published Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Chattanooga area events calendar

LEISURE

ARENA FOOTBALL — Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton. Georgia Rampage kicks off regular season with game against Lakeland Raiders, 7 p.m. Monday, March 4; doors open at 6 p.m. Rampage Riot tailgating, 5-6:30 p.m., $10 for food and two beverages. Single-game tickets $8 to $25; season tickets (six games), $40 to $125. www.georgiarampage.com. 706-272-7676.

BRIDAL SHOW — Faux Wedding Reception, The Chatt Room event hall, 2000 E. 23rd St. Free bridal fair with vendor displays in new venue, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, March 2. 423-402-9077, www.thechattroom.com.

COIN SHOW — Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Tennessee State Numismatic Society’s spring coin show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 1-2; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, March 3. Young Numismatics program for kids, 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Free admission; photo ID required. 901-327-1703; pikegk@aol.com.

CRAFT ‘N’ CROP TILL YOU DROP — Heritage House in Heritage Park, 1428 Jenkins Road. Ambi Artist hosts potluck dinner to work on projects while enjoying fellowship with other artists, 6-9 p.m. March 7. 423-855-9474.

EASTER BUNNY — The Children’s Place at Hamilton Place, Northgate and Walnut Square Mall. Visit with the bunny and get free treats, plus free pack of marshmallow Peeps with purchase, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, March 2. 423-855-4327 at Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.; 423-877-9057 at Northgate, 316 Northgate Mall; 706-278-0112 at Walnut Square Mall, 816 Walnut Square Mall, Dalton, Ga.

FISH FRY — Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, corner of North Moore Road and North Terrace. Knights of Columbus Holy Family Council 6099 and OLPH Church sponsor Lenten fish fry, 6-8 p.m. every Friday through March 22. All-you-can-eat fish for $6 includes fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies. Proceeds benefit OLPH Home and School Association and Knights of Columbus’ seminary support fund. www.kofc6099.org.

HIKE — University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. Sewanee Herbarium sponsors half-mile walk from War Memorial Cross to Old Cowan Road to see “H” tree, phenomenon caused by a natural graft between two white oaks about 15 feet above the ground, 1 p.m. CST Saturday, March 2. 931-598-3346, ygottfri@sewanee.edu. Directions at lal.sewanee.edu/herbarium.

HIKES — Led by Soddy-Daisy Hiking Club. Bring water and snack. 423-842-3619.

• Saturday, March 2: Lula Lake, easy-to-moderate 4 miles, meet at Red Bank Bi-Lo parking lot, 9 a.m.

• Tuesday, March 5: Wolftever Greenway in Collegedale, easy 5 miles, meet at Highway 153 Target parking lot, 9 a.m.

• Saturday, March 9: Fall Creek Falls, moderate-to-strenuous 10 miles, meet in Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 9 a.m.

HOME AND GARDEN SHOW — Roane State Community College expo center, 276 Patton Lane, Harriman, Tenn. Roane County Chamber of Commerce hosts expo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 2. 865-376-2093.

HORSE SHOW — Tri-State Exhbition Center, 200 Natures Trail, McDonald, Tenn. Tri-State Open horse show open to all skill levels, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 9. Entry/class fee $10. Free admission. Register online: http://tsec.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=14.

RED WOLVES — Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Road. Program on biology and future of these highly endangered and misunderstood animals, with tour of center’s captives, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 2. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 821-1160, ext. 0, www.chattanooganaturecenter.org.

SUNDAYS AT THE SHELTER — Humane Educational Society, 212 N. Highland Park Ave. Shelter open for adoptions, 1-4 p.m. first Sunday, March 3. 423-624-5302, www.HESChatt.com.

SUSTAINABLE PREPAREDNESS EXPO — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St. Vendors show how to live sustainably, home remedies, solar energy and how to be prepared for disasters, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 10. $7. 423-756-0001.

TASTE — Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. Sample specialties of more than 20 local restaurants at benefit for Kidney Foundation of Chattanooga, 5:30-9 p.m. March 7. $35 in advance, $40 at door. 423-265-4397.

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

• Saturdays and Sundays: Missionary Ridge Local, a 6-mile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM’s repair shop, departing at 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 and 3:35 p.m. $16 adults, $10 children ages 3-12.

• March 2: Chattanooga to Attalla, Ala., first excursion in Norfolk Southern’s 21st Century Steam series scheduled weekends in March and April; remaining trains leave from other cities. The 174-mile round trip departs at 8 a.m., arrives in Attalla at 11:45 a.m. for 21⁄2-hour layover, departing at 2 p.m. for return to Chattanooga at 5:45 p.m. (all times Eastern). Street festival and performance by Norfolk Southern Lawmen Band among entertainment options in Attalla. $65 per seat with no meal, $85 for limited number of seats with meal in dining car; ticket required for passengers 3 and older.

BOOKS/AUTHORS

BOOK SALE — Chattanooga Public Library, Eastgate branch, 5600 Brainerd Road. Friends of the Library sale has adult books for $1 paperback, $2 hardback; children’s books 50 cents paperback, $1 hardback. Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays, March 2-11. 423-757-5310.

BOOK SIGNING — Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Jamie Quatro signs debut story collection, “I Want To Show You More,” 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2. 423-893-0186.

WRITERS CONFERENCE — Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. “Write Time, Write Place” is theme of 16th annual event, April 5-6. Early bird registration, $60, ends Friday, March 1; fee rises to $70 next day. 706-632-2144, www.blueridgearts.net, www.blueridgewritersconference.com.

CHILDREN/TEENS

CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY — 1001 Broad St. (main library) and branches at Eastgate, Northgate and South Chattanooga. For information on preschool story time, Adventure Club for ages 6 and older, and teen center, Teen Stack, call 423-757-5310 or visit www.lib.chattanooga.gov.

• Lego Clubs: Downtown branch, every Monday, 5-6 p.m., for ages 5-11, free; Northgate branch, first Saturday of each month, 2-3 p.m., for ages 3 and up, free. 423-757-5314.

• Toddler Time: Learning program for ages 18-36 months and parents/guardians; registration not required. Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. Eastgate Library, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Northgate Library. Saturday: 11 a.m., downtown branch.

CHEROKEE REGIONAL LIBRARY — 305 S. Duke St., LaFayette, Ga. 706-638-2992. Ready to Read story hour, with preschool books, songs and games, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 5.

CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR

• Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., 11 a.m. Wednesdays. 423-893-0186.

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

CONSIGNMENT SALE — Brainerd Village Center, 5844 Brainerd Road. Jack and Jill Kids Sale with children’s, teen and maternity clothing, bedding, toys, room decor and baby gear, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 4-8; everything half-price 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 9. Also, overstocks from Genevieve Bond gift shop will be sold. 706-965-2101.

CONSIGNMENT SALE — East Ridge Community Center, 1517 Tombras Ave. Chattanooga Area Mothers of Multiples Club holds sale of children’s and maternity clothes, household goods, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, March 1; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 2. 423-521-2582.

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM — 321 Chestnut St. $11.95 adults and children. 423-756-2738, www.cdmfun.org. Current exhibit: “Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice” through May 12.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS

BOATING CERTIFICATION — Erwin Marina, 3001 Kings Point Road. Chattanooga Sail and Power Squadron presents “America’s Boating Course” for new and experienced boaters, 7-9 p.m. March 7. Free course with five sessions covering boating law, safety equipment, safe boating practices, navigation, boating emergencies, personal watercraft, charts, GPS, trailering and other topics. $40 includes boater’s manual and CD. Reservations: 423-785-6756.

COUPONING — University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Holt Hall, corner of East Fifth and Baldwin streets. Learn how to maximize savings at pharmacies at “Get On Board With Couponing,” 10 a.m.-noon March 9. $15-$25. 423-425-4344.

NATURAL LANDSCAPING — Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Highway. Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones hosts native plant symposium. “Natural Landscaping: Getting More With Less.” 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 9. $40-$60. chattanooganatives.blogspot.com.

PAINTING — Shanks Center for the Arts, 140 N. Main St., Crossville, Tenn. Mara Trumbo leads class to paint a waterscape in acrylic with sea sponge technique, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. CST Saturday, March 2. All materials included in $65 fee. Bring lunch, drinks and snacks. Reservations required by phone at 931-787-1936 or in person 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today or Friday.

POTTERY — EAC Pottery Studio, John A. Patten Recreation Center, 3204 Kelly’s Ferry Road. Hours: 6-9 p.m. Mondays, 3-9 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Cost: $10 for three-hour session, $25 for 25 pounds of clay, which includes bisque and glaze firing. 423-821-9631.

QUILTING — Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Precision quilt cutting workshop taught by Susan Hyder, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2. $8 members, $10 nonmembers. 423-339-5745.

DANCES

LINE — Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road. Dance to music of all genres, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays. $7 per evening, $22 monthly. www.linesinmotion.net.

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

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