Chattanooga Now Out & About Calendar - Sept. 21-27

Chattanooga Now Out & About Calendar - Sept. 21-27

Rory Feek is featured speaker for On Point Cleveland's fundraising dinner

September 21st, 2017 by Susan Pierce in Chattnow Outabout
Rory Feek, who with wife Joey was the Grammy-winning country music duo Joey+Rory prior to her death, is the featured speaker for On Point Cleveland's fundraising dinner tonight, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. The benefit will be held in First Baptist Church, 1275 Stuart Road, Cleveland, Tenn. Feek is a father, blogger, author and songwriter. On Point is a nonprofit that partners with schools and communities to create programs that strengthen youth. Tickets are $75. Call 423-899-9188. (Facebook Photo)

Rory Feek, who with wife Joey was the...

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.


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.

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.

* Friday, Sept. 22: Night Hike, 7-9 p.m., $10 plus $5 parking. Ages 10 and older hike 2-mile trail to learn about geology of canyon. Reservations required.

* Saturday, Sept. 23: Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point, 5-9 p.m., $5 parking, meet at West Rim Access parking lot for 45-minute hike.

* Saturdays, Sept. 23-Nov. 4: Hayrides and more, $3-$6 plus $5 parking, meet at disc golf course parking lot. Ride tractor-drawn hayride to view fall foliage, enjoy children's games. Noon to 6 p.m.

* Saturday, Sept. 23: Star Party, 8-10 p.m., $5 parking, meet at disc golf course parking lot. View night sky through telescopes with assistance of Barnard Astronomical Society.

CONSTITUTION DAY LECTURE — UTC University Center, 642 E. Fifth St. David Bobb, president of the Bill of Rights Institute, gives free talk on "Humility, Moral Virtue and the Constitution." 7:30-9 p.m. today, Sept. 21. 423-425-4455.

DISASTER/TRAVEL/WILDERNESS FIRST AID COURSE — UTC Aquatic and Recreation Center, 601 E. Fifth St. Workshops, hands-on lessons for ages 12 and older to learn how to save a life when not near a hospital. $185 per person. 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 23-24. Register:

DRIVE-THROUGH BARBECUE — Daisy United Methodist Church, 9508 Dayton Pike. Fundraiser for church youth and children's departments offers $10 plates, $5 sandwiches. 11 a.m until sold out. Saturday, Sept. 23. 423-332-3243.

EAST TENNESSEE MUSIC COLLECTORS SHOW — East Ridge Community Center, 1517 Tombras Ave. Dealers offer vintage vinyl LPs and 45s, CDs, DVDs, memorabilia and more; $2 per person. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. 704-996-9945.

FREE HEALTH FAIR — Erlanger East Hospital, 1751 Gunbarrel Road. Health and wellness information, screenings, fitness demonstrations, tour Women's Services and take guided tour of walking trail. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.

HENNA 101 BOOTCAMP — Chattanooga WorkSpace, 302 W. Sixth St. Practice basic mark-making, shapes, flowers and filler patterns in 90-minute workshop; $18.93 fee includes tube of henna and set of worksheets. 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. Register: 423-822-5750.

HIKES, TENNESSEE — Led by Soddy-Daisy Hiking Club. Bring water and snack. Carpool locations given for those who want to meet group. For more information, contact George Bonneau at or 423-842-3619.

* Saturday, Sept. 23: Booker T. Washington State Park, moderate 4 miles. Meet in Highway 153 Target parking lot at 8 a.m.

* Tuesday, Sept. 26: Sitton's Gulch (bottom of Cloudland Canyon), moderate 4 miles, $5 parking fee. Meet in Red Bank Food City parking lot at 8 a.m.

* Saturday, Sept. 30: Retro Hughes Road to Immodium Falls and back, slightly strenuous 6 miles. Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy at 8 a.m.

KEEP THE CHILDREN SAFE — Signal Centers, 109 Germantown Road. Friends of Special Children hosts dinner and auction to raise funds for security upgrades on Signal Centers' campus; $50 per person. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. 423-698-8528.

NEW SOUTH ART TOUR — Meet in lobby terrace of Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View. New tour of art galleries, installations and studios from Bluff View District to Southside. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. 423-290-2477. Tickets $45.

TRAIN RIDES, CHATTANOOGA — Departing from Tennessee Valley Railroad, 4119 Cromwell Road. 423-894-8028. 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. September schedule: Trains depart Saturday and Sunday at 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays trains depart at 10:40 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. Railroad is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

WICFEST — Harrison Bay State Park, 8411 Harrison Bay Road. Twist Aura's first Wicfest open to those who practice Earth-based religions; $75 -$600 packages available. 9 a.m.-11:45 p.m. today, Sept. 21; midnight-11:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 22-23; midnight-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24.

WOOFSTOCK DOG WALK — Greenway Farms, 5051 Gann Store Road. Dog walk and Chickstock family festival to benefit Humane Educational Society; includes dog kissing booth, paw painting with your pet, music. 10 a.m. dog walk registration, 11 a.m. walk followed by festival. Saturday, Sept. 23. 423-624-5302.


BOOK SIGNING — Star Line Books, 1467 Market St. Brian L. Tucker signs and gives reading from his new book, "Swimming the Echo." 6 p.m. today, Sept. 21. 423-777-5629.

* Saturday, Sept. 23: Reading of Sequoia Review, the UTC literary journal, 5:30 p.m., with refreshments.

WRITERS GUILD — Creative Arts Guild, 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Guild hosts monthly meetings to improve writing skills, provide listening and feedback to local writers and to present regional authors. Third Monday of each month. 706-259-1822.


B-FEST — Barnes and Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Teen book festival features writing workshops, trivia, games, prizes and previews of upcoming books. 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. 423-893-0186.


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

* Sept. 21 and 26: Beat making and digital music for teens, The Studio at downtown branch, 4:30 p.m.

* Sept. 21 and 26: Beat making and digital music for adults, The Studio at downtown branch, 6 p.m.

* Sept. 23: Acoustic Guitars & Singer Songwriters for Teens, 11 a.m., The Studio at downtown branch.

* Sept. 23: Full Session Recording for Teens, 2 p.m., The Studio at downtown branch.

* Sept. 23: Symphonic Tales, 1 p.m., Eastgate branch. Clarinetists Nikolasa Tejero and Diego deCordova perform Michael Kibbe's "Pink Flamingos Tango," accompanied by tango dancers. Program includes reading of flamingo story, games and crafts.


* 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,

* Saturday, Sept. 23: Teddy Bear Clinic, 1-3 p.m., child life specialists from Children's Hospital at Erlanger allow children to become doctors and nurses as they take their teddy bears through all the steps of an operation.

* Thursday, 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.

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.

SCOUTING MONTH AT TENNESSEE AQUARIUM — Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St. During month of September, half-price admission offered Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and guests traveling with troops. Discount applies to Aquarium tickets, 45-minute Imax screenings and cruises aboard the River Gorge Explorer, as well as combo tickets. Scouts must wear their uniforms, badge sash or Scouting activity shirt to be eligible. Scouting staff must present valid pay stub for discount. Tickets must be purchased in person. www.tnaqua.og


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 Grant Yost and music by Ed & Elsie. $8 individuals, $5 students and senior adults. 7:30 contra lesson, 8:30-11 p.m. dance. Saturday, Sept. 23. 423-629-0333.

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE — Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road. Free introductory class for new dancers that teaches fundamental moves, then learn dances from the historical repertoire. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26. 423-855-9474.

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

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, Sept. 22. 931-707-0766 or find them on Facebook at GrandviewTwirlers.