Events on Tap

Events on Tap

March 25th, 2011 by Staff Reports in Chattnow Outabout

LEISURE

BUSINESS LECTURE - Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. Melissa Smith, director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers University, presents sixth lecture in School of Business and Management's 40th annual E.A. Anderson Lecture Series, 8 p.m. Monday. Social hour in Room 3135 of Hulsey Wellness Center 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.

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 by Chattanooga Yoga Collective at 10 a.m., entertainment by Mawre & Company at 12:30 p.m. 648-2496, www.ChattanoogaMarket.com.

GYM-MASTERS - Iles P.E. Center, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. SAU acrobatic team presents annual home show, 9 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Show has a Wild West theme, "Seeking True Gold," and audience is encouraged to wear cowboy boots and hats. 236-2673.

LE VIAN GALA - Jared, The Galleria of Jewelry, 2001 Gunbarrel Road, Hamilton Place. Event showcases high-end jewelry and watches, worn by Hollywood A-listers, by fifth-generation jeweler Eddie Le Vian, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday. 499-5696.

MAGIC SHOW - Chester Frost Pavilion, 2318 N. Gold Point Circle, Hixson. Chattanooga Magic Club Ring 112 entertains, 7:30-9:30 p.m. today. Snacks and close-up tricks at 7 p.m. $5 per person, $15 per family (three or more). Call Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department to check on ticket availability, 842-6748.

QUILT SHOW - Homemakers Building, Old Mill Road, Geraldine, Ala. Handmade quilts in various designs in 23rd annual quilt show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (all times Central). Register to win a free quilt. Admission: $3. 256-638-8263 or 256-659-6678.

STARGAZING - Jones Observatory, 10 Tuxedo Ave. Spring programming 6:30-9 p.m. Sundays through April 17 features PowerPoint presentation, lights-down display of the night sky and open viewing on the 20.5-inch Cassegrain telescope. This week's program: "The Orion Nebula." 425-4518.

SWEET SECONDS - America's Thrift Store Shopping Plaza, 6425 Lee Highway. Final days of semi-annual consignment sale of designer items for men, women, juniors and home, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Merchandise 75 percent off Saturday. Email sweetseconds@aol.com.

TAI JI - Renaissance Park's Open Circle (The Glades), Manufacturers Road. Free tai ji practice with Chris Campbell, 9:30 a.m. Sundays. No experience necessary. 821-8947.

TRAIN RIDES - Departing from Tennessee Valley Railroad, 4119 Cromwell Road. 894-8028, www.tvrail.com. Missionary Ridge Local is 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. $15 adults, $9 children ages 3-12, free to younger kids.

WOMEN'S GARAGE PARTIES - Harley-Davidson dealerships. Women-only overview of bikes, accessories and clothing, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Thunder Creek, 7720 Lee Highway; 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday at Mountain Creek, 1001 Market St., Dalton, Ga. Free. In Chattanooga, RSVP to Kari at 892-4888. In Dalton, RSVP to April at 706-370-7433.

WOW STORYTELLING - Faculty Dining Room, Omniplex Building, Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Highway. Welcome Outstanding Women celebrates the diversity of women through the art of storytelling, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday. Featured storytellers are Deborah Levine (Jewish), Beate Ziehres (German), Deborah Holland (Appalachian), Gladys Pineda-Loher (Puerto Rican), Gail Dawson (African-American) and Juan Carlos Nieves (Colombian-American), with master of ceremonies Vincent Ivan Phipps and music by Booker T. Scruggs. Donations appreciated. 1-888-451-2798.

BOOKS/AUTHORS

AUTHOR VISITS - Bicentennial Library, 1001 Broad St. Deborah Wiles, 2002 winner of the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award and National Book Award finalist for "Each Little Bird That Sings," presents program on latest book, "Countdown," named an American Library Association Notable Children's Book for Older Readers, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Program is suitable for all ages. She will greet fans and sign books after the program. 757-5314.

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/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. Sunday. $10.95. 756-2738, www.cdmfun.org.

Arts Live: Theatre Games, 2-2:30 p.m. Saturday.

"Good for You: Healthy Fun on the Run" exhibit, through May 15.

SOCK PUPPETS - LaFayette-Walker County Public Library, 305 S. Duke St., LaFayette, Ga. Workshop in which children learn the art of making and using sock puppets, 10 a.m. Saturday. Reservations: 706-638-2992.

STRASBURG CHILDREN - Hamilton Place (lower level near Dillard's). 899-7276.

Saturday: Fashion show of Easter and special-occasion apparel for girls ages 6-11, 2 p.m. on mall's Comcast stage. Models will be members of Strasburg Angel Modeling Board and winners of Tween Trunk Show Model Search.

Saturday: Pinkalicious and Purplelicious Party, celebrating best-selling children's books, 2-4 p.m. inside store. Come dressed in appropriately colored attire for refreshments, crafts, games and storytime. Free.

April 1-2: Springtime photos with live bunnies by Barry Aslinger; call for appointment.