Farragut’s Celebrate the Season: 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut. With photo ops with Santa, live music, cookie decorating, crafts, Farragut Museum tours and more.
Festival of Wreaths: 3:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Elmcroft of Halls, 7521 Andersonville Pike. View and bid on wreaths, listen to live music and enjoy wine, hors d’oeurves, cookies and beverages. All wreath donations will help support Alzheimer’s Tennessee. Info: 865-925-2668.
Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s Jazz Lunch – Tribute to Ornette Coleman with Mike Baggetta: noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at The Square Room, 4 Market Square. $15 includes lunch buffet. Info: www.knoxjazz.org.
“Christmas with the Knoxville Chamber Chorale”: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 413 Cumberland Ave., General admission seats $10; tickets at the door. Info: www.knoxvillechoralsociety.org.
Keyboards at Christmas: 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. $15 Info: www.tennesseetheatre.com.
University of Tennessee Jazz for Tots Concert: 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center,1741 Volunteer Blvd. Admission is a new, unwrapped toy or monetary donation for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign.
“Christmas in the City” Concert”: 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Clayton Center for the Performing Arts, Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Free admission; complimentary tickets issued at the door to the first 485 guests for each performance. Donations accepted for the Pellissippi State Foundation on behalf of its music scholarship fund.
Hot Sardines’ Holiday Stomp: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center for the Performing Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville College, Maryville. $27 to $43. Info: 865-981-8590 or www.claytonartscenter.com.
Knoxville Community Band Concert: 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St. Free.
“Seasonal Allergies”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through Sunday, Dec. 11 at Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 319 N. Gay St. $15. Info: http://theatreknoxville.com.
“Godspell Jr. The Musical”: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday Friday, Dec. 2-Sunday, Dec. 18, at Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 109 E Churchwell Ave. $12; $10 each for an adult and child coming to the theater together. Info: www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com.
“A Christmas Carol”: through Sunday, Dec. 18, at Clarence Brown Theatre, University of Tennessee. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,Nov. 30-Saturday, Dec. 3, Tuesday, Dec. 6-Saturday, Dec. 10 and Thursday, Dec. 15-Saturday, Dec. -17; 2 and 7:30 pm. Sunday, Nov. 27, Sunday, Dec. 4, Sunday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 18. Adult ticket $26 for a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday show, $32 Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Senior citizen ticket $22 Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, $28 Friday, Saturday or Sunday. UT faculty or staff $16; non-UT students $15 and UT students $5 any show. $10 ages 5-12 only at theater box office. Info: 865-974-5161 or http://clarencebrowntheatre.com.
1940s Radio Hour”: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2-Saturday, Dec. 3 and Friday, Dec. 9-Saturday, Dec. 10 with 2 p.m. matinees Sunday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 11, at Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge. $18 or $22. Info: 865-482-9999 or www.orplayhouse.com.
“Mary Poppins”: Friday, Dec. 2-Sunday, Dec. 18, by Encore Theatrical Company at William H. Inman Humanities Theatre, Walters State Community College, Morristown. 8 p.m. Dec. 2-Saturday, Dec. 3; Friday, Dec. 9-Saturday, Dec. 10; Friday, Dec. 16-Saturday, Dec. 17; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4; Sunday, Dec. 11; Saturday, Dec. 17 & Sunday, Dec. 18. Tickets $12, $20, $22. Info: www.encoretheatricalcompany.com.
Arts & Culture Alliance’s 2016 Members Show: Friday, Dec. 2-Friday, Dec. 23, at The Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Artist Studio Holiday Show And Sale 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 2 and opening reception 5-9 p.m. Dec. 2. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Emporium is closed Dec. 24-Jan. 2. Info:865-523-7543.
“Women n Art”: through Saturday, Dec. 24, at Liz-Beth & Co., 7240 Kingston Pike. Features art by Jeanne Leemon, Theresa Shelton, Leslie Whitaker Evans and Cynthia Markert. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p .m Saturday.
East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition: through Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive. Reception and awards ceremony 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6. Museum hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission Info: www.knoxart.org
The Art of the Crèche IV: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, reception with exhibit through Monday, Jan. 9, at Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Ave., Oak Ridge. Free. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday through Monday.
“My Knoxville – Interpretations of Home”: Reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, artists demonstrations and exhibit through Saturday, Dec. 30, at The District Gallery, 5113 Kingston Pike. Features art of Cinamon Airhart, Mike Berry, Gary Daghan, Connie Gaertner, Katie Odom and Joe Parrott. Hours 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
“The Nutcracker” by the Appalachian Ballet: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Knoxville Civic Auditorium, 500 Howard Baker Jr., Ave., Knoxville, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Clayton Community Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville College, Maryville. Advance tickets $25 to $40 for adults, $20 to $35 for senior citizens age 60 and older or children. Tickets $5 more show days. Info: Knoxville tickets 865-656-4444. Maryville tickets 865-981-8590.
Edward Francisco and Mallory Dillon Book Signing: 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Union Avenue Books. Francisco and Dillon are the authors of “Mallory’s World from A to Z.” Info: 865-951-2180.
“Southern Appalachian Studies Series: Christmas in Appalachia”: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Blount County Public Library, 508 N. Cusick St., Maryville. Will be presented by popular local author and storyteller, Charles Maynard. Info: 865-982-0981 or 865-273-1428.
Knoxville Community StepUP presents Dinner/Seminar “The Road to Prison and Back”: 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center,1927 Dandridge Ave. Info and tickets: Shelia Johnson, 865-385-4273.
Holiday Wreath Making Workshop and Brunch: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Ave., Oak Ridge. Cost: $25 per person for brunch and materials. Cuttings from the Arboretum’s Harold Elmore Holly Collection will be used to make the wreaths. Participants may bring clippings from their own yard. It is suggested that participants bring gloves. There will be a maximum of 15 participants. Registeration and info: Janet Bigelow, 865-675-3822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marble Springs Candle Making Workshop: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Highway. This hands-on workshop will teach visitors about lighting sources of the 18th century,and participants will get to make their own beeswax candle by the open hearth. Packing a lunch is recommended. Cost: $20 Info: 865-573-5508, email email@example.com or www.marblesprings.net.
Make and Take Holiday Gift Workshop: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave. Attendees can make five small gifts with family and friends including a pair of earrings, a book mark, kimono or book ornaments, an embossed gift card, a simple copper ring and a stenciled tile. Each activity is $5. Hot cider and cookies will be available. Info: 865-357-2787.
No Cost Kidney Education Program: Monday, Nov. 28: 11:30 a.m. at DaVita Dialysis Center, 2909 E. Magnolia Ave., or 5 p.m. at DaVita, 111 South Campbell Station Road. Register: 855-343-4951.
“Calmer Body, Calmer Mind”: Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, Cancer Support Community, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Denise Stillman to discuss the body’s response to stress, demonstrate relaxation exercises to calm the body and the mind. Free to those affected by cancer; lunch provided. Register: 865-546-4661.
Tellico Plains 2016 Candlelight Walk: 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, on Veterans Memorial Drive, Tellico Plains. Christmas celebration with streets illuminated by candlelight, live entertainment, a live nativity, silent auction, Christmas tree lighting and more. Info: 423-253-2333.
Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church Annual Holiday Craft Fair: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the church, 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. Will feature artisans working with glass, clay, wood, quilts and other hand sewn items, and photographs. A percentage of the sales will benefit ORUUC youth programs. Info: 865-483-6761.
Ivan Racheff House and Gardens Open House and Greens Tea: Noon-3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at its location at 1943 Tennessee Ave. Available for purchase at the open house are holiday wreaths, centerpieces and tabletop designs created by members of the Board of Governors of Racheff. Also available for purchase will be baked goods, pecans and gift shop items. Info: 865-681-1704.
Mira Nair’s “Monsoon Wedding” Screening and Discussion: 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. The screening, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a brief discussion. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors Guild of Tennessee Meeting: 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Farragut. Published authors are invited to attend. Info: authorsguildoftn.com.
East Tennessee Ballroom Dance Club Monthly Dance: 8-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Flynn Dance Center, 828 Tulip St. Admission $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers.Membership is $10 for a year.
Tennesseans for Living History Program: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at David Hall Historical Cabin, 830 Old Edgemoor Lane, Clinton. Program: Power Horns and Possible Bags by David Adams. All living history enthusiasts are welcome. Info: Lynn Fox,865-719-9947 or email email@example.com.
Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club Meeting: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Rothchild’s on Kingston Pike for the Christmas luncheon. Info: Marie Hickson at 865-457-0960.
Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Meeting: 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 5613 Western Ave. The Early Career Education Award will be presented. Info: 865-922-1625.
Crestwood Ladybugs Garden Club Meeting: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Will meet and carpool to the Greens Tea at Racheff Home and Garden. Info: 865-966-2421.
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding: STAR needs volunteers to assist special needs children and adults with therapeutic horseback riding lessons. Junior Vol Training (ages 10-12) is Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 5-7 p.m. Lesson Vol Training (ages 13 and up) is Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Horse experience is not necessary. Closed toed shoes are a must. Info: 865-988-4711 or www.rideatstar.org.
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Classes: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, and Friday, Dec. 2, at Karns Senior Center, 8032 Oak Ridge Highway. Info: Instructor Linda Lawson, 865-951-2653.