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Enchanted Garden of Lights Opens Soon
Rock City’s 18th annual Enchanted Garden of Lights opens as an area holiday tradition! The magic starts Friday, November 16 from 6-9pm and runs through January 5! Have a North Pole Adventure where joy and wonder await! And back this year is “Dinner with Santa” with more dates to choose from!
Dinner with Santa offers VIP admission to the Lights and a buffet dinner, with extras for children that include a small gift, cookie decorating voucher and of course, a visit with St. Nick! Dinner dates are December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 5 pm each night. To view menu options and purchase tickets, go to www.seerockcity.com/santa.
Opening weekend features “college nights” – with Lee University and UTC groups performing. Students and faculty at the respective schools get in for $5 on their college night (with school I.D.) – Friday, November 16 is Lee University Night, and Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 are UTC Nights.
For more holiday fun, enjoy nightly entertainment in the “North Pole Lodge,” Starbucks Winter Weekend Nights and fun activities like Sugar Plum Fairy Makeovers and cookie decorating. The event has also been acclaimed as one of America’s “Top 100 Events” by the American Bus Association, as well as a repeated Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society. Visit seerockcity.com/lights.
A portion of each ticket sold goes to benefit local families at the Ronald McDonald House (RMH). Rock City is committed to continuing its efforts of partnering with community organizations like RMH, as well as the MaryEllen Locher Foundation (MELF). The pink Survivor birdhouse ornaments are available through December, with a portion of proceeds benefitting MELF and breast cancer awareness. Visit RMH at rmhchattanooga.com and MELF at melfoundation.org.
Rock City is one of the South’s most popular natural attractions. Known for its unique geological and botanical wonders, the enchanted, 4,100-foot walking trail is a true marvel of nature featuring massive ancient rock formations, a 140-foot waterfall that cascades down Lookout Mountain and the Swing-A-Long Bridge that spans nearly 200 feet. Visit www.seerockcity.com for more info.
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CLEANING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call it a case of fighting water pollution with pop culture. Back on Monday, the official Twitter account for the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water made it appear the government had teamed up with the Kardashian clan to clean the nation's waterways. There was a message about the online game "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood." The video game lets players do important things like appear at red carpets, do photo shoots and other essential acts to help the environment. The EPA says the off-topic tweet was posted by an intern. But before it was pulled down, it drew a joking comment from the account of 88-year-old congressman John Dingell. It asked: What is a Kardashian? The following day Dingell's account indicated the lawmaker now knew what a Kardashian is -- but said that only led to more questions.
Environmental Protection Agency site: http://www.epa.gov
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Douglas had the option of changing the script for the movie "And So It Goes" to avoid uncomfortable parallels with his own life. He chose not to do that. Douglas says his character's son in "And So It Goes" has drug problems, as does his own son, Cameron. He recalls reading the script and shaking his head with a smile. Douglas says he didn't want to change the story because he didn't know what the alternative would be. "And So It Goes" opens Friday.
Michael Douglas says he had an open mind about playing the father whose son has drug problems in "And So It Goes."
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Michael Douglas, actor
Michael Douglas says he and director Rob Reiner were in a movie called "Summertree."
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Michael Douglas, actor
Michael Douglas says he bonds with director Rob Reiner because they have similar backgrounds.
"DOWNTON ABBEY" RETURNS
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- No surprise for the legion of "Downton Abbey" fans. The show will return for a fifth season on PBS in January. The public broadcasting outlet is promising that the show "will have some surprises in it" when it returns. But that assumes U.S. viewers won't be creeping across the pond to glean hints about the show from British online posts, because the show airs earlier in England than it does here. Meanwhile the return date for another PBS series is in limbo. PBS chief Paula Kerger says they will have to wait to find out when the mystery "Sherlock" will finish production before a slot can be determined.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Fans of X-Men get to enter the mind of Professor X. The Comic-Con pop-culture convention is offering a virtual reality experience, promoting the fall Blu-ray release of "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Visitors to the 20th Century Fox exhibit get to experience the fictional Cerebro technology used to track the X-men mutants. The 90-second virtual adventure is done through an Oculus Rift 3-D headset, while fans sit in Professor X's wheelchair. Comic-Con opens tomorrow in San Diego.
It's a virtual reality trip, into the mind of Professor X. The AP's Jamie Friar reports on one of the attractions at Comic-Con.
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Here's Patrick Stewart as Professor X in the "X-Men: Days of Future Past' trailer. ((cut used in wrap))
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Here's Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, in the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" trailer.
DENZEL WASHINGTON TO SHOW FILM AT TORONTO FESTIVAL
NEW YORK (AP) -- The names are big in Hollywood: Denzel Washington, Chris Rock and Kate Winslet. But those names will also be prominent in Toronto -- home of an International Film Festival that gets under way in September. Washington and Rock will be among those rolling out films at the event. And Winslet will star in "A Little Chaos," the film that will close out the festival. The Toronto film fest is the considered a major event to help launch into Hollywood's awards season.
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