CROSSVILLE — Piano students of Mrs. Ann Looney will provide background music for guests and artists at the First Thursday event at the Shanks Center for the Arts Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Simple refreshments will be served. "The Art of the Nativity" exhibit is stunning, along with galleries and gift shop items. The Shanks Center is at 140 North Main Street, across from the Depot, in Crossville. Parking is available behind the building at Taylor and Thurman Avenues. Business hours during December are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 787-1936 for more information.