ARCHAEOLOGY LECTURE - Lynn Wood Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. Bryant Wood of Associates for Biblical Research speaks on "In Search for Joshua's Ai," 6 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 236-3030.
BUSINESS LECTURE - Hulsey Wellness Center, Room 3135, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. Gary Wilt, president of TAG Manufacturing in Chattanooga, is fourth speaker in 40th annual E.A. Anderson Lecture Series, sponsored by School of Business and Management, 8 p.m. Monday; social hour at 7 p.m. Free. 236-2753.
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.
DEKALB COUNTY BRIDAL FAIR - Minvale Life Center, 1915 Alabama, Ave., N.W., Fort Payne, Ala. Women's Care Center sponsors expo of wedding planners, caterers, photographers, florists, beauty consultants, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. CST Saturday. Includes door prizes and 20-minute seminars on planning, budgeting and making a marriage that lasts. $5. 256-845-0838.
ESTATE SALE - Knitting Mill Antiques, 205 Manufacturers Road. Original art, antiques and collectibles that once belonged to the late Lelon "Butch" Lindsey, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. E-mail: email@example.com.
SWEET SECONDS - America's Thrift Store Shopping Plaza, 6425 Lee Highway. Semi-annual two-week consignment sale includes designer items for men, women, juniors and home, Saturday through March 26. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays (closes at 5 p.m. March 25), 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays (closes at 2 p.m. March 26) and noon-6 p.m. Sundays. Full price first week, half price second week, 75 percent off last day. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
TASTE OF THE MOUNTAIN - National Guard Armory, Monteagle, Tenn. Eleventh annual event features samples from area restaurants and food establishments, 5-8 p.m. CDT Monday. $8 advance, $10 day of. www.monteaglechamber.com.
TRAIL OF TEARS ASSOCIATION - Rockdale Plantation, U.S. Highway 411, Gordon County, Ga. Learn more about the antebellum plantation, 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Contact: Linda Baker, 706-704-6338.
TRAIN RIDES - 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 where locomotive is rotated and repositioned for ride back. Full schedule (10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m.) Saturdays and Sundays. Limited schedule (10:40 a.m. and 12:05 p.m.) Tuesday-Friday (starting next week). $15 adults, $9 children ages 3-12, free to younger kids.
TWEEN TRUNK SHOW - Strasburg Children, Hamilton Place. Spring fashions modeled by girls 6-10, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. 899-7276.
YO DOG YO - Key Fitness Center, 78D Fieldstone Village Road, Rock Spring, Ga. A spring yoga celebration to benefit McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center, 1:30-3 p.m. March 19. Free, donations accepted. 706-375-5399.
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.
CONTRA - All Saints Academy, 310 E. Eighth St. Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society presents contra dancing to Fletcher Bright Fiddle Band, with caller Bob Dalsemer, 8-11 p.m. Saturday; free lesson at 7:30 p.m. $8 adults, $5 students. www.contranooga.org.
WEST COAST SWING - Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Denny Lennon teaches this improvisational partner dance, derived from the Lindy Hop, in group lesson rescheduled due to January snow, 7:30 p.m. today (singles welcome). General ballroom dancing 8:30-11 p.m. $10 nonmember adults, $5 nonmember students. www.ChattanoogaDanceInc.org.