Life members, spouses and guests can choose among six activities for Monday afternoon.
Activity 1 – Visit the Tennessee Aquarium (2pm to 5pm)
Self-guided through the attraction. The Tennessee Aquarium
is home to the most diverse gathering of freshwater animals in the country. Staff members love to immerse visitors in stories of life above, around and within our watershed while guests are exploring the Aquarium’s two buildings. Inside the River Journey building, visitors
are delighted by feisty river otters, colorful frogs, amazing turtles and freshwater fish species such as beautiful trout, giant catfish and prehistoric-looking sturgeon. While exploring Ocean Journey, guests come face to face with big, toothy sharks, beautiful butterflies, playful penguins, mesmerizing jellyfish and thousands of colorful reef fish. Moderate Walking. Wheelchair accessible.
Activity 2 – Visit the Hamilton Place Mall (2pm to 5pm)
Shopping Trip to Hamilton Place Mall
. Drop off and pick up – self guided. The Hamilton Place shopping area
features over one million square feet of retail bliss inside the two story mall. The mall houses six department stores, such as Dillard’s, Belk, JCPenney and Sears, and more than 150 specialty shops including Ann Taylor, Aldo, Coach, Bare Minerals, Buckle, Aerie, Forever 21, Hollister, Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Sephora, White House | Black Market, Pandora, Teavana and more. Hamilton Place features more than 30 delectable restaurants and eateries.
Adjacent to the mall, you’ll find the area’s only DSW Shoes, Ulta Beauty, World Market, Talbots, Chico’s, LOFT, Eddie Bauer and J Jill. Heavy walking. Wheelchair accessible.
Activity 3 – Visit Bass Pro Shop & Cabela’s (2pm to 5pm)
Shopping trip of the outdoor sportsmen’s dreams. One hour at Bass Pro Shop. Pickup and transport to Cabela’s – one hour at Cabela’s. Self-guided. Heavy walking. Wheelchair accessible.
Activity 4 – The Best Camera May Be the One in Your Pocket (Workshop 2pm to 3:30pm)
Presenting – Doug Edlund/Assistant Director of UTIA Marketing and Communications
More and more people are taking photos with smartphones than any other device. In fact, many of today’s
smartphones photos can rival a traditional camera for image quality. Learn how you can get the most out
of that camera in your pocket with tips and tricks that will help make you a better smartphone photographer. Learn about composition, lighting, photo editing and more. Then, apply these techniques in a “photo
tour” in and around the Chattanooga Convention Center.
Activity 5 – Hydrangeas: The Most Beautiful Summer Bush (Workshop – 2pm to 3:30pm)
Presenting – Carol Matthews, Master Gardener of Hamilton County, Tennessee
No yard or landscape is complete without this eye-catching bush for summer to fall beauty. A few basic care-giving rules, and some form of hydrangea can be grown in most of the USA. Zone areas, soil conditions
and light requirements are the basics for these beautiful bushes to provide small to basketball size blooms that
can be dried and kept long past the blooming season. Round or cone-shaped blooms can be found on bushes
with green, variegated or colored leaves, making a very versatile plant.
Activity 6 – Bohemian Tassel Necklaces (Workshop – 2pm to 3:30pm)
Presenting – Vicki Lofty, FCS/4-H Extension Agent and County Director, Marion County Extension, Tennessee
Tassels aren’t just for curtains and lampshades these days. They have become a fun statement dangling
from the ears, trims on scarves and hanging from necklaces. Make a trendy tassel necklace in this fun, hands-
on workshop. All supplies will be furnished.