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Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center to Host 10th Annual Quilters’ Roadshow

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center to Host 10th Annual Quilters’ Roadshow

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center will host the 10th annual Quilters’ Roadshow on Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in a celebration of color, creativity and vitality of fall in the Smokies. Roadshow visitors will have the opportunity to learn from Quilters Hall of Fame member Merikay Waldvogel – an author [...]

Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival to Hold Photography Contest

On August 19, 2017, hot air balloons will provide an awe-inspiring site at the First Annual Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival—and photographers capturing photos have the chance to win a prize. Taking place at the Townsend Visitors Center, located at 7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., photographers are [...]

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center Hosts Heritage Happening Gala

Preparations are well underway for the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center’s fourteenth annual Heritage Happening gala and auction, presented by Northwestern Mutual, Kevin Proffitt, Managing Director. The theme of this year’s fundraising event is Celebrating the Smokies, which echoes the purpose of the Heritage Center to preserve, communicate and celebrate the rich history of the [...]

Appalachian History, Culture, Smoky Mountain Spring Beauty Showcased at Annual Townsend Spring Festival

Appalachian History, Culture, Smoky Mountain Spring Beauty Showcased at Annual Townsend Spring Festival

The foothills of the Smoky Mountains will come to life with bluegrass music, arts and crafts, time honored traditions and Appalachian cooking at the annual Townsend in the Smokies Spring Festival and Old Timers Day sponsored by Dogwood Cabins, The Daily Times, WATE-TV, Big Meadow Campground & RV, Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer Shop, Carriage House Restaurant, Keep [...]

Tryouts Tennessee Truth Basketball AAU for 7th Grade Boys

Tryouts Tennessee Truth Basketball AAU for 7th Grade Boys Sunday February 15th and 22nd at 4pm Springbrook Gym 1537 Dalton St Alcoa, Tn 37701 Call 865-455-6247 or e-mail tntruthbasketball@gmail.com

Winter Heritage Festival Provides First-Hand Cultural Insight Into Appalachian Heritage, Feb 6-9, 2014

This February, the 2014 Winter Heritage Festival will offer attendees a first-hand look inside the cultural traditions, heritage and history of the Appalachian region. The festival will be held at various locations throughout Townsend and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park February 6-9, and most events require pre-registration to participate. (See the full schedule of [...]

Sounds of Old, New Appalachia to Echo Through This Year’s Townsend Spring Festival

For locals and visitors to the Smoky Mountains, the sights, scents and especially sounds of the 21st Annual Townsend in the Smokies Spring Festival and Old Timers Day will provide an old-time, Appalachian setting on May 3 and 4. While demonstrations act as eye-catching tutorials bringing old Appalachia to life and traditional Southern food attract [...]

Coats for our Community fundraiser set for Saturday

Coats for our Community fundraiser set for Saturday

Blount County Fire Protection District is holding its annual Coats for our Community fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. at The Auction House of TN, Inc., located at 2110 East Broadway Ave. (across from Hardees), Maryville. Auction services are provided by auctioneer Dick Rose (License #2683) of Rose [...]