Events on Tap

Events on Tap

May 13th, 2011 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

LEISURE

ANTIQUES & MORE AUCTION - 307 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Bid on antiques, original art, collectibles and other merchandise, 10 a.m., May 21. Preview 7-9 p.m. May 20. Contact: Mary Smitherman, 718-9918.

CELEBRATION OF ISRAEL - Coolidge Park, River Street. Members of all faiths invited to join in the 63rd Independence Day of the State of Israel, with food, arts and crafts activities, Israeli music and dancing, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. $15 adults, $10 students, $35 family of four or more. 493-0270, ext. 13.

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 products, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Free yoga, 10 a.m. Entertainment by Mark "Porkchop" Holder, 12:30 p.m. 648-2496, www.ChattanoogaMarket.com.

CHATTANOOGA ZOO - 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children 3-15. 697-1319 or www.chattzoo.org.

* Spirits in the Wild: Friends of the Zoo fundraiser for capital campaign features food, wine and live music by Peter Moon Band, 7-10 p.m. Saturday. $40. Must be 21 or older.

* "Dinosaurs": Temporary exhibit featuring 10 lifelike robotic replicas, through July 31. $2.50 upcharge.

FISH & CHIPS - The Mill, 1601 Gulf St. Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County, a nonprofit that serves young victims of sexual or physical abuse, presents its sixth annual "ChattaCaribbean Style" casino night fundraiser, 7-11 p.m. today. Includes dinner by Abuelo's, bar courtesy of Athens Distributing, silent auction and casino gaming with prizes. $75 general, $95 VIP. 266-2918, www.cachc.org.

GEORGIA BULLDOGS ROAD TOUR - Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga. Whitfield County Bulldog Club welcomes University of Georgia coaches Mark Richt and Mark Fox, 7 p.m. Thursday. Social hour at 6 p.m. $10 per person, $85 tables of 10. Light refreshments. RSVP head count to 706-279-1047 or 706-280-9476.

HARLEY PARTY - Thunder Creek Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Highway. Dealership celebrates its grand reopening after remodeling, with music by Cody McCarver, Ms. Thunder Creek contest (noon) food, beverages, giveaways, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 892-4888.

SPLASH INTO SPRING - Warner Park Pool, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Rapid Learning Whitewater Club's annual celebration lets paddlers of all skill levels try kayaking, test latest gear and learn tricks from Jackson Kayak pro Clay Wright, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. Spray and Play Playground open for kids too young to kayak ($2 entry). 643-6888, www.outdoorchattanooga.com.

WALK 4 HEARING - Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Highway. A 5k to raise funds for hearing loss prevention and education, 9 a.m. Saturday. Free food, screenings, photos and music. Children's activities. Walkers who raise $100 receive a T-shirt. Contact: Betty Proctor, baproctor1@comcast.net.

BOOKS/AUTHORS

READING - Fellowship Hall, St. Elmo Presbyterian Church, 4400 St. Elmo Avenue. Wilmer Mills, writer-in-residence at Covenant College, will read from his fiction and poetry to kick off the St. Elmo Summer Arts series, 7:30 p.m. today. 305-8763.

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.

* 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" exhibit, through Sunday.

* Nano Day, exploring small things in a big way, noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

FISH 'N' FUN DERBY - Camp Jordan Park & Pond, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Pros with Outdoor Adventures Network teach children 6-14 (accompanied by an adult) about fish habitat, behavior and equipment, then volunteers with Chattanooga BASS Club teach them to cast, tie knots, bait hooks and reel in fish using catch-and-release techniques, 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. Free. Anyone over age 12 must have fishing license. Register at 267-3474 or www.tnaqua.org/Events/Events.aspx.

DANCE

BALLROOM - Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. USA Dance ballroom party, with special group tango showcase, 7:30-11 p.m. today. First-time guests free. 499-5738, www.chattanoogausadance.com.

CONTRA - All Saints Academy, 310 E. Eighth St. Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society presents contra dance, with music by Peavine Creek and caller Janet Shepherd, 8-11 p.m. Saturday. $8 adults, $5 students. Free lesson for newcomers, 7:30 p.m. www.contranooga.org.