Food trucks will line the road around First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd., on Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, when Chattanooga Market hosts its Street Food Festival. The cultural diversity of food offerings will range from tacos, stir-fry, pizza and empanadas to kebabs, chicken, popsicles and healthy options such as salads, juices and rice bowls. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday for street festival only; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday for the festival and market. Wear your stretch pants and come hungry. For more information: 423-648-2496. / Staff File Photo by Robin Rudd


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. 7-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 1-2. 423-485-1249.

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON STATE PARK — 5801 Champion Road. Meet at nature trail trailhead for National Trails Hike. Bring water, wear appropriate clothing and closed-toe shoes. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent. 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1. 423-260-0366.

CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB — Finley Stadium, 1829 Carter St. CFC vs. Real Betis, $10. 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25. 423-708-GOAL.

CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES — Chattanooga Christian School, Stanton Field, 3354 Charger Drive. Red Wolves vs. Greenville Triumph. Tickets start at $10. 7 p.m. Saturday, May 25.

CIVIL WAR HISTORY TALK — Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Meet at Visitor Center before moving to tour stop 8 for free program on what it meant to give the last full measure in the psychological battlefield of the human mind. Program gives examples of soldiers, civilians and enslaved African Americans. Bring a bottle of water and folding chair. 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26. 706-866-9241.

DOGS AND KIDS DO THE CATWALK — Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. Fashionably dressed dogs and children walk the runway, dogs available for adoption at fundraiser for McKamey Animal Center and CTC Youth Theatre, hosted by Sonia Young. Catered by Lee Towery. 6 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Adults $50, children 6-12 are $25, ages 5 and under free. 423-267-8534.

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

GUN SHOW — Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. RK Shows brings vendors displaying guns, hunting supplies, military surplus and outdoor gear. Security and check-in points for attendees' safety. Ages 13 and up $10, $12.50 VIP; children ages 6-12 $4 or $6.50 VIP. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 25; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 26. tn-gun-show-5252619.

HARRISON BAY STATE PARK — 8411 Harrison Bay Road. Join park staff for National Trail Day hike on 4.5-mile Bay Point Loop, while cleaning it up along the way. Trash bags and gloves provided, wear closed-toe shoes and bring water. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 1. 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, May 25: Little Soddy trailhead to Big Soddy Creek bridge and return via the rock climbers' parking lot, moderate 6 miles. Meet at the Soddy-Daisy ballfields on Durham Street at 8:30 a.m.

* Tuesday, May 28: Lula Lake, route to be announced.

HOW TO PACK A BACKPACK — REI, 2507 Lifestyle Way. Bring your own backpack, packed with gear to learn the best way to distribute gear and comfortably carry all the essentials; $20-$40. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. 423-485-1249.

HOW TO RIDE A BIKE FOR ADULTS — Enterprise South Nature Park, 8015 Volkswagen Drive. REI staff use series of skill-developing exercises for people who need to learn to ride or relearn the basics. For ages 12 and up, minors must be accompanied by an adult. Bikes and helmets provided; $65-$85. 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 25. 423-485-1249.

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. Saturday, May 25. Reservations: 423-485-1249.

INTRO TO KAYAK SKILLS CLASS — Chester Frost Park, 2277 N. Gold Point Circle, meet at far end of swimming beach by the first boat ramp. Outdoor Chattanooga's instructors teach beginners essential skills and safe paddling techniques in waters of lake or pool. No prior experience needed, equipment provided in first free visit. For ages 8 and older, minors must be accompanied by a parent. 6 or 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29. 423-633-6888.

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-$80. For ages 14 and older, minors must be accompanied by an adult. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 25. 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 1; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, June 2. 42-485-1249.

LADIES NIGHT OUT — North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Females of all ages invited to free women's health and wellness expo with free health screenings, education and nutrition information and door prizes. 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 30. 423-870-8924.

LOOKOUTS BASEBALL — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Lookouts vs. Birmingham Barons, 7:15 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, May 23-25; 6:15 p.m. Sunday, May 26. Fireworks after Friday's game. Adults $7-$10, kids general admission $5. 423-267-4849.

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, May 25.

OUTDOOR MOVIE — Chester Frost Park beach, 2277 N. Gold Point Circle. PG-13 movie shown. Free admission, concessions sold. 9 p.m. Friday, May 24. 423-209-6892.

PAINT 'N' SIP WINE GLASS PAINTING — Virgola Wine & Oyster Bar, 608 Georgia Ave. Paint your own custom wineglass; $25 includes wine glass, painting materials, glass of wine. 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 27. Reservations: 423-771-7773

RIVERBEND KAYAK/SUP TOUR — Coolidge Park, 200 River St. Join REI staff on guided kayak tour and stand-up paddleboard tour on Tennessee River to watch the headlining Riverbend act, then back to launch site; $99-$109. 8:30-11 p.m. Wednesday- Friday, May 29-31. 423-708-4754.

RIVER KAYAK TOUR — Coolidge Park, 200 River St. Join REI staff for down-river kayaking tour of Tennessee River. Introduction of kayak equipment and basic techniques taught prior to departure, $79-$89. All equipment and guides provided as well as shuttle back to your vehicle at end of tour. Previous kayaking experience recommended, but not required. 6-9 p.m. Sunday, May 26. 423-708-4754.

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.

SANGRIA ON THE BLUFF — Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View. La Paz's annual celebration of Latino and Hispanic heritage. This year's event celebrated in traditional Quinceanera style; $150 per person. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23.

* After party: 8:30-10:30 p.m., $45 includes unlimited drinks and dancing.

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.

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.

* Missionary Ridge Local: Six-mile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM's repair shop. $17 adults, $11 ages 2-12. May schedule: Trains depart Saturday and Sunday at 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m. Trains Tuesdays through Fridays at 10:40 a.m. and12:05 p.m. Beginning May 28, trains depart daily at 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m.

WILDFLOWER WALK — Rising Fawn Gardens, 521 Cureton Mill Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. Join Joshua McKinley on relaxed, scenic hike through valley of Lookout Creek to identify and photograph summer wildflowers; $10. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 1. 678-372-9545.




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, call 423-643-7700 or visit

* 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 a.m. 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 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. every day except Wednesday. $14.95 adults and children. 423-756-2738,

* New exhibit: "Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit."

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.



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, May 28. 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.


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