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.
BATTLEFIELD BICYCLE TOURS — Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Free, 2.5- hour bicycle tours through battlefield led by Outdoor Chattanooga with rangers providing history of park. Ride is 4 miles on moderately hilly terrain; appropriate for ages 8 and older, children must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone must wear a helmet. 9: 30 a. m. Saturday, Sept 16. 423-752-5213. 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/planyourvisit/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. 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.
CLOUDLAND CANYON STATE PARK — Located near Trenton, Ga., on western side of Lookout Mountain, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. 706657- 4050.
Saturday, Sept. 16: Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point, 5- 9 p. m., $ 5 parking, meet at West Rim Access parking lot for 45- minute hike.
Friday, Sept. 22: Night Hike, 7- 9 p. m., $ 5 parking, ages 10 and older learn geology and history of park on 2- mile hike. DAHLIA SHOW — Bayside Baptist Church gym, 6100 Highway 58. Dahlia Society of Tennessee’s free show. Noon- 4 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 16. tndahlia. org DISASTER/ TRAVEL/ WILDERNESS FIRST AID COURSE — UTC Aquatic and Recreation Center, 601 E. Fifth St. Workshops, talks and hands- on lessons for ages 12 and older to learn how to save a life when not near a hospital. $ 185 per person. 8: 30 a. m.- 6: 30 p. m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 23-24. Register: www. solowfa.com EAST TENNESSEE MUSIC COLLECTORS SHOW — East Ridge Community Center, 1517 Tombras Ave. Dealers offer vintage vinyl LPs and 45s, CDs, DVDs, memorabilia and more; $2 per person. 10 a. m.- 4 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 23. 704- 996- 9945. 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. GARDENING CLASS — UT Extension Office, 6183 Adamson Circle off Bonny Oaks Drive. Master Gardener Holly Colf leads free class on growing dahlias. 10 a. m.noon. Saturday, Sept. 16. To register: mghc.org/education-committee- classes. 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. 16: Roaring Creek, slightly strenuous 6 miles. Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy- Daisy at 8 a. m.
Tuesday, Sept. 19: Harrison Bay State Park, easy 4.5 miles. Meet in Highway 153 Target parking lot at 8 a. m.
Saturday, Sept. 23: Booker T. Washington, moderate 4 miles. Meet in Highway 153 Target parking lot at 8 a. m. KAYAK TENNESSEE RIVER GORGE — Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. Kayak the gorge with a lunch stop to visit Tennessee River Gorge Trust’s Bird Observatory. Learn about the Trust’s objectives with the station and about research projects focusing on local birds. Outdoor Chattanooga staff will provide kayak instruction, kayaks, paddles and return
shuttle back to vehicle. For ages 14 and older. 8 a. m.-1: 30 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 16. Register through Tennessee River Gorge Trust: www.trft. of/events. KORNFIELD KOUNTY — Harrison Ruritan Club, 5709 Tyner Lane. Harrison Ruritan and East Ridge Cloggers present free “Hee- Haw”style variety show. 5- 9 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 16. 423344-7848. MOTORCYCLES, MOONSHINE 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., food. Noon- 4 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 16. 706-370-7433. NEW SOUTH ART TOUR — Meet in lobby terrace of Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View. New tour of art galleries, installations and studios from Bluff View District to Southside. 10 a. m.-12: 30 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 16. 423-290-2477. Fee $ 35 this week only, $ 45 beginning Sept 23. OCOEE REGION BEEKEEPERS — Benton Municipal Building, 6496 Highway 411, Benton, Tenn. Master Gardener and beekeeper Myron McCleary speaks on “Bee- Friendly Plants and Garden Plantings.” 7 p. m. Tuesday, Sept. 19. 423338-2792. 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, Sept. 16, 23: Red wolf feeding and talk, noon, free to RRANC mem-
ber, 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, 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. RUGBY LANTERN TOUR — Rugby, Tenn., just off state Highway 52, about 35 miles from I- 40. Lantern tour of Laurel Dale Cemetery with ghost stories, 10 costumed characters telling their tales in the cemetery where they lie. 5 p. m. CDT Saturday, Sept. 16. www. historicrugby.org. Tickets $ 15 adults, $ 10 children 12 and younger. TENNESSEE TOW SHOW — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St. Safety training seminars for opera- tors, exhibits, tow truck beauty contest, remembrance of fallen operators. Show opens today, Sept. 14; free exhibits open to public 10 a. m.- 6 p. m. Friday, Sept. 15; and 11 a. m.5 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 16. tennesseetowshow.com 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: Six- mile, 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. WICFEST — Harrison Bay State Park, 8411 Harrison Bay Road. Twist Aura’s first Wicfest open to those who practice Earth- based religions; $75 -$600 packages available. 9 a. m.-11:45 p. m.
Thursday, Sept. 21; midnight-11:45 p. m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 22-23; midnight-1 p. m. Sunday, Sept. 24. wicfest.org. 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. today, Sept. 14. Reservations: 423-265-5033, ext. 4. WINE YOGA — Georgia Winery, 6469 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, Ga. Sara Mingus leads hour of yoga for all experience levels followed by wine social. 4- 6 p. m. Sunday, Sept. 17. 706- 9463. For ages 21 and older; $ 15 ticket includes one glass of wine.
BOOK SIGNING — Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Robert Carter signs “Longstreet’s Breakthrough at Chickamauga: Accidental Victory” and “Fight for Snodgrass and the Rock of Chickamauga.” 10 a. m.- 4: 30 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 16. 706- 866- 9287. 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. 706-2591822.
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. ›
Sept. 15: Digital Plug- ins 101, The Studio in downtown branch, 4 p. m. ›
Sept. 19: Beat making and digital music for teens, The Studio at downtown branch, 4: 30 p. m. ›
Sept 19: Beat making and digital music for adults, The Studio at 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.756-2738, www. cdmfun.org. › Saturday, Sept. 16: Chocolate festival, noon- 4 p. m., chocolate tasting, chocolate making. GUY POWER DAY — Barnes and Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place. Events and authors Brooks Benjamin, Kenyon T. Henry, Andrew Maraniss, Greg Wilkey, Wayne Brown, JD Harper, Gary Highfield and Jerry Summers. Free. 2 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 16. 423- 893- 0186 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. SCOUTING MONTH AT TENNESSEE AQUARIUM — Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St. During month of September, half- price admission offered Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and guests traveling with troops. Discount applies to Aquarium tickets, 45- minute Imax screenings and cruises aboard the River Gorge Explorer, as well as combo tickets. Scouts must wear their uniform, badge sash or Scouting activity shirt to be eligible. Scouting staff must present valid paystub for discount. Tickets must be purchased in person. www. tnaqua. org
BALLROOM — Ballroom Magic Dance Center, 4200 N. Access Road. $ 10 per person. 8: 30-10: 30 p. m. Fridays. 423-771-3646. CONTRA DANCE — Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society hosts dance with calling by Grant Host and music by Ed & Elsie. $8 individuals, $ 5 students and senior adults. 7: 30 contra lesson, 8: 30-11 p. m. dance. Saturday, Sept. 23. 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. 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, Sept.
22. 931-707- 0766 or find them on Facebook at Grandview Twirlers.