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the Canyons Hike, a 4- mile hike in lesser- known ar­eas of the park, 9 a. m.- noon; meet at In­ter­pre­tive Cen­ter. Wear closed-toe shoes and dress for weather. $ 10 in­di­vid­ual or $20 fam­ily plus $ 5 park­ing. Reg­is­ter: 706- 657- 4050. CHRIST­MAS UN­DER­GROUND — Ruby Falls, 1720 S. Scenic High­way, Look­out Moun­tain. Hol­i­day gem mine theme in­cludes dis­cov­er­ing the Joy­s­tone gem­stone, ice cave to watch min­ers play, a jour­ney through the Su­gar Plum Fairy vil­lage and view of the North­ern Lights, noon- 8 p. m. Dec. 1 - 23. $ 11.95 ages 3 and older, in­cludes Joy­s­tone ac­tiv­i­ties and sou­venir. www. ruby­falls.com. COLUM­BUS SHIPS — Ross’s Land­ing, Chat­tanooga Pier, 100 River­front Park­way. Fi­nal week­end to take a self-guided tour of the “Nina” and “Pinta,” his­tor­i­cally ac­cu­rate repli­cas of Christo­pher Colum­bus’ ships, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri­day- Mon­day, Nov. 25-28. $8 adults, $7 se­nior adults, $6 chil­dren 5-16. www.chat­tanooga­fun.com/ events/5069/See-The- Colum bus-Ships- Nina- Pinta. DESOTO STATE PARK — 7104 DeSoto Park­way, Fort Payne, Ala. 256- 997-5025. Steel Barn Quilt Work­shop, a make-and-take class for adults led by artist Nathan Win­kler, 10 a. m.-2 p. m. Dec. 3. $ 55 in­cludes all ma­te­ri­als. Regis­tra­tion re­quired by Dec. 1: 256- 845- 0051. EN­CHANTED GAR­DEN OF LIGHTS — Rock City Gardens, 1400 Pat­ten Road, Look­out Moun­tain. An­nual light ex­trav­a­ganza with more than 30 hol­i­day scenes and mil­lions of LED lights, 6- 8 nightly. $22.95 adults, $ 12.95 chil­dren. 706-280-2531. ••• ENGLISH TEA AND OPEN HOUSE — Hous­ton Mu­seum of Dec­o­ra­tive Arts, 201 High St. Tour the Vic­to­rian home and its col­lec­tion, en­joy scones and tea at au­then­tic English tea party, 1- 4 p. m. Dec. 4. $25. 423-267-7176. HIKES — Led by Soddy- Daisy Hik­ing Club. Bring wa­ter and snack. Carpool lo­ca­tions given for those who want to meet group. 423- 842-3619, ge­orge. r. bon­neau@gmail.com. › Satur­day, Nov. 26: Cloudland Canyon west rim, mod­er­ate 6 miles, $ 5 park­ing fee. Meet in Red Bank Food City park­ing lot at 9 a. m. › Tues­day, Nov. 29: Rain­bow Lake to Ed­wards Point and back, mod­er­ate 5 miles. Meet in Red Bank Food City park­ing lot at 9 a. m. › Satur­day, Dec. 3: Sig­nal Point to Sig­nal Moun­tain High School, stren­u­ous 8.5 miles. Will stage ve­hi­cles. Meet in Red Bank Food City park­ing lot at 9 a. m. THE HILL­TOP CHRIST­MAS — 8235 High­way 58. Christ­mas theme park with mu­sic, movies, snow ma­chines and a sleigh/ hay ride to see Santa along il­lu­mi­nated path­way, 6: 30-10: 30 p. m. Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-18, 22-23. $ 15 adults, $ 8 kids 4-10. Ad­di­tional $ 5 for ginger­bread cookie dec­o­rat­ing or pho­tos with Santa. the­hill­topchrist­mas. com. HOL­I­DAY LIGHTS — Chat­tanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtz­claw Ave. Zoo trans­forms with hun­dreds of lights, watch an­i­mals open their presents, have pic­ture taken with Santa, play hol­i­day games, 5: 30- 8 p. m. Dec. 2- 4, 9-11. $9.95 adults, $6.95 chil­dren; 50 per­cent dis­count for mem­bers. www.chattzooo.org/events/ hol­i­day- lights. HOL­I­DAY MAR­KET — Granfalloon, 400 E. Main St. Mer­chants and ven­dors with live mu­sic, crepes from Adelle’s Creperie and lunch op­tions from Petunia’s Jalapeno Food Truck, 10 a. m.- 6 p. m. Satur­day, Nov. 26. 423- 661-3185. HUN­GRY TUR­KEY RUN — Coolidge Park, 200 River St. Half- marathon, 5K and Kids Dash to ben­e­fit Chat­tanooga Sports Min­istries, 8 a. m.-1: 30 p. m. Satur­day, Nov. 26. $ 36.99 plus fees for 5K, $ 59.99 plus fees for half- marathon. 224-757-5425. RED BANK CHRIST­MAS FES­TI­VAL AND PA­RADE — City Park, 3859 Day­ton Blvd. Events kick off at 9: 30 a. m. with 5K run and fun run/walk fol­lowed by 11 a. m. pa­rade to city park where food and craft ven­dors will be set up un­til 3 p. m. Dec. 3. www. red­bankpride.org. * Dec. 3: Red Bank United Methodist Church Youth Hol­i­day Mar­ket, 3800 Day­ton Blvd., 10 a. m.-3 p. m., fundraiser for youth mis­sion ac­tiv­i­ties. REIN­DEER RUN — Joe Stock Memo­rial Park, 208 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. A 5K and 1- mile fun run to ben­e­fit LaFayette Shop with a Cop pro­gram for needy chil­dren, 9-11 a. m. Dec. 3. $25-$ 30. 423-708- 4298. TRAIN RIDES — Ten­nessee Val­ley Rail­road, 4119 Cromwell Road. 423- 894- 8028, www. tvrail.com. › North Pole Lim­ited: Rid­ers take imag­i­nary trip to North Pole where Santa joins them giv­ing a sur­prise to ev­ery child. Evening trains de­part 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Satur­day trains also de­part 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 25-27; Dec. 2- 4, 9-11, 16-23, 26 and 30-31. UNITED WE DANCE — Beth­le­hem Cen­ter gym­na­sium, 200 W. 38th St. Dance in­struc­tors teach va­ri­ety of dances to unite ages and cul­tures 6- 8 p. m. Tues­day, Nov 29. . Do­na­tion of $ 5 or more ben­e­fits stu­dents in Beth­le­hem Cen­ter’s Read To Lead and a new bal­let pro­gram in part­ner­ship with Bal­let Ten­nessee. 423266-1384. WINE TAST­ING — Back Inn Cafe, 412 E. Sec­ond St. Michael Vasta leads tast­ing of pop­u­lar sea­sonal wines and dis­cusses which make good gifts or are per­fect to take to hol­i­day par­ties, 6: 30- 8: 30 p. m. Dec. 8. $ 37. Reser­va­tions: 423-2655033. WREATH- MAK­ING WORK­SHOPS — The Barn Nurs­ery, 180 E. 24th St. Place. Ad­vance regis­tra­tion re­quested for both: 423- 698-2276. › Satur­day, Nov. 26: Donna Dent leads work­shop on mak­ing a wreath of ar­ti­fi­cial greens, berries and flow­ers, 11 a. m. $ 50. › Satur­day, Dec. 3: Make­and-Take Wreath of live green­ery, 11 a. m. $ 50. auga Bat­tle­field Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Dr. Lawrence Krumemaker signs “Walk­ing the Line: Re­dis­cov­er­ing and Tour­ing the Civil War De­fenses on Modern At­lanta’s Land­scapes,” 10 a. m- 4 p. m. Satur­day, Nov. 26. 706- 8669287. CHAT­TANOOGA PUB­LIC LI­BRARY — 1001 Broad St. (main li­brary) and branches at East­gate, North­gate and South Chat­tanooga. 423-7575310, www.chat­tli­brary.org. › Satur­day, Nov. 26: Lo­cal Craft Fair, 10 a. m.-2 p. m., down­town branch. › Mon­day, Nov. 28: Sign­ing story time for ages up to 5 and par­ent, 10: 30-11 a. m., East­gate branch, learn sign lan­guage through songs and sto­ries. › Tues­day, Nov. 29: Adult chess club, 6- 8 p. m., down­town branch’s Shush Cafe. CRE­ATIVE DIS­COV­ERY MU­SEUM — 321 Ch­est­nut St. $ 13.95 adults and chil­dren. 423-756-2738, www.cdm­fun. org. Sen­sory Free Night for chil­dren with autism spectrum dis­or­ders and their fam­i­lies, 5: 30- 8 p. m. Dec. 6. In­cluded in ad­mis­sion, but reser­va­tions re­quired. DAL­TON-WHIT­FIELD COUNTY PUB­LIC LI­BRARY — 310 Cappes St., Dal­ton, Ga. 706876-1360. › Mon­day, Nov. 28: Young Adult STEM: Learn­ing Blade, 5: 30 p. m., for teens in grades 6-12. › Mon­day, Nov. 28: Girls Who Code, 5 p. m. › Tues­day, Nov. 29: Story hour, 11 a. m.

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