Events on Tap

Events on Tap

April 15th, 2011 by Staff Reports in Chattnow Outabout

LEISURE

BIRD WALK, LOOKOUT VALLEY - Chattanooga Nature Center, 400 Garden Road. Guided Wake Up With the Birds walk, 7:30 a.m. Saturday (repeats April 23, 30, May 7, 14). Nonmembers $8 adults, $5 seniors and children 4-11. Reservations recommended. 821-1160, ext. 0.

CHATTANOOGA GHOST TOURS - From Walnut Street Bridge (downtown end) to Read House. One- and two-hour tours with several stops along the way for ghost stories and place histories, 8:15 nightly. $14 adults, $9 children under 12. 821-7125, www.chattanoogaghosttours.com.

CHATTANOOGA RIVER MARKET - Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. Vendors showcase locally produced arts, crafts and horticultural goods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Free yoga, 10 a.m. Music by Julie Gribble, 12:30 p.m. 648-2496, www.ChattanoogaMarket.com.

CONFERENCE ON SOUTHERN LITERATURE - Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Fellowship of Southern Writers convenes for 16th biennial event featuring readings, panel discussions, award presentations and book signings, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. today ($55), 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday ($65). Keynote addresses by Dorothy Allison, 7 p.m. today, and Roy Blount Jr., 11:30 a.m. Saturday. 267-1218, www.artsedcouncil.org.

CRUISIN IN THE PARK - Lafayette Road, off Highway 27, Fort Oglethorpe. All vehicles and spectators welcome for monthly cruise-in, with '50s and '60s music, door prizes, cash drawing, 4 p.m. Saturday. Free. 706-866-8290.

DEAF CHAT - Starbucks Coffee, 2217 Hamilton Place Blvd. Coffee and signed conversation for all levels of hearing impairment and students of American Sign Language, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. angel@ooltewahnursery.com, www.sayitinsign.info.

FIRESIDE NIGHTS - Rock City Starbucks, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Dana Rogers, jazz singer/songwriter and fingerstyle picker, featured in monthly concert, 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Includes outdoor fire and Starbucks treats. 706-820-2531, www.seerockcity.com.

LOOKOUTS BASEBALL - AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Huntsville Stars, 7:15 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, 7:15 p.m. Thursday and April 22. $2-$8 (Tuesday, get buy-one, get-one tickets with Kraft Singles wrapper or Bi-Lo Bonus Card). 267-4849, www.lookouts.com.

STARGAZING - Jones Observatory, 10 Tuxedo Ave. Final spring program on the night sky, 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday. This week's topic: Titan. Featured constellation: The Summer Triangle. 425-4518.

TRAIN RIDES - Departing from Tennessee Valley Railroad, 4119 Cromwell Road. 894-8028, www.tvrail.com. Missionary Ridge Local, is a 6-mile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga and to TVRM's repair shop. Full schedule (10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m.) Saturday and Sunday; limited schedule (10:40 a.m. and 12:05 p.m.) Tuesday-Friday. $15 adults, $9 children ages 3-12, free to younger kids.

BOOKS/AUTHORS

BOOK SIGNING - LifeWay, 5591 Highway 153, Hixson. Hixson author Cindy C. Harris signs copies of her children's book, "Raoke and the Camp Raid," 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Contact: Terry Cordingley, terry@tatepublishing.com.

BICENTENNIAL LIBRARY

All locations of Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library system have programs and activities. Call downtown, 757-5314; Eastgate, 855-2685; Northgate, 870-0636; Ooltewah/Collegedale, 396-9322; South Chattanooga, 825-7237. The central information number for all branches is 757-5310. www.lib.chattanooga.gov.

CLASSIC LITERATURE BOOK CLUB - Pasha Coffee & Tea, 3914 St. Elmo Ave. Reading: "The Man Who Was Thursday," by G.K. Chesterton; meeting 7 p.m. April 26. Contact: Joel Swanson, 432-8579, bookclub.classics@gmail.com.

CHILDREN/TEENS

BICENTENNIAL LIBRARY

All locations of Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library system have programs and activities. Call downtown, 757-5314; Eastgate, 855-2685; Northgate, 870-0636; Ooltewah/Collegedale, 396-9322; South Chattanooga, 825-7237. The central information number for all branches is 757-5310. www.lib.chattanooga.gov.

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

* Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. 11 a.m. Wednesdays. 893-0186.

* Books Never-Ending, 2547 Cloud Springs Road, Rossville, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays for ages 3-8. 706-891-0774, www.booksneverending.com.

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM - 321 Chestnut St. Spring hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. $10.95 children and adults. 756-2738, www.cdmfun.org. "Good for You: Healthy Fun on the Run" exhibit continues through May 15.