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, June 16. 423-752-5213.

BIG NINE RECORDS EXHIBIT — Jazzanooga, 401 E. M.L. King Blvd. Josiah Golson and Rondell Crier transform Jazzanooga space into living room of the past for exploration of musical history with interactive experiences and live performances. Free. 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 14. 423-402-0452.

' Saturday, June 23: This is Hip-Hop, 11 a.m.-3 p .m., showcase of local artists: Tru Saint, YKC Nation, Erika Roberts, Different Diva with DJ ThaVibe. Free.

BMX BIKE SHOW — Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. BMX stunts, bike giveaways and DJ sponsored by City Church. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21. 423-894-6982.

CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB — Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St.. CFC vs Atlanta Silverbacks, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. $10.

' Saturday, June 23: CFC vs. Georgia Revolution, 7:30 p.m., $10.

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 MARKET — First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Carter St. More than 200 vendors of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, flowers and original art. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. 423-648-2496.

CLOUDLAND CANYON STATE PARK — Located near Trenton, Ga., on western side of Lookout Mountain, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. Reservations required: 706-913-7170.

' Friday, June 15: Night hike, 8:30-10:30 p.m., $10 plus $5 parking, 2-mile hike for ages 10 and older, bring flashlight.

' Saturday, June 16: Georgia Hemlocks offers class on how to save endangered hemlock trees, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Interpretive Center. Class followed by walk into park for hemlock service project. Reservations: 706-455-2313.

' Saturday, June 16: Sunset stroll to Sunset Rock, 8:15 p.m., $5 parking, meet at West Rim trail access parking lot for short stroll to Sunset Rock.

' Saturday, June 16: Star party, 8-11 p.m., $5 parking, meet at disc golf course parking lot to view night sky through telescopes with Barnard Astronomical Society members.

' Sunday, June 17: Sitton's Gulch hike, 10 a.m.-noon, $15 plus $5 parking, moderately strenuous 6-mile hike.

' Monday, June 18: Five Points bike ride, 10 a.m, $5 parking, 6-mile ride on level trails at 5 Points Recreation Area, no drop, bikes available for rental. Reservations required.

' Monday, June 18: Introduction to disc golf, 2 p.m., $5 parking, learn the basics and try a few practice shots.

GARDENING CLASS — The Barn Nursery, 1801 E. 24th Street Place. Fairy garden class, $35. 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Reservations: 423-698-2276.

GOAT-MILKING DEMONSTRATION — Ooltewah Nursery, 5829 Main St. in Ooltewah. See milking of pure-bred alpine dairy goats, talk to goat farmers, sample fresh goat cheese and goat milk; demonstrations at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14. 423-238-9775.

HAND LETTERING FOR BEGINNERS — Art Creations, 7351 Commons Blvd. Learn modern calligraphy, the popular lettering on home decor pieces; $25 fee. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16. Reservations: 423-531-7606.

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, June 16: Glen Falls, moderate to slightly strenuous 5 miles. Meet at Food City in Red Bank at 8 a.m.

' Tuesday, June 19: Black Mountain Loop, moderate 5 miles. Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy at 8 a.m.

' Saturday, June 23: No hike scheduled.

HISTORY TALK — Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. "Life After Enslavement — Cherokee Freemen" discusses enslaved African Americans who were forcibly removed from their homes with the Cherokee in the 1830s, were eventually emancipated but citizenship and equality were still a struggle. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19. 423-752-5213.

OCOEE REGION BEEKEEPERS — Benton Municipal Building, 6496 Highway 411, Benton, Tenn. Mike Coulter discusses "Honey Harvesting, Extracting, Bottling, Labeling and Preparing for Honey Competitions" at regional meeting of beekeepers. Visitors welcome. 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19. 423-338-292.

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF CHATTANOOGA — St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive. Barry Aslinger, owner of Aslinger Photography, speaks on "Artistic Portrait Photography" at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21. Photo boot camp at 6 p.m. Topic is 'Night Photography and the Milky Way." Visitors welcome. 423-344-5643.

RED CLAY STATE PARK — 1140 Red Clay Park Road, Cleveland, Tenn. Ranger-led park tour, $1. Meet at gazebo at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16. 423-478-0339.

REFLECTION RIDING ARBORETUM AND NATURE CENTER— 400 Garden Road. Hours of operation 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Closed Mondays. Admission $10 adults, $7 ages 4-11 and ages 65 and older. All events require registration: 423-821-1160.

' Saturday, June 16: Yoga and hike, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $20. Reservations required.

RUBY FALLS LANTERN TOURS — Ruby Falls, 1720 South Scenic Highway. Experience underground cavern with only lanterns to light the way; $29.95 adults. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays through November. Reservations required: 706-820-2531.

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. June schedule: Trains depart daily at 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m.

WHITEWATER CANOE AND KAYAK SCHOOL — Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, 404 Spring Creek Road, Delano, Tenn. TSRA's three-day school for beginner whitewater canoe and kayak paddlers ages 12 and up teaches terminology, stroke work, fundamentals of river features, on-water instruction based on skill level; $99 registration includes two nights camping in field, Saturday night meal and T-shirt. 5 p.m. Friday, June 22, to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24. Reservations: 423-263-0050.

WORLD REFUGEE DAY — Granfalloon, 400 E. Main St. Bridge Refugee Services hosts free family event with appetizers prepared by past and present clients, music performances by clients. 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. 423-713-9477.


BOOK SIGNING — Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Lani Sarem signs "Handbook for Mortals," the first in a new series. 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16. 423-893-0186.

BOOK SIGNING — Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Janet Elizabeth Croon signs "The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865." 1-5 p.m. Saturday, June 16. 706-866-9287.

BOOK SIGNING — Star Line Books, 1467 Market St. Book launch for Sybil Baker's new novel "While You Were Gone." 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, June 22. 423-777-5629.



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.

' Saturday, June 23: Chattanooga Readers and Writers Fair, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., downtown branch.


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

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM — 321 Chestnut St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $14.95 adults and children. 423-756-2738,

' New exhibit: "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood."

' Thursday, June 14: Free family night, 5:30-8 p.m.

' Tuesday, June 19: Rick Rushing, musical artist in residency, 11 a.m.

HISTORY HUNTERS — Houston Museum of Decorative Arts, 201 High St. Series of Thursday classes for children ages 7-12. First in American Textiles, youth learn about materials and methods for weaving, view coverlets and try their hand at creating a small one. Class fee is $8. 1:30-3 p.m., Thursday, June 14. Reservations: 423-267-7176.

' Thursday, June 21: Occupational shaving mugs, participants will explore advertising and gender roles of the Victorian era and make their own occupational mug. 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.

' Thursday, June 14: Movie night musicals, 5 p.m.

' Tuesday, June 19: Magic of Ken Scott, 2 p.m.

' Thursday, June 21: Teen bath bomb-making, 5 p.m.

' Monday, June 26: Karaoke jam, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


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

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE — Heritage House at Heritage Park, 1428 Jenkins Road. Free introductory class for new dancers that teaches fundamental moves, then several dances from the historical repertoire. Bring soft-sole (sneakers or flats) shoes for dancing. No experience needed. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 19. 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.


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