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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team opens its 2019 home season Thursday, Aug. 29, in a 7 p.m. matchup with Eastern Illinois in Finley Stadium, 1829 Carter St. Single-game, general-admission tickets are $15. Ticket windows at Finley Stadium open three hours before kickoff. For more information: https://gomocs.com/sports/2016/6/23/athletics-ticket-landing.aspx.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly gave the date of the Southern Slime Convention as Saturday, Aug. 31. The convention has been postponed until Jan. 5, 2020.

LEISURE

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SLIME BASH — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St. Purchase slime from vendors, visit Slime Trade Station, slimer meet and greets, raffle drawings, demonstrations. Enter your homemade slime in free contests to win cash good on any item at event. General admission $25, general admission with Slime Station ticket $35, VIP entry $40, VIP with Slime Station ticket $50, parent/guardian ticket $15. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 5. eventbrite.com.

CHATTABREW TOURS — Location given upon reservation. ChattaBrew Tour gives behind-the-scenes tours and tastings at 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 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. Beast Feast barbecue competition. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1. 423-648-2496.

CHATTANOOGA NEWCOMERS CLUB — Morning Pointe of East Hamilton, 1776 Generations Way, Ooltewah. (Use 9730 East Brainerd Road for GPS system.) Luncheon with fashion show by The Lily Pad and jewelry by Rene Fisher; $10. Gather at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Reservations required by 4 p.m. Sept. 6: email Chattnewcomersclub@ gmail.com

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

CLOUDLAND CANYON STATE PARK — Located near Trenton, Ga., on western side of Lookout Mountain, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. Star party with members of Barnard Astronomical Society; $5 parking. 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. 706-657-4050

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.

FALL HOME AND GARDEN SHOW — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St. See the latest in home improvement projects, landscaping, pool/patio design; seminars with HGTV's host Jim Parks; $5. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7; 11 am.- 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. 855-321-2110.

GARDENING CLASS — Fox & Fern Botanical Styling, 807 Chestnut St. Liza Greever leads class to make your own hanging terrarium; $65 includes materials. 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. Reservations: 423-521-2643

GUN SHOW — Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. RK Shows hosts vendors displaying guns, hunting supplies, military surplus and outdoor gear; security and check-in points for security of vendors and visitors. Tickets $10 ages 13 and up, VIP $12.50; ages 6-12 $4, VIP $6.50. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday Aug. 31; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1. rkshows.com.

HEALTH AND FITNESS EXTRAVAGANZA — Catoosa County Colonnade Center, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. Free health and fitness fair with vision screenings, health screenings, flu shots, CHI Memorial mammography and mobile lung unit on-site, door prizes. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. 706-935-9000.

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. 31: Roaring Creek trailhead at Graysville, Tennessee, to Gilbreath Branch and return, moderately strenuous 9.6 miles. We will meet at the Soddy-Daisy ballfields on Durham Street at 8:30 a.m.

LIFE'S A BEAUTIFUL RIDE — Miller Park, 928 Market St. TransCard sponsors free family party with music by Spinster, Rick Rushing and Dan Pinson, games, face painting, giveaways, food trucks on-site and beer garden for ages 21 and older. 5-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. 423-800-1605.

MCCORMICK-MADDOX-COPELAND- FINLEY REUNION — Cumberland Mountain State Park, Shelter 1, Crossville, Tenn. Come at 11 a.m. to help set up, meal at noon, bring food and drinks to share, utensils provided. Saturday, Sept. 7. 931-484-6956.

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.

NINTH STREET BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL — Olivet Baptist Church Kingdom Center, 740 M.. King Blvd. Festival celebrates black culture with music, art, food, performances by dance and spoken-word groups. Free but donations of nonperishable food requested for Helping Hands Pantry. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. 423-624-7342.

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-Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1: Test drive an all-electric, off-road Swincar in 90-minute backcountry tour. 1:30-3 p.m. Must be 18 or older, with valid driver's license; $139.

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.rivercanyon adventure.com. 423-488-8211.

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. Tues- day, 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 will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but trains will depart on Wednesdays-Fridays at 10:40 a.m. and 12:05 p.m.

 

Children/teen

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 info about all programming held in the Downtown, Eastgate, Northgate or South Chattanooga libraries, call 423-643-7700 or visit chattlibrary.org.

» Saturday, Sept 7: Readers and Writers Fair, downtown branch, 10 am.-4 p.m.

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR — Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamil- ton 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.

» Sept. 7: Preschool Adventure Day: Safari, 10 a.m.-noon, set up a camp, make a lion mask, move like safari animals, make binoculars; event included in admission ticket.

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.

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, Sept. 3. 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.choochooshagclub.com.

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