Chattanooga area events calendar - Sept. 12-18

Chattanooga area events calendar - Sept. 12-18

September 12th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Chattnow Outabout

LEISURE

ANGELFEST -- Angel Park Music Pavilion, Sewanee, Tenn. Children's activities (4 p.m.), music (7 p.m.), family treasure hunt and concessions, Sept. 20 (all times Central). Free. 866-334-2954.

BARBECUE -- Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 4131 Ringgold Road. Annual Men's Club Barbecue, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 21. Plates $8, sandwiches $5, meat by the pound $9. www.jmumc.org.

BARNARD ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY -- Jones Observatory, 10 Tuxedo Ave. Free talk by Ed Sunder on "Introduction to Digital Astrophotography for the Beginner," 7 p.m. today, Sept. 12. 423-425-4518.

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

BUBBLY ON THE BLUE MOON -- Blue Moon Cruises, 301 Riverfront Parkway. Sunset cruise with tastings of four sparkling wines, three organic wines and hors d'oeuvres, 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. $60. 888-993-2583.

CHATTANOOGA ARBORETUM AND NATURE CENTER -- 400 Garden Road. All events require registration: 423-821-1160.

• Saturday, Sept. 14: Fall Into Fairy Houses, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Explore arboretum grounds for natural materials to build home that will remain at the nature center. $10 member families, $15 nonmember families.

• Saturday, Sept. 14: Seasonal Herbs for Year-Round Health, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn how to heal common health complaints with herbs. $60. Bring a lunch.

• Saturday, Sept. 14: Herpetology, 1 p.m. Class on snakes, frogs, lizards and salamanders of the area. $10 members, $12 nonmembers.

• Sunday, Sept. 15: Wild Edibles Forage and Cookouts, 1-6 p.m. For ages 16 and older. $20 members, $25 nonmembers.

• Sept. 20-22: Plant Sale and Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

CHATTANOOGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION -- Harold Coker's barn, 6730 Standifer Gap Road. Join association members for tour of antique car collection, 11 a.m. Sept. 21. www.chattahistoricalassoc.org.

CHATTANOOGA STAMP CLUB -- Hickory Valley Christian Church, 6605 Shallowford Road. Program by John Burnett of Huntsville (Ala.) Philatelic Club, 7:30 p.m. today, Sept. 12; doors open at 6:30 p.m. APS sales books available to select stamps for purchase. 423-344-7849.

CONSTITUTION DAY LECTURE -- UTC University Center auditorium, Fifth Street on campus. Bradley Birzer of Hillsdale College presents free talk on "The Classical and Christian Origins of the American Founding," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. 423-425-4455.

DARE TO DANCE -- Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St. Amateur dance competition to benefit the Kidney Foundation, 7-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14; doors open at 6 p.m. Includes seated dinner, dancing at after-party. $55-$500. 423-265-4397, www.kidneyfoundation.com.

FINANCIAL FITNESS SPEAKER -- Girls Preparatory School, 205 Island Ave. Christy Wright, professional life coach and a speaker with Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace program, speaks on "Financial Fitness," 7 p.m. today, Sept. 12. Free. 423-634-7600.

HARVEST SLEEP IN THE DEEP -- Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St. Overnight adventure with guided tour and pizza for parents and children 6 and older, 5:30 p.m.-8 a.m. Sept. 21-22. Members $50 per person, nonmembers $60. 423-267-3473.

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

• Saturday, Sept. 14: Roaring Creek, moderate 8 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 8 a.m.

• Tuesday, Sept. 17: Sluder Lane to Mowbray Pike, moderate 5 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 8 a.m.

• Saturday, Sept. 21: Reflection Riding, easy 5 miles, meet at Red Bank Bi-Lo parking lot, 9 a.m.

MARION COUNTY FAIR -- Marion County Fairgrounds, 4955 Main St., Jasper, Tenn. Sertoma Club sponsors carnival, exhibits, tractor pull and other activities, today-Saturday, Sept. 12-14. $3-$5; carnival rides cost extra. marioncountyfair.com.

MOWBRAY OPEN HOUSE -- Mowbray Volunteer Fire Department, 1705 Mowbray Pike, Soddy-Daisy. Free breakfast, hall and trucks open for viewing, children's pictures taken with fire trucks, 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. www.mowbrayfiredepartment.com.

NORTHWEST GEORGIA SENIOR LIVING EXPO -- Catoosa County Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. Vendors, information, senior talent contest, door prizes, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. Free. 706-935-9000.

OOLTEWAH FARMERS MARKET -- Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., 5829 Main St. Local farmers sell fresh produce, 3-6 p.m. Thursdays. No wholesalers or resellers allowed. 423-238-9775.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST -- Applebee's, 356 Northgate Mall. Participants in Challenge Walk MS host fundraiser for National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. $5 donation. 423-667-6337.

PET ADOPTATHON -- Petsmart, 2130 Gunbarrel Road. Three animal shelter/rescue groups host dog and cat adoptions, noon-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14; and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. Each animal has been spayed/neutered and received age-appropriate vaccines. 423-899-9223.

ROCK CITY'S ENCHANTED MAIZE -- Blowing Springs Farm, 271 Chattanooga Valley Road, Flintstone, Ga. Ten acres of family fun at maze include hayrides and children's playground, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, Sept. 19-Oct. 27. $7-$9. 706-820-2531.

TASTEBUDS FARM TOUR -- 12 area farms. Self-paced visits to local food suppliers, with 30-minute to one-hour tours led by the farmers, noon-5 p.m. Sept. 21-22. $20 car pass good both days. 423-593-9155.

TENNESSEE WHISKEY FESTIVAL -- First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Reggie White Blvd. Sample whiskey from distilleries across the state, meet distillers at benefit for HART Gallery, 6-11 p.m. Sept. 21. $45-$100. 423-521-4714.

TRAIL OF TEARS MOTORCYCLE RIDE -- Departs Riverfront Parkway in downtown Chattanooga, concludes in Florence, Ala. Twentieth anniversary ride sponsored by Trail of Tears Remembrance Association Inc., 8 a.m. Sept. 21. No registration fee; helmets required. www.trailoftears-remembrance.org.

• Friday, Sept. 20: Official TOT Kickoff Party, Thunder Creek Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Highway. Vendors, patch sewing, food from Bud's Sports Bar, music by Jasmine Cain and the Reluctant Saints. Free. 423-892-4888.

CHILDREN/TEENS

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM -- 321 Chestnut St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday (closed Wednesdays), noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $11.95. 423-756-2738, www.cdmfun.org. Free admission to all military, police, EMT and firefighters and their families, today-Sunday, Sept. 12-15. Offer good for up to two adults and two children with valid ID.

ENTERPRISE SOUTH NATURE PARK -- 8015 Volkswagen Drive, Gate 1. Final Training Wheels Graduation Day, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. Free but call 423-842-6748 by Friday, Sept. 13, for an arrival time. Participants receive "diploma" from Suck Creek Cycle and Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department.

DANCES

ELKS HONORS BALL -- Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market St. Armistice Lodge 440 and Armistice Temple 364 host event, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. $40. 423-991-5805.

USA BALLROOM -- Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Dance, 7:30-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. $5 first-time guests, $6 members, $10 nonmembers. 423-645-4888.