December 4, 2016

• Stanley’s Greenhouse will host a Holiday Open House

• Stanley’s Greenhouse will host a Holiday Open House from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3029 Davenport Road. Now booking wholesale poinsettia orders for churches and civic groups. For more information, call 865-573-9591 or visit stanleysgreenhouse.com/

December 4, 2016

• Knox County Public Library will present the third film in its series celebrating movies from India

• Knox County Public Library will present the third film in its series celebrating movies from India, “Bollywood,” at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, at Knox County Public Library Lawson McGhee. The screening is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Mary Pom Claiborne, mclaiborne@knoxlib.org.

December 4, 2016

• Ijams Nature Center will hold its annual Holiday Marketplace

• Ijams Nature Center will hold its annual Holiday Marketplace from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, at the center, 2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville. Join Ijams for shopping from local artists, crafters and designers. There also will be food and a beer garden.

December 6, 2016

• Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services will meet

• Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services will meet from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Dec. 6, at concord United Methodist Church. This month’s guest speaker will be Kelly Guyton-Frere, Certified Elder Law Attorney. For more information, call 865-675-2835.

December 7, 2016

• Ijams Nature Center will hold a Wagging Walk

• Ijams Nature Center will hold a Wagging Walk from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at the center, 2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville. The event is for all ages. Grab your four-legged friend and join Ijams’ veterinarian, Dr. Louise Conrad, as she walks her own canine companions. She’ll review good dog etiquette in the park, help owners understand special safety concerns for dogs in nature and answer pet-related questions. The fee for this program is $5 for non-members and free for members. Call 865-577-4717, ext. 110, to register.

December 8, 2016

• Maryville College will host Financial Aid Night

• Maryville College will host Financial Aid Night at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, in Fayerweather Hall’s Lawson Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Chloe Kennedy, 865-81-8209.

December 9, 2016

• The WordPlayers and The Arts at Pellissippi State will present Junie B, Jingle Bells

• The WordPlayers and The Arts at Pellissippi State will present Junie B, Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!, at 7:30, Friday, Dec. 9 and at 2:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10-11, at Clayton Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-12. For more information, call 865-539-2490 or visit wordplayers.org/

December 10, 2016

• Ramsey House and Julia Shiflett will host a natural green wreath-making class

• Ramsey House and Julia Shiflett will host a natural green wreath-making class at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10. Cost is #35. To register call, 865-546-0745.

December 10, 2016

• Marble Springs State Historic Site will host Christmas Candlelight Tours

• Marble Springs State Historic Site will host Christmas Candlelight Tours from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10. A $2 donation is suggested but not expected. For more information, call 865-573-5508 or visit marblesprings.net/

December 10, 2016

• Ijams Nature Center will hold Birding and Feeding

• Ijams Nature Center will hold Birding and Feeding at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at the center, 2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville. The event is for all ages. Join Ijams naturalist and author Stephen Lyn Bales for this lighthearted look at creating a bird-friendly backyard. He’ll discuss roosting boxes, heated birdbaths, bark butter and other foods to help your birds get through the cold winter ahead. A light brunch will be provided. The fee for this program is $5 for Ijams members and $8 for non-members. Call 865-577-4717, ext. 110, to register.

December 11, 2016

• Historic Ramsey House is opening its doors

• Historic Ramsey House is opening its doors to the public at 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, for its annual Candlelight Tour. The tour is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-546-0745.

December 13, 2016

• Ijams Nature Center will hold an Ugly Sweater Workshop

• Ijams Nature Center will hold an Ugly Sweater Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the center, 2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville. Join Ijams and Goodwill Industries-Knoxville as they provide tips and tricks to create one’s own ugly Christmas sweater using recycled sweaters and swag. Goodwill is providing all of the supplies needed to bedazzle and bedeck your festive wear, Christmas music, hot cocoa and cookies. Adult beverages will be available for purchase. Registration is $15 per person. For more details, go online to ijams.org/events

December 16, 2016

• Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music, LLC

• Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music, LLC, invites children ages 2 to 5 to Winter Wonderland Party from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16, at the school, 10845 Kingston Pike. Participants can dance with the “Sugar Plum Fairy” during an exciting ballet class using music from the “Nutcracker” and enjoy the Winter Wonderland Party. Dancers will do a ballet warm-up, learn a combination and make a craft. Cost is $19. For more information, call 865-675-9894.

December 17, 2016

• Ijams Nature Center will hold an Explore with Ijams Hiking Club

• Ijams Nature Center will hold an Explore with Ijams Hiking Club at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, starting at the center, 2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville. If you are feeling stressed by the holiday season, join the hiking club as it explores the South Loop of the Knoxville Urban Wilderness. This hike will be a couple of hours so wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. Leaders are Ijams hiking enthusiasts Amy Oakey and Eric Johnson. The program is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Call 865-577-4717, ext. 110, to register.

December 18, 2016

• “White Christmas”

• “White Christmas” will begin at 2 and 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 18, at Tennessee Theatre. Tickets are $9 adult, $7 children under 12 and seniors 65 and over. For more information, call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com

December 18, 2016

• Ijams Nature Center will hold Owl-ology 101

• Ijams Nature Center will hold Owl-ology 101 from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 18, at the center, 2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville. There are six owl species that can be found in East Tennessee. Join Ijams senior naturalist and author, Stephen Lyn Bales, for a look at the secret world of owls, dissect an owl pellet and meet an owl or two. Ijams also will provide some owl-themed snacks. The fee for this program is $5 for Ijams members and $8 for non-members. To register, call 865-577-4717, ext. 110.