CENTERPIECE WORKSHOP — Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape, 5829 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road. Hands-on session for ages 10 to adult for making a holiday table centerpiece, 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. $20 fee covers all materials. Registration deadline: Friday, Nov. 22. 423-238-9775.
FREE MEAL — Heritage Pointe Baptist Church, 60 Dyer Bridge Place, Ringgold, Ga. Open to all, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. 706-858-0976.
GRATEFUL GOBBLER WALK — Coolidge Park, 200 River St. Three-mile course to walk, roll or stroll, 8 a.m. Nov. 28. Early registration, which guarantees T-shirt, ends today, Nov. 21; $25 adults; $10 (with T-shirt) or free (no T-shirt) for junior walkers under age 12. Later registration $30 adults. Benefits Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition. 423-710-1501, gratefulgobbler.org.
STUFFING STRUT 5K — Chester Frost Park, 2318 Gold Point Circle. Inaugural event coordinated by Dallas Bay Baptist Church raises funds for needy families in north Hamilton County, 8 a.m. Nov. 28. $25 individual, $15 juniors (12 and under). 423-842-9299, StuffingStrut.com.
TURKEY TROT — Sports Barn East, 6148 Lee Highway. An 8K run ($25), 3-mile walk/run ($20), 1-mile fun run ($20) and Kiddie K for ages 5-12 ($20), 8:30 a.m. Nov. 28; registration starts at 7 a.m. Online registration ends at noon Tuesday, Nov. 26. Prices rise by $5 on race day. Includes costume contest and doggie village. Benefits Kidney Foundation. www.sportsbarn.net/trot.
BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU WINE TASTING — Walden Club, 633 Chestnut St. Chattanooga chapter of French American Chamber of Commerce hosts wine tasting with cocktail appetizers, cheese tasting, silent auction, 7-10 p.m. today, Nov. 21. $40 at the door. www.facc-atlanta.com/who-we-are/chattanooga-branch.
CHARITY BALL WEEKEND — Hyksos Temple 123 Prince Hall Shriners present two-night fundraiser.
Friday, Nov. 22: Canned Goods & Cocktails, with DJ, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, 9 p.m., Loose Cannon Gallery, 1800 Rossville Ave. Admission: $10 or five canned goods for Chattanooga Area Food Bank.
Saturday, Nov. 23: Black-Tie Formal, with Atlanta DJ Sol Factor, food and cash bar, 9 p.m., Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. $50 per person, $500 per table. Proceeds go to Hyksos Temple charities and Reuben Strickland Memorial Scholarship Fund. 423-653-5555.
CHATTANOOGA GHOST TOURS — The Little Curiosity Shoppe, 138 Market St. Walking tours through downtown, ghost hunts through University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Citizens Cemetery, 7:30 nightly until Nov. 30, then Fridays and Saturdays until March 1. $15 adults, $10 ages 12 and under. Tours 423-821-7125.
CORK & SCROOGED — DeBarge Vineyards and Winery, 1617 Rossville Ave. New fundraiser for Chattanooga’s Kids on the Block includes wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and “Scrooged Auction,” 6:30 p.m. today, Nov. 21. Admission: $25 plus one wrapped gift valued at $25 or more, or $50 with no gift. 423-757-5259.
FALL COLOR CANOE FLOATS — Wolftever boat ramp, 8002 Highway 58. Join Harrison Bay State Park rangers for two-hour sunset canoe float through coves of Lake Chickamauga, 3 p.m. every Saturday in November. For ages 12 and older. Wear warm clothing; bring water and snack. Free and all equipment provided. 423-344-6214.
GIFTS THAT GIFT HOPE ALTERNATIVE FAIR — Coolidge Park, 200 River St. First alternative gift fair that encourages donations to local nonprofits in lieu of wrapped presents, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 29. Recipients will receive notification of gift in their honor. 423-304-1931.
HIKES — Led by Soddy-Daisy Hiking Club. Bring water and snack. Carpool locations given for those who want to meet group. 423-842-3619.
* Saturday, Nov. 23: Sluder Lane to Deep Creek, 7 miles, meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy, 9 a.m.
* Tuesday, Nov 26: Cedar Mountain, 4.5 miles, meet at Red Bank Bi-Lo parking lot, 9 a.m.
* Saturday, Nov. 30: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., 6 miles, meet in parking lot of Highway 153 Target, 9 a.m.
LIGHTED BOAT PARADE — Coolidge Park, 200 River St. Annual parade of boats strung with Christmas lights, illumination of downtown buildings, 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 29. Free. 423-265-0771.
LOCAL CHESTNUTS WEEK — 212 Market Restaurant, 212 Market St. Chestnut tasting with wine pairings led by UTC biology professor Hill Craddock, 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22; $20. Plus daily menu items made with chestnuts grown at the UTC experimental chestnut orchard, through Sunday, Nov. 24. www.212market.com.
OOLTEWAH FARMERS MARKET — Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., 5829 Main St. Open 3-5 p.m. Thursdays. 423-238-9775.
TRAIN RIDES — Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road. 423-894-8028, www.tvrail.com.
* Missionary Ridge Local: Six-mile, 55-minute ride through East Chattanooga to TVRM’s repair shop. Departures 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:15, 2:25 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in November, Saturdays only in December; $16 adults, $10 ages 3-12.
* North Pole Limited: Refreshments, storytelling, sing-alongs and Santa gives present to each child on train ride, $24 all ages. Departures 5:45 and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 22-24, 29-30; 5:45, 7:30 and 9:15 p.m. on Dec. 6-8, 13-15, 20-22.
CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM — 321 Chestnut St. $11.95 adults and children. 423-756-2738, www.cdmfun.org. Gingerbread House workshops, 10:30 or 2 p.m. various days, Nov. 30-Dec. 21. Admission for three people is $25 CDM members, $45 nonmembers. www.cdmfun.org.
SMALL FRY MINI-PROGRAMS — Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St. Programs for young children accompanied by their parent/caregiver, 10:15-11 a.m. Today, Nov. 21: “Frogs.” Meet in Discovery Hall. Free with regular aquarium admission.
FALL SHOWCASE AND MEDALIST DANCE — Ballroom Magic Dance Center, 4200 N. Access Road. Ballroom showcases, food and dancing, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23; doors open at 4:30 p.m. $22. 423-771-3646, www.ballroommagicdance center.com.
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