Chattanooga area events calendar — Aug. 1-7

By Staff Reports Article posted on Thu. Aug. 1st, 2013

LEISURE

AMERICAN BEAD & JEWELRY SHOW — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Vendors offer ready-to-wear jewelry and supplies for public and wholesale buyers, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. www.americangemexpo.com.

ARTILLERY DEMONSTRATIONS — Point Park, Lookout Mountain. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park presents artillery demonstrations, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. $3 park admission for ages 16 and older. 423-821-7786, 706-866-9241, www.nps.gov/chch.

BATTLE OF CHATTANOOGA BUS TOUR — Chattanooga Ducks parking lot, 201 W. Fifth St. Visit Orchard Knob, Bragg Reservation on Missionary Ridge and the National Cemetery during 90-minute bus tour on city’s role in the Civil War, noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. $30, with $5 discounts for military personnel, seniors and children. 404-270-1010.

BIKE2WORK BREAKFAST — South end of Walnut Street Bridge. Outdoor Chattanooga’s monthly breakfast meet-and-greet for bicycle commuters, 7-8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2. Free coffee, fruit and muffins, plus chance to win free bike maintenance. 423-643-6999, www.OutdoorChattanooga.com.

BRAINERD FARMERS MARKET — Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave. Market hours 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays. 423-580-6281.

CHATTANOOGA GHOST TOURS — The Little Curiosity Shoppe, 138 Market St. Walking tours through downtown, ghost hunts through University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Citizens Cemetery, 9 nightly. $15 adults, $10 ages 12 and under. 423-821-7125.

CHATTANOOGA SIDEWALK TOURS — Choice of two tours, daily through Nov. 1. $15 adults, $7 children 12 and under. Reservations required: 423-228-0448, www.chatta noogasidewalktours.com.

• Dynamo of Dixie Tour: Departs from Sheraton Read House, corner of Broad Street and M.L. King Boulevard; 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

• Bluffs and Bridges Tour: Begins at south end of Walnut Street Bridge; 4 and 6 p.m.

CHATTANOOGA RIVER MARKET — Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. Vendors sell local produce, arts, crafts and horticultural projects, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each Saturday. www.ChattanoogaMarket.com.

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY — McKay Books, 7734 Lee Highway. Free food, T-shirts, posters and chance to get in the cash cube filled with store trade credits, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5. 423-892-0067.

FAMILY MUD DAY — Chattanooga Nature Center, 400 Garden Road. Play in the mud pit, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, then clean up on soapy Slip’N Slide and cool down with popsicles. Wear very old clothes and shoes. Bring a towel and clean clothes for ride home. $15 per family for members, $20 for nonmembers. 423-821-9582.

FOTO AT THE FALLS — Ruby Falls, 1720 S. Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain. Photographers invited to shoot cave and waterfall photos, then enter in contest for prizes, 6:30-9 p.m. Aug. 10. $24.95. Reservations required: 800-755-7105.

HIKES — Led by Soddy-Daisy Hiking Club. Bring water and snack. Carpool locations given for those who want to meet group. 423-842-3619.

• Saturday, Aug. 3: Heiss Mountain to Little Possum Creek Bridge and back, strenuous 8 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 8 a.m.

• Tuesday, Aug 6: Cravens House, moderate 5 miles, meet at Red Bank Bi-Lo parking lot, 8 a.m.

• Saturday, Aug. 10: Upper Leggett Road to Retro Hughes Road, moderate 5.5 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 8 a.m.

LOOKOUTS BASEBALL — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley, $3-$9. 423-267-4849. Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Huntsville Stars, 7:15 p.m. Aug. 7-10, 2:15 p.m. Aug. 11. Promotions include Lookout Mountain Night on Wednesday, Back to School Night and UTC Night on Thursday.

MUD BOG — 1095 Weatherly Switch Trail, SW, Cleveland, Tenn. Fundraiser presented by Red Clay Pickin’ Barn and Flint Springs Ruritan Club, 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Sign-ups, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $20 truck entry, $3 spectators. 423-464-3034, 423-240-3439.

OOLTEWAH FARMERS MARKET — Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., 5829 Main St. Local farmers sell fresh produce, 3-6 p.m. Thursdays. No wholesalers or resellers allowed. 423-238-9775.

RETRO MOVIE NIGHT — Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Highway. VW cruise-in by Scenic City Volks Folks featuring a replica “Herbie” car, tie-dye T-shirt contests, family games, movie at dark Aug. 10. Concessions available. 423-842-6748.

RINGGOLD MARKET — Catoosa County Courthouse, Ringgold, Ga. Fresh produce, crafts and live music in downtown Ringgold market, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Labor Day. www.ringgold.com.

RIVER CANYON ADVENTURES — 21726 River Canyon Road. 423-451-6068. Explore the Tennessee River Gorge with three-hour adventures, 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. daily. Sunset cruise at 6 p.m. Upriver to Williams Island, $35; downriver into Tennessee River Gorge, $45. www.rivercanyonadventure.com.

SUNDAYS AT THE SHELTER — Humane Educational Society, 212 N. Highland Park Ave. Drinks, snacks and special adoption fees during special first Sunday hours, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. 423-624-5302, www.heschatt.com.

TRAIN RIDES — Tennessee Valley Railroad, 4119 Cromwell Road. 423-894-8028, www.tvrail.com. Missionary Ridge Local, is six-mile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM’s repair shop, 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m. daily.

WRESTLING — Empire Arena, 22 Austin Ave., Rossville. Empire Wrestling Entertainment presents Crazy From the Heat, summer mega event, headlined by the War Games steel cage match, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. $5.

YARD SALE — Marcella Center, 117 Washington Road, Sweetwater, Tenn. Joint venture by the Arts & Education Center and multiple families to raise funds for the center, 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 (rain or shine). Includes household items, clothes and shoes in hard-to-find sizes, tools, outdoor furniture, toys, jewelry. 423-337-0075.

CHILDREN/TEENS

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM — 321 Chestnut St. $11.95. 423-756-2738, www.cdmfun.org.

• Saturday, Aug. 3: Final Folklife Summer Music and Dance Series session features Indo-Cultural Art Academy demonstrating and teaching classical and contemporary Indian dances, 2-3:30 p.m.

• Through Nov. 3: “Magic Tree House” traveling exhibit.

DANCES

BALLROOM — The Ballroom, 7001 Middle Valley Road. Learn ballroom dancing, no partner required, Saturdays. Group class, 7:30 p.m., $5. Dancing 8:30 p.m., $10. Casual dress. 423-394-6428.

BALLROOM — Ballroom Magic Dance Center, 4200 N. Access Road. Dance, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays. $10. 423-771-3646.

LINE —

• Mondays: Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Dance to music of all genres, for beginners through intermediate level dancers, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $7 per evening, $22 monthly. www.linesinmotion.net.

• Wednesdays: North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Drive. Dance, 5-7:45 p.m. $5. www.bootsandbucklesdance.com.

• Thursdays: St. Jude Catholic Church, 930 Ashland Terrace, 5-7:45 p.m., $3. www.bootsandbucklesdance.com.

RHYTHM BALLROOM — The Ballroom, 7001 Middle Valley Road. Learn fundamentals of rumba, cha cha, East Coast swing, 6 p.m. Mondays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Casual dress. No partner required, $5. www.theballroomathixson.com.

SHAG — Elks Lodge, Graysville Road at East Brainerd Road. Dance with Choo Choo Shag Club, 7 p.m. Thursdays. $5 members, $7 guests, free to first-time guests. gdelett@epbfi.com. $10 per person.

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