Contributed Photo from Lorri Hayward / A classic car cruise-in will be held in memory of Ron Johnson at the Beginagin Farm Arts & Crafts Festival on Nov. 6.

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— Trick or treat: With Halloween falling on a Sunday, lots of families may have kickstarted the candy haul by trick-or-treating (or trunk-or-treating) at events earlier in the weekend. But there's no reason you can't don your costumes and go out again, whether door-to-door or at an organized event. Here are two such haunts.

HALLOWEEN BLOCK PARTY — Downtown Cleveland, Tenn. Highlight is Treat Street provided by Mars Wrigley Confectionery opening at 5 p.m. Oct. 31 on Church Street; plus Trick or Treat Stroll at downtown businesses, 3-6 p.m. Music on Courthouse Stage: Bad Tattoo at 5 p.m., Dexter Thomas Band at 7 p.m. Costume contest on Fun Stage at Post Office annex, 4 p.m. Free.

HAUNTED MARKET — First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Chattanooga Market celebration with trick-or-treating, fall produce, costume parades at noon and 2 p.m. Oct. 31. Amber Fults performs at noon.


— Book release: Rachel Held Evans, a Christian author and influencer from Dayton, Tennessee, was only 37 when she died in 2019. A posthumous memoir, "Wholehearted Faith," collected from her final writings by her friend Jeff Chu, will be released on Tuesday. In addition to the Times Free Press, The New Yorker, The Washington Post and The Associated Press have written reviews or previews. Look for a review from in the Life section next Sunday.



AUTUMN ON THE MOUNTAIN — McLemore Pavilion, 32 Clubhouse Lane, Rising Fawn, Ga. Bluegrass & Barbecue dinner with barbecue buffet and music by Fox Mountain Express; magic, face painting and other activities for kids, 3-6 p.m. Nov. 6. $40.

BOOK SIGNING — Food City, 112 Crimson Drive, Trenton, Ga. Local author and WRCB news anchor David Carroll signs "Hello Chattanooga: Famous People Who Have Visited the Tennessee Valley," 11 a.m.-noon Nov. 6. Signed copies also available at customer service desk of several area Food City stores.

CHRISTMAS AT EDDIE'S OPEN HOUSE — Eddie's Florist, 9112 State Highway 40, Henagar, Ala. Preview of holiday vignettes, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 6, 1-4 p.m. Nov. 7 (all times Central).

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE — Grit & Grace Market, 445 Church St., Cleveland, Tenn. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 6, 1-6 p.m. Nov. 7.

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

* Nov. 3: Open Mic Night for local talents, 7:30 p.m. $5.

* Nov. 5-6: Rod Man in special engagement, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $25-$30.

DUMP YOUR PUMPKIN — Brainerd Farmers Market, 20 Belvoir Ave., and Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. Atlas Organics' composting events to keep rotting pumpkins out of landfills, 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 6.

FALL HOME SHOW — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga event features products and services for home construction, renovation and landscaping, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 31. $10 ages 17 and older.

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS SHOP OPEN HOUSE — The Great Backyard Place, 6240 Perimeter Circle. Debut of 25+ vignettes in winter wonderland, 1-5 p.m. Oct. 31.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE — Downtown Dalton, Ga. Extended hours and sales at downtown merchants, Nov. 4-7.

INTERNATIONAL MARKET & MORE — Cooper's Alley, 704 Market St. El Mercado Latinoamericano de Chattanooga leads celebration of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and South American culture with food, music, art and gifts, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 31. Free.

LITERARY FESTIVAL — Southern Lit Alliance's SouthWord Abridged virtual programming, Nov. 5-6. Keynote speaker (1:30 p.m. Saturday) is Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate. Friday kickoff session features John Shelton Reed discussing "On Barbeque." Saturday includes talks by Richard Bausch and George Singleton; panel discussion of Southern literature with Steve Yarbrough and Michel Stone; and panel on book publishing with Singleton, Daniel Wallace and UTC professor Karen Babine. Free; donations encouraged. Register for Zoom link.

LUNCHTIME SPEAKER SERIES — Tennessee State Library & Archives, Nashville. Virtual option for program on "Why Tennessee Is Known as the Volunteer State: A History of the Nickname and Tennessee's Service in Military Conflicts," led by Lipscomb University professor Tim Johnson, noon-1 p.m. CDT Nov. 5. Livestream on center's Facebook page and Secretary of State's YouTube channel.

RED CLAY DAY — Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Program on traditional Cherokee culture, language and music by Jamie Russell of Red Clay State Historic Park, 1-3 p.m. Nov. 6. Free with admission.

REFLECTION RIDING — 400 Garden Road.

* Ongoing: Feed the Red Wolves, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Fridays, 9-10 a.m. Saturdays. $10-$15.

* Most Fridays through December: Walk With a Vulture (trained animal ambassador Vlad), 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $20-$30.

* Nov. 5: Framework for the Future walk-through, with President/CEO Mark McKnight explaining the vision for the 300-acre property, noon. Free.

* Saturdays in November: Photography for All outings to shoot the scenery, 1-3 p.m. $10-$15.

SKI SALE — Unclaimed Baggage, 509 W. Willow St., Scottsboro, Ala. Nearly 9,000 pieces of name-brand winter outerwear and gear at up to 80% off retail prices at nation's only retailer for lost luggage, 8 a.m. Nov. 6. Includes music by Dad Company, inflatable slide and obstacle course, photo booth, tailgating games, food trucks, plus scavenger hunt and other interactive games at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. (all times Central). Overnight sidewalk campers treated to pizza Friday night and doughnuts Saturday morning. First 50 shoppers in line get a commemorative T-shirt and 30-minute head start.

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Staff File Photo by Robin Rudd / High Cotton markets, held quarterly at Ringgold Feed & Seed Antiques, bring in extra vendors to sell merchandise outside the business. The High Cotton Christmas Market is Nov. 6.


THE ARTS AVENUE — 1800A Rossville Ave.

* Nov. 5: Lera Lynn, 7 p.m., $20.

* Nov. 6: Jimmy Hall and The Differents, 7 p.m., $20.

BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Nathan Bell album release party for "Red, White and American Blues (It Couldn't Happen Here)," with special guest Randy Steele, 8 p.m. Nov. 6. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn.

* Oct. 31: Jelly Roll, with Krizz Kaliko and Still Matthews, 8 p.m. CDT $59-$310.

* Nov. 6: Drivin 'N Cryin, with The Silks, sold out.

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

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. Beethoven's Symphony No. 1, plus works by Anne Guzzo and Castelnuovo-Tedesco, featuring guitarist Michael McCallie, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6. $28-$85.

CHERRY STREET TAVERN — 719 Cherry St. The Shivas in concert, with Psychic Dungeon, 10 p.m. Nov. 4; doors open at 8 p.m. Show is 21-and-up and requires proof of vaccination. $10 cover. 423-541-8108

FOREVER BLUEGRASS FALL FESTIVAL — Mountain Cove Farms, 994 Dougherty Gap Road, Chickamauga, Ga. Fourteen bluegrass bands performing, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 4, 1-11 p.m. Nov. 5, noon-11 p.m. Nov. 6. Early bird tickets, through Nov. 3 (more at gate): $15 Thursday, $25 Friday, $30 Saturday, $72 three days; free for children 16 and younger.

MACDOWELL MUSIC CLUB — First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Performances by William Riddlespurger (piano), Susan Whitacre (viola) and Bruce Clark (organ), 10:30 a.m. Nov. 3. Free admission.

NOONTUNES — Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Weekly series featuring local musicians, food trucks and vendors, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, features Magic Birds Nov. 4. Free.

PRESIDENTIAL CONCERT SERIES — Lee University's Pangle Hall, 340 Church St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev performs music of Haydn, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Gershwin, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1. $15 adults, $5 students and seniors.

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.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St.

* Nov. 3: Gojira, with Knocked Loose and Alien Weaponry, sold out.

* Nov. 5: Kip Moore, with Jordan Fletcher, 8 p.m., $35-$139.

* Nov. 6: Black Stone Cherry, with Sevenstones, 8 p.m., $10-$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.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. (inside Memorial Auditorium). Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, 8 p.m. Nov. 7. $35-$45.


CHATTANOOGA JEWISH FILM SERIES — Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. In-person viewing of "Thou Shalt Not Hate" for star sponsors, 7:15 p.m. Nov. 3. Others may pay $12 to watch virtually during 72-hour span Nov. 2-5, noon to noon.


BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS — Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. "The Fall of the House of Usher," 3 p.m. Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5-6, 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. Oct. 31, 7 p.m. Nov. 4, 8 p.m. Nov. 5-6, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7. $15-$25.

COLONNADE — 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. Shakespeare's "Macbeth," by the Colonnade Players, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 31 (final performance). $8-$12.

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

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

* Nov. 5-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. 5-6, 11-13. $10 adults, $7 seniors/children.


ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY — 204 Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn.

* Through Oct. 31: "Melissa's Menagerie Art Show."

* Through Nov. 28: "On This Harvest Moon" community show.

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.

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD — 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Opening of exhibits by photographer Lee Anne White ("Deeply Rooted") and paintings by Mayelli Meza, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 5. 706-259-1974

GAINING GROUND GROCERY — St. Andrews Center, 1918 Union Ave. Chattanooga Food Center and Mark Making unveil "Field Below," two murals by Amanda Brazier that incorporate soil pigments, 4-5:45 p.m. Nov. 6. Followed by soil talks and short project video in the sanctuary, 6-7 p.m.

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

ICA @ UTC — Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. "Tasteful Interiors" by Ilana Harris-Babou, through Nov. 5.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave.

* Through Oct. 31: "Something To Crow About: A Treat for the Soul," works by master ceramicist Laurie Graham and painter Miki Boni.

* Nov. 1-30: Annual Holiday Show, featuring gift pieces by all member artists. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Nov. 5.

RINGGOLD ART & FRAME GALLERY — 7825 Nashville St., Ringgold, Ga. "Celebrate Art" by Civic Arts League of Chattanooga, through Oct. 31.

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


CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB — Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St. Men's professional soccer team plays Chicago House Athletic Club, 7 p.m. Nov. 3. $7-$16.

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, 8:50 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 6, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7. Best spots for spectators include the Walnut Street Bridge, Coolidge Park, Tennessee Riverwalk. Livestream available.


BEGINAGIN FARM ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL — 391 Chloe Drive, LaFayette, Ga. Arts and crafts vendors and demos, live music, animals, food, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 6. Also includes Ron Johnson Memorial Classic Car Cruise-In and silent auction to raise funds for the family of Ron Johnson, owner of Johnson's Auto Repair and pastor of Lake Howard Baptist Church, who died of COVID-19 complications this year at age 49. Free admission.

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, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 4-6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 7 (all times Central). $12 adults, $5 children (VIP tickets for early access on Nov. 3 are sold out.)

FALL AND CHRISTMAS MARKET — Mountain Heights Venue, 1298 Hendon Road, Soddy-Daisy. Fifty-plus vendors, food trucks, mini photography sessions, music, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6.

FALL FESTIVAL — Mayfield Farm Park, 257 state Highway 307, Athens, Tenn. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, zip lines, 1-7 p.m. Oct. 31 (final day); plus Haunted Trail, 8-11 p.m. $14.95 online, $16.95 at gate.

FIBER IN THE BORO — Lane Agri-Park, 315 John Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro, Tenn. Tenth annual fall fiber festival highlights sheep, alpaca, goats, rabbits, cotton and other fiber-producing plants, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CDT Nov. 6. Includes 60+ vendors, demos, animals, children's activities, door prizes, food trucks. Free admission.

FRIED PICKLE FESTIVAL — Greenway Park, 775 Raider Drive, Cleveland, Tenn. Arts, crafts and food vendors, kids zone, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 6. Free admission. (Event was originally scheduled for September in Athens; has been combined with Southern Pie Festival.)

FUN ON THE FARM — Guthrie Farms, 490 County Road 67, Riceville, Tenn. Corn maze, hayrides to pumpkin patch, animal petting barn, bounce pad, games, 1-6 p.m. Oct. 31 (final day). $15 ages 3 and up.

HARVEST CELEBRATION ON THE MOUNTAIN — Flat Top Mountain Farm, 13100 Jones Gap Road, Soddy-Daisy. Corn maze and pumpkin patch, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 31 (final day). $10 ages 4 and up.

HIGH COTTON CHRISTMAS MARKET — Ringgold Feed & Seed Antiques, 403 High St., Ringgold, Ga. Indoor/outdoor vendors with vintage finds and Christmas decor, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 6.

HONORING THOSE WHO SERVE PARADE AND FESTIVAL — Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Inaugural event Nov. 6 starts with 10:30 a.m. parade from Big Lots, 558 Battlefield Parkway, traveling LaFayette Road to the festival site, the polo field at 6 Barnhardt Circle. Includes vendors, live music, food trucks, flyovers by Museum of Flight, military vehicle display, fireworks finale.

NORTH GEORGIA AGRICULTURAL FAIR — 500 Legion Drive, Dalton, Ga. Fall fair in 73rd year includes exhibits, music and carnival, 12:30-10 p.m. Oct. 31 (final day). $5 general admission, $30 Mega Pass (gate admission and unlimited carnival rides).

OKTOBERFEST — Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss St., Helen, Ga. Traditional music, dancing, food and beer, daily through Nov. 7; doors open at 6 p.m. during the week, 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $8 during the week, $10 Saturdays, free on Sundays.

THE RIVER MAZE — 1371 Highway 64, Ocoee, Tenn. Corn and hay mazes, pumpkin patch, cow train, zip lines, 1-8 p.m. Oct. 31 (final day). $8-$14 depending on activities.

ROCKTOBERFEST — Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. German music, food, specialty beer, Birds of Prey shows, costumed characters, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 31 (final day). $26.95 adults, $14.95 children 3-12. Reserved timed-entry tickets required. seerockcity .com

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDEN — Atlanta Botanical Garden, 345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. See scarecrows created by artists, crafters, youth groups and businesses, 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Oct. 31 (final day). $24.95 adults, $21.95 (ages 3-12); timed tickets required.

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, Nov. 6-Jan. 2 (hours vary). $84 ages 10-61 (discounts for children/seniors).

WARRIOR MARKET — Lakeview Middle School, 416 Cross St., Rossville, Ga. Craft and food vendors, business marketplace, kids zone, silent auction, free pictures with Santa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6. 706-866-1040

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.