Visitors to DeSoto State Park, 7104 DeSoto Parkway in Fort Payne, Ala., on Friday, July 22, can learn about the diversity of the state's salamanders in a free campfire talk by Dr. George Cline. "Salamanders of Alabama" will start at 8 p.m. CDT. Cline will lead a program on frogs, their calls and how to identify them in a "Voices of the Night" program at the same time Saturday, July 23. Camp chairs are recommended for seating for both programs. In case of rain, the talks will move inside the Nature Center. Call 256-997-5025 for more information.


ALES AND TAILS — Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Happy-hour event allows visitors 21 and older to learn about zoo's conservation efforts and have animal encounters while enjoying cash bar and hors d'oeuvres, 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 28. $10 admission; beer and wine $3 each.

ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAYS — Chicken Salad Chick, 1820 Gunbarrel Road. Fast-casual restaurant celebrates two-year anniversary at East Brainerd location with giveaways, Friday, July 22, including free coozies, 3-5 p.m. while supplies last. First 50 guests at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. receive signature Tervis tumbler with free refills for rest of 2016 and free pound of Classic Carol chicken salad. 423-468-3729,

CAMBRIDGE SQUARE NIGHT MARKET — Cambridge Square, 9453 Bradmore Lane, Ooltewah. Live music, food and handmade art and crafts from regional artists, 5-8 p.m. Fridays through July. 423-648-2496.

CAR MEET — Four Squares Business Center, 1200 Mountain Creek Road. Automotive enthusiasts meet to show cars at family-friendly event, 6-9 p.m. July 30. Not a judged show. No fee for exhibitors or spectators. 423-401-0515.

CLOUDLAND CANYON STATE PARK — 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. 706-657-4050.

* Saturday, July 23: Nature Arts 'n' Crafts, drop by Interpretive Center between 1 and 3 p.m. for kids make-and-take craft. Activities change weekly. $5 parking.

* Saturdays, July 23 and 30: Rock Talk and Stroll, $5 parking. Hear about the park's geology during one-mile hike.

* Saturdays July 23 and 30: Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point, 8:30-9:15 p.m., $5 parking. Short walk with naturalist to Sunset Point to see Lookout Valley at sunset.

* Saturday-Sunday, July 23-24: Wild Cave Tours, 10 a.m., $30-$60 plus $5 parking. Get muddy and wet climbing and crawling through cave. Reservations required:

* Tuesday-Wednesday, July 26-27: Wild Cave Tours, 10 a.m., $30-$60 plus $5 parking. Get muddy and wet climbing and crawling through cave. Reservations required:

COOKING CLASS — Dish T'Pass Cooking School & Catering, 302 W. Sixth St. The Chattery presents nutrition specialist Victorian Behm in discussion of healing herbs and veggies followed by making herb garden pesto, stuffed cherry tomatoes and avocado-honey cream dip, 6-7 p.m. today, July 21. All food is gluten-free, nut-free and vegetarian. $28. 423-413-8978.

DESOTO STATE PARK — 7104 DeSoto Parkway, Fort Payne, Ala. 256-997-5025. All times are Central.

* Friday, July 22: Salamanders of Alabama, 8 p.m., free campfire talk by Dr. George Cline on diversity of salamanders that call Alabama home. Bring a camp chair; talk moves to Nature Center if raining.

* Saturday, July 23: Voices of the Night, 8 p.m., free campfire talk by Dr. George Cline on frogs, their calls and how to identify them. Bring a camp chair; talk moves to Nature Center if raining.

FRIDAY NIGHTS IN THE PARK — Angel Park on University Avenue, downtown Sewanee, Tenn. Sewanee Business Alliance sponsors block party with food and drink vendors and live music, 6 p.m. CDT Fridays. 954-830-4760.

HIKE, BIKE, PADDLE AND PLAY — Moccasin Bend National Archaeological District, Moccasin Bend Gateway Site, 10 Hamm Road. Ranger-led activities at historic Civil War sites, plus arts festival and play presented by UTC Theater Department, July 30.706-866-9241.

* 8 a.m.-noon: Ranger-led paddle around Moccasin Bend beginning at Outdoor Chattanooga office, 200 River St. in Coolidge Park. Reservations required: 423-643-6888.

* 2-4 and 5-7 p.m.: Ranger-led bike/hike tour to Brown's Ferry Federal Road. Meet at Moccasin Bend Gateway Site, bring own bike or reserve one by calling 706-866-9241.

* 4-11 p.m.: Mocs Bend Nature and Art Festival, pocket park at 504 E. Manning St., arts, crafts and food; 7 p.m. performance of "Robin! Coming to a Forest Near You," 9 p.m. music.

HIKES — Led by Soddy-Daisy Hiking Club. Bring water and snack. Carpool locations given for those who want to meet group. 423-842-3619. No hikes scheduled in August.

* Saturday, July 23: Heiss Mountain to Big Soddy Gulf, moderate to slightly strenuous 6 miles. Meet at Durham Street parking lot at 8 a.m.

* Tuesday, July 26: Raccoon Mountain, moderate 4 miles. Moderate. Meet in Red Bank Food City parking lot at 8 a.m.

* Saturday, July 30: Prentice Cooper, strenuous 10 miles. Meet in Red Bank Food City parking lot at 8 a.m. Bank at 8 a.m.

HUNGRY LIKE A WOLF — 212 Market Restaurant, 212 Market St. Ten percent of evening's receipts will be donated to red wolf program at Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. Come anytime; order anything. 423-267-1212.

LADIES NIGHT OUT — Georgia Winery, 6469 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, Ga. Sip wine while being pampered and listening to music; try out a 30-minute belly-dancing class, 6-9 pm. July 29.

THE PEACH TRUCK — Freestone Peach Tour on final circuit to deliver fresh Georgia peaches to Tennessee and other outlying states.

* Saturday, July 23: Noon CDT, The Celtic Cup, 106 N. Anderson St., Tullahoma; 2:30 p.m. CDT, Beans Creek Winery, 426 Ragsdale Road, Manchester.

* Friday, July 29: 8 a.m., Tractor Supply, 2740 Keith St. NW, Cleveland; 10:30 a.m., Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape, 5829 Main St.; 1 p.m., East Ridge Hardware, 5337 Ringgold Road; 3 p.m., Holcomb Garden Center, 5513 Highway 153, Hixson.

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF CHATTANOOGA — St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive. Program on architectural photography by Genna Sellers of Knoxville, 7 p.m. today, July 21.Free. Preceded at 6 p.m. by boot camp on ways to improve image exposures. 423-344-5643.

RED CLAY STATE PARK — 1140 Red Clay Park Road, Cleveland, Tenn. Meet at Visitor Center gazebo for ranger-led tours at 1 p.m., Cherokee games at 3 p.m. and weapon demonstrations at 5 p.m. at amphitheater near the council spring, Saturday, July 23. 423-478-0339.

TOO BROKE FOR STURGIS — Thunder Creek Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Highway. Free kickoff party for 76th annual Sturgis Bike Rally with food, beer and music by Collateral Damage, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, July 23. 423-892-4888.

STATION STREET SIP & SAVOR — Gardens of Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market St. Beverage and food tasting to benefit Kids on the Block, 5-9 p.m. July 30. $45 general admission, $65 VIP includes 4 p.m. admission to Riedel tasting and three Riedel glasses to keep. Must be 21 or older to attend. www.station

TAKE US BACK TO THE '90s — Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. Party like it's 1999 at show sponsored by Young, Gifted and Black Chattanooga, hosted by Kerosene Komedy, 7:30-9:30 p.m. July 28-29. $10 in advance, $15 at door. 423-847-2170.

TRAIN RIDES — Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road. 423-894-8028, Missionary Ridge Local, six-mile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM's repair shop, departs daily in July: 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m. $17 adults, $11 ages 2-12.


CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY — 1001 Broad St. (main library) with branches at Eastgate, Northgate and South Chattanooga. 423-757-5310, Signing story time for ages up to 5 and parent, 10:30-11 a.m. Monday, July 25, Eastgate. Learn sign language through songs and stories.

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM — 321 Chestnut St. $13.95 adults and children. 423-756-2738, Honey Harvest, noon-4 p.m. July 30. Meet beekeepers, make honey and beeswax products.


BRAINERD FARMERS MARKET — Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave. Open 10 a.m.-noon. Saturdays. 423-698-0330.

CHATTANOOGA MARKET — First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Reggie White Blvd. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. This week's theme: Top Tomato, a Bloody Mary drink contest by six local barkeeps. $10 to sample and vote. Proceeds go to Stadium Campaign Corp. Free admission. Music by Dana Rogers at 12:30 p.m. and Bear Medicine at 2 p.m. 423-402-9958. www.Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA RIVER MARKET — Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. www.Chattanooga

COLLEGEDALE MARKET — Site of Collegedale Commons, behind Ooltewah Library on Apison Pike. Open 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. 423-664-3022.

HIGHLAND PARK COMMONS — 2000 Union Ave. Open 4-7 p.m. Thursdays. 423-838-9804.

LOOKOUT FARMERS MARKET — Audubon Acres, 900 North Sanctuary Road. Open 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays.

MAIN STREET MARKET — 324 E. Main St. Open 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays. www.mainst

OOLTEWAH FARMERS MARKET — Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., 5829 Main St. Open 3-6 p.m. Thursdays. Featured today: Tomato Tasting, with samples of cherry tomatoes, sauce tomatoes, slicers, beefsteaks and other varieties to help gardeners determine which type they want to grow next year. 423-238-9775.

RED BANK FARMERS MARKET — Red Bank United Methodist Church front lawn, 3800 Dayton Blvd. Open 3-6 p.m. Mondays. 423-838-9804.

SODDY-DAISY FARMERS MARKET — Poe's Tavern Historical Park by Soddy-Daisy City Hall, 9835 Dayton Pike. Open 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. 423-332-5323.

ST. ALBAN'S HIXSON MARKET — St. Alban's Church, 7514 Hixson Pike. Open 10 a.m.-noon. Saturdays. 423-842-1342.

ST. ELMO — Incline Railway, 3917 St. Elmo Ave. Open 4-7 p.m. Fridays. 423-838-9804.


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