Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center: Cades Cove Tour with Bill Landry

  • October 22, 2016

Category: Festivals & special events, History & heritage and Science & nature

A memory for a lifetime. The best way to experience Cades Cove is with the storyteller himself, Bill Landry. Limited opportunities to join Bill Landry of "The Heartland Series" fame for a wonderful personal guided trip around Cades Cove. Bill will share stories, tales and adventures while touring Cades Cove. $60 per person. Advance reservations required. Limit of 17 guests per tour. Hurry, seats are limited. Call 865-448-8838 for reservations Mon - Fri 10 am - 5 pm

Upcoming Bill Landry Cades Cove tour dates:
Saturday October 22 @ 9:30 am and 2:30 pm

Tours depart from the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Tour is approximately 4 hours. Bill Landry Cades Cove tours will run rain or shine.

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 3/4 mile east of traffic light at the Highway 321 and 73 intersection towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-5. Information: 865-448-0044, www.gsmheritagecenter.org

Bijou Theatre: Nick Lowe: Solo Acoustic

Category: Music

W/ SPECIAL GUEST JOSH ROUSE

Nick Lowe, the headmaster of British rock, is heading to the U.S. Cellular Stage this fall!

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, www.knoxbijou.com, www.ticketmaster.com

Ut Gardens: Bewitching Bats

Category: Kids & family and Science & nature

Bewitching Bats
Saturday, Oct. 22, 1-3 p.m.
Far from spooky, bats are an integral part of our ecosystem which help keep insect populations in balance. Come celebrate these amazing mammals with wings at the annual UT Gardens nature based Halloween festival. Children and their parents are invited to come dressed in costumes and enjoy food-free trick or treating and bat education. The event is designed to avoid the feared sugar rush and allow those with food allergies to participate in safe, seasonal, food-free activities. Scare yourself silly as you take part in activity stations throughout the garden and gain enchanting information about beautiful, bewitching bats!
Cost: $6 per child (12 and under)

You can register for classes online. You will need to pay when you arrive for a session: https://utgardens.wildapricot.org/UTGardensEvents.
UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151, http://utgardens.tennessee.edu

Dogwood Arts: Boobs & Blooms

Category: Classes & workshops, Fine Crafts and Fundraisers

To raise awareness and funding for our art therapy workshops with the Cancer Support Community, Dogwood Arts is hosting a “Make Your Own Silk Scarf” event. Your $30 purchase and creation of an ebru scarf, will allow cancer patients and their caregivers to make scarves at our next workshop at the CSC. Join us as we celebrate the healing arts and cancer survivorship.

Supporting Komen Race for The Cure? We are too! Join us after the race; we will be creating scarves all day on Krutch Park Extension, just off Market Square in Downtown Knoxville. Thanks to your participation at Boobs & Blooms, patients and caregivers will create colorful and cheerful scarves to be enjoyed personally or gifted. Participants will learn about ebru printing and patterns while creating wearable artwork that heals and transforms. For information about art workshops and services contact the Cancer Support Community. Please Buy a $30 Ticket and join our Facebook Event. You can also purchase tickets at the event for $35.

At Krutch Park, 504 Market St, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902. https://www.facebook.com/events/634644436706872

Momentum Dance Lab: Sonder

Category: Dance and Kids & family

MDL Presents our Fall concert, Sonder. We will be exhibiting new works and visiting some of our favorite past pieces.

October 22nd 2:00PM and 8:00 PM at West High School Auditorium. Meet and greet reception to follow the evening performance.

Tickets: $2 discount for purchasing online; ​$13 General Admission and ​$10 Student/Senior Admission

Momentum Dance Lab: 865-567-2131, www.momentumdancelab.com

Cedar Bluff Elementary School Fall Festival

  • October 22, 2016
  • 9:00AM-12:00PM

Category: Festivals & special events, Fundraisers and Kids & family

Cedar Bluff PTSA is holding their Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22nd from 9am-12pm. Fun run registration begins at 8:30am. Festivities will be held on the Cedar Bluff campus, 705 N. Cedar Bluff Rd. Proceeds will benefit Cedar Bluff PTSA. This year's theme is "Build the Bluff" and the community is invited to help us! We will have a 1-mile fun run, inflatables, interactive demonstrations, chili cook-off, bake sale, vendor booths, concessions and more!

Tickets are $10. For more information call 865- 556-6732.

Five Points Up: 3rd East Knoxville Communitywide Cleanup

  • October 22, 2016
  • 9:00AM-12:00PM

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Kids & family

Five Points Up is hosting its 3rd East Knoxville Communitywide Cleanup on Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event kicks off at the Harvest Center Plaza parking lot, 2410 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Anyone who lives, works, worships and plays in East Knoxville is invited to participate, including you!

Participants will meet at the kickoff event and then disperse into their own particular neighborhood to pick up litter. Breakfast items, lunch, beverages and the use of cleanup tools, gloves and supplies will be provided to participants at no cost. The event will also feature tips on maintaining a clean community.

We would love to have you working alongside us at the Clean-Up. I hope to see you there! For more information please call 546 5125 or 215 5187.

UT Arboretum: The Owl Prowl

  • October 22, 2016
  • 6:30PM

Category: Kids & family and Science & nature

The Owl Prowl, one of the most popular events offered at the UT Arboretum, will again be sponsored by the UT Arboretum Society and the Clinch River Raptor Center on Saturday, October 22 at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Ave. (Hwy 62) in Oak Ridge. Naturalists from the Clinch River Raptor Center, Kathy Strunk and Katie Cottrell will bring live owls for display and will give information about their natural history.

The Raptor Center was started by John Byrd 31 years ago at Clinton Middle School. To date 2,000 birds have come to the Raptor Center to be rehabilitated. Kathy and Katie have shared the responsibility as co-directors of the Raptor Center for over 25 years, and have given hundreds of programs in East Tennessee on birds of prey.

At 6:30 p.m. the evening event will begin at the UT Arboretum Program Shelter (follow the signs and drive to this location). The initial program will be followed by walks on the grounds of the Arboretum led by Kathy, Katie and John Byrd. The goal is to hear some owls. Those who do not wish to go on the walks may stay at the shelter and visit with the center’s educational owls. Participants are encouraged to bring flashlights if they plan to participate in the “owl prowl” in the woods.

To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org.

For more information on the Owl Prowl call 865-483-3571 or email Katie Cottrell at katiecottrelltn@comcast.net.

Mead Montessori School: 5th Annual Fall Festival

  • October 22, 2016
  • 11:00AM-4:00PM

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

Mead Montessori School is having their 5th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22nd from 11-4. This is a family event that is open to the public.

This Year's Activities: Onsight Rock Gym, Silent Auction, Games, Music, Costume Parade, Henna Tattoo, Cake Walk, and more!
Entertainment By: Sean McCullough, Red Shoes and Rosin, and One World Circus

Buy pre-sale tickets until 10/18
Tickets can be purchased in blocks of 25 for $20.
If ordering during the pre-sale, ticket blocks can be picked up at the main table on the day of the festival.
Tickets are $1 each day of festival.
We will have debit/credit card payment options.

Fall Festival Admission is FREE, but tickets are needed for games and food.

Tickets can be purchased on the Mead Montessori School website: http://meadmontessorischool.com/mead-fall-festival-2016/

BBQ Rib Cook-off & Car/Tractor Show

  • October 22, 2016
  • 10 AM - 4 PM

Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events and Kids & family

Car Show - $20 - 5 Classes: Pre 1949, Original, Muscle, Import & Tractor
10:00 am Cars & Tractors in place

Inflatables, Baked Goods, Games, Music and more. BBQ lunches will be available starting @ 11:00 AM

At Gibbs High School, info: gibbshighfoundation@gmail.com or 865-257-2373

Mead Montessori School: 5th Annual Fall Festival

  • October 22, 2016
  • 11 AM - 4 PM

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, Kids & family and Music

This is a family event that is open to the public! This Year’s Activities: Onsight Rock Gym, Silent Auction, Games, Music, Costume Parade, Henna Tattoo, Cake Walk, and more! Entertainment By: Sean McCullough, Red Shoes and Rosin, and One World Circus.

Ticket Information: Buy pre-sale tickets until 10/18 - Tickets can be purchased in blocks of 25 for $20.
If ordering during the pre-sale, ticket blocks can be picked up at the main table on the day of the festival. DAY OF: Tickets are $1 each. We will have debit/credit card payment options. Fall Festival Admission is FREE, but tickets are needed for games and food.
Tickets can be purchased on the Mead Montessori School website: http://meadmontessorischool.com/mead-fall-festival-2016/

Rose Center: Mountain Makins Festival

  • October 21, 2016 — October 23, 2016

Category: Festivals & special events

Mountain Makins, the annual Rose Center festival in Morristown honoring Appalachian arts, crafts, and music, celebrated its 40th anniversary this past fall, and it just received a belated birthday honor. The Southeast Festivals and Events Association named the event the Best Festival in the Southeast at its annual conference in South Carolina.

The Mountain Makins Festival, held on the fourth weekend of October, began in 1976 as a way to raise funds to save the historic Rose School and repurpose it as a museum and cultural center. Its aim is to celebrate the very best of Appalachian culture, from crafts to music. Over the years, it has grown to include dancing, demonstrations, food, storytelling, an author’s corner, and much more.

The 2016 Mountain Makins Festival will be held October 21-23. More information is available at RoseCenter.org or facebook.com/mountainmakinsfestival.

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