Who can’t use some holiday tips to simplify life or be more productive during the seasonal blitz of cooking, wrapping and trimming?
We are entering what is, to me, one of the most wonderful times of the year.
• Riverside High Class of 1966 is meeting today at 1 p.m. at the Veteran’s Club, 2114 Wilder St. For more information, call Wilma Brown at 423-602-8332 or Louise Pruitt at 423-255-7786.
• Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam, 6 p.m. today, Praise & Worship Family Outreach Center, 100 Cannon Ave., Jasper, Tenn.; also 11 a.m. Sunday, White Creek Baptist Church, 131 Abels Valley Road, Rockwood, Tenn.; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Short Creek Baptist Church, 892 County Road 50, Athens, Tenn.; 7 p.m. Friday, Cooke Ministry Center, 714 Walter St., Athens, Tenn.; 775-2806.
There is a current television advertisement that features several good-looking new cars with the caption: “All roads lead home.” That’s certainly true for me at Thanksgiving.
Q: How do I keep my new daffodil bulbs safe before I plant them and what is the best way to plant them?
Karen Guethlein started Brick Kiln Handmade Pottery in her living room, firing pieces in a 50-year-old kiln with no experience other than what she taught herself from YouTube videos.
Q: Dad, I may be changing jobs between semesters, but I won't know until I see my school schedule for the spring. When should I tell the job I might be leaving?
Talk about punching above your weight class.
In various volunteer capacities, I have had the opportunity to visit a number of public schools in Hamilton County during the past three years.
Q: Is the flu shot right for me?
East Ridge has a new seasonal attraction, the Christmas Nights of Lights, a 1.5-mile, drive-through light show synchronized to traditional and contemporary holiday music, now open at Camp Jordan Park, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway.
Holidays Under the Peaks is kicking off at the Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St.
The local Barnes & Noble store, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., has several activities planned during the chainwide kickoff to the holiday shopping season.
Two local restaurants have created specialty menu options that will let residents support the mission of the Grateful Gobbler Walk while eating lunch or dinner.