Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 15, 2020

James White's Fort: HearthScares Tours & Fireside Stories

Category: Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Literature & readings

Tour Dates: October 20 & 27
Fireside Stories Dates: October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30

COVID-19 policies will be followed

Come and join the spirits for a tour of Downtown Knoxville’s scariest landmarks. The tours, which last approximately two hours each, will visit the sites of some of Knoxville’s best kept secrets. The tour will be about one and a half miles in length. All tours begin and end at James White’s Fort located at the intersection of Hill Avenue and Hall of Fame Drive. Ample free parking is available for tour participants at the Fort. Tours will depart promptly at 7:00pm each evening. Please plan to arrive between 6:30-6:45pm for check in. Each tour will end with a marshmallow roast around the fires at the Fort.

NEW THIS YEAR! Come and hear some of Knoxville’s scariest stories. The fireside chat, which last approximately two hours each, will cover some of Knoxville’s best kept secrets. Ample free parking is available for participants at the Fort. The Fireside stories will begin promptly at 7:00 pm each evening. Please plan to arrive between 6:30-6:45 pm for check-in.

For both events, admission for Adults 16 and over will be $10.00 and $6.00 for children ages 6–15. Reservations are requested for large groups of 12 or more.

205 E. Hill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915. 865-525-6514 or https://www.jameswhitesfort.org/hearthscares-tours-2020/

The Maker City: Maker Meet-in: Navigating E-commerce

  • October 15, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops and Free event

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2020 AT 12 PM EDT – 1 PM EDT
Online Event

Most makers are adjusting their businesses to create new or better revenue opportunities. One of those is to increase online sales. If you have an online store or digital sales channel, this meet-in will answer your questions about e-commerce!

JR Charles will discuss digital marketing, technical elements, online presentation, and the buyer experience. As a strategy consultant, JR has consulted with over 50 companies. His work has also included numerous startups and VC-backed startups and he played interim VP, C-level roles of several of these ventures. His work focused on developing and executing marketing plans, designing easy-to-use functional web and mobile apps, and e-commerce business model planning.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2749650288695273/

Marble City Opera: Winterreise (Winter Journey) Text Reading Online

Category: Free event, Music and Theatre

• October 15 at 6pm
o Winterreise Text Reading Online - FREE

• October 22 6pm
o Winterreise Preview Online - FREE

• October 29 at 6pm
o Behind the Scenes - Winterreise Online - FREE

• November 6 & 7 at 7:30pm
o Winterreise Performance - Live in-person at Trentham Hall First Baptist Knoxville Downtown & online - Ticketed Event

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbtRKmb91EiUSITaupzNzsQ

Marble City Opera: 646-217-1580, www.marblecityopera.com

UT School of Art: Artist Lecture: Laleh Khorramian

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Lectures & discussions

Laleh Khorramian’s practice incorporates the cosmological thinking of ancient cultures, their complex mythologies, and evocative spiritual vocabularies, with her imagined worlds, synthesizing them into “histories” that are both futuristic and ancient. Khorramian approaches her work as a series of experiments with the process of chance as a starting point for discovering possibilities of the unknown, whose details and outcomes she then investigates and reposition. In a vacillating process between macro and micro views of painted landscapes and incidental spaces, Khorramian integrates fiction with spectacle and theater to explore the transience of living matter and beings and its cycles of depletion and plenitude.

Her work of the past decade has spanned stop motion animation films, sound, monoprints, drawings, painted landscapes, portraits, and collage. By removing cultural or historical specificity from her narratives, she uses the ordinary to portray the epic, the universal, and the transient, in a search for worlds just beyond the concrete, material one around us.

Laleh Khorramian (b. 1974 Tehran, Iran)

Oct 15, 2020 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Lecture on Zoom, register here: https://tiny.utk.edu/LalehKhorramian

Presidential & Federal/State General Election Early Voting

  • October 14, 2020 — October 29, 2020

Presidential & Federal/State General Election
November 3, 2020
EARLY VOTING: October 14-29
https://www.knoxcounty.org/election/

Historic Ramsey House: Yoga for Beginners (Tue & Thu)

Category: Classes & workshops and Health & wellness

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-10 AM

Beginners Class - no experience necessary! In this 6 week yoga series, you will gain confidence and more mobility as you are guided thru basic movements and poses. It is an opportunity to have fun and become fit!
$125 for 12 Class package (includes block and yoga strap)
$75 for 6 Class package (includes block and yoga strap)
$10 for Single Class

Class size will be limited and COVID safety measures will be in place. Air sanitizing humidifier by Ionogen with their nontoxic Ionopure sanitizing products will be used during all sessions. Please register in advance by calling or texting Melissa Stowers at (931)250-3944.

Melissa has been yoga practitioner for 20 years, and is a certified Yoga Instructor and graduate of Laughing Bodies Yoga school training. Melissa is passionate about the benefits of yoga for all and helping others move towards greater mobility. Off the mat, a lifelong artist and art teacher for over 3 decades, as well as a business owner and volunteer, Melissa enjoys hiking, gardening, and sharing life's adventures with her husband Johnny. Moving on the mat keeps her moving off the mat!

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745, www.ramseyhouse.org

The Knoxville Community Darkroom: Classes & Workshops

Category: Classes & workshops and Exhibitions & visual art

October 13th Class (Learning Series - The Camera) 6PM-8PM - The Camera will teach you all about analog shooting. Topics covered will be: selecting a camera, camera functions, operating in that mysterious "Manual" mode, metering your subject, lens selection, and more. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants.

October 17th Workshop (Cyanotype Prints) 11AM-2PM - Learn one of the original photographic processes! Cyanotype is one of the oldest printing processes invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842. In this workshop, you will learn to make a unique one of a kind handmade print by coating various papers with Cyanotype chemicals and developing them in the sun. A materials fee of $40 is due at or before the event. This class is limited to 5* participants.

October 20th Class (Learning Series - The Negative) 6PM-8PM - The Negative will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn to load and process your film. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants.

October 21st (Learning Series - The Print) 6PM-8PM - The Print will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn the basics of enlarger use, burning and dodging and developing finished prints. For this class, you must bring your developed film and B&W photo paper. We suggest buying film and paper locally from F32 near West Town Mall. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants.

Our mission at the Knoxville Community Darkroom is to educate and provide facilities for our community to experience traditional film processes. The darkroom is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

https://www.facebook.com/knoxdarkroom/events and http://www.theknoxvillecommunitydarkroom.org/workshops

Muse Knoxville Re-Opens

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts, Kids & family, Science & nature and Technology

Muse Knoxville Reopens to Public
Knoxville’s children's museum opens doors to visitors for weekend and fall break hours

After being closed for seven months, Knoxville’s children’s museum has reopened for visitors, with exciting new exhibits and ways to play. The museum has taken precautions to ensure the health and safety of their guests. Visitors reserve their playtime in two hour time slots using the online platform, Bookeo. All guests ages 5 and up are required to wear masks and are encouraged to follow safe distancing practices. Muse Knoxville has placed Ionopure air sanitizers throughout the museum, and will also conduct temperature screenings and shoe sanitizing for all guests and employees.

“Our team has worked very hard to reopen safely for children and the adults that love them,” said Ellie Kittrell, executive director of Muse Knoxville. “Play is critical to early childhood development and we can’t wait to share all our new ways to play!.” During their closure, the museum has added two new exhibit areas, and reimagined old favorites for an enhanced play experience.

Muse Knoxville will expand their hours of operation during Oct. 12-16, in accordance with Knox County Schools’ fall break schedule. To view the most updated list of hours, visitors can visit www.themuseknoxville.org.

Muse Knoxville is a non-profit children’s science museum located in Chilhowee Park with a mission to inspire and empower all children through transformative learning experiences. We exist to serve East Tennessee by bringing hands-on, inquiry-based programming to children ages 6 months to 12 years old. In 2019, Muse Knoxville served over 200,000 individuals throughout 24 East Tennessee counties.

The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494, www.themuseknoxville.org

Zoo Knoxville: BOO! at the Zoo

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

So Much Fun It's Scary!

Zoo Knoxville is waiting to show you and your little ghosties, goblins, villains and heroes a fierce and fabulous time this October. BOO! at the Zoo is back with fun new features and some old favorites, too. Enjoy the slightly scary sights and sounds of the Baba Yaga haunted forest and zoo trails, special lighting effects that will cast a spell on you and giant inflatables.

Come prepared to trick or treat your way through the night! As always, Zoo Knoxville is a safe place for family fun and while this year will be a little different we are happy to continue Knoxville's favorite Halloween tradition.

Annual pass holders get a special preview (and $1 off each ticket) on October 8, followed by three weekends of creepy, silly, just-a-little-scary fun, Oct. 9-11, 15-18. and 22-25. Hours are from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., so get there early and don’t miss a minute!

Buy Tickets https://www.booknoxville.com/

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org

UT School of Music: Virtual Concert and Lecture Series

  • October 9, 2020 — October 15, 2020

Category: Free event and Music

Join us every Friday for a new edition of our Virtual Concert and Lecture Series!

These videos are available on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.
https://www.facebook.com/UTKSOM
https://www.instagram.com/utksom/

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Dorset Buttons Workshop

Category: Classes & workshops and Fine Crafts

Dorset Button Class (in person or remote) with Carolyn Fogelman, Thursdays, October 8 & 15 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | FEATURED TENNESSEE ARTIST WORKSHOP! In this two-part class students will learn how to make a bouquet and wagon wheel dorset button. At the completion of this class, Students will have two finished buttons with tie tack attachments ready to wear. For students wishing to take this class remotely, instructions will be sent on how to pick up the materials packet and how to join the class remotely. Please select either in-person class or remote during checkout. This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee. Member Rate: $40 | Non-Member Rate: $50 | Materials Fee (paid to instructor): $10 Registration deadline: October 1.

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is a nonprofit center with a mission to support arts and crafts in Appalachia through education, sales, and community involvement. The center is located at 2716 Andersonville Highway 61, Clinton, TN, one mile east of I-75 north at Exit 122. For more information, stop by the center, call 865-494-9854, or visit www.appalachianarts.net or Facebook.

Knoxville Barristers: Clean Out Your Closet

  • October 5, 2020 — October 19, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events

Make room in your closet and help others at the same time! Seeking professional clothing and coats for individuals in need in Knoxville. Women's clothing will be donated to the YWCA and Connect Ministries Career Closet. Men's clothing will be donated to the Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM). This 2020 Drive combines the annual KBA Barristers Professional Clothing Drive and the annual Coats for the Cold Drive.

Items needed are slacks & skirts, suits, blouses & shirts, dresses, ties, dress shoes, coats, jackets, parkas, rain coats, dusters. Please do not donate clothing wit holes, stains or rips. No undergarments, swimsuits, or intimate apparel.

Donation locations:

Gay Street - First TN Plaza (lobby) and BB&T Building (lobby)

Main Street - City County Building (3rd & 6th floor)
US Federal Courthouse
Bank of America Bldg (lobby)

Law Schools - LMU, UT

West Knoxville - Baker Donelson office (265 Brookview Centre Way, #600)

Questions: Charles or Meagan at 865-637-0203

The Knoxville Barristers are lawyers who are members of the Knoxville Bar Association and who are under 36 years of age or who have been practicing law less than five years. Probably no other local bar association and group of young attorneys work harder or have a more diverse list of public service opportunities than those right here in Knoxville. While providing valuable and appreciated public service, these young lawyers have fun enjoying each other and enjoying serving others.

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