Events on Tap

Events on Tap

February 3rd, 2012 in Chattnow Outabout

LEISURE

ARNEZ J AND FRIENDS -- Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. Headliner performs with fellow comedians Clayton English, Lady Red and Nick Lewis, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 10. $25-$35. 642-TIXS, www.ChattanoogaOnStage.com.

BEAUTIFUL NIGHTS POETRY SHOW -- The Camp House, 1427 William St. Manifest series presents young local poets L-Poole, LaJuan White, Marcus Ellsworth and others, 9 p.m. Feb. 11; doors open at 8 p.m. $8. thespeakeasypoetry@gmail.com.

CHATTANOOGA SIDEWALK TOURS -- Downtown landmarks. Valentine-themed tours. Reservations required by 9 p.m. the day before your tour. $30 couple, $18 individual. www.chattanoogasidewalktours.com. 228-0448.

* Dynamo of Dixie Tour: Meet at Broad Street entrance to Sheraton Read House, by appointment.

* Bluff and Bridges Tour: Meet at south entrance to Walnut Street Bridge near Hunter Museum, by appointment.

HIKES -- Led by Soddy-Daisy Hiking Club. Bring water and snack. 842-3619.

* Saturday: North Chickamauga Creek, 4.5 miles one way, 9 a.m., meet at trailhead on Montlake Road.

* Tuesday: Heiss Mountain to Possum Creek and back, 3 miles, 9:30 a.m., meet at parking lot off Durham Street.

* Feb. 11: Prentice Cooper Mullen's Cove Loop Trail, 10 miles, 9 a.m., meet at Red Bank Bi-Lo.

FORMAL AFFAIR -- Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Bridal expo with more than 100 vendors, special guest David Tutera of "My Fair Wedding" and cake competition, 1-5:30 p.m. Feb. 19. $8 online, $10 at door. timesfreepress.com/formalaffair.

GEORGE HUNTER LECTURE SERIES -- UTC Fine Arts Center, corner of Vine and Palmetto streets. Robert Pinsky, former U.S. poet laureate, speaks on "Placing Value on the Arts in Tough Economic Times," 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 425-4785.

GO GREEK INFORMATION PARTY -- The House, 650 McCallie Ave. Chattanooga Alumni Panhellenic Association sponsors information session for high school seniors interested in college sorority recruitment, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Free but reservations requested. RSVP: www.facebook.com/pages/Chattanooga-Alumnae-Panhellenic-Association/100252146685705.

LOVE GROOVE -- Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Rhyme N Chatt and UTC Black Alumni co-sponsor dance with live band, poetry and open mike, 8-11 p.m. Feb. 10. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 504-0361.

MCKAMEY BENEFIT -- ChatO' Brasserie, 200 Manufacturers Road. Wine sampling, food and door prizes to benefit McKamey Animal Center, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday. $20. 305-1352.

PISTONS AND FENDERS -- Coker Tire Museum, 1317 Chestnut St. Chattanooga motorcycle shop Pandora's European Motorsports hosts motorsports celebration and fundraiser for Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, 6 p.m. Saturday. Features food, open bar, live entertainment and silent auction. $100. www.hatcherfoundation.org/pandora.

STAR WATCHING -- Jones Observatory, 10 Tuxedo Ave. Weekly viewing parties and planetarium programs, 6-8 p.m. Sunday; gates open at 5:30 p.m. This week's topic: "Brown Dwarfs: Are They Stars or Planets?" Featured constellation: Taurus. 425-4518.

STORYTELLING -- Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Cleveland Storytelling Guild's annual Ocoee Story Fest features Elizabeth Rose, 7 p.m. Feb. 10. $5 per person, $15 maximum per family. 423-339-5745.

BOOKS/AUTHORS

CHATTANOOGA WRITERS GUILD -- Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library, 1001 Broad St. Romance novelist Elysa Hendricks is speaker, 7 p.m. Feb. 14. Free. 648-2195.

CHILDREN/TEENS

CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY -- 1001 Broad St. (main library) and branches at Eastgate, Northgate and South Chattanooga. For programming information on preschool story time, Adventure Club for children ages 6 and up, and the teen center, Teen Stack, call 757-5310 or visit www.lib.chattanooga.gov.

* Saturday: Black history reading by Lorean Mays, downtown branch, 2:30 p.m., free.

* Feb. 11: Panel discussion on "The Help," downtown branch, noon, free, bring a sack lunch.

* Feb. 11: Talk by broadcaster T.R. Gunn, Eastgate branch, 5705 Marlin Road, 2:30 p.m., free.

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. $10.95 adults and children. 756-2738, www.cdmfun.org. New exhibit. Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China," through May 13.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT -- Scenic City MiniGolf, corner of Seventh and Cherry streets. Unlimited miniature golf, pizza, drink, ice cream, game and movies for ages 5 and older, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 17. $25 per child. Reservations required with $5 deposit. 402-8174.

CLASSES/ WORKSHOPS

ART -- Art Creations at Hamilton Place, 7351 Commons Blvd. Larry Leach teaches use of oil bars, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 19. $15. 266-3626, ext. 2.

FLORAL DESIGN -- Grafe Studio, 4009 Tennessee Ave. Weekly series continues 6:30 p.m. Monday. Topic: Learn vertical design with a flower tower. $35. 468-4172.

HOSTA GARDENING -- The Barn Nursery, 1801 E. 24th Street Place. Craig Walker discusses hostas and perennials with Chattanooga Regional Hosta Society, noon Saturday. 344-5876.

QUILTING -- Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Nationally known quilter Mary Keasler talks about her award-winning style, 10 a.m. Saturday, as part of "Stitches-in-Time" exhibit. Reservations and payment, $5 members, $8 nonmembers, due today. 423-339-5745.

WINTER WORKSHOPS -- Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. Weekly series continues with "Building Wooden Boats," 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Get information on building a sailboat, dinghy, canoe or kayak, covering materials, plans, space and helpful resources. Free. 643-6888.

DANCES

BALLROOM -- Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. USA Dance party, 7:30-11 p.m. Feb. 10. $5 first-time visitors. 499-5738.

BIG BAND -- American Legion Post 95, 3329 Ringgold Road. Dance to music of The Legionnaires, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, $5. 624-9105.

FATHER-DAUGHTER -- Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Sponsored by Hamilton County Parks and Recreation for dads and their daughters ages 3-17, 7-10 p.m. Feb. 10. $30 per person, includes hors d'oeuvres and dessert buffet. 842-6748.

FATHER-DAUGHTER -- Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. Dance for dads and daughters 2 and older, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 11; photos at 5:30 p.m. $45 per father/daughter pair, $20 each additional child. 698-2030.

SINGLES -- First-Centenary United Methodist Church, Mohney Hall, 399 McCallie Ave. Sponsored by Positive Christian Singles for singles and married couples who met through PCS, 8-11 p.m. Feb. 11. Dressy to casual attire. $8 includes refreshments. 622-8180.

SWEETHEART -- Eastgate Senior Activity Center, inside Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. Valentine's dance, noon-3 p.m. Feb. 13. Bring covered dish to share. Free. 855-9444.

VALENTINE'S -- Marcella Center for the Arts and Education, 117 Washington Road, Sweetwater, Tenn. Dinner/dance, 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 14, $20 per couple. Reservations needed due to limited seating. 423-337-0075.