Chattanooga area events calendar

Chattanooga area events calendar

March 28th, 2013 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

LEISURE

ARENA FOOTBALL - Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton. Georgia Rampage vs. Sarasota Thunder, 7 p.m. Monday, April 1. $8 to $25. www.georgiarampage.com.

ART WISE - Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View. New series of distinguished speakers features Don Bacigalupi, president of Crystal Bridges Museum of Art in Bentonville, Ark., 6 p.m. April 4. Free to Hunter members, $9.95 nonmembers. 423-267-0968.

CHATTANOOGA DOLL SHOW - Catoosa County Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. Chattanooga Doll Club's annual show and sale of antique to Barbie dolls, clothing and doll books, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 6. $5 ages 12 and older. 706-965-6031.

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 & Bridges Tour: Begins at south end of Walnut Street Bridge; 2 and 4 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.

CHATTANOOGA STORYTELLING CIRCLE - Northgate Library, 278 Northgate Mall Drive. Listeners welcome for entertainment by at least seven tellers at new meeting location, 6 p.m. today, March 28. Free. 423-870-0635.

CIVIL WAR TALK - Chickamauga Battlefield Visitors Center, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe. Thirty-minute program on "Ladies of the Field: Unique Witnesses of Chickamauga," 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 29. Free. 706-866-9241, www.nps.gov/chch.

CLOTHESLINE PROJECT - Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Highway. Domestic violence awareness event includes T-shirt exhibit by survivors and family members, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 4 in amphitheater; talk by Dr. Charlotte Boatwright, 11 a.m., Room 30 of Center for Advanced Technology. 423-697-4400.

CRAFT 'N' CROP TILL YOU DROP - Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road. Ambi Artist hosts potluck dinner to work on projects while enjoying fellowship with other artists, 6-9 p.m. April 4. 423-855-9474.

DALTON GHOST TOURS - Start and end point is wooden deck across West Crawford Street from Wink Theatre, downtown Dalton, Ga. Walking tours led by Connie Hall-Scott, author of "Haunted Dalton," includes Wink Theatre, Dalton Little Theatre, Gordon Street Bridge and Landmark Building, 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, March 29. $10. 706-673-2167.

DETOX/RETOX - Pilates Chattanooga, Warehouse Row, 1110 Market St. Benefit for Girls Inc. offers Pilates class with circuit stations followed by wine and hors d'oeuvres, 6-8 p.m. today, March 28. $25. 423-624-4757.

FAMILY MAGIC NIGHT - Chester Frost Park Pavilion, 2318 N. Gold Point Circle. Chattanooga Magic Club Ring 112 offers tricks and illusions, 7:30 p.m. April 6; snacks served at 7 p.m. $5 per person, $15 per family; payable by cash or check at the door. Registration required by April 4: 423-842-6748.

GAME ON CHATTANOOGA - 7510 Lee Highway, Suites 7-8. New business celebrates opening weekend with magic Friday, March 29; board game demos starting at 1 p.m. and magic tournament at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Door prizes. 423-602-5800.

GUN & KNIFE SHOW - Alhambra Shrine Temple, 1000 Alhambra Drive. Buy, sell or trade at Shriners Gun and Knife Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 7. Appraisers on hand. Vendor's table $45, admission $7. 423-322-0855.

HIKE, GEORGIA - Cloudland Canyon State Park, Rising Fawn. Georgia Girl Guides leads Sunset West Rim Hike, 7 p.m. Friday, March 29. Bring water and headlamp or flashlight. $10 plus $5 parking. Reservations required; 706-913-7170.

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

• Saturday, March 30: Pigeon Mountain, moderate 8 miles, meet in Red Bank Bi-Lo parking lot, 8:30 a.m.

• Tuesday, April 2: Enterprise South, moderate 4.5 miles, meet at Highway 153 Target, 9 a.m.

• Saturday, April 6: Heiss Mountain to Retro Hughes Road, strenuous 10 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 9 a.m.

NATIVE PLANT SALE - Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Road. Annual plant sale and open house offers wildflower walks, tree identification classes, bird-watching and sale of native plants propagated on-site, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 5-6; 1-5 p.m. April 7. Free admission. www.chattanoogaanc.org.

POWWOW ON THE RIVER - First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Reggie White Blvd. Several tribes of American Indians dance, drum, sell crafts and cuisine, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. April 6; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 7. $8. 423-240-7270.

SEWANEE HERBARIUM - University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. All times Central. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for all walks. 931-598-3346.

• Sunday, April 7: Roark's Cove, 1:30 p.m., led by Yolande Gottfried. Meet at Sewanee tennis courts parking lot on Green's View Road behind the Sewanee Inn to carpool to private property for wildflower walk.

• Thursday, April 11: "Why Water Plants Don't Drown," 4:30 p.m., Victoria L. Sullivan. Meet in Torian Room on mezzanine of DuPont Library. Author's talk and book signing.

SHAMROCK CELEBRATION - Georgia Winery, 6469 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, Ga. Enjoy green wine Muscadine Gold, Celtic music by Ivan Wilson, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 30; winery tours 2-4 p.m. Free admission; $3 per glass of wine. 706-937-9463.

SPRING FESTIVAL - Salvation Army, 1019 N. Moore Road. Free festival with live music, food, Easter egg hunt, children's activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 30. 423-756-1023.

TASTE AND SOUND OF ITALY - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Keys Hall, 305 W. Seventh St. "Sopranos, Sinatra and Sauce" features dinner and concert by operatic soprano Stella Zambalis and Frank Sinatra tunes by crooner Michael Smith with a three-piece combo, 7 p.m. April 5. $50; benefits Chattanooga Girls Choir. 423-296-1006.

TRAIN RIDES - Departing from Tennessee Valley Railroad, 4119 Cromwell Road. 423-894-8028, www.tvrail.com. Missionary Ridge Local is six-mile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM's repair shop. Trains depart Wednesday-Sunday at 10:40 a.m. and noon. Additional times Saturday and Sunday: 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m..

BOOKS/AUTHORS

WRITERS CONFERENCE - The Art Center, 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. Annual writers conference sponsored by Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6. $70, includes continental breakfast and lunch. Free opening reception 5-7 p.m. April 5. www.blueridgewritersconference.com.

WRITING CONTEST - Chattanooga Writers Guild Flash Fiction Contest, deadline extended to Tuesday, April 2. Open to writers 18 and older; entry fees start at $15 for nonmembers. Get guidelines at www.chattanoogawritersguild.org.

CHILDREN/TEENS

CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY - 1001 Broad St. (main library) plus branches at Eastgate, Northgate and South Chattanooga. For information on preschool storytime, Adventure Club for children 6 and up, and teen center, Teen Stack, call 423-757-5310 or visit www.lib.chattanooga.gov.

• Lego Clubs: Downtown branch, every Monday, 5-6 p.m., for ages 5-11, free; Northgate branch, first Saturday of each month, 2-3 p.m., for ages 3 and up, free. 423-757-5314.

• Toddler Time: Learning program for ages 18-36 months and parents/guardians, registration not required. Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. Eastgate Library, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Northgate Library. Saturday: 11 a.m., downtown branch.

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR - Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., 11 a.m. Wednesdays. 423-893-0186.

• 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. $11.95 adults and children. 423-756-2738, www.cdmfun.org. Current exhibit: "Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice," through May 12.

ZOO TALES - Chattanooga Zoo, 301 Holtzclaw Ave. Story time and educational program for young children and their mothers, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Free with regular zoo admission. 423-643-5780.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS

HORSEMANSHIP - Tri-State Exhibition Center, Cleveland, Tenn. Richard Winters Horsemanship Clinic, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March 30-31. $25 per day. 423-280-3716, www.wintersranch.com.

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. 423-821-9631.

SHAKESPEARE - English Rose Tea Room, 1401 Market St. Janis Hashe teaches "Shakespeare for the Elizabethan Impaired," covering "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Hamlet" and "Richard III," 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through April 16. Registration required since class is limited to 15 students; participants may sign up for one or all classes. $35 per class, includes tea and dessert each week. 423-622-2862.

DANCES

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

LINE - Boots & Buckles Line Dance Club, www.bootsandbucklesdance.com.

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

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

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.

SQUARE - Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Silent auction and square, round and line dancing, with local callers and cuers, to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Admission by donation. 706-375-1088.