July 30th, 2011 in Life Entertainment

Garden Festival celebrates new community garden at Wheeler Homes

Residents living in Emma Wheeler Homes enjoyed a Garden Festival to celebrate the opening of the Club Jesus Youth Club's Community Garden of Eden. The free festival was sponsored by several partnering organizations. Josephine Wortham, a Wheeler resident, received a $1,000 grant from the Step ONE Eat Smart, Healthy Start initiative to plant 16 garden beds in an effort to provide residents with easily accessible produce.


  • Book Signing: In-Town Gallery, 26A Frazier Ave., 1-3 p.m., Cindy Harris signs "Raoke Day and the Camp Raid."

  • Dalton Ghost Walk: Meet on deck of The Wink Theatre, West Crawford Street, Dalton, Ga., 7 p.m., $11, 90-minute walking tour of haunted sites in Dalton followed by presentation by Dr. Margaret E. Dexter of Reiki Chattanooga. 706-847-8676.

  • Flash Mob Dance: Hamilton Place, Belk stage, noon, free, led by Lindsay Fussell as part of National Dance Day. 432-6176.


  • Christian Concert: Paul's Journey plays at Cartwright Church, 1773 Cartwright Loop, Whitwell, Tenn., 5 p.m., free but love offering taken. 423-432-8809.


  • Engineers Club: Doubletree Hotel, noon, $14 buffet lunch, Eric Snider and Ashley Poe, from UTC's AlChE student chapter, present program.

  • Older Adult Bicycle Ride: Tennessee Riverpark, Fry Center, 6 p.m., for ages 55 and older, free, bikes available or bring own and helmet. 643-7880.


  • Bike Safety Rodeo: Unaka Street between Dayton Boulevard and Redding Road in Red Bank, 7-9 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga hosts bicycle event with helmet and bike fittings, basic riding-safety skills, bring own bike and helmet.

  • Sculpture Unveiling: Bethlehem Center, 200 W. 38th St., 6 p.m., Mark Making unveils new sculpture for Alton Park community. 605-5257.


  • Beginner's Yoga: Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. in Coolidge Park, 5:30 p.m., free, led by Blaire Foster. 643-6888.


  • Bike to Work: Meet at south end of Walnut Street Bridge, 7 a.m., for breakfast with Bike2Work club, hosted by Outdoor Chattanooga. 643-6888.

  • Singles-Seniors Dance: Red Bank Community Center, Tom Weathers Drive behind Erlanger hospital off Morrison Springs Road, 7-11 p.m., free but donations accepted to cover expenses, sponsored by Red Bank Seniors on the Go, music by Chattanooga DJ Group.


  • Comedy Show: Tennessee Valley Theatre, 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn., 7:30 p.m., $10, featuring Karen Mills. 423-365-PLAY

  • Family Mud Day: Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center, 11 a.m., $15 per family for Chattanooga Nature Center members, $20 all others, wear old clothes and shoes to play in mud, bring towel for cleanup and clean clothes, preregistration required. 821-1160, ext. 0.

  • Fish Fry: Cle's Barber Shop, Shallowford Road at Tunnel Boulevard, 10 a.m., fundraiser for Riverside High School class of 1971.

  • Jazz Concert: Marcella Center, Sweetwater, Tenn., 4 p.m., free, Shades of Gospel jazz ensemble from Knoxville performs. 423-337-0075.

-- Compiled by Susan Pierce