End of Year Community and Grief Events

Scroll down for all our upcoming events including holiday grief support for all ages.

Annie & the Big Band Christmas

Jazz singer and composer Annie Sellick is raising funds for Alive hospice patients at her 4th annual Annie & the Big Band Christmas Show at Third and Lindsley on December 18. This event usually sells out!

Annie and her 18-piece orchestra jazz up seasonal classics in a Big Band style Christmas show that truly swings! The hugely talented ensemble has previously featured soloists Pat Bergeson on guitar, Roy Agee on trombone, and saxophonists Don Aliquo and Rahsaan Barber.

She has been voted Best Jazz Artist by readers of the Nashville Scene several years in a row. A native Nashvillian, she volunteers at Alive’s Nashville residence, bringing companionship and support to patients and their families.

The show will feature favorites like “Winter Wonderland,” “The Christmas Waltz,” “Let it Snow,” and “The Christmas Song.” She also features big band embellishments on original songs from her Christmas album, “Let’s Make a Christmas Memory” and “To Those Who Believe.”

Event Details:

Monday, December 18, 7:30 p.m.
3rd & Lindsley Bar & Grill, 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN
$20 in advance /$25 day of show
Doors open at 6:00. Show at 7:30.

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Holiday Grief Support for All Ages

Alive’s FREE grief support events are open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one or supporting someone who is.

Hope for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 6: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
(In-Person in Nashville at Alive’s Grief Center, 1721 Patterson Street)
This seminar brings us together to find hope and is for anyone who is grieving this holiday season or supporting someone who is.

RSVP for Hope for the Holidays: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

RSVP for Hope for the Holidays: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Tinsel and Tears

Thursday, December 7: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
(Alive’s Grief Center, 1721 Patterson Street Nashville, TN 37203)
This holiday craft workshop is for grieving children and adults to create unique memory items, connect with others experiencing loss and learn from grief counselors how to incorporate loved ones into holiday traditions.

RSVP for Tinsel and Tears

The Longest Night Service of Reflection

Thursday, December 21: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
(A Virtual Event)
A warm winter solstice service to remember loved ones and uplift our spirits in community with reflection, poetry, literature, and music.

RSVP for The Longest Night

Please DO register in advance so we have an accurate headcount.

Upcoming Grief Support Offerings

Grief 101

This introductory group session occurs every second and fourth Tuesday of the month and answers questions on grief, provides tools, and introduces grief services offered by Alive.

Upcoming dates: November: 28, December 12, and December 26.

Register here.

Story Hour

Join us on the third Tuesday for this virtual workshop for participants to share stories about loved ones without judgment or time limits. We invite participants to bring a different keepsake or photograph to each session and share the story of its significance with others who have also experienced loss.

Upcoming dates: November 21 and December 19

Register here.

Winter Book Club

This weekly virtual group provides a casual, supportive environment where participants will explore books with themes of loss, coping and hope. This group will meet on Wednesdays.

This winter’s book is Finding Meaning by David Kessler.
To register, email griefsupport@alivehospice.org.

Good Mourning Group

Join us Wednesdays for this weekly virtual meeting to start your day with support from others who understand what you’re going through. To attend, visit AliveHospice.Zoom.US
and click “Join”

Wednesdays | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Meeting ID: 980 4199 4226
Passcode: AH

Five-Week Holiday Series Forming Now!

This support group is for adults seeking practical coping strategies during the holidays after the death of a loved one. Group begins November 30, and topics to be discussed include dealing with hard-hitting emotions, what to do about traditions, how to survive social events, and where to find comfort and strength. $50 per participant covers the cost for the series; scholarships available.

Life After Loss – Surviving the Holidays 

  • In-person: Thursdays | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Nashville, Hendersonville, and Franklin offices

For more information, please email griefsupport@alivehospice.org.

Eight-Week Grief Journey Groups Forming Now!

Our day and evening Grief Journey groups will launch in early 2024. Groups meet for eight consecutive Thursdays and are led by licensed Grief Counselors. $80 per participant, scholarships available. *Final group meeting times and locations to be determined based on interest.

  • Groups for Loss of Spouse/Partner
    • Thursdays | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. OR 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    • Virtual or In-person in Nashville
  • Loss of a Loved One
    • Thursdays | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. OR 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    • Virtual or In-person in Nashville

For more information, please email griefsupport@alivehospice.org.

Weekly Guided Meditation

Need a moment of peace in your day? We invite you to join Alive on Zoom for a free and relaxing 30-minute guided meditation led by our volunteer, Ben Glover, every Thursday at 1 p.m. CST on Zoom. To attend click here.
Meeting ID:
 816 8811 1087

Drop-In Grief Support Groups

These virtual grief groups are FREE to attend and meet weekly or monthly. Participants are welcome to join at any time. Join us for a group that fits your need, including:

Scroll down for the full schedule.

View the full schedule and click to register today!

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The Butterfly Collection by Judith Bright

Inspired by Alive’s annual butterfly release, this collection by Judith Bright Jewelry offers necklaces, earrings, and more as gentle reminders of a new season of life as we pay tribute to those who have gone before. 15% of the proceeds from this collection help support those we serve. Shop today!

Spark Good Round Up with Walmart!

Did you know? When you shop on Walmart.com or the Walmart app, you can support Alive by rounding up your change and donating it in support of our services. Click here to choose Alive as your charity of choice before it ends!


Designate Alive as your non-profit of choice when you shop via Kroger. They will donate a portion of your sale to Alive.