A weekly list of upcoming outdoors events in the Chattanooga area; to submit an event, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chattanooga Boat & Sport Show: Thursday-Sunday, Chattanooga Convention Center; 3-9 p.m. Thursday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; $10, free for ages 12-under with accompanying adult.
Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Saturday, through Fenton Forest on Bauxite Ridge, easy to moderate 7 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Enterprise South Nature Park lot; call Tammy Hendrick at 315-949-8187); Tuesday, Cumberland State Park's Pioneer short loop & Pioneer Trail, 5 miles, lunch at the lodge (meet at 8:30 a.m. at ballfields parking lot on Durham Street in Soddy-Daisy; call or text Roy or Marti Owensby at 423-309-0579); Feb. 15, Big Creek loop trail, moderate 8.7 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Food City in Red Bank; call Tom McElhone at 805-208-4654); Feb. 18, Enterprise South Nature Park (meet at 8:30 a.m. at park visitors' center lower parking lot; call Nancy Allen at 423-987-0941); Feb. 22, Bird Mountain Trail in Frozen Head State Park, difficult 7.1-mile loop (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Durham Street lot; call John Politte at 423-304-8327).
Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park hike: Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon; guided, easy 1.5-mile loop. Meet at park's Gee Creek office.
Cumberland Trail hiking series: Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; guided, moderately strenuous 4-6 miles, 1 way (shuttle provided); free but advance registration required through email@example.com or 643-6888.
Winter waterfall hike: Sunday, noon-4 p.m., 3-mile out-and-back from Grundy Forest trailhead to Sycamore Falls in South Cumberland State Park; moderate to difficult; $10. Call 931-924-2980.
Rapid Learning intro to kayak and skills practice: Tuesday & March 10, 7-9 p.m., Hulsey Wellness Center at Southern Adventist University; $2 cash for pool use; family-friendly for ages 8-up; $75 for individual year's membership, $125 for family; first-timers free; equipment provided, reservations not required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 643-6888.
Adult archery — aim your game: Wednesdays in February & March, 2:30-3:30 p.m., indoors at Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; ages 30-older, free, no experience or reservations necessary; Genesis compound bows provided; arrive on time to allow for dividing into teams. For more information call 643-6888.
Try Archery: Wednesdays in February & March, 3:30-6 p.m., indoors at Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; ages 5-up, free, no experience or reservations necessary; first come, first shoot. For more information call 643-6888.
Outdoor Chattanooga winter workshops: Wednesday, basic bike maintenance; Feb. 19, basic camp cooking; 6:30-8 p.m., OC center, Coolidge Park; free, all ages, reservations not needed; practice opportunity each following Saturday. Email email@example.com or call 643-6888.
Local Tennessee Ornithological Society meeting: Feb. 13, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 720 S. Germantown Road. Contact David Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-7033.
Compiled by Ron Bush. Contact him at email@example.com or 423-757-6291.