Out & About calendar

Out & About calendar

April 13th, 2012 by Susan Pierce in Life Entertainment

LEISURE

ANTIQUE FARM EQUIPMENT SHOW -- Grandview Community Center, 175 Emergency Road (off Highway 68), Grandview, Tenn. Antique tractors, engines and other farm equipment, music and children's games at fundraiser for Grandview Community Club, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21. Free. 618-6230.

BUG-A-PALUZA -- Camp Jordan, East Ridge. Scenic City Volks Folks car club hosts annual Volkswagen car show to benefit Ronald McDonald House, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 21, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 22. More than 250 show cars and 100 vendors, and Von Hot Rod pinstriping on-site. $4. 877-1252.

CAR/MOTORCYCLE SHOW -- Central High School, 5728 Highway 58. Flea market, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, and car/bike show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., to benefit Central High School Band. $20 car show entry fee. 309-5503.

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

* Saturday: Alison Lebovitz gives talk on her book, "Am I There Yet?" downtown branch, 1 p.m.

* April 21: CSO string quintet, Eastgate Library, 2:30 p.m.

* April 21: Page Turners Book Club, Eastgate Library, 11 a.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. www.ChattanoogaMarket.com.

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMAN PROGRAM -- Soddy Elementary School, 260 School St., Soddy-Daisy. Eleven high school juniors compete for 54th Soddy-Daisy Distinguished Young Woman title (formerly Junior Miss), 6:30 p.m. Saturday, $10.

DOLL SHOW -- Catoosa County Colonnade, Ringgold, Ga. Chattanooga Doll Club's annual show and sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21. $4 ages 13 and older.

EARTH DAYZ -- Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain. RockQuest Adventures, climbing wall, make rain barrels, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through April 29. Birds of Prey shows at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. $18.95 adults, $10.95 ages 3-12. 820-2531, www.seerockcity.com.

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS FAIR -- Cleveland State Community College, Cleveland, Tenn. "Going-green fair" includes food, presentations, entertainment and vendors, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Free. 423-473-2341.

FRESH FRIDAYS -- Miller Plaza, M.L. King Boulevard. Nine food trucks serving food, along with vendors selling flowers and produce, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays.

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE BETH -- Bethlehem Center, 200 W. 38th St. Evening of fun for adults outside a club setting, 7 p.m. today. $10 admission per person, $20 with dinner, $35 per couple with dinner. 400-9244.

GEORGE T. HUNTER LECTURE SERIES -- Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Benwood Foundation presents Michael Pollan, author of "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto" and "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals," 7 p.m. Thursday. Topic: "In Defense of Food: An Omnivore's Solution." Doors open at 6 p.m. Free. 267-4311.

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

* Saturday: Fall Creek Falls, meet at Durham Street parking lot at 8 a.m., wildflower tour led by park rangers.

* Tuesday: Harrison Bay State Park, easy 4-mile walk, meet at Target parking lot on Highway 153, 10 a.m.

April 21: Leggett Road Lower Trailhead, 5-mile loop, meet at trailhead, 10 a.m.

KIWANIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST -- Bald Headed Bistro, 201 Keith St. SW, Cleveland, Tenn. Fundraiser for Cleveland Kiwanis Club, 7-11 a.m. Saturday. $6 age 6 and older. 423-596-8424.

NORTH SHORE SIDEWALK SALE -- Merchants from Manufacturers Road to Frazier Avenue and River Street. NorthShore Merchants Collective sponsors sidewalk sales, discounts, drawings, giveaways, Saturday-Sunday. 645-0937.

PARKING LOT SALE -- Knitting Mill Antiques, 205 Manufacturers Road. Vendors selling antiques and yard-sale items on front lawn, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Complimentary hot dogs while supplies last. Rain date April 21. 267-1922.

PLANT GIVEAWAY -- Daisy United Methodist Church, 9508 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy. Church giving away flowers, vegetables, herbs and ornamental plants, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Silent auction held on-site, winners announced at 2 p.m. Free. 756-4106.

RED BANK JUBILEE PARADE/NEW MOON PIE FESTIVAL -- Along Dayton Boulevard. Parade at 10 a.m., followed by music, games, car show and activities until 4 p.m. April 21. 322-9896.

SPIRIT WALK -- West Hill Cemetery, West Cuyler Street, Dalton, Ga. Walking tour of historic cemetery includes monologues by costumed citizens representing Dalton's role in the Civil War. Tour times: 5, 5:20 and 5:40 p.m. today; 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30 and 5 p.m. Saturday; 3, 3:30 and 4 p.m. Sunday. $15 adults, $12 students and senior adults. Advance reservations required. 706-226-6618 or dlt@optilink.us.

SPRING FEST -- Coolidge Park, 200 River St. Free outdoor expo, gear swap and Adoptapalooza dog and cat adoption event, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21. Booth rental $25. 643-6888.

SPRING PLANT SALE -- Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. Local vendors, live music, gardening talks, vegetable and flowering plants for sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 22. Free. 493-9155, www.crabtreefarms.org.

TITANIC COMMEMORATION -- Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Fort Oglethorpe. Meet at Visitor Center parking lot and car caravan to battlefield, 2 p.m. Saturday. Join park ranger to learn about connection between the Battle of Chickamauga and the sinking of the Titanic. Bring lawn chairs, dress appropriately for weather. 706-866-92412.

TRAIN RIDES -- 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. Fridays-Sundays. $16 adults, $10 children ages 3-12.

* Chickamauga Turn: Six-hour trip includes lunch layover in Chickamauga, Ga.,10 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 29. $34 adults, $26 children, ticket upgrade available for lunch in dining car.

VALLEY FEST -- Downtown Dunlap, Tenn. Three stages of music, car show at Dunlap City Hall, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. April 21, noon-5 p.m. April 22 (all times Central). $5 adults, $1 children. 423-949-7608.

BOOKS/AUTHORS

GATHERING OF SOUTHERN SHERLOCKIANS -- Sheraton Read House, corner of Broad Street and M.L. King Boulevard. Fans of Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gather for readings and presentations, April 21-22. Featured author is Stephanie Osborn, creator of "The Displaced Detective." Registration information: 622-2862 or jhashe@epbfi.com.

CHILDREN/TEENS

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.booksneverending.com.

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM -- 321 Chestnut St. $10.95. 756-2738, www.cdmfun.org.

* Dino Day: Meet paleontologist Dr. Timothy Gaudin, see fossils, participate in dino parade and dino dig, noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

* HATCH festival: Good Dog and Southern Burger Co., cupcake mosaic, Dan Landrum on hammered dulcimer, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday.

* Preschool Adventure Day: Western theme with pony to pet, teen rodeo star doing rope tricks, making cowboy hats, 10 a.m.-noon April 21.

CLASSES/ WORKSHOPS

DOG OBEDIENCE -- Obedience Club of Chattanooga, Highway 193, Flintstone, Ga. Registration 1-3 p.m. Sunday for classes that begin Monday. Bring a copy of dog's shot record. chattanoogaobedienceclub.org.

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. 260-0255.

DANCES

BALLROOM PARTY -- Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. USA Dance, 7:30-11 p.m. today. $5 first-time guests. 499-5738.

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

SINGLES -- First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 399 McCallie Ave. Dance sponsored by Positive Christian Singles, 7-10 p.m. Saturday. Free dance lesson 6:15 p.m. 756-2021.