The Easter Rabbit makes his annual appearance on Biltmore’s front lawn on Easter Sunday. Highlighting the day are the grand Easter Egg Hunts at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Children ages 2 to 9 may attend the hunt for free when accompanied by an estate pass holder or a ticketed adult.
5:30 p.m. ATTITUDE EXCHANGE COMPANY will meet in Connection Fellowship in the Crescent Center Shopping Center. The topic will be feelings/happiness.
7 p.m. HAMBLEN COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN will hold its monthly meeting at the Golden Corral Restaurant on W. Andrew Johnson Hwy in Morristown. Dutch treat dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Guest speakers will be Jessica Whitmill and Logan Soshie from the Hamblen County Young Republicans.
7 p.m. THE MORRISTOWN ART ASSOCIATION will hold its regular monthly meeting in the community room of Rose Center. Rose Center is located at 442 W. Second North St.Morristown. Members and the public are invited to attend. For more information, contact Cathy Teller at 423-581-0020.
The Walters State Sensations will perform their annual pops concert April 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. in the theatre of the Judge William H. Inman Humanities Complex on the Morristown campus. This year’s show is “Teach the World to Sing.” Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Make reservations by calling the Division of Humanities at (423) 585-6922 between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or e-mailing Glenda.Nolen@ws.edu. The box office opens an hour before showtime.
Since releasing their self-titled debut album in 2010, The Band Perry have ascended to dizzying heights. Fronted by Kimberly Perry and rounded out by her younger brothers Neil and Reid, the band has notched a string of hit singles, including the quadruple-platinum “If I Die Young” (which climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Country and AC charts), the platinum “You Lie,” and the Country No. 1 “All Your Life.” They’ve also enjoyed sold-out tours and a showering of honors, including multiple ACM, CMA, and CMT Music awards, as well as Grammy, Teen Choice, AMA, ACA, and Billboard Music award nominations – all of which has cemented the sibling trio as one of the hottest acts in recent history.
8 a.m.-5 p.m. FAMILY READINESS GROUP YARD SALE will be held at the National Guard Armory, 5255 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy, Russellville.
8 a.m. HANDGUN CARRY PERMIT CLASS will be held at the Dandridge Police Department. To register, call 865-397-8862 ext. 26 or 865-356-7423.
10 a.m. THE KIRBY-SMITH 327 SEWANEE CHAPTER of the UDC will have its monthly meeting at the Franklin Pearson House in Cowan. The guest speaker will be Dr Derek Frisby, Associate Professor of History at MTSU.
10 a.m. THE VVA CHAPTER 1073 will hold their monthly meeting and elections. All Vietnam and era veterans are invited to attend. If you want to attend this meeting, take a copy of your DD 214. Its $20 to join.
5:30 p.m. ATTITUDE EXCHANGE COMPANY will meet in Connection Fellowship in the Crescent Center Shopping Center. The topic will be fear.
7 p.m. MORRISTOWN LODGE 231, F&AM, will confer a Fellow Craft degree. Light snacks will be served beginning at 6 p.m. Degree work will begin at 7 p.m. All members and visiting Brethren are invited to attend.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. MORRISTOWN SENIOR CENTER YARD SALE will be held at the center across from West High. Their will be furniture, clothing, household items, home made cakes, pies, grilled hot dogs and hamburgers.
7 p.m. THE LEE VALLEY MUSIC BARN, 500 Lee Valley Road, Whitesburg, presents and evening of bluegrass gospel music Friday night May 2, at 7 p.m. Featured guests will be The Gospel Plowboys from Salisbury, N.C. There is no charge for admission and there will be food and door prizes. Visit www.theleevalleymusicbarn.com or call 423-235-6152 for information.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. MORRISTOWN WEST HIGH SCHOOL is having a Spring Vendor Showcase to benefit two students who are battling cancer. There will be more than 30 vendors scheduled as well as a silent auction. For more information, contact Jodie Bakely at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1-3 p.m. BBQ FUNDRAISER will be hosted by Thorn Hill Volunteer Fire Department. The cost is $8 for BBQ, potatoes and onions, baked beans, dessert and a drink. Johnny Burchell Group, Anita and Wendell and Tammy Marshall will be performing. There will be a mystery drawing, with tickets costing $1.
5:30 p.m. ATTITUDE EXCHANGE COMPANY will meet in Connection Fellowship in the Crescent Center Shopping Center. The topic will be anger.
6 p.m. SCRAPPERS QUILT GUILD will meet for their regular scheduled monthly meeting in the community room at the RoseCenter, 442 W. Second North St.Morristown. Scrappers is dedicated to teaching and improving quilting skills for the novice and experienced quilter through friendships with other quilters. Newcomers are always welcome. For more information, contact Debby Rinehart at 423-581-3135 email@example.com.
6-8 p.m. ANTIQUE CAR CLUB CRUISE IN will be held at the Hardee’s of Rutledge. This is a family oriented event and will have music streaming as well as a door prize drawing. For more information, contact Sharon McDaniel at 865-235-3788 or GraingerCoRidgeRunners@ymail.com.
5:30 p.m. ATTITUDE EXCHANGE COMPANY will meet in Connection Fellowship in the Crescent Center Shopping Center. The topic will be lonliness.
Contemporary Christian artists, Sidewalk Prophets will perform May 14 at the Smoky Mountain Expo Center for “An Evening of Hope” benefiting the Helen Ross McNabb Center.
Sidewalk Profits’ song, “You Love Me Anyway” spent time at number one on the Billboard Christian Singles chart. The group was nominated by the Gospel Music Association for awards including, Group of the Year, Song of the Year for their hit, “Live like That,” and New Group of the Year in 2010.
The band has toured the nation with the Rock and Worship Roadshow with MercyMe, Francesca Battistelli and many other well-known artists. Sidewalk Prophets landed another Dove nomination for Group of the Year in 2011.
About A Mile will open for Sidewalk Prophets; starting at 7 p.m. Admission is set at $12 with group rates available. Sponsorship opportunities include VIP seating, dinner and experience with the Sidewalk Prophets and About A Mile. For more information regarding “An Evening of Hope” and sponsorships, call 865-329-9030 or visit, www.mcnabbcenter.com. Tickets can be purchased online at www.Lakewaytickets.com or by calling 423-581-5630.
Sevierville, Tenn. – Sevierville’s Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass (May 16 & 17, 2014) festival has announced the entertainment lineup for its tenth annual event, including a headline performance from rising bluegrass supergroup, The SteelDrivers.
Festivities and music get underway in downtown Sevierville, Tennessee on Friday, May 16 at 5p.m. with a live performance from Grammy winning and national fingerpicking champion, Bill Mize. The Jeanette Williams Band and Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier will follow Mize before Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out close out Friday night’s show.
On Saturday, the festivities get started with 13-year old banjo phenomenon Willow Osborne, five-time IBMA vocalist of the year Dale Ann Bradley and Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, led by SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction show host Chris Jones. Living legend Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top Xpress will also perform two shows as part of his “Celebration Tour” recognizing his 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. All total, Osborne’s career has spanned more than 60 years with numerous highlights including his 1967 recording of “Rocky Top” – the version which became an official state song of Tennessee. Saturday evening’s headliner, the SteelDrivers, whose fans range from Vince Gill to Adele, (she began performing their song “If It Hadn’t Been for Love” in 2011 during her live shows) promise to cap off an incredible weekend of bluegrass. The SteelDrivers have performed on a variety of stages ranging from the Grand Ole Opry to the Conan O’Brien Show.
“We are very proud of the lineup we’re offering for our 10th anniversary of the Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass festival,” says Sevierville Chamber of Commerce marketing director Amanda Marr. “We have a solid lineup of quality artists – everyone from Grammy winners and Grand Ole Opry legends to wildly popular up-and-coming groups, like the SteelDrivers. Toes will definitely be tapping in downtown Sevierville this May.”
Friday, May 16
5p.m. – Bill Mize
6p.m. – Jeanette Williams Band
7p.m. – Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier
8p.m. – Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Saturday, May 17
1p.m. – Willow Osborne
2p.m. – Dale Ann Bradley
3p.m. – Chris Jones & The Night Drivers
4p.m. – Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top Xpress
5p.m. – Dale Ann Bradley
6p.m. – Chris Jones & The Night Drivers
7p.m. – Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top Xpress
8p.m. – The SteelDrivers
5:30 p.m. ATTITUDE EXCHANGE COMPANY will meet in Connection Fellowship in the CrescentCenterShopping Center. The topic will be forgiveness.
Take in beautiful views of the estate and enjoy an exquisite meal designed and prepared by Chef Kirk Fiore. Surrounded by beautiful blooms, this dinner will take place outside in our historic Walled Garden. A 6:30 reception will be followed by dinner at 7:15. Tickets are $160 per person and include tax and gratuity. For reservations call (828) 257-5995.
5:30 p.m. ATTITUDE EXCHANGE COMPANY will meet in Connection Fellowship in the Crescent Center Shopping Center. The topic will be hope.
5:30 p.m. ATTITUDE EXCHANGE COMPANY will meet in Connection Fellowship in the Crescent Center Shopping Center. The topic will be celebration.
6 p.m. SCRAPPERS QUILT GUILD will meet for their regular scheduled monthly meeting in the community room at the Rose Center, 442 W. Second North St.Morristown. Scrappers is dedicated to teaching and improving quilting skills for the novice and experienced quilter through friendships with other quilters. Newcomers are always welcome. For more information, contact Debby Rinehart at 423-581-3135 firstname.lastname@example.org.