Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 4/1-4/8

Posted by on Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 4:47pm.

Looking for something fun to do this week? Check out our top five events happening locally from Friday, March 25 to Friday, April 1.

April 1-17

Rock City's Fairytale Nights

When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Rd, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750 
Cost: $12.95 - $22.95

Bring the kids and meet beloved characters like Queen Guinevere, Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White; follow Jack as he ventures off the beanstalk into the giant's lair; enjoy the radiant gardens with Cinderella and learn to sword fight with a knight. This is all the greatness of traditional Rock City, but with even more fun! For more information, visit

Saturday, April 2

Volunteer for Civil War Trust Park Day 2016

When: 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, LaFayette Road and Battlefield Parkway, Fort Ogelthorpe, GA 30741 
Cost: Free

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park joins the Civil War Trust in inviting the public to participate in the annual Park Day, a nationwide volunteer effort aimed at preserving Civil War sites across the country. Projects this year at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park include: battlefield landscape restoration, a trail reroute away from historic earthworks, and trash collection. All volunteers will receive a special Civil War Trust t-shirt, as well as a free lunch. Long pants and sturdy, close-toed shoes are required for all projects. Bringing your own gloves is recommended, but gloves and other personal protective equipment will be supplied by the park. Please be sure to wear weather appropriate clothing—the project will continue rain or shine. To pre-register or for more information, contact park Volunteer Coordinator Will Sunderland 423-752-5213x137 or or visit the park website at

Saturday, April 2

Coker Tire Spring Cruise-In

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Coker Tire Museum, 1317 Chestnut Street
Cost: Free

Come see all of the cool things inside the 100-year-old Coker Tire Museum headquarters at their Spring Cruise-In. There is no entry fee, no judging and no pressure — just enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with some of the best cars, trucks and motorcycles in the Southeast. Drive to Chattanooga, park your car and have a good time!

Tuesday, April 5

FIT Community –– Free 21-Day Wellness Program

When: 6-7 p.m.
Where: St. Luke United Methodist Church, 3210 Social Circle
Price: Free 

Looking to have a more healthy lifestyle, lose weight and get plugged into a community group? This complete 21-day wellness program kicks off with a meeting to help participants learn how they can lose a few pounds and get healthier in 21 days by simply practicing The Power of Smalls –– making a few small changes that add up to something big. Participants will receive a comprehensive worksheet that will help effectively plan out their small changes, free weekly in-person group workouts for all levels (even those who will only be walking), and accountability and support on the private Facebook group page. For more information or to register, visit

Wednesday, April 6

Beginners Yoga Six Week Series

When: 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Where: Movement Arts Collective, 3813 Dayton Blvd., Red Bank, TN 37415 
Cost: $75

Understanding the basics is key to beginning anything new. In this series, participants will learn the fundamental elements of yoga while exploring all basic poses, taking time to break down the common poses that are done in most any class. This series is perfect for anyone who has never done yoga or those that have been practicing for years that would like to reconnect to the fundamentals of the practice. For more information, visit

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