Announcements: Feb. 28

Music

-- American Guild of Organists - Canadian music, 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, Kern United Methodist Church, 451 E. Tennessee Ave., Oak Ridge. Info: 865-482-6489.

-- Knoxville Music Study Club - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, home of Sandra Emond. Free. Info: 865-584-9797.

-- Showcase of Area Artists - Soloists with orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, Clayton Center for the Arts, Maryville College. Tickets: adults, $10; Seniors, $7.50; staff/students, free. Info: 865-273-8871.

-- Church Street's Master Arts Series - Concordia Choir, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, Church Street United Methodist Church, 900 Henley St. Tickets: adults, $20; students, $10. Info: 865-524-3048 or 800-838-3006.

-- Oak Ridge Community Orchestra - 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, First Baptist Church, 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. Free. Info: oakridgeorchestra.com.

-- Student Honors Showcase Recital - 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, Clayton Performing Arts Center, Pellissippi Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Free.

-- Winter Guards and Percussion Ensembles - Winter Showcase of regional middle and high school groups, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 6, Karns High School, 2710 Byington Solway Road. Tickets: $5.

Film

-- Southern Arts Federation's Short Circuit Traveling Film Festival - 3 p.m. Saturday, March 6, Rebecca Johnson Theatre, Rugby, Tenn. Tickets: $10-$12. Info: 888-214-3400 or historicrugby.org.

-- "Rise" and "Drift" - Two fly-fishing films, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 6, Pollard Technology and Conference Center, 210 Badger Ave., Oak Ridge. Tickets: $15 at door or 888-553-3500. Benefits Casting for Recovery; a group for breast cancer survivors. Info: castingforrecovery.org or 865-742-4143.

Theater

-- "The Trip to Bountiful" - Westminster Players, 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday, March 5-7, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore Drive. Donation requested: adults, $12; students, $5. Nursery. Info: 865-584-3957.

-- "Promises" - Staged reading of work by Joel Williams, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, Pellissippi State Community College, Goins Building Auditorium, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Free, but donations accepted for Frith family who lost their home to fire. Info: 865-694-6405.

Auditions

-- Tennessee Children's Dance Ensemble - Open audition, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 14, Dancers Studio, 4216 Sutherland Ave. For children ages 8-14. Prepare minute of original modern dance and ballet. Info: 865-584-9636.

-- "Six Characters in Search of an Author" - Pellissippi State Community College auditions for boy (play age 11) and girl (play age 8), 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, Clayton Performing Arts Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Info: 865-694-6684.

-- Tennessee Fall Homecoming - Auditions for acoustic musicians, cloggers and buck dancers, Saturday, March 6, Museum of Appalachia, Norris. Pre-register by March 1. Fee: $10. Watch, $5; or free with admission. Info: 865-494-7680 or museumofappalchia.org.

Art

-- "Sunny Side Up!" - Exhibit by Gay Bryant and Amy Campbell, March 5-26, Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Reception, 5-9 p.m. Friday, March 5. Info: 865-523-7543 or knoxalliance.com.

-- Albert Baah - Paintings, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through March 15, Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Ave. Reception, 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 5. Info: 865- 524-8461.

-- Lisa Kurtz and Diana Scott-Auger - Clay and paintings, March 2-March 28, Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St. Reception with Webford Brown and the Town, 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, March 5. Info: 865-525-5265 or artmarketgallery.net,

-- Knoxville Watercolor Society - Exhibit, March 7-April, Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike. Reception and gallery talk, 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 12. Free. Info: 865-523-4176 or 966-4041.

Books

-- Friends of the Oak Ridge Public Library Winter Book Sale - March 4-7, Oak Ridge Public Library, 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Members only, 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday, (join at door). Open to public, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (half price, 2:30-5) and Buy-a-Bag-of-Books for $3, 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday. Info: 865-482-4560.

-- Gary Paulsen - 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, University Center Auditorium, 1502 Cumberland Ave. Free. Info: knoxfriends.org.

-- Simon Kidgits Club Book Blast and book drive - Noon, Saturday, March 6, Knoxville Center, Center Court, 3001 Knoxville Center Drive and West Town Mall, Amphitheater, 7600 Kingston Pike. Cost: Members, free (join for $5). Can bring book(s) for charity. Info: simonkidgitsclub.com or 865-544-1501.

Lectures/Discussion

-- Statewide Organizing for Community Empowerment (SOCM) - Ann League on mountaintop removal mining and green jobs, 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, Pellissippi State Community College, 3435 Division St. Info: 865-971-5216.

-- East Tennessee Society Archaeological Institute of America - Dr. Rui Boaventura on megalithic graves in neolithic Portugal, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, Walters Life Sciences Building, Room M309, University of Tennessee campus. Info: 865-974-8279.

-- International Women’s Day event - With speakers Suveyda Karakaya, Patti Storm Broyles and Elif Bulut Aslan, 7 p.m. Sunday, March 7, Knoxville Turkish Cultural Center, 7035 Middle Brook Pike. Melissa-Kay Grey will play the flute. Movie "North Country” at 9:30. RSVP by March 5 via e-mail: suveydakarakaya@yahoo.com.

Classes/Workshops

-- Life Purpose workshop - Connect personality traits, talents, skills and gifts to your potential, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, March 6, Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Cost: $45 and small material fee. Info: 865-539-7167 or www.pstcc.edu/bcs.

-- Antique restoration workshop -10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 6, Ramsey House Visitors Center, 2614 Thorn Grove Pike. Cost: $25. Reservations: 865-546-0745 or e-mail info@ramseyhouse.org. Info: www.ramseyhouse.org.

-- Master gardener training - 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays and Wednesdays, March 1-April 12, 1000 N. Central St. Cost: $125. Info: 865-705-9946.

-- Mat and frame workshop -9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, Claudia Kirkpatrick's home studio. Cost: $20-$25. Registration/info: artguildfairfieldglade.net.

-- Boating safety classes - Knoxville Power Squadron course, 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, West Marine, 7812 Kingston Pike. Info: 865-657-9190.

-- Senior Storytelling - With improvisational movement theater games, 10:30-11:30 a.m. on first and third Mondays, March-May, beginning March 1, Larry Cox Senior Center, 3109 Ocoee Trail. Free. Donations accepted. Info: 865-546-1700.

-- Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival - Classes in spinning, rug hooking, quilting and more, March 19-20, Smoky Mountains Convention and Visitors Center, Townsend. Registration by March 7. Info: smfaf.org or 865-356 4361.

Health events

-- Mended Hearts heart disease support group - 7 p.m. Monday, March 1, Baptist Eye Institute, 2020 Kay St. Info: Milton Armstrong, 865-577-4464.

-- Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services Caregiver Support Group - 10-11:30 a.m. Tusday, March 2, Room 226, Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Drive. Info: 865-675-2835.

-- International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN), Knoxville chapter - 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, community room, Earth Fare supermarket, Turkey Creek. Showing of movie 'Pregnant in America.' Info: Kimberly Sebeck, 865-705-7734.

-- H1N1 influenza vaccinations - 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, L.T. Ross Building, 2247 Western Ave. Free; open to public. Info: 865-215-5093.

-- Migraine seminar - 6 p.m. Thursday, March 4, Upper Cervical Health Centers, 1508 Coleman Road, Suite 107. Speaker: Dr. Seymour Diamond, executive director of the National Headache Foundation, on his belief that malfunctioning brain stem causes migraines. Free. Register: 865-249-7276.

-- UT Science Forum: 'New Technologies to Help People with Lung Disease' - Noon-1 p.m. Friday, March 5, Dining Room C-D, Thompson-Boling Arena, University of Tennessee. Speaker: Pulmonologist Dr. Paul Branca. Bring lunch or purchase from arena. Info: Mark Littmann, 865-974-8156; www.utk.edu/scienceforum

Misc.

-- Sacred Heart Cathedral School - Silent auction of two tickets to April 6-7 American Idol taping and broadcast in Los Angeles, 2-5 p.m. Monday, March 1, 711 Northshore Drive or bid by phone: 865-661-1574. Bid status: e-mail AmericaIdol@SHCschool.org.

Clubs

-- Friendship Force - "World Friendship Day" international dinner, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, Palisades Clubhouse. Info: 865-482-3365.

-- Knoxville Writers' Guild - Poet/playwright Laura Still, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Donation of $1 requested at door.

-- Echota District, Great Smoky Mountains Council of Boy Scouts - Annual award banquet and silent auction, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, Fountain City Presbyterian Church, 500 Hotel Ave. Info: 865-925-9606.

-- Moms Offering Moms Support - MOMS Club open house, 11 a.m. Monday, March 1, Halftime Pizza, 2509 W. Emory Road, Powell. Info: 865-382-3052 or e-mail KnoxMomsClub@yahoogroups.com.

-- GFWC Ossoli Circle - Ossoli Youth Poetry Contest winners, 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 1, 2511 Kingston Pike. Business Meeting at 11:30.

-- ORION - Core-collapse supernovae discussion with Dr. Bronson Messer, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, Oak Ridge Civic Center, Club Room, 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

-- Loudon Area Women's Connection - "Clownin' Around" luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, Tellico Village Yacht Club, 100 Sequoyah Road, Loudon. Cost: $14. Childcare available. RSVP by March 11. Info: 865-124228-4508 or cwcloudon@yahoo.com.

-- Beta Sigma Phi, TAU chapter - Meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, March 1, 1411 Armstrong Ave. Info: 865-774-2554.

-- VFW Smoky Mountain Volunteer Post 1733 — Meeting about pending by-laws amendment, 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 8, the Post, 734 N. 4th Ave. Members please visit:www.vfw1733.org. Info: 865-523-7347.

-- East Tennessee Military Affairs Council - "Unemployed Soldiers Assistance Program" and more, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 4, American Red Cross, 6921 Middlebrook Pike. Info: 865-558-3465 or www.etmac.org.

-- American Legion, Post 2 - District convention reports, oratorical competition winner and more, 7 p.m. Monday, March 1, 6520 Ruggles Ferry Pike. Dinner at 6 p.m. Info: 865-558-3465 or legionknox.org.

-- Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 - "History Day" winners and tour, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 6, East Tennessee Historical Center, 601 S. Gay St. Info: 865-539-6685.

-- Daughters of the American Revolution, James White chapter - Author Dr. Lin Stepp, 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, Greywood Crossing Clubhouse. RSVP or info: 865-690-0427.

-- Ford Club of East Tennessee - Ford Motor Co. retirees, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, Tanasi Golf Club Restaurant, Loudon. Info: 865-458-6687.

-- Tennessee Firearms Association - Guest speaker Knox County Sheriff Jimmy "J.J." Jones, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, Gondolier Restaurant, Chapman Highway (near Lowe's). Dinner at 6.

-- Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club - Spiral knitting, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, First Baptist Church, Oak Ridge. Info: 865-457<0x2011>0960.

-- Lucinda Heatherly Tent no. 3, Daughters of Union Veterans of Civil War - Tour, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 6, East Tennessee History Center, Auditorium, 601 S. Gay St.

-- Welcome Wagon Club - Luncheon with travel consultant Carolyn Pollan, noon, Wednesday, March 3, Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Cost: $10. RSVP: 865-675-4304.

-- Tennessee Valley Exotic Bird Club - Meeting, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7, Young-Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division St. Bring dessert, finger food, drinks. Healthy caged birds welcome. Info: knoxpets.org.

-- Speechmasters Advanced Toastmasters Leadership Development and Speech Club - Meeting, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 3 (first Wednesdays), Shoney's Family Restaurant, 8529 Kingston Pike (at Walker Springs Road). Dinner at 6. Info: 423-442-3731.

Garden clubs

-- Knox County Council of Garden Clubs - Meeting with program and lunch, 10:15 a.m. Thursday, March 4, Graystone Presbyterian Church, 139 Woodlawn Pike. Reservations: 865-988-9870.

-- Sun Up Garden Club - Program on recycling by Kevin Ledy, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, Tamara Clubhouse. Bring covered dish. Info: 865-933-2168.

-- Cherokee Garden Club - Auction, covered dish and upcoming Knox County Council of Garden Clubs flower show, 10 a.m. Friday, March 5, 911 Cherokee Blvd.

-- Tellico Village Garden Club - "Creating an East Tennessee Rose Garden" by Susie Epperson, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, Tellico Village Yacht Club, 100 Sequoyah Road, Loudon. Info: 865-657-9460.

-- Tennessee Rose Society - Workshop on pruning roses and "Identifying Rose Diseases" by Dr. Alan Windham, 6 p.m. Thursday, March 4, Knox County Baptist Center, 7709 Westland Drive. Info: 865-691-1704.

-- Noweta Garden Club - Spring luncheon, 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, Regas Restaurant, 318 N. Gay St. Program: Jeanine Alley of "A Festival of Art and Flowers Show," April 9-10.

AARP Driver Safety

Info: Barbara Manis, 865-922-5648

-- 12:30-4:30 p.m. March 2-3, Morristown Senior Center, 841 Lincoln Ave., Morristown

-- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 10, Robertsville Baptist Church, 251 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge

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