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

July 7, 2014

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.


"Color Your World": Hand-blown/fused art glass by Daniel Pacific, Nathan Nardi, Daniel Miller, Cody Nicely Brook White and D'Ann Weaver; through July 19, Liz-Beth & Co., 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 136, Gallery Shopping Center. 865-691-8129;

"Then & Now," Emporium anniversary: Celebration exhibit by 24 artists, Knox Heritage Art/Architecture Tour Photographs, Stephen Hicks, R. L. Gibson, through July 26, Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Info: 865-523-7543;

Girl Scout Museum at Daisy's Place: 'Vintage Camping Exhibit," uniforms and "Japan and Japanese Girl Scouting," 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays; 8:30-4:30, Tuesdays-Fridays, 1567 Downtown West Blvd. Free. Info: 800-474-1912.

Katerpillar Kids Camp Quilts: Quilt squares by grieving children, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 24, Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Drive. Free. Info: 865-525-6101 or


Books and Blooms: Program for children with books, music, crafts, sprinklers, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Thursdays, UT Gardens, Neyland Drive. Free.

Literary Rounds, Where Medicine Mingles with the Muse: Spoken word artist Black Atticus with "Speaking to Heal," 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, Preston Medical Library, UT Medical Center, 1924 Alcoa Highway. Info: 865-305-8776.

Patti Callahan Henry: Will read from and sign "The Stories We Tell," noon, Friday, July 11, Union Avenue Books, 517 Union Ave.

Earl Swift: Journalist/author will read from and sign "Auto Biography: A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead and 57 Years of the American Dream," 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, Union Avenue Books, 517 Union Ave.

Janie Dempsey Watts: Will read and sign "Moon Over Taylor's Ridge," 7 p.m. Saturday, July 12, Historic Rugby Visitor Center, Rugby, or 888-214-3400.

New Millennium Writings: Writing contest deadline: July 31. Cost: $20. Info: or


Climate Knoxville Action/Global Change: 5-8 p.m. Saturday, July 12, Market Square. Music, comedy, speakers, and a coalition of faith-based, environmental and social justice groups including the Sierra Club, NAACP, SEEED, SOCM, SPEAK, Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light, Appalachian Voices and others. Info: email


Crafty Kids in the Gallery: Coolio magnets and T-shirt workshop, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, July 13, Paulk+Co., 510 Williams St. For children age three and up. Cost: $20; sibling, $10. Bring T-shirt. Reservations: email

Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry: "Standing Our Ground: Justice and Equity for All God's Children" workshops, July 14-18, Proctor Institute Freedom School, Children's Defense Fund Haley Farm, Clinton. Organizing strategies, advocacy, etc. $65-$100 daily or $400/week. Register by July 7. Info: or 800-233-1200.

JTV's Gem Lovers' Conference: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, July 16-18, Jewelry Television Headquarters, 9600 Parkside Drive. Cost: $25. Register: Info: 865-692-6000.

Knox Heritage workshop: Traditional stenciling techniques for interior design by Derick Tickle, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike. Cost: $75. Reservations: 865-523-8008 or email


Diabetes Symposium: For healthcare professionals; 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Thursday, July 17, Monarch Auditorium, Bristol Regional Medical Center; and by video conference at Holston Valley Medical Center's Heritage Room and Lonesome Pine Hospital classroom. Free. Register by July 7: 423-844-2954.

Nutrition Ammunition -- "Coping with Side Effects of Treatment": For cancer patients/survivors and friends/family; registered dietitian Beth Booker to speak, noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, Cancer Support Community, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Info: 865-546-4661.

Kid Support Parent Camp Orientation: Kid Support Camp is a free four-day summer camp for school-age children who have a family member or loved one with cancer (in or post-treatment). Orientation, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, Cancer Support Community, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Camp, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.July 14-17. Info: 865-546-4661.

Men's Support Group: For adult men sexually abused or assaulted; 6 p.m. Thursdays, Sexual Assault Crisis Center of East Tennessee. Info: 865-558-9040.

Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma Networker: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, Cancer Support Community, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Info: 865-546-4661.

Al-Anon Family Groups: For friends/family of problem drinkers; 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Park 40 Club (across from Cracker Barrel just off Cedar Bluff), and noon Saturdays, Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Info: 865-525-9040. Additional groups:

Suicide Anonymous group for East Tennessee: A 12-step program for survivors of suicide attempts or suicidal ideation; 4 p.m., Sunday, July 13, Cornerstone of Recovery, Room 111, 4726 Alcoa Highway, Louisville. Info: 615-297-1077.

Prostate Cancer Networker: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12, Cancer Support Community, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Info: 865-546-4661.

PK Hope is Alive Parkinson's Support Group of East Tennessee: Sleep physician/neurologist Dr. Cherridan Rambally to speak on sleep disorders; 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, Kern United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 451 East Tenn. Ave., Oak Ridge. Info: Karen Sampsell, 865-482-4867;


East Tennessee Wanderers: Guided 10K walk, 9 a.m. or 5K walk, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge, 2809 Kelly Lane, Kodak. Bring water, bug/sunscreen, walking stick, lunch. Info: 865-742-6882 or

Birding walk and boating outing: Led by State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, Seven Islands State Birding Park, 3100 Kelly Lane, Kodak. Opportunity to use some Park boats on the French Broad River follows. Carpool, 9:15, from Rush Fitness Center, Oak Ridge. Bring water, lunch, bug/sunscreen. Info: 865-583-3967 or

Volunteer Square Dance Club: "Melon Fest" dance, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 11, Square Dance Center, 820 Tulip St. Info: 865-689-2665.


Claiborne High School Lady Bulldogs: Family pig roast/fundraiser, 5-11 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 815 Davis Drive, New Tazewell, Tenn. Games/contests, music, bounce house, etc. Meals: $5. Admission: $1. Booths: $25. Info: 423-489-7459 or email

Summer Family Programming: Native American Hunting, 10 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, July 7-11, Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Highway 73, Townsend. Free with admission; $4-$6; children age five and under, free. Info: 865-448-0044.

Antique Show: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 12, Chilhowee Park, Jacob Building, 3301 Magnolia Ave. Cost: adults, $5; children, free.


Wine Society of East Tennessee: Comparison of two fruit forward wine comparison, 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, the Orangery. Cost: $69-$74. RSVP by July 10: 865-675-8960; email

Embroiderers' Guild of America: Birthday celebration/covered dish, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, Messiah Lutheran Church, 6900 Kingston Pike. Info: 865-777-9535.

Laureate Alpha Gamma chapter, Beta Sigma Phi: "Grace Moore, Remarkable Tennessee Woman" by Sheila Sharp, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, Sorority House, 1411 Armstrong Ave. 865-689-2581.

Civil War Roundtable: Dinner with Dr. Steven Davis on Sherman's wrecking of Atlanta, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Cost: $15-$17. Lecture only, $3; 8 p.m. RSVP by July 7: 865-671-9001.

Heiskell Seniors: Lunch with Theresa Hensley of Morning Pointe, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, July 10, Heiskell Community Center, 9420 Heiskell Road, Heiskell. Free. Bring dessert. 865-548-0326.


Gateway Garden Club: Meeting, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, Savage Gardens, 3237 Garden Drive. Lunch follows, Creamery Park Grille, 114 Hotel Ave.

West Hills Ten O'clock Garden Club: Meet, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 10, Texas Roadhouse Parking Lot. Program on Fruit and Berry Patch, 4407 McCloud Road. Info: 865-693-0523.

Norwood Garden Club: Meeting, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 10, New Hope Presbyterian Church, 1705 Merchants Drive. Bring a miniature design and lunch. Info: 865-947-0647.


Horse Haven of Tennessee: Open House/Adoption Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2417Reagan Road. Tack Store will be open. Horses are available for adoption. Info: or 865-609-4030.


Central High School Class of 1967: Reunion, 7 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, July 19, Grand Event Center, 5441 Clinton Highway. Cost: $20. Golf outing, July 19. RSVP/info: or 865-688-5816 or email

Rule family: Reunion and lunch, noon, Sunday, July 20, Pleasant Hill Methodist Church, Activities Building, 402 White's School Road, Sevierville. Bring covered dish, photos, etc. Info: 865-577-8201.

Ammons family: Reunion and lunch, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 12, Holly Springs Church, 366 Holly Springs Church Road, Franklin, NC. Bring pictures, etc. Info: 828-631-4587.

Dietz and Mueller families: "Old Fashioned Basket Dinner" reunion, noon, Sunday, July 20, DeSoto Community Park, West Main Street, DeSoto, Ill. Bring enough food to share, plus your own plates/utensils, drinks, etc. Info: George Jacobs, 618-964-1357.


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