Seymour United Methodist Church is holding its first Pumpkin Patch from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30.
Early Voting at the Seymour Branch of the Sevier County Library System, 137 W. Macon Lane, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and tomorrow and 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 23.
“Used Book Sale,” fundraiser for the library where more than 50,000 books are availabe—$1 for soft cover and $2.50 for hard cover, plus specially priced collectibles and others–by the Friends of the Blount County Public Library. (Through October 23.)
Early Voting at the Voting Machine Warehouse in Sevierville, 1145 Dolly Parton Parkway, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday through Oct. 28.
Ijams Nature Center offers Nature Pre-School: Hairy & Scary Creatures, Today or Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The session is for children ages 4 and 5 with adult parent, and is free for Ijams members ($15/non-members). To register, or for more information, call (865) 577-4717, ext. 10, or visit www.ijams.org.
Children's Theatre of Knoxville presents Roald Dahl's "The Witches," Today through Sunday at CTK, 800 Tyson Street. Thursday curtain time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $12/person (adult/child combo is $10/each). Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information, call (865) 599-5284 or visit www.childrenstheatreknoxville.com.
Boyd’s Creek Elementary Fall Festival at 5 p.m. The festival will include games, crafts, BBQ dinner, and an auction.
Wears Valley Area Chamber of Commerce hosts Oktoberfest 2010 in Wears Valley, Friday-Sunday at 3177 Wears Valley Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The event includes a logging competition, local crafts, music & singing, food vendors, children's activities, and antique tractors on display. Admission is free. For more information, call (865) 607-3602.
Maryville College hosts a Homecoming Brunch, Friday at 10am in Alumni Gym. Cost is $12/person. For more information on this or other homecoming events, call (865) 981-8200 or visit www.maryvillecollege.edu/alumni/homecoming.
The American Museum of Science & Energy hosts Home School Friday: Sensible Science for pre-registered home-schooled students. Grades K-2 meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Grades 3-6 meet from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. For registration form, cost, and program descriptions, visit www.amse.org. For more information, call (865) 576-3200.
South Knoxville Lodge hosts a Benefit Singing/BBQ Dinner, 5 p.m. at 321 Higgins Avenue. Menu includes BBQ sandwich, baked beans, potato salad, chips, dessert, and drink. New Life Trio & Foothills Quartet will provide Gospel music. Cost is $5/adults & $3/children. All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. For more information, call (865) 573-8283.
Maryville College hosts the Harvest Crafts Festival from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Clayton Center for the Arts. More than 40 vendors will display a wide range of crafts. Admission is free. Also Saturday, MC Homecoming Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. on the lawn of Pearson's Hall. Cost is $10/person (kids 5 & under eat free. and the Homecoming Alumni Reception & Awards Ceremony is at 5:30 p.m. in Alumni Gym. Cost is $25/person. For more information on these events, call (865) 981-8200 or visit www.maryvillecollege.edu/alumni/homecoming.
The Knoxville Zoo offers Kritter Kids (ages 4 & 5 w/adult), from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Tiger Tops building. Programs feature stories, crafts, visits from zoo animals, & snack/drink. Single sessions are $20/child (adults attend free with paid child). Zoo members receive discount. Pre-registration is required – call (865) 637-5331, ext. 350. For more information, visit www.knoxville-zoo.org.
Southern Appalachia Railway Museum operates the Secret City Excursion Train Fall Colors Trips, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The route takes passengers through the historic Manhattan Project K-25 uranium enrichment complex in rail coaches dating back as far as the 1930s. Tickets are $15/adults & $10/children. Reservations are strongly suggested. Board next to the Heritage Center off Highway 58 (10 miles west of downtown Oak Ridge). For more information, call (865) 241-2140 or visit www.southernappalachia.railway.museum.
Casting for Recovery hosts the Inaugural "Turning Leaf" Tour at Townsend Visitors Center. Registration starts at 11 a.m; the event starts at noon. The cycling event offers three rides of different lengths. Advance registration is $55 ($65 day of). Proceeds help Casting for Recovery provide fly fishing retreats for women profoundly affected by breast cancer. For more information, call (865) 742-4143 or visit www.turningleaftour.com.
Old Harp (Shape Note) Singings (www.oldharp.org) – Annual Maryville Singing at the Center for Campus Ministries, Maryville College, Maryville at 2 p.m. For more information call (865) 984-8585.
“Movie: Their Eyes Were Watching God.” This movie portrayal of the book by Zora Neale Hurston, stars Halle Berry and will be shown in the Sharon Lawson Room of the Blount County Public Library at 6:30 p.m., located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville.
Medic Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Sevier County High School, 1200 E. Dolly Parton Pkwy in rooms 223 and 225.
Mountaintop removal coal mining impacting Appalachia is the focus of the album "Dear Companion" by collaborating recording artists Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore. The duo will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Medic Blood Drive from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que, 2910 Parkway in Pigeon Forge in the Medic Mobile. Medic Blood Drive from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Alamo Steak House and Saloon, 705 E. Parkway in Gatlinburg in the Medic Mobile.
Medic Blood Drive from 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Murphy’s Chapel, 1569 Promise Way in Sevierville in the Medic Mobile.
The Sevier Masonic Lodge #334 located on Boyd’s Creek Hwy. will be having a community day for everyone to attend from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be face painting, balloon animals, and inflatable jumpers for the kids, music, free food, raffles, and games for the adults. Bring the family and have a good time! For more information call 865-712-3082 or 865-806-6215.
Deadline for Sign Sponsors for the CROSS Benefit Golf Tournament and Silent Auction being held Nov. 6 at Creekside Plantation. For more information about the event contact Joe Fannon of Creekside Plantation at 577-4653 or Fannonres@bellsouth.net. For Silent Auction donations or questions, contact Carole Edwards at 577-8869 or email@example.com.
Old Harp (Shape Note) Singings (www.oldharp.org) – Franklin Monthly Singing at Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian, 210 N. Main, Greeneville at 3 p.m. For more information call (423) 639-8211.