Thanksgiving Potluck Supper & Old Harp Singing

Wednesday, November 21, 6:30 pm   Jubilee Community Arts and the Epworth Old Harp Singers host the annual Thanksgiving get together.  A potluck supper will be followed by a community singing from the New Harp of Columbia. Shape note singing has a long history in East Tennessee and the Epworth Old Harp Singers are actively carrying […]

Barbershop Christmas Concert December 1

The Smokyland Sound Chorus and the Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church of KARNS are pleased to announce a Barbershop Style Christmas concert at the church on Saturday evening the 1st of December. The headliner quartet for the concert will be the Rocky Toppers of the Knoxville metro area.  They were “runners up” for championship quartet […]

Forum Series Launched on Growing Overlap of Homelessness and Unaffordable Housing

In the wake of the City’s recent clearing out of a homeless enclave, alongside the tightening availability of affordable housing nationwide, a local nonprofit is leveraging growing community concerns about these issues into informed action by hosting a series of public forums. The third of five town hall meetings – Quiet Conversations about Affordable Housing […]

Southside Waterfront Elects New Neighborhood Board

~ from the City’s Office of Neighborhoods Southside Waterfront Neighborhood Association (SWFT) elected a new 2018-2019 Board of Directors! Three previous officers were elected to serve in new positions, and one new, very qualified board member joined the team. Congratulations to the following neighborhood leaders elected to lead SWFT into a second successful year as […]

South Arts Accepting Applications for Folk & Traditional Master Artist Fellowships

Atlanta, GA – South Arts, a nonprofit regional arts organization, is now accepting applications for the inaugural Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships. As part of their new In These Mountains initiative, South Arts will support nine folk and traditional artists with $9,000 each across Appalachia Regional Commission counties in Kentucky, North Carolina, and […]

You did it Knoxville! 10,000 dogwood trees in 10 years

Celebrating One Step Closer to a Bazillion Dogwood Blooms in Knoxville   Dogwood Arts has reached the goal of adding 10,000 Dogwood trees to East Tennessee’s landscape through the Bazillion Blooms program. A significant contribution by the Modern Woodmen of America has pushed tree sales past 10,000! The Bazillion Blooms program began in 2009 with […]

Parkridge Coordinates Neighborhood Clean-up

~From the City’s Office of Neighborhoods Fall has finally hit, the leaves are falling, and the weeds are still growing strong. Parkridge Community Organization will take an afternoon to clean up their neighborhood before the holidays and winter weather hit. On Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m., neighbors will gather at Washington Avenue Entrance Garden, […]

Tennessee’s Economy Continues Significant Growth

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee’s economy continues to show significant growth in 2018, according to a report released Monday by the Secretary of State’s office. There were 10,709 new entity filings in the third quarter of 2018, which represents a 14.8 percent increase over the same time period last year.  This denotes the 28th consecutive quarter […]

University of Tennessee Creative Writing Series Presents Natalie Diaz

On Monday, November 12, poet Natalie Diaz will read as part of the University of Tennessee Creative Writing Series. Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California, on the banks of the Colorado River. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Her first poetry […]

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