Small Business Saturday will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, at participating small businesses across Memphis. The nationwide event includes retailers, restaurants, museums, entertainment venues and more. Visit shopsmall.com for a list of participating businesses.
WinterArts Memphis, featuring artwork and gifts by more than 30 local artists, will be held Friday, Nov. 29, through Dec. 24 at The Shops of Saddle Creek South, 2055 West St. Visit winterartsmemphis.com for hours and other information.
Snowy Nights in My Big Backyard will be held Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 29 to Dec. 14 and daily Dec. 17 to Dec. 30, except for Dec. 24-25, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Activities include winter crafts, games, campfire pits, a light show and more. Tickets are $7 for MBG members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Starry Nights will be held Friday, Nov. 29 to Dec. 27 at Shelby Farms Park. Hours are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The light show and festival includes 1.5 million lights, plus shopping, live music and activities in Mistletoe Village. Mondays are Run, Walk, Ride Nights, and are closed to cars. Visit shelbyfarmspark.org/starrynights for more information.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host the Holly Hike self-guided tour, featuring its extensive holly collection, Sunday, Dec. 1, to Dec. 31 at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Maps are available at the front desk. Cost is free with admission during regular hours. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
The WRVR Toy Truck, which collects toys and gifts for Porter-Leath, will be at Bud Davis Cadillac, 5433 Poplar Ave., from Monday, Dec. 2, to Friday, Dec. 6. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. Visit porterleath.org.
Germantown Performing Arts Center will host a visual arts exhibition by Ron Olson and Saj Crone Tuesday, Dec. 3, to Jan. 3 in the GPAC lobby, 1801 Exeter Road. Cost is free. Visit gpacweb.com.
Agape Child & Family Services will host a Pictures of Hope Reveal Party and Meet the Young Artist reception Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. at Chuck Hutton Chevrolet, 2471 Mount Moriah Road. The reception is free; sets of 15 Pictures of Hope holiday cards are $25. Visit agapemeanslove.org.
Webster University will host an information session Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Bartlett Public Library, 5884 Stage Road. The session is free and open to adults interested in earning a graduate degree by taking evening classes. Call 873-1531.
The Shelby County Trustee’s Office will host a “Home Sweet Home” workshop for seniors Thursday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at the McWherter Senior Center, 1355 Estate Drive. Trustee staff will provide information on senior property taxes and how to effectively pass property to heirs. Cost is free. Visit shelbycountytrustee.com.
The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board will meet Thursday, Dec. 5, at 1:30 p.m. in the MLGW board room, 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com.
Cooper Young Night Out will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at businesses in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Visit cooperyoung.biz for a list of activities.
The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, Nov. 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ballet Memphis will host the 2013 Nutcracker Tea Sunday, Dec. 1, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. The event will include crafts, snacks and dancing with the cast of “Nutcracker.” Tickets are $45. Visit balletmemphis.org.
Lindenwood Christian Church will present “The Christmas Spectacular 2013” holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary, 2400 Union Ave. The Lindenwood Chancel Choir and Orchestra will perform the most-requested pieces in the concert’s 35-year history. Tickets are $15. Visit lindenwoodcc.com.
The Orpheum Theatre will present “Sister Act” Tuesday, Dec. 3, through Sunday, Dec. 8, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com or call 525-3000 for showtimes and tickets.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host an opening reception for the Martha Kelly and Elizabeth Alley art exhibit Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Visitors Center, 750 Cherry Road. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 31. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Hattiloo Theatre will present “The North Star: An Urban Nativity” Thursday, Dec. 5, to Dec. 22 at the theater, 656 Marshall Ave. Visit hattiloo.org.