Calendar of Events

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

WDVX Stage at Dollywood

Category: Kids & family and Music

WDVX invites Dollywood guests to visit their stage at Adventures In Imagnation to enjoy the beautiful harmonies of gospel music. The Tenos, Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express and more add their exceptional skills to Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana!

Joshua Gooding & The Tennessee Ramblers Wednesday, October 21
Joshua Gooding & The Tennessee Ramblers Friday, October 23
Sunrise Ridge Saturday, October 24
Sunrise Ridge Sunday, October 25

The Tenos Monday, October 26
The Tenos Wednesday, October 28
The Tenos Friday, October 30
700 South Saturday, October 31

Sevierville Commons Arts Council: Workshop with Perry Austin

Category: Classes & workshops and Exhibitions & visual art

Great Opportunity for East Tennessee! During Fall Peak Color
-> 3 Day Workshop <- with Perry Austin
Perry will be teaching from Demos, Plein Air and Individual Instruction and Critiques. If we have inclement weather there will be an indoor venue available.

October 21 - 23
Hosted by John Adkins
450 Mary Ruth Way, Sevierville, Tennessee 37876
To sign up call John at 256-738-7569
Accommodations: If Coming from out of town or you would like a retreat: High Valley Rentals is around the corner from John’s home. 865-428-0608
# of spots are limited so Call John to reserve! $350

Random Acts of Flowers: A Toast & Farewell Event Honoring Founder Larsen Jay

  • October 21, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

Join Random Acts of Flowers for a special virtual event celebrating founder Larsen Jay on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 7-8 p.m.! We'll raise our glasses to Larsen's leadership as he "passes the torch," celebrate the many Random Acts of Flowers' triumphs, and look to the future in a festive event.

During this virtual benefit, we'll look back at how Larsen's simple act of kindness blossomed into the Random Acts of Flowers nationwide movement. You'll also see how you can be part of Random Acts of Flowers' continued growth and impact.

All proceeds will ensure Random Acts of Flowers accomplishes its mission of delivering recycled flowers, encouragement, and personal moments of kindness to individuals in healthcare facilities.

If you would like to show your support for the RAF mission while honoring our founder, please click here to view the sponsorship breakdown.

To learn more: Mick Reed, Executive Director, (865) 307-0074 c / (865) 633-9082 o /

Pellissippi State: Crafting Digital Messages that Motivate Audiences to Action

Category: Free event and Lectures & discussions

The Art, Science and Impact of Digital Storytelling

Pellissippi State Community College’s Media Technologies program proudly hosts a 3-part continuing education webinar series for regional professionals, faculty, students and alumni in digital, creative and strategic communication communities. Join this stellar line-up of global strategists and corporate trainers as they bring their vast experience and secrets to engaging audiences to this 3-part thought leadership series.

Registration will be completed through Xenegrade, our non-credit course registration system. You may register for each session individually through the Register buttons or you can sign-up for all three sessions together here

Session 1: Crafting Digital Messages that Motivate Audiences to Action
Date: October 21, 12:30-2 p.m.
Cost: Free with registration
Where: Zoom (link will be emailed upon registration)

"Crafting Digital Messages that Motivate Audiences to Action" will feature five communications professionals focused on the very essence and purpose of why we communicate. Is the medium still (or even more so) the message in the digital age? How should strategies and tactics change as digital innovation accelerates and saturates? Is understanding your audiences more important as you aim to earn trust for your business, sell widgets to customers or persuade people to your cause?

YWCA: The Intersectionality of Domestic Violence and Race: A Conversation

  • October 21, 2020

Category: Free event, Health & wellness and Lectures & discussions

Join YWCA as we host ZaKiya Bell-Rogers on Wednesday, October 21 at 11:30 a.m. for a conversation about the intersectionality of domestic violence and racial justice. This discussion will shine light on the lesser-known, additional barriers victims and survivors of color may have. Register by clicking

Visit these local spots who are generously donating back to their community!
• Honeymouth (125 S. Central Street) - Shop all October long to give back 10% of your purchase!
• Moe's Southwest Grill (9450 S. Northshore Drive) - Thursday, Oct. 22 from 4:00-9:00 p.m.
• Kendra Scott (5350 Kingston Pike) - Thursday, Oct. 29 and Friday, Oct. 30 all day in-store and online.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Instructor Roundtable Discussion

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

Join the conversation! Arrowmont presents a new Instructor Roundtable October 21 at 12 EST.

In a new conversation series, Instructor Roundtables, Arrowmont brings together instructors originally scheduled to teach in 2020 for live discussions about the themes uniting their work. You are invited to participate! October's Instructor Roundtable features Anne K. Beyer, Mark Hendry, Anna Johnson, and Kenya Miles. Click here to register for the conversation, focusing on the topic of Art Outside.

Oglewood Avenue: Plant Care 101

  • October 21, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops, Free event and Science & nature

Wednesday at 6 PM EDT – 8 PM EDT
Hosted by Graduate Knoxville

Join us for this Q & A and pop-up shop with Oglewood Avenue. They will teach you everything you need to know about plant care! This event will be held October 21st from 6-8pm in the Graduate Knoxville Lobby. The first hour will be a discussion on plant care and an opportunity to ask questions. The following hour will be a chance to shop Oglewood Aveune's plants and get one of your very own! Socially-distant and safety measures will be observed. Masks or face coverings are required at all times. Learn more about Graduate Cares, our commitment to the health and safety of our communities and associates, at

UT Center for Health Education and Wellness: Q & A with Tarana Burke

  • October 21, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, History & heritage and Lectures & discussions

Q & A with Tarana Burke
Tarana Burke is an American activist from The Bronx, New York who started the 'me too.' movement. In 2006, Burke began using me too to help other women with similar experiences to stand up for themselves.

The simple yet courageous ‘me too.’ movement has emerged as a rallying cry for people everywhere who have survived sexual assault and sexual harassment – and Tarana Burke’s powerful, poignant story as creator of what is now an international movement that supports survivors will move, uplift, and inspire you.

During this virtual Q&A session, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions after a moderated question and answer dialogue.

Dial-In Information:
Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Pellissippi State: Virtual Ukulele, Guitar and Banjo classes

Category: Classes & workshops, Kids & family and Music

Pellissippi State Community College's Business and Community Services is offering virtual music classes this fall. These noncredit classes are open to the public.

Anna Uptain is teaching virtual classes in guitar, mandolin, ukulele and banjo. She is one of Pellissippi State's lifelong learning instructors who has embraced the opportunity to teach virtually. While Uptain had taught virtual private lessons prior to this year, teaching group classes over the computer has been a new experience.

• Advanced Ukulele: Tuesdays, Oct. 20-Dec. 1
• Dueling Banjos: Wednesdays, Oct. 21-Dec. 2
• Beginner Guitar: Thursdays, Oct. 22-Dec. 3

Uptain's classes are designed to help people learn quickly. Knowing time is a luxury when juggling work and other responsibilities, her classes meet one night a week for six weeks. The key to taking a virtual class, Uptain said, is to come into the class with an excitement and willingness to learn. Uptain's classes are open to ages 13 and older. You do not need to know how to read music or have any musical background or experience.

Registration for fall classes is open now: 865.539.7167 or

Legacy Parks Foundation: Legacy Parks Week

  • October 19, 2020 — October 24, 2020

Category: Health & wellness, Kids & family and Science & nature

While we couldn’t host our annual Legacy Luncheon for the Parks this year, we can still celebrate another great year for Legacy Parks projects with you!

. We’ve declared this week Legacy Parks Week with great activities for you each day!
. Celebrate! Dine or shop each day with one of our great friends and they’ll give back to Legacy Parks!
. Play! Keep an eye out for our videos to discover a place to play each day!
. Support! Become a Friend of Legacy Parks to support our work! New friends will receive a 15% off coupon to Mast General Store.

Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center: October online classes

  • October 16, 2020 — October 30, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art and Fine Crafts

Clay: Hanging Air Plant Holders
$10, Friday, October 16, Link Released at 9 am
20-30 minute recorded demo
Instructor: Amanda Humphreys
Registration Deadline: October 14th at noon
Have you always wondered what people do with Air Plants? Well wonder no more! In these two short on-line demos Amanda will show you, first, how to make several designs of hanging planters from clay and decorate them. You will bring them back to be fired, glazed and fired again. After you pick them up you will receive materials to embellish and hang them as well as the link to show you how. No clay experience needed and all materials are included in the cost of this fun on-line project! Participants will need to have access to a computer and be able to pick-up and drop-off tools and materials.

Clay: Make-A-Mug
$12, Friday, October 16, Link released at 9am
30-40 minute recorded demo
Instructor: Amanda Humphreys
Registration Deadline: October 14th
KAFCC brings our most popular one-day workshop to the internet! If you have ever wanted to make your own ceramic mug but do not want to throw on the potter’s wheel, or if you just want to brush up on your handbuilding skills, then this class is for you! No clay experience is needed to join in the fun! You’ll design and make your mug with the help of a recorded demo by Amanda Humphreys. We provide the clay, tools and instruction needed to complete one mug at home. Students will need to be able to pick-up and drop-off tools, have access to a computer and be willing to have fun! KAFCC Staff will fire and glaze the mugs and participants will be notified for pick-up upon completion.

PaperMaking (Home Edition)
$12, Friday, October 23, Link released at 9am
30-40 minute recorded demo
Instructor: Emily Webb
Registration Deadline: October 21st at noon
Learn how to make handmade paper from the comfort of your own home! We'll provide paper pulp, paper-making equipment, and an online demo. You'll just need things like extra scraps of paper, seeds, and flowers to make the paper your own, plus access to something absorbent, like old towels or felt, and some heavy objects for the drying process. This fun and easy way to make paper yields some really unique and great results! Participants will need to have access to a computer to watch the demo, and be able to pick-up and drop-off materials.

Clay: Leaf Trays
$20, Friday, October 23, Link released at 9am
30-40 minute recorded demo
Instructor: Amanda Humphreys
Registration Deadline: October 21st at noon
Fall is the perfect time to make this beautiful leaf tray with all of the fallen leaves. In the online version of this class you can do it right at your kitchen table. Join Amanda as she shows you how to create trays using a press mold to create the shape of your tray. You will also learn how to press the leaves into the clay and apply slip to accentuate their beauty and shape. These techniques will lead to a beautiful finished tray in the end, great to give as a gift or to keep for yourself. All materials are provided and KAFCC staff will glaze and fire the pieces for you. Participants will need to have access to a computer to watch the demo, and be able to pick-up and drop-off materials.

Clay: Hedwig Windchime
$15, Friday, October 30, Link released at 9am
30-40 minute recorded demo
Instructor: Amanda Humphreys
Registration Deadline: October 28th
Okay Potter Fans, you asked for an adult Harry Potter class so here you go! Make your very own Hedwig windchime! Amanda will give you a tutorial on how to make Hedwig out of clay complete with letter chimes. Pick your Hogwarts House colors to decorate your scarf with underglaze! All materials included in this price! KAFCC Staff will glaze and provide string to assemble your chime. Participants will need to have access to a computer and be able to pick-up and drop-off tools and materials.

Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, 1127 Broadway Suite B, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-523-1401,


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

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