Events on Tap

Events on Tap

May 20th, 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 products, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Free yoga, 10 a.m. Entertainment by Butch Ross, 12:30 p.m. 648-2496, www.ChattanoogaMarket.com.

CRUISIN IN THE PARK - Lafayette Road, off Highway 27, Fort Oglethorpe. Monthly cruise-in features '50s and '60s music, door prizes, cash drawing, 4 p.m. Saturday. All vehicles welcome. Free. 706-866-8290.

DEAF CHAT - Monthly gathering canceled so that participants may attend the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Picnic, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Booker T. Washington State Park, 5801 Champion Road. Contact: Angel Miller, angel@ooltewahnursery.com or www.sayitinsign.info.

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, www.chattzoo.com.

RACE TO END FAMILY HOMELESSNESS - Tennessee Riverpark, Shelter No. 3 at C.B. Robinson Bridge, Amnicola Highway. Interfaith Homeless Network sponsors 5K race and 1-mile fun walk, 9 a.m. Saturday. Proceeds go to programs for homeless families. $15 walk, $20 run in advance; $20 walk, $25 run day of race. www.chattanoogatrackclub.org.

ROLLING THUNDER XXIV - Thunder Creek Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Highway. Extended store hours Tuesday to welcome Ride for Freedom riders passing through for national motorcycle rally Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C. 892-4888, www.thundercreekharley.com.

SIDEWALK SALE - Chattanooga's North Shore. The Northshore Merchants Collective of Chattanooga sponsors sidewalk sales, in-store discounts, art show, door prizes at merchants in the district, plus annual parking-lot sale at Knitting Mill Antiques, 205 Manufacturers Road, all day Saturday and Sunday. 645-0937.

TRAIN RIDES - Departing from Tennessee Valley Railroad's Grand Junction Station, 4119 Cromwell Road. 894-8028, www.tvrail.com.

* Day Out With Thomas: A 15-ton replica of the storybook train engine on-site for 25-minute rides between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. $19 plus tax for ages 2 and up. Other activities include meet-and-greet with Sir Topham Hatt, storytelling and live music. Purchase in advance at 866-468-7630 or www.ticketweb.com/thomas. Walk-up tickets may be available.

* 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 (and today during final Day Out With Thomas weekend); limited schedule (10:40 a.m. and 12:05 p.m.) Monday-Friday. $15 adults, $9 children ages 3-12, free to younger kids.

VINYASA AND VINO - The Georgia Winery, 6469 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, Ga. NorthShore Yoga leads session, followed by samples of cheeses, fruits and tasting flight of five wines, 6-9 p.m. today. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Registration recommended. http://northshoreyoga.net or 643-YOGA.

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.

BOOK SIGNING - Country Place Restaurant, 7320 Shallowford Road. David Carroll, Luther Masingill, Bob Johnson and Bill "Dex" Poindexter, will sign copies of Carroll's book, "Chattanooga Radio and Television," 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. $10 of each sale goes to Hospice of Chattanooga. Email: dcarroll@wrcbtv.com.

CHATTANOOGA WRITERS GUILD - John A. Patten Recreation Center, 3202 Kellys Ferry Road, Lookout Valley. Spring Writers Workshop, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, features classes in publishing, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry and freelance writing led by award-winning authors. 648-2195. Free, but space is limited. Register by email to Sharon Huey at yazoo1966@comcast.net. www.chattanoogawritersguild.org.

CHILDREN/TEENS

BEACH PARTY - Strasburg Children, Hamilton Place Mall, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. An "Under the Sea" themed beach party, with storytime hosted by Read 20, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Includes refreshments, games, crafts, activities and informal modeling of summer fashions. Come dressed in beachwear (no swimwear). Beach photos by Brad Parker, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (prices vary). 899-7276.

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. Sundays. $10.95 for children and adults. 756-2738, www.cdmfun.org.

* Storeography, a combination of storytelling and choreography with the Pickleshoes troupe, 2 p.m. Saturday.