Chattanooga Now Out & About Calendar - June 5-11

Chattanooga Now Out & About Calendar - June 5-11

June 5th, 2014 in Chattnow Outabout


ART BITES -- Uptown Art, 2 Cherokee Blvd., Suite 100. Sprouts Cooking and Uptown Art Studio partner for hands-on cooking classes inspired by that day's art subject for ages 5-12, 10 a.m.-noon each Saturday in June. $40 per class. 423-602-8580.

BARREL RACES -- Doug Yates Farm, Ringgold, Ga. Nooga Barrel Racing Club sponsors races for every age and ability, 2-10 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Running starts at 4 p.m., barrels start at 6 p.m. Free admission. Negative Coggins test required for horses; concession and tack vendor onsite. 423-619-4467.

DALTON FLOWER SHOW -- Creative Arts Guild, 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Hours: 12:30-6 p.m. today, June 5, and 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6. 706-264-7461 for entry information.

DAY OF CHANGE -- All area McDonald's restaurants and Chattanooga Regions Bank branches. Volunteers and local celebrities will be on-site to encourage diners to drop their change in a collection for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga, 7-10:30 a.m. Friday, June 6. 423-778-4147.

FURRY FRIENDS FUN RUN -- Greenway Farm, 3010 Hamill Road. Walk for pooches and owners to benefit Safe Haven Animal Rescue Program in Polk County, Tenn., 9-11 a.m. June 14. $25. 423-299-3640.

GUN AND KNIFE SHOW -- Alhambra Shrine Temple, 1000 Alhambra Drive. More than 100 tables of merchandise to buy, sell, trade, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 7; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 8. Appraisers and security on-site. $8. 423-892-0223.

HIGHLAND PARK FIESTA -- St. Andrew's Center, 1918 Union Ave. Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise hosts free block party with food trucks, rummage sale, viewing of World Cup match at 11:30 a.m., mariachi band El Potrillo, kids activities and games, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 14. 423-756-6234.

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, June 7: Roaring Creek, strenuous 10 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 8 a.m.

Tuesday, June 10: Blue Blazes Trail , easy 3 miles, meet at Bi-Lo parking lot in Red Bank, 8 a.m.

Saturday, June 14: Sluder Lane to Big Soddy Creek, strenuous 7 miles. Will stage vehicles. Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 8 a.m.

LOW COUNTRY BOIL COOK-OFF -- Creative Arts Guild, 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Inaugural event, 6-9 p.m. June 14 in Spigel Pavilion. Shag dancing and music by The Idol Rejects. $25. To register a team in cook-off, call 706-217-6677 or email

MOTORCYCLE RIDE -- 6th Cavalry Museum, 6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Remembering Our Heroes motorcycle ride and poker run to benefit 6th Cavalry Veterans Memorial Garden, Saturday, June 7. Registration 9 a.m., first bike out at 10 a.m., last bike at 11 a.m. for 80-mile ride through North Georgia. No bike fees, donations accepted; poker hands are $5 per hand or three for $10. 706-861-2860.

MUD BOG -- Pickin' Barn, 1095 Weatherly Switch Trail, Cleveland, Tenn. Mud bog features variety of mud rails and custom 4x4 trucks competing for cash and trophies, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Driver sign-up 10 a.m.-1 p.m., mud bog starts at noon. Truck entry $20, spectator admission $10. 423-464-3034.

NATIONAL MOOFEST -- downtown Athens, Tenn. (take Exit 49 or 51 off I-75). Celebration of city's dairy heritage, Saturday, June 7, includes pancake breakfast, 6 a.m.-noon, $5; Buttermilk Biscuit Alley, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5; Mayfield Ice Cream and Yogurt Alley, 2-6 p.m., $5; mooing contest, ice cream eating contest, frozen T-shirt contest, musical entertainment, kids zone, antique tractor show and demonstrations of old-time skills such as butter churning, quilting and canning. Free parking at Mayfield Dairy, 900 Ingleside Ave. (shuttle ride to events) or Tennessee Wesleyan College, 204 E. College St.

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY -- American Hiking Society event, Saturday, June 7. Locate events at

NOT JUST ANOTHER GORGEOUS EVENING -- Tennessee RiverPlace, 3104 Scenic Waters Lane. Annual fundraiser for Tennessee River Gorge Trust, 5:30-9 p.m. today, June 5. Includes open-bar cocktail hour, outdoor dinner catered by Lee Towery and music by Ben Friberg Trio and 9th Street Stompers. $150-$2,000. 423-266-0314.

REFLECTION RIDING ARBORETUM AND NATURE CENTER-- 400 Garden Road. Hours of operation 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $10 adults, $7 ages 4-11. 423-821-1160. Free, hour-long, docent-guided tours of property, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8.

RUBY FALLS EVENTS -- 1720 S. Scenic Highway. 423-821-2544.

Lantern Tours: 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.. Tour size limited, reservations required. $24.95.

Ice Cream Festival: Free sample of Mayfield's Ice Cream and cavern scavenger hunt for kids, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily through June 15. $18.95 adults, $10.95 children.

ZipStream Aerial Adventures: 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.

TRAIL WORK -- Montlake Road, Soddy-Daisy. North Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area, a portion of the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park, is closed in June; will reopen July 31. Temporary closure blocks off park entrance and trailhead for maintenance, construction, visitor protection and resource protection projects stemming from years of unauthorized parking, trampling and erosion. Volunteers needed for rehabilitation efforts and development of five new trails June 6, 9, 14, 17, 21, 25 and 28. To register, call 423-566-2229 or email

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

VETERANS BENEFIT EVENTS -- American Legion Post 81, 227 James Asbury Lane, Cleveland, Tenn. 423-476-4451.

Steak dinner: Ribeye steak, baked potato or fries, green beans, tossed salad and roll for $13 to benefit training of service dogs for Tennessee veterans, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 6.

Flea market: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 6-7. Call ahead to reserve vendor space.

Fish fry: 6-10 p.m. June 13, benefiting Tennessee Fisher House. $10 catfish dinner, $13 Gulf shrimp dinner.


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.

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


CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM -- 321 Chestnut St. $12.95 adults and children. 423-756-2738, Chattanooga's Best Brownie Contest, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Four local restaurants serve their best-tasting brownies, museum guests get to taste and judge the winner, free with paid admission.

KIDS CRAFTS -- Michaels Arts and Crafts, 2200 Hamilton Place Blvd. and 600 Northgate Mall. In-store summer crafting program for children ages 5-12, 10 a.m.-noon June 16 to Aug. 1. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Seats 12, first-come, first-served, or register in advance in the store. $2 per child. Week of June 16, first 50 children to visit store will receive a free souvenir album.


BIG BAND DANCE -- American Legion Post 95, 3229 Ringgold Road. Dance to the Legionnaires big band with vocals by Richard Leady, 7-10 pm. Saturday, June 7. Light refreshments provided. $5. 423-624-9105.

USA BALLROOM -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. Date change from second Friday (June 13) to third Friday (June 20), 7-11 p.m., due to Riverbend Festival. $5 first-time guests, $6 members, $10 nonmembers. 423-645-4888.