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.
ARCHAEOLOGY LECTURE — Southern Adventist University, Lynn Wood Hall Chapel, 4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale. Dr. Michael G. Hasel presents “The Rise of the Kingdom of Judah in the Tenth Century BC: The Emerging Picture from the Ancient Past.” Free. 7 p. m. Monday, Oct. 8. 423-2362030. ARTILLERY DEMONSTRATIONS — Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Living historians fire reproduction Civil War cannon. 10: 30 a. m.-3: 30 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 28. 423-752-5213. AUTOCROSS OPEN HOUSE — Dade County High School, 300 Tradition Lane, Trenton, Ga. Chattanooga Region of Sports Car Club of America sponsors event to drive a car at speed or ride along as a passenger on track marked by traffic cones in safe parking lot; must sign waiver and wear wristband to show registered. Free hot dogs and cold drinks. 9 a. m.- 4 p. m. Sunday, Sept. 30. 706- 657-7517. 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 Thursday, Oct. 4. Reservations required: 423-265-5033, ext. 4. CHATTANOOGA GHOST TOURS — 57 E. Fifth St. Walking tours through downtown, ghost hunts through University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Citizens Cemetery. Adults $ 17.95 plus tax, ages 12 and under $ 11 plus tax. Tours 8: 30 p. m. nightly by appointment. 423- 8005998. 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. › Friday, Sept. 28: Family fishing, 11 a. m.-2 p. m., $ 5 parking. No fishing license required to fish at pond, fishing rods available at interpretive center and must be returned by 4 p. m. › Friday, Sept. 28: Night hike, 7- 9 p. m., $ 10 plus $ 5 parking, ages 10 and older can take 2- mile hike to learn geology and history of canyon. › Sunday, Sept. 30: Beginner’s mountain bike ride, 10 a. m. to noon, $ 5 parking. Easy, guided, 3.5- mile ride on Cloudland Connector trail, some bikes available for rent. COSTUME BANQUET — Pirate Springs, 2575 Old Freewill Road, Cleveland, Tenn. National Recovery Month fundraiser with DJ/dancing, dinner, testimony and best pirate costume contest, 6- 9 p. m. Thursday, Sept. 27. $ 50. Call 423- 476- 4860 to check on ticket availability. FINE INTERIORS EXPO — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St. Interior design exhibition featuring design trends, inspirational decor, fine furniture, art pieces and architecture; $ 10 per person. 10 a. m.- 9 p. m. today-Saturday, Sept. 27-29; 11 a. m.-5 p. m. Sunday, Sept. 30. 423-544-3926. FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY: CULTUREFEST PREVIEW — Miller Park, 928 Market St. Food trucks parked around Miller Park, music and dance presented by city’s ethnic communities. Free. 11: 30 a. m.- 1: 30 p. m. Friday, Sept. 28. GARDEN CLUB FUNDRAISER — Firehall 36 on Sheridan Avenue. Missionary Ridge Garden Club yard sale. Noon- 4 p. m. Friday, Sept. 28; 8 a. m.noon Saturday, Sept. 29. firstname.lastname@example.org. HIKES, TENNESSEE — Led by Soddy- Daisy Hiking Club. Bring water and snack. Car- pool locations given for those who want to meet group. For more information, 423- 8423619. › Saturday, Sept. 29: Cumberland Trail from Leggett Road trailhead to Connector Loop and back, moderate 6.4 miles. Meet at Durham Street in Soddy- Daisy at 9 a. m. OUT ON 8TH — Eighth Street between Pine and Chestnut streets. Friday night street party features Oktoberfest theme with appetizers, small plates, cocktails, beer, live music, artist demonstrations and items for sale from West Village merchants. 5- 8 p. m. Fridays through Oct. 5. www. facebook.com/westvillage CHA. RAISE THE ROOF — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St. Featured speaker is Natosha Rice at luncheon to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga; $65 per person. 11: 30 a. m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. 423-756- 0507. REFLECTION RIDING ARBORETUM AND NATURE CENTER— 400 Garden Road. Hours of operation 9: 30 a. m.- 6: 30 p. m. Tuesdays- Fridays, 11 a. m.- 6: 30 p. m. Saturdays-Sundays. Closed Mondays. Admission $ 10 adults, $ 7 ages 4- 11 and ages 65 and older. All events require registration: 423- 8211160. › Friday, Sept. 28: Paddling by moonlight, 7-10 p. m. Experienced paddlers ages 13 and up invited to 5- mile paddle with Reflection Riding naturalist. Canoes, paddles and life vests provided; bring handlamp or flashlight. ROCKTOBERFEST — Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain. German music, food and dancing and photo- ops with Ik the Troll King and the fall fairy. 8: 30 a. m.-5 p. m. Saturdays and Sundays through October. 706- 820-2531. Tickets $22.95 adults, $ 12.95 ages 3-12. RUBY FALLS LANTERN TOURS — Ruby Falls, 1720 S. 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: 706820-2531. SUNSET HIKE — Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. Free, 3- mile, guided hike for ages 10 and up to Stringer’s Ridge Park to view sunset. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes appropriate for the weather, bring water and headlamp. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 7- 9 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. Reservations: 423- 6436888. TRAIN RIDES, CHATTANOOGA — Departing from Tennessee Valley Railroad, 4119 Cromwell Road. 423894- 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: Six- mile, 55- minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM’s repair shop. $ 17 adults, $ 11 ages 2-12. September 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 run Wednesdays- Fridays at 10:40 a. m. and 12:05 p. m. The railroad is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. WAGS N WHEELS CAR SHOW — Chickamauga Dam, 3020 Kings Point Road. Benefit for Pet Placement Center includes show of hot rods, classics and motorcycles as well as games, food and door prizes. Free admission. 9 a. m.-3 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 29. 423- 877- 0738. CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR — Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., 11 a. m. Saturday, storytime. 423893- 0186. CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM — 321 Chestnut St. Hours: 10 a. m.-5 p. m. every day except Wednesday. $ 14.95 adults and children. 423-7562738, www.cdmfun.org. ›
New exhibit: “Hello from Japan.” ›
Thursday, Oct. 4: Sensory Night, 5: 30- 8 p. m., for children with sensory sensitivity and their families. Reservations required.
SCOUT DAY — Lake Winnepesaukah, 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville, Ga. Boy Scouts who wear their Class A uniform shirt will receive free admission and an unlimited ride pass. Scout Day open to all current Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers and their leaders. Noon- 6 p. m. Sunday, Sept. 30. 423-713-7640. TENNESSEE AQUARIUM — 1 Broad St. Members of Scouting organizations, college students and their families get half- price admission to the aquarium through Sept. 30. The discount also applies to Aquarium-Imax combo tickets. To receive the discount, Scouts must wear their uniforms, sash or a Scout activity shirt. Scout staff must present a valid paystub. College students must present ID or transcript. Tickets must be purchased on- site, mot by phone or online. www.tnaqua.org.
BALLROOM — Ballroom Magic Dance Center, 4200 N. Access Road. $10 per person. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays. 423771-3646. ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE — Heritage House at Heritage Park, 1428 Jenkins Road. Free introductory class for new dancers that teaches funda- mental moves, then several dances from the historical repertoire. Bring soft-sole (sneakers or flats) shoes for dancing. No experience or partner needed. 7- 9 p. m. Tuesdays, Oct. 2 and 9. 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. choochooshag club. com.