Everything Knoxville April 2019 Edition

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Wells Fargo Advisors does not endorse these referrals and therefore gives no assurance as to the quality of their services. Note: We don’t charge anything for conducting these workshops, for the materials provided, and we don’t receive ANY type of compensation related to you getting your estate planning documents in order. Investment & Insurance Products: NOT FDIC Insured. NO Bank Guarantee. MAY Lose Value. This presentation will be educational in nature and is hosted by the Goodman Wealth Management Group in Knoxville. It is not intended for current clients of the Knoxville office of Wells Fargo Advisors nor for legal and financial professionals. Wells Fargo Advisors is the trade name used by two separate registered broker-dealers: Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN) Members SIPC, non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Co. Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN). Goodman Wealth Management Group is a separate entity from WFAFN. Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network is not a legal or tax advisor. The maximum exclusion for federal estate tax purposes for 2018 is about $11.2 million for an individual & about $22.4 million for a married couple. Note that certain property, including real property, insurance proceeds, deposit accounts, stocks & retirement funds, may be taxable or not taxable, depending on how legal title is held or beneficiary designation is made, or both. property may be transferred through several different means including, but not limited to, joint ownership of property with rights of survivorship, joint deposit accounts, beneficiary designations or elections permitted under retirement plans, insurance policies, trusts, or wills. Creating any transfer through a living trust, revocable living trust, or otherwise, the individual should seek advice from an attorney, accountant or other tax professional to determine the true tax impact and ensure that assets are properly transferred into any trust. Any estate plan should be reviewed by an attorney who specializes in estate planning and is licensed to practice law in your state. CAR # 0718-04523

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of renewal when we witness new leaves starting to show on trees and bushes and colorful spring blooms putting on a beautiful show. Here in Knoxville, dogwood blooms are celebrated month long with the annual Dogwood Arts Festival. Photo by D. Roberts Photography Activities for this year’s Dogwood Arts Festival are included in this edition. Color is finally coming back to the landscape, brightening our surroundings and lifting our spirits. I know I get energized and inspired in spring to make some changes in my interior décor, and although we have been making renovations all last season, I still like to brighten up my rooms with a touch of spring. If spring energizes you to spruce up your home, then consider contacting some of our advertisers that cater to your home’s interior and exterior décor, like our featured business, CertaPro Painters. Their team of professionals can give your home a fresh look both 4


inside and out, and they have services that go beyond painting. I know that for me, spring means I can enjoy the outdoors more with the longer days, so I have a tendency to enjoy exercising more like taking a walk through our neighborhood or a hike in the nearby forest preserve. But if you need more motivation to exercise regularly and be accountable, then you should consider checking out one of our highlighted fitness centers like Fitness Together. If you have some stubborn areas that you need to work on that exercise does not seem to meet your goals, then you might contact Southeastern Dermatology and get yourself ready for bathing suit season. April in Knoxville is full of activity as our calendar of events will show, and we at Everything Knoxville hope you can get out and enjoy some of those events. It’s time to shed the winter blues and enjoy the bright colors of spring in East Tennessee.

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Delivering an Extraordinary Experience with Every Painting Project PRING HAS BECOME

that favorite time of the year when so many of us make plans to update our home or business. The experts agree that there is not a faster or more cost-effective way to update your interior and exterior surfaces than painting. With a virtually unlimited palette of colors and finishes to select from, you’ll no doubt discover those just-so-perfect colors for your every mood and space, magically transforming your home and business. The success of every painting project depends entirely on your selection of a qualified painting contractor ahead of your selection of a paint brand, paint type, and colors. So just how should you go about selecting the right painting contractor? In this issue of Everything Knoxville, we are excited to share with our readers this interview with CertaPro Painters of East Tennessee’s Jim Mazrimas (Residential Sales Associate), Salomon Velasquez (Job Site Supervisor), and Liz Kaleida (customer). CertaPro Painters of East Tennessee is the proud recipient of numerous awards and honors for their expertise in the fields of both residential and commercial painting during the last 16 years, 6


Jim Mazrimas including 2018 National Franchise of the Year. They continue to earn a reputation for honesty, integrity, value, and quality craftsmanship. EK: How did you hear about CertaPro

originally, and what motivated you to make the call for an estimate? Liz: We got several estimates with references, but we just weren’t sure about hiring one of those painting contractors. Then we got a mailing from CertaPro. It was perfect timing. Usually we would consider those ads junk mail. This ad was a gem. We were happy we called. We HIGHLY recommend CertaPro and every member of this team. EK: How do you make each estimate experience personal for your customers? Jim: On the sales side, we try to connect with our customers even before we meet them in person. We do a setup call prior to the estimate to confirm the appointment time and to discuss the scope of work for their home improvement project. We attempt to get to know our customer personally and not just talk paint. We continue to build this relationship once we meet in person for the estimate. We want our customers to know that we are here for them and that we really care about their individual projects. We like to think that we are painting lives, not just homes. EK: Describe the CertaPro Painters process and how this process differentiates from other contractors/home improvement

specialists you’ve hired. Liz : Jim came to our home to give us an estimate. We pointed out repairs that needed to be made, and we were pleased that CertaPro would be able to handle those. Jim went over the process and his plan to send sufficient staff so the work could be finished in a reasonable time. CertaPro recommends Sherwin Williams paint. We had a preference for another brand, and Jim accommodated us without any pressure. CertaPro didn’t require a deposit and applied a discount for having the work done in the winter. Jim was very friendly and professional. EK: You advertise that you “don’t paint houses, you paint lives.” How does that look from a painter’s prospective? Salomon: Having clean shoes, leaving

the home cleaner than when we arrived, offering to change light bulbs, or rearrange furniture. We’re happy when a customer loves the work. We also make sure we put things back in the same place and communicate with the customer every day and let them know what progress has been made. EK: Did CertaPro Painters deliver on the promises that were made during the estimate? Liz: Absolutely. We had our entire home painted, including ceilings and closets, and it was completed in a week. Jim said we would be pleased with the staff he sent. We liked Salomon, Luis, Alexis, Stephanie, and Felix so much that we were sorry to see them leave. English is a second language for some of them, and they were patient while we practiced our Spanish. We had no problems communicating. They are skilled painters and carpenters (as needed). They took great care with the trim and furniture, moving and protecting other surfaces. EK: Poor communication is often cited as the number one complaint of both home and business owners when hiring a contractor. How do you communicate with your customers to overcome a challenge? Jim: All of us at CertaPro Painters recognize that communication is key to a successful and long-lasting relationship with our customers. We have multiple levels of contact with our customers, starting with the office staff, to the sales team, and on through the production team. We try to ensure that our customer is fully aware of our process and what they can expect once the painting crew arrives. This communication continues with follow-up after the project is completed to be sure we have met or exceeded their expectations. Our main goal is building customers for life as we

provide them with an extraordinary painting experience. EK: How did CertaPro handle any potential issues that came up during the job? Liz: We had done some remodeling since Jim gave his estimate. This required extra repairs. I let him know in advance, and he assured me they would be able to handle it. Additional charges for this work were reasonable. It was also necessary to put a third coat on one section of wall, where you could see the cutting in underneath – hatband effect. CertaPro paid for the additional gallon of paint, and I was pleased that Andy, the supervisor, readily agreed to the need for an additional coat. EK: What makes CertaPro different than other companies you have worked with? Salomon: They are more professional, a true partnership, and service managers come around and help. It makes you feel like a family. EK: Tell our readers about the other services CertaPro Painters offers their customers. Jim: We feel CertaPro stands out from the competition with the additional expert services we provide. Besides interior and exterior painting for residential and commercial customers, we provide all levels of drywall, carpentry, and remodel work as we strive to become your “one-stop shop.” EK: How can our readers learn more about CertaPro Painters of East Tennessee? Jim: You can call us at 865-470-0001 or visit us online at www.east-tennessee. certapro.com.

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Knox Cabinet Co. A 5-Star Experience


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their design creativity, and their vision for creating that showcase quality look in your home. “If you’re in the marketplace for new cabinetry, we would highly recommend Knox Cabinet Co.,” she said. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, look no further than the Blake Rickels Group of Realtors® at Keller Williams. They are located at 11400 Parkside Drive, Suite 120 in Knoxville and can be reached at 865-966-5005.

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Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival Releases Full 2019 Lineup








are pleased to announce the full lineup for the 10th Annual Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival, returning to Knoxville’s Historic Old City May 17-19. New Orleans-based Tank and the Bangas will join previously announced headliners Tyler Childers and Dawes; adding their unique combination of fiery soul, hip-hop, R&B, and subtle jazz to the Cripple Creek Stage. Additional artists, including Langhorne Slim, The Suffers, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Gangstagrass, Frances Cone, Sean McConnell, and more, have been added to the festival lineup. Hometown favorites Cereus Bright, Teen Spirit, and the Cutthroat Shamrock will play alongside Knoxville-based Americana darlings The Black Lillies (and frontman Cruz Contreras), who have been involved since the festival’s inception, headlining the very first year at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and returning in some capacity almost every year since. Rhythm N’ Blooms makes its home in the Historic Old City neighborhood of downtown Knoxville, utilizing a mixture of indoor and outdoor venues. Six stages feature musical acts that span the spectrum of notoriety – from nationally acclaimed headliners who thrill crowds on the Cripple Creek Main Stage to emerging acts who are discovered by new fans in smaller venues throughout the weekend. Festival attendees are treated to music from a variety of genres with an emphasis of “roots music” of any sort: Americana, bluegrass, country, hip hop, rap, blues, soul, and funk. With the festival’s move to May, an exciting new partnership with Blühen Botanicals (now presenting sponsor of the Cripple Creek Main Stage), and even more announcements about festival activities to come, the 10th iteration of this staple Knoxville event promises to be a weekend to remember. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.rhythmnbloomsfest.com. 8


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AINTAINING A FIVE-STAR reputation is essential for the success of any small business, particularly in today’s competitive real estate marketplace. Earning this level of success requires you to exceed the expectations of your clients daily. It also requires you to ensure that the performance of other professionals that you might recommend to your customers, attorneys, appraisers, subcontractors, etc. also perform at a five-star level. Realtors® and husband and wife team, Blake and Cindi Rickels, are no exception. The Blake Rickels Group of Realtors® at Keller Williams has earned a reputation as one of the top 1% real estate teams in the Greater Knoxville area. Blake, who launched his real estate career in 2005, and Cindi embrace today’s latest cutting-edge technologies to enhance the experiences of both the buyers and sellers they represent and to maximize the potential for success. Blake and Cindi also carefully select every professional provider of services they might recommend to their clients. “Blake has had the opportunity to work with Megan Thomas, owner of Knox Cabinet Co.,” said Cindi. “They earned each other’s respect over time, so it was natural for us to be excited about her entry into the kitchen and bath cabinetry market. We trust Megan and are excited to recommend Knox Cabinet Co. to our clients who might be interested in updating their kitchen, bath, or family room cabinetry. In fact, we were so impressed with their quality and competitive pricing that they installed new cabinets in our home’s kitchen.” Cindi went on to praise Knox Cabinet Co.’s upscale showroom,


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HETHER YOU’VE wished your home’s existing kitchen and bath storage were more efficient or if you’ve experienced difficulty in reaching items due to a health or mobility issue, Shelf Help offers the perfect solution. At Shelf Help, we work with homeowners to plan, design, and install custom roll-out shelving and organizers that install right into your home’s existing kitchen and bath cabinets or pantries, providing you with easier access, better organization, and maximum use of your available storage space. And for those who may experience challenges reaching cabinets that are too low, too high, or too deep, Shelf Help allows you to make full and far more efficient use of your storage space. Here’s how we helped a few recent clients: » Rather than lift your heavy dishes to store in upper kitchen cabinets, we can convert your lower cabinets to full extension roll-out drawers, allowing easy storage and access for

heavier items. » Are you a baker? Our mixer lift easily raises your heavy mixer up to counter height. Much safer and easier on your back! » Have a pantry with wire shelving where you can’t reach or see what you have? Shelf Help can transform your pantry by installing easy access roll-out drawers that hold 100 lbs. each. Easy to see, reach, and store. With our custom-built roll-out shelving and organizers, pantry storage systems, and under cabinet LED lighting installation, tasks are made simpler with easier access to kitchen and bath items and with the added advantage of optimal usage of storage space - a place for everything and everything in its place! Homeowners also appreciate how affordable Shelf Help is, saving 50% or more when compared to national brands. Our clients are so pleased with the results that they say, “We should have done this

years ago!” As experienced Knoxville-area kitchen and bath design consultants and a locally-owned business, Shelf Help has the understanding and know-how to evaluate, design, measure, and professionally install solutions tailored to your needs - and budget. To learn how you can better organize your kitchen, bath, or pantry, call today to request your free, no-obligation, in-home consultation, or see our display at Knox Cabinet Co., located at 10238 Hardin Valley Road in Knoxville near Pellissippi Parkway. Mention this article and receive up to $250 off with a minimum purchase. Locally owned and operated, let Shelf Help make the most of your home’s kitchen, bath, or pantry storage space.

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Priorities for Design in the Laundry Room


OU ARE READY for a new laundry room, the workplace of your home. Designing always starts, like a painting, with a blank canvas. Deciding on the first stroke of the brush depends on what is important to your needs. We all have different priorities, so start making your list. Organization The most important element for any storage of the home is organization. How can the new design improve the ease for tasks to be performed? What will keep clutter out of the way and help you be more productive? An organized laundry room makes work easier for everyone in the home. Equipment What equipment is needed? Are you considering a new washer and dryer? If so, research the best machines for your needs. Front loaders allow a flat

surface above the machines for folding or even room for a countertop to use as a working surface. Most front loaders are also available for stacking, allowing more storage should that be a priority. Drawer units are available for underneath front load machines to reduce bending, but then hanging clothes over the machines is no longer an option. Top load washers will require extra space to be available for opening the door to the machine. These machines will not allow a counter space like front load washers. Sinks seem like a no-brainer for a laundry, but if you are not using an existing laundry sink, removing it greatly adds to your storage space. If hand washing is important, then consider finding space to add a sink. Tasks Need a spot for ironing? If storing a full-size ironing board,

then allow a vertical space to store it and place for your iron, distilled water, steamer, and starch. When ironing is not a priority but you want to be prepared, a compact ironing board might be what is needed. A rod for hanging clothes right out of the washer for drying is at the top of many lists for the ideal laundry. Those that do not hang clothes find that the wall space is more valuable for cabinets. Also, don’t forget laundry hampers if you do not wash right away. Design Finally, design a space that makes you happy. Even a laundry room can and should be

beautiful. Just because your budget may be limited doesn’t mean your new laundry room can’t be a welcoming space. Call today and let us create and implement a picture perfect design for your storage needs.

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Keep Knoxville Beautiful Earns Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award Recognition


, t h e n a t i o n ’s i c o n i c c o m m u n i t y improvement non-profit organization, presented Keep Knoxville Beautiful with its 2018 President’s Circle Award recognition at Keep America Beautiful’s recent National Conference, which took place in Baltimore, Maryland. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of Keep America Beautiful in creating clean, green, and beautiful communities. In qualifying for the President’s Circle Award, Keep Knoxville Beautiful has met Keep America Beautiful’s standards of merit by conducting an annual Community Appearance Index, calculating the affiliate’s cost/ benefit ratio, and administering initiatives to end littering, improve recycling, and beautify Knoxville’s community. Keep Knoxville Beautiful is one of Keep America Beautiful’s more than 600 community-based affiliates whose programs, initiatives, and efforts, supported by millions of volunteers, help transform public spaces into beautiful places. “One of our nation’s most effective grassroots community resources is our local affiliates, which engage millions of Americans in volunteer service each year,” said Helen Lowman, Keep America Beautiful President and CEO. “Our affiliates provide real solutions that help create communities that are socially con10


nected, environmenta lly hea lthy, and economically sound. They enrich the communities they serve and help create opportunities for Americans to do beautiful things.” “Keep Knoxville Beautiful is proud to be the local Keep America Beautiful affiliate for Knox County,” said Alanna McKissack, Keep Knoxville Beautiful Executive Director. “For 40 years, we have worked to promote a cleaner, greener, more beautiful Knox County. We are excited to see what we can accomplish in 2019.” Community Appearance Index-Litter Index: The Keep America Beautiful Community Appearance Index-Litter Index is a tool used by its affiliates to visually assess overall appearance of communities through indicators such as litter, illegal signs, graffiti, abandoned or junk vehicles, and outside storage. A team of community, business, and government representatives conduct the visual analysis using a scoring system ranging from 1-4, with “1” rated as “no litter” to “4” being “extremely littered.” Each year affiliates grade their communities during a drive-by examination of the same areas at the same time of the year. This provides an indication of the success of each community’s anti-littering

education and other anti-littering programs. Cost/Benefit Analysis: This measurement tool enables Keep America Beautiful affiliates to demonstrate their ability to leverage community resources by determining the dollar value returned to the community for every dollar invested by government. The Keep America Beautiful National Conference, its premier educational and networking event, brought together more than 350 leaders from Keep America Beautiful’s national network of affiliates, business leaders, policymakers, and other experts who shared innovative ideas and proven strategies to help improve America’s communities. About Keep Knoxville Beautiful Founded in 1978 to help “clean up” prior to the 1982 World’s Fair, Keep Knoxville Beautiful is a local non-profit with a mission to promote a cleaner, greener, and more beautiful community. We pursue this by educating students and the public about waste-prevention, litter, recycling, and environmental stewardship, facilitating and supporting litter pickups that make our roads and local waterways cleaner, and creating and protecting murals and hosting beautification mobs to make Knoxville a more beautiful and interesting place to live and visit. To learn more, visit www.keepknoxvillebeautiful.org.


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Here’s a Great Spring Update for Your Home O

NCE THE PRIDE and joy of your home, today you strategically place area rugs, furniture pieces, and other home décor pieces throughout your home to camouf lage your once beautiful hardwood f loors. Throughout the years, UV damage, normal daily wear and tear, scratches, minor water damage, and a host of other mishaps have transformed your once magnificent hardwood floors into an eyesore that you’re ashamed of. There’s a solution that we are all familiar with: Refinishing. However, many of us are reluctant to refinish our home’s hardwood f loors, because the thought of such an invasive refinishing project can conjure up the negative stories that others who have finished their hardwood floors in the past have shared with us: You need to move out of your home to a hotel. Dust from sanding permeates every square inch of your home. And then there’s the odor of stains and finishes. Sadly, many of those stories are true. But even more sadly, none of these



types of experiences need to be repeated. There have been significant technological advances in hardwood flooring refinishing that have all but eliminated these most common homeow ner compla ints. Unfor tunately, ma ny in the f looring ref inishing ma rketplace a re slow to embrace new ideas and remain resistant to change. Bona, the world’s foremost name in

the wood f looring care and refinishing i n du s t r y, h a s d e v e l op e d a s y s t e m t h at el i m i n at e s b ot h t he du s t a nd odors a ssociated w ith ha rdwood f loor refinishing. In East Tennessee, European Fine Hardwood Floors, who are recipients of the much coveted Bona Certified Craftsman honor, has invested in the training and technology required to provide you with the dust and odor free hardwood f loor refinish experience you deserve. Just ask their customers. To ask questions, to learn more, or to request your no-obligation, in-home consultation/estimate, call European Fine Hardwood Floors today and update your home’s hardwood floors in time for spring.

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Wild Bird Eggstravaganza at the UT Gardens


ELEBRATE SPRINGTIME at the University of Tennessee Gardens, Knoxville with wild bird education and an egg hunt on Saturday, April 13, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Families will learn how to attract birds to their home garden and create natural spring-inspired crafts. Enjoy educational activities led by the UT Gardens education staff, the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, and the UT Poultry Club. All kids will leave with a beneficial insect hotel craft, a f lower to transplant, a pine cone bird nesting bundle, and a bird mobile. This year we are excited to offer eggs stuffed with wildflower seed paper confetti as a n environmenta lly friendly a lternative to plastic toys or trinkets. Children will also get a chance to win a prize or two. The Easter bunny will be hopping around for a selfie with your family. In partnership with the Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee (FACET), Allergy and Asthma Affiliates, and Allergy Asthma and Sinus Center, the annual Wild Bird Eggstravaganza is food-free. This is a family friendly event and is intended for children ages 12 and under. Bring your Easter basket and a camera! 12


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The cost for Eggstravaganza is $8 per child ages 12 and under. Due to limited capacity and to ensure that everyone has an opportunity for an enjoyable visit, advance registration is required. Please reserve your child’s space by visiting visit www.tiny.utk. edu/eggstravaganza by 5 pm on April 11. More than 1,000 woody plants are under long-term observation at the UT Gardens,

and around 2,000 varieties of herbaceous plants are evaluated annually. The Gardens function as an outdoor laboratory, teaching and research facility, and public gardens, sharing their beauty with more than 50,000 visitors yearly. Established in 1983 by the UT Institute of Agriculture Department of Plant Sciences, the Gardens are recognized as one of only 34 official All American Selections (AAS) test sites in the United States. Both the UT Gardens in Knoxville a nd Jackson a re Tennessee Cer tif ied Arboreta and American Conifer Society Reference Gardens. For more information, visit www.ag.tennessee.edu/utg&#8203. In Knoxville, the UT Gardens is located just off Neyland Drive behind the UT Veterinary Medical Center on the Institute of Agriculture campus. From I-40, take exit 386B onto Highway 129 (Alcoa Highway south toward the airport). From Highway 129, take the exit for Highway 158 (Neyland Drive). Turn left onto Neyland Drive at end of exit ramp. Turn left onto Joe Johnson Drive and right at the next light onto Chapman Drive. Free visitor parking is available directly across from the Gardens’ entrance.







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Compassionate Care to Help Shape Your Destiny


Destiny Adoption Services’ Knoxville area location

ESTINY ADOPTION Services strives to expa nd fa milies through private adoption while si mu lt a neou sly honor i n g ou r Bi r t h Mothers through various support services. Destiny Adoption Ser v ices prov ides home s t ud ie s , a dopt ion e duc a t ion , post-placement supervision, and many other services to prospective adoptive applicants. There are two advocates involved during the adoption journey: An Adoptive Parent advocate and a Birth Mother advocate. Support is also available for Birth Fathers in the form of education pertaining to adoption and the importance of his role in assisting the Birth Mother with selecting an Adoptive Family. Feeling supported by an individual that is tasked with the sole responsibility of maintaining that your voice is heard brings an element of comfort to what can be a bittersweet and difficult journey to maneuver through. Destiny Adoption Services believes in matching an Adoptive Parent(s) with a Birth Mother based on preferences and not on a tier system or required waiting period prior to being considered for a match. Every adoption journey is unique in terms of preferences on behalf of both the Adoptive Parent(s) and the Birth Mother. Factors to consider pertaining to preferences on behalf of the Adoptive Parent(s) entail a comfort level with the



Birth Mother advocate supporting a recent Birth Mother

Birth Mother and Birth Father’s physical and mental health history, as well as her extended family. An Adoptive Parent(s) will complete two worksheets for their comfort level preferences and openness level preferences. Likewise, a Bir th Mother and Birth Father will discuss their preferences for an Adoptive Parent(s) with her advocate such as religion, race, career profession, married vs. single status, sexual orientation, and so forth. With a noticeable gap in post-placement ser v ices for Bir th Mothers, Destiny Adoption Services intends to close this gap by offering free lifetime counseling to Destiny Birth Mothers in addition to a Birth Mother Support Group that is open for any Birth Mother to join. Postplacement support services for Birth Mothers also include community resource linkage, educational support regarding assistance with entrance applications and applying for financial aid, employment assistance regarding interview tips and

résumé writing skills, and many other services. Our staff at Destiny Adoption Services intends to show up at those important events for our Birth Mothers throughout their lives as a way of honoring them and continuing to assist them in shaping their own destiny in a positive way. At Destiny Adoption Services, we believe that taking care of our Birth Mothers through providing post-placement support is the best gift that we could ever give her child and the adoptive family. Destiny Adoption Services would like to shine the light on the Birth Mother’s perspective of the adoption journey to promote awareness regarding these amazing and courageous Birth Mothers we are honored to serve.

Destiny Adoption Services 13047 Kingston Pike Farragut, TN 37934 865.392.6261 www.destinyadoption.com

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OO KNOXVILLE and Rhizome Productions will host the inaugural Wild Vine wine sampling event on April 26 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm at the zoo. With more than 30 wineries from around the world participating, Wild Vine will feature more than 70 carefully curated red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines. Event-goers can also sample craft beer from five breweries and spirits from five distilleries as they take a liquid safari throughout the zoo. Animal encounters, live entertainment, and local food trucks will create the most exotic wine-tasting event in Knoxville. Tickets include a keepsake tasting glass for unlimited sample pours from participating wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Wild Vine is the sip of spring, with 100% of proceeds supporting the zoo’s conservation work that is saving animals from extinction. Discounted early bird tickets are now on sale for $50. Zoo annual passholders and Circle of Friends members can purchase early bird tickets for $45. Early bird tickets are limited. Tickets and participating breweries, food trucks, animal encounters, and entertainment updates can be found at www.zooknoxville.org. This event is for guests 21 and up, and a valid ID must be shown for entry. Photo courtesy of Tennessee Trails Photography



yourself in an entertainment experience that rivals, and even exceeds, an IMAX theater or seats on the 50-yard line for the biggest game of the season? Thanks to today’s cuttingedge technology, you can recreate these and other experiences, including streaming, gaming, and more. While there are a variety of home theater packages available for the do-it-yourselfer, these one-size-fits-all systems often do not measure up to all the hype. So just what are your options? The answer is simple. Lenoir City entrepreneur, Chris Limburg, offers homeowners wishing to recreate the true-to-life theater and sporting events experience the perfect solution for creating the ultimate in-home theater immersion. Propelling Audio Visual, first launched by Chris, combines his 25 years of experience in aviation electronics with his 20 years of experience as a computer engineer with his enthusiasm to recreate the true home theater experience designed to exceed his clients’ expectations. “We customize each home theater system and media room to fit the individual lifestyle and budget of our clients,” said Chris. “We offer a true, turn-key experience, including sales, design, installation, and service.” Home theater enthusiasts also appreciate the fact that Propelling Audio Visual thoroughly researches each and every audio and visual component they sell to ensure you the performance and reliability you deserve. Propelling Audio Visual partners include JVC, Sony, Klipsch, Onkyo, Sonos, and SANUS, just to mention a few. For a more complete list, you can visit www. propellingaudiovisual.com. If you’re tired of the lines at your local theater or the often rowdy fans at your favorite sporting events, replace the noise and the hassle with the true-to-life experience of owning your very own home theater or media room. Besides, the popcorn is fresher and the beverages cooler. Experience the ultimate in-home theater with Propelling Audio Visual.

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Art Market Gallery


to some of the most creative minds in the nation. Area artists have proudly earned the city its Maker City title, as well as a spot on Forbes’ list of “America’s Most Creative Cities.” At the heart of Knoxville’s bustling art district, nestled next to Downtown Grill and Brewery on Gay Street, is the crowning jewel, the Art Market Gallery. The gallery boasts more than 60 juried local artists in its collective. Creatives specializing in everything from painting, jewelry making, woodworking, sculpture, clay, fiber, photography, and more can be found there. The gallery also houses the largest collection of original, local artwork in the area. Art Market Gallery made its debut during the 1982 World’s Fair in a small sales gallery. It moved to 422 S. Gay Street in 2005. The move placed the gallery at the center of First Friday, Knoxville’s monthly celebration of the arts. Art Market Gallery hosts a First Friday reception each month. The reception provides a welcoming environment for returning art lovers, and those new to the gallery, to enjoy the newest artworks. Many Art Market Gallery artists attend First Friday receptions and can often be found chatting with gallery guests. Among the new artworks presented during First Friday are exhibits that spotlight two featured member artists. These artists rotate monthly. Whether you’re an established art collector or new to the art community, Art Market Gallery’s monthlong Art Auction in April will provide a unique opportunity to own works from some of the gallery’s artists for a fraction of the original prices. For more information about the gallery, its history, hours of operation or the roster of artists, visit www. ArtMarketGallery.net. The gallery always welcomes new sponsors, too. It’s a valuable way to support local artists. Come see why so many Knoxville creatives call the Art Market Gallery home.

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April 10 • 7:30 pm

Clayton Center for the Arts - Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre



is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America! Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, ROCK OF AGES captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at one of the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake, among many others, this Tenth Anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned ROCK OF AGES into a global phenomenon. This is one for the ages that will have you singing “Here I Go Again.”

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6 REASONS WHY YOU NEED MORE BANANAS IN YOUR LIFE Chiquita Banana Nut Bread Ingredients: » 4 ripe Chiquita bananas » 3 eggs » 1 cup almond flour/spelt flour » 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup » 1/4 cup pecans » 1/4 cup walnuts » 2 tablespoons baking powder » 2 tablespoons ginger powder » 1 teaspoon vanilla powder » 2 tablespoons cinnamon » 1 can coconut milk (13.5 fl. oz.) » 1 tablespoon honey » 1 teaspoon vanilla powder Directions: Purée 3 bananas with a hand mixer. Scoop the bananas into a big bowl. Chop nuts coarsely. Now add all other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour batter into greased pan. Cut the fourth banana lengthwise in half and place the slices on top of the batter. Bake loaf for about 45 minutes in oven. The night before, put the coconut milk in the fridge (to separate fluid from cream). Scoop only the top layer of cream from the can into a big bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of vanilla and mix it until you get a smooth mixture. Serve with the loaf.



that many people eat regularly without much thought, but there’s more to the iconic yellow fruit than just its convenience and color. Bananas are a superfood loaded with nutrients and have been enjoyed worldwide for hundreds of years. In fact, there are many reasons to consider eating more bananas. 1. Versatility: Bananas are one of the most versatile foods available. They come in their own container, and you can eat them right out of the peel. You can slice up fresh bananas to enhance favorite snack foods, like cereal, yogurt, or smoothies. They are a natural alternative to sugar to sweeten desserts and can be used in a variety of recipes, including savory ones. They are even tasty dried and eaten as banana chips. 2. Nutrient powerhouse: Bananas are not only a powerhouse for potassium with nearly 10% of the recommended daily value, but also boast many other nutritional benefits. Just one banana has 35% of the daily recommended B-6, which helps with cell growth. In




addition, you’ll be giving your body important vitamins and minerals like magnesium, manganese, vitamin C, and copper. Bananas are also a good source of antioxidants to support a healthy immune system. 3. Don’t believe the sugar rumors: Bananas are actually a wonderful source of natural sugars (the good kind) and carbohydrates, which help provide sustained energy. It’s a common misconception that bananas aren’t as healthy due to the higher sugar content; however, the natural sugars in bananas come with fiber, which slows digestion and gives the body time to use it as fuel instead of storing it as fat. 4. Low-fat, low-cal: Bananas have no fat, cholesterol, or sodium, making them ideal for nutritious eating, as well as a good option if you’re on many specialty diets. Plus, they’re just 100 calories per banana, providing you all-natural, long-lasting energy. Whether it’s a snack or addition to a recipe, you can feel good about eating bananas. 5. Digestive health: Bananas are often one of baby’s first foods. They are also one of the

first things we eat when we are sick. Why? Because they are soft to chew and easy to digest. In fact, bananas can support digestive health thanks to their pectin level that acts as a fiber. If you prefer your bananas a bit on the unripe side, you’re also in luck, because unripe bananas contain higher levels of resistant starches, which are a soluble fiber. 6. Banana bread: One of the most popular ways to bake with bananas is banana bread. What many people might not know is the history of the moist, sweet loaf featuring the classic yellow fruit. Banana bread is the creation of thrifty housewives during the Great Depression who had to stretch their family’s food supplies, including utilizing overly-ripe bananas. Recipes have evolved over the years to include different ingredients and fun variations, such as adding in nuts, chocolate chips, and flavoring like almond and vanilla. In fact, banana bread is so popular that it has its own day: February 23 is National Banana Bread Day. What better reason to bake this classic recipe for your friends and family?

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AM EXTREMELY PROUD of the reputation we

have earned at Heritage Family Dentistry and our team of compassionate and caring dental professionals. We’re equally proud of the trust and confidence that our patients place in us every day. It’s not always easy to select a new dental professional that can meet the needs of your entire family. Patients are in search of a dental practice that offers a full range of services, experienced staff, warm and friendly environment, today’s latest technology, and a commitment to exceed your expectations. At Heritage Family Dentistry in Farragut, we do all of these things and more, which is why I wanted to share with you just a few of our more than 600 five-star patient reviews our patients have given our team and their experience. “Great experience! Took our anxious son there for a good deal of work, and Dr. Bradshaw not only did a great job, but made the process very easy. Staff is great, and everyone there is super nice,” – Wes Price, March 4, 2019 “Beautiful, bright, airy clinic. Friendly, helpful staff. Hygienists were very professional and really care about their patients’

comfort during appointment. Eased all my fears!” – Ginger Clark, February 28, 2019 “I highly recommend Dr. Jonathan Bradshaw and his staff at Heritage Family Dentistry. Their Farragut office is state-of-the-art and beautifully appointed. Dr. Bradshaw is very kind and professional, and his staff is friendly and efficient. They go above and beyond to make their patients comfortable with amenities such as heated neck pillows and headphones with your choice of Pandora station. I’ve always been nervous about going to the dentist, but they make the whole experience so pleasant!” – Mia Slager, December 13, 2018 If you’re in search of a new dental professional for both you and your family, I invite you to discover the Heritage Family Dentistry difference. Visit our website to learn more about our team and our practice, as well as to watch some of our informative videos and read more of our more than 600 five-star reviews. We’re confident that you’ll discover a five-star experience that will result in another five-star patient review.

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Knoxville Selected to Host the 2019 True South Rugby Union Championships HE KNOXVILLE MEN’S

and Women’s Rugby Clubs are set to host the 2019 True South Rugby Union Championships in April at the Tennessee Rugby Park, located at 8051 Oak Ridge Highway in Knoxville. Rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in America, according to Sports Illustrated in 2018. USA Rugby, the nation’s governing body for the sport, has 700 senior club teams. Every year these clubs vie for a spot in conference playoffs to compete nationally. The True South union is comprised of rugby teams from Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, the Florida Panhandle, and western Arkansas. Competition play starts in fall, and the leading teams of each division move on to the championship being held in Knoxville on April 13th and 14th. The True South divisions are D3 men’s, as well as D2 women’s and men’s. The top four from each division, for a total of 12 teams, will be competing to represent the True South in conference playoffs. These matches will be open to the public at the Tennessee Rugby Park. For more information, visit www.knoxvillewomensrugby.com/truesouth.



Routine Physical Activity May Not Be Enough



and Y-12 National Security Complex retiree, Charles Branner, discovered that his routine home maintenance and yard work were not enough to help him maintain the healthy lifestyle that would help him reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, it was time to spring into action. “In all honesty, it was my wife who took action to improve my health,” said Charles. “She’s been training at the Hardin Valley Fitness Together location for several years. She gave me a gift certificate for 24 sessions. I wasn’t exactly thrilled with the gift. My initial fitness assessment proved me wrong. The assessment demonstrated how I could not only reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, but also how I could minimize the pain in my legs caused by arthritis and a previously torn meniscus and hamstring. “At Fitness Together, the focus is on my individual needs. I know that I’d never have achieved the level of fitness and wellness I have at age 69 if not for the personal attention given in my training sessions. Until recently, I trained with Jerome Romain. Jerome was always encouraging and had a vast knowledge of wellness and fitness. He always focused on helping me achieve my goals and made every session challenging. Margaux Cowan-Banker is my current trainer, and she demonstrates the same level of expertise and dedication. “I’ve been able to see continual improvement from my sessions. I’ve seen improvements in my endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. I can complete more sit-ups, core exercises, squats, and lift heavier weights. I have more energy to do things I want to do.” Charles has experienced weight loss, lowered his blood pressure, and has come down two pant sizes! Stretching exercises have improved his leg pain. “I couldn’t have achieved these results without Fitness Togethers’ dedication to me as a client,” he said. “I now appreciate the benefits of physical activity and intend to maintain a good level of fitness with their help. “I would definitely recommend Fitness Together to anyone looking for a customized workout experience based on their individual needs and goals. Andrew and Shea have built a great team of trainers who are knowledgeable about physical fitness, health, and nutrition. Fitness Together is definitely worth the investment.”

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13th Annual Run for Autism on April 27 Supports Autism Breakthrough


RICA GIL realized her son could

have an autism spectrum disorder while in a class for her speech and language pathology major at the University of Tennessee. “I was in a class learning about the red flags of autism and realized that my son exhibited most of those characteristics,” said Gil. Her then two-year-old son was tested and diagnosed with autism, and she soon had him receiving therapy aimed at improving the child’s ability to function and reducing autism spectrum disorder symptoms. Gil had learned that early intervention could make a difference in improving language, social interactions, behavior, and development. A few years later, a co-worker told her about the annual Breakthrough Run/Walk for Autism, which supports Autism Breakthrough of Knoxville, a non-profit organization committed to helping adults facing the challenges of autism in the East Tennessee region. The co-worker sponsored Gil, her son Keenan, his father, Shawn Mobley, and his brothers, Shawn Jr. and Jayron Mobley, in the race in 2010. Family, friends, and co-workers will join the team Keenan’s Krew, named for Gil’s son, at the 13th Annual Breakthrough Run/Walk for Autism on Saturday, April 27. Individuals, teams, and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities are invited to participate in either the 5K run or a one-mile fun walk. Community, corporate, and school teams are welcome, and many teams are organized in support of an individual on the autism spectrum. After that first year, Gil and Keenan’s Krew, a community team named for Gil’s son, continued to participate. Gil, who was glad to support an event that welcomed individuals with autism, asked more family members to participate the next year. Then she invited co-workers to join the team, and after that, bowlers from Strike & Spare Family Bowl, where she works. Family members from several states now sign up to support the race and the team. Keenan’s Krew, which started with just the immediate family, had more than 40 team members last year and has won the award for largest community team in the race for the past six years. Now it’s Gil’s goal to continue to be the largest team, and she makes the race morning a festive tailgating event for Keenan’s Krew, bringing breakfast and activities for kids. Keenan, who is now 16, is considered high functioning on the autism spectrum and responded to therapy very well. He was released from receiving any special services while in elementary school and now attends school as a typical student. Gil credits the

The Keenan’s Krew team gathers for a group photo at an earlier race.

Keenan’s Krew tables are ready for tailgating before the Breakthrough Run for Autism.

Keenan Gil displays the award for Largest Community Team.

A Keenan’s Krew table at the race displays awards from previous races and memorial photos of Keenan’s grandfather, Orlando Gil.

early intervention he received with helping him accomplish this. The 5KRun/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Walk begin at 8:30 am on April 27 at Regal Cinemas Pinnacle Stadium 18 in Farragut’s Turkey Creek. The run, held during National Autism Awareness Month, raises awareness of autism and raises funds for Autism Breakthrough of Knoxville, started in 1999 by parents determined to improve the lives of adults with autism. Lori Tucker, WATE-TV news anchor, will serve as honorary chair of the run and emcee of the awards ceremony. Happy Lee, a Breakthrough volunteer, is race director. Any individual with a disability may register to run or walk as a Breakthrough Buddy. A Buddy may request to participate with a

Keenan Gil hugs his mom, Erica Gil, after a previous race.

volunteer, who will run or walk the course with the Buddy. Breakthrough Buddies receive special recognition during the award ceremony. Autism Breakthrough of Knoxville provides individualized and community-based services that include residential services, in-home support, a Saturday therapeutic recreation program, day activities focusing on life-long education, job skill development and community integration, and a social group for adults with Asperger’s syndrome. Autism spectrum disorder, a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, is estimated to affect more than 2,000 individuals of all ages in Knox County. Race registration is $25 for adults and $15 for students through April 17. Late registration after April 17 and in person from 7-7:30 am on race day is $30. This race is a participating event in the Run and See Tennessee Grand Prix Series. To register, visit www.runsignup.com/Race/ TN/Knoxville/BreakthroughRunforAutism. Fo r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n , v i s i t www. breakthroughknoxville.org. April 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Townsend Artisan Guild to Present 10th Annual Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival



Mountain Fiber Arts Festival is set for April 12-14 at Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. The weekend event, organized by the Townsend Artisan Guild, offers 43 instructional classes by fiber arts professionals, family activities, demonstrations, live animal displays such as alpacas, llamas, angora rabbits, sheep, and goats, and the always-popular Marketplace of Vendors. The 40 vendors come from East and Middle Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, and beyond. Thirty-one vendors are returning, including Andy’s Treasures, Hickory Bluff Farms, Liles Acres Organic Farm, Saddle Brook Farm, Smoky Mountain Spinnery, and Stony Hill Fiber Arts, who have participated in all 10 of the festivals. Nine new vendors will display their fibers, tools, and finished products. All will be sharing their expertise and demonstrating tools and techniques during the festival. Two-thirds of the 43 classes are new for 2019. Popular instructors are returning, including Jennifer Bennett, Geri Forkner, and

Nancy Shedden, who have been successfully instructing fiber artists and hobbyists for all 10 years of the festival. Five instructors are new to the event. Classes include hands-on instruction of the total processes, including fiber preparation, to dyeing, to spinning and then creating through crochet, embroidery, felting, knitting, tapestry, weaving, and more. Classes are kept small for individual attention, and most are designed to complete a project during the class time. On Saturday, April 13, the festival will host a Fashion Show at noon where the vendors, instructors, students, and participants will have an opportunity to display their creations. This was a popular addition last year, especially when the alpaca with her scarf decided to lead the parade. For a complete list of classes, visit www. smokymountainfiberartsfestival.org. Early registration for classes is encouraged. The 2019 Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival is presented by the Townsend Artisan Guild, the Tennessee Valley Handspinners Guild, and the Scenic Valley

Bob Watt Fishing Rodeo G

May 11 • 9:30-11:30 AM Anchor Park ET READY for some outdoor fun at the 35th

Annual Bob Watt Fishing Rodeo! The fish will bite on Saturday, May 11, at Anchor Park, located at 11730 Turkey Creek Road in Farragut. Registration begins at 9 am with fishing from 9:30 to 11:00 am. Kids 12 and younger compete for prizes at this free event. Bait and a limited number of fishing poles are provided; participants are encouraged to bring their own poles. The first 150 children receive a free t-shirt. For more information, visit www.visitfarragut.org/events. 24


Weavers Guild and supported by the Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, the Blount Partnership, and the Tennessee Arts Commission. The Townsend Artisan Guild, founded in 2007, brings fine artists and fine crafts persons together to promote education and development of arts. The group, through the individual participation of its members, strives to promote community interest in and appreciation of the arts through participation in events, demonstrations, classes, festivals, and workshops. The Guild provides member artists opportunities for self-promotion through art shows, exhibits, community activities, and printed and electronic means. Monthly meetings and other events provide members a creative forum to share ideas, to inspire others, and to explore business realities. In 2015, the Guild opened its own Gallery to exhibit and sell the original works of its artists. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 1:30 to 5 pm and is located at 7719 East Lamar Alexander Parkway in Townsend.

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BEYOND HUGS! Keep Them Safe & Healthy





More Than Hugs & Kisses E CELEBRATE National Pet

Parent’s Day on Thursday, April 11th. The special day recognizes pet owners’ love, energy, and time dedicated to making their four-legged kids happy and content. Pet owners routinely stroll down store aisles in search of that special toy or treat, tirelessly scoop poop, share a cramped bed, and take pets for walks after very long, hard days at work. It’s amazing what we do for our four-legged kids! Pet care is much more than cuddling and fun – it’s a commitment. Responsible parents partner with their veterinarian and their boarding caregiver to assure the pet’s life-long health and safety. A proactive approach to wellness is carefully planned. During spring and summer months, pets have a more active outdoor lifestyle, which subjects them to fleas, ticks, and other parasites. Pets should receive a physical exam and be protected with a vigorous preventative regimen recommended by your veterinarian to protect them from these parasitic threats.

The pet’s caregiver (boarder and groomer) should also assure you have visited your vet prior to accepting him/her into their care/ facility. Vaccinations are an important component of your pet’s wellness program tailored to their needs and the risk of exposure. In the 10 years since opening Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits, owners JeanAnn and John have developed very strong relationships with the veterinarians in the Knoxville area. Specializing in canines only, they speak with vets daily to keep abreast of various health concerns seen in our area. There is much more to being a responsible pet parent than just cuddles and fun. Everyone involved in the pet’s life has a role in assuring a safe and healthy life for your pet.

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StatCare Pulmonary Consultants Presents the 2nd Annual Pulmonary Fibrosis Walk



Consultants, a leader in the treatment and care of Pulmonary Disease in East Tennessee, is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Walk to benefit research with the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. It is the mission of StatCare Pulmonary Consultants to bring hope and support to those suffering from Pulmonary Fibrosis. Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) is a condition that causes lung tissue to become thickened, stiff, and scarred. The lungs eventually lose their ability to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream, making everyday activities such as breathing and walking extremely difficult. It is a progressive disease, which means it tends to worsen over time. Every individual diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis has a unique experience with the disease, and there is no “standard” or expected clinical course. With no known cure, the disease is often fatal within three to five years of diagnosis. In the



United States, PF affects more than 200,000 people. “We are excited to once again bring this event to Knoxville to raise community awareness of Pulmonary Fibrosis,” said Holly Byrd, NP, PF Event Chairperson for StatCare. “Our goal is to work with those diagnosed with PF to understand the disease on their own terms and how best to approach treatment options. Education, as well as providing support experiences, is really important as we take this journey with our patients.” StatCare dedicates time and resources to our patients with PF to explore the most current treatment options available. Because of the work of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF), there is hope for those living with PF. It is important for the Knoxville community to better understand this crucial research by increasing awareness, providing individual support venues for the PF community, and sustain vital programs that help people with PF and their families live better lives.

O n A p r i l 27, S t at Ca re P u l m o n a r y Consultants will kick off the 2nd Annual Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Walk. StatCare’s very own walking team, aptly named Heavy Breathers, will be participating in the 0.9-mile walk. Participation in the walk is free. Registration begins at 9 am. The PF walk begins at 10 am. Bring your family and friends for a fun time to bring awareness to our community of this rare disease. The Awareness Walk will be located at Fort Sanders West Campus, 280 Fort Sanders West Blvd in Knoxville. The walk will be around the parameter of the Fort Sanders West Campus. It will be on the paved side walk of the complex for the ease of our participants. For more information, contact Holly Byrd, NP, at hbyrd@statcaremed.net, call 865-5888831, or visit www.statcaremed.net. If you are interested in supporting the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, visit www.secure.qgiv. com/event/team/828781.

April ‘Showers’ & ‘Hoppy’ Easter!

From CH Interiors & Gifts



in March, our hearts go out to all those individuals and businesses who were affected by the flooding around town. Our prayer this month is that April ‘showers’ upon us only what is required to bring beautiful blooms to your gardens! But what if your thumbs are not green? Our ‘forever florals’ will fool the eye and are real to the touch! Bring in your own vase or choose one of ours, and our talented designers can assist in creating a custom arrangement that will spark joy in your home this spring! Many April ‘showers’ are to celebrate upcoming births and weddings, and at CH, you’ll find hand-selected gifts that are a delight to give and receive. For the little ones, we stock the softest plush animals, Wubbanub pacifiers, and books that feature creatures you won’t find in every nursery – sloths, seahorses, hedgehogs, turtles, llamas, lobsters, lions, and tigers and bears, oh my! For moms, dads, and grandparents-to-be, a baby footprint kit is sure to be treasured as the years pass by.

For new couples, homeowners, or ‘just because,’ we are excited to announce our newest line: Happy Everything! These artisan giftware and home décor products are inspired by the motto ‘never miss an opportunity to celebrate every day.’ The base platters, nesting cubes, frames, and jars are customizable in two ways: Swap out the mini attachments, or add your special phrase, name, or date. The possibilities are endless! (See our Insights & Highlights feature on page 34.) Please note CH will be closed from Good Friday through Easter Sunday. Hop in early to get your bunnies – at last count, we had nearly 100 floppyeared décor items to choose from, and they seem to keep multiplying! So, too, do our selection of gourmet foods: New arrivals include Apricot Preserves, Peach Jam, Rhubarb Jalapeño Jam, Cinnamon Pear Preserves, and Cherry Jam. Plan to attend our Sip & Sample April 11th from 5 to 7 pm, where we will feature delicious seasonal treats and gourmet food discounts!

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season begins with one of the park’s greatest Festival of Nations lineups ever! The event, which runs through April 14, features exhilarating new headline shows, the return of the Passport to Foods, and special cooking demonstrations. Guests can experience the spirit of the Smokies at Dollywood while also taking a trip around the globe thanks to authentic glimpses into a number of fascinating cultures. It’s a vibrant and exciting way to celebrate spring break! Guests can start their globetrotting adventure by enjoying the great new headline shows visiting this season. Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba is a fusion dance and music company that mixes Hispanic and Caribbean cultures into each performance. Considered to include some of the best performers from Cuba, the group has been together for more than 25 years and has entertained on five continents. Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba can be found in DP’s Celebrity Theater. Billed as the first interactive drum-theater experience, Drumstruck leaves families laughing and creating memories to remember for years to come. As guests enter Showstreet Palace Theater, they will find drums placed in each seat throughout the venue. Members of the audience use these drums to become part of the show, playing along with the performance on stage. This high-energy production weaves South African music and culture with West African rhythms. Guests also can let their taste buds travel the world thanks to the new Passport to Food. This expanded international menu lets guests enjoy savory and sweet delights from a number of countries, including grilled beef skewers from Trinidad, poutine and fried cheese curds from Canada, and beef bulgogi nachos over wonton chips from South Korea. A number of refreshing drinks also are available and serve as the perfect complement to the delectable dishes available as part of the passport. A wide range of international pastries and desserts tempt those with a sweet tooth. Chefs share their secrets each weekend during Festival of Nations. Cooking demonstrations currently are scheduled to take place each Saturday and Sunday at noon and 2 pm in Dollywood’s Market Square area. Dollywood’s 2019 Festival of Nations lineup also includes the following shows and acts: Invaders Steel Orchestra – One of the 28


world’s oldest and most respected steel drum bands, Invaders Steel Orchestra celebrates more than 75 years of creating festive music for audiences around the world. This guest-favorite group returns to Dollywood to bring the tropical sounds of the Caribbean Drumstick to the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. While the songs they play are f a m i l i a r, t h e unique sounds of Invaders Steel Orchestra’s drums will transport guests to a sandy beach far away. Location: The Valley Theater. Atahualpa – Hailing from Ecuador, Atahualpa combines native Incan instruments with contemporary backups to celebrate the history and culture of the Andes Mountains. Atahualpa’s mix of songs includes contemporary music, South American dance rhythms, and the traditional music of the Andes. Through their sharing of music, culture, and heritage, Atahualpa hopes to promote brotherhood, friendship, and peace to all the people of the world. Location: Showstreet Gazebo. Les Grands Hurleurs – Les Grands Hurleurs of Quebec, Canada has pushed boundaries and incorporate a variety of musical influences for their own special sound. Paying respect to their traditional roots while creating original music, this trio flirts with classical, Manouche, electronica, and folk music for shows that bring audiences alive. Prepare to experience a musical journey with groovy, energetic, and swing styles. Location: Back Porch Theater. Dollywood’s Festival of Nations begins what is to become the park’s biggest season ever. The largest expansion in the park’s history, Wildwood Grove, opens this spring to provide families with thrilling new experiences and attractions for guests to explore together.

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Summer kicks off with Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass (May 24 – June 2), while the park’s Summer Celebration (June 22 – August 4) features later hours and the first chance to experience the wonder of Wildwood Grove at night. Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana (September 27 – November 2) features Southern gospel’s greatest performers alongside the guest-favorite Great Pumpkin LumiNights. Dollywood’s 2019 season concludes with the 11-time winner for Best Theme Park Christmas Event, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana, November 9 – January 4, 2020. If there has ever been a year to take advantage of the value of a Dollywood season pass, this is it. With the opening of Wildwood Grove and a vast amount of entertainment and festivals (all included with park admission) available throughout the season, guests certainly will want to make several return visits in 2019. Guests can learn more about Dollywood’s biggest season ever by calling 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or visiting www. dollywood.com.

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D’s at the Mansion in historic downtown Sweetwater, you don’t know what you’ve been missing. Kelly Raper Dalton, owner of Kelly D’s and Tennessee native, recently realized her life-long dream of owning her own tea room style restaurant featuring her signature Southern flare. Well her new restaurant, Kelly D’s at the Mansion, which is located within Sweetwater Flower Shop, has opened to rave reviews, with more than 500 guests attending her open house. Kelly D’s at the Mansion, which officially opened on February 2nd, features a large assortment of your favorites, including homemade chicken salad, pimento cheese, homemade dumplings, and exciting daily specials, as well as a large selection of delectable sandwiches and heart healthy salads – all served with Kelly’s unique Southern flair. She also promises that you will fall in love with her homemade pies and desserts, which are to die for!

For a truly culinary treat with a Kelly’s very own signature Southern flare, you are invited to visit Kelly D’s at the Mansion, located within Sweetwater Flower Shop in historic downtown Sweetwater. Restaurant hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 am to 3 pm. Kelly D’s will be closed on Tuesdays and Saturdays but hopes to possibly open on Saturdays in the very near future. Kelly D’s is also available for special events and catering. For a truly culinary treat with a Kelly’s very own signature Southern flare, you are invited to visit Kelly D’s at the Mansion, located within Sweetwater Flower Shop in historic downtown Sweetwater. Be sure to introduce yourself to Chef Kelly, who delights in greeting guests.

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Happy Everything! is our newest line of giftware and home décor products inspired by the artist’s motto, “Never miss an opportunity to celebrate every day.” The base platters, nesting cubes, frames, and jars are customizable in two ways – by swapping out the mini attachments, as well as with the addition of your special phrase, name, or date. Available at CH Interiors & Gifts, 12556 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, 865.288.7887, www.chinteriorsandgifts.com.




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Making an exceptional design statement, this desk features a graceful curved front with seven storage drawers and one lettersized file drawer. The arched writing surface on the top is an inset of correlated gray faux leather and stunning from every angle. Available at Decorating Den Interiors, 521 Lovell Road, Suite 205 in Knoxville, 865.392.6222, www.SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com.


Always looking for the perfect centerpiece? This naturally distressed centerpiece box (13L x 6W x 3.5T) has 12 (2 of each) magnetic seasonal accessories, which make it perfect for year-round décor. Just fill with your favorite flower or greenery and you’re set! Available at The Town Framery & Gifts, 12814 Kingston Pike in Farragut, 865.671.6627, www.thetownframery.com.


Transition into spring with a large selection of seasonal décor, florals, fresh cut flowers, and ladies’ spring fashions and accessories. Also, be sure to visit Sweetwater’s newest dining sensation, Kelly D’s at the Mansion. Sweetwater Flower Shop, 118 W. North Street in Sweetwater, 423.337.6623.


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Rolling Stones fans. Not just fans of Mick, Keith, Charlie, and Ronnie, but also of Lisa Fischer, Daryl Jones, and, of course, Bernard Fowler. Mr. Fowler graced Everything Knoxville’s pages almost four years ago (and first on Boomerocity’s pages six years ago). With a Stones tour already announced and Fowler’s release of his own new CD, Inside Out, it was a great time to catch up with him again. I called him while he was at Denver’s airport on his way to a performance of A Bowie Celebration with some of David Bowie’s former bandmates. (You can read the extended version of this interview on www.boomerocity.com for his comments about those shows.) According to Fowler’s press release for Inside Out, Mick Jagger made a comment about how he was handling a Stones song during a soundcheck, and that’s what kicked off this album. “It was that comment from him that made me get the recording process started,” said Fowler. “I had plans to do it already, but getting that comment from him just put a stamp. Right after the tour I went to work on it.” The album is a bit of a surprise from Fowler. It’s an album of Rolling Stones tunes spanning most of their entire career. However, it’s his treatment of those classics that will cause listeners to sit up and lean into what they’re hearing. Take, for instance, the song selection. The disc’s eight songs are pulled from the Stones’ Beggars Banquet, Sticky Fingers, It’s Only Rock and Roll, Goats Head Soup, and Undercover. Five great Rolling Stones albums with some of the most popular songs of their 50+ year career. Fowler shared why this was the case. “The criteria was strong lyric content,” he said. “Then I opened the Rolling Stones songbook. I read some lyrics, and I saw the lyric content and I went to it. Sympathy for the Devil is a pretty obvious thing. That’s the last thing that I recorded, because I had a deadline, and that lyric content – it was strong. So it just made sense to add that to the whole thing.” The obvious question is has Mick and/or Keith heard the album, and, if so, what was their reaction to it? “I’m sure that they’ve probably heard it by now, but I have not spoken to them, so I don’t know,” said Fowler. “I’ve not performed it yet. It’s not even released yet officially. It’s the 19th of April. But the people that have heard 36


it, the response has been incredible. “When I was recording it, I played Keith a little taste of it. I wrote that in the liner notes. He looked at me, smiled, and said, ‘Damn, Fowler! You went deep!’ I was really in the early stage of recording. He hasn’t heard it in its completion, as far as I know. I’m not sure if he’s heard it.” Artists often like to point to one song from each of their albums that is a “calling card” for the entire album. I asked Fowler which song from Inside Out would he point to as the calling card for the album. “Probably ‘Sister Morphine.’ I like how it turns out. It’s exactly what I wanted when I envisioned it, which was a jazz piece, and it worked out perfect. I couldn’t have asked for any more. It’s exactly what I wanted.” Interestingly, Fowler went into the studio determined not to sing the lyrics, which may disappoint some of his – as well as Rolling Stones – fans. We all love hearing Fowler’s silky, Smoky Robinson-like voice. But don’t let it keep you from getting the disc. It’s a keeper. That said, I did ask him what made him decide to take the non-singing approach to the Stones catalog. “It’s something I wanted to do,” he said. “Although people pretty much know me as

a vocalist, I’m a producer. I wanted to do something different. I didn’t want to do a record like The Bura again this particular time. I wanted to do something different – something really different coming from me. It would be a spoken-word record.” One can’t speak with any of the Rolling Stones team without asking about an upcoming tour or album. When I asked Fowler what kind of show can fans expect from the upcoming tour, he chuckled and said, “You know what? You know what I know. I won’t know what that is until I get to rehearsal. I’ll start rehearsal the end of March/first of April.” We can hardly wait to see which cities the Rolling Stones will be performing. In the meantime, you can order Fowler’s three solo albums, Friends with Privileges, The Bura, and now Inside Out. All three are a worthy addition to your listening library. Randy’s first interview was at the tender age of 13 with none other than Col. Tom Parker. Thirty-six years later he founded the webzine, Boomerocity. com, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music.

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it’s time to put away the winter coats and heavy sweaters. It’s also time to make a seasonal assessment of your closet and update your spring wardrobe. The highlights from New York Fashion Week include these 2019 spring fashion trends: » Puff shoulders on both dresses and blouses » Western-influenced clothes, jackets, and shoes » Pleats » Florals » Larger hats » Dressy shorts Before you grab your so-last-year purse to go shopping, take time to shop your own closet, assessing your wardrobe and de-cluttering. Go through your closet, piece by piece, and only keep what you will actually wear. The clothes that make you feel good about yourself! After discarding clothing, you’ll have a base wardrobe to supplement with new spring pieces. You can buy only the clothes and accessories you need to keep both your budget and closet under control. Admittedly, much of what makes the runway never ends up in your closet, and

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(RAF) Knoxville made its first official delivery just over 10 years ago, and the organization currently serves more than 150 healthcare facilities in Knoxville and the East Tennessee region, including hospitals, assisted living facilities, and hospice care centers. RAF has blossomed since starting operations, growing from 2,170 deliveries of hope and healing in 2009 to an amazing 15,900 in 2018. On Tuesday, February 19, Random Acts of Flowers visited Parkwest Medical Center to make the branch’s 100,000th delivery. Even though Random Acts of Flowers’ entire mission is devoted to providing personal moments of kindness throughout the year, making a milestone delivery in the middle of National Random Acts of Kindness Week still feels a little extra special. “The impact that a moment of beauty and compassion can have on an individual is an honor to experience,” said Emma Hayes, RAF Knoxville Program Director. “One hundred thousand deliveries is a tremendous milestone, because it means that 100,000 people in our community have been impacted directly by delivering hope. I am so humbled to work for an organization that is changing lives, one floral arrangement at a time.” 44


Floral delivery recipients in Knoxville have also reached out many times in the last decade to share the impact the flowers and the love behind them made. “I just wanted to let you know how much my family and I appreciated this kind gesture,” said Adam B. “It’s not every day that people take their time to give a gift to not just a random person, but a whole hospital floor, just to brighten their day and help them smile. You went above and beyond. It is so great knowing firsthand that there are still people out there that genuinely care about others.” Achieving 100,000 deliveries is an incredible number, and it shows that there is a continued and growing need for Random Acts of Flowers in our community. Too many people battle their illness alone, but with the selfless work of the staff and volunteers, Random Acts of Flowers is able to bring a smile and hope of to many of them – even in the depths of winter. For more information on making a donation or becoming a Random Acts of Flowers volunteer, call 865-633-9082 or visit www.RAFKnoxville.org.


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April in the Garden BY LISA GRUGIN


for spring! So far this year we have either had cold weather or rainy weather. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty tired of it. I hate being cold, and I’m starting to rust. I want temperatures in the 70s and rain that only falls between midnight and 4 am three days a week! I’m not going to pin my hopes on that kind of weather. April can be tricky, so I encourage you to go in to spring with patience. Our last frost is typically between April 6th and 16th, but last year we had a freeze midmonth. It’s better to hold off a little while on planting tender plants just to be safe. What are things you can do this month? There’s a big list! » Number one, of course, is a good checkup. Take a long walk around your yard, and give your plants an up-closeand-personal look. (Gazing across your yard from the porch or deck doesn’t count. You need to really see what’s going on.) What has freeze damage? What has insect damage? What has started to sprout fungus? What needs to be pruned, divided, moved, or composted? What has changed

that will mean a difference in your gardening? Do you have new neighbors that you’d like to not see quite so much of ? Make a list, and make a plan. » Notice above that I said look for insect damage. I didn’t say look for insects. Some of you freak out if you see any bugs on your plants, but some bugs are either benign or helpful. Don’t think that you have to start drenching your plants in insecticide at the first sign of movement. If you see damage, however, it’s best to start treating before you have an infestation. Call if you have questions. » I also mentioned fungus. I’m afraid we’re in for a disease filled season with all the rain. If you have a susceptible plant, consider beginning a systemic fungicide regimen sooner rather than later. » How about planting? Trees and shrubs can be safely planted as soon as the soil dries up. Please don’t try to force it and plant in soggy soil. The success rate is minimal. » Get your planting beds ready even if you’re waiting to plant. Add compost or aged manure to beds to up the nutrient



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UT Gardens’ Plant of the Month: Blackberries S U B M I T T E D B Y H O L LY J O N E S A N D C A R O L R E E S E O F T H E U T G A R D E N S I N K N OX V I L L E A N D J AC K S O N , R E S P EC T I V E LY


candidate for the home garden. Delicious and nutritious eaten out of hand or cooked, nothing says summer in the south like fresh blackberries. Not only are they great for consumption, but they provide ornamental appeal as well. White flowers resembling small old-fashioned roses appear in late spring, fruits change from green to red to purple black as they ripen, the leaves often show fall color, and overwintering canes display interesting shades of red and purple. They are also a good crop for U-Pick orchards and even commercial production, but the berries are soft and shelf life is brief, so they can be challenging to harvest, store, and sell. The common terms brambles and cane fruit refer to all plants in the genus Rubus, which includes blackberries, dewberries, raspberries, and boysenberries. The most common growth pattern of brambles is to have roots that are perennial but shoots that only live for parts of two growing seasons. The first year of emergence these shoots are purely vegetative growth (stems and leaves) and are called primocanes. In the second season of growth, these same stems produce flowers and fruit and are called floricanes. They die at the end of the second season and should be removed. Primocanes emerge in the late spring and grow side by side with the current year’s floricanes. Blackberries thrive best on fertile, welldrained soil in full sun. The plants will tolerate part shade but yield and sugar content will be diminished. Periods of high rainfall or overzealous irrigation during the ripening phase can also lead to a less sweet crop. While easily grown, they can become a management challenge if not maintained. It is their nature to sprawl and growth is rapid so consider a trellising system and a regular pruning regime to remedy what can quickly become a blackberry jungle. Erect and semi-erect types of brambles may only require some tip pruning and heading back to keep vines from covering too much garden space and hindering harvest, but trailing types benefit most from trellising to get the fruit off the ground. Pruning tips and trellising systems are addressed thoroughly in this publication from the University of Kentucky: www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/ ho/ho15/ho15.pdf. While erect types are the easiest to maintain, flavor and sweetness can be subjective, and growers will benefit from experimentation with an assortment of varieties. At the UT Gardens, Knoxville, Kitchen Garden a trailing variety called ‘Triple Crown’ has been the crowd favorite Photo courtesy of pixel2013 on Pixabay

for more than five years due to heavy production of sweet, flavorful berries. The University of Arkansas is a leader in breeding blackberries, developing cultivars that have improved flavor, production, disease resistance, and minimized maintenance. Of course thornlessness has been addressed, and several varieties are available, as well as a relatively new group of blackberries that will produce on the first year canes, which revolutionizes commercial blackberry production. Recommended University of Arkansas cultivars that produce on floricanes (second year) are named for Native American Indian tribes, and those that will produce on the primocanes will have the prefix ‘Prime” attached to the name. The University of Arkansas resources are included here as a starting point: www.uaex.edu/yard-garden/ fruits-nuts/berries.aspx. Recommended University of Arkansas blackberry cultivars for home gardens include:

Thorny: Chickasaw, Choctaw, Kiowa, and Shawnee Thornless: Apache, Arapaho, Natchez, Navaho, Osage, and Ouachita Additional information about blackberry production can be found online at the UT Extension publications page at www. extension.tennessee.edu/publications. Just enter “blackberries” into the search engine. The UT Gardens include plant collections located in Knoxville, Jackson, and Crossville. Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, the collections are part of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. The Gardens’ mission is to foster appreciation, education, and stewardship of plants through garden displays, educational programs, and research trials. The Gardens are open during all seasons and free to the public. For more information, visit www.ag.tennessee.edu/ utg. April 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Put Your Garage in Gear



to leave your garage door open very long? Have your cars been displaced from their rightful home to make room for more clutter? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Of all U.S. homes that have two-car garages, 35% can’t park their cars in the garage because of the junk! Garages often become a dumping ground for whatever doesn’t fit into the house. So with spring’s arrival, let’s cut the clutter and talk about getting your garage organized! Plan the Space How are you going to use your garage? If there’s enough space, homeowners are now using the garage for “flex space.” Besides parking cars, people utilize the garage for multiple purposes, workshops or hobby area, exercise space, or a man cave. People are planning garages so it looks and works like a part of the house, rather than an addition. Eliminate the Waste Go through everything in your garage. Place items into three piles on tarps in your driveway: Keep, donate, or toss. Toss or donate outgrown toys, things that are broken beyond repair, outdated chemicals or paint, which may need special disposal, and anything you haven’t used in two years. If you need to store items for a couple of nights, renting a trailer

it easier to find things. For example, all the sporting equipment goes in one area and your everyday tools in another. Place things you use the most, like bikes or the lawnmower, close to the garage door. Put seasonal items that you use once a year in hard-to-reach places. The most important clutter-busting tip is to keep items off the floor. You’ll free up more room for your car. PremierGarage can help maximize wall and ceiling space by designing and installing cabinets and organizational systems. They can also install a durable floor that stands up to the heat and friction of tires, making your garage organized and beautiful. Let PremierGarage of Knoxville help you get your garage in gear by taking it from chaos to clutter-free!

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Tremont Institute Receives Grant Supporting Residential Programs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park for Knoxville Students



Institute at Tremont (Tremont Institute) received a $4,000 grant from the Gannett Foundation to support residential programs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park for Knoxville schools. “I love seeing our community come together to support students in this way,” said Catey Terry, President and CEO. “The grant from Gannett Foundation is a wonderful example of how partnerships can work for our communities. Here at Tremont, we know engaging youth in exciting, hands-on learning is beneficial in so many different ways, and we appreciate the funding to make these experiences increasingly accessible.” During programs at Tremont Institute, students explore and investigate the wonders of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, take classes tied to academic standards, practice environmental stewardship, and develop social and personal leadership skills. Although Knox County is on the doorstep of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 54


many of the county’s youth do not have the means to experience America’s most popular national park. When they are able to immerse in the park, Knoxville students regularly express wonder at the beauty and joy they’ve discovered so close to home. Funds will support residential experiences that work alongside Tremont Institute’s professional development programs at Knoxville schools. Educators participating in professional development programs are empowered to understand, design, and implement further experiential education experiences in their schoolyards. Residential experiences and schoolyard learning ensure pathways of experiential learning, which can lead to sustained academic and social impact. Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont provides in-depth experiences through educational programs that celebrate ecological and cultural diversity, foster stewardship, and nurture appreciation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For more information, visit www.gsmit.org.

Every Picture Tells a Story


HEN YOU LOOK at the images on this page,

what do you see? Rusty metal and damaged brick? Stained glass and tattered wood? We see more than the materials. We see stories. Stories from families, doctors, and the walls and windows that shape a community’s history. Staff at the Knox Heritage Salvage Shop hear stories every day, fascinating accounts that accompany many of the donations dropped off at 619 N. Broadway. Like the stained-glass window. It originally hailed from the First Methodist Episcopal Church that graced the corner of Locust and Church Street in the late 1890s. This 4’ x 8’ work of art was saved from demolition in the 1960s and became part of Millers Department Store. Now it resides at The Salvage Shop, hoping to be discovered by its next grateful owner. Also, there’s the surgical table. With its somewhat creepy persona and hard, rusty surface, this surprisingly elaborate medical bed made its debut in the early 1900s and is one of less than five still available in the U.S. It was originally owned by Dr. Victor Dryden Holloway, a Knoxville OBGYN and husband to Louise Lutz Holloway, daughter of Adelia Lutz, thought to be the first professional female artist in Knoxville. The family lived at 3425 Kingston Pike (aka Historic Westwood), current headquarters for Knox Heritage and a popular museum house and event space available to the public. This life-saving table, along with a large “pine box,” believed to be a moveable coffin that transferred bodies to a coroner, funeral parlor, or final resting place, were just two of the many medical memorabilia found at Historic Westwood. Finally, a grand home in West Farragut known as the Harville House.

Custom built by Knoxville dentist, Dr. Lacy Harville, in the 1960s, this 9,000 square foot residence with a half-mile long, tree-lined driveway and backyard swimming pool graced nearly 90 acres before it was sold just months before its 50th birthday. To the disappointment of the original owners, this home was almost immediately demolished to make way for a single-family subdivision. Before the home was raised, Salvage Shop volunteers quickly recovered four giant columns on the front porch, 40 interior doors, four fireplace mantels, and numerous indoor and outdoor lights. They even saved the Norwegian Rose countertop with a marble vein that was the last of the lot pulled from a quarry in Italy. There will be no more. These are just a few of the story-enriched treasures currently up for sale at the Salvage Shop. Proceeds from the sale of these items support Knox Heritage, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving structures and places with historical significance in East Tennessee. If you have “stories” to share, or maybe your basement is filled with family possessions you really don’t know what to do with, please consider donating them to the Salvage Shop. You’ll get the tax write off and peace of mind knowing they won’t be buried in a landfill but valued by someone who loves the treasure as much as the story! Contact Julie at the Knox Heritage Salvage Shop at 865-313-2111, and follow us on Facebook for a first-hand look at some of the new arrivals.

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New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center April 5-26 E ARTS T HALLIANCE



is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from April 5-26. A reception will take place on Friday, April 5, from 5 to 9 pm as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition. Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild Quilt Show 2019 in the Main Gallery The Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild (KMQG) exists for Elizabeth Rea residents of Knoxville and surrounding areas who have an interest in modern design and quilting. The guild’s mission is to provide a community where modern quilters can meet and share ideas while creating an environment that encourages creativity and acceptance. The KMQG was established in 2010 by Mary Beth Meadows as a member of the Modern Quilt Guild, which is made up of more than 14,000 members in more than 200 guilds in 39 countries. The exhibited quilts have all been made by Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild members using traditional means and featuring a modern aesthetic. Framing the Scene: Seeing the Situation by Tom Owens & Marianne Woodside in the Balcony Gallery A still photograph puts a frame around a moment frozen in time. It sits Tom Owens still, allowing and perhaps commanding the viewer to look at something real. One definition of realism is a “rejection of visionary,” yet photography done well is transcendent: Extending the limits of ordinary experience. Seeing is the essence of photography. Seeing the situation may be when all the visual elements coalesce to produce something that engages the viewer. Henri Cartier-Bresson, the French humanist photographer, coined the term “the decisive moment.” In his book, he defines the decisive 58


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moment: If a photograph is to communicate its subject in all its intensity, the relationship of forms must be rigorously established. Photography implies the recognition of a rhythm in the world of real things. What the eye does is to find and focus on the particular subject within the mass of reality; what the camera does is simply to register upon film the decision made by the eye. Photography must seize upon this moment and hold immobile the equilibrium of it. “Framing the Scene, Seeing the Situation” (inspired by and adapted from Eudora Welty’s text, On Writing) represents the hope of Tom Owens and Marianne Woodside to extend the images in this exhibit beyond the moment and the frame. The movements inward and outward represent aspects of the viewer experience and help make personal meaning of the images seen and experienced. The two photographers often have different styles and approaches to their work, yet they hope the transcendence from real to something curious, interesting, attractive, humorous, or even disturbing engages each viewer. Judy Overholt Wheeler: Putting the Pieces Together – Mosaic Art in the display Case

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“As I sit here by the sand and water, I am thinking even the beach is an example of putting pieces – little grains of sand – together to make a beautiful place for us to enjoy,” said Wheeler. “Much of life is made up of putting pieces together, whether it is getting dressed in the morning, putting breakfast on the table, or planning a project. In my mosaic art, it is about cutting and placing tesserae (pieces of glass, ceramics, smalti, etc.) to make pieces of beauty for people to enjoy.” Wheeler is a retired teacher, principal, and supervisor; mother, wife, and grandmother; and a self-taught mosaic artist. She has learned through working with other mosaic artists, taking classes, and researching the components of art.

Pam Hamilton: The Woman Within on the North Wall “With varying degrees of abstraction, I paint about silence and solitude – essential moments Pam Hamilton in life,” said Hamilton. “You will sometimes see other figures share the space, as solitude is only one facet of our lives. The surface of the painting is critical, and I spend time with the texture and colors. Embracing the unexpected, layers are built up, wiped off, and painted over. My appreciation for things aging and well-worn shows through in the hints of cracking paint and textured surfaces that evolve as I work.” This partial collection of paintings by Hamilton is a celebration of women and the strength that comes from within. The exhibition features acrylic and mixed media paintings on canvas. Rough texture and cracking paint underline the contrast to the femininity of Hamilton’s figures. Yardage by Emily Doane, Melissa Everett, Ashley Beals Pace, Sarah Shebaro, Megan Stair, and Coral Grace Turner Yardage is defined as a distance or length measured in yards but more casually refers to an amount of material to be used for making something – most commonly fabric or textiles. In this exhibition, six artists, coming from different Coral Turner disciplines and training, each create their own yardage using techniques such as screen printing, digital printing, shibori, and resist. The development of pattern can be perfected with computer design and digital printing processes or be the framework through which hand printed or resisted fabrics are inherently one of a kind. All of them, examples of surface design, are able to be transformed into a variety of objects. In this exhibition, there will be both yardage and objects made with yardage designed by the artists. The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, located at 100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Please note that the Emporium will be closed on Friday, April 19, for the holiday. For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

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Phil Dirt and The Dozers will transport you to another time and place, the classic Rock ‘n Roll of America’s golden years. The Dozers perform the intricate vocal harmonies of the Beach Boys, Four Seasons, the Eagles and many more to perfection.

Where Fab Meets Fun!!! Friday, September 13 - The WannaBeatles

Get ready for a different kind of Beatles experience that combines great Beatles classics with hilarious on stage antics, audience involvement and award winning entertainment!

Doors Open at 5:30pm. Shows start at 7:00pm Call 865-448-0044 for tickets and more information.

Leave your chairs at home. Chairs will be provided with every ticket purchased!

Tickets in Advance

GSMHC Members........$25 per individual show.........$40 for both shows Non-Members.........$30 per individual show.........$50 for both shows ( On the day of the concert, tickets will increase by $5, if still available)

VIP Experience - Limited to 50. Reservations Required.

Do you want to meet the Entertainers? Get the best seat in the house, an extra cushy chair, and a meet and greet with the Band! VIP ticket holders will enjoy catered heavy appetizers and have the opportunity to socialize with the band in a private area before the show. Once the show begins, you will be seated in our padded chairs on the apron of the stage! VIP pricing : $15 per show in addition to the ticket price. Dinner will be available at 5:30 for purchase from “Meatball Madness and More”. Thanks to our sponsors who helped make these evenings possible. The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is located between the Townsend traffic light and the national park entrance on Scenic Highway 73 in Townsend. For more information: www.gsmheritagecenter.org. / 865-448-0044


April 1: Mighty Musical Monday with Variations Ensemble at the Tennessee Theatre at noon. Free!

April 11: Jeff Dunham: Passively Aggressive Tour at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum at 7 pm.

April 2: Knoxville Jazz Orchestra presents Monty Alexander’s Harlem-Kingston Expres Meets KJO at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

April 11 & 12: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Ninth at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm.

April 3: The Lone Bellow at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. April 4: Darrell Scott at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. April 5: First Friday on Market Square, Gay Street, The Old City, and Downtown North beginning at 5 pm. April 5: Black Jacket Symphony: Journey’s “Escape” at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. April 6: Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk in Market Square from 8 am to 8 pm. April 6: Farragut Book Fest for Children at Founders Park at Campbell Station from 10 am to 1 pm. April 6: 30th Annual Ijams River Rescue along the Tennessee River from 10 am to 2 pm. April 6: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Disney in Concert – Mary Poppins (Film & Orchestra) at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum at 8 pm.

April 12: 7th Annual Hats in Bloom Luncheon at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum at 10:30 am. April 13: Rossini Festival International Street Fair along Gay Street and Market Square from 10 am to 9 pm. April 13: Tennessee Vols Orange and White Game at Neyland Stadium. Vol Village opens at 3 pm, gates open at 4:30 pm, kickoff at 6 pm. Free! April 13: Water Lantern Festival at Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center from 5:30 to 10 pm. April 13 & 14: Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Tennessee Theatre. April 13 at 3 & 8 pm and April 14 at 1:30 pm.

April 20: Mandolin Orange with Charlie Parr at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. April 21: Easter Sunday. April 22: Brit Floyd: 40 Years of the Wall and More at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm. April 26: Volapalooza at the University of Tennessee. April 26: Wild Vine at Zoo Knoxville from 6:30 to 10:30 pm.

April 14: Bikes & Blooms on the Farragut Trail from 8 am to 10 am.

April 26-28: Dogwood Arts Festival in Market Square.

April 16: The Head and the Heart at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

April 27: Breakthrough Run for Autism at Regal Cinemas Pinnacle Stadium 18 in Turkey Creek at 8:30 am.

April 17: Judah & the Lion at the Bijou Theatre at 7:45 pm.

April 6: Lisa Lampanelli with Frank DeCaro at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

April 18: The Miss Me More Tour featuring Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum at 7 pm.

April 6 & 7: Monster Jam at ThompsonBoling Arena at 2 pm.

April 18: David Sedaris at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

April 7: Pat Metheny Side Eye with James Francies & Nate Smith at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

April 19: Bill Wolf: Easter Stories & Songs at the Bijou Theatre at 7 pm. April 20: EarthFest at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum from 10 am to 5 pm.

April 27: Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Walk at Fort Sanders West Campus at 10 am. April 27: Walk MS: Knoxville at World’s Fair Park at 10 am. April 27: OUTCRY Tour: Revival Nights at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum at 7 pm. April 28: KSO Chamber Orchestra presents Mozart in the City at the Bijou Theatre.

Dogwood Arts is Ready to Celebrate Spring with a Full Calendar of Art, Culture, and Natural Beauty D OGWOOD ARTS,

a 60-year-old East Tennessee tradition, is gearing up for its annual celebration with a number of exciting events and activities throughout the entire year! There is something for everyone, from the large-scale sculpture exhibit Art in Public Places, to the blooming beautiful open gardens and dogwood trails, to live music and performances at Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival, and so much more. It’s time to ring in the season with the native blooming dogwood trees during the annual spring celebration that Knoxville has come to love and enjoy.

Signature Spring Events

Art in Public Places April 1 – March 2020 An exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculptures in downtown Knoxville, the McGhee Tyson Airport, Zoo Knoxville, and Oak Ridge. Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens, and Camera Sites April 4-30 Twelve blooming trails covering more than 80 miles of residential neighborhoods in the Knoxville area. Farragut is the 2019 Featured Trail. Chalk Walk April 6 A day-long chalk festival that turns downtown Knoxville sidewalks into a vast canvas for the region’s most talented professional and student artists. Featured Gardens April 13 & 14 Remarkable private gardens open to the public for one weekend only. Bikes & Blooms April 14 Organized bike rides, produced with Dreambikes, showcasing Knoxville’s natural beauty the lean, green way. Dogwood Arts Festival April 26-28 Downtown Knoxville becomes a dynamic street festival showcasing artwork from local and national artisans, live entertainment, food trucks, children’s activities, and much more! Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival May 17-19 This three-day music festival features emerging acts in American roots music – encompassing blues, country, jazz, rock, indie, and everything in between. Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission is to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty. Most of Dogwood Arts’ wide range of arts events, performances, and exhibitions are offered to the public free of charge. For more information, including a complete calendar of events and ticket information, call 865637-4561 or visit www.dogwoodarts.com. April 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE



Offers Plenty of Spring Break Activities Beyond the Beach


LORIDA IS ONE of the most

at milder spots like Humiston Park, Jaycee Park, and Wabasso Beach Park, as they’re all within eight miles of each other on the barrier island. If interested in a serious challenge, head a few clicks north to the Monster Hole at Sebastian Inlet. Follow the Brewery Trail along the Gulf Coast Microbrew lovers can follow the Fort Myers Brew Trail, sampling brews and spirits infused with tropical flavors. Start the morning with family-friendly yoga at Millennial Brewing in Fort Myers. After class, kids can play in the free bounce house while parents enjoy a brew to extend the morning relaxation. Fort Myers Brewing Co, the first microbrewery in Lee County, claims the title of Best Brewery in Florida, while the femalelead Big Blue Brewing won the 2018 title of Best Brewpub in Florida, with its “Lightest Thing Ya Got” cream ale winning the title of Best Beer in Florida.

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popular spring break vacation destinations in the United States, and there’s more than just warm weather and white sand. For travelers looking to supplement a relaxing day on the beach, the state offers countless activities spanning delicious brewery trails, wildlife adventures, exhilarating Nascar racing, and even behind-the-scenes access to MLB training season. For those looking for alternative spring break trips that still offer all the beauty of Florida without the seasonal crowds, here is a curated list of top recommendations: Surf’s Up in Vero Beach The waters off Vero Beach present some of the best surfing in Florida and offer the ideal getaway for wave-ridin’ pals. There are perfect spots for beginners and at least one place that rip-curl experts can enjoy. Drop in

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Discover Eco-Adventure in South Walton Choose to cruise on the Gulf or Bay – either way it’s the perfect South Walton experience. Sail on a catamaran with Into the Wild Eco Diversions and weave environmental and historic knowledge into a unique trip. Try an adventure you wouldn’t expect in Northwest Florida by exploring aboard an airboat that seats up to six people with 30A Airboat Adventures. You can complete your South Walton summer experience by hopping on a dolphin cruise with Solaris and Sunquest Cruises. With 26 miles of sugar-white sands along the Gulf of Mexico, as well as 15 rare coastal dune lakes and easy Bay access, South Walton’s natural beauty is on full display from your kayak. With locations in WaterColor, Grayton Beach, and Seagrove, the folks at Yellowfin Ocean Sports can ensure that you’re well equipped and ready to go. Given South Walton’s proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, it’s only natural that visitors want to dive deep in our turquoise waters. The South Walton Artificial Reef Association has spearheaded the effort to deploy nearshore and offshore snorkeling and diving reefs that attract both marine life and human spectators. A variety of local SCUBA/snorkeling operators, like Rent Gear Here, are more than happy to gear you up and take you on a reef visit by boat. Satiate a Need for Speed in Daytona Visitors, both those traveling fast and furious and those not a Nascar Race fan, can enjoy the exhilarating tour of the Daytona International Speedway. Home to some of the country’s biggest races, including the Daytona 500 and Nascar Racing Experience 300, the 30-minute tour is an absolute must for any race or motorsport fan and includes access to a museum full of classic racing machines.

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South Walton

Regional Events April-September 2019 Northern Region

SandJam Music Festival April 26-28 Panama City Beach PCB’s second annual alternative rock music festival will set their stages on the beautiful sugar white sand beaches of Panama City Beach, providing the most beautiful backdrop for this spring’s biggest festivals. Music lovers of all ages are invited to make long-lasting memories at SandJam. Jeep Beach Jam May 14-19 Panama City Beach Thousands of jeep owners and enthusiasts will gather in Panama City Beach for the fourth annual Jeep Beach Jam. This five-day family event will be filled with many fun-in-the-sun activities, including concerts, scavenger hunts, off-road excursions, bonfires, and more. Events will take place at many locations throughout the beach. Summer Concert Series June-August Panama City Beach Throughout the summer, visitors and locals alike gather for the free summer concert series at Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater, where live performances in the open-air amphitheater set the tone for summer. The Summer Concert Series takes place every Thursday night June through August. Friends and families love bringing their blankets or lawn chairs and relaxing under the stars to great performances. Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam August 31-September 2 Panama City Beach On Labor Day weekend, the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam will bring the best of today’s country music to the beach. Festival-goers will get a chance to see many of the biggest names in country music as they take to the stage on the beach, with previous artists including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, and Eric Church, just to name a few. As the sun begins to set, patrons can ride free shuttles to the headline stage at Frank Brown Park. Panama City Beach Oktoberfest October Panama City Beach Locals and visitors alike will raise a glass and don their lederhosen for this annual celebration of German heritage. Authentic German beer and brats are the star of the show, while this year’s festivities will feature stein hosting competitions, live music, and plenty of activities for the kids.

Central Region

Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival 2019 April 12-28 Clearwater One of Clearwater’s most anticipated events will take visitors on a trip around the world when it hits the sugar sand of Clearwater Beach. The theme this year will be Sea the World, “A Journey Around the Globe.” Clearwater Beach’s famous sugar sand will be transformed into immaculate sculptures of renowned destinations and prominent landmarks from around the world.

Southern Region

Sarasota Film Festival April 5-14 Sarasota For a week and a half, Sarasota turns to “mini Hollywood” for the Sarasota Film Festival. Oscar-winning and nominated actors, directors, and movies can be found downtown across three venues. Some like Richard Dreyfuss and Sophia Loren have shared experiences to large audiences while accepting lifetime achievement awards. Others speak with students and local media at the nearby Ringling College of Art and Design, where several students have ended up submitted or working on their own films to debut at the festival. Over 20 years, the festival has grown from three to 10 days. Mote’s Marine Laboratory’s Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration April 13 Key West Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center at Key West’s Truman Waterfront Park showcases the Keys’ marine environment. Florida-based Mote Marine Laboratory’s family-friendly event features marinethemed games, music, food, and vendors. “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tourney May 3 Sanibel Island To celebrate the history of the first documented tarpon caught on a rod-and-reel in “Ding ” Darling ’s Tarpon Bay in 1885, Doc Ford’s and the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge have partnered to host this 8th annual “catch, care, and release” tournament. Registration is $500 per team of four, 100% of which goes back to the anglers in cash awards. Proceeds support the wildlife and conservation efforts at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The Key West Songwriters Festival May 8-12 Key West Features America’s foremost performing songwriters at dozens of concerts staged in intimate, audience-friendly settings. Typically included are more than 50 shows and 200 country and pop music hit-makers. The world’s largest festival of its kind celebrates 24 years with five days

and nights of musical stars in intimate settings. Vero Beach Wine and Film Festival June 6-9 Vero Beach Legendary film critic Jeffrey Lyons will host the third installment of this dynamic festival touted as “The New Summer Sundance” by The Huffington Post. This event features top wineries from around the globe, Vero Beach’s swankiest venues and, of course, some of the Sunshine State’s finest filmmakers. 23rd Annual MangoMania Tropical Fruit Festival July 13-14 Pine Island The mango is the star attraction for two days each summer on Pine Island. Go wild for fruit as you sample locally-grown delicacies at this annual affair, an unusual celebration of all the tropical fruit grown on the island, which includes lychee, carambola, longan, papaya, and “chocolate pudding fruit.” Fruit, exotic fruit trees, and fruit-related products are available for purchase. This fun, family event celebrates Pine Island’s mangoes and other tropical fruits. In addition to mango food and beverages, the event features live music, art and craft vendors, food and recipe contests, and activities area for kids and a chance to meet the Mango Queen. 3rd Annual Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week August 1-7 Delray Beach Discover the diverse dining scene and widearray of culinary experiences in Downtown Delray Beach during the summer season – a tropical and leisurely time of year in South Florida. The week-long event provides locals and visitors an opportunity to discover new and existing downtown restaurants, cafés, and juice bars featuring special multi-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus, dine out deals, and culinary experiences. Island Hopper Songwriter Fest September 20-29 Fort Myers The popular event brings music back to the beach with new artists and new events. The festival offers a range of star-studded performances. It kicks off on Captiva Island September 20-22, moves to downtown Fort Myers September 23-26, and ends at Fort Myers Beach September 27-29. The festival was named one of the top events for summer by the Southeast Tourism Society. The sixth annual event will continue to give fans the opportunity to meet the talented artists who write songs for country superstars, including Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, and Tricia Yearwood. Visit www.visitflorida.org for more information. April 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Just Plain Vanilla B Y TO M I R M E N


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Ron Chernow, Pulitzer Prize Winning Historian, Speaks at the Tennessee Theatre May 7 • 8 PM


HE LINCOLN MEMORIAL University Duncan School of Law (LMU

Law) and the East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) have joined forces to bring world-renowned historian and biographer, Ron Chernow, to Knoxville on May 7 as a part of The Sherri and Baxter Lee Distinguished Speaker Series. Chernow, a Pulitzer Prize winning and New York Times-bestselling historian, has authored some of the most renowned and acclaimed biographies ever published. While nearly all of his seven books have earned praise, honors, and awards, his 2004 portrait of founding father Alexander Hamilton inspired a worldwide phenomenon in the Broadway musical Hamilton. The National Book Award winner illuminates the life and times of some of America’s most significant historical figures in his works. His community presentation is entitled Hamilton: The Man and The Musical. Chernow will be the featured speaker at the 2019 White House Correspondents’ Dinner on April 27. General admission tickets are $55. Students, East Tennessee Historical Society members, and Friends of the Knox County Public Library will receive a code for discounted tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the Tennessee Theatre box office or at www.tennesseetheatre.com.



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