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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: riverci­ty­corvet­te­club@hot­mail.com. 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.

Chil­dren/ Teens

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.

Dances

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.

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