Take Offs and Landings — Aug. 14

Posted 8/14/19

• On a Wire ClassSaturday, Aug. 17, 1 to 3 p.m.Explore the use of different wire types to create a pair of fun dangle earrings or a pendant. Students will need to bring a basic jewelry plier kit (1 …

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Take Offs and Landings — Aug. 14

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• On a Wire Class

Saturday, Aug. 17, 1 to 3 p.m.

Explore the use of different wire types to create a pair of fun dangle earrings or a pendant. Students will need to bring a basic jewelry plier kit (1 round nose, 2 flat nose or chain nose, 1 cutter) available at Walmart, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby. Instructor will provide wire, beads, ear wire hooks and example pieces to work from or copy if you aren’t comfortable venturing into your own designs. A custom chain ($4) can be purchased from instructor at the time of class, if desired. This class is $20 for members or $35 for no-members of the museum.

Museum Center at Five Points

200 Inman St., Cleveland TN 37311

• Second Bell Festival

Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

After co-producing BLANKFest for three years in Knoxville’s Historic Market Square, organizers decided it was time to take their party to a body of water. So, Second Bell at Suttree Landing Park was born. Much like BLANKFest, Second Bell will highlight the local and regional entertainment communities. The goal is to create an oasis to discover a new favorite local band, restaurant, retailer and comedian all in one day, all for a reasonable price. The event will pair Knoxville’s vibrant scene with its newest riverfront park. Tickets are $30 for general admission or $75 for VIP.

Suttree Landing Park

1001 Waterfront Drive, Knoxville TN 37920

• East Tennessee History Fair Open House and Screenings

Saturday, Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Take a road trip for a cinematic celebration of the region's country music history, including an open house and self-guided dressing room tours. The Knox County Public Library’s Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS) once again partners with the Tennessee Theatre to present a day of archival film and video during the annual East Tennessee History Fair. Additional support comes from Friends of the Knox County Public Library. The theatre will open at 10:30 a.m. for an open house and will screen rare treasures from the TAMIS vault throughout the day. Thirty-minute breaks between each film presentation allow for exploration of the theatwe lobby, lounge, auditorium and dressing room areas—areas seldom open to the public.

*Due to requirements for film screening, the stage and projection booth will not be accessible. All screenings are free and open to the public. 

11 a.m. —  "It's Startime with Jim Clayton!" — Highlights from Jim Clayton’s weekly variety show from the 1960s and 1970s, showcasing country music acts from the Knoxville area, as well as a few Nashville stars. Featuring performances by Con Hunley, Jimmy Hartsook, Kathy Hill, Barbara Mandrell and  more, including recently filmed commentary and reminiscences from Clayton himself!

12:30 p.m. —  " Cas Walker Farm and Home Hour" —  Spotlighting one of East Tennessee’s most popular variety show, clips from Cas Walker’s legendary television program will include vintage commercial, musical performances and more than a few words from the man himself.

2 p.m. —  Special preview of " Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns" in partnership with East Tennessee Public Television. This unique sneak peek at the stories of the people and places behind a true American art form focuses on East Tennessee's contribution to country music.

The Tennessee Theatre

604 South Gay St., Knoxville TN 37902

• East Tennessee Antique Fair

Saturday, Aug. 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Don’t miss Downtown Knoxville's only antiques fair. As part of the 12th Annual East Tennessee History Fair, the region’s  antique dealers will set up along Clinch Avenue behind the History Center to sell their wares. Items include early-period furniture, pottery, quilts, firearms, rare books, primitives, tabletop items, glassware and more. There is no admission fee for this event.

In addition, visitors won't want to miss the Friends of ETHS booth inside the auditorium of the East Tennessee History Center. The Friends have been gathering a variety of items to raise funds in support of ETHS collections acquisitions and artifact conservation.

Want to learn more about antiques? Antiques specialists David Case, Merikay Waldvogel and James Hooper will lead a special museum tour from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., highlighting characteristics and back stories of specific pieces throughout the Museum of East Tennessee History, such as quilts, furniture, pottery and baskets. 

• 5th Annual Wildlife and Landscape Photo Contest

Submissions accepted Aug.1 through 31

Tennessee Wildlife Federation is now accepting submissions for its 5th Annual Wildlife and Landscape Photo Contest. Photographers — from amateurs to professionals — are encouraged to submit their best images of Tennessee’s wildlife and, for the first time, landscapes. Winners could be featured in the Federation's 2020 calendar and receive a variety of prizes. 

The deadline to submit photos is 11:59 p.m. CT Aug. 31. Voting for the People’s Choice winner will be open for the public on Sept. 5. For more information and official contest rules visit tnwf.org/PhotoContest. 

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