Outdoors Calendar

Business Calendar

- Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Assn. hikes: Saturday, Nickajack Connector Trail, moderate 5 miles ($5 parking fee, meet at 8 a.m. at Food City parking lot in Red Bank; call Donna Pyers at 344-9271); Tuesday, Big Soddy Gulf, moderate 6 miles (meet at 8 a.m. at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy; call Patricia Appleton at 332-6517); July 15, Flipper Bend, strenuous 8 miles (meet at 8 a.m. at Walmart lot in Soddy-Daisy; call John Politte at 304-8327); July 18, Signal Mountain MSHS loop, moderate 3.5 miles (meet at 8 a.m. at Food City lot in Red Bank; call Kathy Daniels at 931-265-1661); July 22, Chickamauga Battlefield, moderate 7 miles (meet at 8 a.m. at Food City lot in Red Bank; call Georga Bonneau at 596-5972).

- Adaptive cycling program: Monday & July 24, 6 p.m., from Hubert Fry Center at Tennessee Riverpark; sponsored by SPARC & city of Chattanooga therapeutic recreation division; recumbent 3-wheelers, hand cycles & tandem bikes available; free but pre-registration required through Jerry at jhightower@ctiengr.com or 596-5268 or Elaine at adams_e@chattanooga.gov or 697-1345. Volunteers email got2runrunrun@yahoo.com. Also, annual SPARC water sports day July 15, First Lutheran Church property at Possum Creek.

- Tennessee Valley Canoe Club meeting: Tuesday, 6-7 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park.

- Rapid Learning whitewater kayaking practice: Wednesdays, 6-7 & 7-8 p.m., Chester Frost Park, end of the swimming beach by the first boat ramp; family-friendly for ages 8-up; first-timers free, equipment provided, reservations not required; yearly membership $75, family membership $125. Email info@outdoorchattanooga.com or call 643-6888.

- Local Tennessee Ornithological Society meeting: July 13, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 720 S. Germantown Road. Contact David Stone at rockyturf@comcast.net or 238-4234.

- Wild Trails 200 Mile Club: Encourages improved fitness; cover 200 miles in three months under one's own power, whether by running, biking, swimming, paddling, walking or other aerobic activities. Anyone interested can start at any time by registering at wildtrails.org/200-mile-club and recording his or her progress there. Getting to 200 makes one a member, and the membership card secures discounts at a variety of places. Club activities include a campout, barbecue and 15k/5k trail races every three months at Lula Lake Land Trust.