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Here's the scoop: The 15th annual Ice Cream Social is Sunday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chattanooga Market in First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Baskin-Robbins, Clumpies Ice Cream, Milk & Honey, Sweet Cream Ice Cream and The Ice Cream Show are participating in this fundraiser for The Chambliss Center, which provides a residential program, extended child-care program and early childhood education for the community. For a $6 donation, marketgoers can taste two flavors from each vendor, then vote for their favorite "Best Flavor with Fruit" and "Best Flavor with Mix-ins." Hannah Gifford, left, and Ryder Pierce are shown scooping samples from The Ice Cream Show at a previous Ice Cream Social. For more information: 423-698-2456. / Staff File Photo by C.B. Schmelter
some text Chattanooga Red Wolves defender Vangjel Zguro and his teammates will take on the Greenville Triumph from South Carolina on Saturday, June 22, on Stanton Field at Chattanooga Christian School, 3354 Charger Drive. Game time is 7 p.m. Tickets start at $10. For more information: www.chattredwolves.com. / Staff File Photo by C.B. Schmelter

LEISURE

BAT CAVE SUNSET KAYAK 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 p.m. Saturday, July 6. 423-485-1249.

BATTLEFIELD BIKE RIDE — Battlefield Outdoors, 2871 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Free community ride with riders divided into groups based on ride speed. Bring your bike or rent from Battlefield Outdoors for $5. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. 706-841-0040.

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON STATE PARK — 5801 Champion Road. Meet at trail head in the parking lot below Shelters 1A and 1B for summer solstice hike; bring flashlight, bottle of water, snacks, wear proper footwear. Backpack and GPS/compass optional. 8:15-9:45 p.m. Friday, June 21. Ages 13 and older $8, ages 12 and younger $3. Reservations required: 423-260-0366.

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, June 22. Reservations: 423-643-6888.

CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB — Finley Stadium, 1829 Carter St. CFC vs. Asheville City SC $10. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29. 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. Ice Cream Social with five creameries participating; $6 for tasting ticket. Sunday, June 23. 423-648-2496.

CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES — Chattanooga Christian School, Stanton Field, 3354 Charger Drive. Red Wolves vs. Greenville Triumph SC. Tickets start at $10. 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22. www.chattredwolves.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.

FRIDAY FESTIVALS — Downtown Cleveland, Tennessee. Summer on the Square weekly block parties include live music, food from downtown restaurants and food vendors and free bounce house. Music from Monday Night Social begins at 8 p.m. after Great Cleveland Duck Race Friday, June 21. mainstreetcleveland.com

HARRISON BAY STATE PARK — 8411 Harrison Bay Road. Meet at Bay Point Loop trailhead for Historic Harrison Hike on history of area; $5. Bring water, sunscreen and bug spray. 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22. Reservations: 423-344-6214.

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 22: Laurel, Greeter falls and Stone Door Loop at South Cumberland State Park, easy 9.4 miles. Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy at 8:30 a.m.

* Tuesday, June 25: Savage Gulf day loop, 3.5 miles. Meet at Durham Street by the ballfield in Soddy-Daisy at 8:30 a.m.

* Saturday, June 29: Buggy Top cave trail on Monteagle Mountain, moderate 4 miles. Meet at Red Bank Food City at 8:30 a.m.

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 22 and 29. Reservations: 423-485-1249.

KAYAK/WALKING TOURS OF CHATTANOOGA — Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. Outdoor Chattanooga and Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park host history tours Friday, June 28; walking tour does not require reservations, paddler requirements must be met for kayak tour, which does require a reservation. 423-643-6888.

* 8:30 a.m. Staff lead 1-hour, 45-minute kayak tour around Maclellan Island. Paddlers must know how to swim and participants must be 14 years or older.

* 10:30 a.m. Ranger-led, 90-minute walking tour across Walnut Street Bridge discussing importance of Ross's Landing.

MAINSTREET CRUISE-IN — Courthouse square, downtown Cleveland, Tenn. Restored and special-interest cars line streets 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, June 22. www.mainstreetcleveland.com

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF CHATTANOOGA — St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive. Program by Hazel Meredith, author and award-winning photographer and competition judge, on "Alternative Visual Artistry: Topaz Plug-Ins and Textures" at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20. Boot camp at 6 p.m. with Steve Brower on night photography. 423-34-5643.

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 22: Party for the Planet, Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., free but registration required at http://chattzoo.doubleknot.com/event/party-for-the-planet/2510231

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.

SUNKEN CITY AND SPIRITS KAYAK TOUR — Departs from Amigo's Mexican Restaurant at Island Cove, 6830 Flamingo Lane, Harrison. Transportation to kayak launch provided at Amigo's. Then paddle around John A. Patten Island above the underwater town of Old Harrison that was flooded by the Chickamauga Dam construction before kayaking back to Amigo's for frozen spirits. $85-$95. No previous paddling experience needed. 4-7 p.m. Sunday, June 23. www.rei.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.

WORLD REFUGEE DAY — The Camp House, 149 E. M.L. King Blvd. Learn about the cultures of refugees who have settled in Chattanooga through music and dance performances; $7 at the door. 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 20. 423-954-1911.

 

CHILDREN/TEENS

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 27: American Textiles, view Houston's antique coverlets and quilts and 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."

* Wednesday-Friday, June 19-21: Meet a Pollinator, 1-3 p.m. See pollinating insects and learn from experts on how they do their jobs.

* Sunday, June 23: Crabtree Farms cooking class, 2-3 p.m., learn about local farming and recipes using farm-grown produce.

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

CONTRA DANCE — Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society hosts dance with music by Airplay and calling by Donna Calhoun. $10 individuals, $7 senior adults, $5 students. 7:30 contra lesson, 8-11 p.m. dance. Saturday, June 22. 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, June 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.

SUMMER SOLSTICE DANCE PARTY — The Passageway, 10 E. Seventh St. Enjoy tunes from DJ MCPro and drinks for purchase from Mad Priest and London Calling. Hoop Junky will be on-site with hula hoop samples, summer-inspired temporary tattoos. 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 21. 423-521-2643.

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