Focus to recognize Careacter Star Athletes

Focus to recognize Careacter Star Athletes

By Steve Williams Careacter Star Athletes are coming to The Knoxville Focus. Beginning Aug. 21 and each week throughout the 2017 high school football season, recipients of the Careacter Star Athlete award from the 21 teams in The Focus’ coverage area will be recognized. That includes the 19 football programs in Knox County plus Seymour […]

Tennessee State Museum Schedules a FREE Day for Homeschooled Families

The Tennessee State Museum will hold its second “Homeschool Day” on Friday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., for parents and children who homeschool. The theme of the day is “Citizenship,” and special programs will center on that theme.  As part of naming a special day for homeschoolers, the museum will clear its calendar, and […]

Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party to be held at Blount County Public Library

  With the rare opportunity to view a total solar eclipse, the Blount County Public Library is offering several activities related to the eclipse. The “Viewing and Activities” will occur from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, August 21, at the library.  Activities before the full eclipse will include the opportunity to make a low-tech pinhole camera viewer, […]

Music, Fun and Total Solar Eclipse in This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A number of Tennessee communities will host celebrations to welcome the first total solar eclipse to happen in the state since 1869. This once-in-a-lifetime event and more can be found below. For a complete list of events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar. Ongoing Knoxville – Two Gentlemen of Verona is performed Aug. 11 and Aug. 13 by Tennessee Stage Company as part […]

ETTAC Launches New Evening Program for People with Disabilities

  The East Tennessee Technology Access Center will launch a new evening program, SPARK, for young adults with disabilities beginning on Monday, September 11, 2017. Daily activities will include art, music, recreation, tutoring and literacy skills as well as skills-building classes such as robotics, gardening, and photography. The program will run from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at […]

New Science Education Program Brings National Parks To Classrooms

Teachers and students across the country will have the opportunity to participate in a new science education program, Citizen Science 2.0 in National Parks, thanks to a $1 million Veverka Family Foundation donation to the National Park Foundation’s Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks. To date, this comprehensive fundraising campaign to strengthen and enhance the […]

Seymour Farmers Market celebrating National Farmers Market this weekend

  The Seymour Farmers Market is celebrating National Farmers Market week by partnering with the Sevier County Health Improvement Council and the Sevier County Health Department to promote healthy living.   The Market will be visiting the Seymour Boys & Girls Club Friday, August 11 to teach the Chicken Dance.  This silly dance makes exercise […]

Alzheimer’s Tennessee Remembers the Legendary Glen Campbell and his Impact on the Alzheimer’s Community

Alzheimer’s Tennessee is remembering the remarkable life and music of legendary Country Music Hall of Famer Glen Campbell who died Tuesday, August 8, 2017. From the son of a sharecropper to a Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell experienced a meteoric rise to the top of the charts as one of country music’s first crossover artists. He […]

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