Last chance to see the Christmas lights

The Christmas Light Spectacular drive-thru light display at Hidden Hollow Park will close Jan. 3. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children. Ages three and under are admitted free. Learn more at

Vintage toy exhibit closing Jan. 10

Visit the Cookeville History Museum for the holiday exhibit, Childhood Treasures: A Vintage Toy Collection. Call (931) 520-5455 for hours, or visit

'A Mayberry Valentine' to be performed in Granville

The dinner theater in the T.B. Sutton General Store in historic Granville is featuring "A Mayberry Valentine," an original play written by Granville native Kaye Loftis, Jan. 6 through Feb. 13. Now taking reservations at (931) 653-4151, email, or visit

Open mic at the Red Pump Café

The Red Pump Café at the Armour's Hotel in Red Boiling Springs offers open microphone night Jan. 17. The house band Kinship will be playing, and there will also be the always popular Five-Minute Mystery. There is no charge for this great evening of entertainment, but donations to Vision 2020's community revitalization efforts are appreciated. Dinner at The Armour's Hotel is only $10 per person. Sign-up for open microphone begins at 6:30 and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Ghost hunt weekend at Thomas House Hotel set Jan. 23-24

Join the Ghost Hunt Weekends Crew at the notoriously haunted Thomas House Hotel in Red Boiling Springs. Host Chad Morin, paranormal researcher and author, and the GHW crew serve as guides. The event includes lodging, meals, guided tours of the property, ghost hunting training and a full night of ghost hunting. Call (615) 699-3006 or visit

Wine, Shine & Stein tours set Jan. 24

Tour and taste the Upper Cumberland with DelMonaco Winery, Calfkiller Brewery and Short Mountain Distillery! The tour begins at 9 a.m. at DelMonaco Winery in Baxter, TN, and ends around 4 p.m. Transportation is provided. Tickets are $35 per person, and there will be a stop for lunch in between destinations. Call (931) 858-1177 to reserve tickets.

Rugby offers winter hours

The Harrow Road Café and some lodging will now be open with winter hours. The Harrow Road Café will be open Fridays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday hours can be arranged for groups of 20 or more by reservation. Call (423) 628-2441 or (888) 214-3400 to see what lodging is available and for information about site hours.

Saturday Bluegrass at Sutton Ole Time Music Hour

Starts at 6 p.m. at the Sutton General Store in Granville. Come for an evening of music and the very best in Tennessee's Southern cooking in the Sutton General Store's dining room. Dinner served at 5 and 6:30 p.m. 

Jan. 3 — Blue Grass Solutions

Jan. 10 — TN and KY Blue Grass

Jan. 17 — John Tomlin & Co. 

Jan. 24 — Michael Faegan

Jan. 31 — The Lone Mountain Band

T.B. Sutton General Store is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Granville Museum, Sutton Homestead and Pioneer Village is open year-round, Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.

For more information on all Granville events, call (931) 653-4151 or see

Cumberland County Playhouse opens 50th season

Jan. 17-March 21 — Barbara's Blue Kitchen

Jan. 31-Feb. 21 — Wizard of Oz

Make your reservations and choose your seats at Call the box office at (931) 484-5000.

Palace Theatre schedules January shows

Jan. 3 — Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

Jan. 16 — Cumberland Piano Trio

The trio features Emi Kagawa on piano, Susan Eddlemon on violin, and Dan Allcott on cello. Tickets are $12 for reserved seating.

Jan. 23 — Thomas Pandolfi

This American pianist is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide. 

Jan. 24 — T.G. Sheppard

Country music star has 20 number one hits and is ranked #81 among all artists in country music.

Jan. 30 — Big Band Sound Orchestra

Fundraiser concert to benefit the Elks Lodge #2751 Hoop Shoot Program. Tickets are $15.

For more information and tickets, see