Prentice Cooper managed deer hunts: Friday-Sunday & Nov. 25-30; area west of Suck Creek Road will be closed to all but hunters on these dates; areas east of Suck Creek Road (Highway 27) still will be open for hiking.

Head of the Hooch rowing regatta: Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; watch 2,000-plus boats covering 5,000 meters ending at Ross's Landing.

Ranger-guided hike on Lookout Mountain: Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Hardy, Mountain Beautiful, Bluff & Cravens House trails, 4 miles, nearly 600 feet of elevation change. Call 706-866-9241 or 423-821-7786.

Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Saturday, Cumberland Mountain State Park, moderate 6 miles (meet at 9 a.m. at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy; contact George Bonneau at or 842-3619); Nov. 11, Heiss Mountain to Little Possum Creek & back, strenuous 6 miles (meet at 9 a.m. at Durham Street lot; call John Politte at 304-8327); Nov. 14, Mowbray Pike to Sluder Lane, moderate 5 miles (will stage vehicles; meet at 9 a.m. at Durham Street lot; contact Bonneau).


Interscholastic Climbing League: Saturday, High Point Downtown; Dec. 2, High Point Riverside; Dec. 9, Tenn. Bouldering Authority; first 3 of 6 grades 6-12 meets for 2017-18 season. Contact Outdoor Chattanooga at or 643-6888.

Lula Lake open gate days: Saturday-Sunday & Nov. 25-26; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; free admission, $2 donations encouraged. See

Village at Hawk Creek open house: Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 345 Johnston School Road, McDonald; historic log cabin village with covered bridge, grist mill, blacksmith shop & spring house, with band & barbecue.

Sunset strolls to Sunset Point: Saturdays through November, 5-9 p.m., Cloudland Canyon State Park; meet at West Rim access parking lot, fee $5. Ranger-guided, start times vary with time of sunset (check for specifics at visitor center). Call 706-657-4050.

Beginner mountain bike rides: Sundays through November, 9 a.m., Cloudland Canyon State Park; ages 13 to adult, bikes available for rental from visitor center, helmets required, $10-$15. Call 706-657-4050.

Rapid Learning whitewater kayaking practice: Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., Hulsey Wellness Center, Southern Adventist University; family-friendly for ages 8-up; first-timers free (except for $2 pool fee), equipment provided, reservations not required; yearly membership $75, family membership $125; special members-only opportunity for indoor-roll classes Nov. 16, 6-8 p.m., at UTC's ARC pool. Email or call 643-6888.

Local Tennessee Ornithological Society meeting: Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 720 S. Germantown Road. Contact David Stone at or 238-4234.

Tennessee Valley Canoe Club meeting: Nov. 14, 6-7 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park.

Chattanooga Bicycle Club meeting: Nov. 20, 6-7 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park.

After-Thanksgiving hike at Red Clay: Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; ranger-guided with information on local flora, fauna & geography; free.