Chattanooga Now Out and About Calendar - Jan. 9-15

Chattanooga Now Out and About Calendar - Jan. 9-15

January 9th, 2014 in Chattnow Outabout


BOURBON TASTING - Back Inn Cafe, 412 E. Second St. Michael Vasta leads inaugural tasting event of American bourbon, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 23. $37. 423-265-5033.

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, 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays until March 1. $15 adults, $10 ages 12 and under. 423-821-7125.

ELDERSCHOLARS - UTC University Center, Lookout Mountain Room. Joan Hill Hanks speaks to adult learners on Tennessee history and the new "Homeland" website of state songs created by Middle Tennessee State University's music department, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14. Optional lunch at noon in University Center; buy own meal and eat with other ElderScholars. 706-937-3748.

FAIR HOUSING FORUM - Development Resource Center, 150 Market St. Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Economic and Community Development and the Unity Group host forum with guests Richard Gadzekpo, housing coordinator for the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, and Emily O'Donnell, attorney for Legal Aid of East Tennessee, 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13. Free. 423-425-6443.

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, Jan. 11: Rainbow Lake to Signal Mountain High School, moderate to slightly strenuous 7 miles, meet at Red Bank Bi-Lo parking lot, 9 a.m.

* Tuesday, Jan. 14: Mowbray Pike to Sluder Lane, easy to moderate 5 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 9 a.m.

* Saturday, Jan. 18: Heiss Mountain to rock climbing parking lot, strenuous 8 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 9 a.m.

HISTORY HIKE - Moccasin Bend Road (follow Special Event signs toward Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute). Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park presents free, 90-minute history hike on "The Moccasin Battery: Union Artillery on Moccasin Bend," 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. Program focuses on the Union artillery positions on Missionary Ridge, hidden from view from Confederate forces atop Lookout Mountain, in the fall of 1863. Bring water; wear supportive footwear and dress for the weather. 706-866-9241, 423-821-7786.

HULLABOWLOO - Track 29, 1400 Market St. Fundraiser for Chattanooga Area Food Bank includes hors d'oeuvres, buskers, bowl-making station, music by Rubik's Groove, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. $75. Must be 18 or older to attend and show photo ID. 423-521-2929.

LOW COUNTRY BOIL - Tennessee National Guard, 107 Armory Road, Monteagle, Tenn. Enjoy shrimp, potatoes, sausages and corn cooked in Cajun seasoning, served with dirty rice, bread pudding and tea, with music by Bazzania, 4-7 p.m. CST Saturday, Jan. 18. $15-$18; benefits Friends of South Cumberland, the Monteagle Food Bank and Monteagle Mountain Chamber of Commerce. 931-924-5353.

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP - Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St. Tom and Pat Cory teach working in different types of light, rules of composition, creative controls of shutter speed and preprogrammed scenes, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14. Bring your own digital camera and manual. Aquarium members $30, nonmembers $45. 423-267-3474.

PINK! GALA - Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St. Annual black-tie, four-course dinner-dance to raise funds for MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at Memorial, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25. $250 per person, $2,000 table of eight. 423-495-4151.

SANDHILL CRANE AND EAGLE CRUISE - Sale Creek Marina, 3900 Lee Pike, Soddy-Daisy. Join Kevin Calhoon, Tennessee Aquarium assistant curator of forests, for 3.5-hour cruise aboard Blue Moon to Hiwassee Island, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. Aquarium members: $34 adults, $25 youths ages 6-15. Nonmembers: $39 and $29. Price includes barbecue lunch. Reservations: 423-332-6312.

WHAT'S SUP? - Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. Mark Baldwin, owner of L2 Boards, leads introduction to standup paddleboarding, equipment needed to get started, 6 p.m. Jan. 16. Free, no reservation needed. 423-643-6888.

ZERO LANDFILL KICKOFF - Office Furniture Warehouse, 2700 Riverside Drive. GreenSpaces hosts program on repurposing material samples, how it works and who benefits, 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, Jan. 9. Free, light refreshments served. 423-790-1376.


BARNES & NOBLE - 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Children's story time, 11 a.m. Wednesdays. 423-893-0186.

BOOKS NEVER-ENDING - 248 Cloud Springs Road, Rossville. Children's story time, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. 706-891-0774,

CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY - 1001 Broad St., plus branches at Eastgate, Northgate and South Chattanooga. For more information on preschool story time, Adventure Club for children ages 6 and up, and the teen center, Teen Stack, call 423-757-5310 or visit

* Lego Clubs: Downtown branch, every Monday, 5-6 p.m., for ages 5-11, free; Northgate branch, first Saturday of each month, 2-3 p.m., for ages 3 and up, free. 423-757-5314.

* Toddler Time: Learning program for ages 18-36 months and parents/guardians, advance registration not required. Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. Eastgate Library, 10 and 11 a.m. Northgate Library. Saturday: 11 a.m., downtown branch.

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM - 321 Chestnut St. Winter hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday (closed Wednesdays), noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $11.95 adults and children. 423-756-2738,

* Today, Jan. 9: Free Family Night, 5:30-8 p.m. (after-hours event, free admission).

* Through Jan. 20: "Winter Wonders" exhibit.


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.

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 with members of Choo Choo Shag Club, 7 p.m. Thursdays. $5 members, $7 guests, free to first-time guests.

SINGLES - First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 399 McCallie Ave. Music by deejay Ken Hughes, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. Sponsored by Positive Christian Singles. $8 plus bring finger foods to share. 423-756-2021.