published Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

TODAY

  • Civil War Program: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., 3 p.m., free, park ranger leads discussion on Nadine Lvova Turchin, wife of Brig. Gen. John Basil Turchin, the only Russian-born general to serve in the Army during the Civil War. 706-866-9241.

  • Coin Show: Camp Jordan Arena, exit 1 in East Ridge off I-75, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. free, 200 coin and paper money dealers show and sell in Tennessee State Numismatic Society, youth program 1 p.m. Show continues Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. www.twns.org.

  • First Saturday Market: St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 701 Mississippi Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., rummage sale, lunches sold. 267-5530.

SUNDAY

  • Mountain Bike Demo Day: Enterprise South Nature Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free, East Ridge Bicycles and Giant Bicycles hosts demonstrations, riders must bring helmets and driver's license. 894-9122.

MONDAY

  • CSO Youth Orchestras: Brainerd Baptist Church, 300 Brookfield Ave., 7:30 p.m., $6 adults, $4 college students and senior adults. Every adult may bring up to three students in grades K-12, and the students will be admitted for a penny each.

  • Self-Help Classes: Neighborhood Networks Computer Lab, Greenwood Terrace Apartments, 3056 Dee Drive, 10 a.m., registration for free classes offered by Chattanooga Housing Authority on finances, workplace etiquette, volunteerism, parenting and communication skills. 752-4170..

TUESDAY

  • Girls Inc. Panel Discussion: UTC campus, Fletcher Hall Room 210, 6 p.m., free. Girls Inc. and UTC Women's Studies sponsor "The Balancing Game: A Panel Discussion on Meeting the Demands of Work and Family." Preregistration requested due to limited space. www.GirlsIncOf Chatt.org.

THURSDAY

  • Chattanooga Music Teachers Association: Crutcher Pianos, Lee Highway at Highway 153, 9:30 a.m., free, visitors welcome. Fay Adams leads master class with piano students of CMTA members.

  • C.S.Lewis Lecture: UTC Engineering, Math and Computer Science Building, corner of Vine and Palmetto streets, 7:30 p.m., free. Dr. Ralph Wood presents "Rum, Romanism and the Sacramental Imagination: G.K. Chesterton as Defender of the Faith." 425-4363.

  • Family Climbing Clinic: Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St., 6 p.m., free. Topics range from how and where to start climbing, to equipment, safety and misconceptions of the sport. 643-6888.

  • TenneSEA Beach Blast: The Mill, 1601 Gulf Street, 7-11 p.m., $50 per person, benefits water quality projects locally and in the Caribbean. 413-0471.

FRIDAY

  • A Conversation with Luther: UTC University Center auditorium, 10 a.m., free, radio broadcaster Luther Masingill talks about his career. Seating is first-come, first-served. 425-4363.

  • Brainerd Women's Golf Kickoff: Brainerd Golf Course clubhouse, 5203 Old Mission Road, 11 a.m., free. Brainerd Women's Golf Association sponsors coffee for prospective members, bring one dish of finger food to share and your putter. League play starts April 5. 855-2692.

MARCH 10

  • Georgia Trail of Tears Chapter: New Echota State Historic Site, Georgia Highway 225 near Calhoun, Ga., 10:30 a.m., free, visitors welcome. Dr. Donna Myers, president of Friends of New Echota, and author John Latty present program. 770-757-0931.

  • Night Hike: Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center, 6:30-9 p.m., $9 ages 12 and older, $7 ages 10-11. Adults and kids ages 10 and older follow 2-mile trail through woods at night. Preregistration required. 821-1160, ext. 0.

  • Singles Dance: First-Centenary United Methodist Church, Mohney Hall, 419 McCallie Ave., 7-10 p.m., $8 per person, dress in your fanciest green attire for St. Patty's Day Dance. 756-2021.

  • Traffic Skills 101: Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St., Chattanooga, Tenn., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., $10 includes manual, classroom instruction and road training on bike maintenance and safety, for ages 16 and up. Preregistration required. 643-6889.

  • Tellico River Area Cleanup: Tellico Ranger District Office, 8-10 a.m. registration, volunteers needed to clean trash around riverbanks. Bring work gloves, water bottle, sturdy shoes, long pants and wear bright clothing for safety. Trash bags provided. 423-253-8400.

-- Compiled by Susan Pierce

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