Community Briefs

Community Briefs

January 19th, 2013 by Susan Pierce in Life Entertainment

TODAY

• Community line dance workshop: Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $5. Beginner's class teaches popular line dances to a variety of music. No experience or partner required. 309-6842.

• Low-country boil: Tennessee National Guard Armory, Highway 41, Monteagle, Tenn., 4-7 p.m. CST, $15, benefits Monteagle Mountain Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the South Cumberland and Monteagle Food Bank. Shrimp, sausage and veggies cooked in Cajun seasoning; boil without shrimp sold for guests with seafood allergies. 931-924-5353.

• Sandhill Crane Festival: Birchwood Elementary School, 5623 Highway 60, Hamilton, Tenn. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., free. Music and storytelling festival with environmental education information in addition to chance to view thousands of migrating sandhill cranes. Event continues Sunday, same hours. 618-1238.

SUNDAY

• Complementary Health Education Organization: Nutrition World, 6201 Lee Highway, 2-4 p.m., visitors welcome. Lynne Forrest will speak on "Reality Formula for Kids and Adults" and Dr. Rick Pimental-Habib will present "Living Your Highest Self," using excerpts from his "Shrink Rap" columns and books. 629-1935.

• Hearing Loss Association: Ronald McDonald House community room, 200 Central Ave., 2 p.m., visitors welcome. Program is "Communication Access for Varied Settings." www.hearingchattanooga.org.

• Joint Music Club meeting: UTC Cadek Hall, 850 Oak St., 2:30 p.m., free, visitors welcome. Combined meeting of the MacDowell and Chattanooga music clubs with program by Jay Craven and Jim Martin, clarinet and piano; Bruce Ashton, piano; Floy Wang, viola; Margaret Ann Randolph and Helen Stout, piano duo; Jim Bailiff, tenor; Laurie Eismeier, soprano; and Jeff Roueche, oboe. A reception will follow the performance.

WEDNESDAY

• Surgery seminar: Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center, Erlanger East, 1755 Gunbarrel Road, 6 p.m., free but registration required. Any resident who is overweight or with health problems related to obesity is invited to learn more about bariatric and metabolic surgery. 778-5465.

FRIDAY-JAN. 27

• Chatta-Con: Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market St. Convention for fans of speculative fiction includes authors, artists, entertainment, panel discussions and live action games. Three-day ticket: $50. chattacon.org.