Community Events

Grillin' & Chillin' with the Veterans'

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Morristown VFW Post 5266 2503 East Andrew Johnson Hwy
Grillin' & Chillin with the Veterans'

Marine Mud Run

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 8:00am - 11:30am

Be one of the The Few…The Proud…The  Muddy in the 2014 Marine Mud Run. Registration is now open for the 2014 Marine Mud Run that will be held Saturday 9/13 at Melton Hill Park.

This course will be CHALLENGING. Would you expect anything less from Marines? It consists roughly of 3 miles of off-road running, which entails some obstacles, hills, and of course, mud pits. We recommend that you wear old clothing and shoes as well as long pants. 

This off road 5K adventure takes you across scenic trails and fields, obstacles, and ends with a splash through refreshing water and a mud pit. It is open to individuals and teams. Be prepared for some real clean fun! Melton Hill Lake and local Fire Dept is available for those who will need cleansed afterwards.

The best timed individual male and female runner will be awarded a go-Pro Hero3 White Edition Camera.

  1. Individual Runners – Start times at 8:00am (INDIVIDUAL COMPETITIVE RUNNERS SHOULD REGISTER FOR THE FIRST WAVE), then at 8:30am, 9:00am, 9:30 and 10:00AM. Each starting time group will contain no more than 300 runners – if you try to register in one time slot but it is filled, you will be required to select a wave time that has available slots. it will roll you over to the next available starting time slot.  If you arrive for your registered start time a little late, will be starting runners from that group for 10 minutes after their requested wave start time. at 10 or 15 second intervals.  You should arrive at the park one hour before your registered starting time.
  2. Team Runners – Start times at 11:30 AM  (TEAM COMPETITIVE RUNNERS SHOULD REGISTER FOR THE FIRST TEAM WAVE) then at 12:00 PM, 12:30, 1:00PM.  Each starting time group will contain no more than 300 runners  – if you try to register in one time slot but it is filled, you will be required to select a wave time that has available slots.  If you arrive for your registered start time a little late, we will be starting runners from that group for 10 minutes after their requested wave start time.  We will be starting individual teams from that group at 10 or 15 second intervals.  You should arrive at the park one hour before your registered starting time.  To ensure that you work as a team to complete the race, the team’s score will be recorded as the time of the 4th finisher on the team. Teams have a minimum of 4 members and a maximum of 10.  If you are the team leader and register a team before all the members of your team have registered, that is OK, however if your team does not have 4 registered members by August 30, the team members will be assigned to an available individual wave of our choice.  You will be notified of the wave you were assigned to. There will be no refunds of unfilled teams.

Firefighters 5K Run and Walk

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 7:30am

The fifth annual Firefighters 5K will take place Saturday, September 6th @ 7:30am in Sweetwater.

A new course is just one of the changes for this year’s race.  The 2014 course is a flat and fast course that starts and ends at the Gazebo in downtown Sweetwater. Also new this year is a free kids run called the Dalmatian Dash which will start at 8:45. A special prize awaits all kids, 10 and under, that complete the short course thanks to Allstate - Callie Brackett Agency.

Walkers and runners can pre-register through August 29th for $25.00. Forms are located at the Allstate in Sweetwater or you can register online by clicking here. After August 29th, you can register on-line, by mail, or at the race day for $30.

Your registration enters you into a raffle for a pair of shoes from Fleet Feet Sports – Knoxville and other fun prizes. Technical Tees to all pre-registered as well as race day entries while supplies last. Packet Pickup and late registration is available on September 4th & 5th at Fleet Feet Sports in Turkey Creek from 10am to 7pm.

There will also be fire engines, tankers, and more EMS vehicles on display for the little kids and the big kids to see. All proceeds benefit North Monroe & Christianburg Volunteer Fire Departments.

Special Thanks to the City of Sweetwater, Fleet Feet Sports Knoxville, Allstate Callie Brackett Agency, Mayfield Dairy Farms, HTS Athletics, and all sponsors.

Back Porch BBQ at the Pigeon Forge Rod Run

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:00pm - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 7:00pm

Pets Without Parents Shelter will be serving BBQ each day at the Pigeon Forge Rod Run. They will be serving food at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson located 105 Waldens Main Street, Pigeon Forge, TN.

BBQ will be served starting at noon each day and will last until they run out. All proceeds from the sales will go Pets Without Parents Shelter. 

The mission of Pets Without Parents is to provide a non-kill facility along with compassionate and loving care to canines and felines in need. As they work toward healing their scars and treating their hearts, they also strive to place them with a forever family and home.

Tailgate Party Blood Drive

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:00am - 7:00pm

Free Movie Ticket for Blood Donors

Knoxville, TN--With the Labor Day holiday coming up, Medic Regional Blood Center is preparing to get ahead of the anticipated need for blood.  

Medic’s facility is closed on Labor Day which means no collections coming in for our area hospitals, however, shipments will still go out to area hospitals.   In order to boost collections ahead of the holiday, Medic will offer all donors at any location on Thursday, August 28 a free Regal Cinema movie pass. 

The blood collected on Thursday will be tested and hospital-ready in the event of any emergencies that may take place on Labor Day.  Statistics show the need for blood can increase during holiday weekends due to a possible increase in accidents.  And, this is a Tailgate Party themed blood drive and all donors will also get a game day t-shirt.  

Several locations for donor convenience in hopes of a strong day of collections for the community blood center.  

·         1601 Ailor Avenue, 8am – 6:3pm
·         11000 Kingston Pike/Farragut, 9am – 7pm
·         Texas Roadhouse, 3071 Kinzel Way, Knoxville, 11am to 7pm
·         Food City, 2946 Winfield Dunn Drive, Kodak, 11am to 7pm
·         Food City, 508 East Tri-County Blvd, Oliver Springs, 11am to 7pm
·         Texas Roadhouse, 334 Fountain View Circle, Alcoa, 11am to 7pm
·         CVS Pharmacy, 2008 W. Andrew Johnson Highway, Morristown, 11:30 to 3:30pm
·         Carson Newman University, Student Center, Jefferson City, 10 am to 6pm

Donors visiting the Medic Headquarters on Ailor Avenue will be treated to a Free Petro’s lunch from 11am – 2pm.

Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds or more (16 year-olds weighing 120 pounds or more can donate but must have parental consent) and all donors must have positive identification.  

Pancake Breakfast

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 7:00am - 9:00am

Come out for a Pancake Breakfast on October 4th, 2014 at the Applebee's located on Alcoa Highway. The event will take place between 7 and 9 am that morning. 

All money raised from this event will go to help the Ferschke family get the base for the bust that was made for their son. Michael Ferschke, Jr was KIA on August 10th, 2008. 

Tickets are $5 each. You can pay at the door or purchase early. Contact Karen at 865.2228.0137 or Nathan at 865.273.5760 for more information. 

Tennessee Valley Fair

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 3:00pm - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:00am

WIMZ invites you to the TN Valley Fair 9/5-9/14 at Chilhowee Park including their “Tailgating Days” on September 6th and September 13th, where if you wear orange you will receive $1 off adult admission.

Also you can register to compete in the “Toss Like a Boss” Cornhole Tournament on September 13th. The prize for 1st place prize is $200 and $100 for 2nd place.

Where: Patriot Circle
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Registration: July 9-August 22, 2014

Rules and Guidelines for the tournament:

• Tournament will follow ACA rules and regulations.
• Teams will consist of 2 members and teams MUST pre-register. We will accept registrations July 9-August 22, 2014. We will take 32 teams total. Spaces are on a first come first serve basis.
• Registration Fee (non-refundable) is $30 per team and includes a t-shirt for each team member. We cannot hold your spot until fee is paid. After your registration form is processed a confirmation letter will be mailed to you.
• Participants must be 16 years or older and must sign a waiver to participate.
• Check in starts at 2:00 p.m. at Patriot Circle.

Visit for more information. 

Taste of Blount 2014

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The 13th Annual Taste of Blount will take place at The Theater in the Park in Maryville on September 11th from 6 pm-8 pm.  The evening will provide tastes of some of the best cuisine in Blount County, live music, and the chance to vote on the best dishes.

Tickets are $30 to the general public, $25 to members, and $15 to students with valid ID. All tickets can be purchased online here, by calling 983-2241, or in person at the Blount Partnership in downtown Maryville.

Sponsors of this year’s event include:

The City of Maryville
MK Russell & Abbott Heating and Air
TVA Employees Credit Union
Clayton Homes

Media sponsors includeThe Daily Times and WATE.

14th Annual Clinch River Fall Antique Festival

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Historic Downtown Clinton TN Market Street
14th Annual Clinch River Antiques Festival Friday and Saturday, October 10 - 11, 2014 Historic Downtown Clinton Antique Street Festival, Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm 90+ Antique & Artisans, Antique Appraiser Shopping – Food – Live Entertainment Re-enactment of the Burr-Hamilton Duel Kick Off Party, Friday, 6 – 9 pm Free Admission, Free Parking, Live Entertainment For more information: 865-457-2559 Or visit:
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Sat, 10/11/2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Coker Creek Elementary School ground at Mile Marker 34 on Hwy 68 in beautiful mountains of Coker Creek
Sponsored by the Coker Creek Ruitan Club, The Coker Creek Autumn Gold Festival is a two day event on Sat. Oct. 11th and Sun. Oct 12th from 9 a.m.-- 5 p.m. Over 70+ home made crafters, artists, authors, food vendors, entertainers, demonstrations and a lot of fun. Kids can take free wagon rides, pan for gold and enter our Queen and Pricess Contest on Sun. at 1, be there by noon to register. Mile marker 34 on Hwy 68 at the Coker Creek Elementary School grounds. Like us on Face Book at: Come visit us in the beautiful mountains of Coker Creek. For more information call 423-261-2242. We appreciate if you “share”
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