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Staff Photo by Robin RuddChattanooga Football Club's Joao Vitor Costa (8) fights for control of the ball between two Georgia players during a July match in Finley Stadium. The CFC is back at home Saturday, Aug. 9, to take on the New York Cosmos at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information: 423-708-GOAL.

LEISURE

BARK-B-Q RIVERBOAT RIDE — Southern Belle, 201 Riverfront Parkway. Riverboat cruise to benefit Humane Educational Society with silent auction and meal of pulled pork, slaw, baked beans, unlimited soft drinks, tea and coffee. $20 per person. Cash bar also available. Boarding at 4:30 p.m., cruise 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. www.heschatt.org.

BAT CAVE SUNSET KAYAK/SUP TOUR — Nickajack Cave Wildlife Refuge, Mapleview Road, South Pittsburg, Tenn. Paddle to Nickajack Bat Cave at sunset to watch thousands of bats emerge in search of insects; $65-$75. 7-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. 423-485-1249.

BEGINNER MACRAME — Chattanooga Workspace, 302 W. Sixth St. Mary Vanderhart teaches how to make a variety of knots and create a plant hangar. Fee is $35 plus bring your own plant to swap. 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. 423-521-2643.

BLEDSOE COUNTY FAIR — Bledsoe County Community Complex, 1045 Horsehead Road, Pikeville, Tenn. Music, livestock and home-centered exhibits, petting zoo, midway. Gates open 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 13-17. Tickets $20-$28 for multiday pass, $3-$10 one-day pass; midway additional fee. 423-881-3251.

CANOE LOOKOUT CREEK — Launch site given with reservation confirmation. Free, four-hour, family-friendly canoe tour from Lookout Creek to Brown's Ferry to learn Civil War and American Indian history. At least one adult must be in each boat, participants must know how to swim and children must be 6 years or older. 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Reservations: 423-643-6888.

CHATTABREW TOURS — Location given upon reservation. ChattaBrew Tour gives behind-the-scenes tours and tastings at four local breweries over four hours. Included in $40 ticket is beer bus, tastings at each stop, bottled water and Brewing 101 lessons from tour guide. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 31. 423-232-0427.

CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB — Finley Stadium, 1829 Carter St. CFC vs. New York Cosmos, $10. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. 423-708-GOAL.

CHATTANOOGA GHOST TOURS — 57 E. Fifth St. Walking tours through downtown, ghost hunts through University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Citizens Cemetery. Adults $17.95 plus tax, ages 12 and under $11 plus tax. Tours 8:30 p.m. nightly by appointment. 423-800-5998.

CHATTANOOGA MARKET — First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Reggie White Blvd. Mountain View Bluegrass Day features music by Newgrass Express, Lou Wamp and the Bluetastics and Lone Mountain Band. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. 423-648-2496.

CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES — Chattanooga Christian School, Stanton Field, 3354 Charger Drive. Red Wolves vs. North Texas SC. Tickets start at $10. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. www.chattredwolves.com.

DACHSHUND RACES — Chester Frost Park pavilion, 7989 Causeway Road. Benefit for Tennessee Dachshund Rescue includes races, raffles, doggie costume, talent and other contests. Bring a lawn chair; all dogs must be leashed. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. 931-881-7338.

EAT SIP WALK — Chattanooga's Southside, location to meet given upon reservation. Walking tour (less than a mile) of five Southside restaurants; $75 per person. Each stop includes sample of food and a drink while guide shares information about city and its history. 3-6 p.m. Saturdays. Reservations: 423-708-5328 or eatsipwalk.com.

ELECTRIC UNICYCLE CLASS — Adventure Sports Innovation, 191 River St. Riders 9 years and older can take 30-minute electric unicycle lessons, no prior experience needed. Noon, Thursdays-Sundays through Aug. 31. Cost is $30 on Thursdays-Fridays, $35 Saturdays-Sundays. 423-591-5654.

GARDENING CLASS — UT Extension Office, 6183 Adamson Circle off Bonny Oaks Drive. Ann Brown teaches history of plant names. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 17. To register, email education@mghc.org.

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: 423-332-6517 or 423-240-3443.

— Saturday, Aug. 10: North Chickamauga Creek trailhead to Cooper Creek and return, moderately strenuous 8 miles. Meet at Soddy Daisy Walmart (north of gas pumps) at 8:30 a.m.

— Tuesday, Aug. 13: Cumberland State Park, Pioneer Trail and Pioneer Short Loop, total of easy 5 miles. Meet at Durham Street in Soddy-Daisy at 8:30 a.m.

— Saturday, Aug. 17: Grundy Forest and Sycamore Falls combination loop at Grundy State Forest, moderately strenuous 3.6 miles. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Red Bank Food City.

HISTORY WALKING TOUR — Brown's Ferry Federal Road Trace on Moccasin Bend National Archeological District,707 Moccasin Bend Road. Free, 90-minute, 1.2-mile walking tour follows antebellum slave trade and discusses story of slave trade from Jamestown through the Civil War. Bring water bottle, insect repellent and wear closed-toe shoes. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. 706-866-9241.

INTRO TO CANDLE-MAKING — Chattanooga Workspace, 302 W. Sixth St. Learn to make two scented candles in 90-minute class. Please arrive 15 minutes before class. Fee $65, may BYOB. 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15. Reservations: 423-521-2643.

KAYAK RESCUES AND RECOVERY — Chester Frost Park, 2277 N. Gold Point Circle. Learn to enter and exit the kayak wearing a sprayskirt, rescue techniques for self-rescue to get back into your boat. This is follow-up to Learn to Kayak class for kayakers with basic paddling skills. $95-$105. 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. 423-842-0177.

LEARN TO RIDE A BICYCLE — Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. Learn to ride a bike while learning basic maintenance of bike parts, helmet fit, safety checks, balance, starting and stopping, road and sidewalk rules. Free. 4-5:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12 . Reservations required: 423-643-6888.

LOOKOUTS BASEBALL — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Lookouts vs. Jackson Generals, 7:15 p.m. Aug. 8-10, 2:15 p.m. Aug. 11. Adults $7-$10, kids general admission $5. 423-267-4849.

— Thursday: Thirsty Thursday $1 drink specials, Parrothead Night with Jimmy Buffet music and fireworks after the game.

— Friday: Mini-bat giveaway to first 1,000 fans through the gates, fireworks after the game.

— Saturday: Used Car Night with 10 used cars to be given away courtesy of Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union. Winners must be 18 years or older and have a valid Tennessee, Georgia or Alabama driver's license.

— Sunday: Bring a canned good for donation to Chattanooga Area Food Bank and receive a free general-admission ticket to the game. Little Debbie Little Lookouts Kids Club members can show their membership card at ticket office for free general-admission ticket. Postgame autograph session in CHI Memorial Picnic Pavilion with some of the Lookouts.

MUSEUM HOP — Seven music, history and art museums around city. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Aug. 15-16. Visit all seven museums for $25 per person or$50 for family of four. 423-267-7176.

REI RACCOON MOUNTAIN DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKE SHUTTLE — Raccoon Mountain River Trailhead, 2510 Raccoon Mountain Road. Meet at base of Raccoon Mountain to prep your bike, then take REI shuttle to top of mountain for self-guided downhill ride. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. 423-485-1249.

RIVER CANYON ADVENTURES — 21726 River Canyon Road. Explore the scenic Tennessee River Gorge with daily one-, two- or three-hour adventures priced from $35 to $50. Stop by the rope swing, rent a kayak or paddleboard and have fun in the water. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Register and pay on the website and get 30 minutes additional free time: www.rivercanyonadventure.com. 423-488-8211.

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. www.tvrail.com.

— Missionary Ridge Local: Six-mile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM's repair shop. $18 adults, $12 ages 2-12. August schedule: Trains depart weekdays at 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15 and 2:25 p.m. Beginning Aug. 13, the railroad will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but trains will depart on Wednesdays-Fridays at 10:40 a.m. and 12:05 p.m.

VINTAGE BASE BALL — 6th Cavalry Museum, 6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe. Chattanooga Lightfoot vs. Phoenix at 11 a.m., Lightfoot vs. Travellers at 1 p.m., and Chattanooga Mountain City vs. Travellers at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Vintage base ball uses rules, uniforms, equipment of the 1860s. tennesseevintagebaseball. com.

 

CHILDREN/TEENS

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 423-643-7700 or visit www.chattlibrary.org.

— 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. 423-643-7785.

— Saturday, Aug. 10: Children's Business Fair, noon-4:30 p.m., downtown branch, kids market a product or service they created.

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR — Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., 11 a.m. Saturday, storytime. 423-893-0186.

— Saturday, Aug. 10: Kids Book Hangout, 2 p.m., children's games, activities and giveaways.

— Saturday, Aug. 17: History bee event, 2 p.m., children explore the popular "Who Was?" series with games and activities for young readers who like history.

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

— Exhibit: "Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit."

— Thursday, Aug. 8: Free family night, 5:30-8 p.m., sponsored by Publix Charities and TVA.

— Saturday, Aug 17: Folk and traditional events, noon-4 p.m., music, dance, art and food from different cultures.

ROSSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY — 504 McFarland Ave., Rossville, Ga. Ready to Read story hour, crafts and songs for preschoolers. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. 706-866-1368.

STORY TIME AT THE MALL — Northgate Mall play area, Highway 153. One hour of reading followed by crafts and activities for little ones. Free. 10 a.m. on the first Monday of each month. 423-242-7591.

 

DANCES

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 music by Scenic City Serenaders and caller to be determined. $10 individuals, $7 senior adults, $5 students. 7:30 contra lesson, 8-11 p.m. dance. Saturday, Aug. 10. 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. www.choochooshagclub.com.

SINGLES DANCE — First-Centenary United Methodist Church, Mohney Hall, corner of Oak and Houston streets. Flip-Flop 'til You Drop dance, $8 and bring finger foods to share. 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. 423-756-2021.

USA DANCE — Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. Learn merengue from Jessica Ferguson at 7:30 p.m. followed by dancing from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. USA Dance members and first-time guests $5, nonmembers $10. www.chattanoogausadance.

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