CANCELLED-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.
9 a.m. LAKEWAY AREA (HAMBLEN COUNTY) SCOTTISH RITE CLUB will meet at Davy Crockett Restaurant for April’s regular monthly meeting and breakfast on your own. All Scottish Rite Masons and their friends and family are welcome to join for fellowship and a brief meeting. For more information, call 423-312-0820.
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.
12-4 p.m. SKYMART CAR, TRUCK & MOTORCYCLE SHOW will be held on Main Street in Morristown, featuring classic and show vehicles, live entertainment on the hour, food available at downtown restaurants and snacks available from visiting vendors.
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.
5:30 p.m. ATTITUDE EXCHANGE COMPANY will meet in Connection Fellowship in the Crescent Center Shopping Center. The topic will be fear.
The Walters State Sevier County Campus will host two evenings of free music. The Walters State Sevier County Community Jazz Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. on April 28 and the Walters State Sevier County Campus Choir will present its spring semester concert at 7 p.m. on May 1. Both concerts will be in the Conner-Short Center.
The band will play two sets. The first will be jazz; the second will be big band dance music. Members of the audience are welcome to listen – or dance. The Sevier County Community Jazz Band is made up of both students and jazz enthusiasts from the community. Charlie Rule is the conductor.The Sevier County Campus Choir will perform some popular music, with folk songs and Broadway tunes. Candace Armstrong is the director.
For more information, contact the Walters State Division of Humanities at (423) 585-6922.
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.
1 p.m. The HAMBLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY will hold its regular monthly meeting visiting the original home of Revolutionary War Patriot Michael Massengill, located in Grainger County. All members and the public are invited to attend. Call Lynda Raitala at 423-839-0735 for directions.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. JEFFERSON COUNTY BAPTIST DISASTER RELIEF YARD Sale will be held at Oak Hills Baptist Church, 1079 Devotie Rd., Jefferson City.
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.
8 p.m. JAVA JIVE @ ROSE CENTER will feature Natalie Beeler Elkins in concert. There is no charge to attend; however, donations will be accepted for the renovations under way in the Edith Davis gallery. Coffee and desserts will be provided (BYOB). For more information, call 423-581-4330.
8 a.m.-3 p.m. JEFFERSON COUNTY BAPTIST DISASTER RELIEF YARD Sale will be held at Oak Hills Baptist Church, 1079 Devotie Rd., Jefferson City.
8-10 a.m. STRAWBERRY PANCAKE BREAKFAST will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. A $5 donation is suggested.
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.
3 p.m. JEFFERSON CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY,1427 Russell Avenue, is hosting The American Red Cross Family Disaster Preparedness: Get a Kit, Make a plan and be prepared workshop. Learn how to be better prepared for bad weather and disasters. Call 865-475-9094 to pre-register and to find out more information. All classes are free.
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tusculum College Community Chorus will perform “Rutter’s Requiem,” one of today’s best loved choral works during its spring concert Monday, May 5, at Tusculum College.
The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building on the Tusculum campus.
The first half of the program will be a performance of “Requiem” by John Rutter. The most common topics of art are the most mysterious and profound characteristics of human experience – love and death, Dr. David Hendricksen, conductor of the Community Chorus, noted during a lecture about the requiem earlier this month. Requiems were originally the addition of music to the texts used in the funeral mass, Hendricksen said, and evolved both lyrically and musically over the centuries.
In his work, John Rutter incorporates characteristics of previous requiems, Hendricksen explained. The piece was written in 1985 after the death of Rutter’s father. Hendricksen explained that Rutter was concerned with practicality so he wrote two versions – one for an orchestra and chorus and a scaled down version that could be performed by small music ensembles and choirs.
The Community Chorus will be accompanied by an instrumental ensemble of outstanding professional musicians in performing “Requiem.” Beth Brimer and Jill Jones are the two soloists. James Winfree will be accompanist for the Community Chorus throughout the concert.
After intermission, the choir will sing a medley of music from “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein, and a whimsical setting of “Five Nursery Rhymes” by Ralph Hunter.
For more information, please contact Tusculum College Arts Outreach at 423-798-1620, or email email@example.com.
11:30 a.m. GFWC SOMO SALA CIRCLE SPRING LUNCHEON AND BOOK SIGNING will be held at the Morristown Country Club. Charlotte Crawford and Ruth Johnson Smiley, editors of “Tennessee Women of Vision and Courage” and Pam Strickland, author of “Mama Bird” will be signing copies of their publications. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 423-748-4849.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
11:30 a.m. HAMBLEN COUNTY FEDERATION OF DEMOCRATIC WOMEN will meet at the Country Club speaker will be local author Amy Greene. For reservations, call 423-581-4162.
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.
8 p.m. “VANYA AND SONIA AND MARSHA AND SPIKE,” opens on the Morristown campus of Walters State Community College. Tickets are $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and $10 for students and can be purchased at www.etcplays.org or by calling 423-318-8331. The show is an Encore Theatrical Company production.
8-10 a.m. “FROZEN” MOTHER/DAUGHTER BREAKFAST will be held at Jersey Girl Diner and Studio ETC in downtown Morristown, featuring characters Anna and Elsa. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children; reservations are required. For more information, call 423-318-8331. Sponsored by Encore Theatrical Company.
8 a.m. FIRST CHURCH OF GOD will host its annual consignment sale Saturday, May 10 at 450 W. Economy Rd., next door to the Strawberry Festival. For more information, call 423-972-0190.
5:30 p.m. ATTITUDE EXCHANGE COMPANY will meet in Connection Fellowship in the Crescent Center Shopping Center. The topic will be lonliness.
8:30 a.m. THE HAMBLEN SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will be presenting a farm tour at Sunset View Farm and continuing to Misty Hill Farm. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The tour will feature guest speakers from USDA NRCS, The Tennessee Department of Agriculture, University of Tennessee Ag Extension, and UT Veterinary Department. Call the Hamblen Soil Conservation District at 423-586-0321 extension 3 for reservations and location information.
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
10 a.m. BENEFIT BIKE RIDE for Gabriel will begin at Lighthouse, A Place of Hope, 793 Haynes Rd., Dandridge. Proceeds will go to Gabriel’s medical expenses. Lunch will follow the ride. There will be life music, silent auction, bike show and door prizes. For more information, call pastor Darrell Williams at 865-607-0057, David Cate at 865-548-8150 or Carson Williams at 865-382-1136.
5:30 p.m. ATTITUDE EXCHANGE COMPANY will meet in Connection Fellowship in the Crescent Center Shopping 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.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. STAINED GLASS INTRODUCTION CLASS will be held at Rose Center. Deirdre McAdams will be teaching. Students will create a small panel in the foil method. The fee is $60 for Rose Center members and $65 for non-members. Tool kit can be rented for $15 or students can take their own. There will be a lunch break, and students need to take lunch.
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.
4-6:30 p.m. (Tuesday & Thursday) “GODSPELL” PRODUCTION INTENSIVE CAMP will be held at Studio ETC in downtown Morristown for youth ages 13-18. Total cost is $225 ($112.50 per month). Performances will be held Aug. 8 and 9. Class size is limited to 25 participants. For more information, call 423-318-8331 or e-mail email@example.com. Sponsored by Encore Theatrical Company.
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.
6 p.m. BUILDING BLOCKS WORKSHOP will be held at Rose Center. The workshop will address the home buying process.
8:30 p.m. (Dusk) STARLIGHT CINEMA at Fred Miller Park in Morristown will feature “Despicable Me 2” at no charge. Those attending should bring blankets and chairs for seating. Popcorn, pizza, drinks and glo-necklaces will be available for purchase. Sponsored by Morristown Parks and Recreation, WJDT & WBGQ, The Citizen Tribune and Carmike Cinemas at College Square Mall.
10 a.m. VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA, MEMBERSHIP DRIVE AND MONTHLY MEETING will be held at the Army National Guard, 5255 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy. Russellville. All Vietnam, and Vietnam era veterans welcome. Veterans wishing to join will need to bring a copy of their DD214.
2 p.m. LAKEWAY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB AND JEFFERSON CITY AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICES will hold a field day for ham operators at the Boys and Girls Club in Jefferson City off of Hwy. 92 across from Patriot Hills Golf Course. Setup will begin Friday evening.
8 p.m. ENCORE’S MASTERWORKS SERIES FEATURING MEGAN HILTY will be held on the Morristown campus of Walters State Community College. Tickets are $30 for the concert and $50 for the concert with VIP reception. To schedule an audition for the afternoon workshop or to order tickets, call 423-318-8331.
10 a.m. ALPS ADULT DAY SERVICES CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP will meet at the center. To register, call Ronnie Reed at ALPS 423-587-9149.
8 a.m.-5 p.m. LEADERSHIP DAY OUT DAY CAMP for Elementary Age Children will be held at Summit ATA Leadership Academy, 700 Brentwood Drive. The cost is $75. Kids will participate in taekwondo, fun games, self defense and bullying prevention, obstacle courses, reader’s theater.
Noon THE ROTARY CLUB OF MORRISTOWN will meet at noon, Wednesday at The Country Club. Because the Rotary Spirit is forever and does not permit a minor issue like death to stand in the way of club obligations, Rotarian John Paxton will be our program chairman assisted by Martha Ann Fulk. Rick and Polly Kopituk will lead a Rotary sing-a-long in hopes of teaching to sing at least a couple of songs better than the Kiwanis. All visiting Rotarians are welcome.
1 p.m. The HAMBLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY will hold its regular monthly meeting in Room 2 of the Rose Center located at 442 West Second North Street. All members and the public are invited to attend.
7:30 p.m. LEADVALE LODGE NUMBER 390 FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS located in White Pine will hold its regular stated meeting. An election will be held to fill the office of Worshipful Master for the remainder of 2014 due to recent passing of Worshipful Master Bob Bruce. All members of Leadvale Lodge are requested to attend this meeting.
Noon THE RETIRED TELEPHONE PIONEERS will meet at the Davy Crockett Restaurant.
4-6 p.m. COMMUNITY DINNER will be held at the picnic pavilion behind St.Patrick Catholic Church, 2518 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy. (It has moved from Good Shepherd Lutheran.)
11:30 a.m. MORRISTOWN FAMRERS MARKET will have a food demonstration how to shop and prepare fresh food. Take a chair.
2:30 p.m. ROSE CENTER will have a food demonstration on how to shop and prepare fresh food.
10 a.m. FRESH FOOD PROGRAM will beheld at the Morristown Hamblen Library. The guest speaker will give information on how to use foods bought at farmers markets.
2 p.m. MR. BOND THE SCIENCE GUY will be at the Jefferson City Library.
2:30 p.m. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH will host a program, How to Prepare a Farm to Table Dinner. The event is free but a reservation is required by calling 423-312-1476.
7 p.m. THE LEE VALLEY MUSIC BARN, 500 Lee Valley Road, Whitesburg, TN, presents an evening of gospel music. Featured guests will be The Brooks Family from Morristown and Ernie Penley from Morganton, North Carolina. There is no admission charge and there will be food and door prizes. Visit www.theleevalleymusicbarn.com or call 423-235-6152 for information.
8:30 p.m. (Dusk) STARLIGHT CINEMA at Fred Miller Park in Morristown will feature “E.T.” at no charge. Those attending should bring blankets and chairs for seating. Popcorn, pizza, drinks and glo-necklaces will be available for purchase. Sponsored by Morristown Parks and Recreation, WJDT & WBGQ, The Citizen Tribune and Carmike Cinemas at College Square Mall.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. CUMBERLAND GAP NATIONAL PARK will have a quilting demonstration by Margaret Crouch from Duffield, Virginia.
10 a.m. REPTILE PROGRAM by Panther Creek State Park Ranger Jason and his sidekick Wilbur the corn snake will be held at the Jefferson City Library.
10:30 a.m. HAMBLEN COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS GRAND OPENING will be at Miller’s Landing, 179 Miller’s Landing Blvd. off of East Morris Blvd. Guests will be Congressman Phil Roe, State Senator Steve Southerland, TN Representative Tilman Goins, local candidates and county officers and candidates or representatives for U.S. Senatorial campaigns.
5:30 p.m. MORRISTOWN PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD will have its regular monthly meeting at the parks and recreation office, 415 W. Louise Avenue. The public is invited to attend.
10 a.m. THE ROSE CENTER QUILT GUILD will meet at the Rose Center, 442 W 2nd North St., Morristown. Refreshments will be served at 10 a.m. After a short business meeting and show and tell, where members share their recently finished quilts, a “Beginner Skills Refresher Course” will be presented. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome.
6:30 p.m. THE HAMBLEN COUNTY YOUNG REPUBLICANS will host a “Yes on Amendment 1″ (pro-life) Information Session and Community Prayer for Life” at First Baptist Church Morristown. Event is open to the public.
7 p.m. TENNESSEE FIREARMS ASSOCIATION LAKEWAY CHAPTER will meet at Shoney’s on West Andrew Johnson Highway in Morristown. Representative Tilman Goins will discuss the background and meaning of the state Supreme Court judicial retention vote and the four proposed amendments to the Tennessee Constitution. Membership is not required. For more information, contact Tim Nunan at 423-586-8459 or email@example.com
6:30 p.m. DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S ANNUAL PICNIC will be held at Cherokee Park Horner-Daugherty Pavilion with guest speaker Gloria Johnson, Knox County State Representative. Call 581-4162 for more information.
7 p.m. SNEEDVILLE 277 F&AM will conver a fellow craft degree at 100 Court St. in Sneedville.
8 a.m.-3 p.m. OLD FASHIONED COMMUNITY FISH FRY AND FESTIVAL will be held in downtown Dandridge.There will be featured food vendors, merchandise vendors, Live entertainment, exhibitors, Kids Zone, fishing games. For more information, visit www.mainstreetdandridge.com, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 865-397-7420 x17.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. “RUMMAGING THE ROSE” Community Arts, Crafts and Rummage sale will be held at the Rose Center in Morristown, featuring live music and lunch. There is no admission. Sales spaces are $10. All proceeds benefit the Rose Center’s new landscaping or Prater Hall kitchen renovations. For more information, call Joy Reidy at 423-623-9241.
11 a.m.-7 p.m. MOSSY CREEK LODGE #353 (Jefferson City) will have a Pork Dinner. The cost is $8 a plate.
5-8 p.m. DADDY DAUGHTER HOE DOWN sponsored by Team Dad will be held at Girls Inc. For more information, call 423-581-4430.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. “ACT YOUR FACE OFF” THEATER CAMP will be held at Studio ETC in downtown Morristown, for ages 13-18. Campers will focus on all aspects of theater, including games, acting techniques, improv comedy, scene study, stage combat, stagecraft and forensics. For more information, call 423-318-8331 or e-mail email@example.com. Sponsored by Encore Theatrical Company.
6 p.m. HAMBLEN LODGE NO. 767 will confer an EA Degree. A light dinner will be served before.