Chattanooga Now Out & About Calendar - May 29-June 5

Chattanooga Now Out & About Calendar - May 29-June 5

Lord of the Rings marathon is Saturday night; EPB Strawberry Festival coming up at Chattanooga Market on Sunday

May 28th, 2019 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

A "Lord of the Rings" marathon will begin at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in Founders Hall at the Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. It's free, thanks to sponsor Kelly Subaru, to see all three movies in the series. The movie marathon, hosted by the Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation, will show the extended film versions, so bring your lawn chairs and some snacks and plan to stay to see the sun rise Sunday morning. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information: 423-648-2442. / photo

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It's all about strawberries — strawberries used in cakes, jams, jellies, lemonade and salsas — when the EPB Strawberry Festival is held at Chattanooga Market on Sunday, June 2, in First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Greyson Dukes is shown wheeling a stack of fresh strawberries into the Chattanooga Market during the 2018 Strawberry Festival, when many vendors sold out of berries by 12:30 p.m. Chattanooga Market hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information:

It's all about strawberries — strawberries used in...

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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.rivercity

ARTILLERY PROGRAMS — Point Park, Lookout Mountain. Thirty-minute demonstrations at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Park admission $7 ages 16 and older, free for ages 15 and younger. 423-821-7786.

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. Registration open for next tour Saturday, July 6, at 7 p.m.

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. Georgia Revolution, $10. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1. 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. EPB Strawberry Festival. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 2. 423-648-2496.

CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES — Chattanooga Christian School, Stanton Field, 3354 Charger Drive. Red Wolves vs. Toronto FC. Tickets start at $10. 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1.

CIVIL WAR HISTORY PROGRAM — Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. A one-hour panel discussion then battlefield tour about Confederate Gen. James Longstreet's leadership. Program begins in the Visitor Center at 11 a.m., car caravan tour departs the Visitor Center at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1. 706-866-9241.

* Saturday, June 1, 10-11 a.m.: Panel authors Dave Powell, Matt Spruill, Robert Carter hold book signings.

CIVIL WAR HISTORY PROGRAM — Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Meet at Visitor Center for talk on Union Gen. William Rosecrans' battle tactics, then group will car caravan to location on the battlefield. Bring a bottle of water and folding chair. 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2. 706-866-9241.

CLOUDLAND CANYON STATE PARK — Located near Trenton, Ga., on western side of Lookout Mountain, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. Barnard Astronomical Society and Friends of Cloudland Canyon hold star party 8-10 p.m. Saturday, June 1. $5 parking. 706-657-4050

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

HARRISON BAY STATE PARK — 8411 Harrison Bay Road. Join park staff for National Trail Day hike of 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 pm. 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, June 1: Little Cedar Mountain, 4 to 5 miles. Meet at Red Bank Food City at 8:30 a.m.

* Tuesday, June 4: Reflection Riding Visitor's Center to Nelson's Upslope to Light's Mill trail to the gazebo and back by the road, about 4 miles. Option for drivers to leave a car at the gazebo, depending on heat. Meet at Red Bank Food City at 8:30 a.m. or at Nature Center at 9 a.m.

* Saturday, June 8: Booker T. Washington State Park, hike the outer loop, about 3.5 easy-to-moderate miles. Meet at 8:30 a.m. near the swimming pool.

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. Mobile Baybears Sunday, June 2, 5:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 3-6, 7:15 p.m. Adults $7-$10, kids general admission $5. 423-267-4849.

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY — Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Meet at Red Trail (the horse trail) starting at LaFayette Road at 9 a.m., where staff will take volunteers to worksite for trail cleanup until noon. Wear long pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes; all tools and supplies provided. Saturday, June 1. 706-866-9241, ext. 137.

RIVERBEND KAYAK/SUP TOURS — 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. Thursday-Friday, May 30-31. 423-708-4754.

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: 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.

WILD CAVE CONSERVATION AND GEOLOGY — The Tap House, 3800 St. Elmo Ave. Ray Knott gives free talk on the geology of the Southeast, the importance of caves from an ecological, historic and recreational perspective and why cave conservation is important. 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4. 423-708-4754.

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.

WINE EDUCATION CLASS — Chattanooga Workspace, 302 W. Sixth St. Wine class for beginners tastes six wines and discusses the ways a wine is affected by where it is from; snacks included in $35 fee. 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 31. 423-521-2643.



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,

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

* Thursday, June 6: Sensory Night, 5:30-8 p.m., for children with sensory sensitivity and their families.

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, June 4. 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.

USA DANCE — Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. Learn to cha cha with lesson from 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.