A CONVERSATION WITH LUTHER -- UTC University Center auditorium. Legendary radio broadcaster Luther Masingill talks about his career, 10 a.m. today; doors open at 9:30 a.m. Free; limited seating. 425-4363.
"AJAMI" -- Cleveland State Community College, Johnson Cultural Heritage Center theater, Cleveland, Tenn. Free screening of crime drama set in Arab ghetto as part of Building Cultures program, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 423-614-8748.
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: Free eReader workshop. Bring own laptop and eReaders to learn to download library eBooks, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Northgate branch. $5 registration fee will be returned at end of class. Register: 757-5310.
• Saturday: Steampunk and Robots Bash. Make steampunk jewelry, watch "Doctor Who," meet author Jana Oliver, check out weird gadgets, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. downtown library.
• March 17: CSO string quintet, 11 a.m., Northgate branch.
• March 17: Page Turners Book Club, 11 a.m., Eastgate branch.
DESEGREGATION MOVIE -- UTC University Center auditorium. Second screening of "Reaching the Light: The Story of the Desegregation of the University of Chattanooga," 7 p.m. today. Free. 425-5278.
FISH FRY -- Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Parish Life Center, corner of North Moore and North Terrace roads. All-you-can-eat dine-in orders of fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies, 6-8 p.m. today. $6. To-go orders available. Sponsored by OLPH and Knights of Columbus to benefit American Wheelchair Mission. www.kofc6099.org.
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS -- Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Road, Dalton, Ga. Legendary basketball team plays, 7 p.m. March 19. $23, $37, $73 and $103. 800-298-4200.
HIKES, TENNESSEE -- Led by Soddy-Daisy Hiking Club. Bring water and snack. 842-3619.
• Saturday: Grass Cove, meet at Durham Street parking lot, 9 a.m., car caravan to Jewett Road trailhead, hike 8 miles to Highway 68.
• Tuesday: Laurel Falls, 5 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot, 9 a.m.
• March 17: Heiss Mountain to Retro Hughes Road, 9.5 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot, 9 a.m.
KNIFE SHOW -- Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Road, Dalton, Ga. Spirit of Steel Promotions presents National Knife Collectors Association sanctioned show, noon-5 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. 706-281-1868.
MARCH MADNESS -- Ruby Falls, 1720 S. Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain. Meet Lady Mocs coach Wes Moore, register for Lady Mocs autographed basketball, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. First 250 visitors may purchase 32-ounce March Madness Coca-Cola for $1. Free with regular admission: $9.95 ages 3-12, $17.95 adults. www.rubyfalls.com.
RINGGOLD KIWANIS BENEFIT -- First Baptist Church, 7611 Nashville St., Ringgold, Ga. Spaghetti lunch/supper to benefit club's philanthropy projects for children, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. March 16. $6 lunch ticket, $7 dinner ticket. 706-653-0700.
ST. PATRICK'S PURSE -- Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Chattanooga Music Club fundraiser includes dinner by Grillin' Thyme, silent auction and musical performances, 6 p.m. March 17. $40. 821-6040.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION -- Georgia Winery, 6469 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, Ga. Celtic music and wine-tastings, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 16-17. Winemaker on-site and music, noon-4 p.m. Saturday; winery tours, 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday. 706-937-9463.
SHAMROCK FESTIVAL -- Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain. Waterfalls tinted green, green fudge, peppermint lattes and frappuccinos from Starbucks, Irish music, photo-ops with costumed characters, mulligan stew and Reuben sandwiches, noon-5 p.m. March 17-18. Lucky Shamrock treasure map for kids. Free with regular admission: $18.95 adults, $10.95 ages 3-12. 820-2531.
TELLICO RIVER AREA CLEANUP DAY -- Tellico River Ranger District Office, Tellico Plains, Tenn. Volunteers needed to clean trash around river, 8-10 a.m. signup Saturday. First 75 participants get free T-shirt. Wear gloves, long pants and bright clothing for safety. Bring water bottle. Trash bags provided. 423-432-2210.
TRAIL OF TEARS ASSOCIATION -- New Echota State Historic Site, Georgia Highway 225, one mile east of I-75 Exit 317, Calhoun, Ga. Next meeting of Georgia Chapter of TOTA, 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Speakers will be Dr. Donna Myers, president of the Friends of New Echota, and John Latty, author of "Carrying Off the Cherokees: History of Buffington's Company Georgia Mounted Militia. Free admission. www.gatrailoftears.org.
CHATTANOOGA WRITERS GUILD -- Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library, 1001 Broad St. Dr. Susan Hickman will lead workshop on tips for building creativity, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 648-2195.
BOOK READING -- Rossville Public Library, 504 McFarland Ave., Rossville. Rachel Burson reads from her new book, "Aalayah's New Hope," 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday. 706-866-1368.
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. Admission: $10.95 adults and children. 756-2738, www.cdmfun.org. New exhibit: "Children of Hangzhou: Connecting With China," through May 13.
ART -- Townsend Atelier, 201 W. Main St. 266-2712. Five-Day Figure-Painting Workshop, with instructor Casey Baugh, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-March 16. $675. Registration required.
FLORAL DESIGN -- Grafe Studio, 4009 Tennessee Ave. This week's theme: "St. Patrick's Garden," 6:30 p.m. Monday. $35. 468-4172.
NATIVE PLANTS -- Humanities Building, Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Highway. Chattanooga Native Plant & Wildlife Group presents "Chattanooga's Native Beauty: Gardening With Native Plants," 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Symposium is in response to growing interest in gardening practices that restore biodiversity and protect natural resources and wildlife. Features presentations by experts on "Exotics and Native Plants in the Landscape," "Southeastern Butterflies and Their Host Plants," "Growing Native Plants," "Using Woody Plants in Your Home Habitat" and "Landscape Design Considerations With Native Plants." www.chattanooganatives.blogspot.com/p/2012-symposium-info-html.
NATURE -- Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Road. 821-1160.
• Saturday: Scout Day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission to Boy or Girl Scouts in uniform; one adult per Scout receives half-off admission, all other adults, children charged regular admission ($8 nonmember adults, $5 children 4-11 and senior adults.
• Saturday: Experience the woods at night in a hike on easy, 2-mile Reflection Riding loop trail, 6:30-9 p.m. $9 adults and kids 12 and older, $7 kids 10-11 (minimum age). Advance registration and payment required.
• March 17: Durham Mine Site Fossil Dig, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Naturalist Kyle Waggener leads fossil collecting at mine site in Lula Lake Land Trust. Bring digging tools, hammers and flat chisels, buckets or cardboard flats, newspaper to wrap specimens, snack and water bottle. $8 adults, $4 children, members; $11 adults, $6 children nonmembers. Advance registration and payment required.
POTTERY -- EAC Pottery Studio, John A. Patten Recreation Center, 3204 Kelly's Ferry Road. Hours: 6-9 p.m. Mondays, 3-9 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Cost: $10 for three-hour session, $25 for 25 pounds of clay, which includes bisque and glaze firing. 260-0255.
WEAVING -- Shanks Center for the Arts, 140 N. Main St., Crossville, Tenn. Beginner weaving class to make a colorful table mat to take home, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CDT March 17. Weavers of the Cumberland will provide materials and one-on-one instruction. $25. Bring a sack lunch. Registration deadline today. 931-787-1936.
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY -- St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive. Tom and Pat Cory show images shot in Florida for Photographic Society of Chattanooga, 7 p.m. Thursday. Free. 344-5643.
WRITERS CONFERENCE -- Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, Blue Ridge, Ga. Author Amy Greene is featured speaker for Blue Ridge Writers Conference, March 30-31. $70, with discounts for early registration. www.blueridgewritersconference.com.
BALLROOM -- Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. USA Dance party, 7:30-11 p.m. tonight. $5 first-time guests. www.chattanoogausadance.com.
SHAG -- Elks Lodge, Graysville Road at East Brainerd Road. Choo Choo Shag Dance Club, 7 p.m. Thursday. $5 members, $7 guests, free to first-time guests. firstname.lastname@example.org.
SINGLES -- Alhambra Temple, 1000 Alhambra Drive off East Brainerd Road. Positive Christian Singles sponsors dance with music by D.J. Ken Hughes, 8 p.m. March 16. $10. No food served. 756-2021.
ST. PATTY'S DANCE -- First-Centenary United Methodist Church, Mohney Hall, 419 McCallie Ave. Dress in your fanciest green attire for Positive Christian Singles dance, 7-10 p.m. Saturday. $8. 756-2021.