Christmas events hit high gear
Christmas activities kick into high gear the weekend after Thanksgiving. But t here are more ways to celebrate than Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shopping. Here are a few events to keep in mind. ›
7 p. m. Monday, Nov. 28, at Morning Point of Collegedale at Greenbrair Cove, 9650 Leyland Drive, Ooltewah.
Florist Carolyn Hogan will present a program on making Christmas wreaths and other holiday decorations to the Green Thumb Garden Club of the Collegedale/Ooltewah area. There will be a Q&A period after the presentation and drawings for door prizes. First-time visitors are welcome. Annual membership is $ 15 per person, $25 per family. For more information, contact Rita Vital at 423-505-6605. ›
Saturday, Nov. 26, at ArtCrafters, 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn.
Fiber artist Dianne Knappen will lead a class on making greeting cards using iris folding and tea bag folding techniques as well as simple stamping. Class is limited to four participants. Fee is $10; supplies included for one card. Reservations: 423-775-1401. ›
11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 26, at The Barn Nursery, 1801 E. 24th St.
DIY Decor: DIY Cards: Christmas Gre e t i n g Faux Wreath Workshop:
Join l ead designer Donna Dent in this creative workshop using faux berries, branches, flowers and decor to craft your own reusable wreath. $50 fee. Registration is appreciated; call 423-698-2276. ›
Blue Ridge, Ga., will kick off its seasonal celebration this weekend. Events include the inaugural Merry Mountain Market 9 a. m.-5 p. m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25-26, at 3 Monkeys Antiques, 2380 E. First St. in Blue Ridge; small-town Christmas shopping on “Blue Friday” in Blue Ridge; a gingerbread village display through Dec. 17 at Hampton Square; a Christmas parade at 10 a. m. Saturday, followed by Light Up Blue Ridge, the lighting of
Li ght Ridge: Up Blue
the town Christmas tree in City Park at 7 p.m. See the full schedule at www. blueridgemountains.com. ›
6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at Bradley Square Mall, 200 Paul Huff Parkway, Cleveland, Tenn.
Santa poses for photos with your four-legged family members; also on Monday, Dec. 5. ›
6- 9 p. m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
Bring your cats and dogs for a holiday photo. ›
11 a.m.4 p. m. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 25-27, at The Barn Nursery, 1801 E. 24th St. Place.
Get a free photo of your family or pets to take home.
Pet Santa: Pet Santa: Night With Photos With Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus:
Additional photos available for a $5 donation to Lana’s Love Foundation. Please keep animals leashed while on the premises. Photo-ops also available Dec. 10-11. 423-698-2276.
› 6- 9 p. m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Northgate Mall, 271 Northgate Mall, Hixson.
Santa’s got a brand new suit, and this one is blue and gold for celebrating the home team, the Chattanooga Mocs, in commemorative photos.
Santa Mocs: Victorian Christ- mas Tea:
11 a. m.-5 p. m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25-26, at Polly Claire’s, 6178 Adamson Circle.
This tearoom in the historic Dent House will serve a four-course, Victorian- style Christmas tea on Black Friday and every Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Gluten-free modifications are easily made, the cooks say. Candlelight teas start at 3:45 p.m. each afternoon. Cost is $35 per person, $65 for two. Reservations: 423-521-4832.
Scones will be served at the Victorian Christmas tea at Polly Claire’s.
Intricate folding techniques will be shown participants in a DIY greeting cards class at ArtCrafters in Dayton, Tenn.