Chattanooga area events calendar - July 25-31

Chattanooga area events calendar - July 25-31

July 25th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Chattnow Outabout

LEISURE

BATTLE OF CHATTANOOGA BUS TOUR -- Chattanooga Ducks, 201 W. Fifth St. Visit Orchard Knob, Bragg Reservation on Missionary Ridge and the National Cemetery during 90-minute bus tour on city's role in the Civil War, noon-1:30 p.m. Aug. 3. $30. 404-270-1010.

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

CHATTANOOGA AREA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION -- Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St. Ron Cooper speaks on walking the Trail of Tears and his book, "It's My Trail, Too," 6 p.m. Monday, July 29. www.chattahistoricalassoc.org.

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, www.chattanoogasidewalktours.com.

• 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 www.ChattanoogaMarket.com.

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY -- McKay Books, 7734 Lee Highway. Free food, T-shirts, posters and chance to get in the cash cube filled with store trade credits, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 5. 423-892-0067.

FIRST AMENDMENT DINNER -- Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga presents seventh annual event honoring local veterans and educating about First Amendment rights, with guest speaker Jim Hall, former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, 6 p.m. today, July 25. $12. For space availability, call 423-493-0270, ext. 10, or email rsvp@jewishchattanooga.com.

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

• Saturday, July 27: Sluder Lane to Big Soddy Creek, slightly strenuous 7 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 8 a.m.

• Tuesday, July 30: Sterchi Farm, easy 4 miles, meet at Highway 153 Target, 8 a.m.

• Saturday, Aug. 3: Heiss Mountain to Little Possum Creek Bridge and back, strenuous 8 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 8 a.m.

LADIES NIGHT OUT -- Georgia Winery, 6469 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold. Pampering evening features local vendors, hors d'oeuvres including a S'mores bar and trail-mix station, wine tastings and live music by Buckner Brothers Band, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 26. $10 in advance, $15 at door. Separate charges for wine by the glass and wine slushies and for Mediterranean food from Magic Carpet Cafe. 706-937-9463, www.georgiawines.com.

MAIN STREET CRUISE-IN -- Bradley County Courthouse square, Cleveland, Tenn. Open to all vehicles (antique, classic, muscle, street rods and special interest), 3-9 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Includes 50/50 drawing, model-car contest for kids, food vendors and DJ playing oldies music. No entree fee for cars or spectators. 423-961-2980, www.mainstreetcruisers.org.

MONTEAGLE MARKET FOR ARTS AND CRAFTS -- 16 Dixie Lee Highway, Monteagle, Tenn. Music, 125 arts and crafts vendors, free kids activities, including a Creation Station for take-home art, plus beans, cornbread, barbecue and ethnic foods sold, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 27; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 28 (all times Central). Free admission. 931-924-5353.

MOVIES IN THE PARK -- Coolidge Park, 150 River St. First Things First sponsors free family-friendly movie, "The Croods." Show starts at dusk, Saturday, July 27. Come early and picnic. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult after 6 p.m. 423-267-5383, www.firstthings.org.

OOLTEWAH FARMERS MARKET -- Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., 5829 Main St. Local farmers sell fresh produce, 2-5 p.m. Thursdays. No wholesalers or resellers allowed. 423-238-9775.

ROCK CLIMB/RAPPEL COMBO -- True Adventure Sports, 13102 Alabama Highway 176, Fort Payne, Ala. Rappel down a sandstone cliff in Northeast Alabama, 10 a.m.-2 .p.m. CDT Saturday, July 27. Fee of $67.50 includes all gear and instruction; previous experience not required. 256-997-9577.

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

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 at 6 p.m. Upriver to Williams Island, $35. Downriver into Tennessee River Gorge, $45. www.rivercanyonadventure.com.

SOUTHSIDE STROLL -- East and West Main Street neighborhoods. Sidewalk stroll of studios, gifts shops, restaurants in Southside, special events and discounts offered, 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 26. 423-400-4100.

SUMMER READING GRAND FINALE -- First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Reggie White Blvd. Games, stories, crafts, refreshments, free book and other prizes for participants who completed Chattanooga Public Library's "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27. 423-757-5310.

TRAIN RIDES -- Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road. 423-894-8028, www.tvrail.com. Missionary Ridge Local is 6-mile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM's repair shop, 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m. daily.

UTC WOMEN'S FOOTBALL CLINIC -- Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St. Russ Huesman teaches football fundamentals, 6 p.m. Friday, July 26; registration followed by clinic until 9 p.m. $25-$40. 423-425-2257.

BOOKS/AUTHORS

BOOK SIGNING -- Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Local author Deborah Levine signs copies of "Going Southern: The No Mess Guide to Success in The South," 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 27. 423-893-0186.

DANCES

BALLROOM -- Ballroom Magic Dance Center, 4200 N. Access Road. Dance, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays. $10. 423-771-3646.

LINE --

• Mondays: Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Dance to music of all genres, for beginners through intermediate level dancers, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $7 per evening, $22 monthly. www.linesinmotion.net.

• Wednesdays: North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Drive. Dance, 5-7:45 p.m. $5. www.bootsandbucklesdance.com.

• Thursdays: St. Jude Catholic Church, 930 Ashland Terrace. Dance, 5-7:45 p.m. $3. www.bootsandbucklesdance.com.

SHAG -- Elks Lodge, Graysville Road at East Brainerd Road. Dance with members of Choo Choo Shag Club, 7 p.m. Thursdays. $5 members, $7 guests, free to first-time guests. gdelett@epbfi.com.