Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols: Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St., 5 p.m., free. Second Presbyterian Chancel Choir, members of UTC Chamber Singers and local professional singers present service of Scripture and anthems telling the birth of Jesus, directed by Kevin Ford. 266-2828.
FRIDAY, DEC. 29
Dr Pepper Classic: UTC McKenzie Arena, Fourth and Mable streets, two sessions 4:30-9 p.m. each night. Tickets, which are good for two games each day, are $10 adults, $7 ages 17 and under. Annual basketball tournament includes UTC Mocs, Utah Valley, Austin Peay and High Point. 266-MOCS.
Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...