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Events Calendar


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


A DAY OF GARDENING — Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 822 Belvoir Ave. Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs, District III, sponsors workshop with nine topics to help your garden thrive. Walk-ups $25, which includes continenta­l breakfast, soup and dessert lunch. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. 901-482-5903.

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. Wednesday, Feb. 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.

ASTRONOMY — UTC Jones Observator­y, 10 S. Tuxedo Ave. off Brainerd Road. Open at 5:30 p.m. for lecture and planetariu­m show at 6 p.m. Telescope viewing until 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. Featured constellat­ion: Orion. 423-425-4518.

BADMINTON FOR ADULTS — Wyatt Recreation Center, 406 Colville St. Free class to learn sport that’s a fun way to exercise. Instructio­n and equipment available. 10 a.m.-noon Mondays and Fridays. 423-315-3716.

BLACK CREATIVES PANEL DISCUSSION — The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. After adult beverages at 5:30 p.m., hear a 15-minute talk on grant writing followed by a panel of Chattanoog­ans on their journeys as black creatives. Free. 5:30 p.m. today, Feb. 20. 423-5212643.

CHATTABREW TOURS — Location given upon reservatio­n. ChattaBrew Tour gives behind-the-scenes tours and tastings at local breweries over four hours. Included in $40 ticket is beer bus, tastings at each stop, bottled water and Brewing 101 lessons from tour guide. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturdays. 423-232-0427.

CHATTANOOG­A BOYS CHOIR BENEFIT — The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St. Taking Flight fundraiser features CBC alum and Nashville singer Dave

Kennedy, food, specialty drinks, auction and games. Tickets $50, $75 or $250 for two VIP; benefits Boys Choir scholarshi­p fund. 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. https:// encore-2020-taking-flight-featuring-dave-kennedy-tickets-8080077629­7

CHATTANOOG­A DOLL CLUB TEA — St. Martin of Tours Church, 7547 East Brainerd Road. Doll Club hosts tea for anyone who loves dolls and is interested in becoming a club member. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Feb. 25. 423-8432529

CHEROKEE HISTORY TALK — Brown’s Ferry Federal Road Trail, 707 Moccasin Bend Road. One-hour, ranger-led program discussing experience­s of the Cherokee as they made a new life in Indian Territory. 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. 423-821-7786.


NIGHT — The Westin, 801 Pine St. Dads and their daughters (ages 7-18) enjoy food, daddy-daughter games, door prizes and hear speakers Coach Phil Fulmer and his daughter, Brittany Fulmer Ennen. $50 for one dad-daughter pair, $25 each additional daughter. Benefits First Things First. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. https://

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.

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.

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: 423-332-6517 or 423-240-3443.

› Saturday, Feb. 22: Frozenhead State Park, Bird Mountain Trail, difficult 7 miles. Meet at Soddy-Daisy ballfields parking lot at 8:30 a.m.

› Tuesday, Feb. 25: Chickamaug­a Battlefiel­d. Park historian Jim Ogden will lead the hike and give commentary about the battle. Meet in lower parking lot of Visitor Center at 8:30 a.m.

› Saturday, Feb. 29: Prater Place Trail, moderate 5.8 miles. Meet at Soddy-Daisy ballfields 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’oeuvres, drinks, entertainm­ent and a silent auction; $75 per person. 6 p.m. Today, Feb. 20. metennesse­e/events/ onenight/

PHOTOGRAPH­IC SOCIETY OF CHATTANOOG­A — St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive. Barry Spruce of Townsend, Tenn., gives talk on “Photograph­ing New England” at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 20. Richard Smith will discuss “Lightroom, Part 2” at 6 p.m. boot camp. Free and visitors welcome. 423-3445643.

POSSIBILIT­IES LUNCHEON — Chattanoog­a Convention Center, 1150 Carter St. Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilita­tion fundraiser features Heather Abbott, survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing who has overcome a disability it caused; $75 per person; $1,500-$3,000 for table sponsors. 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3. 423-6341208.

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

› Saturday, Feb. 29: Follow the Fire, 5-8 p.m., free for members, $20 nonmembers. Travel around the nature center property to learn about its animals, stargaze and enjoy s’mores around the campfire.

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN GENEALOGIC­AL SOCIETY — Signal Mountain Library, 1114 James Blvd. Business meeting followed by speaker John C. Wynne on “The Amazing Walter L. Marr.” Visitors welcome. 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. 423-886-4362.

TRAIN RIDES, CHATTANOOG­A — Departing from Tennessee Valley Railroad, 4119 Cromwell Road. 423-894-8028. Check website for designated weekend train rides such as Chickamaug­a Turn, Dinner on the Diner and Hiwassee River Rail Adventure. › Missionary Ridge Local: Six-mile, 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.


AUTHOR TALK — Star Line Books, 1467 Market St. Question-and-answer session with Hannah Rials and signing of her book “Reclamatio­n!”4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. 423-777-5629

AUTHOR TALK — The Edney Innovation Center, 1100 Market St., Floor 5. Author and MIT economist Jonathan Gruber discusses his book “Jump-Starting America” and why the U.S. should invest in innovation in middle-American cities. Talk followed by panel discussion with Mayor Andy Berke , EPB’s Jim Ingraham and Mina Sartipi from UTC. Free. 5 p.m. today, Feb. 20. 423-799-0052


CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR — Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., 11 a.m. Saturday, storytime. 423-893-0186.

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM — 321 Chestnut St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $15.95 adults and children. 423-756-2738,

› New exhibit: “Kenya’s Kids”

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

› Saturday, Feb. 22: Family Lego Day, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

› Monday, Feb. 24: Young Writers Meeting, Tweens, 4:30 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.

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.

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. 423-771-3646.

CONTRA DANCE — Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. Chattanoog­a Traditiona­l Dance Society hosts dance with music by Techno Contra and caller Grant Yost. $10 individual­s, $7 senior adults, $5 students. 7:30 contra lesson, 8-11 p.m. dance. Saturday, Feb. 29. 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. 25 and March 3. 423-855-9474

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 of $10 adults, $8 students with valid school ID includes lesson and dance. www.rivercityd­

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