Christ­mas events hit high gear

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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. blueridge­moun­ ›

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.

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