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LEISURE

ALHAMBRA GUN SHOW — Alhambra Shrine Temple, 1000 Alhambra Drive off East Brainerd Road. Vendors' displays, breakfast and lunch sold, Cabela's soft archery on-site; $45 to reserve a vendor table, $8 admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 8; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 9. 423-322-0855.

ALLEY HOUR — Cooper's Alley, 10 E. Seventh St. Music by Seaux Chill, specials at surrounding businesses. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6. www.rivercitycompany.com.

ARTILLERY DEMONSTRATIONS — Point Park, 110 Point Park Road, Lookout Mountain. Thirty-minute artillery demonstrations at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Admission $7 ages 16 and older. 423-821-7786.

BEGINNER TAROT CLASS — Chattanooga Workspace, 302 W. Sixth St. Learn about Tarot's origins and how to read the cards; $15. Bring your own Tarot cards if you have them. 6 p.m. Monday, June 10. 42-822-5750.

CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB — Finley Stadium, 1829 Carter St. CFC vs. Inter Nashville FC, $10. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8. 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. Teen Cook-off. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 9. 423-648-2496.

DOG/OWNER FUN RUN — McKamey Animal Center, 4500 N. Access Road. Jump, climb and weave through obstacles with your pup in a mile-long course; stay for post-race party. Registration $35 per owner/dog pair in advance, $45 day of event. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 15. 423-305-6500.

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.

FESTIE BESTIE: FLOWER CROWNS — Fox & Fern Botanical Styling, 807 Chestnut St. Learn to make a floral crown; $30 includes all supplies. 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6. 423-521-2653.

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, June 8: Booker T. Washington State Park, easy-to-moderate hike of outer loop. Meet at 8:30 a.m. near the park swimming pool.

* Tuesday, June 11: Caney Creek Visitors Center to Fall Creek Falls and back, easy-to-moderate 4 miles. Can include a hike to bottom of falls. Meet at Durham Street by the ballfield in Soddy-Daisy at 8:30 a.m.

* Saturday, June 15: Mowbray Pike trailhead to the Little Soddy trailhead, 5 miles, vehicle staging required. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Durham Street by Soddy-Daisy ballfield.

HISTORY HAPPY HOUR — Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. World War II-themed event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Music by Sound of Tennessee, catering by Impressions Catering and beer from Mash & Hops and Dry Valley Brewing. Free for members, $15 nonmembers. 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 6. 423-339-5745.

HOW TO RIDE A BIKE FOR KIDS — Enterprise South Nature Park, 8015 Volkswagen Drive. REI staff provide personalized and group instruction to overcome children's fears, teach skills such as start-stop and to learn to maneuver around obstacles. Children bring their own bikes (without training wheels) and helmet; child should be able to sit on the seat with feet flat on the ground. Class fee $59-$69. For ages 5-11. 9-11 a.m., Saturdays, June 8 and 15. Reservations: 423-485-1249.

INTRO TO MOUNTAIN BIKING — Raccoon Mountain TVA Pumped Storage Facility, Laurel Point, Electric Avenue Two, Raccoon Mountain. REI staff teaches riding techniques, body and pedal position, shifting, braking, climbing and communication skills followed by practice on beginner-friendly trail ride. Bring own bike or use one from REI; $79-$89. For ages 14 and older, minors must be accompanied by an adult. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, June 16. 423-821-9403.

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. 2-5 p.m. Saturday, June 15. 423-485-1249.

JEWELRY LAUNCH — Chattanooga Workspace, 302 W. Sixth St. Bela Co. (formerly Bela Begonias) launches new jewelry collection with shopping, wine, tapas, giveaways. 6-9:30 p.m. Friday, June. 7. www.belabegonias.com

JURASSIC ADVENTURE — Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga. Exhibit of life-size animatronic dinosaurs, baby dinosaurs, dinosaur skeletons, dinosaur band, fossil dig; $24-$29. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, June 8; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, June 9. https://jurassic-adventure.ticketleap.com/

LEARN STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING — Chester Frost Park, 277 N. Gold Point Circle. REI staff teach basic strokes, gear and safety concepts, moving from seated to standing position; $59-$69. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, June 9. www.rei.com.

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, June 10. 423-63-6888.

LOW COUNTRY BOIL — Creative Arts Guild, 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Guild fundraiser includes food, drinks, lawn games, live music and dancing. Adults $25, youth $10, children 5 and younger free. 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 8. 706-278-0168.

NATIVE INSTINCTS — GreenSpaces, 63 E. Main St. Tennessee Valley chapter of Wild Ones leads free class on preserving the environment, using native plants in landscaping. 6 p.m. Monday, June 10. 423-847-2012.

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.

RUMMAGE SALE — First Baptist Church, 2645 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Fundraiser to support church missions includes sale of furniture, household items, appliances, electronics, tools, clothing and accessories. Baked goods, hot dogs, chips and drinks sold. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, June 7; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 8. 706-866-0232.

SCGCA POTLUCK PICNIC — Spencer Farm, 520 Foster Drive. South Chickamauga Creek Greenway Alliance's annual picnic includes outdoor games and seining for fish. Bring potluck dish, beverages, fishing poles, canoes, insect repellent. 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Prizma@aol.com

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. $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.

 

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.

* Toddler Time: Learning program for ages 18-36 months and parents/guardians, registration not required. Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. Eastgate Library, 10 and 11 a.m. Northgate Library. Saturday: 11 a.m., downtown branch.

* Baby Bounce: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10-10:30 a.m., Eastgate branch, 423-643-7770. Finger play, songs and stories for infants up to 18 months and their parent/caregiver.

CHILDREN'S CLASSES — Houston Museum of Decorative Arts, 201 High St. Activities for children ages 8-12 teaching Victorian history; $8 per child. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays in June. To register: 423-267-7176.

* June 6: The World of Glass, learn history and techniques of glass making, make a glass craft.

* June 13: Victorian Tea Party, formal tea party teaches Victorian manners, customs.

* June 20: Native American Artifacts, view Houston Museum's artifacts and create a make-and-take craft.

* June 27: American Textiles, view Houston's antique coverlets and quilts, learn the stories behind them, then children try their hand at making a small textile.

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."

* Thursday, June 6: Sensory Night, 5:30-8 p.m., museum open to children with sensory sensitivities and their families. Reservations required.

* Thursday, June 13: Free family night, 5:30-8 p.m. sponsored by Publix Charities and TVA.

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.

 

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. Tuesdays, June 11, 18 and 25. 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.

USA DANCE — Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. Learn to cha cha with instructor Jessica Ferguson at 7:30 p.m. followed by dancing from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, June 14. USA Dance members and first-time guests $5, nonmembers $10. www.chattanoogausadance.

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