published Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Around the Chattanooga region


• Ales for Tales: Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. in Coolidge Park, 6-10 p.m., $40, fundraiser for Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association.

• Gardening seminar: Ooltewah Nursery and Landscape Co., 5829 Main St. in Ooltewah, 11 a.m., free and visitors welcome. Tom Stebbins, UT Extension Agent for Hamilton County and director of the Master Gardener Program, leads workshop on identifying and battling garden pests. 238-9775.

• Motorcycle ride: Eagle Exxon Station, North Highway 27, Dayton, Tenn., 8-9 a.m. registration, first bike out at 10 a.m., $25 entry fee. Ride from Dayton to Crossville, Rockwood, Kingston, Decatur and back to Point Park in Dayton, where there will be food and music. Benefits Children's Miracle Network.

• Vocal concert: Chattanooga State Community College, Humanities Building auditorium, 7:30 p.m., free. Sopranos Beth DuRoy and Melissa Larkin Schultz, and pianist Jason DuRoy present A Woman's Life: A Journey in Song."

• Mud Run: The 2012 Moonshine Mud Run (with Zombies) starts today at 7 a.m. at 588 Piney Road in Trenton, Ga. The event, a benefit for United Way of Greater Chattanooga, includes a 5K adult run and a special kids run starting at 9 a.m. Kids compete free and the adult entry fee is $65, with all proceeds going to United Way. Runners will leave the starting line in waves. For more information see


• Choral Concert: Lee University chapel, corner of North Ocoee Street and 11th Street, Cleveland, Tenn., 3 p.m., $10 adults, $5 students, Choral Union presents "Lux Aeterna: Songs of Dreams and Light." 614-8240.

• Obedience class registration: Obedience Club of Chattanooga training center, Highway 193, four miles south of Chattanooga in Flintstone, Ga. 1-3 p.m., bring dog's current shot record. Classes for dogs and puppies begin Monday.

• Walker County Historical Society: Meet at the Marsh House, 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga., 2:30 p.m., for abbreviated walking tour of the LaFayette Cemetery, based on new brochure by LaFayette Historic Preservation Commission. Visitors welcome. 706-764-2801.


• Lee Presidential Concert Series: Lee University, Squires Recital Hall, Cleveland, Tenn., 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $5 students. Latvian sister duo, violinist Baiba Skride and pianist Lauma Skride, perform. 614-8343.

• Reformation lectures: Covenant College, 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, Ga., 11 a.m. chapel, "The Gospel-Driven Life" by Dr. Michael Horton; 4 p.m. Sanderson Hall, "Two Kingdoms" panel discussion with Covenant professors and Horton, free. Horton is an author of 20 books and professor at Westminster Seminary California. 706-820-1560.


• Apocalypse lecture: North Cleveland Church of God, 335 11th St., Cleveland, Tenn., 7 p.m., free. Dr. John Christopher Thomas presents seventh annual Azusa Lecture, "In the Spirit on the Lord's Day: The Holy Spirit in the Book of Revelation." 614-8576.

• Civil rights forum: UTC University Center, Tennessee Room, 5 p.m., free. "Inalienable Rights: Civil Rights and Social Justice" forum features William C. Killian speaking on "Understanding Civil Rights in Today's Diverse Society." 425-4006.

• Reformation lecture: Covenant College, 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, Ga., 11 a.m., chapel, "The Gospel-Driven Church" by Dr. Michael Horton, free. 706-820-1560.

NOV. 3

• Rummage sale: VFW Post 1289, 6011 Lee Highway. Fundraiser for Support Our Troops and Veterans, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 10- by 10-foot booth rental $10. 899-2298.

about Susan Pierce...

Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...

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