Staff Photo by Matt Hamilton / Atari, a dog from Atlanta, returns a frisbee after catching it at Camp Jordan in East Ridge on Monday. The Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championships kicked off Monday, October 4, 2021, and continues through Wednesday in East Ridge and continues Friday and Saturday in Coolidge Park.

This assortment of upcoming events includes high-flying dogs, a beauty pageant for tow trucks and the chance for a lucky few to ride around town with John Schneider in a General Lee Dodge Charger during a big race weekend at Boyd's Speedway.

Here are some highlights.



Bike the South, a new tour company, is launching its fall season. Among the tours: a Bike & Brew tour of five of Chattanooga's craft breweries, with samples at each, for $29, scheduled Thursdays through Nov. 18; and Sequatchie Valley Ramble, a half-day sightseeing cruise between Pikeville and Dunlap, Tennessee, for $79, scheduled Saturdays through Nov. 27.

— Boyd's Speedway, 1481 Scruggs Road, Ringgold, Georgia, welcomes singer/actor/racer John Schneider and pro racers Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader for the Brucebilt Iron-Man Racing Series, plus Bo's Extravaganza, a nod to Schneider's days as Bo Duke on "The Dukes of Hazzard." Races start at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Bands are scheduled Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Other highlights include a screening of Schneider's movie "Stand On It" at 10 p.m. Friday; car show starting at 7 a.m. and high-jump stunts at 10 a.m. and during race intermission Saturday; and cowboy church at 10 a.m. Sunday. General admission Friday and Saturday is $20 adults, $5 children 6-12. Pit tickets are $35 and $15 Friday, $40 and $15 Saturday. VIP weekend tickets are $250.

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Chattanooga-area event calendar

— Disc dogs: Following other competitions this week at Camp Jordan, the Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship moves to Coolidge Park, 150 River St. The competition features dog/owner teams in routines where the dogs go airborne to catch high-flying discs. The last-chance qualifier is Friday and championships are Saturday. Both start at 9 a.m. and will be held rain or shine. Free to spectators.

— Floating Through the Forest guided canoe trips on Lookout Creek are 1-3 p.m. Saturdays in October at Reflection Riding, 400 Garden Road. All equipment is provided, and no experience is necessary, though participants must be at least 7 years old. $15-$25.

— Hikes: The Soddy-Daisy Chapter of the Tennessee Trails Association has a hike scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Saturday on Brush Creek Trail in the Cherokee National Forest (7 miles, easy to moderate); call 315-949-8187 to register. Another leaves from Soddy-Daisy at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday to the Savage Day Loop in South Cumberland State Park (4.6 miles, easy); call 423-386-5222 to register.

— Pedal, Paddle & Picnic Adventure is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in downtown Chattanooga. You'll pedal electric bikes for 7 miles on the Tennessee Riverwalk, paddleboard 5 miles downstream on the Tennessee River and picnic in Coolidge Park. Presenters are the River City Co., Outshine Adventures, Pedego Chattanooga and Cashew. All-inclusive cost is $75.

— Tennessee Tow Show, though geared to the towing industry, will allow public viewing of the exhibits 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Results of a tow-truck beauty contest, with seven categories of competition, will be announced at 4 p.m. Saturday. The expo coincides with member activities by the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum, 3315 Broad St., including an unveiling ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday for the new names added to the Wall of the Fallen memorial representing operators who have died in the line of duty. and

— Walk To End Alzheimer's, supporting the work of the Alzheimer's Association, starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. The day includes music, refreshments and sponsor tables with swag. For those who would prefer not to gather for the 2-mile walk, there are options for virtual neighborhood walks.



— Area 61 Gallery, 721 Broad St., opens "Musings" by watercolorist Maggie Vandewalle with a reception set for 6-8 p.m. Thursday. The show, which runs through Oct. 31, includes her commissioned illustrations for the children's book "Chester Midshipmouse: The Second Third" by Susan Weisberg.

— Art auction: Seventy-seven works by local artist John McLean are up for bids in a fundraiser for the Centenary, a children's ministry of First-Centenary United Methodist Church. The lot includes mostly watercolor landscapes and some florals. Works may be viewed online, or see them in person 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 7, 11-14 and noon-2 p.m. Oct. 10 and 17 in the cloister by the sanctuary, 419 McCallie Ave.

— Civic Arts League of Chattanooga opens its "Celebrate Art" show with a reception set for 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Ringgold Art & Frame Gallery, 7825 Nashville St., Ringgold, Georgia. Works range from realism to abstract in oils, acrylics, pastels and watercolors. The show continues through October.

— Wavelength Space, a gallery at 854 McCallie Ave., has set an opening reception for "Femme Vitale" for 5-8 p.m. Saturday. The show, which continues through Nov. 7, features works by 14 artists from seven states.



— Abba's House, 5208 Hixson Pike, hosts the kickoff of contemporary Christian artist Kari Jobe's The Blessing USA Tour from 7-9 p.m. Friday. Special guest is Cody Carnes. Remaining tickets are $24-$50.

— The Arts Avenue, 1810 Chestnut St., welcomes Ben Sollee, a cello player whose songs mix folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B, along with singer/songwriter Liz Longley, in a show at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20.

— Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave., features New York City jazz chanteuse Svetlana in concert at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

— The Caverns, 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tennessee, has tickets available for a show by electronica band The Floozies, with Sunsquabi and Nobide, at 8 p.m. Friday. Admission is $29-$279. Tickets are sold out for Saturday's show by The Floozies and Sunday's show by the Marshall Tucker Band with Ben Chapman.

— Chattanooga Symphony & Opera presents "Lights, Camera, Pops," featuring music from "Star Trek," "Mission: Impossible" and other iconic movies, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. Violinist Keila Wakao will be featured. Tickets are $25-$90.

— Fireside, a weekly outdoor concert series hosted by Outdoor Chattanooga at Greenway Farms, 5051 Gann Store Road, returns 7-9 p.m. Thursday with Lou Wamp and the Bluetastics, playing bluegrass, Western swing and swampy blues. Parking is in the big field. The stage is on the porch of Sniteman Cabin behind the gardens. Bring your own seating and marshmallow roasting sticks. Free admission.

— Music for the Mind, a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association, is 7-11 p.m. Thursday at Wanderlinger Brewing Co., 1208 King St. Door admission is by donation, $1 from every pint sold will be donated, and all profits from T-shirt sales will go to the organization. Musicians who have a personal connection or other experience with the disease may email for stage availability.

— The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St., has four shows on the books. Friday: country singer Laine Hardy, with Kylie Frey, at 8 p.m.; $25-$75. Saturday: Dare To Drag, benefiting the Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, at 9 p.m.; $40-$200. Tuesday: Southern rockers Marcus King Band on How Y'all Feeling Tour, with Leah Blevins, at 8:30 p.m.; $25-$45. Wednesday's show by rapper Yung Gravy is sold out.

— Stone Temple Pilots: The band's Saturday show at the Tivoli Theatre has been canceled.

— Sounds of Summer: The final show in this free biweekly summer series is at 7 p.m. Saturday on the Market Park Pavilion Stage, 106 S. Jackson St., Athens, Tennessee, following the Pumpkintown festival. Singer/songwriter Chris Hennessee, a longtime bandmate of country singer Jamey Johnson, is the featured performer.

— Wind Symphony concert: The Southern Adventist University Wind Symphony presents "British Band Classics II," at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive East. Free admission. View the livestream at



— The Comedy Catch, 29 Station St., welcomes Josh Phillips for shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursday ($12-$14) and 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday ($17 and $19).

— Improv Chattanooga plans a double-header Saturday at Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. At 8 p.m., Improv "Movie" Night returns. The performers will make up a movie-style skit based on a title suggested by the audience. At 10 p.m., they'll offer Whose Line Is It, Chattanooga, modeled after the sketch comedy TV show. Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door for either.



— Chattanooga Football Club plays the California United Strikers FC at 7 p.m. Thursday at Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St. Tickets are $7-$16.

— Cornhole tournament: Trident Transport will present this fundraiser for Child Life Services at Children's Hospital at Erlanger noon-5 p.m. Saturday (postponed from Sept. 25) in the Chattanooga Choo Choo gardens, 1400 Market St. In addition to the competition, which has casual and pro divisions, there will be children's activities (including a slime table), local musicians, food, beer and cocktails. Spectator admission is free; VIP upgrades are available.



— Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St., will present its Centre Stage Awards at 5 p.m. Sunday on the riverfront lawn following the final, matinee performance of "Barefoot in the Park." Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served at 5:30 p.m., while the Moon Change Quartet performs. Bring your own seating. Admission is free, but register.

— Cumberland County Playhouse, 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn., on Friday opens "Peter Pan and the Starcatcher," a comedy based on a novel by Dave Barry (yes, that Dave Barry) and Ridley Pearson. It's considered a "Peter Pan" prequel for grown-ups. Shows run through Nov. 11. Tickets are $16-$30.



— Bobby Stone Film Series has a one-off screening scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. "The Civil War (Or, Who Do We Think We Are)," a recent release written and directed by three-time Emmy nominee Rachel Boynton, looks at how Americans are still grappling with the Civil War's legacy. The film will be followed by a panel discussion on "Tackling the Conversation on Race and U.S. History in Our Classrooms" with the filmmaker and thought leaders from Chattanooga. Tickets are $10-$12.

— Chattanooga Jewish Film Series begins its virtual-only screenings next week with "Neighbours," which writer/director Mano Khalil based on his childhood as a Kurd in Syria. The film may be viewed for 72 hours starting at noon Tuesday. Tickets are $12. Star sponsors, who've paid $100 for the entire season, may see the film in person at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. A livestreamed discussion with Kurdish activist Dara Aziza, a native of Iraq now living in Nashville, will follow the movie.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.