Chattanooga Now Out & About Calendar - July 31- August 6

Chattanooga Now Out & About Calendar - July 31- August 6

July 31st, 2014 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout


1N3 DAY - Buffalo Wild Wings Hixson, 5744 Highway 153. Annual day to bring awareness to fact that one in three people are impacted by drunk driving; 7-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1. Bring glow stick for remembrance ceremony at dusk. Restaurant will donate a portion of all meals sold that day to 1N3. Free. 423-402-0163.

BARREL RACES - Doug Yates Farm, 11738 Alabama Highway, Ringgold, Ga. Nooga Barrel Racing Club sponsors races for every age and ability, 2-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Running starts at 4 p.m., barrels start at 6 p.m. Free admission. Negative Coggins test required for horses; concession and tack vendor on-site. 423-619-4467.

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 nightly. $15 adults, $10 ages 12 and younger. 423-821-7125.

CHATTANOOGA SIDEWALK TOURS - Choice of two tours daily. 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. $15 adults, $7 children 12 and younger. Reservations required: 423-228-0448, www.chattanoogasidewalk

FISH FRY - American Legion Post 81, 227 James Asbury Lane, Cleveland, Tenn. Choose fried catfish or shrimp dinner with hushpuppies, fries and slaw to raise funds for Tennessee Fisher House, where families of veterans or active-duty military stay while loved ones receive medical treatment, 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 8. Catfish $10 plate, shrimp $13 plate. 423-476-4451.

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

Saturday, Aug. 2: Lower Leggett Road trailhead to Rock Creek Bridge and back, slightly strenuous 8 miles. Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 8 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 5: Greenway Farms, easy 4 miles. Meet at dog parking lot, 8 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 9: Prentice Cooper Pots Point loop, strenuous 12 miles. Meet at Bi-Lo parking lot in Red Bank, 8 a.m.

HISTORY TOUR BY KAYAK - Directions to launch site given with registration. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park ranger offers tales about the "Battle Above the Clouds" from a kayak in the Tennessee River, 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. $35 adult, $25 child age 8-13; children must paddle in tandem with an adult. Some kayaking experience recommended. Reservations required: 423-643-6888.

HISTORY TOUR BY SUP - L2 Boards, 100 Market St. Chattanooga History Center presents one-hour "Paddle Through the Past: Chattanooga's Story" history tour on standup paddleboards, 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Registration required by Friday, Aug. 1. $25 History Center members, $35 nonmembers (includes board rental and life jacket). 423-265-3247, option 1; caroline.sunder

LUTHER MASINGILL ROAST - Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. Alton Park Development Corp. launches John P. Franklin Humanitarian Award Banquet and Celebrity Roast, with Franklin McCallie as first recipient, Aug. 14. Social hour with silent auction, 5 p.m.; dinner 6 p.m. Black-tie attire, $50. corporation-6752787929.

MINI MAKER FAIRE - First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Reggie White Blvd. Event Oct. 11 to celebrate invention and resourcefulness features projects, performances, robot battles, MacGyver Competition and workshops to promote the do-it-yourself culture. All makers wanting to enter must register by Aug. 15. www.makerfairechatta

PARTY WITH A PAST - Kitchen at Union Square, Tallan Building, 2 Union Square. Jamion Williams of Repeal and Serve guides guests through history of classic cocktails from Manhattans to Old-Fashioneds, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5. Lecture is part of The Chattery's four-week history series. The $22.09 ticket includes drinks and light hors d'oeuvres.

RIVER CANYON ADVENTURES - 21726 River Canyon Road. Explore the scenic Tennessee River Gorge with daily three-hour adventures. Sunset cruise at 6 p.m. Upriver to Williams Island, $35. Downriver into Tennessee River Gorge, $49.95 Appointments required: 423-987-1711 or 423-488-1345. www.river

RUBY FALLS LANTERN TOURS - Ruby Falls, 1720 South Scenic Highway. Ride the 260-foot elevator down into Lookout Moutain and experience the cavern tour in a new light, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays through September. $24.95. Tour size limited; reservations required. 423-821-2544.

SAVE OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS BANQUET - Embassy Suites, 2321 Lifestyle Way. Chattanooga chapter of National Coalition of 100 Black Women sponsors dinner featuring author Desiree Lee. 6 p.m. Aug. 15. $50. 423-698-0029.

TRAIN RIDES - Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road. 423-894-8028. Check for designated weekend train rides such as Chickamauga Turn, Dinner on the Diner and Hiwassee River Rail Adventure. Missionary Ridge Local, six-mile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM's repair shop, has daily departures at 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m. $17 adults, $11 ages 3-12.

ZIPSTREAM AERIAL ADVENTURES - Ruby Falls, 1720 S. Scenic Highway. Courses for children, teens and adults through a series of increasingly challenging tree-to-tree activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through November. $19.95-$34.95. 423-821-2544.


BRAINERD FARMERS MARKET - Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave. Open 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays. 423-698-0330.

CHATTANOOGA MARKET - First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Reggie White Blvd. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. 423-402-9958,

CHATTANOOGA RIVER MARKET - Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays.

EAST BRAINERD - Audubon Acres, 900 M. Sanctuary Road. Open 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays. 423-838-9804.

FIVE POINTS FARMERS MARKET - First Street Square, Cleveland, Tenn. Open 4-7 p.m. Thursdays. Sponsored by Mainstreet Cleveland. 423-310-1187.

LOOKOUT FARMERS MARKET - City Hall green spaces, 1214 Lula Lake Road, Lookout Mountain. Open 3-7 p.m. Thursdays. 423-838-9804.

MAIN STREET MARKET - 324 E. Main St. Open 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays.

MARKET ABOVE THE CLOUDS - 1214 Lula Lake Road, Lookout Mountain. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. 549750

NORTHSIDE FARMERS MARKET - Northside Presbyterian Church parking lot, 923 Mississippi Ave. Open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. 432-266-7497.

OOLTEWAH FARMERS MARKET - Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., 5829 Main St. Open 3-6 p.m. Thursdays. 423-238-9775.

ST. ALBAN'S HIXSON MARKET - St. Alban's Church, 7514 Hixson Pike. Open 10 a.m.-noon. Saturdays. 423-842-1342.

ST. ELMO -Incline Railway, 3917 St. Elmo Ave. Open 4-7 p.m. Fridays. 423-838-9804.

WEDNESDAY MARKET - First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Reggie White Blvd. Open 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays. 423-648-2496.


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

CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY - 1001 Broad St. (main library) and branches at Eastgate, Northgate and South Chattanooga. 423-757-5310,

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. 757-5314.

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

Saturday, Aug. 2: Yarn Bomb the Library, 1 p.m., free, downtown library, children learn to yarn bomb.

Saturday, Aug. 2: Murder mystery "A Death in the Library" improv play, 6-7:45 p.m., Northgate Library, for ages 12-18. Each guest assigned a character in the whodunit, must bring signed permission form attached to the Chattanooga Public Library website calendar listing.


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

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

DANCE PARTY - American Legion Post 81, 227 James Asbury Lane, Cleveland, Tenn. Dance to music of Bad Tattoo Band; must be 21 or older. Active-duty military free with ID; all others $6. 8 p.m. to midnight. Saturday, Aug. 9. 423-476-4451.

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

SHAG - Elks Lodge 91, 1067 Graysville Road at East Brainerd Road. $5 members, $7 guests, free to first-time guests. 7 p.m. Thursdays.

USA BALLROOM - Brainerd United Methodist Church gymnasium, 4315 Brainerd Road, $5 first-time guests, $6 members, $10 nonmembers. 7-10:30 p.m. Aug. 8. 423-645-4888.