Chattanooga area events calendar

Chattanooga area events calendar

June 6th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Chattnow Outabout

LEISURE

BATTLE AT THE RIVER -- Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Bodybuilding, figure and bikini championships sanctioned by National Physique Committee, Saturday, June 8; prejudging at 9:30 a.m., finals at 6:30 p.m. $10 prejudging; $35 and $25 (plus fees) finals. 423-642-TIXS, www.ChattanoogaOnStage.com.

BATTLEFIELD BIKE TOURS -- Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitors Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Bring bicycle and helmet and join leisurely paced two-hour ride led by a ranger through battlefield, 9:30 a.m. June 15. For adults and accompanied children 8 and older. 423-752-5213.

BENEFIT DINNER -- Tennessee Wesleyan College gymnasium, 204 E. College St., Athens, Tenn. Athens Area Chamber of Commerce's seventh annual benefit dinner features University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban, 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11; doors open at 5:45 p.m. Tickets at chamber office, 13 N. Jackson St.; 423-745-0334; www.evangelismtickets.com.

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 p.m. 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. Saturdays. www.ChattanoogaMarket.com.

CRAFT 'N' CROP TILL YOU DROP -- Heritage House, Heritage Park, 1428 Jenkins Road. Ambi Artist hosts final potluck dinner to bring your projects and work with other artists, 6-9 p.m. today, June 6. 423-855-9474.

EGYPTIAN TEA PARTY -- Prince Hall Masonic Hall, 2701 N. Chamberlain Ave. Hyksos Court 112, Daughters of Isis, host annual Egyptian tea party fundraiser with parade of Egyptian attire, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, June 8. $10. 423-304-0621.

EXPLORATION WEDNESDAYS -- WTCI studios, 7540 Bonnyshire Drive. Weekly children's program features "The Cat in the Hat Explores This and That," 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, June 12. Includes screening of TV episode, make-and-take project, technology activities, hands-on exploration, snacks. $10-$15. Reservations: 423-702-7822.

FATHER'S DAY ACTIVITIES -- Creekside at Shallowford, 7511 Shallowford Road. Free activities to honor fathers, include prostate cancer awareness, 2 p.m. Friday, June 7; barbecue with live entertainment, noon Saturday, June 8; father/son games, 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9. Free. 423-485-9933.

FORT OGLETHORPE CRUISE-INS -- Gateway Mall, 4031 Cloud Springs Road. Open to cars, trucks and motocycles, 4-8 p.m. June 15. Includes 50/50 cash prize, swap meet, kids' activities, music, door prizes. Free. 706-866-4753.

HIKES, NORTH GEORGIA -- Cloudland Canyon State Park, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. 706-657-4050. Overlook Trail hike with naturalist, meet at Interpretive Center, 10 a.m. Saturdays-Sundays, June 8-9, 15-16. $5 parking. 706-801-7275.

HIKES, TENNESSEE -- Led by Soddy-Daisy Hiking Club. Bring water and snack. 423-842-3619.

• Saturday, June 8: Cravens House, moderate to slightly strenuous 5 miles, meet at Red Bank Bi-Lo parking lot, 8 a.m.

• Tuesday, June 11: Blue Blaze Trail - Moccasin Bend, easy 1.5 to 3 miles, meet at Red Bank Bi-Lo parking lot, 8 a.m.

• Saturday, June 15: Lower Leggett Loop, moderate 5 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 8 a.m.

JUNE JUBILEE -- Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Thirty days of fun activities included in regular admission of $8.95 adults, $5.95 children 3-12. Guests born in month of June get half off admission. Daily 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 1-30. 423-697-1319.

MOCCASIN BEND BICYCLE RIDE -- Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St., Coolidge Park. Ride 5 miles to Moccasin Bend National Archaeological District, 6 p.m. June 13. Bring bike and helmet and join park ranger for leisurely two-hour ride. For adults and accompanied children 8 and older. Free. 423-752-5213.

MOM MONDAYS -- Lake Winnepesaukah, 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville. Free admission to amusement park and new SoakYa water park for mothers with two children paying full price ($31.95) Mondays through Aug. 5. 706-866-5681, www.lakewinnie.com.

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

RIVER CANYON ADVENTURES -- 21726 River Canyon Road. 423-451-6068. Three-hour adventures in Tennessee River Gorge, 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. daily. Includes rope swing, volleyball. Sunset cruise at 6 p.m. Upriver to Williams Island, $35. Downriver into Tennessee River Gorge, $45. www.rivercanyonadventure.com.

TRAIN RIDES -- Tennessee Valley Railroad, 4119 Cromwell Road. 423-894-8028, www.tvrail.com. Missionary Ridge Local: Six-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.

WOMEN'S FOOTBALL -- Hixson High School field, 5705 Middle Valley Road. Tennessee Train vs. Derby City Dynamite in final home game, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8. $10 adults, $5 students and seniors, free to children under 12. tntrain.com.

DANCES

BALLROOM -- Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Shall We Dance club, group class 7:30-8:30 p.m., general dancing 8:30-10:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $8. First visit free, then $8. 423-238-4518.

BALLROOM -- Ballroom Magic Dance Center, 4200 N. Access Road. 423-771-3646.

• Newcomer class, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. $48 per month, $14 per class for drop-ins.

• Dance party: 8:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, June 7. $10.

LINE -

• Mondays: Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Dance to music of all genres, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $7 per evening, $22 monthly. www.linesinmotion.net.

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

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

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

USA BALLROOM -- Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Dance, 7:30-11 p.m. June 14. $5 first-time guests. 423-645-4888.