News Column's guide to art exhibits, clubs and events

June 23, 2014

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.


Oakes Daylily Festival: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 27-28, 8153Monday Road, Corryton. Free admission and a free daylily. Hayrides, food and more available. Info: or 865-687-3770.


"Sunset Music Series," R. B. Morris Trio: 7 p.m. Friday, June 27, Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Amphitheater, Townsend. Cost: $5; members, free. Info: 865-448-0044 or

"Alive After Five," Philippe Lejeune: Boogie-woogie, jazz and blues piano, 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 27, Knoxville Museum of Art, Great Hall, 1050 World's Fair Park Drive. Cost: $5-$10; children age 17 and under, free. Info: 865-525-6101 or


"Ponder Anew-A WWII Warrior's Story": 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 29, Cumberland County Playhouse, 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville. Free. Info: or 931-484-5000.


"Welcome Back to Ivy Gap": Gem Players auditions, 3 p.m. Sunday; and 7 p.m. Monday, June 29-30, Gem Theater, 700 Tennessee Ave., Etowah, Tenn. Need five women and a man, age 40-60. Info: 423-263-3270 or email


"Israel: The Royal Tour": 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, Public Library at Tellico Village, Courtyard Tent, 300 Irene Lane, Loudon. Free. Info:


Liz-Beth & Co.: Grand Opening Party at new location, 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 27, 7240Kingston Pike, Suite 136, Gallery Shopping Center. "Art for Everyone" plus works by painters Jeanne Leemon, Mike Ham and Ober Rae Starr Livingston, wearable art, jewelry, summer cocktails made with Firefly Vodka, wine, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, etc. Info: 865-691-8129 or

Gary Johnson and Karen Krogh: Photography exhibit, through June 30, Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike. Info:

Arrowmont Donors Party: Celebration of campus ownership, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg. Live music, tours, etc. All donors are invited and will receive certificates of ownership. Info: 865-206-7911 or

"Art in the Heart of Hamblen County": Call to visual and performing artists for Arts in the Park festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 350 W. Ninth North St., Morristown. The free festival will include fine art, photography, sculpture, local performing artists in theatre, music, and dance, roving entertainers, local food vendors, demonstrations, "Try Your Hand At Art," an art walk, sidewalk chalk art, and children's art activities. Deadline: July 15. Info: or email or 423-581-4330 or 423-312-8325.

Stephen Hicks: Art made from materials from East Tennessee, July 4-31, Casa Hola, Emporium Center, Suite 109, 100 S. Gay St. Reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 4, during First Friday Art Walk. Info: 865-335-3358;


"Fizz, Boom, Read": Summer reading program, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, through July 19, Public Library at Tellico Village, 300 Irene Lane, Loudon. For children age 5-11. Free. Info: 865-458-5199 or

John Sealy: Will read and sign "The Whiskey Baron," 6 p.m. Monday, June 23, Union Avenue Books, 517 Union Ave.

Karen Spears Zacharias: Will sign "Mother of Rain," 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, Union Ave Books, 517 Union Ave.

Jen Pollock Michel: Will sign "Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition and the Life of Faith," 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, Minnis House, 939 Churchview St., New Market.

Bookaholics Reading Group: Will discuss "The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin, noon, Wednesday, June 25, Union Avenue Books, 517 Union Ave.

Knoxville Writers' Group: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, Naples Italian Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike. Members Jim Farmer, Stephanie Levy, Mary McKinnon and Kathy Economy will read from their recent works. Lunch: $12. RSVP by June 23: 865-983-3740.


Science Cafe and Kid's Cafe: "Monarchs: A Story of Research, Conservation and Connection" by Steve McGaffin, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, Knoxville Zoo (enter via Ranger's Office). Free/free parking. RSVP: email

Knox County Veterans Service Office: Will provide one-on-one assistance to veterans and family members, to answer questions, explain and help with filing for VA benefits, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, Carter Senior Center, 9036 Asheville Highway (and at other area senior centers in July). Info: 865-215-5645 or email

Brown Bag Lecture: "Finding Your German Ancestor" by Dr. George K. Schweitzer, noon, Wednesday, June 25, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Free. Bring lunch. Info:; 865-215-8824.

Stephen Wicks: "Grand Ambitions: Branson, Krutch and Early 20th Century Knoxville Painters," lecture by Knoxville Museum of Art curator, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26, McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Drive, UT campus. His lecture will explore these important East Tennessee artists featured in the exhibit, "The Collector's Eye," through Aug. 24. Info: or

Dick Smyser Community Lecture, with Marilyn Brown: "Technologies and Policies for a Sustainable Energy Future," 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26, American Museum of Science and Energy, 300 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge. Reception, 5:30, Lobby. Info: Friends of ORNL, 865-482-3348.

Knox County Master Gardener Speakers Bureau: "Killer Tomatoes vs. Tomato Killers," 3:15-4 p.m. Friday, June 27, Humana, 4438 Western Ave. Free. Info: 865-329-8892.


Upcycled Fashion: 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 7-18, Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Drive. For teens age 13 and up. Cost: $170-$200. Other classes available. Info: 865-525-6101, Ext. 241 or email


"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 to present "Feng Shui: Tips for Getting it Right," 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, Rarity Bay Community Activity Center, 150 Rarity Bay Parkway, Vonore. Info: 865-617-7292;

Tennova Total Health Series--Four Myths about Heart Disease: Noon, Wednesday, June 25, First Baptist Church, 2085 Simpson Road, Lenoir City. Free. Lunch provided.

"Do You Suffer from Shoulder or Elbow Pain?": With orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Howard, noon, Thursday, June 26, Turkey Creek Medical Center, Johnson Conference Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. Free. Lunch and parking provided.

"Frankly Speaking About Multiple Myeloma": Oncologist Dr. Richard Grapski on 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.

Skin Cancer Foundation's Road to Healthy Skin Tour: Full-body skin cancer screenings (exam is in a private room in 38-foot customized RV), with educational materials, sunscreen samples, etc., 1-4 p.m. Thursday, June 26, Rite Aid, 106 W. Race Street, Kingston. Free.


Stroller Derby: Run to World's Fair Park, 9 a.m. Sunday, June 29, Knoxville Outdoor Adventure Center, 900 Volunteer Landing. Cost: $25; children age nine and under, free. Info: 865-356-6984 or

Zumba Gold: Open house/party, 5:30-7:15 p.m. Monday, June 30, Jump Start Health and Fitness, Associated Therapeutics, 2704 Mineral Springs Ave. Zumba class at 6. Free. 865-687-4537, Ext. 212.


Wine Society of East Tennessee: "Champagne and Shellfish," 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 29, Chesapeake's. Cost: $70-$75. RSVP by June 25: 865-675-8960; email

Porcelain Artists: Christa Keyes will demo pen work on tile, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26, Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church, 7234 Middlebrook Pike. Supplies provided. Bring lunch and china to show. 865-693-0865.

Rocky Top Decorative Painters: Mexican Fiesta, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, Miss Gigi's house. 865-966-0429.


Garden Guild: Business, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26, Ivan Racheff House and Gardens, 1943 Tennessee Ave. Design workshop led by Carole Whited on Tennessee Valley Fair preparations, noon. Info: 865-522-6210.


Korean War military veterans: Reunion luncheon and anniversary of the wars' start, noon, Wednesday, June 25, Golden Corral Restaurant, 6612 Clinton Highway. Bring photos, stories and spouse or significant other or friend, etc. Casual dress/dutch treat. RSVP: Rex Davis, 865-689-3900.

Robert Huff Elementary School: Reunion, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, July 12, Holston River Park, Shelter One, 3300 Holston Hills Road. Info: email or 865-621-0929.

Tucker and Sayne Families: Reunion, 1 p.m. Saturday, July 5, South Knoxville Worship Center Assembly of God, 3910 Woodlawn Pike. Bring covered dish, drink and a photo tribute to your connection with the family. Info: Vickie Lowery Roberts, email or 865-573-8057.

Central High School Golden Grads: Reunion for all classes from 1964 and earlier, 4 p.m. Friday, July 25, Grande Event Center, (by Knoxville Expo Center), 5441 Clinton Highway. Dinner and program at 6. Cost: $35. Mail by July 7: Fred Fogarty, 556 Lost Tree Lane, Knoxville, TN 37934. Include your name and year of graduation and the same for your guest. Info: Dr. Bill Snyder, 865-633-6023 or email

Telephone Operator Reunion: Noon, Saturday, July 26, Communications Workers of America Union Hall, 1415 Elm St. Cost: $15. Mail: Sharon Courtney, 1905 Woodrow Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918. Info: 865-688-7703.

Central High School Class of 1964: Reunion, Sept. 19-20: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Gresham Middle School; and 6 p.m. Saturday, Calhoun's on the River. Cost: $50. Info: email or 865-438-0025.


Birthplace of Country Music Museum: Opening Aug. 1, needs volunteers and docents, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way, Bristol, Va. Info sessions, 4 p.m. Monday, June 23; and noon, Tuesday, July 1. Info: or 423-573-1927.


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