January

Wednesday, Jan 27th MEDIC Regional Blood Center MEDIC Regional Blood Center has a critical need for these blood types: O Positive, O Negative, A Positive and A Negative. Visit a MEDIC Center Donor Center in Farragut, 11000 Kingston Pike, or Downtown Knoxville, 1601 Ailor Ave., to donate. For location hours, directions and mobile Blood Drive list, visit medicblood.org. MEDIC is requiring all donors to wear a mask or face covering. If a donor does not have a mask or face covering, MEDIC will provide one. MEDIC is allowing whole blood walk-in donors. Appointments are available and can be made to donate whole blood online at www.medicblood.org using the donate link.Appointments are required for Platelet and COVID-19 convalescent plasma donations. Appointments also can be made by calling 865-524-3074. Donors will receive a special edition MEDIC gift: $10 E-Gift Card (delivered via e-mail), $5 Salsarita’s coupon and a Texas Roadhouse Appetizer Coupon.
Wednesday, Jan 27th Coats for the Cold Coats for the Cold drive and distribution by Knox Area Rescue Ministries asks for gently used and/or new coats at any KARM Stores or Prestige Cleaners location. While all sizes are needed, of special need are children’s coats and adult XL and XXL.

February

Monday, Feb 1st Applications for open seats on the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce 2021-22 Board of Directors have opened and are now being accepted. Deadline for submission is by 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1. To download the application with prerequisites for the Board, which would be in either PDF format or in Word/Doc format, or for more questions, FWKCC members should e-mail Julie Blaylock (president/CEO) at julie@farragutchamber.com or Board chair Terry Rutherford at terry.rutherford@regions.com.
Monday, Feb 1st Knoxville Symphony Orchestra musicians will return to the stage for the remainder of the 2020-21 season Monday, Feb. 1. The season runs through May 23. Specific plans for performances are expected to be announced this month. KSO plans to stream programming so audiences can enjoy the sounds of their orchestra from the comfort and safety of their homes. To receive Symphony updates, visit knoxvillesymphony.com and sign up for the newsletter. Follow KSO on Twitter and Facebook at twitter.com/knoxsymphony and www.facebook.com/KnoxSymphony.
Monday, Feb 1st Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce 2021-22 Board of Directors Applications for open seats on the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce 2021-22 Board of Directors have opened and are now being accepted. Deadline for submission is by 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1. To download the application with prerequisites for the Board, which would be in either PDF format or in Word/Doc format. For more questions, FWKCC members should e-mail Julie Blaylock (president/CEO) at julie@farragutchamber.com or Board chair Terry Rutherford: terry.rutherford@regions.com.
Monday, Feb 1st Knoxville Symphony Orchestra musicians Knoxville Symphony Orchestra musicians will return to the stage in a few weeks from a furlough that began last August because of the pandemic. This comes after KSO and the American Federation of Musicians Local 546 have reached an agreement. The agreement covers the remainder of the 2020-21 season with the musicians returning to work Feb. 1. The season runs through May 23. Specific plans for performances are expected to be announced in January. KSO plans to stream programming so that audiences can enjoy the sounds of their orchestra from the comfort and safety of their homes. To receive Symphony updates, visit knoxvillesymphony.com and sign up for the newsletter. Follow KSO on Twitter and Facebook at twitter.com/knoxsymphony and www.facebook.com/KnoxSymphony.
Friday, Feb 12th Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show For more than 40 years the Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show has showcased the latest trends in home improvement, landscape design, decor and more. The 2021 event will be no exception and will offer attendees the opportunity to engage with quality vendors without fear of safety and health concerns. The Dogwood Arts Virtual House & Garden Show will premiere Friday, Feb. 12, and run through March 14 on its brand new website, ​https://www.dogwoodarts.com/​. Attendees can attend Virtual Expert Sessions via Zoom, browse a comprehensive Exhibitor Directory and save hundreds on their next home projects by taking advantage of our exclusive Show Specials –– all from the comfort of home. The event is completely free to attend. The Exhibitor Directory showcases the top vendors in several categories: appliances, flooring, windows, outdoor landscaping, kitchen/bath, cleaning, storage solutions, shutters/blinds, pest control, fencing, water systems, gardening and more – all accessible 24/7 on the easy-to-use virtual platform. Exhibitor registration is now open. Participation includes a listing in the Exhibitor Directory, a unique Vendor Page, and the opportunity to host a Virtual Learning Session. Businesses can apply online at https://www.dogwoodarts.com/houseandgardenshow​.
Sunday, Feb 14th MEDIC Regional Blood Center has a critical need for these blood types: O Positive, O Negative, A Positive and A Negative. Visit a MEDIC Regional Blood Center Donor Center in Farragut, 11000 Kingston Pike, or Downtown Knoxville, 1601 Ailor Ave., to donate. For location hours, directions and mobile Blood Drive list, visit medicblood.org. MEDIC is requiring all donors to wear a mask or face covering. If a donor does not have a mask or face covering, MEDIC will provide one. MEDIC is allowing whole blood walk-in donors. Appointments are available and can be made to donate whole blood online at www.medicblood.org using the donate link.Appointments are required for Platelet and COVID-19 convalescent plasma donations. Appointments also can be made by calling 865-524-3074. Donors will receive a special edition MEDIC gift: $10 E-Gift Card (delivered via e-mail), $5 Salsarita’s coupon and a Texas Roadhouse Appetizer Coupon.

May

Saturday, May 15th Southern Skies Music Festival Due to COVID-19, Dogwood Arts has moved inaugural Southern Skies Music Festival to May 15, 2021.