Events on Tap

Events on Tap

January 13th, 2012 in Chattnow Outabout

LEISURE

BOOK SIGNING -- Caffeine Addicts, 7819 Nashville St., Ringgold, Ga. Hixson resident Cindy C. Harris sings copies of her children's book, "Raoke and the Camp Raid," 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Contact: Terry Cordingly, 888-361-9473 or terry@tatepublishing.com.

FILM SCREENING -- Lindsay Street Hall, 901 Lindsay St. Screening of "The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306," told from the point of view of the Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles, who was with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the day he was shot, 3 p.m. Monday. Contact: Jayme Upton, jupton@alexianbrothers.net.

JANUARY HIKES -- Cloudland Canyon State Park, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. All hikes led by Georgia Girl Guides of Trenton, Ga. 706-913-7170.

* Introduction to Caving: 2 p.m. Saturdays, $20 per person, for ages 6 and older, guides will direct participants through a crawl space and walk with you to an underground river.

* Wild Cave Tour: 10 a.m. Saturdays, 4 p.m. Wednesdays, for ages 6 and older, two-hour adventure to get muddy, wet and climb on rocks. Must be able to crawl, stoop, balance, climb and wade into cold water.

TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY -- Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St. Educators invited to preview what's offered to school groups, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Programs showcase penguins, sharks, feeding dives and animal encounters; register for behind-the-scenes tour (ages 6 and up) for $5 at arrival. Show current teacher ID or pay stub for free admission to Aquarium and Imax Theater for teacher and guest; additional tickets may be purchased at a discount. Register to win free field trip for class (includes $100 reimbursement for bus transportation). 800-262-0695, www.tnaqua.org.

CHILDREN/TEENS

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

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

CLASSES/ WORKSHOPS

ART -- Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, Room 310, 1850 Battlefield Parkway. Drawing and Painting, taught by LFO art instructor Wendy Morgan, 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Acrylics provided or bring your own oils. $15 per class or $40 for the month. 706-866-0342.

ART -- Townsend Atelier, 201 W. Main St. Registration required for all classes. 266-2712.

* Saturday and Sunday: Introduction to Figurative Modeling, Elizabeth Rogers instructor, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

* Jan. 21-22: The Art of the Tin Can, Karen Rudolph instructor, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

FAFSA (COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID) -- Chattanooga Public Library, second-floor classroom, 1001 Broad St. Free assistance for high school students and their parents with filling out the required federal financial aid form, 2 p.m. Saturday. Also learn about other scholarships available. Advance registration required: 757-5428.

WILDLIFE -- Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center, 400 Garden Road. Owl Pellet Dissection, 1-2:30 p.m. Jan. 21, $5 adult members, $11 nonmembers, $8 children. Advance registration and payment required. Price includes all-day admission and an owl pellet for each participant. 821-1160.

DANCE

BALLROOM -- Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Monthly USA Dance ballroom party, 7:30-11 p.m. today. $5 first-time visitors. 499-5738, www.chattanoogausadance.com.

LINE -- Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Classes 5:30-6:30 p.m. each Monday in January. $7 per evening, $22 for month. No partner or experience required. 309-6842.

SINGLES -- First-Centenary United Methodist Church, Mohney Hall, 419 McCallie Ave. "Winter Wonderland" dance sponsored by Positive Christian Singles, 8 p.m. Saturday. $8 per person includes refreshments. 756-2021.