Chattanooga area events calendar (June 13-19)

Chattanooga area events calendar (June 13-19)

June 13th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Chattnow Outabout

LEISURE

ALUMNI BASKETBALL GAME -- Red Bank High School gymnasium, 640 Morrison Spring Road. Final registration date is Saturday, June 15 for first alumni basketball game for Red Bank players from the 1990s-2000s, June 29. $5 per spectator. 423-874-1900.

A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT OUT -- Market Street, downtown Dayton, Tenn. Pampering, beauty, health and shopping, 5-8 p.m. today, June 13. 423-775-9847, www.mainstreetdayton.org.

BATTLEFIELD BIKE TOURS -- Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitors Center, 3370 LaFayette 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, June 15. For adults and accompanied children 8 and older. 423-752-5213.

BREAKFAST WITH THE BUTTERFLIES -- Imax Theater, 201 Chestnut St. Breakfast in Imax Great Hall with advice from Tennessee Aquarium expert on how to attract butterflies to your yard, followed by screening of "Flight of the Butterflies," 8:30-10:45 a.m. Saturday, June 15.

CFC SOCCER -- Finley Stadium, 1826 Reggie White Blvd. Chattanooga Football Club vs. Knoxville Force match is also a "Pink Out" to benefit MaryEllen Locher Breast Center, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Wear pink if you have it or buy apparel at game; pink game jerseys will be auctioned off. $5 ages 6 and older. www.chattanoogafc.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 younger. 423-821-7125.

CHATTANOOGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION TALK -- Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St. Times Free Press columnist David Cook speaks on "The Tea Party and Women's Liberation," 6 p.m. June 24. Free. 423-364-3169.

CHATTANOOGA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY -- St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive. Program by Andy Mitchell, who specializes in sports photography, 7 p.m. June 20. 423-344-5643.

CHATTANOOGA SIDEWALK TOURS -- Choice of two tours, daily through Nov. 1. $15 adults, $7 children 12 and younger. 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. Saturday, June 15. www.ChattanoogaMarket.com.

GOURMET GUYS COMPETITION -- First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Reggie White Blvd. Three area Rotary Clubs present food-tasting in which more than 60 chefs compete, 4-7 p.m. June 22. Proceeds from $15 ticket support Rotary programs for needy children. 423-266-4041.

GUN/KNIFE SHOW -- Alhambra Shrine Temple, 1000 Alhambra Drive. Buy, sell or trade at 100 vendor tables, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 23. $7 each day ages 12 and older. 423-892-023.

HIKES, NORTH GEORGIA -- Cloudland Canyon State Park, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. 706-657-4050. Overlook Trail hike with naturalist starting at Interpretive Center, 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, June 15-16, 22-23. $5 parking. 706-801-7275.

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

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

• Tuesday, June 18: Raccoon Mountain, moderate 4 miles, meet at Red Bank Bi-Lo parking lot, 8 a.m.

• Saturday, June 22: Booker T. Washington State Park, easy-to-moderate 7 miles, met at Highway 153 Target parking lot, 8 a.m.

ICE CREAM FESTIVAL -- Ruby Falls, 1720 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain. Free ice cream sampling and cavern scavenger hunt for ages 3-12 with regular admission of $17.95 adults, $9.95 children, noon-7 p.m. (today-Sunday, June 13-16). 423-821-2544.

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

JUNETEENTH -- Eastdale Village Community United Methodist Church, 1403 Tunnel Blvd. Music, family reunions, health information, children's games sponsored by five organizations, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22. 404-944-6680.

LOOKOUTS BASEBALL -- AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Chattanooga Lookouts return for first of five games vs. Tennessee Smokies, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, June 19. $6-$9. 423-267-4849, www.lookouts.com.

MESSIAH'S MANSION -- Dalton Seventh-day Adventist Church, 300 S. Tibbs Road, Dalton, Ga. Free 75-minute tours of life-size replica of the Old Testament tabernacle, today-Sunday, June 13-16; 12:30-6 p.m. weekdays, 12:30-7:30 p.m. weekends. 706-226-2166.

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

NATURE CENTER PROGRAMS -- Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center at Reflection Riding, 400 Garden Road. All events Saturday, June 15. 423-821-9582.

• Hike: Bring water bottle and snack for 3.5-mile hike through Reflection Riding at 9 a.m. Free for CANC members, $10 admission for nonmembers.

• Snake Identification: Curator Tish Gallmard teaches about snakes living in this area, 2 p.m. Free for CANC members, $10 admission for nonmembers.

• Sustainable Farming: First of four lectures in series by Dick Morel, 2-4 p.m. at Humphreys House. Discussion on ant colonies, solar power use at Sequatchie Cove Farm and Creamery, and sustainable vegetable farming at Walden Farm. $10-$12.

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.

PAWS AT THE THIRD DECK -- Pier 2 at Ross's Landing, 201 Riverfront Parkway. Poker, burgers and beverages to benefit Wally's Friends spay/neuter campaign, 6-8 p.m. June 25. $20. 423-877-9966.

REPTICON REPTILE SHOW -- Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Vendors offering reptiles and other exotic animals, supplies, feeders, cages and merchandise, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 16. $10 adults, $5 ages 5-12. 423-490-0078.

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 including rope swing and volleyball, 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.

THE KEWL RACE -- Coolidge Park, 200 River St. Teams or individuals climb Walnut Street Bridge climbing wall, race to Maclellan Island by standup paddleboard and make a trail run around the island before paddling down river to finish, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Registration $85, portion benefits Chattanooga Audubon Society. 423-313-5888.

TRAIN RIDES -- Tennessee Valley Railroad, 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, departing at 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m. daily.

BOOKS/AUTHORS

BOOK SALE -- Catoosa County Library, 108 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. Friends of Catoosa County Library seeking donations of fiction and nonfiction books, films and music for fundraiser June 29-30. Drop-off deadline is June 28. 706-965-3600.

BOOK SIGNING -- Lifeway Christian Bookstore, 2200 Hamilton Place. Dr. Rita Carr signs "My Journey Home: Jesus Christ the Rescuer of Wounded Emotions," 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 15. 423-635-3307.

READINGS, SIGNINGS -- Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Day of book readings and signings featuring artists with local ties: 11 a.m., "My Life With Luther," about WDEF's Luther Masingill, by co-worker James Howard; 1 p.m., "Chattanooga Landmarks" by Jennifer Crutchfield (with video); 3 p.m., "Operation Daughters Addicted," about eating disorders, by Cathy Napier. Saturday, June 15. Free. 423-893-0186.

DANCES

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• 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. 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.bootsandbuckles dance.com.

LINE DANCE WORKSHOP -- Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Community workshop for beginners, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 15. $5. 423-309-6842.

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. Friday, June 14. $5 first-time guests. 423-645-4888.

KIDS

EXPLORATION WEDNESDAYS -- WTCI-TV, 7540 Bonnyshire Drive. "The Wild Kratts" featured in weekly series, 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, June 19. Includes screening of TV episode, make-and-take project, technology activities, hands-on exploration, snacks. $10-$15. Reservations: 423-702-7822.