Take offs and Landings

Posted 7/4/18

• Freedom Celebration Fireworks at Paul Huff Parkway

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Take offs and Landings

Take Offs & Landings is a roundup of some of the interesting events throughout the region. This calendar of events is by no means an exhaustive look at everything that is available in upcoming weeks. It is, however a look at some of the happenings that have caught my eye for the week. These entries are sometimes right in your backyard but oftentimes take you into the surrounding communities to explore new adventures.

• Freedom Celebration Fireworks at Paul Huff Parkway

July 4, 9:30 p.m.

The annual show of fireworks sponsored by Cleveland Ford, Mount Olive Ministries and Cleveland government will take place tonight. The fireworks will be launched from Perry Stone Ministries, off Paul Huff Parkway next to Bradley Square Mall. The mall closes at 7 p.m. and welcomes onlookers to park there for the show. Find your parking spot early to enjoy the show along with the rest of Cleveland. The show will last approximately 30 minutes.

• Freedom Celebration Fireworks at Flea Land Flea Market

July 4, events at 6 p.m./fireworks at 9 p.m.

This year’s show at Flea Land is sponsored by the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office DARE program. There will be a free gospel concert kicking off at 9 p.m. featuring Alabaster’s Voices, Michael Knight and the Redeemed and the 2x2 Quartet. There will also be food vendors on hand. The show will last about 55 minutes.

• Theatre Camp 2018
July 9-20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The next generation of theater artists take the stage! Students enjoy two weeks of classes in acting, improvisation, stage combat, music, movement, and stagecraft, directed by Kelly and Bob Borwick and Pam Thigpen. All instructors have years of performing and teaching credits between them. The camp ends with a performance of the original musical “Robin Hood,” written by Bob and Kelly Borwick, with music by Pam Thigpen. Lunch is not included in camp tuition. Students should bring their own lunch to camp each day.

Athens Area Council for the Arts

320 North White St., Athens TN 37371


• Family Cookout and Camp Fire
July 7, 7-9 p.m.

Families with children of all ages will have fun roasting hot dogs on sticks, making s'mores and enjoying a good time catching lightning bugs, looking at the stars and singing songs around the campfire! The event takes place in the heart of town, at Tinsley Park. To learn more, visit the website www.outdooradventureprogram.com.

Tinsley Park

4031 Keith St. N.W., Cleveland TN 37323

• Junior Naturalist Camp

July 9-13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Junior Naturalist Camp TN is for children ages 9-10 [limited to 20 campers]. Junior Naturalist campers will experience firsthand what it's like to be a wild animal in an exciting predator-prey simulation game. They will also go canoeing and hike out for a wonderful day at Skyuka Springs. Campers will learn the tools of the trade practiced by great naturalists throughout history. They will also participate in a full range of activities designed to bring natural history into their lives through science, crafts, live animal demonstrations, and of course, play!

Camp price is $200-$230. Prices reflect registration for one week of camp. Please note that Junior Naturalist Camp is a day camp, with drop-off at 9 a.m. and pick-up at 4 p.m. each day. If you have any additional questions, contact the director of education at chagen@reflectionriding.org or 423-821-1160, ext. 112. 

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center

400 Garden Road, Chattanooga TN 37419

• Chattanooga TN Gun Show
July 7-8

The CHATTANOOGA, TN GUN SHOW features rifles, handguns, shotguns, collectible firearms, antique knifes, personal defense weapons, fishing and hunting accessories, survival gear, military surplus, gun cases and safes. This show is organized by RK Shows.

Camp Jordan Arena

323 Camp Jordan Parkway, Chattanooga TN 37412

• Fourth of July at Fort Mountain in Chatsworth, Georgia 
July 4, 1 p.m.

Fourth of July at Fort Mountain

From 1-4 p.m., visit the Civilian Conservation Corps fire tower and learn about the history of the tower, the mysterious ancient stone wall, and stop by the West Overlook to see out over Chatsworth, Georgia; 2-3 p.m. Fourth of July Celebration; Face Painting ($1), Relay Races, and a Dunk Bucket; 4 p.m. Bike Parade; 6 p.m. Cornhole; 7 p.m. Backpack Buddies $1. Events are in the Nature Nook by the beach. There will be a Bike Parade also. Decorate your bike and meet at the playground. We will ride around the campground, and show our spirit.

Fort Mountain State Park

181 Fort Mountain State Park Road, Chatsworth GA 30705

• Night Hike in Rising Fawn
July 6, 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails in Cloudland Canyon State Park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required.

Snacks and water will be available for you take with you on the hike, and headlamps will be provided. Please bring a small pack to carry your items. Trekking poles or a walking stick are helpful as well. The cost for this hike is $10.

Cloudland Canyon State Park

122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn GA 30738

• The Book of Mormon
July 10-15

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: The funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s "THE BOOK OF MORMON," the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, the play has truly become an international sensation. Be advised: this production contains explicit language. For more information, visit www.bookofmormonthemusical.com. Tickets range in price from $44-$104.

Tennessee Theatre

604 South Gay St., Knoxville TN 37902



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