Community Events

Fighting Hunger, Spark Change

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:59pm

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee is in the running for $60,000 through Walmart’s “Fighting Hunger. Spark Change.” initiative.  

Second Harvest is one of approximately 200 Feeding America affiliates who are competing for votes on Walmart’s website. The top 50 affiliates will be awarded $60,000 – enough for the food bank to provide 180,000 meals to the hungry in East Tennessee.

From September 15 through October 5, you can visit to cast one vote per day that will help direct funds to participating Feeding America food banks – such as Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. The 50 winning food banks will each receive a $60,000 grant. 

“The Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign is a perfect opportunity for our community to help fight hunger right here in East Tennessee. Said, Executive Director of Second Harvest, Elaine Streno. September is Hunger Action Month and Walmart’s voting competition is one of many ways people can help Second Harvest during this critical time. It is also a creative way for people to help others at no cost to them. We are so thankful for the Walmart Foundation for this opportunity and to provide meals to those in need.” 

The campaign launches during a critical time in our nation when food banks are facing a growing need for donations due historically high rates of food insecurity. In Second Harvest’s 18 county service area, people struggling with hunger continues to be a problem. 1 in 5 East Tennesseans is at risk of hunger. 

“At Feeding America, we believe no one in America should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, so we are proud to continue our partnership with Walmart to help make this vision a reality,” said Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. “Through this initiative, Walmart, along with its associates, customers and suppliers will make a lasting impact in helping to reduce hunger in America.”

To participate in the voting campaign and learn more about the program, including details on participating products, visit

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, a member of Feeding America, has worked to eliminate hunger since 1982.  In 2014, the organization provided food for more than 16 million meals in 18 counties of East Tennessee.  With 6 major programs and 525 Agency/Food Partners, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee distributes food to more than 225,000 children, adults and seniors each month. 


Lenoir City Civitan Road Rally and Car Show

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Registration, start of rally, car show, and awards at Central United Methodist Church, Hwys. 321 & 70, Lenoir City
Road Rally and Car Show to benefit all-in inclusive playground in Lenoir City. Pick up tickets at 1-8 stops, then return for drawings: $100 per stop, $500 For grand prize, drawn from all stop tickets. Car show entrants eligible to win door prizes awarded every 15 minutes plus Best in Show trophy. Awards begin at 12:30 P.M. Great family event for good cause.
Event Ticket Prices: 
$25/person, rally; $25/car, show

Toys For Tots Off Road Ride

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:00am

Ride Royal Blue Campground off Exit 144 I-75 North

Registration begins at 8am and rides depart at 10am.
Open to all off-road vehicles.
Proper Twra riding permit will be needed and can be purchased at the campground general store, not included with donation.

$10 donation per person or unwrapped toy, no toy guns.

Dinner will be provided and the end if the day, riders will need to pack a lunch for the trails.

Auction, Meal and the Poison Whiskey Band will be the evenings entertainment, all included with donation

For more info email at or call Mike at 423-237-2999

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. 

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”

Car Show for Jaxon Lale

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:00am

Come out to Smokies Stadium on August 30th for a car show. Gates open at 10am. The show has been organized in conjunction with round 4 of the East TN State of Drift and East10Drift and benefits Jaxon Lale and his family.

Jaxon Lale is a 6 year old and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in March 2014. His family needs our help and support during these difficult times to kick Leukemia's butt. Benefits from the car show will go to the family.

Cost is $10 per person for admission to watch the drift event and $5 per car to enter the car show. 100% of the proceeds from the car show portion are going to Jaxon. 

There will also be wristbands, decals, and raffle tickets for sale as well as a dontation box at the car show. 100% of these proceeds will go to the Lale family as these items have been donated. Raffle prizes include Snap-On tools, E10D photo print and other auto goodies. 

East Tennessee Kidney Foundation 2nd Annual Golf Classic

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:00am

Join us Friday, September 19th at Three Ridges Golf Course in Knoxville for a relaxing afternoon of rolling hills, sunshine and golf! Lunch will be served at 11:00am and the Driving Range opens at 12:00pm with a 1:00pm shotgun start time.

We are currently accepting reservations for teams of four, individuals, and sponsors for the tournament. If you or your company would like to be a tournament sponsor, call our office at 865-288-7351 or email

You can find the tournament flyer and sponsorship levels by clicking here. Please call the office at 865-288-7351 or email to register, sponsor or volunteer.


The 3rd Annual Autism Awareness Music Tribute Night

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:00pm - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:00am

Scruffy City Hall 32 Market Square Knoxville TN 37902

WIMZ Presents "For Those About To Rock" We Saulte The Guitar Slingers Of Rock!!! Jay Mac Wimz, The Jay McDaniel Band Along With Guest Guitar Players Evan Thor Melgaard, Doug Shanklin, Jonny Monster Klenck, Chris Johnson, Jimmy Green, Martin Geppert, Stevie Jones Are Giving You A Night Full Of The Top Guitar Driven Rock & Roll & Raising Funds & Awareness For The ASA-ETC! Come Out & Show Your Support!

A BIG Thank You To Our Sponsors For This Years Event!

Colboch Harley Davidson, Toyota Of Knoxville, Haas Designs Photography, Faith Road Designs, Gardner Towing, Preservation Pub, Scruffy City Hall, 1035 WIMZ Knoxville's Classic Rock.

For Information On SponsoringThis Event Or Making A Donation On The Night Of This Event Contact Jay Mac By Email

The Fugitives

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 7:00pm - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 3:00am
six pockets sports grill 7204 Ashville hwy Knoxville tn 865 524 9303
live band the fugitives playing southern rock and todays country Friday 7pm till 3 am Saturday 7pm till 3am free buffet included in cover charge cover charge 5 bucks on Friday 6 bucks on saturday
Event Ticket Prices: 
friday $5.00 saturday $6.00
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