THE TREES OF CHRISTMAS at the Ada Wright Building Fred Deadman Park, 328 N. Woodland Street, Manchester, TN 37355
The Theme for this year is: ”HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS”
To be held December 2 through December 8
This is a Community Event open to the public and free of charge.
Hours: Monday, December 2nd – NOON to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 3rd through Saturday December 7th – 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.
In addition to a number of activities for all ages, the three-day celebration will feature storytelling, visits from Santa and handmade crafts. The Inn will be adorned with holiday decorations. Visitors can make plans for a special breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Inn’s restaurant on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Adding to the holiday spirit, Santa and Mrs. Claus will make appearances on Friday and Saturday, bringing gifts to the little ones.
Storytelling and craft making will be offered Saturday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Also on Saturday, the Friends of Fall Creek Falls will host a silent auction from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., with proceeds benefiting the Friends group’s ongoing efforts at Fall Creek Falls. On Sunday, the Friends of Fall Creek Falls will conduct their annual board meeting in the Rhinehart Suite at 2 p.m. Visitors are invited to stop by and get more information on how to become involved with the friends group.
To make this event even more special, the Fall Creek Falls Inn is offering the “Christmas on the Mountain Package,” a great deal for the weekend. The package includes two nights (based on double occupancy) lodging, along with breakfast for two on Saturday and Sunday for $140.20 (price including tax). To make reservations, call the Inn toll free at 800-250-8610 or 423-881-5241. The Fall Creek Falls Restaurant will also be serving a seafood buffet on Friday night and a chicken buffet on Saturday night.
Fall Creek Falls State Park features waterfalls, cascades, streams, gorges, timberland and a variety of recreation facilities and activities. The park is located in Bledsoe and Van Buren counties, 11 miles east of Spencer and 11 miles west of Pikeville. It may be entered from Highway 111 or Highway 30.
For more information about Fall Creek Falls State Park and upcoming activities, please visit the park’s website at http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/fall-creek-falls.
For information regarding Christmas on the Mountain, please call 423-881-5708.
Note: These hikes are led by TN Naturalist Program volunteers, sponsored by the Friends of South Cumberland.
Sunday, Dec. 8
Greeter Falls Hike Meet at the Greeter Falls parking lot at 1:00 PM. This short trail connects the Alum Gap Camp Area with the Greeter Falls Area. The first mile is an easy plateau-top walk with the last half mile a moderate gorge walk. Hopefully, at this time of the year, the falls will be flowing. 1.4 miles one way. Led by Emily Herman, Tennessee Naturalist Program participant
The Coffee County Visually Impaired Person’s Group will meet at 10:00 AM, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at the “Fletcher Out-Reach Bldg.” at Forest Mill Church of Christ, 3388 McMinville Hwy., Manchester, TN.
The Coffee Co. POP’s Stars, under the direction of Richard Gable, will perform Christmas music. POP’s (Power of Postive Students) Stars are students from Coffee County elementary schools.
Following the program and business meeting, everyone will enjoy a buffet of finger foods.
Persons with any degree or type of vision loss and their family & friends are welcome to attend.
OLDE TOWNE CHRISTMAS STROLL SHOWCASES LOCAL TALENT
Olde Towne Christmas Stroll is a longstanding Tullahoma Tradition, and we invite you to join us Tuesday, December 10 from 5pm – 8 pm. This free musical celebration takes place in Tullahoma’s historic district, and performance times and venues are below.
This year’s concerts features the Tullahoma High School Band and Singers, including the Aristocats, Tullahoma East Lincoln and Robert E Lee Choir, Clean Hands Ministry, Girl Scouts caroling, art exhibits and other music that will leave you with the spirit of the season. ” Tullahoma has great musical talent, and this is a fun way to sample some of the musical groups our town offers” said Mayor Lane Curlee.
The Historic Daves-Cublertson Funeral Home will have a community Tree of Memory Service? where guests can hang an ornament. They also will host Christmas music and an uplifting message by Reverend Jim Fields.
Participants are also asked to bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots or a non-perishable food item. These gifts can be left at any location. Just label the package Toys for Tots and arrangements will be made to take them to Fire Station 1 at 613 North Jackson.
TFAC will also have an art exhibit featuring Small Wonders 12 x 12 or smaller and the Nativity Scenes by Ann Smotherman. The United Daughters of the Confederacy (Chapter 327) and Sons of Confederate Veterans (Chapter 72) will be dressed in 19th century costume and mingling with visitors. Printed schedules will be available at TFAC and at City Hall during business hours on December 11. The schedule is also available on the city?s website.
Olde Towne Christmas Schedule
Fine Arts Center
Ann Baldwin Voice Students
Art Exhibit Small Wonders 12×12 or smaller
Nativity scenes by Ann Smotherman and students
Ladies and gentlemen in 19th century costume from the
United Daughters and Sons of Confederate Veterans chapters 327 and 72 .
South Jackson Civic Center
Peggy Burton Voice Students
Nutcracker paintings will be on display. Artists are in grades K-5 and students of Annie Rone.
Listen throughout the evening, at various locations for caroling provided by Girl Scout Troop 2163
Ganoe-Bussell Log Cabin open for viewing
Experience life in the 1850′s as you sip punch by a crackling fire.
First United Methodist
5:00 pm East Lincoln Elementary and Robert E Lee Elementary School Choir
5:30 pm FUMC Sanctuary Choir and Youth Singers
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Mt. Zion Baptist Church Choir
Clean Hands Ministry
First Christian Church
6:00 pm THS Chamber Ensembles
7:00 pm West Middle Choir
Historic Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home
7:00 pm Wesley Heights United Methodist Church music ministry will present traditional Christmas songs.
Rev. Jim Fields of Wesley Heights United Methodist Church will deliver an up-lifting message of hope.
A community “Tree of Memory Service” to allow anyone to honor their loved ones by hanging a memorial ornament on our Christmas Tree.
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
5:00 pm Organ Music
Caboose Tours open for viewing
Tour our brightly decorated Caboose from a bygone era