Events calendar - Nov. 7-13

Events calendar - Nov. 7-13

November 7th, 2013 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

LEISURE

BOWL-A-RAMA - Pin Strikes Entertainment Center, 6241 Perimeter Drive. Three-day tournament is fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga. Teams may be four or five bowlers, $25 per member. 6-9 p.m. 6-7 p.m. Today, Nov. 7; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov 9. 423-778-4338.

CAMP OUT TO STAMP OUT HOMELESSNESS - First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd. Bring a box and spend the night outdoors in urban campground and eat in bread line at fundraiser for Family Promise. Build a box in Box City contest, 5-7 p.m., $10 per team member. Campers $25 per person, $10 per person for groups, $50 for family up to four, $10 each additional camper with family or group of four. 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, to 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. 423-756-3891.

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

CHATTANOOGA MARKET - First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Locally grown produce and handmade arts and crafts, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. 402-9958. www.Chattanooga Market.com.

CHATTANOOGA STAMP CLUB - Hickory Valley Christian Church, 6605 Shallowford Road. Auction of stamps entered by club members, visitors welcome to bid. 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. meeting. Nov. 14. 423-344-7849.

CIVIL WAR WALKING TOUR - Meet at Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute entrance on Moccasin Bend Road, special event signs direct participants to parking area. Join historian Jim Ogden on two-hour walking tour to explore Union artillery fortifications on southern end of Stringer's Ridge on Moccasin Bend. Walk is moderately difficult, 1.5 miles; wear supportive footwear and appropriate clothing for weather, bring water. Free. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. 706-866-9241.

COMMUNITY DAY AND CAR SHOW - Loftis Middle School, 8611 Columbus Road. Fundraiser for Dallas Bay Firefighters' Christmas Fund includes live music, inflatables, car show and free food. Car show entry is $10 or a new toy equivalent to that price. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. 423-209-8400.

ELDERSCHOLARS - UTC University Center, Lookout Mountin Room, East Fifth Street on campus. Jane Henegar and Betsy Brown speak on "Telling Treasures," encouraging families to share the stories that shaped them. Free, visitors welcome. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. 706-937-3748.

FALL COLOR CANOE FLOATS - Wolftever boat ramp, 8002 Highway 58. Join Harrison Bay State Park rangers for two-hour sunset canoe float through coves of Lake Chickamauga; for ages 12 and older. Free and all equipment provided. Wear warm clothing, bring water and snack. 3 p.m. Every Saturday in November. 423-344-6214.

GREEK BAKE SALE - Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Glenwood Drive. Annual pastry sale by women of the church with foods at a variety of prices. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. 423-629-2364.

HAYRIDES AND CAMPFIRES - Cloudland Canyon State Park, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. Enjoy fall beauty on tractor-pulled hayride followed by s'mores, hot dogs and apple cider around a campfire. Adults $5, children 4-12 $3, parking $5. 2-6 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 16. 706-657-4050.

MASQUERADE GALA - Old Woolen Mill, 445 Church St., Cleveland, Tenn. Masked party with silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, wine and dessert hosted by Stageworks of Cleveland. Couples $50, individual $30. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. 423-380-8073.

PHOTO SAFARI AT THE AQUARIUM - Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St. Join Pat and Tom Corey for a photo workshop, close-up photo shoot of live animals with aquarium staff and private session inside a living forest. Members $75, nonmembers $95, preregistration required since classes limited to 12. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 16. 423-267-3474.

SHRINERS GUN SHOW - Alhambra Shrine Temple, 1000 Alhambra Drive. Buy, sell or trade at gun show with 100 tables of vendors, appraisers on hand. Table rental $45, call 423-322-0855. Free admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. 423-892-0223.

SPECTRUM - Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View. Annual art auction to benefit art museum. Sold out. Saturday, Nov. 9. 423-267-0968.

SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD DINNER - Broad Street Grille, 1201 Broad St. Join Temnessee Aquarium Curator of Fishes Thom Demas for four-course dinner featuring sustainable food prepared by Chef Adam Roe with wine pairings. Aquarium members $50, nonmembers $55, includes gratuity. 6:30 p.m. Today, Nov 7. 423-756-3400.

TRAIN RIDES, CHATTANOOGA - Departing from Tennessee Valley Railroad, 4119 Cromwell Road. 894-8028, www.tvrail.com.

Missionary Ridge Local: Six-mile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM's repair shop. Departures 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; $16 adults, $10 ages 3-12.

VERY MERRY HOLIDAY HOME TOUR - Six homes in Fort Wood, downtown and Black Creek neighborhoods. Junior League of Chattanooga's Tour du Jour kitchen tour with holiday theme. Tickets are $20 and $30 depending on package of either cocktail party or Sunday wrap-up party. Tour is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 16. www.jlchatt.org.

WAG AND WINE - Kitchen at Union Square, Tallan Building, 200 W. M.L. King Blvd. Restaurant's grand opening benefits Humane Educational Society. $20 ticket includes chef's selected tasting portions, artisanal cheese and two glasses of wine. 6-8 p.m. Today, Nov. 7. 423-624-5302.

WILL THIS FLOAT? - Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St. Listen to local entrepreneurs and inventors pitch their ideas for a new product/service within a three-minute timespan. $7-$15 includes food, drinks. 6 p.m. Nov. 19. 423-648-2195.

WINE DINNER - Back Inn Cafe, 412 E. Second St. Join Michael Vasta for red-wine tasting along with food pairings from Back Inn chef. $37, reservations required. 6:30 p.m. Today, Nov. 7. 423-265-5033.

CHILDREN/TEENS

CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY

All locations of the Chattanooga public library system have preschool story time. The Downtown, Eastgate and Northgate libraries have Adventure Club for children ages 6 and up. The library's teen center, Teen Stack, is located in the Downtown Library. For more information about all programming held in the Downtown, Eastgate, Northgate or South Chattanooga libraries, call 757-5310 or visit the Facebook pages: The Public Library, Chattanooga, Tennessee or Teen Stack, Chattanooga Public Library. 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. 757-5314.

Toddler Time: Learning program for ages 18-36 months and parents/guardians, preregistration 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. 893-0186.

Books Never Ending, 247 Cloud Springs Road, Rossville, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays for ages 3-8. 706-891-0774. www.books neverending.com.

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM - 321 Chestnut St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Wednesday. $11.95 adults and children.756-2738, www.cdmfun.org.

Saturday, Nov. 9: PopTots performance by CSO members, noon-2 p.m., children also make instruments.

PAW PALS STORYTIME - McKamey Animal Center, 4500 N. Access Road. Storytime for ages 2 to 5; admission is can of dog or cat food for donation to the shelter. 1:30 p.m. First Thursday of each month. 305-6500.

SMALL FRY MINI-PROGRAMS - Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St. Programs for young children accompanied by their parent/caregiver. Free with regular aquarium admission. 10:15-11 a.m.

Today, Nov. 7: Snakes, meet in Ranger Rick Backyard Safari.

Monday and Thursday, Nov. 11 and 14: Sharks, meet at OJ level 4 plaza

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

DANCES

BALLROOM - The Ballroom, 7001 Middle Valley Road. Learn ballroom dancing, no partner required, casual dress. Group class, 7:30 p.m., $5. Dancing 8:30 p.m., $10. Saturdays. 423-394-6428.

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

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

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

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

RHYTHM BALLROOM - The Ballroom, 7001 Middle Valley Road. Learn fundamentals of rumba, cha cha, East Coast Swing. Casual dress. No partner required, $5 per person. 6 p.m. Mondays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays. www.theballroomathixson.com.

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

USA BALLROOM - Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. $5 first-time guests, $6 members, $10 nonmembers. 7:30-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. 645-4888.

VARIETY - Teamsters Hall, 4431 Bonny Oaks Drive. Live band plays for line dancing, slow country and '50s rock. $5. 7-10 p.m. Every Saturday. 867-7185.