published Friday, November 4th, 2011

Out & About Calendar

LEISURE

CEMETERY TOURS -- Lee University, Cleveland, Tenn. 800-LEE-9930, option 6, www.leeuniversity.edu. Lantern tours of historic Fort Hill Cemetery, led by senior history majors as costumed re-enactors, 4-7 p.m. Sunday. Part of Lee's homecoming weekend. $5 adults, $2 students with ID. Shuttle provided from Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland.

CHATTANOOGA GHOST TOURS -- From Walnut Street Bridge (downtown end) to Sheraton Read House. One- and two-hour tours with several stops along the way for ghost stories and place histories, 8:15 nightly. $14 adults, $9 children under 12. 821-7125, www.chattanoogaghosttours.com.

CHILI COOK-OFF -- Trenton, Ga., town square near Sheriff's Department. Competition between Dade County firefighters, EMS and Sheriff's Department to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chattanooga, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 12. $5 ages 10 and up. 423-802-9577.

COIN/CURRENCY SHOW -- Camp Jordan Arena, I-75 Exit 1 in East Ridge. Tennessee State Numismatic Society's annual fall show, featuring vendors show and sell, educational exhibits, door prizes, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. 901-327-1703.

DIWALI -- UTC Fine Arts Center, Hayes Concert Hall, corner of Vine and Palmetto streets. Celebration of Festival of Lights by India Association, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. 499-9888.

GREEK PASTRY SALE -- Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Glenwood Drive. Annual sale of multiple pastries, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (or until sold out) Nov. 11. Luncheon of gyro sandwich or Greek gyro salad for carry-out or outdoor seating, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (or until sold out). 629-2364.

HAMILTON PLACE GRAND REOPENING -- Hamilton Place, I-75 at Shallowford Road. All events free. 619-9900.

  • Today: 10 a.m., "Celebrate Nature" art exhibit opens; noon, Barger Choraleers; 1 p.m.,Tyner Academy concert choir; 6:30 p.m., Salvation Army Christmas campaign kickoff at Center Court.

  • Saturday: 11 a.m., Emerson Russell Play Area opens, lower level in front of Dillard's Men's store; 2 and 3 p.m., tween self-esteem tips from Kim Coulter at Center Court stage.

HAUNTED CAVERN -- Ruby Falls, 1720 S. Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain. Last night of fright with Barnabus Hale's Menagerie of the Macabre Traveling Side Show, 8-11 p.m. today. $22. 821-2544.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE -- Flowers by Gil & Curt, 206 Tremont St. Features floral designs, plus estate jewelry from Lynda and David Weaver, antiques from Patricia Williams, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Reception, 5-9 p.m. today. 756-8603.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE -- The Galleries on Williams Street, 1403 Williams St. Storewide sale, refreshments, door prizes, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 12 and 1-4 p.m. Nov. 13. 521-4445.

HOLISTIC HEALTH FAIR -- Eastgate Town Center, Brainerd Road. Free health screenings and therapy samples, sponsored by Complementary Health Education Organization, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. 629-1935.

MANIFEST -- The Camp House, 1427 Williams St. Local artists showcase of music and poetry, 8 p.m. Nov. 11. $8. thespeakeasypoetry@gmail.com

NORTHWEST GEORGIA MUSCLE SHOW -- Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga. Body-building contest, health talks, gymnastics, Saturday-Sunday. 706-281-1868.

NORTHWEST GRAPPLING QUEST -- Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga. Wrestling matches and Georgia State Grappling Champion crowned, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday. 706-281-1868.

SPECTRUM -- Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View. 267-0968.

  • Preview Party: Reception and viewing of auction items, 6-7:30 p.m. today. Admission included in Spectrum ticket, or $30 to attend preview only.

  • Preview Brunch: Offers first-time collectors a chance to learn more about works in auctions, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. $12.

  • Spectrum: Live and silent auctions and dinner, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 12. $175 per person.

TELLABRATION -- Cleveland-Bradley County Library, 795 Church Street NE, Cleveland, Tenn. Storytelling concert by local and regional tellers, 7 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. Nov. 13. 423-472-2163.

TOYS FOR KIDS CRUISE-IN -- Rhea County Courthouse, Dayton, Tenn. Dash plaques for first 100 vehicles, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Entry fee is new unwrapped toy or child's coat for Christmas fund. 423-595-8389.

TRAIN RIDES, CHATTANOOGA -- Departing from Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road. 894-8028, www.tvrail.com.

  • Missionary Ridge Local: Six-mile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM's repair shop, Fridays-Sundays. $15 adults, $9 children ages 3-12.

  • Summerville Steam Special: 90-minute fall-color trip with lunch in Travelers Fare dining car, Saturday. Reservations required.

TRAIN RIDES, ETOWAH -- Departing from 727 Tennessee Ave., Etowah, Tenn. Hiwassee River Rail Adventures include Hiwassee to Copperhill and shorter Hiwassee Loop rides. Selected dates through Nov. 26. 894-8028. www.tvrail.com.

BOOKS/AUTHORS

CHATTANOOGA WRITERS GUILD -- Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St. Steve Brooks speaks on why "The Hero's Journey" is a core structure of many novels and movies, accompanied by scenes from "Apocalypse Now," 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. www.chattanoogawritersguild.org.

CHILDREN/TEENS

CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY -- All locations -- Downtown, Eastgate, Northgate and South Chattanooga -- have preschool story time. All but South Chattanooga have Adventure Club for children ages 6 and up. Teen Stack center is at Downtown Library. 757-5310, www.lib.chattanooga.gov.

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

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

  • Books Never-Ending, 247 Cloud Springs Road, Rossville, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays for ages 3-8. 706-891-0774. www.booksneverending.com.

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM -- 321 Chestnut St.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday (closed Wednesdays); noon-5 p.m. Sundays. $10.95 adults and children.756-2738, www.cdmfun.org. PlayGym: Parent-child activities led by Jenette Dean, Saturday. 10:30 a.m., 1-year-olds, 11:30 a.m. 2-3-year-olds. Cost for three sessions is $32.50 members, $42.50 nonmembers; reservations required.

CLASSES/WORKSHOP

BEGINNING GENEALOGY -- Northgate Library, 278 Northgate Mall Drive. Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 12. $3. Reservations requested, 870-0636.

CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE -- First-Centenary United Methodist Church, Oak Street Center, 408 Oak St. Program for families who have children with any type of special needs, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 11. $20. Register: http://chattconnectionsconference.org/registration.

ADVANCED GENEALOGY -- Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St. "Researching Your Civil War Ancestor: Johnny Reb or Billy Yank," 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. $3. Reservations requested, 757-5317.

WATTLE AND DAUB WORKSHOP -- 1025 E. Eighth St. Sequatchie Valley Institute teaches low-impact sustainable construction technique, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Nov. 12-13. Free but donations accepted. Reservations required. Lunch included. 423-838-0607.

DANCE

BIG BAND -- American Legion Post 95, 3329 Ringgold Road. Music by the Legionnaires, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $6. 624-9105.

SENIORS -- Carpenters Union Hall, 6260 Dayton Blvd., Hixson. Music by The Classic Country Band, 7-10 p.m. today. 877-2338.

SENIORS -- Teamsters Building, 4431 Bonny Oaks Drive. Music by The Bounty Hunters Country Band, 7-10 p.m. Saturdays. $5. 332-6833.

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