Free Bicycle Fit and Maintenance Fair March 23
Outdoor Chattanooga and a host of local bicycle shops will host a free bicycle fit and maintenance fair on Sat., Mar. 23, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. in Coolidge Park. The public is invited to bring their bicycles and get a free basic fit, drivetrain diagnosis and free short classes on fixing a flat tire and mountain bike etiquette. At 12:30 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga will host a free demo ride on the Bike Chattanooga Bicycle Transit System. To learn more, email Outdoor Chattanooga or call (423) 643-6888.
Outdoor Expo and Gear Swap April 20 - Register NOW!!
Attention all outfitters, conservation organizations, bicycle and canoe manufacturers, outdoor clubs, and gear swappers, sign up now for Outdoor Chattanooga's 7th annual Outdoor Exp & Gear Swap on Sat., Apr. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Coolidge Park. 10'x10' exhibit spots in Coolidge Park only cost $25. Come show off (or sell) your stuff. We'll invite the public to come for free.
Adoptapalooza April 20
As a part of our Outdoor Expo and Gear Swap, we'll host our 2nd annual Adoptapalooza Dog and Cat adoption fair at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. in Coolidge Park. Area rescue organizations will bring their most adoptable pets for you to meet, and share information about their programs. Dog and cat service agencies are invited to participate for a registration fee of $25. Learn more.
Rapid Learning Roll Practice March 19
Our Rapid Learning Whitewater Program continues every Wed. evening, with two sessions: 6-7 and 7-8 p.m. at the Brainerd Recreation Community Center's indoor pool, at 1010 North Moore Rd. The program costs $50 per year for individuals, $75 for families and gives members access to full instruction and all kayaking equipment. Kayakers will all their own gear may participate by paying a single day membership fee of $5. First timers can come for free. To learn more, email or call Terri Chapin at (423) 643-6882.
Sierra Club Presentation March 25 - Outdoor Chattanooga
Outdoor Chattanooga: what we do, who we are, will be special presentation during the next meeting of the Sierra Club, Cherokee Group on Mon., Mar. 25, 7 p.m. at our facility at 200 River St. in Coolidge Park. Learn about Outdoor Chattanooga programs, activities, events and how we connect residents and visitors to Chattanooga's outdoors. To learn more, email Outdoor Chattanooga or call (423) 643-6888.
Community Events and Activities
Cumberland Trail Suite March 22
Cumberland Trail Suite will bring together, for the first time, an array of musicians to play music native to the Cumberland Plateau, on Fri., Mar. 22, 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Grammy winners Tim O'Brien and Rhiannon Giddens (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) will host this benefit for the Friends of the Cumberland Trail. A full lineup of performers will also include Fletcher Bright, Earl T. Bridgeman, Clyde Davenport and the Chattanooga Choral Society for the Preservation of African American Song.
Lookout Wild Film Festival March 22-24
The inaugural Lookout Wild Film Festival will showcase films that highlight wild places and the people that play in them with three days of screenings Fri., Mar. 22- Sun., Mar. 24 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel and downtown at Ross' Landing. The event will feature short and feature length films about outdoor sports, adventure and conservation. Tickets are $5 for one day, $10 for the weekend.
Get Out Chattanooga Challenge March 23
Downtown Chattanooga will host several hundred adventure seekers for the first Get Out Chattanooga Challenge
on Sat., Mar. 23, beginning and ending at Ross' Landing. The obstacle course will run from the river to the Soutside through parks and other built features to challenge both individuals and teams.
Rock Creek River Gorge Trail Race March 23
Trail runners from all over the world will come to Chattanooga to take on 6.4 or 10.2 miles of scenic singletrack overlooking the TN River Gorge on Sat., Mar. 23 for the Rock/Creek River Gorge Trail Race
. The event is a seasonal challenge with wet spring weather and technical terrain. Registration is still open.
Wildlife Photography Workshop at CA&NC March 23
The Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center
will host a wildlife photography workshop, taught by Tom and Pat Cory on Sat., Mar. 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Professional photographers Tom and Pat Cory will start with specific techniques for capturing wildlife photos, then lead the group into the field to try their new skills. Cost is $50 per person. Preregistration is required.
Frog Watch at the Chattanooga Zoo March 29
The Chattanooga Zoo invites amateur naturalists to join them for the first Frogwatch USA training on Fri., Mar. 29, from 6-8 p.m. at the zoo. FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program that trains volunteers to listen and report the breeding calls of frogs and toads in the greater Chattanoga community. Participants will learn to identify frog species by call and report their findings to the national FrogWatch Association. Space is limited. Contact Rick Jackson, Curator or Exhibits, to reserve your spot.
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