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Amnesia 5006 Clinton Hwy. (686-4610) Wed.: Open Mic w/ DJ K Swift, 10pm.

Babes Lounge Howard Johnson Plaza (693-8111) Tues.-Fri.: Pro Audio DJ, 6-9pm; Tues.-Sat.: Spellbound, 9pm-1:30am.

Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria 200 E. Jackson (521-0092)

Back Road Pub & Grille 259 Warehouse Rd., Oak Ridge (483-9710).

Blue Cats 125 E. Jackson Ave. (544-4300)

Booze N Tunes 5700 Old Rutledge Pike (524-0081).

Brackins Blues Bar 112 E. Broadway, Maryville (983-9800)Mon.: Acoustic jam, 8pm; Wed.: Blues jam.

Buffalo Grille and Bar 205 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge (481-0515).

Bull Feathers 10535 Kingston Pike. (609-1786)

Calhoun’s 4550 City Park Dr., Lenoir City. (673-3366) Every Friday: Bluegrass on the deck. 6:30-9:30pm.

Carousel II 1501 White Ave. (522-6966) Tues.: Karaoke and India Dupree’s Variety Theater, 11:30pm; Wed.: Talent Night, 12am; Fri., Sat. & Sun.: Shows, 11:30pm-1:15am.

Comedy Zone 9246 Parkwest Blvd. (692-9663). Wed.-Sat.: National touring comedians.

Common Grounds Coffee House 1000 Ladd Landing, Kingston (717-6649)

Cotton Eyed Joe 11220 Outlet Drive (675-4563) Mon.: Family night, free dance lessons; Fri. & Sat.: Hot-cool country dance.

Country Tonite Theatre 129 Showplace Blvd. Pigeon Forge (453-2003).

Coyote Joe’s 5640 Clinton Hwy (689-9722) Wed.: Labron Lazenby & Leftover Trouble; Thurs.: Blues jam; Fri.: Karaoke.

Crossroads Cafe 1104 Montvale Station Road, Maryville. Fri. & Sat. Coffee, desserts, live Christian music, 7-11pm.

Doghouse Sports Bar & Grill 7706 S. Northshore Drive (670-7424 ).

Downtown Grill and Brewery 424 S. Gay (633-8111) Tues.: $1.50 pints & live music.

Eagles’ Club 203 Walnut (522-5814) Thurs. & Sat.: Karaoke w/ Monster Entertainment.

Eagles Midtown Old Highway 70, Midtown (865-882-2034).

Electric Ballroom 1213 Western Ave. (525-6724)

Fairbanks 315 Mohican Street (766-0767) Second Saturdays: Local, regional DJs & dance, 11pm.

Fiction 125 E. Jackson. (329.00FX) 18+. Sat.: Dance night w/ DJ Slink.

4620 4620 Kingston Pike. (766-0994) 1st Monday: Knoxville Jazz Orchestra.

Hanna’s Old City 102 S. Central (637-8909) Fri. & Sat.: Retro dance party, 9pm.

Holiday Inn Select, Cedar Bluff (693-1011)

Jiggers Lounge Budget Inn, 323 N. Cedar Bluff Rd. (693-7330)

Jimmy’s Original Southern Pub 2917 Tazewell Pike (357-5467) Fri.: Karaoke w/ Denny, 8pm.

Joshua’s Place 2404 E. Broadway, Maryville (984-7508)

Judy’s Restaurant & Nightclub 5916 Middlebrook Pk. (584-3837)

Legends Field Lounge 500 Hill Ave. at the downtown Marriott (637-1234)

Lord Lindsey Mansion 615 W. Hill Ave. (522-2178). Thurs.: The Closet feat. DJ Slink, 11pm-3am. 18+. Sat.: Mr. Hoo, 10pm. 18+.

Manhattan’s 101 S. Central (525-1771)

Macleod’s 501 Market St. (546-2103) Thurs.-Sat.: Karaoke.

Magnolia Cafe 2405 Magnolia Ave. (524-0500) Wed.: Old Skool w/ Bernard Humphrey, 5-11pm.

Malibu 7 Restaurant &Dance Club 2514 Martin Luther King Ave. (546-7777) Fri. & Sat.:Hip-Hop Dance w/ DJs Double R and Sterl the Pearl, 9pm-2am. No cover ‘til 12am.

New Knoxville Brewing Co. Tasting Room 708 East Depot Ave. (522-0029)

Oskie’s 155 West End Ave, Farragut. (675-0900) Thurs.: Karaoke, 8pm.

Overtime Sports Bar 3846 Martin Mill Pike (579-3661) Karaoke anytime. Available for UT mixers. 18+.

Palace Theater 113 W. Broadway, Maryville (983-3330) Thurs.:Live music, 6-8pm. Free.

Paul’s Oasis 8021 Kingston Pike (690-9388) Thurs.:Dave Landeo, Fri.-Sat.: Karaoke.

Preservation Pub 24 Market Square (524-2224) Tues.: The River’s singer/songwriter open mic night, 7pm sign-up.

Prince Deli and Sports Bar 509 Lovell Rd. (777-4770) Fri. & Sat.: Live music.

Red Iguana Nightclub 106 S. Central (524-3033)

Ritta Music Grill 6236 Washington Pk. (689-0400)

Roosters 7585 S. Northshore Dr. (691-3938)

Sassy Ann’s 820 N. Fourth Ave. (525-5839) Wed.: Blues Jam, 8:30pm, $2; Thurs.: Neighborhood Nite, 5-8pm, Sun.: Experimental Voodoo Jam, 8:30pm. Free.

Sharky’s 2909 Alcoa Hwy. (577-6101)

Smokey’s Sports Pub & Grill 2613 W. Adair. (686-0600)

Starlite Bar & Grill 7204 Asheville Hwy. (524-9303) Fri.:Open mike, 9pm; Fri. & Sat.: Live bands, 9pm.

Time Warp Tea Room 1209 N. Central (524-1155)

Tonic 125 E. Jackson. (522-4656)

Union Jack’s 124 Northshore Dr. (584-5161)

Urban Bar &Corner Cafe 109 N. Central. (546-2800)

West Haven Sports Bar &Grill 2906 Sanderson Rd. (544-1992) Tues. & Wed.: Karaoke.

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Christmas Tree Recycling will be at Ijams Nature Center, Dec. 26-31. Call 577-4717.

Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve will be held Dec. 31, 10pm in World’s Fair Park. Mayor Bill Haslam and Citadel Broadcasting present this alcohol-free event with fireworks, kids’ events and food vendors. Free parking at State St. and Locust St. garages. Call 215-3710.

Gyrlgroove’s New Year’s Eve Dance will be Dec. 31, 8pm-1am at Grand Square Ballroom. 18+, bring ID. BYOB. Women only. Call 454-7972 or go to

Christian Singles New Year’s Party will be Dec. 31, 8pm-1:30am, at Knoxville Expo Center. Fun, food and music. $15 at the door. No alcohol, no smoking, no child care. Call Knoxville Expo Center for more info.

Museum of Appalachia Christmas will be held through Dec. 31, with special decorations, food, holiday music and gift shopping. Call 494-7680 or go to

Home 4 the Holidays Pet adoption drive will be held thru Jan. 2 at Knoxville area shelters. Call (800) 566-5038 or go to

Toys for Tots U.S. Marine Corps are collecting new, unwrapped toys for children in need at Knoxville Goodwill locations. Call 546-1312.

Seasonal Ice Skating Rink will be open at Bristol Motor Speedway thru Feb. 6, Tues.-Thurs: 4-9pm, Fri: 4-10pm, Sat.-Sun: 2-10pm. Call 423-989-6924.

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A 1 LabArts Emporium Center for the Arts, 100 S. Gay Street. Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm; Sat. 10am-3pm. Ongoing: Perceptions, by Knox County Art Educators.

American Museum of Science and Energy300 South Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge (576-3200)Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm and Sun. 1-5pm. $2-3. Thru Dec. 30: Guided Tours of World War II: Secret City. Thru March 13: The World Trade Center Recovery. Thru June: “Bugs!”

Appalachian Arts Craft Shop 2716 Andersonville Hwy., Norris (494-9854) Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 1-5pm.

Appalachian Center for Craft 1560 Craft Center Dr., Smithville (615-597-6801)

Arrowcraft Shop 576 Parkway, Gatlinburg (436-4604) Mon.-Sat. 10am-8pm; Sun. 10am-6pm. Thru Dec.: Jewelery Focus.

Art Market Gallery Candy Factory, World’s Fair Park (525-5265) Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 1-5pm. Thru Jan. 9: Annual Christmas Show. Sixty area artists offer paintings, prints, pottery, jewelry, photography, fiber art, weaving, and glass work. Thru Jan. 9: Pat Delashmit’s framed tapestries, soft sculpture dolls, and hand-woven pieces. Dick Penner’s photography.

Arts and Antiques Gallery World’s Fair Park (green Victorian house) (525-7619) Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 1-5pm. Thru Dec. 25: Knoxville Artists Christmas Show.

Arts and Culture Alliance Emporium Center for the Arts, 100 S. Gay Street. (523-7543) Mon.-Thurs. 9am-5pm, Fri. 9am-8pm, Sat. 10am-3pm.

Back 40 Gallery Woodruff Bldg, fifth floor, Gay Street.

Back Room Gallery Walnut Bldg., 420 W. Church Ave. (522-8484) Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm; Sat. before UT football games 10am-kickoff; Sun. call ahead until Nov. Ongoing: Offerings from 30 regional artists.

Belleza Salon and Spa6209 Kingston Pk. (558-8424). Ongoing: Pastel Strokes by Barb McDevitt.

Bennett Galleries 5308 Kingston Pk. (584-6791) Mon.-Thurs. 10am-6pm, Fri.-Sat. 10am-5:30pm.

Black Cultural Center 1800 Melrose Ave., UT campus. Mon.-Fri. 8am-10pm, Sat. 12-8pm, Sun. 1-8pm.

Bliss 24 Market Square (329-8868) Mon.-Thurs.: 10am-6pm, Fri.: 10-9, Sat. 11am-4pm. Ongoing: Stacey Fletcher, Ryan Blair, Bill Timm, Tracy Kramer and Linda Neimann.

Blount County Library 508 N. Cusick St., Maryville (982-0981) On exhibit: Historic Baseball by Cato Clowney; oil paintings by Pat Bailey; photos by Judy Dudley.

Clear Vision Window Gallery 517 Union Ave. (455-4ART) Always visible for pedestrian viewing. Thru Dec.: Peace on Earth, Peace Within, installation by the Monday Night Mindfulness Meditation group.

Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge 461 W. Outer Drive (482-1074) Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat.11am-4pm.

Common Ground 1000 Ladd Landing Blvd, Kingston, TN (717-6649) Mon.-Fri. 10am-3pm.

Corner Gallery 1956B Oak Ridge Turnpike (482-0559) Tues.-Fri. 11am-5pm, Sat. 11am-3pm.

Dean-Smith Realty 1202 Kenesaw Ave. (588-5000) Thru Jan. 13: Photographs of the Great Smoky Mountains and beyond by Paul Hassell.

East Tennessee Historical Society Museum Gay St. & Clinch Ave. (215-8830) Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. 1-5pm.

East Tenn. Discovery Center Chilhowee Park (594-1494) Mon. thru Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-5pm.

Eleventh Street Espresso 1016 Laural Avenue (546-3003) Thru Dec.: Ken Britton’s paintings.

Ewing Gallery 1715 Volunteer Boulevard, UT campus (974-3200) Mon. -Fri. 9am-4:30pm. Sun. 1-4pm.

Farragut Folklife Museum 11408 Municipal Center Drive (966-7057) Mon.-Fri. 10am-4:30pm. Call to schedule a private tour.

Fountain City Art Center 312 Hotel Ave. N. Broadway (357-2787) Mon.-Tues. & Thurs.-Fri. 9:30am-9pm, Sat. 9:30am-12:30pm. Thru Jan. 21: “Imagination In Metal” by Bill Lett.

Gallery 133A 133A S. Gay Street (637-3223) Call for hours.

Hanson Gallery 5607 Kingston Pike (584-6097) Holiday hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 1-4pm. Thru Dec.: Works by Raymond Chorneau, Christopher Terry, Cynthia Tollefsrud, Joe Parrott, Cynthia Markert and Anne Blair Brown.

James-Ben Studio and Gallery 129 North Main Street, Morristown. (423-787-0195) Ongoing: Neighbors: Various area artists.

Java Garden 203 West Main Street, Morristown. (423-587-1030) Mon.-Wed.: 6:30am-5pm, Thurs.-Sat.: 6:30am-12am.

Knoxville Museum of Art 1050 World’s Fair Park Dr. (525-6101) Tues.-Wed.: 12-8pm; Thurs.-Fri. noon-9pm; Sat.-Sun.: 11am-5pm. $5 adults, free for youth 17 and under. Free admission 5-8pm Tuesdays. Ongoing: Selections from the Permanent Collection. Thru Jan. 2: Photographs of David Allee. Thru April 3: Phobias and Obsessions: Photos by Sarah Hobbs.

Literacy Imperative 201 Harriet Tubman Street (673-8988) Tues.-Fri.: 10am-6pm; Sat.:10am-2pm.

Liz-Beth & Co. Gallery 9211 Parkwest Blvd (691-8129) Mon.-Thurs.: 10am-6pm; Fri.-Sat.:10am-5pm.

Maryville College Maryville College Fine Arts Center (981-8150) Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm.

Frank H. McClung Museum 1327 Circle Park, University of Tennessee (974-2144) Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 1-5pm. Permanent Exhibit: Geology & the Fossil History of Tenn. Ongoing: UT Goes to Mars and Human Origins: Searching for our Fossil Ancestors. Thru Jan. 3: Chinese Tang Dynasty—Art from the Simone & Alan Hartman Collection.

McMinn County Living Heritage Museum 522 West Madison Ave, Athens (423-745-0329) Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm; Sat. 10am-4pm.

Mother Earth Oils & Herbs 402 Eleventh St., blue Victorian house. (637-2800) Mon.-Sat. 11am-7pm. Featuring: Sea Gypsy by Victoria Llewelling.

Mountain Laurel Gallery 1060 World’s Fair Park Dr. (544-7100) Mon.-Sat. 11am.-4pm. Every 1st Friday: Musical open mic, 6pm. Ongoing exhibit: Folk and fine art.

Nomad Gallery 31 Market Square (522-9594) Tues.-Fri.: 11am-5pm and by appointment.

North Windows Gallery 1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville (615-597-6801) Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm.

Old City Java 109 S. Central. (523-9817) Sun.-Thurs. 8am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 8am-12am. Thru Dec.: Graphic design work by Josh Holt.

Omega Gallery Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City (471-3572) Mon.-Fri. 8am-4pm.

ReRuns 2 Market Square. Mon.-Fri. 10am-5:30pm; Sat. 11am-5pm; extended hours during Market Square events. Ongoing:Black & white photos of New York, Knoxville and Los Angeles by John Dominic Barbarino.

Rodman Townsend Gallery Candy Factory, 7th fl. (523-7543) Mon.-Sat. 9am-10pm, Sun. 1-6pm.

Rose Center 442 W. Second North Street, Morristown (423-581-4330) Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm.

Smoky Mountain Glassmasters’ Group 404 Eleventh St., peach Victorian house. (633-5122) Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm; Sat. 10am-1pm.

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery 2931 Kingston Pk. (523-4176) Mon.-Thurs. 9am-4pm. Thru Jan. 2: Dogs and Cats.

Tomato Head Market Square (637-4067, 632-3113, 525-4671, 789-5530) Mon. 11am-3pm; Tues.-Sat. 11am-9pm; Sun., 10am-8pm. Thru Jan. 7: Young Hearts, photographs by Margaret Bentlage Wood.

Twisted Vessel 3335 Old Mill Street, Pigeon Forge (453-4945) Mon. 10am-4pm; Tues.-Sat. 10:30am-5pm.

University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery Emporium Building, 106 S. Gay Street (974-3200) Wed.-Fri. 11am-6pm; Sat. 10am-3pm.

Upstairs Gallery in Oak Ridge Mall (483-2001) Tues.-Sat. 11am-6pm. Thru Dec.: Gene Stevens’ photography, Chi Chen Cheng’s calligraphy, and Gay Bryant’s print’s.

Urban Bar &Corner Cafe 109 N. Central (546-2800)

Walters State Community College Art Gallery Walters State Library, Morristown campus. Mon.-Thurs. 8am-8:15pm, Fri. 8am-4:15pm.

Weaving Arts Studio 101 S. Babcock St., Tellico Plains (423-261-5168) Ongoing:New work by fiber artist Geri Forkner.

Yee-Haw Industries 413 South Gay Street. (522-1812) Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm. Ongoing: Art Makes People Happy: Hand-pulled letterpress prints & cards from contemporary printmakers on display & for sale.

24 Hour Gallery 415 South Gay Street. (522-1812)

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Knoxville Writers Group hosts writers to speak and read from their work every fourth Wednesday, at varying locations during the summer. Guests welcome. Call Mary McKinnon at 983-3740 for info.

Open Mics: Every first Friday, Mountain Laurel Gallery, 6-8:30pm, fourth floor Candy Factory (music). For more info, email [email protected].

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Wellness Community Marathon seeks runners for its annual Strides for Hope marathon team which benefits cancer patients and their loved ones. Call 546-4661.

Women’s Rugby Get in shape, benefit from team sports, and meet female athletes. No experience or college affiliation necessary. E-mail [email protected], [email protected], [email protected].

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Art Classes for Teens are being offered weekends and after school in drawing, painting and design. Taught by professional artist in downtown studio. $120 for 4 weeks, 3-hour sessions. Contact 335-2670 or [email protected].

“Amigos”Spanish Story Hour is held Thursdays, 10am &4pm at Blount County Library. All ages. Call 982-0981 for info. Go to to find out more about the library’s various kids’ programs.

Storytelling and Crafting Classes will be held twice a month on Saturdays, 12-2pm, at Mother Earth Oils and Herbs. Call 637-2800 for more info.

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Winter Birds Workshop will be Jan. 8, 9am-12pm, at Ijams Nature Center. Naturalist Lyn Bales will teach participants how to recognize birds in the wild and lead a hike to put that knowledge to use. $10 Ijams members, $15 non-members. Call 577-4747 ext.10.

Redirecting Children’s Behavior Workshop will be held on Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm, at Giving Tree Montessori. Call 675-5540.

Appalachian Art & Crafts holds craft workshops in weaving, quilting, braided rugs, basketmaking, pottery, and woodcarving. Call 494-9854 or 494-9859 for times and info.

Hatha Yoga for Beginners meets Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm at Mother Earth Oils & Herbs. By donation. Call 637-2800.

Modern Dance &Improvisation Classes w/ Circle Modern Dance meet Sundays at the Candy Factory, 7th floor. Modern technique at 3:30pm, improv at 5:30pm. All levels welcome. $5 suggested donation. Call 524-7615 for info.

Wicca 101 Classes meet Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm at Mother Earth Oils &Herbs. 13-week class taught by Thorne. $3 per class. Call 637-2800 for info.

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Classes held at the Yoga Room. Taught by Ajeet, certified IKYTA instructor. Ten sessions for $108. Call 579-4942 to register.

The Center for Peace has yoga (Tues.), chanting/ drumming (2nd Wed.), men’s council (last Sun.), fire ceremonies (7th) and two sweat lodges per month. By donation. Call 908-6001 for info.

Stained Glass Art Classes are held Thursdays, 10am-12pm and 6-8pm at Smoky Mtn. Glassmasters Group, 404 11th Street, World’s Fair Park. Call 633-5122 for info.

Gentle Healing Yoga &Meditation Classes held Mondays, 5pm at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Church, Mondays, 6:30pm at St. James Episcopal Church. ($32/5 weeks). Wednesdays, 5:30pm at Pellissippi College, West ($55/6 weeks). Call 800-888-8592 or email [email protected].

Energy Fields Forever Workshop held Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm at Mother Earth Oils & Herbs. $6 class led by John Morgan, local psychic and channeler. Call 637-2800 to register or for more info.

Belly Dance Classes held Thursdays, 7pm (beginner) & 8pm (intermediate). Call 690-9548 for more info.

International Dance Lessons offered in private or group sessions. No partner necessary. Call Renee at 548-1547.

Belly Dance now held Sundays, 8pm, at Nahla at Dancesport. All levels welcome! Call 732-300-0303 for more information.

Yoga Classes A complete introduction in the practice of yoga. All levels welcome. $8. Held every Thursday, 11am-12:30pm at St. James Episcopal Church Hall. Call 387-9568.

Beginner Belly Dance Class meets Tuesdays, 8pm at the Grand Square Ballroom off Inskip Rd. For info call 977-6761 or e-mail [email protected].

Capoeira Classes held Saturdays, 1-2pm at The Edge on Middlebrook Pk. No experience needed to learn about this exciting dance-like Brazilian martial art form. Call 694-0301 for info.

Knoxville Swing Dance Association offers basic and intermediate classes on Mondays at 7:30pm at the Wesley Foundation on UT’s campus. No partner necessary. Free. Call 394-KSDA for info.

Knoxville Country Dancers hosts a contra dance to live music Mondays at Laurel Theater, 8-11pm. $5, or $3 students. Call 988-3995 for more info.

Taoist Tai Chi Society offers classes for seniors, beginners and other levels throughout East Tenn. For schedules and more info, call 577-1665, 482-7761 or

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation at Laurel High School, Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30pm. Tuesdays at the Unitarian Church, Oak Ridge, 6:30pm. By donation. Call 524-1091 for info.

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Blount County GLBT meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 7:30pm after hours at the Bard coffeehouse. This is a safe and secure place for the GLBT community. We offer confidently and anonymnity. Call 386-0202.

Al-Anon meets Thursdays, 11am at the Faith Lutheran Church in Farragut. Call 748-2939.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill offers support groups for family members and friends of persons affected with mental illnesses. Call NAMI of Knoxville at 602-7807.

American Meditation Society holds mantra meditation classes Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm. Call 573-9142 for info.

Mindfulness Practice, Insight Meditation Group meets Mondays in South Knoxville. Practice based on cultivating a present-centered mindfulness leading to natural wisdom and compassion. Call 689-2572 or 455-4278 for info.

Sitting Meditation and Mindfulness Practice Group meets Mondays, 7pm at Metropolitan Community Church. In the tradition of poet, author, teacher and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Call 922-1269 for more info.

The Wellness Community provides psychological and social support services for cancer patients and their families at no charge. For schedule of services call 546-4661 or go to

Overeaters Anonymous offers support to compulsive overeaters seeking a peer group. For meeting times and sites in Knoxville and Oak Ridge, call 671-8871.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill offers free monthly support groups and classes for families/friends of persons with mental illness. Call 602-7807 for times & locations.

Narcotics Anonymous meets Mon., Tues., Thurs., 7pm, at Fifth Ave. Baptist Church. Call 406-2220 for info.

Women’s Group focuses on coping w/ HIV. Sponsored by Ft. Sanders Med. Ctr. and Hope Ctr. Call 541-3767 for info.

Adult Children of Alcoholics for those who grew up in dysfunctional homes, meets Tues. & Thurs. 7:30-9pm at Church of the Good Samaritan. Call 983-9831 or [email protected].

Sexual Assault Crisis Ctr. offers several support groups meeting regularly. Call 558-9040 for class offerings and schedules.

American Cancer Society offers support groups in Knox, Blount, Anderson and Sevier Cos. CancerNET, Man to Man (prostate cancer support group), Nu-VOICE Club, and Look Good...Feel Better. For more info call 1-800-ACS-2345.

Alateen meets Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm at Church of Ascension Episcopal. Call 525-9040 for info.

Spectrum CafÉ meets 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 7-10:30pm, at Tenn. Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. A safe harbor & gathering place for GLBT & questioning highschool youth & their straight friends. Call 621-8352.

Emotions Anonymous meets weekly to support recovery from emotional difficulties such as depression, anger, broken or strained relationships, grief, anxiety or low self-esteem. Call 584-3080 or visit for info.


Knoxville Scrabble Club meets Wednesdays, 6pm at Books-a-Million. New players welcome. Email [email protected] or call 539-1539.

Knoxville Mothers meets Mondays, 9:30am at Fountain City United Methodist Church. Discuss challenges and rewards of motherhood. Call 688-2665 for more info.

Blount Communicators Toastmasters Club meets first and third Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm at the First Baptist Church in Maryville. Non-profit org. that teaches proper communication skills through participation.Call 539-0833 for more info.

Knoxville Go Club meets Thursdays, 7-9pm at Borders Cafe. Call 384-5328 or for more info.

Wednesday Runners Group meets Wednesdays at 5:30pm at the Runners Market for a 5-6 mile group run. E-mail Anne at [email protected] for info.

Food Not Bombs meets Wednesdays, 6pm at Lawson McGhee Library and serves free vegetarian food on Saturdays, 3pm in Market Square. Call 633-6557 for info.

Smoky Mountain Hiking Club sponsors weekly trips into the Great Smoky Mountains and surrounding natural areas. They maintain 100 miles of the Appalachian Trail and sponsor a variety of social events. Visit for info.

Lesbian Social Group Network has monthly meetings for closeted/professional women, weekly meetings every Wednesday, 7:30pm. For info, call 531-7788 or visit

UT Toastmasters Club meets Tuesdays, 12:05–12:55pm, at UT Conference Center, Room 218. Call 541-6530.

Earth First meets Tuesdays, 7pm at Laurel High School. Call 719-1940 for info.

Spectrum Cafe a safe harbor and social gathering place for GLBTand questioning high school youth, meets every first and third Sat., 7-10:30pm, Tenn.Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. Call David at 621-8352 or

American Meditation Society holds mantra meditation classes on Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm. Call 573-9142 for info.

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Venerable Tashi Norbu teaches Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings at the Losel Shedrup Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center of Knoxville. Call 382-1585 for info.

He Is Ministries A Christ-centered church ministering to and supporting the GLBTcommunity, as well as those who feel rejected from their churches and mainstream religions. Services on Sundays 10:30am and 7pm Tuesdays. 3707 N. Broadway. Call 688-5276 for info.