Chattanooga Now Out & About Calendar - Oct. 5-11

Chattanooga Now Out & About Calendar - Oct. 5-11

October 5th, 2017 by Susan Pierce in Chattnow Outabout


ALHAMBRA SHRINE CIRCUS — Camp Jordan Arena, 232 Camp Jordan Parkway. Tarzan Zerbini's 55th annual Alhambra Shrine Circus with aerialists, acrobats, animals. 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 11-13; noon, 4 and 7:30 pm. Saturday, Oct. 14; 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Ticket special Oct. 11 only: $5 all seats. Remaining shows: $15 ages 12 and up, $8 ages 6-11, or $15 one adult plus one student; $5 parking all shows.

ART'S MEOW — Coolidge Park, 200 River St. Sale of feline-themed art to benefit The Alice Fund, a medical fund for cats. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15.

BARK IN THE PARK — Heritage Park, 1428 Jenkins Road. Spooky Pooch Parade, adoption fair, vendor market, working dog and obedience demonstrations, best costumed pet contest and giveaways. Admission is can or bag of pet food for donation to local rescue groups. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. 423-855-9474.

BATTLEFIELD BICYCLE TOURS — Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Free, 2.5-hour bicycle tours through battlefield led by Outdoor Chattanooga with rangers providing history of park. Ride is 4 miles on moderately hilly terrain; appropriate for ages 8 and older, children must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone must wear a helmet. 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. 423-752-5213.

BIKE COMMUTING 101 — Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. Certified instructors teach rules of the road, safety and riding techniques to commute to work; followed by optional practice ride in good weather, bring helmet. 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16. Registration required: 423-643-6888.

BURKETT MILLER LECTURE SERIES — UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. Author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza speaks on "The Moral Case for Capitalism." Free, seating on first-come, first-served basis. Noon, Monday, Oct. 9. free-enterprise/upcoming.php.

CHATTANOOGA GHOST TOURS — 432 Market St. Walking tours through downtown, ghost hunts through University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Citizens Cemetery. Adults $16.95, ages 12 and under $10. Tours 8:30 p.m. nightly by appointment. 423-821-7125.

CHATTANOOGA PRIDE FESTIVAL — Ross's Landing, 100 Riverfront Parkway. Tennessee Valley Pride hosts vendor market, drag show, food, beverages, kids activity area, stand-up paddling for youth and entertainment at free, family event. 1-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8.

* Sunday, 11 a.m.: Chattanooga Pride Parade, 11 a.m., from Fourth and Cherry streets to Ross's Landing, for all ages.

* Sunday, 9 p.m.: Cookout with Southern Country, for ages 21 and older.

CLOUDLAND CANYON STATE PARK — Located near Trenton, Ga., on western side of Lookout Mountain, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. 706-657-4050.

* Saturday, Oct. 7: Fall foliage hike, 11 a.m.-noon, $5 parking. Hike overlook trail on East Rim while learning hands-on tree identification.

* Saturday, Oct. 7: Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point, 5-9 p.m., $5 parking, meet at West Rim Access parking lot for 45-minute hike.

ENCHANTED MAIZE — Blowing Springs Farm, 271 Chattanooga Valley Road, Flintstone, Ga. Maze, Critter Corral, pedal carts, hayrides. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Oct. 29. 706-820-2531.

HEALTH FESTIVAL — South Chattanooga Recreation Center, 1151 W. 40th St. Free family event with health and safety activities, arts and crafts, entertainment; well-child screenings and sports physicals 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. 423-209-8246.

KING OF THE HILL PRO BOXING — AT&T Stadium, 201 Power Alley. Twelve pro bouts with boxers from six states, step teams, drumlines, bagpipers and giveaways. $35 general admission, $10 ages 3-12. 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

LEARN TO RIDE A BICYCLE — Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. Certified instructors teach balance, starting and stopping, basic maintenance, safety rules. All participants must wear helmet. Bikes provided for adults and older children; children shorter than 4 feet must bring own bike. 4-5:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9. 423-643-6888.

PAWS IN THE PARK — Ross's Landing. Dog walk and pet-owner contests to benefit Humane Educational Society, animal demos, food trucks and adoptable pets. 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. walk Saturday, Oct. 21. 423-624-5302. Registration fee $40 family, $25 individual, $15 lone wolf, $50 rent-a-dog.

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF CHATTANOOGA — St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive. Open house with guest Vinny Colucci, nature and wildlife photographer, who will speak on "Photographing Mammals in the Wild and in Habitat" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. Visitors welcome. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. 423-344-5643.

TAKIN' IT TO THE STREETS — Food City, 6951 Lee Highway. Free block party with carnival games, candy, prizes, inflatable obstacle course and live band, costumes encouraged. 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. 423-892-4270.

TRAIN RIDES, CHATTANOOGA — Departing from Tennessee Valley Railroad, 4119 Cromwell Road. 894-8028. Check website for designated weekend train rides such as Chickamauga Turn, Dinner on the Diner and Hiwassee River Rail Adventure.

* Missionary Ridge Local: Six-mile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM's repair shop. $17 adults, $11 ages 2-12. October schedule: Trains depart every Saturday and Sunday at 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m. Trains depart Mondays through Fridays at 10:40 a.m. and 12:05 & 1:15 p.m.


BOOK SIGNING — Star Line Books, 1467 Market St. Sandra Worsham signs and reads from "Going to Wings." 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. 423-777-5629.

MEET THE AUTHOR — Barnes and Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Lisa McMann, author of The Unwanteds series for young readers discusses her series. 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. 423-893-0186.


CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY — All locations of the Chattanooga public library system have preschool story time. The Downtown, Eastgate and Northgate libraries have Adventure Club for children ages 6 and up. The library's teen center, Teen Stack, is located in the Downtown Library. For more information about all programming held in the Downtown, Eastgate, Northgate or South Chattanooga libraries, call 757-5310 or visit

* Lego Clubs: Downtown branch, every Monday, 5-6 p.m., for ages 5-11, free; Northgate branch, first Saturday of each month, 2-3 p.m., for ages 3 and up, free. 757-5314.

* Toddler Time: Learning program for ages 18-36 months and parents/guardians, preregistration not required. Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. Eastgate Library, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Northgate Library. Saturday: 11 a.m., downtown branch.

* Baby Bounce: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10-10:30 a.m., Eastgate branch. Finger play, songs and stories for infants up to 18 months and their parent/caregiver.

* Oct. 6-7: The Beauty of the Used Book Sale, hosted by Friends of the Public Library, $2 hardbacks, $1 paperbacks, 50 cents to $1 children's books, Northgate branch


* Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., 11 a.m. Saturday, storytime. 423-893-0186.

* Books Never Ending, 247 Cloud Springs Road, Rossville, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays for ages 3-8. 706-891-0774.

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM — 321 Chestnut St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday; closed Wednesday. $13.95 adults and children.756-2738,

* Today, Oct. 5: Sensory Night, 5:30-8 p.m., free, for children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Included in CDM admission, but reservations required.

DALTON-WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA., PUBLIC LIBRARY — 310 Cappes St., Dalton, Ga. 706-876-1360.

* Today, Oct. 5: Storybook birdhouses, make-and-take project for ages 18 and up, 5:30 p.m.

* Saturday, Oct. 7: Friends of the Library book sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

* Tuesday, Oct. 10: Alliance of Therapy Dogs, 5-6 p.m., reading to therapy dogs allows children to practice and develop reading skills in comfortable setting.

* Wednesday, Oct. 11: Ella@The Library, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., drop by and see the stress management coordinator.

ROSSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY — 504 McFarland Ave., Rossville, Ga. Preschool Ready to Read, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Come for stories, crafts and songs. 706-866-1368.

UNDERWATER PUMPKIN CARVING — Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St. Costumed divers carving pumpkins underwater Saturdays at 11 a.m., Oct. 7 and 21 in Nickajack Lake exhibit, Oct. 14 and 28 in River Giants exhibit of River Journey building. Included in regular admission of $29.95 adults, $18.95 children ages 3-12.


BALLROOM — Ballroom Magic Dance Center, 4200 N. Access Road. $10 per person. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays. 423-771-3646.

CONTRA DANCE — Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society hosts dance with calling by Janet Shephard and music by Horse Mountain. $8 individuals, $5 students and senior adults. 7:30 contra lesson, 8:30-11 p.m. dance. Saturday, Oct. 14. 423-629-0333

SHAG, BOP, SWING, JITTERBUG — Elks Lodge 91, 1067 Graysville Road at East Brainerd Road. $5 members, $7 guests. 7-10 p.m. Thursdays.

SQUARE DANCING — 175 Emergency Road, Grandview, Tenn. Grandview Twirlers host square dances with caller Johnny Chambers. No partners required, $5 per person, casual dress. 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. 931-707-0766 or find them on Facebook at GrandviewTwirlers.

USA DANCE — Brainerd United Methodist Church, Lundy Hall, 4315 Brainerd Road. Beginning East Coast swing lesson taught by Freddy Mara at 7:30 p.m., dance 8:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. USAD members, first-time guests and students $5, nonmembers $10.