Things to do in the Chattanooga area this week include shows by Ricky Skaggs, candlelight concert and home tours

Contributed Photo / The Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Christmas show is scheduled Dec. 8 in Walker Theatre.
Contributed Photo / The Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Christmas show is scheduled Dec. 8 in Walker Theatre.

Here's what the Chattanooga area has to offer this week.


Can you sing like Dolly?

Officials with Dollywood will be in Nashville Dec. 15 to audition female singers for a new show about the life of Dolly Parton that will be presented at the theme park during the 2024 season. The auditions are by appointment only, and vocal callbacks will occur on the same day. Visit dollywood.com/jobs/auditions/schedule to register. The deadline is Dec. 8, but registrations will be accepted only until all audition slots are filled. The entertainment team is specifically looking to cast female country music singers at least 18 years old who can move and dance in the show's musical numbers. For audition guidelines, visit Dollywood.com/jobs/auditions. Any additional questions may be directed to auditions@dollywood.com.

(READ MORE: Dollywood's new coaster, lodge helping Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain dreams come true)


CALENDAR

ARTS

ATHENS ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. "Meticulous Sanctum," by Susan Fox and Ryland Thompson, through Dec. 11. Artists reception, 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 9. athensartscouncil.org

AVA GALLERY — 30 Frazier Ave. Annual all-member salon show, through Dec. 23. avarts.org

AVA @ THE INCUBATOR — 100 Cherokee Ave. Hamilton County Business Development Center: Cohort 3 group exhibit by Andy Ramirez, Meagen Rice and Rea Shaw, through Dec. 31. (Parking at Renaissance Park across the street.) avarts.org

FRANKLIN COUNTY ARTS GUILD — The Artisan Depot, 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. franklincoarts.org

› Through Dec. 23: Ellen Jackson's retrospective art quilts.

› Through Jan. 28: "Winding Down" community show. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. CST Dec. 15.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — 71 Eastgate Loop. Photographic Society of Chattanooga's holiday show, Dec. 8-Jan. 26. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 8. chattanoogaphoto.org

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. huntermuseum.org

› Dec. 7: Throwback Thursday, 4-8 p.m. Free admission to permanent collection, $5 to "Gilded" exhibition.

› Dec. 10: Sunday Studio, drop-in art experiences for families, including ceramic ornaments and treats, plus activities with Chattanooga Public Library, Houston Museum of Decorative Arts, Challenger Center and Ballet Esprit's "Nutcracker" dancers, 2-4 p.m. Regular admission: $20 nonmember adults.

› Through Jan. 8: "Gilded: Contemporary Artists Explore Value and Worth." Regular admission.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. Roger Harvey's "Wizardry With Wood," through Dec. 31. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 6. intowngallery.com

NORTHSIDE GALLERY — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Works by 14 area artists, including members of the Civic Arts League of Chattanooga, through Dec. 18. 423-266-1766

RISING FAWN STUDIO TOUR — Various sites in Plum Nelly area atop Lookout Mountain, accessible from Highway 189 from Chattanooga and Highway 136 from LaFayette or Trenton, Ga. Multiple artists selling paintings, photography, jewelry, textiles, metal yard art, bird feeders, stoneware, carved Santas, other works, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 9-10. Tour page on Facebook.

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St. Works by Janet Eskridge, Scott Hill and Tatiana Hill, through Dec. 31. river-gallery.com

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY — 4881 Taylor Circle. "Repurposed" ceramics exhibit by seniors Diana Alarcon and Said Kas-Danouch and adjunct instructor Loren Howard in John C. Williams Gallery, Brock Hall, second floor, through Jan. 19. southern.edu

TOWNSEND ATELIER — 301 E. 11th St. Textile trunk show and show, hand-dyed embellished textiles, wearables and home furnishings by Deborah Houston, Ann Hurley and Ruth McRae, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 10. Free. townsendatelier.com


COMEDY

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St. thecomedycatch.com

› Dec. 6: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. $7.

› Dec. 7-9: Aaron Weber, special engagement, 7:30 p.m. Thursday ($20-$25), 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday ($25-$30).

REDBUD VENUE — 2314 E. 13th St. Killer Laughs stand-up comedy show hosted by Courtenay Gillean Cholovich, 8 p.m. Dec. 9. $10-$15. redbudvenue.com

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. James "Murr" Murray of "Impractical Jokers," 7 p.m. Dec. 9. $24-$37. tivolichattanooga.com


DANCE

CHATTANOOGA BALLET — Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. "The Nutcracker," with Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Dec. 10. $25-$75. tivolichattanooga.com


FILM

BOBBY STONE FILM SERIES — Walker Theatre, 399 McCallie Ave. "The Polar Express," 2 p.m. Dec. 3. $6 adults. tivolichattanooga.com

FATHOM EVENTS — See website for theaters, showtimes and ticket prices. fathomevents.com

› Dec. 3: "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

› Dec. 5-7: Max Lucado's "Because of Bethlehem."

› Dec. 7-11: "Waitress: The Musical."

› Dec. 9 and 13: The Metropolitan Opera's "Florencia en el Amazonas."

› Dec. 10 and 13: "A Christmas Story" 40th anniversary.

IMAX THEATER — 201 Chestnut St. "The Polar Express," through Dec. 26 (closed Christmas Day); show times vary. $10. tnaqua.org/imax/deep-sky


MUSIC

ATHENS ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. athensartscouncil.org

› Dec. 5: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra holiday concert in Black Box On Tour series, 7:30 p.m. $20-$30.

› Dec. 8-10: Jazzy Little Christmas in House Blend Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $20 tickets include catered refreshments; cash bar. Limited availability.

BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Weekly jazz in the lounge with Alan Wyatt Quartet, 7 p.m. Dec. 6. $5. barkinglegs.org

BARRELHOUSE BALLROOM — 1501 Long St. barrelhouseballroom.com

› Dec. 6: Sam Grisman Project Presents the Music of Garcia/Grisman, 8 p.m. $22-$25.

› Dec. 7: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with Lany, 7 p.m. Donate teddy bear for two free tickets; hits96.com

› Dec. 8: Monsters of Yacht: '70s and Early '80s Yacht Rock, 8 p.m. $15-$20.

› Dec. 9: Lenox Hills with Secondhand Sound and LB Beistad, 9 p.m. $12-$15.

› Dec. 10: Ten Years With Lost Hearts and Emerge, 7 p.m. $23-$26.

CANDLELIGHT CONCERT — First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Listeso String Quartet performs Christmas carols, "The Nutcracker" and other classical selections, 8:45 p.m. Dec. 8, 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. Dec. 16. $32-$70. feverup.com

THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. All times Central. Ticket add-ons available. thecaverns.com

› Dec. 3: Whiskey Myers & Friends (Adam Hood, Aaron Raitiere), 5 p.m. Dec. 3 (final show). $79.

› Dec. 8-9: The Steeldrivers' 15th Underground Anniversary, with Jake Kohn, 8 p.m. $59-$313.

› Dec. 10: Taylor Swift Christmas Laser Dance Party, 3 p.m. $49.

CHATTANOOGA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA — Hamilton Place, 2001 Hamilton Place Blvd. Holiday music, noon Dec. 9 outside JCPenney store. Free. facebook.com/seniorneighbors orchestra

CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA — First Presbyterian Church, 554 McCallie Ave. Handel's "Messiah," featuring CSO Chorus, Choral Arts of Chattanooga, First Presbyterian choir and soloists Eva Martinez (soprano), Hannah Shea (mezzo-soprano), Kameron Lopreore (tenor) and Andrew Gilstrap (bass), 3 p.m. Dec. 3 (final show). $10-$35. chattanoogasymphony.org

(READ MORE: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera's Kayoko Dan takes stock of accomplishments as she finishes her last two seasons)

CHOO CHOO CHORUS CHRISTMAS SHOW — Ringgold High School, 29 Tiger Trail, Ringgold, Ga. Award-winning Barbershop Harmony Society singers present "Letters to Santa," with guest quartet Full Effect, 4 p.m. Dec. 9. $20. Proceeds benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance. choochoochorus.org

CHRISTMAS WITH THE ANNIE MOSES BAND & EAST TENNESSEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — Collegedale Community Church, 9305 Four Corners Place. A stop on the classical-crossover string and vocal band's national tour, with local community orchestra, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 3. Free. eventbrite.com

CLEVELAND POPS — Bradley Central High School auditorium, 1000 S. Lee Highway, Cleveland, Tenn. Community concert band's "Sounds of the Season" holiday concert, with Mayor Kevin Brooks narrating "The Night Before Christmas" and Walker Valley High School Chamber Choir performing "Christmas on Broadway" and other selections, 7 p.m. Dec. 4. Free. clevelandtnpops.com

FIREFIGHTERS CONCERT — Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Tony Ingle Parkway, Dalton, Ga. Chattanooga & Cleveland Firefighters Association fundraiser featuring Keith Anderson, with special guest Carson Peters, 7 p.m. Dec. 3. $28 and up. cffafundraiser.org

MACDOWELL MUSIC CLUB — First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Monthly meeting features performances by Steven Hollingsworth and Leila Jane Rose (piano), Neshawn Calloway (mezzo-soprano), Alan Nichols (piano), 11 a.m. Dec. 6. Free. facebook.com/macdowellchatt

LEE UNIVERSITY — Cleveland, Tenn. leeu-music.eventbrite.com

› Dec. 3: Classic Christmas, family concert of holiday favorites, featuring Full Effect, a barbershop quartet with three Lee alumni, performing with the Lee Orchestra, Chorale, Choral Union, Ladies of Lee and Jazz Ensemble, 3 p.m. in Conn Center, 150 11th St. NE. Free, but tickets required.

› Dec. 7: Lessons and Carols, interactive service with biblical lessons and Christmas music, 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel, 1020 N. Ocoee St. Free and nonticketed.

MUSIC FOR CHRISTMAS — Ringgold First Baptist Church, 7611 Nashville St., Ringgold, Ga. Christmas music by the sanctuary choir, handbells and instrumentalists, 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Free. ringgoldfbc.net

SCENIC CITY CHORALE — First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Christmas concert, 3 p.m. Dec. 3. facebook.com/sceniccitychorale

THE SIGNAL — 21 Choo Choo Ave. thesignaltn.com

› Dec. 9: Kameron Marlowe: I Can Lie Tour, with Matt Schuster and James McNair, 8 p.m. Sold out.

› Dec. 10: Crowder: Milk & Cookies Tour, 8 p.m. $40-$91.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St. songbirdsfoundation.org

› Dec. 7: Christmas With Doyle Dykes, 7 p.m. $25. Proceeds benefit Songsbirds' Guitars for Kids program.

› Dec. 9: Concert for a Cause, featuring Andrew Witherspoon, Anna Baldree, Red Pawn and Luke Simmons, plus holiday toy drive, 7 p.m. $10-$15.

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY — 4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale. 423-236-2880

› Dec. 4: Horn Ensemble concert of classical, jazz and Christmas music, 7:30 p.m. in Mabel Wood Hall's Ackerman Auditorium. Free.

› Dec. 9: Christmas concert of Handel's "Messiah," featuring SAU's Symphony Orchestra with the Bel Canto, Die Meistersinger, and I Cantori choirs from the School of Music, 4 p.m. in Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists, 4829 College Drive.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. tivolichattanooga.com

› Dec. 7: The Fab Four perform The Beatles' "Rubber Soul," 7:30 p.m. $39-$164.

› Dec. 8: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Christmas, with special guests, 7:30 p.m. $44-$156.


OUT & ABOUT

ASIAN LANTERN FESTIVAL — Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. All-new collection of 30+ lanterns and nine interactive displays, 5:30-9:30 p.m. (last entry at 8:30 p.m.) through Jan. 14. $17-$23 nonmembers, $13-$18 members. chattzoo.org

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS MARKET — Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. Arts, crafts, seasonal treats and locally sourced goods, including handcrafted ornaments and artisanal gifts, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 9.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA — Read House, 107 W. M.L. King Blvd. Breakfast and photo-ops with Santa and Mrs. Claus in Silver Ballroom, 9-10:30 a.m. Dec. 9. $22-$32. thereadhousehotel.com/holidays

CALEB GALA — Chattanooga Marriott, 2 Carter Plaza. Fundraiser for Chattanoogans in Action for Love, Equality and Benevolence, "The World As It Should Be," 6-10 p.m. Dec. 7. $100 individual, $450 table of six. calebcha.org

CHATTANOOGA MARKET'S HOLIDAY MARKET — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. More than 200 local food vendors, artists and crafts with gift merchandise, decor, foods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 9, 16; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 3, 10, 17. chattanoogamarket.com

CHRISTMAS AT MCLEMORE — 32 Clubhouse Lane, Rising Fawn, Ga. Pop-up Christmas tree farm from Raulston Acres, live music, hot beverages, seasonal treats, 3-6 p.m. Dec. 9. $15. Brunch With Santa, 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 16 and 23. $25 per table. eventbrite.com

CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOURS — Chief Vann House State Historic Site, 82 Georgia Highway 225 North, Chatsworth, Ga. Tours to see the historical plantation house decked with boughs, bows, greenery and other decorations inspired by 19th-century celebrations by Moravian missionaries, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 8-9, rain or shine. Greenery remains in place, sans candlelight, for daily tours through Dec. 23. $7. gastateparks.org/chiefvannhouse

CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOURS — Gordon Lee Mansion, 217 Cove Road, Chickamauga, Ga. Self-guided tours of the mansion decorated for the holidays with handmade wreaths and garlands, candles and other decor of the antebellum period, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 8-9 (final weekend). $2-$10. friendsofthegordonleemansion.org

CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOURS — Marsh House Museum, 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Guided tours of the historic house decorated for the holidays in the style of the 1880s with discussion of the customs of the era, ending with hot cider and ginger cookies, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 9-10, 16-17. $5-$10. marshhouseoflafayette.org

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION WITH SANTA — Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road. Games, crafts, music, reading of the Christmas story, photos with Santa (bring your camera), free meal in the Community Cafe, 6 p.m. Dec. 6. christchurchchatt.org

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE — Martin Davis House, 58 Hog Jowl Road, Chickamauga, Ga. Tours of home built in 1850, decorated for the season, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 3 (last day). Free. Email: jimstaub403@gmail.com

CHRISTMAS PARADE FOR THE HOMELESS — 11th and Peeples streets. PawPaw's Homeless Ministry of St. Elmo United Methodist Church sponsors parade with PawPaw Santa and helpers, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3. 423-490-7040

CRAFT SHOW AND NEIGHBORHOOD SOCIAL — corner of Bass and East Brainerd roads. Hickory Valley Garden Club event, with cookies and hot apple cider, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 9. Outdoor luminary kits, with decorated bags, sand and candles, three for $10. 423-284-6768

ENCHANTED GARDEN OF LIGHTS — Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. A million lights illuminating six distinct holiday realms, including one of the world's tallest walk-through Christmas trees, 4:30-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4:30-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday (park closes later), through Jan. 6 (closed Christmas Eve). $10-$32; tickets online only. seerockcity.com

(READ MORE: Holiday magic is a year-round job at Rock City on Lookout Mountain)

EPB HOLIDAY WINDOWS — 10 W. M.L. King Blvd. Holiday scenes in windows surrounding the building, through Jan. 1. facebook.com/epbchattanooga

(READ MORE: Chattanooga's EPB plans nearly $65 million power grid, storage upgrade)

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY DAY BREAKFAST — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Urban League of Greater Chattanooga's 41st annual fundraiser, 8-9:45 a.m. Dec. 7. $100. ulchatt.net

GINGERBREAD AND SUGAR COOKIES — Sweet & Savory Classroom, 45 E. Main St., Suite 112. Separate seasonal cooking classes for a parent and child (ages 5-13), select dates through Dec. 23. Instruction and supplies provided. $92-$94. sweetandsavoryclassroom.com

(READ MORE: Recipe for success: Sweet and Savory Classroom teaches cooking and leadership)

GINGERBREAD WORKSHOPS — Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St. Ninety-minute sessions to create gingerbread houses from kits, with all supplies and cleanup provided, 10:30 a.m. 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 10. Limited to three participants per house. $53-$78. cdmfun.org

HAPPY CRAFTMAS CHRISTMAS — Walker County Civic Center, 10052 Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga. Handmade crafts, carol singing, ugly sweater contest, food vendors, bake sale, coloring contest, Santa visits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 9. eventswithkimk.com

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT — Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. hamiltonplace.com

› Dec. 8: New Hope Elementary Choir from Whitfield County, 10:30 a.m. at Center Court.

› Dec. 9: Chattanooga Community Orchestra, 60-voice senior orchestra, noon-1 p.m. on lower level near JCPenney.

› Dec. 9: Silver Slippers Dance Academy, 2-4 p.m. at Center Court.

› Dec. 10: Ginger Brown Dance Academy, 2-4 p.m. at Center Court.

HOLIDAY JUBILEE — Read House, 107 W. M.L. King Blvd. Live entertainment, complimentary hot chocolate, cider and cookies, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus (bring your own camera), 5-8 p.m. Dec. 8. Free. Optional Elf Workshop, $15 for bag filled with craft kits, 5-7:30 p.m. in Green Room. thereadhousehotel.com/holidays

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS — 201 High St. thehoustonmuseum.org

› Dec. 3: Holiday Tea, sit-down service with tea and light fare from Rembrandt's Coffee House, followed by museum tour, 1 and 3:30 p.m. $39-$60. Proceeds benefit arts education and outreach programs.

› Dec. 4: "Embracing the Past, Envisioning the Future" presentation on plans for renovating and expanding the museum, with Todd Morgan of Preserve Chattanooga and Justin Dumsday of River Street Architecture, 8 a.m. Free, but reserve a seat.

HOLIDAY WINDOW TREASURE HUNT — North Shore businesses. NorthShore Merchants Collective hosts ninth annual event to find unlikely hidden objects in 20 merchants' windows to fill out game card, through Jan. 7. Turn in game cards with minimum $1 donation to Northside Neighborhood House for chance to win prizes. Email: tina@shopblueskies.net

HOLIDAYS UNDER THE PEAKS — Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St. Seasonal music, decor and themed weekly programming, through Dec. 31 (closed Christmas Day). Photos with Santa, Dec. 15-24; scuba-diving Santa, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, except Christmas Eve. tnaqua.org/holidays

ICE ON THE LANDING — First Horizon Pavilion, 1801 Reggie White Blvd. (new location). Outdoor ice rink, through Jan. 28 (hours vary but open holidays). $10-$12 ($2 more on holidays). iceonthelanding.com

MISTLETOE MARKET — Bradley Square Mall, 200 Paul Huff Parkway, Cleveland, Tenn. Arts, crafts and food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 9, noon-5 p.m. Dec. 10. Free admission and parking. touchtheskyevents.com

NOOGA LIGHTS — Pine Tree Park (at Soddy Lake), 12000 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy (must enter from northbound lane). Drive-thru holiday light show, with synchronized music on FM radio channel, 6-10 p.m. select nights through Dec. 31. $15 in advance, $20 at gate. noogalights.com

RUBY FALLS CHRISTMAS — 1720 S. Scenic Highway. Visits with Santa amid holiday decor and twinkling lights, select dates through Dec. 23. Professionally made photos available for purchase. Cave adventure tickets, sold separately, not required to visit Santa. rubyfalls.com

(READ MORE: Ruby Falls named among best caves in the US)

SANTA'S WONDERLAND — Bass Pro Shops, 1000 Bass Pro Drive. Photos available by reservation, through Dec. 24. Free 4x6 photo with Santa; options for more. basspro.com

SANTA'S WORKSHOP — Bradley Square Mall, 200 Paul Huff Parkway, Cleveland, Tenn. Santa photos, through Dec. 24. Pet photos, 4-7 p.m. Dec. 4 (last day). shopbradleysquare.com

SANTA'S WORKSHOP — Dalton Mall, 816 Walnut Square Blvd., Dalton, Ga. Photos with Santa, through Dec. 24; walk-up or by reservation. Pajama Parties every Tuesday; Ugly Sweater Parties every Thursday. daltonmall.com

SANTA'S WORKSHOP — Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Santa photos, through Dec. 24. Black and white Santas available select dates; pet photos each Monday. Reservations encouraged but not required. hamiltonplace.com

SANTA'S WORKSHOP — Northgate Mall, 271 Northgate Mall Drive. Santa photos, through Dec. 24. Pet photos Mondays through Dec. 18. Reservations encouraged but not required. visitnorthgatemall.com

SMILE WITH SANTA — Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road, Entrance B. Photos with Santa Miles, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, noon-2 p.m. Dec. 9. $15. Proceeds help another child around the globe receive a transformed smile via Love Without Reason. lovewithoutreason.org

SODDY-DAISY CHRISTMAS PARADE — Dayton Pike from Harrison Lane to Sequoyah Access Road. Includes floats, marching bands, sports teams, 2 p.m. Dec. 3. vva942.com

(PHOTO GALLERY: Setting up a giant Christmas tree in Soddy-Daisy)

STABLE 41 FARMERS MARKET — 214 First St., Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Winter Market, with vendors, crafts, food and music, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 9. facebook.com/stable41farmersmarket

STAR PARTIES — Clarence T. Jones Observatory, 10 N. Tuxedo Ave. Weekly series of programs by University of Tennessee at Chattanooga staff continues, 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 3; lecture and planetarium show at 6 p.m. Topic: "Extraterrestrial Life." Featured constellation: Orion. utc.edu/jones-observatory


THEATER

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. theatrecentre.com

› Tomie Depaola's "Strega Nona," performed by CTC Youth in Circle Theatre, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9-10, 16-17. $10-$12.

› Auditions for August Wilson's "Seven Guitars," 7 p.m. Dec. 4-5 (show dates Feb. 2-18).

› "Scrooge: The Musical," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-16, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28-29, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 31. $25-$35.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. ccplayhouse.com

› Through Dec. 22: "White Christmas." $19-$35.

› Through Dec. 23: "Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells." $14-$23.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE OF CHATTANOOGA — Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. "Crawlspace: A True Crime Musical," based on interviews of accused killer John Wayne Gacy with forensic psychologist Judy Matthewson, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. $25-$30. ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com

OAK STREET PLAYHOUSE — 418 Oak St. (behind First-Centenary United Methodist Church). Dinner production of "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus," 1:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9-10. $32. Reservations required. onthestage.com

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE — 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. "Anne of Green Gables," adaptation by Anita Larsen, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 2 p.m. Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15-16, 2 p.m. Dec. 17. $12-$14. tennesseevalleytheater.com

Find more events, and add your own, at timesfreepress.com/cnevents.

Contact Lisa Denton at ldenton@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6281.