December

Tuesday, Dec 6th Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club Members of Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club will meet beginning at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Alcoa First United Methodist Church for its holiday luncheon. For more information, contact Marie Hickson, secretary, at 865-457-0960.
Friday, Dec 9th MEDIC Regional Blood Center MEDIC Regional Blood Center is recognizing “the Blood Industry’s Season of Giving with Blood Centers of America,” which is under way and runs through Thursday, Dec. 15, while also hosting MEDIC’s 12 Days of Christmas, which is under way and runs through Friday, Dec. 9. Both promotional drives are at all MEDIC locations, including its 11000 Kingston Pike location in Farragut. For Season of Giving, there are three steps to enter: donate blood with a participating blood center through Dec. 15, 2022; post a public photo of yourself on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #Santasblooddonors; and complete an entry form located at medicblood.org/. Limit one entry per person. For 12 Days of Christmas, donors automatically are entered.
Wednesday, Dec 14th Veterans Legal Advice Clinic Veterans Legal Advice Clinic will be held in person at the Knox County Public Defender’s Office, 1101 Liberty St. in Knoxville, from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14. Veterans unable to attend in person can use the telephone clinic option. Pre-registration is required for telephone clinic. Veterans are asked to call Legal Aid of East Tennessee at 865-637-0484 to pre-register. This is a general advice clinic with 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, Dec 17th Marble Springs State Historic Site Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, will host an afternoon by the fireplace with some wintertime storytelling from noon until 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17. Hot cider, hot cocoa and other refreshments can be enjoyed by a warm fire. “We will also be making popcorn and cranberry garland to take home,” a MSSHS press release stated. For more information, call 865-573-5508.