Saturday, June 29: Dick Morel talks on the biosphere, 2-4 p.m., $10-$12.

  • Saturday, July 6: Mike Hills, canoe collector and restorer, speaks on "The Canoe From Ancient Times to Present," 2-4 p.m., $20-$25.

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 younger. 423-821-7125.

CHATTANOOGA SIDEWALK TOURS -- Choice of two tours, daily through Nov. 1. $15 adults, $7 children 12 and younger. 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. each Saturday.

COMMUNITY GIVING DAY -- Whole Foods Market, 301 Manufacturers Road. Promotion designates 5 percent of day's net sales to GreenSpaces, Tuesday, July 2.

DINNER/TALK -- Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. Max Brener and Wes Hasden present their research on the history of Jewish businesses in conjunction with opening of exhibit "Main, Market and Beyond: Yesterday's Local Jewish Merchants," 6 p.m. Monday, June 27. Dinner reservations required, $10 per person. 423-493-0270, ext. 10.

DOG JOG -- McKamey Animal Center, 4500 N. Access Road. First K-9K event that encourages owners to run with their pets, 5 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Choose half-marathon, 9K trail run or paved 5K Dog Jog, followed by Cool Down party. Registration for any race $35. 423-305-6504.

FLAG RETIREMENT, PICNIC -- VFW No. 4848, 1491 Riverside Drive. Post members conduct flag retirement ceremony at noon followed by picnic until 2 p.m. Thursday, July 4. All veterans, active-duty personnel and their families invited. Bring tattered, torn or fading flags for retirement. 423-843-1590.

HIKES, NORTH GEORGIA -- Cloudland Canyon State Park, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. 706-657-4050. Overlook Trail hike with naturalist, meet at Interpretive Center, 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 29-30. $5 parking. 706-801-7275.

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

  • Saturday, June 29: Prentice Cooper, moderate 6 miles from parking lot to Snooper's Rock and back, meet at Red Bank Bi-Lo parking lot, 8 a.m.

  • Tuesday, July 2: Sluder Lane to Hot Water Road and back, moderate 2 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 9 a.m.

  • Saturday, July 6: Chickamauga Battlefield, easy-to-moderate 6 miles, meet at Red Bank Bi-Lo, 8 a.m.

JULYFEST -- Mason Park, 5972 Highway 117, Mentone, Ala. Free arts and crafts festival sponsored by Mentone Area Arts Council with music by Alabama musicians, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. CST Saturday, July 6; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. CST, Sunday, July 7.

JUNE JUBILEE -- Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Thirty days of fun activities at the zoo included in regular admission of $8.95 adults, $5.95 children 3-12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily through Sunday. Guests born in month of June get half off admission. 423-697-1319.

LIBERTY CON 26 -- Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market St. More than 50 professional authors, editors and artists take part in annual convention for fans of science fiction and science literature, June 28-30. Special guests include Kevin J. Anderson (literary), Vincent DiFate (artist), Catherine Asaro (science) and Michael and Paul Bielaczyc (artists) and Larry Correia (master of ceremonies).

NIGHT ZIP LINE -- True Adventure Sports, 13102 Alabama Highway 176, Fort Payne, Ala. Zip 250 feet over a ravine and through woods with only headlamp and tiki torches for light, 7:30-9:30 p.m. CDT Friday, June 28. Fee of $25 includes two-three zips per person. Reservations: 256-997-9577.

OOLTEWAH FARMERS MARKET -- Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., 5829 Main St. Local farmers sell fresh produce; no wholesalers or resellers allowed, 2-5 p.m. Thursdays. Recipe exchange (bring two copies of recipe to share; receive booklet of recipes by all participants), 3:30 p.m. today, June 27. 423-238-9775.

RAPPELLING ADVENTURE -- True Adventure Sports, 13102 Alabama Highway 176, Fort Payne, Ala. Rappel down a sandstone cliff in Northeast Alabama, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CDT July 4, July 6 and July 8. $42.50 includes all gear and instructor; no previous experience required. 256-997-9577.

RED, WHITE AND BRUISE -- Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St. Chattanooga Roller Girls vs. Atlanta Rumble B's, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 29; doors open 6 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at door, $5 ages 6-12. 423-756-0001.

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 with three-hour adventures that include rope swing and volleyball, 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.river

SOCCER -- Finley Stadium, 1826 Reggie White Blvd. Chattanooga Football Club vs. New Orleans Jesters in final regular-season game, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29. $5.

SOUTHSIDE STROLL -- East and West Main Street neighborhoods. Sidewalk stroll of studios, gifts shops, restaurants in Southside, special events and discounts offered, 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 28. 423-400-4100.

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

ULTIMATE HIKE KICKOFF -- Cloudland Canyon State Park, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. Information meeting on 28.3-mile, one-day hike to help find a cure for children's cancer, 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29. All fitness levels welcome; no hiking experience necessary; coaches will offer guidance to prepare. 630-957-8003.

WILD CAVE TOUR -- True Adventure Sports, 13102 Alabama Highway 176, Fort Payne, Ala. Crawl on your knees and belly through mud and tight tunnels while exploring Manitou Cave in Fort Payne, 10 a.m. CDT Friday, June 28. Fee of $34.50 includes helmet, cave lamps and guide. Reservations: 256-997-9577.


BOOK SALE -- Catoosa County Library, 108 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. Friends of Catoosa County Library sponsors fundraiser, 10 a.m.-6 p,m. Saturday, June 29; 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30. Buy nonfiction, fiction, films, music; donate books to the sale by dropping them off at the library by Friday, June 28. 706-965-3600.

BOOK SIGNING -- Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Honor Raconteur signs her books, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 29.


BIG BAND DANCE -- American Legion Post 95, 3229 Ringgold Road. Dance to music of The Legionnaires, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, July 6. Light refreshments provided. $5. 423-624-9015.


  • 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.

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