Family Reading Time at the library will be Monday at 6:30 p.m. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, bring a nonperishable food product to share with The Caring Place here in Cleveland. Reading time is for the whole family and the first 10 people will receive a free book. This is co-sponsored by the United Way of Cleveland.
Dining with Diabetes — Healthier Eating for the Holidays workshop will be Tuesday at the UT Extension-Bradley County office, 95 Church St. S.E. Class times are either 10 a.m. to noon or 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call the UT Extension office for registration details at 728-7001.
Teen Book Talk is Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., and this month’s book is “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” by Ransom Riggs. Open to teens age 13-17 in the Teen Zone.
The United Club will meet Nov. 26, 11:30 a.m., at the Golden Corral. Guest speaker will be Tommie Townsend of Ocoee, a Vietnam War veteran. Everyone is welcome to attend or join the group. For more information about the United Club, call Martha Bostic, club founder and hostess, at 479-9207.
The Ocoee Theatre Guild will hold auditions on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m., and Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m., at the Cleveland-Bradley County Public Library, for its upcoming production of "Sirens" in February 2014. All actors or wannabe actors are invited to audition for this romantic comedy. No prepared materials are required. The guild is looking for male and female actors, ages 20-59. Join the Guild as it kicks off its inaugural season. For more information, call Dan Buck at 407-592-3861.
“Christmas Streets,” a benefit concert by Grace Asylum, a group of local musicians and actors, will be held Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., at Walker Valley High School. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Proceeds will go to the Children’s Advocacy Center.
Cleveland High School RENAISSANCE show choir will host a workshop for all elementary and middle school students who love to siing and dance on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Performance for parents will be at 3 p.m. Registration fee includes a T-shirt and lunch. Pre-registration deadline is noon Dec. 2. For more information, email Shirley Pace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caitlin Hammon will be performing with The Tennessee Chamber Chorus in “A Classic Christmas” at the Conn Center, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m., and in Ceremony of Carols on Dec. 15 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m.
The Tennessee Youth Ballet will present “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 8 at 3 p.m., at the Dixon Center on Lee University campus. Tickets may be purchased at the Village Green Town Center Monday through Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m. or at the door (according to availability). Tickets are $15 and $20. Call 476-3030 for more information.
“Jazzy Little Christmas VIII” opens Dec. 6 and runs through Dec. 8 in the Sue E. Trotter Theater at The Arts Center in Athens. The show is perfect for music lovers looking for an exciting kickoff to the holiday season. Directed by Pam Thigpen, the evening features local musicians singing and playing their favorite Christmas tunes cabaret-style with an emphasis on fun, inspiration and holiday cheer. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required. To purchase tickets, call 423-745-8781 or in person at The Arts Center, 320 N. White St., downtown Athens.
Calico Squares Club invites square dancers to come dance every Tuesday night from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Christian Preparatory School Cafeteria, 4995 North Lee Highway. For more information, call Teresa at 479-7790.
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