White House volunteer decorator Brandon Carruth will host a decorating clinic Saturday, Nov. 17, at The Great Christmas Shop in Chattanooga. The clinic will focus on how to decorate a tree, mantle and wreath. The event is free but requires registration. Those interested in attending can register at The Great Christmas Shop’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/greatchristmasshopChattanooga). The Great Backyard Place is located 6240 Perimeter Drive. Information: 423 892-3128.
Crossing the Cumberlands
On Saturday, Nov. 17, stories and sounds from traditional and modern musicians will converge at the Tivoli Theatre for “Crossing the Cumberlands,” a night of music to benefit the Cumberland Trail. The concert will feature Sierra Hull, a new leader in the acoustic music world with mandolin albums produced by Alison Krauss and Bela Fleck. Concert proceeds will support the maintenance and protection of the Cumberland Trail, a 300-mile corridor and hiking trail running from the Cumberland Gap to the edge of Chattanooga. 7 p.m. Information Tickets
Grateful Gobbler Walk
Registration is open for the 19th annual Grateful Gobbler Walk, taking place Thanksgiving morning, 8 a.m., at Coolidge Park. Teams and individuals can register to walk, volunteer or donate at www.gratefulgobblerwalk.org. The proceeds will benefit the Maclellan Shelter for Families, which features 13 units with 64 beds.