ARTILLERY PROGRAMS — Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Pick up map at Visitor Center for program location near King Monument on Battleline Road. Thirty- minute programs will begin at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29. 706-866-9241. BAT CAVE CANOE ADVENTURE — Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. Paddle to mouth of Nickajack Cave at dusk and watch bats fly out for their nightly feeding before paddling back. Children must be a minimum of 50 pounds and at least 5 years old. One adult must be in each boat. 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, July 28. Reservations: 423643- 6888. Cost is $40 per canoe, $20 per person, $10 for children under 13 years of age; includes personal flotation devices. CHATTANOOGA GHOST TOURS — 432 Market St. Walking tours through downtown, ghost hunts through University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
and Citizens Cemetery. Adults $ 16.95, ages 12 and under $ 10. Tours 8: 30 p. m. nightly by appointment. 423- 821-7125. CIVIL WAR TOUR — Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Learn about resistance to Reconstruction following the war during 90- minute car caravan; dress appropriately for weather and bring bottle of water and folding chair. 2 p. m. Aug. 5. 706- 866- 9241. CLASSIC CAR SHOW — Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. River City Corvette Club and city of East Ridge sponsor show with first and second places in 11 classes with door prizes, auction and vendors; benefits East Ridge Needy Child Fund and Hospice of Chattanooga. Entry fee $20. 9 a. m.-3 p. m. Aug. 5. Car registration: firstname.lastname@example.org. CLOUDLAND CANYON STATE PARK — Located near Trenton, Ga., on western side of Lookout Mountain, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. 706- 6574050.
Saturday, July 29: Star Party, 9 p. m. $ 5 parking, meet at disc golf course parking lot to view night sky with Barnard Astronomical Society.
Saturday, July 29: Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point, 9 p. m., $ 5 parking, meet at West Rim Access parking lot for 45- minute hike. DESOTO STATE PARK — 7104 DeSoto Parkway, Fort Payne, Ala. 256- 997-5025. All times are Central.
July 28-30: Kayaking at the Falls, 1- 6 p. m. Friday and Sunday, 9 a. m.- 6 p. m. Saturday. A 4- mile, flatwater paddle on Little River overlooking DeSoto Falls; three- hour rental $ 30 single, $ 45 tandem. Reservations: 256- 634- 8370.
July 29-30: Rappelling adventure, 1-4 p.m., $40, for ages 10 and up, no previous experience necessary. To register: angie@ oneworldadventureco.org. FALL CREEK FALLS STATE PARK — 2009 Village Camp Road, Spencer, Tenn. 1- 800250- 8610.
July 27-30: Pontoon tours around lake, $9 per person, multiple times offered. For schedule: 423- 881-3297. GARDENING WORKSHOP — Chattanooga Workspace, 302
W. Sixth St. The Chattery presents a make-your-own terrarium workshop; $38 includes all materials including glass container, but participants may bring their own container if desired. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1. Reservations: 423-413-8978. GARDENING WORKSHOP — The Barn Nursery, 1801 E. 24th St. Place. Donna Dent leads miniature garden workshops open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Workshop starts at $ 35, which includes container, charcoal, soil, pebbles. 11 a. m. or 3 p. m. Saturday, July 29. Reservations: 423- 698-2276 GARDENING CLASS — Ooltewah Nursery, 5829 Ooltewah- Ringgold Road. Bring a pen to Tomato Tasting Thursday to write down the names of your favorites. 3- 6 p. m. today, July 27. 423-238- 9775. HIKES, TENNESSEE — Led by Soddy- Daisy Hiking Club. Bring water and snack. Carpool locations given for those who want to meet group. For more information, contact George Bonneau at george. r. bonneau@gmail. com or 423- 842-3619.
Saturday, July 29: Snow Falls, strenuous 10 miles. Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy- Daisy at 8 a. m.
August: No hikes scheduled this month. HIWASSEE/OCOEE SCENIC RIVER STATE PARK — 404 Spring Creek Road, Delano, Tenn. Movies under the stars at camp-
ground each Saturday this summer; canceled if raining. 423-263- 0050 KAYAK TOUR — Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. Kayak from Chattanooga to Brown’s Ferry, following route taken by soldiers who opened the famous “Cracker Line” during the Civil War. Paddle down Tennessee River, around Moccasin Bend and back during free, 4- hour, ranger- guided kayak tour. Must know how to swim and be 14 years or older. 9 a. m.-1 p. m. Friday, July 28. 423- 6436888. Directions to launch site given with reservation confirmation. KAYAK TOUR — Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. Sunrise kayak tour includes locking through Chickamauga Dam for ages 14 and up; $35 fee includes all equipment and transportation. 7-10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3. 423- 643- 6888. LADIES NIGHT OUT — Georgia Winery, 6469 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, Ga. Join your friends, bring your folding chairs, sip hand- crafted wine while enjoying live music and pampering; $20 per person. 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 28. 706937-9463. POETRY SHOWCASE — ArtsBuild, 301 E. 11th St. Manifest Voices completes its teen poetry workshop with free community showcase. 6- 8: 30 p. m. Saturday, July 29. www.christianjcollier.com RED CLAY STATE PARK — 1140 Red Clay Park Road, Cleveland, Tenn. 423-478- 0339.
Aug. 5: Cherokee cultural celebration, 10 a. m.-5 p. m., Cherokee games, blowgun tournament, music and more. REFLECTION RIDING ARBORETUM AND NATURE CENTER— 400 Garden Road. Hours of operation 9: 30 a. m.- 4 p. m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12: 30- 4 p. m. Sunday. Closed
Mondays. Admission $ 10 adults, $7 ages 4-11 and ages 65 and older. All events require preregistration: 423- 821-1160.
Saturday, July 29: Meet Taylor Berry at Wildlife Wanderland to watch him feed red wolves and learn about Red Wolf Recovery Program, 1 p.m., free for RRANC members, $10 nonmembers. RIVER CANYON ADVENTURES — 21726 River Canyon Road. Explore the scenic Tennessee River Gorge with daily one-, two- or three-hour adventures priced from $ 35 to $50. Stop by the rope swing, rent a kayak or paddleboard or
inflatable dinghy with electric motor and have fun in the water. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Register and pay on the website and get 30 minutes additional free time: www.rivercanyonadventures.com. 423-488-8211.
RUBY FALLS LANTERN TOURS — Ruby Falls, 1720 S. Scenic Highway. After- hours tour of underground cavern with only lanterns to light the pathway. 8: 30-10: 30 p. m. Fridays through Sept. 8. Reservations required, $29.95: www. rubyfalls.com/ lanterntours.
SUNDOWN AT THE CREEK — Thunder Creek Harley- Davidson, 7720 Lee Highway. Live music series 7- 9 p. m. Fridays. 423- 892- 4888.
TRAIN RIDES, CHATTANOOGA — Departing from Tennessee Valley Railroad, 4119 Cromwell Road. 8948028. Check website for designated weekend train rides such as Chickamauga Turn, Dinner on the Diner and Hiwassee River Rail Adventure. www.tvrail.com.
› Missionary Ridge Local: Sixmile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM’s repair shop. $17 adults, $11 ages 2-12. July schedule: Trains depart daily at 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m..
VINTAGE BASE BALL — Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Highway. Free doubleheader features Cumberlanders vs. Lightfoot at noon, Mountain City vs. Maroons at 2: 30 p. m. Saturday, July 29. Game played by 19th- century rules. tennesseevintagebaseball.com
WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS MEETING — Cleveland State Community College, Room 202 of Technology Building, Cleveland, Tenn. Cleveland State’s Small Business Development Center hosts free meeting open to any female business owner in Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe or Polk counties. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2. Program is “What’s App? New Technologies for Business.” Light lunch served. 423-614-8746.
CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY All locations of the Chattanooga public library system have preschool story time. The Downtown, Eastgate and Northgate libraries have Adventure Club for children ages 6 and up. The library’s teen center, Teen Stack, is located in the Downtown Library. For more information about all programming held in the Downtown, Eastgate, Northgate or South Chattanooga libraries, call 757-5310 or visit www.chattlibrary.org.
› Lego Clubs: Downtown branch, every Monday, 5- 6 p.m., for ages 5-11, free; Northgate branch, first Saturday of each month, 2-3 p.m., for ages 3 and up, free. 757-5314.
› Toddler Time: Learning program for ages 18-36 months and parents/ guardians, preregistration not required. Wednesdays: 10: 30 a. m. Eastgate Library, 10 a. m. and 11 a. m. Northgate Library. Saturday: 11 a. m., downtown branch.
› Baby Bounce: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1010: 30 a. m., Eastgate branch. Finger play, songs and stories for infants up to 18 months and their parent/caregiver.
› July 27: Make. Play. Read. Learn: Junior Historians, 2 p. m. downtown branch. ›
July 27: MPRL: Explorers, 3 p. m., Eastgate branch
› July 28: MPRL: Awesome Authors, 11 a. m., downtown branch.
CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR
› Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., 11 a. m. Saturday, come dressed as your favorite superhero or villain for Superhero Storytime. 423- 893- 0186.
› Books Never Ending, 247 Cloud Springs Road, Rossville, 10: 30 a. m. Saturdays for ages 3- 8. 706- 891- 0774. www. booksneverending.com
CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM — 321 Chestnut St. Hours: 10 a. m.-5 p. m. daily. $ 13.95 adults and children.756-2738, www. cdmfun.org.
› July 29-30: Honey harvest, noon- 4 p. m., make honey products, taste different kinds of honey, meet beekeepers and see honey extraction.
› Aug. 3: Sensory Night, 5: 30- 8 p. m., free, for children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Included in CDM admission, but reservations required.
DALTON-WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA., PUBLIC LIBRARY — 310 Cappes St., Dalton, Ga. 706- 876-1360.
› July 27: Pelicula Familiar, 5 p. m. Spanish language version of “Lego Batman Movie” shown, free popcorn and drinks.
› July 31: Power of Science with Girl Scouts, 4:30 p.m., girls in grades K-12 learn about nature, investigative science, astronomy and have STEM fun.
BALLROOM — Ballroom Magic Dance Center, 4200 N. Access Road. $ 10 per person. 8: 30-10: 30 p. m. Fridays. 423-771-3646.
SQUARE DANCING — 175 Emergency Road, Grandview, Tenn. Grandview Twirlers host square dances with caller Johnny Chambers. No partners required, $5 per person, casual dress. 7:30-10 p.m.
Friday, July 28. 931-707- 0766 or find them on Facebook at Grandview Twirlers.