Tue, Sep 26Knoxville affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a six-session education program for loved ones of military service members and veterans who experience symptoms of a mental health condition from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 26 through Oct. 31, at First Farragut United Methodist Church. For more information, call Linda Hurst, 865-228-9693.
Fri, Sep 29The Rocky Top Pickin’ PartyKeep Knoxville Beautiful for a unique musical event: The Rocky Top Pickin’ Party will feature the musical talents of Kelsey's Woods from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, at Mabry-Hazen House. Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. For more information, visit keepknoxvillebeartiful.org/
Mon, Oct 2Knoxville Opera will be preformingKnoxville Opera will be preforming at three venues in October; Knoxville Opera Goes to Church! beginning at 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, at Overcoming Believers Church. Admission is free. For more information, visit knoxvilleopera.com/knoxville-opera-goes-to-church/
Knoxville Opera 40th Anniversary Gala Concert Bijou Theatre at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2. Tickets begin at $23/$15 for adults. For more information, visit knoxvilleopera.com/gala-concert/
Knoxville Museum of Art 2017 Ruby Ball beginning at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information, visit knoxvilleopera.com/opera-ball/
Thu, Oct 5Veteran Honor DinnerEast Tennessee PBS will host a Veteran Honor Dinner to celebrate the area men and women who have served our country. The event is being sponsored by Pilot/Flying J, Food City, The City of Knoxville, Covenant Health, Visit Knoxville, Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, and the Clayton Foundation will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, at The Foundry. For more information, visit easttennesseepbs.org/dinner/
Fri, Oct 6Tennessee Fall HomecomingMuseum of Appalachia will host its 38th annual Tennessee Fall Homecoming with 3 days of music, traditional Appalachian demonstrations, and heritage arts beginning Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6-8. For more information, call 865-494-7680 or visit museumofappalachia.org/
Fri, Oct 6Pellissippi State Community College will host an exhibit on the lives of Oskar and Emilie Schindler,who put their own lives at risk to save 1,200 people from concentration camps, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, now through Friday, Oct. 6, in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery. The exhibit is free. For more information, call 865-694-6400 or visit pstcc.edu/arts/
Sat, Oct 7Tennessee Pirate Fest• Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, is setting sail for the second annual Tennessee Pirate Fest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8. Tickets are $16 for ages 13 and up; $8 for ages 5 to 12. For more informing, visit tnpiratefest.com/
Mon, Oct 16Composting: Turn Those Falling Leaves into GoldMaster Gardener Marsha Lehman and Stephanie Sayres will host a class on Composting: Turn Those Falling Leaves into Gold, from 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, at Davis Family YMCA. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-777-9622.
Mon, Nov 27U.S. Department of Energy’s public bus touris going on now through Nov. 27. The tour offers visitors a first-hand look at the DOE’s Oak Ridge facilities and provides historical commentary on the transformation of the Oak Ridge Reservation during the past 70 years. Prices are $5 per adult, $4 per senior citizen (65 and older) and $3 for students (ages 10 to 17). For more information, visit amse.org/