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VOL. 46 | NO. 35 | Friday, September 2, 2022

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Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series. “Resting Peacefully in the Smokies: Documenting the Veterans Buried in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park” with Joe Emert, Marilyn Childress and Sheila Evans. When it was discovered there was no list of veterans buried in the GSMNP, a group was formed in 2020 to compile one. What started with 163 graves is now more than 230 identified veteran burials, from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War. Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville. Registration

SATURDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS

Market Square Farmers Market

The biweekly Market Square Farmers Market is an open-air market on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Everything at the MSFM is grown or made by our vendors in the East Tennessee region. Products vary by the seasons and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, pasture-raised meat, plants, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee, artisan crafts and more. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Market Square, Downtown Knoxville. Information

TUESDAYS-SATURDAYS THROUGH SEPT. 9

The Spirit of Día de los Muertos

For the first time in its exhibition history, the McClung Museum is celebrating the deeply rooted traditions and colorful spirit of the Day of the Dead in fall 2022. The Spirit of Día de los Muertos highlights the rich history of the Mexican celebration that honors and remembers loved ones passed with artistic sentimentality. The exhibition presents traditional and contemporary ofrendas, or altars, displaying the dedication and evolution of the widely and cross-culturally celebrated holiday. One-of-a-kind installations created by Knoxville community participants and artworks by local artists will be on view. The related festive events, programming, and interactive installation will enhance the visitor experience. This exhibition is largely driven by the community advisory group composed of members on and off the UT campus. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park, Knoxville. Information: Katy Malone email or 865 974-2411.

SEPT. 9, 11

Knoxville Opera: Glory Denied

The Knoxville Opera will present “Glory Denied,” based on a true story by Tom Cipullo that takes the audience on a journey through the tale of America’s longest-held prisoner of war, Col. Floyd James Thompson. The Knoxville premiere of “Glory Denied” will be performed in English and followed by a talkback with Knoxville’s William A. Robinson. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. James R. Cox Auditorium on the UT campus, 1408 Middle Drive, Knoxville. Information

SEPT. 9-10

KPD T.R.A.C.K. Defensive Driving Program

T.R.A.C.K. is a comprehensive two-day defensive driving program conducted at Knoxville Police Department’s 18 acre driving track for students 16-19 years of age. Students must register for the class. T.R.A.C.K. Provides: Friday interactive course curriculum (4 hour): Driver responsibilities and liabilities (class practicum), vehicle dynamics, situational awareness, distracted driving, intoxicating substances, driver’s license laws and restrictions, implied consent, road courtesy. Saturday in-car experience (8 hour): Interactive and hands-on defensive driving experience in a safe, controlled environment with the emphasis on one-on-one instruction conducted in the student’s vehicle on a well-designed course that develops lifesaving driving skills. Phil Keith Training Facility, 6388 Cement Plant Rd., Knoxville. Friday (classroom) 6-10 p.m. and Saturday (track exercises) 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $125. Information: 865-215-1308

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10

Childhelp ‘Fall Into Fashion’ Show

The show will start with sips, samples, fashionable pop-up shops and live music before guests proceed to the theater to enjoy fashion show featuring fall looks by JTV, Altar’d State, Virginia Jane, Lilly Pulitzer, Bliss, Kara Rae Chic, Est8te, Marcus Nelson and shoes by Belk. All jewelry, clothing and accessories can be preordered at each of the vendor’s booths before or after the fashion show. All proceeds will benefit Childhelp in Tennessee and its efforts to support the hope and healing for abused, neglected and at-risk children in Knoxville and East Tennessee. 12-2 p.m. Tickets: $50 per adult; $25 per child. JTV, 9600 Parkside Drive, Knoxville. Information: 865 637-1753, one.bidpal.net/tnfashionshow22/welcome

Second Annual Knox Rox Benefit Concert

The Second Annual Knox Rox Benefit Concert will support the Office On Aging and Hillcrest Healthcare Foundation. The event will feature a live musical performance by Lavonda & the 865 Bandits, food trucks, ax throwing and more. 6-9 p.m. 865 Axe Throwing, 5821 Babelay Road, Knoxville. Information

Child Safety Seat Checkpoints

The Knoxville Police Department hosts Child Safety Seat Checkpoints on the second Saturday and fourth Tuesday of every month. They are free for parents, grandparents or other guardians. Child car seats are inspected by a certified car seat technician to ensure proper use or installation. Additionally, car seat technicians provide safety tips and recommendations for those utilizing child safety seats. The checkpoints are led by KPD personnel who have completed the 32-hour Child Passenger Safety Technician Standardized Training. Drive-ups are welcome, but checks will be conducted by appointment only on Tuesdays. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 917 E. Fifth, Knoxville. Information/appointments: 865-215-1300 or email

SUNDAY, SEPT. 11

Twilight at Ijams

Ijams Nature Center’s signature fundraiser with tranquillity at twilight and all the evening sights and sounds. The event includes fresh food, signature cocktail, silent auction and a performance by Evie Andrus featuring Dave Eggar, Blake Collins and Joe Andrus with special guest Kelle Jolly. Tickets are available HERE. Attire is garden party casual; carpooling is encouraged. $175 per person; $1,750 for a table of 10. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

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