~Holiday in the Woods at CNC Dec. 4 & 5
The Chattanooga Nature Center will host a special weekend of outdoor family activities on Fri. and Sat., Dec. 4 and 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with Holiday in the Woods. On Friday, guests can take part in 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 is $4 for children age 4 to 11 and $7 for visitors age 12 and older; children age three and under get in free. CNC members get in free. Sleigh rides are $2 per person children 3 and under are free. Call (423) 821-1160 to learn more.
~Triple Crown Bouldering Series Stone Fort Dec. 5
The third leg of the 7th annual Triple Crown Bouldering Series will return to Chattanooga on Sat., Dec. 5 with a world-class competition at Stone Fort on Signal Mtn. The event, which attracts some of the best climbers in the nation, benefits the Southeastern Climbers Coalition and the Carolina Climbers Coalition. Both organizations work towards accessibility and the preservation of climbing areas in the southeastern U.S.
SORBA Night Mtn. Bike Rides Every Thurs.
The Chattanooga Chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) has reached an agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to host weekly night rides on the Raccoon Mountain singletrack trail system. The rides, geared toward experienced Mtn. bikers, will take place every Thurs. night throughout the winter, weather permitting. Participants should meet at the East Brow Parking lot at 6 pm. All riders are required to wear a helmet and have either a bike or helmet light. Email Jeffrey Schaarschmidt for more information.