Widows’ Christmas dinner
Wings of Hope Widows Ministry invites all widows of Franklin County to a free Christmas dinner and celebration on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Winchester First United Methodist Church, 100 S. Jefferson St., Winchester. For information, call 931-636-4359.
Tullahoma Christmas Parade
The 66th annual Tullahoma Christmas Parade, “A Classic Christmas,” will be held Friday at 7 p.m. For information on entering an exhibit in the parade, call 931-455-5497 or visit Tullahoma.org.
Trees of Christmas
Wander through a forest of festively-decorated Christmas trees at South Jackson’s Trees of Christmas event today through Sunday at the South Jackson Civic Center, 404 S. Jackson St., Tullahoma. Hours: tonight, 6-9 p.m.; Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-6 p.m. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a household with a portion of proceeds going toward Imagination Library of Coffee County.
Cowan Christmas Parade
The 58th annual Cowan Christmas Parade and Market will be held Friday and Saturday in downtown Cowan. The Christmas Market is located in Monterey Station, 104 Monterey St. Enjoy craft vendors, food trucks, photos with Santa and more. Market hours are 4-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The parade starts at 1 p.m.
Everyone is invited to a Winter Expo Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Franklin County Senior Center, 74 Clover Dr., Winchester. In addition to a variety of vendors, food trucks will be on site.
Christmas in Lynchburg
Christmas in Lynchburg will be held Saturday starting with breakfast with Santa at 8 a.m. Craft and food vendors will be part of the activities as well as contests and much more. The parade starts at 2 p.m.
Sewanee Senior Citizens’ annual Christmas Bazaar will be held Dec. 5-9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Senior Center, 39 Ball Park Road, Sewanee. Shop for baked goods and crafts and purchase tickets for $2 to get in on a drawing for a homemade quilt or $250 cash.
Free groceries will be distributed to qualifying residents during commodity day on Dec. 7 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Southern Middle Tennessee Pavilion, 1041 Wilton Circle, Winchester. 931-967-1438.
The Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society meets Dec. 7 at the Franklin County Country Club. Attendees will enjoy music and fellowship. For reservations, call Tina Roth at 931-967-4813.
The Republican Ladies’ annual Christmas party is Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Moore-Cortner banquet room in Winchester. Bring a monetary gift to contribute to the backpack program.
A free meal will be provided for veterans and their families Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at UTSI. RSVP by Monday at 931-636-5577. Wounded Warriors is the guest speaker. Marine Color Guard will attend and door prizes will be presented. This event is sponsored by the Emergency Services Veterans and First Responders Thrift Store.
Free pancake breakfast & A Merry Little Downtown Christmas
A Merry Little Downtown Christmas will be held on the Winchester Square Dec. 9-10 featuring vendors, giveaways and activities for children. The Christmas market will be open on Dec. 9 from 5-9 p.m. Hours on Dec. 10 are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone can also enjoy a free pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 10 hosted by the Franklin County AM Rotary Club at The Livery, 122 N. Jefferson St., Winchester.
Rudolph Run Family 5k Walk/Run
Everyone is invited to the first Rudolph Run Family 5k Walk/Run on Dec. 10 with registration at 7:30 a.m. starting and ending in Downtown Winchester. Registration costs are $35 for adults and $10 for children younger than 12. Enjoy door prizes, a costume contest and more. Proceeds benefit the Campora Family Resource Center's Angel Tree Program.
Decherd Christmas Parade
Enjoy refreshments during the grand reopening event at Hank Weddington Park in downtown Decherd on Dec. 10 from 2-4 p.m. followed by the Decherd Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. beginning at the Franklin Farmers Co-op in Decherd and proceeding down Dinah Shore Boulevard before turning left on Main Street and ending at Hank Weddington Park.