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Chattanooga Times Free Press - ChattanoogaNow - - OUT & ABOUT - NA­TIONAL PUB­LIC LANDS DAY — Brown’s Ferry Fed­eral

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. Pad­dle­boards and swim­ming not al­lowed. 8: 30 a. m.-5 p. m. Satur­day, Sept. 22. 706278-5404. ALL ABOARD FOR SCULP­TURE — Sculp­ture Fields at Mon­tague Park, 1800 Polk St. Meet at the Sculp­ture Fields for a cock­tail hour be­fore board­ing Ten­nes­see Val­ley Rail­road Mu­seum train for a four- course din­ner ex­cur­sion; $250 per per­son. 5: 30-11 p. m. Satur­day, Sept. 22. 423266-7288. 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,

Oct. 20. 423-752-5213. BIKE COM­MUT­ING 101 — Out­door Chat­tanooga, 200 River St. Cer­ti­fied in­struc­tors teach rules of the road, safety and rid­ing tech­niques to com­mute to work; fol­lowed by op­tional prac­tice ride in good weather, bring hel­met. 6-7 p. m. Mon­day, Oct. 15. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired: 423643- 6888.

CAR SHOW — VFW Post 5146, 706 Congress Park­way, Athens, Tenn. Cars, trucks, mo­tor­cy­cles welcome at show to sup­port veter­ans in McMinn County. 8 a. m.-5 p. m. Satur

day, Sept. 22. 423-745- 8387.

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.

CHAT­TANOOGA ROLLER

GIRLS — Chat­tanooga Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, 1150 Carter St. B Rail­ers vs. Spar­tan­burg Deadly Dolls at 5 p. m.; Roller Girls vs. Musco­gee Roller Girls at 7 p. m. Satur­day, Sept. 22. https:/chat­tanoog­a­rol­ler­girls. com. Adults $ 10, chil­dren 5-12 $ 5, veter­ans $8. CLEVE­LAND GEEKSTER — Cleve­land State Com­mu­nity Col­lege gym­na­sium, 3535 Ad­kisson Drive, Cleve­land, Tenn. Pop- cul­ture show with 40 ven­dors of col­lectible toys, comic books and art; $ 5 ages 13 and up. 10 a. m.-5 p. m. Satur­day, Sept. 22. cleve­landgeek­ster.com

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. 21: 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. › Satur­day, Sept. 22: Sun­set stroll to Sun­set Point, 7:15- 8 p. m., $ 5 park­ing. Short easy walk to spot over­look­ing the val­ley to watch the set­ting sun.

Satur­day, Sept. 22: Star party, 8-11 p. m., $ 5 park­ing. Meet at disc golf course to view night sky through tele­scopes with mem­bers of Barnard Astro­nom­i­cal So­ci­ety.

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- 8423619.

Satur­day, Sept. 22: McGill Creek sec­tion of Cum­ber­land Trail from Roar­ing Creek trail­head in Graysville to McGill Creek bridge, easy-to- mod­er­ate 4 to 5 miles. Meet at Durham Street in Soddy- Daisy at 9 a. m.

Tues­day, Sept. 25: Sig­nal Moun­tain High School to Mid­dle Creek and back, easy to mod­er­ate 4.5 miles. Meet at Food City in Red Bank at 9 a. m. › 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.

LIV­ING HIS­TORY PRO

GRAMS — Chicka­mauga Bat­tle­field, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Meet at Sn­od­grass Hill (tour stop 8) for pro­grams by 21st Ohio In­fantry re- en­ac­tors on ex­pe­ri­ences and ac­counts of men who at­tacked the hill dur­ing the Bat­tle of Chicka­mauga. 10: 30 a. m.-3: 30 p. m. Satur­day, Sept. 22; 10 a. m.-2: 30 p. m. Sun­day, Sept.

23. 706- 866- 9241. MAINSTREET CRUISE- IN

— Cleve­land, Tenn., around the 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, first­served ba­sis. 1- 6 p. m. Sat

ur­day, Sept. 22. For more in­for­ma­tion: 423- 595-2912.

Road trail­head, 707 Moc­casin Bend Road. Vol­un­teers needed for cleanup and main­te­nance of walk­ing path lo­cated at Brown’s Ferry Fed­eral Road Trail nick­named the Cracker Line. Come dressed for out­door work in long- sleeved shirts, long pants, work gloves and ten­nis shoes or work boots. Bring cap, sun­screen, bug spray and wa­ter. Sign- ups at 9 a. m. Satur­day, Sept. 22. 706- 866- 9241. 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/west­vil­lage CHA. RE3 WOMEN’S EXPO — Chat­tanooga Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, 1150 Carter St. Day of fash­ion, beauty and health in­for­ma­tion at expo with 60 ven­dors. Free. 10 a. m.- 6 pm. Satur­day, Sept. 22. 423486-7597. 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. 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. WEEK­END WRIT­ING RE­TREAT — The Writ­ing Cen­ter, 1401 Wil­liams St., Suite 210. Two- day writer’s work­shop on fo­cus­ing thoughts, clar­i­fy­ing feel­ings in “How to Hear Your­self.” 10 a. m.-11:45 p. m. Satur­day-Sun­day, Sept. 22-23. 423- 413- 8978. Ticket sales ($99) end Fri­day, Sept. 21 at 8 p. m.

Chil­dren/ Teens

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, 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, 423643-7770. 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. › To­day- Fri­day, Sept. 2021: Jin­gle Truck on the Plaza, 9 a. m.-5 p. m., Pak­istani truck artist Haider Ali trans­forms Art 120’s school bus into a work of art. › Satur­day, Sept. 22: Open­ing of new ex­hibit “Hello From Ja­pan.” 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, not by phone or on­line. www.tnaqua. org. YOUTH FISH­ING EVENT — Wolftever Creek boat ramp in Har­ri­son, 8002 High­way 58. Union Sports­men’s Al­liance hosts free youth fish­ing event and ded­i­ca­tion of new pier con­struc­tion by union vol­un­teers. First 100 youth ages 2 to 15 at event will re­ceive a fish­ing rod and reel courtesy of Pure Fish­ing. A pic­nic lunch will be pro­vided while sup­plies last. 9: 30 a. m.noon Satur­day, Sept. 22. 615-332- 4900.

Dances

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 Orka, call­ing by Donna Cal­houn. $ 10 in­di­vid­u­als, $7 stu­dents and se­nior adults. 7: 30 con­tra les­son, 8-11 p. m. dance. Satur­day, Sept. 22. 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. 25. 423- 8559474. 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.

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