Staff file photo / It's your last chance to while away a summer day at SoakYa, Lake Winnepesaukah's water park. The wet side of the North Georgia amusement park closes for the season Labor Day.

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To do Sunday

* "Working": The final performance of "Working: A Musical" is at 2:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. The production is based on a book by Studs Terkel about workers from all walks of life, making it the perfect option for Labor Day weekend. $15-$25.

* Street Food Festival: Chattanooga Market hosts this gathering of food trucks, with a wide range of specialties, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Music is by Roscoe's Road Show at 12:30 p.m. and Ryan Oyer at 2 p.m. Free admission; cost of concessions will vary by truck.

To do Sunday or Monday

* Summer Music Weekends are coming to a close at Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Georgia. You can catch "Old Time Traveler" Matt Downer 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Highbeams 11 a.m.-7 p.m. today and Monday. Entertainment is included in the cost of admission: $26.95 adults, $14.95 children 3-12. Timed-entry reservations are recommended.

* Water fun: SoakYa, the water park at Lake Winnepesaukah, 1730 Lakeview Drive in Rossville, and NoogaSplash, the water playground at Chester Frost Park, 2277 Gold Point Circle N, will douse their last guests this weekend. SoakYa hours are 1-6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday (the dry side opens earlier and closes later). Unlimited rides, wet and dry, cost $36.95 per person (discounts for youngest and oldest guests). NoogaSplash bookings start at 11 a.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. Monday. Tickets start at $16.,



AREA 61 GALLERY — 721 Broad St. New collections by local artists Denice Bizot, "Spience," and Bob McElhaney, "Organics," through Sept. 30. 423-648-9367

ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY — 204 Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn.

* Bids accepted in Scholarship Art Show silent auction, through Oct. 2. Reception and unveiling of mural, 5-7 p.m. CDT Oct. 2.

* Melissa's Menagerie Art Show, through Oct. 31. Open house, noon-6 p.m. CDT Sept. 17.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "Go Bold," paintings by Jennie Kirkpatrick, through Sept. 30. 423-267-9214,


CHATTANOOGA MARKET — First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Street Food Festival with food trucks offering doughnuts, tacos, stir-fry, pizza, empanadas, barbecue, ice cream, salads, juices and rice bowls, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 5. Music by Roscoe's Road Band, 12:30 p.m.; Ryan Oyer, 2 p.m. Free admission.

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

* Sept. 9: Wet Bar Comedy starring Sweet Baby Kita and Hilliary Begley, 7:30 p.m. $15.

* Sept. 10: Chanel Ali and Hilliary Begley, 7:30 p.m. $15.

HISTORY PROGRAM — Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. "Finding Freedom in North Georgia: Enslavement and Escape on the Underground Railroad," 2 p.m. Sept. 11. Starts at Visitor Center then caravans to Alexander House. Recommended: water and portable chairs. Free.

LABOR DAY CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW — Walker County Civic Center, 10052 U.S. Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga. Events include Dunk-A-Cop, games for kids and a barbecue vendor, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 6. Car show registration, 8-11:30 a.m. Raises funds for the Al Millard Memorial Stocking Full of Love of Walker County.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Walking Tour of Historic Churches, 1-2 p.m. Sept. 11. $5 (includes museum admission).

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATCH AND CLOCK COLLECTORS — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Mid-South regional convention public events, 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 5: The Mart in Hall B, for buying, selling or trading of watches, clocks and parts, $10 admission; historic displays in adjacent exhibit, "Early American Clocks With a Connecticut Collection," which traces the origins of mass production of clocks, free admission.

NATIONAL TREASURES: PARTY AT POINT PARK — 110 Point Park Road, Lookout Mountain, Tenn. Program honors the late Fletcher Bright with "History of Lookout Mountain" music by the New Dismembered Tennesseans and storytelling by Jennifer Crutchfield, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept 9. Includes door prizes and the one chance a year to take photos at Umbrella Rock. $100 each, $175 per couple includes barbecue dinner.

RALLY IN THE VALLEY — Cookie Jar Cafe (new venue), 1887 Kelly Cross Road, Dunlap, Tenn. Contemporary worship event, organized by Sequatchie Youth Outreach and modeled after Resurrection youth conference in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., features Reggie Dabbs as keynote speaker and music by Eleventh Hour Worship, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 11; gates open at 4 p.m. (all times Central). Free admission; love offering will benefit Children's Advocacy Center. 423-298-1298,


* Fall Weed Wrangle, 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 9.

* Wildflower Walk in the Lower Meadows, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 11. $15.

* Feed the Red Wolves, 9-10 a.m. Saturdays through Sept. 25. $10-$15.

* Goldenrod Gardens tour, 1-3 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 25. $10-$15.

RK GUN SHOW — Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Vendor display of guns, hunting supplies, military surplus and outdoor gear, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 5. $4-$12.

TRI-STATE MILITARY VEHICLE CLUB — Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Vehicle show and swap meet featuring displays of military vehicles from World War II to modern day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 5. 423-240-6631, 423-493-1476

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. (inside Memorial Auditorium). Nurse Blake, comedy show about the nursing profession by an entertainer who draws stories from his nursing training and bedside experiences, 8 p.m. Sept. 9. $34-$59.

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Staff file photo / Chattanooga-based musician Matt Downer, a fiddle and banjo player known as the "Old Time Traveler," will help close out Summer Music Weekends at Rock City this weekend.


"9/11: A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE" — Scenic City Women's Network's commemoration held Sept. 1 will be televised at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 10 on Fox Chattanooga and at 1 p.m. Sept. 11 on The CW Chattanooga. Includes remarks by retired Maj. Gen. Bill Raines of Chattanooga and Keith Hardison, executive director of the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, plus presentation of colors, patriotic music and prayers.

CHATTANOOGA ZOO — 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Free admission to first responders Sept. 11-17, plus 50% discounts for up to three additional tickets. Active-duty military personnel and veterans are always eligible for this discount.

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR HERITAGE CENTER — 2 W. Aquarium Way. "12 Horseman of Afghanistan" presentation, followed by book signing, by Master Sgt. Chris Spence, U.S. Army (retired), showcasing his horseback experiences from the initial weeks of America's war on terror, 2 p.m. Sept. 11. Free with regular admission, $10-$14, but reservations are required; call 423-877-2525, ext. 101.


FALL MARKET — Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. Arts, crafts, specialty products and food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 11. Free.

FRIED GREEN TOMATO FESTIVAL — Niota Depot, 201 Main St., Niota, Tenn. Live entertainment, food booths, craft vendors, kiddie train ride, pony rides, petting zoo, antique tractor display, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 11. Kickoff events, 7 p.m. Sept. 10, include bingo games and screening of "Fried Green Tomatoes."

INTERNATIONAL COWPEA FESTIVAL — City Park, 136 Cass St. NE, Charleston, Tenn. Includes cook-off by professional chefs (buy a souvenir spoon to sample and vote), photo competition, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sept. 11.

JACKSON COUNTY FAIR — Veterans Memorial Park, 220 Cecil St., Scottsboro, Ala. Includes livestock shows, agricultural exhibits, exotic petting zoo and carnival; gates open at 5:30 p.m. daily, the carnival at 6 p.m. (all times Central). $6 admission ages 6 and up; unlimited carnival rides $18 Sept. 7-9, $20 Sept. 10-11, or buy $1 tickets (each ride takes three to four tickets). $5 parking. 256-437-8280

MOUNTAINEER FOLK FESTIVAL — Fall Creek Falls State Park, 2009 Village Camp Road, Spencer, Tenn. Handmade crafts, pioneer demonstrations, old-time competitions, traditional music, 7-10 p.m. Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 12.


CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Birmingham Barons, 2:15 p.m. Sept. 5. Promotions: Senior Day, with free general-admission tickets to fans 55 and older; kids run the bases after the game. $6-$11.

CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES — CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Men's professional soccer team vs. North Texas Soccer Club, 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Tickets start at $14.

TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF VINTAGE BASE BALL — 6th Cavalry Museum, 6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Baseball played with the customs and costumes of the 19th century. The two Chattanooga clubs, Mountain City and Lightfoot, play each other, 2 p.m. Sept. 11. Free admission and parking.


THE ARTS AVENUE — 1800 Rossville Ave.

* Sept. 10: Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, 7 p.m. $30.

* Sept. 11: Blues guitarist EG Kight, 7 p.m. Tickets tba.

THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. Svdden Death's Voyd sets, Sept. 10-11, and JJ Grey & Mofro, Sept. 12, all shows sold out.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. Final show in Summer Concert Series features Daytripper, 6 p.m. CDT Sept. 5. Free. 931-484-5000,

MOON RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL — Coolidge Park, 150 River St. Twenty-plus acts, including Wilco, Lord Huron, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Sept. 11-12. Sold out.

NIGHTFALL — Miller Park, 910 Market St. Summer concert series concludes with Stereofeet opening at 7 p.m. for headliner Susu at 8 p.m. Sept. 10. Features artisans, food trucks and family games, plus an hour of free adventure films by Lookout Wild Film Festival following the music. Free admission.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St. Buckcherry, with Seven Year Witch and Core, 8 p.m. Sept. 5. $25-$55.

SOUNDS OF SUMMER — Market Park Pavilion, 106 S. Jackson St., Athens, Tenn. Biweekly summer concert series continues with a Writers in the Round session with Kinslee Melhorn, 7 p.m. Sept. 11. Free admission.

TIVOLI THEATRE — 709 Broad St. Black Jacket Symphony performs Pink Floyd's "The Wall" in its entirety, then other hits from the English rock band's catalog, 5 and 9 p.m. Sept. 11. $35-$40.


CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. "Working: A Musical," 2:30 p.m. Sept. 5. $15-$25. 423-267-8534,

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000,

* Through Sept. 30: "The 39 Steps." $16-$30.

* Sept. 10-Oct. 28: "Little House on the Prairie: The Musical." $16-$32.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.