December

Thursday, Dec 2nd Arrive early for Pellissippi State Community College’s hugely popular Holiday Spectacular, as seating is limited to the first 37 due to social distancing guidelines — and only one show will be performed this year. The annual concert featuring all eight college ensembles, both vocal and instrumental, will be held beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, in Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. This year’s theme is “Joy to the World!” Holiday Spectacular highlights the talents of more than 150 Pellissippi State students and faculty performing classic winter tunes and carols. “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Mele Kalikimaka” and “Christmas Time’s a Comin’” are among the seasonal favorites on tap. Tickets are free and will be issued at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Masks are encouraged but they are not required.
Friday, Dec 3rd Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Ave. in Knoxville, will present a live production of “Annie Jr” this holiday season — in partnership with the Clayton Foundation. The play is based on the popular comic strip and adapted from Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Best Musical. Annie Jr. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. The play will be performed Dec. 3-19, starting at 7 p.m. each Thursday and Friday; beginning at 1 and 5 p.m., each Saturday, and starting at 3 and 6 p.m. each Sunday. Tickets are available at knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com.
Monday, Dec 6th Marking the 80th anniversary of Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, which brought the United States into World War II, Frank Galbreith’s annual “A Day of Infamy” address, which outlines details surrounding the tragedy, returns to Farragut. Free of charge and open to the public, “A Day of Infamy” begins at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6, in Farragut Town Hall Boardroom, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The scheduled 2020 presentation of the popular “A Day of Infamy” by Galbreith, a retired Farragut Middle School history teacher, was cancelled due to the pandemic. • InterFaith Health Clinic continues hosting its Second Annual Thanksgiving Pie Drop fundraising event through Thursday, Nov. 18. Pies can be purchased online at interfaithhealthclinic.org/pie-drop or call 865-243-3018. This event benefits InterFaith Health Clinic’s services in the greater Knoxville area, providing health care to our working and uninsured neighbors. Proceeds from this event will serve thousands of East Tennesseans this year who need these life-changing services. Each gourmet Buttermilk Sky pie purchased for $100 underwrites the cost of two patient visits for uninsured workers in Knox County. InterFaith also is offering the opportunity to send a 4-inch mini pie to a senior citizen at a local assisted living facility for just $25. Pies will be delivered on Monday, Nov. 22, just in time for Thanksgiving.
Monday, Dec 6th Marking the 80th anniversary of Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, which brought the United States into World War II, Frank Galbreith’s annual “A Day of Infamy” address, which outlines details surrounding the tragedy, returns to Farragut. Free of charge and open to the public, “A Day of Infamy” begins at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6, in Farragut Town Hall Boardroom, 11408 Municipal Center Drive.
Tuesday, Dec 7th Marking the 80th anniversary of Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, which brought the United States into World War II, Frank Galbreith’s annual “A Day of Infamy” address, which outlines details surrounding the tragedy, returns to Farragut. Free of charge and open to the public, “A Day of Infamy” begins at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6, in Farragut Town Hall Boardroom, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The scheduled 2020 presentation of the popular “A Day of Infamy” by Galbreith, a retired Farragut Middle School history teacher, was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Wednesday, Dec 8th Veterans Legal Advice Clinic once again will be held in person in Knox County Public Defender’s Office from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8. Masks are required for all participants. Veterans who are not able to attend the clinic in person are encouraged to continue to use the telephone clinic option. Pre-registration is required for telephone clinic, and veterans are asked to call LAET 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 18th Through Wreaths Across America, you can sponsor a veteran’s wreath anytime for $15 at www.wreathacrossamerica.org. Each sponsorship goes toward a live, balsam wreath that will be placed on the headstone of an American hero as we endeavor to honor all veterans laid to rest at noon on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, as part of National Wreaths across America Day. Throughout the calendar year you can tune in to Wreaths Across America Internet Radio, — 24 hours a day, seven days a week — to learn more about the mission and those who support it across the country, as well as the hundreds of local charitable efforts nationwide that are funded through wreath sponsorships
Saturday, Dec 18th Wreaths Across America honors fallen veterans with wreath-laying ceremonies the third Saturday in December (Dec. 18 this year) at Arlington National Cemetery and in Knox County veterans cemeteries. For more information, or to sponsor a wreath, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.