happenings

NA and AA meetings

Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. at Decherd United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St., Decherd. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 100 S. Jefferson St., Winchester. For information on AA, call 866-641-9190; NA, 866-801-6621.

Nov. 26-27

Scholarship Holiday Boutique

The public is invited to shop early at the Southern Tennessee Ladies' Society's Scholarship Holiday Boutique Friday and Saturday at the Franklin County Country Club in Winchester. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Shop for items to deck your halls as well as unique gifts and Christmas trees. All proceeds go toward scholarships for students in Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln, Moore and Coffee counties.

Nov. 30

FCHS Class of ‘61

The Franklin County High School Class of 1961 will hold its fifth Tuesday dinner at Skip’s Grill on Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. This is a Dutch treat affair with fellowship, stories and food.

Dec. 1

Commodity food distribution

A drive-thru commodity food distribution will be held Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at 1041 Wilton Circle, Winchester. Participants are asked to remain in their vehicles. Staff will place food in vehicles. Info, 931-967-1438.

Dec. 2-3-4

Monteagle holiday events

Monteagle will hold its Christmas parade Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. in downtown Monteagle. Crafts and homemade foods will be available for purchase from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 in Monteagle Town Hall. Info, 931-924-2265.

Dec. 3

Mistletoe Mile run/walk

 Just before the Tullahoma Christmas Parade in Dec. 3, join the Tullahoma Area Chamber of Commerce and Chick-fil-A for the inaugural Mistletoe Mile run/walk at 6:15 p.m. Run one mile down a closed portion of Jackson Street in Tullahoma, to the cheers of all the parade spectators through the heart of Tullahoma. Prizes will be awarded for the top three male and female finishers as well as the best-dressed runner/walker. Entry fee is $25 or $20 with discount code “TACCVIP.” Visit runsignup.com for registration.

Tullahoma Christmas Parade

The Tullahoma Area Chamber of Commerce will present its 65th annual Tullahoma Christmas Parade on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. in Tullahoma, featuring the theme “A Cartoon Christmas.”

Christmas on the Silver Screen Concert

The Sewanee Symphony Orchestra will present a family-friendly concert on Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Guerry Auditorium in Sewanee. The concert will feature music at the intersection of Christmas and the movies with favorites such as "Carol of the Bells," "Greensleeves," "The Polar Express," "Home Alone" and other Christmas favorites. A special prelude will be held in the University Arts Gallery.

Light up the Village

Everyone is invited to Light up the Village on Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. starting with music in Angel Park on University Avenue in Sewanee. A tree-lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Cookies and hot beverages will be available and Santa will pose for photos. University Avenue will be closed to traffic from 5-8 p.m. from Regions Bank to U.S. Hwy. 41A for this event. Those who are able are asked to bring an unwrapped toy or monetary donation for Operation Noel as well as nonperishable food for the Community Action Committee. In case of inclement weather, the post-tree-lighting activities will move inside the Blue Chair Bakery and Tavern.

Wings of Hope Christmas dinner

Wings of Hope Widows Ministry will hold a Christmas dinner with entertainment on Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Winchester First United Methodist Church. The organizers want all attendees to be comfortable and support any of those who choose not to come due to COVID or who choose to wear masks or practice social distancing. For any questions, contact Pat Brandenstein at 931-636-4359 or brandensteinr@bellsouth.net.

Dec. 3-4

Christmas Market

The Christmas Market will be held Dec. 3 from 4-9 p.m. and Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Monterey Station in Cowan. Browse and buy unique and interesting gifts. For complete information, including vendor applications, log on to www.cowanparade.org.

Dec. 4

Cowan Christmas Parade

The Cowan Christmas parade will be held Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. in Cowan. Visit www.cowanparade.org.

‘Winter in Winchester’ concert

The Winchester, TN Civic Choir invites everyone to their first Christmas concert, “Winter in Winchester,” on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at Winchester First United Methodist Church. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. in the gym.

Dec. 4-5

Lessons and Carols

The 62nd annual Festival Service of Lessons and Carols will offer two services this year in All Saints’ Chapel in Sewanee. A service will be held on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. with reserved seating only. A second service will be held Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. with walkup seating in All Saints' Chapel in Sewanee. The services weave together biblical readings with seasonal music. In addition to University of the South students, staff, and faculty, the service is open to the broader community in Sewanee and beyond.

Dec. 6-11

Sewanee Senior Center's Christmas Bazaar

The Sewanee Senior Center, 5 Ball Park Road, Sewanee, will hold its Christmas Bazaar Dec. 6-11. The public is invited to shop for baked goods, candies, crafts, canned goods, handmade items and white elephant items. A door prize will be awarded each day. Tickets for a quilt drawing are $2. A cash prize of $250 will be awarded on Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. There is no need to be present to win. All donations (except clothing) are accepted to help keep the Center open. For information, call the Center at 931-598-0771.

Send community events to lstacy@heraldchronicle.com by 10 a.m. each Tuesday.