Calendar of Events

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Bass Pro Shops: Santa’s Wonderland

  • November 11, 2017 — December 24, 2017

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

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and Knoxville-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and free family holiday activities including fun crafts and games.

Features include rustic Christmas cabins, holiday characters and live elves set amongst a dazzling backdrop of snow-covered hills and illuminated Christmas trees. The Santa’s Wonderland Christmas village offers remote control trucks, laser/ foam toy arcade, Lincoln Logs building area and much more. Kids can also spend time at one of the activity tables where they can write a letter to Santa, color and do fun crafts, all for free.

Families can enjoy the wonder of Christmas inside Bass Pro Shops with Santa’s Wonderland through December 24 including free photos with Santa. Guests can schedule their Santa time using the free Bass Pass system. Visit the Bass Pass Ticket Depot located at the entrance of Santa’s Wonderland to pick up a time-stamped pass.

Santa’s arrival coincides with Veteran’s Day and the start of a holiday round up program where customers can help support service members, military families and veterans through a donation program. Bass Pro Shops will donate 100 percent of customer contributions to USO Care Packages, which are shipped directly to active service members overseas, and AMVETS.

3629 Outdoor Sportsman Pl, Kodak, TN 37764. For hours and details visit

Peter Rose Pottery: Fall Kiln Opening & Pottery Sale

  • November 11, 2017 — November 12, 2017

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

The holiday season is coming up fast! If you're looking for a unique Christmas gift, look no further than my kiln opening and pottery sale. See the new handcrafted pots and animal sculptures that come out! In addition to the kiln, visit my new gallery and newly remodeled studio for an expanded selection of mugs, serving bowls, vases, and other functional pieces that will help you set your table for Thanksgiving dinner.

Kiln Opening Dates:
Saturday, November 11th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 12th, noon to 4 p.m.

My studio and kiln are located at 6319 Tazewell Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918.

McClung Museum Family Fun Day: Celebrate Native American Heritage


Category: Free event, History, heritage and Kids, family

Join us for free a free Family Fun Day featuring activities, crafts, tours, and more in honor of Native American Heritage Month in November.

Visitors will enjoy a firsthand look at Native American traditions and history through hands-on activities and crafts.

All materials will be provided. The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are not necessary.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: M-Sa 9-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-974-2144,

Knoxville Guitar Society: Roger Hudson

  • November 11, 2017
  • 7 PM

Category: Music

Part of the 2017-2018 Concert Season

Roger Hudson’s concerts include influences of Blues, Jazz, Classical as well as Brazilian and Mediterranean styles. In recent years Roger Hudson has become well-known for his Fingerstyle Basics columns that have appeared over 20 issues of Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine. He has also enjoyed popularity with students and advanced performers through his growing catalog of compositions offered by Mel Bay Publications.

Tickets are sold at the door the night of each event. Ticket prices (unless otherwise noted): $20 adults; Children 12 & under admitted free; Students 12 - 18 $5 General Admission. Seating is general admission. Box office opens 1/2 hour before performance. Free reception immediately following concert. Concerts take place at Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 425 North Cedar Bluff, Knoxville. Knoxville Guitar Society: 865-694-4108,

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Meet the Artists

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Fundraisers

At Harper Audi Knoxville, TN
Reception and auction preview at 6 PM, followed by dinner and live auction. Enjoy great art, fine wine and food, and friends! Proceeds benefit Arrowmont.

Details coming soon!

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information/tickets: Anne May, 865-436-5860,

Knoxville Museum of Art: East TN Portfolio Day


Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Kids, family

Hosted by Memphis College of Art and KMA. Free and open to public. Provides students with the opportunity to meet with admission representatives from accredited art and design programs to talk about college plans and have their portfolios reviewed.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-6101,

Knox Heritage Preservation Network: Designing a New Old House

  • November 11, 2017
  • 10:00AM

Category: Free event and Lecture, panel

Saturday, November 11 at 10:00AM Knox Heritage's Preservation Network presents a program on how to design a new home in a timeless style. Raise your awareness of important design elements, discover resources available to guide the process, and understand what historic preservation can teach us about design today.

Presenter: Todd Morgan, Director of Preservation Field Services for Knox Heritage

This is a free event. Please RSVP to Hollie Cook at 865-523-8008 or

Saturday, November 11 at 10:00AM.
Knox Heritage, at Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-523-8008,

WIJK: Fall Family Jam

  • November 11, 2017
  • 1:00-6:00PM

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

Join us at the inaugural Fall Family Jam, presented by WIVK on Saturday, November 11 from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. for an afternoon of music, food and fun to benefit Catholic Charities Children’s Services! $15 per adult, $5 children under 12.

Event Highlights include Live music from local bands, face painting, cookie decorating, pumpkin painting, games and activities for children of all ages, lawn games, food and drinks from local vendors, square dancing, TV’s broadcasting the afternoon’s football games and a silent auction featuring weekend getaways, gift baskets, gift cards and more!

November 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm at The Stables at Hunter Valley Farm,
9111 Hunter Valley Ln, Knoxville, TN 37922
$15 per adult, $5 per child under 12.
For more information please visit:

Blount Mansion Association: Family Saturdays - Introduction to Knitting


Category: Classes, workshops and Exhibitions, visual art

Details TBA

Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-2375,

Community Artists League of Athens Holiday Sale

  • November 11, 2017
  • 10:00AM-3:30PM

Category: Festivals, special events and Fine Crafts

The Community Artists League (CAL) of Athens, TN announces CAL's annual Holiday Show on Saturday, November 11, at the EG Fisher Library in Athens, TN from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sale to be held on the grounds and in the Community Room of the E.G. Fisher Library, 1289 Ingleside Ave. Athens, Tn.

Arts Council of Roane County:

Jubilee Community Arts: Kelle Jolly and Will Boyd


Category: Music

With David Ralston and Merry Gushi - "The Affrilachian Okinawa Americana Tour"

This show is an eclectic mix of blues, folk and traditional Okinawa music on guitar, uke, sax and sanshin. David Ralston and Merry are from Okinawa, Japan. Kelle Jolly and Will Boyd live in Knoxville, Tennessee where they play American traditional music, jazz and blues. These four musical friends met years ago at a world music festival in Tokyo. Since then, music has brought them together with a bigger purpose: to show the world how people of different backgrounds and styles can come together in harmony. David, Merry, Kelle and Will's set includes down-home blues, folk music and Okinawa songs. Tickets: $15 (discounts apply to advance purchase, JCA members, students & seniors)

Tickets (discounts apply to advance purchase, JCA members, students & seniors) available through, 1-800-838-3006 ext 1, and at the door. At the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. For information: 865-522-5851,

Holistic for the Holidays

  • November 11, 2017
  • 10:00AM-5:00PM

Category: Classes, workshops, Festivals, special events and Free event

Nov 11, 2017 10am-5pm. Holistic holidays start at home. Learn some great tips for relieving holiday stress and get a jump-start on your gift buying. Our community of practitioners, teachers, and artists welcome you.

•Enjoy short, fun, interactive, informative presentations throughout the day.
•Receive FREE mini sessions from some of the practitioners.
•Buy holiday gifts that support Knoxville’s holistic community.
•Door prize giveaways every hour.
•Light refreshments.

This event is free to the public. Soothe your mind, body and spirit this year by taking a holistic approach to the holidays.

Please join us for fun and inspiration!
Hosted by: The Holistic Institute of Wellness and Renee Pedigo with A Plan in Hand.

141 N Martinwood Rd, Suite 103-5
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923
(865) 712-9754

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