Chattanooga Now Chattanooga area events calendar

Chattanooga Now Chattanooga area events calendar

May 16th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Chattnow Outabout


ANTIQUE ALLEY YARD SALE -- U.S. 11 from Bristol, Va., to Merdian, Miss. Vendors set up for roadside sales today-Sunday, May 16-19. Route passes through Monroe, McMinn, Bradley and Hamilton counties in Tennessee; Dade County, Ga.; and DeKalb County, Ala.

AUTOCROSS & CRUISE-IN -- Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. Chattanooga chapter of Sports Car Club of America hosts first AutoCross and cruise-in to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga, 10 a.m. Sunday, May 19. Spectators can ride in the cruise-in cars during timed obstacle course in exchange for donation. Free for spectators, $30 entry fee to show or drive car in competition. 423-778-4146.

BRIDAL FAIR -- Gordon Lee Mansion, 217 Cove Road, Chickamauga, Ga. Busy Bride One Night Extravaganza offers 10 bridal vendors in one location for wedding planning, 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 17. Free. 423-653-8050.

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 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. each Saturday. www.Chattanooga

FOR FANS OF OLD HOUSES -- Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St. Chattanooga Area Historical Association presents Ron Tanner's humorous slide show, "Houselove: For Fans of Old Houses," Tanner's story of how he and his wife bought a condemned property and restored it to its original Victorian splendor, 6 p.m. Monday, May 20. Free. 423-364-3169.

FOSSIL DIG -- Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Road. Participants will caravan to site in Lula Lake Land Trust for fossil-collecting program, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18. Bring digging tools, hammers and flat chisels, buckets and newspaper to wrap specimens, along with water and snack. $4-$11. Register: 423-821-1160.

GET OUT AND GO NIGHT -- Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Highway. Area sports and leisure clubs provide information about their activities in a booth space, hold live demonstrations, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, May 18. No products sold. 423-842-6748.

HIKES -- Led by Soddy-Daisy Hiking Club. Bring water and snack. 423-842-3619.

• Saturday, May 18: Roaring Creek, moderate 8 miles round-trip, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 8 a.m.

• Tuesday, May 21: Camp Jordan, easy 3 miles, meet at Highway 153 Target parking lot, 8 a.m.

• Saturday, May 25: Flipper Bend, moderate 8 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 8 a.m.

HISTORY MYSTERY -- Marsh House, 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Walker County Historical Society's annual mystery tour of one of the oldest houses in Walker County, the old Napier home, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Group will carpool to site. Members-only meeting but $10 annual dues may be paid to attend. 706-764-2801.

HORSE SHOW -- Tri-State Exhibition Center, 200 Natures Trail, McDonald, Tenn. Choo Choo Chapter of National Racking Horse Association partners with Open Arms Care for benefit horse show with 34 classes, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, May 18. $5 ages 13 and up. 423-667-0440.

ISLANDS IN THE STREAM CRUISE -- Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St. Learn history and wildlife of Williams Island and Maclellan Island in the Tennessee River, 11 a.m. May 25. Cruise limited to 68. Aquarium members: $24 adults, $18 children 3-12; nonmembers: $29 adults, $21.50 children 3-12, $18 children under 3, 423-267-3474.

KIDDIE OLYMPICS -- Finley Stadium, 1826 Reggie White Blvd. Inaugural event in fight against childhood obesity for children ages 3-5 who have been registered through day-care centers and preschools, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today, May 16. 423-834-0729.

LOOKOUTS BASEBALL -- AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Tennessee Smokies, 7:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 17-18; 2:15 p.m. Sunday, May 19; 7:15 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, May 20-21. Promotions: Fireworks and Military Appreciation Night, Friday; Yo Gabba Gabba, Saturday; SunTrust Sunday donations, Sunday; Kids Eat Free and Ooltewah/Collegedale Night, Monday; Bi-Lo BOGO Night and Nonprofit Night, Tuesday. $3-$9. 423-267-4849,

MOTORCYCLE MEMORIAL DAY KICKOFF -- Thunder Creek Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Highway. Memorial Day kickoff party and Dyno Shootout, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, May 25.


• Saturday, May 18: Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Road. A 3.5-mile hike for adults through Reflection Riding, 9-10:30 a.m. Free to members, $10 others. Register:

• Saturday, May 18: North Chickamauga Creek Gorge, Montlake Road, Soddy-Daisy. A 1.5-mile hike on Hogskin Trail Loop to view large-flowered skullcap on Endangered Species Day, 10 a.m. Limited to 30. Canceled if raining. Reservations required by today, May 16. 615-532-0439,

OOLTEWAH FARMERS MARKET -- Ooltewah Nursery and Landscape Co., 5829 Main St. Locally grown vegetables, fruits, free-range eggs, honey, meats available, 2-5 p.m. each Thursday. No wholesalers or resellers allowed. Free admission. 423-238-9775.

PAWS AT POBLANOS -- 551 River St. Fundraiser for Wally's Friends includes Mexican cuisine and music by Bluesfrog & the Georgia Rhythm Crickets, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 23. $20. 423-877-9966.

RIVER CANYON ADVENTURES -- 21726 River Canyon Road. Explore the scenic Tennessee River Gorge with three-hour adventures daily 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Sunset cruise at 6 p.m. Upriver to Williams Island, $35; downriver into Tennessee River Gorge, $45. 423-451-6068,

ROLLER DERBY -- Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Chattanooga Roller Girls vs. Hard Knox Roller Girls in "Great and Powerful Quads" match, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18; doors open at 6 p.m. $12 adults, $5 children 6-12.

SAMBOREE -- Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Tennessee Good Sam RV club spring rally includes games, seminars, tours, vendors, pet parade and door prizes daily through Sunday, May 19; entertainer Crystal Gage performs Saturday, May 18. Toys and teddy bears collected for local fire and police personnel. $30 all-inclusive pass, $10 per day (entertainment not included)., 423-240-4391.

SPIRITS IN THE WILD -- Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Sample wines, liquors and food from local restaurants while seeing zoo animals, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, May 18. For ages 21 and older. $30 in advance, $40 at door. 423-697-1319.

SPRING ARTS IN THE PARK -- Downtown City Park, Blue Ridge, Ga. Fine arts and crafts festival sponsored by Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association with food and art from more than 175 vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 25-26. $5 adults, free for children. 706-632-2144.

YAPPY MEOWER -- Mia Cucina, 345 Frazier Ave. Fundraiser for McKamey Animal Center includes food by Mia Cucina and beer from Foothills Brewing, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17. $20.


BALLROOM -- Ballroom Magic Dance Center, 4200 N. Access Road. Dance, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays, May 24 and 31. $10 per person. 423-771-3646.


• Mondays: Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Dance to music of all genres, 5:30-6:30 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 members of Choo Choo Shag Club, 7 p.m. Thursdays. $5 members, $7 guests, free to first-time guests.

SHINE PROM -- The Chattanoogan, 1201 Broad St. Bridge Christian Church hosts first prom for area residents with special needs, 7-10 p.m. Friday, May 17. Free for special-needs families and caregivers. Guests treated to hairstyling and makeup design, caregivers receive massages, mini-manicures and mini-pedicures. Registration required: 423-643-0202.