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.
BLUFF VIEW WINE SERIES — Back Inn Cafe, 411 E. Second St. Monthly educational wine series for ages 21 and older; $40 per person. 6:30-8:30 Tuesday, June 5. Reservations required: 423-265-5033, ext. 4. BATTLEFIELD TOUR — Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Meet in Visitor Center’s theater at 11 a.m. for panel discussion about the leadership of Gen. George H. Thomas followed by one-hour car caravan at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2. 706-8669241. CANOE LOOKOUT CREEK — Directions to launch site given with reservation confirmation. Friends of Moccasin Bend and Friends of Outdoor Chattanooga sponsor paddle on Lookout Creek to learn more about the Civil War and American Indian history associated with Lookout Mountain and Moccasin Bend. 9 a.m. Friday, May 25. Reservations: 423- 643- 6888. 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. CHATTANOOGA MARKET — First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Carter St. More than 200 vendors of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, flowers and original art. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. 423- 648-2496. CLOUDLAND CANYON STATE PARK — Located near Trenton, Ga., on western side of Lookout Mountain, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. Reservations required: 706-913-7170.
Fridays, May 25 and June 1: Night hike, 8-10 p.m. $10 plus $5 parking, for ages 10 and older. Hike 2-mile trail learning geology and history of the canyon, bring flashlight.
Friday, June 1: Map and com- pass course, 11 a.m., $5 parking. Meet at interpretive center to learn basics of land navigation. DIXIE HIGHWAY SALE — From Marietta to Ringgold, Ga. Ninety-mile yard sale follows the Dixie Highway through 13 North Georgia communities. June 1-3. www.facebook.com/ events/348203592261777 FOSTER CARE NIGHT — Chambliss Center for Children, 315 Gillespie Road. Chambliss Center hosts free information night on becoming a foster parent. 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. Reservations required: 423693-2580. GARDEN TOUR — Annual fundraiser for Master Gardeners of Hamilton County visits five locations on Signal Mountain. Purchase ticket at any tour stop;
$20 ticket good both days. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 2; 1- 6 p.m. Sunday, June 3. For map of tour stops: mghc. org/31st-annual-spring-gardentour HARRISON BAY STATE PARK — 8411 Harrison Bay Road, Harrison, Tenn. 423-344- 6214.
Today, May 24: Full moon paddle, 8:15 p.m., $30 per person. For ages 14 and older, children ages 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at boat shed for paddle to remote area of park, where participants will have campfire and refreshments, then paddle back along shore line in 1.5-mile, 3-hour paddle. HEALTH FAIR — 721 Eastgate Loop. Virginia College hosts free community health fair with free vision screenings, health-related checks, activities for all ages. Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, June 6. 423-893-2000. 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, May 26: Lula Lake, moderate 4.5 miles. Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 8 a.m.
Tuesday, May 29: Big Soddy Gulf, easy-to-moderate 6 miles. Meet at Durham Street parking lot by ballfields in Soddy- Daisy at 8 a.m. and proceed to the Big Soddy Gulf parking lot where hike begins at the park’s trailhead.
Saturday, June 2: National Trails Day at Booker T. Washing- ton State Park. Join interpretive ranger for hike around nature trail. Meet at the park’s swimming pool at 10 a.m. MAINSTREET CRUISE-IN — Cleveland, Tenn., around courthouse square. View restored cars and other special-interest vehicles as they line downtown streets while music from the 1950s-’70s plays over speakers. Spaces are free on a first- come, first-served basis. 1- 6 p.m. Saturday, May 26. 423-595-2912. REFLECTION RIDING ARBORETUM AND NATURE CENTER — 400 Garden Road. Hours of operation 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12:304 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays. Admission $10 adults, $7 ages 4-11 and ages 65 and older. All events require registration: 423821-1160.
RUBY FALLS LANTERN TOURS — Ruby Falls, 1720 South Scenic Highway. Experience underground cavern with only lanterns to light the way; $29.95 adults. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays through November. Reservations required: 706-820-2531. SOUTH CUMBERLAND STATE PARK — 11745 Highway 41, Monteagle, Tenn. All times listed are Central. 931-924-2980. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today, May 24: Hike Greeter Falls-Big Creek Gulf and Stone Door, 9 a.m. CDT, $20. Ranger Murray Gheesling leads 7.5-mile hike on long, rough and rocky trail. Wear hiking boots, backpack, bring lunch, snacks and plenty of water.
Friday, May 25: Waterfall hike, 2:30 p.m. CDT, free. Meet ranger at Greeter Falls parking lot for moderate 2-mile hike around Greeter Falls Loop trail.
Sunday, May 27: Stroll the Meadow Trail, 2 p.m. CDT, free. Meet at Visitor Center for easy, mile-long hike. Bring water, wear comfortable shoes for hiking. TRAIN RIDES, CHATTANOOGA — Departing from Tennessee Valley Railroad, 4119 Cromwell Road. 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. May schedule: Trains depart every Saturday and Sunday at 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m. Trains also depart Tuesdays through Fridays at 10:40 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. YOGA AND WHISKEY — Tennessee Stillhouse, 890 Riverfront Parkway. Yoga class led by Lisa McBryde of Southern Yoga followed by behind-the-scenes lesson on making whiskey and a tasting. $20. Must be 21 or older to attend. 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Tickets at www. xorbia.com
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, 10-10:30 a.m., Eastgate branch. Finger play, songs and stories for infants up to 18 months and their parent/ caregiver. CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR
Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., 11 a.m. Saturday, storytime. 423-893- 0186. CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM — 321 Chestnut St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday; closed Wednesday. $13.95 adults and children.756-2738, www.cdmfun. org.
Saturday, May 26: New exhibit “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” opens.
Friday, June 1: New price increase to $14.95 begins. KIDS BASS TOURNAMENT — Marion County Park, 9696 Highway 41, Jasper, Tennessee. Sixth annual children’s bass-fishing tournament, free. 8 a.m.-noon
Saturday, June 3. 423-8346944. ROSSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY — 504 McFarland Ave., Rossville, Ga. Preschool Ready to Read, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Come for stories, crafts and songs. 706-866-1368.
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 caller Vicki Herndon and music by Unbalanced. $10 individuals, $7 students and senior adults. 7:30 contra lesson, 8-11 p.m. dance. Saturday, May 26. 423- 629- 0333. ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE — Heritage House at Heritage Park, 1428 Jenkins Road. Free introductory class for new dancers that teaches fundamental moves, then several dances from the historical repertoire. Bring soft-sole (sneakers or flats) shoes for dancing. No experience needed. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. 423-855-9474. 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. USA DANCE — Brainerd United Methodist Church, Lundy Hall, 4315 Brainerd Road. Beginning salsa lesson taught by Jesse Ramos at 7:30 p.m., followed by general dancing 8:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, June 8. chattanoogausadance.com. USAD members and first-time guests, $5; nonmembers $10.