Movie Screening: Carmike Majestic 12 Cinema, 311 Broad St., 4 p.m., six local businesses sponsor free screening of the family movie “Angels Sing,” starring Connie Britton, Harry Connick Jr., Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson. Ronald McDonald House Charities is the official charity of “Angels Sing”; donations will be collected. 778-338.
Virginia College Open House: School of Business and Health, 721 Eastgate Loop Road, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free but donation of new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots or nonperishable food items requested. 893-2000.
Scenic City Chorale: Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road, 6 p.m., free concert by Scenic City Chorale accompanied by Jim Martin, Freda Hart and David Wood. 698-6951.
ElderScholars: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain Room of University Center, East Fifth Street on campus, 1 p.m., free, program by Rick Huffines, new executive director of Tennessee River Gorge Trust; optional noon lunch in University Center cafeteria at your own expense. 706-937-3748.
Christmas Concert: Burks United Methodist Church, 6433 Hixson Pike, 11 a.m., free concert by Chattanooga Community Orchestra, formerly known as the Senior Neighbors Orchestra. 240-4163.
Lookout Valley Christmas Parade: Line up at Lookout Valley Elementary School, 701 Brown’s Ferry Road, 10:30 a.m., parade steps off at noon, takes route down Brown’s Ferry Road to Cummings Highway ending at Walmart. Reception at John A. Patten Recreation Center following parade, 3202 Kelly Ferry Road. 825-5665.
Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...