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— Start baking gingerbread: Deadlines are looming for the 29th annual National Gingerbread House Competition at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. You'll need to make your intentions known by 5 p.m. Monday using the entry form on the hotel's website, then submit a photo of your entry, video content and a description by 5 p.m. Nov. 15 for the first round of (virtual) judging. You'll still have a week for tweaks. Changes can be made to your entry until Nov. 21, when registration is held on-site. The awards ceremony is Nov. 22. Public viewing of the entries will be on select dates Nov. 28-Jan. 2. Last year's contest, which was completely virtual, included winners from Blue Ridge, Georgia. Find out more about the contest at (click on gingerbread).




CHATTANOOGA MARKET — First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Big Band Day with Sweet Georgia Sound, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7. Quilts of Valor presentation at 1:30 p.m. Free admission.

CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA — Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. Veterans Day concert, featuring the Lee Singers, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Free admission.

POINT PARK — 110 Point Park Road, Lookout Mountain. Free entrance to Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park property, Nov. 11.

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION — Chattanooga National Guard Armory, 1801 S. Holtzclaw Ave. Patriotic program by Chattanooga Area Veterans Council and other organizations, 11 a.m. Nov. 11.



BOOK SIGNINGS — "Hello Chattanooga: Famous People Who Have Visited the Tennessee Valley" by local author and WRCB news anchor David Carroll.

— Nov. 9: With noon talk at LaFayette-Walker County Library, 305 S. Duke St., LaFayette, Ga.

— Nov. 13: 11 a.m.-noon at Food City, 7804 East Brainerd Road.

CHRISTMAS AT EDDIE'S OPEN HOUSE — Eddie's Florist, 9112 State Highway 40, Henagar, Ala. Preview of holiday vignettes, 1-4 p.m. CST Nov. 7 (final day).

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE — Grit & Grace Market, 445 Church St., Cleveland, Tenn. Vendor marketplace, 1-6 p.m. Nov. 7 (final day).

GREEK BAKE SALE — Annunciation Greek Church, 722 Glenwood Drive. Orders being taken for sweet and savory Greek foods for pickup Nov. 12.

CHATTANOOGA HOLIDAY MARKET EXTRAVAGANZA — Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Local vendors and giveaways, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 13.

HEARTS 4 THE ARTS — Chattanooga Golf and Country Club, 1511 Riverview Road. Performing Arts League's holiday fashion show and luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 12. $75. Proceeds support youth involvement in the performing arts.

JUNIOR RANGER SERIES — Point Park, 110 Point Park Road, Lookout Mountain. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park program for kids (and inquisitive adults) to "Design Your Own American Indian Rattle," 2 p.m. Nov. 13 (meet at park gate). $10 admission for anyone 16 and older. Virtual program available on park's digital media: Facebook, YouTube,

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn.

— Nov. 13: Coffee With a Curator, 10-11 a.m. Darlene Goins of Hiwassee Heritage Center tells the history of the Cherokee in Charleston, Tenn. Free with museum admission ($3.50-$9).

— Nov. 13: Walking Tour of Historic Properties, 1-2 p.m. in downtown Cleveland. Free with museum admission ($3.50-$9), $5 for tour only.

— Nov. 13-14: Holidays at Five Points, silent auction of handcrafted goods donated by local artisans, clubs and businesses, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $10 admission.

NATIONAL PICKLE DAY — Easy Bistro, 801 Chestnut St. Restaurant celebrates with signature dish, Pickled Hen's Egg, 4-9 p.m. Nov. 14.

ROLLER DISCO — The Arts Avenue, 1800 Rossville Ave. Night Glide roller skating with Moonlight Roller, 7 p.m. Nov. 12. $15 entry fee, $7 skate rental.



ABBA'S HOUSE — 5208 Hixson Pike. Chonda Pierce, 7 p.m. Nov. 14. $29-$55 (group discounts); VIP tickets include early entry, meet and greet, premium seating.

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St. Killer Beaz in special engagement, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, $17-$19; 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Nov. 12-13, $20-$25.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. (inside Memorial Auditorium). Steve-O on Bucket List Tour, 3 and 8 p.m. Nov. 14. $35-$100.



THE ARTS AVENUE — 1800A Rossville Ave. Crystal Bowersox on What a World solo tour, 7 p.m. Nov. 11. $25.

BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Greg Tardy Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

CAMPFIRE CONCERT SERIES — Reflection Riding, 400 Garden Road. Rick Rushing & the Blues Strangers perform, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Nov. 13. $20-$25. Ticket includes beer, entertainment, option to camp out overnight.

THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. Galactic, featuring Anjelika Jelly Joseph, 8 p.m. CDT; with Funk You on Nov. 12, $45-$215; with Kyle Tuttle on Nov. 13, $45-$295; two night packages available.

CHATTANOOGA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA — New Hope Presbyterian Church, 7608 Shallowford Road. Fall concert featuring music from stage and screen, 3 p.m. Nov. 7. Free.

DINNER AND THE OPERA — The Granfalloon, 400 E. Main St. Recurring program premieres at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 with three-course dinner and four singers in concert of solos and duets from standard operas (with English translations). $40; reservations required.

EAST BRAINERD COMMUNITY THEATER — Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road. "Broadway Memories" concert, 3 p.m. Nov. 7. Features cast members from previous productions and church musicians. Free.

FALL MUSICAL SHOWCASE — Rudd Auditorium, Bryan College, 140 Landes Way, Dayton, Tenn. Performing Arts Department's chorale and orchestra perform Handel's "Messiah," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13. $6-$10.

LEE UNIVERSITY — Conn Center, 150 11th St. NW, Cleveland, Tenn. 423-614-8240

— Nov. 9: Small Jazz Ensemble performs, 7:30 p.m. Free and nonticketed.

— Nov. 11: Jazz Ensemble performs, 7:30 p.m. Free and nonticketed.

NOONTUNES — Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Weekly series featuring local musicians, food trucks and vendors, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, features Ashley and the X's Nov. 11. Free.

REQUIEM EUCHARIST — St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. Liturgy taken from Spanish Renaissance master Tomás Luis de Victoria's 1605 Requiem, with special intention for those who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic, 4 p.m. Nov. 7. Choir accompanied by Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble playing replicas of 17th-century brass instruments. Free.

SCENIC CITY SHAKESPEARE — Common House Chattanooga, 1517 Mitchell Ave. Cast presents selections from Broadway musicals in Music Theatre International's "All Together Now" fundraiser to support local theater, 8 p.m. Nov. 12. $30 per ticket, $100 tables of four.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St.

— Nov. 9: Isaiah Rashad on Lil Sunny's Awesome Vacation, 8 p.m. $50-$60.

— Nov. 11: Bun B, with Landon Wordswell, 8 p.m. $25-$45.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St. Jason D. Williams, 7 p.m. Nov. 12. $30.

SOUTHERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists, 4829 College Drive East. Concert by Southern Adventist University ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Program features pianist Alan Nichols and organist Adrienne Cox Olson as soloists. Free admission; livestream available ( 423-236-2880.

TIVOLI THEATRE — 709 Broad St.

— Nov. 12: Ledisi on Wild Card Tour, 8 p.m. $26-$76.

— Nov. 13: Ashley McBryde on This Town Talks Tour, 8 p.m. $27-$36.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. (inside Memorial Auditorium).

— Nov. 7: Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, 8 p.m. $35-$45.

— Nov. 10: Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, 8 p.m. $30-$45.

— Nov. 13: Tab Benoit, 8 p.m. $20-$40.

UTC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — First Baptist Church of Chattanooga, 401 Gateway Ave. Fall concert by the 60-member orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Free admission and streaming.



CHATTANOOGA JEWISH FILM SERIES — Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. In-person viewing of "Starry Sky Above the Roman Grotto" for star sponsors, 7:15 p.m. Nov. 10 (final installment). Others may pay $12 to watch virtually during 72-hour span Nov. 9-12, noon to noon.



BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS — Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. "The Fall of the House of Usher," 3 p.m. Nov. 7 (final performance will be streamed online). $14-$17.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. Agatha Christie's "The Hollow," 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7 (final performance). $15-$25.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000,

— Through Nov. 11: "Peter and the Starcatcher." $16-$30.

— Through Dec. 18: "Scrooge: The Musical." $16-$32.

LEE UNIVERSITY — Dixon Center, 1053 Church St., Cleveland, Tenn. "Sense and Sensibility," Kate Hamill's adaptation of Jane Austen's classic, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11-13. $10 adults, $7 seniors/children.



ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY — 204 Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. "On This Harvest Moon" community show, through Nov. 28.

CHARLES H. COOLIDGE MEDAL OF HONOR HERITAGE CENTER — 2 W. Aquarium Way. "War Comes Home: The Legacy," traveling exhibition exploring themes of wartime separation, adjustment to life back home and the cost of war, through Dec. 29.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — 71 Eastgate Loop. Photographic Society of Chattanooga's fall/holiday show on view.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. Annual Holiday Show, featuring gift pieces by all member artists, through Nov. 30.

WAVELENGTH SPACE — 854 McCallie Ave. "Femme Vitale," through Nov. 7.



CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB — Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St. Men's professional soccer team plays Michigan Stars Football Club, 7 p.m. Nov. 13 (final home game). $7-$16.

ERLANGER CHATTANOOGA MARATHON — First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Includes marathon, half marathon, team relay, 5K and kids fun run. Health, Fitness & Technology Expo open 3-7 p.m. Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 14 (site also home to Chattanooga Market, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. that Sunday).

HEAD OF THE HOOCH — Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Highway, to Ross's Landing Park, 201 Riverfront Parkway. Competitors in one of the world's largest regattas, originally held on Georgia's Chattahoochee River, row a 3.1-mile course on the Tennessee River, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7 (final day). Best spots for spectators include the Walnut Street Bridge, Coolidge Park, Tennessee Riverwalk. Livestream available.



CHRISTMAS MARKET— Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 4131 Ringgold Road, East Ridge. Thirty craft and commercial vendors, Children's Ministry bake sale, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Free admission.

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE — Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. More than 250 merchants selling gift items, toys, clothing, jewelry, pottery, collectibles and food, free make-your-own photos with Santa (certain hours), 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 13, noon-6 p.m. Nov. 14 (all times Central). $10 ages 10 and older, $5 parking fee.

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE FESTIVAL — Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, 1 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N, Birmingham, Ala. Some 750 booths with arts, crafts, clothing, food, jewelry and other gifts, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. CST Nov. 7 (final day). $12 adults, $5 children.

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE HOLIDAY MARKET — Greenway Park, 775 Raider Drive, Cleveland, Tenn. Over 100 craft, commercial and food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14.

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Contributed Photo / The Huntsville Botanical Garden in Huntsville, Ala., opens its Galaxy of Lights for walking tours on Nov. 11. Drive-through tours start Dec. 2.

GALAXY OF LIGHTS — Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave. SW, Huntsville, Ala. Holiday music and light experience in 26th season, with walk-through and drive-through options. Walking Nights, 5:15-8:30 p.m. CST Nov. 11-Jan. 1 (closed Thanksgiving); $13-$25 adults, $7-$15 children; advance purchase recommended. Driving nights, 5:30-9 p.m. CST Dec. 2-Jan. 1 (closed Christmas); $20-$35 per vehicle; purchase in advance or at gate.

GARDEN LIGHTS, HOLIDAY NIGHTS — Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. Millions of lights and displays with the gardens as a backdrop, plus s'mores, model trains and live music, Nov. 13-Jan. 15. Open 5-11 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, plus Mondays Nov. 22, Dec. 20, Dec. 27).

GINGERBREAD SHOPPE — Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road. Handmade crafts and home decor, homemade concessions, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 13. Free admission. GingerbreadShoppe1

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE — Downtown Dalton, Ga. Extended hours and sales at downtown merchants, Nov. 7 (final day).

HOLIDAY STROLL — Market Street, downtown Dayton, Tenn. Merchants and eateries along Market and connecting streets will offer discounts and extended hours, Santa visits, live music 5-8 p.m. Nov. 11. Grand tree lighting on Rhea County Courthouse lawn at 6 p.m.

OKTOBERFEST — Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss St., Helen, Ga. Traditional music, dancing, food and beer, doors open at 1 p.m. Nov. 7 (final day). Free.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS — Dollywood, 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Award-winning festival features more than 5 million lights, themed shows, food, fireworks set to Christmas music, through Jan. 2 (hours vary). $84 ages 10-61 (discounts for children/seniors).

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.