Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. Christmas 4 Kids

WHAT: Christmas 4 Kids, a non profit that provides hundreds of underprivileged children in Middle Tennessee with their very own Christmas shopping spree, will host a special concert featuring performances by Shenandoah, Restless Heart, Darryl Worley, Mitchell Tenpenny, Halfway to Hazard and Sandra Lynn. TG Sheppard and Kelly Lang will host the show.

Tickets are $38.50 and $60.00 and are available for purchase now at Ryman.com. All proceeds generated from the concert go to the Christmas 4 Kids organization.

The funds generated by the Ryman concert and Tour Bus Show/Artist Meet and Greet event, are used to give over 400 children from 29 different schools, a day-long shopping excursion.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Monday, November 19, 7pm

WHERE: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Ave N, Nashville

2. Thanksgiving Cookie Class

WHAT: Laura’s Custom Cookies & Sugar Drop will show you how to make adorable Thanksgiving cookies. In this class students will receive recipes for the perfect sugar cookie and royal icing and will learn techniques including consistencies for outlining, flooding, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry and marbling. Laura will have a live demonstration on how to make the perfect royal icing and will help students create 6 Thanksgiving themed cookies with hands-on instruction each step of the way.

****Final cookie design may vary***

Class Fee: 75.00

Learn more here.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 20, 10:30am-1pm

WHERE: Sugar Drop, 7020 Church Street E Suite 10, Brentwood

3. Make a Turkey Marionette

turkey marionette

WHAT: If you’re looking for something to do with your child over Thanksgiving week, this make and take craft session at the Spring Hill Library is a great idea. Learn how to make a turkey you can wobble around the room. All supplies provided.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 20, 1pm

WHERE: Spring Hill Library, 144 Kedron Pkwy, Spring Hill

4. Turkey Trot


WHAT: The 2018 Turkey Trot benefiting GraceWorks will take place Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22, at Prairie Life Fitness near CoolSprings Galleria.

New this year is the addition of a certified 10K Course! The 10K begins at 7:45am, with the 5K Run/Walk starting at 8:15am, followed by the Kids 1K Turkey Chase (ages 9 and under) at 9:45am.

Long Sleeve A4 Cooling Performance Tees are guaranteed to the first 3,000 registered 5K/10K runners with short sleeve versions to the first 200 to register for the Kids 1K Turkey Chase.

More info at TurkeyTrotFranklin.com

WHEN: Thursday, November 22, 7:45am

WHERE: Prairie Life Fitness, 300 Shingle Way, Franklin

5. Toys and Traditions: Christmas in the 1930s

WHAT: Cheekwood will feature a special holiday exhibit, Toys and Traditions: Christmas in the 1930s beginning Friday, November 23. The exhibit highlights key decorations, vintage advertisements and toys of the era, as well as replicas of Christmas cards sent by the Cheeks. Located in the Recreation Room of the Historic Mansion, the exhibit will be on view during regular operating hours as well as Holiday LIGHTS and Holiday at Cheekwood.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Exhibit opens Friday, Nov 23
Open 9am-4pm Tuesday-Sunday
Beginning November 23, 2018 Cheekwood will reopen for Holiday LIGHTS from 5-10 pm every night.

WHERE: Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, 1200 Forrest Park Ave, Nashville