Events on Tap

Events on Tap

October 28th, 2011 in Chattnow Outabout

LEISURE

AFTERNOON OF STORYTELLING -- McKee Library, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. Bruce Hopson, John Martin and Katie McGrath tell funny, serious, farm, miracle and Bible stories, 2 p.m. Saturday. Free. 236-2788.

CHATTANOOGA CHOMP -- Play Dog Excellent, 4113 Dayton Blvd. A sanctioned flyball tournament for dogs, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 5-6. Only competing dogs allowed. Free. 886-4334.

COCA-COLA COLLECTORS CLUB -- Arbor Inn and Suites, (former Comfort Inn in East Ridge), 6710 Ringgold Road. Choo Choo chapter hosts 80 collectors, with swap meet open to public, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 5. 875-9359.

COIN/CURRENCY SHOW -- Camp Jordan Arena, I-75 Exit 1 in East Ridge. Tennessee State Numismatic Society's annual fall show, with vendor show and sell, educational exhibits, door prizes, Nov. 4-7. Free. 901-327-1703.

DALTON SCIENCE CAFE -- Freight Depot, 305 Depot St., Dalton, Ga. Jim Langford speaks on the Coosawattee Foundation's work to preserve archeological sites, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday. Free. www.daltonsciencecafe.us.

EASTMAN GUN SHOW -- Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga. Guns, ammunition and accessories available, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $8. 706-281-1868.

HAMILTON PLACE GRAND REOPENING -- Hamilton Place, I-75 at Shallowford Road. All events free. 619-9900.

Thursday: 9 a.m., ribbon cutting at Center Court, with gift cards valued from $10 to $100 for first 200 shoppers; 3 p.m., Coca-Cola taste test and Little Debbie giveaway; 6:30 p.m., Christmas parade.

Nov. 4: 10 a.m., "Celebrate Nature" art exhibit opens; noon, Barger Choraleers; 1 p.m., Tyner Academy concert choir; 6:30 p.m., Salvation Army Christmas campaign kickoff at Center Court.

Nov. 5: 11 a.m., Emerson Russell play area opens, lower level in front of Dillard's Men's store; 2 and 3 p.m., teen self-esteem tips from Kim Coulter at Center Court stage.

HOLIDAY MARKET -- Georgia Winery, 6469 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, Ga. Handcrafted gifts from local vendors and complimentary hot mulled wine, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays in November. 706-937-6469.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE -- Flowers by Gil & Curt, 206 Tremont St. Showcase of floral designs, estate jewelry from Lynda and David Weaver and antiques from Patricia Williams, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 4-5, with reception 5-9 p.m. Nov. 4; noon-5 p.m. Nov. 6. 756-8603, www.flowersbygilandcurt.com.

HOLISTIC HEALTH FAIR -- Eastgate Town Center, Brainerd Road. Free health screenings, therapy samples, sponsored by Complementary Health Education Organization, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 5. 629-1935.

NORTHWEST GEORGIA MUSCLE SHOW -- Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga. Body-building contest, health talks, gymnastics, Nov. 5-6. 706-281-1868.

NORTHWEST GRAPPLING QUEST -- Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga. Wrestling matches to crown Georgia State Grappling Champion, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 6. 706-281-1868.

PUZZLE GURU -- ArtCrafters, 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. Meet Tim Baisley in conjunction with puzzle collection showcase, 1-3 p.m. Nov. 5. Free. 423-775-1401.

TOUR OF HOMES -- Nine homes and Camp Juliette Low in Cloudland and Mentone, Ga., on Lookout Mountain. Tours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Purchase $5 ticket/map of locations at firehall in Mentone. 706-398-0858.

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 to TVRM's repair shop, Friday-Sunday departures. $15 adults, $9 children ages 3-12.

* Summerville Steam Special: 90-minute fall-color trip with lunch in Travelers Fare dining car, Saturday and Nov. 5. Reservations required.

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.

CHILDREN/ TEENS

CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY -- All locations -- Downtown, Eastgate, Northgate and South Chattanooga -- have preschool story time. All but South Chattanooga have Adventure Club for children ages 6 and up. Teen Stack center at the Downtown Library. 757-5310, www.lib.chattanooga .gov.

BOOK SIGNING -- Burks United Methodist Church, 6433 Hixson Pike. Cindy Harris signs "Raoke and the Camp Raid" during fall festival, 3-7 p.m. Sunday. 842-4219.

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

* Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., 11 a.m. Wednesdays. 893-0186.

* Books Never Ending, 247 Cloud Springs Road, Rossville, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays for ages 3-8. 706-891-0774, www.booksneverending.com

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM -- 321 Chestnut St.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday (closed Wednesdays), noon-5 p.m. Sundays. $10.95 adults and children. 756-2738, www.cdmfun.org.

* Current exhibit: "Kids Like You, Kids Like Me," through Nov. 6. Ramona Nichols of Goodwill Dog Academy visits Thursday.

CLASSES/WORKSHOP

ART -- Townsend Atelier, 201 W. Main St., 266-2712. Handmade Journals from repurposed paper, led by Kari McKnight Holbrook, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 5 or Nov. 6. $75.

CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE -- First-Centenary United Methodist Church, Oak Street Center, 408 Oak St. Forum for families who have children with any variety of special needs, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 11. $20. Register: http://chattconnectionsconference.org/registration.

DESIGN -- Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1201 E. Main St. Four building and design experts answer questions, 1 p.m. Saturday. Free. 634-1004.

DOG OBEDIENCE -- Chattanooga Obedience Club, Highway 193, Flintstone, Ga. Registration, 1-3 p.m. Sunday; classes begin Monday. Bring dog's shot record to registration. 517-1448.

ADVANCED GENEALOGY -- Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St. "Researching Your Civil War Ancestor: Johnny Reb or Billy Yank," 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 5. $3; reservations requested. 757-5317.

OIL PAINTING -- Shuprine's Gold Leaf Design, 2646 Broad St. Hunter Eddy leads instructional workshop on layering, compostion lighting, mixing colors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Registration required. $250 includes lunch. 266-4453.

WATTLE AND DAUB -- 1025 E. Eighth St. Sequatchie Valley Institute teaches low-impact sustainable construction technique, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Nov. 5, 6, 12, 13. Free but donations accepted. Reservations required. 423-838-0607.

DANCE

SENIORS -- Carpenters Union Hall, 6260 Dayton Blvd., Hixson. Music by The Classic Country Band, 7-10 p.m. today. 877-2338.

SENIORS -- Teamsters Building, 4431 Bonny Oaks Drive. Music by The Bounty Hunters Country Band, 7-10 p.m. Saturdays, $5. 332-6833.

SWING DANCE -- Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. First hour instruction by Fernando and Nadia Mora, followed by dance for ages 18 and up, 7-10:30 p.m. Thursday. $7 adults, $5 students. 423-339-5745.