Top tips for the weekend: Ice skating is back, so there are free turkeys for military families

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – Thanksgiving is just around the corner and some anticipated events will be held again this weekend to kick off the holiday season.

Winter ice in the Downtown Commons: Ice skating will reopen this Saturday at 4 p.m. $ 12 Adults / $ 10 Children, 12 and under, Government / Military / APSU Students. This is an on-going event that takes place on Thursdays and Fridays from 4pm to 9pm; Saturdays 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sundays 2-9 p.m. The opening times vary on public holidays, during the school holidays and on special occasions. Ice skates are included in the ticket price.

Turkeys for troops: Military families can come to the James Corlew Chevrolet parking lot on Saturday for their free turkey. 1,500 turkeys are given away from 8 a.m., but the turkeys are usually gone by noon, so get there as soon as possible.

Holiday market: On Saturday and Sunday, the Old Glory Distilling Company has a Christmas market filled with stalls selling everything you would give away for the holidays. Come by on both days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be craft cocktails. Admission costs 1 euro for adults, children are free.

Bash to Profit: This fundraiser for the Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation with dueling pianos, silent auction and heavy hors d’oeuvres takes place on Friday from 6:00 p.m. at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. Tickets are $ 150, and VIP tickets and tables are available from Eventbrite.

To plan your seasonal activities, visit our Vacation guide. Further events can be found at Clarksville Now Events Page, or our Autumn guide.

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