Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

December 5, 2013

Around the Town: The turkey was the easy part!

CROSSVILLE — First of all, let me say a great big thank you to all of you who emailed, called, texted or stopped me in town to either wish me luck on the whole turkey thing or to ask afterwards how it went. I am very happy to report that it turned out pretty well!

Quite frankly, I focused so much on the cooking part that I failed to give due diligence to the carving portion of cooking a Thanksgiving turkey. I shall heed a friend’s advice and watch a YouTube video before we attempt it next time or at least invite one of our surgeon friends over to do the honors. Let’s just say it tasted a lot better than it looked when we were through slicing and dicing it.

I can, at least, mark it off of my bucket list. I have now officially cooked a Thanksgiving turkey. Now, I can move on to another item on my list. Shall it be jumping out of an airplane or hiking the Appalachian Trail? Oh, wait, that isn’t my bucket list.

Anyway, it is the most wonderful time of the year now, and lots of things are happening all over the county as residents gear up for the 2013 holiday season. Unfortunately, this weekend, if the forecast at deadline time holds up, we will see a lot of rain rather than white stuff as we scurry around town to holiday events.

Events planned this weekend include a reception for the arts at the Shanks Center, a tuba ensemble concert at the Palace Theatre, a tour of homes at Lake Tansi, a craft show at First United Methodist Church and three shows at the Cumberland County Playhouse. 

The Shanks Center for the Arts will host a reception celebrating the arts on Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. This event will be held at the art center on 140 North Main St.

The Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble will land at the Palace Theatre Friday night at 7 p.m. This is an internationally acclaimed ensemble, is the most recorded group of its kind and is the only tuba ensemble to receive the Tennessee Board of Regents Academic Excellence and Quality Award. Tickets are available at the Palace on Main St.

The first ever Lake Tansi Village Christmas Tour of Homes is slated for Saturday beginning at noon. This is a fundraiser for the Lake Tansi Exchange Club to raise money for child abuse prevention. There are four holiday decorated homes slated on the tour. Each home, according to organizers, will also have a surprise inside. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Lake Tansi Cumberland County Bank, Thunderbird Activity Center or from any Exchange Club Member.

First United Methodist Church will host a holiday craft show on Saturday, Dec. 7. There will be a variety of vendors with a host of products. Hours are 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the church gymnasium on 100 Braun St. Call 484-3537. Admission is free.

Last, but not least, the Cumberland County Playhouse is featuring three shows this holiday season: A Sanders Family Christmas, Suite Surrender and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever are all running this weekend. Check the Playhouse box office for show times and ticket prices or visit the website at ccplayhouse.com for more information.

Upcoming events: Mark your calendars for the next weekend’s TAD Center 5K Run; the annual Crossville Christmas Parade and the opening of the much anticipated Central Baptist Church Living Christmas Tree.

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