Local Army Reservists were at Farragut Ingles Thursday, Oct. 5, to promote a food drive for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. read more
Press Planner
Scroll to view events.


Thu, Oct 19Community coffeehouse and book discussionHardin Valley Academy library is partnering with UT’s Life of the Mind and Knox County Public Library’s Big Read to host a community coffeehouse and book discussion from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19. For more information, email Suzanne Sherman, Suzanne.sherman@knoxschool.org.
Thu, Oct 19“Coats for the Cold” The annual Knox Area Rescue Ministries “Coats for the Cold” coat drive to collect coats for those in need will run now through Saturday, Nov. 11. Gently used coats can be dropped off during that time at all KARM Store locations and all Prestige Cleaners locations in the Knoxville area. For more information, visit karm.org/coats
Thu, Oct 19KnoxSpacebook.comArts & Culture Alliance is pleased to announce the launch of a new website, KnoxSpacebook.com, an online, searchable database of creative spaces in the Greater Knoxville area.
Thu, Oct 19Donations for Puerto RicoET4PR is a coalition of community members, nonprofit organizations, business owners, and religious leaders that is providing much needed relief and assistance to the victims of Hurricane Maria. The new organization plans to raise monetary contributions to be donated to Unidos por Puerto Rico (United for Puerto Rico), a Puerto Rican based charity that is tasked by the Puerto Rican Government to fund relief efforts in the Island. Items are being collected at Park West Church Dutch Valley. Monetary donations are being accepted at Tennessee Members First Credit Union. For more information, visit etn4pr Facebook page.
Thu, Oct 19Cedar Bluff-Knoxville AARP ChapterCedar Bluff-Knoxville AARP Chapter will host its luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church. For more information, call 865-769-4138.
Thu, Oct 19Maple Lane Maze will open its Corn MazeMaple Lane Maze will open its Corn Maze and other “agritainment” activities that include tractor-pulled hayrides, pumpkin picking, inflatables, along with other wholesome family fun just 14 miles south of Knoxville’s McGee Tyson Airport from 6 to 10 p.m., Fridays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays, and Sundays, noon to 6 p.m., now through Oct. 31. Haunted Maze opens nightly at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20-31. Cost is $13-$3, depending on age and activity. For more information, visit tnmaplelanefarms.com/
Thu, Oct 19Volunteer DriversKnoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee’s is seeking volunteer for its driver program. For more information, call Nancy Welch, 865-673-5001 or email Nancy.welch@cactrans.org.
Thu, Oct 19Pellissippi PaintingsPaintings from two Pellissippi State Community College alumnae, Lila Holdenried and Cynthia Tipton, will be on exhibit at the college's Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery now through Oct. 27. For more information, visit pstcc.edu/arts/
Thu, Oct 19New Harvest Park Farmers Market Will host a chili cook-offNew Harvest Park Farmers Market Will host a chili cook-off from 3 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19. For more information, call Mike Donila, 865-215-6616.
Thu, Oct 19Red, Hot & BoleroKnoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform the second installment of its Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series entitled Red, Hot & Bolero at 7: 30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19-20, at Tennessee Theatre. Tickets start at $15. For more information, visit knoxvillesymphony.com/
Fri, Oct 20The Hauntings of Historic Harriman Ghost ToursThe Hauntings of Historic Harriman Ghost Tours will be from 7:30 to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21, at Historical Carnegie Library. Cost is $10. For more information, visit cornstalkheights.org/
Sat, Oct 21Young Creative Writer's WorkshopKnoxville's high-school aged writers are invited to the 4th annual Young Creative Writer's Workshop at Pellissippi State Community College, Saturday, Oct. 21. To register, visit pstcc.edu/writersworkshop/
Sat, Oct 21Samuel Frazier Chapter, Daughters of the American RevolutionSamuel Frazier Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its meeting at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 21. For more information, call Martha Kroll, 865-603-4655.
Sat, Oct 21West Knox Lions Club pancake breakfastWest Knox Lions Club will hold it's pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, at BRAVO! Cucina Italiana. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. For more information, call 865-691-0533.
Sun, Oct 22Knoxville Opera will be preforming at three venuesKnoxville Opera will be preforming at three venues in October; Knoxville Opera Goes to Church! beginning at 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, at Overcoming Believers Church. Admission is free. For more information, visit knoxvilleopera.com/knoxville-opera-goes-to-church/  Knoxville Opera 40th Anniversary Gala Concert Bijou Theatre at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27. Tickets begin at $23/$15 for adults. For more information, visit knoxvilleopera.com/gala-concert/ Knoxville Museum of Art 2017 Ruby Ball beginning at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information, visit knoxvilleopera.com/opera-ball/
Sun, Oct 22CADES will hold a silent auctionCADES will hold a silent auction at 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, at Concord United Methodist Church and host a music program by Wild Blue Yonder from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, visit concordumc.com/cades/
Sun, Oct 22The Gospel According to CharlesDr. Steve Blakemore will perform The Gospel According to Charles at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, at First Farragut United Methodist Church. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call Laura Derr, 865-963-2701.
Mon, Oct 23Knox County Commission Beer meetingKnox County Commission Beer meeting scheduled for 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23, has been cancelled.
Tue, Oct 24“Make and Take Pumpkin Centerpiece” WorkshopThe UT Arboretum Society will hold a “Make and Take Pumpkin Centerpiece” Workshop from 10 a.m., to noon, Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 901 S. Illinois Ave. Cost is $25 for class fee and materials. To register, call 865-483-7277.
Wed, Oct 25Social Media 4 SeniorsThe Town of Farragut will host classes taught by local company Social Media 4 Seniors in October. Participants must be 55 years or older to attend and must bring their own device to class. Classes are limited to five participants, so register early. The classes are as follows: Awesome Apps for Seniors from 10 a.m., to noon, Wednesday, Oct 25. Cost is $30. Registration and payment deadline is Monday, Oct. 23. To register, call 865-218-3375 or visit townoffarragut.org/register/
Thu, Oct 26Trunk or Treating & Fall Festival Family NightMorning Pointe of Lenoir City will host Trunk or Treating & Fall Festival Family Night from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26. For more information, call 865-988-7373.
Fri, Oct 27“The Crucible”Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with The Ritchie Company, will present 11 live performances of “The Crucible,” at 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, Oct. 27, Nov. 2, 3, 9 and 10; 1 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and 11; and 3 p.m. Sundays Nov. 5 and 12. For more information, visit knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com/
Fri, Oct 27St. Mary’s Fall Festival The 67th Annual St. Mary’s Fall Festival will begin at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27 with Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner in Parish Life Center. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for senior and children 5-12. Festivities will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information, call 865-256-9130.
Fri, Oct 27Freaky Friday Fright NiteThe 21st annual Freaky Friday Fright Nite is from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. Children ages 12 and under and in costume are invited to "trick or treat" on the walk trail while local businesses, community groups and Town of Farragut volunteers hand out treats and provide games with prizes and cookie decorating. For more information, call 865-218-3372.
Fri, Oct 27“Online Fighting”Farragut High School will perform its fall play, “Online Fighting,” at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28 and 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29. Tickets are $8 at the door. For more information, call 865-966-9775.
Fri, Oct 27Monster BallThe 6th annual Monster Ball will begin at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, at Concord Marina Clubhouse. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Harmony Family Center. Cost is $40 per person. For more information, visit papal.me/monsterball
Sat, Oct 28“Post Race Party”Planet Fitness-Farragut presents its inaugural “Post Race Party” after The Tennessee Sports Medicine Farragut 13.1, 5k, and Kids’ Fun Run, previously known as the Farragut Half Marathon, which will take place at 7:30 a.m., Saturday Oct. 28.  The Kids’ Fun Run will begin at 10 a.m. To register visit farragut131.com/
Sat, Oct 28Hike for SchoolsKnox County Schools and Partners in Education will present the inaugural Hike for Schools from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, at Third Creek Greenway. Cost is $10 and includes a t-shirt. For more information, visit knoxschools.org/hike/
Sat, Oct 28Captain WYC Hannum Chapter 1881 UDC Captain WYC Hannum Chapter 1881 UDC will hold its meeting at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information, call Debra, 865-856-9300.
Sat, Oct 28“Monsters at the Museum”The Museum of East Tennessee History will host “Monsters at the Museum,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. The evet is free. For more information, call 865-215-8824 or visit easttnhistory.org/
Sat, Oct 2810th annual Quilters’ RoadshowGreat Smoky Mountains Heritage Center will host the 10th annual Quilters’ Roadshow 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. Admission is $5. For more information, call 865-448-0044.
Sun, Oct 29Open Streets KnoxvilleKnoxvillians are invited to walk, bike, jog or dance their way through town at Open Streets Knoxville from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29. For more information, visit openstreetsknoxville.com/
Sun, Oct 29Trunk or TreatFirst Farragut United Methodist Church will host its Trunk or Treat from 6 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29. For more information, call Paige Morgan, 865-966-8430.
Mon, Oct 30Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Innovation Crossroads programEntrepreneurs are invited to apply for the second round of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Innovation Crossroads program.  Interested entrepreneurs can learn about Innovation Crossroads and begin the application process at innovationcrossroads.ornl.gov. The application period closes Oct. 30. 


Thu, Nov 2Mission of Hope will host its Annual CelebrationMission of Hope will host its Annual Celebration Thursday, Nov. 2, at Rothchild’s Conference Center. Tickets are $40 per person or $360 for a table of 10. For more information, call 865-584-7571 or visit missionofhope.org/celebration/
Sat, Nov 4Grains and Grits FestivalThe second annual Grains and Grits Festival will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, with parking opening at 5 p.m. The Townsend Visitors’ Center is located at 7906 East Lamar Alexander Parkway in Townsend. Tickets are $65 or $75 the day of the event. For more information, visit grainsandgritsfest.com/
Sat, Nov 4“Meet Maryville”High school students, adult learners and community college students are all invited to “Meet Maryville” on Saturday, Nov. 4. For time and more information, visit maryvillecollege.edu/admisions/events/meet-maryville/
Sun, Nov 5Fall Choral Masterworks Concert Knoxville Choral Society will present Fall Choral Masterworks Concert presented by Ball Institute for Church Music at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 5. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for students and groups of 10 or more $10 each. For more information visit tennesseetheatre.com/
Sun, Nov 5“Here’s a Riddle You Haven’t Heard”The Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Dan Allcott, continues its 73rd season with “Here’s a Riddle You Haven’t Heard” at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 5, at First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for ages 19-29. For more information, call 865-483-5569 or visit orcma.org/
Thu, Nov 9“Aging: A Family Affair 2017”Rothchild’s Conference Center will host “Aging: A Family Affair 2017,” from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9. Cost is $25 before Oct. 27. For more information, call 865-524-2786.
Fri, Nov 10Holiday Sale Terra MadreThe 8th annual Holiday Sale Terra Madre, Women in Clay will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11. For more information, visit facebook.com/terramadreknoxvilletn/
Sat, Nov 11Classical Dances of India by Ranjani MurthyClassical Dances of India by Ranjani Murthy will perform at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at Clayton Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and children. For more information, visit, miranifoundation.org/
Mon, Nov 13Veterans assistanceKnox County Veterans Services Office will be at Frank R. Strang Senior Center from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, Nov. 13 to provide information and assistance to veterans and family members concerning VA benefits. For more information, visit veterans@knoxcounty.org/
Mon, Nov 13GriefShareGriefShare group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, at Two Rivers Church. For more information, visit 2rc.tv/surviveholidays/
Mon, Nov 27U.S. Department of Energy’s public bus touris going on now through Nov. 27. The tour offers visitors a first-hand look at the DOE’s Oak Ridge facilities and provides historical commentary on the transformation of the Oak Ridge Reservation during the past 70 years. Prices are $5 per adult, $4 per senior citizen (65 and older) and $3 for students (ages 10 to 17). For more information, visit amse.org/
Mon, Nov 27“Light the Park”Town of Farragut is looking for carolers to help welcome the holiday season for “Light the Park” from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, at Founders Park. For more information, call Lauren Cox, 865-218-3372 or email lcox@townoffarragut.org.

U.S. rep. candidate’s wife builds ‘brick’ foundation

Dean Matlock brought a brick to Concord-Farragut Republican Club’s monthly meeting last week. Filling in as the club’s featured speaker for her husband, state Rep. Jimmy Matlock [R-District 21], “My husband is the brick that can go to Washington, D.C. and help firm the foundation for an ethical, moral government; to keep it firm,” Dean Matlock said Thursday evening, Oct. 5, in Knox County Sheriff’s Office Turkey Creek precinct off Parkside Drive. State Rep. Matlock is running for the 2nd U.S. Congressional District seat to be vacated by the retiring U.S. Rep. John J. “Jimmy” Duncan Jr., a Republican. “This happens to be a Civil War brick. It was made in Lenoir City … it came from what I think they referred to as the Jackson Hotel because Andrew Jackson supposedly stayed in it when he came through,” Dean Matlock said. “This brick, after 200 years, is still pretty firm. … My husband has the strong composite of a brick.” Dean said her husband’s qualities of “maturity and responsibility” were formed “when he was very young. … “It’s in the composite of his ‘brick.’ God has put those things in his life.

Read More

Admirals vs. Angels?

Gas was 15 cents a gallon, Harry S. Truman was president and Mary Lynn had an idea. Actually, Mary Lynn had two ideas 70 years ago in 1947 — both for a contest at Bearden High School. That year class officers were tasked with choosing a mascot, her son, Joe Drummer, said recently. Mary Lynn, treasurer of the senior class and a member of the girls’ basketball team, entered her suggestions: the Angels and the Bulldogs. Years later, Mary Lynn Davis Drummer often talked about that contest with her sons, Joe, longtime college pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Knoxville, and David, who works at Gerdau Steel Company. Unfortunately, Mary Lynn passed away in 1996, just one year short of the 50th anniversary of naming the mascot. “I remember that she told me that there was a contest to name the Bearden mascot,” Joe Drummer said. “They chose Bulldogs. She won the contest.” Drummer said his mom attended BHS when it was housed in the current Bearden Elementary School building. “Bearden has a big history for me,” he said, “Because one, my mom named the Bulldogs.

Read More


BOMA, EDAC in middle of Town tourism tussle Read More

Hotel/motel assistance a better option: Hill Read More

Town commercial permits $9.2 million Read More

Global warming details by the numbers for 5th District Democrats Read More

police reports Read More

correction Read More


presstalk 671-TALK Read More


Betz climbs from FMS teacher/coach to Primary School assistant principal Read More

Farragut High School College Fair Read More


Val’s Boutique Read More

Town’s Eagle Karate Systems school touts family-based training Read More


Farragut wildfire relief work earns state recognition Read More

Properly dealing with pets’ osteoarthritis involves keeping a healthy weight Read More

HVA Advanced Theater’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Oct. 20-22 Read More

Farragut Ingles, Army Reservists provide Puerto Rico hurricane relief Read More


Ads, Dawgs 'KDB'd' prior to showdown Read More

Late coach, 12 former stars named ‘FHS Hall’ nominees Read More

Oh so close for CCS Read More

Off tough loss, HVA hosts KDB Read More

FHS volleyball rebuilds in 2017 Read More