“Christmas Streets,” a benefit concert by Grace Asylum, a group of local musicians and actors, will be held Saturday at 7 p.m., at Walker Valley High School. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Proceeds will go to the Children’s Advocacy Center.
Cleveland High School RENAISSANCE show choir will host a workshop for all elementary and middle school students who love to sing and dance, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Performance for parents will be at 3 p.m. Registration fee includes a T-shirt and lunch. Pre-registration deadline is noon Dec. 2. For more information, email Shirley Pace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Affordable Care Act will be discussed at a community meeting on Tuesday in the library’s Community Room at 7 p.m. Coleman Foss, CEO of SkyRidge Medical Center, will present the latest information about the new health care act and answer questions.
The Arnold Memorial Elementary School Choir will perform in the Community Room at the library Friday at 9:30 a.m.
Change a life — run or walk the fourth Annual Jingle Bell Jog on Dec. 7 at Tinsley Park. The family-fun event is for all ages. The mission is to offer hope, help and utility assistance to families during the winter months. There will be prizes, trophies and free t-shirts to all who enter. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the race start at 10 a.m. Online registration can be done at www.clevelandjinglebelljog.com.
Caitlin Hammon will be performing with The Tennessee Chamber Chorus in “A Classic Christmas” at the Conn Center, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m., and in the Ceremony of Carols on Dec. 15, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m.
The Tennessee Youth Ballet will present “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 8 at 3 p.m., at the Dixon Center on Lee University campus. Tickets may be purchased at the Village Green Town Center Monday through Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m., or at the door (according to availability). Tickets are $15 and $20. Call 476-3030 for more information.
“Jazzy Little Christmas VIII” opens Friday and runs through Dec. 8 in the Sue E. Trotter Theater at The Arts Center in Athens. The show is perfect for music lovers looking for an exciting kickoff to the holiday season. Directed by Pam Thigpen, the evening features local musicians singing and playing their favorite Christmas tunes cabaret-style with an emphasis on fun, inspiration and holiday cheer. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required. To purchase tickets, call 423-745-8781 or visit The Arts Center, 320 N. White St., downtown Athens.
The Polar Express will be shown on Dec. 12 at 6:45 p.m. Join us for an evening of movies and fun at the library. Wear your pajamas and bring a blanket. Popcorn and hot cocoa will be served. “A Christmas Story” will be playing for Movie Night at the library on Dec. 17 beginning at 7 p.m.
Santa will be making a special stop at the library during Family Reading Night, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. The first 10 people will receive a book.
Community Christmas Candlelight Service will Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. at The Salvation Army located at 437 Inman Street. For more information, call 423-308-3467.
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