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.
ALL IN FOR ALS — Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. Charity casino night with professional dealers, open bar, music, silent auction to support patients with ALS. Tickets $ 50-$ 100. 7 p. m. Friday, Jan. 18. https:// allinforALS.eventbrite. com BREAKING UP CHRISTMAS — Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Cleveland Storytelling Guild presents traditional Appalachian songs and stories in family-friendly event; $ 5 per person ages 6 and up. 6 p. m. Thursday, Jan. 10. 423- 479-7887. DINNER OF DISTINCTION — Westin Hotel, 801 Pine St. Erlanger Health System Foundation honors Dr. Mack Worthington, Dr. Larry Schlabach, JoAnne Favors and the late Dr. Francis Fesmire. 5: 30- 9 p. m. Friday, Jan 18. Tickets are $ 125 per person; reservation deadline is Jan. 10. 423-778- 4803. FILM SERIES — Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. Three Jewish-themed, award-winning documentaries will be shown at 7:15 p. m. on three consecutive Wednesdays: Jan. 9, 16 and
23. Films are suitable for ages 16 and older. Tickets are $8, which includes popcorn and soft drink.
Jan. 9: “Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Gray”
Jan. 16: “Land of Milk and Funny”
Jan. 23: “Inside the Mossad”
FIRESIDE CHAT STORYTELLING — Founders Hall at The Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive, Collegedale. Mike Gray and guests Jeffrey and March Paulson lead “Appalachian Winter” exploration through story and song. free. 7- 9 p. m. Friday, Jan. 4. 423- 468-1971.
GREEN EXPRESS HORTICULTURE SHORT COURSE — Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Highway. Chattanooga Association of Landscape Professionals and UT Extension Service host landscaping seminars on sustainable gardening, turfgrass weed control, controlling pests and other best management practices. CALP members $ 45 at door, nonmembers $60 at the door. Seminars begin 8: 30 a. m. Today- Friday, Jan. 3- 4. 423- 855- 6113.
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, Jan. 5: Booker T. Washington State Park, 5801 Champion Road. Hike outer loop, easy 3.5 miles. Meet at 8: 30 a. m. at the park near the swimming pool. › Tuesday, Jan. 8: Lower trailhead on Shut- In Gap Road to Piney River Bridge and back, about 5 miles. Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy- Daisy at 8: 30 a. m. › Saturday, Jan. 12: Roaring Creek, moderately strenuous 6 miles in and out. Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy- Daisy at 8: 30 a. m.
ICE ON THE LANDING — Chattanooga Choo Choo gardens, 1400 Market St. Open-air ice-skating rink; skate rental included in fee of $10 adults, $8 children ages 12 and younger. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11 a. m.11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday,
11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 6. www.iceonthelanding.com INTRODUCTION TO KAYAKING — Southern Adventist University Hulsey Wellness Center, 4870 University Drive. Collegedale. Certified staff from Outdoor Chattanooga provide instruction on whitewater kayaking for ages 8 and up; equipment provided in free first visit. 7 or 8 p. m. classes Tuesday, Jan. 8. Reservations: 423- 643- 6888.
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: Sixmile, 55- minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM’s repair shop. $ 17 adults, $ 11 ages 2-12. January schedule: Trains depart every Saturday at 10:40 a. m., 12:05, 1:15 and 2:25 p. m. as well as Sunday and Monday of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
WINTER WORKSHOP — Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. Free Leave No Trace workshop covers seven principles on preparation, planning, skills and techniques to protect the environment. 6: 30 p. m. Thursday, Jan. 10. 423- 643- 6888.
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. › Saturday, Jan. 12: Make Way for Omelette, 1 p. m. at South Chattanooga branch, 3 p. m. at downtown branch, part of Symphonic Tales.
CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR — Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., 11 a. m. Saturday, storytime. 423893- 0186. › Jan. 5- 6: Educator Appreciation Shopping Weekend, 25 percent off most items in store.
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: Last weekend to see “Hello From Japan” before it closes Jan. 6
ROSSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY — 504 McFarland Ave., Rossville, Ga. Ready to Read story hour, crafts and songs for preschoolers. 10: 30-11: 30 a. m. Tuesdays. 706- 866-1368.
BALLROOM — Ballroom Magic Dance Center, 4200 N. Access Road. $ 10 per person. 8: 30-10: 30 p. m. Fridays. 423771-3646.
CHATTABOOGIE — Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. Annual weekend of contra dancing with swing dance party, techno contradance and workshops. Bands will be Contrazz and Buddy System; callers will be Seth Tepfer and Vicki Herndon. 6- midnight Friday, Jan. 11; 10 a. m.- midnight Saturday, Jan. 12; 9: 30 a. m.-3: 30 p. m. Sunday, Jan. 13. $98 for weekend, $ 58 students. https://contranooga.weebly.com/chattaboogie. html
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 shoes (sneakers or flats) for dancing. No experience or partner needed. 7- 9 p. m. Tuesday, Jan. 8. 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.choochooshagclub.com.
USA DANCE — Location change to Ballroom Magic Dance Center, 4200 N. Access Road. Foxtrot lesson by Bud Slack at 7: 30 p. m. followed by dancing from 8: 30-10: 30 p. m. Friday, Jan. 11. USA Dance members and first-time guests $ 5, nonmembers $ 10. www.chattanoogausadance.com