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.
A DAY ON THE LAKE — Haig Mill Lake Park, Dalton, Ga. Dalton Parks and Recreation Department hosts open house for public to see new park, rent kayaks, participate in instructional clinics. Paddle boards and swimming not allowed. 8: 30 a. m.-5 p. m. Saturdays, Sept. 8, 15 and 22. 706-278-5404. BALLOON SCULPTURE CLASS — Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road. Learn to make balloon centerpieces and party decor in series of five classes beginning Thurs
day, Sept. 6. Classes will meet on first Thursday of each month at 6 p. m. Supplies for all classes included in $25 fee. Limited space, reservations required. 423- 855- 9474.
BENEFIT BARBECUE — Red Bank Community Center, Morrison Springs Road behind Erlanger North Hospital. Red Bank Masons hold annual Labor Day Barbecue with $ 10 plates of pork, baked beans, coleslaw, bun, dessert and tea. Pork also sold by the pound. 10 a. m.-2 p. m. Monday, Sept. 3. 423- 667-2960. BENEFIT BARBECUE — Althaus Park, Signal Mountain. Signal Mountain Lions Club’s
annual Labor Day picnic. 11 a.m.2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3. Hamburgers, hot dogs sold; raffle to win car. www.facebook.com/ signal mountain lions club/ 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 p. m.8: 30 Sept. 6. Reservations required: 423-265-5033, ext. 4. BOOK SALE — Eastgate Town Center, B entrance, 5600 Brainerd Road. Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library’s annual book sale 9 a. m.- 6 p. m. Monday-Saturday, noon- 6 p. m. Sunday, Sept. 1-18. folchatt.org › Sept. 15: Half- price day › Sept. 16: $ 5 bag day and free for teachers and nonprofit representatives › Sept. 17: $ 1 a bag › Sept. 18: Bring your own box for free books 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. 423-800-5998. 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, Aug. 31: Night hike, 7: 30- 9: 30 p. m., $ 10 plus $ 5 parking, ages 10 and older can take 2- mile hike to learn geology and history of canyon, bring flashlight. Reservations required. ›
Saturday- Monday, Sept. 1-3: Catfish rodeo, 9 a. m.-3 p. m., $ 3 includes bait, $ 5 parking, family fishing in stocked catfish pond. DALTON GHOST TOUR — Meet on wooden deck across from Wink Theatre on West Crawford Street, Dalton, Ga. Richard Ruland, former New York policeman, psychic medium and guest on “My Ghost Story,” will talk with guests before joining them on walk of haunted Dalton locations. 7 p. m. Ruland talk, 8 p. m.walk
Saturday, Sept. 1. Adults $ 15, children and senior adults $ 10. 706- 809- 0518. FLOWER SHOW — Old Woolen Mill, 445 Church St., Cleveland, Tenn. Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs, District III, presents “What A Wonderful World.” 1-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. 423-457-7433. GARDEN TOUR — Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute and four native plant gardens. Tennessee Valley chapter of Wild Ones holds fundraiser for Seeds for Education grants to area schools; $ 10 at any garden. 10 a. m.- 6 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 8. For tickets and garden locations: www.ChaPollinator.org. 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, 423-842-3619. ›
Saturday, Sept. 1: Upper Leggett Road to Rock Creek Bridge and back, moderate 5.6 miles. Meet at Durham Street in Soddy- Daisy at 9 a. m. ›
Tuesday, Sept. 4: Raccoon Mountain Intestine Trail, 3- plus miles. Meet in Red Bank Food City parking lot at 9 a. m. ›
Saturday, Sept. 8: North Chickamauga Creek segment of the Cumberland Trail from Montlake Road Trailhead to about 1.5 miles past Boston Branch overlook and back, moderate-to-strenuous 7 miles. Meet at Soddy- Daisy Walmart parking lot by the road at 9 a. m. LIVING HISTORY ENCAMPMENT — Point Park, Lookout Mountain. The 16th Alabama unit hosts living history encampment to show how and why the Confederates withdrew from Chattanooga toward LaFayette, Ga., 155 years ago. Programs are 10: 30
and 11: 30 a. m., 1: 30, 2: 30 and 3: 30 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 1; 10: 30 and 11: 30 a. m. and 1: 30 and 2: 30 p. m. Sunday, Sept. 2. Park admission is $7 ages 16 and older. 423- 821-7786. OUT ON 8TH — Eighth Street between Pine and Chestnut streets. Friday night street party 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/westvillageCHA. PEARLS AND PUMPS DAY — Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. Chattanooga alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority hosts fundraiser for Chattanooga Area Food Bank’s snack pack program; $ 40 per person. 4- 9 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 8. cac1941delta. eventbrite.com 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- 821-1160.
Monday, Sept. 10: Fall Homeschool Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., suggested donation $5 per student, $10 per parent. Children participate in Forest School. 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: 706820-2531. SCENIC CITY MUD RUN — Greenway Farm, 3010 Hamill Road. A 5K run on a muddy obstacle course to benefit Southeast Tennessee Veterans Coalition; $ 40-$60. 7 a. m.-2 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 1. 719-291-2098. 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: 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. as well as Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3. Trains also run Wednesdays- Fridays at 10:40 a. m. and 12:05 p. m. The railroad is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
BOOK SIGNING — Star Line Books, 1467 Market St. Cara Sue Achterberg signs “Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs” at first Yappy Hour held in partnership with Humane Educational Society. Bring donation of dog or cat food, cat toys or dog training treats and receive 10 percent off copy of her book. 5-6:30 p.m. Friday,
Aug. 31. 423-777-5629. 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- 643-7700 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. 423- 643-7785.
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, 423- 6437770. 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. 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.
Current exhibit: “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.”
Monday, Sept. 3: Museum will be open on Labor Day.
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 music by Reelplay, calling by Vicki Herndon. $ 10 individuals, $7 students and senior adults. 7: 30 contra lesson, 8-11 p. m. dance. Saturday, Sept. 8. 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 or partner needed. 7- 9 p. m. Tuesday, Sept. 4. 423- 8559474.
Saturday, Sept. 8: English country dance, Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road, 4- 6 p. m., $ 5. 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.