ARTILLERY DEMONSTRATIONS — Chickamauga Battlefield, Visitor Center, 3370Lafayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Living historians discuss the Battle of Chickamauga from the experiences of Battery 1 of the 2nd Illinois Light Artillery. 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. 706-866-9241.
BACKCOUNTRY NAVIGATION WITH MAP AND COMPASS — Greenway Farms, 5051 Gann Store Road. REI staff teaches how to read a map, how to plot your position on a map, proper use of compass, then put the two together on the trail; $69-$79. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Reservations: 423-485-1249.
BEERSHEBA SPRINGS ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR — Beersheba United Methodist Assemby Grounds, 58 Hege Ave., Beersheba Springs, Tenn. Nearly 200 arts and crafts vendors in outdoor show; proceeds benefit the community library, rescue squad, community center, nursing homes and North Elementary School. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug 25. All times Central. 931-692-3852
BLUE RIDGE NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION COIN SHOW — Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga. More than 300 vendor tables at 60th Blue Ridge Numismatic Association Coin convention with seminar on coins of the Bible at 11 a.m. Saturday, youth program on early American coins at 1 p.m. Saturday. Free admission and parking. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 23-24; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. www.brna.org
BOUTIQUE WAREHOUSE SALE — Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. Forty boutiques and artists bring designer apparel, accessories, jewelry, candles, plus-size clothing and more to benefit sale for Chattanooga Pediatric Foundation. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 23-24. 423-667-4332.
* Thursday, Aug. 22: Preview sale, 5-8 p.m., $15.
CHATTABREW TOURS — Location given upon reservation. ChattaBrew Tour gives behind-the-scenes tours and tastings at local different 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. Michigan Stars FC, $10. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. 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. Lodge Cast Iron Cook-Off. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. 423-648-2496.
CHATTANOOGA ROLLER GIRLS — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St. CRG B Railers vs. Nashville Roller Derby B-Team at 5 p.m., CRG All-Stars v. Nashville Roller Derby at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Adults $10, ages 6-12 $5., military veterans $8. chattanoogarollergirls.com
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.
FAIRY GARDEN TEA CUP CLASS — Rustic Trading Co., 199-B River St. Build your own fairy garden within a tea cup; $35 includes supplies, bring snacks and drinks. 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Tickets must be purchased in advance: 423-888-1405.
GIRLS NIGHT OUT — Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., check in at Center Court for wristband. In-store discounts, makeovers, facials, sips and sweets, braid bars, jewelry cleaning at stations throughout mall. First 100 guests receive swag bag; everyone has chance to win door prizes. Compassion that Compels fashion show at 6:30 p.m. at Center Court Stage. Chalkboard lettering class by The Chattery at 7 p.m.; $35 includes supplies. Registration required for class on eventbrite.com. Girls Night Out hours are 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. www.hamiltonplace.com
HARRISON BAY STATE PARK — 8411 Harrison Bay Road. Meet in aviary next to interpretive center for ranger program on birds of prey and park's animal ambassadors. 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. 423-344-6214.
* Saturday, Aug. 24: Meet at boat shed behind the pool for sunset kayak/canoe paddle, 8 p.m. but arrive by 7:45 p.m. for life jacket fitting, $5.
HATS OFF TO A GOOD CAUSE — Polly Claire's Tea Room, 6178 Adamson Circle off Bonny Oaks Drive. Six hats have been selected from millinery donations to be auctioned with bids on the tea room's Facebook page or on-site. The hat that brings in the largest dollar amount will win Afternoon Tea for Two, a People's Choice winner will also win tea for two. Remaining hats will be sold in the tea room gift shop to benefit Bethel. Winners will be announced Sunday, Aug. 25. 423-521-4832
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. 24: Hughes Road trailhead to Immodium Falls and back, strenuous 8.5 miles.
* Tuesday, Aug. 27: Greenway Farms, 3 miles. Meet at the parking lot off Hamill Road at 8:30 a.m.
* Saturday, Aug. 31: Roaring Creek trailhead in Graysville, Tennessee, to Gilbreath Branch and return, moderately strenuous 9.6 miles. Meet at the Soddy-Daisy ballfields on Durham Street at 8:30 a.m.
HOMEBUYER ICE CREAM SOCIAL — The Camp House, 149 E. M.L. King Blvd. Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise hosts free ice cream social for discussion and questions with mortgage advisor and homebuyer counselors for people interested in buying their own home. 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27. 423-756-6201.
ISLANDS AND WINE KAYAK TOUR — Lookout Winery, 11848 Highway 41, Guild, Tenn. Join REI staff for 4-mile kayak tour from Nickajack Lake to Lookout Winery, where trip ends with complimentary glass of wine. Intro to equipment and basic techniques provided prior to embarking, no previous paddling experience necessary; $85-$95. 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. 423-485-1249.
KAYAK AND WALKING TOURS OF CHATTANOOGA — Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga conduct free programs Friday, Aug. 23. 423-643-6888.
* 8:30 a.m.: Guided kayak tour around Maclellan Island, two-hours, participant must be age 14 or older, know how to swim and weigh less than 275 pounds. Reservations required: 423-643-6888.
* 11 a.m.: Ranger-led, 90-minute walking tour from Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St., across Walnut Street Bridge. Does not require reservation.
KAYAK RESCUES AND RECOVERY — Chester Frost Park, 2277 N. Gold Point Circle. Learn to enter and exit a 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.
MAINSTREET CRUISE-IN — Courthouse square, downtown Cleveland, Tenn. Restored and special-interest cars line the street while music of 1950s-'70s plays; swap meet in parking lot on Broad Street, south of Inman Street. Spaces free on a first-come, first-served basis; free for spectators. 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. www.mainstreetcleveland.com
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BIRTHDAY — Point Park, 110 Point Park Road, Lookout Mountain. Entrance fees waived to Point Park in celebration of National Park Service's 103rd birthday. Ranger-led tours at 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. 423-821-7786.
NATIONAL TREASURES: PARTY AT POINT PARK — Point Park, 110 Point Park Road, Lookout Mountain. Benefit for National Park Partners includes buffet dinner, music from Johnny Smith and the Power Players, photo booth along with photos at Umbrella Rock, silent auction. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. Tickets $75 individual, $130 couple. 423-648-5623.
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.
SEQUATCHIE COUNTY FAIR — 103 Heard St., Dunlap, Tenn. Poultry show, flower show, kids talent show, baked goods contest, gospel service. Gates open 10 a.m. Aug. 22-24. Free admission. 423-949-9608
SIGNAL MOUNTAIN GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY — Walden Town Hall, 1836 Taft Highway. Noah Long gives preview of the new Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. 423-886-4362.
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: The railroad is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, trains will depart Wednesdays-Fridays at 10:40 a.m. and 12:05 p.m.
VINTAGE BASE BALL — 6th Cavalry Museum, 6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Mountain City vs. Scouts in game using rules and gear of the 1860s. Free. Noon, Saturday, Aug. 24. http://tennesseevintagebaseball.com.
BOOK SIGNING — Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. John Scales signs "The Battles and Campaigns of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, 1861-1865," 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. 706-866-9241.
4-H DOG PROGRAM — UT Extension Office, 6183 Adamson Circle off Bonny Oaks Drive. Animal behaviorist Demaree Clay leads free program on what your dog is saying through its behavior; open to youth in grades 4-12. 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. 423-855-6113
CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR — 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, www.cdmfun.org.
* New exhibit: "Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit."
* Sunday, Aug. 25: Buddy the T-Rex photo-ops, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., registration required.
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.
WTCI KIDS DAY AT LAKE WINNIE — Lake Winnepesaukah, 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville. PBS station hosts Kids Day when WTCI Kids Club members receive free entrance and unlimited rides at the amusement park and water park. Kids Club memberships are $40 for the first child, $25 each additional child. Noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. 423-702-7819.
CONTRA DANCE — Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society hosts dance with music by Jim Inge and Angela Wood and caller Vicki Herndon. $10 individuals, $7 senior adults, $5 students. 7:30 contra lesson, 8-11 p.m. dance. Saturday, Aug. 24. 423-629-0333.
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 shoes (sneakers or flats) for dancing. No experience or partner needed. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27. 423-855-9474