Things To Do In East Ridge

$12 for a 2.5-Hour Bring-Your-Own-Wine Painting Class at ArtsyU ($25 Value)

ArtsyU

Brainerd

$25 $12

Students recreate images of flowers, peacocks, and impressionistic designs as teacher guides them

$15 for The Chattanooga NotWedding Wedding Planning Event from The NotWedding ($30 Value)

The NotWedding

Waterhouse Pavilion

$30 $15

Guests attend a mock wedding complete with ceremony and dinner to sample wedding vendors' talents and gain inspiration for their own big day

Chattanooga Zombie Walk 2014 for One or Two Adults on September 13 from Red Towers Entertainment, LLC (Up to 50% Off)

Red Towers Entertainment, LLC

Coolidge Park

$15 $8

On September 13, hordes of zombies stagger, limp, and crawl around downtown Chattanooga; proceeds benefit the Chattanooga Area Food Bank

Tandem Skydive with Digital Video for One or Two from Chattanooga Skydiving Company (Up to 52% Off)

Chattanooga Skydiving Company

Jasper

$298 $149

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Professionals pair with clients in tandem jump over Sequatchie Valley and capture flights on digital video recording

Paintball Package for 2 or 4 or Private Party for Up to 20 at Insane Paintball (Up to 50% Off)

Insane Paintball

Amnicola - East Chattanooga

$99.95 $55

Outdoor fields include a fort field with multiple buildings and a wooded field

Amphibious-Vehicle Tour of the Tennessee River for a Child or an Adult from Chattanooga Ducks (Up to 45% Off)

Chattanooga Ducks

Downtown Chattanooga

$11 $6

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Renovated WWII amphibious cruiser ushers passengers across dry land and waterways in a one-hour tour of Tennessee River

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at D1 Sports Training (Up to $180 Value)

D1 Sports Training

Hickory Valley - Hamilton Place

$180 $69

Trained coaches push participants to build strength and endurance through metabolic training, resistance exercises, and circuit training

Handgun-Carry-Permit Course for One or Two at The Shooter's Depot (Up to 31% Off)

The Shooter's Depot

Hickory Valley - Hamilton Place

$65 $45

Range with nine climate-controlled lanes; course satisfies the state's learning requirements for the handgun-carry-permit application

Two Private Dance Lessons for an Individual or a Couple (Up to 55% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio Chattanooga

Chattanooga

$50 $25

Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

$75 for $149 Worth of Martial Arts — Body Martial Arts

Body Martial Arts

Chattanooga

$149 $75

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Four Weeks of Adult or Youth Boot Camp with Optional 21-Day Eating Program at Scenic City Boot Camp (Up to 81% Off)

Scenic City Boot Camp

Chattanooga

$299 $59

Boot camp amplifies results with optional food guide; kids' camp is specially suited with appropriate age and fitness-level activities

10 Personal-Training Sessions from SoFit Performance Personal Training (45% Off)

Sofit Performance

Chattanooga

$650 $358

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One-Month Gym Membership, or One Month of Boot-Camp Classes at EPOC Fitness (Up to 72% Off)

EPOC Fitness

Brainerd Village

$314 $99

Build lean muscle at this intimate gym that hosts Pilates, Zumba, and small-group boot-camp classes

One Intro Class and Four or Nine Apparatus Classes at Pilates Chattanooga (Up to 72% Off)

Pilates Chattanooga

Warehouse Row

$144 $49

Apparatus classes use specialized Pilates equipment such as the Wunda chair and the half-trapeze, with no more than five students in a class

One or Four Professional Art Classes for One Person or Four Classes for Two People at The Artist Studio (Up to 60% Off)

The Artist Studio

Dupont - Murray Hills

$40 $19

Students grasp basic drawing and design concepts and more advanced painting techniques in classes helmed by skilled artists

5 or 10 Yoga, Cycling, or Group Fitness Classes or 3 BodyMetrix Assessments at Thrive Studio (Up to 67% Off)

Thrive Studio

Chattanooga

$80 $40

Certified trainers lead classes and perform BodyMetrix ultrasound assessments that chart body fat, body mass index, and basal metabolic rate

$51 for $110 Worth of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes — Kioto Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy Chattanooga

Kioto Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Academy Chattanooga

Chattanooga

$110 $51

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Three-Hour Single or Double Kayak Rental from River Canyon Adventures (Up to 50% Off)

River Canyon Adventures

4

$39.95 $25

Paddle down the Tennessee River Gorge Blueway amid plants and wildlife

One-Year Family Plus or Family Deluxe Membership at Chattanooga Zoo (Up to 40% Off)

Chattanooga Zoo

Bushtown - Highland Park

$75 $45

Family memberships grant year-round access to the zoo plus carousel rides and optional Up Close Encounters tour passes

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Golfers across Texas, Arizona, and Georgia get an expert's opinion on their local private and public courses through AvidGolfer Magazine. The professionals also offer some basic instructions, in-depth product reviews, and careful explanations of why a lower score is better. Besides expert advice, the magazine releases an annual passbook that grants subscribers entry into several local courses.

785 Canyon Ridge Rd,
Rising Fawn,
GA
US

Puttville Indoor Mini Golf unfurls across 9,500 square-feet of artificial green grass fairways to form challenging, playful 18-hole miniature golf course. The professional and challenging course and tricky obstacles that test putters' skill. The indoor facility also encompasses an arcade with skee-ball and other classic games, making it a dynamic venue for birthday parties and other events.

3801 Ringgold Rd
East Ridge,
TN
US

At first, The Great Pumpkin Race doesn't seem too different from any other 5K: runners take their marks and dash to the finish line. But before they can cross that line, they must swap their inner athlete for their inner artist. The race's finale requires participants grab and gut a pumpkin, and then create an original carving. Only with their newly designed pumpkin in tow can they consider their race completed. That night, The Great Pumpkin Race's runners and spectators gather to watch the lighting of the day's jack-o'-lanterns.

po box 314
Wildwood,
GA
US

In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers 4 months to 12 years old with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.

Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.

7540 E Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga,
TN
US

While working on inventive lagers and ales as members of the Barley Mob Brewers home-brewing club, Chris Hunt and Duncan Guy had an epiphany: we need to share this stuff with the public. So, in 2006, they teamed up with award-winning brewer Courtney Tyvand to start Moccasin Bend Brewing Company. 

Today, they brew about 10 beers at any given time. Their menu could include an Irish red prepped with American hops and a pale ale made with juniper berries one day, or their signature smoked porter the next. No matter what the beer, creativity remains integral to the production process, and the brewers often add culinary twists such as watermelon or coconut juice to surprise palates that are used to tasting only cotton balls. All the magic happens inside a 100-year-old building, where rustic granite walls and cedar timbers set the backdrop for brewery tours and beer tastings.

4015 Tennessee Ave
Chattanooga,
TN
US

"Tread softly," say players on Insane Paintball?s outdoor forts course. No matter how careful you are on the ground, opponents likely lurk atop the field?s 14 one- and two-story buildings, waiting to strike on the unsuspecting players below. More buildings tower above the wooded field, where teams can take cover behind mounds and old, paint-splattered cars.

Those pellets fire from Insane Paintball?s semi-automatic rental guns, part of gear packages that include face masks and compressed-air bottles. Snacks await players after long stretches of recreational, scenario, or tournament games, as do shopping sprees inside an on-site 3,500-square-foot retail store. Besides stocking new gear, the store hosts certified technicians, who repair malfunctioning equipment such as guns that only let players load crayon nubs.

1200 Wisdom St.
Chattanooga,
TN
US