Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum: Cherokee Fall Festival

Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts, History & heritage, Kids & family and Music

The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, Tennessee’s only tribally owned museum, will host its 27th annual Cherokee Fall Festival on September 8-9, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day.

Visitors will have the opportunity to step back in time to experience Native American food, Cherokee arts and crafts demonstrations, music and dance. A blacksmith will be doing on-site demonstrations in the shop both days. Other demonstrations and displays will include Cherokee life in 1700’s and a Civil War encampment. There will be a Civil War battle re-enactment at 2:00 p.m.

This year’s theme will be Out of the Ashes to celebrate the recent museum building renovations and new exhibit. Visitors will be able to meet and talk with Cherokees from the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation in North Carolina. Special entertainment will be provided by the Warrior Dancers of Ani-Kituhwa who are the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation official ambassadors. Check out our reconstructed 1800’s dog-trot log cabin. Meet and chat with one of our Miss Cherokees, Taran Swimmer. Have your name written in Cherokee. The Tennessee State Parks will be doing a Birds of Prey program on Sunday. Also there will be Cherokee cooking demonstrations and Civil War gun display.

Other activities include posters from Cherokee Elementary school. Darts, beads, talking sticks, face painting and free Cherokee name cards will be available for children. We will also host a children’s blowgun competition and an adult blowgun competition on both days. Traditional Indian Fry bread and Indian tacos, and other food and drinks will be sold.

Adults are $10.00 each Children 13-18 years old are $5.00 and children 12 and under are free.

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, 576 Hwy 360, Vonore, TN 37885. Hours: M-Sa 9-5, Su 12-5. Information: 423-884-6246, www.sequoyahmuseum.org

ORNL Federal Credit Union Free Concert Series

  • September 8, 2018
  • 6-9 PM

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Music

All concerts will be held outdoors at the pavilion in Bissell Park, 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge, and are free to the public. Bring your lawn chairs and your friends and family for an evening of free Americana roots music. Oak Ridge’s own Crafter’s Brew will be on-site with craft beer along with local food truck vendors.

Future concerts will be held on the following Saturdays: October 6.

A special thanks to WDVX for their support of this event and bringing Americana music to Oak Ridge.

September 8, 6-9 PM - Act TBA

https://www.ornlfcu.com/summer-sessions

Townsend Artisan Guild: Cades Cove Cellars Art Exhibit and Sale

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

Mark your calendar and come by the winery for wine tasting and quality artwork.

Townsend Artisan Guild: www.townsendartisanguild.org

WDVX: Kidstuff Live with Miss Lynn

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Category: Free event, Kids & family and Music

The best way to give somebody a love and appreciation of their culture is to start ‘em out when they’re young. Hosted by Sean McCollough, Kidstuff on WDVX is a show full of great music that kids and kids at heart will love. Grab your adult & come see this free show.

WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-544-1029, www.wdvx.com

The Old City Market

  • September 8, 2018

Category: Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

Shop the Old City Market on West Jackson Avenue, second Saturdays, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sep 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8

The Old City Market transforms Jackson Ave into a curated, outdoor market showcasing artists, crafters, and creative makers. http://oldcityknoxville.org/market/

COLOR-AMA Building / Irwin Street Block Party

  • September 8, 2018
  • 5-9 PM

Category: Culinary arts, Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Music

The businesses of the COLOR-AMA building in Downtown North Knoxville are celebrating!

Magpies Bakery celebrates 10 years in this location and a transition to new ownership!

Glowing Body Yoga & Healing Arts celebrates 10 years in business!

Cook To Be Well celebrates opening!

Join for a party on Irwin Street with food, drink, games, entertainment by local musician Leah Gardner with special guest margaret hambright and more!

Artwork by ashley addair will be on display!

Merchandise sales, special offers and giveaways will be available!

Collaborators include:
Corner Lounge Knoxville
The Central Collective
Holly's Eventful Dining
Inner Space Yoga
Henna By Jessika
Highline Coffee
and more to be announced!

https://www.facebook.com/events/693897424296551/

UT Arboretum Society: Fall Wildflower Walk

  • September 8, 2018

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Science & nature

UT Arboretum Society to Hold Fall Wildflower Walk September 8th at Haw Ridge Park

The UT Arboretum Society will host a fall wildflower walk at Haw Ridge Park on Saturday, September 8, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Meet by the kiosk in the parking lot off Edgemoor Road.

Kris Light, an expert naturalist, educator and photographer will lead this fun, educational and easy walk. Participants may want to bring a camera to take pictures of the many wildflowers. Wear clothes appropriate to the weather and boots or good shoes for outdoor walking.

Describing the walk, Light said, “Most people think of springtime as wildflower season, but late summer and fall color the fields and roadsides in gold, purple and white. Come to the fall wildflower walk to learn more about the wildflowers of the fields. “

For more information on the wildflower walk or the UT Arboretum Society, call 865-483-7277.

Union County Arts Council: 2nd Saturday Celebration of the Arts

  • September 8, 2018
  • 9:00am-12:00pm

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

The Union County Arts Council is pleased to join the Union County Farmers Market for the 2nd Saturday Celebration of the Arts at Wilson Park on September 8, 2018.

Artist vendors will join the market’s selection of wonderful local vendors for this special celebration of the arts, there will be a fun (and free!) rock painting activity for kids, and the Arts Council is hosting a special Quick Draw/Paint competition.

Come out for a fun morning in the park and support your local growers and artists!

The event takes place from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Wilson Park in Maynardville.

Knoxville Bar Association: Faith and Justice Legal Advice Clinic

  • September 8, 2018
  • 9:00am-12:00pm

Category: Classes & workshops

The Knoxville Bar Association is pleased to announce that a Faith and Justice Legal Advice Clinic will be held on September 8, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Annoor Academy of Knoxville, 724 Foxvue Road SW, Knoxville, TN 37922. The goal of the Faith and Justice Alliance is to build a coalition of faith leaders in the Knoxville area and to host legal advice clinics at places of worship to give people a less intimidating environment to talk to a lawyer. Participants in the Faith & Justice Alliance will invite congregants from their churches, synagogues, and mosques to bring their legal questions as well.

The Tennessee Faith & Justice Alliance is a project of the Tennessee Access to Justice Commission. In the Knoxville area, the program is coordinated by the Knoxville Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, the University of Tennessee College of Law, and the generous lawyers, law students, and others volunteering their time and talent. This is a general advice and referral clinic with volunteers prepared to advise on a wide variety of legal issues, including family law, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, criminal defense, consumer protection, contract disputes, child support, and personal injury, among other issues.

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Annoor Academy of Knoxville, 724 Foxvue Road SW,
Knoxville, TN 37922

www.knoxbar.org

Sundress Academy for the Arts: Special Dining Event for Charity

Category: Culinary arts and Fundraisers

The Sundress Academy of the Arts, a Knoxville-based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to the literary and performing arts, is excited to host a late summer fundraiser on Saturday, September 8th at the Birdhouse Knoxville (800 N 4th Ave) from 6PM to 8PM.

A four-course dinner and drinks will be served, featuring lamb locally sourced from Firefly Farms, as well as vegetarian options. Each dish will be paired with a speciality cocktail crafted by noted spirits writer, Sam Slaughter.

Tickets for the event are on sale for $50 in advance, and $60 at the door. All funds raised from the dinner will be allocated for programs on the farm including programs for the LGBTQIA community, workshops for veterans and sexual assault survivors, and more. To reserve your ticket, please visit: https://squareup.com/store/sundress-publications/item/dinner-drink-a-safta-fundraising-event

The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is an artists' residency that hosts workshops, retreats, and residencies for writers, actors, filmmakers, and visual artists. All are guided by experienced, professional instructors from a variety of creative disciplines who are dedicated to cultivating the arts in East Tennessee.

Knoxville Irish Society Eat & Greet Social

  • September 8, 2018
  • 3:00-5:00pm

Category: History & heritage

Rub elbows with the Irish community at our regular social gathering, the KIS Second Saturday September 8.

Join us for our regular eat-&-greet at 3131 Morris Ave. from 3:00 - 5:00pm on the second Saturday of every month. The next one is September 8th, so please mark your calendar. We'll have traditional Irish tea, soda, & crisps, trad & sean-nós music, and good conversation & friendship. If you haven't been to a KIS event yet, or if you don't know many people and would like to get connected, this is a great way to get started and introduce yourself. We're looking forward to seeing you again. Céad míle fáilte! A hundred thousand welcomes!
More information at www.knoxvilleirish.com.

Knoxville Bar Association: Faith and Justice Legal Advice Clinic

  • September 8, 2018
  • 9:00am-12:00pm

Category: Classes & workshops

The Knoxville Bar Association is pleased to announce that a Faith and Justice Legal Advice Clinic will be held on September 8, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Annoor Academy of Knoxville, 724 Foxvue Road SW, Knoxville, TN 37922. The goal of the Faith and Justice Alliance is to build a coalition of faith leaders in the Knoxville area and to host legal advice clinics at places of worship to give people a less intimidating environment to talk to a lawyer. Participants in the Faith & Justice Alliance will invite congregants from their churches, synagogues, and mosques to bring their legal questions as well.

The Tennessee Faith & Justice Alliance is a project of the Tennessee Access to Justice Commission. In the Knoxville area, the program is coordinated by the Knoxville Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, the University of Tennessee College of Law, and the generous lawyers, law students, and others volunteering their time and talent. This is a general advice and referral clinic with volunteers prepared to advise on a wide variety of legal issues, including family law, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, criminal defense, consumer protection, contract disputes, child support, and personal injury, among other issues.

For more information please visit www.knoxbar.org.

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