CNC Celebrates Holiday in the Woods

Sleigh Rides, Pictures with Santa, Animal Presentations, Canoeing

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Stroll back in time as you enjoy Holiday in the Woods at the Chattanooga Nature Center Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009. Canoe Lookout Creek or take an adventure on an enchanted sleigh ride through Reflection Riding Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Explore Santa’s tree house workshop and get your picture taken with Old Saint Nick and his elves!

Visitors to Holiday in the Woods can make food for Santa’s reindeer, build bird feeders, roast marshmallows and hot dogs over a bonfire, and warm up with hot chocolate.

“This is a family-cozy event held in an absolutely beautiful outdoor setting just 15 minutes from downtown Chattanooga,” Tina Harvey Crawford, director of development and marketing, said. “It’s a great way to get in the holiday spirit while connecting your family with nature.”
Other activities include seeing and learning about native animals during scheduled presentations and storytelling.

On Friday, guests can take part in a tree lighting, movies, chestnut roasting and caroling. Saturday activities include live harp music at 11 a.m., guided canoe trip at 1:30 p.m. and scheduled animal presentations during the day.

Admission to Holiday in the Woods is free to CNC members. Non-member admission is $4 for children age 4 to 11 and $7 for visitors age 12 and older; children age three and under get in free. Sleigh rides are $2 per person – children 3 and under are free.

If you would like more information about Holiday in the Woods or the Chattanooga Nature Center, please call 423.821.1160 ext. 111 or visit www.chattanature.org.


Fur Harvesters Sale Is March 4 In Crossville

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will be on hand to provide fur harvesters with bobcat and otter tags at the annual Fur Harvesters Association sale on  March 4 , at the Cumberland County Fair Complex in Crossville. Check in starts at  8:00 a.m. Central Standard Time and the sale will begin  9:30 a.m.  The event will continue until all sales are ... (click for more)

Registration Opens March 1 For 67th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage

Registration for the 67th annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage   opens at  8 a.m.   Wednesday, March 1 . Each year, more than 700 people from more than 35 states and beyond descend on the Great Smoky Mountains as the spring flora tints the forest with flowers and vibrant spring migratory birds return to their summer home. This year, the pilgrimage ... (click for more)

Dallas Bay Firefighters Save Home After Kitchen Fire, But 2 Dogs Die

Dallas Bay firefighters saved a home from burning to the ground on Saturday afternoon. Around 1 p.m., the homeowner called 911 reporting a house fire located at 1856 Cotter Road. Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene reporting heavy smoke pouring out the front door. Dallas Bay VFD requested a mutual aid response for Red Bank Fire Department ... (click for more)

Man, 39, Shot Late Friday Night In The Vicinity Of North Chamberlain Avenue

Police said a 39-year-old man was shot late Friday night in the vicinity of North Chamberlain Avenue.   He was identified as Ruben Williams Sr.   Officers with the Chattanooga Police Department were informed just before midnight that a shooting victim arrived at a local hospital via personal vehicle.   Officers made contact with the victim who advised ... (click for more)

CVB Should Share Financials With The Home Folks

The recent debate over the Convention and Visitor's Bureau's funding and budget has gotten ugly. A Hamilton County commissioner has asked questions and made comments about the CVB. The director of the CVB has organized a campaign to dismiss the commissioner's questions and comments. The children on the playground are choosing sides and nothing useful seems to be happening. It's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Trump's Latest Delight

I was quite amused this week when Donald Trump’s administration “locked out” several news organizations from the daily press briefings at the White House. The reason I loved it because in the 50 years I have spent in the news business, I have been locked out of press conferences, too. To be truthful, I am a longtime veteran of a bunch of “you versus me” squabbles and, if I do say, ... (click for more)