September

Sunday, Sep 26th Because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the board of Oak Ridge Philharmonia has decided to cancel its concerts on Sunday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Oct. 3. “We apologize for the false alarm, but we must take into account the health of our members and any attendees,” a board release stated.
Sunday, Sep 26th Smoky Mountain Blues Society presents Few Miles On at Ijams Nature Center from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26, at 
Ijams Nature Center
, 2915 Island Home Ave. in Knoxville. Gates open at 3 pm.
Monday, Sep 27th Learn about substance misuse and prevention during Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies week Learn about substance misuse and prevention during Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies week at Pellissippi State Community College, Sept. 27-30. The programming, which touches on everything from suicide prevention techniques to human trafficking, is sponsored by All4Knox, a joint effort of Knox County and the City of Knoxville with support from Metro Drug Coalition, the Knox County District Attorney General’s Office and Knox County Health Department. All sessions are free and open to the public. Pellissippi State encourages all individuals to wear masks in indoor spaces. Sessions planned for Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 28-30, will touch on a variety of topics. Sessions on the Hardin Valley campus will be held in the Goins Auditorium in the Goins Administration Building. The Hardin Valley Campus is located at 10915 Hardin Valley Road. For more information about Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies week, contact Courtney Niemann at cniemann@metrodrug.org. To request accommodations for a disability for any Pellissippi State event, call 865-539-7401 or email accommodations@pstcc.edu.

October

Friday, Oct 1st Mefistofele Poster Competition Knoxville Opera is accepting submissions from Friday, Oct. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 31, for a Mefistofele Poster Competition. The winner will have his/her work featured as the official poster of Knoxville Opera’s March 4 and 6, 2022 production of Mefistofele, in addition to a $750 cash prize. Visit the competition website https://www.knoxvilleopera.com/postercontest/ for submission guidelines and eligibility requirements.
Friday, Oct 1st 42nd Annual Greek Fest 42nd Annual Greek Fest will take place at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Kingston Pike, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-2, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3. Features include authentic Greek food and pastries, church tours, live music, traditional Greek dancing and costumes and shopping. New this year: credit cards will now be accepted for all food booths, including outside. Marketplace will offer imported jewelry, gifts and clothing. Guests can enjoy an authentic taverna, Greek wines, coffee and frappes (iced coffee). St. George youth will perform traditional and modern Greek dancing with the help of a live band. Admission is $2 for adults and children 12-under are free. $3 weekend passes are available. Parking is free and includes a shuttle to and from the festival. Final arrangements can be found at greekfesttn.com.
Friday, Oct 1st Knoxville Opera is accepting submissions from Friday, Oct. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 31, for a Mefistofele Poster Competition. The winner will have his/her work featured as the official poster of Knoxville Opera’s March 4 and 6, 2022 production of Mefistofele, in addition to a $750 cash prize. Visit the competition website https://www.knoxvilleopera.com/postercontest/ for submission guidelines and eligibility requirements.
Friday, Oct 1st 42nd Annual Greek Fest will take place at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Kingston Pike, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-2, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3. Features include authentic Greek food and pastries, church tours, live music, traditional Greek dancing and costumes and shopping. New this year: credit cards will now be accepted for all food booths. St. George youth will perform traditional and modern Greek dancing with the help of a live band. Admission is $2 for adults and children 12-under are free. $3 weekend passes are available. Parking is free and includes a shuttle to and from the festival. Final arrangements can be found at greekfesttn.com.
Sunday, Oct 3rd Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Ave., in partnership with the Clayton Foundation will present a live production of “Disney’s The Aristocats, Kids.” The play, based on the 1970 animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions, will be performed through 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3 (3 p.m., each Sunday) and beginning at 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays; and 1 and 5 p.m., Saturdays. Masks are currently required inside the theatre. Ionopure air sanitizers are used throughout the theatre.
Saturday, Oct 23rd Faith and Justice Legal Advice Clinic Knoxville Bar Association announces a Faith and Justice Legal Advice Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 23, at Lennon-Seney United Methodist Church, 2084 Dandridge Ave. in Knoxville. This is a general advice and referral clinic with volunteers prepared to advise on a wide variety of legal issues, including family law, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, criminal defense, consumer protection, contract disputes, child support and personal injury among other issues.
Saturday, Oct 23rd Knoxville Bar Association announces a Faith and Justice Legal Advice Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 23, at Lennon-Seney United Methodist Church, 2084 Dandridge Ave. in Knoxville. This is a general advice and referral clinic with volunteers prepared to advise on a wide variety of legal issues.
Sunday, Oct 31st Knoxville Opera is accepting submissions from Friday, Oct. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 31, for a Mefistofele Poster Competition. The winner will have his/her work featured as the official poster of Knoxville Opera’s March 4 & 6, 2022 production of Mefistofele, in addition to a $750 cash prize. Visit the competition website https://www.knoxvilleopera.com/postercontest/ for submission guidelines and eligibility requirements.