TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 10:00 AM
Monthly Fundraiser for Local School Music Departments
Violettes Violin Bags – Sundays!!!!! Continuing our school fundraiser once a month on Sundays outside the entrepreneur Center (center of Market Square between Wall St. and Union Streets). We will still have prize drawings for the next trwo months. Becky is donating 50% of profit from Music Art greeting cards and large Prints sales to Public School Music Departments*, and 20% of sales from music purses, earings, "Pick Banjos, Not Fights" T-shirts. Whimsical paintings by Becky are mostly based on practice tips for instruments, for Voice, for playing in band and orchestra, excuses that students make, musical animal humor... *Funds will go to school that purchaser wants to represent.Funds from any undesignated purchases will go Knox County Music Department (downtown office). Notes: 1. Over 100 note card and print designs to choose from! 2. Hand painted silk scarves to order. 3. Music themed earrings.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 11:00 AM
In-Store workout with Ben Plotnicki
lululemon Knoxville – Join us for a serious sweat with Ben Plotnicki for the last of our cross training workouts. All levels welcome, BYO H2O.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 11:15 AM
Wilbanks Singers
Eagle Bend Apostolic Church – EBAC welcomes the Wilbanks Singers! Come worship God with the 2016 Breakthrough Artists of the Year, as recognized by AGM (Absolutely Gospel Music).
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 12:00 PM
Rentals At Seven Islands
River Sports Outfitters – Description: River Sports Outfitters will be offering trips from Seven Islands State Birding Park to Cruz Landing. Weekends only. This is about a five mile paddle which will last from 2 to 4 hours depending on the current and sightseeing. The particulars are as follows: Saturdays: Start at 9 AM to 9:30 AM from the boat launch area. This group must be off the water by 1 PM. Sundays: Start at 1-1:30 PM and be off the water by 5PM. Costs: 9am to 1pm $30 per boat Saturday. 1pm-5pm Sunday $30 per boat Preregistration and payment is REQUIRED please call the store at 865-523-0066 to make a reservation. A security deposit and or drivers license will be required for rental purposes A shuttle service is not available at this time but you are welcome to catch a ride during transport of boats if room is available. A liability waiver must be completed by all participants or legal guardian prior to getting on the water. Safety: Life Jackets: All participants are required to wear the life jacket provided Environment: Any containers carried in the boats should be tightly closed and securely attached to the boat. Please do not take any glass product and please haul out all trash. Water, sunscreen, and any personal items should be carefully stored in a waterproof container and secured to your boat. Eyeglass retainers are recommended. Shuttle: when you shuttle your car be sure to take the keys and leave personnel possession locked up securely. Dogs: Any dogs taken should be wearing a dog specific life jacket. Late Take Out Arrivals: If you miss the take out and/or are late to the take out you will be assessed a late fee depending upon the time. There are no public take outs for miles downstream so watch carefully for the take out. Late is after the stated time for being off the water ie 1PM and 6PM. This will be reviewed at the time you put on the river. This charge can vary from $50 up depending on the amount of time. Groups/Corporations: RSO is happy to accommodate groups. Please email events @ riversportsoutfitters.com for information. Emergency: In case of an emergency call 911, for non emergency issues call the main store 523-0066
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 1:30 PM
Tennessee Volleyball vs. Mississippi State
Thompson-Boling Arena – Admission: $3.00 Doors open 1 hour prior to match. KIDS DAY - FREE admission for all kids 12 & under -- first 100 kids receive voucher for free hot dog and drink. Kids Corner on Concourse. FREE POST-MATCH CLINIC - for details, email Rocky Kundert at rkundert@utk.edu FREE admission when you present a 2017 UMass vs Tennessee football ticket. Clear Bag Policy is in effect for all Thompson-Boling Arena Events
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 2:00 PM
Online Only Estate Sale Auction West Knoxville
JD's Auctions LLC – Excellent Online Only Estate Auction located in West Knoxville. Inspect items on Friday Sept 22nd from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Auction begins to close on Sunday, Sept 24th at 2:00pm
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 4:00 PM
17th Annual Lantern & Carriage Tour - Old Gray Cemetery
East Tennessee PBS – 17th Annual Lantern & Carriage Tour Sunday, September 24, 2017 4:00 – 7:00 PM (rain or shine) Entrance Fee: $10.00 Adults; $5.00 Students . . . Carriage Ride additional $5.00 No Reservations Required Parking for this event will be across the street at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emory Park Place and neighbor parking lots. Please join us for an afternoon of food, fun, carriage rides, and some amazing stories. 543 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN. Phone: (865) 522-1424 www.oldgraycemetery.org
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 4:00 PM
Blues cruise 7 with Frank Bang
Masskus – Frank Bang, who is born and raised in Chicago, worked his way up through the ranks to play with Blues Master and Legend Buddy Guy. As Buddy’s guitar player for 5 years “I always was the blues guitarist in every band I played in, no matter Funk, or Rock … “I was always the Blues guy in the band.” …The Love of his Chicago Blues led him to Buddy Guy’s Legends. Touring in support of their recent release; "THE BLUES DON'T CARE." - http://www.frankbang.net/frankbang/ FRANK BANG AND THE COOK COUNTY KINGS will be performing on stage during specialty cruises on the Tennessee River. A 3 hour Sunday afternoon cruise on the Star of Knoxville our Tennessee Riverboat. The Riverboat is located just one-half mile east of Neyland Stadium at 300 Neyland Drive, next to Calhouns, it starts boarding at 3pm for a 4 to 7pm cruise each month. Tickets are available through the Tennessee Riverboat Company’s website, (http://tnriverboat.com/blues-cruises-2/) and by calling (865) 525-7827. Tickets are just $16 in advance and $20 at the door. Smoky Mountain Blues Society Members can enjoy a special discount. Each voyage will also have a limited food menu and full bar available. More information at www.smokymountainblues.org.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 6:00 PM
The Long Table Dinner benefitting Beardsley Community Farm
Beardsley Farm – Join the Old City’s best chefs and artisans for an unforgettable experience highlighting a very special organization. The Long Table Dinner will raise funds for Beardsley Farm and features 5 courses of amazing food paired with craft beer and local wine. The event also includes live entertainment and a live auction, and takes place in a unique, open-air setting in the heart of the Old City. This extraordinary collaboration includes local favorites Old City Wine Bar; The Crown and Goose; OliBea; Wild Love Bakehouse and Old City Java; Pretentious Beer Co, Pretentious Glass Co; and Molly Jo Events. Seating is limited for this very special event. To purchase tickets, see link below and check back soon for a full menu! CAC Beardsley Community Farm is an urban community farm that promotes food security and sustainable agriculture. Since 1998, Beardsley Farm has worked to increase access to fresh produce in Knoxville’s food deserts through produce donations, educational programs, and community gardening. Beardsley Farm grows over 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables on about four-acres of productive land with the help of over 2,000 annual volunteers.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 8:00 PM
An Evening with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Bijou Theatre – $21.50 Plus Applicable Fees Doors @ 7 Doors @ 7:00 / Show @ 8:00 The Chris Robinson Brotherhood are on the road in 2017 supporting their fourth studio album, ‘Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel,’ and its follow-up companion EP, ‘If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now,’ both out via Robinson’s Silver Arrow Records. Tracks have already been laid for another new studio album and ‘Betty’s Blends, Vol. 3’ live release later this year. Gathering in Northern California on the side of a mountain overlooking the foggy Pacific Ocean to capture what would become their latest studio offerings, the band channeled the natural majesty of their surroundings into the recordings. Having spent the prior two years touring relentlessly, the CRB were road-tested and in peak form to capture their kinetic chemistry and immersive sound, which Uncut Magazine called, "...a celebration of how American musical traditions can be at once honored and psychedelically expanded." We reserve the right to revoke tickets sold to a broker or unauthorized third party. If you are holding a revoked ticket, you will not be admitted and will not receive a refund. Please adhere to published ticket limits. If you exceed the ticket limit, you may have any or all of your orders and tickets canceled without notice. Delivery will be delayed to check for duplicate orders. eTickets are available beginning 24 hours prior to the event. Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at 10:00 AM Venue Presale: Wed, 31 May 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 - Sep 29 @ 11:00 AM
LumberJill Costume Party
Twin Peaks Restaurants – Join us for LumberJill Week September 24th - 29th, which is our way of celebrating National Lumberjack Day - September 26th! It gets better! We will be serving $2.99 Jack Daniels, Jack Honey and Jack Brands during our costume party (while supplies last). You can't miss this!
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
Brian ‘Shimmy’ Paddock / Red Shoes & Rosin
WDVX – Shimmy & the Burns https://www.shimmyandtheburns.com/bio Red Shoes & Rosin
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 2:30 PM
Homeschoolers and T.E.L (Tennessee Electronic Library Workshop)
Parrott-Wood Memorial Library – Workshop will cover how to better utilize the Tennessee Electronic Library! The Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) is a virtual library that you can access from your home pc, your school library computer lab, or your iPhone – anywhere with an internet connection. TEL provides access to over 400,000 electronic resources, including magazines, scholarly journals, podcasts, videos, e-books, test preparation materials, federal census records, Tennessee primary source materials, and more! All types of not-for-profit libraries participate in TEL and benefit from the wide range of information TEL databases offer, including homework help to new readers, consumer health information, business resources, leisure reading suggestions, current event essays, academic and civil service test preparation help, and genealogy and family history sources. Over 1.2 million searches are performed each month across the various TEL databases. Since 1999, the Tennessee Electronic Library has been dedicated to providing equal access to this expansive collection of electronic resources for all Tennesseans. TEL is administered by the Tennessee State Library and Archives, a division of the Tennessee Department of State, Tre Hargett, Secretary of State. Important TEL Documents Tennessee Electronic Library Law Dept. of Education Legislation regarding TEL TEL Mission The mission of the Tennessee Electronic Library is to provide convenient and equitable access to library and information resources for all citizens of Tennessee to enhance the quality of their everyday lives, the depth of their educational experience, and the economic prosperity of their communities. TEL History The Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) began as a project spearheaded by the Tennessee Library Association and Tenn-Share, a resource sharing organization composed of over 450 libraries and information agencies of all types in Tennessee. In May 1997, Tenn-Share published “The Tennessee Electronic Library: A Proposal for Delivering Information Resources to Local Communities”. In 1999, the Tennessee Electronic Library was created by the Tennessee Legislature. Rep. Matt Kisber, D of Jackson, and Sen. Ward Crutchfield, D of Chattanooga, sponsored the bills in the House and Senate respectively. An intense lobbying effort on the part of the entire library community in Tennessee, especially Tenn-Share, TLA, and FOTL, succeeded in convincing local representatives and senators to vote for the creation of TEL. Bills in both houses were approved unanimously. All library groups working together are responsible for the success of this effort. Because we all worked together, we have a Tennessee Electronic Library. TEL Resources At its inception, the Tennessee Electronic Library provided access to 18 databases that covered a variety of subjects, including humanities, education, business science, current events, art, politics, economics, social sciences, law, health, computers, environmental issues and general interest topics. TEL was entirely supported by federal funds under the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and administered by the Tennessee State Library and Archives, a division of the Tennessee secretary of state’s office. In 2006, Aubrey Mitchell, retired University of Tennessee Associate Dean of Libraries, and Cathy Evans, Director of Libraries for St. Mary’s Episcopal School, Memphis, Tennessee, serving as co-chairs of the Tenn-Share TEL II Committee, brokered an agreement to include Literature Resource Center in TEL using the NPR model to fund the database. They contacted Tenn-Share member libraries throughout the state to contribute to the database so that all could have access. Tenn-Share was also instrumental in helping TEL to reach the long-time goal of securing recurring state funding. In 2006, the Tennessee legislature allocated 1 million dollars per year to expand TEL. Since additional funds have been added, TEL has grown into a resource of 70 databases supplied by six vendors. In addition to the Gale collection of databases, TEL resources include LearningExpress Library’s test preparation database, the genealogy database HeritageQuest online, and World Book Encyclopedia. In an effort to continue to expand the materials available through TEL, the Tennessee State Library has added Volunteer Voices, a statewide digital collection from Tennessee institutions, and the Tennessee Virtual Archive, a digital repository of Tennessee History and Culture, to the list of available TEL resources. Volunteer Voices, another Tenn-Share initiative, and the Tennessee Virtual Archive, a program of the State Library and Archives, provide Tennessee students with direct access to primary source materials documenting the state’s rich history. TEL saves individual libraries money by providing core reference materials, journals, newspapers and is of special benefit to smaller and rural libraries, since they could not afford these databases on their own.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 3:00 PM
TaylorMade Demo Day
Fairways and Greens Golf Center – taylorMade Demo Day...come and try the new P790 irons. See why TaylorMade is one of the top manufactors on tour. Call 865-777-4653 to book you spot on TrackMan.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 5:00 PM
Call for Art Submissions
Knox County Public Library – How to submit: http://www.thecentralcollective.com/bigreadcall In a post-apocalyptic world, many of the items that we interact with every day will become useless relics of the past. From lipstick to cell phones, our interactions with countless commonplace items will transform or cease. In partnership with Knox County Library’s Big Read initiative, which is designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment, The Central Collective will host “The Museum of Civilization” group show for its November 2017 First Friday reception. Inspired by the fictional airport museum in Station Eleven, this show will be comprised of artistic renderings or replications of physical items that the artists believe deserve a place in a museum memorializing modern society, either for their usefulness or hindrance. In Station Eleven, many of the objects represented technology – cell phones, credit cards, etc. However, artists should not feel limited in what they would choose to represent and are not limited to figurative representations. Pieces will be chosen based on submitted images, adherence to and understanding of the theme (artists are encouraged but not required to familiarize themselves with the novel before submitting), and to represent diversity in artists, subject, and medium. Artists of any and all mediums are encouraged to submit. Finished pieces are required to be delivered to The Central Collective at 923 N Central St on or before October 27, 2017 during office hours (Monday-Friday 10a-6p).
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 6:00 PM
Come walk through Ground Zero with Dr. Arthur M. Bohanan
Parrott-Wood Memorial Library – Guest speaker: Arthur M. Bohanan CBCPrints@yahoo.com Arthur M. Bohanan is an internationally award winning patented inventor, researcher, lecturer and writer, a Certified Latent Print Examiner (one of 860 in the world), a certified FEMA Mass Fatality Course Instructor and a certified police instructor with 55years in the study and practical application of forensics in thousands of violent crime scenes. He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from East Tennessee State University with further studies at the University of Tennessee. The International Inventors Hall of Fame (Atlanta) awarded Art a Doctorate for pioneering research into children's fingerprints. He wrote “Care of the Dead and Their Families”, a chapter in “Advanced Disaster Medical Response” published by Harvard Medical International( printed in 9 languages worldwide). Art was one of the first seven (Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team-FEMA) responders from Tennessee to go the World Trade Center/911 disaster. His team set up a morgue in ground Zero and worked there ten twelve hour days on human remains identification. He was reassigned for six more weeks (twelve hour days) in the New York City Medical Examiner's office to recover DNA from countless fragmented body parts. Art has assisted in eight airplane crashes ( including Flight 581 on November 12th 2001 in New York City) worldwide to recover and identify human remains. Bohanan is a real life character in the Jefferson Bass series of Body Farm books, Patricia Cornwell's "The Body Farm" and recently completed his own story in "Prints of a Man" He currently works with a team of researchers to locate lost graves and determine the gender of the long dead back 300 years with amazing accuracy. Art will be presenting the DMORT team'S response including photo and behind the scene events never seen before. The first responders produced a moving video set to music that you will never forget. Come walk through Ground Zero, feel what the responders seen and felt.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 8:00 PM
The Brockefellers at Barley's
Barley's Knoxville – Brockabilly. FB: The Brockefellers http://barleysknoxville.com/events_items/the-brockefellers/ For quickest response to venue-related questions, please private message Barley's.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 - Sep 26 @ 10:00 PM
Mike Baggetta at Barley's
Barley's Knoxville – Some of East Tennessee’s most celebrated musicians play some of the most beautiful instrumental interpretations of some of the world’s saddest songs. Website: http://mikebaggetta.com/ http://barleysknoxville.com/events_items/mike-bagettas-torch-songs/ For quickest response to venue-related questions, please private message Barley's.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 12:00 PM
Ryan Hutchens / Kelle Jolly
WDVX – Ryan Hutchens http://www.hutchensmusic.com/ Kelle Jolly
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 1:00 PM
Board Governance 101
Alliance for Better Nonprofits – A nonprofit board member must meet specific standards of conduct and understand his or her role and responsibilities to the nonprofit organization. The duties as prescribed by the IRS, as well as roles and responsibilities of the board and its members will be presented. This session will provide helpful assessment tools to make sure your nonprofit board is high performing and compliant with regulation. Learning Objectives Include: -Participants will be able to identify the fundamental roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards and its members. -Participants will have a clear understanding of their legal duties as prescribed by the Internal Revenue Service and identify both exemplary compliance and sample basic breaches of duty. -Participants will understand the need for, and the regular application of, board assessment tools to insure highly performing boards and thus the organizations they govern. Price: Member: $75.00 Non-Member: $225.00 Student Member: $25.00 ABN Leadership Certificate: This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Leadership Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact ebenson@betternonprofits.org. BIO: Dr. Brad Gray is a specialist in organizational, leadership, and human development with a focus on Global Leadership Development. He is the President and CEO of the Peabody Global Group, where he leads a consortium of independent consultants that serve the education, nonprofit, government and private sectors. Dr. Gray also serves as a consultant for the Center for Nonprofit Management in Nashville, TN, and is the past Vice President for Global Initiatives and Leadership Development for the National Association of Independent Schools in Washington, D.C. Prior to going to Washington, he served as Director of the Community Outreach Partnership Center for the Vanderbilt Institute of Public Policy Studies at Vanderbilt University. Strategic management and organizational development specialist, Dr. Gray is widely acclaimed for his practical strategies for solving complex organizational issues and his effective communication skills. He has an in-depth and systemic understanding of how to lead in rapidly changing and complex environments. Dr. Gray specializes in global leadership development, strategic planning, governance, organizational re-framing, board development, performance management, and organizational development. His consulting experience and proven skills include work in large institutions and emerging organization for the last 25 years. Dr. Gray is author and co-author of training and development curriculum for executive leadership in the United States as well as in a international context. Currently, Dr. Gray serves as an adjunct instructor at two Nashville universities, Belmont and Vanderbilt. During his administration and teaching tenure at Vanderbilt he was Instructor in Human and Organizational Development and Leadership in Organizations and also served as Interim Director for Office of Active Citizenship and Service. Before coming to Vanderbilt, Dr. Gray worked with Lifeway Resources in a number of roles that included Director of Strategic Initiatives and International Program Director for Global Involvement. He directed project management for national projects and international initiatives. Dr. Gray led a national network and directed their leadership training and development. He has extensive training and broad experience in leadership and management in the United States and Internationally. He has worked and lived abroad and speaks Spanish fluently.