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Do Knoxville: A guide to art exhibits, clubs and events

June 16, 2014

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.


"Reading Appalachia-Voices from Children's Literature": Explores the body of work written by Appalachians, about Appalachia, June 16-Sept. 14, Museum of East Tennessee History, 601. S. Gay St. Exhibit is free on Sundays and for children age 16 and under. Adults, $5, Mondays-Saturdays.


Historic Rugby Antique Street Fair: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 21-22, Rugby, Tenn. Arts/crafts, etc.Info: or 423-628-2441.

Summer Fest: Gospel music, Friday; music, inflatables and car show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; lunch 11-2; and dance, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, June 20-21, New Market Park, 934 W. Old Andrew Johnson Highway 11E, New Market. 865-475-1417.


Civil Rights Act of 1964 anniversary: Program, 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Ave. Presentation on 1950s Hollywood attitudes and view "Amos 'n' Andy" episodes. Info: 865-546-1576.

Orion Astronomy Club: Lecture series with Dr. Amy Lovell on "Radio Astronomy in the Solar System," 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, Grove Theater, 123 Randolph Road, Oak Ridge. Info: Star-gazing, first/third Saturdays, Tamke-Allan Observatory, Rockwood. Info: or 423-887-3780.

Governor John Sevier Memorial Association: Annual meeting/lunch, noon; and author Gordon Belt of Tennessee State Library and Archives will discuss Sevier, 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 W. Governor John Sevier Highway. Free. Book signing follows. RSVP for lunch by June 17: 865-573-5508 or email


Noonday Vocal Recital: Daniel Judge, bass, accompanied by Richard Sidey, 12:05-12:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, St. John's Cathedral, 143 W. Cumberland Ave. Free admission. Lunch available. Info: 865-525-7347.

Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Concerts: 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 16- 20, Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. Cost: $20 or $85/week. Info: 865-981-8590 or

"Summer Sounds and Sweets" with the Woodpickers: 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, Seymour Library, Gazebo, 137 W. Macon Lane, Seymour. Bring chairs. Free admission. Desserts, beverages available. Friends of Seymour Library, 865-573-3579.

Family Friendly Drum Circle: 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave. Have a few drums to share. For all ages. Free. Register: 865-577-4717.

Ensemble Swing Time, "Swing dancing on the Plaza": 6 p.m. Mondays, June 23-July 14, Clayton Center for the Arts, Maryville. Free. Info: 865-981-8590;


"Smoke on the Mountain": Through Aug. 8; "Annie Get Your Gun," through July 11; and "Shrek the Musical," through Aug. 31, Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville. Cost: $13-$25. Info: 931-484-5000;


"Steel Magnolias": The WordPlayers auditions, by appointment, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, June 29. Seeking women age 35 and up. Info: 865-539-2490 or email or


Kim DeLozier: Retired Great Smoky Mountains National Park wildlife biologist will sign "Bear in the Back Seat" and "Bear in the Back Seat II," 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, Sugarlands Visitor Center, 1420 Old State Highway 73 Scenic, Gatlinburg. Info: 888-898-9102, Ext. 222.

Jeff Alt: Appalachian Trail through-hiker will sign "A Walk for Sunshine" and "Get Your Kids Hiking," 10 a.m.-noon, Sunday, June 22; Sugarlands Visitor Center, Gatlinburg; and 1-3 p.m. at Clingmans Dome Visitor Center. Info: 888-898-9102, Ext. 222.


Gun defense: Seminar on basic gun defense awareness, mental/physical concepts of firearm self-defense, ranges of weapon defense/actions and hand gun disarms, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21, Premier Martial Arts, 8425 Kingston Pike. For Knox County adult residents. Free.

Gun safety: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, Cumberland County Playhouse, 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville. Firearm types, gun handling, storage, etc. Free. For age nine and up. Register: 931-484-5000.

Basic Drawing, Pottery, Sculpting a Portrait in Clay and more: Classes/workshops, June 16-20, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge. Cost/info: 865-482-1441 or

Kumihimo beaded/braided bracelet: Class by Judith Heath, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 19, Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade. Cost: $17-$22. Materials, $55. Other classes available. Info: 931-707-7249.

Getting Published/Getting Paid: Seminar by Martha Rose Woodward, Saturday, June 21. Cost: $50. Info: email Pinkyrose53@


Lil' Champs Meet-Up: Allergy-friendly children's play group; 10 a.m. Monday, June 16, Cedar Bluff branch library, Children's Room. Free. Info: Melissa Mastrogiovanni, 865-312-5366.

UT Hospice Adult Grief Support Group: Meetings with light supper, 5 p.m. Tuesdays, June 17, July 1 and 15, 2270 Sutherland Ave. For any adult who is suffering loss. RSVP or info: Brenda Fletcher, 865-544-6277.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Knoxville Support Group: For families and friends of people with such mental illnesses as schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorder, 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, First Farragut United Methodist Church, 12733 Kingston Pike. Info: 865-602-7807; email

PK Hope is Alive Parkinson's support group of East Tennessee: Columnist Sam Venable to present "Warning: Living Can Be Dangerous to Your Health," 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, Kern United Methodist Church, Family Life Center, 451 E. Tennessee Ave., Oak Ridge. Info: Karen Sampsell, 865-482-4867;

Women with Advanced Cancer Networker: 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, Cancer Support Community, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Free. Register: 865-546-4661.

Christian Companion Family Caregiver Support Group: 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, First United Methodist Church, Room 204, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. Discussion will focus on how to deal with negative emotions associated with caregiving and techniques to develop patience for the caregiving journey. Info: Kate or Dale Allen, 865-696-5157;

With Hope in Mind Support Group: For families and friends of people with such mental illnesses as schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorder, 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, O'Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Free. Info: 865-523-7284; email

Al-Anon Family Groups meeting: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Park 40 Club, 9217 Park West Blvd., Building One (across from Cracker Barrel, off Cedar Bluff Road). For anyone affected by a friend or relative with alcoholism.

"Learning About Palliative Care": Dr. Gregory Phelps, director of University of Tennessee Medical Center Palliative Care and Hospice, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, Cancer Support Community, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Free; light meal provided. Register: 865-546-4661.

Complementary Health Education Organization of Knoxville: Nancy Canestaro with "Feng Shui: Tips for Getting it Right," 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, Rarity Bay Community Activity Center, 150 Rarity Bay Parkway, Vonore. 865-617-7292 or

"Frankly Speaking About Multiple Myeloma": Oncologist Dr. Richard Grapski to discuss current therapies and upcoming treatment trends, including targeted therapies and stem-cell transplant, plus managing symptoms and side effects, 6-7 p.m. Thursday, June 26, Cancer Support Community, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Free; light meal provided. Register: 865-546-4661.


Career Coach: Receive help with job search, resume, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays, June 18 and July 9, Oak Ridge Public Library, Parking Lot, 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. Access to computer lab and trained team. Free. Info: or email or 865-425-3455.


National Active and Retired Federal Employees: Lunch and program, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, Shoney's Restaurant, 4032 N. Broadway. All active and retired federal employees invited. Info: 865-933-0229.

Rose Center Quilt Guild: Potluck, 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, Rose Center, 442 W. 2nd North St., Morristown. Show/tell and Barbara Webster will demo her photograph quilts.

AT&T Pioneers of America, Life Member Club: Covered dish and business luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, Communications Workers of America Union Hall, 1415 Elm St. Info: 865-689-8586.

Newcomers Club: Meet new friends and have lunch, noon, Wednesday, June 18, Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Michelle Massey will speak on body works. RSVP by June 16: 914-263-9859.

Southern Appalachian Back Country Horsemen: Richard Taylor of Polk County Emergency Management, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, Cleveland Community Chapel, 1843 Forest Ridge Road, Cleveland, Tenn. Info: 423-745-8804.

University of Alabama Alumni Association: Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 20, Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike. Info: email or 865-560-0452.

Captain W. Y. C. Hannum chapter 1881, United Daughters of Confederacy: Brunch and installation of officers, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21, Green Meadow Country Club, Alcoa. Cost: $14. RSVP: 865-448-6716.

Ellen Renshaw House, chapter 2624, United Daughters of Confederacy: William L. Moss and 1864 Battle of Kenesaw Mountain, 2:30, Sunday, June 22, Crescent Bend, 2728 Kingston Pike. Info: 865-806-6916.

Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of Confederate Veterans: Business and James Patterson will discuss the Battle of Franklin, 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22, Mabry Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Ave.

Christian Women's Connection: "Gliding Down Life's Runway" luncheon with Holly Berry and a cake walk, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, Tanasi Cafe, Loudon. Music by Connie Eichenauer. Cost: $14. Reservations: 865-408-0371.


Chapman Highway Garden Club: Lois English, Glenna Julian and Butterflies, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 19, Woodlawn Christian Church, 4339 Woodlawn Pike. Info: 865-523-0805.

Lakemoor Hills Garden Club: Propagation of hydrangeas, witch hazel and camellias, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 19, Cyndi Klassen residence. Bring two-gallon zip lock bag, gloves, clippers. Info: 865-609-0002.

Garden Study East Club: Picnic, 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, Sandra Curry residence. Info: 865-524-3960.


Amedisys Hospice: Volunteers needed, 2-4 hours/week. Free classes on physical, emotional, spiritual care at end of life, 1420 Dutch Valley Road. Register: Sarah Wimmer or Bobbie Legg, 865-689-7123.


Gibbs High School Class of 1972: Reunion/class birthday party, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, Shoney's, 4032 N. Broadway. Order from menu or buffet. RSVP: email or 865-986-4565.

Clinton High School Classes 1949-1955: Reunion, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21, First Baptist Church, Lower Auditorium, 225 N. Main St., Clinton. Info: 865-406-1433 or email

Clinton High School Class 1952: Reunion dinner, 5 p.m. Saturday, June 21, Hoskins Drug Store, 111 N. Main St., Clinton. Info: 865-406-1433 or email

Fulton High School Class of 1964: Reunion, 6 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, July 19, Beaver Brook Country Club. Dressy casual. Cost: $40. RSVP by June 21: email or 865-689-3272.


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