American Legion Cleveland Ladies Auxiliary Home Cookin’ Wednesdays
Join us for Wednesday Night Home Cooked Dinners. Price includes meal, desert, coffee or sweet tea. Meals are available to eat in or take out. Proceeds benefit our various Veteran’s Programs!! Support the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Wednesday Night Dinner for only $7.00 per person! See you there! American Legion Post Cleveland, 227 James Asbury Dr. 423-476-4451. tnlegionpost81.org
Painting Workshop: Fall Trees
This will be a 16 x 20 canvas painting. We suggest only people age 16 and above attend. Children under 16 are welcome to participate in any of our other classes offered throughout the week. Price includes all materials, take-home canvas and artist’s instruction. BYOB your favorite wine to enjoy. Feel free to bring your own food too. Doors open at 6:30pm. Painting takes place from 7:00 – 10:00pm. Cancellations made within 48 hours are subject only to a credit. Artsy-U, 5084 S. Ter. (423) 321-2317, artsychattanooga.com
Victor Wooten & His Brothers
Victor Lemonte Wooten is a unique human being. Born the youngest of five boys, he began learning to play music at the tender age of two. He started performing in nightclubs and theaters as the bassist with the family band at age five, and at age six, was on tour with his brothers opening shows for legendary soul artist Curtis Mayfield. Soon after, he was affectionately known as the 8-year-old Bass Ace, and before graduating high school, he and his brothers had shared the stage with artists such as Stephanie Mills, War, Ramsey Lewis, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Dexter Wansel, and The Temptations. But, this only begins to tell the tale of this Tennessee titan.
Wooten, now a five-time Grammy winner, hit the worldwide scene in 1990 as a founding member of the super-group Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Continuing to blaze a musical trail with the band, Victor has also more »
Santa Express Train Rides
November 29th to December 24th Departure: Various Times (please see online schedule calendar) Approximately 1 Hour (Short Trip Designed for Children) Daytime fun filled trip with Santa. While on board your family will hear a Christmas story, sing Christmas Carols, visit with Christmas characters and of course visit with Santa. Each child receives a traditional BRSR memento, BRSR Christmas Activity Book and a candy cane. Seats are limited: Advance reservation is required.
Adult (13-64): $38, Senior (65+): $38, Children (2+): $22. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, 241 Depot St. (877) 413-8724, brscenic.com
Holidays Under the Peaks
You probably know that a group of fish is called a school. But did you know that a group of stingrays is called a fever? Frogs? An army. Butterflies? A flutter. And owls? A parliament. Whatever you call your group of loved ones, the holidays are a great time to spend with them at the Tennessee Aquarium. Guests are invited to meet a waddle of penguins, a shiver of sharks and a smack of jellyfish during Holidays Under the Peaks – November 22nd to January 6th. Aquarium educators and animal experts will deliver daily programs to help connect visitors to some of nature’s most wonderful gifts.
A company of parrots can be found during special scheduled programs in Ranger Rick’s Backyard Safari along with a menagerie of native and exotic creatures guests may encounter throughout the day. SCUBA Claus will make his underwater appearances at the River Giants exhibit alongside some of more »
Enchanted Garden of Lights
For the holiday season, Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights is a holiday tradition where Joy, Wonder and Magic await! Create a cool new tradition this year as the Enchanted Garden of Lights celebrates its 19th year featuring the North Pole Adventure. New features this year include more LED Lights as a part of our transition to all LEDs, a polar bear baby, and Dinner with Santa Event!
This award-winning, light extravaganza features more than 30 holiday scenes that transform the garden’s natural daytime splendor into a nocturnal fantasyland. Visit with St. Nick and his elves! Enjoy gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa, Sugar Plum Fairy Makeovers and nightly entertainment at the North Pole Adventure! See elves harvesting candy canes and building toys! November 22, 2013 – January 4, 2014, Closed Christmas Eve night. 6pm – more »
Holiday Food Basket Drive
Through the holiday season the police officers cannot help but think of the families that will not have a dinner due to the economy. We will be putting together Food Baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas, these will be delivered to the homes of underprivileged and needy families. This will be just for a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Families will have enough food to last the family from three to five days. Without the help and support from our local businesses this program would not be possible. This sponsorship is 100% tax deductible! All sponsorships are made to the Chattanooga Police Lodge #22. Our driver will come by, pick up your sponsorship and bring you your 100% tax deductible receipt and decals or mail in your sponsorship to the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #22 PO Box 5573 Chattanooga, TN 37406.
Sponsorship levels – Platinum $1,000, Gold $750, Silver $500, more »
Creative Discovery Museum’s winter weather charged exhibit, Winter Wonders, returns to combine cozy traditions with winter fun. Starting November 16th through January 20th Children and families can explore a winter forest to learn about different animal tracks in the snow, get lost in the “blizzard maze” complete with blizzard tubes, and finish the wintry visit by warming up in the cozy cottage—all without leaving Chattanooga! Winter Wonders provides a fun and engaging way to foster an understanding of the winter weather found in colder climates and the adventurous outdoor and cozy indoor activities that accompany this festive season. For times and more information please visit cdmfun.org.
Holiday Mail for Heroes
The American Red Cross kicks off its annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program today and invites Americans to show their gratitude and best wishes for those who serve our country, vets and their families by sending holiday cards. Starting September 30 and going through December 6, Americans can create and send cards to service members, veterans and their families who will receive cards across the country and around the world.
“Everyone gets busy, especially around the holidays, so just a few moments can mean a lot,” said Greg Waite, CEO, American Red Cross of Southeast TN. “While it may not seem like much, a hand-written note to a service member spending time away from his or her family makes a word of difference.” The Red Cross invites the public to send messages of thanks and holiday cheer by mailing them to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456
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Night Train to Santa’s Pavilion Trains
Various Dates Starting November 29th to December 21st. Departure Time: 4 PM, Return: 8 PM - 4 Hours with a 2 Hour Layover. Open Air Cars Available Upon Request ONLY. **Boarding Begins 45 Minutes Prior to Trip Time. Departs from the Blue Ridge Depot for the 4 hour train ride while Santa visits with the children in each car and gives each child a Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Christmas memento and candy cane. Santa will pose with the passengers for pictures on the train or in the Christmas Pavilion during the two hour layover. Take time to eat and shop the many stores and antique galleries while in McCaysville / Copperhill.
Adult (13-64): $46, Senior (65+): $46, Child (2-12): $25. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, 241 Depot St. (877) 413-8724, brscenic.com