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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.
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. 423-643-6888.
› Wednesdays in March: Try indoor archery, walk-in sessions for ages 6 and up to learn fundamentals, 3:30-6 p.m., free, no reservations needed, just first-come, first-shoot.
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.
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 NEWCOMERS CLUB — Morning Pointe of East Hamilton, 1776 Generations Way in Ooltewah. Luncheon and meeting for women to promote friendships, 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 11. Reservations required by Friday, March 6. chattnewcomersclub@gmail. com.
CHILDREN’S NUTRITION BENEFIT — Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. The Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti hosts benefit dinner and awards ceremony with theme “Building a Firm Foundation — One Child at a Time.” Guest speaker is Len Gengel. Deb Watlington Heart for Haiti Award will be presented to Chuck and Martha Sternbergh and John and Mary Talbird. 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner March 20. $75 individuals, $125 couples. https:// interland3.donorperfect. net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?id=1&name=E207380
CIVIL WAR HISTORY — Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Twohour car caravan tour of battlefield following Gen. Patrick Cleburne’s division’s assaults in the Battle of Chickamauga. 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7. 706-866-9241.
CLEVELAND STATE GALA — Cleveland State Community College, Quentin Lane Center, Cleveland, Tennessee. Fifth annual, black-tie optional, Community First Awards recognizes outstanding community service, includes dinner and music. Tickets are $50 for Cleveland State employees, $75 other individuals, $1,000 table of eight. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19. Reser
vations: https://communityfirstawards.clevelandstatecc. edu/ticketsdonations
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. March 15. 423-643-6888.
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: 423-3326517 or 423-240-3443.
› Saturday, March 7: Flipper Bend, moderately strenuous 9.3 miles. Meet in the Soddy-Daisy Walmart’s parking lot north of the service station at 8:30 a.m.
› Tuesday, March 10: Harrison Bay State Park, easy hike.
Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the park. › Saturday, March 14: Back Valley Road trailhead, continuing along Big Soddy Creek before joining the Cumberland Trail. Cross Deep Creek and Big Soddy Creek bridges to Back Valley Road trailhead, strenuous 10.1 miles round-trip. Meet at Durham Street ballfields in Soddy-Daisy at 8:30 a.m.
JOURNEY 2020: AN EVENING IN BALI — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St. Black-tie fundraiser for Hospice of Chattanooga includes four-course dinner, silent auction and after-party with casino and dancing to
The Downtown Band. Tickets $300 per person, $75 for after-party. 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7. 423-805-7119.
MOMMY DOLL & ME FOR TEA — Read House, 107 W. M.L. King Blvd. Brunch for girls ages 4 through fifth grade and their mothers, grandmothers, aunts and friends. Adults will hear speaker Anna Lutz, co-creator of Sunny Side Up Nutrition blog, while girls participate in crafts and activities. 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8. Tickets are $75 one mom-daughter pair, $37.50 each additional adult, $25 each additional sibling. Reservations: mcrfoundation.com/ mommy-doll
NATIVE PLANT SYMPOSIUM — University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University Center, 642 E. Fifth St. Tennessee Valley chapter of Wild Ones hosts “Plant Natives 2020” with guest speaker Dr. Benjamin Vogt, author of “A New Garden
Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future.” Symposium includes free native plant marketplace and expo open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration 8 a.m. Saturday, March 14; symposium starts at 9 a.m. Tickets $70, $60 Wild Ones members, $25 students with valid photo ID, includes lunch. http://tnvalleywildones.org/plantnatives-2020/
RESTORING HISTORIC WOOD WINDOWS — 4302 Tennessee Ave. Cornerstones Inc. announces new program, Preservation Chattanooga, which will offer programs such as restoration workshops for owners of historic homes and buildings interested in preservation work. This workshop will teach parts of double-hung wooden windows, how to rehang sash cords and weights, install new bronze weather stripping and re-glaze. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 14. Tickets $15, space limited. Reservations: eventbrite. com/e/window-restorationbasics-tickets-94634870445
SAVOR, SIP & BID — Feed Co. Table & Tavern, 201 W. Main St. Dinner and silent auction to benefit East Lake Montessori; $50 per person. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12. Reservations: email firstname.lastname@example.org
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. $18 adults, $12 ages 2-12. March schedule: Trains depart every Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 and 11 a.m., 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. Trains also depart Mondays through Fridays at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
TUTUS, TIES & TENNIS SHOES — Holiday Inn & Suites., 434 Chestnut St. Semi-formal fundraiser for Chattanooga chapter of Jack and Jill of America includes food, dancing, red carpet and entertainment by Keenan Daniels the MillionDollaMan; $40 per person. 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 13. https://www. eventbrite.com
VINTAGE POP-UP PARTY — Stone Cup Cafe, 208 Frazier Ave. Music, local artists and merchandise from Given Vintage Market, Cha Cha Vintage and Fawns Finds. 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday, March 7. 423-521-3977.
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. $15.95 adults and children. 423-756-2738, www.cdmfun. org.
› New exhibit: “Kenya’s Kids” › Saturday, March 7: AmuseUm fundraiser for adults, 7-11 p.m., $125 and $175. Wonders of the World is party theme. The museum will close at 3 p.m. Saturday in order to
prepare for that night’s event.
DALTON-WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA., PUBLIC LIBRARY — 310 Cappes St., Dalton, Ga. 706-876-1360.
› Saturday, March 7:
Friends of the Library book sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
› Saturday, March 7: Tech Changemakers: Keeping Kids Safe Online, 10 a.m. in English, 11:15 a.m. in Spanish.
› Monday, March 9: Bubble Science for Kids, 5 p.m., open to children in grades K-5, parent must be in attendance.
› Tuesday, March 10: Teen Dungeons and Dragons, 4:30-5:30 p.m., for students in grades 6-12.
READ ACROSS AMERICA — Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with arts and crafts, free Dr. Seuss book giveaway to the first 300 kids to arrive, guest readers and cookie cake. Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, March 7. www.hamiltonplace.com/
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.
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.
CONTRA DANCE — Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society hosts dance with music by Orka and caller Chrissy Davis Camp. $10 individuals, $7 senior adults, $5 students. 7:30 contra lesson, 8-11 p.m. dance. Saturday, March 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. each Tuesday. 423855-9474
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.
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 is $10 adults, $8 students with valid school ID, includes lesson and dance. rivercitydanceclub.com
USA DANCE — Brainerd United Methodist Church,
4315 Brainerd Road. Bachata lesson with Lenny Seasonwein at 7:30 p.m. followed by dancing from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, March 13. USA Dance members and first-time guests $5, nonmembers $10. chattanoogausadance.com.