MacDowell Music Club: First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 399 McCallie Ave., 10:30 a.m., musical program followed by Christmas luncheon. The program is free and open to the public; performers include Margaret Ann Randolph, Pauline Martin, Jim Martin and Jay Craven.
Walker County Democratic Party: Dari Dip, 302 W. Villanow St., LaFayette, Ga., 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. reorganizational meeting, visitors welcome. Fred Gould will lead officer election. 706-764-2801.
Purple Passion Fashion/Hair Show: Mane Event Salon, 5525 St. Elmo Ave., 6 p.m., $10, fundraiser for Purple Passion Foundation and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. 423-468-3425.
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 ...