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VFW 2572 Friday brunch, 4-6 p.m.; menu will be barbecue beef roast, baked beans, cole slaw and salad.

Public programs

LEVI’S “A Gathering Place” Open 7-11 p.m. Friday for teens; 7-10 p.m. Saturday with music by the Oak Ridge Band; cappuccino, coffee, fountain drinks, sweets, gameroom with pool table and more; no cover charge.

OAK RIDGE OPRY 7-10 p.m. Friday, bring finger foods for the Christmas party; no hamburgers will be sold; entertainment by Magnolia and Moonshine.

BLOOD DRIVES 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday at ParkView Regional Medical Center; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at Ameristar Casino.

THE GROUND FLOOR Vocals and guitar by Taylor Horton, 7-9:30 p.m. Friday.

VFW 10734 CHRISTMAS PARTY Open to public, 7 p.m. Friday; free; 5305 Indiana Ave.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist Church, Highway 61 South; no diets, no dues and no weigh-ins; 638-0011.

SENIOR CENTER Thursday: 9 a.m. NIA exercise; 9:30, beginner bridge; 10:30, beginner computer class; 11, intermediate computer; noon, River Region brown bag lunch with guest speaker Dr. Briggs Hopson; 1 p.m., bingo; Friday: 10 a.m. bean bag baseball; 1 p.m., bonus bingo; 1, Mexican dominoes.


EVERGREEN M.B. “Celebration of the Real Meaning of Christmas,” 5 p.m. Saturday, 1290 Floweree Road, Redwood; guests will be Bower Creative Ministry of Houston, Texas; 638-4530 or 630-2924; Frank Gardner is pastor.

BINGHAM MEMORIAL BAPTIST Christmas program sponsored by the Sunday school, 6 p.m. Saturday.

BETHLEHEM M.B. CHOIR REHEARSAL 6 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Saturday; Kevin Winters is musician.