Events on Tap

Events on Tap

April 22nd, 2011 by Staff Reports in Chattnow Outabout

LEISURE

BEGINNING ASTRONOMY - Chattanooga Nature Center, 400 Garden Road. Workshop covers moon, Venus, Saturn and the constellation Orion, 8:30-11 p.m. April 29. Nonmembers $8 adults, $4 children. Members $5 adults, $2 children. Registration and advance payment required. 821-1160, ext. 0.

BIRD WALK - Chattanooga Nature Center, 400 Garden Road. Guided Wake Up With the Birds walk, 7:30 p.m. Saturday (repeats April 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. Closed Saturday for Easter. 648-2496, www.ChattanoogaMarket.com.

CULTURAL PLANNING - Loose Cannon Gallery, 1800 Rossville Blvd. Artists of all media invited to share their visions on how Chattanooga can become the creative capital of the South, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday. 756-2787.

EDUCATOR APPRECIATION DAY - Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Mall's second annual salute to educators opens at 10 a.m. today on Comcast Stage with distribution of 500 corsages and goody bags containing coupons and samples from participating retailers. Sephora will hold a mini beauty expo. Performances throughout the day by Battle Academy Chorus, Tyner Kappa League Steppers, Scenic City Choirs and CRBC Silent Voices. Winner of Place Your Teacher First contest announced at 2 p.m. 855-5282.

FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER - Applebee's, 401 Market St. Breakfast in support of TraffickStop, 1040 Connections' ministry to stop human trafficking, 8-10 a.m. Saturday. $5. For tickets: email Lovelym@1040connections.org or call 468-4871.

JAPAN RELIEF FUNDRAISER - Old First Baptist Church, 340 Church St., Cleveland, Tenn. Features performances by Christian band They Came Running, Ooltewah High School Improv Team, skit by OHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes and video about events in Japan by OHS advertising class, 7 p.m. April 29. T-shirts available in advance at Ooltewah High, East Hamilton High and Lee University for $10 grant free admission. Otherwise, $3 with school ID, $5 without. All proceeds go to American Red Cross. 238-5221.

LECTURE SERIES - Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC Fine Arts Center, corner of Vine and Palmetto streets. Dr. Vandana Shiva, world-renowned environmental leader, delivers final lecture in George T. Hunter Lecture Series, presented by Benwood Foundation, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 267-4311, www.benwood.org.

TRAIN RIDES - Departing from Tennessee Valley Railroad, 4119 Cromwell Road. 894-8028, www.tvrail.com. Missionary Ridge Local: Six-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 3-12.

UNBOUGHT AND UNBOSSED - Chattanoogan Hotel, 1201 Broad St. Girls Inc. of Chattanooga hosts seventh annual breakfast honoring 10 "determined, intelligent and audacious" women, 7:15-9 a.m. April 29. $50. 624-4757.

BOOKS/AUTHORS

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. Tuesday. 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 for children and adults. 756-2738, www.cdmfun.org. "Good for You: Healthy Fun on the Run," through May 15.

DANCE

BALLROOM - North River Ballroom, 4200 N. Access Road, Hixson. Lesson, 8 p.m., $5; dance 8:30-10:30 p.m. today, $10 adults, $8 students. 521-4647.

CONTRA DANCE - All Saints Academy, 310 E. Eighth St. Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society sponsors community contra dance, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, with music by Kaleidoscope and caller Donna Calhoun. Beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m. $8 adults, $5 students. 876-7359, www.contranooga.org.