A weekly list of upcoming outdoors events in the Chattanooga area; to submit an event, write to email@example.com.
* Local Tennessee Ornithological Society meeting: Thursday, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 720 S. Germantown Road. Contact David Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-7033.
* Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Saturday, Frozen Head State Park, Bird Mountain loop trail, 7.1 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at ballfields parking lot on Durham Street in Soddy-Daisy; call John Politte at 304-8327); Tuesday, Laurel Falls Trail, across the bridge up through rim to bluff, easy to moderate 5 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Durham Street lot; call Nancy Allen at 344-1118); Oct. 18-20, TTA annual meeting, Fairfield Glade; Oct. 22, Booker T. Washington State Park outer loop, easy to moderate 3.5 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. in park at first parking lot near pool; call Jean Smith at 596-7681); Oct. 26, from John Muir Trail trailhead to Appalachia Power Plant on Hiwassee River, 6 miles, vehicle staging (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Food City in Ooltewah; call Politte).
* Cumberland Trail hiking series: Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; guided, moderately strenuous, one way (shuttle provided), mostly downhill 4-7 miles; free but advance registration required through email@example.com or 643-6888.
* Adult Archers & Aces: Tuesdays in October, noon-1:30 p.m., indoors at Outdoor Chattanooga center, Coolidge Park; ages 30-older, free, no reservations or experience necessary, sessions include games & socializing; equipment & instruction provided.
* Chickamauga Battlefield free bike tour: Oct. 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m., leisurely 3- to 4-mile ride from visitors center with history talks; adults & kids ages 8-up (with adult) welcome; helmets required. Bicycles can be reserved by calling 643-6888.
* Chattanooga Bicycle Club meeting: Oct. 21, 6-7 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; for recreational cyclists.
* Interscholastic Climbing League: Grades 6-12 teams in a series of 6 meets at 3 indoor climbing gyms. If interested and your school does not have a team, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 643-6888.
* Wild Trails 200 Mile Club: Encourages improved fitness; cover 200 miles in three months under one's own power, whether by running, biking, swimming, paddling, walking or other aerobic activities. Anyone interested can start at any time by registering at wildtrails.org/200-mile-club and recording his or her progress there. Getting to 200 makes one a member, and the membership card secures discounts at a variety of places. Club activities include a campout, barbecue and 15k/5k trail races every three months at Lula Lake Land Trust.
Compiled by Ron Bush. Contact him at email@example.com or 423-757-6291.