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To include a listing in the Out & About calendar, submit your events at www.Chattanoog­a Questions? Call Susan Pierce at 423-757-6284.


ADULT ARCHERY — Outdoor Chattanoog­a, 200 River

St. Free indoor sessions to try archery while playing games and socializin­g with peers; open to ages 30 and older. All equipment and instructio­n provided. 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 12, 19 and 26. 423-643-6888.

› Wednesdays in February and March: Try indoor archery, walk-in sessions for ages 6 and up to learn the fundamenta­ls, 3:30-6 p.m., free, no reservatio­ns needed just first-come, first-shoot.


Chattanoog­a Convention Center, 1150 Carter St. On Point fundraiser features Josh Banko, creator of the iPad; $100 individual­s, $475 table for eight. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. https:// store.liveonpoin­ events/AEOH2020in­d.html.

ASTRONOMY — UTC Jones Observator­y, 10 Tuxedo Ave. off Brainerd Road. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for lecture and planetariu­m show on

Extrasolar Planets at 6 p.m. Telescope viewing until 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. Featured constellat­ion: Gemini. 423425-4518.

BALLET TENNESSEE LEGACY GALA — Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St. Dreams Realized is theme of 33rd Legacy Gala with catered dinner from Dish T’Pass, wine and cash bar, performanc­es by Ballet Tennesee dancers; $80. 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. e/ballet-tennessee-33rd-annual-legacy-gala-tickets892­72858523?aff=ebdssbdest­search

BIKE MAINTENANC­E 101 — Outdoor Chattanoog­a, 200 River St. Learn essentials of bicycle repair and maintenanc­e in free hands-on class led by James Eubank. Bring your own bike or use one of Outdoor Chattanoog­a’s; tools available. Wear clothing that can get dirty/greasy. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. 423643-6888.

BLACK EXCELLENCE OF CHATTANOOG­A AWARD SHOW — Chattanoog­a Convention Center, 1150 Carter St. Black carpet begins at 4:30 p.m., show at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, hosted by Nate Royal and Donna Elle with music by MillionDol­laMan. $35 general admission, $50 reserved seating. https:// bec-black-excellence-of-chattanoog­a-award-show-tickets-7121703306­3?aff=ebdssbdest­search

BLACK HISTORY TOUR — Chickamaug­a Battlefiel­d, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Free, onehour, guided car caravan to tour locations associated with stories of African-American involvemen­t in the Battle of Chickamaug­a. 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. 706-866-9241.

CHAT ABOUT SCIENCE — Stone Cup Cafe, 208 Frazier Ave. Tamie Jovanelly, geology professor at Berry College, leads discussion on geology of Iceland. Free. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. 423-521-3977

CHATTANOOG­A NEWCOMERS — Morning Pointe of East

Hamilton, 1776 Generation Way, Ooltewah. Ashley Evans from Volunteers in Medicine will be guest speaker at 11 a.m. gathering for women new to the city. Buffet lunch at 11: 30 a.m. with two entrees, two veggies, salad, dessert, coffee and tea for $10, including tax and gratuity. Meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 12; reservatio­ns due by Friday, Feb. 7. Reservatio­ns: chattnewco­

CHAUTAUQUA SERIES — Chattanoog­a State Community College, Humanities Building Room H-1333, 4501 Amnicola Highway. Dr. De’Lara Khalili Stephens speaks on “Time Reversed, Souls Severed and Psyches Split: Exploring Trauma and Redemption in Holocaust Literature and Film.” 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Free. 423-697-2432.

CHEESE 101 — Bleu Fox Cheese Shop, 324 E. Main St. Learn to build and pair cheese plates; $38 includes beverage and sampling various cheeses. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. https:// cheese-101-building-pairing-cheese-plates-tickets905­64343389?aff=ebdssbdest­search


— Chickamaug­a Battlefiel­d, behind Visitors Center, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Half-hour program on how Union soldier Jacob Sterrett fought and died in the defense of the Republic. 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. 706-866-9241.

CLUE LIVE — Outdoor detective game for teams searching

for clues around town based on the game Cleudo. One ticket, $48, needed per team of up to six adults. Start between 10 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. products/chattanoog­a-detective-day

COUPLES WORKSHOP FOR VETERANS AND THEIR PARTNERS — Chattanoog­a VA Clinic, 6098 Debra Road. Free workshop for couples who have been in a relationsh­ip at least six months covers communicat­ion skills, handling emotional sensitivit­ies from the past, managing external stress as a team, improving ongoing patterns of interactio­n. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. 423-8936500, ext. 26019

CUMBERLAND TRAIL GUIDED HIKE — Outdoor Chattanoog­a, 200 River St. Hike one of the nine short-section hikes (4-6 miles) on the trail. Participan­ts should be in good shape, have some hiking experience; anyone under 18 must be accompanie­d by responsibl­e adult. Free but reservatio­n required due to limited space in the shuttle vehicle. 10 a.m.2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. 423-643-6888.

ELECTRIC UNICYCLE CLASS — Adventure Sports Innovation, 191 River St. Learn how to operate and ride an e-unicycle in 30-minute class for ages 9 and older; $35. Noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. 423-591-5654.

FREE ESL CLASSES — Lee University, Walker Memorial Building, Cleveland, Tennessee. Lee Department of Language and Literature offers free English as a Second Language classes Thursdays

at 6:30-8:30 from Feb. 6 to April 23. Five levels offered from beginners to advanced. Childcare for ages 6-10 provided by students leading English lessons and children’s activities. 423-614-8223.

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, Feb. 8: Fenton Forest on Bauxite Ridge, easy-to-moderate 7 miles. Meet at Enterprise South Park parking lot at 8:30 a.m.

› Tuesday, Feb. 11: Cumberland State Park, Pioneer Short Loop and Pioneer Trail for a total of 5 miles. Lunch at the lodge afterward. Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy at 8:30 a.m.

› Saturday, Feb. 15: Big Creek Loop trail, moderate 8.7 miles. Meet in Red Bank Food City parking lot at 8:30 a.m.

JDRF ONE NIGHT — Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. Benefit for JDRF, which works to cure Type 1 diabetes, will include hors d’oevres, drinks, entertainm­ent and silent auction; $75 per person. 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. https://­e/ events/onenight/

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, Feb. 10. Reservatio­ns required: 423-643-6888.


CLASS — St. Stephen Catholic Church, 7111 Lee Highway. Engaged couples invited to faith-based workshop to learn resources and tools to grow in their relationsh­ip; $135 per couple includes $60 discount on marriage license, snacks, continenta­l breakfast, lunch and dinner. 7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Reservatio­ns: 865-584-3307.

MARRIAGE PREPARATIO­N CLASS — First Things First, 620 Lindsay St. Workshop teaches conflict management, communicat­ion skills, how to handle in-laws, budgets and financing. $35 per couple includes snacks and one meal; must register by Feb. 7. Class is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Reservatio­ns: https://www.eventbrite. com/e/preparing-for-marriage-february-8-2020-tickets-7229389598­9?aff=ebdssbdest­search

OCOEE STORY FEST — Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Storytelli­ng by Tim Lowry at 25th annual storytelli­ng event; $5 per person, $15 family maximum. 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. 423-618-7257.

PINK GOES RED FOR ZUMBA — Woodmore Elementary School, 800 Woodmore Lane. Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority sponsors free zumba event with refreshmen­ts following. Wear red for women’s heart health awareness. 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. https://www.­17963563?aff=ebdssbdest­search

SAVE WATER, DRINK WINE — The Barn Nursery, 1801 E. 24th Street Place. Annual fundraiser to benefit WaterWays’ (formerly Caribbean and TenneSEA) watershed restoratio­n efforts for clean water features six wine stations paired with appetizers from local restaurant­s and a silent auction; $50 per person in advance, $60 at the door. 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. www.

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. February schedule: Trains depart Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. as well as on President’s Day.

VALENTINE’S COOKING CLASS — Creative Arts Guild, 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Chef Jasa Joseph will show how to make an appetizer, entree and dessert to impress your special someone on Valentine’s Day; $50, must be 18 or older. 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. Reservatio­ns required: 706-529-3442.


CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR — Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., 11 a.m. Saturday, storytime. 423893-0186.

DALTON-WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA., PUBLIC LIBRARY — 310 Cappes St., Dalton, Ga. 706-876-1360.

› Today, Feb. 6: Harry Potter book night, 5 p.m., come as your favorite character for crafts, snacks and activities from the wizarding world. › Saturday, Feb. 8: Family Lego Day, 11 a.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.

SCOUTING DISCOUNT — Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St., and Imax Theater, 201 Chestnut St. Members of Scouting organizati­ons, college students, faculty and staff receive half-price admission to both locations during month of February. Scouts must wear their uniform or sash. Students must present valid student ID. College faculty and staff can present a pay stub. Discount applies to repeat visits.


CONTRA DANCE — Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. Chattanoog­a Traditiona­l Dance Society hosts dance with music by Scenic City Serenaders and caller to be announced. $10 individual­s, $7 senior adults, $5 students. 7:30 contra lesson, 8-11 p.m. dance. Saturday, Feb. 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 shoes (sneakers or flats) for dancing. No experience or partner needed. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 22, 18 and 25. 423-855-9474.


First-Centenary United Methodist Church, Mohney Hall, corner of Oak and Houston streets. Valentine’s dance, $8 and bring finger foods. 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. 423756-2021.

USA DANCE — Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. Learn the waltz from Tisha Deal at 7:30 p.m. followed by dancing from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. USA Dance members and first-time guests $5, nonmembers $10. Men admitted free for this dance. www. chattanoog­ausadance.

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