Beginner birding class: Renaissance Park, meet at the shelter along Manufacturer's Road, 9-11 a.m., free, bring binoculars, jacket/umbrella if raining. www.chattanoogaaudubon.org
Georgia Trail of Tears Chapter: Second Baptist Church of New Hope, Dallas, Ga., 10:30 a.m., free, visitors welcome. Mark Millican speaks on "John Sevier's Raids into Georgia in the late 1700s." 770-704-6338.
Canning class: Grace Episcopal Church, corner of Belvoir Avenue and Brainerd Road, 4 p.m., free. Master Gardener Carol Matthews teaches food preservation class. 698-2433.
CHEO meeting: Eastgate Town Center, Community Conference Room, 5600 Brainerd Road, 2-4 p.m., visitors welcome. Past CHEO presidents give their perspectives on holistic health and what they feel are the best ideas. 629-1935.
Bradley County Democratic Party: Bradley County/Cleveland Public Library, 833 Ocoee St., Cleveland, Tenn., 7 p.m., visitors welcome. Program will be planning future events for the organization. 336-1129.
Hamilton County Republican Women: GOP Headquarters, 1428 Chestnut St., Suite E., 11:30 a.m., visitors welcome. Lunch reservation required: 266-6855.
Ultimate Hike information session: Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St., 6:30 p.m., free. Public information meeting on training for the Chattanooga Ultimate Hike, which takes place Oct. 13, led by Leah Bartlett from Cure Search.
Bicycle maintenance clinic: Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St., 6-7:30 p.m., free clinic on bicycle maintenance sponsored by The Trek Store. No reservation or bicycle required. 643-6888.
Chattanooga Photographic Society: St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive, 7 p.m. Colby McLemore of Knoxville, Tennessee Professional Photographer Association's Photographer of the Year, is featured speaker. Visitors welcome. 344-5643.
Kids Time: Tennessee Riverpark Shelter 4, 10 a.m., free activities for children ages 5-10 accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by Hamilton County Parks and Recreation. 842-6748.