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AMVETS TURKEY SHOOT — AmVets Post 100, 205 County Road 813, Etowah, Tenn. Final turkey shoot of the season Saturday, Dec. 7. Bring your own shotgun or use one of theirs. No modified barrels allowed. Stock chokes are allowed. Breakfast available at 9:30 a.m. with turkey shoot at 10. Lots of prizes. grholton@ comcast.net
BREW LIGHTS AT THE ZOO — Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Zoo fundraiser for ages 21 and up includes Christmas lights display, unlimited craft beer samples, food trucks, carolers, DJ playing music in the North Pole Beer Garden; $40 general admission, $25 designated driver price. 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. www.chattzoo.org
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE — Georgia Winery, 6469 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, Ga. Enjoy hot mulled wine, the re-release of Cranberry Holiday Cheer Wine at this shopping event from 1 to 5 p.m. each Saturday through Dec. 21. 706-937-2177.
CHRISTMAS UNDERGROUND — Ruby Falls, 1720 S. Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain. Travel a cavern passage to the North Pole and Joystone City to discover an ice cave, swirling snow flurries,
Sugar Plum Fairy Village, Penguin Park and sparkling geodes. Ticket is $16.95 per person ages 3 and up. Noon-8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday through Dec. 8. Opens daily Dec. 12-23. https://www. rubyfalls.com/special-events/ christmas-underground/
EAT SIP WALK — Chattanooga’s Southside, location to meet given upon reservation. Walking tour (less than a mile) of five Southside restaurants; $75 per person. Each stop includes sample of food and a drink while guide shares information about city and its history. 3-6 p.m. Saturdays. Reservations: 423-708-5328 or eatsipwalk.com.
ENCHANTED GARDEN OF LIGHTS — Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain. More than a million LED lights displayed over 30 holiday scenes at 25th anniversary of Christmas light extravaganza. 6-9 p.m. through Jan. 4, nightly except Christmas Eve. Adults $16.95-$29.95, children ages 3-12 are $8.95-$15.95. https:// www.seerockcity.com/ buy-tickets/
› Dec. 7-8: Dinner With Santa, 6 p.m., holiday buffet requires reservations. $45.95 ages 3 and up, includes admission to Enchanted Garden of Lights.
GUNS AND HOSES BATTLE OF THE BADGES — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St. Police, firefighters and EMS personnel compete in 11th annual boxing competition to bnefit TCAP Boxing Club and the Forgotten Child Fund. Ages 7 and older $15, ages 6 and under free. General admission with single trip to Burger Bar with all the trimmings is $29.50. Ringside seat $40. 6-11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. https://www.eventbrite.com/ e/2019-11th-annual-gunsand-hoses-policefire-boxingevent-tickets-74095023209
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: 423-3326517 or 423-240-3443.
› Saturday, Dec. 7: Lookout Mountain hike from Garden Road parking area to Jackson Gap and return, moderately strenuous 9.1 miles. Meet at the parking lot at Browns Ferry Road at 8:30 a.m. Take a right, go past the La Quinta Inn to the large parking lot on the left near the drugstore.
› Tuesday, Dec. 10: Hike near Sewanee, Tenn., 4-5 miles. Meet at the parking lot behind La Quinta on Browns Ferry Road at 8:30 a.m.
› Saturday, Dec. 14: Oswald Dome Trail from Quinn Springs trailhead (Hiwassee River) to the Bean Mountain lookout and return, moderately strenuous 7.6 miles. Meet at Food City at Ooltewah at 8:30 a.m.
ICE ON THE LANDING — Chattanooga Choo Choo gardens, 1400 Market St. Ice-skating rink open through January. Skate rental and skating for two hours with admission of $10 adults, $8 chidren 12 and younger. 2-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 2-11 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays and noon-9 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18. Extended weekday holiday hours begin Dec. 19. www. iceonthelanding.com
LEARN TO RIDE A BICYCLE — Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. Learn to ride a bike while learning basic maintenance of bike parts, helmet fit, safety checks, balance, starting and stopping, road and sidewalk rules. Free. 4-5:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. Reservations required: 423-643-6888.
PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA — Northgate Mall, Highway 153, and Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Bring your leashed furry friends for photos with Santa from 6-9 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 16. http://www.visitnorthgatemall.com/connect?filters=type_events
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: 423-591-5654
› Friday-Sunday through Jan 4: Take a 90-minute ride in an all-electric Swincar e-Spider. Must be licensed driver age 18 or older. Fee is $139 per peson. 423-591-5654.
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.
› Missionary Ridge Local: Sixmile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM’s repair shop. $18 adults, $12 ages 2-12. December schedule: Trains will run Dec. 26-28, 30- 31 at 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m., and Dec. 29 at 10:40 a.m., 12:05 and 1:15 p.m..
› Nightcaps With St. Nick,
Dec. 6-8, 13-15, 20-22:
These 75-minute rides for ages 21 and older include two drink tickets for alcoholic beverages, dessert plate and souvenir mug (nonalcohoic beverages also offered). $65 per person.
› North Pole Limited,
through Dec. 28: Marking its 20th season, these 75-minute rides include refreshments, storytelling and occasional sing-alongs. Once the train pulls into the North Pole, Santa boards for the return trip, making his way through the train cars to greet every child. Evening trains depart at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Earlier trips on select dates have departure times at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Variety of ticket prices available.
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. daily. $14.95 adults and children. 423-756-2738, cdmfun.org.
› Saturday-Sunday, through Dec. 22: Decorate a gingerbread house, enjoy music, hot chocolate and cookies; $30 members, $55 nonmembers. Reservations required: 423-756-2738.
› Saturday, Dec. 7:
Preschool Adventure Day: Gingerbread Fun, 10 a.m.-noon, create gingerbread-scented Play-doh, frost a gingerbread house with paint, frost a real gingerbread cookie and play in the “instasnow” sensory bin. › Thursday, Dec. 12: Free family night, 5:30-8 p.m.
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.
SANTA AND FRIENDS — Northgate Mall, Highway 153. Santa is joined by costumed characters for photo-ops at Santa’s Workshop near Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. http:// www.visitnorthgatemall.com/ content/family-holidayexperience
› Tuesday, Dec. 10: Santa Moc, Scrappy and some UTC athletes. Wear your blue and gold and snap a photo with Santa in his Mocs suit.
STORY TIME AT THE MALL — Northgate Mall play area, Highway 153. One hour of reading followed by crafts and activities for little ones. Free. 10 a.m. on the first Monday of each month. 423-242-7591.
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 dance with music by ORKA and caller to be announced. $10 individuals, $7 senior adults, $5 students. 7:30 contra lesson, 8-11 p.m. dance. Saturday, Dec. 14. 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 shoes (sneakers or flats) for dancing. No experience or partner needed. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. 423-855-9474
SINGLES DANCE — First-Centenary United Methodist Church, Mohney Hall, corner of Oak and Houston streets. Christmas dance, holiday attire, $10 and finger foods provided. 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. 423-756-2021.
SWING SATURDAY — Peace Strength Yoga, 3800 St. Elmo Ave. River City Dance Club holds swing dancing at 7 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Admission $10 adults, $8 students with valid school ID, includes lesson and dance. www.rivercitydanceclub.com
USA DANCE — Brainerd United Metodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. Snow Globe Charity Ball on Friday, Dec. 13, benefits youth scholarship fund. Semiformal or formal attire; 7 p.m. dinner catered by Dish T’Pass, 8-10:30 p.m. dancing and showcases. Admission $40 members and $45 nonmembers from Dec. 3-9. www.chattanoogausadance. com/charityball2019.html