Chattanooga area events calendar - Aug. 15-21

Chattanooga area events calendar - Aug. 15-21

August 15th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Chattnow Outabout


BATTLEFIELD BIKE TOURS -- Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitors Center, 3370 LaFaytte Road, Fort Oglethorpe. Bring bicycle and helmet and join leisurely paced, two-hour rides led by a ranger through battlefield, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. For adults and accompanied children ages 8 and older. 423-752-5213.

BEERSHEBA SPRINGS ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL -- Beersheba Springs Assembly Grounds, Highway 56, 25 miles from Monteagle, Tenn. More than 130 exhibitors in 47th annual arts and crafts show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 24; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 25. 931-692-3733.

BLUE RIDGE NUMISMATICS CONVENTION -- Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga. Buy, show and sell all types of coins and currency, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 23-24; 10 am.-3 pm. Aug. 25. Young Numismatic program 1 p.m. Saturday Aug. 24. Free. 321-258-0325.

BRAINERD FARMERS MARKET -- Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave. Open 10 a.m.-noon. Saturdays. 423-580-6281.

CHATTANOOGA ARBORETUM AND NATURE CENTER -- 400 Garden Road. All events require registration: 423-821-1160.

• Saturday, Aug. 17: Moderate 3.5-mile hike for adults through Reflection Riding, 9-10:30 a.m. Free to members, $10 nonmembers. Register at

• Aug. 23: Bat watch, 7:15-9:30 p.m., car caravan to Nickajack Cave and walk to viewing platform to see thousands of bats in flight. $5.50-$12.

• Aug. 23-24: Summer Tree ID, introductory lecture 6:30 p.m. Friday; field class 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday; $55 members, $65 nonmembers, includes textbook and snacks. Limited to 20, reservations required.

CHATTANOOGA GHOST TOURS -- The Little Curiosity Shoppe, 138 Market St. Walking tours through downtown, ghost hunts through University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Citizens Cemetery, 9 nightly. $15 adults, $10 ages 12 and under. 423-821-7125.

CHATTANOOGA SIDEWALK TOURS -- Choice of two tours, daily through Nov. 1. $15 adults, $7 children 12 and under. Reservations required: 423-228-0448, Dynamo of Dixie Tour departs from Sheraton Read House, corner of Broad Street and M.L. King Boulevard; 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Bluffs and Bridges Tour begins at south end of Walnut Street Bridge; 4 and 6 p.m.

CHATTANOOGA RIVER MARKET -- Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. Vendors sell local produce, arts, crafts and horticultural projects, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each Saturday.

FARM TO FORK TOUR -- Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St. Culinary adventure on double-decker bus originally scheduled Saturday, Aug. 17, has been canceled. 423-267-3474.

FORT OGLETHORPE CRUISE-INS -- Gateway Mall, 4103 Cloud Springs Road. Open to cars, trucks and motorcycles, 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Includes 50/50 cash prize, swap meet, kids activities, music, door prizes. Free to spectators and owners. 706-866-4753.

HIKES -- Led by Soddy-Daisy Hiking Club. Bring water and snack. Carpool locations given for those who want to meet group. 423-842-3619.

• Saturday, Aug. 17: Nickajack Road Connector trail, moderate 6 miles, meet at Red Bank Bi-Lo parking lot, 8 a.m.

• Tuesday, Aug. 20: Laurel Falls, moderate 5 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 8 a.m.

• Aug. 24: Sluder Lane to Mowbray Pike, moderate 5 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 8 a.m.

HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC -- Paradise Arabians, 721 Gowan Road, LaFayette, Ga. Tommy Garland demonstrates horse-riding techniques, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. $12. 706-397-9950.

LIFE EXPO -- Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Expo for senior adults and baby boomers with health screenings and vendors in fitness, assisted living, real estate, travel, financial planning and entertainment categories, 9 am.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Special appearance by actress Florence Henderson. $5.

LOOKOUTS BASEBALL -- AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley, $3-$9. 423-267-4849. Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Jacksonsville Suns, 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18; 7:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Aug. 19-22. Promotions: SunTrust Sunday, Aug. 18; Red Bank Night/Kids Eat Free, Aug. 19; BiLo BOGO/Signal Mountain Night, Aug. 20; UTC Night, Aug. 22

OOLTEWAH FARMERS MARKET -- Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., 5829 Main St. Local farmers sell fresh produce, 3-6 p.m. Thursdays. No wholesalers or resellers allowed. 423-238-9775.

PAWS FOR THE CAUSE -- Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. Live and silent auctions, catered dinner, flamenco dancers at benefit for Humane Educational Society, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 22. $65. 423-624-5302.

PET APPRECIATION DAY -- All Tractor Supply Co. locations. Annual Pet Appreciation week culminates Saturday, Aug. 17, when each store hosts pet adoption, giveaways, nutrition demonstrations and special sale items in pet department.

PUPS ON THE PATIO -- Terra Nostra Tapas and Wine Bar, 105 Frazier Ave. Sangria and tapas tastings to benefit Pet Placement Center, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. $30. Reservations required; limited to 60 people. 423-877-0738.

RINGGOLD MARKET -- Catoosa County Courthouse, Ringgold, Ga. Fresh produce, crafts and live music in downtown Ringgold, 9 a.m.-noon. Saturdays through Labor Day.

RIVER CANYON ADVENTURES -- 21726 River Canyon Road. 423-451-6068. Explore the scenic Tennessee River Gorge with three-hour adventures 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. daily. Sunset cruise, 6 p.m. Upriver to Williams Island, $35. Downriver into Tennessee River Gorge, $45.

ROCKABILLY ROCK OUT & CRUISE-IN -- Thunder Creek Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Highway. Ride-in bike and car show, no entry fee, trophies in all categories; tattoo contest, Ms. TCHD pin-up contest live music. noon-5 p.m. Aug. 24. Free. 423-892-4888.

STORYTELLING -- Cleveland Bradley County Public Library, 794 Church St., Cleveland, Tenn. Tellers from Cleveland Storytelling Guild and Cumberland Mountain Storytelling Guild share stories, 2 p.m. Aug. 25. Free. 423-479-7887,

TRAIN RIDES -- Tennessee Valley Railroad, 4119 Cromwell Road. 423-894-8028, Missionary Ridge Local is six-mile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM's repair shop, departing 10:40 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m. Saturday-Sunday in August.

WALKING TOUR -- Chattanooga History Center, 2 W. Aquarium Way (meet outside on Tennessee Aquarium plaza). Dr. Daryl Black and Jim Ogden lead a walking tour marking the 150th anniversary of Wilder's Bombardment of Chattanooga, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. Free to CHC members and Friends of the Park, $5 all others. Registration required by Tuesday, Aug. 20. 423-265-3247.

YOGA IN THE PARK -- Enterprise South Nature Park, Picnic Area 3, 8015 Volkswagen Drive. Yoga for all levels practiced to sounds of nature, 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Bring sunscreen and bug repellent. Free.


CONSIGNMENT SALE -- Sweet WeePeets, 5952 Brainerd Road. Sale of clothing, car seats, cribs, games and sports equipment, Aug. 17-24.


LINE DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA -- Marriott Hotel and Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St. Three-day conference includes 48 hours of workshops in three ballrooms by experience levels, workshops, open dance every evening from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Aug. 22-24. Ticket packages $20-$125. Register:

SHAG TRACKS -- Alhambra Shrine Temple, 1000 Alhambra Drive. Choo Choo Shag Club hosts dinner and dancing, 6 p.m. today-Friday, Aug. 15-16; pool party, 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. $70 weekend pass.