Events on Tap

Events on Tap

June 24th, 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.

DINOSAURS - Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave., Chattanooga. 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 or www.chattzoo.com.

GRILL & CHILL - Georgia Winery, 6469 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, Ga. Summer celebration with grilled hamburgers and hot dogs available for purchase from Lockhart's Fire & Smoke, wine tasting, wine slushies and outdoor activities, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays in June. This week's musical guest: The Buckner Brothers. $10 (free for children 10 and younger). 706-937-WINE.

RED WHITE & BLUES - Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Family celebration featuring Sassy Brass Big Band, 7 p.m. July 1. Food provided. $5; proceeds go to Greater Cleveland Community Stage Band. 423-339-5745.

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 stop 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., Etowah, Tenn. Hiwassee River Rail Adventures include Hiwassee to Copperhill and shorter Hiwassee Loop rides, selected dates through Nov. 26. 894-8028, www.tvrail.com.

WELCOME CENTER - I-24 eastbound at Mile Marker 171.8, Tiftonia. Grand opening of welcome center designed as a log cabin with sustainable energy features, 11 a.m. today. Representatives from Tennessee Aquarium, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association, Vision Hospitality and others on hand. 424-4430.

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. Tuesday.

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 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturdays for ages 3-8. 706-891-0774, www.booksneverending.com.

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM - 321 Chestnut St. Extended summer hours: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. $10.95 children and adults. 756-2738, www.cdmfun.org.

* "Bob the Builder - Project: Build-It" exhibit, through Sept. 11.

* Great Cobbler Taste-Off, 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Cobbler cooking class in culinary corner, 2 p.m.

KIDS TIME - Tennessee Riverpark, Shelter No. 4. Summer series of activities for elementary-age children 5 and older. Thursday: Read-Aloud with the Read 20 Initiative and books from the Readmobile, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Groups up eight or more must register with Hamilton County Parks and Recreation, 842-6748.

KINDRED CONNECTIONS BOOK CLUB - Bicentennial Library, 1001 Broad St. Summer book club for teens and parents, 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Contact: Della Phipps, 757-5310.

PRINCESS PARTY - Strasburg Children, Hamilton Place. Dress in costume for stories, crafts and refreshments, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. 899-7276.

YOUNG EXPLORERS - Enterprise South Nature Park, off Volkswagen Drive. Activity series with exploring, hikes, crafts and snacks for children 3-6. Tuesday: "Wiggling Worms" with Hamilton County Soil Conservation District representative, 10 a.m. $3 per session. Closed-toe shoes and adult supervision required. Hats and sunscreen/bug repellent recommended. Register with Hamilton County Parks and Recreation at 842-6748.

DANCE

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

CONTRA - All Saints Academy, 310 E. Eighth St. Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society hosts North-South Railroad band and caller Rickey Holt of New Hampshire, 8-11 p.m. Saturday. Free lesson for beginners, 7:30 p.m. $8 adults, $5 students. www.contranooga.org.