To include a listing in the Out & About calendar, submit your events at www.Chattanooga Now.com. Questions? Call Susan Pierce at 423-757- 6284.
BATTLE OF CHICKAMAUGA ANNIVERSARY — Chickamauga Battlefield, LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Series of ranger- guided tours, hikes, lectures and living history demonstrations Sept. 15-20 to commemorate 154th anniversary of Battle of Chickamauga. For full schedule: www. nps. gov/chch/planyour visit/chickamauga154. htm. BATTLEFIELD EDUCATION DAY — Chickamauga Battlefield, LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethope, Ga. Eighth- grade classes are invited Tuesday, Sept. 19, to participate in rotating educational programs commemorating 154th anniversary of Battle of Chickamauga. Three block times available: 9 a. m., 10: 30 a. m. and noon. Reservations required: 423-752-5213, ext. 117, or email christopher_ young@ nps. gov. CHAT ABOUT SCIENCE — Stone Cup Coffee House, 208 Frazier Ave. Dr. Bernie Kuhajda of Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute describes reintroduction work with lake sturgeon and gives an overview of other TNACI conservation projects. 7- 8 p. m. Tuesday, Sept. 12. 423509- 8445. 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. CHEROKEE HISTORY TALK — Moccasin Bend National Archeological District, park at Gateway Site, 10 Hamm Road. Bring folding chair and water bottle for 30- minute program on “Cherokee in the Old South,” discussing how the Cherokee attempted to adapt and survive in the antebellum period. 2 p. m. Sunday, Sept. 10. 706- 866- 9241. CITY SWEAT — Waterhouse Pavilion, 850 Market St. Final City Sweat of the year celebrates Southern Bend Yoga Festival with Heather Shaw Dendy and Kari Baker Pollard. Bring your mat and water to free yoga workout. 6 p. m. Thursday, Sept. 14. 423-265-3700. CIVIL WAR TALK — Meet at Sherman Reservation, intersection of Crest Road and Lightfoot Mill Road on Missionary Ridge. One- hour program on the role of field fortifications used by Confederate soldiers along Missionary Ridge. Bring bottled water and folding chair; dress appropriately for weather. 2 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 9. 423- 821-7786. CLOUDLAND CANYON STATE PARK — Located near Trenton, Ga., on western side of Lookout Mountain, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. 706- 657- 4050.
Saturday, Sept. 9: Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point, 5- 9 p. m., $ 5 parking, meet at West Rim Access parking lot for 45- minute hike.
Saturday, Sept. 9: Waterfall workout, 4- 6 p. m., $ 5 parking. Learn about natural features of park in 2- mile hike with 1,200 stair steps and 750-feet of elevation gain. Bring drinking water. CRABTREE FARM PLANT SALE — Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. Fall plant sale and festival of sustainably grown fruits, vegetables and flowers; workshops 11 a. m., noon and 1 p. m. 9 a. m.4 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 16. 423- 493- 9155. DAHLIA SHOW — Bayside Baptist Church gym, 6100 Highway 58. Dahlia Society of Tennessee’s annual show. Noon- 4 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 16. tndahlia. org DESOTO STATE PARK — 7104 DeSoto Parkway, Fort Payne, Ala. 256- 997-5025. All times are Central.
Tuesday, Sept. 12: Tickborne disease in Alabama, 6 p. m., Little River Canyon Center, free, Dr. Robert Carter educates audience on ticks and diseases they carry. DOGGIE DIP POOL PARTY — Warner Park swimming pool, 1254 E. Third St. Pets and their owners take over the park pool at fundraiser for McKamey Animal Center; $ 15 per pooch, humans are free. 11 a. m.-3 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 9. 423-305- 6500 EVENING IN VENEZUELA — Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, 215 E. Eighth St. Outdoor fiesta celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Venezuelan cuisine, music by Venezuelan artist and composer Frank Quintero; $40 ages 4 and older, $ 30 students with valid ID. 6-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. 423-724-7654. Tickets: madpriestevents.ticketleap.com/venezuela.
FISH FRY — American Legion Post 214, 540 Park City Road, Rossville, Ga. Newly chartered Georgia Sunshine Optimist Club holds first fish fry/ auction; proceeds support local cancer patient. Adult plate $ 10, child’s plate $8, includes two sides, cornbread, dessert and drink. 11 a. m.- 6 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 9. www.facebook.com/ events/ 1858231951170375 GARDENING TALK — GreenSpaces, 63 E. Main St. Dr. Ed Schilling gives free overview of sunflowers and reviews uses of the members of the Asteraceae family in gardens. 6 p. m. Monday, Sept. 11. 423- 648- 0963. 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, Sept. 9: Rock Climbers parking lot to Big Soddy Gulf, slightly strenuous 5 miles. Will stage vehicles. Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy- Daisy at 8 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 12: Leggett Road to McGill Creek, moderate 4 miles. Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy- Daisy at 8 a. m.
Saturday, Sept. 16: Roaring Creek, slightly strenuous 6 miles. Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy- Daisy at 8 a.m. IN THE LINE OF DUTY RIDE — Thunder Creek Harley Davidson, 7720 Lee Highway. All- day motorcycle ride Saturday, Sept. 9, honoring individuals who have fallen in the line of service. For more information: 423- 892- 4888. JONES MEMORIAL BARBECUE — Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 4131 Ringgold Road. Annual barbecue and bake sale to benefit children in East Ridge community. Plates $ 10, stuffed potato $8, sandwich $ 5, meat by the pound $ 10. 10 a. m.- 6 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 9. 423- 624- 6073. LEARN TO RIDE A BICYCLE — Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. Certified instructors teach balance, starting and stopping, basic maintenance, safety rules. All participants must wear helmet. Bikes provided for adults and older children; children shorter than 4 feet must bring own bike. 4-5: 30 p. m. or 6-7: 30 p. m. Monday, Sept. 11. 423- 6436888. MOTORCYCLES, MOON- SHINE AND MUSIC — Mountain Creek Harley Davidson, 1001 Market St. Dalton, Ga., Party with music by Huskey Burnette, stunt shows by Bubba Blackwell at noon and 3 p. m. Noon- 4 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 16. 706-370-7433. 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: 423821-1160.
Saturday, Sept 9 and 16: Red wolf feeding and talk, noon, free to RRANC member,
included in admission for 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. Final after- hours tour of underground cavern with only lanterns to light the pathway. 8: 30-10: 30 p. m. Friday, Sept. 8. Reservations required, $29.95: www. rubyfalls.com/ lanterntours. TINY HOUSE FESTIVAL — Audubon Acres, 900 N. Sanctuary Road. United Tiny House Association event brings tiny houses and micro homes to town with live music, free movie showings and workshops. 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. 706-623-4332. $20-$35. TRAIN RIDES, CHATTANOOGA — Departing from Tennessee Valley Railroad, 4119 Cromwell Road. 423-894-8028. 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. September schedule: Trains depart Saturday and Sunday at 10:40 a. m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3: 35 p. m. Wednesdays through Fridays trains depart at 10:40 a. m. and 12:05 p. m. Railroad is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. WINES OF SICILY — Back Inn Cafe, 412 E. Second St. Bluff View wine director Michael Vasta leads wine-tasting class; $40 per person, reservations required. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. Reservations: 423-265-5033, ext. 4.
BOOK SIGNING — Star Line Books, 1467 Market St. Artist Alan Shuptrine signs the Artist Catalogue and gives watercolor demonstration. 6- 8 pm. Today, Sept. 7. 423777- 5629. BOOK SIGNING — Catoosa County Library, 108 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. Kellie Taylor Hall signs “Just Being Me” fantasy novel. 10 a. m.-3 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 9. 706965-3600. WRITERS GUILD — Creative Arts Guild, 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Guild hosts monthly meetings to improve writing skills, provide listening and feedback to local writers and to present regional authors. Third Monday of each month. 706-259-1822.
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 423-757-5310 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, registration 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, 10-10: 30 a. m., Eastgate branch. Finger play, songs and stories for infants up to 18 months and their parent/caregiver.
Sept. 12: Beat making and digital music for teens, The Studio at downtown branch, 4: 30 p. m.
Sept 12: Beat making and digital music for adults in The Studio, downtown branch, 6 p. m. CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR
Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., 11 a. m. Saturday, storytime. 423893- 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. 423-756-2738, www.cdmfun. org.
Saturday, Sept. 16: Chocolate festival, noon- 4 p. m., chocolate tasting, chocolate making. GIRL POWER DAY — Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place. Authors Courtney Stevens, Kristin Tubb, Lin Stepp, Nia Mya Reese, body language class by Dr. Donna Van Natten and other events. Free. 2 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 9. 423- 8930186 Sept. 16: Guy Power Day, 2 p. m., with eight authors. ROSSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY — 504 McFarland Ave., Rossville, Ga. Preschool Ready to Read, Tuesdays at 10: 30 a. m. Come for stories, crafts and songs. 706- 8661368.
BALLROOM — Ballroom Magic Dance Center, 4200 N. Access Road. $ 10 per person. 8: 30-10: 30 p. m. Fridays. 423771-3646. CONTRA DANCE — Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society hosts dance with calling by Vicki Herndon and music by Contraplicity. $ 8 individuals, $ 5 students and senior adults. 7: 30 contra lesson, 8: 30-11 p. m. dance. Saturday, Sept. 9. 423629- 0333. SHAG, BOP, SWING, JITTERBUG — Elks Lodge 91, 1067 Graysville Road at East Brainerd Road. $ 5 members, $ 7 guests. 7-10 p. m. Thursdays. www.choochooshagclub.com. SINGLES DANCE — First- Centenary United Methodist Church, Mohney Hall, corner of Oak and Houston streets. Wear your favorite team’s colors for football-theme dance sponsored by Positive Christian Singles; $8 and bring snacks to share. 7-10 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 9. 423-756-2021. SQUARE DANCING — 175 Emergency Road, Grandview, Tenn. Trivial Trivia square dance, Johnny Chambers caller, 7 p. m. workshop, 7: 30 p. m. dance, Friday, Sept. 8, $ 5 per person. 931-707- 0766. SQUARE DANCE CLASS — Grandview Community Center, 175 Emergency Road, Grandview, Tenn. Learn to square dance with Johnny Chambers and the Grandview Twirlers. Classes begin Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p. m. First lesson is free, after that $ 4 per person. No partners required, casual dress. 931707- 0766. USA DANCE — Brainerd United Methodist Church, Lundy Hall, 4315 Brainerd Road. Beginning cha- cha lesson taught by Mark Franklin at 7: 30 p. m., dance 8: 30-10: 30 p. m. Friday, Sept. 8. www. chattanoogausadance.com. USAD members, first-time guests and students $ 5, nonmembers $ 10.