Events on Tap

Events on Tap

June 17th, 2011 by Staff Reports in Chattnow Outabout

LEISURE

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. Yoga, 10 a.m., music by Chickamauga Rodeo, 12:30 p.m. 648-2496, www.ChattanoogaMarket.com.

CRUISIN IN THE PARK - Lafayette Road, off Highway 27, Fort Oglethorpe Monthly cruise-in open to all vehicles and spectators, 4 p.m. Saturday. Features '50s and '60s music, door prizes, cash drawing. 706-866-8290.

DANCING WITH THE STARS CHATTANOOGA - Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Fourth annual competition benefits Partnership for Families, Children and Adults, 8 p.m. June 25, with special guest Maksim Chmerkovskiy of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." $21-$125. 697-3829.

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 or www.sayitinsign.info.

DINOSAURS - Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Temporary exhibit features 10 lifelike robotic replicas, through July 31. $2.50 upcharge to standard admission ($8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children 3-15). 697-1319, www.chattzoo.com.

TRAIN RIDES, CHATTANOOGA - 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, daily departures, $15 adults, $9 children ages 3-12.

* Chickamauga Turn: Six-hour trip includes lunch layover in Chickamauga, Ga., and shorter layover at Wilder Tower, 10 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Saturday (and other Saturdays through Oct. 11).

TRAIN RIDES, ETOWAH - Departing from 727 Tennessee Ave. Hiwassee River Rail Adventures include Hiwassee to Copperhill and shorter Hiwassee Loop rides, selected dates through Nov. 26. 894-8028, www.tvrail.com.

WALKING TOUR - Meet at Chattanooga History Center's new facility, under construction at Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. "The Layers at the Landing: A Tour of Ross's Landing," led by Dr. Daryl Black, executive director, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Site's history tells the story of Cherokee Trail of Tears, Civil War, business development, environmental degradation and city's renaissance. $5. Registration deadline is Monday. 265-3247, ext. 10.

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 Bridge of San Luis Rey" by Thornton Wilder; meeting 6-7:30 p.m. June 28. 432-8579, bookclub.classics@gmail.com.

NOVEL DESTINATIONS - Bicentennial Library, 1001 Broad St. Literary program for adults features "Destination Journaling," 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Visit www.lib.chattanooga.gov for preview of July programs.

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 ages 3-8. 706-891-0774, www.booksneverending.com.

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM - 321 Chestnut St. $10.95 children and adults. 756-2738, www.cdmfun.org. "Bob the Builder - Project: Build-It" through Sept. 11.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS - Bicentennial Library, 1001 Broad St. Teen players gather, 2:30 p.m. Saturday (and other dates through summer). 757-5310.

KIDS TIME - Tennessee Riverpark, Shelter No. 4. Series of summer fun activities for kids, hosted by different community organizations, continue 10 a.m. Thursday with Down on the Farm with the Natural Resources Agency. Free. Groups should register with Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department at 842-6748.

KINDRED CONNECTIONS - Bicentennial Library, 1001 Broad St. Book club for teens and their parents, 2:30 p.m. June 25 and July 23. Contact: Della Phipps, 757-5310.

YOUNG EXPLORERS - Enterprise South Nature Park off Volkswagen Drive. Summer series of hikes, crafts and snacks for ages 3-6 is based on the "Growing Up Wild" program. First meeting, 10 a.m. Tuesday, features a Booker T. Washington State Park ranger on the theme "What's Wild: Wild vs. Tame Animals." $3 per session. Closed-toe shoes and adult supervision required. Hats, sunscreen, bug repellent recommended. Register: 842-6748.