published Friday, February 11th, 2011

Out & About Calendar


CHAPEL OF LOVE—Thunder Creek Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Highway, and Mountain Creek Harley-Davidson, 1001 Market St., Dalton, Ga. Ceremony for biker couples to renew their vows to each other and the lifestyle they love, 2 p.m. Saturday. Open to all couples. Reception follows. Prizes awarded. 892-4888 in Chattanooga, 706-370-7433 in Dalton.

CRAFT EXCHANGE—Bethlehem Resource Center and Thrift Store community room, 4413 Brainerd Road (formerly If It's Paper). Embellishment Connections sponsors free craft party and supply swap, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Adults and children old enough to work independently may bring their own projects to work on, plus supplies they wish to swap. Registration required. 316-1302,

FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE—Ballrooms E-J, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Tenth annual gala for dads and daughters ages 3-17, 7-10 p.m. today, includes light hors d'oeuvres and dessert buffet, entertainment by Great American Music. Photos start at 6:30 p.m. $30 per person. To check on ticket availability, call 842-6748 or e-mail between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. today.

FIRESIDE NIGHTS—Rock City Starbucks, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Multi-instrumentalist Amanda Cagle performs in monthly outdoor concert, 6-8 p.m. Thursday. 706-820-2531,

GEORGE T. HUNTER LECTURE SERIES—Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC Fine Arts Center, corner of Vine and Palmetto streets. Geoffrey Canada, known for his pioneering work in 20-plus years with the Harlem Children's Zone, speaks on education, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 267-4311,

LITERARY SPEED DATING—Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library, 1001 Broad St. Bring a favorite or interesting book as a conversation starter, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Free. Contact: Diane Moore, 757-5428 or

OCOEE STORY FEST—Foundation Room of Student Center, Cleveland State Community College, Cleveland, Tenn. Nationally known teller Lyn Ford visits for Cleveland Storytelling Guild's 16th annual festival, 7 p.m. Feb. 18. $5 admission, $15 family maximum. Contact: Judy Baker, or 423-479-7887.

SCRIPTURE SYMPOSIUM—Lynn Wood Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. "How Reliable Is Scripture?" is topic of Adventist Theological Society meeting, 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Symposium participants include professors Alan Parker, Martin Klingbell, Edwin Reynolds and Michael Hasel. Panel discussion and audience Q&A will follow their presentations. Free. 236-2989.

SISKIN POSSIBILITIES LUNCHEON—Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Bonnie St. John, an amputee, Olympic skier, Rhodes Scholar, former White House official, businesswoman and author, offers her story on how to "Live Your Joy," 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday. Benefits Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation. $75 per person. 634-1208,

STARGAZING—Jones Observatory, 10 Tuxedo Ave. Spring programming most Sundays through April 17 features PowerPoint presentation, lights-down display of night sky and open viewing on the 20.5-inch Cassegrain telescope. This week's program: Dobsonian telescopes; featured constellation, Taurus. Free. 425-4518.

TRAIN RIDES—Departing from Tennessee Valley Railroad, 4119 Cromwell Road. 894-8028,

Missionary Ridge Local: Six-mile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga and to TVRM's repair shop where locomotive is rotated and repositioned for ride back, on limited Saturday schedule (10:40 a.m. and 12:05 p.m.) through February. $15 adults, $9 children ages 3-12, free to younger kids.

VALENTINES AND WINE—Beans Creek Winery, 426 Ragsdale Road, Manchester, Tenn. Celebrate romance Saturday with champagne tours, 1-5 p.m., and wine and chocolate pairings at the tasting bar, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Call 931-723-2294 for tour reservations.

WINE & CHOCOLATE—The Georgia Winery, 6469 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold. Open house with samples of winery's new chocolate wine, wine-infused chocolate truffles and chocolate hors d'oeuvres, plus free massages, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays in February. 706-937-2177.



All locations of Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library system have programs and activities. Call downtown, 757-5314; Eastgate, 855-2685; Northgate, 870-0636; Ooltewah/Collegedale, 396-9322; South Chattanooga, 825-7237. The central information number for all branches is 757-5310.

BLACK INK—EBP Community Room, 100 M.L. King Blvd. Deadline is Monday to enter Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP's fifth annual poetry/spoken-word contest focusing on black history, scheduled 12:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Poems must be original works and be read aloud by the poet for chance to win prizes. Free to enter. Adult and youth divisions. Mail entries to NAACP, Attention: Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 3226, Chattanooga, TN 37404; or e-mail

CLASSIC LITERATURE BOOK CLUB—The CampHouse, 1427 Williams St. Reading "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles; meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 22. Contact: Joel Swanson, 432-8579,



All locations of Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library system have programs and activities. Call downtown, 757-5314; Eastgate, 855-2685; Northgate, 870-0636; Ooltewah/Collegedale, 396-9322; South Chattanooga, 825-7237. The central information number for all branches is 757-5310.


* Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. 11 a.m. Wednesdays. 893-0186.

* Books Never-Ending, 2547 Cloud Springs Road, Rossville, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays for ages 3-8. 706-891-0774,

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM—321 Chestnut St. Winter hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday (closed Wednesdays), noon-5 p.m. Sundays. $10.95 children and adults. 756-2738,

* "Good for You: Healthy Fun on the Run," exhibit on good health habits, through May 15.

about Holly Leber ...

Holly Leber is a reporter and columnist for the Life section. She has worked at the Times Free Press since March 2008. Holly covers “everything but the kitchen sink" when it comes to features: the arts, young adults, classical music, art, fitness, home, gardening and food. She writes the popular and sometimes-controversial column Love and Other Indoor Sports. Holly calls both New York City and Saratoga Springs, NY home. She earned a bachelor of arts ...

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